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2021/22

Term 5

English

English Lions have had a fantastic term learning about all sorts of creepy-crawlies. The children have loved exploring new and exciting vocabulary to describe various mini-beasts. The book, ‘I love bugs’, gave them lots of inspiration. One of the children’s favourite descriptions was “fuzzy, sunny, honey bug” Can you guess which mini-beast is being described?

This term, English Lions have started their ‘guided reading’ sessions. This is in preparation for Year 1 and supports comprehension skills. The children have done a fantastic job of showing respect to their peers by listening to each other read.

 

Maths

Counting to 20? Easy! English Lions have been exploring numbers to 20 and beyond. They have been looking at how numbers are made up of tens and ones, and are becoming more confident in saying how many they need to add to ten to make a given number.

The children have been learning to order and write numerals to 20. They have had lots of fun doing this by finding missing numbers, making their own bug number flash cards and making labels to match numicon.

 

Topic

English Lions have been busy bug hunting all term. To help attract mini-beasts to the outside area, the children worked together to build a fantastic bug hotel.  They also loved learning about minibeasts through looking at different books and stories. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” inspired a fruit filled picnic, the children loved trying all the fruits that featured in the story. A few children were very excited to try fruits they had never tried before.

This term we also celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The children drew portraits of the Queen. Look at Zara’s fantastic drawing skills!

 

The children also compared life in the 1950s to modern day life. They were able to say how televisions have changed and how school was different. They produced some fantastic writing about what they had learnt.

Term 4

English

Mrs Brand and Mrs Dutton have been incredibly impressed with the progress English Lions have made with their writing. The children are remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. They are writing sentences independently and are always excited to show off their new skills. This term, the children have been lucky enough to enjoy a milkshake each Friday. It is a highlight of the week and the children feel very grateful, so wanted to write ‘thank you’ notes for Mrs Nadesan.

They also particularly loved writing messages in the beautiful Mother’s Day cards they had made. English Lions wrote them independently and were incredibly proud of themselves.

 

Maths

This term, English Lions have continued to explore numbers to 10. The children did a fantastic job of finding the total of two amounts and recording it in part-whole models. They also practised saying the number sentences to go with it. Another important skill English Lions have worked on is ordering numbers to 10. They have had great fun doing this outside using hopscotch and ordering numicon pieces.

Children have also been exploring patterns and have used a variety of resources to help them. This has included numicon, multilink cubes and counting bears. Some of the children decided to record the patterns they had made. They have been learning how patterns can be made through dance and love dancing along to the song ‘Banana, Banana, Meatball’.

Topic

English Lions have been inspired by the changes that spring has brought this term. They learnt about different spring flowers and have been excited to report back on which flowers they have seen outside of school. Our role play area is ‘The Three Bear’s Cottage’, and the children decided they wanted to turn the display board into a spring garden. They painted lots of beautiful flowers and have completed some fantastic work to be displayed in the garden.

Spring has also brought lots of creepy crawlies! Some of the children have already started bug hunts and have been very excited to see bees buzzing around the garden. Those are not the only bees to visit English Lions; the children loved using the ‘bee-bots’. This was an opportunity for the children to program instructions into the robots and watch them move around the obstacles.

Term 3

Mathematics

English Lions have been busy exploring the composition of 6, 7 and 8. They have learnt how to combine two amounts by counting how many objects there are altogether. Our topic ‘Traditional Tales’ has helped us to learn about numbers in fun and exciting ways. The children learnt about taking away when we read the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. They used the giant’s coins on a ten frame and took one away to find out one less than a given number.

We have also explored capacity using water and different containers. The children loved making predictions and experimenting to find out which containers would hold the most water. They could put the containers in order and use the correct vocabulary to explain what they found.

English

It has been wonderful to see the progress in English this term. The children have taken a keen interest in writing and have been pushing themselves to write more during child initiated time. They have been using their ‘Fred fingers’ to sound out a word before writing it down, and some children have been challenging themselves to sound out longer words with 4 or more sounds!

 

The children worked together to create a wonderful display for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, they used their phonic knowledge to make labels for the castle they built. They painted beautiful pictures and used a range of skills to create artwork to display alongside the castle. It was great to see their enthusiasm for this project.

Topic

‘Traditional Tales’ has been an exciting theme for the term. During the first two weeks, we planted our own beanstalks and hoped they would lead to somewhere amazing! Although they have yet to reach a remarkable height, the children have loved taking care of them and watching them grow. When we read ‘The Little Red Hen’, we learnt about the process of baking bread. The children made great bakers and worked well as a team to produce a delicious loaf of bread. They loved eating the fresh, warm bread for snack that afternoon. The next day, they completed some brilliant writing to explain some of the steps they had followed from the recipe.

Term 2

English

English Lions have now learnt all the Set 1 sounds in Phonics. They practise every day and are starting to become more confident recognising them. Fred the frog has been helping the children to learn how to blend, an important skill in early reading. This is also helping English Lions to attempt to write simple words to label their drawings. They have been writing about some fantastic stories like ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. It has been wonderful to see the children writing during child initiated time, and showing great pride in their work.

Maths

In Maths, English Lions have been learning positional language. The children have been putting the language they have learnt into practice both inside and outside. They have built obstacle courses in the outdoor area and taken it in turns to instruct each other on where to go. They gave commands such as “Step on top of the block, crawl under the bridge”. One of our books from this term, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ has been a fun way to help us understand positional language. The children are excellent at retelling the story using actions.

In the run up to Christmas, the children have created some beautiful art for our very own advent calendar. They then used number lines to help them write out the numerals for the doors. This has helped them think about the Christmas story as well as improving their number recognition. They used these skills to match numicon to the numeral on a ‘stick man’ tree.

Topic

A lot of this term has involved movement, music and dance because of the Nativity rehearsals. The children have learnt how to copy actions, move rhythmically and keep to the beat. It has been a great way to improve gross motor skills, which supports their co-ordination and will even help to improve their handwriting.

As part of their topic, English Lions have loved sharing their favourite stories. It has been very clear that many of them love the book ‘The Gruffalo’. The children have enjoyed re-telling the story, remembering key phrases and using a set of story spoons to act it out for their friends. They also remembered the description of the Gruffalo and used this to paint some fantastic pictures!

Term 1

English

English Lions have had a fantastic term and have recently started 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’.

 

The children have been practising how to write their names. They have used lots of different resources and enjoyed matching letters.

 

We are very proud of English Lions for how well they listen and join in during phonics. It has been very exciting to see the children starting to write letters independently.

Maths

This term we have been exploring lots of autumnal objects. The children have been sorting the objects in different ways, thinking about colour, shape and size. English Lions have also been using natural resources to make their own patterns.

 

It was a lot of fun using shapes to make pictures, and some children were inspired by our poem to create pictures of hedgehogs using circles and triangles. Some children were even able to name the shapes correctly.

 

We have been learning lots of number songs to help us with our counting. We take every opportunity to practise and even count while we line up to go outside.

Topic

Our topic ‘Do you want to be friends?’ has been a brilliant way to get to know each other. We have played lots of name games and the children found it challenging but fun to try and clap the syllables in their friends’ names.

 

During the second to last week of term, we invited English Lions to come to school dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up. There were lots of doctors that day, so we decided to set up our own surgery! The children carefully x-rayed, bandaged and injected their friends and the dollies. We also learnt the nursery rhyme, ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’. The children took it in turns to tell their friends about their costume. We read lots of stories about different occupations and had fun building emergency vehicles out of a range of resources.

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