Tarka 20/21

Tarka Class Blog
We have had a busy couple of weeks in Tarka class exploring our mini topic of “Hopes and Dreams”.
The children enjoyed making dream catchers and writing a sentence about their hopes. The children have each made a mini character for our English work. We have been thinking about adventures and taking our mini characters on play adventures. 
We we have also spent a lot of time thinking about being a good friend and working together. The children have enjoyed some challenges to practice working together. 
Week beginning 21st September 
Another busy week! The children loved seeing their dreams displayed in the classroom. They have enjoyed more adventures with their mini characters for their English work. In maths this week we have been measuring objects with the multi link cubes and measuring ourselves with string. We have continued to think about working together and being a good friend, playing lots of games and completing puzzles together.
Week beginning 28th September 
We have been thinking about the season changing to autumn, explored autumn colours and painted some autumn leaves. We talked about what harvest means and thought about what we are thankful for. The children enjoyed voting for their favourite fruit. We recorded this on a pictogram. 
Week beginning 5th October
We have been thinking about what a good sentence needs - capital letter, finger spaces, full stop! We have been saying our sentences out loud before writing them. The children thought about a friend or family member they don't see very much and have written postcards to them. We will send these home soon so you can post them. 
The children created some beautiful trees - some were spooky, some were magical! They also used the leaves they painted last week to make a hedgehog craft.
Week beginning 12th October
We have been practicing our handwriting this week and having lots of fun with the finger gym activities. We talked about our expectation of "Whenever we write, we write at our best." The children loved making their boats in Science this week and will be testing whether they float or sink next week! We enjoyed visiting Barum class to listen to their adventure stories.
Week beginning 19th October
The children have enjoyed learning the story of The Little Red Hen with Miss Chapman this week. They had lots of fun making bread with play dough, acting out the story with puppets and sequencing the pictures from the story. They had a go at making their own hens too!
In Science, the children absolutely loved testing their boats to see whether they would float or sink. Unfortunately, some of their mini characters got soaked! 
We have been focusing on number bonds to 10 in maths and tried to improve the speed of recalling them.