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Coral Class Weekly News
Coral Class have enjoyed their first week back at school. The children have thoroughly enjoyed sharing their holiday news and homework with the class.
During maths we have learnt about the mathematical concept of more and fewer by comparing two groups of objects. We have also continued to practise our counting, number recognition and ordering skills.
This week in phonics we have been revisiting all the taught sounds and learning v, w, x, y, z and zz. We have practised using our phonics fingers to segment and blend c.v.c words as well as play tricky word games to help us learn our words of the week.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we also enjoyed our free flow sessions. A number of the children created train using building equipment and made warning signs to put on the train such as ‘mind the gap’.
Coral Class thoroughly enjoyed their first swimming session and were very sensible.
This week we have learnt even more Jolly Phonics sounds, songs and actions. We have been reading lots of autumn stories and learning about the Harvest festival. We have enjoyed some busy ‘free flow’ time with children challenging themselves to ride the balance bikes over the ramp and around an obstacle course. We also had some excellent crossing patrol people directing operations with the scooters and trikes. We have enjoyed exploring and being creative with a range of materials, medians and tools to create an autumn hedgehog picture. In maths we have been thinking carefully about the number five as well as counting and using Numicon to make different amounts.
We continued to think about our emotions and how we are feeling each day. We are practising ‘sharing a smile’ with our friends. On Thursday we were extremely lucky to be involved in the ‘Borrow the Moon’ project. The children were able to hold meteorites and see actual samples of moon dust and rocks. We also learnt a few facts about Neil Armstrong and the Solar system. What an amazing way to finish off the week! We hope the children tell you all about it.
Have a good weekend.
Coral Class have continued to learn the Jolly Phonics sounds, stories and songs for c, k, n, e, r and h. We’ve also being learning how to segment and blend cvc/ccvc/cvcc words such as cat, clip, hat and help.
Our Class story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ inspired some of the children to write a short story with the support of an adult. They then got the opportunity to share their story with the whole class.
During our free flow sessions the children have been developing their social skills as well as strengthening their gross motor skills by building an obstacle course to practise balancing, hopping and jumping. We have also been focusing on number recognition and encouraging the children to use the blackboard to practise their mark making.
On mental health awareness day we spoke about emotions and discuss what to do if we are sad or we spot someone who is upset. We then create a big emoji smile to go with our motto ‘Share a Smile.’
It’s been a busy week for Coral class. We have begun learning the Jolly Phonics sounds, stories and songs for s, a, t and p. We have even tried thinking of our own words that start with each of these sounds by searching the classroom for inspiration.
The children have also been learning how to use one to one correspondence to count a range of objects. Later in the week we also explored how the same number can be represented in many different ways e.g. 3 beads, 3 fingers and the 3 Numicon plate.
This week the children have also been introduced to our free flow sessions during which the children have access to a wide range of activities. They also had the opportunity to interact with the other EYFS classes.
On Thursday morning we had our first ICT lesson. The children learnt about the basic computer equipment and learnt how to use a computer mouse whilst completing a maths activity. Coral Class have also enjoyed our physical carousel which involved parachute games, co-ordination games and balancing games.
Coral Class have continued to do a fantastic job at learning the school rules and routine. They’ve enjoyed eating lunch and playing with both Seahorse and Starfish Class. In class we have been using Numicon to help us learn our numbers, drawing pictures of our families and writing our names to go with our self-portrait paintings. More importantly, we have been getting to know each other and making lots of new friends.
Have a lovely weekend.
What a fantastic start to the term!
Coral Class have had lots of fun exploring the school and getting to know each other. We have been impressed by the children’s eagerness to come into class every morning and how they have quickly started to grasp the rules and routine. Well done Coral Class!
We’re looking forward to the children staying for lunch next week.
Have a good weekend.