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Friday 15 July

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: We will be listening to our class chapter books and having a go at retelling parts of the story.

 

Maths: We will be learning about data handling. We will collect information in our class and represent this information using pictograms and bar charts.

Here is a fun activity to try at home: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=pictograms

 

Enterprise Week

Last week was enterprise week. We made necklaces out of clay which were inspired by the jungle where Augustus the tiger lived. We learnt about endangered tigers when we had a visit from Jo from the 'David Shepard Wildlife Foundation'. They will cost £1 and the money will be split between the charity 'David Shepard Wildlife Foundation' and also our end of term celebration. We will sell the necklaces on 18th July on the bottom playground outside Robin and Wren classrooms.

 

Summer Assemblies

Monday 18th July 9.15-9.45am

Eagle and Owl Class

Tuesday 19th July 9.15-9.45am

Robin and Wren Class

 

Beach Day - Wednesday 20th July

To celebrate the end of our ‘Holidays and Travel’ topic and the start of the summer holidays, we will be going on an adventure to the ‘beach’ for a beach party! We will get on a plane and fly to our destination where we will take part in fun beach day activities including volley ball and a sandcastle competition! Children can wear their own clothes on this day (we suggest shorts and a t-shirt with sandals or trainers.) The weather is set to be warm so we might take a dip in the sea! Please pack a spare pair of clothes and a towel in case you get wet!

 

Books

We will be collecting in all reading books on Wednesday 20th July. 

 

End of Term

School breaks up for the summer break on Thursday 21st July at 2pm. There will be no early pick up on this day.

 

Please remember:

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- EVERYDAY just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Thank you for all your support this year. We have loved teaching your children and look forward to seeing them grow as they move through their school years at Earlswood. Have a great Summer holiday! J

15th July

 

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Oliver

Olivia

Jess

Nicholas

Bethany

Emilia

Esme

Lilly

Lyla

Max

Yousef

Evie

David

Charlie

Xavi

Theo

Hannah P

Nisaa

Sebastian

8th  July

 

 

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Coming

soon!

Riley 

Poppy H

The whole of

Owl class

The whole of

Eagle class

Friday 8th July

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to write our recounts about our trip to the woodlands.

 

Maths: We will continue to learn about place value, ordering and reciting numbers from 1-100. We will be also recording, ordering numbers up to 10, 20 and 100 on number tracks.

 

Fun PSHE activity to try at home!

Mrs Emery has found a fantastic website that supports our learning in PSHE.

The website has some brilliant videos about how children can develop a growth mindset!

This week we are watching episode 2 (season 1). Watch it at:

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/bigideas/#rg_MeWhJW7I

Here are some questions you can use to support discussions at home.

1. When I make a mistake I feel _____ because _____. How does it feel when you make a mistake?

2. What do you do about those feelings so that you don't get discouraged?

3. How can we support one another when facing challenges that result in many trials?

 

Enterprise Week

This week is enterprise week. We are making necklaces out of clay. They will be inspired by the jungle where Augustus the tiger lived. We learnt about endangered tigers when we had a visit from Jo from the 'David Shepard Wildlife Foundation'. They will cost £1 and the money will be split between the charity 'David Shepard Wildlife Foundation' and also our end of term celebration. We will sell the necklaces on 18th July on the bottom playground outside Robin and Wren classrooms.

 

Summer Assemblies

Monday 18th July 9.15-9.45am

Eagle and Owl Class

Tuesday 19th July 9.15-9.45am

Robin and Wren Class

 

End of Term

School breaks up for the summer break on Thursday 21st July at 2pm. There will be no early pick up on this day.

 

Please remember:

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- EVERYDAY just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Have a great week J

Friday 1st July

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: We will be writing a recount about our trip to the woodlands.

 

Maths: We will be learning about place value, ordering and reciting numbers from 1-100. We will be also recording, ordering numbers up to 10, 20 and 100 on number tracks.

 

Here are some links to some fun maths activities you can do at home:

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=SpringNumber

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=order

 

Fun PSHE activity to try at home!

Mrs Emery has found a fantastic website that supports our learning in PSHE.

The website has some brilliant videos about how children can develop a growth mindset!

This week we are watching episode 1 (season 1). Watch it at: https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/bigideas/#2zrtHt3bBmQ and ask your child these questions!

1. What was the biggest challenge you faced today? (Ask your child, and then have them ask the question back!)

2. How can you and I think about these challenges in a new way?

3. What can we do differently tomorrow if we face similar challenges?

We would love to know how you get on! J

 

Class Swap Day

Children will be spending the day with their new teachers in their new classrooms on Friday 8th July. Please drop your child to school at their current Reception classroom. Please pick your child up at 3pm or 3.15 pm from their new Year 1 classroom.

 

Enterprise Week – Week beginning 11th July

We are making necklaces out of clay. They will be inspired by the jungle where Augustus the tiger lived. We learnt about endangered tigers when we had a visit from Jo from the 'David Shepard Wildlife Foundation'. They will cost £1 and the money will be split between the charity 'David Shepard Wildlife Foundation' and also our end of term celebration. We will sell the necklaces on 18th July on the bottom playground outside Robin and Wren classrooms.

 

Summer Assemblies

Monday 18th July 9.15-9.45am

Eagle and Owl Class

Tuesday 19th July 9.15-9.45am

Robin and Wren Class

 

Please remember:

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- EVERYDAY just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

We hope to see you at the Junior School for the Summer Fair at 12pm!

 

Have a great week J

 

 

 

 

1st July

 

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Catherine

Evan

Charlotte

Maisie

Ethan

Victoria

Charlie W

David

Friday 24th June

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to write our own stories using the title ‘Stolen’. We will also be planning a camping trip.

 

Maths: We will be revising our learning on 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Here are some links to some fun maths activities you can do at home:

Shape Lab

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/popup.shtml

Pattern Shapes

http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/pattern-shapes/

Finish the pattern

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/simple_patterns/eng/Introduction/MainSession.htm

Shape hunt to print and do at home

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/5061-5070/sb5067.html#.V2_oBPkrLIU

3D shape matching cards to print and play at home

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/6821-6830/sb6826.html#.V2_oRvkrLIU

2D shape loop cards to print and play at home

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/5081-5090/sb5082.html#.V2_oePkrLIU

 

Woodlands

As part of our topic based around travel and holidays, we have planned a camping trip!

On Wednesday 29th June, Reception will be going up to the Junior School Woodlands for their ‘camping trip’! We will make our own shelters and build a camp fire so that we can toast marshmallows and heat up hot chocolate! We will take part in a scavenger hunt and also have a picnic lunch.

All children will need to come dressed in their PE kit (as usual) and wear sensible shoes e.g. old trainers in case they get muddy!

Children will also need to remember:

A named water bottle

A waterproof coat

Wellington Boots (if wet!)

A sun hat (if sunny!)

If your child usually has a school lunch, they will be provided with a picnic lunch at school.

If your child usually brings a packed lunch to school, they will need to bring this as normal.

Drop off and pick up times will be as normal on this day.

 

Reminders

Sports Day: 9.30-12.30 Thursday 30th June.

All children will need to wear their PE Kit, have a named water bottle and sun hat and bring a packed lunch. You are welcome to eat a picnic lunch with your child. If you are not able to attend, your child will have a picnic lunch with their class teachers. If you would like your child to sit with another adult for the picnic e.g. an auntie or friend’s parents, then please speak to your class teacher.

 

Please remember:

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- EVERYDAY just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Have a great week.smiley

24th June 2016

 

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Ben Cattell

Sophia

Sammy

Hedley

Rahima

Emily

Drew

Kitty

 

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Finlay

Karolina

Eve

Tia

Ava

Toby

Amelia

Mara

 

Friday 17th June

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own stories using the title ‘Stolen’.

 

Maths: We will be learning about subtraction. We will be using practical resources to solve subtraction problems e.g. 6-4 = “six bears, take away four bears is two bears!”

We will also be learning how to count back from a number to find the answer to and subtraction problem. E.g. 6-4, put 6 in your head, put up 4 fingers, count down 4 from 6 to find the answer e.g. nod your head on 6, then use your fingers to count 5,4,3,2!

 

Learning at home:

Here is a link to a fun maths investigation you can try at home!

2,4,6,8: https://nrich.maths.org/175/note

 

Last week we learned how to write a book review.

Can you write a book review about a book you have read?

What was the title?

Who were the characters?

What happened in the story?

What was your favourite part?

 

Reminders

Parent Consultations: Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June. Please see the office if you do not have an appointment.

Sports Day: 9.30-12.30 Thursday 30th June.

All children will need to wear their PE Kit, have a named water bottle and sun hat and bring a packed lunch. You are welcome to eat a picnic lunch with your child. If you are not able to attend, your child will have a picnic lunch with their class teachers. If you would like your child to sit with another adult for the picnic e.g. an auntie or friend’s parents, then please speak to your class teacher.

 

Please remember:

Weather

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- EVERYDAY just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Have a great week. smiley

 

 

 

 

Friday 10th June

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: We will be using the book ‘Topsy and Tim go camping’ to write a book review and also plan our very own camping trip!

 

Maths: We will be learning about addition and subtraction. We will be learning how to count on from a number to find the answer to an addition problem. E.g. 6+4, put 6 in your head, put up 4 fingers, count on 4 from 6 to find the answer e.g. nod your head on 6, then use your fingers to count 7,8,9,10! We will be using practical resources to solve subtraction problems and learn how to count back on a numberline.

 

Here is a link to a fun maths investigation you can try at home!

Two Dice: https://nrich.maths.org/150/note

 

Dates for your diaries

Parent Consultations: Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June. You will receive a letter about this soon.

Sports Day: 9.30-12.30 Thursday 30th June.

 

Please remember:

Weather

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Have a great week. smiley

Robin Wren Owl Eagle
Nancy

Poppy M

Freddie Christopher
Claudia Hrithik Matthew Sonnie
      Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin

Wren Eagle Owl

Chloe

Lilia

Adam

Natasha

Naisha

Toby

Elliott

 

Olivia

Taylor

 

 

 

 

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Holly

Pavithra

Sushant

Conor

Javae

Charlie B

Toby

Naisha

 

Arthur

Bea

 

 

 

Friday 20th May 2016 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: Through our PSHE this half term we have been learning about relationships. We will be reading the book Sharing a Shell and learning how the book teaches us about friendship.

 

Maths: We will be learning about money. We will be understanding the value of different objects and exploring what you can buy for £10. We will be using the coins 1p,2p,5p,10p,20p,50p and £1 to learning how they can be added together to make different amounts.

 

Try some of these activities at home:

Counting using money:

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/maths/counting_with_money/index.htm

 

Coins:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=coins

 

Cashing in!

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/timeandmoney/cashingin/

 

Pay using one coin

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=payusingonecoinv3

 

Chicks!

Please look at our Chick photos and videos in our photo album!

 

Jumpers

We have had a couple of incidents where jumpers have gone missing. We always do our very best to ensure children go home with their own jumper but please can you help us and double check that all the jumpers you have at home belong to your child! Thank you so much for your support.

 

Woodlands

On Thursday 26th May we will be going to the woodlands. Please can you ensure your child is wearing their black school trainers. If it is wet, they will need wellington boots and a raincoat, if it is sunny, they will need a sunhat.

 

Please remember:

Weather

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Reading Books

From the beginning of the Summer Term, we have been changing reading books on MONDAY. Children can take books home every day from the classroom too.

 

Have a great week and a lovely half term break. See you on TUESDAY 5th JUNE. frown

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Ashita

Amelia

Domas

Florence

Oscar

Hannah R

Josh 

Daisy

Freya

Taylor

 

Friday 13th May

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning about chickens by reading a non-fiction book called Egg to Chicken. We will use the contents page to find specific information and glossary to learning the meaning of new words.

 

Maths: We will be learning about time. We will be exploring things that are old and things that are new. We will look at the clock and become familiar with how long a second, minute and hour is.

 

Try some of these activities at home:

Talk about the order of events in your day e.g. In the morning we played in the garden, then we had lunch, in the afternoon we went shopping.

Look at old photographs and talk about the passing of time. How long ago was that picture taken?

How many jumps/hops/skips can you do in 1 minute?

Can you ride your bike/scooter for 5 minutes?

How long does it take you to…. have a bath? Put your shoes on? Watch your favourite TV programme? Practise your sounds?

 

Chicks!

As part of our topic ‘Living Things’ we have teamed up with the company ‘Living Eggs’ to give the children a unique 10 day experience. We will be hatching our own chickens! The eggs will be in the classroom and the children will be able to watch them hatch and help to look after them in their first few days. All chicks will be rehomed at the end of the programme in a free range farm or with a family.

 

Visit the classroom

Please come and visit the classroom between 3.15 and 4pm on Friday 20th May. We will have work on display and of course you have to come and see our chicks!

 

Please remember:

Weather

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Reading Books

From the beginning of the Summer Term, we have been changing reading books on MONDAY. Children can take books home every day from the classroom too.

 

Have a great week smiley

Friday 6th May

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing our own adventure stories and learning about chicks!

 

Maths: We will be learning about sharing.

 

Try some of these activities at home:

Sharing

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=sharingv2

Grouping

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=grouping

 

Please remember:

Weather

Sun hats- if it is sunny!

Rain coats- just in case!

A water bottle – EVERYDAY!

 

Reading Books

From the beginning of the Summer Term, we have been changing reading books on MONDAY. Children can take books home every day from the classroom too.

 

Have a great week frown

 

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Brooke

Jayce

Charlie

Nathan

Kevin

Ellie

 

Bethany

Olivia

 

 

Friday 6th May 2016

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Danny

Tristan

Ella

Daniel

Alisha

Aleesa

William

Lexi

Friday 29th April

 

Learning next week:

Tuesday 3rd May

Literacy: This week we will be using the story Augustus and his Smile to create our own adventure stories.

 

Maths: We will be looking at capacity. We will be using the words full, half full, empty, holds,
container. We will be using sand and water to compare amounts.

Here is an activity to try at home:

Which container holds the most?

http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/game15.htm

 

Reminders:

Coats!

The weather has been all over the place this week! Even when it is sunny, please send your child to school with a waterproof jacket. We are outside in all weather and it is very changeable at the moment! Thank you.

 

Have a great week!frown

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Ben Cowlard

Lacey-Mai

Saaras

Nathan

Yumna

Ella

Georgina

Johen

Ollie

Friday 22nd April

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be finishing off our recounts about Hobbledown Farm.

 

Maths: We will be looking at addition and subtraction. We will be looking at ways to add numbers together e.g. counting the correct number of objects, using numicon, putting the first number in your head and counting on, using numberlines. We will be looking at ways to take numbers away from eachother e.g. counting the correct number of objects and taking some away, using numicon, counting back, using a numberline. We will also be looking at solving addition and subtraction problems e.g. I have 2 pens, I buy 2 more. How many do I have now?

Try some of these activities at home:

Addition

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Simple-Addition-Stories-721

Subtraction

http://www.arcademics.com/games/mission/mission.html

Addition Pyramid

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/pyramid.html

 

Messages

 

Reading Books

We are now changing reading books on a MONDAY.

 

Reminders

 

Coats!

Even when it is sunny, please send your child to school with a waterproof jacket. We are outside in all weather and it is very changeable at the moment! Thank you.

 

School Uniform

Here is a reminder from the school uniform policy:

All (boys and girls) children to wear black joggers, white polo shirt, Earlswood sweatshirt or cardigan, black or white socks, black trainers or shoes. A separate PE kit is not required. Wellies must be kept in school. You may also wish to purchase waterproof trousers to be kept in school. In warmer weather, burgundy or black shorts may be worn instead of joggers.

 

Have a great week ! smiley

Friday 15th April

 

Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be writing our recounts about Hobbledown Farm. Can you remember what you did first? Then? Next?

 

Maths: We will be looking at addition and subtraction. We will be looking at ways to add numbers together e.g. counting the correct number of objects, using numicon, putting the first number in your head and counting on, using numberlines. We will be looking at ways to take numbers away from eachother e.g. counting the correct number of objects and taking some away, using numicon, counting back, using a numberline. We will also be looking at solving addition and subtraction problems e.g. I have 2 pens, I buy 2 more. How many do I have now?

Try some of these activities at home:

Addition

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Simple-Addition-Stories-721

Subtraction

http://www.arcademics.com/games/mission/mission.html

Addition Pyramid

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/pyramid.html

 

Messages

Hobbledown Farm

We had a brilliant time at Hobbledown Farm. Thank you to all the parents and carers who offered to help! We hope our volunteers had a lovely day.

We will get the photos on the website as soon as we can, we are experiencing a few technical difficulties at the moment, so apologies to anyone who has had trouble trying to view the pictures.

 

Reading Books

We are now changing reading books on a MONDAY.

 

Reminders

 

Coats!

Even when it is sunny, please send your child to school with a waterproof jacket. We are outside in all weather and it is very changeable at the moment! Thank you.

 

School Uniform

Here is a reminder from the school uniform policy:

All (boys and girls) children to wear black joggers, white polo shirt, Earlswood sweatshirt or cardigan, black or white socks, black trainers or shoes. A separate PE kit is not required. Wellies must be kept in school. You may also wish to purchase waterproof trousers to be kept in school. In warmer weather, burgundy or black shorts may be worn instead of joggers.

 

Have a great week smiley

Monday 11th April

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready to start the new term with our topic ‘Living Things’. We could not think of a better way than to start the Summer term than with a trip!

 

Hobbledown Farm

Wednesday 13th April – Owl and Eagle

Thursday 14th April – Wren and Robin

All children will need to wear their FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM (black jogging bottoms, white polo top and school jumper/cardigan). The farm is not muddy so children can wear their black school trainers. Wellington boots is a good idea if it is raining.

All children will need a waterproof coat because we will be outside most of the day.

All children will need a back pack with:

A packed lunch

A water bottle

 

Learning this week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning about recounts. We will read a recount and use this to help us to write our own recounts of our trip to Hobbledown Farm.

 

Maths: We will be looking at number patterns. We will be ordering random numbers e.g. 2,7,10,19. We will be learning to count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. We will be finding missing numbers in number patterns e.g. 1,3,_,7,9.

Try some of these activities at home:

Ordering and sequencing:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Ordering:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=order

Which number is greater?

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/dive_treasure/

 

Have a great week smiley

 

Friday 18th March

 

Next week…

Week Beginning 21st March

Maths: This week we will be looking at doubling and halving.

 

Reading: This half term we are learning about different authors. We are continuing to look at books by Jill Murphy and Julia Donaldson. Each class is focusing on a different story.

Eagle and Owl: Whatever Next. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

Robin: Peace at Last. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U9y35kWBvM

Wren: Room on a Broom. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWB0goTWZic

 

Reminders:

 

Volunteers Needed!

We are going to Hobbledown Farm on the 13th and 14th of April and would love some volunteers to help us with the trip! We still need volunteers for Eagle and Owl class.  If you are available from 8.30am-3pm on either of these days and would like to join us, please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible.

 

Dates for your diaries

Spring Assemblies

Monday 21st March 9.45-10.15am

Eagle and Owl

Tuesday 22nd March 9.45-10.15am

Robin and Wren

 

Wear a hat day

Thursday 24th March

Join us for Wear A Hat Day 2016! This is the premier brain tumour awareness event in the UK, helping to support long-term, life-saving research to move us ever closer to finding a cure.

 

End of Spring Term

THURSDAY 24th March

 

 

Have a lovely weekend J

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Euan

Oliver

Dean

Hedley

Adam

Nathan

Sebastain

Mara

Evie

Freya

Ollie

Volunteers Needed!

 

We are going to Hobbledown Farm on the 13th and 14th of April

and would love some volunteers to help us with the trip!

 

If you are available from 8.30am-3pm on either of these days and would like to join us,

please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible.

 

Thank you so much

 

The Reception Team smiley

Robin Wren Eagle Owl

Chloe

Flora

Jess

Bethany

Poppy M

Charlotte

Abigail

Hrithik

Nicolas

Alysa

Charlie W

Christopher

Nisaa 

Lexi

Lucas

Lyla

Toby

Friday 11th March

 

Next week…

Week Beginning 14th March

Maths: This week we will be looking at shapes. We will be describing the 2D shapes circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon and pentagon, using the words ‘corners’ and ‘sides’ e.g. a square has 4 sides and 4 corners. We will be also looking at the 3D shapes cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder and pyramid and describing them using the words edges, corners and faces e.g. a sphere has 1 face and no corners.

 

Here are some games to play at home:

Guess the shape.

http://vtcpsa.hwb.wales.gov.uk/maerdy_2d/frames.asp

Missing shape

https://www.babytv.com/missing-shape.aspx

 

Reading: This half term we are learning about different authors. We are continuing to look at books by Jill Murphy and Julia Donaldson. Each class is focusing on a different story.

Eagle and Owl: Whatever Next. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

Robin: Peace at Last. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U9y35kWBvM

Wren: Room on a Broom. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWB0goTWZic

 

Reminders:

 

Dates for your diaries

Spring Assemblies

Monday 21st March 9.45-10.15am

Eagle and Owl

Tuesday 22nd March 9.45-10.15am

Robin and Wren

 

Wear a hat day

Thursday 24th March

Join us for Wear A Hat Day 2016! This is the premier brain tumour awareness event in the UK, helping to support long-term, life-saving research to move us ever closer to finding a cure.

 

End of Spring Term

THURSDAY 24th March

 

Chatterboxes

We will be giving ‘chatterboxes’ to 3 children each Friday. Please put in something you are good at.

This could be a toy, photograph, picture etc. We want you to talk to the class about what you are good at and why. The other children will then have the opportunity to ask you questions. We look forward to hearing about your chatterbox. Please return it to school on a WEDNESDAY.

 

Have a lovely weekend J

Robin Wren Eagle Owl
Olivia Steven Drew Dylan
Pavithra Tia Cooper Evie
    David  

 

Friday 4th March

 

This week…

 

Photographs

We had a fantastic time at the library and dressing up for Book Week. Please see our photos on the school website.

 

Reading Comments

This week you will have received an individual reading comment for you child explaining the sounds and skills we are focussing on at school. Please practise these sounds and skills at home so that your child continues to make progress with their reading and also their writing. If you would like more support, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Next week…

Week Beginning 7th March

Maths: This week we will be looking at length and height. We will be using the words measure, size, estimate, length, width, height, long, short, tall, wide, narrow, thick, thin, longer, shorter, taller, longest, shortest, tallest, highest.

 

Here are some activities to try at home on the computer:

Size

http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Three-Bears-Going-Out-454

 

Sorting by size

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/the_zoo/eng/Introduction/mainsession1.htm

 

 

Reading: This half term we are learning about different authors. We are looking at books by Jill Murphy and Julia Donaldson. We are also learning the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ by Micheal Rosen.

Here is Micheal Rosen telling his story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

 

Reminders:

 

Dates for your diaries

Spring Assemblies

Monday 21st March 9.45-10.15am

Eagle and Owl

Tuesday 22nd March 9.45-10.15am

Robin and Wren

 

Wear a hat day

Thursday 24th March

Join us for Wear A Hat Day 2016! This is the premier brain tumour awareness event in the UK, helping to support long-term, life-saving research to move us ever closer to finding a cure.

 

End of Spring Term

THURSDAY 24th March

 

Chatterboxes

We will be giving ‘chatterboxes’ to 3 children each Friday. Please put in something you are good at.

This could be a toy, photograph, picture etc. We want you to talk to the class about what you are good at and why. The other children will then have the opportunity to ask you questions. We look forward to hearing about your chatterbox. Please return it to school on a WEDNESDAY.

 

Milk

Children are only entitled to free milk until their 5th birthday. Please visit http://www.coolmilk.com/  and make a payment if you would like your child to continue to have daily milk after their 5th birthday.

 

Have a lovely weekend smiley

A message from Mrs Emery to Robin Class Parents

Robin’s trip to the library Thursday 3 March 2016

Robins managed magnificently with the walk to the library and their behaviour throughout the whole trip was impeccable.  Well done Robins, I am so proud of you.

 

Here are some of my favourite recollections and children’s quotes from the trip:

The feeling of achievement when we reached the summit of Redstone Hollow (both times!)

Lilia spotting a book which prompted her to start talking about Julius Caesar “He was a very naughty man and he lived in Rome which is in Italy.  He had two eyes!”

Sophia was able to tell Tina the library lady that to look after books “you have to be very careful and you need to keep them up high on the bookshelf so your little sister doesn’t get them.”

Catherine knew that a story book is a “fiction” book and she also retold the whole of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with Tina – what a dynamic duo!

When Dawn asked them why do you like to read?

Olivia “because I like the pictures.”

Elsie “I like reading because there’s fun stuff and it helps you when you’re grown up.”

Lilia “I want to read because I want to learn.”

Sophia “I like books about polar bears.”

Oliver “I like Harry Potter.”

Evan, Euan and Dara were in a mischievous mood and told Dawn they didn’t like books.  However they became rather excited when they were invited to explore the shelves and discovered books about Star Wars and volcanoes!!

At the end of the visit Dawn and Tina retold the story of The Gruffalo using puppets.  Olivia told me afterwards this was her favourite bit.  Tina told the children about traditional tales and that they always a have a theme of good versus bad.  She asked the children “who always wins?”  Elsie replied “The good guy!”

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Ashita

Claudia

Holly

Lacey-Mai

 

Sophie

Javae

 

 

 

Emily

Ethan

Bea

 

 

Ethan

Mara

 

 

 

Friday 26th February

 

Author visit

We had a fantastic day with Angela Kecojevic, author of the book ‘Hobbledown’. We learned about where she got her inspiration and heard about the characters in her book. She read some of her book to us and told us the funny names she made up for the animals in her story. She also showed us some ‘glime’ and magic fairy bubbles!

Please see our pictures in the Reception photo album.

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/reception-2/

 

Chatterboxes

We will be giving ‘chatterboxes’ to 3 children each Friday. Please put in something you are good at.

This could be a toy, photograph, picture etc. We want you to talk to the class about what you are good at and why. The other children will then have the opportunity to ask you questions. We look forward to hearing about your chatterbox. Please return it to school on a WEDNESDAY.

 

Week Beginning 29th February

Maths: This week we will be looking at 1 less and subtraction. We will be using the words less, fewer, take away, subtract, estimate, count back.

Here are links to some online games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=TakeAway

 

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http://www.rabbittakeaway.co.uk/activity/

 

Reading: This half term we are learning about different authors. We are looking at books by Jill Murphy and Julia Donaldson. Each class is focusing on a different story.

Robin: The Snail and the Whale. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0kSTA-ma90

Wren: Whatever Next. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

Owl: Peace at Last. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U9y35kWBvM

Eagle: Room on a Broom. Here is a link to a talking book on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWB0goTWZic

 

Reminders:

 

Reading

Please read the below from our homework policy:

Reception children will be given a reading book appropriate for their stage of development once per week. Parents / carers to read at least 5 times per week with their child and record in the reading record.

 

Library Visit

Next week we are visiting the library.

Wren/Owl – Tuesday 1st March

Robin/Eagle – Thursday 3rd March.

We will be learning about what happens at the library and will also be listening to some stories.

Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat on this day and sensible walking shoes.

 

World book day

Next week we will be celebrating world book day. We are asking all children and staff to dress up as their favourite book character on Wednesday 2nd March.

 

Milk

Children are only entitled to free milk until their 5th birthday. Please visit http://www.coolmilk.com/  and make a payment if you would like your child to continue to have daily milk after their 5th birthday.

 

Have a lovely weekend smiley

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Catherine

Lilia

 

Ella

Megan

Sammy

Rahima

Freddie

 

Hannah

Naisha

 

Friday 12th February

Superhero Day!

Please see our photos in the Reception Photo Album

 

Come and Learn Sessions

Thank you to all the parents who came to our Come and Learn maths session this week. We hope you found the activities useful.

 

Author Visit

If you have not paid £1.85 for the author visit after half term, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Holiday Learning

Reading: It is SO important for children to keep reading over the half term holidays. Please read as much as you can with your child. We are trying to encourage the children to hold their reading books, turn the pages and use their finger to point to the words themselves. Please also use the word lists to practise blending (reading) and segmenting (spelling).

 

Here are some great books to read at home on the computer.

http://www.speld-sa.org.au/services/phonic-books.html

Here is a guide so you know which books are suitable for your child:

Pink and red books: Set 1,2,3

Yellow, green and blue books: Set 4,5,6

 

Handwriting: Please practise writing letters in the cursive script. We have learned the long ladder letters (l,i,u,t,y,j,) and are working on the one armed robot letters (r,n,m,b,p,k). There is a video of the ladder letters below this blog.

Here are some letter mats you can download to use:

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/2396-2400/sb2398.html#.Vr3VsvmLTIU

 

Maths: We will be looking at addition after half term. We will be looking at 1 more than any given number, adding single digit numbers and also doubling (e.g. 1+1, 2+2, 3+3 etc).

Here are some activities to try at home:

Adding and doubling:

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Adding-Two-Dice-716

Addition:

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Simple-Addition-Stories-721

Alien addition:

http://www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html

Alien pairs:

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Alien-Pairs-to-10-733

Problem solving

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/swfs/rockhopper_grade2.html

 

Here are some free resources you can print off at home to use:

Printable number cards

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/numbers/flash-cards.html#.VliJOHbhC1s

 

Printable numberlines

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/counting/number-lines/#.VliI2HbhC1s

 

Our topic for Spring 2 is ‘Authors’. We will be looking at a range of books including ‘Whatever Next’ and ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy, and ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and ‘Room on a Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. Have a lovely half term break.

Handwriting - Long ladder letters (l,t,i,u,y,j)

Still image for this video
At the end of the autumn term, we began to learn to write our letters using a cursive handwriting script. We looked at the long ladder letters and practised these letters in the air, on the playground with chalk, on the wall with paint brushes and water and on the easel with paint. We then had a go at writing these letters on whiteboards and paper, holding a pen with a tripod grip. Please watch the video below to see how we form our letters at Earlswood.

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Nancy

Dara

 

 

 

Steven

Conor

 

Ayan

Arthur

Victoria

 

 

Hannah R

Kitty

Josh

 

Week Beginning 8th February

Maths: We will be learning number bonds to 10 and 20.

Reading: We will be looking at texts relating to the children's interests Owl: The kiss that missed, Eagle: At the Circus, Wren: Charlie and his superhero underpants, Robin: Charlie and his superhero underpants.

Phonics: We will be learning new sounds, blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Maths 'Come and Learn' session for Infant parents (surname A-K)

 

Start:    09/02/2016 09:00

 

End:     09/02/2016 09:30

 

Maths 'Come and Learn' session for Infant parents (surname L-Z)

 

Start:    11/02/2016 09:00

 

End:     11/02/2016 09:30

 

Reception ‘Superhero Day’ Friday 12th February

 

To celebrate the end our topic ‘Let’s Imagine’, Reception will be having a ‘Superhero Day’ on Friday 12th February. We would like all children to become superheroes for the day and come to school dressed as their favourite superhero! Your child can be any superhero they choose, such as ‘Batman’, ‘Super Girl’, ‘Cat Woman’ or ‘Captain America’. Alternatively, they could create their own superhero and imagine they have a special super power for the day, for example, ‘Flying Girl’ or ‘Fast Man’. We have some superhero outfits in our dressing up box at school, so please just speak to your class teacher if you would like some help with an outfit for the day!

 

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Jayce

Ben Ca

 

 

 

Daisy

Daniel

Poppy H

Eve

 

 

Emilia

Matthew

 

 

 

Sonnie

Alisha

Ella

Elliot

 

Friday 29th January

 

Week Beginning 1st February

Maths: We will be learning about sharing. We will be counting objects, sharing them into groups and comparing the number of objects in each group. We will be using the words more, less, compare, count, group, share, same, different, estimate, fair.

Reading: We will be looking at texts relating to the children's interests Owl: The kiss that missed, Eagle and Wren: Rosie's Walk, Robin: Charlie and his superhero underpants.

Phonics: We will be learning new sounds, blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Have a great week smiley

 

 

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Karolina

Elsie

Domas

Evan

Riley

Florence

 

 

 

Daisy

Yousef

Esme

 

 

Amelia

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd January

 

Week Beginning 25th January

Maths: We will be learning to use positional language to find objects. For example: forward, backwards, side ways, around, behind, in front.

Reading: We will be looking at texts relating to themes in our classrooms Robin: Superheroes, Wren: pirates, Owl: castles, Eagle: pirates.

Phonics: We will be learning new sounds, blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Free Reading Resources

Here are some great books to read at home on the computer.

http://www.speld-sa.org.au/services/phonic-books.html

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Finlay

Tristan

Sophia

Maisie

Poppy H

 

William

Ava

Taylor

Kevin

Ellie R

 

 

Friday 15th January

 

Week Beginning 18th January

Maths: We will be learning about subtraction. We will be using the language - subtract, take away, less. We will be using objects to solve problems e.g. 5 apples, take away 1 apple is 4 apples. We will be counting backwards.

Reading: We will be looking at texts relating to themes in our classrooms Robin: The Circus, Wren: Castles, Owl: Pirates, Eagle: Superheros.

Phonics: We will be learning new sounds, blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Free Reading Resources

Here are some great books to read at home on the computer.

http://www.speld-sa.org.au/services/phonic-books.html

 

Subtraction songs and games

10 green bottles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/earlylearning/nurserysongs/P-T/ten_green_bottles

 

10 green bottles game

http://ictgames.com/bottleTakeAway/

 

5 little monkeys

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?bbc=fiveLittleMonkeys

 

10 fat sausages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/mathematics/countingsongs/G-Z/ten_fat_sausages

 

Handwriting

Please watch the videos below this blog to help support your child with their handwriting. We have looked at the long ladder letters and begun to practise one armed robot letters too. Please speak to your class teacher if you would like a copy of all the letters in the cursive script.

 

Circus

We had a brilliant day. Please look at our photos and videos on the website.

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/reception-2/

 

Cold Weather

Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and wellington boots in school everyday. Waterproof trousers are great to have in school as well as hats, gloves and scarves!  It is also a good idea to have a spare change of clothes left on your child’s peg in case they get wet or muddy when they are splashing in the puddles or digging in the garden! Please name every item of clothing so that it can be returned if it gets misplaced.

 

Special Books

We are learning about special books. If your child has a special book they would like to share with the class, please bring it into school. Please name your book and we will keep them in a safe place.

 

Word lists for blending in Reception

Next week we will be sending home a word list for children to practise their blending skills. We will send a word list home each week.

 

Blending is an essential skill for learning to read. As children are taught the letter sounds it is important to have words with which they can practise these skills.  The word lists are for this purpose and have been carefully chosen to include the phonemes that have been taught in Phase 2 phonics this term.

 

The number of words suitable for blending will naturally be limited at first.  With knowledge of the first three phonemes /s/, /a/ and /t/, the only suitable words for blending will be ‘sat’ and  ‘at’.  When  the  /i/  sound  has  been  taught more  words  become  available,  namely  ‘it’,  ‘sit’  and  ‘its’.  The number of words they can read will rapidly increase with the introduction of each new phoneme. The aim is to have suitable words available, for blending practice, matching the sounds that the children have covered in class. 

 

The lists can be read aloud saying each sound, can your child hear the word you have ‘sound talked’?  Can your child identify and point to each sound and say it?  If a child says the first sound loudly and then whispers the other sounds it is easier for your child to hear the whole word. 

If you look on our school website under Children – Phonics support for parents, you will find a link to the phonics workshop that was run in November with useful advice. This link will take you to a useful video that demonstrates the skill of blending.  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5wGfNiweEkI

 

Things you could try:

Cut up the word list and muddle them up.

Write out another set to match them with. 

Write out the sounds on paper and build the words together.

 

We hope the children will enjoy using these word lists.

 

Have a great week. smiley

Robin Wren Owl Eagle

Ben Co

Amelia

Brooke

Danny

Veeran

Hrithik

 

 

Bethany

Lilly

Nathan

 

 

Toby

Meesha

Xavier

 

 

 

Friday 8th January

 

Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely break. Our new topic is ‘Let’s Imagine’.

 

Week Beginning 11th January

Maths: We will be learning about money. We will be learning the coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p. We will be adding these coins together to making different amounts using the ‘counting on method’ e.g. 10p add 1p is 10 add 1 more, which is 11p . We will be recording our sums using numbers and the + and = sign.

Reading: We will be looking at texts relating to our themes in our classrooms Robin: The Circus, Wren: Castles, Owl: Pirates, Eagle: Superheros.

Phonics: We will be learning new sounds, blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Here are some activities to have a go at home:

Blending game: http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf

Segmenting game:

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/slides_US.swf

 

Free money resources to print:

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/money/#.Vo_j8fmLTIV

 

Circus

On Wednesday 13th January, the Circus will be visiting us! The children will take part in circus workshops throughout the day. Please can children wear their PE kit as usual on this day.

 

Cold Weather

Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and wellington boots in school everyday. Waterproof trousers are great to have in school as well as hats, gloves and scarves!  It is also a good idea to have a spare change of clothes left on your child’s peg in case they get wet or muddy when they are splashing in the puddles or digging in the garden! Please name every item of clothing so that it can be returned if it gets misplaced.

 

Have a great week!smiley

Friday 18th December

 

Please look at our photo album on the photo album page!

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/reception-2/

 

Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

See you back at school on Wednesday 6th January. Our new topic will be 'Let's Imagine!'. frown

 

Robin Wren Owl Eagle
Jayce Daniel Lyla Georgina
Ashita Hedley Nathan Elliot
  Veeran Max David
    Rahima Alisha
    Victoria

Nisaa

 

 

Friday 11th December

 

Week Beginning 14th December

Maths: We will be continuing our work on addition. We will be adding 2 groups of objects together and having a go at recording our adding using pictures, numbers and symbols. Key vocabulary: plus, more, add, addition, equals, +, = .

Reading: We will be continuing to look at the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will also be reading a Gingerbread Man Recipe and making biscuits for our Snow Ball!

Phonics: We will be blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Christmas Sing Along

Please join us on Tuesday 15th December in the bottom hall.

9am Robin and Wren

9.30am Owl and Eagle

 

Fairy Tale Snow Ball

To celebrate the end of our topic, we will be having a Ball on Wednesday 16th December. We are asking all children to dress up as a fairy tale character on this day (e.g. Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Goldilocks, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel).

 

Plastic Bags

The children will have lots of bits to bring home on Thursday so if you could put a plastic bag in their book bag, that would be great! Thank you!

 

Reading Books

All reading books and yellow reading diaries will be collected on Thursday and kept at school over the Christmas break. Please return all school books by Thursday 18th December.

 

Carol Concert

Tuesday 15th December, 6.30pm at St John’s Church. Please join us to see the Infant and Junior Choir perform.

 

End of Autumn Term

2pm on Friday. There is no early pick up on this day.

 

Start of Spring Term

Wednesday 6th January

 

 

We can't quite believe it is the end of the first term! We have had a brilliant time getting to know your children and it has been so lovely watching them settle into school and learn new things. Thank you for all your support and we hope you have a fantastic, relaxing Christmas break.

The Reception Team x smiley

 

Robin Wren Owl Eagle
Saaras Sophie Esme Sebastian
Chloe Yumna Freddie Christopher
Ben    Freya Amelia
Evan   Evie Ella
    Ollie Cooper
      Alysa

 

Friday 4th December

 

Week Beginning 7th December

Maths: We will be looking at addition. We will be looking at 1 more, 2 more, 3 more and also adding groups of objects together.

Reading: We will be looking at the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Here is a version of the story http://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/GingerbreadMan.aspx

Phonics: We will be blending and segmenting words and also reading words with tricky parts.

 

Christmas fair

Saturday 4th December – we hope to see you there between 12pm and 2pm!

 

Parent Presents

This week your child will be bringing home a present they have chosen for you. If you would like your child to take part and you haven’t brought in your £1.50, please bring it in by Monday 7th December.

 

Christmas Sing Along

Please join us on Tuesday 15th December in the bottom hall.

9am Robin and Wren

9.30am Owl and Eagle

 

Fairy Tale Snow Ball

To celebrate the end of our topic, we will be having a Ball on Wednesday 16th December. We are asking all children to dress up as a fairy tale character on this day (e.g. Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Goldilocks, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel).

 

Have a great week smiley

Robin Wren Eagle Owl
Holly Maisie Theo Olivia
Oliver Daisy Charlie B William
  Riley Charlie W Bea
    Mara Lexi

 

 

Friday 27th November

 

Week Beginning 30th November

Maths: We will be looking at time. We will be learning the days of the week and months of the year. We will be learning ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd…)

Reading: We will be looking at some traditional tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.

Phonics: Phase 2: We will be blending and segmenting words with the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,g,o,c,k,ck,m,n,d,ll,ff,ss,e,u,r,h,l,b,f and also reading words with tricky parts e.g. the, I, no, go, into, to.

 

Free Resources to print

Printable number cards

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/numbers/flash-cards.html#.VliJOHbhC1s

 

Printable numberlines

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/counting/number-lines/#.VliI2HbhC1s

 

Printable activities

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/numbers/activity-booklets.html#.VliJE3bhC1s

 

Printable phase 1 phonics

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/literacy/letters-and-sounds/phase1.html#.VliJhXbhC1s

 

Printable phase 2 phonics

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/literacy/letters-and-sounds/phase2.html#.VliJXHbhC1s

 

Printable phase 3 phonics

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/literacy/letters-and-sounds/phase3.html#.VliJpnbhC1s

 

 

Christmas Making Morning on Tuesday 1st December

This is an opportunity to come and participate in Christmas craft activities with your children between 9-11am. Please drop off as normal and sign in at the office at 9am.

 

Letters to Father Christmas

This week we will be sending letters to Father Christmas. We will be sending a copy home too!

 

Cakes

Please donate a cake or cupcakes for the Christmas Fair on Friday 4th December. Please use the plate provided if you would like to!

 

Christmas fair

Saturday 5th December – we hope to see you there between 12pm and 2pm!

 

Fairy Tale Snow Ball

To celebrate the end of our topic, we will be having a Ball on Wednesday 16th December. We are asking all children to dress up as a fairy tale character on this day (e.g. Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Goldilocks, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel).

 

Have a great weeksmiley

Robin Wren Eagle Owl
Euan Abigail Mara Arthur
Sushant Adam   Johen

Friday 20th November

 

Week Beginning 23rd November

Maths: We will be looking at numbers and number patterns. We will be ordering numbers (e.g. Put these numbers in order, smallest to biggest: 3, 8, 11). We will be matching numbers to groups of objects. We will be counting a set of objects from a larger group e.g. here is 10 counters, can you give me 5?

Reading: We will be looking at some traditional tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.

Phonics: We will be blending and segmenting words with the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,g,o,c,k,ck,m,n,d,ll,ff,ss,e,u,r,h,l,b,f and also reading words with tricky parts e.g. the, I, no, go, into, to.

 

Parent Consultations

Tuesday 24th November and Thursday 26th November.

Please check with your class teacher if you are not sure when your appointment is.

 

Bike It Breakfast

Earlswood Infant and Junior Schools would like to invite you to get in gear for our very special, family Bike It Breakfast. This will take place in the main hall at the Infant School on Tuesday 24th November.

 

From 8.00 – 8.25am we will be offering a breakfast of croissants, pain au chocolat, fruit, juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate to all parents, pupils and staff that cycle to school.

 

How do we join in?

IMPORTANT - To give us an idea of how many to cater for, please complete and return the slip attached to your child’s letter which they will be receiving today by Monday 23rd November.

Bike to school on Tuesday, secure your bike and join us for breakfast in the hall!

 

Resources

Wren and Robin class are collecting kitchen roll tubes/wrapping paper tubes for an art activity. Please can you save them and bring them into school! Thank you! (No toilet roll tubes please!)

 

Events coming up…

Christmas Making Morning on Tuesday 1st December.

This is an opportunity to come and participate in Christmas craft activities with your children between 9-11am.

 

Have a great weeksmiley

 

Robin Wren Eagle Owl
Flora Florence Josh Emilia
Lilia Ella Kevin Lucas
       

 

Friday 13th November

 

Week Beginning 16th November

Maths: We will be learning about 3D shapes. We will learn that 2D shapes are flat but 3D shapes are solid shapes (ones you can pick up!). We will learn the names for the shapes: cuboid, sphere, cylinder and pyramid, and look for these shapes in our environment. We will learn the properties of these shapes so that we can describe them using the words corners (or vertices), edges and faces.

Reading: We will be sharing some traditional tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.

Phonics: We will be focusing on the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,g,o,c,k,n,m,d,e,u,r,c,k,ck,b,h,l,ll,ss,f and ff and blending and segmenting words that have these sounds in them. We will be reading and spelling words with tricky parts e.g. the, I, no, go, into, to.

 

Anti-Bullying Week

We are proud to be an 'Anti-Bullying School'. This week we will be learning about kind and unkind behaviour and what to do if we experience unkind words or actions.

Please see our Anti Bullying Policy on the school website for more information about 'Anti-Bullying':

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/earlswood/UploadedDocument/5388ca93f23b476cb5cff4b393019b8b/AntiBullyingPolicy2015-16.pdf

 

Definition of Bullying:

‘Behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally’ (Safe to Learn: embedding anti bullying work in schools)

 

Come and Learn Sessions

Come and Learn Sessions are an opportunity for you to see how we teach phonics. You will see the children practise their sounds, take part in phonics games (which you can join in with too!) and how we share big books with the children.

Please come to the school office at 9am on your allocated day.

Allocated days:

Tuesday 17th: Surnames beginning with A-G

Wednesday 18th: Surnames beginning with H-O

Thursday 19th: Surnames beginning with P-Z

 

Book Bags

Please check your child's book bag EVERYDAY so that you do miss any important information. Thank you!

 

Own Clothes Day

On Friday 20th November the children can come dressed in their own clothes in exchange for a bottle (e.g. bubble bath, squash, coke) or jar (e.g. jam, chutney) of something for the school Christmas fair!

 

Have a great week smiley

Eagle Owl Robin Wren
Sonnie Ayan Olver Charlotte
Meesha Matthew Amelia Nathan
       

Friday 6th November

 

Week Beginning 9th November

Maths: We will be learning about 2D shapes.

Reading: We will be sharing some traditional tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.

Phonics: We will be focusing on blending and segmenting words and reading words with tricky parts e.g. the, I, no, go, into, to.

 

Remembrance Day 11th November

We will be taking part in the 1 minute silence as a mark of respect

 

Thursday 12th November - Diwali Day

Today we will be learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali.

 

Friday 13th November- Children in Need

We are asking all staff and children to donate £1 and wear their pyjamas on this day.

 

Friday 13th November - Hobgoblin Theatre

Today the Hobgoblin Theatre are coming to see us! They will be performing ‘The Greatest Fairy Tale Ever Told’ which is a 60 minute play. The play features lots of well-known Fairy Tale characters all mixed up together in each others’ stories and it’s down to The Three Little Pigs to sort everything out!

 

Have a great week smiley

Friday 23rd October

 

Week Beginning 2nd November

Maths: We will be looking at pattern in numbers, colours and shapes.

Reading: We will be looking at traditional tales (Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will look at the story settings and characters and things about how the stories are the same and how they are different e.g. They all have bad characters and good characters and a happy ending!

Phonics: We will be continuing to learn new sounds and we will blend and segment words using these sounds.

 

Have a lovely half term smiley

Robin Wren Owl Eagle
Tristan Poppy H Toby Hannah P
Catherine Poppy M Emily Drew
  Sammy    

 

Friday 16th October

 

Week Beginning 19th October

Maths: We will be looking at weight. We will be comparing the weight of 2 objects and using language such as heavy, light, heavier, lighter, heaviest, lightest.

Reading: We will be looking at a recipe and following the instructions to make pumpkin soup.

Phonics: We will be revising the sounds we have already learned (s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k) and we will be focusing on blending and segmenting words with these sounds in them.

 

Phonics

If you missed the ‘Phonics Evening’ for parents on Thursday, please do not worry, the information has been put on the school website.

 

Reading

If you would like some support with reading at home, please look at our reading bookmarks.

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/reading-support-for-parents/

These bookmarks have lots of questions you can use when reading with your child.

 

Harvest Assemblies

Wren and Robin: Monday 19th October 2.40-3.10pm

When you are looking at the stage, Wren class will be on the right, Robin on the left.

Eagle and Owl: Tuesday 20th October 2.40-3.10pm

When you are looking at the stage, Owl class will be on the right, Eagle on the left.

 

There will be NO 3 O'CLOCK pick up on this day. We will send the children out to you as normal from the outside classroom doors as soon as we can after the assembly. 

 

End of half term

School finishes on Friday 23rd October. Have a lovely week with your children and we will see you on Monday 2nd November.

 

Have a great week frown

Friday 9th October

 

Week Beginning 12th October

Maths: We will be looking at counting back from different numbers (1 less, 2 less, 3 less).

Reading: We will be reading The Enormous Pumpkin. We will be looking at the characters and thinking about the sequence of the story. We will also be learning the repeated parts of the story.

Phonics: We will be learning the sounds g, o, c, k and the word and.

 

Phonics

We have looked at the sounds s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d. We have been practising blending these sounds in words e.g. “s-a-t, sat”, and we have been listening to words that have these sounds and been segmenting them so we can spell them “sat, s-a-t”.  We have also learned the words is, it, in, at.

Please look out for these sounds in your reading and if you would like a sound mat sent home, please just speak to your class teacher. The Phonics Evening on Thursday 15th October will be a great opportunity to find out more about how we teach phonics and how you can help your child at home.

 

Can you help?

Checked Shirts: If you have any old checked shirts that you willing to donate, we would be very grateful! We are making scarecrows!

Scrap paper: The children love to practise their drawing and writing and make things with paper. If you have any scrap paper at home or work, we would be very grateful of it!

Vegetables: We have lots of activities involving pumpkins and root vegetables! If you know someone who grows pumpkins or any other vegetables, we would love to have some in the classroom for our art and cooking projects.

 

Photographs 

Monday 12th October: The Surrey Mirror will be taking a picture of each class for their newspaper. We have a list of children who will not be in the photo. If you would like your child NOT to be in this photo and you are unsure whether you expressed this in your photo consent form, please just speak to your class teacher or the school office.

Thursday 15th October: All children will have their individual school photograph taken by our school photographer. You will be able to see this photo and choose wheteher you want to buy it after the half term.

 

Harvest Assemblies

Wren and Robin: Monday 19th October 2.40-3.10pm

When you are looking at the stage, Wren class will be on the right, Robin on the left.

Eagle and Owl: Tuesday 20th October 2.40-3.10pm

When you are looking at the stage, Owl class will be on the right, Eagle on the left.

 

Reminders:

 

Coats and Wellington Boots

We have had some lovely sunny weather but it is due to turn unsettled next week! We play outside in all weathers so please make sure your child has a waterproof coat and wellington boots in school everyday. These can be kept in school if you would like to leave them. Waterproof trousers and all in ones are also great for outdoor play. If you are happy for your child to play outside in their clothes when it is wet, please put a spare pair of clothes in their bag so they can change if they need to. We love splashing in the puddles!

 

Reading books

Weekly reading books are changed on THURSDAY. As well as their weekly reading book, children can choose a story book from the classroom to take home each day, if they would like to.

The yellow reading record books have 5 boxes Monday – Friday. Please try to read with your child every day and record that you have read by initialling the book. If you would like to leave a comment, that would be great as we would love to hear about how they are getting on with their reading at home.

 

Have a lovely weekend frown

Picture 1

Friday 2nd October

 

Week Beginning 5th October

Maths: We will be looking at counting on from different numbers (1 more, 2 more, 3 more).

Reading: We will be reading Tidy Titch. We will be looking at the characters in the story and thinking about the problems they face and how they are resolved.

Phonics: We will be learning the sounds i, n, m, d and the words is, it, in, at.

 

Ourselves

This term in Reception our topic is Ourselves.  We would like the children to find similarities and differences between when they were younger and how they are now. So we would like each child to bring in a photo of themselves as a baby. If you do not have any baby photos, a nursery photo will be perfect. Please stick the photo on the front of the card provided on top of the baby photo sticker.

 

Photo Album

Please look at the new photos and videos in our Reception Photo Album on the school website.

http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/reception-2/

 

Reminders:

 

Coats and Wellington Boots

We have had some lovely sunny weather but it is due to turn unsettled next week! We play outside in all weathers so please make sure your child has a waterproof coat and wellington boots in school everyday. These can be kept in school if you would like to leave them. Waterproof trousers and all in ones are also great for outdoor play. If you are happy for your child to play outside in their clothes when it is wet, please put a spare pair of clothes in their bag so they can change if they need to. We love splashing in the puddles!

 

Reading books

Weekly reading books are changed on THURSDAY. As well as their weekly reading book, children can choose a story book from the classroom to take home each day, if they would like to.

The yellow reading record books have 5 boxes Monday – Friday. Please try to read with your child every day and record that you have read by initialling the book. If you would like to leave a comment, that would be great as we would love to hear about how they are getting on with their reading at home.

 

Have a lovely weekend frown

Wren Robin Owl Eagle

Conor

Eve

Brooke

Danny

Taylor

Daisy

Toby

Evie

 

Friday 25th September

 

Week Beginning 28th September:

Maths: We will be looking at measuring length.

Reading: We will continue to learn about reading through the story ‘Rainbow Fish’.

Phonics: We will be learning the sounds s, a, t, p.

 

Reminders:

 

Jumpers

Please can you check that you have taken home the correct jumper each day. We always try our best to send children home with the correct jumper, but unfortunately some have already gone missing. We also have a few unnamed jumpers that have not been claimed.

 

Coats and Wellington Boots

We play outside in all weathers so please make sure your child has a waterproof coat and wellington boots in school everyday. These can be kept in school if you would like to leave them. Waterproof trousers and all in ones are also great for outdoor play. If you are happy for your child to play outside in their clothes when it is wet, please put a spare pair of clothes in their bag so they can change if they need to. We love splashing in the puddles!

 

Reading books

Weekly reading books are changed on THURSDAY. As well as their weekly reading book, children can choose a story book from the classroom to take home each day, if they would like to.

The yellow reading record books have 5 boxes Monday – Friday. Please try to read with your child every day and record that you have read by initialling the book. If you would like to leave a comment, that would be great as we would love to hear about how they are getting on with their reading at home.

 

Have a lovely weekend smiley

Friday 18th September

 

Week Beginning 21st September:

Maths: We will be continuing to recite number names in sequence.  We will be counting groups of objects with accuracy.

Reading: We will be reading Rainbow Fish.

Phonics: We will be learning about rhyming words and words that start with the same sound.

 

Reminders:

 

Coats and Wellington Boots

We play outside in all weathers so please make sure your child has a waterproof coat and wellington boots in school everyday. These can be kept in school if you would like. Waterproof trousers and all in ones are also great for outdoor play. If you are happy for your child to play outside in their clothes when it is wet, please put a spare pair of clothes in their bag so they can change if they need to. We love splashing in the puddles!

 

Reading books

All children received their reading record book and first reading book today. Please keep this book until Thursday 24th September and read it several times to help build your child’s confidence. Some books do not have any words so that children can make up their own stories and talk about the pictures. These reading books will be changed every Thursday. As well as their weekly ready book, children can choose a book from the classroom to take home each day, if they would like to.

If books are not returned, we cannot issue another one. If your book is lost or damaged, you will receive a letter asking for £3 so that we can replace the book. To help prevent the books becoming water damaged, we ask that you do not put water bottles in book bags.

Please read this extract from our homework policy:

Reception children will be given a reading book appropriate for their stage of development once per week. Parents / carers to read at least 5 times per week with their child and record this in the reading record book.

 

Resources

If you are having a clear out, we would be really grateful for any donations!

We are especially looking for...

Old pots and pans

Coloured wool

Plastic play food

Plastic play money

Babies, buggies, prams, cots

Puzzles

Pieces of material

Books

 

Have a lovely weekend frown

 

If you are having a clear out, we would be really grateful for any donations!

 

We are especially looking for...

Old pots and pans

Coloured wool

Plastic play food

Plastic play money

Babies, buggies, prams, cots

Puzzles

Pieces of material

Books

 

Thank you so much smiley

Friday 11th September

We have had such a fantastic 4 days in Reception. We are looking forward to our first full week next week! Have a lovely weekend! smiley

 

Week beginning 14th September

 

Learning this week:

Maths: This week we will be looking at numbers 1-10 using the song 'Ten Big Bunnies'.

Phonics: This week we will be looking for different sounds in our environment.

Reading: This week we will be sharing the story 'Owl Babies'.

 

PE 

PE will be on a Wednesday. Children can come dressed to school in their usual school uniform.  Please ensure earrings have been taken out. 

 

Our first week of Reception!

Tuesday 8th September

Welcome smiley

 

We are really looking forward to welcoming the first group of children starting Reception this today!

 

Welcome to Reception!

 

We hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready for all the exciting things that will be happening this year!
 

On this page we will provide a weekly update of what we have been doing and what's coming up in the following week. 

 

As always, we encourage communication between home and school. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions.

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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