Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN
Growing with Jesus
Friday 17th November to be returned on Tuesday 28 th November.
Literacy - Reading
Please access Bug Club with your child and read at least one book per week. You are welcome to see Miss Cartwright for any technical assistance or help. Please write the name of the books your child has read, in their homework book.
Literacy - Writing
Please could you and your child have a go at writing the captions 'a pin in a map' and 'get to the top'. Practice 'say it, stretch it, segment it' to help segment the words. Practice using finger spaces. If your child is confident with this, give another sentence which includes a tricky word e.g. 'I can get to the top.' 'I go into the shop.'
Maths - Number
Which numbers are missing? You can use your brussel sprout pictures from last week's homework. Ask your child to put them in order. Hide one. Can they guess which one is missing? Can they write the missing number? If your child is confident with numbers to ten, try ordering numbers to 15 and finding the missing one.
We have been exploring the story 'Supertato'. We have been talking about what we could do to be kind and helpful like Supertato. please could your child draw a picture / glue in a photo of something they do at home which is kind and helpful. You could write a sentence about it underneeath if you like.
Presentation is very important and school does have a presentation policy. Please could your child therefore begin using writing pencils for all writing in their homework books and colouring pencils rather than felt tips for any pictures. Many thanks.
You are invited to come along to our EYFS (Pre-school and Reception Class) Phonics and Writing Workshop for parents on Monday 2nd October and our EYFS Maths Workshop on Thursday 5th October, both from 3.45-4.45pm. Children are able to come along.
We are learning all about dinosaurs! The children have been learning names of dinosaurs and finding out interesting facts, for example, Triceratops make their crests go red and frighten other dinosaurs away so that they can be the leader! In reception class we have a lovely selection of large dinosaur toys which the children have enjoyed playing with. However, the dinosaurs have disappeared! All that has been left behind is some footprints....
We wondered where the dinosaurs might have gone. Elsie suggested 'Maybe they have gone to the shops', while Noah thought that they might have gone to Poland 'but you need to go on a boat'. Barney was quite sure they may be visiting Hamleys in London, while Sophie thought that perhaps they may have gone on their holidays.
After careful consideration about how we could get the dinosaurs back, Joanna had a super idea; leaving food to tempt the dinosaurs back into our classroom!
We found out from one of our resident dinosaur experts, Sebastjan, that Triceratops like to eat leaves. While Tyrannosaurus Rex are meat eaters Thomas was quite certain that they also like jam. Off we went to find delicious dinosaur food!
Overnight, the dinosaurs came and gobbled up the food (taking the jam with them!). They left us a letter explaining that they had to go on a mission to help Katy and Tom on Dinosaur Island! This raised lots of questions from the children... Where is dinosaur island? What is an island? Who are Katy and Tom?
We decided to think about the answers to these questions while joining in with dinosaur yoga during PE...
As the mystery continues the children will be making dinosaur models, writing letters to the dinosaurs, and finding out more about their mission (by reading our class story, 'Tom and the island of the dinosaurs'). We will be learning a T-Rex rap, getting involved in dinosaur maths challenges, creating our own dinosaur island and much more!
The dinosaurs have sent us a special parcel from Dinosaur Land - dinosaur eggs!!!! Apparently dinosaurs love leaf soup, so we brushed up on our scissor skills and prepared a batch ready for our dino-hatchlings!