EYFS Home Learning
Monday 30th March
Monday 30th March
Day 5 Friday 27th March
A new adventure is about to begin...
Cherry Class love doing PE in the hall. During our PE over the past four weeks we have been working on developing control in rolling, pushing, kicking, throwing and catching balls and beanbags. "I got better at catching the beanbag," said Harley. "I'm good at kicking the ball," said Hugo.
In Maths we have been finding one more and one less from a group of up to 10 objects. Some children were able to write number sentences and read them back; "Twenty take away one equals nineteen," Gabi told me.
We have also been talking and writing about the technology we use at home and in school. "We've got a washing machine," Merryn told us.
With school closing this week we will be using the blogs to communicate with you every day, starting next week. We are planning to put up a daily blog with ideas and activities for learning that you will be able to undertake with your child. Please keep an eye out for these.
We hope you all stay safe and healthy. From the Cherry family.
This week we have been writing sentences and including our Owl words; I, to, go, the, and into. In maths we have been saying the number that is one more than a given number. Grace could tell us that one more than two is "Three." "One more than six is seven," said Avery.
We ended the week on a high with our Sport Relief Day. We watched the Sport Relief video to find out how the money raised by Sport Relief has helped children and their families to move to safe homes. In the afternoon we took part in different activities. Our EYFS Cherry Class children did yoga, and throwing and catching games. Our Year 1 Cherry children took part in football and basketball. We all had great fun!
Yet another fantastic learning week in Cherry Class this week. The highlight was World Book day when the children came dressed as their favourite animal from a book they had read.
Hugo talked about his costume and showed the book he had brought from home, "I like Peter Rabbit. He's great at getting past Mr. McGregor."
"I'm a unicorn. They're my favourite animals," said Matilda.
"I'm a dragon" said Harley. "They breathe fire. They can fly. They have sharp claws" Harley told us.
On Tuesday we had to rescue Hero (our attendance bear), who had been kidnapped. First we had to train to become superheroes. We completed an obstacle course; doing push-ups, press-ups, crawling under a camouflage mask, balancing along a narrow beam and climbing the wall bars. When we had successfully completed the training we had to make up our own Super-Hero pose. We were then awarded our official Super-Hero badge.
The training was so successful that Hero was rescued and returned to school. Well done everyone!
The Year 1 children in Cherry Class have been beginning to learnt about Lent and Easter this week. We have been thinking about why Easter is important. "Jesus died on the cross."
Wow, the last six weeks have flown by! The children have really enjoyed our space theme this half-term and have been inspired to create some fantastic work.
We've had another extremely busy and productive week. On Monday we all had a go at two different 'expressive art and design' activities during the afternoon. On Tuesday, we spent the afternoon exploring what we do on the internet and how we can stay safe using technology online. 'I like watching CBeebies,' Rebekah told us. We also talked about staying safe on the internet; if anything happens that makes you worried, upset or confused 'Tell a grown-up' Smartie the Penguin told us. West Sussex County council has produced a guide to help you keep your child safe on-line: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/12312/parent-carer-guide.pdf
On Thursday we had our Fantastic Finish. The highlight was singing our space song to the other Early Years classes. On Friday we took part in the sponsored bounce on the Bouncy Castle. What a great week! All this on top of our normal busy days.
Have a great break! See you next half-term.
This week we've re-vamped our reading corner and are using it as a quiet place where we can go to read, do some phonics or maybe draw a picture and do some writing about the book we are reading.
In Maths this week we have been using the language of more and fewer to compare different amounts and groups of objects. 'It's fewer,' said Grace talking about one pot with 6 all sorts in compared to another with 10.
In Literacy, as well as all the reading we have been doing, we have been combining words to write captions, labels and sentences.