Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday 17th Jan

Requests and reminders:
  • You are invited to Reception class assembly on Friday 31st January at 9.15 am. Please come and watch and then come back to the classroom to share your child's work with them.
  • If you have any children's magazines your child has finished with, we would be grateful if you could donate them for our guided reading carousel.
  • Fair trade cafe- you are invited to come to our Reception Fair trade cafe on Monday 2nd March at 9.15 am-10am. The children will be able to sit with you and have a snack and drink at the cafe and will then sing a song before you head home. If you are unable to attend your child may bring in some money to buy something from the cafe. If you can arrange for another parent to sit with them that would be super.
  • The children who required a hearing retest had it on Thursday. The Health team would be very grateful if you could fill in the questionnaire about their support in school. This has been emailed to you by the office. The deadline is 24th February.
  • Next week we would like to make Chinese dragons we are looking for head sized boxes that aren't too thick to cut. The ideal boxes are the boxes you buy packs of A4 paper in. See the photos:
    Things to do...
  • This week the children have been taught the phoneme 'f' and 'l'.
  • Please remember to help your child learn their key words. It helps to stick them on post-its around the house to be read each time they walk past. You could also focus on a few and play snap or pairs with them.
In maths this week we have been focusing on addition again. The children completed four  activities using Numicon, double sided counters, subitising patterns and Dienes. The children have recorded in a variety of ways including pictorially and using number sentences.








In guided  writing we have been focusing on the children's fine motor control. They have all made a great deal of progress in writing their name and have improved their cutting skills.

In phonics the children have focused on the phonemes 'f'and 'l''. Please encourage your child to segment and blend the following words. They could then have a go at writing the words.
f: fat, fit, fin, fox, fish, frog
l:log, lips, leg, lit, 


The children are enjoying 'Friendship time' on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time they are learning to play games, take turns and work together.








In ChIL the children enjoyed exploring ramps and talking about ordinal number as the cars raced down the ramp. The children made boats and  explored floating and sinking. They enjoyed using the brooms in the soapy water on the playground to develop their gross motor control. They played games introduced during Friendship time.They enjoyed playing 'cafes' in the role play area. They had the opportunity to paint pictures based on Ridiculous and they have been encouraged to write sentence about the story.


































Have a lovely weekend.
The Year R Team

Friday, 10 January 2020

Friday 10th January

Requests and reminders:
  • You are invited to Reception class assembly on Friday 31st January at 9.15 am. Please come and watch and then come back to the classroom to share your child's work with them.
  • If you have any ribbon or anything else we could use for collage we would be very grateful. 
  • We would also be very grateful for any bags of pasta for the small world trays and creative activities.
    Things to do...
  • This week the children have been taught the phoneme 'b' and 'f' and recapped all the sounds so far.
  • They are focusing on the story 'Ridiculous' and are learning to retell the story.
In maths this week the children have been learning about addition. They have practised part-part-whole. We rolled two dice and placed the numbers in each part. The children could choose whether to record  using dots, lines or numerals. They then totalled the parts and wrote this as the 'whole'. Some children used practical equipment to help them. 








An adult read the story  'Ridiculous' to the class. It is about a tortoise who wants to go out in winter instead of hibernating. Together we made story maps and the children learnt the story. They have drawn  some fantastic pastel pictures of the characters. They looked carefully at the illustrations in the book and used their observational skills to replicate them. They learnt how to blend two pastels together to create another tone.


In guided writing this week the children have looked at a picture from an illustration and written words associated with it.  Some children wrote CVC words, others challenged themselves to write simple sentences or more complex words.
In phonics we started by recapping all the sounds. The children then learnt the phoneme 'b' and 'f' 
b: bat, bin, back, bag, big.
f: fat, fin, frog, fan, flat.


Some of the learning during ChIL







































 
The children have enjoyed the reading carousel this week. One group looked at a range of non-fiction books, one group read magazines, on completed alphabet puzzles, one group read their reading books and the final group were reading a range of fiction  books. One group then read with the teacher.

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year R Team