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We hope you all have a wonderful summer - remember to read everyday, send us a postcard if you go away and have a fun filled break!

Love from all the adults at school x

 

 

Week beginning 17th July 2017

Literacy: - We are still thinking about holidays and will be enjoying the climax of our project this week, ‘flying off’ to enjoy a day at the beach on Tuesday!

Maths: We will be spending real money on our beach day!

 

Phonics:

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Working within phase 5

Mrs Nawaz: Revising phase 5

Mrs Emery: Working within phase 4

Mrs Halsey: Working within phase 4

 

Star of the Week

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Rohan

Jared

Josie

Scarlett C

Florence

Gigi

Rhea

Everyone!

 

Assemblies

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come along to make up such supportive and friendly audiences for our summer assemblies! The children were so excited to perform for you, we were so proud of them and haven’t they grown!

 

Enterprise week

If you didn’t manage to purchase your child’s clay pendant last week, there is still time!! Suggested donation £1. All proceeds to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation who visited us at the beginning of the summer term. For more information about the work of the charity please visit www.davidshepherd.org

 

Beach day

This is going to be great fun!! Please apply a high factor waterproof sun block to your child’s skin before he or she comes to school on Tuesday and, as always, bring a sunhat and water bottle.
The children will also need to bring in a complete change of clothes so that they can take part in the water activities (We are planning to get very very wet!!!) It would be wonderful if all of the children could have their names written in all of their clothes.

 

Ice cream

The ice cream van will be visiting us on beach day, please make sure your child brings £1 to purchase an ice cream.

 

See you next week!

Week beginning 10th July 2017

 

Literacy: We will be talking about holidays and looking at the book “Topsy and Tim Go Camping”.

 

Maths: This week’s focus will be ordinal numbers.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Phase 4: sountalking and blending ccvc words (frog, pram…) and cvcc words (tent, belt…) and learning to sight read tricky words (said, have, like, so do, some, come, little, one, were, there, what, when, out).

Mrs Halsey: Phase 4: sountalking and blending ccvc words (frog, pram…) and cvcc words (tent, belt…) and learning to sight read tricky words (said, have, like, so do, some, come, little, one, were, there, what, when, out).

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: continuing with Phase 5.

Mrs Nawaz: continuing with Phase 5.

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Joe

Oscar

Ronnie

Adanna

Andrew

Clara

Youseff

Lilas

Vesper

Cooper

Erin

Eva

Hollie

Nathan

Peter

Toby

 

Summer Assemblies:

We are looking forward to welcoming you to enjoy our performances:

Owl and Finch will be on Wednesday 12 July at 9.15- 9.45

Robin and Wren will be on Thursday 13 July at 9.15-9.45

 

Enterprise Week:

Each year group has been working hard to create items to sell for Enterprise Week. The Reception Children are making clay necklaces which are currently in the process of being glazed. They will be on sale on Friday 14th July from 3pm outside your child’s classroom and will be priced at £1 per necklace. The proceeds will be donated to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation who visited us at the beginning of the summer term. For more information about the work of the charity please visit www.davidshepherd.org.

 

 

 

Week beginning 3rd July 2017

Literacy: Non Fiction- We will be off on a Bear Hunt!

Maths: We will be looking at our number bonds

 

Phonics:

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Beginning phase 5

Mrs Nawaz: Revising phase 5

Mrs Emery: Revising phase 3

Mrs Halsey: Revising phase 3

 

Star of the Week

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Riley

Stella

Karla

Leonard

George

Kahlan

Koralea

William

Daniyal

Hooper

Clara

Eden H

Maddy

Leone

 

Hot Weather

Hooray more beautiful sunny days! Please apply a long lasting sun cream to your child before coming to school, and ensure that you child remembers to bring their sun hat and water bottle as usual!

 

Summer Fair

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow (1st July) at the Summer Fair, to be held on the Junior site opening at twelve noon.

 

Class Swap Day

Will be on Tuesday, a fantastic chance for the children to meet their new class and teacher! Just come to school as usual and we will do the rest!

 

Class Assemblies

As you will know from the school calendar, our class assemblies are coming up fast!

Owl and Finch will be on Wednesday 12 July at 9.15- 9.45

Robin and Wren will be on Thursday 13 July at 9.15-9.45

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

 

Week beginning 26th June 2017   

Literacy: Non Fiction- We are still thinking about what life is like in a sunny country, It will be Owl and Finch ‘visiting’ Italy, whilst Robin and Wren ‘take a trip’ to Mexico this week!

Maths: We will be thinking about counting in 2’s and using a number line.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Revising phase 4

Mrs Nawaz: Revising phase 5

Mrs Emery: Revising phase 3

Mrs Halsey: Revising phase 3

 

Star of the Week

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Benny

Esme

Azaan

Isla

Annabel

Emilia

James E

Frankie

Louisa

 

Parents Evening

Thank you for coming to parent’s evening and for all the positive comments and feedback! We really enjoyed meeting with you. If for any reason you have not met with us please make an appointment now!

 

Mexican Hat Dance

Please take a minute to look at ‘Earlswood in action’ where you can enjoy a video of Owl and Finch performing their Mexican hat dance! (Watch out for the grown–ups in the background too!!!)

 

Hot Weather

Hooray more beautiful sunny days! Please apply a long lasting sun cream to your child before coming to school, and ensure that you child remembers to bring their sun hat and water bottle as usual!

 

Summer Fair

Looking forward to seeing you all next Saturday 1st July at the Summer Fair, to be held on the junior site opening at twelve noon.

 

Week beginning 19th June 2017

Literacy: Non Fiction- We will be thinking about what life is like in a sunny country, Owl and Finch will be ‘visiting’ Mexico, whilst Robin and Wren ‘take a trip’ to Italy!

Maths: We will be thinking about subtraction

 

Phonics:

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: revising phase 4

Mrs Nawaz: Revising phase 5

Mrs Emery: Revising phase 3

Mrs Halsey: Revising phase 3

 

                                                Star of the Week

 

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Lucas

Rory

Thomas

Joshua

Kheira

Scarlet FS

Tyrone

James C

Krish

Carys

Ivy-Rose

 

                                                         Parents Evening

 

We are looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday 20th or Thursday 22nd June to celebrate your child’s progress! Please make sure that you have booked your slot!

 

        Hot Weather

Hooray for these beautiful sunny days! Please apply a long lasting sun cream to your child before coming to school, and ensure that you child remembers to bring their sun hat and water bottle as usual!

 

See you there!

 

                     Week beginning 12th June 2017

We have really enjoyed our first week back at school, the pirates have arrived!

Literacy: The story of The Troll

Maths: Addition

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Consolidating and revising Phase 3

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Phase 4

Mrs Halsey: Phase 3 revision

Mrs Nawaz: Phase 5 revision

Reminders

Hopefully the weather will pick up this week. (Surely pirates deserve tropical weather??)

Please ensure that your child wears a named sunhat, brings a named water bottle and that you apply a high factor, long lasting sun block before he or she comes to school each morning.

We will be writing messages in bottles this week, donations of clean plastic bottles would be very welcome, as would cardboard egg boxes for our project work this half term!

(General recyclable materials would also be welcome for sculpture and modelling)

 

                             Stars of the Week

 

 

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Tilly

Charlotte

Hugh

Nathanael

Bradley

James c

Rio

Betsy

Jake

Ty

 

Week beginning 5th June 2017

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic half term break!

Literacy: Message in a Bottle, Yo Ho Ho!

Maths: Language and properties of shape

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Consolidating and revising Phase 3

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Phase 4

Mrs Halsey: Phase 3 revision

Mrs Nawaz: Phase 5 a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

 

Reminders

Yippeee! The sun has come out at last!!

Please ensure that your child wears a named sunhat, brings a named water bottle and that you apply a high factor, long lasting sun block before they come to school each morning.

 

We would welcome donations of clean plastic bottles and cardboard egg boxes for our project work this half term!

From Friday 26th May

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Farryl

Amelia

Harry

Crena

Adanna

Nicole

Gillies

Lucas

Nathan

Oliver

Finley

Max

Kye

 

                                          Week beginning  22th May 2017

We have really really enjoyed watching our baby chicks hatch out of their eggs! There have been moments where we have literally held our breath, watching as the heroic baby struggled, and then flopped out into the world! Reception has also become a very popular place, welcoming well- wishers from all over the school! I wonder how big our babies will have grown over the weekend!

 

Literacy: Non Fiction- Egg to Chick

Maths: We will be focusing this week on everyday language linked to time

 

Phonics:

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: revising phase 4

Mrs Nawaz: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Mrs Emery: Revising phase 3

Mrs Halsey: Revising phase 3

 

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

We really enjoyed taking part in a record breaking walk this week!
Watch this space for our next constellation of glittering stars!

 

EYFS Sports Morning and Picnic, Thursday 25th May 9.30-11.30 am.

This Thursday is Reception's and Nursery's Sports Morning. You will be given a slip on Monday with your child's colour and starting activity.

The main entrance will open just before 9.30 am, you will need to sign in and after this make your way to your child's first activity.

Let’s hope for a beautiful sunny day, please apply sun cream and ensure that you child remembers to bring their sun hat and water bottle as usual!

 

See you there!

Week beginning 15th May 2017

Literacy: The great egg scramble…… who might be inside? Independent writing!

Maths: positional and directional language

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Consolidating and revising Phase 3

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Phase 4

Mrs Halsey: Phase 3 revision

Mrs Nawaz: Phase 5 ew (few), oe (toe)au (Autumn) ey (turkey)

 

Reminders

 

Walk for Wildlife: This sponsored walk event takes place on Friday 19th May at 2.00pm, to raise money for animal charities both in the UK and around the world. We are also hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people walking at the same time in an organised event. We have suggested a donation of £1.00 per child to be brought in on the day, but any contribution will be greatly appreciated. The animal charity our money will go to is the British Wildlife Centre.

 

Mystery Eggs

Shhhhhh! Tiptoe into the classrooms very quietly on Monday morning, there could be a surprise instore, but what might be going to hatch out……….?????

 

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Anthony

Benny

Anabelle

Benji

Celeste

Ada

William

Rhys

Monet

 

 

Week beginning 8th May 2017

 

Literacy: we are continuing to learn about what a recount is!

Maths: Solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Consolidating and revising Phase 3

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton: Phase 4

Mrs Halsey: Phase 3 revision

Mrs Nawaz: Phase 5 Wh/ph/ew/ ow/ au/ey

 

Reminders

 

Hobbledown Farm

 

Tuesday: Owl and Finch

Wednesday: Wren and Robin

We will be travelling to Hobbledown Farm by coach and will be leaving school at 9am and will return back to school by 3pm.

Your child will need to bring

  • a water bottle

  • a packed lunch

  • a waterproof coat

  • a sun hat

Please put all items in a named backpack as children will be carrying their own belongings.

If sun is likely, please apply sun screen to your child before bringing them to school.

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the school will be taken on the trip. However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to your child’s teacher. For the duration of the trip we assume that in the event of a medical emergency you give consent for your child to receive emergency medical treatment. If you do not give consent for this please speak to the school office.

If you have any queries please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

 

 

Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Matilda

Freya

Ava

Evie

Imogen

Toby

Dominic

Phoebe

Katie

Brayden

Charlotte

Week beginning 1st May 2017

Literacy: we will be learning about what a recount is!

Maths: Solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: phase 3 ‘ear, air, ure’ and HFW’s 

Mrs Nawaz: phase 5 ‘oi, ir, ue, aw’ HFW’s Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked

Mrs Halsey:  revising phase 3

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton:  Continuing phase 4

 

Hobbledown Farm and Living Eggs Experience

 

Next half term Reception’s topic will be ‘Do Cows Drink Milk?’ and we will be learning about all different animals.  To make this as enriching and rewarding an experience as possible, we have planned a trip out to Hobbledown Farm on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May and we have also arranged a ‘Living Eggs Experience’ which will take place in school the week beginning 15th May.

We will be travelling to Hobbledown Farm by coach and will be leaving school at 9am and will return back to school by 3pm.

Your child will need to bring

  • a water bottle
  • a packed lunch
  • a waterproof coat
  • a sun hat

Please put all items in a named backpack as children will be carrying their own belongings.

Please apply sun screen to your child before bringing them to school.

The total cost for these two experiences will be £20.50 per child.  We would appreciate payment in full and would ask that you pay online using our convenient and secure system.   As this activity has been booked in advance we are not able to give refunds in the event of your child being unable to participate.  Please note that if we do not receive enough voluntary contributions we may not be able to run this trip.  Please contact the school office if you have any concerns about paying.

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the school will be taken on the trip.  However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to your child’s teacher.  For the duration of the trip we assume that in the event of a medical emergency you give consent for your child to receive emergency medical treatment.  If you do not give consent for this please speak to the school office.

We would be grateful if you could complete and return the permission slip attached by Friday 21st April 2017.

If you have any queries please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Sophie S

Sophie E

Michael

Adriana

Alessia

Eddie

Zain

Eden M

Chloe

William

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 24th April 2017

Welcome back to the summer term, hope you have had a good break.

 

Literacy: Augustus and his smile

Maths: We will be focusing this week on securing numbers 1-20 and select the correct numeral to represent 1 to 20 objects.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: phase 3

Mrs Nawaz: Starting phase 5

Mrs Halsey:  phase 3

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton:  Starting phase 4

 

 

Jo Elphick from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will be visiting on Monday to talk to the children about the charity and its work and what we can do to help.

https://davidshepherd.org/

 

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Jacob

Belle

Richard

Ifan

Jonah

Kheira

Luke

Georgie

Rhea

Carys

Layla

Rim

 

 

 

 

 

Week ending 31st March 2017

Congratulations to this weeks stars.

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Ameilia

Anthony

Matilda

Farryl

 

Kahlan

Koralea

Nicole

William

Florence

James E

Georgie

Hooper

Cooper

Clara

Frankie

Oliver

Brayden

Chloe

Toby

 

 

We wish you all a peaceful and relaxing break.

The Reception Team

Week beginning 27th March 2017

Literacy: Spring poem

Maths: We will be continuing with subtraction this week.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Applying the phase three sounds and high frequency words in our reading.

Mrs Nawaz: Applying phase four phonics.

Mrs Halsey: Applying the phase three sounds and high frequency words in our reading.

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: Applying the phase three sounds and high frequency words in our reading and writing.

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Jacob

Riley

Ronnie

 

Adanna

Joshua

Scarlett C

Ada

Emilia

Phoebe

Jake C

Katie

Leone

Ty

 

 

Wednesday 29th March

The reception classes will be open from 3.15 – 3.45pm. Please come and see your child’s classroom.

Phonics word activities

These are optional activities for the children to complete at home to reinforce their phonic learning, they do not need to be returned to school.

Thank You

Week beginning 20th March 2017

Literacy: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Maths: We will be focusing this week on subtraction

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: Revisiting the phase three phonemes that have been learned to date.

Mrs Nawaz: Applying phase four phonics.

Mrs Halsey:  Revising phase three sounds and high frequency words.

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton:  Revising phase three sounds and high frequency words.

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Sophie S

Ava

Stella

Karla

 

Alessia

Andrew

Josie

Krish

Tyrone

Kai

Ivy-Rose

 

 

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Earlswood Café, it was brilliant to welcome you all and the children really enjoyed hosting this event!

 

Healthy café recipe’s

Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients

1 carrot

1 apple

1 mango

1 cup of orange juice

 

Carrot Cupcakes

2 grated carrots

1 grated apple

120 grams of sugar

170 grams of flour

2 eggs

Half a spoon of baking powder and bicarbonate

Half a cup of oil

Half a spoon of vanilla

 

Gardening

We are very lucky to be receiving a visit from Josephine who is an expert gardener, she will be sharing her enthusiasm and green fingers with the children!

Phonics word activities

These are optional activities for the children to complete at home to reinforce their phonic learning, they do not need to be returned to school.

Thank You

 

 

Big Pedal 20th-31st March 2017

Come and take part in the Big Pedal, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. During the next two weeks we would like to encourage children, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school. When you have pedalled or scooted to school simple record your journey and class on the clipboard in the bike shelters at the Infant and Junior schools. Which class will be the winner? Happy cycling and scooting!

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant and Junior School on Wednesday 15th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised over £300 worth of book vouchers for the school.

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 15th,16th, 17th and 20th March, before and after school.

 

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-books and start shopping! If you enter your school postcode RH1 6DZ (Infants) or RH1 6JX (Juniors), you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

Please remember, you can use your World Book Day token at the Infant or Junior School book fair to get £1 off any full price book, as long as it costs £2.99 or more.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week!

 

The Literacy Team

Week beginning 6th March

Literacy: Handa’s Surprise

Maths: We will be continuing to focus on problem solving and investigations linked to combining two groups of objects to find the total.

 

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: revisiting ai, ee igh oa and HFW’s we, me be

Mrs Nawaz: continuing with phase 4

Mrs Halsey: The HFW all and revising phase 3 sounds.

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: we will be using our phase 3 sounds and HFW’s to read sentences.

 

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Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Crena

Letty

Rory

Sophie E

 

Eddie

Ifan

Betsy

Carys

Max

Dominic

James C

 

 

Phonics home learning

Every Monday your child will receive an optional phonics activity linked with their learning in their reading record book.

 

 

Upcoming events!

The Reception Healthy Eating café will be open on the following dates:

Tuesday 14th March 2.30-3pm: Wren Class

Wednesday 15th March 2.30-3pm: Robin Class

Thursday 16th March 2.30-3pm: Finch Class

Friday 17th March 2.30-3pm: Owl Class

Week beginning 6th March

Literacy: Too Many Carrots

Maths: We will be focusing this week on problem solving and investigations linked to combining two groups of objects to find the total.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: sh, ch, th, ng hfw he she

Mrs Nawaz: phase 4 which concentrates on reading ccvc and cvcc words.

Mrs Halsey: ure, er HFW her.

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: ear, air, ure, igh HFW they.

 

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Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Leonard

Oscar

Sophie S

 

Celeste

Gillies

Hugh

Maddie

Nathan

Eden M

Youssef

 

 

Reminders

Upcoming events!

Reception Visit to Redhill Library

Owl Class are visiting Redhill Library on Tuesday.

All children will need:

· A named waterproof coat

· Full school uniform including a named school jumper or cardigan

Visit dates:

· Owl: Tuesday 7th March

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the school will be taken on the visit. However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to your child’s teacher. For the duration of the visit we assume that in the event of a medical emergency you give consent for your child to receive emergency medical treatment. If you do not give consent for this please speak to the school office.

Wear your own clothes day on Friday March 10th for Easter fair donation day

A lucky bag to be decorated and filled with little toys, sweets and party bag treats.

Reception Healthy Eating Café

Our next topic is ‘Why are carrots orange?’ and we will be doing lots of food tasting and cooking.

As part of our topic, the children will be creating a Healthy Eating Café and will be inviting you to try some of the foods they have made.

The café will be open on the following dates:

Tuesday 14th March 2.30-3pm: Wren Class

Wednesday 15th March 2.30-3pm: Robin Class

Thursday 16th March 2.30-3pm: Finch Class

Friday 17th March 2.30-3pm: Owl Class

 

To help us cover the cost of food over the duration of the topic, please can we ask for a contribution of £3.00 by Friday 24th March.

Week beginning 27th February

Literacy: Sam’s Sandwich

Maths: We will be focusing this week on problem solving and investigations linked to halving.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: ai, ee, igh, oa, HFW, spelling was and my.

Mrs Nawaz: phase 4 which concentrates on reading ccvc and cvcc words.

Mrs Halsey: ear, air, ure HFW they.

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: oa, ar, ow HFW was and you

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Rohan

Charlotte

 

Adriana

Benji

George

Rio

Florence

Esme

Layla

Mohammed

 

 

Welcome back

Welcome back, we hope you all have a lovely half term.

Help!

Owl class and Wren class still need 2 adult helpers each for the library trips. Any volunteers?

 

Reminders

Earlswood in Action

The children have really enjoyed singing and dancing to their favourite songs they have been learning with Mr Scullin during independent learning.

Upcoming events!

Reception Visit to Redhill Library

As part of our celebrations for Book Week, Reception will be visiting Redhill Library. The children will go on a tour of the library and learn how the Library is used by the community. They will also get an opportunity to book browse and listen to a story read by a librarian. The children will walk to the library in the morning and will be back at school for their lunch. No payment is required for this visit.

All children will need:

· A named waterproof coat

· Full school uniform including a named school jumper or cardigan

Visit dates:

· Finch: Tuesday 28th February

· Wren: Wednesday 1st March

· Robin: Thursday 2nd March

· Owl: Tuesday 7th March

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the school will be taken on the visit. However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to your child’s teacher. For the duration of the visit we assume that in the event of a medical emergency you give consent for your child to receive emergency medical treatment. If you do not give consent for this please speak to the school office.

Reception Healthy Eating Café

Our next topic is ‘Why are carrots orange?’ and we will be doing lots of food tasting and cooking.

As part of our topic, the children will be creating a Healthy Eating Café and will be inviting you to try some of the foods they have made.

The café will be open on the following dates:

Tuesday 14th March 2.30-3pm: Wren Class

Wednesday 15th March 2.30-3pm: Robin Class

Thursday 16th March 2.30-3pm: Finch Class

Friday 17th March 2.30-3pm: Owl Class

 

To help us cover the cost of food over the duration of the topic, please can we ask for a contribution of £3.00 by Friday 24th March.

Week beginning 6th February

 

 

Literacy: The Useless Troll

 

Maths: We will be focusing this week on problem solving and investigations linked to weight and capacity.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: sh, ch, th, ng,  HFW, we me be.

Mrs Nawaz: revisiting phase3 focusing on HFW’s

Mrs Halsey:  oo, ar, or HFW you.

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: er, HFW her

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Richard

Thomas

 

Isla

Luke

Evie

Bradley

Annabel

Finley

Rim

 

 

Thank you

Thank you all for your effort in making the exciting ice blocks and bringing them in. The children have really enjoyed building and then breaking the blocks to see what was inside.

 

Help!

Our Topic next term is ‘Why carrots are orange’ as part of our topic we will be focusing on healthy eating and exercise.  If you have any old food or exercise magazines that you no longer need, please could we have them?

Thank you for your continuous support.

 

Reminders

 

Earlswood in Action

The children have really enjoyed singing and dancing to their favourite songs they have been learning with Mr Scullin during independent learning.

 

Dress up day

To finish our fantastic topic ‘Will you read me a story’ The Open Box Theatre Company will be coming to perform ‘Twisted Tales’ on the 8th February. Open Box create original shows and workshops, bursting with colour, humour and energy, designed to inspire, educate and entertain!

Also on the same day we will be having a Fairy Tale Ball.  The children may come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character.

 

Upcoming event!

Reception Visit to Redhill Library

As part of our celebrations for Book Week, Reception will be visiting Redhill Library. The children will go on a tour of the library and learn how the Library is used by the community. They will also get an opportunity to book browse and listen to a story read by a librarian. The children will walk to the library in the morning and will be back at school for their lunch. No payment is required for this visit.

All children will need:

 · A named waterproof coat

 · Full school uniform including a named school jumper or cardigan

 Visit dates:

· Finch: Tuesday 28th February

· Wren: Wednesday 1st March

· Robin: Thursday 2nd March

· Owl: Tuesday 7th March

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the school will be taken on the visit. However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to your child’s teacher. For the duration of the visit we assume that in the event of a medical emergency you give consent for your child to receive emergency medical treatment. If you do not give consent for this please speak to the school office.

 

Reception Healthy Eating Café

Our next topic is ‘Why are carrots orange?’ and we will be doing lots of food tasting and cooking.

As part of our topic, the children will be creating a Healthy Eating Café and will be inviting you to try some of the foods they have made.

 

The café will be open on the following dates:

 

Tuesday 14th March 2.30-3pm: Wren Class

Wednesday 15th March 2.30-3pm: Robin Class

Thursday 16th March 2.30-3pm: Finch Class

Friday 17th March 2.30-3pm: Owl Class

 

To help us cover the cost of food over the duration of the topic, please can we ask for a contribution of £3.00 by Friday 3rd March.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 30th January

 

 

Literacy: George and the Dragon

 

Maths: We will be focusing on ordering 2 or 3 items by weight and capacity.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: revisiting phase 2/ phase 3 sounds ‘x, z qu’ and HFW’s  he she

Mrs Nawaz: revisiting phase3 ‘ure, air, ear, ar, or’ HFW’s ‘you, they, her’

Mrs Halsey: : ai ee igh  oa  and HFW’s    ‘ was, ‘ my

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: ear air ure and HFW ‘they’

 

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Harry

Joe

Imogen

Kheira

Tarun

Lucas

William C

Louisa

Rhys

 

 

Special request

This week we are exploring ice and would like to build coloured ice castles as part of our topic.  Please could you freeze water in a disposable container, we would you love you to be adventurous and hide small objects and/or food colouring.

 

Our Topic next term is ‘Why carrots are orange’ as part of our topic we will be focusing on healthy eating and exercise.  If you have any old food or exercise magazines that you no longer need, please could we have them?

 

Thank you for your continuous support.

 

Reminders

Breck’s Story:

 On Wednesday 1st February, 6.30pm, in the Junior hall, we will be holding an information evening about protecting children online. Guest speaker, Lorin LaFave, will be talking about the experiences of her son, Breck, and will be sharing ways that we can protect our children. So that we have an idea of numbers, could we please ask you to return the tear off slip as per our letter dated 6th January, confirming the number of spaces required. All parents are welcome to attend but we do ask that you do not bring your children to this event.

 

Dress up day

To finish our fantastic topic ‘Will you read me a story’ The Open Box Theatre Company will be coming to perform ‘Twisted Tales’ on the 8th February. Open Box create original shows and workshops, bursting with colour, humour and energy, designed to inspire, educate and entertain!

 

Also on the same day we will be having a Fairy Tale Ball.  The children may come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character.

 

 

Week beginning 23rd January

 

Literacy: The Kiss that missed

 

Maths: Orders two or three items by length

 

Phonics:

Mrs Emery: revisiting phase 2/ some starting phase 3

Mrs Nawaz: revisiting phase3

Mrs Halsey: revising ch sh th ng

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: ur ow oi you

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Belle

Freya

Jared

Azaan

Nathanael

Daniyal

Eden H

Hollie

Peter

Erin

 

 

Reminders

 

Early Number Maths Information for Infant Parents: On Tuesday 24th January we will be running 2 information sessions to share with you how children develop their early number skills. We will explain what we do at school, talk about the resources we use, and give you some ideas on how you can further support your child at home. There is an afternoon session at 2.00pm, and another session in the evening at 6.00pm. Crèche facilities will be available for the afternoon session only. Please come along, we would love to see you.

 

Breck’s Story:

 On Wednesday 1st February, 6.30pm, in the Junior hall, we will be holding an information evening about protecting children online. Guest speaker, Lorin LaFave, will be talking about the experiences of her son, Breck, and will be sharing ways that we can protect our children. So that we have an idea of numbers, could we please ask you to return the tear off slip as per our letter dated 6th January, confirming the number of spaces required. All parents are welcome to attend but we do ask that you do not bring your children to this event.

 

Dress up day

To finish our fantastic topic ‘Will you read me a story’ The Open Box Theatre Company will be coming to perform ‘Twisted Tales’ on the 8th February. Open Box create original shows and workshops, bursting with colour, humour and energy, designed to inspire, educate and entertain!

Also on the same day we will be having a Fairy Tale Ball.  The children may come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character.

 

 

Week beginning 16th January

 

The children had a great time watching their teachers act out the story ‘The Jolly Postman’.

 

Literacy: Jack and the beanstalk

Maths: We will be focusing on selecting the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.

 

Phonics

Mrs Emery: revisiting phase 2

Mrs Nawaz: revisiting phase3

Mrs Halsey: ch sh th ng

Mrs Calvert/Mrs Stretton: oo ar or   no go

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Benny

Michael

Jonah

Annabelle

Lilas

Zain

Monet

Jake P

 

 

Dress up day

To finish our fantastic topic ‘Will you read me a story’ The Open Box Theatre Company will be coming to perform ‘Twisted Tales’ on the 8th February. Open Box create original shows and workshops, bursting with colour, humour and energy, designed to inspire, educate and entertain!

 

 

Also on the same day we will be having a Fairy Tale Ball.  The children may come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 9th January

 

The children are happy and have settled back into daily school routines.

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

 

Maths: we will be focusing on recognising and ordering numbers 1-10 and 1-20.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Nawaz’s group:  ‘ear, ure, air’.

Mrs Halysey’s group: ‘x, y, z, zz’

Mrs Emery group: children are revisiting phase 2 sounds and focusing on blending and segmenting.

Mrs Stretton and Mrs Calvert group: 'ai, ee, igh, oa'

 

 

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Finch

Owl

Wren

Robin

Tilly

Lucas

Scarlett FS

Toby

Gi Gi

Nathan

William

Charlotte

 

Happy New Year, we hope you have all had a lovely holiday.

 

Week beginning 3.1.17

 

Our Topic this term will be ‘Will you read me a story?’

The children will be introduced to a range of Traditional and Fairy Tales.

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will be listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

 

Maths: We will be learning the mathematical skill of estimating how objects we can see and check by counting them.

 

Reminder

 

As the weather is very cold please ensure your child has a coat everyday.

 

Week beginning 19th December 2016

 

Well done to all the Reception children for their Christmas sing-along on Tuesday.  If you were able to attend we're sure you'll agree they gave a fantastic performance for their first time on the school stage.  Christmas Lunch was also a great success and the children were thrilled that Father Christmas popped in to say hello!

​It is a tradition at Earlswood to celebrate this special time of year by participating in a carol service at St John's Church.  This year it is being held on Monday 19th December and starts at 6.30pm. It would be lovely to see you there if you are able to join us.

 

​Our learning this week

 

We will be carrying on with phonics, reading and maths.  There will be Christmas themed activities and a treat or two along the way!

 

​We break up at normal time on Tuesday ready for the festivities to commence.

 

​Thank you for all the support you have given us this first term in settling the children into school life.  They have made a fantastic start and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the Spring Term.

 

​In the meantime Happy Christmas and best wishes from everyone on the Reception Team!!

 

Week beginning 12 December 2016

 

We are looking forward to the Christmas sing-alongs on Tuesday morning.  Please join us at 9.00am for Robin and Wren’s performance, and 9.30am for Finch and Owl’s performance.  The children have been practising really hard and we would love to see as many supporters as possible there. Thank you.

 

Tuesday is also the day children will be enjoying Christmas Dinner.  There may be a surprise visitor.  Who could it be??  Ho ho ho…

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics:  The children working in Phase 2 will continue to practise phoneme recognition, blending and segmenting.  They will also be practising recognising the high frequency words: I, the, no, go, to, into.

 

In Phase 3 the children will be learning the new digraphs oo, oi, and or.

 

For full details of the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes please continue to use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm as your reference point. 

 

Maths: we will be continuing to talk about shape and the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.  We will talk about their properties and go on a shape hunt to see what we can find inside the school and within our grounds.

 

Questions you can ask your child: How many corners does a sphere have?  How many faces does a cuboid have?  What shape is the face of a cube?

 

Literacy: The children have been learning facts about woodland animals.  Do you know that squirrels hide nuts to see them through the long cold winter; badgers live in setts; that rabbit babies are called kittens; baby hedgehogs are called hoglets; and that owls have sharp talons?  They have been using actions to help them remember the information.  This week the children will have the opportunity to make their own fact book about the animals we have been learning about.

Week beginning 5 December 2016

 

Thank you for the positive feedback we have had about the Night Time Woodland Walk on Monday evening.  There was a fantastic atmosphere, and children and adults alike seemed to enjoy the adventure immensely.  We repeated it during the day time on Wednesday so that the children could get a feel of the same environment at day and night time. You will recall it was a very frosty morning so it was like visiting a winter wonderland.  Please visit the Reception Photo Album to see more.

 

Another big thank you for making our Christmas Making morning so special.  If you were able to join us we hope you had a wonderful time with the children.  Please visit the  Reception Photo Album to get a flavour of the morning.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics:  The children working in Phase 2 will continue to practise phoneme recognition, blending and segmenting.  They will also be practising recognising the high frequency words: I, the, no, go, to, into.

 

In Phase 3 the children will be reinforcing the phonemes/digraph ch, sh, th, ng and high frequency words we, me and be.

 

For full details of the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes please continue to use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm as your reference point. 

 

Maths: Introducing 3D Shape

 

In Maths we will be revisiting 2D shapes and moving on to learning about 3D shapes.  We will be linking it to this festive time of year.  Can you find the following 3D shapes above?  Sphere, cube, cuboid, cone, triangular prism, cylinder? 

Questions you can ask your child: How many corners does the sphere have?  How many faces does the cuboid have?  What shape is the face of a cube?

 

Literacy: following the success of our woodland animal hunt we will be finding out facts about the woodland creatures that we discovered.

 

Week beginning 28 November 2016

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to Parents’ Evening this week.  It is such a valuable opportunity to strengthen the partnership between home and school, and we hope you found it encouraging to hear how your child is progressing and useful to receive resources to support them at home.

 

This week is woodland week, starting with our “Night Time Woodland Adventure” which takes place on Monday 28th November at the bottom of the Junior field between 5.30-6.30pm.  Everyone is welcome including siblings, Grandmas and Grandads.  Just be sure that you’re dressed appropriately and you each have a torch!  If you would like to join us it’s not too late to complete the slip on the bottom of the letter you received last week and return it to the school office.

 

Christmas is Coming !!

We will end the week with our traditional Christmas Making Morning.  This will take place on Thursday 1st December between 9.30 and 11.00am and is a time to have some pre-christmas fun making seasonal decorations with the children. One of our activities utilises a cardboard tube so if you have any empty kitchen roll tubes please bring them in for us before Thursday – thank you!  We look forward to welcoming you.

 

And finally… please come with the family to enjoy the Christmas Fair which is being held at the Infant School on Saturday 3rd December between 12.00 and 2.00pm with the theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Lots of school staff will be there in festive attire and of course Father Christmas!  This event is run by the Friends of Earlswood and is one of the biggest fund raisers of the year, so please be a part of supporting it and have some fun!

 

Here is our learning for this week:

 

Phonics:  The children working in Phase 2 will continue to practise phoneme recognition, blending and segmenting.  They will also be practising recognising the high frequency words: I, the, no, go, to, into.

 

In Phase 3 the children will be learning the phonemes/digraph ch, sh, th, ng and high frequency words we, me and be.

 

For full details of the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes please continue to use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm as your reference point. 

 

Maths:  The Early Learning Goal for children at the end of Reception is to recognise and order numbers 0-20, so we will be revisiting number throughout the year to teach and embed these skills.  Next week we will link number to Numicon which is a visual aid to enable children to understand the value of numbers and their relationship to each other.  Resources will be incorporated into Independent Learning activities to apply and consolidate the children’s learning.  

 

 

Reading:  This week’s book will be “Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson which links in with our woodland theme.  The story is about three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill who wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But at last she does, and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.

Week beginning 21 November 2016

 

We will be handing out information to support your children’s learning at home, at this week Parents’ Evenings on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th November.  There is still time to contact the school office to make an appointment if you haven’t done so yet. 

 

At the end of every year, we marvel with parents at how quickly the children’s first year at school flies past.  We really encourage you to come for this important consultation so that we can build the best possible partnership to enable your child to reach their full potential this year, so that they move on to Year 1 with a flying start. 

 

Night Time Woodland Adventure

 

Your child will have brought a letter home yesterday inviting you to this exciting event on Monday 28th November which is taking place in the woodlands at the Junior School between 5.30-6.30pm.  We would love to see as many of our Reception children as possible take part in this experience.  If you would like to join us, please fill out the reply slip and return to the school office by Thursday 25th November.  Thank you.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics:  The children working in Phase 2 are really making good progress with phoneme recognition.  We will be focussing on the latter end of phase 2 looking at phonemes: e, u, r, h, b, f, l.   We will continue to practise blending and segmenting. 

 

In Phase 3 the children will be learning the phonemes/digraph y, z, qu, and high frequency words he and she.

 

For full details of the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes please continue to use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm as your reference point. 

 

Maths: We will be learning about money.  The children will learn why money is important and introduced to the coins (1p, 2p, 5p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2).  They will have lots of opportunities to recognise the coins within the games which will be part of the maths sessions.  There will also be links within Independent Learning so they can apply what they have learnt to their role play.

 

Reading:  This week’s book will be “Emily Brown and the Thing” by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton which links to our “What happens when I go to sleep?” theme for this half term.  It’s a story based around the classic theme of being scared of the dark. Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep . . . but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep?

 

Here are some useful documents to support you with phonics at home

Week beginning 14tNovember 2016

 

“Power for Good” – Anti-Bullying Week

This week is national Anti-Bullying Week which we regard as a very important date in our calendar.  At Earlswood we pride ourselves on our approach to ensuring that our school is a happy and harmonious place to be every day in the belief that with this as the foundation, children will flourish and learn.

The national theme this year is “Power for Good” and we are adopting it wholeheartedly.  The Reception children will learn how to recognise bullying and will be asked to reflect on how they can be a good friend and make school a better place for everyone.  The children will design their own superhero with a “Power for Good” and share their special power which will need to be something that helps to prevent bullying eg. kindness, helpfulness, politeness, tolerance, empathy, patience etc.  To end the week on Friday 18 November both adults and children will come dressed as their superhero.  Children can base their outfits on a dressing up costume or clothes they already have.  Remember: some superheroes spend most of their time in disguise eg. Clark Kent Superman), Peter Parker (Spiderman), so children do not need to look like a traditional superhero if they don’t want to.

Invitation to find out about Phonics –  Tuesday 15 November 2016 @ 2pm

If you missed our recent phonics evening please take this opportunity to find out how we teach phonics so that you can support your child at home.  There will be a chance for one lucky person to win a £30 Sainsbury’s voucher! A crèche will be available; if you wish to reserve a space, please advise the Infant office as soon as possible.

 

Warm Coats

Now that the weather is turning cooler, could we please ask that you ensure that your child wears a warm coat to school. Thank you.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics:  The children have adapted well to their new phonics groups and are enjoying learning with a mixture of children and adults from other classes. 

 

Some children are consolidating Phase 2 with the focus on sound (phoneme) recognition and practising the technical skills of blending and segmenting.

 

Some of the children have started Phase 3 and have been learning the letters j,v,w, and x.  This week they will be learning the phonemes/digraph y, z, qu, and high frequency words he and she.

 

For full details of the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes please continue to use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm as your reference point. 

 

Maths: We are linking our Maths learning this week with a book by Eric Carle (of The Very Hungry Caterpillar fame) called “Papa, please get the moon for me” and talking about height and comparison of height using the vocabulary of tall, taller and tallest, short, shorter and shortest.  

 

Reading:  We will be will starting a new story linked to our topic “How to catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers.  

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Week beginning 7 November 2016

It’s been wonderful to see the children return to school after the half term break rested and ready for the next stage of their Reception year.    

It’s been an exciting week as we have launched our new Topic “What happens when I go to sleep?” with a visit from Melanie and her mobile planetarium.  Please visit the Photo Albums section of our website to see what the experience was like for the children.  It has inspired a lot of talking, reading and writing about the sun, moon, stars and planet earth. Evidence of this can be seen through the work displayed in the classrooms and we are also capturing learning observations through the online journal Tapestry which we will be sharing with you in the coming weeks. The Journal will show you examples of independent and the adult led learning your child has been engaged in.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics:  The children will be splitting into groups tailored to their stage. We will be consolidating Phase 2 with the focus on sound (phoneme) recognition and practising the technical skills of blending and segmenting.

 

Blending is a skill used for reading.  At home, to develop this skill you can encourage your child to soundtalk a regular word like cat, sun, pin, jug and then blend those sounds together.

 

Segmenting is a skill used for writing.  At home if your child shows an interest in writing encourage them to say a word. Can they hear the first sound (initial sound), can they hear the next and then the final sound?

 

Please don’t worry if this doesn’t come easily at first.  For some children it comes naturally and for others it takes a little while for their ear to attune.  Practising is the key!

 

Some of the children are ready to move on to Phase 3 where they will learn the remainder of the single sounds (j,v,w,x,y,z) and then digraphs (two letters that make one sound) such as sh in shell, ch in chip etc.  For full details of the Phase 3 phonemes please continue to use http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm as your reference point.  At home, if your child has started to learn digraphs, when reading with them ask them to look for digraphs first before attempting to read the word.  This will help their fluency in reading and accelerate their progress.

 

 

Maths: This week’s focus is addition.  We will be finding the total number of items in two groups by counting all of the items to find out how many there are altogether.   

 

Reading:  We will be continuing with “Whatever Next!” by Jill Murphy.  The children have enjoyed transferring their knowledge of the text to making their own “Whatever Next” booklets.

 

 

 

In our Literacy sessions the children have been practising retelling the story and during this coming week will be thinking of their own ideas to change the story, perhaps with different characters and settings.

Week beginning 31st  October

 

The children have all settled really well this term; they have made new friendships through our topic ‘Do you want to be Friends?’. The children have enjoyed and explored many exciting texts such as: Fox makes Friends, The Enormous Pumpkin, The Kissing Hand, Lost and Found and The lion and the Mouse.  Through these texts the children have had opportunities to create a friend out of clay, make fruit kebabs for their friendship picnic, paint pumpkins and most of all acting and retelling the stories.

 

Thank you again for all the parents that kindly shared their job roles within our local community to our Reception children.

 

Our topic next term is ‘What happens when I fall asleep?’

 

To make this as enriching and rewarding an experience as possible, we have arranged a visit from Creative Space who will be wowing us with their mobile planetarium on 31st October 2016.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics:  we will be revising all the sounds of phase 2.

Help your child learn their phonic sounds through ‘Phonics play’ a fun website with lots of free resources and games.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm

 

Maths

We will be continuing to explore counting and comparing groups of objects and saying which group has fewer or more. We will also be ordering the groups of objects.

 

Reading

We will be reading ‘Whatever Next!’ by Gill Murphy.  This book tells the story of a bear who finds household objects and turns them into a helmet, space boots and a rocket so he can go to the moon. On the way he encounters an owl who joins him on his journey. They land on the moon and have a picnic but eventually get bored, and thus decide to go back home. When he arrives home his mother does not believe him.

 

HELP!

For our next topic we need lots of old tinsel and shiny decorations. Also we would be grateful if you could donate any dark blue, black or shiny fabric and wool. Please continue to bring in empty cereal boxes, clean empty yogurt pot, plastic container, kitchen paper rolls. ( no toilet paper rolls please).

 

Reminders

 

Uniform

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.

It would be very helpful if you could ensure that all uniform is named especially school jumpers.

 

Water bottle

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day with just water.

 

Spare  clothes

Despite our best efforts to remind them, sometimes during their transition into school children may become distracted and not quiet make it to the toilet in time.  So please could you provide a spare set of clothing to hang on their peg.

 

Thank you to all the parents for your continuous support.

 

Don’t forget to look at the school website for our settling in photos.

Week beginning 17th October

 

 

DON’T MISS FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL PHOTOS!

Inside issue dated Thursday 13th October and 20th October.

Surrey Mirror

www.surreymirror.co.uk

 

Friendship Picnic

The children had an amazing time at our friendship  picnic  to celebrate our topic.

 

Thank you

Reception would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Newman a midwife who came and spoke to the children about her role and also shared her equipment.

 

A huge thank you to Sergeant Ebbs for sharing your role in our community and also allowing the children to try your hat on and hand cuffing the teachers!

 

Have a look at our website for updated photos.

 

Help

We are collecting natural autumn resources such as: fir cones, conkers, leaves of all colours and acorns.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

Phonics: 

We will be learning the sounds  h,b,f,ff,l,ll,ss.  We will be learning no, I and go words with tricky parts.

Help your child learn their phonic sounds through ‘Phonics play’ a fun website with lots of free resources and games.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm

 

Maths

We will be exploring counting and learning about comparing groups of objects and saying which group has fewer or more.

 

Reading

We will be reading The Enormous Pumpkin.  This story is rewritten version of the story The Enormous Turnip.

 

News

Special visitors

We are going to be visited by a fireman who will even bring a fire engine. He will tell us all about his role as a firefighter.

 

 

Reminders

 

Wednesday 19th

We are looking forward to our Reception parents visiting our classroom.

 

Uniform

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.

It would be very helpful if you could ensure that all uniform is named especially school jumpers.

 

Water bottle

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day with just water.

 

Spare  clothes

Despite our best efforts to remind them, sometimes during their transition into school children may become distracted and not quiet make it to the toilet in time.  So please could you provide a spare set of clothing to hang on their peg.

 

Thank you to all the parents for your continuous support.

 

Don’t forget to look at the school website for our settling in photos.

Week beginning 10th October

 

Here is our learning for this week!

Phonics: 

We will be learning the sounds ck, e, u, r and the high frequency word ‘and’. We are also learning two words which have tricky parts ‘to’ and ‘the’.

Help your child learn their phonic sounds through ‘Phonics play’ a fun website with lots of free resources and games.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/HelpingMyChild.htm

 

Maths

We will be exploring counting and adding one more. The children will be introduced to a new maths resource ‘Numicon’.  Numicon is a multi-sensory mathematics teaching programme using visual Numicon images in a series of practical teaching activities.

Numicon can aid the children’s learning. It illustrates number bonds, addition and subtraction, place value, doubling and halving, estimation, division and multiplication.

For more details visit www.numicon.com      

Image result for numicon

 

 

 

Reading

We will be reading the story Fox Makes Friends  The story is about a bored fox cub who takes his mother's suggestion to "make friends" at face value, and constructs a companion out of an apple, sticks and other things he finds in the forest.  The children will also have the opportunity to use their imagination to create a friend using clay, sticks and other natural resources.

 

 

Music with Mr Scullin

This week in music the children have learned a new song called ‘Earlswood Autumn Song’.  Mr Scullin has been really impressed with the reception children’s enthusiasm and attitude towards singing.  Well done Reception!

 

News

 

Special visitors

We are going to be having special visitors next week to tell us about how they help people in the community.

 

Teddy Bears Picnic

Tuesday 11th October the children will be having a friendship picnic.  Please could each child bring a special friend (soft toy) into school.  The children will be having a normal lunch on that day and will be making fruit kebabs for the picnic.

 

Reminders

 

 Planetarium Experience

Next half term Reception’s theme will be “What happens when I fall asleep?”.  To make this as enriching and rewarding an experience as possible, we have arranged a visit from Creative Space who will be wowing us with their mobile planetarium on 31st October 2016.

The total cost for this visit will be £2.23 per child.  We would appreciate payment in full and would ask that you pay online using our convenient and secure system.   As this activity has been booked in advance we are not able to give refunds in the event of your child being unable to participate.  Please note that if we do not receive enough voluntary contributions we may not be able to run this event.  Please contact the school office if you have any concerns about paying.

If you have any queries please speak to your class teacher.

 

We would be grateful if you could complete and return the slip below by Friday 7th October 2016.

 

Uniform

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.

It would be very helpful if you could ensure that all uniform is named especially school jumpers.

 

Water bottle

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day with just water.

 

Spare  clothes

Despite our best efforts to remind them, sometimes during their transition into school children may become distracted and not quiet make it to the toilet in time.  So please could you provide a spare set of clothing to hang on their peg.

 

Thank you to all the parents for your continuous support.

 

Don’t forget to look at the school website for our settling in photos.

Week beginning 3rd October

 

Here is our learning for this week!

Phonics: 

We will be learning the sounds g, o, c k,

 

Maths

We will be exploring pattern.

 

Reading

We will be reading the story The Lion and the Mouse.

 

Please Help!

This term we are looking at people who help us in the community if you would like to come and talk to the children about your profession please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

Reminders

 

Reception:  Planetarium Experience

 

Next half term Reception’s theme  will be “What happens when I fall asleep?”.  To make this as enriching and rewarding an experience as possible, we have arranged a visit from Creative Space who will be wowing us with their mobile planetarium on 31st October 2016.

 

The total cost for this visit will be £2.23 per child.  We would appreciate payment in full and would ask that you pay online using our convenient and secure system.   As this activity has been booked in advance we are not able to give refunds in the event of your child being unable to participate.  Please note that if we do not receive enough voluntary contributions we may not be able to run this event.  Please contact the school office if you have any concerns about paying.

If you have any queries please speak to your class teacher.

 

We would be grateful if you could complete and return the slip below by Friday 7th October 2016.

 

 

Uniform

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.

It would be very helpful if you could ensure that all uniform is named especially school jumpers.

 

Water bottle

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day with just water.

 

Spare  clothes

Despite our best efforts to remind them, sometimes during their transition into school children may become distracted and not quiet make it to the toilet in time.  So please could you provide a spare set of clothing to hang on their peg.

 

Don’t forget to look at the school website for our settling in photos.

Picture 1

Week beginning 26th September 

 

Our topic this term is Do you want to be friends?  

Through this topic children will be learning about friendship, being kind and working together.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

 

Phonics: 

We will continue to learn the sounds ‘s,a,t,p,i,n, m,d’

 

Online phonics activities:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm                                          

Phonics Play

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-initial-sound-game-1.html            

Letters and Sounds

http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Catch-the-Fish-First-Letters-and-Sounds-1171   

TES

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Crickweb

 

Maths

We will be learning the 2D shapes square, rectangle, circle and triangle. We will also be learning the properties of the shapes.

 

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

 

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

 

Reading

We will be reading the story book Lost and Found.

 

Please Help!

This term we are looking at people who help us in the community if you would like to come and talk to the children about your profession please speak to your class teacher.

 

Wanted!

We are always keen to collect recyclable containers such as clean yoghut pots, small plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and foil for the children to use in the creative area. Also dried food, such as lentils and rice for creative play.

If you have any of the above or anything similar we would be really grateful, thank you.

 

Weekly reading books

This book is to support the communication between home and school and will be checked every day by the class teachers.

 

Please use this book to:

  • Record reading comments.
  • Record any other learning that your child does at home.

 

Please check your child’s book every day.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in this book. The teachers will also choose a specific book twice a week for your child, according to their reading stage. These books will be changed only on Monday and Thursday. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home. Children can also choose books from their classroom to take home every day.

We love our books at Earlswood so please take care of them. Damaged or lost books will be charged for by the school. If books are damaged or lost, please speak to your child’s class teacher and they will be able to issue you a letter to explain how you can pay for the book.

 

Reminders

Surrey Mirror

The Surrey Mirror will be visiting the school on Friday 30th September to take photos of the Reception children.  The office will have a list of children that will not take part in this.  Please ensure the children are in full school uniform.

Uniform

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.

It would be very helpful if you could ensure that all uniform is named especially school jumpers.

Water bottle

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day with just water.

Spare  clothes

Despite our best efforts to remind them, sometimes during their transition into school children may become distracted and not quiet make it to the toilet in time.  So please could you provide a spare set of clothing to hang on their peg.

 

Don’t forget to look at the school website for our settling in photos.

Week Beginning 19th September

 

We would like to welcome our final intake of the reception children.  The children have settled well and are beginning to make new relationships and friends.

 

Our topic this term is Do you want to be friends?  Through this topic children will be learning about friendship, being kind and working together.

 

Here is our learning for this week!

Phonics: 

We will be introducing the sounds ‘s,a,t,p,i,n’.

Online phonics activities:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm     

Phonics Play

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-initial-sound-game-1.html

Letters and Sounds

http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Catch-the-Fish-First-Letters-and-Sounds-1171   

TES

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Crickweb

 

Maths

We will be counting up to 20, matching objects to numerals to 5 and ordering numbers to 10.

Counting online activities

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

http://www.tvokids.com/games/countartt

 

Reading

We will be reading the story book The Kissing Hand.

 

Weekly reading books

This book is to support the communication between home and school and will be checked every day by the class teachers.

 

Please use this book to:

  • Record reading comments.
  • Record any other learning that your child does at home.

 

Please check your child’s book every day.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in this book. The teachers will also choose a specific book twice a week for your child, according to their reading stage. These books will be changed only on Monday and Thursday. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home. Children can also choose books from their classroom to take home every day.

We love our books at Earlswood so please take care of them. Damaged or lost books will be charged for by the school. If books are damaged or lost, please speak to your child’s class teacher and they will be able to issue you a letter to explain how you can pay for the book.

 

 

 

Reminders

Uniform

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.

It would be very helpful if you could ensure that all uniform is named especially school jumpers.

 

Hot weather 

 

During hot weather please ensure that you apply long lasting sun cream to your child before coming to school. Whilst we enjoy this lovely weather please make sure your child remembers a named sun hat and water bottle.

 

Water bottle

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day with just water.

 

Spare  clothes

Despite our best efforts to remind them, sometimes during their transition into school children may become distracted and not quiet make it to the toilet in time.  So please could you provide a spare set of clothing to hang on their peg.

 

Don’t forget to look at the school website for weekly updates.

Welcome to year Reception

 

 

The Reception team would like to welcome our  first intake of Reception children. The children have settled well and we are looking forward to our final intake on Monday.

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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