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Reception Class 2 Miss Patel, Mrs Jones & Miss Overton

W/B 20/05/2019

The children are working so hard in phonics, we are so proud of them all.

Group 1 are learning the sounds- a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e

Group 2 are learning the sounds- sk, sl, sp, st

Group 3 are learning the sounds- ear, air, ure, er

W/B 20/05/2019

This week in English we are focusing on Pirate facts. The children have really enjoyed the Pirate topic. We will be focusing our writing this week on Pirate facts using adjectives. The children also have a range of activities to complete in class such a making a treasure map using tea bags, pirate stories, lists of treasure and much more!!

W/B 20/05/2019

This week in maths we are focusing on patterns. We will first looking at patterns in the school environment and discussing why we have patterns. The end of the week the children will be making their own patterns with shapes, colours and numbers. You could help at home by finding objects in the home environment to make patterns with.

The children have been super excited to explore in our new pirate ships!

The children have been super excited to explore in our new pirate ships!  1
The children have been super excited to explore in our new pirate ships!  2
The children have been super excited to explore in our new pirate ships!  3
The children have been super excited to explore in our new pirate ships!  4

Walk the plank by counting in 1's and 2's!!

Walk the plank by counting in 1's and 2's!! 1
Walk the plank by counting in 1's and 2's!! 2
Walk the plank by counting in 1's and 2's!! 3
Walk the plank by counting in 1's and 2's!! 4

Week beginning- 13.05.19

This week in Maths we are focusing on teen numbers. We are teaching the children the value of the 1 in a teen number is ten. We will be using the Numicon shapes to encourage the children to make teen numbers using a ten shape and another number. This skill is called partitioning and is very important for the children to understand the value of numbers.

Week beginning- 29.04.19

This week in Maths we are focusing on addition and subtraction by counting on and counting back. This skill takes the children a few attempts to understand. The purpose of this is so the children don’t start at the very beginning when adding or taking away. For example 5 + 3 = The children will get five counters then add three more, then will count them all together to get the answer. This is correct however we are at the next level of learning. So we are teaching the children to put 5 in their head and counting on three, so say 5 in your head and count on three- 6,7,8.

Week beginning- 29.04.19

This week in Literacy our story is The Gingerbread Man. Our focus will be the children understanding story structure e.g. what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Who are the main characters in the story and the children can name the story setting and describe the setting. We will have two writing challenges this week; one challenge is to write different parts of the story. The final writing activity will be to write speech bubbles of what they think each character is saying.

Week beginning-29.04.19

This week in phonics we are learning new sounds.

Group 1 have moved onto phase 5 blends. They are focusing on the sounds- ue, aw, wh, ph & ew. The children are becoming very confident and fluent readers.

Group 2 are focusing on phase 4 blends- pl, pr, sm, sn& pl. These children have now moved onto reading cvcc/ccvc words such as frog, pram, drill, ping. The focus is for the children to be confident in reading longer words without saying each sound out loud and becoming more confident in reading the word.

Group 3 are recapping the sounds- igh, oa, oo, oo & ar. They are focusing on segmenting and blending confidently with the sounds already taught. This is a crucial stage of reading to secure before we move onto learning any new sounds. This stage of reading could last for a few weeks however is crucial to secure their reading skills.  

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 22/04/19

Our Literacy this week has been all about the 3 Little Pigs and we feel that we really know the story now. We have practised telling the story to our friends and used story language too. We remembered too to start our story with 'Once upon a time'  and ending with 'They all lived happily ever after'.

Mathematics has been all about sharing equally and writing our numbers correctly. We could share different numbers between 2, 3 and 4 on our sharing plates but it had to be fair and each section had to have the same amount. Next week we are counting forwards and backwards to solve problems- forwards we are good at- backwards is another story! We need to practise lots.

 

Our super star Hula Hooper of the day is Joshua!!

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Our Star Writer of the week!! What fantastic writing on Spring using describing words! Well done.

Our Star Writer of the week!! What fantastic writing on Spring using describing words! Well done. 1

Spring Poem for National Poetry Day.

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Raffle tickets for sale, for a chance to win a Easter Hamper!! 25p each for a full strip for £1!

Week beginning-18.03.19

This week in phonics we are learning new sounds.

Group 1 have moved onto phase 4 final blends- these are fl,lf,lk and lp.

We now have a Group 2 in phonics. These children have now moved onto reading cvcc/ccvc words such as frog, pram, drill, ping. The focus is for the children to be confident in reading longer words without saying each sound out loud and becoming more confident in reading the word.

Group 3 are focusing on segmenting and blending confidently with the sounds already taught. This is a crucial stage of reading to secure before we move onto learning any new sounds. This stage of reading may last for a few weeks however is crucial to secure their reading skills.  

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- 18.03.19

This week in Literacy this week our topic is growing and planting. The children will be going on a spring walk around the school looking at the plants, tress and ground to observe change in our environment. From this we will then be using describing words in our writing to enhance and develop our writing.  Activity 1 will be labelling pictures using adjectives such as long grass or yellow chick. Activity 2 will be the children writing independent sentences on spring explaining how our plants change using adjectives. Such as – Green leaves start to grow on the tall trees.

Week beginning- 18.03.19

This week in Maths we are learning subtraction within 20. We are using the counters and cubes resources to support the children when subtracting. The beginning of the week is focusing on the children understanding what subtraction is and how we subtract the small number from the large number to find the remaining number. We are introducing the symbols - and =. We will be encouraging children to independently complete subtraction sentences in the classroom. Watch out for the pictures!

This week the children have been using cubes to help them with understanding the concept of subtraction.

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This week the children have been using cubes to help them with understanding the concept of subtraction.  2
This week the children have been using cubes to help them with understanding the concept of subtraction.  3
This week the children have been using cubes to help them with understanding the concept of subtraction.  4
This week the children have been using cubes to help them with understanding the concept of subtraction.  5
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Week beginning- 11.03.19

This week in Literacy this week our topic is growing and planting. The children will be learning the life cycle of a sunflower. Activity 1 will be sequencing pictures in the correct order of the life cycle. Activity 2 will be to label different parts of the sunflower. The children will be planting their own sunflower and we hope to observe and learn how the flower grows from a seed to a flower.

Week beginning-11.03.19

This week in phonics we are learning new sounds.

Group 1 have moved onto phase 4 blends- these are st,str,thr,tr and tw.

Group 2 have just completed phase 3 sounds. We are now focusing on segmenting and blending confidently with the sounds already taught. This is a crucial stage of reading to secure before we move onto learning any new sounds. This stage of reading may last for a few weeks however is crucial to secure their reading skills.  

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- 11.03.19

This week in Maths we are learning addition within 20. We are using the Numicon resources to add together to find the total amount. The beginning of the week is focusing on the children understanding that they are adding two groups of objects together to find a total number. We are introducing the symbols + and =. We will be encouraging children to independently complete addition sentences in the classroom.

Week beginning-04.03.19

This week in phonics we are learning new sounds.

Group 1 have moved onto phase 4 blends- these are scr, shr, sp and sl.

Group 2 have just completed phase 3 sounds. We are now focusing on segmenting and blending confidently with the sounds already taught. This is a crucial stage of reading to secure before we move onto learning any new sounds. This stage of reading may last for a few weeks however is crucial to secure their reading skills.  

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- 04.03.19

This week in Maths we are learning all about weight using balancing scales. We are using real life everyday objects in the classroom to balance in the scales. The children will focus on the language heavier and lighter. When using the scales we will explain the importance of the object that is down is the heavier object and the object that is up on the scale is the lighter object. The children will be set challenges to independently use the scales and identify the heavier/lighter object.

Week beginning- 04.03.19

This week in Literacy our story is The Enormous Watermelon. Our focus will be the children understanding story structure e.g. what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Who are the main characters in the story and the children can name the story setting and describe the setting. We will have two writing challenges this week; one challenge is to label different parts of the story. The final writing activity will be to write speech bubbles of what they think each character is saying.

The Enormous Watermelon .. a short read for kids

The Enormous Watermelon is a fun story for young learners about Old Mother Hubbard and her friends, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill and many others.. Based on the classic story, the Enormous Turnip, this adaptation is ideal for kids who enjoying watching and reading with YouTube.

Week beginning- 25.02.19

This week in Literacy our story is Oliver’s Vegetables. Our focus will be the children understanding story structure e.g. what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Who are the main characters in the story and naming the vegetables eaten by Oliver in the correct order. We will have two writing challenges this week, one challenge is to name and describe a vegetable from the story such as- A green cabbage. The final writing activity will be to write a letter to Oliver focusing on capital letters, fingers spaces and a full stop.

Vegan Story Time #5: Oliver's Vegetables

Colourful story by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett about a boy who only eats chips and doesn't like other vegetables .... until he goes to Grandpa's house. Read by Miranda Lemon of Violet's Veg*n e-Comics where you can find many more colourful stories http://violetsvegnecomics.com/

Week beginning- 25.02.19

This week in Maths we are learning addition within 20. We are using real life objects such as fruit and vegetables to add together to find the total amount. The beginning of the week is focusing on the children understanding that they are adding two groups of objects together to find a total number. We are introducing the symbols + and =. We will be encouraging children to independently complete addition sentences in the classroom.

Week beginning-25.02.19

This week in phonics we are learning new sounds.

Group 1 have moved onto phase 4 blends- these are sn, pl, pr and sc.

Group 2 are learning the sounds- ear, air, ure and er.

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.

Thank you our wonderful police officers who came into school with their police car to talk to all of our children in Early Years. The children loved listening to the talk, having a turn in the car and watching and listening to the sirens.

Thank you our wonderful police officers who came into school with their police car to talk to all of our children in Early Years. The children loved listening to the talk, having a turn in the car and watching and listening to the sirens.  1
Thank you our wonderful police officers who came into school with their police car to talk to all of our children in Early Years. The children loved listening to the talk, having a turn in the car and watching and listening to the sirens.  2
Thank you our wonderful police officers who came into school with their police car to talk to all of our children in Early Years. The children loved listening to the talk, having a turn in the car and watching and listening to the sirens.  3
Thank you our wonderful police officers who came into school with their police car to talk to all of our children in Early Years. The children loved listening to the talk, having a turn in the car and watching and listening to the sirens.  4

Thank you to Oscar's dad for coming into to school to explain about his important job as a journalist.

Thank you to Oscar's dad for coming into to school to explain about his important job as a journalist.  1
Thank you to Oscar's dad for coming into to school to explain about his important job as a journalist.  2
Thank you to Oscar's dad for coming into to school to explain about his important job as a journalist.  3
Thank you to Oscar's dad for coming into to school to explain about his important job as a journalist.  4

Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.

Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.  1
Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.  2
Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.  3
Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.  4
Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.  5
Thank you to Jack's mum for coming into school talking to the children about her important job as a Physiotherapist.  6

Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.

Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.  1
Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.  2
Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.  3
Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.  4
Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.  5
Thank you to Parker's dad for coming into school and talking to the children about his important job as a Fire Fighter.  6

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. 

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 different 3D shapes - cube, cone, sphere, and cylinder. During each verse, a 3D object (dice, party hat, ball, soda can) is shown next to the 3D shape so that kids can see examples in everyday life.

Week beginning-04.02.19

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. 

 

Well done Parker for receiving the special trophy from football club, for being man of the match for two matches. Also showing fantastic leadership skills supporting and helping other children during training.

Well done Parker for receiving the special trophy from football club, for being man of the match for two matches. Also showing fantastic leadership skills supporting and helping other children during training.  1
Well done Parker for receiving the special trophy from football club, for being man of the match for two matches. Also showing fantastic leadership skills supporting and helping other children during training.  2

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. 

W/B-21.01.19

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. 

Phonics- This week is phonics assessment week for all the children in reception. We will be assessing what sounds the children know and identify any missing gaps. This helps us to plan accurately for your child's progression in phonics.  Phonics play is a free website for you and your child to access. It has lots of fun games to help your child to develop their reading skills at home. Please see the attached link to access the website. 

W/B- 21.01.19

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. 

 

great pet sale grandad

Uploaded by Neil Ford on 2017-11-04.

Fantastic independent writing this morning!!

Fantastic independent writing this morning!!  1
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Fantastic independent writing this morning!!  3
Fantastic independent writing this morning!!  4
Fantastic independent writing this morning!!  5
Fantastic independent writing this morning!!  6

The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.

The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  1
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  2
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  3
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  4
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  5
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  6
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  7
The children have had lots of fun dressing up in our new clothes!! We have been princesses, superheroes, doctors and vets. The children had lots of fun pretending to be their characters.  8

W/B 14.01.19

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. 

W/B- 14.01.19

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. 

'Mog and the V.E.T' read by Alyson a Veterinary Nurse

Uploaded by Bluebird bedtime Stories on 2018-06-13.

Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments.

Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 1
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 2
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 3
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 4
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 5
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 6
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 7
Fun with musical instruments. The children have been encouraged to make their own rhythm and beats using instruments. 8

W/B 07/01/19

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?". 

Days of the Week Sing-along Song

A sing-along to teach the days of the week (lyrics below). purchase this song on iTunes: http://goo.gl/SEKwG6 Watch another days of the week song! https://youtu.be/SejzpH-8itE see more of Mr. R.'s educational resources at: http://mathstory.com LYRICS Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 days a week, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 days a week...

The Tiger Who Came to Tea By Judith Kerr

The Wodonga Library is making Story Time with Mrs Mac available online. A new title will be uploaded each fortnight, with Mrs Mac reading wonderful children's books and singing songs and rhymes with the help of her new assistant Bluey, who is now a regular feature at Story Time.

W/B- 07.01.19

 

Happy New Year and welcome back to school. This week is a busy week as we are straight back into our learning and routine. 

 

English

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. 

 

The children getting creative making space planet pictures using sponges and glitter.

The children getting creative making space planet pictures using sponges and glitter.  1
The children getting creative making space planet pictures using sponges and glitter.  2
The children getting creative making space planet pictures using sponges and glitter.  3
The children getting creative making space planet pictures using sponges and glitter.  4
The children getting creative making space planet pictures using sponges and glitter.  5

Exploring the coloured ice stars and planets.

Exploring the coloured ice stars and planets.  1
Exploring the coloured ice stars and planets.  2
Exploring the coloured ice stars and planets.  3

Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!!

Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!! 1
Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!! 2
Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!! 3
Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!! 4
Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!! 5
Our Maths challenge this week is to find the number cards and match them to the correct double!! 6

W/B 19.11.18

 

Maths

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. 

 

Literacy

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. 

Whatever Next! (audio book version)

Sophie Thompson narrates Jill Murphy's all time classic, Whatever Next.

W/B 12.11.18

 

Maths-   

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. 

One More! (song for kids about identifying the # that is "ONE MORE")

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM ...or find me on Teachers Pay Teachers! www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Harry-­­Kindergarten-Music HARRY KINDERGARTEN MUSIC, LLC Hip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: ONE MORE! Educational Content: This song emphasizes that when you go to the right (on a number line, number train, etc.) you always get MORE.

Literacy

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. 

All about Space PowerPoint

Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.

Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.     1
Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.     2
Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.     3
Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.     4
Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.     5
Remembrance Day Celebrations. This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate and remember this special day. All the children in nursery and reception have worked very hard to make their own poppy and we have used red hand prints to make wreaths.All the children took park in a special silence.     6

Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.

Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.  1
Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.  2
Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.  3
Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.  4
Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.  5
Making Remembrance Day Poppies for the class display.  6

Well done Eli!! For achieving footballer of the week with his new team!!

Well done Eli!! For achieving footballer of the week with his new team!!  1

Week beginning 5.11.18

 

Maths

 

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. 

In Literacy this week we are learning the story sparks in the sky, the story is closely linked to Bonfire Night. In Literacy session we are focusing on descriptive language to describe the sound of fireworks such as bang, pop, whizz and zoom. The children will also be sequencing the story using pictures and putting them in order from beginning to end. 

Week beginning 15/10/2018

 

Literacy

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.

 

Maths

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.  

 

Today we have a fun learning session from Salford Royal Hospital. The school nursing team came into school to teach all the children in reception how to wash their hands properly. We had lots of fun games, videos to watch and hand washing to do!

Today we have a fun learning session from Salford Royal Hospital. The school nursing team came into school to teach all the children in reception how to wash their hands properly. We had lots of fun games, videos to watch and hand washing to do!  1
Today we have a fun learning session from Salford Royal Hospital. The school nursing team came into school to teach all the children in reception how to wash their hands properly. We had lots of fun games, videos to watch and hand washing to do!  2
Today we have a fun learning session from Salford Royal Hospital. The school nursing team came into school to teach all the children in reception how to wash their hands properly. We had lots of fun games, videos to watch and hand washing to do!  3
Today we have a fun learning session from Salford Royal Hospital. The school nursing team came into school to teach all the children in reception how to wash their hands properly. We had lots of fun games, videos to watch and hand washing to do!  4
Today we have a fun learning session from Salford Royal Hospital. The school nursing team came into school to teach all the children in reception how to wash their hands properly. We had lots of fun games, videos to watch and hand washing to do!  5

Celebrating World Mental Health Day by coming into school dressed in yellow!

Celebrating World Mental Health Day by coming into school dressed in yellow! 1
Celebrating World Mental Health Day by coming into school dressed in yellow! 2

Week beginning - 08.10.2018

 

Literacy

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!

 

Maths

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

 

Maths

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 

 

English

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. 

 

Poetry Week

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 28.9.18- This week we have been working really hard to develop our gross motor skills. This activities help to strengthen our muscles to get ready for writing. The children had lots of fun roller painting outside in the sunshine.

Week ending 28.9.18- This week we have been working really hard to develop our gross motor skills. This activities help to strengthen our muscles to get ready for writing. The children had lots of fun roller painting outside in the sunshine.  1
Week ending 28.9.18- This week we have been working really hard to develop our gross motor skills. This activities help to strengthen our muscles to get ready for writing. The children had lots of fun roller painting outside in the sunshine.  2
Week ending 28.9.18- This week we have been working really hard to develop our gross motor skills. This activities help to strengthen our muscles to get ready for writing. The children had lots of fun roller painting outside in the sunshine.  3
Week ending 28.9.18- This week we have been working really hard to develop our gross motor skills. This activities help to strengthen our muscles to get ready for writing. The children had lots of fun roller painting outside in the sunshine.  4

Week ending- 28.09.18 This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less. 

Week ending- 28.09.18    This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less.  1
Week ending- 28.09.18    This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less.  2
Week ending- 28.09.18    This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less.  3
Week ending- 28.09.18    This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less.  4
Week ending- 28.09.18    This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less.  5
Week ending- 28.09.18    This week in maths the children have been active counting to 20. During our active counting we have been clapping hands, jumping, hopping and reaching for the stars. This week our focus for learning in maths has been understanding number and the quantity of each number. The children have been building cube towers to match a number and comparing sizes of each tower, focusing on the language greater and less.  6

We have been busy learning our sounds and writing our letters.

We have been busy learning our sounds and writing our letters.  1
We have been busy learning our sounds and writing our letters.  2 "I am star writer of the week".
We have been busy learning our sounds and writing our letters.  3
We have been busy learning our sounds and writing our letters.  4
We have been busy learning our sounds and writing our letters.  5

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Join Jaime for a classic Cosmic Kids yoga adventure. We go on an adventure in yoga poses to the beach even into the ocean. We meet Squish and he helps us discover that it's fun to go on adventures ourselves and we just sometimes need to *decide* to be brave to have fun.

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.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

 

Week beginning 10.09.18

 

During the first few weeks of this term we will be welcoming our new Reception class children into our school. We will be spending lots of time building friendships, learning school routines and rules.

Uniform items, additional letters and general information can be obtained at our school office.

We look forward to meeting our children the families!

In maths this week we are counting to 20 and recognising numerals to 20. Below is a useful maths link 

for you to play with your child at home.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=counting%20to%2020

 

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!

 

Miss Patel, Mrs Jones & Miss Overton. 

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