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 18th November 2019
This week we will be talking about day and night, talking about differences and similarities and finding out which animals appear in the day but not the night and vice versa. We will be listening to the story of Owl babies and talking about the dark and our feelings. In RWI we will be reviewing all the sounds as we have now taught all the sounds. Next challenge is to use those sounds to read and make simple words. In math we will be using our problem solving skills with weight, length and capacity problems.
Celebration Names this week are...
Danny for working hard at blending and Vicky for her stamina for writing her sounds
Elijah for choosing to do writing during his play and Jada for always being a good role model to others
Ezmai for working really hard to hear sounds and blend them for reading and Genevieve for working hard at her sounds and using cued articulation to help her remember them
Week Commencing 4th November 2019
On Monday we will be laying our wreaths up at the memorial and taking part in the 2 minute silence and learn the reasoning behind it.Next week, children will be learning the last 3 sounds-x,ng and nk. After that they will continue to review all of the taught sounds and use them to blend for reading and writing. In Maths they will be looking at time-how long is a a minute? How many star jumps can I do in 1 min etc. We will also be sequencing activities and stories. In our afternoons, we will be learning about day and night an finding out which animals are nocturnal.
Week Commencing 21st October 2019
Children will be hearing the story of 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' and taking part in various activities linked to the story. We will be leaning and using prepositions with various bears. We'll be exploring in our school forest school. In math we will be solving problems around taking away and finding out how much we have left. The sounds we are learning this week are j, v, y, w. Mrs Lewis will be completing Read, Write Inc assessments on all children and we will be able to give you feedback during parents evening next week.
Week Commencing 14th October 2019
Children will be listening to the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables' and talking about how we grow vegetables, which vegetables we eat/don;t eat and why. We will also be discussing healthy and unhealthy food and looking at similarities and differences between fruits and vegetables. We will be preparing, making and eating vegetable soup across the week so please ask them what ingredients we used and what it tasted like. The sounds we'll be learning this week are l, h, sh, r. We will continue to practice our blending of sounds for reading-c-a-t=cat. In math we will be looking at 'what is combing' and what happens when we combine (add) objects and find the total. If you have replied online, your child will also be having the flu nasal vaccine. Some children will also be part of a government research project linked to technology.
This weeks celebration names were-FS2L-Aiden and Osarugue FS2C-Rubyn and Isabella FS2S-Lily and Jason. Please congratulate your child and ask them why they were chosen.
Week Commencing Monday 7th October 2019
Children will be learning about what is a friend and having various stories read to the them about friends and how being kind and friendly is the right thing to do. They will be taking part in activities linked to the Rainbow Fish story, as well as Sharing a Shell and Norman the slug with no shell. In math we will be exploring the concept of more and less and what that looks like. We will also be learning about 2 digit numbers and counting to 20. Thursday will be a PE session about large moments, catching balls and generally showing off their physical skills.
Week Commencing Monday 30th September 2019
Children will be learning about kindness and friendship through reading and taking part in activities linked to the story 'Farmer Duck'. In Math sessions, children will be continuing to practice their 1 to 1 careful counting, recognising their numbers and matching numerals to quantities. They will be having their first PE session in the hall so please make sure that PE kits are in school and all uniform and PE kit is named.
This weeks celebration assembly names are; Nevaeh, Nadia, Sharlee, Antonia, Akorede and Emiana
Week Commencing Monday 23rd September 2019
Children will be learning to recognise numbers 9 and 10 and reviewing numbers 0-8. They will be matching numeral to quantity, making pictures/models using 2d shapes and also careful counting. We will be playing fastest finger to see who can show the correct amount of fingers-who will win??? In our taught sessions we will be looking at how to join materials together using a variety of tools. We will end our week with making this for a the Robot's party linking activities and ideas from the story book 'Robot Stop;. We are leaning sound in RWI and will be reviewing m,a,s,d and learning, t,i,n,and p. We are also working hard on writing our names.
Week Commencing Monday 16th September 2019
Children in reception will be learning about themselves and what makes them special/unique. They will have the opportunity to talk to their friends about the things they are good at. We will be focusing more on our school and class rules and behaviour policy in school and teaching them about our ‘Zero hero’ board. We will be discussing our rights and respecting school articles on adoption and the right to express themselves without being judged. In Maths we will be focusing on recognising numbers to 10 and careful counting. This weeks Celebration names were; Isla and Theodore from Larch class for being fantastic role models, Fuchsia and Bradley from Chestnut class for being kind and confident also for their helping with tidying up. Sadie and Nathan from Sycamore class for being helpful and kind.
Week Commencing Monday 9th September 2019
Children in reception will learn about the school value 'Responsibility' and what that means to us and them. They will each be given a job which they will take responsibility for. They will learn and support each other at keeping their environment tidy and safe to learn and play. We will be consolidating and going over our class and school rules and practicing our transitions from place to place. We will learn each others names by playing different games and making new friends. Teachers will be observing children in their play, getting to see their interests and planning activities around them.