The Nigerian Clapping Game
Also known as Ten Ten. Players stand facing each other ,clapping their hands and moving their legs to a rhythm. They must ensure they don’t raise a leg directly facing the other opponent – which means it is OK for a player to raise a left leg when the other raises a right leg. Once a girl or boy raises the wrong leg, the other girl scores a point. Other hand-clapping games are also popular in Nigerian playgrounds - watch this group of children demonstrate one here.
I hope you are all getting on okay. I cannot believe it has been two weeks since I have seen you. It has been very quiet here, other than my doggy barking telling me she wants a walkies. It was her 1st birthday yesterday, she was very spoilt and even got her own birthday cake.
I have been going on my 1 hour walk a day, it has been lovely to get some fresh air and some exercise. Speaking of exercise, I have also followed Joe Wicks every morning, which I find very difficult indeed.
I have started reading a book and nearly finished my first one, it has been very enjoyable. I can’t wait to start another one. Have you loved any books you have read? Or a book that has even been read to you?
It was lovely the other night hearing everyone clap for the NHS. I could hear loads of people where I live, even some were playing the drums.
I speak to Mrs Ayling every day. I have said how well you are all doing and we are both in agreement that we miss you all.
My highlight of the past two weeks has been seeing all the fantastic work you have done. You have all been so creative and had so many great ideas. Please keep up the hard work!
Miss Charles and Honey
Message from Mrs Ayling and Roo:
I hope you are all enjoying time at home with your families. I have seen some of your lovely pictures of you enjoying your home learning activities. It does make me smile to see you having fun with your learning. Missing all you little Squirrels. I hope you have a lovely Easter.
Class One's Business Enterprise
Throughout the Summer Term Class One are going to be working on their very own business. All children in the class will be involved with making items in order to sell and raise money. Keep coming back to this page to find out more.
I have attached the Chrismas songs for the nativity this year, if you would like to practise them with your child.
I believe the date of the play has been put onto last weeks newsletter, however a letter will be sent home with the children one day next week to provide you with more information, including what they may need to bring in and timings.
If you have any questions, please ask and I shall try to answer them or at least find out for you.
Making Little Red Riding hood characters and scones to take to Grandma's house.
To support our topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk' this week, in maths the children have been learning about measuring. They were set various tasks that involved them to find objects shorter and longer than each other. They also had to count how many items it took to measure an object, for example; counting cubes to reach the length of the giants foot.
This week Class one have been learning the story of The three little pigs and have participated in many activities. Today the children had the opportunity to make a pig face using; pancakes, strawberries, banana, kiwi and grapes. This is shown in the photos below.
This week in Willow Class we have read We’re going on a bear hunt and have taken part in our very own bear hunt as Mr Barnaby went missing. The children have been involved in various activities surrounding this, including map making, creating a poster, exploring animal footprints and making food, all for Mr Barnaby to come back. Willow class really hope that he comes back soon.
This week in Willow class, we have been learning all about Autumn. The children took part in a group discussion which explained the changes during this season. They were then given the opportunity to investigate what they had learnt, as they went onto the field to observe this for themselves. The children discovered that most the leaves had fallen off the trees, so we collected some in a bag and discussed the differences between them all. We then used the leaves we collected to make our very own hedgehogs.
This week we have been learning how to form numbers correctly. I have attached a PowerPoint below showing the rhymes we use in class, if you would like to practise these with your child at home. This week we have got up to the number four.
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