Foundation C Mrs Thompson
Week 2 of “Mrs Thompson’s super star challenge” instruction video and story video!! Thank you to Mr Thompson for his video skills, a special prize to anyone who spots his finger covering the lens 😂🤦♀️
Hello!! I hope you are all keeping safe and doing well during this strange time. Please click on the attachments below for some ideas of what you can do at home in the incoming week (30th March). Again these are just suggestions, not requirements, please use these and adapt them to suit you and your household. In the commotion of last week I forgot to wish Harry a happy birthday.. sorry Harry! It was his birthday last Saturday (21st) and it is Lucas' birthday this Monday (30th) please pass on that I said Happy Birthday! If your child has a way of getting in contact with our birthday boys it might be a nice idea to send them a virtual birthday message or drawing. Also some advance notice for when you are buying your essential items; our topic for next half term is "In the garden" and as part of that we will be looking at growing, my first challenge for after Easter will be to grow cress or sunflowers and to record a picture diary of their progress. If we were in class my plan was to distribute cress seeds but if school's continue to be closed unfortunately I won't be able to do this so if you would like to join in with the growing challenge please buy some cress or sunflower seeds when you are shopping or online (I got cress seeds from amazon for 99p). Cress takes 1 week to grow and sunflowers take 8 weeks to grow; I will give pdf instructions on how to grow each one. I am thinking of you all this week and hope you are all staying safe and healthy, thank you for all you are doing for your family at this time. Mrs Thompson
Please watch our first “superstar challenge” video and show it to your child if you think it would be helpful for them to hear a video from me at home. I will post a challenge every week which your child can engage with but more importantly it will be a way for your child to connect with me if you think this would be helpful for them while school is closed.
Hello all! Please find four attachments below that will provide you with some support as you try to navigate this incoming week. Please don't feel any pressure from this guidance it is not mandatory, it is there to support you as you prepare to find new routines and structure for you, your child and your whole family in this change of season. Next Monday 30/03/20 I will upload a new weekly activities ideas document and I look forward to seeing you whenever we are all safely back to school. Thank you for all your support throughout the year so far, Mrs Thompson
This week we celebrated Calvin's birthday and we started party planning for our teddy bears picnic next week! I've attached pictures of the letters the children wrote in literacy and the shopping list we made to plan the food for our party. This week we have also been getting active for sports relief, taking part in the jungle gym obstacle course and working on our ball skills in P.E.
Last week we had a lovely time celebrating Elliott's birthday and playing in the first glimpses of sunshine. We also worked really hard with our hand writing, counting and number bonds to 10 with numicon. On Wednesday we went on a sound and word hunt around our classroom, we had to use our knowledge of phonics to hunt down the correct flashcard.
Our sound of the fortnight was "c" here is the song and the cued articulation that we learned to help us remember. Everyone loved getting their turn to play the castanet.
This week Miss Anderson gave us a master class on how to make pancakes! We had lots of fun measuring out the ingredients and taking turns to follow the recipe. We were all very careful around the hot griddle and everybody followed the instruction not to touch it. The best bits were getting to flip the pancakes and eating them during snack. During literacy on Wednesday we worked on trying to remember the instructions that Miss A taught us and we made our own pancake recipes by ordering the recipe pictures.
We had a very exciting week in Foundation C! On Tuesday morning we went outside and played in the snow. It was so much fun! After we had our fun in the snow we came inside and worked very hard on making our Valentine’s Day cards. They are so beautiful! On Wednesday we had a special treat and we got to play on the soft play bus. You can see from our photos that we had a great time!
This week we received two very exciting letters. The first letter was from P1L Donaghadee Primary school and they invited us to play with them in their playground. We went on Tuesday and had so much fun, we talked about how kind it was for them to share their playground with us and then decided we would make a thank you card to bring on our walk next week. The card is beautiful! The second letter we received was from mummy pig!! She was asking us if we could build a house for her two children that would not blow down. So we set to work trying to find things around our classroom that would not blow down, we discovered that heavy things will not blow down but light things will. Then as a class we sorted items into heavy and light and decided to make our houses out of cars and water bottles. In literacy and numeracy we have been working on complicated sorting for type and colour and have done lots of lovely reading work.
Sound of the fortnight "g"
Every fortnight we will ask a child to sing our new sound song so you can be singing it at home. We have covered satpinmdg so far in school and this is our song for "g." The words are "the water gurgles down the drain, the water gurgles down the drain, the water gurgles down the drain with a g g g g g."