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Welcome to Toucan Class

 

Friday 27th November

Jack A was our 'Star of the Week' this week, and last week it was Ellie, in what has been another busy fortnight.

In phonics we have learnt the sounds, 'm' and 'd' and some of us are already reading simple books. In maths we have focused on the number 5 and worked on our subitising, comparing and composing of numbers. We have also been working with shapes, and looked at pentagons and pyramids as shapes with 5 sides/faces.

Last week we made cocunut jam and this week we started to learn the dances for our nativity play which we are going to film and share with the rest of the school and parents later on in the term.

 

Friday 13th November

Today we had a non-uniform day for Children in Need. We couldn't do our usual cake sale and games but still wanted to make an effort to help those less fortunate than we are.

Our maths for the last 2 weeks has been focused on the number 4 and squares and rectangles. We are working hard to develop our mathematical skills.

In phonics we have learnt 2 more sounds, 'i' and 'n' and our focus stories were Incy Wincy Spider and Emergency. We used the water pipes outside to make spouts for Incy Wincy to go down and made spider biscuits. In our 'Emergency' week we learnt about lots of different emergency workers and the kinds of jobs they do.

 

Friday 16th October

Over the last 2 weeks, we have learnt the phonic sounds 't' and 'p'. Our focus stories were 'The Tip Tap Dancing Cat' and 'Pirate Pete'. We have started to talk about being healthy and trying different fruits and vegetables. Tuesday's are now 'Tropical Tuesdays' where we have different kinds of fruits/vegetables at snack time. We have been learning about where those foods come from and locating the places on the map.

In maths, we have focused on the number 3, using some NumberBlocks episodes to help support our learning.

 

Friday 2nd October

The last two weeks have been busy once again. Mrs Burton came over to do RE with us and we've done ICT with Mr Spelman. We've started our Friday music sessions, dancing along to different songs and learning some nursery rhymes. We've learnt our first sound in phonics, sss, and had our first story sack from the Phonic Fairy. She sent us things to make our own vets role-play area so we had to have a bit of a move round of the furniture to make room for it. It's been worth it though, it's been a very busy art of the classroom making sure everyone's animals are well.

We also told each other about our pets and looked at some photos of them that parents sent in on Tapestry. William and Willow both have tortoises, there were lots of people with dogs and cats and fish too.

Our star of the week this week was William and last week was Jack F.

 

Friday 18th September

The new Toucans have settled in brilliantly and are getting used to the routines of our day.

We have started Phonics and Maths lessons as well as having Collective Worship, snack time and story time every day. We also had our first PE session this week. On Friday (18th September) we had our first 'swap-round' day with Miss Atkin being our teacher instead of Miss Parker. When she comes over to the mobile, we do some cooking as well as our usual jobs. This week we made strawberry jelly as a treat for Jobie's birthday. This week it was also Jack A's birthday so two children in our class are already 5!

As well as starting with our jobs, we have been having lots of time to play and explore all of the exciting resources we have inside and outside. We are getting to know each other too and making new friends. Our 'Star of the Week' award went to Willow for the first week and Cecily for week two.

 

Important Information

Our PE day is Wednesday so the children need to come to school in their PE kit that day.

We start at 9.15am and finish at 2.50pm each day.

Reading and Maths homework packs will be sent out every Monday and need to be returned each Friday.

Packed Lunch slips will come home each Friday and need to be returned on Tuesday morning.

If you haven't already signed up to Tapestry, then simply give us your email address and we can add you to the system.