This week in Class One we have been thinking all about instructions! We have been very busy making toast for Hansel and Gretel and porridge for the 3 bears, making sure we number each step and also use lots of bossy verbs! The children had to be very specific with their instructions to make sure the teachers didn’t go wrong and they have written some fantastic instructions in class! In number work, we have been counting up in jumps of 2 and 10 and have been using our detective skills to see what patterns we can spot on our 100 squares. Test us at home to see how good we are!
In physical development, we have been creating a fairy-tale dance to ‘I need a hero’ from Shrek 2; we had to listen carefully to see how the music got faster and slower and work well with a partner to coordinate our moves. We also carried on our theme of ‘instructions’ into some technology activities and we learnt all about algorithms! Despite being a very big word, we learnt that this simply means ‘giving an instruction’ and we have been using our little class bee-bots to code some real devices and navigate them around mazes. We also used the ‘beebot’ app on the IPads which is free to download, if you would like to add it to your IPads at home.
Next week is our school’s ‘Wellbeing Week’ so we have lots of fun things planned and visitors coming in to teach the children. The themes for each day are as follows:
Monday is all about friendships with others,
Tuesday is about using computers and IPads safely and ignoring pop-ups,
Wednesday is about being mindful and present in the moment,
Thursday is for thinking of our aspirations and goals and
Friday is about being active and healthy!
Information will be coming out next week each day as to exactly what we have been learning about and it will give you some ideas for activities you can do with us at home.
Enjoy your weekend!
Miss Ingle and all of Class One!