Week 1 – 4th -6th January 2023 This week we have been very busy settling back in after the Christmas holidays’. We hope you all managed to get some rest among all the excitement! This week we have been measuring our class flower, which is now at 27 cubes tall. I wonder if it will grow more over the weekend. We have been reading different books this week to help us settle. For our new topic we have been looking at Sunbury, the children have been looking at images and maps of where they live and thinking about what they do they are how they get there. We have even been trying to spot where we live on the maps. We have also reflected on their holiday news and any firework they have seen by recreating them in the messy play. Thank you to everyone who sent in a photo of their holidays, the children loved looking at them.
Week 2 – 9th – 13th January - This week we read the book ‘Naughty Bus’ by Jan Oke. Bumblebee Class were very excited to create their own naughty vehicle stories, and used aeroplanes, trucks, helicopters, and cars to get up to all sorts of mischief. Naughty Bus is a cheeky London bus. We looked at all the famous landmarks he would pass in town, and we made them from different items in our classroom. In numeracy, we have started to look at patterns. The children took this opportunity to use the iPad’s to find patterns in the classroom and they did a really good job at it! Make sure you carry on spotting patterns everywhere you go.
Bumblebee's iPad pattern picture
Week 3 16th - 20th January – This week we have taken a journey to the continent of Africa. We looked at maps to see all the different countries they have, looked at some pictures of animals that Miss Wade saw on her travels, and tried some fruits from our book ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We looked at repeating patterns and some animal patterns to help us create our own. We even did some colour mixing to investigate what happens when we mix our colours.
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