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Hello and welcome to Elm class web page.

In our classroom, you will find

 

Mrs Mountney

Mrs Margrove

Mrs Ali-Shah

                                       Miss Smith

 

If you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.

In Elm class our P.E lessons are on a Wednesday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure P.E kits are in school on these days and all items are clearly labelled.

Library sessions are on a Monday so please ensure the children have their books in their drawers ready to change on Monday morning. They will be able to choose from a wide range of fiction or non-fiction books.

 

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: 15.1.18

Firstly a big thank you to all the family members that joined us for our writing workshop. It was fantastic to see so many of you and the children were really thrilled to share their learning with you. The powerpoint can be found just below this text, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask a member of staff.

This week we will be looking at 'Music'. We will be looking at a range of different musical instruments and listening carefully to the sounds they make. The children will have the chance to explore individual instruments and discuss if they like or dislike the sound that it makes. If you have any interesting musical instruments at home please feel free to bring them in as we would love to look at them (we will keep them very safe as well).

In literacy children will be writing invitations to Ash class to invite them to our music concert! We will then be picking 3 songs which we will learn ready for our performance on Wednesday. We will also be playing a game where the children close their eyes whilst an adult plays an instrument. They then have to guess which instrument is being played and then write their guess as a sentence e.g. I think it is a drum.

We have been very impressed with the children's understanding of money and they are all now very confident to use the correct language when reading price labels. This week we will be looking at subtraction. The children will discover when they enter Numberland that too many objects are on their garden. They will have to count back to find out how many to take away and then have a go at recording what they have done with a number sentence! This will be very tricky but we are sure the children will rise to the challenge like they always do!

On Friday the children helped to fill the tuff spot with sand and are very excited about having an 'indoor beach!' 

 

Don't forget children need to have their library book in their drawer on Monday so that they can choose a new book.

 

Maths table: matching coins

Finger gym table: using tweezers to place marbles on golf tees

Literacy table: guess what is in the feeling bag

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop 1 Dough Disco.
Writing Workshop 2
Writing Workshop 3 We went on a treasure hunt.
Writing Workshop 4 We found clues and wrote the word.
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Writing Workshop 6 We used our 'robot arms' to help us.
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Writing Workshop 8
Writing Workshop 9 When we had found all the clues we got
Writing Workshop 10 to chose some treasure from the treasure chest.

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 puddle jumping
Our Learning 2
Our Learning 3 finding worms
Our Learning 4 working co-operatively
Our Learning 5 A tower fit for a king.
Our Learning 6 repeating pattern
Our Learning 7 We read Aliens love Underpants and
Our Learning 8 painted aliens.
Our Learning 9 We visited Numberland and
Our Learning 10 bought items for
Our Learning 11 our gardens from the
Our Learning 12 Numberland shop.
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Our Learning 15 Making tea for Mrs Mountney!
Our Learning 16 We played a firefighters game in P.E.
Our Learning 17 The orange cones were fire and the blue cones
Our Learning 18 were water.
Our Learning 19 We had to cover the 'fire' with a blue cone to
Our Learning 20 put the fire out.
Our Learning 21
Our Learning 22 It was great fun!

What we are learning: 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone in Elm Class.

 

key dates: 

-children return to school on Thursday the 4th January 2018

-Our writing workshop will be held at 9.30am on Friday the 12th January

-When we return children will be asked to bring in a photo of them as a baby or when they were younger to link with our new topic. 

 

If you would like to help your child over the holidays here are some ideas below: 

-Practise writing their first and/or last name

-Provide lots of opportunities to orally blend/segment words. This is a very simple game to play When you are out and about e.g. you could say “oh look at that g oa t” and see if your child can tell you the word and then have a turn too! 

-Play tally mark games where you ask your child to write a letter and if they form it correctly they get the point! How many points can they get? This game can easily be adapted to Maths as well. 

 

We look forward to seeing you back at school on Thursday the 4th January. 

 

Christmas in Elm Class

Christmas in Elm Class 1 Father Christmas came to visit us.
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What we are learning: 11.12.17

The children really enjoyed the panto Jack and the Beanstalk on Monday, it was really good fun and the children enjoyed talking about their favourite part. We have also been very busy practising for our Xmas play and had an audience for the first time on Friday as our pre-school came to watch it. We look forward to showing it to you on Tuesday. Please note children will need to be back at school for 5.30pm on Tuesday evening. 

 

This week we will continue to learn digraphs (2 letters which hold hands to make a new sound), these digraphs will include: ue, ie/igh, oi, er/ur. Please look at the video below to help with pronouncing each digraph.  

 

The children will continue to visit Numberland this week, however, there will be a twist! As we will be learning about money the children will need to identify the correct coin to buy their items for their garden! Can your child look in your purse/wallet with you and identify how much each coin is worth by looking closely at the number? Which one would they like best: 4pennies or a 5p coin? why? 

 

The challenges for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: positional language challenge

-finger gym: decorate the Christmas tree

-story table: The first Christmas 

-phonics table: popcorn sorting 

 

Any questions please ask

Many thanks for your continued support.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk 1 Jack
Jack and the Beanstalk 2
Jack and the Beanstalk 3 Buttercup the cow.
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Jack and the Beanstalk 6 The giant's baby.
Jack and the Beanstalk 7 Jack and Jill
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Jack and the Beanstalk 10 Nursery Rhyme Land.
Jack and the Beanstalk 11 It was really good fun!

What we are learning: 4.12.17

 

It has been a really busy week in Elm class this week. The children have been busy trying on their costumes for the Christmas play and rehearsals are going very well, the children are getting really excited, so are the adults!

In P.E we explored a range of different ways of travelling along the apparatus, sliding, slithering, crawling, rolling and shuffling. We also had the wall bars out for the first time which was really exciting and the children enjoyed demonstrating their new skills.

In Numberland  the children were exploring positional language and were placing bears and teddies in front, behind, in between, on and under a Christmas tree.

On Friday we had lots of fun making Christmas decorations, candy canes with beads, stars for the Christmas Tree Festival and baubles. There was lots of glue, glitter, sequins and beads which the children really enjoyed using, we will be continuing making decorations next week.

As part of our phonics learning the children went on a tricky word hunt around the school. When they found a tricky word they had a go at reading then writing it and posting it in the box. A copy of the tricky words can be found in the front or back cover of your child's reading record book. 

This week we will continue to learn digraphs (2 letters which hold hands to make a new sound), these digraphs will include: oo,ng, or and ou/ow. Please look at the video below to help with pronouncing each digraph.  

 

The children will continue to visit Numberland this week, however there will be a twist! As we will be learning about money the children will need to identify the correct coin to buy their items for their garden! Can your child look in your purse/wallet with you and identify how much each coin is worth by looking closely at the number? Which one would they like best: 4 pennies or a 5p coin? Why? 

 

 

The challenges for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: matching the correct number of 'ice blocks' to a number

-finger gym: threading metallic beads onto pipe cleaners. How many can they thread before the time runs out?

-story table: Stickman 

-phonics table: writing letters for Christmas! 

 

If you have any questions please ask a member of staff

Many thanks for your continued support. 

Decorations Day

Decorations Day 1 We were really busy making lots
Decorations Day 2 of different decorations.
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Decorations Day 5 Stars for the Christmas Tree Festival.
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Decorations Day 9 Lots of glue, glitter and sequins!
Decorations Day 10 We made candy canes with
Decorations Day 11 sparkly pipe cleaners and metallic beads.
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Decorations Day 17 They look amazing!

A busy week.

A busy week. 1 In PE we explored different ways of travelling.
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A busy week. 3 sliding
A busy week. 4 climbing
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A busy week. 10 crawling
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A busy week. 13 Writing a shopping list.
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A busy week. 15 We went on a key word hunt and
A busy week. 16 wrote the words we found.
A busy week. 17 Counting bears and finding the correct number.
A busy week. 18 Drawing on large pieces of paper.
A busy week. 19 We designed and labelled a building site.

What we are learning: 27.11.17

We have had a lovely wintery time in Elm class this week.We made snowstorms and the children all had a go at blowing the snow around the bag that had been decorated with a Christmas tree or snowman. We also painted winter themed pictures by painting stripes of blue and white paint onto paper and then merging the stripes with a wet paintbrush. When they were dry we used a black pen to create a tree silhouette and white paint to add a snowman. The children's favourite part was adding sparkly snow and snowflakes. Some are on display in the main corridor just through the internal door and the rest will be going on display in the classroom.

 

The children have also been working really hard to help build an outdoor Numberland. Our hard work is really paying off and the final product will be shortly revealed. We will also be making a new sandpit after Christmas. 

 

We are in full Christmas swing now and the children are doing very well with our Christmas rehearsals. These will continue until our dress rehearsal on Monday the 11th December. Friday this week is decorations day and the children will be making a variety of decorations to decorate the school. Be warned they may come home with quite a lot of glitter on them that day! 

 

The children enjoy learning new sounds and tricky words in phonics. They have embraced the new digraphs and love spotting words in their reading books or the books we read in class that have that sound in them.This week we will be learning ‘oa, ar, ee and ‘ai’. Please look at the video below to help you with how each one is pronounced. We will also be concentrating on our tricky and sight words this week and how we can use these in our reading and writing. 

 

The children worked really hard on the concept of sharing this week in Numberland. They grasped the idea that by sharing they could make both amounts fair. We also talked about how some numbers couldn’t be shared and this was because they were odd. What can they share between 2 groups at home? Maybe the items on the breakfast/dinner table. Have both amounts got the same? Does this mean the number they shared is odd/even? Can they tell you the number sentence that goes with it? E.g 4 and 4 makes 8. This week we will be learning about positional language. The children will learn to use the words: behind, next to, in front, in between to describe objects. The video below (where’s the monkey) is a great fun way to practise this. 

 

The challenges for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: sharing objects and writing the  corresponding number sentence

-finger gym: making a Lego marble maze 

-story table: The Gingerbread Man 

-phonics table: writing letters for Christmas! 

 

If you have any questions please ask a member of staff

Many thanks for your continued support. 

Where's the Monkey?

A song to help children learn prepositions of place. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2011 - any copying is illegal.

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 Moving equipment safely in P.E.
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Our Learning 4 A town for play people.
Our Learning 5 Exploring junk modelling, a car
Our Learning 6 and a face.
Our Learning 7 Adding 2 numbers together.
Our Learning 8 Singing Jingle Bells.
Our Learning 9 Sharing flowers in Numberland.
Our Learning 10 Writing addition number sentences.
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What we are learning: 20.11.17

The children looked wonderful in their spotty clothes on Friday. I hope they all enjoyed our spotty ramble around the school! We walked 2 laps of the school grounds which is half a mile, and the children really enjoyed looking for and counting spots which had been hidden in the school grounds. They were very excited and enjoyed seeing children from the other classes in school.

 

This week we will be starting to learn about Christmas. Hopefully the children are already coming home singing our nativity songs! This week we visit the hall everyday to start practising our play. The children will come home with any lines they need to learn shortly. If you have any questions about this please talk to your class teacher.  

 

This week in phonics we will be introducing digraphs. The children will learn that when two letters hold hands they make a new sound. We will be learning the following digraphs: qu,sh,ch, th. Please take a look at the video below which will help you pronounce the sounds correctly.   

 

The children were very good at using the language of more and fewer this week. They also learnt that sometimes you need to count both sets of objects before you can tell which one has more/fewer. This week in Numberland the children will be sharing out a certain number of objects in their garden and then seeing how many they have altogether. They will also have a go at recording this sum, for example: if they put 4 ladybirds on one circle of their garden and 4 in the other circle they may write on their whiteboard 4+4=8. 

 

The challenge for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: shape printing, making a repeating pattern

-finger gym: emergency services puzzle

-story table: Owl Babies story

-phonics table: fishing for phonics 

 

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters.

Welly Ramble

Welly Ramble 1 We counted the spots we found on our ramble.
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Welly Ramble 5 It was really frosty!
Welly Ramble 6 We had lots of fun!
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Welly Ramble 10 Lots of spots!

A busy week!

A busy week! 1 In Numberland we made patterns in our gardens.
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A busy week! 3 At the finger gym we used tweezers to pick up
A busy week! 4 sugar cubes and build towers.
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A busy week! 6 Writing a birthday card for Sam.
A busy week! 7 Using pebbles to write letters.
A busy week! 8 Skateboarding down the hill and landing on numbers
A busy week! 9 In P.E we were working on our ball skills.
A busy week! 10 We tried hard to dribble the ball
A busy week! 11 through the cones before
A busy week! 12 scoring a goal.
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A busy week! 16 As part of our cool down we were starfish.
A busy week! 17 Exploring watercolours.
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A busy week! 19 Building with 3d shapes.
A busy week! 20 Making a 3d Numicon house
A busy week! 21 Completing a phonics game on the i-pad
A busy week! 22 Making links with our story of the week.
A busy week! 23 We acted out Room on a Broom.

What we are learning: 13.11.17

The children (and bears!) all looked amazing on Friday and really enjoyed our bumblebear party and the biscuits and honey sandwiches the children had made were delicious. We hope you enjoyed reading their new book with them at home too!  We also welcomed a  new student in Elm class this week,  Miss Lucas who will be with us on Wednesday's and Thursday's up until the end of November and will be visiting us again at the start of next year, the children were very good at making her feel welcome.  

 

Our topic this week is all about our birthdays! Someone in Elm class will be celebrating a birthday but they are rather sad because it has been forgotten by everyone else! Hopefully the children will be able to write some cards to make them feel happier! 

 

This week in phonics we will be checking to see how many sounds we know and then re-capping the ones we find difficult. We will also have lots of opportunities to embed our learning independently with both words that can be sounded out and tricky words which just have to be learnt. Many of us are ready to start writing sentences so we will also be introducing finger spaces.  

 

The children were amazing at making patterns during Numberland last week and confidently explained what they had done. This week we will be focusing on  using the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects. The children will find two different sets on their garden and have to tell the adult which one has more and which one has fewer. Can you find different objects around the house that you could compare using this key vocabulary? 

 

The challenge for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: ordering numbers independently

-finger gym: making a sugar cube tower using tweezers to pick them up

-story table: Room on a Broom

-phonics table: letter formation (Please find the ABC rap song below)

 

 

Many thanks for your continued support. 

 

Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song

The Alphabet Song Video by Have Fun Teaching is a great way to teach and learn the alphabet, phonics, letter sounds, vocabulary words, and uppercase and lowercase letters

Bumble Bear

Bumble Bear 1 After sending a letter to Norman the Bear
Bumble Bear 2 he sent us some ingredients to
Bumble Bear 3 make honey sandwiches and bee biscuits.
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Bumble Bear 9 We made a repeating pattern using icing.
Bumble Bear 10 They looked amazing!
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Bumble Bear 12 On Friday morning we made banana bees
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Bumble Bear 21 We came to school dressed as bees.
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Bumble Bear 30 We even dressed our bears as bees!
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Bumble Bear 38 We had our bee party outside in the sunshine.
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What we are learning: 6.11.17

We have had a very busy first week back at school and the children have had great fun learning about Halloween and Bonfire night. We had lots of fun collecting leaves and sticks and rolling up newspaper to stuff the body of our guy. 

Our topic this week is all about our Bookstart book ‘Norman the bee’. We can’t tell you too much as there are going to be lots of surprises this week but the children will be allowed to come to school dressed in yellow and black on Friday with their teddy bear. There will also be a competition for the bear that is dressed most like a bee! A letter will be going home on Monday with more details. 

We are nearly at the end of our single sounds and this week we will be looking at b,w,x and z. The children have been working really hard to write words on their own using the new sounds we have learnt. This week we will be having a go at hearing the sounds in words all on our own, if we get stuck we can sound the word out from the beginning again. 

During Maths the children will be learning about pattern, how to continue one and how to create their very own one using shapes and colours. Can they select some items around the house and make a pattern? 

The children will continue to visit Numberland. When they are there they have the opportunity to count out numbers to 10, sort shapes and solve a range of number problems such as subtraction and addition. This week they will be making sure that everything in Numberland is a pattern! 

 

The challenge for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: estimate how many objects there are in a pot and write their estimate on a post-it note

-finger gym: making a pattern using mosaic tiles 

-story table: Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

-phonics table: make a 3 letter word

 

Thank you for everyone who has brought in plastic bottles so far. We will continue to make potions this week so if you have any more please hand them to your class teacher. 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Class Guy

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Potions

Potions 1 Over the next 2 weeks we will be taking turns
Potions 2 to make our own magic potions.
Potions 3 First we planned the ingredients.
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Potions 5 Then we gathered everything together
Potions 6 and started to make our potions.
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Potions 10 We thought carefully about what would happen
Potions 11 if someone drank our potion.
Potions 12 Maybe turn you into a bat,
Potions 13 rat or
Potions 14 a frog!
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Potions 20 Add water and shake.
Potions 21 A bubbly, wubbly potion.
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Potions 29 This potion will turn you into an Ogre!
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P.E

P.E 1 Today in P.E we had the apparatus out
P.E 2 for the first time.
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P.E 5 We were learning how to jump
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Witches' Hats

Witches' Hats 1 We rolled ice-cream cones in chocolate
Witches' Hats 2 and then added stars and sprinkles to make
Witches' Hats 3 edible witches' hats.
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What we are learning: 30.10.17

Welcome back! We hope you have had lots of fun over half term and are looking forward to coming back to school. 

Our topic this week is Halloween and Bonfire night. The children will be making a class guy for the school competition, as well as painting different fireworks and describing them using new vocabulary they have been taught. They will also be making their very own witches hat on Tuesday so look out for these. 

We are continuing to learn our sounds and this week we will focus on: f,y,j and z. There will be lots of opportunities to practise correct letter formation and writing words/sentences with these letters in. They will also be trying yoghurt and writing their own sentence to tell us if they like it or not! 

During Maths the children will be learning what estimate means and having a go at doing this. They will be reminded that they don’t have to get it right as long as they have had a sensible guess. What can they estimate around the house?

The children will continue to visit Numberland. When they are there they have the opportunity to count out numbers to 10, sort shapes, solve problems such as subtraction and addition sums. This week they will be estimating how many pumpkins have been growing in each garden! 

 

The challenge for the following tables are as follows:

-maths table: put the daily routine into order

-finger gym: picking up spiders with tweezers

-story table: Winnie the Witch 

-phonics table: pick a word out of the cauldron and write it down. 

 

Please note we will be asking for clear bottles as we will be making potions outside! Please hand them to your class teacher if you have any. 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Diwali

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Apple printing

Apple printing 1 We painted apples with different
Apple printing 2 autumn colours.
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Apple printing 7 Then we printed them onto paper.
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Apple printing 13 We were really pleased with our pictures.
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Our learning

Our learning 1 building
Our learning 2 co-operating to play a game
Our learning 3 drawing
Our learning 4 writing
Our learning 5 Look what I found in my apple!
Our learning 6 maths
Our learning 7 ICT
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Our learning 10 measuring
Our learning 11 constructing
Our learning 12 patterns
Our learning 13 Singing, 10 green bottles.
Our learning 14 model making
Our learning 15 We put them on the model table and wrote a label.
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Our learning 17 counting in Numberland
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Jigsaw Jenie

Jigsaw Jenie 1 As part of our PSHE work Jigsaw Jenie
Jigsaw Jenie 2 has been helping us think about kindness.
Jigsaw Jenie 3 We decided to make Jigsaw Jenie biscuits.
Jigsaw Jenie 4 We worked together to measure and mix
Jigsaw Jenie 5 the ingredients.
Jigsaw Jenie 6 It was really sticky!
Jigsaw Jenie 7 Then we cut out jigsaw shapes and baked them.
Jigsaw Jenie 8 Chocolate buttons for eyes and icing for a smile.
Jigsaw Jenie 9 They were delicious!
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What we are learning: 16.10.17

The children really enjoyed learning about Harvest and sharing their scarecrows in assembly. Thank you very much to all the people who brought in photos of their pets. The children were very good at asking questions and listening very carefully to each other. 

 

Our topic this week is ‘daily routines'. During Maths they will all have the chance to order a familiar routine using the key words: first, next, finally. This is a nice activity to do while walking to or from school:  can your child tell you the three main steps for brushing their teeth for example? 

 

This week we will continue learning the sounds: g,o,u,l. They will be learning how to form each letter correctly and write words with these sounds in. The children are getting really good at using their robot hands to hear each sound in a 3 letter word so we will also be introducing simple sentences using the tricky words we have learnt e.g. I can hop or it is a dog.  Have a look at the tricky word video below this text. 

 

The children will continue to visit Numberland. When they are there they have the opportunity to count out numbers to 10, sort shapes, solve problems such as subtraction and addition sums. This week they will also be ordering events that the numbers like to do, e.g what are the three steps that number 3 needs to do in order to eat his breakfast? 

 

The challenge for the following tables is: 

-maths table: make a 2d shape picture using the tap tap. 

-finger gym: using the tools to unscrew the bolts 

-story table: Beauty Contest at the Zoo

 

Please remember parents evening is this Monday (16th) and Tuesday (17th). If you have forgotten your appointment time please see the class teacher. 

Scarecrows

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Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://www.epicphonics.com/resources/phase/2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Pets

Pets 1 We painted pictures of our pets
Pets 2 or our favourite pet.
Pets 3
Pets 4
Pets 5
Pets 6
Pets 7
Pets 8
Pets 9
Pets 10
Pets 11
Pets 12
Pets 13
Pets 14
Pets 15
Pets 16
Pets 17
Pets 18
Pets 19
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Pets 21
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Pets 27
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Pets 29

Our learning - 9.10.17

 

The children really enjoyed our autumn walk this week and had lots of fun picking up, throwing and running through piles of leaves and collecting conkers which we took back to the classroom to use for counting. 

 

Our topic this week is ‘my pets’ we look forward to seeing all your photos of your pets and asking lots of questions about them (don’t forget to bring them in by Thursday).

 

On Friday we will be joining in with our Harvest assembly. The children will be making something very special to show you so please feel free to join us at 9.10am. We will be holding a cake sale straight after assembly so please bring your cakes to sell on Friday morning too. 

 

This week we will continue learning the sounds: h,r,m,d. The children will be learning how to identify objects that have those sounds in them and using this understanding to read and write words. They will also be learning how to form each letter correctly. As the children now know quite a few sounds we have been blending them to make CVC words e.g pat, cat, sit and using our 'robot arms' to help us. 

 

The children really enjoyed going back to Numberland and are enjoying the challenges that face them. This week they will be having a go at working out how many pets they will have in their garden if they add one more or take away one less. Asking your child quick-fire questions e.g what is 5 and 1 more or 4 and one less is a great way to practice this skill on the way to and from school. 

 

The challenge for the following tables is: 

-maths table: identifying the correct number on the flowers and clipping on the correct number of pegs

-finger gym: making a pattern using the pegboards and coloured pegs 

-story table: the children will be able to use the puppet show to make up their own stories to share with a friend or the class

Autumn walk

Autumn walk 1 We collected sticks,
Autumn walk 2 leaves,
Autumn walk 3 lots of leaves!
Autumn walk 4 We even found some conkers.
Autumn walk 5
Autumn walk 6
Autumn walk 7
Autumn walk 8
Autumn walk 9
Autumn walk 10

letters and sounds

letters and sounds 1
letters and sounds 2
letters and sounds 3
letters and sounds 4
letters and sounds 5
letters and sounds 6

Let's Count to 20 Song For Kids

Let's sing and count to 20 in this fun children's song! Purchase this video to view offline Mac or Windows click here: Original song by Matt http://www.dreamenglish.com This song is a YouTube exclusive and not currently available anywhere else. Thank you.

Jolly phonics

Sung in the order that we teach the sounds

What we are learning - 2.10.17

 

The children have done really well learning our first 4 sounds this week, s, a, t and i. We listened to some songs that are based on the sounds, made s-shaped bread rolls and played a sound guessing game with our talk partner. If you haven't received a copy of the homework please speak to an adult and we will get you another copy. 

 

This week we will be learning the sounds: p, n, c, k and e and revisiting those we learnt last week. The children will be learning how to identify objects that have those sounds in them and using this knowledge to read and write words. They will also be learning how to form each letter correctly. 

 

Hopefully, your child has come home excited and full of information about their visit to number land. This week the children will be going back again but this time they will be sorting out the shapes that have been muddled up! 

 

The children will also be going on an Autumn walk around the park to look for signs of Autumn. They will be going on Monday morning so please ensure they have a coat and wellies. 

 

We look forward to seeing you at our parent's workshop on Tuesday where we will be talking you through how we teach phonics and you will get the chance to work with your child to complete different activities.

 

If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

S shaped bread and fruit faces

S shaped bread and fruit faces 1
S shaped bread and fruit faces 2
S shaped bread and fruit faces 3
S shaped bread and fruit faces 4
S shaped bread and fruit faces 5
S shaped bread and fruit faces 6
S shaped bread and fruit faces 7
S shaped bread and fruit faces 8
S shaped bread and fruit faces 9
S shaped bread and fruit faces 10
S shaped bread and fruit faces 11

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic 1 We made jam or cheese spread sandwiches.
Teddy Bear Picnic 2
Teddy Bear Picnic 3
Teddy Bear Picnic 4
Teddy Bear Picnic 5 We labelled our bears.
Teddy Bear Picnic 6
Teddy Bear Picnic 7
Teddy Bear Picnic 8 We had a picnic with Ash class.
Teddy Bear Picnic 9
Teddy Bear Picnic 10 We ate our sandwiches and played games.
Teddy Bear Picnic 11 Elm Bear came too!

We made faces using natural materials.

We made faces using natural materials. 1
We made faces using natural materials. 2
We made faces using natural materials. 3
We made faces using natural materials. 4
We made faces using natural materials. 5
We made faces using natural materials. 6
We made faces using natural materials. 7
We made faces using natural materials. 8
We made faces using natural materials. 9
We made faces using natural materials. 10
We made faces using natural materials. 11
We made faces using natural materials. 12

Lines and spirals

Lines and spirals 1 We covered the light box
Lines and spirals 2 in paint and used our fingers
Lines and spirals 3 to make different shapes,
Lines and spirals 4 spirals, circles and zig - zags.
Lines and spirals 5 We also used sticks and stones
Lines and spirals 6 to explore different lines and shapes.
Lines and spirals 7
Lines and spirals 8 We had great fun!
Thank you to all the parents who attended the meeting this week. A copy of the powerpoint is available below and if you have any questions please come in and speak to a member of staff.

Characteristics of effective learning

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 matching amounts to numbers
Our Learning 2 threading at the finger gym
Our Learning 3 exploring construction
Our Learning 4 writing
Our Learning 5 exploring colour
Our Learning 6
Our Learning 7 shopping for a picnic
Our Learning 8 building a pathway
Our Learning 9 number challenge
Our Learning 10 problem solving
Our Learning 11 digging
Our Learning 12
Our Learning 13
Our Learning 14 making playdough faces
Our Learning 15 off for a drive

Our topic this term is 'All about Me.' we would like to make a display all about the children's interests. We would therefore like you to send in a photograph or a drawing of your child completing their favourite activity which can then be displayed on the wall in the classroom.

If you have any questions please speak to the class teacher.

Many thanks.

What we are learning: 25.9.17

  

 

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.

 

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 number 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 numeral to each piece of numicon

 

Please ensure that children are heard to read as often as possible and their reading record books are signed and placed in the corresponding basket every morning. Many thanks for your continued support.