Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?
Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.
Week Commencing 24th June
Children will be learning about jungle animals. They will also be using their knowledge of rhyme to help make up rhyming sentences to write an animal class poem. In Math, children will be consolidating their learning on space, shape and measure
Week Commencing 17th June
Children will be learning about dinosaurs, where they lived, what they liked to eat and many facts about them. They will have the opportunity to make some dinosaur food. They will also have an enormous delivery. I wonder what it could be...?
Week Commencing 10th June 2019
Children will be learning about different artists next week, Henri Matisse and Andy Goldsworthy. They will be producing their own art work in the style of these artists across the week. In math they will be going over doubling and halving, Dad's have been invited to come in for an afternoon of physical fun and making healthy snacks.
Week Commencing 3rd June 2019
Children will be learning about sea creatures and sea pollution and how we can help improve our environment. In math, children have been learning about estimation and having a good guess, using their knowledge of number. Children have been making cards and writing messages to their dad's/male role model, ready for next weeks, Father's day event.
Week commencing 20th May 2019
Children will be learning about Bees next week, trying different honey and finding out how it's made and other facts about bees. In Math they will be grouping and sharing with larger quantities and one group will be counting in 5's and 10's. Children will continue to be taking part in activities that will help them to careful count. In their own playtime, children will be exploring how to make giant bubbles, role playing and making homes for mini beasts.
Week commencing 13th May 2019
Children will be continuing the theme of mini beasts, focusing on Ladybirds. In Math, children will be grouping and sharing and continuing with careful counting. The children will be introduced to some new 'loose parts' resources and we're looking forward to seeing the results. We will also be hosting our 5th Family Friday based around Writing Workshop.
Week commencing 6th May 2019
Children will be continuing to learn about mini beasts. This week children will be focusing on 'spiders'. In maths. children will be learning about subtraction. The children are still enjoying exploring their new garden, there might be some new resources to play with.
Week commencing 29th April 2019
Children will be learning about mini beasts : in particular Ladybirds. In maths children will be using and applying their knowledge of addition. During their afternoon sessions, children will continue to explore their new garden and making mini beast habitats.
Week commencing 18th March 2019
Children will be learning about life cycles of animals and will find the answer to –Do all animals come from eggs? In numeracy, children will be learning about length and will use standard and non standard measurements. in PE children will be using wall bars and other apparatus.
Week commencing 25th February 2019
Children will be learning about the 4 seasons; How they differ and what weather is in each season. They will learn a song about the seasons. They will learn the names and properties of 3d shapes and in PE will be using the wall bars and other apparatus.
Week commencing 11th February 2019
Children will be continuing to learn about China and the religion of Buddhism. In maths , children will be assessed in number to see what number knowledge they have retained. Can they double numbers? Can they share equally? Can they recognise numbers to 20?
Week commencing 4th February 2019
This week children will be learning about Chinese new year. How Chinese people celebrate, their culture and their beliefs. In maths, children will be learning about doubling and halving.
Week commencing 28th January 2019
FS2 are learning about Nepal. They are learning about their culture, where they are in the world and trying some traditional Nepalese food. In maths the children are continuing with subtraction and then moving onto doubling/sharing.
Week commencing 14th January 2019
Children in reception will be counting on and back from any given numbers. They will also be finding one more and one less from a given number. Children will be learning about Italy. They will finding out about where Italy is and they’ll also be making their very own pizza and tasting Italian foods
Week commencing 7th January 2019
Children in reception will be counting on from different numbers. They will be combining sets of objects to find totals. They will be talking about food they like and know the difference between healthy food and unhealthy food. They will learn about the names of different fruits and vegetables and where they grow.
Week commencing 3rd December 2018
In adult led activities children will be learning about prepositional language, putting toys and objects in various places and telling their partner where they are. They will also be writing party lists and letters to Father Christmas. They will also be containing to blend sounds for reading. Children will also be practising for the nativity play. In their own child initiated time children will be exploring Santa’s grotto and the post office that has been installed in the unit. They will also be able to use their creative skills to decorate the Christmas tree.
Week commencing 26th November 2018
In FS2 during taught sessions, children will be learning about capacity and continuing to read sounds for blending. They will also be drawing a map to show Father Christmas where to go as well as designing and making their Christmas card. They will also be practising their Nativity songs.
In their own choice during the afternoons the children have asked for cars and ramps, They will also be exploring texture when painting with objects. They have also asked for a play doh station so that they can create their own
Week commencing 19th November 2018
Next Week during adult sessions children will continue to practice their blending skills and going back over special friends as these are the sounds that they are finding tricky-sh, ch, th, qu. They will also help teachers to sequence events that happen within a story, their day ay school and at home. In topic work they will be taught the tune and the words to the songs that are featured in their nativity play. They will have the opportunity to talk about how they celebrate Christmas at home with their family and friends.
Week commencing 5th November 2018
Next week in adult led sessions, your child will be continuing to learn their sounds and learn about the names and properties of 2d shapes. We will be learning about Diwali (festival of light) on Wednesday, taking part in activities and talking about their own celebrations. During their own play time children will be learning through their own interests-making items to enhance their role play using junk modelling, using paint/pastels/crayons to produce their own firework pictures.
Our topic next term is Celebrations. Children will be learning about Guy Fawkes, Diwali and taking part in many activities linked to Christmas.
Week commencing 15th October 2018
Next week children will be learning how to order numbers and continuing to careful count and combine 2 sets of objects and finding the total . They will be learning about their senses and using them all to complete tasks
Week commencing 8th October 2018
FS2 will be continuing to learn the sounds, b, f, e, l and h. In maths they will be learning about combining objects together to find a total. In the afternoons, they will be talking about healthy and unhealthy food choices, learning about their teeth and how to look after them and also how to make body percussion
Week commencing 1st October 2018.
Next week children in reception will be learning about their bodies. In maths they will be practising careful counting and in literacy they will be continuing to learn their sounds and practise learning how to blend sounds to make words
Week Commencing 24th September 2018.
.Next week, children in reception will be continuing to learn their sounds; how to say them, write them and blend them. In maths they will be learning to do careful counting and matching numeral to quantity. In the afternoon children will be learning about painting and colour mixing. They will also be showing us their dance and music skills whilst also taking part in activities in their own learning time.