Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare Autumn 4

Hello Red Class,

Following our story, ‘Tattybogle’, we built a scarecrow in the forest today. It's nearly ready for the Blackwell Scarecrow Festival. It was a little chilly at Forest School today, however, the children were warm with their school coat, waterproofs, hats and gloves. Try to bring your own hats, gloves and scarves every Friday because, sadly, we don’t have enough spare hats and gloves for every child.

In Phonics, we recapped previously taught letters and sounds and learnt about double consonants where two letters make one sound. You will find some words to read in your Phonics book, but you don’t need to draw any pictures for these letters.

Letter sounds: ll (bell), ff (puff), ss (miss)

Keywords: be, me, we

In Maths, we discovered how to make 5 using pairs of numbers (number bonds). We started the week making number bonds with Numicon and then we learnt a song about Farmer Pete and his 5 sheep. Later in the week, we played a dice game in pairs to test our understanding of making 5 and our tennis games are helping us to recall number bonds to 5.

In PE, we found out how to throw a bean bag at a target. We discovered how to use an underarm throw and designed our own target games using hoops and cones. It was great to see so many different ideas! During Music, we learnt a song called “Do Anything But Throw it Away” to support our understanding of recycling and in Art, we used natural objects to create prints and designed repeating patterns using different colours.

We started Philosophy this week. Yes, Philosophy at 4 and 5! We explored the story, “The Dot” and discussed the word ‘can’t’ as the girl in the story thought she wasn’t very good at drawing. The children thought about times when they’ve used the word ‘can’t’ at home and at school and how this made them feel. We decided to swap the word ‘can’t’ for ‘we’re practising’. So, this week, in the Boot Room, we’ve been practising how to fasten our coats. By saying ‘we’re practising’ it means we’re going to keep trying even if we find a task tricky. It might take us 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 week or longer but we will get there! Try swapping ‘can’t’ for ‘practising’ at home.

See you next week for a mini week at school!

Mrs Webb, Mrs Reid, Mrs Cain, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Roberts xxx