Why do leaves go crispy?

Reception Curriculum map Autumn 2 2018

 

High Frequency words to practise at home this term.

to     the   no   go   I  into   a

 

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

week beginning 12.11.18

Those children who were here on Thursday had their first individual photographs in the St Anne’s uniform so look out for the order packs they all looked fantastic.

In R.E. the children watched an animated version of the story about Jesus getting lost in Jerusalem during the festival of Passover. The children learnt that Jesus was missing for two days whilst Mary and Joseph searched for him. When He was found he was in the temple sitting with the teachers and talking and discussing different topics with them even though Jesus was only twelve years old at the time. Jesus realised that his parents must have been worried when they couldn’t find Him but Jesus told them not to worry because He was safe and carrying out work in His father’s house. The children then took part in a follow up activity where they coloured a picture depicting this story. They also had the opportunity to retell the story in their own words.

During CLIC (mental Maths sessions) we have been counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We have had a focus on using Numicon to help us recognise the numbers 11,12,13, 14,15 and 16. We continued practising the concept that 11 is 10 and 1 more, 12 is 10 and 2 more and 13 is 10 and 3 more and so on.

In Maths we continued using a number line and counted along and back, we also took away numbers and asked the children to identify missing numbers. We know that if you count up the number line the numbers get bigger and are 1 more and that if we count down the number line the numbers get smaller and are 1 less, We have also been practising a doubles song and doubles rap.

We have continued subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them).

We have had a focus on making teen numbers with Numicon, solving doubles calculations, capacity and recognising 2D and 3D shapes.

We have been practising the days of the week daily and have introduced months of the year, different times of the day and seasons.

Here is a fun song to help the children recognise different shapes.

 

We have continued with more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have revised the sounds ck (a digraph – 2 letters making one sound) r, h and b this week and introducedf, ff, l, ll, ss . We have continued blending the sounds together to make simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words which the children have been reading and writing. The children are very successful at using ‘rainbow fingers’ to help them with the process of blending. Please get them to demonstrate to you at home, if you need help with this do not worry as we are always on hand to give advice.

The children have also continued with Guided Reading sessions in groups. We Looked at the Oxford Reading Tree book, ‘Fun At the Beach’ We talked about the characters Dad, Mum, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. We also practised the tricky words ‘the and and.’ We discussed how the characters felt, what they were thinking and found sounds that we have learnt within the text. The children also practised blending the CVC words ‘dad and mum’. We then went on to discuss if the children had ever visited the seaside and what they enjoyed about it.

In Literacy we have been practising and rehearsing our script for the story ‘Owl babies’ by Martin Waddell .We have done this by using Talk4Writing actions and repetitive phrases. We have made a class story map, discussed the setting, characters, key speech within the text aswell as conjunctions and openers. This week we had a focus on the speech used by the owl characters in the text and the children made owl puppets to reenact the phrases. Some children even wrote some of the phrases which ha d been modelled to them. We are so impressed with how many children have learnt the text and are eager to write – Well done!

In P.E. the children have begun learning gymnastics skills and this week the children had a lot of fun climbing, balancing and making different body shapes on the apparatus.

 

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

Look out for your Tapestry Learning Journal activation email – many parents have activated their accounts already – thank you.

Remember to use Bug Club at home to help support your childrens’ reading and have fun

Children in Need Friday 16th November – pyjamas, teddy, £1 and cake donations!

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy. 

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different gymnastics skills.

As the weather is getting much colder could we also ask that warm, waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe

 

Writing activities

 

 

Number Work

 

 

Capacity fun

 

 

 

Reading

 

 

 

 

Building friendships

 

 

 

week beginning 06.11.18

In R.E. this week the children watched a  short animated clip which related to the topic of Remembrance Sunday. We discussed why the poppy is worn at this time of year and why it is important to remember those who died serving in the armed forces for this country. We said prayers of thanks and remembrance and passed around our class remembrance cross. The children will be working on an art project based on the symbol of the poppy.

During CLIC (mental Maths sessions) we have been counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We have had a focus on using Numicon to help us recognise the numbers 11,12 and 13. We have practised the concept that 11 is 10 and 1 more, 12 is 10 and 2 more and 13 is 10 and 3 more.

In Maths we continued using a number line and counted along and back, we also took away numbers and asked the children to identify missing numbers. We know that if you count up the number line the numbers get bigger and are 1 more and that if we count down the number line the numbers get smaller and are 1 less, We have also been practising a doubles song and doubles rap.

We have continued subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them).

We have had a focus on making 11, 12 and 13 with Numicon, solving doubles calculations and capacity.

We have been practising the days of the week daily and have introduced months of the year, different times of the day and seasons.

Here is another lovely song about seasons. 

 

We have continued with more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have revised the sounds C, K, ck (a digraph – 2 letters making one sound)  this week and introduced R, H and B. We have continued blending the sounds together to make simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words which the children have been reading and writing. The children are very successful at using ‘rainbow fingers’ to help them with the process of blending. Please get them to demonstrate to you at home, if you need help with this do not worry as we are always on hand to give advice.

The children have also continued with Guided Reading sessions in groups. We Looked at the Oxford Reading Tree book, ‘Who is it?’ We talked about the  the characters Dad, Mum, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. We also practised the tricky words ‘no, the and is.’ We discussed how the characters felt, what they were thinking and found sounds that we have learnt within the text. The children also practised blending the CVC words ‘dad and mum’. We then went on to discuss if they had ever slept in a tent and how shadows are produced.

In Literacy we have been practising and rehearsing our script for the story ‘Owl babies’ by Martin Waddell .We have done this by using Talk4Writing actions and repetitive phrases. We have made a class story map, discussed the setting, characters, key speech within the text aswell as conjunctions and openers. We have also been busy making a class art display with firework painting, colouring and firework onomatopoeia words which the children wrote independently.

 

 

 

In P.E. the children have begun learning gymnastics skills and they have been focusing on different balances through fun games.

 

 

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

Look out for your Tapestry Learning Journal activation email – many parents have activated their accounts already – thank you.

Children in Need Friday 16th November – pyjamas, teddy, £1 and cake donations!

 

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy. 

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different gymnastics skills.

As the weather is getting much colder could we also ask that warm, waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe

 

Reading and writing

 

 

Maths 

 

Show and Tell

 

I can make waves and describe what is happening

 

week beginning 29.10.18

Welcome back after what we hope was a fun-filled and relaxing half-term. The children have settled back in wonderfully and we are very proud of all their hard work and progress even though we have only been back for one week.

In R.E. the children have continued with the topic of ‘ People Who Care for Us.’ We have had a focus on the celebration of marriage this week. We have been thinking about who cares for who in such a celebration and the children were involved in a discussion on this subject. We worked out that God cares for us because marriage can take part in God’s house. We realised that that priest cares for us because he does God’s work and carries out the wedding ceremony. Obviously the bride and groom care for each other a lot and want to make a promise of love to one another. The wedding party of close loved ones was talked about and the children named bridesmaids and learnt about the best man and the father of the bride and their roles within a wedding. We also realised that all the guests, family and friends care too. 

The children then got the opportunity to take part in a mock wedding in Reception class, which was extremely enjoyable for the children and Reception staff alike.

 

The Wedding

 

 

 

The children attended church for the second time on Thursday 1st of November being All Saints Day they took part in Mass with the whole school and parishioners. Their behaviour was exemplary once again. Well done!

During CLIC (mental Maths sessions) we have been counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We introduced the children to a number line and counted along and back, we also took away numbers and asked the children to identify missing numbers. We have also been practising a doubles song and doubles rap.

We have continued subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them).

We have had a focus on on pattern making, solving doubles calculations and careful counting using 1:1 correspondence.

We have been practising the days of the week daily and have introduced months of the year, different times of the day and seasons.

Here is a lovely song about seasons. We have reinforced that Fall is called Autumn in the UK.

We have continued with more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have revised the sounds M, D,G,O and C this week and introduced K, ck (a digraph – 2 letters making one sound) E and U. We have continued blending the sounds together to make simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words which the children have been reading and writing. The children are very successful at using ‘rainbow fingers’ to help them with the process of blending. Please get them to demonstrate to you at home, if you need help with this do not worry as we plan to invite you to one of our Phonics sessions soon.

The children have also continued with Guided Reading sessions in groups. We Looked at the Oxford Reading Tree book, ‘Floppy, Floppy’. We talked about the  the characters Dad, Mum, Biff, Chip and Kipper. We also practised the tricky word ‘no.’ We discussed how the characters felt, what they were thinking and found sounds that we have learnt within the text. The children also practised blending the CVC word ‘dog’. We then went on to discuss if they had ever had a picnic or a barbecue and what they enjoyed about it as well as their favourite things to eat.

In Literacy we have been practising and rehearsing our script for the story ‘Owl babies’ by Martin Waddell .We have done this by using Talk4Writing actions and repetitive phrases. We have made a class story map, discussed the setting, characters, key speech within the text aswell as conjunctions and openers. 

In P.E. the children have begun learning gymnastics skills and they have been focusing on different balances through fun games.

 

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

Look out for your Tapestry Learning Journal activation email – many parents have activated their accounts already – thank you.

Remember Monday 5th November is an INSET day- no school for the children 

 

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy. 

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different gymnastics skills.

As the weather is getting much colder could we also ask that warm, waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe

 

 

Maths is fun!

 

 

 

Lots of Writing

 

 

Learning through play

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Ourselves’

Autumn Term 1

Reception Curriculum map Autumn 1 2018

High Frequency words to practise at home this term.

to     the   no   go   I  into   a

 

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

Week beginning 15.10.18

In R.E. the children were introduced to our new topic ‘ People Who Care for Us.’ During our class liturgy this week we discussed who the children believed cared for them on a daily basis, they loved sharing how they family and friends cared for them. We read the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 : 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

We discussed how love is the centre of the Catholic faith and how fortunate we are to have a family and love in our lives. We shared a family prayer. The children then went on to complete a piece of recorded work in their R.E. books.

During CLIC (mental Maths sessions) we have been counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We introduced the children to a number line and counted along and back, we also took away numbers and asked the children to identify missing numbers. We have also been practising a doubles song and doubles rap.

We have continued subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them).

We have had a focus on on pattern making as well as 2D shapes and 3D shapes.

We have been practising the days of the week daily and have introduced months of the year, different times of the day and seasons.

Here is a lovely song about seasons. We have reinforced that Fall is called Autumn in the UK.

 

We have continued with more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have revised the sounds S,A and T, P, I, N,M, D this week and introduced G,O and C. We have already begun blending the sounds together to make simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words which the children have been reading and writing. 

The children have also begun Guided Reading sessions in groups. We Looked at the Oxford Reading Tree book, ‘The Good Trick’. We talked about the  the characters Dad, Mum, Biff, Chip and Kipper. We also practised the tricky word ‘a’ and the high frequency word ‘big.’ We discussed how the characters felt, what they were thinking and found sounds that we have learnt within the text. The children also practised blending the CVC word ‘rug’. We then went on to discuss if they had even seen a show and what they liked about it.

In Literacy we have been practising and rehearsing our script for the story ‘Shoe Baby’ by Joyce Dunbar.We have done this by using Talk4Writing actions and repetitive phrases. This week the children completed their first piece of writing about the text. They used the learnt phonics sounds, m,a,p,n and d to write the phrase Mama and Papa which appears in the ‘Shoe Baby’ story. We were extremely impressed by the children’s enthusiasm to write and many of them have chosen to write independently. 

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for dried and tinned foods for the Harvest collection.

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

Look out for your Tapestry Learning Journal activation email – many parents have activated their accounts already – thank you.

Have a lovely half-term and we’ll see you again on Monday 29th October. 

 

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different ways of travelling.

As the weather is still unpredictable could we also ask that waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe

P.E. Introducing Ball Skills

Careful Counting to 10

 

Rhyming and and recognising initial sounds of objects

 

 

Writing independently

 

 

Firemen came to school and we went to say “Hello!”

 

‘Show and Tell’ a creative way to identify parts of my face

 

 

 

Fun with magnets

 

 

Week beginning 08.10.18

In R.E. the children retold the story of Creation in their own words. We were very impressed by how much they had remembered.

During CLIC (mental Maths sessions) we have been counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We introduced the children to a number line and counted along and back, we also took away numbers and asked the children to identify missing numbers. We have also been practising a doubles song and doubles rap.

We have continued subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them).

We have had a focus on 2D shapes and have also introduced 3D shapes.

Here is the doubles rap and one of the songs.

https://youtu.be/0VLxWIHRD4E

 

We have begun more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have revised the sounds S,A and T, P, I, N this week and introduced M and D. We have already begun blending the sounds together to make simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words which the children have been reading and writing. 

The children have also begun Guided Reading sessions in groups. We Looked at the Oxford Reading Tree book, ‘The Pancake’. We introduced  the characters Dad, Mum, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. We also practised the tricky word ‘The.’ We discussed how the characters felt, what they were thinking and found sounds that we have learnt within the text. The children also practised blending the CVC word ‘Pan’. We then went on to discuss what what our favourite pancake toppings.

In Literacy we have been practising and rehearsing our script for the story ‘Shoe Baby’ by Joyce Dunbar.We have done this by using Talk4Writing actions and repetitive phrases. We were fortunate to share this with parents and carers who joined us for ‘Sharing Time’ this Thursday. We hope you enjoyed it!

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Phonics Fun!

Show and Tell

Exploring shape

 

Counting

Writing

 

Creation – ordering the story

 

 

Team work

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for dried and tinned foods for the Harvest collection.

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

Look out for your Tapestry Learning Journal activation email next week.

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different ways of travelling.

As the weather is still unpredictable could we also ask that waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

Week beginning 01.10.18

 

In R.E. during our class liturgy the children once again impressed us by their attention, good listening and respect throughout. We reflected on how it feels to be alone and in the dark and the children recalled some instances when they had experienced this. They gave examples of waking up in the night and feeling scared. We then introduced the belief that ‘Jesus is the Light if the world’ and he is there for us always even when we might be feeling scared, lost or alone. We said the prayer,

“Your words are like a light. They show us what to do.”

I asked the children Who they thought this prayer was about and Whose words it was referring to. It was wonderful to see that they had thought is was God and Jesus.

 

During CLIC (mental Maths sessions) we have been counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We introduced the children to a number line and counted along and back, we also took away numbers and asked the children to identify missing numbers. We have also been practising a doubles song and doubles rap.

We have continued subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them).

We have had a focus on 2D shapes.

Here is the doubles rap and one of the songs.

https://youtu.be/Ik_-OAgzD-8

We have begun more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have revised the sounds S,A and T this week and introduced P, I and N. We have already begun blending the sounds together to make simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words which the children have been reading and writing. 

In Literacy we have been practising and rehearsing our script for the story ‘Shoe Baby’ by Joyce Dunbar.We have done this by using Talk4Writing actions and repetitive phrases. We were fortunate to share this with Father Patrick and Mrs Cosgrove who visited our class this week. I think they really enjoyed it and were pretty impressed.

 

Image result for shoe baby

Moving and changing direction in P.E.

 

Number and shape work.

 

Taking turns

 

A popular ‘show and tell’ – my favourite thing

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for dried and tinned foods for the Harvest collection.

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different ways of travelling.

As the weather is still unpredictable could we also ask that waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

Week beginning 24.09.18

In R.E. we have continued with the topic  of ‘Creation.’ This week the children got to perform their creation song for some of the parents that joined us for ‘Sharing Time’ on Thursday afternoon and the parents even joined in with us which was wonderful. The children are also learning the daily prayers off by heart. During our class liturgy the children reflected on what meant the most to them, it was so pleasing to hear how most of them talked about their friends and family. The children have also been taking part in small group activities putting the 7 days of creation in order.

The children attended their first whole school assembly this week when they watched their  Year 6 buddies present their class assembly on the topic of ‘Harvest.’ The Reception children were  impeccably behaved and this was noticed and commented on by many of the staff present – Well Done!

We are continuing with CLIC (mental Maths sessions) where we are counting to 20, recognising numbers, ordering numbers and counting amounts to 10. We have also been subitising (is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them). 

We have begun more structured phonics sessions following our Bug Club class lessons we have introduced the sounds S,A and T this week.

This link will help you and your child practise the skill of subitising.

The children enjoyed a walk of exploration when we looked for signs of Autumn. The children used the IPad to take photos here are some of them.

Maths – counting, shapes, length, patterns and capacity.

Phonics and writing.

 

Play and creativity.

Items of interest to talk about.

 

Year 6 assembly – our bubbies!

Critical thinking – a solution to sharing.

 

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

Request for dried and tinned foods for the Harvest collection.

Request for junk modelling items – cardboard, boxes, tubes, softer plastic items.

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different ways of travelling.

As the weather is still unpredictable could we also ask that waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

Week beginning 17.09.18

In R.E. we have continued with the topic  of ‘Creation.’ The children have continued to practise a song about the creation story, many of them are now becoming confident to join in with the words and most of the actions. The children are also learning the daily prayers off by heart. During our class liturgy the children reflected on the gifts that God gave us during creation, they recalled the story extremely well.

We are continuing with CLIC (mental maths sessions) and phonics sessions, both of which have concentrated on learning through songs and actions.

Here are a couple of the songs which we use in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlXnXf6FSq8

 

 

In P.E. the children have been learning skills on different ways of moving and travelling through lots of games. They have had their first session with coach Meakin who was impressed with their listening and commitment to trying their best. Mrs B also popped in to observe a session and she was equally impressed. Well Done!

 

Reminders –

Please can I ask parents to remember that the school has a Nut Free policy. 

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different ways of travelling.

As the weather is still unpredictable could we also ask that waterproof coats are brought into school daily and that they are blue or black in colour. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children to enjoy water and messy play.

Water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

 

Number work

Patterns and shapes

Dressing up and role play

 

Writing and recognising sounds

Week beginning 10.09.18

Welcome to Reception class page 2018-2019!

We are amazed at how quickly the children have settled. They have already learnt many of the classroom rountines and have got used to the Reception environment as well as some parts of the whole school. They have met their year 6 buddies who are currently helping them daily at lunch times.

The children have been learning through play which is encouraged at this stage of their education, they have also taken part in carpet ‘together times.’ We have had daily prayers together, introduced our R.E. topic on creation beginning to learn a song about the creation song with actions. We also had our first class liturgy where we joined together in prayer and reflection. We talked a little about God’s family and how the Bible is a book from God and contains stories to help us learn how to be good and follow in Jesus’ footsteps. A big question was asked by one of the children which was, ‘Why did Jesus die?’ this just goes to show how deeply children think and is just one of the reasons that Jesus Himself believed we should be as little children, it is also one the reasons the Reception team treasure the moments we share with your children! 

We have had the first CLIC (mental maths sessions) and phonics sessions both of which have concentrated on learning through songs and actions.

Here are a couple of the songs which we use in class.

 

 

 

Reminders –

 

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is important that the children take pride in their school  – one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform and that it is all present and matches the school uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday for this term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Tuesday and Thursday the children will be taught skills on different ways of travelling.

As the weather is still unpredictable could we also ask that waterproof coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play. Could we also make a request that waterproof aprons are brought into school to enable the children enjoy water and messy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

Here are some photos from our first week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 June 2018

This week in Reception …

a small group of children explained how and why they celebrated Eid last Friday.

The children have made and decorated their own baptismal candle.

They have also used adjectives to describe fruit and vegetables and have been investigating shape, exploring the different shapes that are all around us.

The features of non-fiction books and how to tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction have been a focus.

The children have also loved looking at foods from different countries, investigating how rice and pasta change when they are cooked.

 

13 June 2018

This week in Reception, we have been writing a recount of Handa’s Surprise and have investigated different fruit and vegetables.  Perry Walker – a local author – has visited the class to read us her new book, ‘My Amazing Mummy’!  The children really enjoyed the story and asked lots of questions about underwater life.

 

We can Explore it – Around the World

 

 

 

Reception Curriculum map Summer 2

 

High Frequency words to practise at home this term 

went It’s from children just help said have like so do some come were there little one when out what

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

 

Week Beginning 25.06.2018

So this week the children have continued to enjoy the topic of We can Explore it – Around the World. We have been discussing the World cup and talking about all the different countries involved. The children have really liked designing their own football shirts and role playing in our class Travel Agency. 

In R.E. this week the children took part in the class liturgy which focussed on the reading from the Bible Matthew 7:12  “Do for others what you want them to do for you: this is the meaning of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets.” We discussed what this meant and the children all made an individual promise of what they would do to treat others better. 

In Literacy we have been sharing the story of The Tiger Child which is set in India. It is a traditional folk tale which explains how cats became domesticated.It revolves around a tiger who desired to have fire to cook his food and sends his nephew to get it for him from the village nearby. However, since the tiger cub is young and small the villagers warm to him and the cub forgets the real reason for being there. They have really enjoyed rehearsing the story during the Talk for Writing sessions, as well as producing some super artwork, masks and puppets. We have also been amazed at the quality of independent writing the children are producing which has contained  both narrative features and key phrases from the text. Some Children have written four pages!

In Phonics some children have been consolidating their phase 3 phonics sounds whilst others have begun working on phase 4. In Phase 4 children are not taught any new phonemes or graphemes. Instead, they are taught to further manipulate the phonemes and graphemes they have already learnt. Many of the words children explored in Phase 2 and 3 were monosyllabic (words of one syllable). In Phase 4 children explore more polysyllabic words (words containing more than one syllable). Many of the words in Phase 2 and 3 required children to blend approximately three sounds together in order to read them. Phase 4 requires children to blend an increasing number of sounds together in order to read. We have practised reading and writing words such as – quilt, soft, next, camp, belt, went, just, help, blot, clap, crab, stem, plan, sleep, from, crop. 

Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm
Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-100 and reading 100s numbers. We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. We have been practising 1 more and 1 less as a mental Maths challenge and some children were able to tell me 2 more and 2 less. We have revisited  number bonds to 10,doubles to 20 and halve its as an inverse. The  children have also been practising the concept of ‘it’s nothing new’ where if they know that double 2 is 4 then double 20 is 40, double 3 is 6 so double 30 is 60 and so on. We have had a focus on pattern and shape this week.
The children have especially enjoyed another new song which helps them remember their numbers to 100 with movement! You may like to access it at home so here is a link.

 

In P.E.the children have been practising skills in athletics as well as other multi-skill activities which will be the make up of the Sports day scheduled for Tuesday 3rd July. Please can you ensure that your child’s P.E. kit is at school and could you also ensure it is all present and correct. Please note tracksuit bottoms should be replaced by shorts since it is now Summer. It would be great to see all the children looking smart for Sports day and following the school uniform policy.

 

REMINDERS

Sports day Tuesday 3rd of July at 9:30am – please can the children wear uniform blue shorts and a tee-shirt of their house colour. (The colour of their plastic reading folder). ensure they have a water bottle in school and that suncream is applied at home prior to coming to school.

Transition morning Thursday 5th July – your children will spend the morning in Year 1. 

Bring in food from around the world Thursday 5th July from 2:40pm.

Pirate week from the 16th July – get your costumes ready!

 

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc.

Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.
P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught athletics and multi-skills.
As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.
Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.
– Thank you.
The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

Activity in R.E. where the children thought about what it’s like when there is no light, but we know that Jesus is the light to show us the way.

 

 

 

Finding 3D shapes

 

 

 

 

We found a snail

 

 

 

 

Phonics fun

 

 

We made plans of Reception play areas.

Sorting animals and helping tidy in the process!

 

Super Maths – I can show what one more means

 

 

Number sentences

 

 

Independent writing – retelling the story of Handa’s Surprise

Week Beginning 05.06.2018

 

First of all we would like to welcome all the children back from their half term break which we hope was relaxing. As you aware this is the children’s final term in Reception class which brings mixed emotions of sadness when we handover your children to Year 1 but also happiness when we look back on all the progress they have achieved. We hope the children are all refreshed and ready to work hard as well as have fun for the next seven weeks.

Here are some photographs from the end of last term which we were unable to post due to a technical problem.

 

Planting seeds in our vegetable patch.

Learning how to make Leek and Potato soup with the leeks we harvested from our vegetable patch. the children enjoyed tasting the soup and lots of them even came back for seconds!

Thank you for joining us for our family sharing breakfast.

The children using their wonderful teamwork and imaginations to act out the Enormous Turnip together!

So this week the children have been enjoying the new topic of We can Explore it – Around the World. We have been sharing lots of non-fiction books about different countries and the children have been either customers booking their holidays or  customer sales people working in our class Travel Agency. 

 

In R.E. we have had an introduction to the topic of Baptism. The children watched an educational clip about how Baptism is performed within the Catholic church, we then discussed what had taken place before holding our very own class Baptism. The children acted out the ceremony perfectly and then wrote up recounts on what had happened in their R.E. books. 

In Literacy we have been sharing the story of Handa’s Surprise which is set in Kenya. It is about a little girl wanting to surprise her friend who lives in the next village.It contains animals and fruit from that region as well a a twist at the end of the story -get the children to tell you all about it. They have really enjoyed rehearsing the story during the Talk for Writing sessions, as well as producing some super artwork, masks and puppets. We have also been amazed at the quality of independent writing the children are producing which has contained  both narrative features and key phrases from the text.

In Phonics some children have been consolidating their phase 3 phonics sounds whilst others have begun working on phase 4. In Phase 4 children are not taught any new phonemes or graphemes. Instead, they are taught to further manipulate the phonemes and graphemes they have already learnt. Many of the words children explored in Phase 2 and 3 were monosyllabic (words of one syllable). In Phase 4 children explore more polysyllabic words (words containing more than one syllable). Many of the words in Phase 2 and 3 required children to blend approximately three sounds together in order to read them. Phase 4 requires children to blend an increasing number of sounds together in order to read. 

 

Phase 4 Teaching Overview

In Phase 4 words are often referred to in relation to how many vowels and consonants they contain.

CVC Words

The word ‘cod‘ is a CVC word (consonant / vowel / consonant). Other CVC words include: sad, net & him.

CCVC Words

The word ‘crab‘ is a CCVC word (consonant / consonant / vowel / consonant). Other CCVC words include: trim, flat & step.

CVCC Words

The word ‘help‘ is a CVCC word (consonant / vowel / consonant / consonant). Other CVCC words include: fist, mend and test.

 

As children progress through Phase 4 they become more confident and skilled in reading and spelling words with a greater number of letters and graphemes.

Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm
Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20 and 1-100. We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s in addition we have begun to count in 2s up to 20 and looked at the difference between odd and even numbers. We have revisited  number bonds to 10,doubles to 20 and halve its as an inverse. The  children have also been practising the concept of ‘it’s nothing new’ where if they know that double 2 is 4 then double 20 is 40, double 3 is 6 so double 30 is 60 and so on. We have had a focus on repeating patterns this week.
The children have especially enjoyed another new song which helps them remember their numbers to 100 with movement! You may like to access it at home so here is a link.

In P.E.the children have been practising skills in athletics as well as other multi-skill activities which will be the make up of the Sports day scheduled for Tuesday 3rd July (back  up 9th July). Please can you ensure that your child’s P.E. kit is at school and could you also ensure it is all present and correct. Please note tracksuit bottoms should be replaced by shorts since it is now Summer. It would be great to see all the children looking smart for Sports day and following the school uniform policy.

 

 

REMINDERS

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc.

Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.
P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught athletics and multi-skills.
As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.
Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.
– Thank you.
The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

Junk modelling – rockets and doughnuts.

 

 

We can work together to solve a complicated Jigsaw puzzle.

 

 

 

We are taking food orders for our cafe.

 Are Eggs Alive?

Reception Curriculum map Summer 1

 

High Frequency words to practise at home this term.

will  that  this  then  them  with  see  for  now  down  too  you  have  like  so  do  some  come  were  there  little  one  when  out  what

 

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

Week Beginning 15.05.18

During our class liturgy the children listened to a reading from John 17:11-19 when Jesus prayed to his Father and asked Him to protect them against evil. Jesus said that God’s word was truth, Bless them with truth. I explained that Jesus wanted God to bless his friends so they could follow His ways. We are followers of God today and we can follow Jesus. I asked the children to think of a time when they chose to help someone and share what they did and how it made them feel. Several children were given the opportunity to respond and as always their responses were carefully thought out. The children showed understanding as well as a realisation that doing good things is the way to the truth Jesus was talking about.

In Literacy the children have been introduced to the tale of The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy. We have rehearsed the story and the children have had the opportunity to act out the story too.We have also been reading from the Bible and watching a simple cartoon depicting the Pentecostal story. The children were then modelled to, on how to sequence the story before doing so themselves in their R.E. books where they all wrote sentences to describe what was happening. The Reception team are very proud of the the super writing that the children produced.

Following the theme of Pentecost the children have created some beautifully colourful flames and we have started work on a dance which celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. We had a lot of fun practising our moves and swirls and experimented using Pentecostal coloured  pieces of fabric to wave and sway.

In Phonics the children have been revising their phase 3 phonics sounds to ensure that they are confident after a two week break. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm
Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20. As well as beginning to look at recognising all our numbers to 100. We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5 and we have also continued learning number bonds to 10. The  children have also been practising the concept of ‘it’s nothing new’ where if they know that double 2 is 4 then double 20 is 40, double 3 is 6 so double 30 is 60 and so on. We have had a real focus this week on all things related to shape and measure. the children have taken part in activities relating to money, time, weight and measuring length.
The children have especially enjoyed another new song which helps them remember their numbers to 100 with movement! You may like to access it at home so here is a link.

In P.E. this week the children have continued to enjoy learning some tennis skills. They learnt how to control the ball using small racquets by hitting and stopping the ball as it rolls along the ground. They then progressed to moving from the ready position to stepping sideways on to hit the ball along the ground and return it to their partner without stopping the ball first.

 

REMINDERS-

Wednesday 23rd   – Stay and Play 8:40-9am

Wonderful work and Let’s share breakfast together – bring in breakfast to have with your child in class.

Please can we ask that the children bring their P.E. kits into school if they have not done so already and that it is all intact and labelled correctly.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays
Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc.

Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.
P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket and tennis skills.
As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.

 

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.
P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket and tennis skills.
As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.
Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.
Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.
– Thank you.
The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

We can tell O’clock times

Comparing and measuring length

 

How far will my car go? Talking about distance.

Comparing the weight of real fruit and vegetables

 

 

 I can name 3D shapes

 

 

 

Money talks!

 

 

 

 

Pentecost flame

 

 

I found a feather – what bird could it be from?

 

Taking turns and understanding the rules of a game

 

 

Week Beginning 08.05.18

During our class liturgy the children listened to a reading from John 16:12-15 when Jesus told his friends that He still had a lot to tell them but they would still not understand. I explained that Jesus is telling his friends that he was going away to heaven but to help his friends understand things in the future he would ask God to send the Holy Spirit to help them. I also explained it was a mixed time of sadness and happiness for the disciples as Jesus was going away but sending a new friend to help us. I then asked the children to think of a time when they were happy but then became a bit sad because they had to leave.

Several children were given the opportunity to respond and we impressed by how they had really listened to the question that I posed and related it their own lives. Well done!

We are very proud of the children’s behaviour both during class worship and our visits to St Anne’s church. We attended St Anne’s on Thursday to celebrate The Feast of the Ascension and once again the children did not let us down.

In Literacy we continued to share the story Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. We practised sequencing the story and followed our class story map. Over the past week the children have all written a diary based on the events which happened each day in the story. Every child has produced a diary and it is extremely pleasing to see how much all of their writing has improved.

In Phonics the children have been revising their phase 3 phonics sounds to ensure that they are confident after a two week break. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm
Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20. As well as beginning to look at recognising all our numbers to 100. We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5 and we have also continued learning number bonds to 10. The  children have also been practising the concept of ‘it’s nothing new’ where if they know that double 2 is 4 then double 20 is 40, double 3 is 6 so double 30 is 60 and so on. We have had a focus this week on comparing weight and revisited coin recognition.
The children have especially enjoyed this new song which helps them remember their numbers to 100 with exercise! You may like to access it at home so here is a link.

 

In P.E. this week the children enjoying learning some tennis skills. They learnt how to control the ball using small racquets by hitting and stopping the ball as it rolls along the ground.

REMINDERS-
Please can we ask that the children bring their P.E. kits into school if they have not done so already and that it is all intact and labelled correctly.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays
Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc.

Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.
P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket and tennis skills.
As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.
Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.
Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.
– Thank you.
The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

Jesus loves me!

Number bonds to 10

 

Independent writing

 

Shopping and understanding money

 

Super reader!

Week Beginning 30.04.18

During our class liturgy the children listened to a reading from John 15:1 when Jesus described Himself to his friends as being the True Vine. He said that we are all branches connected to Him and we produce fruit. We talked about the fruit being the energy that Jesus has given us to enable us to be good at certain things. The children then thought about something that they had done recently that they were proud of and some children had the opportunity to share their ideas. Once again the children came up with some beautiful responses.

In Literacy we continued to share the story Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. We practised sequencing the story and made a class story map. We discussed that since the story is set over a period of a week and there is a description of what happens to Oliver each day, then it is like a diary. There was a class discussion where the children recalled which vegetables Oliver tried each day. The children continued to play in the class vegetable shop. The children have enjoyed writing their own version of Oliver’s vegetables this week in the form of a diary.

In Phonics the children have been revising their phase 3 phonics sounds to ensure that they are confident after a two week break. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  As well as beginning to look at recognising all our numbers to 100.  We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5 and we have also continued learning number bonds to 10. We have had a focus this week on comparing weight and revisited coin recognition.

The children have especially enjoyed this new song which helps them remember their number bonds to 10 , you may like to access it at home so here is a link.

In P.E. the children have continued learning cricket skills with coach Meakin. They enjoyed overarm throwing and aiming at the wicket this week.

 

REMINDERS-

Please can we ask that the children bring their P.E. kits into school if they have not done so already and that it is all intact and labelled correctly.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc.

Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket skills.

As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

Number bonds to 10

 

 

 

Weighing and money in our class vegetable shop

 

 

 

 

We have noticed that the weather is changing and butterflies have appeared!

 

I know that £1 is 100 pennies so £2 is 200 pennies!

 

I made a flag of love!

 

 

I say my prayers beautifully

 

 

 

Super carpet Maths –  I can count to 100 and know my number bonds to 10.

 

We can read and apply our phonics.

Fun counting outside.

 

 

 

Week Beginning 23.04.18

During our class liturgy the children listened to a reading from John 8:12 when Jesus told his friends that He was the light of the world. I explained that Jesus is there for us in times of trouble. I then asked the children to think of a time when they felt worried, alone or confused and who it was that helped them. I explained that sometimes when people help you they are like your light. The children amazed us with their well thought out reflective responses.

In Literacy the children were introduced to the story of Saint George and the dragon. They enjoyed designing their own dragons and writing sentences about them, making England flags and even writing their own versions of the George and the dragon story in their independent writing.

We also shared the story Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. We practised sequencing the story and made a class story map. We discussed that since the story is set over a period of a week and there is a description of what happens to Oliver each day, then it is like a diary. There was a class discussion where the children recalled which vegetables Oliver tried each day. The children continued to play in the class vegetable shop and practised their writing by producing their own shopping lists.

In Phonics the children have been revising their phase 3 phonics sounds to ensure that they are confident after a two week break. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  As well as beginning to look at recognising all our numbers to 100.  We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5 and we have also continued learning number bonds to 10. We have had a focus this week on comparing weight and practised using the correct language – light, heavy, lighter, heavier, lightest and heaviest.

The children have especially enjoyed this new rhyme which helps them remember their number bonds to 10 , you may like to access it at home so here is a link.

In P.E. the children have begun learning cricket skills with coach Meakin. They enjoyed throwing and catching games this week.

We had a special visit this week from Safa’s mum who came in to talk to us about the important time in the Muslim religious calendar called Ramadan. She explained about the period of fasting, Ramadan being a time to reflect and repent as well as a time to help those less fortunate. The children also had the opportunity to ask questions and try some delicious dates.

The Reception team would like to thank Safa’s mum for her time and for giving us a informative and interesting talk – Thank you!

 

 

 

REMINDERS-

Please can we ask that the children bring their P.E. kits into school if they have not done so already and that it is all intact and labelled correctly.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc.

Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket skills.

As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

Farm Trip part 2

St George’s day flags

 

The dragons we designed and sentences

 

Ginger Bear Group

 

Independent George and the dragon writing

 

Enjoying making rhythm during bucket drumming

Ordering size independently

 

 

Week Beginning 16.04.18

May I take this opportunity to thank all the parent volunteers that helped to make the trip to Rushall farm a truly memorable day for the children. You helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly and safely as well as making it extra fun for the children, which is greatly appreciated. – Thank you from all the Reception Team.

 

In R.E. the children continued to learn about the importance of Easter. The children have listened to the Easter story and watched short clips which highlight key events. They have then had the opportunity to retell and reenact the story in their own words. We have discussed a picture depicting Jesus after He had risen talking with his friends. The children thought about what was happening and how Jesus’ disciples would have felt. The children then when on to write this up in their R.E. books.

In Literacy we have thought about what we would like to see and learn about on our upcoming farm visit. We made a class mind map with the children’s ideas. Some children produced independent writing during free flow which stated what they thought they might see. We also opened a class vegetable shop and children were able to practise their writing by producing their own shopping lists.

In Phonics the children have been revising their phase 3 phonics sounds to ensure that they are confident after a two week break. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  As well as beginning to look at recognising all our numbers to 100.  We have continued counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5 and we have also started learning number bonds to 10. We have had a focus this week on comparing size and practised using the correct language – small, big, smaller, bigger, smallest and biggest and thinking about position as a concept.

The children have especially enjoyed this new song which helps them count to 100 , you may like to access it at home so here is a link.

 

 

REMINDERS-

In P.E. the children have begun learning cricket skills with coach Meakin. They enjoyed throwing and catching games this week.

Please can we ask that the children bring their P.E. kits into school if they have not done so already and that it is all intact and labelled correctly.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket skills.

As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school but they are lighter and if the weather does look like it will be warm please provide a hat and apply suncream prior to arriving at school.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

Independent Writing

 

 

Independent Maths

 

 

Working with partners to find number bonds to 10

 

 

 

Farm Trip Part 1

 

 

Welcome back and we hope that you have all had a fun and relaxing Easter break. The children have begun our new topic ‘Are Eggs Alive?’ We have been looking at different farm animals this week, comparing them and thinking about their characteristics. We have also been watching short video clips which have informed the children about the products farm animals produce. The children enjoyed a carpet session where they thought up questions about what they would like to find out during our farm visit.

In R.E. the children have been introduced to the importance of Easter. The children have listened to the Easter story and watched short clips which highlight key events. They have then had the opportunity to retell and reenact the story in their own words. We have discussed the meaning of the word Alleluia as well as the relevance of the Paschal candle. The children have produced some wonderful artwork representing both of these topics.

In Literacy we shared the story Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper. In this story Ben learns how to make honey biscuits with his gran, he doesn’t just find out how to bake biscuits, he also discovers where all the ingredients in the recipe come from and whose help he really needs. This was a great story to get the children thinking about where food comes from and the importance of farming.

In Phonics the children have been revising their phase 3 phonics sounds to ensure that they are confident after a two week break. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have been closely looking at what a teen number means, as in 10 plus some more. We have also been counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5. We have had a focus this week on comparing size and practised using the correct language – small, big, smaller, bigger, smallest and biggest.

The children have especially enjoyed this new song which helps them count to 100 , you may like to access it at home so here is a link.

In P.E. the children have begun learning cricket skills with coach Meakin. They enjoyed rolling and stopping the ball with control as well as a game where they had to roll a ball to hot a pot of gold and score points. 

REMINDERS-

Reception Class farm trip – Tuesday 17th April 

We will leave promptly at 9:10am and return for the normal end of school day.

There is now no need for children to bring car seats as we have a new coach with adjustable seat belts (which are safer as many car seats do not fit properly in a coach).

Please ensure the children are dressed appropriately for the weather, in comfortable old clothing and suitable footwear – no uniforms.

A fully disposable packed lunch should be provided so we can throw everything away and not have extra to carry.

Thank you for all the parents who volunteered to help. We had so many offers we had to draw names out of a hat. If you have heard from us and sent a confirmation then you have been successful. Sorry to those who weren’t this time.

 

Please can we ask that the children bring their P.E. kits back into school and that it is all intact and labelled correctly.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words for this term with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform. Now that is summer term the children can now wear summer uniform – please see the school’s uniform policy.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for this term and the children will be taught cricket skills.

As the weather is now changeable could we also ask that coats are still brought into school. 

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

 Why is Water Wet?

 

Reception Curriculum map Spring 2

 

 

High Frequency words to practise at home this term.

to     the   no   go   I  into   a   me   be   he   she  my   by   they   we  are  .you   her   all   was   said   look

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

 

 

 

Week beginning 12.03.18

In Literacy this week the children have been enjoying sharing the wonderful story of The Rainbow Fish. We have shortened the story into three short sections and talked about what happened first, next and finally as a class. The children had the opportunity to share their own ideas about what happened first, next and finally and we wrote some of them up to put on our class washing line. Then the children put their ideas down on paper during adult led and independent writing activities. We are very proud of what they have produced!

In Phonics the children have continued learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We revised the sounds ur, ow, oi (all digraphs – meaning 2 letters make 1 sound) and ear (a trigraph – meaning 3 letters make one sound)  and introduced our final three phase 3 sounds air, ure and er. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

The children continue to apply their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me. Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily. 

In R.E. we have continued learning about the importance of Lent. We have discussed how it is a time of change and how we try to become more like Jesus. The children noticed that the class prayer area now had the colour purple as its predominant colour which is the same as Advent signifying its importance and that their is an emphasis on prayer.  We are looking forward to the importance period of Holy week. 

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have been closely looking at what a teen number means, as in 10 plus some more. We have been writing number sentences to show this and used bead strings which have intervals of 10 on them to count on from 10 to different teen numbers. We have also been counting to 100 in 1s and in 10s. The children have also practised their ‘Learn its’ number sentences 2+1=3 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+2=5. We have had a focus this week on repeating patterns and measuring a minute in time.

The children have especially enjoyed these songs to help them count to 20 and , you may like to access them at home so here are some links.

 

 

 

In P.E. the children were practising moving in different ways and in different directions, negotiating space as they did so. They learnt how to improve their ball skills by taking part in an activity where the object of the game was to take aim and carefully roll a ball starting from a standing position.

 

 

The children enjoyed taking part in an experiment where they tested different materials to see whether they would sink or float. They took time to examine each object to be tested and used language such as soft, hard, light or heavy. They then made an hypothesis as to what they thought would happen with the objects we tested which included a screw, a cork, a stone and a lemon. They recorded their hypothesis and their findings.  

 

 

The children made their own rainbow fishes using play dough and coloured jewels.

 

 

 

The children enjoyed making repeating patterns independently.

 

 

 

More Maths fun – clever counting and recording numbers.

 

 

Learning about being a good friend.

 

 

 

 

Proud of our independent writing.

 

 

My Fish mask.

 

 

 

REMINDERS-

We will be attending mass on Tuesday 20th so please be on time to school.

We are looking for volunteers to help us on our upcoming farm trip – please see a member of the Reception team to sign up-  a letter will be going out during the last week of term.

Our last day of term will be on Friday 23rd March and we will finish at 2pm.

When your children bring home their P.E. kits this term please can we ask that you check that their P.E. shoes still fit them.

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught football skills.

As the weather is now cold could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 05.03.18

In Literacy we have continued rehearsing the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. This week we had a visit from one of the characters in the story, the Troll. The children really enjoyed the activity of ‘Hot Seating’ the Troll and interviewed him with some great questions that they came up with. Some of the questions included ”Why do you live under a bridge?”, ”What is your favourite food?” and ”Why do you have such a big nose?” The children listened carefully to the Troll’s responses. Later in their Literacy books the children wrote up the questions they had asked and the Troll’s replies. 

In Phonics the children have continued learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We revised the sounds ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, and or, (all digraphs – meaning 2 letters make 1 sound) and introduced the sounds ur, ow, oi and ear. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

The children continue to apply their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me. Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily.  

In R.E. this week we had an important visitor come into the classroom during our class liturgy which was based on John 8:12 , ”When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life.” We discussed how Jesus told us that he would always be there for us, even during times when we were sad or lonely we should remember we can reach out to him in prayer. The children reflected on a time when they were sad or hurt and who it had been that had made them feel better. Some of the children talked about how it was their mothers who had helped them and we linked this to the important date this Sunday of Mother’s Day.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have been closely looking at what a teen number means, as in 10 plus some more. We have been writing number sentences to show this and used bead strings which have intervals of 10 on them to count on from 10 to different teen numbers. The children have also practised their double and half Learn its and have written their doubles as number sentences – 1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8 and 5+5=10. We have had a focus this week on position, seasons and months of the year and measuring a minute in time.

The children have especially enjoyed these songs to help them count to 20 and , you may like to access them at home so here are the links.

 

 

Interviewing the Troll

 

Writing number sentences – teen numbers

 

 

Ginger Bear Group

 

 

 

 

 

Proud writer

 

REMINDERS-

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught football skills.

As the weather is now cold could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 26.02.18

The children are enjoying the latest topic – Why is Water Wet?

In Literacy we have been reading the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have enjoyed reading and watching different versions of the story. We have made our own class story map of the story and have rehearsed it using our own edited script along with actions based on Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing. The children have continued acting it out using masks and puppets they have made, as well as using the class story sack which contains small puppets of the main characters. 

In Phonics over the past two weeks the children have continued learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We revised the sounds th, ng  and ai (all digraphs – meaning 2 letters make 1 sound) and introduced the sounds ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, and or, . We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm     

The children continue to apply their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me. Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly. Please send your child’s reading books and folders in daily. 

In R.E. we have been learning about the importance of Lent. We have discussed how it is a time of change and how we try to become more like Jesus. The children noticed that the class prayer area now had the colour purple as its predominant colour which is the same as Advent signifying its importance and that their is an emphasis on prayer.  We shared a sorry prayer and the children wrote their own prayers as well as making sorry crosses for the prayer area.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have also looked at one less, the number that comes infront/before or subtracting one, so we have introduced the children to specific mathematical vocabulary. We have been doing this during short sessions on the carpet as well as during play and during adult led fun activities individually or in small groups. Some children have begun writing up their calculations as number sentences. We have had a focus on careful counting up to 20, halving and comparing length. 

The children have especially enjoyed these songs to help them count to 20 and , you may like to access them at home so here are the links.

Role Play – The Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

Spray painting

 

Independent Writing

 

 

Comparing Length

 

Careful Counting to 20

 

Exploring Ice

REMINDERS-

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught football skills.

As the weather is now cold could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

Why do buildings stay up?

 

High Frequency words to practise at home this term.

to     the   no   go   I  into   a   me   be   he   she  my   by   they   we  are  .you   her   all   was   said   look

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

 Week beginning 22.01.18

The children are continuing to enjoy being immersed in the latest construction topic – How Do Buildings Stay Up?

In Literacy we have continued the story of Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed reading and watching different versions of the story. We have made our own class story map of the story and have rehearsed it using our own edited script along with actions based on Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing. The children have continued acting it out using piggy masks and snouts they have made, as well as using the class story sack which contains small puppets of the main characters. They have also written their own rhyming strings and sentences.

In Phonics this week the children have continued learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We introduced the sounds th, ng  and ai (all digraphs – meaning 2 letters make 1 sound) and revised the sounds qu, ch and  sh this week. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words. Phonics Play is a great website to support the children’s phonics. Here is the link.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

 

The children are really getting to grips with applying their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me. Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly.

In R.E. we have moved on to a unit entitled ‘Prayer’. The children have been thinking about the importance of prayer and how it gives us the opportunity to say sorry and thank you to God. We have been learning the special prayer ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in class and discussed how God gave this prayer to Jesus to share with us as a gift. We hope to lead the prayer in Gospel assembly next Monday. Can I take this opportunity to say that the children will be attending Mass at St Anne’s church next Tuesday 6th February so please could the children be in full, smart uniform and be prompt into school.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have also looked at one less, the number that comes infront/before or subtracting one, so we have introduced the children to specific mathematical vocabulary. We have been doing this during short sessions on the carpet as well as during play and during adult led fun activities individually or in small groups. We have had a focus on the numbers 11,12,13. We have been talking about eleven being 10 and 1 more, twelve being 10 and 2 more and thirteen being 10 and 3 more. We have had a focus on careful counting, halving and shape. 

The children have especially enjoyed these songs to help them count to 20 and , you may like to access them at home so here are the links.

 

 

A special visitor- one of the children’s Dad’s came to talk to the class about his job as a builder.

Careful counting

Following instructions

Independent writing – phrases from The Three Little pigs

Gymnastics -using jumps on the apparatus

 

 

REMINDERS

Church on 6th February

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught gymnastic skills.

As the weather is now getting colder could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

Week beginning 22.01.18

The children are settled in nicely now after the break and are enjoying being immersed in the latest construction topic – How Do Buildings Stay Up?

In Literacy we have introduced the children to the story of Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed reading and watching different versions of the story. We will be making our own class story map of the story and rehearsing it using our own edited script along with actions based on Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing. The children have enjoyed acting it out using piggy masks and snouts they have made, as well as using the class story sack which contains small puppets of the main characters.

In Phonics this week the children have continued learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We introduced the sounds ch,sh  and th (all digraphs – meaning 2 letters make 1 sound) and revised the sounds Y, X,Z,ZZ  and QU  this week. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words.

The children are really getting to grips with applying their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me. Please continue reading the books we send home twice a week and  remember to sign the reading record books so we can change your child’s book promptly.

In R.E. we have moved on to a unit entitled ‘Prayer’. The children have been thinking about the importance of prayer and how it gives us the opportunity to say sorry and thank you to God. We have been learning the special prayer ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in class and discussed how God gave this prayer to Jesus to share with us as a gift.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have also looked at one more, the number that comes infront/before or subtracting one, so we have introduced the children to specific mathematical vocabulary. We have been doing this during short sessions on the carpet as well as during play and during adult led fun activities individually or in small groups. We have had a focus on the numbers 11,12,13. We have been talking about eleven being 10 and 1 more, twelve being 10 and 2 more and thirteen being 10 and 3 more. We have had a focus on ordering numbers, adding two groups of objects together to make a number sentence and 2 D and 3 D shapes. 

The children have especially enjoyed these songs to help them count to 20 and , you may like to access them at home so here are the links.

REMINDERS

 

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught gymnastic skills.

As the weather is now getting colder could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

In P.E. the children are learning gymnastics skills they have focussed on making different shapes and incorporating them into jumps from different pieces of apparatus.

 

Creating our own Rhyming strings 

 

Labeling the parts of a house

 

Maths this week

 

 

Sugar cube challenge – can you build a tower or a wall using tweezers?

 

 

Lucky teachers! Someone has kindly made cakes at home and brought them in as a gift!

 

 

 

 

Where does the snow go?

High Frequency words to practise at home this term.

to     the   no   go   I  into   a   me   be   he   she  my   by   they   we  are  you   her   all   was   said   look.

 

Recommended Reading List

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar compiled by John Foster

Willy’s Pictures by Anthony Browne

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage

Tinga Tales by Tiger Aspect

 

Week beginning 15.01.18

The children are enjoying the short topic of  Where does the Snow GO? In Literacy the children have been listening to a selection of stories including The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson, My Friend the Whale by Simon James, Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek and The Gruffalos Child by Julia Donaldson. The children have written sentences describing how the Snow Bear decorated his den including phrases taken directly from Snow Bear’s Surprise by Piers Harper.

In Phonics this week the children have begun learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We introduced the sounds Y, X,Z,ZZ and QU and revised the sounds J, V,  and W this week. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words.

The children are really getting to grips with applying their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have also looked at one more, the number that comes next/after or adding one, so we have introduced the children to specific mathematical vocabulary. We have been doing this during short sessions on the carpet as well as during play and during adult led fun activities individually or in small groups. We have had a focus on the numbers 11,12,13. We have been talking about eleven being 10 and 1 more, twelve being 10 and 2 more and thirteen being 10 and 3 more. We have had a focus on ordering items by size, length and height. We have ordered items such as polar bear paw prints, coloured snakes, ponies, and towers made from cubes and Lego. We have also been thinking about position. 

The children have especially enjoyed these songs to help them count to 20, you may like to access them at home so here are the links.

 

In R.E. the children retold the story of Christmas in their own words and we were very impressed with all the details they remembered.

In P.E. the children are learning gymnastics skills they have focussed on making different shapes and rolls.

 

 

Reminders

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me. Also please remember to send the children’s reading books in every day and ensure they are kept in the house coloured plastic wallets to protect the books from any spillages etc. Please sign the orange reading record books to ensure we know the books need changing and practise the tricky words with your children.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught gymnastic skills.

As the weather is now getting colder could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

 

Ordering Paw prints by size.

 

 

Ordering coloured snakes by length

 

How tall is my tower?

Exploring shapes

 

 

Enjoying fiction and non-fiction books

Independent Literacy work

 

Ginger Bear group

Painting and thinking about warm and cold colours

 

A special visitor

 

Our Snow Bear Den

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 08.01.18

 

 

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year!

This term the children have begun with the short topic of  Where does the Snow GO? In Literacy the children have been listening to the story Snow Bear’s Surprise by Piers Harper.  We have  rehearsed it using our own edited script along with actions based on Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing.  The class have enjoyed the large art project we  have been carrying out, which has involved making a Snow Bear’s den just like the one in the story. We have made decorations for the den which include pretty flowers, shiny icicles, frosted twigs and bright red berries all which mirrors what happens in the book. 

In Phonics this week the children have begun learning the phase 3 phonics sounds. We introduced the sounds J, V,  and W this week. We have continued ‘blending’ (saying sounds slowing) the sounds together using our ‘Phonics Fingers’ in order to read simple words.The children have also been using small whiteboards to write simple CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words.

The children still enjoy singing the Jolly Phonics song together in class. You might like to practise this at home so here is the web address:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djz82FBYiug

The children are really getting to grips with applying their learnt phonics sounds during their weekly guided reading sessions, it is wonderful to see how they are progressing. Please remember to use Bug Club on Active Learn to support your child’s reading development. Any problems with log ins please see me.

In Maths we have have been counting, ordering, recognising numbers to 1-20.  We have also looked at one more, the number that comes next/after or adding one, so we have introduced the children to specific mathematical vocabulary. We have been doing this during short sessions on the carpet as well as during play and during adult led fun activities individually or in small groups. We have had a focus on the numbers 11,12,13. We have been talking about eleven being 10 and 1 more, twelve being 10 and 2 more and thirteen being 10 and 3 more. We have had a focus on estimating and checking our estimate by careful counting. We have been using a variety of objects such as Arctic creatures and ice drops.

The children have especially enjoyed this song to help them count to 20, you may like to access it at home so here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4UAss33qA 

 

In R.E. we have been sharing and retelling the Christmas story. Since it was the feast of the Epiphany last week we talked about the significance of the Kings visiting baby Jesus. The children have enjoyed making their own Nativity scenes and re-enacting the story with their peers. 

This presentation of the Christmas story has helped the children memorise the sequence of events in the Nativity.

www.communication4all.co.uk/PowerPoint%20Presentations/christmas%20story.pps

As well as the Reception Class’ own production that is!

 

Reminders

Could children who wear earrings have them removed for our P.E. sessions on Thursdays and Fridays

Please remember to log into Bug Club to read with your children. This will be a great way to support their learning and apply the phonics sounds they are taught. The children that are using it already are making noticeable progression in their reading skills. Any problems with logging in please see me.

It is important that the children take pride in their school and one way we can all ensure that we do this is to look smart in our school uniform.

P.E. will be on Thursday and Friday for the next term and P.E. kits should be left in school and fully labelled. On Thursday and Friday the children will be taught gymnastic skills.

As the weather is now getting colder could we also ask that coats are brought into school daily. Wellies should be brought in to store on our class rack for the children to enjoy muddy play.

Also water bottles should be brought in daily. Could we also ask that the children’s water bottles only contain water.

Could we ask that everything brought into school is labelled, including water bottles and lunchboxes.

– Thank you.

The Reception Team – Mrs Omar, Mrs McAdden and Mrs Rowe.

 

Estimating how many and counting to check our estimates.

Recreating our own Nativity scenes

Using the class IPad to find out about Arctic animals

Cleaning up efficiently and working as a team

 

Making great shapes in gymnastics