Wishing all our families a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2019.
Enjoy the holidays
Week Beginning 10th December
A HUGE well done to the children who completed the 35 read challenge this half term! Mrs Lawton will be sharing the treat with the children very soon. We hope you are very proud of yourselves as we certainly are!
Class E had 20 out of 30 readers
Class F had 20 out of 20 readers.
Hopefully after the holidays we will have even more children on our reading journey.
The challenge runs from Friday to Friday, we will collect the children's reading diaries in and they will get their 5 read stamp if they have 5 separate diary entries showing that they have read 5 times at home, either with their school book or their keyword keyrings.
Thank you to all the grown ups who came to watch the children's Christmas play - 'A Miracle in Town!' We all had so much fun practising and performing, we hope you enjoyed it too!
This week has been a busy Christmas activity week. We have enjoyed lots of Christmas crafts and also being elves in Father Christmas' workshop!
Week Beginning 3rd December
Well done again to those children who completed the reading challenge by reading 5 times this week. Their names are on the reading balloons going up, up and away.
Class E had 21 out of 28 readers
Class F had 20 out of 30 readers
This week has been Maths Week. It has all been around the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We have all really enjoyed working with children from other year groups in the different classrooms around school. In Nursery we found out more about shapes. In Reception class we explored number bonds. In Year 1 classes we explored the value of numbers. In year 2 we explored capacity.
Thank you so much to all the grown-ups who joined us for our maths lesson. We hope you enjoyed it. If you haven’t done so already, please send back any completed parental engagement feedback forms.
Have a lovely weekend!
Week Beginning 26th November
Well done again to those children who completed the reading challenge by reading 5 times this week. Their names are on the reading balloons going to go up, up and away.
Class E had 20 out of 28 readers
Class F had 20 out of 29 readers
We have been very busy this week rehearsing for our Christmas performance. We have learnt lots of new songs.
If your child has words, please practise these at home using lovely loud voices!
In literacy we have listened to the story of This is the Bear and the Picnic Lunch.
At home you could help set the table at meal times.
We have been working really hard with our phonics this week. We have practised blending and using our sounds to write the words.
At home you could use your phonics cards to make words and read them. You could also practise writing cvc words at home.
We are looking forward to our Maths Week next week. We are looking forward to showing our grown ups what we do in maths.
We hope to see lots of you at the Christmas Fair tomorrow!
Week Beginning 19th November
Well done again to those children who completed the reading challenge by reading 5 times this week. More names are on the reading balloons going to go up, up and away. It’s still not too late to join them on their journey, you just need to reading from your school reading book 5 times between now and next Friday 30th November.
In literacy we have listened to the story of ‘Going on a bear hunt’. We have written about the story. We are really trying hard to form our letters correctly. We used our outdoor area to go on our own bear hunt.
At home you could hide your bear and draw and label a map to show where he is.
We have been finding out about number 8 this week.
We have been rescuing bears from the water and putting the correct amount into the baskets. Ordering teddy bears numbered 1 to 8.
We used gummy bears and our part part whole model to find the ways to make 8.
We have compared the number 8 to the other numbers we have explored.
At home you could practise writing the numbers 1 to 8. You could compare the numbers using the language, more than, less than and greater than.
This week has been our final week of our first IEYC Topic learning!
We have been busy preparing for our Exit Point – our Teddy Bear’s Picnic. We have made bunting and prepared delicious biscuits to share with our grown ups.
Thank you so much to all the grown ups who came to share our Teddy Bear’s Picnic. We have been very excited for you to join us.
At home you could tell your grown up all about our Chattering Children topic and what your favourite activities have been.
Week Beginning 12th November
Well done again to all those children who completed the reading challenge by reading 5 times this week. Their names are on the reading balloons going to go up, up and away. It’s not too late to join them on their journey, you just need to reading from your school reading book 5 times between now and next Friday 23th November.
In literacy we have listened to the story of ‘This is the bear’. We have sequenced pictures of the story and recorded the bears adventures by drawing pictures and labelling them.
At home you could record what you did at the weekend by drawing and labelling your picture.
These are the new sounds we have been learning this week:
Next week we will be splitting into our smaller phonics groups. We will be doing lots of segmenting and blending of words to help us with our reading and our writing.
In maths it has been all about number 7 this week.
We had great fun outside playing the total of 7 game. Lots of us threw into 2 hoop numbers that make 7.
We challenged ourselves to use the Numicon to find different ways to make 7 as well as using our part part whole model. As our numbers get bigger we have found that there are more ways to make that number.
At home you could use objects around your home to help you find the ways to make 7. Can you practice writing the number 7.
This week has been a very funny week in our IEYC Topic learning!
We have told lots of hilarious jokes and we have discussed what make us laugh. We pulled some funny faces to try and make our friends laugh!
We played a follow the leader game where we had to copy the leader and do it without smiling or laughing. It was quite tricky not to giggle!
We then played a game where we had to laugh when the handkerchief was thrown in the air until it landed on the ground.
We have also been ventriloquists, we used a sock to make a puppet and try to speak without moving our lips! Some of us made our own puppets in the creative area too.
At home you could use one of your socks to make a puppet. Show your grown ups what amazing ventriloquists you are. You could also share jokes with your family.
Week beginning 5th November
This week in English we have learnt about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We have created our own firework pictures and written words to describe the sounds they make. We used masks of Guy Fawkes, King James I, the guard and Guy Fawkes' friends and acted out the story. In phonics we have been continuing to learn new phonemes and to segment and blend them in words.
At home can you use the sounds we have learnt so far to make words?
In Maths we have been learning about number 6. We have shown lots of different ways of representing 6. We were super at subitising using dice. We have found lots of different ways to make 6 and used our part, part, whole method again. We are getting really good at this! Some of us even recorded the calculation all by ourselves!
At home you could play a game using a dice. Remember don't count the number - try to recognise it!
In topic we have been learning about bears. We thought about the different types of bears that we know and then we learnt about other bears. We learnt about where they live, what they like to eat and extra special facts. We have also tasted honey, which most of us thought was delicious and we played a special listening game in the hall, where someone stole the bears honey!
At home you could read a bear story to your teddy bear.
Week Beginning 29th October
Well done to those children who completed the reading challenge by reading 5 times this week. Their names are on the '5 reads balloon' ready to go up, up and away! It’s not too late to join them on their journey, you just need to reading your school reading 5 times between now and next Friday 8th November.
Unfortunately we didn't win the reading challenge trophy this week but hopefully if we all complete the challenge the trophy could be with Reception next week.
In Literacy we read the story ‘What’s in the witch’s kitchen?’ We enjoyed finding out about what the witch used to cook with, although we are not sure we would like popcorn and frogspawn or sweets and cakes with spiders and snakes! We have been trying to write the ingredients the witch used.
At home you could write a shopping list for your grown ups, by looking for the things missing in your cupboards.
In Maths this week we have concentrated on the number 5.
We have learned how to count to 5 and how to write the number 5. We have compared 5 to other numbers, we know that 5 is more than 3 and 2 is less than 5.
We have used the part part whole model to find the different ways of making 5.
At home you can compare 5 with other numbers and use the language less than, more than and greater than.
In Topic this week we have watched clips from Toy Story about Mr Potato Head. We used real potatoes to make our own potato heads. We created some super potato people!
We have used our outdoor area to collect interesting objects and we have used them to create a collage. Mrs Ashcroft was very pleased with how the children described the collages they made.
We have experimented with colour mixing and found out what happens when the primary colours are mixed. We then used these colours to create our painting. Our children are fantastic budding artists!
At home you could collect interesting objects and make a collage using them. You could take a photograph and bring it to school to show us. You could continue to explore colour mixing and see what interesting colours you can make.