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WC: 24.06.2019

Topic – The Farm  

 

This week we are learning:

  • About the story of Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell.  
  • To describe 3D shapes, using vocabulary: corners, edges, faces, circle, square and rectangle. 
  • To talk about our trip and what to expect. 
  • To write our numbers correctly.

 

Something to do at home

What do they already know about the farm?

 

 

On Thursday: PE for both Teams with a PE Coach – Please note change of Day!

 

On Friday: Our School trip to Willows Farm.

  • All children should be dressed in school uniform, wearing suitable shoes as we will be outside for the day.
  • The children will also need a waterproof coat, preferably with a hood, in case it rains and if it’s a warm sunny day, children will need a sun hat and cream applied before school.
  • The children will need a packed lunch from home or we can supply a school lunch providing this has been ordered in advance. They can bring their lunches in a rucksack as this will be easier to carry and lunchboxes can be awkward to carry around all day. NO glass bottles, cans, fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets please.

WC: 13.05.2019

Topic – Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 

This week we are learning:

  • About the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • How to write an opening to a story.
  • How to make plans and how to improve our work. 
  • Ramadan – How Muslims celebrate it? 
  • How to half a number
  • How to add and subtract from a number using a variety of ways, such as fingers, dot method, objects and number line. 

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. lair, sure, card, book, burger, join, thing, chicken.    
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsScVF6Jo6A

Show your grown-ups how good you are at Subtilizing – look at a set of items and recognise what it is.  Call out the number when you see the display!

 

On Thursday: PE for both Teams with a PE Coach – Please note change of Day!

 

On Friday: No Woodlands this week

WC: 22.04.2019

Topic - St. George’s Day

 

This week we are learning:

  • What is St George’s day and how do people celebrate?
  • To understand the story of St George.
  • To describe dragons, create our own dragon and write about it.
  • To make items for St Georges Day.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. chair, lair, green, think, thing, chin, rain, tail.    
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

Talk to your grown-ups about what was favourite thing was about the Easter holidays?

 

On Thursday: PE for both Teams with a PE Coach – Please note change of Day!

 

On Friday: Woodlands – Turquoise Team with Mrs Prince

When Mrs Prince's chickens came to visit...

Our Spring Walk

WC: 25.03.2019

Topic -  Mother’s Day and Spring

This week we are learning:

  • To investigate the signs of Spring and what this means, by going on a Spring Walk. 
  • To write about the signs of spring, thinking about: capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 
  • To use the cherry model to add.
  • PE – We will be learning how to travel over, under, through PE Apparatus. 

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. chair, lair, green, think, thing, chin, rain, tail.    
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

To talk about the Signs of Spring at home and make a poster to show us the signs of spring.

 

 

On Wednesday: PE for both Teams

 

On Friday: Woodlands – Garnet Team with Mrs Prince

 

Friday 29th March 2019 – Learning Journals

You are invited to come in and see your child’s learning journal. 

Time: 8.45-9am.

 

WC: 18.03.2019

Topic -  Little Red Hood Story

This week we are learning:

  • The story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. 
  • How to stay safe – Stranger Danger – Link to the Little Red Riding Hood Wolf
  • To begin to write the opening of a story. 
  • How to use a variety of resources to make a wolf mask. 
  • To explore money
  • PE – We will be learning how to travel over, under, through PE Apparatus. 

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. book, green, laptop, took, zoo, high, sight,    
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

Go on a short walk and ask the children to write a sentence about what they were able to see. 

 

 

On Wednesday: PE for both Teams

 

On Friday: Woodlands – Turquoise Team with Mrs Prince

 

Friday 22nd March 2019 - Open Morning – Writing |Focus:

  • If you are able to come along, please stay with your child when you drop them off.  Sign in as usual. 
  • Any questions please ask. 

Healthy Eating Week: The children enjoyed making Healthy Fruit Kebabs

WC: 11.03.2019

Topic -  Healthy Eating Week

This week we are learning:

  • The story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ By Eric Carle. 
  • To talk about how we can stay healthy, i.e. food, sleep, teeth, exercise, bones.
  • To create our own healthy fruit kebab. 
  • To explore money
  • PE – We will be learning how to negotiate space and take turns using a parachute. 

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. took, look, car, fur, chair,   
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

Think about how you can be healthy at home?  Bring in your ideas to school.  You may wish to write a list. 

 

On Monday: Healthy Kebab

  • We will be creating our own Fruit Kebab/ Plate. 
  • The children will be choosing the fruit they would like and the create their own fruit kebab.  Please let a member of reception staff know if there is an issue with this. 

 

On Wednesday: PE for both Teams

 

On Friday: Woodlands – Garnet Team with Mrs Prince

World Book Day - Retelling the Gruffalo Story!

World Book Day - Creating our own books

Pancake Day

Pancake Day 1
Pancake Day 2
Pancake Day 3
Pancake Day 4
Pancake Day 5

WC: 05.03.2019

Topic -  Shrove Tuesday/ World Book Day

This week we are learning:

  • How to understand and re tell the story of ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ By Jan Fearnley
  • To write a set of instructions about making pancakes.
  • To continue to learn to add and subtract within 10/20. 
  • PE – We will be learning how to negotiate space and take turns using a parachute. 

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. took, look, car, fur, chair,   
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

Impress your grown-ups at home, and read your new Key Words Bookmarks to them. 

 

 

On Tuesday: Shrove Tuesday:

  • We will be making and eating pancakes on Tuesday. 
  • The children will be learning how to make them from scratch. 
  • The children will be using a topping: |Jam, Golden Syrup, Lemon juice. 
  • Please let a member of reception staff know if there is an issue with this. 

 

On Wednesday: PE for both Teams

 

Thursday: World Book Day

  • The theme this year is 'Sharing a Story'. We would like the children to wear their pyjamas or onesies to school and bring their favourite book with them to share during the school day.
  • All classes will spend the day sharing stories and doing activities linked to reading. It is always a lovely day!
  • We are asking for a £1 voluntary donation to raise money to buy new and exciting books for the children's classroom library corner.

 

On Friday: Woodlands – Turquoise Team with Mrs Prince

WC: 25.02.2019

Topic -  Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we are learning:

  • How to understand and re tell the traditional story of Jack and the beanstalk.
  • To read instructions for how to plant a bean to grow a bean plant.
  • To plant a bean.
  • To write a speech bubble.
  • To answer add number sentences e.g. 7+4=, 12+5=
  • To tell the time to o’clock and half past.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. rain, chain, high, quit, song,  
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

Tell us about what you have been doing over half term.

 

On Wednesday: PE for both Teams

 

On Friday: Woodlands – Garnet Team with Mrs Prince

Learning to Learn Day: Italy

Learning to Learn Day: Italy 1 We enjoyed making Pizza Pittas.
Learning to Learn Day: Italy 2

For Online Safety Day, Reception have been looking at this book Digi Duck! The children enjoyed talking about how to keep them safe online.

We have been learning about Chinese New Year. In PE, the children enjoyed creating their own Ribbon dances.

We have been learning about Chinese New Year.  In PE, the children enjoyed creating their own Ribbon dances. 1
We have been learning about Chinese New Year.  In PE, the children enjoyed creating their own Ribbon dances. 2
We have been learning about Chinese New Year.  In PE, the children enjoyed creating their own Ribbon dances. 3

WC: 04.02.2019

Topic -  Chinese New Year

This week we are learning:

  • What is Chinese New Year.
  • How is it celebrated?
  • Read the story of the Great Race and how the animals were given a year.
  • To write about the animals winning the race.
  • To make items to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
  • To create a dragon dance.
  • To learn a new year song and play instruments for the music.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. thing, sing, chin, quack, quit, quit, song,  
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats. 
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

 

Something to do at home

Do the children notice anything on media about Chinese New Year? 

 

As the colder weather is coming in, can you please help your child to learn to do their zip up?  The sense of achievement, that they receive is amazing. 

 

 

 

On Wednesday: Both Teams will be having PE. – CHANGE of Day

 

On Friday: Garnet Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

WC: 28.01.2019

Topic - Arctic

This week we are learning:

  • To continue to talk about what is a non-fiction book (information).
  • To continue to talk about the difference between a story book (fiction) and a non-fiction book (information).
  • To subtract a number within 10 and 20.
  • To find 1 less within 10.
  • To talk about 3D shapes, using vocabulary – edges, faces, corners, cuboid, cube, cone, sphere, cylinder
  • How to mix colours to get other colours with a focus on reasoning.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. thing, sing, chin, quack, quit, quit, song,
  • How to fasten our zip up our coats.
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20.

 

Something to do at home

Explore your home for different objects and see if the children can talk about what shape it is? Cereal boxes, etc

 

As the colder weather is coming in, can you please help your child to learn to do their zip up? The sense of achievement, that they receive is amazing.

 

On Wednesday: Both Teams will be having PE. – CHANGE of Day

 

On Friday: Garnet Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

 

Exploring the difference between a fiction and non-fiction text is.

Exploring the difference between a fiction and non-fiction text is. 1
Exploring the difference between a fiction and non-fiction text is. 2
Exploring the difference between a fiction and non-fiction text is. 3

WC: 21.01.2019

Topic -  Arctic

This week we are learning:

  • To talk about what is non-fiction book (information).
  • To talk about the difference between a story book (fiction) and a non-fiction book (information).
  • How to fasten our zip on our coats. 
  • To investigate ice and the different ways we can melt it.
  • To talk about 3D shapes, using vocabulary – edges, faces, corners, cuboid, cube, cone, sphere, cylinder

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g.chin, chop, sing, song
  • To write a caption using clear finger spaces
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 

Something to do at home

Explore your home for different objects and see if the children can talk about what shape it is?  Cereal boxes, etc

 

As the colder weather is coming in, can you please help your child to learn to do their zip up?  The sense of achievement, that they receive is amazing. 

 

 

On Wednesday: Both Teams will be having PE. – CHANGE of Day

 

On Friday: Turquoise Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

WC: 14.01.2019

Topic -  Lost and Found/Penguins

This week we are learning:

  • To talk about the book.
  • To re-read the book ‘Lost and found’ by Oliver Jeffers.
  • How to fasten our zip on our coats. 
  • To explore floating and sinking.
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20. 
  • To use tens frames for the first time.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. chin, chop, sing, song

 

Something to do at home

Can you find things that float or sink?

 

As the colder weather is coming in, can you please help your child to learn to do their zip up?  The sense of achievement, that they receive is amazing. 

 

On Wednesday: Both Teams will be having PE. – CHANGE of Day

 

On Friday: Garnet Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

WC: 07.01.2019

Topic - Antarctic

This week we are learning:

  • To talk about our Christmas holiday.
  • To read the book ‘Lost and found’ by Oliver Jeffers.
  • To learn that penguins live in Antarctica, the south pole. To learn facts about them.
  • To recognise, read and write numbers to 10/20.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • To segment to write CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

When you walk to school can you tell your grown-ups about what you notice about Winter? Can you draw a picture and label it?

 

 

On Wednesday: Both Teams will be having PE. – CHANGE of Day

 

On Friday: Turquoise Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

 

We hope you enjoy our Christmas Play this week.  The children have been working exceptionally hard.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

From the Reception Team

 

WC: 17.12.2018

Topic -  Christmas

This week we are learning:

  • To perform our Christmas Play to our families.
  • To read and write captions.  (N.B Captions are a short phrase with finger spaces – a red hat on a rug).
  • To form our letters correctly.
  • 2D shapes and their properties, using vocabulary such as sides, corners and so on.  We will be also introducing the children to pentagon, hexagon, octagon. 

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

Enjoy the Christmas Holidays by: reading, drawing, making amazing construction models and enjoy this time with your family. 

 

On Monday: We will be having our Dress Rehearsal to the school.

 

On Tuesday: We will be having our Christmas performances to our parents – 2.15pm

 

On Wednesday: It is Christmas Jumper and Dinner Day

We will be having our Christmas performances to our parents – 2.15pm

 

On Thursday: We will be having our Christmas party

 

On Friday: We finish at 1.55pm

 

WC: 10.12.2018

Topic -  Christmas Story

This week we are learning about:

  • The Nativity
  • Time – Talking about what different parts of the day do we have certain things.  Using the vocabulary
  • How to read and write captions.  (N.B Captions are a short phrase with finger spaces – a big bed, a cat sat on a mat).
  • How to form our letters correctly.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Writing our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

Can you complete a random act of kindness for a family member? 

Examples include: smiling, helping your grown-ups tidy your room, help set the table.

 

 

On Monday:

  • Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Thursday:

  • Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Friday:

  •  Garnet will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince.

WC: 03.12.2018

Topic -  Stickman, By Julia Donaldson

This week we are learning about:

  • All the different things we can do with a stick.
  • Talking about our family. 
  • How to read and write captions.  (N.B Captions are a short phrase with finger spaces – a big bed, a cat sat on a mat).
  • How to form our letters correctly
  • To complete a repeating pattern.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Writing our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

Like last week, have a go at writing simple words such as: top, log, pot, bed

Extension: Can you write a caption?  e.g. a big mug

 

 

On Thursday:

  • Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Wednesday:

  •  Garnet will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince.

WC: 26.11.2018

Topic -  Snowmen/ Caption Writing

This week we are learning about:

  • How to negotiate if there is a problem. 
  • How to read and write captions.  (N.B Captions are a short phrase with finger spaces – a big bed, a cat sat on a mat).
  • How to form our letters correctly
  • To add two groups together to find the total
  • To subtract a number using objects

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Writing our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

Like last week, have a go at writing simple words such as: pen, mop, duck, shed, etc. that are around the house. 

Extension: Can you write a caption?  e.g. a big red shed

 

 

On Thursday:

  • Both Teams will be having PE. 

Science day. How can we melt ice?

Science day. How can we melt ice?  1
Science day. How can we melt ice?  2

WC: 19.11.2018

Topic -  Rainbow Fish/ Thanksgiving

This week we are learning about:

  • Thanksgiving and how do Americans celebrate it.
  • Read the book ‘Rainbow Fish’ and talk about how we can share with our friends.
  • How to use a mouse to click, drag and click items on the screen.
  • How to form curly caterpillar letters – g, f,
  • How to form zig zag letters – v, w, x.
  • To add two groups together to find the total
  • To subtract a number using objects

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Writing our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

Have a go at writing simple words such as: pen, mop, duck, shed, etc. that are around the house. 

Extension: Can you write a caption?  e.g. a big red shed

 

 

On Wednesday:

  •  Garnet will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince.

 

On Thursday:

  • Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Friday:

  • We have Learning to learn: Science Day

WC: 12.11.2018

Topic -  Anti-Bullying Week/ Online Safety Week

This week we are learning about:

  • How to be kind, share, be a good friend, let others play our game all the time, join in others games and not expect them to change their game for us.
  • Read the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ Find ways we can fill our kindness bucket.
  • How to use a mouse to click, drag and click items on the screen
  • How to form curly caterpillar letters – g, f,
  • How to form zig zag letters – v, w, x.
  • To add two groups together to find the total
  • To subtract a number using objects

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Writing our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. hen, pull, shed, thing, neck, shell

 

Something to do at home

Talk to your child about how we stay safe online.  Ask them if they can tell you about Smartie the Penguin. 

www.childnet.com/ufiles/Online-Smartie-the-Penguin-for-EYFS.ppt

 

 

On Monday:

It is school photographs.

 

On Thursday:

  • Both Teams will be having PE. 

On Friday:

  • We can come to school in spots and or blue for children in need.
  • Turquoise Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince.

We hope you had a relaxing half term and ready for a fun packed week! 

Reception Team

 

WC: 05.11.2018

Topic -  Bonfire Night/ Fireworks

This week we are learning about:

  • Why do we remember the 5th of November?
  • The story of how Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
  • How to label our firework drawings. 
  • To read firework poems.
  • To make and play firework music.
  • To learn how to stay safe with fireworks.
  • How to form curly caterpillar letters – a, c, o, d, g, e
  • To add two groups together to find the total.

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Writing our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers.
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To find 1 more/less from a number.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. duck, run, chin, shin, shop.

 

Something to do at home

  • Talk about fireworks and can your child explain to you how to stay safe.  Make a poster to help them remember. 
  • Children to see if they can add two groups of toys together, to find the total. 

 

On Thursday:

Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Friday:

Garnet Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince.

WC: 22.10.2018

Topic -  Gingerbread Man

This week we are learning about:

  • The story of the Gingerbread Man. 
  • The characters and how to write labels for them. 
  • We will be making Gingerbread man cookies.
  • How to form curly caterpillar letters – a, c, o, d, g, e
  • To add two numbers (to 10)

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers.
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To find 1 more/less from a number.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. cat, dog, peg, pin, tap.

 

Something to do at home

  • Go on an Autumn Walk and children to draw and write down what they can see. 
  • Children to count as many leaves as they can. |Don’t forget to count slowly and touch each leaf.

 

On Thursday:

Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Friday:

Turquoise Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

 

WC: 15.10.2018

Topic -  Autumn

This week we are learning about:

  • Autumn.  We will be going on an Autumn Walk and learning why the leaves change colour. 
  • Signs of Autumn.
  • To add two numbers (to 10)

 

We will be continuing to practise:

  • Our name
  • How to hold a pencil correctly, using froggy fingers.
  • How to form long ladder letters - l, i, t, y, j
  • How to count accurately to 10/20.
  • To find 1 more/less from a number.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. cat, dog, peg, pin, tap.

 

On Thursday:

Both Teams will be having PE. 

 

On Friday:

Garnet Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to see Reception's open phonics lesson.  We hope you found it useful.  Any questions please do ask a member of the Reception team.  

 

WC: 08.10.2018

Topic - Each Peach Pear Plum, (By Janet and Allan Ahlberg)

This week we are learning about:

  • The story of ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ and all of the different story characters.
  • Writing our name.
  • How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.
  • How to form long ladder letters
  • To count accurately to 10/20
  • To find 1 more/less from a number.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. cat dog peg pin tap.

 

On Thursday:

Both Teams will be having PE.

 

On Friday:

Turquoise Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

 

01.10.2018 - 05.10.2018

Topic - Harvest Time

This week we are learning about:

  • What is a Harvest Festival, how do Christians celebrate harvest?
  • Learn Harvest Festival songs.
  • How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.
  • How to form long ladder letters h,j,k,b,f
  • To name and order numerals 0-10 or 0-20
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. cat dog peg pin tap.

 

On Tuesday:

We will be having our Harvest Festival Assembly.

 

On Thursday:

Both Teams will be having PE.

 

On Friday:

Garnet Team will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince

 

24.09.2018- 28.09.2018

Topic- Little Red Hen

This week we will be learning:

  • The story of the Little Red Hen, using actions.
  • To make bread.
  • To discuss who were the selfish characters in the story.
  • How to hold a pencil correctly using froggy fingers.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form single letters.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. cat dog peg pin tap.
  • To name and talk about 2D flat shapes.

 

On Thursday:

Both Teams will be having PE.

 

On Friday:

Turquoise Team will be having forest schools.

17.09.2018 - 21.09.2018

Topic-  Owl Babies

This week we are learning about:

  • How the owl babies felt when their mother left, and how they found out she always came back.
  • We will collage some owls in a group, working with our friends to share and support each other.
  • 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 use a pair of scissors to cut.
  • How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.
  • To name and order numerals 0-10.
  • To say the sound, recognise and form the letters s,a,t,p,i,n,g,m,n,d.
  • To blend to read CVC words e.g. cat dog peg pin tap

 

On Thursday:

Team Garnet and Team Turquoise will be starting PE.

 

On Friday:

Team Garnet will have a woodland lesson with Mrs Prince.

 

This week

We will have a phonics and maths lesson every day.

5.9.18- 14.9.18

The Reception classes will be focusing on settling into their new school and classrooms.

They will be taught where all the resources are in the room and how to tidy them away after use.

They will be taught the expectations of the classroom and school. 

They will create their class charter.

They will also get to know each other. Find out about each others likes, dislikes and family. 

Outdoor learning day

The day the Fire Fighters visited.

The day the Fire Fighters visited. 1
The day the Fire Fighters visited. 2
The day the Fire Fighters visited. 3
The day the Fire Fighters visited. 4

The fire engine.

The fire engine.  1
The fire engine.  2

Inside the fire engine.

Woodland School making bird feeders.

For world book day reception shared their favourite book with year 3.

Chinese New Year dragon dance celebrations.

Learning to learn day. Science investigations. How can we make a car travel fast in the classroom? Make your predictions and investigate.

Science day. How can we find out which items float and which items sink? Make your predictions and investigate.

Which item is the heaviest or lightest?

Den building on a windy woodland school day

Super heros

Super heros 1
Super heros 2
Super heros 3

There are lots of places in the reception classes that we can write.

What is the quickest way to get the keys out of the blocks of ice. Use hot water, a hair dryer or hit it with a hammer?

Reception Christmas play. Whoops a daisy angel.

What will happen when we push a pin in a ballon?

What will happen when we push a pin in a ballon? 1
What will happen when we push a pin in a ballon? 2

What will happen if we put cellotape on the balloon then stick a pin in the cellotape?

Science investigation. What will happen when we push a pencil through a plastic bag of water?

Science investigation. What will happen when we push a pencil through a plastic bag of water? 1
Science investigation. What will happen when we push a pencil through a plastic bag of water? 2
Science investigation. What will happen when we push a pencil through a plastic bag of water? 3
Science investigation. What will happen when we push a pencil through a plastic bag of water? 4

Potato day. We made mashed, roast, jacket and potato wedges. They were all delicious.

Learning to learn week. How do people celebrate Diwali?

We are learning how to ask and answer questions. What. Where. When. Can. Who. How.

Mrs Prince has been locked up by Leo! We need to unlock her. How can we get the key out of the water without getting our hands wet?

Mrs Prince has been locked up by Leo! We need to unlock her. How can we get the key out of the water without getting our hands wet? 1
Mrs Prince has been locked up by Leo! We need to unlock her. How can we get the key out of the water without getting our hands wet? 2
Mrs Prince has been locked up by Leo! We need to unlock her. How can we get the key out of the water without getting our hands wet? 3
Mrs Prince has been locked up by Leo! We need to unlock her. How can we get the key out of the water without getting our hands wet? 4

How was this created? What is it? How can we create it?

How was this created? What is it? How can we create it? 1

We worked together in woodland School.

Games to help us with our number skills.

Games to help us with our number skills.  1

Investigating corn flour and water

Woodland school. Making a nest for Little Red Hen

Before and after

Before and after 1
Before and after 2

The early Years new playground. We love it.

The early Years new playground. We love it.  1
The early Years new playground. We love it.  2
The early Years new playground. We love it.  3
The early Years new playground. We love it.  4
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We worked hard to get rid of all the weeds in the gardening beds.

We worked hard to get rid of all the weeds in the gardening beds.  1
We worked hard to get rid of all the weeds in the gardening beds.  2

Staff

Miss S. Elsey, Ms S. Handel, Mrs G. Parsons, Mrs E. Turner,  Mrs L. Cook

Mrs L. Smyth, Mrs H. Payne, Mrs A. Prince, Mrs D. Swaine & Mrs H. Trueman

 

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 am

Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm

30 hour funded pupils 8.30am-2.30pm. Addition hour from 2.30pm-3.30pm at £4 per hour.

 

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 3 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 the September after their third 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.

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