It has been fantastic to have all the children return back into Jigsaw and share the learning that has been done at home and in school.
This month we have focussed on PSHE themed guided reading texts that explore big emotions. The children have listened to and responded to the stories and then been involved in discussions with their friends in the class. Posters, advice, images and ideas have then been created around these stories and characters.
In Literacy we have continued to work in our phonics groups focussing on the speed sounds – sets 1, 2 and 3. We have been building up our confidence to read with greater fluency and to share our understanding of the texts by answering questions and writing about them.
In maths we have revisited our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables before moving onto focussing on the 3 and 4 times tables. The children have worked practically with resources, as well as with informal and formal recording. The children have been encouraged to explore their understanding of these numbers and their relationships through problem solving and reasoning questions.
We even managed to squeeze in some 3D shape modelling – using marshmallows and tooth picks!!
Nurture group have continued to have geography and science at the core of their learning this month. We have investigated plants, including seed dispersal and observing plants growing and where they should be placed for optimum growth. In geography the focus has been on human and physical geography. This has been represented through 3D models using a variety of materials to demonstrate their understanding of these elements. PSHE is at the core of our focus and we have developed our own skills and supported the skills of the other children through play, sharing and communication.