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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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