Cygnet Learning

w/e 6.11.20

This week we have been learning about celebrations. We have been talking about bonfire night and birthday celebrations. We made our own bonfire sound stories of fireworks with voice sounds and actions. We read the story Pumpkin Soup and learned that we can listen to a story more than once. We talked about the main characters Duck, Cat and Squirrel. We talked about them falling out and at the end of the week we enjoyed reading Duck in a Truck where the friends are helpful. In our maths we compared numbers and quantities. We added more representations to our It’s Me 1,2,3! class maths book. Maths games have been invented in our independent learning time involving dice games, number tracks and obstacle courses. We have been choosing which of two Phonic related stories we want to be read by doing a daily vote. We choose a brick and put it against our chosen story. We then compare the 2 towers and the tallest tower wins. We have been working hard with our learning behaviour to get onto the star on the classroom recognition board.

It was with great sadness that we said “Goodbye” on Friday. It was a very odd day but the children listened, responded really well and calmly to the instruction that we should tidy up early. Next week we will be continuing our learning on Google classroom and I look forward to sharing our learning. Reception staff look forward to seeing all Cygnets again soon.

Cygnet Learning

W/e 9.10.20

This week we set up an Autumn investigation station. We went for walks looking for signs of Autumn and collected acorns, leaves and things. We have been learning about comparing objects in maths. The children decided to invite Hedgie and Hoglet for a picnic. So we used our knowledge about comparing sizes to make sure that Hedgie got the big cup, big plate and big piece of pear and Hoglet got the small cup, small plate and a slice of pear. We all wrote a picnic invitation to Hedgie. We enjoyed listening to the story “A New House for Mouse.”

The theme for October assemblies is Rights and Responsibilities. We thought about our class rules and decided in Cygnet Class we should try our best to care for each other by having kind hands, kind mouths, and kind feet.

The weather has been very wet this week. Some of the children were feeling tired towards the end of the week. So when the sun shone on Friday morning we all sat down and planned a day to make us feel happy. We put on our coats and wellingtons and went outside to enjoy the glorious Autumn sunshine. We found sycamore keys and through them into the air to watch them spin and we ran to catch them. We looked at the sun shining through the Autumn leaves hanging from the trees and talked about their colours. Some of the children made a cafe in the A-frame and sold ice creams and hot chocolate. We thought about the things we love doing at school and made videos for next week’s virtual Open Day.

Hemblington Primary School

Interim Leaders: Mrs Clare Fletcher and Ms Tina Jarman

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