Week Commencing: 11.10.21



This week in nursery the children have enjoyed listening to the story the tiger who came to tea. They have acted out the story in the home corner and have enjoyed looking at the book with their friends. The children have used their fine motor skills again by using the wooden hammers to knock golf tees in the pumpkins. We then used the pumpkins in a Forest school session by using a hand drill to drill holes into the pumpkin so that the animals could smell it and eat them. The children wowed us by how confident they were using the drill supervised. In the play dough this week the children have used the numicon to print with they are beginning to recognise the different tiles and can now say which tile represents which number. The Mickeys are getting really good at using the skipping ropes at lunch time and are all using their Goofy Gumption when trying to turn the rope over their heads. This is really tricky when you are only 3 and 4.


In Reception this week the children have really impressed with their writing skills. The children have discussed what they can do such as 'I can run, I can hop'. Some children were challenged to write all of this independently! In maths we have continued to use the words 'more' and 'fewer', the children have certainly mastered this concept now which has been lovely to see. In PE we have turned into Superheroes, exploring how they move. Outside our Pumpkin patch has been a real success.


This week, the children have been using their knowledge of animal types to sort woodland animals. Year 2’s have been looking at sorting animals into different homes within a habitat and then explained why they are suited to the place that they live. We have been using our art skills to draw Barn Owls for our corridor display. The children have LOVED learning about Barn Owls! They have been looking at the features of a non-fiction text in preparation of writing their own non-chronological report next week. They children have been watching videos of Barn Owls and have even acted it out pretending to be Barn Owls and mice. In Maths, the Year 1s have been making number bonds to 10 and the Year 2s have been making number bonds to 100.


What a fantastic week, Year 2 have had this week using our Incredible Independence. In English, the children have been looking at what a non-fiction text is and what features they include. The children have been able to explore a wide range of non-fiction texts including encyclopaedias, information texts and fact booklets. We have really enjoyed finding answers to questions about our chosen animals that live in the wild. The children have also used their Alice Attitude when tackling using question marks when creating their own questions to add in their report. In maths, we have continued with our addition and subtraction unit. The children have used their Goofy Gumption when being introduced to column method. They have used this newly taught method to add and subtract 10s as well as adding a 2-digit number to a 1-digit number. In topic, we have been looking at micro habitats, which animals live in them and why this habitat is suitable for them. We have also become artists when sketching our own wild animal, focussing on using different tones to show lighter and darker areas of their chosen animal.

Well done for another amazing week back of MAGIC learning. We are all so very proud of you. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

From Mrs Glaister, Mrs Brandrick and everyone at Northwood Broom Academy.