Class F

 

  Week beginning 20th June

  • We went on a local walk noticing all the landmarks of Langtree such as the MUGA, School, Parish Hall, Church, Chapel and Community park. We then had a play and picnic in the park. We will be creating a local map using photos we took on our walk.
  • We read the story ‘The Treasure of Pirate Frank’ and created our own pretend pirate ship outside using tyres, pipes and the play house as props.
  • In Maths, we are exploring doubling, halving and odd and even numbers.
  • We are learning Phase 4 in our Phonics and are learning to read and write polysyllabic words (words with more than one syllable). We have now learnt all our Phase 4 tricky words which are: said, have, like, so, do, come, some, there, little, one, were, what, when, out.

 Week beginning 23rd May

  • We are learning all about the Queen’s Jubilee and why we celebrate it. We are crafting crowns, painting flags and creating cardboard tube queens in class. We have been learning songs to perform with the rest of the school on Friday and we will be baking our own edible treats for our Jubilee Picnic.

 

  • In Maths, we are investigating addition and subtraction facts using vocabulary such as subtract, take away, half, share, equals, more, add, altogether. We have been looking at how to record these problems in the form of a number sentence on whiteboards, for example 2 + 2 = 4.

 

  • We are learning Phase 4 in our Phonics and are learning polysyllabic words and the new tricky words ‘one’ and ‘little’ to add to our Phase 4 tricky words that we have learnt already: said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there.

Week beginning 16th May

  • We are learning all about maps and have been looking at satellite maps of Langtree and our school. We have discussed what labelling is and labelled a map of Langtree School. We are comparing Langtree’s rural nature with a contrasting urban area.
  • In Maths, we are exploring doubling, halving and comparing quantities up to 10 in different contexts recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity.
  • We are learning Phase 4 in our Phonics and are learning polysyllabic words and the new tricky words ‘were’ and ‘there’ to add to our Phase 4 tricky words that we have learnt already: said, so, have, like, some, come.

Week beginning 9th May

This week:

  • We are welcoming Exmoor Zoo outreach worker Stephen Eddy into Class F on Thursday and he will be bringing some of his amazing animals in for us to meet and learn about!
  • We are learning all about animals’ habitats this week and discussing the different homes where animals like to live and why.
  • In maths, we are exploring and representing patterns within numbers to 10 including double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally (for example, by halving them).
  • We are learning Phase 4 in our Phonics and are learning polysyllabic words and the new tricky words ‘some’ and ‘come’ to add to our Phase 4 tricky words that we have learnt already: said, so, have, like.

Week beginning 2nd May

·We are continuing to observe our ducklings grow and change in class. We will be looking at non-fiction texts and creating fact books about ducklings and how to care for them.

·We are continuing to explore numbers beyond 10 and using ten frames to subtract a single digit number from a two digit number. For example 20- 6 =14. We will also be naming and exploring 3D shapes.

·We are learning Phase 4 in our Phonics and are learning polysyllabic words and the new tricky words ‘have’ and ‘like’.

 

Week beginning 25th April

This week:

  • We are hatching our own duckling eggs in class and discussing the life cycle of a duckling. We are creating our own life cycle diagrams and labelling them as well as producing a piece of descriptive writing about our hatched ducklings.
  • We are exploring numbers beyond 10 and using ten frames to sort objects and identify patterns we notice. For example, 16 counters fill one ten frame and then we have 6 more so 10 + 6 makes 16.
  • We are moving onto Phase 4 in our Phonics and are learning polysyllabic words and the new tricky words ‘said’ and ‘so’.

 

Week beginning 4th April

  • We have talked about how we celebrate Easter in our homes and found out about how other people celebrate.
  • We are counting on and back and comparing numbers within 10. We are learning about estimating and estimating the number of objects we can collect in different sized containers. For example, the children estimated that Miss Larrington would be able to hold more buttons than them because her hand was bigger than theirs. The children also estimated how many small buttons they might be able to hold vs how many large buttons they might be able to hold and talked about why.
  • We will be going on an Easter egg hunt around our outdoor area.
  • We will be measuring ingredients to make chocolate Easter nests.
  • We practised our cutting and painting skills by designing our own Easter eggs.
  • We are revising our Phase 3 sounds and tricky words and applying this knowledge to reading and writing short sentences. We have been extending children to begin looking at polysyllabic words (words with more than one syllable, for example ‘chicken’ or ‘farmyard’.)

Week beginning 14th March 

  • We are learning all about and celebrating Science week and using the vocabulary related to science such as ‘experiments’, ‘investigating’ and ‘reaction’. We are taking part in a variety of Science investigations such as what happens when we mix vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring together.
  • We are visiting the mobile library in the Parish Hall car park and learning about borrowing books. We will be choosing our own book to borrow and bring back to class.
  • In Outdoor Learning, we are making a bug hotel for our Class F garden. We will be talking about what kind of insects might live in the bug hotel and reading non-fiction texts about them.
  • We are investigating height and length and measuring in non-standard ways. For example, measuring playdough ‘sausages’ using cubes. We have been comparing lengths and heights using comparative language such as ‘this sausage is longer than the other one.’
  • We are revising our Phase 3 sounds and tricky words and applying our phonic knowledge by segmenting for writing and blending for reading.

Colour explosions mixing food colouring, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda together and watching the reaction.

Week beginning 7th March 

  • We are listening to the story ‘Tree: Season’s Come, Season’s Go’ and talking about the changes we see in different seasons. We are talking about the use of descriptive language (adjectives) and how this can make writing more interesting.
  • We are learning about the artist Monet and will be creating our own water lily paintings.
  • We are writing about our World Book Day costumes and will be displaying our lovely writing in class.
  • We are investigating the composition of the number 7 and 8 and showing these in lots of different ways. For example we cut out spots and investigated all the different combinations we could find that made up number 8 (6 and 2, 4 and 4, 3 and 5 etc). We are also exploring one more and one less and how to use a number line effectively.
  • We are learning our last two Phase 3 sounds ure and er and writing CVC words using these sounds. We write simple sentences everyday using the new sound.