This week sees the last week on our topic Colours. They children have experienced various teacher led activities exploring colour in many different ways. This weeks focused learning activities have been…..
to use the unifex to decide whether the children had chosen a light or dark colour and compared with their friends.
To discuss the different colours animals are.
The children enjoyed a wonderful story “What the ladybird heard next” which involved learning rhyming strings.
The children all practised writing their name in the cursive style or worked on writing rhyming words.
The children were focusing on their hemisphere writing skills of certain letters remembering that all letters start from the grass.
The children have learned about Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl. The children looked at some of his best known work where he made use of rectangles and lines with bright colours of red, blue and yellow.
This week our focused maths group activity is related to measuring our feet. The children drew around a foot and then used the unifix to measure how long their foot is. They then counted how many unifix they used and then stuck the correct amount of squares on.
Indpendent work was in full swing. The children then wrote their names on and the number of unifix they counted.
How many unifix would you need to measure your foot?
This week we are focusing on words that rhyme. In particular ‘at’ cvc words as well as words that rhyme with pig, log and sit. The children were encouraged to listen to a word and say what other words rhyme with the word that was said . Some found this tricky but all tried their best.
The children then used their knowledge to write a few words that rhymed.
Some children are still working on pencil control so worked hard on forming their name.
What do you think of our writing?
This week we have introduced Georgia the pig to the children, who lives on the farm and has a round tummy. The children practised the action for Georgia the pig, who starts down on the grass, goes up to where the helicopter flies and then goes round the belly.
Some children practised their round circular movements and other children used dotted tracing sheets to write the letter “c” to get familiar with the pencil action. Children went on to either write their name, write simple cvc words or write a simple sentence depending on stage of development.
Can your child show you the action for Georgia the pig?
This week in the Transition room we are concentrating on correct three fingered tripod grip on our pencils.
With our pencil grip correct we have looked at Harriet the Cow’s letters which are l, t, h, k and f.
Some of the children have focused on the up and down movements whilst others have formed the letters l and t. Once these letters are mastered children have focused on h, k and f.
for some children their focus has been on pencil pressure and making marks on the paper.
Harriet cow and Georgia pig letters are the focus for writing this week in the transition classroom. The children are practising the physical moves first then settle down to write them on the guided lines from hemisphere. The children are being encouraged to hold the pencil correctly and to independently write the letters.
This week the children have been practicing the letter formation of Harriet the cow letters.
First they all had to remind themselves of what Harriet says and how she stands on the grass and stretches up tall past the clouds, to the sky and back down to the grass again.Â
“this is very tricky”Â
The children was showing great interest in being Harriet the cow and making her noise, then after going over some simple yellow pens lines had a go at writing the letter themselves.
Â “What letter are you doing now?”
great pencil grip….
Â “That’s in my name Mr Brombley”.
“I’m doing it Mr Brombley, look….”
The children were introduced to ‘Harriet’ the cow this week, at their literacy group time. Harriet stands on her hind legs, which makes her a tall cow and she has a group of tall letters (l,t,h,k and f). The children use movement and gestures to help them recognise/remember these letters and initiate/develop their cursive writing ability. There was much enjoyment while squatting to touch the ‘grass’ and going on tiptoe to reach for the ‘clouds’.
They did this activity with lots of enthusiasm and hard work. Harriet the cow was very impressed, in fact she was positivelyÂ moooooved!