Friday 17th January
We are really looking forward to starting our new topic on Polar regions and animals next week. We will be looking at the North and South pole and stories about penguins and polar bears. Our provision is all ready for Monday.
Super phonic work!
We have been really fantastic at phonics this week. We have been sounding out words and also writing short phrases using our phonics.
Wednesday 15th January
We are continuing to closely link phonics, home reading books and guided reading books. We would greatly appreciate it if you could read with your child so that we can change the books on Monday and Thursday.
Monday 13th January
We are really enjoying reading and retelling stories by Nick Butterworth. We have used Pie Corbett to retell the stories with repetitive actions. The children are beginning to retell the stories in writing and are using their new Phase 3 sounds.
In Mathematics we are continuing to look at numbers in greater depth. This week we have been exploring the number 8. The children can count to 8, find 8 items and record by representing the numbers using marks.
We have also loved making new homes and beds for Percy the park keeper. The children have joined, stuck and glued a variety of materials together. They have worked in super teams, taking part and sharing resources.
Happy New Year
Thank you for all your lovely cards and gifts at Christmas time.
We would also like to say Thank you for returning the Learning Journey's with lots of information and photos of how you celebrated Christmas.
Parent Learning mornings will be every Tuesday this half term and we will be playing Number games. The focus will be on taking turns, counting, adding and subtraction and number recognition.
Friday 13th December
We have loved reading 'Stick Man' and making our own stick printing, stick man characters, stick counting and many more activities in our classrooms. We are also enjoying reading Christmas stories every day and working independently and as groups in different areas of provision.
Tuesday 27th November
This week we are reading a lovely new book called 'Star in the Jar'. We are thinking about what things are special to us, feelings and emotions. We are writing short captions and phrases about what we would put in a special jar.
In Mathematics we are looking at shape and patterns. We are looking at shape patterns, colour patterns and even rhythmic patterns.
Our creative area in the Reception classrooms has been very busy with the children making kites and rockets to transport the star from the story into space. We have been using paint, different textured materials and junk modelling materials.
The children who have a speaking part have all had their short lines sent home in reading bags. please could you help us by learning the speaking parts with the children so that they are confident to say them aloud.
We have also sent home a note asking for costumes to be brought into school. We have some costumes in school and if you do not have a note about what they need to wear this means that we are able to provide your child with what they need..Many thanks for your cooperation.
Parent Learning Sessions begin on Thursday 21st November
They will be every Thursday morning from 8.45 until 9am until Christmas.
After Christmas they will be every Tuesday morning.
This is a time when we invite you to read with the children, work on phonics and comprehension. play number games in small groups and practise counting.
Monday 11th November
We have been making pumpkin soup. We have scooped out all the insides, roasted it, cut it and blended it.
We have also been learning about where and how pumpkins grow. We cut one open and sketched the inside.
Monday 11th November
Today in Remembrance Day. We had an assembly that the Year 5 children presented and talked about remembering the people who have served our country. We watched a Cbeebies show about what happened in the war. We drew our own Flanders field.
Wednesday 6th November
We are really enjoying exploring the new areas of learning in both classrooms this week.
Wednesday 16th October
We have really been working hard on our phonics this week. We have been sounding out words with e sounds using eggs and spoons.
Tuesday 16th October
Just love it when children take their play and learning to another level by labeling the city they have just created.
Friday 11th October
We have had a fabulous time making Elmer the elephant biscuits. We took turns and followed instructions to make the dough and decorate with icing and sweets.
Friday 4th October
We are all ready for next week! We are continuing with our 'Friendship' theme and will be reading stories about Elmer.
Thursday 3rd October
We have had a busy week. We have worked on our travelling and balancing skills in P.E. We have read and retold stories about adventures under the sea. We have worked on drawing our own portraits and used ipads to draw on too. We have been on shape hunts around the school and found objects that are circles, squares and triangles. We have had a lot of fun interacting with our friends during phonics games and outdoor activities.
Wednesday 2nd October
Next week we will be reading Elmer the elephant. We will be looking at colours and colour-mixing. We will be writing names of colours and describing Elmer. In Mathematics we will be finding the number that is 1 more than numbers to 10 and 20. We will be using objects and templates to count on.
Wednesday 2nd October
This year we will change reading books on Monday and Thursday. Please write a short comment in the reading diary to show that you have listened to your child read.
Please hand Phonics books in on Wednesday and we will set new activities and send the books home on Friday.
Monday 23rd September
For the next 2 weeks we will be reading stories on the theme of 'Under the Sea'.
We have set our classroom up to encourage the children to investigate and become independent learners.
In Literacy we are ordering the parts of a story and using story language to discuss the beginning, middle and ending.We will be learning about 'friendships' and talking about what makes a good friend. We are focusing on taking turns to talk and listening to each other.
In Mathematics we are learning to count forwards and backwards to 20. We are trying to be really accurate with our one to one counting and pointing to each object as we count. We are beginning to estimate and say how many we think there may be of something.
Wednesday 18th September
The School Nurse came into Reception to explain how to wash hands and be 'Germ Busters'.
Friday 13th September
We have had a lovely first week at school. The children have been amazing and settled in really well. We have done lots of activities inside and outside.
Have a lovely relaxing weekend and see you all on Monday.
Wednesday 4th September
Blue and Red classrooms are ready and we are really looking forward to seeing you next week.