We have bought Autumn into the classroom to help us sort, compare and count; have begun to identify rhyme and write sentences for poems containing rhyming words; we have responded to maths / science investigations such as the hypothesis that the tallest children have the largest feet and Mrs Dando has conducted the Oaks Percussion Orchestra (ear plugs compulsory if you are within a one mile radius).
Oaks Class were visited by the Sentence Doctor on Wednesday. He helped us decide what made a good sentence, write descriptive sentences and helped us remember finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. He helped us identify what was wrong with a sentence and how to make it better. He looked strangely familiar eventually admitting that he was Mr Charman`s second cousin once removed. Honest !
Oaks Class went bowling for some maths practice ! Number recognition, comparing larger and smaller numbers, and for the Year Ones, identifying odd and even numbers along with finding totals. Gross motor skills development included. Oh yes, we enjoyed ourselves as well !
We have been learning to use our senses to investigate in science this week. We began with popcorn ! We looked closely , listened to any popping, smelt it, felt it and finally tasted it. We have also been learning what happens to popcorn/food once we have popped it into our mouths. We added body parts after drawing round ourselves, named body parts, learnt how food travels down a tube from the mouth into the stomach and then into the intestines. We also learnt about the brain
Whilst learning our phonics each day, we turn over the cards and look at the pictures. Then we can work out that the first letter of each word is the same for all. Having a list of "L" words on Thursday meant we could make up a story using the L words. Here is our story. Once upon a time there was a lizard on a leaf. He was looking at some lemons in a tree. The lemons were high up so the lizard fetched a ladder. He climbed up the ladder and licked his lips before starting to