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Reception Ash

If you have any questions about the work that has been set please feel free to email the team on: 

 

fs@strathmore.herts.sch.uk

 

We will aim to respond to you the same day (during school hours)

I hope that you are all well. 

A google classroom has now been set up - you should have all received an email inviting you to join Ash class page. If you have not then please email fs@strathmore.herts.sch.uk and we can sort this out. 

I will be adding activities, stories and challenges regularly and you will be able to leave messages about your learning for the adults in Ash class and each other.

Joke of the Week

 

Q. What do kittens like to eat?

 

A. Mice cream.

The Adventures of Ash Bear - Tuesday 31st March

The Adventure of Ash Bear- Friday 27th March

The Adventures of Ash Bear - Wednesday 25th March

The Adventures of Ash Bear- Monday

Hello and welcome to Ash class web page.

In our classroom, you will find

 

     Mrs Mountney

   Miss Bartle

  Miss Cox

    Mrs Pipkin

      Mrs Courlander

    Mrs Du Fou

     Mrs Chowdhury

                      Mrs Turner (Tuesday mornings)

 

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 Tuesday 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 have some spare pairs of wellies that children are also able to use.

 

Your child should be reading daily to an adult, which can then be recorded in their green reading record book. This needs to be in school everyday and placed in the white baskets in the corridor each morning. Please keep the book your child is reading in their drawer. If your child reads a library book, a book of their own, listens to a story tape/CD or any kind of reading related activity, please also note it in their green reading record book. 

Ready to Learn Chart

We use the Ready to Learn Chart to help manage our emotions. We are free to move our name to the appropriate colour when we are feeling excited, sad, tired, or cross. We understand it is normal to feel all these different emotions. By acknowledging them we can then find strategies to help us, which in turn will ensure we can move ourselves back to green. When we are on green we are ready to learn. 

What we are learning: 16.3.20

 

We had lots of fun in Ash class last week. We made kites on a windy day, created collage ladybirds, made wanted posters, walked a mile and even had a dance-a-thon.

 

This week we will be thinking about people who are special to us, how they help us and what makes them special. There will be a special assembly on Friday morning at 9.00 and the children will be showing some of their work.

 

Our story this week is ‘What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday’ by Julia Donaldson. In the story, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh hatch a plan to steal a monkey from London zoo to help them steal the Queen’s crown. The children are very excited about the story, they recognised some of the landmarks in the book and enjoyed talking about zoo animals they have seen before. The children will be writing a postcard to a friend as part of our literacy work.

 

In Numberland we will be continuing with our subtraction problem solving. The children will also discover that Inky the mouse has removed some of the numbers from the Numberland path.

 

The phonics challenge will continue to be focussed on curly caterpillar letter formation. The letters c,o,a,g,d,q,s,f and e all belong to the curly caterpillar family and the children start writing each of these letters as a ‘c.’ Ask them to show you how they write them. The children will be using their curly caterpillar letter formation when they write their postcards

 

This week the children will be changing their library books on Monday so please ensure the children have them in their drawer. 

 

There will be a Mothers’ Day assembly on Friday 20th March at 9.00 followed by a coffee morning. The children will be showing some of their work.

 

Story of the week: What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Maths table: Ladybird subtraction

Finger gym table: Making famous building using the STEM resources

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: letter formation

Sport Relief- Walk a Mile

Ball Skills

Kites

There's a Hole in my Bucket!

Ladybirds

What we are learning: 9.3.20

 

The children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day and sharing their favourite stories with the rest of the class. The year 2 children also came to read to us some stories they had written. Ash class listened really carefully and enjoyed chatting to the older children about the characters in their stories. 

 

This week our learning will be based on the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next’ by Julia Donaldson. The children were particularly interested in the characters Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh and their antics as robbers. This week we will be making wanted posters for one of the characters, thinking carefully about what they look like and using a range of adjectives to describe them.

 

In Numberland the children will find an envelope next to each garden which will have a number written in it. That will tell them how many objects they need to take away from their garden. An extra challenge will include writing the matching number sentence.

 

The phonics challenge is curly caterpillar letter formation. The letters c,o,a,g,d,q,s,f and e all belong to the curly caterpillar family and the children start writing each of these letters as a ‘c.’ Ask them to show you how they write them

 

This week the children will be changing their library books on Tuesday so please ensure the children have them in their drawer. 

 

Story of the week: What the Ladybird Heard Next

Maths table: subtraction towers

Finger gym table: using tweezers to rescue ladybirds and bees

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: letter formation


 

P.E

World Book Day

What we are learning: 2.3.20

 

The children had lots of fun during Feeling Good Week and had the opportunity to try some new activities which they thoroughly enjoyed, particularly painting to music! We were also very lucky to have some special visitors in school, a doctor and a dentist who came to talk to us about how to keep our bodies healthy. We drew pictures of healthy foods, made fruit kebabs, and umbrella and sugar-free biscuits. We also did lots of singing, dancing and yoga, it was lots of fun!

 

Next week is World Book Day and we will be reading ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and lots of our learning will be based on the characters from the book. We will be designing our own stealing plans like Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh’s. Our creative activities will include painting ladybirds and using a range of materials to make collage ladybirds.

 

When the children visit Numberland they will find that Inky the mouse has placed a strip of tape along each garden. Their challenge will be to double the amounts of objects they place in their garden. An additional challenge will include writing the matching number sentence.

 

Thursday 5th March is World Book Day and the children can come to school dressed up as a character from a traditional tale. We will also be collecting photographs of the children reading in unusual places.

 

Story of the week: What the Ladybird Heard

Maths table: ladybird doubles

Finger gym table: using Lego to make a marble maze

STEM area: resources for construction

Phonics challenge: picture and caption matching

Friday- Dancing and Yoga

Thursday-Luke Lennon Ford

Fun in the Snow