This week we have been learning about the role of Police Officers and what they do, writing a class list of everything we think they do. We have been labelling the uniform and the equipment that policemen and policewomen have. We set up a Police Station role play in our outdoor environment. The telephone has been ringing non-stop with queries from the public! The calls were logged before our police force then set off on bicycles and in cars to catch the thieves and burglars! With all the police activity the children created a Petrol Station for the police cars to be refilled with fuel. They then found pipes to use and fill the cars up with petrol.
The Vets has also been busy this week with lots of telephone calls from pet owners. Animals have been weighed using a new Instrument that children have been using to read the weight of the animals accurately, with the children then carefully reading out the numbers. The children have read two large non-fiction books in the vets and used this information to help the welfare of animals.
In phonics this week we have been learning our new sounds "r" and "j" and "sh". We have played a variety of phonic games and spotted initial sounds.
In Maths children have been working on number recognition, finding the total number of items in 2 groups and using vocabulary involving adding and subtracting. It has been wonderful to see a number of children continue these maths activities during their active learning.
At the creative table children have been colour mixing and talking about the colours produced when two different paint colours at mixed together. This week saw the arrival of more stories written by the children at home which have been shared in small groups throughout the week. Iris and Edward built their own Rocket Ships from home and this encouraged other children to model their own rockets! Iris then created and shared her own amazing Butterfly Maths game that the children enjoyed playing.
Puppet shows proved very popular with children this week, writing plays and Ezzah ensured each show would have its own captive audience!