What have we been learning in Dolphin Class?

 

As Readers and Writers we have...

Been learning our phase 2 sounds with a real focus on initial sounds and CVC words. All of our fine motor activities have been directly linked to the sound that we were learning that day and this has led to lots of interest in the sounds and independent writing. 

 

Stay and Play 1.10.2019

We invited our adults to Stay and Play with us on Tuesday night. This gave us an opportunity to show them the classroom and how we learn through play. We also had a Harvest Festival theme to help us get ready for our Harvest Festival performances next week. 

 

As Athletes we have...

Started to learn a dance routine to our favourite song 'Can't Stop The Feeling'. We listened carefully whilst copying the dance moves and experimenting with different ways of moving our bodies. We talked about why it is important to exercise and especially why it is important to warm up before we exercised. We got into small groups to think of some new combinations of movement and gesture where we listened carefully to other children's ideas.

 

As Readers we have...

Enjoyed a selection of different stories. We have particularly enjoyed the 'Winnie The Witch' stories. One of these stories got voted for as the book to read at the end of the day and ever since then the children have been requesting that we read all of them. Today a few children decided to get the books out themselves and retell the story to their friends, look at the pictures or read the story. We were all looking at them independently and handling them carefully.

 

 

As Mathematicians we have...

Been intrigued by pattern, especially repeating patterns. We have been showing off our knowledge in lots of different ways to create our own patterns independently. This has also been helping with our fine motor skills as lots of the activities involve our fingers.

 

As Scientists we have...

Discovered that the cabbages growing in our outdoor area were covered in caterpillars! We spent lots of time observing them and discussing how they moved and their life cycles.