Digit Day

On Friday the children helped raise money for the NSPCC by taking part in ’Dress up for Digits’ they looked fantastic in their number clothes. The children were adorned with lots of different numbers and shapes, that they all enjoyed spotting.

We started our day with some super number music. To warm ourselves up and get ourselves ready for the day ahead, full of lots of magical maths work we danced to ’Rock Around the Clock’ which the children loved grooving and moving to!

We played a frog jumping game, we made frogs jump onto lily pads and said which number they landed on. We loved seeing how far and how high our frogs could jump!

We made dough cakes and carefully counted how many birthday candles we added and looked for the matching number cupcake.

We used our pinchy fingers to peel and push stickers to match the number card we chose.

We also made pictures by drawing around Numicon, did some good thinking to piece together some really BIG number puzzles and we painted some of our favourite Numberblocks too…

We finished our day with a great number story that made us all smile!

We really enjoyed our number packed day!

Dragon Dance! 🐲

This week the children have enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year! We learnt that people clean their houses to get rid of anything bad ready for the new year. Then once everywhere is clean they put up lots of colourful decorations around their homes. They wear new red clothes as red is their lucky colour.
They watch colourful and lively parades with long dragons that dance down the street to music! They have lots of firecrackers that make lots of BIG BANGS! The big bangs scare away anything bad.
We drew dragons and made some long swirling, sparkly dragons too!

We also learnt that each year is named after an animal and 2022 is the year of the tiger.

We tried to do some Chinese writing to represent different animals. Chinese writing looks very different to the letter sounds we are learning.

We danced to some Chinese music and enjoyed creating our own music to make up our own dragon dances to.

Our music was very loud! A bit like the firecrackers in the new year parade!

We also learnt that Chinese people eat lots of lovely food as part of their new year celebrations, and that they use chopsticks to eat. We had a go at using chopsticks with a chopstick challenge! We had to really concentrate and persevere as we found using chopsticks could be quite tricky!

We tried some crunchy, crispy prawn crackers! Lots of the children liked them and thought they ’smelt good’ and tasted ’nice’ and ‘good’ and ‘yummy’ some of the children even thought they tasted ‘like pizza!’

🐯🧧🏮 Happy Chinese New Year! 🏮🧧🐯