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Autumn 1: Storybook Friends

Autumn 1: Story Book Friends


This half-term we have been looking at stories written by Mick Inkpen. We have met, Kipper, Tiger, Wibbly Pig and a few more lovable characters. The children developed an enjoyment of reading and loved reading and re telling the familiar stories to their friends.


We used these characters to lead us into other subjects. In DT we made a   blanket for Wibbly Pig by drawing on fabric. This tied in with our science   topic of materials where the children sorted different types of fabrics to   find ones that would be suitable for a blanket. They also sorted classroom   objects into wood, metal and plastic and discussed why certain materials   were chosen to make each object.


 Another DT project was to create a pop up story book based on Kipper. The children included flaps, and sliders to make their characters move.


 Jasper's Beanstalk was used as an introduction to our science topic about plants. The children drew and labelled a simple plant talking about the job each part performed . They were very proud of themselves when they learned the word "photosynthesis!" This story was also used for sequencing and as an introduction to diary writing.

 We looked at sorting in maths followed by place value . We ordered number   and used resources to show the correspondence between the number and its   value. The children learned the correct way to form their numbers . In   arithmetic the children counted forwards and backwards and began to find 1   more than a given number.

 We had a fabulous trip to the Marina Theatre to see "Dear Zoo" live on stage. 

 We had a great view and the show had everyone laughing and singing along.

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