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Codden Spring Term 2023

27.01.23
 

This week we have started learning about Rockets and Space

  • Thought about what it might be to live in space and found out how astronauts eat, sleep, and wash in space.
  • We have written a postcard home from Baby Bear telling his mum what it was like in space.  We tried hard to remember to leave spaces between each word.
  • Learnt about subtraction and worked out how many aliens will be left on a planet if some of them leave.  We used words such as subtract, take away, less, equals.
  • We have learnt the sounds ai, ee, igh and have practised reading and writing words using these sounds.
  • Found out about the first person who landed on the moon.
20.01.23
 

This week we have started learning about Rockets and Space

  • We have read the story of Whatever Next.  We have acted out the story and remembered it in sequence.  
  • We have written a list of everything that we think we would need to take on a space adventure, sounding out carefully and using the sounds that we have learnt.   
  • We have investigated how to make rockets and explored how we can get them to travel faster and further.
  • Compared objects to find out which was the longest and shortest and explored measuring using cubes.
  • We have learnt the sounds sh, ch, th, ng and have practised reading and writing words using these sounds.
  • Made food to feed the bird and watched birds in our EYFS Garden as part of the RSPB Birdwatch.
  • Learnt about how to look after our teeth and keep them clean and healthy with Kim from Torrington Dental Practice.

13.01.23

 

This week we have continued with our Learning About Little Red Riding Hood

This week we have…

  • Explored ways of turning junk materials into a basket for Little Red Riding Hood to carry her shopping to Grandmas’ House.  We talked about size, shape and ways of attaching the materials.
  • Thought of words to describe the wolf and have written a WANTED poster to try and catch him.
  • Listened to and followed instructions for how to make bird feeders.
  • Learnt the sounds z zz qu, y and learnt how to read and write CVC words using these sounds.
  • Compared numbers using words such as bigger than, smaller than greater than, less than and investigated doubling and halving.
  • Drawn a story map and used a programmable Beebot to travel through the journey using words such as forwards, backwards, turn, left, right, sideways.
  • You can look at photos of the week on the Codden Class Blog on the school website.

Welcome back, we hope you all enjoyed a fun filled Christmas with your friends and family.  Thank you so much for your lovely cards, gifts and best wishes we really appreciate them all.

This week we have started the term with a traditional take ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, we have focussed on journeys.

This week we have…

  • Talked about what we did during the Christmas Holidays and have written a sentence using the sounds that we know.
  • Learnt the sounds j v w x and learnt how to read and write CVC words using these sounds.
  • Listened to the story Little Red Riding Hood, we have acted out the story in sequence using words and phrases from the story using role play and small world.
  • Talked about how we travel to school and make a class pictogram to find out what is the most common way of travelling, car, walking, taxi or bike?
  • Looked carefully at the character of the wolf and have drawn pictures of it using charcoal.  We found that we could make lots of different types of marks.