Teddy Bears Picnic
Forest School with Class 1 - Building homes for 'The Three Little Pigs'
W.E Friday 9th June
Welcome back! We've had a short but fabulous week, learning through the topic of superheroes. Our highlight of the week was a visit to Umberslade farm where we learned all about the animals and the job of the farmer. Today we have written all about our trip.
W.E 26th May
What a lovely week of sunshine and smiles we all had. Happy Half Term!
W.E Friday 12th May 2017
There has been a lot happening in Reception and Nursery this week. We have placed more exciting resources outside for the children to access freely during school hours. See the photos below. Please remind your children not to use these resources outside school time.
We have been learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' this week. Children in class 1 have produced some fantastic writing and more art work for our 'Once Upon a Time' corridor display. We have been estimating and measuring again this week in maths, using non standard measures, such as cubes, and standard measures (cm rulers). We've also talked about coins and we've practised counting in 2's,5's and 10's. Please practise forming numerals correctly with your children at home. I will add a useful link below.
W.E 5th May 2017
This week we have been learning through the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The children have had lots of fun building bridges and pretending to be goats and trolls.
In maths we have been measuring items using rulers and cubes. We have been using lots of size language, especially taller, shorter, longer. Please take any opportunities to use this language at home with your children. We'll be talking more about size comparison next week when we continue with the theme of Traditional Tales and read 'The Three Little Pigs'.
This week we have started to develop our outdoor curriculum so it's all very exciting in EYFS. You might like to ask your child all about what we have been doing today.
Have a fantastic weekend!
It's been a real pleasure and a reward, watching Class 1 develop and apply their learning skills and build their confidence this term.
We hope you have a fantastic Easter break and come back refreshed, happy and healthy in two weeks.
For those who missed the homework here it is:
Friday 6th April 2017
'This week we have been following a recipe and have made chocolate Easter nests in class. Please talk to your child about reading a recipe and measuring ingredients. If you can please cook or bake something with your child and take some photos and add them to your homework book.'
Apologies for unmarked homework from last week (it's been a hectic one). I can see I've got some super work to look through though.
Reading books will be changed on Monday when we return.
W.B 3rd April 2017
Continuing with the Easter theme, we are going to be very busy this week in Class1.
Already, we have met the school chicks after seeing them hatch from their eggs last week. We all had a chance to hold a chick and and to talk about how it felt to touch and what it needed to stay healthy and safe.
We have started our forest school sessions with Mrs Chatterley this week and all had a fabulous time learning 'sticky elbows' and 'stuck in the mud' before going on an egg hunt. We made nests to keep our eggs safe and then went to find chicks for the nests. It was fantastic!
In maths this week we are learning all about volume and capacity. We are using lots of water to explore this topic. We are also looking at sharing equally, counting in twos and doubling.
In literacy, we are reading and writing instructions to make Easter nests.
Let's hope we have beautiful sunny weather all week!
This week we are learning all about Easter. We have read the Easter story together and have been sequencing and captioning different parts of the story.
In maths we are going to be practising our addition and subtraction skills. We are also talking about sharing items into equal numbers, including, using the word half.
We have some tadpoles in our classroom, kindly donated by Alice's mum. They started as frogspawn last week and already most have hatched. We'll keep you updated on their growth here.
Last week we were writing captions for 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. We learned about days of the week and wrote diaries. We were writing number sentences in Maths and for Expressive Arts and Design, we focussed on the artist Claude Monet, using his layering technique to reproduce two of his most well known paintings (Poppies and Water Lillies). The children showed a real interest in using this painting style and produced some amazing paintings, which we have turned into a display.
This week we are learning through the stories of 'the Enormous Turnip' and 'The Giant Watermelon'. Let's hope its a sunny one!
Welcome back Class 1!
It was lovely to see everyone happy and healthy, returning to school.
We started the week by talking about planting and growing. We all planted our own beans in individual pots and we are waiting for the first shoots to start appearing. Hopefully we'll return to school on Monday and see something. We have made observational drawings of plants with charcoal and today we started to construct an artificial class beanstalk.
In maths we have learned about capacity and measuring. We have also been adding objects using different strategies.
In Literacy we have been talking about non-fiction books and have all labelled a simple plant diagram. I'm sure you're child will be proud to tell you about the different parts of a plant.
We have practised ball control, through the theme of 'The Circus' in P.E.
It was lovely to see everyone dressed up for world book day. We had lots of fun reading Jayden's pirate dinosaur story and Zak taught us all about space through his non-fiction book.
It was lovely to see so many parents at parent's evening. We are very proud of the progress that class 1 are making. They are all wonderful children.
Next week we are going to be learning through the story of Jasper's Beanstalk.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Mrs White and Mrs Carter.
It's half term! What a busy week we've had.
This week we have learned all about the people who help us in our community. We have programmed a Beebot to find the different tools and vehicles that people use.
We've made lists and written sentences in literacy. In maths we've been doubling and talking about addition.
Class1 have been using the outdoor area more freely over the last week and we hope to continue with this to enhance our learning. Apologies in advance for the muddy clothes that may occasionally come home.
Class One have worked really hard this half term. Next term we are going to be learning all about growing, Spring and Easter.
Have a fantastic break everyone!
We've had another productive week in class 1, learning about Road Safety and Chinese New Year. We've made road signs and made posters about being safe on the roads. In maths we've been talking about measurement, using rulers and cubes to measure.
It's been story week this week too, so we've had parents in to read stories in class. Thankyou so much to those parents that came in to read and to those that volunteered. We went on a bear hunt with Kara's mummy and Yusuf's mummy read 'Where's my teddy?', before she taught us how to count to five in Urdu (with Yusuf's help of course).
Next week we are learning all about recycling through the stories of 'Litterbug Doug' and 'Michael Recycle'.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
A friendly reminder!
Homework books are due back on Wednesday please. This gives us chance to read them, mark them and put the new homework in the books.
There has been some super homework sent in so far. Well done Class 1!
Yet another week has flown by in Class 1.
This week we have started to talk about our local community. We have been thinking about similarities and differences between ourselves and have re-painted our self portraits. You can view these in the corridor outside Class 1.
We have been thinking about splitting our words into sounds this week and applying this to our spelling for writing. In maths we've been learning about the different coins used in British currency and we have counted out pennies to make different amounts.
Next week we are going to be learning through the topic of 'Our School'. We are going to be using addition in maths and also using the terms 'heavier' and 'lighter'.
Your child should have brought home some blue 'Wow!' tickets. Please try to complete one this weekend, to celebrate something amazing that your child has done at home. They can then share this with the whole class next week and it will go onto the Reception corridor display.
Enjoy your weekends!
Happy New Year!
We hope you had a wonderful Chistmas break with your children. Thankyou so much for our lovely cards, gifts and good wishes.
The children in Class 1 have all come back to school keen to learn, which is fantastic. Thankyou for the time that you have put into reading with your children.
This week we've been learning through the story of Kipper's Toy Box. We've learned about 'changes' in Understanding the world. This involved melting chocolate. Of course we HAD to taste it too by dipping grapes into it.
In maths this week we are talking about subtraction (taking away). If you would like to help your children at home, you could talk about this while shopping etc.
We have been learning through the topic of winter weather. Last week, in-between practising for our Christmas nativity, we labelled winter clothing and used our segmenting skills to write speech bubbles for the Arctic and Antarctic animals that we had drawn. In maths we used 2D shapes to make winter pictures and used the language of one more/one less. Please take any opportunities that you can to use this language at home. We were also ordering and counting, with numbers up to 20.
This week we are learning all about Christmas. We've been making miniature theatres to re-tell the nativity story today and we've started making Christmas decorations for our classroom too!
Our most exciting news is that we have another new arrival in our classroom. He is a scout elf, sent by Father Christmas from the North Pole. He loses his magic during the day, but every night flies back to report to Santa on our good behaviour. We have named him Jingle Bells (after a class vote).
This week we are learning through the topic of weather. We have talked about different types of weather and made windsocks already. We've also mixed colours to make rainbows. Please try to watch a weather forecast on T.V with your child this week, or maybe look for one on the internet.
Pictures to follow shortly.
We've started a new topic this week. We've been learning all about Percy the park keeper and reading and writing about his adventures and his friends. Our new role play area is 'Percy's garden tool shed' and the children in class one are really enjoying using this to enhance their learning. It is fantastic to see our emerging writers. Well done Class1!
We've been on a lovely Autumn walk around the school grounds and collected leaves to make collage hedgehogs. Class one have produced some wonderful art work this week, especially their graphite pencil drawn badgers.
Thankyou all so much for the support that you have given your children with their homework this week. We have some fabulous decorations for our outdoor area.You can see these in the slide show of our week, below.
Today we've talked about Armistice Day. We held a 2 minute silence in class and watched the proceedings on the BBC broadcast. The children made some lovely poppies.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Another week has flown by. We are having so much fun in class 1 and getting cleverer every single day.
This week we have learned all about Diwali, the festival of lights. We've used salt dough to make diya lamps. There's a recipe to follow below if you'd like to make salt dough at home. It's quick and simple.
We have talked about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot and made lots of beautiful firework pictures. We've been thinking of the sounds that fieworks make too and have been segmenting our words to spell them.
Next week we'll be learning through the stories of Percy the park keeper. Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!
Autumn is well and truly upon us and we have already learned lots about harvest and the changing seasons. We are collecting conkers in Class 1 to use in our continuous provision for maths. If you find any, please bring them into school.
We've made some lovely displays in our corridor and classroom. The children are very proud of their achievements and our classroom is starting to look more cheerful, thanks to their hard work.
This week in Class one we have been learning all about babies. We talked about how much we change after we are born and how much more we are capable of by the time we start school.
The children drew pictures of themselves as they look now and as they imagined they looked as babies. We had a gorgeous little visitor in our classroom on Friday too. Baby Jack came to see us and the children in Class 1 asked his mummy lots of questions. We had great fun making Jack smile and Mrs White even had a cuddle. (Pictures to follow on Monday).
Next week (w.b. 17.10) we are learning all about harvest. We'll be having lots of fun learning through our play as well as reading and writing our letter sounds every day.
We are getting better at writing our names already! You can help at home by sitting with your child while they practise writing their names, using the letter formation guide from parents evening.
We've had another fantastic week in Class 1 and the children are really getting settled in now. Most remember where their carpet spaces are and enjoy following the simple class rules, which make the day happy and safe for everyone.
This week we have been learning and talking about all of the different ways that we can make sure we keep healthy. We've made fruit smoothies, which were delicious, and talked about eating 5 portions of healthy fruit and vegetables each day.
The children in class one have produced some lovely art work this week, including pastel drawings of healthy food and pictures of themselves exercising. These are all on display in our classroom. We've all had great fun making banana men too.
We've enjoyed our first full P.E lesson in the school hall. Thankyou for teaching your children how to dress and undress themselves in order to change into and out of their P. E kits.
Autumn is now here, but the weather is still mild and we are making the most of the outdoors to learn through our play on a larger scale and in a different environment. Our 'Reading Den' is still under construction but it's already quite popular, which is lovely to see. Enjoy your weekends. I can't believe it's Friday again!
We've been learning as well as having fun and making friends. Last week we read 'The Rainbow fish, by Marcus Pfister and took part in plenty of exciting activities based around the story. The children produced some beautiful art work and we've incorporated this into a corridor display.
This week we've been reading 'Funnybones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We've learned how to name different 2D shapes and used them to make pictures of people, as part of mathematical development. We've also been using scissors to make paper puppet theatres and split pin skeletons featured in the story.
In phonics we've looked at letter sounds s,a,t,p,i and n. We've practised making the sound and reading it. We've even been having a go at writing our letters, correctly formed. A pack about the letter formation used in the Nelson handwriting scheme is coming home with your child soon.
Next week we are going to be learning all about how to keep healthy.
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