Week beginning- 04.02.19
Our focus this week continues with the theme People Who Help Us. This week we are looking closely at the role of a doctors and nursers. The children will be learning the qualities needed to be a doctor or nurse. We will be focusing our writing to explain the important job they do.
Week beginning- 04.02.19
This week in Maths we are learning 3D Shapes. We are learning that these shapes are special because they are solid shapes. We are learning the names such as sphere, cylinder,cube, cuboid, pyramid and triangular prism. Later in the week the children will be matching 3D shapes to everyday objects around school and hope. We will be encouraging the children to explore the school environment indoors and outdoors to search for 3D Shapes.
This week in phonics we are learning new sounds.
Group 1 have moved onto phase 4 blends- these are bl, br, cl and cr.
Group 2 are learning the sounds- ur, ow, oi and ear.
We try to make our phonics sessions fun so on YouTube we watch Geraldine the giraffe. She helps the children to learn new sounds. We also use the website phonics play which is fantastic for fun interactive games. The children could play these games independently.
Week Beginning 28.01.19
This week in maths we are re-visiting our 2D shapes at the beginning of each maths session. We will naming each of the shapes and discussing the properties,such as how many sides and corners each shape has. Our main focus this week is length. We will be exploring length in height and measuring objects using cubes. We will have 'wow' words displayed in the room such as big, small, biggest, smallest, tall, taller, short and shorter. To help at home you could measure objects in the home environment and discuss the height of family members. We also have a fun interactive game the children could play on a tablet or phone. Please see the following link.
This week in Literacy our topic is "People Who Help Us". Our focus is the Police this week. The children will be learning all about the very important job the Police do, how they help us and what it takes to be a police man or woman. We have lots of fun and exciting activities to complete in class, police books to read and lots of fantastic dressing up clothes to develop our imaginative play.
We have just finished the phonics assessments for all the children. We are so happy with the progress the children are making with their phonic sounds, segmenting and blending. In the homework packs on Friday we will be sending home a copy of your child's phonic assessments. This will show you what sounds your child knows and we would appreciate it if you could help to practise the sounds at home.
This week in maths we are having a really big push on number recognition to 20. The teen numbers are can be tricky for some children. A fun way to help you child at home to learn their teen numbers is to play teen bingo. During our mental starter this week we are re-capping previous learning of identify the number one more than any number within 20. We are also learning our doubles to 5 then next week we will move onto doubles 6-10. In class we sing a song to help to learn our doubles which is-
1 and 1 is 2,2,2.
2 and 2 is 4,4,4.
3 and 3 is 6,6,6.
4 and 4 is 8,8,8.
5 and 5 is 10,10,10.
Then we start again.
Repeat song..... Once repeated i ask the children to answer double 4 is.... double 1 is..... and I ask the questions in random order.
Our focus in Maths is comparing objects and groups of objects focusing on the language- less, more and the same. Please see the attached link to play the game at home.
Literacy- Our theme this week is pets and animals. Our story focus is called The Great Pet Sale. The week the children will be writing the names for the animals. Then our focused writing will be for the children to write words or sentences to describe the animals.
Our focus for Maths this week is capacity. The children will be focusing on the key language- empty, nearly empty, half full, half empty, nearly full and full. To help understand and explore capacity the children will experiment with different material, such as filling different size containers with water, sand, rice and lentils.
This week in Literacy our story focus is Mog and the Vet. We are focusing on Mog the cat and using adjectives to describe what Mog looks like. We have used images of Mog to help the children to use language using, size, colour, and features. The next step is then for the children to produce writing that includes the adjectives such as- Mog has black fur.
This week in phonics group A will be re-visiting the phonic sounds- ear, air, ure and er.
Group B will be re- visiting sounds- sh, th, ng and ai.
Please take a look at the website top marks. It's a fun, interactive website to help your child to play fun games and learn at the same time. Please see attached link.
Our focus for maths this week is learning the days of the week. We are teaching the children to order the days of the week in the correct order starting with Monday as the first day of the week. This helps the children to understand they come to school for 5 days and have 2 days at the weekend at home with their family. We are asking key questions such as- "Today is Wednesday, what day is tomorrow?".
Happy New Year and welcome back to school. This week is a busy week as we are straight back into our learning and routine.
This week our story is called the Tiger who came to tea. The focus for learning is sequencing and ordering the pictures of the story in the correct order. We will be looking at key events in the story and writing words and sentences from the picture. Please watch the story link attached from you tube.
This week we are working on our active counting forwards and backwards to 20. We are starting and stopping at different points. For example we are starting to count from 5 to 15 clapping our hands, or counting from 2 to 17 bending our knees. During our warm up sessions we are re-capping last weeks focus of one more than any number with 20. Our main focus in Maths this week is doubling numbers to 10. We are using the Numicon shapes to help the children visual the doubling or numbers. We are also singing the doubling song which goes........
1 and 1 is 2...2...2
2 and 2 is 4...4....4
all the way to ten.
Our story this week is called "Whatever Next". This links with our theme of Space. This week we are focusing on sequencing,understanding book order and talking through blank level questions so the children have a good understanding of the story. In class we have changed our home corner into a deconstructed role-play with cardboard boxes, sheets or materials and props. This enables children to use their own imagination and create and share their own experiences.
In Maths this week are emphasising to importance of counting forwards and backwards to twenty. We call this active counting so we use movements such as clapping, stamping and stretches to help us when counting. Linking in with our topic this with with Space we are counting down everyday from 20 to 0 pretending we then blast off in space.
Our main learning focus this week is one more and one less than any number within 20. We are using lots of practical resources such as number lines, counters, cards and number shapes to support their understanding of one more and one less.
Please see the link below from youtube which we have used to support some of our Maths sessions.
In Literacy this week we are learning all about Space. We are focusing on the moon, star, sun and planets. We have lots of fun writing activities to complete to name the objects in space and describe them. In class we have lots of creative activities such as planets paintings, rocket modellings, ice stars and planets. Please see the attached PowerPoint all about Space.
Week beginning 5.11.18
This week in Maths we are focusing on teen numbers. We are learning to recognise and say our teen numbers. Put them in the correct order from 10-20 and understand the value of the 1 in a teen number is 10. We will use different maths resources to help the children understand the value such as Numicom, deens and counters.
The website topmarks is a fun way to help your child become more engaged with their learning. On this website there are lots of fun maths activities for your child to complete.
Week beginning 15/10/2018
In Literacy this week we will be doing lots of learning based on the story 'The Little Red Hen'. We are going to write all about the characters and use adjectives to describe their personalities. We will be using words like 'happy, friendly, noisy'. You can practise using adjectives at home by describing the things around you e.g. that is a tall tree, or mummy is happy.
In Maths this week we will be learning about sequencing. We will focus on our daily routine, months of the year and simple tasks like using a pen to write our name. We have many different routines during the day, and we all do things a slightly different way. Do you wake up in the morning and have your breakfast straight away? or do you brush your teeth first? ask your children about their daily routines in school.
Art and Design
This week we are going to be doing lots of finger painting, we will be making autumn trees and our very own Little Red Hens.
Week beginning - 08.10.2018
In literacy this week our theme will be Autumn and we will be looking at the special things which happen at this time of year and focusing specifically on all the things to do with harvest.
We are going to look at recipes for pumpkin soup and by the end of the week, we will have written our own, made our own delicious pumpkin soup and eaten our tasty soup!
In maths this week we will be looking at 2D shapes. We are going to compare, draw and even make our own. There are some games here which you could try at home https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement
Don’t forget, P.E. is on Friday- Please bring PE kits into school.
Week beginning 01.10.18
This week the class is focusing on size. We are using a wide range of objects to describe different sizes and put them in the correct order from smallest to largest. We will focus on language such as small,tiny,medium,bigger,biggest and large. There are lots of fun games to play on the internet at www.topmarks.co.uk
This week our focus book is the funny bones. We are focusing on identify and naming different parts of the body. We have lots of exciting activities planned such as body yoga, skeleton labelling and simon says.
The children have been practising our poem "I'm glad I'm me". We will preforming the poem in front of the whole school on Thursday. Stay tuned as the video will be uploaded on our class page and our Twitter page.
Week ending 21.09.18
We have had a busy week in reception developing our gross motor skills. The children have had lots of fun with cosmic yoga workouts on youtube. Follow the link below to complete a workout at home.
Week beginning 10.09.18
In writing this week we have been focusing on pencil control and movement. We have been encouraging our children to write the letters in their name. Any activities at home such as writing, colouring and painting really help your child to develop their fine motor skills.
If you have any questions please come and see any member of our team.We are always happy to help and support you during this time!