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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Our next ERIC session will take place on Friday 11th May. More details coming soon. ;)

27.04.18 Thank you for all your support in the last two terms. Your child has been very busy with their learning and with developing social skills and forming good relationships with others. I am sending home their homework books so you can both share the learning experiences that are happening at home and school too. Please fill in the home school link questionnaire and give us an insight into all the amazing things they can do.

At school we are learning to climb well. Please help them at home. I am sending some activities which will help us to become good at climbing. (home learning sheet inside the homework book).

 

20.04.18 WELCOME BACK! I trust you had a lovely Easter break.

Thank you for all of the wonderful Easter Gardens.  We have put them in our hall for everyone to see them!

Lots of children didn't read/recorded in their diaries over the holidays and lots of them were struggling with their books this week, so take this week to get back into the habit of daily reading and daily phonics activities.

Topic: This week as part of our topic we have looked at Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs stories.  We have used the story in a variety of ways, for example in the tuff spot the children have played with our toy dinosaurs. In the maths area they have been sorting dinosaurs and in the mark making area they have followed the path with their pencil to help Harry find his lost bucket! The children have also enjoyed talking about their favourite dinosaurs.   

Homework - Literacy Challenge:  Please complete all three of the challenges ( you will find the worksheet inside  the green homework book).

Maths - please practice number formation 0-20.

28.03.18

 This week we have been learning about Holy Week. 

HOMEWORK

For Easter Holiday you have a creative project: to make an Easter garden, due into school on Tuesday 17 th April, the first day of Summer term. Please see some examples below of what an Easter garden looks like and talk about it's meaning and importance to your child as you are making it.

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As always, please keep up the daily reading and phonics activities. You may wish to make a diary with your child about their holidays, encouraging writing in sentences - 1 for each day.

Please practise reading tricky words in Phase 3 and 4.  Also, any high frequency or tricky word that they can read they should now be learning to write, spelling correctly.

Have a lovely Easter break and please remember to bring back your homework along with your book bag and PE bag at the beginning of next term.

Mrs Reimus

23.03.18 This week we have been learning the ‘Owl Babies’ story. We used ‘Talk for Writing’ to make a story map and then used key words and phrases to retell the story altogether. We have been investigating nests! We know that Sarah,Percy and Bills nest is made of twigs, leaves and feathers. We searched for different materials to make nests!  In maths we have been learning about time. 

Homework - Pick and mix your home learning activity - workshhet in the green book

My Maths- Talking about time.

 We will be learning about Holy Week next week in class. Please talk to your child about Palm Sunday (as the starting point for  Holy Week) and if possible , please visit the church on Sunday so the children could  have the opportunity to take home the blessed cross made of palm leaf from Jerusalem.

16.03.18 Today  we say "Goodbay" to our seven baby chicks. We are going to miss them dearly!

We are now on Phase 4 phonics so have been practising lots of words with 4 sounds in e.g. jump, went, bend, farm etc. We have also learnt to read said and so whilst practising to write and spell the phase 3 tricky words.

This week we have been learning about money. We learnt to recognise each coin and how to add them together.

Homework this week is in two parts:

English - Children will practise writing basic sentences (there is repetition of basic sight words and concepts). In order to help children to understand it, the text is supported by clearly labelled pictures.

Maths - How much money is in my purse? Children need to recognise the coin values and use addition knowledge to find the total amoumt. Please use real coins - it helps the  children to visualise it.

No "My Maths" this week. Please continue highlighting the areas that you have done with your child on our special Homework Grid Spring 2 – 2018 (23.02.18-28.03.18) worksheet. 

Thank you :)

09.03.18 On Monday we seen the arrival of 10 eggs in our Early years department. We were all very excited to see what would happen as they lay in the incubator. On Wednesday we had our first chick! (08.03.18) The children were all very excited as they actually got to see the chick hatching from the egg. We managed to catch it on video too! We will keep you posted to let you know what happens next. Stay tuned.

We have had lots of fun learning the story Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell as part of our learning in Reception over the past week.

We have had so much fun exploring Dear Zoo, we created a story map, painted our favourite animals from the story and talked about why some of them did not make very good pets. Using Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing and acted out our story with the help of our story map. We used actions, connectives, storytelling language and repeated phrases to retell and learn the story. We were fantastic at thinking of actions we could use for each of the animals. 

Please continue highlighting (ticking off) the areas that you have done with your child on our special Homework Grid Spring 2 – 2018 (23.02.18-28.03.18) worksheet. 

We have been learning about 3d shapes in maths this week. You can find some activities to do on My Math website (last week only 13 children logged in and completed their homework :( For our topic homework this week please cut out the pictures and stick them in order on the Hen life cycle grid. (see the attachement below).

02.03.18 A huge thank you to all the parents who keep uploading homework activities on Tapestry.  Please continue highlighting (ticking off) the areas that you have done with your child on our special Homework Grid Spring 2 – 2018 (23.02.18-28.03.18) worksheet.

This week we are learning about Jungle animals. 

This week's homework:

 -continue highlighting evidence from the 9 areas,

- My Maths - sequencing events

-Choose 3 animals from the jungle and draw a picture showing them in size order, from the biggest to the smallest. Remember to write their names. EXt - Can you write some sentences about your animals? 

RE: We have started looking at forgiveness this week.

Prayer

Dear Jesus, for the times we have not been good friends,
Jesus, we are sorry.
For the times we have been unkind.
Jesus, we are sorry.
For the times we have not shared.
Jesus, we are sorry.

We have also been learning the ‘Our Father’, explaining to children that ‘trespasses’ means saying or doing things which hurt other people.  

23.02.18  Welcome back :-) After the children's sharing and uploads onto Tapestry, I know you had a wonderful week.

NB that as it's a new term the groups have changed slightly. So, please take note of your child's group incase they have moved.

Foxes: Lily, Jem, Valentino, Annabelle, Flynn. Alessandra

Badgers: Max, Leeya, Scarlett, Florence, Darcey, Callum

Owls: Bailey, Lylia, Alex, Myles, Erin, Olivia

Hedgehogs: Tia, Connor, Cian, Aaliyah, Astena, Nicholas

Rabbits: Mia, Jasmine, Nathan

There will be no "My Maths" homework this week as it is World Book Day next Thursday so I will give you some time to get the children's costumes together etc. Also, can the children please bring in their favourite book next Thursday for a spcecial book show and tell. Thank you :-) (Please do not bring them in before then.)

Also, please continue to support the children with their learning on the below mentioned areas from before half term. We have been practising counting in 2s still and so if you can set your child a challenge that involves countin in 2s e.g. how many eyes are there in your house? feet? hands? arms? legs? How many socks do they have? shoes? etc. Then upload this as an observation on Tapestry.

We are now on Phase 4 phonics so have been practising lots of words with 4 sounds in e.g. jump, went, bend, farm etc. We have also learnt to read said and so whilst practising to write and spell the phase 3 tricky words.

 

09.02.18 This week we have been learning about Houses and Homes. For our holiday homework I would like you to choose (at least) one learning challenge from the sheet below (children will also receive a hard copy). Also, I would like the focus at home this week to be on phonics practice and reading. Really spend time on your child's reading book, practising asking lots of comprehension questions and playing all the new games etc.

As always, I would love to see anything that you do on Tapestry - every single one of you. :)

Have a lovey break. 

 

02.02.18

This week we have been learning about "3 little pigs". For our English homework I would like the children to draw a picture of their ideal home that would resist the Wicked Wolf's huffing and puffing (more information on the worksheet). 

My maths: thank you to our 19 children who already logged in and finished their homeworks. Brilliant work! 

In maths this week I would like you to explore the interactive games which are set for you under "My maths". The children who do not have acess to "My maths" I am going to put some Number worksheet in their homework book.

28.01.18

Just a note about our general behaviour.

I have been working with the children on their manners and looking after their things. We were very often just throwing our coats and bags on the floor without even trying to hang them up or put them away. I know the pegs are tricky but we've talked about using the loops on coats to hang them up etc and if you can't reach to ask someone for help instead of throwing them on the floor.

Just a reminder to grown ups, children should not be bringing backpacks to school. All children should have a red school book bag, and nothing else. The huge back packs coming in are causing lots of problems on the pegs and we simply do not have the space to be storing these. Thank you for your cooperation.

25.01.18

I would like to turn your attention to the notoces page where the latest dates for ERIC and Learning Journal open morning are.Please check the website regularly.

Additional homework:

For our next topic "Houses" could you send in a photo of your house (outside), one that you do not want back. I am planning on attaching them to it's own wooden construction bricks and this way the children can build streets etc using their actual houses.

I am going to teach map skills to our children.

Thank you in advance. :)

24.01.18

Thank you for all the homework handed in this week you've all worked really hard. It's been so nice to see all the activities completed at home.

18.01.08

Thank you to all the parents who came to our ohonics workshop. For those parents who were unable to attend, please find the presentation under PHONICS section. Feedback from parents was very positive and we plan to do more of these in the future. Next time it would be great to see more parents attending these sessions to support your children at home. Please contact the school if you feel that a different time of day will suit more people.

12.01.17

This week your children will be bringing home an exercise book. I have prepared one Literacy and one Maths activity for children to complete.

Please encourage your child to write as much of the answers as possible but this should not be a stressful task so use your judgement, as each child is different, and only get them to write as much as is practically possible e.g. whether they just write the missing word in the sentence section or the whole sentence. You can scribe the rest of their answers.

This homework is set on a Friday and due back on a Wednesday so that I have time to mark it. If it is handed in late then it may be that I won't be able to mark it.

I will sometimes also give you topic related projects to do and I will always let you know what we have been learning in Literacy and  Maths for you to be aware and catch anything on Tapestry, so please still check back here every week.

This week I am also attaching a worksheet with Toys related ideas on it for you. This is purely for you to take or leave as you wish. But, if the children do any of the activities on the sheet or indeed different Toys related activities at home, please upload them to Tapestry or bring them in as show and tell.

Thank you

5.01.2018

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Please read our letter about Spring first half term activities which you can find under NOTICES section.

Thank you

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you all had a happy and Holy festive period.

There is no homework this week as we are all getting back into the swing of things, the children will be tired from coming back to the school routine.

NEXT WEEK the children will bring home their homework textbook and exercise book for the first time. I will explain all then.

NB that as it's a new term the groups have changed slightly. So, please take note of your child's group in case they have moved.

FOXES: Valentino, Max, Jem, Leeya, Lylia, Alessandra,

BADGERS: Florence, Scarlett. Flynn, Callum, Annabelle, Bailey

OWLS: Nicholas, Myles, Alex, Connor, Darcey, Lily

HEDGEHOGS: Erin, Olivia, Astena, Aaliyah

RABBITS: Nathan, Cian, Mia, Jasmine

I just wanted to let you know that the RE page has been updated, informing you about what we are learning in RE each half term.

15.12.17

WOW! The Nativity is over and we have a big gap in our lives. Thank you very much for all your support and I hope you enjoyed it.

We have already moved on in class and have thrown ourselves into Advent, learning about Advent, what it means and what we do in this special period. We have our very own class advent calendar, advent wreath and countdown board so we've doing lots of maths. Also in maths, we have been learning lots about adding and taking away small numbers from 10. So, anything of this you can practise at home will be great.

You will also see in the phonics book - phase 3 sounds and words we have been learning new diagraphs, please  support your child at home (especially with the tricky words, eg: we, she, he, was, my, her, my and me).  We have really been looking at writing this week and the children have been doing really well writing sentences, christmas cards and labels for presents they've been wrapping in class.

Please can you send your child in with a carrier bag of some sort by Monday as they will probably have lots of things to bring home next week. Thank you :-)

 

8.12.17  Thank you to the 9 children who already brought in  their homework about Smartie the Penguin. We need all of the children to bring their homework in by latest on Wednesday 13th December. Thank you

 

1.12.17 As the Nativity is pending we need a big push on learning our word...we seem to have forgotten them this week :-/ thank you. Also in case you didn't see the note - the only children we need clothes for are the Narrators. If they could bring in some smart party clothes, in a named bag, as soon as possible that would be great.

Please check our Phonics page for some interesting articles about blending and sounding out.

This week we have been learning about "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" - traditional folk tale. Three billy goats want to cross the bridge to eat the lush green grass. A mean and nasty Troll lives under the bridge and wants to eat them. Will they cross the bridge or will the troll get them first...

Ideas for activities at home linked to the Three Billy Goats Gruff' topic:

- Retelling the story with puppets, pictures or props! (top tip: wooden spoons can be easily made into a variety of characters!)

- Looking at objects and talking about their size. What other words can we use to describe something small? Medium? Large?

- Discuss ordinal numbers. Who crossed the bridge 1st/2nd/3rd?

- Talk about how the characters may have felt? Why was the troll so grumpy? Do you think the smallest billy goat was brave, why?

- Go to the library and read a 'fractured fairy tale'. (A fractured fairy tale is a tale that is based on a traditional fairy tale however is designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way!)

- Or use some ideas from the home learning challenge attachement below - (scroll down to attachements)

Additional homework- ICT SAFETY

This week we have been learning about Smartie the Penguin. We have read the stories about him and learnt his song. For the next two weeks for homework I would like the children to make a penguin picture of some kind. They might want to draw a penguin and colouring it in, make a collage penguin, make a penguin mask, make a penguin from junk modelling or have some other fabulous idea. We will them put these on our e-safety display. Please find below a link to the website again for you if you wish to follow this up at home.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Yu will finf more information on our e-afety page.

24.11.17  Important Massage - Please read the attchement below about our Christmas Nativity (Cast List).

In Phonics (Phase 3:  j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) we are currently working on: qu, sh, ch.

We have also been practising sound talk (talking about a robot) and we are getting better at blending the sounds together using the sounds above, e.g. l.i.qu.i.d, sh.o.p, ch.i.p, qu.a.ck to make words and practise spelling them too. We have been doing a lot on formation of these letters as we've been learning the sounds (please see the writing page.)

Please practise all of these at home as part of your daily homework allowance, alongside the reading books.

This week we have been learning all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Ideas for activities at home linked to the 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' topic:

- Retelling the story with puppets, pictures or props! (top tip: wooden spoons can be easily made into a variety of characters!)

- Making your own porridge!

- Looking at objects and talking about their size. What other words can we use to describe something small? Medium? Large?

- Talk about how the characters may have felt? How did baby bear feel when he found his chair broken? How may have Goldilocks felt when she woke up and saw three bears?

- Have a teddy bear's picnic!

- Go to the library and read a 'fractured fairy tale' such as 'Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks' by Nancy Loewen. (A fractured fairy tale is a tale that is based on a traditional fairy tale however is designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way!)

For a great, interactive story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears please click the link below. The questions at the end are intended to develop children's comprehension skills.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/story.htm

 

17.11.17  This week has been anti-bullying week at school. We have been learning about bullying by saying it's when someone hurts someone else on purpose ALL of the time. But mostly we have been looking at being a good friend and what this means. We now have a kindness and compliments chart in class. Whenever me or Miss Broom catch the children being kind or giving someone a compliment they go on a shooting star hart and get a special sticker. So if you catch them being kind please share it with us on Tapestry.

Homework: with your parents' support, create a poster on how you can make the world a better place . ( see the attachement below)

10.11.17   I am so impressed with how well the children are learning their words for the Nativity play so please keep it up! It promises to be a great play!

This week we have been learning all about the Little Red Riding Hood.Here are some ideas for activities at home linked to the Little Red Riding Hood   or have a look at the additional Learning Challenge (see the attachement below).

Little Red Riding Hood -Trips, Visits and Home Activities:

  • Visit a Grandparent or a special person. Talk about the journey as you travel. How will you travel? How long will it take? How far away is it? What will you see along the way? What sounds can you hear or smells?
  • Take a trip to the woods - What clothes do we wear & why (for example, Wellington boots because it's muddy)? What will we see / hear / smell whilst we are there? Make a woodland collection (for example, sticks, leaves, stones, Conkers, pine cones, seeds, etc).
  • Make a den for Red Riding Hood to hide in - What materials shall we use and why? How shall we arrange them? How could we make it even better?

Assessments this week have shown that children have really good knowledge of what sounds the graphemes make but we still need lots of practise on oral blending and oral segmenting!

03.11.17     Welcome back. I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable break!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Today your child will bring home laminated words. Please practice daily the lines for our Christmas performance "The Nativity". Thank you :)

This half term we will be looking at Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes. Each week we will introduce a new story, sharing the text via books, the interactive white board (IWB) and songs/rhymes. We will be looking at the characters within, the homes they lived in, the morals of the story and the lay out and sequence of a traditional fairy tale. To support your child's learning, we will read the children a variety of pieces of the same story to compare & contrast. During the topic, there will be some fantastic opportunities to retell stories using story boards, maps and puppets, look at houses and homes and build structures like bridges in the construction area, develop imagination in the role play area, talk about emotions to develop a deeper understanding of right and wrong. This half term our role play will help us develop a variety of skills including literacy, mathematics, imaginative & creative play as well as curiosity, independence and team work!

REMINDER
Homework is published onto the website ready for Friday. It should be returned on Wednesdays.

It is very important to read with your child daily so that they maintain and improve their reading standard.

Homework - see the attachement below - The Gingerbread man

Phonics

Home Learning challenge for this week is for the children to have a go at completing one of the suggested games for Phonics. Good luck!

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemeFlop_v4.html

http://www.ictgames.com/letterlifter.html

http://www.ictgames.com/machine.html

 

20.10.17

This week we read a story “The Little Red Hen”. The Little Red Hen is an old folk tale, most likely of Russian origin. In the tale, the little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks for help from the other farmyard animals to plant it, but none of them volunteer.                                                                            

Image result  For the homework, I would like the children to choose their own challenge from the sheet about the little red hen (see the attachment).

Phonics:  Although our children have really good knowledge of what sounds the graphemes make but they still need lots of practice on oral blending and oral segmenting:

Oral blending, if you said m-a-n your child needs to be able to say man. Squishing the sounds together to make the word.

Oral segmenting, if you say jam you child needs to say j-a-m breaking the word up into robot speak.

You can do lots of games to support this: Simon says s-i-t., I spy with my little eye a s-o-ck, robot speak (they have to speak like a robot), phonics gym "p-a-t your head, touch you’re t-oe-s"

REMEMBER FOR ORAL SEGMENTING AND BLENDING YOU DON’T HAVE TO JUST USE SOUNDS WE'VE COVERED IN PHASE 2 PHONICS. THIS IS TO BE ABLE TO READ AND RECOGNISE THE GRAPHEME. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO MANIPULATE ALL SOUNDS ORALLY.

You can find more information about phonics on our website under PHONICS section.

NB that as it's a new term the groups have changed slightly. So, please take note of your child's group in case they have moved.

FOXES:  Valentino, Max, Darcey, Scarlett, Flynn, Jem

BADGERS:  Callum, Bailey, Annabelle, Lily, Alessandra, Nicholas

OWLS: Florence, Erin, Lylia, Leeya, Alex

HEDGEHOGS: Aaliyah, Mia, Jasmine, Olivia, Connor  

RABBITS:  Nathan, Astena, Myles, Cian

IMPORTANT                               

We recognise that many of our pupils have wonderful technology skills such as the ability to programme the sky box, play a favourite DVD, build a house on Minecraft, download or open an APP, take photographs/videos on phones/tablets and watch them back etc. Please can you post on Tapestry a photo and add notes on what your child is able to do to enable us to get a full picture. If your child is not doing any of these things, do not worry; continue to enrich their life as you normally would. However, you could point out how much technology is used in everyday life and play a game of spotting it i.e. the microwave with its programmes, your emails pinging into a device, the till at the supermarket. Many thanks. 😊

Finally- Have a restful half term holiday!

13.10.17 Thank you for all the lovely photos on Tapestry of your child finding 2D shapes.

This week we have been learning all about our 5 senses. We had learning walks, smell and taste investigations and we learnt to use interesting adjectives to describe the appearance of varied materials.

For homework this week, please fill in “My senses journey to school” (see the appending).

 Please remember -All homework is due in on Wednesday.

IMPORTANT 

We recognise that many of our pupils have wonderful technology skills such as the ability to programme the sky box, play a favourite DVD, build a house on Minecraft, download or open an APP, take photographs/videos on phones/tablets and watch them back etc. Please can you post on Tapestry a photo and add notes on what your child is able to do to enable us to get a full picture. If your child is not doing any of these things, do not worry; continue to enrich their life as you normally would. However, you could point out how much technology is used in everyday life and play a game of spotting it i.e. the microwave with its programmes, your emails pinging into a device, the till at the supermarket. Many thanks. 😊

06.10.17: Thank you to everybody who has kindly brought in fruits and vegetables :-)

This week we have been learning a lot about 2D shapes in maths. So, this week if you could go on a shape hunt or do some activities on 2D shapes that would be great. We have consolidated circle, square, rectangle, and triangle but have been branching out into oval, heart, star, pentagon and hexagon with brief chats about Octagon. We have specifically been looking at how we know a shape is a certain shape e.g. its sides - are they straight or curved, how many sides does it have? How many corners/vertices? How does it differ from another shape - e.g. square and rectangle: what's the same, what's different? Again you can upload any adventures onto Tapestry :-)

Please see below to a link we love singing in class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

29.09.17    Thank you for all the lovely photos on Tapestry of your child reading in an unusual place. It's interesting how a single picture can take us through a whirlwind of emotions!

This week we read the story of ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’.  The story was about a boy who didn’t like vegetables until he tried them and realised how delicious they are! Throughout the week, we talked about vegetables that we like, sequenced pictures from the story and found half of different amounts of fruit and vegetables.

Homework: see the attachment below. Choose your  own challenge from the sheet.

Next week we are going to look at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and we are going to create our own ‘fruit faces’ in his style. Please could you send in some fruits and vegetables so we could use them to help us with our art work (the more unusual the fruits and vegetables e.g.lychee, dragon fruit, the better). We only need one from each child.  

Please could you also collect some conkers, leaves and twigs over the weekend to help go towards all our lovely autumn and harvest activities.

Thank you in advance :-)

22.09.17 Homework - see the attachement below

 

 

15.09.17: Firstly, a HUGE thank you to all of you who have worked so hard on the t-shirts over summer. They have acted as a great prompt for the children to share with the class what they got up to over summer and also as a great 'getting to know you' tool. They will be going up on the wall and will go towards making a big classroom display with other bits of work we will do over the next week or so, so they are important.

Our first week of homework :-)  Where do we see writing? For your first piece of homework I would like you to collect different bits of writing that you see in the environment around you and bring them before Wednesday (e.g. food packaging,) You don't have to be able to read it but just to know that it is writing and not a picture. If you GROWNUPS are feeling adventurous, you could have a play with Tapestry and add this as an observation to your child's online learning journal. Simply click add observation and write what your child has done in the notes section. You can then attach and upload numerous photos or videos of your child finding writing in the environment.  :-)

You, GROWN UPS, also have homework this week :-) please fill in the 'about me' page for or child on their tapestry profile. Over the course of this week and next week you will be receiving a name writing template to practice at home with your child. It is laminated so you can trace over the top of it with a whiteboard marker. It is using the new letter formation that the school is now using so please emphasise the correct formation. All letters start on the line so children are well prepared for cursive.

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