Welcome back Sunflowers, Acorns and Pumpkins and your lovely families.
We have had a wonderful start to the new term with children settling straight back into the routines of school. They have impressed us with the way they have worked together (and independently) throughout the week. We have been exploring and creating different shades of blue using a variety of media. We used poster paint to mix different shades of blue, we noticed that when white paint is added it create a lighter shade of white. The children have been enjoying our new role play areas imagining they are polar explorers or working in an ice cream parlour. They have also been busy looking at the different animals in our small world areas.
Next Week: we will begin our topic about Polar Explorers. We will begin by focusing on Antarctic exploration, thinking about different species of penguins.
Key Things to know…
Book Focus: Penguin Problems
Group Time Focus/orange challenge: this week we will be working on our fine motor control, we will be creating different patterns to decorate a jumper for ‘Snow Chick’
Maths: we will be learning about the fourness of four. This will include different representations of 4 (pictoral, tally, number, Numicon). We will then explore the different ‘part-wholes’ of 4 – for example- ‘1 is a part, 3 is a part, 4 is the whole’
Phonics Focus: sounds w and x
Rainbow Challenges (independent, open-ended provision)
Red Challenge – To create penguin artwork using a pointillism technique (lots of dots).
Blue Challenge – To create an overlapped shapes picture and keep to a rule to colour it in- not using the same colour in neighbouring spaces.
Yellow Challenge – To write a speech bubble to convince the baby penguin that snow is good.
Green Challenge – To create a working marble maze using the Lego.
Purple Challenge – To build a shelter with a roof using the large construction area.
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