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.
This term we will be focusing on getting to know each other, our surroundings (inside and outside the classrooms) and focusing on classroom and school rules. As well as this we will be learning about what it is to be a friend, what is sharing and how things grow. We will also be taking on the ideas of children and feeding these into our plans.
Week Commencing 19th October 2020
This week you child will be taking part in activities based around the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. This will include a tour of the school-looking for hidden bears, making masks, maps and going into to Westbrook Woods. In maths we will be learning about patterns-creating our own patterns and following some that are given to them. We will be continuing to learn our sounds-u, b, f and e. We will be using these sounds and all the previous sounds to make words and blending them to read words!
Week Commencing 12th October 2020
This Week your child will be listening to the story 'Oliver's Vegetables'. They'll be talking about where they come from, what they're called and making vegetable soup to taste! In phonics we will be learning the sounds g,o,c,k and using all the sound to blend and read words. We will be introducing 'word time' which is assisted blending so that children learn how to make and read words using the sounds they have been taught. In our problem solving time (maths) we will be comparing size, weight and looking at making and recognising pattern.
Week Commencing Monday 28th September 2020
This week in reception children will be starting their journey to reading! We will start to teach them sounds; how to recognise them, say them AND write them-WOW! The order of sounds is m,a,s,d. In maths they will be exploring sorting. Children will choose different ways to sort choosing their own categories and giving reasons for their choices. In our afternoon sessions children will be learning about growth and Growing-Plants, animals and humans. We will also playing a 'Guess Who' game looking at photographs of babies-can they spot themselves and their friends?
Week Commencing Monday 21st September 2020
Children in reception will be starting full time this week-how exciting! The focus this week is all about finding out about ourselves. Children will be listening to stories, talking about their family and learning songs. They will be sharing the things that they are good at. Each class will be taking it in turns to explore and learn in the gated outside area, wider environment (Westbrook woods) and then the shared classroom. We will be singing and learning nursery rhymes and hearing rhyming words. Children are learning how to write their name, either by copying, tracing or writing it independently. Please support your child but writing each sound using lower case letters.
Week Commencing Monday 7th September 2020
Children in reception will be coming into school for the first time to meet with their class teacher and TA. They will also get the opportunity to explore our outside area with their parents. Each child and parent will also be able to come inside the unit to see their child's class and the shared area. Each parent will be escorted by an adult from the school. Washing hands on entry and exit. On Wednesday, children will be brave and leave their parents to come into school independently. Children will remain part time (9am-1.30) for the rest of the week. We will be getting to know one another and learn names of each other by playing games and exploring our new environment.