Welcome to our class page!
Fitetips are taught by Mrs Ralph, (class teacher), supported by Miss Claridge, (Teaching assistant) and Miss Kilic, (SEN support).
Things to remember:
Library day is on a MONDAY. Please ensure children bring back in their books to change.
P.E is on a THURSDAY. Please ensure all children have appropriate clothing and footwear.
Parent consultations: Tuesday 13th November and Thursday 15th November.
Christmas production: 18th December (am).
W.C 8th October 2018 - Space facts, capacity and forest school
This week we have been exploring non fiction in Literacy by looking at facts about space. Using our creative skills we have created a 'Space facts book,' which includes pictures and key vocabulary. Some children did an amazing job at using their phonics and understanding of 'tricky words,' to help them write their first ever sentence, which has been amazing to witness.
In maths we have been exploring capacity by using water and various measuring equipment including cups and jugs. We have also been using objects and images to measure height and length, using the vocab, smallest, shortest, tallest, biggest and longest. Maybe you could try looking at capacity when next in the bath with any objects lying around?
We had our first trip to our forest school on Wednesday, which was great fun. During our session we explored change by finding dead and alive leaves. We discussed why the leaves change colour and why they fall onto the floor, we finished our session with a story in our outdoor story area.
Firetip's have had a great couple of weeks settling in, exploring our spaceship, building rockets, performing on our new outdoor stage and choosing their learning in all the exciting areas.
All children have done fantastic with their first couple of 'full' days at school, and we are extremely impressed with their responsibility at lunch times.
We have now started our phonics, following the 'Jolly Phonics programme, where we use actions and songs to learn our new sounds and in maths we have been ordering and recognising numbers 1-10.
'Whatever Next!,' is our focus in Literacy, this week. It's a story about Baby Bear who visits the moon and has a picnic, with his friend Owl. We are very much hoping for good weather for our very own picnic, on Friday afternoon.
Alien Invasion!! 28th September 2018
This week we had a special visitor in Firetips, 'Nig the Alien.' The children found him in our outdoor area and discovered a spaceship when we looked back on CCTV. We even took a visit to the office to see if Mrs Abbot had seen the spaceship.
The children have cared and looked after Nig so kindly, and we spoke about what made a good friend in our PSED circle time.
We have written postcards and drew pictures of Nig in Literacy and been focusing on our number bonds to 10 in maths.
In P.E we used equipment to create an obstacle course through space.
We sadly discovered this morning that Nig has now gone back home, however we can't wait to see what adventures we have in store for us next week.
Aliens love underpants! 05/10/2018
This week we have been reading, 'Aliens love underpants,' where the children have been busy designing their own pants, using collage and fabric pens and creating UFOs, using a variety of materials.
In literacy we have been designing our own Aliens out of playdough and wrote about our alien. On Wednesday our pants that we had designed, went missing, so the children came up with a great idea to create missing posters and maps.
In maths we have been exploring 2D shapes in a variety of ways, naming, recognising properties and creating rocket shape pictures. The children have really enjoyed using our interactive whiteboard this week to explore various maths games. The website we use is,
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting and can be used on any laptop or tablet, maybe you could have some fun too and have a go at home?
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