This term the children have been counting, comparing amounts and sorting objects in different ways. Scottish Owls have been using vocabulary such as ‘more’, ‘the same as’ and ‘fewer’.
The children have been using autumnal objects to count and compare. They enjoyed giving ‘big bear’ more food and ‘little bear’ fewer objects.
In the garden we have linked our maths to our topic theme and have been hunting and counting bugs that a hedgehog might like to eat.
Scottish Owls have really enjoyed learning new sounds in their phonics lessons. They have been practising how to write letters using lead-ins that start on the line. They have also been using their ‘Fred fingers’ to work out how many sounds there are in words like ‘mat’.
It has been fantastic seeing the children enthusiastically transfer what they have learned as a whole class to independently practise letters and sounds.
‘Do you want to be friends?’ has been the perfect way to start our term. The children have been playing lots of name games to get to know each other. They have been thinking about what is special and unique to them.
Scottish Owls are doing a fantastic job of learning the High-Five rules, including putting others first and listening to one another.
Linking in with our topic, the children have been thinking about what they like and what they would like to be when they are older. They enjoyed a dress up day, which inspired the children to make emergency vehicles and write thank you cards for people who help us.