Week Beginning 13th November 2017
We would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the Blessing on November 2nd we appreciate all those individuals who read or walked with us. It was a very reverent occasion which was helped by the year six buddies. We are very proud of all our children!
This week we have begun singing our Christmas Nativity songs. Watch out for more singing as the week's progress. The children in reception will participate in the nativity by leading a class song with singing and actions.
For the past couple of weeks we have delving into the book ‘Owl Babies’. We have been reading the story in class using actions; sequencing main events; walking around our school to collect things to make nests; talking about main characters, setting and exploring non-fictions texts about owls.
We have recently been learning about 2D shapes. The children wanted to go on a walk around our school to find shapes in our environment. We looked at the properties of shapes and played games to familiarise the children with corners and edges.
Thank you to the parents who attended last week’s rearranged phonics workshop. It was nice to see parents having the opportunity to play and learn alongside their child. We have learnt the following sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u and this week r.
Please continue to encourage your child to write at home e.g. shopping lists, cards and letters to relatives or Santy. This will give them greater confidence within the classroom.
Week Beginning 30th October 2017
The children have come to school eager and excited to learn. We have been covering communication and language by listening to their stories about the half term.
This week we are learning about Bonfire Night and how people celebrate this event. The children have been creating pictures of fireworks; making rockets and play dough fireworks.
In phonics we are learning g and o this week. Sounds learnt so far include s,a,t,p,i,n,m and d. Please continue to support with homework i.e. tricky words and letter formation. So far the children have been learning to read and write ‘I’, ‘no’, ‘to’, ‘go’, ‘into’ and ‘the’.
This week are starting to focus on the book Owl Babies and this will continue for two weeks. Please support by reading this book at home if you have it or watch it through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6aYYiyQUmY
Prompts – main character, setting, joining in with repeated refrains and finding tricky words in the story.
Week Beginning 16th October 2017
This week we have been learning about Diwali and talking about different celebrations. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita; decorated Mendi hands and created rangoli patterns using various materials.
We are starting to prepare for our Blessing which is happening in church on the 2nd of November. All parents/family members are welcome and walkers will be needed so please speak to a member of staff if you can help.
Week beginning 9th October 2017
The children have settled well into school life and routines are becoming the norm. It has been lovely to see friendships blossoming and the children’s confidence growing.
We would like to thank all of the parents who attended the parent’s phonics workshop and as the last workshop was heavily disrupted we have rearranged this to Thursday 9th November. If you haven’t previously attended please come along as they are beneficial to your child. We have made the PowerPoint available under EYFS phase area. The children have been taught the following sounds to date – s, a, t, p, i.
As you are aware the children have come home with a tricky word zip lock bag please keep these in your child’s book bag at all times as we will keep adding words to them. So far the children have been learning to read and write ‘I’, ‘no’, ‘to’, ‘go’ and this week ‘into’ and ‘the’. We will send out the letter formation (book) on a weekly basis and your child will have a week to complete this. We will collect these in every Wednesday. On a Tuesday and Friday we will renew your child’s library book. Please adhere to these days.
If you are available on the 17th October we will be introducing the children to our local area. You are more than welcome to attend as we will need extra adults. Please let us know - thank you.
Welcome to Reception!
Our team includes Mrs Hill (R2), Mrs Carr (R1), Mrs Naylor, Miss Adkins, Mrs Hulme, Miss Baxter and Miss Lappin.
A very warm welcome to all the reception children and parents! We hope you all had a lovely summer enjoying the sunshine (or lack of).
Your child’s happiness is at the forefront of our minds as we believe they should be able to grow as a unique child in a stimulating and secure environment. We work with parents to ensure every child grows into a self-confident, independent and social individual who is motivated to learn.
In reception we aim to lay down the foundations for all future learning, this is achieved through a play based approach which promotes personalised learning enabling the children to access all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We have access to the outdoor environment and a natural curiosity about the world often leads the children into various lines of enquiry where the adults support and extend each child’s thoughts and ideas. We encourage the children to take pride in all they do and enjoy celebrating their achievements with them.
Phonics play - there are several free games to play that will help your child with their blending and segmenting.
Phoneme pop! - the sounds/letters drift by on bubbles and your child has to pop the matching sound!
Phonics Pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8
Phonics Support (Mr Thorne Does Phonics): http://mrthorne.com/
Jolly Phonics Songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w
We feel the children would benefit from accessing mud play. Your child will need to bring in old clothing and wellies. Here are some pictures of the mud kitchen.