St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

The Queen's Jubilee

Welcome back to our class blog.

The last two weeks have been very exciting in Early Years.

Last week, our theme was ‘Bears’. The children listened to the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears before using their phonics to write sentences about their favourite teddy from home.

In Maths we have continued with our learning about doubling; the children have been encouraged to use their knowledge of subitising to help them identify the total number. They rolled a dice and made the number with cubes. A friend then made the same number and together they identified the double. They have also been introduced to the game ‘race to twenty’ where the children use tens frames and they make doubles to fill it up - the challenge being that when they are close to filling it up, they have to work out which number they need to double!

In RE the children started a new topic ‘Friends’ where they spoke about what it means to be a friend and how it feels to have friends.

We finished off the week with a very exciting trip to the Library where the children were able to explore the fiction and non-fiction books before choosing one. They also listened to a story, too. We had a lovely morning!

This week our theme has of course been the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a focus on ‘Picnics’. The children have listened to the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic as their introduction to the topic and in shared reading the children have been writing lists of foods from the story.

In Literacy we have been learning all about the Queen and her life before using phonics to write sentences about her. 

In Maths, we have continued with our learning on doubling; the children have practised during busy fingers and Learning Through Play, they have played ‘race to twenty’ and used part/whole models to identify what the two identical parts are.

We have finished the week with a wonderful Jubilee afternoon filled with crown making, sandwiches made by the children and biscuits! The children have really enjoyed making their own sandwiches and their crowns! Thank you for all your efforts with these at home, too - the crowns really are beautiful and have been on display in the classroom!

Over the half term, please take some time to practise reading and 'tricky words'. Thank you again for all your support in your children’s learning.

We wish you all a happy, safe and hopefully a sunny half term.

Miss Day