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Reception Class 4 Mrs Barnes

WB 18.6.2018

 

 

In maths this week we will be finding out about measurements. We will be using rulers, metre sticks, cubes to measure the length of objects.

 

language to use with your children,

 

big, small, longer, shorter, centimetre, metre, more than, less than.

In literacy this week we are reading the story 'The Three Dinosaurs,' follow the link to continue reading it at home. See if the story is familiar to you.

 

Welcome to our Class Page.

 

I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our class. This will be an area that will celebrate our learning and keep you up to date with the things that we are learning about in our class. 

Please check our page as much as you can, as there maybe  challenges and activities for you and your child to do together.

 

Happy Learning smiley

WB 11.6.2018

 

Over the next few weeks we are learning lots of facts about Dinosaurs. We will also be learning lots of new vocabulary, ask your children if they know what the following words mean.

 

Carnivore,   herbivore,  armour,   plates, prehistoric,   Jurassic,  fossil, paleontologist. 

In maths this week we are learning about time, children should be able to recognise o'clock times. Some children will be able to recognise half past times. Throughout the day ask your children what time it is. 

 

Try this game with your children

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm

Star Writers (Spring 2)

Well Done to our 'Star Writers this half term, who are Jackson, Lucy, Isla and Zara smiley
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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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: 29.01.18

 

This week in Literacy we have used the book 'Dear Zoo' as our focus. This is a  book that most of the children know very well already. We have focused on looking at the descriptive words that the author has used to descriptive each of the animals & we then thought of different words to describe the animals.

 

On Thursday we had a delivery from the Zoo, on the boxes there were clues, to help us work out what was inside the mystery package!!! :

 

The children then created their own clues for their own zoo animal and their friends had to guess what it was. We had lots of fun.

WB 29.01.18

 

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 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=

 

 

 

Click on the link below & work with your child to complete some of the addition facts together.

 

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

WB:15.01.18

As it has been our Emotionally Friendly Schools Week this week, in Literacy we have been reading a book called 'Ouch in my Pouch' , where Willaby the Wallaby is not comfortable in his Mum's pouch anymore, so he asks other animals if he can go in their pouch instead, which he doesn't like either!

We worked together to think of different ways that Willaby the Wallaby could make himself happy & relaxed (e.g. play with his friends, have a bath, enjoy a treat, read a book) & thought about the children using these ideas when they are not feeling happy at home or at school.

WB:15.01.18

In Maths this week we have been learning all about adding and number bonds to 5. We have been using the vocabulary of: plus, add, equals, altogether and makes to talk about the number bonds.

 

We used the power point attached to find out all the different ways of making 5, when using pairs of numbers.

Fred Five the Ladybird (Number Bonds to 5)

During our Emotionally Friendly Week the children in our class have been involved in Cosmic Yoga & Peer Massage sessions.

 

Click on the link below to have a go with your child.

 

 

Mike The Cosmic Space Monkey | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 9 | Mike The Cosmic Space Monkey | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kids yoga story all about empathy and compassion. Should we rescue Snarge when he gets into difficulty, even though he's an evil alien Mudfish? YES!

Peer Massage Power point

WB 8.1.2018

 

 

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 children really enjoyed finding out lots of facts about Polar Animals & shared their new facts with the rest of the class.

 

 

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.

wb 8.1.2018

 

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.

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.

AUTUMN TERM LEARNING

Our Star Writers this half term are: 

Edward, Hannah, Erin K, Hollie, 

Phoebe, Isla. Well done to you all smiley

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.

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.

Phonics

WB: 13.11.2017

 

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.

 

WB: 20.11.17

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.

 

WB: 20.11.17

 

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.

 

WB 13/11/2017

 

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: 30.10.17 & 06.11.17

Our topic for the first 2 weeks of this half term is 'Snap, Crackle and Pop'

We will be focusing on Bonfire Night and Diwali and the colours and sounds that the children experience during these celebrations.

HAPPY DIWALI frown

This week we have been learning all about  Diwali - 'The Festival of Light' We have found out about the different traditions and celebrations that happen during this Hindu celebration.

The children have made their own Diva lamps, Diwali cards, created their own Mendhi  and Rangoli patterns, eaten some Indian snacks and danced to traditional Diwali music.

Click on the link below to listen to a Diwali song we have been listening to in class this week.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-go-club-diwali-song

We have also watched some video clips in our Literacy sessions to learn more about what happens at Diwali.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR  PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR DIWALI CELEBRATIONSfrown.

Our Star Writers this half term are: Isabella, Archie, Isla, Leo & Dara. Well done to you all smiley

Scarecrow Festival

 

PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SCARECROW TOPIC HOME LEARNING ACTIVITY

We are asking our children to make their very own scarecrow at home to celebrate the autumn season. We will be displaying all scarecrows on the school Sandhills in our very own scarecrow festival!

Please bring your scarecrow to school on Friday 13th October. Thank you!

Homework

Your children have started to bring home homework. This will be a mixture of phonics, maths and topic related homework. We have a homework basket in our classroom for all completed activities. Please put your child's homework pack in this basket once they have completed their homework.

 

PHONICS

As your child begins to learn a wide variety of letter sounds, the pronunciation of these sounds will be very important. Please watch this video for advice on how to say 'pure' letter sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE

You may also find this video helpful in supporting your child in 'blending' letter sounds to read words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ovJIxTQpsU

 

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of staff. Thank you!

Here are the key texts that we will be looking at over the next few weeks:

Happy Harvest!

As the weather grows cooler and the colours around us begin to change, we will be learning about Autumn and Harvest time. You could try going on an autumn walk to collect leaves or conkers, or explore the markets or supermarkets to see which winter vegetables are starting to appear.

 

SENSES

 

We have been learning all about our senses! We have been exploring our sensory table in our classroom. Please talk to your children about our sense of smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing at home. They can be quite tricky concepts to understand!

 

 

MEMORY BOXES

We have loved looking at the children's memory boxes this week and finding out about their memories and looking at their precious things. Thank you for all of your time and support in getting these ready over the last few days. smiley

 

 

Mathematics

 

This week Maths we have been using the language of more and less to compare quantities. We have been building towers using blocks both indoors and outdoors and then finding out what is 1 more.

We have collected groups of objects around school and have used the language of more and less to compare the 2 groups.

 

We used a programme on the interactive screen during the screen. Click the link below to have a go.

 

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mucky.html

 

 

 

We have had a brilliant first 2 weeks in school and the children have been superstars. 

We are looking forward to learning lots of new things over the next half term.

During the next few weeks the children will be learning lots about themselves, their bodies, their senses and their family.

WATCH this space to see what we have been up to in class. smiley

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