Over, under, around and through with the Acorns
Story of the week was ‘Rosie’s Walk’. This story is excellent for encouraging children’s understanding of positional language. We have orally rehearsed an adapted version of the book, which allows the children to remember easily the events. We have used the Talk for Writing approach to help the children learn the story with repetitive language and memorable actions. This also included actions for specific story telling language – such as ‘Once upon a time’, ‘first’, ‘next’, after that’ and ‘finally’. We also had a go at acting out the events in the story when playing outside on the balancing equipment and in our PE lessons through our movements.
See if your child can retell the story using this story map – hopefully it will remind them of the story telling we have enjoyed.
On Wednesday, following on from the children’s interest in soldiers, linked to Remembrance Day, we had a zoom call with Staff Sergeant Oldfield who is a Royal Engineer. He talked to us about the uniform, where he has been, all the different things people in the army can do and also told us about some of the equipment they use.
Rhyme of the week was ‘Two little Dickie Birds” which the children have enjoyed very much. We even encouraged them to try and sing this using different fingers as the 2 little birds. This builds up finger strength, getting them ready for writing.
On Thursday the wind was lots of fun to play with – using our coloured scarves, we had a go at throwing them in the air to see which way they would float – it was such fun to see them blow over the fence and into the playground. Running round to get them and try it again was great fun too!
We have also continued to have a go at writing the letters in our name and mark making for a purpose. The children are getting very good at drawing horizontal (-) and vertical (I) lines and are also working on drawing accurate circles. This is really helping them prepare for forming lots of different letters. Some children can confidently record the first letter of their name, and are now working on the other letters. In phonics sessions, we have now learnt the sound for m, a, and s. The children are very good at remembering the sound, action and picture word which helps them remember.
Stars of the day this week were Carson, Jacob, Ruby, Ezra and Freya – well done to you all!