We have really got into our pets topic this week by taking care of lots of different animals at the vets in our classrooms and outdoors. When we visited the vets, we learnt how to take care of animals and today, started to make ‘How to take take of a rabbit’ books.
We were lucky enough to be visited by Luna the dog yesterday. We learnt about taking care of her and some of us stroked her.
In maths, we have continued counting objects and have even started to count objects that can’t be moved (like pictures or sounds).
Our sounds like week have been
/g/ goats are giggling.
/o/ on and off
/c/ castanets are clicking
/k/ kites flying high
Next week we will be learning about animals in the community, like ones that live in Brockwell park or in our gardens. Keep your eyes out for creatures in the local area over the weekend and send us a photograph if you see any (dogs in the park/birds/squirrels/foxes/hedgehogs/slugs etc).
The maths challenge this week is to play a counting board game with your family (like snakes and ladders) and to send us a photograph showing you and your game. Maybe I will play one too and show you a picture on Monday.
Have a brilliant weekend everyone.
We had a great trip to see the Vet and Pet shop in Herne Hill today. First we had a look around the pet shop at all the different toys, food and equipment you need to properly look after a pet. We even saw a pot of dried pigs ears which dogs like to chew on!
After that we met the lovely veterinary nurse who showed use the consultation room where all the sick pets are taken. We were also introduced to the vet’s dog, Tessa, and we all took turns to listen to Tessa’s heart beat through the stethoscope.
Finally we went out the back to see the pets they had in for treatment. There were two cats, a guinea pig and a dog. The dog was not feeling too well as he had just had all his teeth pulled out because they had not been looked after – a reminder to us all to brush our teeth! A massive thank you to all the parents helpers on our first trip!!
This week, we have been learning about ourselves and thinking about what we want to be when we grow up. Some of our amazing ideas include becoming a dinosaur, teacher, fairy, superhero and a vet.
In maths, we have started learning with numicon which has helped us to count up to 10. This week at home could you send us in a picture of yourself with 5 objects? Take a look at the example of me below.
Thank you so much to all of the parents that came along and joined in with the phonics workshop last night. It was a great turn out and I hope you all found it useful. For those of you that couldn’t make it, the slides will be sent to the class contacts to email out over the next week or so.
The sounds this week that we have learnt are:
/i/ (itchy insects)
/n/ (nanna’s nearly ninety)
/m/ (my favourite meal)
/d/ (dad plays the drum)
Next week we will start to learn about pets! If you have an interesting, child friendly pet that you would like to bring in to show us and talk about, please email me (email@example.com).
On Tuesday 4th October we will be going on our first trip out of school to visit the vets in Herne Hill. It is a local trip so there is no need for you to sign a permission slip but we would love parent volunteers to accompany us. We will confirm times on Monday but if you are available to come along, please email me.
Also thank you to Sanaa’s mum Henna, who has agreed to be the other class contact with George’s mum Natalie. Natalie sent out an email to all RSL parents a week ago. If you have not received it please check you spam mail or email her so she has your correct address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally do not forget to check out the school radio blog and listen to this weeks radio show. RSL got a shout out from Miss Atkins!
Have a great weekend!