This week, we have developed our ‘All About Me’ topic to talk about our friends, what they mean to us, and how we can be good friends to each other at school. We read the book ‘Farmer Duck’ and discussed how the other animals were good friends to Duck, trying to make him feel better when he was sad and helping him with jobs on the farm. Some of us had fun making our own farms out of salt dough, and found out that it was much easier to mix up all the dough if we took turns and worked together!
We have even had some visitors from the farm helping us with our Maths learning, where we have been focusing on making patterns with objects, drawings and words. The lazy farmer himself came back and asked us to help him order his animals into a pattern, and the sheep showed us how to make patterned friendship bracelets for Duck! This week, we have learned that you can make patterns out of all kinds of things- playdough, natural resources and even our snacks! Maybe you could try drawing your own patterns at home this weekend, or making them with things you find outside like leaves, conkers or sticks.
In Phonics, we have continued using our musical instruments to make loud and quiet sounds, and have started learning how to apply these to songs and stories. We sang the ‘5 Little Monkeys’ song and decided when it needed loud music (like when the crocodile went “snap!”) and when it needed quieter music (like when the crocodile was sneaking up on the monkeys).
On Wednesday afternoon, we had a special session with our environmental teacher! She taught us how to plant daffodil bulbs in compost and what we need to do to look after them at home; give them lots of sunlight and water. If we take good care of them, we should see them grow beautiful flowers when springtime arrives in March!