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Autumn 2

Diwali Celebrations

We have learnt all about Diwali- the festival of lights. We have taken part in food tasting, making Divas and retelling the story of Rama and Sita. The children have been dressing up in the role play area in traditional dress. 

Dinosaur visit

Year 1 had Sophie the Dinosaur to visit. We joined in to see Sophie and learn about dinosaurs. We read some dinosaur poetry and designed our own dinosaur. We thought of words to describe our dinosaurs. 

Maths Day- Jelly Bean Day!!

We have dressed up as our favourite colour Jelly Bean and taken part in many Jelly Bean maths activities. We have been measuring, estimating, creating patterns and weighing lots of Jelly Beans. 

Literacy- Zim Zam Zoom

ZIM ZAM ZOOM- is our focus book this half term. This book is a collection of poems that we have been exploring and understanding their meaning. When reading Zim Zam Zoom we looked at the journey of the rocket and what we might see. The children created their own story maps of their journeys. 30th November we met a BEAR in the forest school!! We had clues to follow to see if we could guess what animal was hiding in the Forest school- we thought of a dinosaur, hedgehog, the Gruffalo, fox and a polar bear. We then found a BEAR! We have read the poem BEwARe and creating our own posters warning people of our chosen animals. 

Week beginning 29th November 2021


This week we are:


Circle Time

  • Learning Christmas Songs
  • PHSE- Taking about friendships- how to be kind friends?


Adult Directed Activities

  • Zim Zam Zoom! Our focus literacy book- This book focuses on different rhymes. We are reading different poetry and discussing what it means and creating Literacy pieces around this. Our poem this is week is BEwARe and creating wanted posters over the next two weeks
  • Maths- More and Fewer than. Discussing an amount of objects each child has when we roll the die. 



This week is assessment week, we are looking at what sounds the children know and their blending.  

Tricky words: I, the

Sight words: is

Please use your phonics learning packs to practise these sounds at home.

P. E

With Mr Hercules we are looking at Hockey and developing their skills in moving the ball around objects this half term. 



Please remember to read with your child 5x a week and initial each time you read with your child. Don't forget to look at the Maths seeds and Reading eggs programs. 


Thank you for your support

Early Years Team

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