We have now started our topic on 'Autumn' and are more or less following our full timetable.
In Literacy we have been reading the book 'Mouse House' by John Burningham.
The story is about a family who share their house with a family of mice. The Father phones the Mouse Catcher but the children warn the mice to run away. The mice go and live in the garden but when winter comes the children can't find them anywhere. One night, some time later, the boy sees another mouse in his house. This time he decides not to tell anybody.
The children have really enjoyed retelling the story with actions, sequencing the pictures from the story and making our very own mice. We carefully used the scissors to cut out a triangle and 2 circles to make our mice. They look fantastic on our class display.
Thank you to anyone who has brought in Autumn leaves and things they have found outside. The children have learned about conkers, fir cones, beech nuts and sycamore seeds. We have looked at the types of changes that happen in Autumn. This song is a favourite of ours and explains it really well.
We have also started our sports sessions with Manchester City and Manchester United football club. The teams are teaching us some football skills which also help with our gross motor and fine motor development.
In Maths we have been practising careful counting. We have counted up to 6 objects from the left to the right, the right to the left and from the centre. We have also been looking at patterns on a dice and trying to replicate them.
Next week we will be continuing looking at Autumn changes. We will be making our own version of the 'Mouse House' book and will be looking at subitizing in maths.