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Friday 17 November 2017

 

Thank you for supporting us by attending the Parents’ Consultation evenings that were held this week.   The partnership between us is fundamental to the children’s development and progress, so times like these where we have the opportunity to sit together and celebrate achievement and next steps are crucial.  We hope you found it beneficial.

 

If you have a child in Owl, Robin or Wren they may have made you aware that Green Watch from Salfords Fire Station were called away on an emergency during their visit on Tuesday!  Sorry if they came home that night filled with disappointment.  Below is a photo taken at the scene of the emergency - a fire caused by a tumble dryer!   Green Watch have kindly rearranged to visit next Wednesday afternoon to make sure that Owl, Robin and Wren classes don’t miss out.

 

 

Week commencing 20 November 2017

Maths

We will be using positional language to describe where objects are.  Vocabulary to practise at home:   in, on, under, over, behind, above, between, beside, next to.

Reading

We will be reading a range of stories based on the topic of dark and light and using ideas from this stories in our own stories at the writing table.

 

Phonics

Mrs Emery's group will be consolidating the Phase 2 sounds and tricky words.  They will be using the sounds they know to soundtalk and blend cvc words (simple three letter words).

 

Mrs Sweetman's and Ms Scott's group - will be practising segmenting cvc words.  Segmenting is the skill children need to be able to write words.  They will be encouraged to say the word and then identify the first, middle and last sound.

 

Mrs Buckland's and Mrs Stretton's group – will be learning trigraphs (three letters that make one sound)  – ear, air, ure and they tricky word “they”.

 

Mrs Bridges' group - will be learning the single sounds and digraphs (two letters that make one sound); j, v, w and x.  They will also be practising segmenting simple words.

 

Night Walk, Wednesday 29th November 2017

On Wednesday 29th November from 5.30-6.30pm children are invited to join us on a Night Walk at the Woodlands in the Junior School. If you have any queries about this special event please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Reception 

 

10.11.17

What a lovely week we have had. The children have really enjoyed sharing with us their experiences of fireworks, drawing pictures, painting and coming up with their own firework words.

 

Week Commencing 13th November 2017

This week we will be continuing to explore the topic of light and dark and in particular fire! On Tuesday we will be having a visit from a real fire fighter who will be explaining to the children what he does and what they should do if there was a fire. 

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

This week is also Anti Bullying week. On Monday Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying. During the week we will be discussing with the children through a story what bullying is and what they can do if they or someone they know is being bullied. 

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Night Walk, Wednesday 29th November 2017

On Wednesday 29th November from 5.30-6.30pm children are invited to join us on a Night Walk at the Woodlands in the Junior School. If you have any queries about this special event please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Maths

We will be beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting. Recording, using marks they can interpret and explain.

 

Reading

We will be reading a range of stories based on the topic of dark and light and using ideas from this stories in our own stories at the writing table. 

 

Phonics

Mrs Emery's group – will be consolidating the new sounds and tricky words they have been taught.

 

Mrs Sweetman's and Ms Scott's group - will be consolidating the sounds they have learnt especially focusing on 'b', 'd', u and 'll'. 

 

Mrs Buckland's and Mrs Stretton's group – will be learning the vowel digraphs (two sounds that make one sound); 'ur','ow' and 'oi' and reading the tricky word 'you'. 

 

Mrs Bridges' group - will be learning the single sounds and digraphs (two letters that make one sound); y, z, zz, qu.

 

Reminders:

 

Parents Consultation Evening

Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th November. 

 

We hope you have a lovely week.

 

The Reception Team

Reception 

 

3.11.17

We've had great first week back with the children. They are really enjoying our 'Don't be afraid of the dark!' topic and especially enjoying our dark areas and tent role plays. 

 

Week Commencing 6th November 2017

This week we will be focusing on fireworks, bonfires. Amongst others activities we will be doing firework pictures, crafts and movement activities.

 

Night Walk-29th November 2017

On the 29th November from 5.30-6.30pm children are invited to join us on a Night Walk at the Woodlands in the Junior School. If you any queries about this special event please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Maths

We will be focusing on combining amounts (adding). 

 

Reading

We will be looking at a range of firework poems. 

 

Phonics

Mrs Emery's group – will be consolidating the new sounds and tricky words they have been taught.

 

Mrs Sweetman's and Ms Scott's group - will be consolidating the new sounds, blending sounds and reading tricky words by sight. 

 

Mrs Buckland's and Mrs Stretton's group – will be learning the digraphs: oo, OO ar, or. 

 

Mrs Bridges' group - will be learning the sounds j,v,w,x.

 

Reminders:

 

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1.00 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

Your class teacher will be given a timetable detailing when the poppies will be sold in your class.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

We hope you have a lovely week.

 

The Reception Team

20.10.17

We've had great first half term with your children. See you in a week! Children start back at School on Monday 30th October 17 at normal time. See you then! 

 

Week Commencing 30th October 2017

As the nights draw in this half term our topic will be called ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark!’ We will be exploring light and dark, woodland and nocturnal animals, fireworks and the night sky.

 

Night Walk-29th November 2017

On the 29th November from 5.30-6.30pm children are invited to join us on a Night Walk at the Woodlands in the Junior School. If you any queries about this special event please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Maths

We will be focusing on practising our counting and comparing groups of objects saying if there is the same, more or less.

 

Reading

We will be looking at a range of stories based on the night time for example; ‘The Owl who's Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘The Very Noisy Night’.

 

Phonics

Mrs Emery's group – will be consolidating the new sounds and tricky words they have been taught.

 

Mrs Sweetman's and Ms Scott's group - will be consolidating the new sounds and tricky words they have been taught.

 

Mrs Buckland's and Mrs Stretton's group – will be learning vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa and the tricky words: was and my.

 

Mrs Bridges' group - will be learning vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa and the tricky words: was and my.

 

Up and coming events

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

We hope you have a lovely week.

 

The Reception Team

We've had another great and busy week in Reception! Only one more week to go before half term!

 

Week Commencing 16th October 2017

Maths

We will be focusing on 'more' and 'fewer' with a particular focus on 'one more' when counting.

Reading

We are reading our learning behaviour stories this week, these link to key behaviours that we are encouraging our children to show in their learning.

Self motivation (The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle)

Resilience (Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson)

Reflective (A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson)

Collaborative (The Enormous Turnip- Traditional Tale)

Confidence (Giraffes can't dance by Giles Andreae)

Independence (The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson)

 

Phonics

Mrs Emery's group – learning new sounds h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, and blending these sounds within words.  Learning to read the new tricky words: I, no, go

Mrs Buckland's and Mrs Stretton's group - learning the digrahs sh, ch, th, ng, blending and segmenting them in words and tricky words 'we, me, be'

Mrs Bridges' group - learning the digrahs sh, ch, th, ng, blending and segmenting them in words and tricky words 'we, me, be'

Mrs Sweetman's and Ms Scott's group - learning new sounds h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, and blending these sounds within words. Learning to read the new tricky words: I, no, go

 

Teddy Bears Picnic!

On Friday 20th October, we will be having a teddy bears picnic in our classes to celebrate how well the children have settled into life in Reception.  We ask that your child please bring in a teddy from home (not too large please!) and a piece of fruit; either a satsuma, apple or banana, so we can make tasty fruit kebabs to enjoy at our picnic.

Reception

The weeks are flying by - only two more weeks to go before half term!!

The children are really settling into daily life at Earlswood and it’s been wonderful to see new friendships blossoming. We are also delighted to see how well the children are engaging with the learning environment and with their phonics and maths sessions.

 

Week Commencing 9th October 2017

 

Maths

The children will be practising number recognition and counting groups of moveable objects accurately.

 

Reading

It’s the last week of sharing our stories about families and homes (Owl babies, Peace, at Last, Along came Eric and The tiger who came to Tea). The children are now getting really familiar with finding the front cover, back cover, and blurb, and explaining what an author and illustrator do. They have really impressed us with how they are applying their phonics learning to these sessions, helping the teachers decode some of the words.

 

Phonics

The children have adapted well to their new phonics groups which are continuing this week as follows:

Mrs Emery's group – ck e u r They will be practising blending and recognising the initial sound. Learning to read the new words: to, the

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton's group - segmenting and blending phase 2 sounds and introducing Phase 3 sounds y,z, qu and new tricky words he, she.

Mrs Bridges' group - segmenting and blending phase 2 sounds and introducing Phase 3 sounds Phase 3 sounds y,z, qu and new tricky words he, she.

Mrs Sweetman/Ms Scott's group - ck e u r and learning that two letters that make one sound is called a digraph. They will also be learning simple cvc words and the new words: to, the.

 

Individual and Sibling Photographs

The photographer will be in school on Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th October to take individual photos and the sibling photos will be taken on Saturday 14th October at 9.00am at the Infants.

 

Reception

We've had a super week, continuing to build friendships and getting to know each other in Reception. We've talked a lot about the rules we need to follow to stay safe and happy in school.

 

Week beginning 2.10.17

Maths

We will be continuing our learning about 2D shapes, and developing our knowlegde of 3D shapes.  We will be building using blocks, naming and describing the properties of the shapes we are using.

Reading

We will be sharing new stories about families and homes, to help us get to know different characters and settings. We've really enjoyed reading Owl babies, Peace, at Last, Along came Eric and The tiger who came to tea and making puppets and books to retell the stories.

Phonics

We have streamed our phonics groups depending on the children's prior knowledge and our initial assessments of sounds, below shows what each group wil be learning next week.

Mrs Emery's group - 'g' 'o' 'c' 'k' sounds and hearing initial sounds

Mrs Buckland/Mrs Stretton's group - segmenting and blending phase 2 sounds and introducing Phase 3 sounds 'j,v,w,x'

Mrs Bridges' group - segmenting and blending phase 2 sounds and introducing Phase 3 sounds 'j.v.w.x'

Mrs Sweetman/Ms Scott's group - 'g' 'o' 'c' 'k' and segmenting simple cvc words.

 

Remember the book fair next week...

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 4th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. The book fair will be coming to the Juniors in March next year. 

 

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 in the bottom hall everyday October 4th - 9th 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-booksl and start shopping!

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, 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.

 

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

 

The Literacy Team

 

Week beginning25.9.17

Independent Learning

The children have continued to develop and enjoy our home and ourselves activities, there has been a lot of junk modelling happening. Thankyou again for all the donations of materials for our junk modelling boxes. 

Next week we will be developing the topic through role playing different models of homes and families, and through our changing books of the week which feature different shapes of family and home. 

 

Phonics

Next week we will be beginning to learn the next set of single sounds (i, n, m, d) and practising blending and segmenting those sounds along with last weeks (s, a, t, p) to read words.

 

Maths

Next week we will be introducing shape and the different properties of shapes. 

 

Reading

Please bring book bags and books everyday as your child's reading book will be changed during the week.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Reception Team

 

 

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Week beginning 11th September 2017

It was lovely to spend our first two days with the new Finch, Robin, Owl and Wren children and we are very proud of the way they settled in. Monday will be the first day that we are all in at the same time and we start our exciting journey together!

 

In order to help us ensure your children return at the end of the day with all their possessions please could you ensure that all their items of clothing and other items such as water bottles, rucksacks, and book bags are clearly named, especially cardigans and jumpers.

 

Here are some other important things to remember:

  • the classroom doors open at 8.30am and the register is taken at 8.50am. If you arrive after this time please could you take your child straight to the office to sign in.

  • children to bring a water bottle every day (water only please, no juice or squash).

  • a book bag for children to take their work and reading books home in.

  • a coat every day, as our weather is so unpredictable.

  • a pair of wellies (named) to be left at school on the welly rack outside your child’s classroom.

  • life in a Reception classroom is very exciting and children often realise that they need the toilet too late. Therefore spare underwear, jogging bottoms and socks in a marked carrier bag on their peg would be really useful.

  • children should be collected from their classroom at 3pm.

 

On Monday we will be issuing your child with a home/school contact book. This will have the dual purpose of recording the reading that you do together at home, and also a means of communicating any important information to us. The book will be checked every day and signed by a teacher to show that it has been done. Also tucked inside the contact book will be your child’s first reading book. We hope you enjoy sharing it with them. At the beginning you will be doing most of the work but as the year progresses this will shift to your child being able to take more ownership of the process.

 

If you would like to find out more about how you can support your child at home with their learning we would really encourage you to join us on Thursday evening for the information evening (details below).

 

We look forward to welcoming you all again on Monday.

Thank you.

The Reception Team

Week beginning 11th September

Week beginning 11th September  1

Hello brand new Robins, Wrens, Owls and Finches!

We are all really excited to be welcoming you tomorrow!!!!

If you will be here in the morning, please come to your classroom door at 8-45am, say goodbye to your adult with a big kiss and a hug, then come on in!!!

School will finish for you at 11-30am, please ask your adult to collect you from the classroom door.

 

If you will be here in the afternoon, please come to your classroom door at 12-15pm, say goodbye to your adult with a big kiss and a hug, then come on in!!!

School will finish for you at 3-00pm, please ask your adult to collect you from the classroom door.

Remember your water bottle and book bag!

See you tomorrow!

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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