We love to learn in Mrs Willis's Class! Our children are very creative! They like to make and do, build and create. They also love to explore, to find out new information and to solve puzzles. Of course, there is a time for more formal learning, but where possible we like to do this as actively as possible.
Have a look at some of the things we have been up to in class.
We have been focusing on addition and subtraction this half term. We have used a range of methods to practise these skills and have been learning how to write simple number sentences.
The story of 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne has been the inspiration for our writing. We have been learning how to retell stories orally, created story maps and retold the story in our own words. We even had a go at innovating the story together to make a new version.
We have been enjoying the sunny weather and using our outdoor classroom to practise our balancing, skipping, bike riding and scootering skills. The children have also enjoyed learning how to hula-hoop!
In PE we have been learning how to play cricket and develop our throwing, catching and hitting skills as well as learning the rules of a team game as batters and fielders.
In art, our focus has been colour mixing. We have been finding out about art and culture from other countries and particularly enjoyed making these African sunsets.
In class we have been following 'Charanga - Big Bear Funk' unit. We have appraised a range of songs from James Brown, Incognito and Earth, Wind and Fire, taken time to explore and create music using our own voices and percussion instruments as well as learning new songs which we have then performed.
Outdoor Learning - Welly Wednesday
We love to get out into the forest each week. Here we are practising some yoga and team games with our friends.
Links to useful website for children in Pre-school and Reception
Phonics Play - www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Teach your monster to read - www.teachyourmonstertoread.com
BBC Bitesize Phonics Phase 2 & 3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcqqtfr
Alphablocks - https://www.learningblocks.tv/alphablocks/home
Small Town Superheroes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7
Numberblocks - https://www.learningblocks.tv/numberblocks/home