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Coral Class Weekly News
This week we have been writing our letters to Olaf to help him get home. We've also been practising our cvc words and words with the digraphs or ar and oa in them. In maths we have been making and counting sets of 8,9 and 10 objects. It was very exciting to discover things frozen in our ice this week too.
Last Friday we found a letter from Olaf to tell us that he was lost in Leigh and could we help him to find his way back to Arendelle so this week we made a 3D map to help him get home. We also enjoyed investigating ice cubes of various sizes and using cold colours to create wintery paintings.
Happy New Year everyone! We started our new term thinking about our ASPIRE school values and our dreams and goals for the future. We enjoyed being back in the pool and having fun with our friends in 'free flow'. We have been practising our number bonds to 5 and revisiting some of our phonics.
Christmas has well and truly landed in Coral Class this week! The children have enjoyed writing lists and delivering presents in Santa’s Workshop, a lovely Christmas lunch and a visit from Enzo the Elf who added a festive twist to our Daily Mile! We finished our week by ‘rocking around the Christmas tree’ and making Christingles.
In Maths this week we have been making up ‘1 less stories’ and singing counting songs involving ‘taking away’ such as ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’, We have been thinking about words containing the digraphs ai, ee, ova and also learning the trigraph igh.The big event of the week was preparing ,cooking and eating our vegetable soup. Our classroom smelt delicious and it definitely warmed warmed us up on such a chilly day!
This week has been all about vegetables! We tasted six different vegetables and made a graph to show which one we liked the most. We also wrote shopping lists of the vegetables we needed to make some soup. We even turned the home corner into a soup cafe! We have looked at one more in Maths and the digraphs 'sh' 'ch' 'th' and 'ng' in phonics.
Coral Class went on their very first trip this week. They really enjoyed being amongst the trees and discovering what autumn brings. The behaviour was truly exceptional and all children were awarded a RAINBOW sticker for how well they behaved. Thank you to our helpers too.
This week we have been learning about the properties and names of 3D shapes. We investigated which shapes rolled, which we could stack and built towers using 4 different shapes. We have also enjoyed creating Autumn hedgehog collages and learning about why we wear our poppies on Remembrance Day. On Friday we enjoyed dancing in support of Children in Need and did some lovely handwriting too! Our phonics this week have been j,w,x & y. What a busy week!
This week we have been learning about Bonfire Night, Firework Safety and Diwali. We made some group firework art and added some firework words like ‘pop’ and ‘bang’. In Maths we have been using the vocabulary ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare groups of objects. The phonics we have looked at this week are b, f/ff, l/ll and ss.
This week we have sequenced the story of The Little Red Hen and talked about how bread is made. We looked at some harvest fruit and vegetables with a magnifying glass and described how they looked and felt, we even did some still life paintings. Thank you so much for all your harvest donations, they will be gratefully received by our local charity HARP. Enjoy a happy half term!
This week we have been having fun making cakes for a birthday party. We have also been learning about what happens at harvest time and why people celebrate with Harvest Festivals. Our Jolly Phonics sounds this week have been c,k,o and g.
Friday 8th October 2021
We have been busy exploring our school grounds this week. We enjoyed visiting the chickens, the swimming pool and the offices. Mr Hautler even joined us for one of our lessons! We have learnt the jolly phonics actions and songs for the sounds m, n and d.
Friday 1st October 2021
Coral Class have been extremely busy this week during Free Flow mixing with all the children from Starfish and Seahorse. They have also worked on counting forwards and backwards to five and have practised the sounds s, a, t, p and i. The children were wonderful at lunch again and did so well being alert for the full day. Have a great weekend
Friday 24th September 2021
Coral Class visited the school canteen for the first time this week. They were amazing at lining up and several adults commented on their excellent behaviour. We were pleased and proud of how they asked for the food, how they ate using the utensils and even how they tidied up their plates. You can see from the pictures they loved lunch. Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday.
This week the children have enjoyed meeting their new class teachers and making new friends. They have explored their classrooms and the outside areas and have been introduced to some of our class routines. We are looking forward to the children staying for lunch next week. Have a lovely weekend!