Farmyard Hullabaloo!

Friday 19 May 2023

Our ‘Life on Earth’ explorations have taken us to the farm this week!

Farmyard Hullabaloo

We’ve been reading Farmyard Hullabaloo– our second collection of animal poems by Giles Andreae.

We’ve continued to identify rhyme by predicting missing words and continuing rhyming strings.

In our writing, we’ve been writing facts about farm animals.

Herd is our ‘word of the week’- we learnt that ‘herd’ is used to describe a group of hooved animals.

Help at home- Ask your child if they can remember some of the rhyming words to finish these word strings or they could even create their own rhyming word string.

Maths; comparsion, number order and identifying missing numbers

In Maths, we’ve been using the staircase pattern and number tracks to compare numbers and describe how we know where to place each number in a sequence:

I know that 7 goes next, because 7 is one more than 6.

I’ve already got 10 on the track, so I know that 9 is missing. There is a space next to 10 and 9 is one less than 10.

In provision, we’ve continued to tell and create our own number stories.

PE; Foot-Tech Academy 

On Monday’s training day, the early years and KS1 teaching staff had a fantastic training session with Foot-Tech Academy, where we learnt some new approaches and games that we can apply to our current PE teaching.

The children continue to thrive in their Foot-Tech sessions, through games that allow them to explore a range of movement skills and encourage them to be active and enjoy exercise. Most of all, they have so much fun and can’t wait to share what they’ve been doing.

A  mini bug ball!

We’ve had some creepy crawling crazy fun, at our mini bug ball today! We enjoyed singing and dancing along to minibeast themed songs in the hall and played ‘collect the pollen’ during our outdoor PE session.

The children loved dressing up and talking about their costumes. Thank you for your support at home, getting the children ready for our bug-tastic day!


Summer 1 week 5 has focused on root words ending in:
–ing, –ed /t/, –ed /id/ /ed/ –est. We’ve learnt the tricky words; out, today

We’ve now learnt all of the phase 4 tricky words and completed the tricky words we will learn in Reception! For the rest of the Summer term, we will review all of the tricky words we have learnt.

In provision, we’ve been reading ‘facts’ and sorting them into ‘yes’ or ‘no’ depending on whether the statements were true or false.

Poetry Picnic

Each week we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud, we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line. We talk to the children about how this can help us become better readers. This week’s poem is called The Fox

We talk about how a poem sometimes has rhyming words and sometimes doesn’t. Can your child tell you the rhyming words in this week’s poem? We also talk about how a poem can have a fast rhythm or a slow rhythm.

Click below to watch Rainbow Class recite this week’s poem!

The Fox- Rainbow Class

More pictures of our learning this week…

Reminders and Dates

SWIMMING DATES- Summer 1 and Summer 2

Rainbow Class-  24 May,  14 June, 28 June, 12 July

Sunshine Class- 7 June, 21 June, 5 July, 19 July