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W/b: 29/01/18

Topic- 'The Smartest Giant in Town' bu Julia Donaldson

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and how the Giant was kind to others.

On Tuesday we will have our PE lesson. We will use the beanbags to balance them on different parts of our body and to throw and catch them with both hands.

On Wednesday we will look at the rhyming words in the book and we will think of the words that rhyme (sound the same at the end).

On Thursday we will learn about positional language and how/where to place the objects following the instructions given by others. 

On Friday we will look at sizes/lengths of different objects and use them in our play to order from smallest to biggest, longest to shortest. 

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p, i, n, m and find the words with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

W/b: 22/01/18

Topic- 'Monkey puzzle' bu Julia Donaldson

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and why the butterfly was puzzled.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will use My World programme to make pictures of our mummies by clicking, dragging and clicking on the features of the faces and putting them in the correct place.

On Wednesday we will look at the pictures of adult animals and their babies. We will talk about how most of them are similar but there are animals that have babies looking different: butterflies and caterpillars, frogs and tadpoles.

On Thursday we will look at 2D shapes, talk about the sides and the corners and use them in our play.

On Friday we will use the lines and circles to draw pictures of our mums.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p and find the words with the focus sounds.  

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W/b: 15/01/18

Topic- 'Gruffalo's child'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will learn how to click and drag while exploring different programmes on the computer.

On Wednesday we will look at 2D shapes and use them in our play.

On Thursday we will talk about rhyming words and the rhyming string and listen for different rhyming words while reading the story.

On Friday we will look at differences and changes while making jelly.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we are learning: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss sounds and we will recognise the words with the focus sounds.  

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W/b: 08/01/18

Topic- 'The Gruffalo'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will learn how to click and drag while exploring different programmes on the computer.

On Wednesday we will paint the Gruffalo pictures using circles and lines.

On Thursday we will talk about the sizes of different objects and order them. We will learn how to categorise objects according to their sizes.

On Friday we will learn how to use the scissors correctly when cutting and how to hold them safely.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we are learning: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss sounds and we will recognise the words with the focus sounds.  

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OUR CHRISTMAS PLAY: 14th and 15th December 2017

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Topic- Christmas and Winter stories 04.12.17

 

This week we are learning about

Different Winter and Christmas stories.

How to sing and dance on the stage.

We will perform our play to our friends in Reception.

On Friday is Learn to Learn day. We will be making different Christmas decorations.

Phonics: we will revise the sounds learnt so far and use them to blend and segment the words. 

 

 

W/b: 27/11/17

Topic- 'A squash and a squeeze'

Practising songs for our Christmas play

This week we are learning

How to sing and dance on stage.

We will be practising our Christmas songs on the stage.

We will learn what capacity is and we will explore the containers that will hold more or less water. We will talk about full, empty and half-full/half-empty. 

We will have our willow workshop when we will weave the willow in and out to make our special tree.

On Thursday is non-uniform day. We can come to school in the clothes with a bit of sparkle ;-)

 

On Friday there is no school!

Phonics: we will look at the sounds in words and learn g,o,c,k sounds

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Topic-Autumn and Fireworks 30.10.17

This week we are learning about:

Different seasons and the changes that happen outside.

We will go on our Autumn walk outside the school grounds. We will make different Autumn collages using our collection of leaves and conkers.

To listen to and to play Autumn music.

To learn why we should remember the 5th of November?

To make fireworks in our creative area.

To learn how to stay safe with fireworks.

 

To name numerals 0-10 and to match them to the quantity correctly.

In Phonics lesson we will look at differences in vocal sounds and we will talk about the sounds we can make with our voices.

Learning to learn week.   16th October 2017

This week we are learning

To develop our reasoning skills.

To learn how to ask questions so we can develop our learning.

To ask questions starting with what, when, where, who, how?

To learn how and why people all over the world celebrate Diwali.

To understand the Diwali story of Rama, Sita and the 10 headed Demon!

To pretend to be the characters and ask them questions. To act out the story using puppets.

To take part in a Diwali workshop on Thursday afternoon where we will learn about Diwali, try on traditional Indian clothes and to dance to traditional music.

To match the quantity to a number correctly.

To use 2D shapes to create pictures.

 

 

W/B 2.10 17

Harvest and Little Red Hen

This week we are learning about

What is a Harvest Festival, how do Christians celebrate Harvest? Learn Harvest Festival songs.

On Monday we will read and tell to each other the story of Little Red Hen. We will discuss who were the selfish characters in the story.

How to talk clearly to an audience, looking at them and keeping our hands away from our face.

How to talk to a talk partner whilst we are on the carpet for a lesson. To look at our partner and listen to what they are saying.

How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.

On Tuesday we will have our Harvest assembly.

On Wednesday we will go to our woodlands area to explore and look at the changes that happen around.

On Thursday we will practice getting changed for our PE lesson and have different games moving in different ways.

On Friday we will have maths lesson. We will be looking at selecting different amounts of objects out of a bigger group.

We have phonics lesson every day. We will listen to different environmental sounds and create new sounds using the instruments and different body parts.

 

This week’s topic- 18th September

Our friends and pets. We will be reading 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell

This week we are learning about

Our friends and our pets.

We will talk to a group or our class about our friends and pets.

What pets we have and how we look after them.

How to hold a pencil and draw lines and circles.

To revise the days of the week and months of the year.

We will look at Sitting and Listening skills and we are going to do sounds investigation.

If weather permits, we will have our first visit to woodland school.

This week’s topic- 11th September

Our Rights and Ourselves

This week we are learning about

Our rights as children and Golden Expectations.

Ourselves and the family we belong to, who we live with and how we are all different.

To talk to a group or our class about ourselves.

What our body looks like and how to draw a face.

We will draw our own self portrait.

We will look at the groups we belong to: our school, our class, the animal groups.

To learn the days of the week and months of the year.

 

Welcome to Nursery 2017-2018

This weeks topic- 4th September 2017

Topic- Settling in

This week we are learning

All about our new school, classrooms, learning environment, teachers and friends.

We will be taught how to use each area of the classroom and outdoor environment.

We will create class rules and a class charter to keep us all safe, happy and able to learn.We will tell each oth

 

It will be a very busy first week.

 

Our new playground.

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In our Foundation Unit we have Reception, and Nursery

 

All children have the use of a large well resourced setting which includes 2 outside areas, one of which is covered.

The times of the sessions are as follows-:

Reception 8.50 – 3.10 pm

Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30 pm

Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm

Pupils in receipt of 30 hours funding 8.30am - 2.30pm

 

Nursery Staff

Ms S. Handel, Mrs H. Payne & Mrs H. Trueman

The Foundation Unit is staffed by Teachers, Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants. All of our staff are happy to help parents at any time.

 

What is the Foundation Stage Unit?
The Foundation Stage Unit is a learning environment for children who are in the Foundation Stage phase of their education which is between the ages of 4 and 5 years.
The Foundation Stage is a distinct stage which is important in its own right and we believe it is crucial in preparing children for later schooling.
The Foundation Stage Unit includes children from their forth birthday until the end of their Reception Year. We recognise it as a crucial in education, both in its own right and in preparing children for learning in Key Stage one. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start to their education. Great value is placed on the quality of our provision in the Foundation Stage by providing all of the children with stimulating activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. It is recognised that when children join us, they will already have had a range of experiences and they will also have a range of skills and interests; therefore the curriculum is carefully planned so that their learning is always moving forward.

 

Week 10th July: Planets 

Monday: We were reading the information books about the solar system and talk about different planets.

Tuesday: It was our Sports day. We had so much fun ;-) Please see our photos (later) 

Wednesday: We went to play in the Reception rooms and made our space rockets.

Thursday: We made our astronauts helmets because we will be taking off into Space.

Friday: We are off on the journey around the solar system, see you when we get back (we don't know when :-)  )

    

 

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