Who is afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Greetings Platypuses, 

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This week began with with a growl when the Big Bad Wolf visited the class! Thankfully nobody was gobbled up (even though he said we looked delicious – yikes!) and then he ran off so he wouldn’t be captured because he didn’t want anything like burning his bottom in a pot of boiling water to happen to him again! 

Can you retell the story of The Three Little Pigs?

Which house was built first? Next? Last?

Why couldn’t the Big Bad Wolf blow the brick house down? 

If you were writing your own story about the Big Bad Wolf or the Three Little Pigs what would happen in it? What would you change from the version of the story we know? 

In maths we have been learning to take away (subtract). Can you complete the number sentences below? 

2 – 1 =

4 – 1 =

6 – 2 =

10 – 3 = 

We were very lucky to have a visit from author and illustrator Petr Horacek on Friday. We had a wonderful time watching him draw some of his characters and tell us about his stories and his writing. here are some more of his stories to enjoy: 

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦 If you are in Blue Team and didn’t get a chance to do Show and Tell last week then you will have your turn this week too. 

Homework is due in on Mondays

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Thank you so much to all the adults who joined us for our Rights Respecting Open Morning on Wednesday, we hope you enjoyed yourselves 🙂 

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, homework, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

Love,

Miss Linsley x

A visit from a giant!

Greetings Platypuses!

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This week began in a very exciting manner – we came in to find lots of chairs knocked over and flour all over the floor; a giant had been in our classroom! He left us a note saying we had to grow beanstalks for him or else he would grind our bones to make his bread! 

So we have been very busy this week planting beans and writing instructions for how to plant them. Hopefully next week they will have grown a little bit 🙂 

What does a plant need to grow? Listen to the songs below if you need a reminder. 

Can you retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to your adult? 

What were the 3 things Jack took from the giant? 

We had a great Big Talk session where we discussed different reasons why you could say Jack was a bad person and different reasons why you could say Jack was a good person. In the end most people thought Jack was a bit in-between – he had done both good and bad things. 

What do you think? 

Can you give two reasons why you think this? 

In maths we have been learning to measure things. If you have a ruler or blocks at home challenge yourself to measure 3 things. Which is the tallest? Which is the shortest? Which is medium sized? Can you put them in order

It will be Blue Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Homework is due in on Mondays

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

On Wednesday we are having a Rights Respecting Open Morning and it would be wonderful to have lots of Platypus adults there! 9-10am. 

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, homework, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

Season’s greetings Platypuses!

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I hope you are enjoying the start of your holidays and if you will be celebrating over the holidays then I wish you a very Merry Christmas! If not, I wish you very happy holidays!

Well done for all your hard work this term, we’ve learnt a lot and had a lot of fun too!

This term our main topics have been the weather and different festivals /celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. Next term our topic will be Traditional TalesA traditional tale is a story that has been told and re-told for many years, and as a result, becomes a story that almost everyone knows. Traditional tales are also referred to as fairy stories or fairy tales.

Which traditional tales do you already know? Do you have a favourite? If so why is that one your favourite? Could you read some more over the holidays? 

Here is our Traditional Tales playlist. There are a variety of traditional tales on here from different parts of the world

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on the first Tuesday of term. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Homework is now due in on Mondays so please bring it in on the first day back. 

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Have a wonderful holiday full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! 

I’ll miss you! See you in two weeks little munchkins! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

An early start on Christmas!

Greetings Platypuses, 

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I am rather a fan of Christmas so we have started our festivities a little early in Reception! 

We have been learning about the nativity story and have also listened to a fun story called Norman the Slug who Saved Christmas! 

Where was baby Jesus born? (in a stable in Bethlehem) 

Who visited baby Jesus after he was born? (the shepherds and 3 wise men) 

Who was baby Jesus the son of? (Mary and God)

What did Norman the slug use to re-wrap the presents? (his slime)

What did he make out of the wooden sign that he used to deliver the presents? (a sleigh)

Who helped him? (the snails who acted liked reindeer) 

Next week we will be learning more about doubling in maths and how to write a letter in literacy.

If you would like to attend our school Christmas Carol Concert and Nativity Tableau then the tickets go on sale on Monday. They are £1 and the shows are the week before the end of term – Thursday 13th and Friday 14th at 2pm. 

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Homework is now due on Mondays.

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

A cold week!

Greetings Platypuses,

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It has been a very cold week but we have carried on with our super learning. There has been lots of good progress in our maths and writing but this week we have been really concentrating on staying green. We have changed over from pegs to a very snazzy Good To Be Green chart with cards and by Friday we had managed a full day when nobody was on white! A fantastic achievement, let’s keep that going next week! 

This week’s book was ‘Someone Bigger‘, all about a kite that lifts people and animals off the ground…’This kite needs someone bigger!‘ In the end who was it who could keep the kite from lifting everyone off the ground? (The little boy) 

In our writing we have been learning to write instructions, such as instructions for how to make a kite and the order in which to dress a teddy bear. We have been using time sequencing words such as ‘First‘ ‘Next‘ and ‘Then‘. 

In maths we have been learning about more and less and tallying. Both are great to practise at home.

Gather two types of your favourite toys – such as cars and dolls – which one do you have more of? Which one do you have less of?

Can you make a tally chart showing different colours and then ask family members, friends or cuddly toys which their favourite is?

Which colour has the most?

Which has the least? 

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Remember homework is due in on Tuesday

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Big Rain Coming + Anti-bullying Week 

Greetings Platypuses,

What an exciting week we had with storms and floods and storm shelters! 

What is a flood?

We spent time doing independent writing and challenge writing in our shelter from the rain and wrote instructions on how to get ready for wet weather and how to build a shelter. We also began to learn about the story of Noah – you can watch some different versions of it on the playlist below and sing the great counting song as well. 

This week we have been talking about bullying and what to do if someone starts to bully us or someone we know. We decorated outlines of hands and wrote the names of people we would talk to on them. 

You have the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated, in body or mind – Article 19, Rights of a Child.

Watch the videos below and talk about them with your adults and other family members.

In maths we have been learning about capacity. What can you say about the capacity of different containers in your home? 

Thank you everyone for your contributions on Monday. 

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Remember homework is due in on Tuesday

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Nocturnal animals and adding!

Greetings Platypuses!

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I hope you are having a lovely half-term 🙂

Last week we learnt about nocturnal animals and shared the story Owl Babies.

What was your favourite part of the story?

What kept being repeated (said over and over again) in the story?

When do owls come out, day or night?

What do owls like to eat?

What do we call animals that come out at night? (nocturnal animals) 

What other nocturnal animals can you name? (badger, mole, fox, bat, wolf, mouse, racoon, hedgehog)

In maths we learnt about adding

What is this sign/symbol called? +

What is this sign/symbol called? =

Can you complete the number sentences below? 

2+1=

3+2=

7+3=

Is this number sentence right? Can you fix it if it isn’t? 

4=1+5

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing and your fabulous new phonics homework!  Make sure you comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x