Week beginning 20th October

posted 24 Oct 2014, 06:49 by Karen Breen   [ updated 24 Oct 2014, 06:55 ]

The Three Little Pigs.

The children have been having a go at 'hot seating'. They had to ask the character at the front questions about how they were feeling etc.
Wolf :  I'm sad because I couldn't blow the bricks down it was too strong. I went down the chimney, I burnt my tail and                ran away.  I felt sad because my tail was hurting.
Pig:   I was feeling scared in case the wolf got in, he did so I ran away.
Pig:   I had to run away fast because my house was blown down, he didn't get me.
Wolf: The bricks were strong it was hard to blow them down.

 As a follow on from the hot seating the children had to write  how their character was feeling.


Children playing the three little pigs game.

About Numicon

 Numicon's imagery uses patterns to represent each numeral.

The patterns are structured so number relationships can be seen and experienced.

Numicon encourages an understanding of number and arithmetic relationships. 

Understanding numbers is reinforced through conversation and use in real-life contexts. This generalises learning and meaning of mathematical concepts.


Numbers are abstract ideas- all we can do is show represenations of them. Numicon shapes can be seen as 'pictures of numbers'

  • Develops fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
  • Helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects
    and spoken language to explain and justify.
  • Develops children into confident problem-solvers
  • See our Children experimenting with numicon below.



The children have been learning how to sew this week. For some of them has been their first attempt.  Look at the fantastic patterns they have sewn on their autumn leaves.





Joel  "I really enjoy sewing, I've never done it before.  I just want to keep sewing all the colours"

Circle time was good fun this week as the children were introduced to the 'Boomwhackers'

 Boomwhackers  are used as musical instrument in the percussion family.  Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes are lightweight, hollow, colour-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to musical pitches by length. They produce musical tones when struck together, on the floor, or against nearly any surface. They can also be used to develop sensorimotor skills, social skills, and musical creativity.