Lots of photographs this week of us exploring independent learning – ask us what skills we were developing.
We took our learning outside for a session with some outdoor loose parts.
Play is “essential to the health and well-being of children and promotes the
development of creativity, imagination, self-confidence, self-efficacy, as well as physical,
social, cognitive and emotional strength and skills.”
(Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2013)
When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of ‘what if’ that promotes
the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts
enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense
of adventure and excitement to children’s play (Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015).
Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Everyone should now have received their ‘Reading Rockets’ to support reading. We will be sending reading books home next week to read over the October Holidays.
- We have been doing reading in class focusing on sounding out, decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
- Exploring digraph sounds ‘igh’ and ‘y’ (sky)
- Practising spelling block 1/2 tricky words
- We have been learning to write sentences correctly and retell a story in the correct sequence
- Continuing to reinforce doubles facts with a range of numbers. You can play this game at home:
- P2 have been focusing on our number bonds to 10 and 20. You can play this game at home:
- Continuing to investigate and create patterns
- P.E. (small balls skills) – aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
- Developing fine motor control
- Building resilience in school
- The children really enjoyed having Zoo Lab into school this week. They had the opportunity to see and touch a range of animals including a gecko, snake, rat and cockroach!