Thursday, 3 May 2018

Week Ending: 3 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:    FS1          Week Ending:  3 May 2018
Communication, Language and Literacy
This week in FS1, the  children have been learning about the letter J-j.
They have learnt about letter formation and the sound it makes. We practised tracing and recognition of this letter.
The children have also been learning words that start with the letter J-j ( jar, jug, jelly, juice, jump, jaguar, jet ).
We have also been singing rhymes ( Jolly Phonics –letter J-j) .
Activities throughout the week:

1) Worksheet-  Colour and recognize things that start with the letter J-j
2) Juice  craft ( glue  &  staple activity)
3)Tracing Letter ‘Jj’ (laminated sheets)
4) Jelly cooking activity

The story of the week is connected to the KUW ( water transportation) and it is entitled ‘If I had a Sailboat’ by  Jonathan Emmett . The children were taken on an imaginary journey to different places around the world ( oceans, the Wild West, desert, jungle) , using different types of transportation ( sailboat, train, pirates’ ship ).
Physical Development
During this week , the children have been working on gross motor skills during their PE lesson. In class, we have added one more fine motor skills activity: stapling! The children have been very excited to staple their own straws to their juice paper craft!
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The children have been learning about respect towards friends and teachers.

They have learnt about personal space and how we should use our hands thoughtfully and not touch others.

In addition to the story of the week,( ‘If I had a Sailboat’ ) the children were asked individually  what place in the world they would like to visit and what is their favourite means of transportation.

 FS1 children have been enjoying themselves practising on stage for the International Day celebration and they have asked to take turns to sing using the microphone.

Children have been introduced to number 11 . They have practised counting 11 items.  They have practised number formation through hands on activities (play –dough mats for number 11 ) and also abstract ( tracing with markers or pencils).

Colour (Gold).
Children have been revising all colours and we have been using gold ( as the colour of the kings and the pyramids).
Shape (Pyramid)
The new term has been introduced. The children have been shown a mini pyramid and they have all held  it in their hands. They have also seen a video about Ancient Egypt and the Giza pyramids.

During KUW they have made a food pyramid ( out of their own food) and it has been an amazing lesson!

Expressive Art and Design
This week’s craft relates most of this week’s Literacy  ( J is for Juice) . The children have been gluing a cut out paper letter ‘j’ onto cardboard and have stapled a straw to it.
They have used to pretend drinking juice.

At the end of the week we have done a jelly cooking activity and the children have been stirring the water and the jelly dust  and we let it cool , then they have eaten it.

Understanding of the World

This week the children have learned abouttransportation’ .  We have focused on water transportation and the children have been watching educational videos that are connected to this week’s theme.
We have also created class coloured paper boats and they have been very  happy to see how we can fold the paper in order to make boats.
New vocabulary : boat, ship, yacht, canoe, pirates’s ship, cruise ship.
We have also reinforced the healthy food theme and the pyramid shape by making a food pyramid out of the children’s lunches. We have shown them the importance of eating a large variety of foods and to choose only what it is healthy for them.
Next Week's Curriculum
  • Letter  Z-z
  • Number  11
  • Pyramid shape
  • Revision colours
KUW  :Theme:  Sand and water (summer wear)
Vocabulary:  T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, flip-flops, sunglasses, sunhats, sunscreen, 
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