This week we have been learning about Bonfire night. We have discussed what activities take place on Bonfire night, why we celebrate bonfire and of course how to be safe on Bonfire night. The children have loved this topic and they have independently engaged with a range of different activities.

We have discussed what different senses we have and used these senses to describe Bonfire night. The children closed their eyes and listened to different noises, they went in the outdoor area to feel different objects in the environment and the weather. The also watched fireworks and bonfire on the screen, using descriptive vocabulary. 

We have read the story 'Sparks in the Sky' to support our learning of bonfire night. We looked at how Bo celebrated with her family and what activities took place. The story also linked to our value of the term 'friendship', encouraging us to share and look out for others. 

In maths this week we have been learning about addition. I am very proud of the vocabulary the children are using in their lesson. They are able to identify an add sign, tell me what adding means and to begin to answer addition number sentences. The children have added 2 single digits in their maths activity and independent learning. 

In writing this week we have been focusing on curly caterpillar letters. We are trying to keep all of our letters on the line and keeping all of the letters the same size. Once we had practised our letters we applied them within our phonics activity. 

We have been identifying initial sounds and independently writing a range of phase 2 CVC words. 

We have been creating bonfire/firework art this week. We have used a variety of resources to create different effects. We chalked, collaged and painted fireworks. The children have chosen their materials/resources independently to create an independent piece. 

I can't wait to show you our new display in the classroom to showcase the children amazing learning. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will see you Monday morning,

Miss Mayer