Early Years ( Nursery and Reception) Class Page 2021-22
This half term we have started learning our Read, Write, Inc sounds! So far we have learnt m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p and g!
We have been practising forming our sounds in lots of practical ways including paint, chalk, loose parts and in the sand and gloop! We have also been matching initial sounds to objects and words and have also been learning to read simple words which include the sounds we have already learnt, such as – sit, pat, map, man etc.
Here are some of the photos of how we have been learning our phonics; you can also see lots on Tapestry! We are really excited to begin to write our sounds in our books as we develop our fine motor skills!
We celebrated stem fest festival, the focus was ‘space’. Earlier in the week we found out a little bit about the moon and that Buzz Aldrin was one of the first men on the moon! Today his son was one of the guest speakers, we listened to him tell us what it was like watching his dad go to the moon!
We did a science experiment earlier in the week, we looked at the moon. We watched a clip when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. We then decided to find out about moon craters and predict and investigate which balls would make the biggest craters if dropped. We all agreed that we thought the bigger the ball the bigger the crater, we tested this out by dropping the balls one at a time onto our moon( a tray of flour) and we were right, the bigger the ball the bigger the crater! The children really enjoyed this.
We also did another science experiment, it was a bubbling planet experiment, we looked at the planets and we chose to make Mars. We all took turns to use the pipettes to drop vinegar onto our model planet and watch it bubble and fizz.
To end our day we did a just dance moon jump dance video, great fun and great dancing from everyone!