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Reception Ash

Hello and welcome to Ash class web page.

In our classroom, you will find

 

     Mrs Mountney

  Miss Smith

    Mrs Mulcahy

     Mrs Ali-Shah

Miss Cox

 

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.

 

We  visit the library on Friday afternoons and the children will be able to choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to borrow and share with you at home. Library books need to be returned on a weekly basis and placed in the children's book bags ready to change that day.

What we are learning: 20.5.19

 

Following on from our work around the story of Giraffes Can’t Dance and the children’s enthusiasm for trying different types of dancing we will be following a musical theme next week. The children will be encouraged to make sounds in a range of different ways from body percussion, tapping objects in the garden with sticks and using a range of everyday items to make instruments. We will be composing our own songs and performing them to each other and in small groups to the whole class.

 

Our watercolour pictures of Gerald dancing in the moonlight are almost finished and they look very impressive. They will be on display both on the website and in the corridor soon. I’m sure you will agree that the children have worked very carefully.

 

In Maths we will be making our own number lines counting in 2’s 5’s and 10’s and will be solving missing number problems using these skills. In Numberland we will be using our shape knowledge to place 2d shapes in the correct gardens using the number of sides as the criteria for which garden it belongs in. We will be using the vocabulary sides, 2d shape, regular and irregular and corners.

 

In Literacy we will be listening to a piece of music and thinking about how it makes us feel which links to the emotion work we have been doing in circle time. We will be writing about the picture we see in our head as we listen to the music and what it makes us think about and feel. The children will be reminded to use their robot arms to segment, finger spaces between words, full stops and capital letters.

 

 As we have been re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far, this week’s challenge is a phoneme spotter. The children will need to be phoneme detectives and use the magnifying glasses to spot the ee, ai, ow and sh phonemes in the stories on the table. Once they have spotted them they will need to write them under the corresponding grapheme on the list so we can check that we have found them all. They will need to look really carefully some of them are tricky to find!

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operative and perseverance skills as they construct. The challenge at the STEM table this week is to build a maze for the animals to find their way in and out of. They will be encouraged to persevere and adapt their designs to ensure it is challenging enough for Gerald the giraffe, as he is quite tall!

 

 The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

Story of the week: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Maths table: number lines

Finger gym table: threading, making a medal or necklace

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: phoneme spotters

 

 A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Animal Pictures

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P.E

P.E 1 We tried some sports day activities.
P.E 2 egg and spoon race
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P.E 39 bean bag race
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What we are learning: 13.5.19

 

The children really enjoyed the visit from Ezekiel Ewulo, an Olympic long jumper. They participated enthusiastically in all the activities and were keen to continue developing their skills back in the classroom. Hopefully they have been demonstrating the activities at home!

 

They really enjoyed the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and in particular listening to different types of music and trying a range of dances. This week we will be drawing some pictures of Gerald as he dances in the moonlight and using watercolours to add some colour.

 

  

In Maths we will be solving a range of missing number problems, investigating number patterns by placing counters on a hundred square and counting in 2’s and 10’s. We will also be thinking about our daily routines, getting up, eating breakfast, cleaning our teeth, going to school, etc and sequencing them in the correct order. You could support your child at home by discussing their daily routines, why they happen in that order and making reference to times of the day.

 

In Literacy we will be writing about what makes us special and what we are really good at, remembering to use our robot arms to help us segment the words we need and to form our letters correctly.  

 

At the phonics table the children will be reading captions and finding the matching picture. We will also be re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operative and perseverance skills as they construct. The challenge at the STEM table this week is to build a bridge that will hold the weight of an animal. They will be encouraged to persevere and adapt their designs to test if it is strong enough to hold more than 1 animal at a time.

 

The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

 

Story of the week: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Maths table: sequencing daily routines

Finger gym table: stretching rubber bands around spiky balls

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: matching captions and pictures

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 Our bean are growing really well.
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Our Learning 7 We looked carefully at the different parts
Our Learning 8 of the plants.
Our Learning 9 A face with hair.
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Our Learning 12 London Bridge
Our Learning 13 helicopter
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Our Learning 18 wedding cake
Our Learning 19 testing strength
Our Learning 20 A visit to the ice-cream parlour.
Our Learning 21 Ice-cream £40!
Our Learning 22 checking flavours
Our Learning 23 waiting patiently
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Our Learning 27 Working together to make a potion
Our Learning 28 to stop mosquitoes from biting.
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Our Learning 30 It needs lots of different ingredients.
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Our Learning 32 A stick for stirring.
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Our Learning 37 sharing expertise
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Our Learning 39 An enclosure for a zebra.
Our Learning 40 After listening to the story of Giraffes Can't
Our Learning 41 Dance we listened to different types of music.
Our Learning 42 We tried a range of dances,
Our Learning 43 waltz, Scottish reel and
Our Learning 44 a tango.
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Our Learning 46 It was really good fun!
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Our Learning 51 Investigating maths.
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Our Giants

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A visit from Ezekiel Ewulo

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What we are learning: 6.5.19

 

Over the next 2 weeks our learning will be based on the book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. We will be celebrating our differences, discussing what makes us special and the activities we enjoy doing. In the story a kind and friendly cricket helps Gerald the giraffe find the music that he can dance too. We will be thinking about our friendships, how we can be a kind and supportive friend and how our actions can make our friends feel.

 

The other animals in the story all dance to different rhythms so we will be listening to a range of different music and exploring how it makes us feel and dance.

  

In Maths we will be solving some addition and subtraction number problems. The children will choose number sentences that are written on gold coins and have a go at solving them using cubes, a number line or counting on or back. They will then place their coin in the jar that has the correct number written on it.

 

In Literacy we will be writing about what makes us special, remembering to use our robot arms to help us segment the words we need and to form our letters correctly.  

 

At the phonics table the children will be reading captions and finding the matching picture. We will also be re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operative and perseverance skills as they construct. The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

 

Story of the week: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Maths table: addition and subtraction challenge

Finger gym table: building an enclosure for an animal

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: matching captions and pictures

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

Doubles Doubles Dancing Doubles (A song about number doubles)

Doubles Addition Facts Song

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 repeating patterns
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Our Learning 4 ordering by length
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Our Learning 6 A STEM birthday cake.
Our Learning 7 Instructions for planting a bean.
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Our Learning 10 Exploring our new outdoor STEM area.
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Our Learning 12 solving a problem
Our Learning 13 persevering
Our Learning 14 Mending the sign in the ice-cream parlour.
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Our Learning 16 planting sunflowers
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Our Learning 29 exploring numbers
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What we are learning: 29.4.19

 

The children have settled well after the Easter break and were very excited about our new learning. They enjoyed acting out the story using the role play resources and as a drama session. The giant was a particularly popular character to play!

 

As part of our learning we planted some beans, discussing what the seeds would need to help them grow. This week we will continue with our planting and are going to plant some sunflower seeds so that we can plant them in our reception garden once they have begun to grow. We will also be looking at the similarities and differences between the bean and sunflower plants as they grow.

 

In Maths we will be continuing to investigate length, measuring a range of different sized leaves from the beanstalk, using cubes, Lego bricks and rulers. We will also be placing them in order of length from longest to shortest. As part of our outdoor learning we will be using footprints to measure objects in the garden and estimating if we think they will be longer or shorter than the footprint.

 

In Literacy we will be thinking about the beans we planted last week and writing a set of instructions for our friends to follow. We will also continue to discuss and act out the story, recording our favourite part on sound buttons. In our phonics sessions we will be re-capping digraphs and using them to help us in our reading and writing. Please see the video link below for a reminder of the digraphs the children have been learning. 

 

At the phonics table the children will be looking carefully a different scene each day and writing a matching caption, remembering to form their letters correctly and using a capital letter to start their sentence and a full stop at the end. We will also be re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operative and perseverance skills as they construct. The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class.

 

 

Story of the week: Jack and the Beanstalk

Maths table: measuring leaves from the beanstalk

Finger gym table: cutting a spiral to construct a class beanstalk

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: write a caption

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

Digraphs

A special visitor

A special visitor 1 Today we had a special visitor from year 2 who
A special visitor 2 came to tell us the story of 'The Gruffalo'
A special visitor 3 using puppets.
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A special visitor 6 We listened very carefully and loved the
A special visitor 7 storytelling session.

Beans!

Beans! 1 "First put the compost in,
Beans! 2 then push the seed down
Beans! 3 right to the bottom."
Beans! 4
Beans! 5 "Next you need to water it."
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Beans! 29 "Yummy bean milkshake."

The Summer Term

The Summer Term 1 Threading a number line.
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The Summer Term 3
The Summer Term 4 Making a marble maze.
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The Summer Term 7
The Summer Term 8 Writing labels for our under the sea table.
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The Summer Term 10 Making a story book.
The Summer Term 11 digraph writing
The Summer Term 12 Jack and the Beanstalk.
The Summer Term 13 letter formation
The Summer Term 14 measuring footprints
The Summer Term 15 A book about Jack and the Beanstalk.
The Summer Term 16 A sparkly letter.
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The Summer Term 18
The Summer Term 19 counting in 2's.
The Summer Term 20 We did some gardening and found some treasure,
The Summer Term 21 a ladybird,
The Summer Term 22 a feather
The Summer Term 23 and roots.
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The Summer Term 26 Playing team games.
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The Summer Term 39 Making a paper handbag.
The Summer Term 40 Working together.
The Summer Term 41
The Summer Term 42 "It's tricky so listen carefully to me."
The Summer Term 43 Making a birthday cake for a friend.
The Summer Term 44 "Make a wish."
The Summer Term 45 A rainbow drink.

What we are learning: 24.4.19

 

We hope you have had a lovely, relaxing Easter break and are ready for the new summer term!

 

Over the next 2 weeks we will be learning about growing, linking our learning to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be planting beans and a range of other seeds and plants. We will be naming the different parts of plants e.g root, stem, etc and discussing the conditions a plant needs to grow. 

 

In Maths we will be investigating length, measuring a range of different sized footprints, including the giants, using cubes, Lego bricks and rulers. We will also be placing them in order of length from longest to shortest.

 

In Literacy we will be thinking about Jack's journey to the top of the beanstalk and the Giant's castle and deciding if we would climb the beanstalk and why.

 

At the phonics table the children will be looking carefully a different scene each day and writing a matching caption, remembering to form their letters correctly and using a capital letter to start their sentence and a full stop at the end. We will also be re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. We had some really interesting designs last week which can be seen below. These photographs will be added to each week to celebrate the children’s achievements. The children also worked hard to label their design to inspire others to be creative too.

 

 

Story of the week: Jack and the Beanstalk

Maths table: measuring the length of footprints

Finger gym table: making a marble lego maze

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: write a caption

 

Easter

Easter 1 We decorated Easter eggs and persevered
Easter 2 to cut them out,
Easter 3 punch a hole in them
Easter 4 and hang them on the tree.
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Easter 13 We hid numbered eggs and wrote clues
Easter 14 to help our friends find them.
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Easter 17 We had lots of fun!
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Easter 27 We tried hot cross buns, they were delicious.
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Easter 47 We weighed and ordered Easter eggs.
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Easter 67 We went on an egg hunt with Pine and Elm class.
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Easter 70 We had to look carefully.
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What we are learning: 1.4.19

 

The children worked really hard last week to make some special Mother's Day gifts and were really excited when they took them home on Friday. We hope they enjoyed sharing them with you.

 

This week we will be thinking about Easter. The children will be enjoying lots of different activities linked to Easter, making Easter nests, counting and sorting eggs, bunnies and carrots and decorating eggs to hang on our Easter tree.

 

In Maths we will be investigating weight, weighing Easter eggs and deciding which is heaviest or lightest. We will also be ordering numbered eggs.

 

In Literacy we will continue to practice writing sentences independently and spelling tricky words correctly as well as remembering finger spaces. The children are working really hard with their reading, especially learning to recognise their sight words quickly, which helps their fluency when reading. 

 

At the phonics table the children will be using their digraph knowledge to blend, read and sort words on eggs.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. We had some really interesting designs last week which can be seen below. These photographs will be added to each week to celebrate the children’s achievements. The children also worked hard to label their design to inspire others to be creative too.

 

 

Story of the week: We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

Maths table: Using Easter resources to solve number sentences

Finger gym table: decorating Easter eggs

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: blending, reading and sorting words on eggs

 

Reminder: school finishes on Friday 5th April at 1.45pm

Our special gifts

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Our learning

Our learning 1 This week we having been busy
Our learning 2 making patterns,
Our learning 3 looking for treasure,
Our learning 4 singing to a sad friend,
Our learning 5 constructing,
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Our learning 7
Our learning 8 investigating the world upside down,
Our learning 9 baking,
Our learning 10 fixing,
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Our learning 12 persevering,
Our learning 13
Our learning 14 dressing up,
Our learning 15 balancing,
Our learning 16
Our learning 17 learning a new skill,
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Our learning 19 working together,
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Our learning 21 entertaining,
Our learning 22 selling ice-creams,
Our learning 23 writing a price list,
Our learning 24 matching,
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Our learning 26 threading,
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Our learning 28 reading to each other,
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Our learning 30 writing a menu,
Our learning 31 building a unicorn,
Our learning 32 problem solving
Our learning 33 and creating!
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What we are learning: 25.3.19

 

This week we will be thinking about Mother’s Day. The children will be thinking about what makes their mum special and all the things they do for them. We will also be making some very special presents for Mothering Sunday.

 

In Maths we will be learning how to add one more or one less from any number to 10. The houses in Numberland will have a sign on which will tell the children if they need to add one more or have one less. At home, you could ask your child some quick fire questions e.g. what is one more than 7. How many can they get right out of ten? 

 

In Literacy we will continue to practice writing sentences independently and spelling tricky words correctly as well as remembering finger spaces. The children are working really hard with their reading, especially learning to recognise their sight words quickly, which helps their fluency when reading. 

 

At the phonics table the children will be blending, reading and sorting rhyming eggs.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. We had some really interesting designs last week which can be seen below. These photographs will be added to each week to celebrate the children’s achievements. The children also worked hard to label their design to inspire others to be creative too.

 

 

Story of the week: My Mum

Maths table: 1 more, 1 less

Finger gym table: threading beads onto spirals

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: blending, reading and sorting rhyming eggs

 

Reminders:

 

The writing workshop for reception parents and their children will take place on Monday 25th March at 9.05. There will be a brief introduction by staff and parents will then be able to try a wide range of exciting and inspiring writing activities with their children. These will include superhero writing, comic strips, writing letters in the sand, wanted posters and many more. Please speak to a member of staff if you need any further information.

 

 

What we are learning: 18.3.19

 

What an exciting week we had last week, making kites, playing in the rain, painting and making ladybirds, red nose day activities and dressing up as superheroes. The children enjoyed each and every activity.

 

This week our learning will continue to be based on the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. We will be making wanted posters to help locate Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len who tried to steal the prize cow. At the story table the children will be acting out the story using puppets and recording it using the sound buttons. They will then be sharing their stories with the whole class.

   

In Numberland the children will be completing a challenge that has been left by Inky the mouse. They will find out that he has put a spell on the Numberland gardens and that the numbers can only be saved by placing double the amount of objects in each garden. They will be encouraged to write the matching number sentence to break the spell.

 

In literacy the children will be writing wanted posters to help catch the robbers. They will be applying their developing phonic knowledge, having a go at spelling tricky words correctly and using their robot arms to segment. We will also be working on letter formation linked to the letter families that are displayed in the classroom and were sent home during parent consultations. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

 

At the phonics table the children will be working on their letter formation and matching captions to pictures.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. We had some really interesting designs last week which can be seen below. These photographs will be added to each week to celebrate the children’s achievements. The children also worked hard to label their design to inspire others to be creative too.

 

 

Story of the week: What the Ladybird Heard

Maths table: creating their own number sentences

Finger gym table: How many ladybirds and bees can you sort in 30 seconds?

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: letter formation

 

Reminders:

 

The writing workshop for reception parents and their children will take place on Monday 25th March at 9.05. There will be a brief introduction by staff and parents will then be able to try a wide range of exciting and inspiring writing activities with their children. These will include superhero writing, comic strips, writing letters in the sand, wanted posters and many more. Please speak to a member of staff if you need any further information.

 

 

recording our singing with a BBC sound engineer

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Superheroes

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What we are learning: 11.3.19

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed all our learning last week but in particular dressing up as animals on World Book Day.

 

This week our learning will be based on the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. We will be using our creative skills to make our own ladybirds, using tweezers to rescue ladybirds, and discussing Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len and their cunning plan to steal the prize cow.

   

In Numberland the children will discover that some of the gardens have been spilt in half. They will be sharing the correct amount of objects between the 2 halves of their garden and discussing their findings.

 

In literacy the children will be designing a ‘stealing plan’ and writing wanted posters to help catch the robbers. They will be applying their developing phonic knowledge, having a go at spelling tricky words correctly and using their robot arms to segment.

 

 

At the phonics table the children will be reading captions and finding the match picture.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. We had some really interesting designs last week and they can be seen on the STEM display board behind the table. We will be celebrating each of the children’s designs and models during the day and discussing what they have constructed and how it could be adapted. The investigation table will be relocated into the outdoor learning space.

 

 

Story of the week: What the Ladybird Heard

Maths table: sharing challenge

Finger gym table: use the tweezers to rescue the ladybirds

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: caption and picture matching

 

Reminders:

Parent Evenings will shortly be taking place over two days in March; Monday 11th from 3.00–5.30pm and Wednesday 13th from 4.30-7.00pm. Appointments may be booked using the online Parents Evening System which allows you to select an appointment time, which will be confirmed by email.  The system will be open from 8.00am on Monday 4th March up until 10pm on Sunday 10th March and is accessed via

https://strathmore.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ logging in using your child’s first name and surname. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.

 

The writing workshop for reception parents and their children will take place on Monday 25th March at 9.05. Please speak to a member of staff if you need any further information.

 

Spring Blossom Paintings

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