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Reception Class 3 Mrs Stirling

Welcome to our Class Page.

 

I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our class. Have fun with the challenges set on the page and help us to celebrate our learning. Please check our page as much as you can, as there maybe  challenges and activities for you and your child to do together.

 

Mrs Stirling and Mrs Willet

 

Spring 2

'Our Blooming Marvellous World'

During this half term we have been learning all about growing. In the Reception classes we have focused mainly on the growing of vegetables.

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Maths

 

In maths this term we have been very busy. We have learnt about shape and been exploring the different shapes including 3D shapes. See if your children can find some shapes in the environment.

 

 

We have been collecting information in pictograms, lists and charts. Children have been finding out about each other’s favourite colours, favourite food, and the ways they travel to school.

 

We have been doubling numbers the children are getting quick at recalling doubles to 5 and are beginning to double some bigger numbers. Test your children and see how quick they can recall them.

 

 

 

Fun Maths

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Literacy

We started the half term by reading 'The Enormous Watermelon' In this story Old Mother Hubbard planted a watermelon seed & it grew & grew until it was enormous..... Old Mother Hubbard called for different characters to help including Humpty Dumpty & Little Miss Muffet & eventually they worked together to pull it out!!! You can find this on You Tube.

We talked about the characters and the setting in the story & used the story bags to help us retell the story using actions.

 

We then read the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables' where a little boy called Oliver only liked eating chips! When he went to visit his Grandpa, he tried lots of different vegetables from his Grandpa's Garden & decided that he did like them after all.

 

During the 3rd week we learnt all about instructions and why we use instructions. We found out that instructions need a title, bullet points, numbers & a 'bossy verb' at the start. We wrote instructions to make a jam sandwich & later on in the week the children made their own healthy sandwich, follow a new set on instructions.

The children loved their first forest school experience and so did I. Thank you to Mrs Barnes for all her hard work and enthusiasm for an amazing outdoor experience. The children enjoyed den building, tent making, making soup and potions in the mud. The session ended with a hot Vimto and a biscuit which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

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This week we had a visit from pets at home and they brought us some animals to look at. We had a house rabbit, a hamster, two chinchillas and a snake, we even had the chance to hold some them! Take a look at our pictures and ask your children all about the visit!

 

 

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In topic this week we decorated some Valentine's biscuits, we used red icing sugar and different treats to finish them off. We hope you enjoyed them!

WB 29.1.2018

 

In maths we started to look at 'subtraction' children found this very challenging. Please spend time with your children completing different subtraction calculations. 

8-1=

5-2=

3-1=

9-4=

See which strategy your child uses best.

I can use my fingers,

I can use objects,

I can use a number line.

WB 29.1.2018

 

Our Talent Show

 

What an amazing day the children are so talented. I hope you enjoy all the clips of the children’s talents.

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WB 22.1.2018

 

This week in Literacy we read 'Giraffes cant dance', the children talked about jungle animals and how the Giraffe felt at different points in the story. 

In maths we started to look at 'addition' children found this very challenging. please spend time with your children completing different addition calculations. 

6+3=

8+5=

3+2=

9+4=

 

Try this game at home

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

 

 

15.1.2018

 

This week we have been talking about animals that live in hot countries. The children then thought about last weeks learning and compared animals that live in hot countries to animals that live in cold countries. 

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In maths we have been becoming experts with 'Number Bonds to 5.' Test your child at home to see if they can remember them. The children also loved playing this game to help them.

 

http://www.conkermaths.org/cmweb.nsf/products/numberbondpairs.html

 

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WB: 8.1.2018-Phonics

 

This weeks sounds are

 

Mrs Stirling's Group- phase 4 blends cl, bl,scr, sc, thr, pl,

Mrs Barnes' Group- ur, or, ar, ow

Mrs Willett's group - th, ng, ai, ee

Mrs Burke's Group- segmenting and blending using sounds they know.

Miss Overton's group- h,b,f

 

Please take some time to work with your children on these sounds. Segmenting and blending words containing these sounds is prefect practice.

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This week we have been learning about the 'Polar Regions' and the animals that live there. The children have used the globe to locate the north and south poles. They really enjoyed painting penguins and finding out facts about them.

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In maths we have been talking about capacity using vocabulary, full, half full, nearly full, and nearly and empty and empty. The children enjoyed exploring different sized containers in the sand and water.

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WB 1.1.2018

 

The children have loved performing songs, dances, telling jokes and playing instruments on our stage this week.

Spring 1

'Snakes, Scorpions and Sealions'

 

This half term we are learning all about animals and their habitats. We are starting the half term off by focusing on the story of Noah's Ark and counting in 2's smiley.

 

We will then be focusing on Jungle / Wild animals, Desert animals and Polar animals. We be learning about which animals live in the different places / habitats and and how they survive in these different environments. We will be comparing the different animals and looking at how they are the same and different to each other.

 

WB: 1.1.2018-Phonics

 

This weeks sounds are

 

Mrs Stirling's Group- phase 4 blends gr, br, tr, cr, st, str, sm

Mrs Barnes' Group- oo, oo(u)

Mrs Willett's group - qu, ch, sh

Mrs Burke's Group- segmenting and blending using sounds they know.

Miss Overton's group- e, u, r

 

Please take some time to work with your children on these sounds. Segmenting and blending words containing these sounds is prefect practice.

Well done Jacob J, Paris, Jacob D and Malek you are this terms star writers.

WB: 27.11.2017-Phonics

 

This weeks sounds are

 

Mrs Stirling's Group- ai, ee, igh, oa

Mrs Barnes' Group- th, ng, qu

Mrs Burke's Group- j, ,v,y,w 

Mrs Lewis group- i, n, d, o

Mis Overtons group- p, i, n, m

 

Please take some time to work with your children on these sounds. Segmenting and blending words containing these sounds is prefect practice.

 

 

Maths

 

In Maths this week we have been exploring pattern, the children have made some amazing repeating patterns in a variety of ways. Please continue to encourage your children to talk about and recognise patterns they see around the house or when outside.

WB: 20.11.2017-Phonics

 

This weeks sounds are

 

Mrs Stirling's Group- ch,sh,th,ng.

Mrs Barnes' Group- ch,sh

Mrs Burke's Group-revision of Phase 2

Mrs Willett's Group-s,a,t,p

 

Please take some time to work with your children on these sounds. Segmenting and blending words containing these sounds is prefect practice.

 

We have been finding out about nocturnal animals the children have enjoyed sharing their knowledge and finding out new information. I wonder if our parents can sort out the nocturnal and diurnal animals.

 

In maths this week we have been recognising and using Numicon and have been practising writing our numbers. Some of us have even completed some simple additions. keep using the Numicon at home and asking your children to write the numbers.

We are supporting children in need.

WB 15/11/2017

 

Maths

 

In Maths this week we have been learning about time. The children have been using language related to time and beginning to read the time on an analogue clock. Ask your children to spot the o'clock times on the clock at home. Make it more challenging by asking them to read half past times. You can also talk about how long things take e.g. how long does it take to eat our tea? 1 minute or more than 1 minute? Children may also want to tell you about how many seconds are in a minute. The children have loved completing 1 minute challenges.

 

1 minute challenges

How many times can you write your name in 1 minute?

How many times can you jump on the spot in 1 minute?

 

I hope you enjoy completing the maths home work.

Also follow the links below for some fun time games.

 

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4705

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time#

WB: 13.11.2017-Phonics

 

This weeks sounds are

 

Mrs Stirling's Group- y, z, zz, qu.

Mrs Barnes' Group- x,y,z

Mrs Burke's Group-l,f,b

Mrs Willett's Group-t,p

 

Please take some time to work with your children on these sounds. Segmenting and blending words containing these sounds is prefect practice.

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Literacy

 

In Literacy this week we have been learning all about Diwali. The children have loved finding out about this celebration I am sure you have heard all about it. The Diwali party finished our week off nicely and the children looked amazing in their bright clothes. I hope you enjoy trying to spot your children's hand with their Mendi pattern.

 

If you want to know more about Diwali take a look at the powerpoint below.

 

 

Maths

 

In maths this week we have been learning about number order. Children have explored and worked with numbers 0-20. please take time to recap this with your children and play number games at home.

 

Game ideas;

WB 30.10.2017

 

Autumn 2

 

Our topic for the next two weeks is 'Snap, Crackle and Pop!' We have started by talking about Bonfire night and how to keep safe during this exciting celebration. The children have made rockets and safety poster. The children also got the chance to explore and experiment with colour by using paint and colourful sand.

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In maths this week we have been thinking about teen numbers. The children find these numbers very challenging to learn so please take the time at home to practice them. We have used Numicon to help the children understand the value of these numbers. Children have examples of these in their homework pack this week so please take the time to do this with your child.

 

 

 

Please take time to try some of the following games with your child.

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

Well done Riley, Magdalene, Jalen, Dylan and Jacob, You are 'Our Star Writers' this term.

Memory boxes- can you see your memory box?

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Phonics

 

This week in Phonics we looked at the sounds S A T P. Take time with your child to complete homework using these sounds. If you are unsure how to say the sounds correctly  follow the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

There are many games online you can also play with your child, here are some links.

 

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

 

Maths

we have been learning counting and the strategies we need to use to ensure we count accurately. ask the children what makes a good counter and see what they suggest. They all worked hard and had some good strategies.

Try some of the following games with your children.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

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