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Autumn 2 – Can I read you a traditional story?

Welcome back to Bumblebee Class! We hope you had a relaxing half term. This week we have been busy with our new big question ‘Can I tell you a traditional story?’ and we have been focused on ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and 'Hansel and Gretel'. We have been comparing different houses and thinking about the materials that it is made out of. We have had a focus on re telling the story of the three pigs by using props and painting the houses. We have also been exploring different materials metals and natural and thinking about the colours, how they smell, feel and if they are magnetic. We finished the week with both groups with firework safety to get ready for the weekend.

This week we have read the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, we worked on retelling the story, comparing the sizes of the bears and the items they owned, and thought about if we were Goldilocks, should we be wondering into people’s houses that we do not know. In mathematics, our focus has been sorting, for this we listened to the story ‘Sort it Out’, and thought about different things we could sort between our sorting hoops. This has really helped us with our tidying skills as well! We have also carried on talking about the seasons and what they have notices. This week it has started to become rather cold at times, so we get lots of practice putting our coats on and off. We have also spoken a lot about fireworks night and what the children saw over the weekend. They have also had a go at making fireworks with paint, glue, and glitter. We also thought about Remembrance Day and made some poppy art.

This week we have read ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and we have thought a lot about the characters, especially ways we can describe the horrible troll who lives under the bridge. In mathematics we have been looking at sharing this week and this has been shown within their play, such as sharing food for a lunch box, sharing their playdough and drawing pictures of food and sharing them with their friends. This week we looked at ‘Pantosaurus’ and how we can keep ourselves safe, we also enjoyed creating our own pants and singing along with the song. This week we have had a focus on Diwali as it was last weekend. We have diva lamps with the playdough, read the story of Rama and Sita, and looked how people celebrated the festival. Outside we have been doing some gardening, the children all took turns to garden to help pull out the weeds and help us replant the pear tree.

This week we read ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, where we looked at retelling the story, and thought about the very tall beanstalk. In mathematics we have been comparing sizes of objects to each other to see what is bigger and what is smaller, we used Goldilocks and the Three Bears to remind us of different sizes. This was also road safety week where we had lots of conversations about keeping our seatbelt on, holding hands when near a road, and when you need to cross, to make sure you find a safe place. This week we had our VERY exciting workshop. All the children were very well behaved on their trip to the fairy-tale forest, thank you for all showing up in wonderful outfits, the children had a great time showing their engagement in remembering all the stories they have learnt so far.


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This week we have read the story of ‘Rapunzel’, but by reading two different versions. We thought about what the same is and what is different about them while also having a go at retelling it. In mathematics we have been comparing the size between long and short objects, we listened to the book ‘How Long?’ and then we had a go by comparing our Rapunzel’s hair. This week we were busy thinking of ideas to save humpty dumpty. We had lots of packing materials and the children thought hard about what they could do to save him. The children also made shortbread to acknowledge St Andrews day which is celebrated in Scotland, one of the four nations that makes us the United Kingdom.

This week we read ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and thought about the characteristics that they wolf has while also retelling key parts of the book. In mathematics we have been comparing the weight of two objects by reading ‘On the Scale, a Weighty Tale’ then using our own scales to help us know what objects are heavier and lighter. Well done Bumblebee Class for being so brave in your first Christmas assembly, we were very proud of them all. We have been very busy learning about Christmas and how people celebrate. We have made lots of Christmas crafts and have even had a visit from our special reading elf, who has brought a Christmas book with him every day!

This week we have read ‘The Gingerbread Man’, when baking our own gingerbread man, we thought about the journey that the one from the book took and used our senses to help us talk about all the ingredients. We then thought about the journey our own gingerbread could take at school. In mathematics we have been we reflected on what we know about sharing and looked at comparing amounts. We listened to the story ‘Just Enough Carrots’ and then had a think about how we can make sharing fair. We were also lucky to have a big Christmas dinner together on Wednesday and then on Thursday a little disco in the hall. This week we were busy thinking about Hanukkah and how people celebrate it. While thinking about the holiday we made a menorah. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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