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Reception Ash

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

 

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

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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. 

Biscuits for Strathmore Cafe

Biscuits for Strathmore Cafe 1 We also made some biscuits for the grown
Biscuits for Strathmore Cafe 2 ups to enjoy at Strathmore Cafe on Friday.
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Biscuits for Strathmore Cafe 8 The theme is 'things I like.'
Biscuits for Strathmore Cafe 9 The children all agreed that they love jumping
Biscuits for Strathmore Cafe 10 in puddles. So we made umbrella biscuits!
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Wednesday - We are Healthy

Wednesday - We are Healthy 1 Today we thought carefully about foods
Wednesday - We are Healthy 2 that are healthy that we need to eat lots of
Wednesday - We are Healthy 3 and foods that are not so healthy that we need to
Wednesday - We are Healthy 4 eat in moderation.
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Wednesday - We are Healthy 6 We used our new knives and chopping boards
Wednesday - We are Healthy 7 to cut up a range of fruit.
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Wednesday - We are Healthy 15 Then we threaded them onto skewers to
Wednesday - We are Healthy 16 make fruit kebabs.
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Wednesday - We are Healthy 18 We were very adventurous and tried fruit that we
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Tuesday- We are Mindful

Tuesday- We are Mindful 1 Today we painted our clay leaves.
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Tuesday- We are Mindful 3 We had made our clay leaves a few weeks ago and
Tuesday- We are Mindful 4 were really surprised to see how much they had
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Tuesday- We are Mindful 10 We concentrated,
Tuesday- We are Mindful 11 worked carefully
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Tuesday- We are Mindful 18 It was lots of fun.
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Tuesday- We are Mindful 35 Our leaves are part of an exciting school project.

A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist.

A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 1 We had a visit from Kiran, a dentist
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 2 and Dr Herbert.
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 3 They came to talk to us about keeping ourselves
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 4 healthy.
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 5 The children enjoyed brushing the giant set
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 6 of teeth with a giant toothbrush.
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A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 9 We found out how much sugar is in some foods and
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 10 which foods we need to eat regularly to keep us
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A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 12 We learned lots of new information. Thank you
A Visit from the Doctor and the Dentist. 13 Kiran and Dr Herbert for coming to talk to us.

Shrove Tuesday- Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday- Pancakes 1 We made and tried pancakes.
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Shrove Tuesday- Pancakes 3 We chose from a range of different toppings.
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Monday-I am Creative

Monday-I am Creative 1 Mrs Mountney covered 2 tables with
Monday-I am Creative 2 long strips of white paper.
Monday-I am Creative 3 Then we listened to Saint-Saƫns : Carnival Of The
Monday-I am Creative 4 Animals - 'The Aquarium.'
Monday-I am Creative 5 Ready to paint.
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Monday-I am Creative 7 We worked collaboratively to create
Monday-I am Creative 8 a masterpiece.
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Monday-I am Creative 10 We listened to the music as we painted
Monday-I am Creative 11 and worked together.
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Monday-I am Creative 13 The adults joined in too!
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Monday-I am Creative 20 We painted fish,
Monday-I am Creative 21 jellyfish,
Monday-I am Creative 22 spotty fish,
Monday-I am Creative 23 octopus,
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Monday-I am Creative 54 What an amazing creation!
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Monday-I am Creative 56 We are going to display our work in the classroom.

What we are learning: 24.2.20

 

Welcome back, we hope you all had a restful half term break.

 

Next week is Feeling Good Week and the theme is ‘Being the Best I Can Be.’ Each day there will be a different theme and a range of exciting activities linked to each one. Remember to check the website to see our learning. The themes are;

 

Monday – I am creative

Tuesday- I am mindful

Wednesday- I am healthy

Thursday- I am active

Friday- Together we are Strathmore

 

The children will be taking part in a range of creative, mindful and active activities which will include painting to music, yoga, lots of cookery and friendship activities. We will also be doing lots of dancing, singing and playing games together.

 

 

In assembly on Friday morning the children will also be showing some of their learning from Feeling Good Week. After the assembly parents are invited to stay and visit Strathmore Cafe to enjoy some of the themed baked items that the children have made. Refreshments will kindly be provided by FOSSA and year 2 children will be on hand to serve the cakes and biscuits. Please come and join us.

 

Story of the week: Creepy Crawly Calypso

Maths table: making 10

Finger gym table: feed the monsters

Phonics challenge: caption and picture matching

 

Climate Walk

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Our Learning

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Our Learning 8 We made our own cinema.
Our Learning 9 We made and sold popcorn.
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Our Learning 12 We even made a screen!

What we are learning: 10.2.20

 

A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to join us at the maths workshop last week. The children really enjoyed sharing the activities with you and the feedback from parents was very positive.

If you have any questions regarding any of the activities from the workshop or need some ideas to support your child further please ask

a member of staff.

 

This week we will be exploring music and musical instruments. In the tuff tray there will be a range of different jars and containers filled with varying amounts of water. The children will be encouraged to strike them gently with a beater and listen to the sounds.

 

In literacy we will be writing our own music and songs then performing to the rest of the class. We will also be exploring a range of different instruments and writing a caption to describe the sounds they make.

 

The phonics challenge this week is to look at a range of different pictures and segment then write the CVC or CVCC words. The children will need to think carefully about the families that different letters belong to and use this information to support their letter formation. 

 

In Maths we will be thinking about and exploring time. This will include singing the days of the week song and talking about the sequence and routine of their days. We will be using the vocabulary, yesterday, today, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening and before, now and next. On the maths table there will be a timer. The children will be given a physical challenge each day, for example jumping and will need to count how many jumps they can do before the timer runs out. They will be asked to write their names on a whiteboard and record their total.

 

Our library sessions have changed to a Monday afternoon. They will be able to choose from either a fiction or non-fiction book and bring it home to share with you. Books will need to be back in the children’s drawers each Monday morning so they can be changed weekly. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: timed challenge

-finger gym: writing music

-story table: Creepy, Crawly Calypso

 




 

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 Moving in and out of cones.
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Our Learning 4 When we got to the 'gate' we had to throw
Our Learning 5 and catch the ball.
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Our Learning 9 It was tricky but we persevered.
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Our Learning 17 My family.
Our Learning 18 A unicorn person.
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Our Learning 20 addition

What we are learning: 3.2.20

 

We want to say a big well thank you to the St John’s Ambulance First Aider who came to talk to us about her job. She showed us all the equipment she carries to help people who are unwell. The children asked lots of interesting questions.

 

Please note that the next parents' workshop will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 9.00. The focus will be maths and parents will have the opportunity to work with their children to try a range of different maths activities. Staff will be available to answer any questions you have. If you have any questions please ask a member of staff.

 

This week we will be continuing with our work on people who help us, with a focus on the police and fire service. We will be discussing how they help, the vehicles they drive and the ways we can keep ourselves safe. In computing we will be using the camera on Purple Mash to take a picture of ourselves and drop it into the outline of a different occupation. These will then be used to add captions.

 

In literacy we will be writing captions and sentences in speech bubbles for a range of different occupations. We will be working hard to segment words, form our letters correctly and spell tricky words independently.

 

The phonics challenge this week is letter formation. The children will need to think carefully about the families that different letters belong to and use this information to support their letter formation. They will then need to transfer this information into their literacy work and when writing their name.

 

In Maths we will be continuing to explore combining amounts practically. On the maths table there are 2 dice and a coat hanger. The children need to roll both dice and place the correct number of pegs on each side of the hanger. The next step is to add the total number of pegs together and have a go at recording the information as a number sentence.

 

Our library sessions have changed to a Monday afternoon. They will be able to choose from either a fiction or non-fiction book and bring it home to share with you. Books will need to be back in the children’s drawers each Monday morning so they can be changed weekly. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: dice game- combining amounts

-finger gym: finger painting, people who help us

-story table: A range of non-fiction books about people who help us

 

Please note that the next parents' workshop will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 9.00. The focus will be maths and parents will have the opportunity to work with their children to try a range of different maths activities. Staff will be available to answer any questions you have. If you have any questions please ask a member of staff.



 

Clay Workshop

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Firefighter

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St John's Ambulance First Aider

St John's Ambulance First Aider 1 We had a visit form St John's Ambulance
St John's Ambulance First Aider 2 First Aider.
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St John's Ambulance First Aider 4 She showed us all the equipment she carries
St John's Ambulance First Aider 5 to help people who are feeling unwell.
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St John's Ambulance First Aider 7 The children asked her lots of questions.
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St John's Ambulance First Aider 9 We learned lots of new information.

Football skills

Football skills 1 We worked together in 4 teams.
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Football skills 3 We had to work as part of a team
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Football skills 9 The game increased in challenge.
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3D Shapes Song

What we are learning: 27.1.20

 

We want to say a big well done to all the reception children for their amazing Chinese New Year dragon dance in assembly on Friday. They were very excited and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Throughout the week we have tasted different Chinese food, made dragon pictures and acted out the story. 

 

We also had a visit from Keith the Firefighter who explained to the children all the different ways he helps people and how they can keep themselves safe. The children listened carefully and had some interesting questions for him to answer. A member of staff tried on different items of his uniform and Keith explained how they are used or keep him safe. 

 

This week we will be continuing with our work on people who help us, with a focus on the police and fire service. We will be discussing how they help, the vehicles they drive and the ways we can keep ourselves safe.

 

In literacy we will be writing captions and sentences in speech bubbles for a range of different occupations. We will be working hard to segment words, form our letters correctly and spell tricky words independently.

 

This week we will introduce a new phonics challenge area for the children to access daily. This week is an eye spy challenge. The children will need to look at a picture and try to find items that include the linked phonemes. They will need to use their robot arms to segment the word and then have a go at writing it, remembering to form their letters correctly as they write them.

 

In Maths we will be exploring combining amounts practically. On the maths table there are pizzas, some toppings and a list of recipe cards. The children will choose a recipe and place the correct 2 toppings onto it. They will then have a go at recording the addition number sentence using marks, lines or numbers. 

 

Unfortunately the children were unable to visit the library on Friday, however we will be visiting for the first time this week. They will be able to choose from either a fiction or non-fiction book and bring it home to share with you. Books will need to be back in the children’s drawers each Friday morning so they can be changed weekly. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: pizza making- combining amounts

-finger gym: finger hopscotch

-story table: A range of non-fiction books about people who help us

 

Please note that the next parents' workshop will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 9.00. The focus will be maths and parents will have the opportunity to work with their children to try a range of different maths activities. Staff will be available to answer any questions you have. If you have any questions please ask a member of staff.



 

Stir Fry and Noodles

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Dragon Dance

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Chinese Dragon Pictures

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What we are learning: 20.1.20

 

This week we will be saying a big welcome to Miss Bartle who will be joining Ash class from Monday.

 

Throughout the week we are going to be learning all about Chinese New Year. We will be drawing our own dragons, making shakers and re-telling the story. The reception children will also be taking part in a special dragon dance in the hall on Friday at 9.05, we look forward to seeing you there.

 

We will also be cooking and tasting different Chinese food and then writing sentences about what is our favourite food and why.  

 

This week we will introduce a new phonics challenge area for the children to access daily. This week is an eye spy challenge. The children will need to look at a picture and try to find items that include the linked phonemes. They will need to use their robot arms to segment the word and then have a go at writing it, remembering to form their letters correctly as they write them.

 

In Maths we will be learning how to use vocabulary related to time. The children will be taking part in races outside and then working out what position they have come eg first, second, third, etc. In Numberland this week the children will be continuing with their problem-solving activities.

 

The children will also be visiting the school library for the first time on Friday. They will be able to choose from either a fiction or non-fiction book and bring it home to share with you. Books will need to be back in the children’s drawers each Friday morning so they can be changed weekly. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: sequencing the story using ordinal numbers linked to Chinese New Year

-finger gym: making a paper chain/making a fan

-story table: The Chinese New Year Story

 

Please join us in assembly on Friday morning to see the reception children perform a dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year.

 

Please note that the next parents' workshop will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 9.00. The focus will be maths and parents will have the opportunity to work with their children to try a range of different maths activities. Staff will be available to answer any questions you have. If you have any questions please ask a member of staff.


 

Football

Football 1 We jumped over the hurdles.
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Football 4 Ran through the cones.
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Football 10 Dribbled the ball.
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Which biscuit is the best to dunk?

Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 1 Today we investigated biscuits.
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 2 We wanted to find out which biscuits last the
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 3 longest when they are dunked in water.
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 4
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 5 We made a list of equipment and then predicted
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 6 which biscuit we thought would last the longest
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 7 before falling apart.
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Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 10 The children loved our experiment.
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Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 12 They decided that we should try dunking them in
Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 13 milk to see if it changes the outcome.
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Which biscuit is the best to dunk? 15 We will try that tomorrow.
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Our learning- 13.1.20

 

The children settled back well into the class routines last week and were very excited to share their holiday news.

 

They thoroughly enjoyed our football session with the Stevenage Football Club coaches and these will continue each Tuesday afternoon until half term. Please make sure that the children have their PE kit in school each week. The focus will be on developing early ball skills and control, working together and towards the end of the sessions the children will be playing mini-matches.

 

We will also be investigating a science challenge that involves biscuits. We will be thinking about the equipment we will need, finding and organising the equipment, making predictions and finally investigating the challenge. Afterwards we will be discussing our findings and thinking about what we could change and why. I am sure that the children are going to be very excited.

 

Our story this week is Dear Zoo, a story that many of the children will already be familiar with. We will be discussing why the crates were different sizes and shapes, what the messages on the front mean and what animal they would like to have delivered and why. We will be painting different animals from the story, writing letters to the zoo and using our creative skills to make lift the flap pictures.

 

In maths we will be learning about 3d shapes and using our 2d shape knowledge to describe the shape of each face. We will go on a 3d shape hunt around the classroom to see which shapes we can find and have a go at naming them. Why not have a look at home and see how many 3d shapes you can find together. In Numberland we will be continuing with our positional language work from last week.

  

This week in phonics we will also be recapping all the tricky words we have learned so far and having a go at writing them. 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

 

 The challenges for the following tables are:

 

maths table: positional language challenge

 

finger gym: building a shelter for a pet

 

-story table: Dear Zoo

 

Please note that the next parents' workshop will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 9.00. The focus will be maths and parents will have the opportunity to work with their children to try a range of different maths activities. Staff will be available to answer any questions you have. If you have any questions please ask a member of staff.

 

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. Reading takes many different forms and if the children have read a menu, recipe book, birthday card or a leaflet on a day out these can be recorded in their reading record book too!  Many thanks for your continued support.

 



 

Football

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Our learning- 6.1.20

 

Welcome back. We hope you all had a fun and relaxing break. We are looking forward to seeing the children again.

 

We are excited to hear the children’s news and find out what they were doing over the break. They will be drawing pictures and writing sentences about their experiences to share with the rest of the class.

 

Our story this week is Owl Babies and we will be acting it out ‘hot seating’ characters from the story and making clay owls. 

 

 In maths the children will be using their maths skills to measure different people on the maths table, using cubes and rulers. We will be re-visiting Numberland and solving some number problems that Inky the Mouse have left for us. 

  

This week in phonics we will also be recapping all the tricky words we have learned so far and having a go at writing them. 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

 

 The challenges for the following tables are:

 

maths table: measuring people using cubes

 

finger gym: balancing marbles on golf tees

 

-story table: Owl Babies

 

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. Reading takes many different forms and if the children have read a menu, recipe book, birthday card or a leaflet on a day out these can be recorded in their reading record book too!  Many thanks for your continued support.

 



 

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What we are learning: 16.12.19

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their performance of 'Shepherd Little’ and we were very proud of them. They looked amazing, sang beautifully and remembered their lines. We also watched the pantomime ‘Robin Hood’ and the children joined in with the singing and calling out when they saw the sheriff. 

 

This week we will be continuing with our Christmas activities and crafts, wrapping presents, building homes for penguins using sugar cubes and making some Christmas baked items. 

 

In phonics we will recap all the sounds so far and be using these to play Christmas themed eye spy and a Christmas sound lotto game.

 

In Number Land we will be continuing our work on positional language. The children will be placing objects in front of, behind, next to, under and on a Christmas tree. 

 

Our Christmas party will be on Wednesday afternoon. The children need to come to school in their uniform as usual and bring some party clothes in a named bag which they can place on their peg ready to change into after lunch.

 

School finishes on Friday 20th December at 1.45. 

 

 We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the year.

 

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

 

Challenges for the week are;

 

Maths table- place the correct amount of snowflakes on the mittens

Finger gym - use the tweezers to pick up the sugar cubes and build a home for a penguin

Story table - Laura's Star


 

Snowmen

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Our learning- 2.12.19

 

 

 

The children have been working really hard during Christmas play rehearsals, particularly with their singing. They are very excited to find out about their costumes and we will be revealing those on Friday. 

 

They enjoyed making story maps for the story ‘The Cave’ and they had obviously listened very carefully to the story. The doughnut with sprinkles featured in every map, obviously a key fact they all remembered!

 

This week will be basing our learning on the story ‘Stick Man,’ a popular favourite. There will be lots of work involving sticks, including measuring, ordering, making weaving sticks and of course using our imagination to decide what else a stick could be. Hopefully you enjoyed hunting for sticks at the weekend.

 

In maths the children will be ordering sticks according to length or width. We will be using the vocabulary longer than, shorter than, as we order them. 

  

This week in phonics we will be learning recapping all the sounds we have learned so far this term including digraphs. We will also be reading the tricky words in captions and matching pictures to them once they have been decoded. These skills will be used to support the children when writing about their stick and what else it could be.

 

 The challenges for the following tables are:

 

maths table: measuring and ordering sticks according to length

 

finger gym: making a weaving stick

 

-story table: Stick Man

 

We have now started rehearsing for our Christmas production of ‘Shepherd Little.’ You may even have heard your child singing some of the songs that we have been learning. A letter will be coming home shortly explaining which part your child has been given and any costume requirements. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

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.

Our learning- 25.11.19

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Hitchin library on Tuesday. They listened carefully to the stories that Rebecca the librarian read to them and we were very proud of their behaviour both at the library and on the walk back to school. Hopefully they have enjoyed reading the books they choose, with you at home. A big thank you to all the parents who were able to support us at the library or on the way back.

 

Making bear paw biscuits was also very popular with the children and they were amazed at how big they were when we took them out of the oven, so were the adults! We hope they were delicious!

 

In maths the children will be writing number lines which they will then use to make a number path for our small wooden Numberland houses. They will also be learning rhymes that will help them with their number formation. Last week the children enjoyed using some tape measures and rulers from the maths resources to measure objects in the classroom during child-initiated learning. Once they have made their number lines we will be exploring different ways that they can be used, counting on, counting back or even measuring.

  

This week in phonics we will be learning the sounds z, w and x and the digraph ng. We will also be recapping the tricky words we have learned so far and writing letters that belong to the one-armed robot family. 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

 

 The challenges for the following tables are:

 

maths table: making number lines

 

finger gym: using loose parts to form letters and CVC words

 

-story table: The Cave

 

We have now started rehearsing for our Christmas production of ‘Shepherd Little.’ You may even have heard your child singing some of the songs that we have been learning. A letter will be coming home shortly explaining which part your child has been given and any costume requirements. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

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.

 

The Cave

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Our learning- 18.11.19

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed designing their own potions last week and added some interesting ingredients including frogs, unicorn horns, mushrooms and dragon's breath. We had a go at making some of them in the tuff tray outside, although some of the ingredients were a little hard to find! The mud kitchen has also been very popular this week, particularly as it has been so wet, which added to the excitement. 

 

Our new story of the week is ‘The Cave by Rob Hodgson.’ In the story a wolf waits outside of a cave for a little creature that he can see living inside. He tries many different ways to entice the creature out of the cave and when he finally succeeds he is in for a surprise, a big surprise. The children will be trying many activities linked to the story including making caves, designing a wolf mask, making bear paw biscuits and of course visiting Hitchin library.

 

The children loved our maths challenge last week, estimating how many objects were in a jar, writing their estimate on a post-it-note and then opening the jar and counting the amount to see how accurate they were. Why not have a go at this activity home? If you haven’t got a jar you could hide some objects under a cloth, then quickly show the children, then cover them again and ask the children how many they spotted.

 

It could also be a good memory game if you placed a small amount of different objects under the cloth. Show them the items and count to 10 so that they can have a good look and try to remember the objects. Then cover them up and discreetly remove 1 object. Uncover them, can they work out what is missing? 

In Numberland we will be continuing with our shape work.

 

This week in phonics we will be learning the digraphs sh, ch and th. We will also be recapping the tricky words we have learned so far and writing letters that belong to the curly caterpillar family. 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

 

 The challenges for the following tables are:

 

maths table: number formation

 

finger gym: using loose parts to make a den

 

-story table: The Cave

 

On Tuesday 19th November Ash class will be visiting Hitchin library. On this day we would like all the children to be dropped off at the library between 8.45 am and 9.00 am. If this is going to be a problem please speak to your class teacher. Children will be walking back to school after their visit in time for lunch.  If you are able to help walk the children back to school please speak to a member of staff. If your child has a library card they will need to bring it with them on the day, if not please get a membership form from the classroom on Monday morning and return it on Monday evening after school or on Tuesday morning.

 

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.

Children In Need

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Our learning- 11.11.19

 

The children really enjoyed all the firework art we created last week, there are lots on display both in the classroom and in the bay in the corridor. They worked really hard to use their robot arms to help them segment firework words to write on stars.

 

We will also be continuing to read our story of the week ‘Room on a Broom.’ As part of this work we will be making potions and thinking carefully about the ingredients we would add and what the potion will turn people into. 

 

In maths we will be using our number skills to estimate amounts. On the maths table there will be 2 jars. The children will be encouraged to choose one and have a go at estimating  (guessing) how many objects are in the jar. They will need to write their name and the amount they think is in the jar on a post-it note. At the end of the day we will open each jar and count how many objects were in each. The amounts will change each day.

In Numberland we will be selecting regular and irregular shapes that belong in our garden, based on the number of sides they have. 

 

This week in phonics we will be learning the sounds j, oa and ie. We will also be recapping the tricky words we have learned so far and writing letters that belong to the curly caterpillar family. 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

 

 The challenges for the following tables are:

 

maths table: estimation jars

 

finger gym: using loose parts to make a poppy picture

 

-story table: Room on a Broom

 

On Tuesday 19th November Ash class will be visiting Hitchin library. On this day we would like all the children to be dropped off at the library between 8.45 am and 9.00 am. If this is going to be a problem please speak to your class teacher. Children will be walking back to school after their visit in time for lunch.  If you are able to help walk the children back to school please speak to a member of staff. 

 

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.

 

 



 

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Our learning- 4.11.19

 

We hope you all had a relaxing half term and we are looking forward to seeing the children again. I’m sure they will have lots of news to share with us and each other!

 

This week we will be learning all about fireworks and using lots of different resources to make firework pictures, including spray painting using plant sprayers, a salad spinner and straws joined together. 

 

This week in phonics we will be learning the sounds f, b and ai. We will also be recapping the tricky words we have learned so far and writing letters that belong to the curly caterpillar family. 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 literacy we will be writing firework words on stars, thinking carefully about the letter sounds we can hear. Outside in the tuff spot we will be mixing potions and having a go at writing the list of ingredients so our friends can make it too! 

 

In maths we will be continuing to explore shape, using lolly sticks to make 2d shapes and describing their properties. This will include the number of sides and if the sides are curved or straight. In Numberland we will be selecting regular and irregular shapes that belong in our garden based on the number of sides they have. 

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: making a 2d shape using lolly sticks

-finger gym: rescuing spiders from their web using tweezers

-story table: Room on a Broom

 

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.

 




 

Our learning- 21.10.19

 

A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to join us at the phonics workshop last week. The children really enjoyed sharing the activities with you and the feedback from parents was very positive.

 

The next parents workshop will be in the spring term and will have a maths focus. The date will follow soon.

 

The children really enjoyed showing their scarecrows in harvest assembly on Friday and if you were able to be there, I'm sure you will agree that they were very proud of their creations and they sat beautifully in the hall.

 

This week we will be learning all about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. The children will be making and decorating clay divas, rangoli patterns and drawing round their hands to decorate with Mehndi patterns. They  will also be showing their clay divas in assembly on Friday and parents and carers are welcome to join us.

 

 In Storyland we will be reading the Diwali story about Rama and Sita. The children will be able to use masks from the story table to act out the story.

 

This week in phonics we will be recapping all the sounds and tricky words we have learned so far. 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 we will be exploring 2d shapes, going on a shape walk, making a shape picture and our visits to Numberland will continue.

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: making a 2d shape picture

-finger gym: decorating a rangoli pattern

-story table: The Diwali story

 

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.

 

Our Diwali assembly will be held on Friday 25th October 9.05. The reception children will be showing their Divas. Parents and carers are very welcome to join us.


 

The Shapes Song

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Our Learning

Our Learning 1 A home for a dinosaur.
Our Learning 2 making 6
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Our learning- 14.10.19

 

Last week we introduced a superhero theme based on the children’s interests and suggestions. In our outdoor classroom we have made a superhero writing hut which has proved very popular indeed. We also dressed up as superheroes and thought carefully about what our superpower would be and why. Watch out for the photographs and the children’s work appearing on display in the corridor.

 

This week we will be continuing to think about autumn and harvest. We will be exploring a range of different fruit and vegetables, painting pictures of them, making vegetable soup and even making our own superheroes out of potatoes which will link with our story of the week ‘Supertato.’ 

 

The children continue to enjoy their visits to Numberland and this week they will be left additional maths challenges to solve by the unkind pea from the story ‘Supertato.’

 

In Storyland we will be reading the story ‘Shark in the Park.’ Our focus will be exploring the illustrations, using them to make predictions and finding rhyming words.

 

This week in phonics we will be introducing the children to the sounds: g, l, o, and u. 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.

 

The challenges for the following tables are:

 

-maths table: investigation numbers and solving problems

-finger gym: making a superhero mask

-story table: Supertato

 

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.

 

On Wednesday 16th October  9.05 we will be holding a phonics workshop. There will be a brief introduction to phonics by Mrs Mountney and Miss Walker and then parents will be able to try some phonic based activities with their children. The children are very excited about sharing their learning with you. If you have any questions about the workshop please speak to an adult.

 

Our Harvest festival assembly will be held on Thursday 17th October 9.05. The reception children will be showing their scarecrows and have been learning the song ‘Big Red Combine Harvester,’ which I am sure many of our parents will be familiar with. Parents are very welcome to join us.

Our super powers are...

Our super powers are... 1 running very fast,
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