Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Literacy activities

We are working really hard at our letters and sounds. We have covered the letters a,b,f and h this month so today we had to match up the lower case letter with its corresponding capital letter. Then teacher put the magnetic letters into a box and we had to close our eyes and pick one letter out of the box. We then had to name the letter and say its sound and write it carefully on the board. We all had to check if the letter was being formed correctly. We all got them right so we really are a very clever bunch!!!

Maths online!!

Check out the Topmarks site ( Early Years section for some wonderful Maths activities. We played a ladybird game today to practise our counting. We also played a wonderful shape recognition game where we had to match up squares, rectangles, triangles, ovals and semi-circles. Semi-circle was a new word we learned today and we discovered that if we put two semi-circles together that we got a circle!!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Maths activities

We love doing our Maths activities each day. Today we were using the number fans. Teacher called out a number and then we had to find it on our number fan. When teacher said 'Show me', we all had to show her the number at the same time. Sometimes teacher would cover a number on her number line and we had to show her the number that was covered on our number fans. We also had to show her the number that was 'in between' two numbers on the number line and numbers that were bigger or smaller than a given number. We got a turn to come up and act as teacher and hide certain numbers on the number line and the rest of the class had to show the missing number.

Which number is covered above?

We love playing the apple tree game. We work in groups and the first person to cover all of their apple trees is the winner. We throw the dice and then have to count out the correct number of counters to cover all of our apples.

We also play 'Buggy Bingo'. We spin the wheel and then have to see which bug and number it landed on. We then check out board and count the indicated number of bugs. If we have the same number of bugs on our card then we can cover that section. The first person to cover everything wins!!

Nature Walk (Friday, 23rd September)

We went on a nature walk on last Friday. We saw a horse chestnut tree and collected conkers. Some of the conkers were still inside their cases. We also collected berries, blackberries, sycamore and oak leaves. We made leaf rubbings also.

Maths activities

Autumn Hedgehogs

We painted these lovely hedgehogs this week. We remembered to use autumn colours when painting the leaves. We then chose a colour to paint the background. When everything was dry we stuck on some speghetti pasta to make the spines. We also learned about the life of the hedgehog.