Monthly Archives: November 2018

We are special and care for others

What a week ! To further develop or Listening and Attention, and Speaking the children have enjoyed a number of interactive stories read by are special visitor ‘Alice’. from the library service.

Rainbow fish was very beautiful and special but lonely, the starfish said go and see the wise octopus . He told the Rainbow fish to give away the shiny scales, was that a good idea? Should we always give away our things to have friends?

        

             

                                                               Odd sock day to support anti-bullying 

A special thank you to everyone who sent in something for our shoe box appeal, Melanie from Bluebell Wood came especially to collect our box. She showed us pictures of the children and families she helps. 

Project show case   – Wow, so many of you worked very hard on your projects, thank you grown ups for your encouragement and support.

I like books

What a great start to our week – ‘we lIke books !’ The children have been looking at and reading the book  I like books by Antony Browne.

                                                         

We visited our local library to listen to a  funny story  read by Chris and to learn about different books.

                     

We would love to know the title of your favourite book  and why you like it.

THINKING Time – Would it be a good idea if all books  had no words and why?

Mars children – we are looking forward to seeing your projects very soon !

 

Welcome back !

This week we are thinking about our amazing bodies. Harold the giraffe will be explaining to us how to look after them and why this is important.

Rockets and Stars s: Taking Care of Myself
Harold the Giraffe is preparing to attend Nursery. They help him to get ready by showing him how to use the items in his wash-bag. Using a
body tunic the children learn about the functions of some major internal organs and then exercise with an imaginary walk to Harold’s Nursery. They see what Harold gets up to at Nursery before he returns home for a nap while the children have a sleep under the star-lit
ceiling. Harold sings them a song about how special they all are before they each have a chance to say goodbye to him.
Children:
a) Understand that the body gets energy from food, water and air and that exercise and sleep are important to our health.
b) Name major internal body parts – heart, blood, lungs, stomach (tummy).
c) Understand the importance of basic personal hygiene (e.g. washing, cleaning teeth and
brushing hair).

Mars children : All About Me
The children meet Harold who is very excited about going to his grandparents’ house and they help him check he has everything in his bag. Using a body tunic the children learn about the functions of some major internal organs. Harold gets plenty of exercise at the park and the children all join in exercising their bodies too. Back at his grandparents’ house Harold is feeling fed up and calls the Life Education Centre for ideas to cheer him up. Everyone feels a lot better after a sleep under the star-lit ceiling and Harold comes out to thank everyone for their help before singing one of his favourite songs about being happy and healthy.
Children:
a) Understand that the body gets energy from food, water and air and that exercise and sleep are important to our health.
b) Name major internal body parts – heart, blood, lungs, stomach (tummy), brain.
c) Understand the importance of basic personal hygiene (e.g. washing, cleaning teeth and brushing hair).
d) Understand that medicines can sometimes make people feel better when they’re ill and understand issues of safety and responsibility.
e) Know some strategies for dealing with sadness (what to do or who to talk to for help).

Please will you help us in our learning  this term ?

Shape –  We will be helping your children explore the properties of shapes  2D flat shapes and 3D shapes. Why not play a game by going  on a shape hunt around the house and see what shapes you can find.

2D shapes- Point to a circle, triangle, square and rectangle  – How many corners does each shape have? How many edges are they straight, curved, long or short ?  Which shape has 2 short edges and 2 long edges?

3D shapes – Can you find a sphere, cone, cube and cuboid ? What shape are the faces you see?

Here is a little poem to help you

3D shapes are fat not flat, a cone is like a party hat. A sphere is like a bouncy ball, a prism is like a building tall. A cylinder is like a can of pop a cube is like the dice you drop.