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If you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.
In Ash class our P.E lessons are on a Thursday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure P.E kits are in school on these days and all items are clearly labelled.
We use the outside area as our second classroom so please make sure the children bring suitable clothing as they will be outside whatever the weather. If possible please leave wellies (named) in school as we have a digging area, water wall and mud kitchen that the children have daily access to.
What we are learning: 24.9.18
The children had lots of fun at our teddy bear picnic and it was really lovely to see so many of their favourite soft animals. They worked really hard to make their own honey, jam or spread sandwiches and enjoyed eating them with the children from Elm and Pine class. We also made name labels for our bears using a special heart or butterfly-shaped cutter to make the hole for the string and read them a story.
This week in phonics we will also be introducing the children to the sounds: s a t i. The children will be taught how to write each letter and how to identify them in words. The children will also be using their robot hands to orally segment and blend words independently. When the children are reading their books to you or you are out and about point out the letters we are learning and ask the children to tell you the sounds they make.
Please ensure that children are heard read as often as possible and their reading record books are signed and placed in the corresponding basket every morning and the reading book is placed in their drawer.
In Maths the children will be taking a visit to Number land! They will need to go across a number lane to enter this magical world and when they get there they will discover numbered houses and gardens to match! Why not ask your child to tell you all about it. The children will also be discovering how to count and match the correct number of doors and windows for each house.
We will also be going on an autumn walk looking for and collecting signs of autumn. We would like the children to bring in anything autumn related that they find on their way to school or over the weekend.
There is a parents workshop on Tuesday 25th 9.10 for Ash, Elm and Pine class parents to discuss how the children have settled, reading books, the wow wall and the characteristics of effective learning.
Many thanks for your continued support. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.
The challenges for the following tables are:
-maths table: investigating Numicon
-finger gym: rainbow pom poms
-story table: Leaf Man
Our learning- 17.9.18
The children have all enjoyed their first few weeks at school and have been very busy, trying new activities and making new friends. Some of the activities we have been exploring include using natural materials to make a picture of our faces, painting, using playdough, fishing for numbers and making a giant ball run. Please have a look at the photographs of our learning, below.
This week we will be continuing with our ‘all about me’ topic. The children will be painting portraits of themselves and we will be naming different facial features and exploring colouring mixing.
We will also be going on a number walk around school to see how many different numbers we can spot and recognise. Why not see how many numbers your child can spot when you are out and about at the weekend or on your way to school?
As part of our class circle time sessions we have been discussing people and objects that are special to us and as part of this work we would like the children to bring in a bear or a soft toy on Friday 21st September. The children will be writing a label for their bear and drawing or painting a picture of it. We will also be making sandwiches in the morning and all 3 reception classes will be having a joint picnic in the afternoon.
Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support.
The challenges for the following tables are:
-maths table: identifying the correct number on the flowers and dinosaur footprints and clipping on the correct number of pegs
-finger gym: using a range of natural materials to make a pattern
-story table: Peace at Last
The children now have a 'mini me' each, on both the finger gym and maths challenge tables. When they have completed the challenge they need to find their 'mini me' and place it in the basket to show the adults in the class that they have completed the challenge. They will need to do this daily.