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May 2017

Summer 1

The children are now embarking on their final term in Reception. It's hard to believe that they will soon be leaving us to move into Year 1. This half term we will learning about 'Things that grow'. We have started to plant vegetables in our garden with Mr Taylor and beans in the polytunnel.The children have been focussing on traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and the Three Little Pigs as a way of supporting them in retelling and writing simple stories. Disaster struck in Reception garden when the children returned to school to find that our playhouse had been blown down by 'the wolf' . The children are currently looking at ways to capture the wolf and rebuild the house.

We will be planning a summer trip so please watch out for any upcoming information.

The children remain streamed for Read Write Inc and are working hard for their respective teachers. All children are continuing to make progress, this is evident when they read and write in class. Please keep practising at home and make sure you record each time they read in the home school reading record. In writing our focus is on correct letter formation, using Fred talk to segment and write words, using finger spaces and using a capital letter and full stop when writing sentences.

The focus for mathematical development is to ensure children consistently recognise numbers 1-20 then beyond and understand the value of these numbers. We will be focussing on addition and subtraction and number bonds to 10. We will also be continuing to look at measuring length, weight and height, money and shapes including 3D shapes.

Forest School

Forest school  continues to be a hi light of the week in Reception this half term we are focusing on developing our habitat area. We have some nesting birds at the moment. The children are enjoying listening to the babies cheeping and watching mum and dad going backwards and forwards from the box to feed them. This class also absolutely love bugs so we have been busy sorting,classifying and naming a few, We continue to develop skills with the tools and have gotten a little more adventurous with our campfire cooking. This week we made campfire pizza.

 

 

September, 2016

We are very pleased with how the children have settled into class, many of them are so confident it's hard to believe they have only been in class two weeks.

Our overarching theme this half term is 'Me and My World'

We have been finding out about each other, ourselves, and our school. For the remainder of the term we will be finding out about our local area and people that can help us.

So far the children have enjoyed the story Grandpa's Handkerchiefand will be tie dying their own handkerchieves. We have also been practising sequencing the days of the week.

The children met their Y6 buddies and have been helped to settle into school by enjoying playtime and reading time with them. They will given a warm welcome in the next few weeks at the Welcome Assembly which parents are invited to.

We have been about our bodies and how the children can look after themselves. They have been practising keeping themselves and the toilets clean by flushing the toilets and washing their hands properly.

We will be talking about healthy eating and reading the story 'The sandwich that Max Made'. 

English

We will be issuing reading books this week. These will be picture books , they are to encourage you and your child to talk about the story, become familiar with the characters and make predictions about what might happen. Please continue to practise the sounds in the orange phoneme books

This half term the children will learn a sound a day, so it is important to regularly revisit each one at home.

Your child will also be recieving a book in which they can practise writing their name. Guidance about correct letter formation will be given. Please make sure that your child uses a correct pencil grip (pinch) and starts each letter in the correct place.

Maths

This half term we are focusing on number recognition 1-10, accurate counting to 10. For those that are already confident we will be focusing on numbers 10-15 and countring regular and irregular sets. We will also be learning to recognise and name 2D shapes including hexagon and pentagon.

Make and Bake

If you have not already brought your £5 snack and £3 make and bake money please do so.

Uniform

The children have become very independent in the short time they have been with us, but recognising one green jumper, cardigan or coat from the next is tricky. Please check that all uniforms are clearly labelled or identifiable. Thank you.

 

 

(Updated April 2014)

We hope you all had a restful Easter. This is a short half term so we are going to be very busy.

Our overarching theme is going to be 'Adventures'. We will be finding out all about dragons, knights, castles and pirates. This week we discovered a mysterious egg in our hen house. The children have been learning about eggs and and have embarked on mission to find out what could possibly have laid this!

English

As children are refining their writing skills we will be focussing on correct letter formation, letter size, writing with letters on the line and leaving finger spaces between words. We are encouraging children to learn to write high frequency words correctly. Each child has been given a copy of these. Please continue to read regularly with you child and practise any new sounds given in Read Write Inc.

Maths

This half term we will continue to focus on reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20. For those children that are confident with these we will be working beyond these. We will also be focussing on:

More/Less

Doubling and halving

Addition/ subtraction

Counting in 2s 5s and 10s

Counting forwards and backwards from any given number

Symmetry and money 1p-10p

Make and bake

£3 make and bake and £5 snack money is now due.

(Updated March 2014)

This half term we would like to welcome Miss Keegan, a student teacher who will be with us for six weeks until Easter. She is specialising in early years and is looking forward to getting to know and working with the children in Reception. She has lots of fantastic ideas and we are sure that the children will have some great learning experiences.

Our overarching theme  theme this half term is ' All Creatures Great and Small'. 

We will be finding out about different types of animals and their habitats. The children will be introduced to animals from those that live in the Polar regions to small pets at home.

Last week the children enjoyed the story of the Rainbow Fish, they examined rainbow trout, looking closely at the features of fish, created large scale paintings and wrote some fantastic labels.

This week they have been on a journey to the Polar regions and are finding out about animals that can survive in the cold. We are currently writing our own non-fiction class book and will be doing some investigations with ice.

Over the next few weeks the children will be learning about life in the jungle, British wildlife and pets.

In PE the stimulus for dance will be 'The Carnival of the Animals'. The children will be exploring movement and travel to represtent the different animals.

English

The children are now streamed into ability groups for Read Write Inc. The children are working extremely hard and are making fantastic progress with both their reading and writing. Please continue to practise new and previous sounds with your child at home and ensure that they are using correct pencil grip and letter formation whenever they write at home.

Maths

So far we have looked at Counting on from different numbers up to 20 and weight (heavy, light and balancing). Over the rest half term we will be looking at

  • Recognising and comparing numbers to 20
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Money (1p, 2p, 5p and 10p)
  • Time (sequencing and times of day)​

Make and Bake

If you have not already brought your £5 snack and £3 make and bake money please do so.

Uniform

Some children have new items of uniform. Please check that all uniforms are clearly labelled or identifiable. Thank you.

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(Updated October, 2013)

We are very pleased with how the children have settled into class, many of them are so confident it's hard to believe they have only been in class three and a half weeks.

Our overarching theme this half term is 'Me and My World'

We have been finding out about each other, ourselves, and our school. For the remainder of the term we will be finding out about our local area and people that can help us.

So far the children have enjoyed the story Owl Babies, made their own owl babies and had a visit from falcolner Joe who brought his team of owls to meet them. This led to an interest in the wild birds in our garden, we made sticky bird feeders to encourage them and as a result we are putting up more bird boxes around our garden.

The children met their Y6 buddies and have been helped to settle into school by enjoying playtime and reading time with them. They were given a warm welcome in the recent Welcome Assembly which was a huge success.

We talked about our bodies and how the children can look after themselves. They have been practising keeping themselves and the toilets clean by flushing the toilets and washing their hands properly.

We thought about healthy eating and read the story 'The sandwich that Max Made'. The children made their own healthy sandwiches, they were very skilled making them, saying they were 'very tasty!'

The children found out about how we change as we grow older and had a visit from Miss Thomas and baby Connie to find out about what babies need and how they are different.

Thank you to all children who entered the Scarecrow Festival, there were certainly some fantastic scarecrows, in particular the one made by Reception class themselves 'Farmer Duck'. Please see the gallery for photographs.

This week we will be going on the train to Merseyside Fire Service Museum. We will be travelling by train and walking to the museum. There is no cost to this trip but you do need to return the permission slip by Tuesday 8th October.

English

We will be issuing reading books this week. These will be picture books , they are to encourage you and your child to talk about the story, become familiar with the characters and make predictions about what might happen. Please continue to practise the sounds in the orange phoneme books

This weeks sounds are g, o, c

Your child will also be recieving a book in which they can practise writing their name. Guidance about correct letter formation will be given. Please make sure that your child uses a correct pencil grip (pinch) and starts each letter in the correct place.

Maths

This week we are focusing on number recognition 1-10, accurate counting to 10. For those that are already confident we will be focusing on numbers 10-15 and countring regular and irregular sets. Our shape for this week will be a 'Rectangle'.

Make and Bake

If you have not already brought your £5 snack and £3 make and bake money please do so.

Uniform

The children have become very independent in the short time they have been with us, but recognising one green jumper, cardigan or coat from the next is tricky. Please check that all uniforms are clearly labelled or identifiable. Thank you.