I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down!

This week our topic has been ‘Our community and the homes we live in.’ We have also looked at the story of the Three Little Pigs and investigated what materials might be good to build a strong house. This learning was linked to our whole school project on ‘Our community’ and our artwork and learning will be exhibited on Friday 21st October for parents to view – more details to follow next week.

In maths we have been busy learning about 2d shapes and their properties. We have used shapes to create pictures, build rockets and have hunted for them in the sand pit and blue jelly.  Yesterday we were shape detectives and tried to spot as many shapes as possible around the school.

Our sounds like week have been

/e/ eggs in the egg cup

/u/ up up umbrella

/r/ robots are racing

Next week we will be celebrating Herbert the Hippo’s Birthday. We would like to decorate our role play corners with birthday party decorations so we would be grateful if you could donate any balloons, party hats, birthday banners etc. On Wednesday we will be having a class party for Herbert the Hippo so please bring in a small snack to share with your friends.

The maths challenge this week is to go on a shape hunt around your house and send in a photo of you with an object (sophielavender@rosendale.cc). Can you find a circle or a rectangle?

Have a brilliant weekend everyone!


When I grow up…

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 (sophielavender@rosendale.cc).
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 (nkclarke14@yahoo.co.uk).
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!