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Hello and welcome to Pine class web page.

 

In our classroom, you will find

 

Mrs Patel-Martin

Mrs Margrove

Mrs Hull (All day Monday and Friday afternoon)

Ali-Shah (Thursday Morning)

Mrs Turner (Friday morning)

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 Pine class, our P.E lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning. 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.

 

 

Thank you for the lovely Autumn plates they look lovely.

We made some porridge with honey, some of us loved it and some of us hated it!

What we are learning: 15.10.18

 

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the phonic workshop on Monday, the children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you. If you have any further questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

This week the children really enjoyed learning about Harvest and sharing their scarecrows in assembly. They particularly enjoyed learning the song 'Big Red Combine Harvester' and sang beautifully in assembly. 

 

Our topic this week is Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the children will be taking part in lots of themed activities. We will be making and trying porridge with honey, sorting objects according to size and filling different containers with porridge to investigate capacity. 

 

This week we will continue learning the sounds: d,g,o,u,. 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 arms 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. 

 

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 adding 1 more. This week they will be continuing to investigate the number of sides on regular and irregular 2d shapes and placing them in the correct garden.

 

The challenge for the following tables is: 

-maths table: estimating how many objects are in the pot and writing their answer on a post-it-note

-finger gym: sorting objects according to size

-story table: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Investigation table: recycling, sorting objects into containers labelled plastic, metal or wood

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Thank you to everyone that came to the Phonics workshop, we hope you had fun.

Our learning - 8.10.17

 

The children really enjoyed all 'The Gingerbread Man' themed activities this week. We acted out the story, used cut out characters to make up our own 'Gingerbread Man' stories, made Gingerbread Man stick puppets and even made a moving  Gingerbread Man' using split pins. The most popular activity was making Gingerbread Men and the children were a little worried that they might jump out of the oven when it was opened and run away just like in the story! Fortunately, they didn't and we had an amazing time decorating them.

 

Our topic this week is 'Harvest' and we will be learning about lots of different fruit and vegetables and what happens at harvest time. Our story of the week is 'The Little Red Hen' and we will be busy making some bread rolls. 

 

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 9.05am.  

 

This week we will continue learning the sounds: e,h,r,m. 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. There will be more information about this at the phonics meeting on Monday 8th October at 9.05.

 

The children really enjoyed going back to Numberland and are enjoying the challenges that face them. They have been placing a range of items in their gardens and explaining to the adults why they have chosen that particular amount. They have also been using the terms 'more and less' to explain the problem they have identified and explaining how they can solve it.  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.  This week they will be adding 2d shapes, including irregular 2d shapes into their gardens. They will be carefully counting the number of sides each shape has to help them work out which garden to place it in.

 

The challenge for the following tables is: 

-maths table: counting the number of sides each shape has and writing it on a post-it note

-finger gym: making repeating pattern bracelets

-story table: The Little Red Hen- the children will be using the stick puppets to act out the story

 

The phonics workshop is on Monday 8th October 9.05. Parents will find out some information about how phonics and reading is taught in school and how they can support their child at home. Parents will also be able to play some phonics and reading games with their child. The powerpoint will be available on each reception class webpage after the workshop. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we.

Dancing Gingerbread men!

Shapes Song 2

A shapes song for children.

What we are learning - 1.10.18

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended the parents' information session on Tuesday. If you have any further questions please speak to a member of staff. Our next parents' meeting is Monday 8th October at 9.05. Parents will be able to play some phonics and reading activities with their child.

 

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 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 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. 

 

The children really enjoyed their first visit to Number Land last week and hopefully, your child has come home excited and full of information about their visit. They met the numbers that live there and helped them put a door and the correct number of windows on their houses. This week the children will be going back again but this time they will be putting the correct number of items in each garden.

 

The children will also be going on a shape walk around the school and the playground to look for 2d shapes. How many 2d shapes can your child find at home or in the local environment? 

 

Our story of the week is The Gingerbread Man and as part of our learning, we will be making gingerbread men, playing with ginger-scented playdough, acting out the story and make a moving gingerbread man with split pins.

 

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

 

The challenge for the following tables is: 

-maths table: identifying 2d shapes and using them to make shape pictures

-finger gym: cutting 2D shapes to make a headband, armband or belt.

-story table: The Gingerbread Man, the children will be able to use  stick puppets to make up their own stories to share with a friend or the class

Jolly phonics phase 1

We've been going hedgehog crazy with the clay!

We've been going hedgehog crazy on the computers!

Practising the letter 'Ss' in phonics.

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. The children made labels for their bears and worked really hard to make their own honey, jam or spread sandwiches, then enjoyed eating them with the children from Ash and Elm class.

 

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 green reading book tray every morning.

 

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.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: 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.

 

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

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

-maths table: matching pegs to the number on dinosaur feet

-finger gym: wrap a pine cone in as many elastic bands as you can.

-story: Leaf Man/Its not a stick/The squirrels who squabbled

Making sandwiches and labels for the picnic.

It was such a windy day, we decided to make kites.

We've been on a bear hunt.

We have been learning how to use the mouse to 'click' and 'drag' and complete a jigsaw puzzle on the computers.

We have been practicing our cutting skills to make a 'bear' face for our headbands ready for the picnic on Friday.

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. We shared the book 'The Tiger who came to tea' and the children had a go at painting tigers. Some of the other activities we have been exploring include using small parts to make a picture of our faces, painting, using playdough, counting to 10 and drawing a picture of all the members in their family.

 

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 colour 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.

 

The challenge for the following tables is:

 

-maths table: identifying a number and matching it with gems

-finger gym: sorting sticks (colours)

-story table: Everywhere Bear and We're going on a bear hunt

 

We have been busy making portraits with small parts.

Wow! Look at all the 'Tigers' that came to tea!