We began our new topic this week, Transport. We have turned our role play area into a train station. We have created pictures of trains for our role play area, and we have been busy making train tickets to travel on our train.
In literacy we first discussed everything we knew about transport, and we each wrote a list of all of the forms of transport we knew. We then read Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car. We discussed the characters in the story, and the reasons why each of them would not push the car. Then everyone drew a picture of one of the characters, and wrote the reason that animal gave for not pushing the car.
In maths we have begun to learn about doubling. We have used objects to help us with doubling numbers. We have also been writing the calculations to represent our doubling. We are beginning to learn about the relationship between doubling and halving.
In phonics we have continued to review Set 2 sounds, in particular 'ir', 'ou' and 'oy'. We have been working on reading and writing words containing these digraphs.
In PE we have continued to learn about jumping and landing appropriately. We were jumping from the apparatus, and over ropes. We looked at the difference between jumping for height, and jumping for distance.
Next week we will begin to focus on trains. If you have anything you could provide us related to this topic, we would be grateful to receive it.