Codden Summer Term 2022

15.07.22
 

This week we have been learning all about Pirates and have…

  • Written a list of jobs to do on a pirate ship using al the sounds that we know.
  • Investigated floating and sinking and the difference between fresh and salty water.
  • Made a pirate hat that fits our head.
  • Created pirate maps using tea stain and labelled them.
  • Programmed a Beebot to find treasure using words such as forwards backwards, left, right, side to side.
  • It was really lovely to see so many parents at our end of term Stay and Play the children loved showing you their work, the classroom and gardens.
08.07.22
 

This week we have continued with our theme ‘Under the Sea’. We have read the story ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’.

  • The children have learnt about teen numbers and have learnt how to represent them using numicon, cubes, and tens frames.
  • Matched capital letters to lower case letters.
  • Designed and described an imaginary sea creature.
  • Talked about how to protect our oceans from pollution and have designed save our ocean posters.
01.07.22
 

This week we have continued with our theme ‘Under the Sea’ and have learnt about sea creatures.

  • The children have learnt how to make Monoprints by spreading paint, drawing a fishy design with their finger and then taking a print.
  • In Maths the children have learnt to name 2D shapes.  They have created 2D shape pictures and have given reasons for the shapes that they have used.
  • The children have practised writing longer ccvc and cvcc words using the sounds that they know to write lists of creatures that are under the sea. 
  • Practised writing our letters carefully remembering to keep our tall letters tall and descenders below the line.
  • On Monday the children enjoyed an interesting visit from Barnstaple Library and learnt all about the Summer Reading Challenge, we hope you decide to take part!
24.06.22
 

This week we have begun our theme ‘Under the Sea’ and have started learning about ‘The Beach’.

  • The children enjoyed an informative talk by Fran about the job of a lifeguard and how to keep safe at the beach.
  • We have read the story ‘Sally and the Limpet’.  The children have learnt and remember the story and acted it out using small world and role play.
  • The children have created wonderful under the sea collages and have practised their cutting skills to create sea weed, fish, rocks and coral.
  • The children have written sentences to retell the main events in the story Sally and the Limpet.
  • In Maths we have been learning to use positional language to describe where things are using words such as: under, over, above, beneath, next to, beside, behind.
  • Thank you to those of you who have brought in books from home about the sea, we have enjoyed reading them.  We haven’t quite read them all so we keep hold of them for another week.
17.06.22
 

This week we have continued to learn about The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and have loved creating with clay during our Arts Week.

  • We took part in an exciting clay workshop led by Tarka Pottery and created some wonderful commemorative Jubilee plates.  The plates have gone off to be fired, we can’t wait to see what they look like!
  • Learnt about the Jubilee Medals and had a go creating our own out of clay.  We learnt to roll and cut out a medal shape using a rolling pin and cutter and explored making marks in the clay and pressing objects in and seeing what marks they made.
  • We were very excited to find out that our chrysalis had turned into butterflies over the holidays.  We looked carefully at them, talked about how they have changed and then released them into our garden.
  • In Maths we have been learning about which numbers are odd and even.
27.05.22
 

This week we have enjoyed learning about The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee,

  • We have looked at portraits of the Queen by different artists and created out own observational drawing of her.
  • Read the book ‘The Queen’s Hat’.
  • Learnt about the Union Jack, painted one and made one using peg boards.
  • Designed, made and decorated a crown to wear to the Jubilee Party.
  • Went to our first whole school singing practise to learn the Jubilee songs.
  • In Maths we have been learning about which numbers are odd and even.
  • We attended the whole school Jubilee Party, ate lots of yummy food and enjoyed joining in with some of the songs.
  • We have focussed on the sounds ‘or, ur, ow, oi’ and extended these to include ccvc and cvcc words.
20.05.22
 

This week we have continued to enjoy our learning based on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

  • We have made careful observations of our caterpillars and have loved watching them grow.
  • In Maths we have been learning how to halve numbers 0-10 and have used vocabulary such as subtract, half, take away equals, halve, less.
  • We have talked about what makes a healthy diet and have planned, prepared and made fruit smoothies.
  • This half term in Letters and Sounds we have been recapping all of the vowel digraphs that we have learnt so far and will be extending the CVC words to read and write ccvc and cvcc words.  This week we focussed on the sounds ‘or  ur  ow  oi’.

13.05.22

This week we have enjoyed our learning based on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

  • This week we had some exciting visitors to class… caterpillars!  We have been very interested to watch them grow and chance and can’t wait for them to turn into butterflies.
  • In Maths we have been learning how to double numbers 0-10 and have used vocabulary such as add, plus, altogether, equals, double, the same as, more.
  • We have sequenced and labelled the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • We enjoyed looking at photographs as us as babies and talked about how we have grown and changed.
  • We have created ‘transient’ pictures of mini beasts using loose parts, check out the photos on our class blog!
  • This half term in Letters and Sounds we have been recapping all of the vowel digraphs that we have learnt so far and will be extending the CVC words to read and write ccvc and cvcc words.  This week we focussed on the sounds ‘oi, ow, ur’.
06.05.22
 

This week we have continued our learning about Minibeasts…

  • This week we have learnt about our focus author this term, Eric Carle, we looked at some of his collage artwork and tried to create our own collages of mini beasts just like he did.
  • We have continued to learn about teen numbers and have practised ordering teen numbers and talked about how we know which number is larger/smaller than another.
  • We have written What am I poems to describe mini-beasts using lots of descriptive words.
  • This half term in Letters and Sounds we have been recapping all of the vowel digraphs that we have learnt so far and will be extending the CVC words to read and write ccvc and cvcc words.  This week we focussed on the sounds ‘oo, oo, ar, or’.
29.04.22
 
Welcome back, we hope you all enjoyed a fun filled Easter Break, it has been lovely to hear about what you have all been up to! Since using the Lower EYFS Garden the children have been fascinated to find lots of mini-beasts, so we are planning to find out lots more about them this half term. 
  • This week we have been on a mini beast hunt in the garden, we drew and labelled all of the mini-beasts that we found using the sounds that we have learnt.
  • Learnt about numbers 11, 12 and 13 and explored representing these numbers using numicon, tens frames and objects and matching them to their numeral.
  • This half term in Letters and Sounds we will be recapping all of the vowel digraphs that we have learnt so far and will be extending the CVC words to read and write ccvc and cvcc words. This week we focussed on the sounds ‘ai, ee, igh, oa’.