Category: Ash

STEM week in Ash

Ash class had lots of fun during STEM week. They looked on in astonishment when a range of balls were kept in the air using a hairdryer and water stayed in the cup when it was turned over. There was lots of excitement when the rugged racers, bee-bots code-a-pillars appeared! Maths has focused on mindset and the children have explored Tessellation and subsidising.

Senses

In Ash class this week the children have learnt about senses. They have enjoyed listening to sounds, describing what they can feel, tasting a range of foods and creating collage pictures using a range of resources (these are on display in the classroom).  Friday was all about sight – the children trusted each other as some were blindfolded and others guided them around KS1 playground. At the end of Teacher Time, the children finally had the chance to explore the climbing apparatus in the KS1 playground – we were very proud of how sensible they were when taking new risks. Some children even commented that they were using their brains and being brave, two of out mindset focuses!

Phonics

In Phonics this week the children have learnt about the letters Gg, Oo, Cc, Kk and the word and.  They have been encouraged to say, “this is the letter ____ and it makes a ____sound.” The children have used their arms to draw the letters in the air and chant the formation rhymes – you will notice that these rhymes are on each video. The children have also learnt actions to help learn each sound. 

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Ash Autumn Walk

Ash class enjoyed an Autumn walk outside this afternoon. They talked about what they saw.

“I found some acorns.”

“I saw a big stick. I picked it up and it was hard.”

“I saw a house on the tree – the squirrels live there.”

“I saw loads of of very big sticks and enormous acorns that were brown and green.”

“The leaves change to orange.”

Phonics

In Phonics this week the children have learnt about the letters Ii, Nn, Mm and Dd. They have been encouraged to say, “this is the letter ____ and it makes a ____sound.” The children have used their arms to draw the letters in the air and chant the formation rhymes – you will notice that these rhymes are on each video. The children have also learnt actions to help learn each sound. As well as new sounds, they explored what happens when sounds which have been learnt so far are put together to create words – we talked about sound buttons to support their developing reading and writing skills.

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Phonics

In Phonics this week the children have learnt about the letters Ss, Aa, Tt and Pp. They have been encouraged to say, “this is the letter ____ and it makes a ____sound.” The children have used their arms to draw the letters in the air and chant the formation rhymes – you will notice that these rhymes are on each video. The children have also learnt actions to help learn each sound. 

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