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5th April 2019

A very big congratulations to our collaborative learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Archie

Grace k

Lizzy

Milly

Nathan

Annie

Charlotte

Dalia

Harvey

Kayla

Oliver

Edwin

Hugh

Leo W

Owen H

Poppy

Alice

Dylan

Leo

Thomas

Trey

 

4th April 2019

 

What a fantastic busy Spring term we’ve had! We hope you all have a lovely Easter break!

 

Just to let you know that unfortunately we have been struggling with internet issues and as such have not been able to upload many observations to Tapestry.

 

Week Commencing 22nd April 2019

 

We look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday 23rd April. Next half term our theme is ‘Where do I live?’

 

Reading

We will be thinking about how chicks hatch from eggs. We will be receiving our very own eggs to observe hatching!

 

Maths

We will be practising saying what is one less than a given number. We will then be subtracting more than one from an amount.

 

 

Phonics

 

 

After the Easter break (week commencing 22nd April) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Looking at phase 3 consonant digraphs (sh, ch, th)

Mrs Bridges

Alternative vowel sounds (phase 5)

Miss Case-Green

Looking at phase 3 consonant digraphs (sh, ch, th)

Mrs May

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Looking at consonant clusters (phase 4)

Ms Slade

Continuing to consolidate all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Consolidating our phase 3 digraphs (air, ear, ure)

Mrs Sweetman

Consolidating our phase 3 digraphs (air, ear, ure)

Miss Whicher

Looking at consonant clusters (phase 4)

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29th March 2019

A very big congratulations to our reflective learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Elsie

Jack

Poppy

Samuel

Savya

Names to follow

Kayal

Jonah

Felami

Ariana

Evie

Hollie

Harvey

Mimi

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

 

 

Next week (week commencing 1st April) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Reading captions using phase 2 sounds and matching to the correct picture

Mrs Bridges

Alternative vowel sounds (phase 5)

Miss Case-Green

Reading captions using phase 2 sounds and matching to the correct picture

Mrs May

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Consolidating adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Ms Slade

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Continuing to consolidate all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Sweetman

Continuing to consolidate all phase 3 digraphs

Miss Whicher

Consolidating adjacent consonants (phase 4)

 

28th March 2019

 

Art Week has been great fun! The children have enjoyed learning about our chosen artist Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti. (Each year group have been considering a different artist). Every child have made their own sculpture and together Wrens and Robins, and Owls and Finches have made a large sculpture. The children have also enjoyed creating a community art project. There’s such a lot to see – it’ll all be displayed during the Open Classroom at 3.30pm on Tuesday 2nd April.

 

 

Week Commencing 1st April 2019

 

Reminders and notices

  • We’re very excited for our trip to the British Wildlife Centre! Your child will need to bring a water bottle, packed lunch, waterproof coat and sun hat with them in a named backpack. Please apply sun cream to your child before bringing them to school.
  • A polite uniform reminder – please ensure your child is wearing black trainers, ideally with Velcro fastenings to encourage your child’s independence. Also, the children are able to wear leggings or shorts into the Summer Term. Keep dresses for Year One please – due to the physical nature of our curriculum.

 

Reading

We will be writing recounts based on our trip!

 

Maths

We will be continuing to think about 3D shapes.

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22nd March 2019

A very big congratulations to our independent and collaborative learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Amira

Billy

Riley

Scarlett

Sienna

 

Ellie

Poppy

Sasha

Uddy

Phoebe

Scarlett

Annabel

Greta

Aadarsh

Hollie

Sophia

Sujith

Zayan

 

 

 

 

Phonics

 

 

Next week (week commencing 25th March) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending our phase 2 sounds and new sound z

Mrs Bridges

Learning split digraphs (phase 5)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating phase 2 and new sounds j v w y

Mrs May

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Considering adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Ms Slade

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs (focussing on oi er ar)

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Sweetman

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Miss Whicher

Considering adjacent consonants (phase 4)

21.03.19

 

We’ve had another great week considering non-fiction (information) writing. We’ve explored carrots, peppers, onions and peas! In maths, we have begun thinking about addition.

 

We’ve been continuing to think about keeping healthy and growing up. We had a lovely time on Tuesday, meeting some younger children. Thank you to Hannah, Elsie’s Mum for bringing in baby Cleo. Thank you also to Lee, Lilly’s Dad, for bringing in baby Joseph. Finally, thank you to Nanny Sue for bringing in toddler Lily (Mrs Stretton’s granddaughter!)

 

We really enjoyed hearing from Anna, Vhari’s Mum, today. Thank you for telling us all about your job as a doctor and how our bodies work!

 

 

Week Commencing 25th March 2019

 

Reminders and notices

  • If you are a medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse…) and you’d like to come in and speak to the children about your job, please do let us know! We would love to hear from you as we’re thinking about keeping ourselves healthy this half term.
  • Please can you ensure your child always brings a named water bottle to school with them.

 

Next week we will be enjoying art week – focussing on Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

 

Reading

We will be thinking about making and naming our own sculptures.

 

Maths

We will be continuing to think about addition.

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15th March 2019

A very big congratulations to our resilient learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Emma

Grace R

Musa

Rex

Taran

 

Florence

Sai

William

 

Laurie

Lilly

Luke

Owen H

Aiden

Aqsa

Freddie

Grace

Leo

 

 

 

Phonics

 

 

Next week (week commencing 18th March) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending our phase 2 sounds and new sound y

Mrs Bridges

Consolidating our new graphemes wh ph ew oe au ey (phase 5)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating s a t p i

Mrs May

Practising our sounds ow oi

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Considering adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Learning about vowels and consonants

Ms Slade

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Sweetman

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Miss Whicher

Considering adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Learning about vowels and consonants

 

14.03.19

 

We’ve had a great week considering non-fiction (information) writing based on different fruits. In maths, we have continued thinking about sharing.

We are looking forward to Red Nose Day tomorrow – where your child is invited to wear red and a suggested £1 donation.

A big thank you to Jane, Liberty’s Mum, for coming into school today. The children really enjoyed hearing all about her job as a physiotherapist! 

 

Week Commencing 18th March 2019

 

Reminders and notices

  • Please could you continue to bring in any packaging (such as cereal boxes, egg boxes, milk cartons etc) to use in our supermarket role play!
  • If you are a medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse…) and you’d like to come in and speak to the children about your job, please do let us know! We would love to hear from you as we’re thinking about keeping ourselves healthy this half term.
  • Please can you ensure your child always brings a named water bottle to school with them.

 

Reading

We will be continuing to think about non-fiction writing, focusing on different vegetables.

 

Maths

We are beginning to think about addition.

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8th March 2019

A very big congratulations to our confident learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Brandon

Efa

George

Joseph

Sienna

Carla

Libby

Sophia

William

Abyan

Akshaj

Maddie

Raul

Ruby-Rose

 

Alja

Ariana

Evie

Hollie

Nia

 

 

 

 

Phonics

Next week (week commencing 11th March) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending our phase 2 sounds and new sound x

Mrs Bridges

New graphemes wh ph ew oe au ey (phase 5)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating s a t p i n

Mrs May

Practising our sounds or ur

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Considering adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Ms Slade

Trigraphs igh air ear ure

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Sweetman

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Miss Whicher

Considering adjacent consonants (phase 4)

 

07.03.19

 

We’ve enjoyed reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar this week. In maths, we have continued thinking about halving and sharing between two. We have loved seeing everyone dressed up as their favourite book characters today! We’ve had lots of fun sharing stories with children in year 2 and learning Mr Scullin’s new book song!

 

Week Commencing 11th March 2019

Reminders and notices

  • Please could you bring in any packaging (such as cereal boxes, egg boxes, milk cartons etc) to use in our supermarket role play!
  • If you are a medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse…) and you’d like to come in and speak to the children about your job, please do let us know! We would love to hear from you as we’re thinking about keeping ourselves healthy this half term.
  • Please can you ensure your child always brings a named water bottle to school with them.
  • Next Friday (15th March) is Red Nose Day. We are asking all children and staff to bring a contribution of £1 please. ‘Get set to go red’ and wear something red to school too!

 

Reading

We will be learning facts about fruits – thinking about a different fruit each day!  

 

Maths

We will be learning to share between 3 and 4.  

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1st March 2019

A very big congratulations to our motivated learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Amira

Dylan

Isobel

Pippa

Theo

 

Alfie

Kiaan

Kurt

Oliver

Oscar

 

Arlo

Aziza

Evie

Noel

Owen W

Aadarsh

Reggie

Sophia

Sujith

Zayan

28.02.19

Welcome back!

 

We’ve had a wonderful first week back to the second half of our Spring term. We’ve enjoyed making salad sandwiches – after reading Sam’s Sandwich. In maths, we have thought about halving – fruit and vegetables, quantities of counters, pizza.

 

 

Week Commencing 4th March 2019

Reminders and notices

  • If you are a medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse…) and you’d like to come in and speak to the children about your job, please do let us know! We would love to hear from you as we’re thinking about keeping ourselves healthy this half term.
  • Please can you ensure your child always brings a named water bottle to school with them.

 

  • Next Thursday (7th March) we will be celebrating World Book Day. Your child can come dressed as their favourite book character (they could even bring in the book they are from).
  • Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day. We are asking all children and staff to bring a contribution of £1 please. ‘Get set to go red’ and wear something red to school too!

 

Reading

We will be doing lots of learning based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  

 

Maths

We will be continuing to think about halving and more examples of sharing.

Phonics

Next week (week commencing 4th March) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending our phase 2 sounds and new sound y

Mrs Bridges

Consolidating adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating phase 2 phonemes

Mrs May

Practising our sounds oa oo

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Beginning to think about adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Ms Slade

Consolidating some phase 3 digraphs and new sounds ow oi

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs using captions and two-syllable words

Mrs Sweetman

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Miss Whicher

Beginning to think about adjacent consonants (phase 4)

14.02.19

 

We’ve been doing lots of learning based on the story Guess I Much I Love You and have enjoyed thinking about the people who are important to us and why.  

 

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A very big congratulations to our reflective learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Archie

Grace K

Milly

Nathan

Annie

Eve

Kayla

Sai

Sasha

Akshaj

Amber

Luke

Raul

Ruby Rose

Aadarsh

Alice

Arnie

Sophia

Sophie

Sujith

Thomas

 

 

Week Commencing 25th February 2019

 

Notices and reminders

  • If you are a medical professional (doctor, dentist, nurse…) and you’d like to come in and speak to the children about your job, please do let us know! We will be thinking about keeping ourselves healthy next half term!
  • Please could you return your blue form for our upcoming trip to the Wildlife Centre.

 

Reading

We will be enjoying the story Sam’s Sandwich.

 

Maths

We will be thinking about halving.

 

Have a lovely half term and see you soon for the second half of the Spring term!

07.02.19

 

We’ve enjoyed retelling the story of Goldilocks this week. In maths, we have been continuing to think about comparing objects by size. (Which of the bear’s bowls was the biggest? Which bear had the smallest chair?) We have also begun to practise counting in 2s and thought about symmetry.  

 

 

Week Commencing 11th February 2019

 

Reminders

Please could you return your blue form for our upcoming trip to the Wildlife Centre as soon as you can.

 

Reading

Next week we will doing lots of learning based on the story Guess I Much I Love You. We will be thinking about the people who are important to us and why.  

 

Maths

We will continuing to think about symmetry and will use this to help us learn about doubling.  

 

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8th February 2019

A very big congratulations to our independent learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Elsie

Emma

George

Jack

Rex

Carla

Charlotte

Libby

Liberty

Arlo

Edwin

Jonah

Noel

Alvin

Bryony

Deon

Hollie

Judith

Phonics

 

Next week (week commencing 11th February) in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending our phase 2 sounds and new sound w

Mrs Bridges

Consolidating adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating s a t p i

Mrs May

Practising our sounds ai ee

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Ms Slade

New sounds igh oa

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Practising new sounds ear air ure

Mrs Sweetman

Practising new sounds ear air ure

 

Miss Whicher

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

 

 

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A very big congratulations to our collaborative learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Amira

Brandon

Grace R

Harry

Poppy

 

Adam

James

Kiaan

Oscar

Uditaeh

Aziza

Hugh

Leo

Owen H

Zainab

Aidan

Ariana

Evie

Nia

Yousaf

 

Phonics

 

Next week in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending our phase 2 sounds and new sound v

Mrs Bridges

Consolidating adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating s a t p i

Mrs May

Practising our sounds th ng

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Ms Slade

New sounds ai ee ng

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Mrs Sweetman

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Miss Whicher

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

31.01.19

 

We’ve enjoyed another week of baking – gingerbread men and cheese straws! We are really confident using our ordering words - first, next, after that and finally. In maths, we have been learning to count on – we know we don’t always have to start at one!

 

 

Week Commencing 4th February 2019

 

Reminders

Please could you return your blue form for our upcoming trip to the Wildlife Centre as soon as you can.

 

Reading

Next week we will be reading and retelling the Traditional Tale of Goldilocks.

 

Maths

We will be doing lots of maths to do with Goldilocks – comparing size and capacity, as well as thinking about our ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd).

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A very big congratulations to our resilient learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Isobel

Lizzy

Pippa

Samuel

Sienna

Alfie

Dalia

Kurt

Oliver

Sophia

Abyan

Evie

Greta

Owen W

Summer-Mai

Alja

Harvey

Mimi

Nahid

Reggie

24.01.19

 

We’ve been doing lots of learning based on our new Traditional Tale this week – The Three Little Pigs or The Gingerbread Man. We have also been practising ordering objects from smallest to largest as well as finding different ways to measure using non-standard measurement (like cubes, numicon, straws and blocks!)

 

 

Week Commencing 28th January 2019

 

Reminders

Please could you ensure your child’s jumper is named as there has been some confusion (especially when they have needed to remove them for our Climbing Zone sessions).

 

Reading

Next week we will be baking using a new recipe linked to our story – either cheese straws or gingerbread men. We will be following and writing our own recipe using the key words: first, next, after that and finally.

 

Maths

We will be continuing to think about measure – using standard measurement to follow our recipes (like grams and teaspoons).

Phonics

Next week in our phonics sessions, your child will be focussing on:

Mrs Boittiaux

Practising blending phase 2 sounds and a new sound j

Mrs Bridges

Adjacent consonants (phase 4)

Miss Case-Green

Consolidating s a t p i n m d g o c k ck

Mrs May

Practising our sounds sc ch

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Ms Slade

Revisiting our new sounds sh ch th and ng

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

New sounds oo/oo, ar and or

Mrs Sweetman

New sounds oo/oo, ar and or

Miss Whicher

Consolidating all phase 3 digraphs

Picture 1

A very big congratulations to our confident learners this week!

Finch

Owl

Robin

Wren

Anay

Dylan

Riley

Theo

Savya

Florence

Liberty

Poppy

Scarlett

Vhari

Kayal

Lilly

Phoebe

Scarlett

Sam

Alvin

Freddie

Isla

Trey

Zayan

17.01.19

 

We’ve had a busy week in Reception doing lots of baking linked to our learning of The Three Little Pigs and Gingerbread Man! Robin class enjoyed their library trip and the children have been keen to take part in another climbing zone.

 

Week Commencing 21st January 2019

 

Reminders

Unfortunately some children have been unable to join in with climbing zone as they have been wearing earrings. Please do remember to take your childrens earrings out before school on Wednesdays and Thursdays before these sessions.

 

Reading

Tomorrow we will be celebrating our learning of our traditional tales, by telling the story (and actions!) our class has learnt to the other Reception classes. We will then be ready to learn the story ourselves and enjoy using actions to retell it to you!

 

Maths

We will be thinking about measure next week in maths. How far did the gingerbread man have to run? Which pig built the biggest house!?

 

Phonics

 

Mrs Boittiaux

Blending using our phase 2 sounds

Mrs Bridges

Adjacent consonants (Phase 4)

Miss Case-Green

Using g o c k ck

Mrs May

Segmenting using our new sounds sh ch th and ng

Mrs Skitt/Mrs Emery

Phase 3 trigraphs

Ms Slade

Revisiting our new sounds sh ch th and ng

Mrs Stretton/ Mrs Tassell

Reading and writing words using our new sounds ai ee igh and oa.

Mrs Sweetman

Reading and writing words using our new sounds ai ee igh and oa.

Miss Whicher

Phase 3 trigraphs

 

 

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Breck’s Story

Tuesday 5th February 2018, 6.30pm

Junior School Hall

 

Guest speaker, Téa Staegemann  , will be talking about how Breck’s life ended when he met up with a man who he had first spoken to online.

 

Téa will offer advice for parents to support your family online.

 

If you would like to attend, please ask the school office for a form.

10.01.19

 

We’ve continued thinking about traditional tales this week – The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man.

 

Week Commencing 14th January 2019

 

Reminders

We have enjoyed Climbing Zone again this week! Please remember to take your childrens earrings out before school on Wednesdays and Thursdays before these sessions.

 

We’ve had a wonderful time on our class trips to Redhill Library this week. Robin class are looking forward to theirs next week! All children will need a named waterproof coat and be wearing their full school uniform. This trip will take place within school hours, with the children returning to lunch as normal at school.

 

 

Reading

We will be getting into baking next week – with children following recipes to make gingerbread men and cheese straws. We will be using our actions for key words (firstly, next, after that, finally) to order our learning.

 

Maths

We will be developing our counting skills, focussing on 15-20.

03.01.19

 

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all enjoyed a lovely Christmas break.

We’ve started thinking about traditional tales this week – The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man.

 

Week Commencing 7th January 2019

 

Reminders

Please remember to take your childrens earrings out before school on Wednesdays and Thursdays as we have begun our Climbing Zone afternoons!

 

We’re looking forward to our class trips to Redhill Library over the coming two weeks, where the children will enjoy sharing their knowledge of traditional tales. All children will need a named waterproof coat and be wearing their full school uniform. This trip will take place within school hours, with the children returning to lunch as normal at school.

 

 

Reading

We will be continuing to enjoy learning our traditional tales through Talk for Writing, drama and even some baking!

 

Maths

We will be focusing on our counting skills advancing to 15.

 

Junk Modelling Materials

Please keep the clean junk modelling materials coming in (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc). We would especially like cardboard boxes (not too big) so that the children can wrap them in the wrapping paper they will be printing. These will then be used in our role play activities. Many thanks.

14.12.18

What a lovely full week of school we have had! With our wonderful sing a-longs, our yummy Christmas dinner and a very special visitor (Ho Ho Ho!)

 

Week Commencing 17th December 2018

 

Reminders

Remember our Christmas Carole Service at St Johns Church at 18.30pm. All are welcome!

 

On Tuesday children will be taking home all their lovely Christmas crafts.

 

We will be collecting in reading books next week, please continue to enjoy stories at home and record these in their reading diaries.

 

Reading

The children will be reading the story 'Jesus Christmas Party'.

 

Maths

We will be continuing to focus on ordinal numbers, for example 'first, second, third, fourth, fifth' etc!

  

Junk Modelling Materials

Please keep the clean junk modelling materials coming in (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc).  We would especially like cardboard boxes (not too big) so that the children can wrap them in the wrapping paper they will be printing.  These will then be used in our role play activities.  Many thanks.

 

Have a great last few days!

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7.12.18

We've had a lovely week immersing ourselves in the joy of Christmas! Wrapping presents, learning the Nativity story and talking about why Christians celebrate Christmas.

 

Week Commencing 10th December 2018

Remember our Christmas singalong next week on Tuesday 11th December...

Wren and Robin at 9.15-9.45am

Finch and Owl at 10.00-10.30am

 

Reading

The children will be reading and writing Christmas lists and letters to Father Christmas!

 

Maths

We will be focusing on ordinal number, using the language 'first, second, third, fourth, fifth' etc!

  

Junk Modelling Materials

Please keep the clean junk modelling materials coming in (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc).  We would especially like cardboard boxes (not too big) so that the children can wrap them in the wrapping paper they will be printing.  These will then be used in our role play activities.  Many thanks.

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30.11.18

We've enjoyed learning about the eight plants in the solar system in our non fiction week. Many of the children have demonstrated lots of their existing knowledge about space and have enjoyed developing this further.   

 

Thank you so much to the families who came to join us for Christmas making morning.  It was lovely to welcome you into our classrooms and great to have your help making them look festive.

 

Week Commencing 3 December 2018

As Christmas has now been well and truly launched with our making morning on Friday, this week the children's learning will be based around the nativity and all things Christmas. 

 

Reading

The children will be learning the nativity story which will be delivered in our "Talk for Writing" style, so that the children will be able to retell the story independently using actions and story maps to help them. 

 

Maths

We will be further exploring the concept of less by taking away objects and then finding out what is left. 

  

Junk Modelling Materials

Please keep the clean junk modelling materials coming in (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc).  We would especially like cardboard boxes (not too big) so that the children can wrap them in the wrapping paper they will be printing.  These will then be used in our role play activities.  Many thanks.

23.11.18

We've had a wonderful week learning the story 'Whatever Next and taking regular trips to the moon! The children have especially enjoyed making their own moonscapes at the creative table.

 

Week Commencing 26th November 2018

This week the children's learning will be based around space and the planets, using the non-fiction text 'Planets'.

 

Reading

The children will be learning about the features of a non fiction text and finding out facts about space and planets.

 

Maths

We will be exploring the concept of less, and using the vocabulary of fewer, fewest and less heavy when comparing different amounts.

  

Junk Modelling Materials

Please keep the clean junk modelling materials coming in (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc). Many thanks!

 

Friday 30th November 9.30-11.00

You are all welcome to attend our Christmas Making Morning.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY..

Christmas singalong - Tuesday 11th December

Robin and Wren - 9.15-9.45

Finch and Owl - 10.00- 10.30

 

Have a fantastic weekend

Thank you,

The Reception Team

09.11.18

We are very lucky to have a woodland area at our Junior site and this week we have made good use of it to support our learning about day and night animals. Thank you to all the families that paid a visit to the woods at night time, and to the parents that helped us on our trip back the day after during the day time. The children were really excited by the whole experience and so were we!

Week Commencing 12th November 2018

This week the children's learning will be based around making a witch’s potion.

Reading

The children will be learning a story based around the format of “Dear Zoo” entitled “Dear Witch”. The witch will send exotic ingredients like eyeballs, frogs and slime!

Maths

We will be exploring the concept of “more” in relation to comparing groups of objects and adding one more to a given number up to 10.

Anti-Bullying Week

Having launched the week by wearing blue on Friday 9th November, the children will be learning what bullying means, how it affects us, and what they can do to help themselves or others.

Children in Need

On Friday 16th November the children are invited to come to school in something spotty to support Children in Need. A suggested donation of £1 would be gratefully received.

Junk Modelling Materials

Please keep the clean junk modelling materials coming in (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc). Many thanks!

Have a fantastic week!

Thank you,

The Reception Team

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02.11.18

We have had a great 'spooky' week! The children have loved our spider theme and they have made lots of lovely creations and innovated the rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'.  Please see our photo Album.

 

Week Commencing 5th November 2018

This week the children's learning will be based on day and night animals in preparation for our visit to the Junior Woodlands on Wednesday and Thursday. Children will also be exploring the songs and sights of fireworks!  

 

Night Time Woodland Adventure!

Reception children, parents and carers will have the opportunity to take part in a night time woodland adventure on Wednesday 7th November between 5.30pm-6.30pm at the junior site. Please remember to wrap up warm and bring a torch! Please see letter for further details.

 

Day Time Woodland Adventure!

Reception children will be visiting the Woodlands on Thursday 8th November AM only. In order for this visit to take place, we will require some parent/career volunteers to join us on the visit. If you would like to volunteer please speak to your child's class teacher. On this day please remember to bring wellies!

 

Reading

We will be finding out about night time and day time animals. On Friday we will be starting to write a recount of our trip to the woodlands.

 

Number

We will be exploring numbers to 10. We will be practising our counting and starting to focus on one more than between the numerals 0-10.

 

Science Week

As it is science week and the children are going on a night walk, we will be exploring materials which reflect. Children will have an opportunity to make their own reflective garment/s to take with them to the Night Time Woodland Adventure.

 

Wear Blue for Anti Bullying

To show that we are supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and CHOOSE RESPECT we would like all children and staff to wear something blue on Friday 9th November. Please see letter for further details.

 

Junk Modelling Materials

Please can you keep bringing in any clean junk modelling materials that you would normally recycle (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc) for the children to use during independent learning. At this time of year we would especially appreciate cardboard rolls and bottles so the children can make fireworks and rockets.

Many thanks!

 

Have a fantastic week!

 

Thank you

19.10.18

Hope you have a lovely half term.

 

Week Commencing 29th October 2018

This week the children will be exploring the rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider'. Children will be acting out the story using actions. On Friday children will innovate the story by selecting a different small creature i.e. an ant, a fly etc.

 

In Maths we will be exploring the 'eightness of eight' e.g. where does number 8 appear on the number line? What number comes before it/after it? What does 8 objects look like? What does the numeral look like? what does the word eight look like? etc...

 

Please can you keep bringing in any clean junk modelling materials that you would normally recycle (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc) for the children to use during independent learning.

Many thanks!

 

Have a fantastic week!

 

Thank you

12.10.18

We've had another great week at school! 

 

Week Commencing 15th October 2018

Where has this first half term gone!? The children have all settled wonderfully into school life. We hope you have a lovely half term week. Just a quick reminder that children break up for half term on Thursday at normal time. 

 

Teddy Bears Picnic-Thursday 18th October

In Reading this week we are going to be planning a Teddy Bears Picnic. On Thursday children will have the opportunity to make their own ham or jam sandwich for the Teddy Bears Picnic. We are also encouraging children to bring to the picnic their favourite cuddly toy from home. Stickers about this event will be going into the children's Reading Record books today (Friday 12th October). If you have any questions about the picnic please speak to your child's class teacher. 

 

In Maths we will be practising our counting using 1:1 correspondence, this means touching or moving each object so we know we have counted it.

 

Please can you bring in any clean junk modelling materials that you would normally recycle (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc) for the children to use during independent learning, our supplies are very low! Many thanks!

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Thank you

5.10.18

We've had another great week at school! 

 

Week Commencing 8th October 2018

Next week we will be continuing to explore stories about families and continuing to encourage children to talk about their families.

 

In Reading this week Owl and Finch are reading 'Peace at last' and Wren and Robin are reading 'Owl babies', we will be immersing ourselves in the story through role play and drama, and making props for the stories!

 

In Maths we will be continuing to talk about the properties of 2D shapes in particular corners and sides. 

 

Please can you bring in any clean junk modelling materials that you would normally recycle (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc) for the children to use during independent learning, our supplies are very low! Many thanks!

 

Children's Photo's

On Wednesday children will be having their individual photographs at school. 

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Thank you

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27.9.18

We've had another great week at school! We've

 

Week Commencing 1st October 2018

Next week we will be continuing to explore stories about families and continuing to encourage children to talk about their families.

 

In Reading this week Wren and Robin are reading 'Peace at last' and Finch and Owl are reading 'Owl babies', we will be immersing ourselves in the story through role play and drama, and making props for the stories!

 

In Maths we will be exploring more 2D shapes, learning their names and describing them by their properties and using them to make pictures and patterns.

 

Please can you bring in any clean junk modelling materials that you would normally recycle (boxes, tubes, yoghurt pots etc) for the children to use during independent learning, our supplies are very low! Many thanks!

 

Phonics Evening Information - In case you couldn't make the presentation here is all the information for you to have a look at at home!

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Thank you

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20.9.18

What a great second week we've had! The children have enjoyed the stories we've been reading and have continued to settle into school life and make new friends.

 

Week Commencing 24th September 2018

Next week we will be continuing to explore stories about families and continuing to encourage children to talk about their families. Thank you for the lovely photos you've sent in of your children and their families, the children have loved talking about them to us and their friends.

 

In Reading this week we are swapping texts about families. Owl and Finch will be exploring 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and Robin and Wren 'Along Came Eric'.

 

During Independent Learning some of the learning opportunities on offer will support the children's learning and interests in the above texts. For example in Finch children will be creating their own Tiger at the creative table whereas in Robin children will have the chance to bath, dress and feed babies in the water and role play areas. 

 

In Maths we will be exploring 2D shapes, learning their names and describing them by their properties and using them to make pictures and patterns.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Thank you

 

Phonics Information Evening

Thursday 20st September 2018

2pm or 7.00pm @Infants school hall

Come and find out how we teach reading and spelling at Earlswood. We will also discuss the phonics screening process. Particularly helpful for Reception and Year 1 parents but all are welcome!

Welcome to Reception

Check our page each week to see what we will be learning.

14.9.18

Week 2 - What a great first week! The children have continued to settle into their classes wonderfully. This week children have been learning about routines and how to play safely and enjoy what Reception has to offer. 

 

Week Commencing 17th September 2018

Next week we will be exploring stories about families and continuing to encourage children to talk about their families. Please remember to bring in a photo of your child with their family for them to talk about. 

 

In Reading this week we are looking at two texts about families. Wren and Robin will be exploring 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and Owl and Finch 'Along Came Eric'.

 

During Independent Learning some of the learning opportunities on offer will support the children's learning and interests in the above texts. For example in Wren children will be creating their own Tiger at the creative table whereas in Owl children will have the chance to bath, dress and feed babies in the water and role play areas. 

 

In maths children will be practising and developing their counting strategies and in particular objects that can't be moved! Children will be using their looking eyes and playing a number version of the game 'eye spy'!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

If you ever have any questions or queries please speak to your child's class teacher.

 

Thank you

 

The Reception Team 

 

Welcome to Reception!

Check our page each week to see what we will be learning.

 

Week 1 - What a fantastic start! The children have had their first sessions at school and settled into their classes wonderfully. Each week we will update this page to let you know what we have been up to in our learning and the events and curriculum coming up in the following week. 

 

Week Commencing 10th September 2018

Next week we will be exploring the routines and activities of school life; finding their way around, using the resources independently and learning in a safe and healthy way.

 

Task for next week!

Please bring in a photo of your child with their family for them to talk about, as we develop our knowledge of families and relationships.

 

If you have any questions or queries please speak to your child's class teacher.

 

The Reception Team 

 

 

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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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