Week beginning 11/02/19
Just to say that we had some exciting visitors today. As you can see they showed us what they wore to keep people safe and they then let us 'have a go'.
Our topic after the holidays switches to Growing and we begin by reading 'Oliver's Vegetables. We will talk about the names for different vegetables and what they look and feel like too. We're also going to think about what makes a healthy plate of food too.
Our maths work concentrates on how heavy or light things are and filling different shaped containers with rice, lentils and pasta to find out what changes too.
Have a lovely holiday and come back raring to go!
Week beginning 28/01/19
This week we have been looking at a non- fiction book about Police Officers and finding out what they can do and how they help people. We have been writing facts about Police Officers and thinking about what a person would need to be like to be someone who helps others.
Maths has been all about measuring in length and using the special words that we can use when comparing objects- longer than and shorter than. We have also been learning our doubles for numbers to 5 and beyond. Watch out for the homework on Friday that will help you practise this at home too.
Our topic of 'People Who help us' has thought about the Police Force this week and we have made our own books about the police officers and dressed up as them too. We used the Beebots to get from the police station to a building where there had been a crime.
Oh! Forgot to mention too that we had some snow. Very exciting!
Next week we will be looking at the job that Doctors and Nurses do as well as thinking about keeping safe on the Internet.
Week beginning 21/01/19
In Literacy this week we have been reading the story of the 'Great Pet Sale'. Everyone enjoyed reading about and naming the different animals in the Pet Shop. We found out about Skinks, Geckos and Salamanders but our favourite was the Komodo Dragon! Everyone has been working really hard on their phonic sounds and learning how to say the sounds oa,oi and or when they see them in a word.
Our mathematics has been all about recognising the teen numbers in numerals and also combining 2 groups of objects to make a total . We have also found out about the + and = symbols when adding groups together too. Next week as well as measuring using length we will be learning our doubles to 5+5. Keep practising these at home too.
Our topic work next week changes to 'People who help us' especially concentrating on how Police Officers help us and what type of qualities a person should have to be able to help you out.
As you can see from the pictures below we have really enjoyed this week and I'm sure that next week will just be as exciting.
Week beginning 14/01/19
We have been reading Mog and the Vet this week as well as looking at other Mog books too. Everyone loves Mog! We have been sequencing the story using story vocabulary ans describing what Mog looks like and how she feels throughout the story. Ella was our Star writer. Well done Ella! Next week we read 'The Great Pet Sale'
Maths has been all about Capacity. We have been using new vocabulary such as empty ,full, nearly empty and almost full and then ordering containers to see which ones hold the most and least.
Next week a lot of our topic work is about Pets and what they need as a home and food and how you might look after them. Hope you liked the calendars that the children made this week- they liked talking about the different seasons and paint and glitter is always a good mix!
Week beginning 07/01/19
Happy New Year everyone.
We hope you had a lovely break and that Father Christmas brought you everything you wanted.
Our theme for the next few weeks is Pets and Vets and we began this week by reading the story of The tiger who came to tea. Ask your child if they can tell you all the different things that the tiger ate and drank. He was very hungry and thirsty. Can they think of another animal that they might want to come for tea too?
Next week we read Mog and the Vee Ee Tee- always a children's favourite.
This week's maths has been all about the days of the week, months and seasons- keep practising the order of the days as it can be quite tricky. Next week we are doing lots of practical exploring using bottles and containers to find out about capacity. Look out for the homework on Friday as it helps you to think about this before we start.
As you can see from the pictures below we have been busy inside and out.
Week beginning 17/12/18
This week has been full of Christmas activities including our brilliant party on Thursday. We made cards, chocolates and decorated biscuits to take home and then on Friday we began to think about Christmas properly! As you can see from the photos below we had a fab time!
Hope you have a fantastic holiday and a good rest. See you in January.
Week beginning 10/12/18
Just a big 'Well Done' to all the children who took part in our Nativity this week. It was brilliant!
Our Party next week is on Thursday and the children need to dress in their party gear and bring in a small plate of food.
Have a good weekend everybody and see you for a fun packed week next week-we'll be busy
Week beginning 03/12/19
Lots of practising this week as the time of our Nativity approaches and from the pictures below you can tell that the children have enjoyed re- enacting the first part of the story.
Maths has been all about counting accurately. Making sure that you don't 'overcount' and point to each objects as you count it. You'd be amazed at how tricky we have found this- so keep practising at home.
Our Nativity is next Tuesday and after that it's Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!
Week beginning 26/11/18
What a good week we have had. Our work and learning has been all about Hanukkah this week and we have learnt lots of facts. Did you know that you can win chocolate coins when playing Dreidel and that a Menorah is used to light candles for the special celebration? The photos below show that the children loved looking at and finding out about this special festival.
Our maths work has been all about recognising, writing and ordering numbers to 20. We are still finding teen numbers tricky. Watch out for the homework this week to practise at home.
BBC Bitesize is a good website to play games using numbers to 20 too.
Next week we begin our practises for our Christmas Nativity. Everyone has a part and have already learnt lots of words to our songs. They are very catchy and once you know them you can't stop singing them!
Week beginning 19/11/18
This was our second week together and everyone is really working hard and doing lots of learning. Our Literacy work is using the book 'Whatever Next!' to continue our space theme. We have ordered the events in the book and then thought about using describing words to say what baby bear was like. We are writing a sentence and trying hard to hear and write the sounds that we can hear in the words.
Mathematics this week has been all about doubling- choosing a number and then adding it to itself and finding a total. We are very godd up to 5+5 but then things get tricky when we start with 6+6 and 7+7 etc. Keep practising those numbers both recognising them and being able to record them.
We have been continuing our Space theme with moonscapes, patterns, aliens and space rockets. Last week we also had a fabulous Children in Need day with bright colours everywhere as the photos show..
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.
Maths- Teen numbers ordering teen numbers
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 29/10/18
The children are starting to learn about the story of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot in the run up to Bonfire Night. We will encourage the children to retell the story and also to sequence the story in the correct order. The children's writing this week will be to write about how to keep themselves safe on Bonfire Night. You could help to support this at home by looking at, www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/powerpoint/KL_GunpowderPlot.ppt
Phonics will continue on a daily basis. please encourage your child to be thinking about the different sounds that objects begin with or even sounding out simple words such as 'cat'
The children will be counting pictures of fireworks and beginning to learn what teen numbers look like. We will show the children how to use one number name for each object and to count very carefully. They will also be ordering Bonfire Night objects by size and using the language of size.
The children will be doing lots of lovely craft activities connected to Bonfire Night. The will be doing chalk pictures of fireworks, collaging fireworks, making a handprint fire and also printing to make firework explosion pictures.
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 ending 05/10/18
Maths. This week we are concentrating on measuring and using the language of size when ordering objects. The children will be using language such as longest, shortest, medium, longer, shorter, tall, short. We also practise counting every day and we will be counting up to 30 and back from 20. You could practise this at home with your child. You could also play a game to sort ribbons by size at http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Christmas-Ribbon-Sorting-710.
Phonics. We are starting our daily phonics sessions this week. The children will be learning a new sound every day and practising sorting objects according to their initial sound. The children will also be learning how to sound out and blend small words. We will be showing the children how to form each letter and they will be using white boards and pens to practise their letter formation. You can help at home by playing games such as eye spy and encouraging your child to hear what sound an object begins with. please visit the 'phonics play' website as there are lots of really good games to help reinforce the phonics that we teach at school.
P.E The children are really enjoying P.E. We play lots of ring games, we practise moving in lots of different ways and we have played games such as traffic lights when we really have to listen to the instructions. You could help at home by encouraging your child to be more independent with dressing and undressing.
Poetry week. It is National poetry week this week and our class have been learning a poem called 'When I grow up' with lots of actions. We will be performing this poem on Thursday in the hall in front of the other classes. I am sure we will be great.
Week ending 28/09/2018
This week we have been very busy active counting from 0-20. Not only have we been counting forwards, but also backwards. We have enjoyed lots of different counting activity including, counting blocks and building towers, counting cards and clapping whilst saying our numbers until the rocket blast off.
In literacy this week we have been learning all about ourselves and why we are special. We have talked about lots of different things but especially the things we have e.g. we have two eyes and one nose, we have also talked about what we are, e.g. we are very, kind and very caring, and we have also painted some very special self-portraits which were lots of 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.
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.
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!
Mrs Thompson and Mrs Lewis.