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Friday 17th July

 

The children had great fun taking part in Beach day, enjoying an ice cream in the afternoon and a variety of activities throughout the day.

 

We would all like to say thank you for your support over the year and hope you have a wonderful Summer.

 

 

 

Monday 20th July the Summer assemblies will take place - Robin & Wren 1:45

                                                                                          Owl & Eagle 2:15

 

Tuesday 21st July is our final day of the school year. School finishes at 2:00pm

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 17th July 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

All of Eagle class for being such a fun class, working hard and making Mrs Pull and Mrs Slade proud!

 

All of Owl class for being fabulous at trying new things, not being scared of making mistakes and making Mrs Edwards and Mrs Gallagher laugh!

 

 

 Jesse 

All of Wren class for being such a fun class, working hard and making your teachers proud.

Friday 10th July

The children have continued to travel and learn about different places in their play.

They will be learning about the Buddhist religion today as we will be looking at the celebration of Asala/Dharma day. The Children will learn about the traditions and customs that Buddhists participate in as part of the Asala/Dharma Day festival

 

The following week of school is busy with lots happening.

Next week is enterprise week. The children will be making clay pendants and coasters, which will be available for you to buy on Thursday 16th between 3:00-3:45pm. The proceeds will be going to St Catherines Hospice.

 

Friday 17th is Beach day – the children are invited to wear their beach clothes (not swimwear). They will have a day of beach activities and an ice cream in the afternoon.

 

Monday 20th July the Summer assemblies will take place - Robin & Wren 1:45

                                                           Owl & Eagle 2:15

 

Tuesday 21st July is our final day of the school year. School finishes at 2:00pm

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be using their phonic knowledge to write poster this week. They are working hard to remember capital letters, fingers spaces and full stops.

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on non-fiction texts this week.

Maths

This week the children will be working on a range of number problems using the skills they have been learning- solving addition and subtractions questions, ordering numbers and more and less.

 

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 10th July 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

 

Imogen

Nate

 

 

Faye

Hannah

 

Sophie

Zennor

 

Scarlett

Alvi

 

Friday 3rd July

We have had a busy week and the children have worked hard in the heat.  

 

Friday 10th will be Asala/Dharma day. The Children will learn about the traditions and customs that Buddhists participate in as part of the Asala/Dharma Day festival

 

The children have been working hard learning the songs for the Summer assembly.

 

The assemblies will be on Monday 20th July

Robin & Wren 1:45

Owl & Eagle 2:15

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be using their phonic knowledge to write Postcards this week. They are working hard to remember capital letters, fingers spaces and full stops.

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on non-fiction texts this week.

Maths

This week the children will be working on a range of number problems using the skills they have been learning- solving addition and subtractions questions, ordering numbers and more and less.

Learning leaf

Can your child reflect on their experiences over the year and say what their most memorable one was and why?

 

Can you help?

We are continuing to collecting kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 3rd July 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Willow

Olivia

 

Lauren

Lydia

 

 

Ace

Jackson

Zachary

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 26th June 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Hariton

Harry

 

 

Belle

Scott

 

 

Grace

Amy

 

 

Devansh

Sophia

 

 

Friday 26th June

It has been lovely celebrating the year with parents and carers. The children have all made so much progress and worked so hard.

 

On Tuesday 30th June the children will be visiting their new class teacher for the day. The children will start the day in their current classroom and then be taken to their new class. The children will need to be collected from their new classroom on this day – Fox, Mole and Hare will come out on the top playground. Otter class will come out of the main entrance on the bottom playground.

 

 

With the hot weather returning, please can you put sun cream on your child before school, make sure they have a water bottle and a named sun hat, thank you.

 

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be using their phonic knowledge to write Postcards this week. They are working hard to remember capital letters, fingers spaces and full stops.

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on non-fiction texts this week.

Maths

This week we will focus on word problems. The children will be working on understanding what the question is asking them and solving it practically.

 

Can you help?

We are continuing to collecting kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Friday 19th June

The children have enjoyed learning about different places around the world and acting out travelling to these places.

They also enjoyed learning about Ramadan, how and why it is celebrated. We were very lucky to have Mrs Nawaz come and talk to each class about it.

 

We have parent consultation evenings on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th June. If you have not already booked an appointment, please go online to make one.

 

 

 

Literacy

Writing

It is great seeing how much progress the children have made in their writing from the beginning of the year. They are using their phonic knowledge to sound out words.

The children will be writing their stories and encouraged to add interesting words using the words banks we have created as a class.

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on the book ‘huge bag of worries’

Maths

This week we will focus on number problems and how to solve them – both practically and using a number line.  

 

Learning leaf

What has your child done that has made them proud or they are proud of achieving.

 

Can you help?

We are continuing to collecting kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 19th June 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

 

Jersey

Melody

Ben

 

 

Ahin

Maya

 

 

Izzy

Holly

 

 

Badar

Caylum

 

 

Friday 12th June

The children have had a busy week acting out their journey adventures, learning new songs with Mr Scullin and taking part in sports day.

Next week we will be looking at hot and cold places, creating art work and stories around them.

 

 

Literacy

Writing

It is great seeing how much progress the children have made in their writing from the beginning of the year. They are using their phonic knowledge to sound out words.

The children will be encouraged to write their stories down, adding interesting words and detail.

 

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on the book ‘the rainbow fish’

Maths

This week we will continue to focus on more and less and estimation.

 

Learning leaf

What has your child done that has made them proud or they are proud of achieving?

 

Can you help?

If you have any bags or rucksacks you no longer use, we would love them for our role-play areas. We are also continuing to collect kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 12th June 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

 

Jahkari

Tate

 

 

Ada

Thomas

 

Florence

Tilly

Lydia

Ace

Heleema

Friday 5th June

We have had a lovely start to the half term.

The children enjoyed watching the reception staff acting out the Magic Train ride story, we will use this as a stimulus for our writing this week.

The children have been acting out going on different journeys in hot air balloons, trains, planes and campervans.

 

 

Next week is our Sports day on Thursday 11th June. The children will be in different coloured teams, a sticker will be in your child's home contact book to tell you what colour team they are in. They will be given a coloured bib to wear.

 

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

The children will be writing about a journey they would go on if they had a magic ticket.

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on the book ‘the rainbow fish’

Maths

This week we will focus on number order and one more and one less.

 

Learning leaf

Does your child take part in a group outside of school that contributes to a healthy lifestyle? Can they explain what they do?  

 

Can you help?

If you have any bags or rucksacks you no longer use, we would love them for out role-play areas. We are also continuing to collecting kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Wow factor 

 

The Reception team started the second  half of the Summer term with acting out the story 'Magic Train Ride'.

 

Have a look at the photos in our Reception photo gallery!

We had a lovely beginning to our second half of the summer term with a special visitor. Zoe from vwcampersalesbrought a campervan for the children to have a look around, including climbing inside. This inspired a lot of conversations about journeys and where we would take a campervan if we had one!

 

 

A campervan visit!

A campervan visit! 1
A campervan visit! 2
A campervan visit! 3
A campervan visit! 4

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 5th June 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Taylor

Chloe

 

 

 

Rosie 

Zac

 

 

 

Rosalind

Holly

Archie

 

 

Summer

Rose

Alex

 

 

Monday 1st June

Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term, we hope you had a lovely break.

 

Our topic focus this half term is ‘where in the world am I?‘ The children will be looking at different ways of traveling to places around the world and beyond.

 

 

We would like to invite parents who have grown up or spent a lot of time in another country, to share their knowledge with the children. The children would love to hear about what school life was like, the food you eat, traditional clothing, climate and music.

 If you would like to come in and talk to your child’s class then please arrange a date with their teacher.

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

The children will be writing about what they would pack to take on holiday.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on the zig-zag family – w, v, x, z,

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on the book ‘whatever next’

Maths

This week we will focus on time.

 

Learning leaf

Does your child take part in a group outside of school that contributes to a healthy lifestyle? Can they explain what they do?  

 

Can you help?

If you have any bags or rucksacks you no longer use, we would love them for out role-play areas.

We are also continuing to collecting kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Friday 22nd May

We hope you all have a lovely half term break.   See you on Monday 1st June. 

Our topic focus for next half term is 'Where in the world?'  The children will be looking at different ways of travelling to places around the world and beyond.

 

 

We would like to invite parents who have grown up or spent a lot of time in another country, to share their knowledge with the children. The children would love to hear about what school life was like, the food you ate,  traditional clothing, the climate and music.

 If you would like to come in and talk to your child’s class then please arrange a date with their teacher.

 

Learning leaf

Does your child take part in a group outside of school that contributes to a healthy lifestyle? Can they explain what they do?  

 

Can you help?

If you have any bags or rucksacks you no longer use, we would love them for our role-play areas.

We are also continuing to collect kitchen rolls and small boxes, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 22nd May 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Bertie 

Sushanth

Daniel

 

Gabriel

Sophie

Lily

 

Daniel

Joshua

Matthew

 

Freddy

Summer

Vlad

 

Friday 15th May

This has been a very busy half term.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed growing vegetables, looking for bugs and watching the caterpillars grow and change.

We are hoping our butterflies will hatch this week! 

 

 

Literacy

Writing

We have been encouraging the children to write independently, using their interests to encourage this. We have been really pleased with the interest the children have shown.

The children will be writing fact cards about a bug of their choice.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on writing sentences with clear finger spaces.

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read.

The children will be focusing on the story – Peace at last.

Maths

This week we will focus on using a numberline to subtract.   

Learning leaves

We will be sending home a different sheet for you to tell us about all the different technology your child can use at home –for example- can they use an ipad or tablet independently or take a photo.

Thank you for the sheets we have received back so far. 

 

Changing library books

Can we remind you that library books are changed on a Wednesday and need to be in bookbags on this day.

 

Can you help?

We are collecting kitchen rolls and small books, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 15th May 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Harriton

Jessica

Nia

 

 

Gabe H

Sharo

Ollie

 

Patrick

Ella

Alexi

 

Badar

Jackson

 

 

Friday 8th May

The children have been enjoying learning about bugs and looking for them.

Both sets of classroom have had some caterpillars growing. They have now turned to chrysalis and we are waiting for them to hatch.

 

 

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

The children will be writing fact cards about a bug of their choice.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on the caterpillar family -  a, c, d, f, g, o, s,

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read.

The children will be focusing on the story - Mad about mini beasts

Maths

This week we will focus on number ordering  

Learning leaves

We will be sending home a different sheet for you to tell us about all the different technology your child can use at home –for example- can they use an ipad or tablet independently or take a photo.

 

Changing library books

Can we remind you that library books are changed on a Wednesday and need to be in bookbags on this day.

 

Can you help?

We are collecting kitchen rolls and small books, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 8th May 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

 

Leo

Emily

 

 

Ollie

Lacey

Carter

 

Joshua

Matthew

 

 

Juliette

Summer

 

Friday 1st May

We all had a great time this week on our visits to Wakehurst Place. The children learnt about the different parts of plants we eat, looked at different bugs in leaf litter and made memory sticks.

 

All of the children were so well behaved and the teachers at Wakehurst said how impressed they were with the children’s knowledge and listening skills.

 

We have been watching some caterpillars grow in our classrooms. They have got very big and we are now waiting for them to turn into chrysalis.   

 

We are pleased to have Mrs Candy back. She was in Robin class last Friday and will be in again on Thursday for the day.

 

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

The children will be writing fact cards about a bug of their choice.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on the one arm robot family -  b, h, k, n, m, p, r

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read.

The children will be focusing on the book  - Mad about minibeasts

The book contains different bug poems! 

 

Maths

This week we will focus on length. 

Learning leaves

We will be sending home a different sheet for you to tell us about all the different technology your child can use at home –for example- can they use an ipad or tablet independently or take a photo.

 

Changing library books

Can we remind you that library books are changed on a Wednesday and need to be in bookbags on this day.

 

Can you help?

We are collecting kitchen rolls and small books, if you have any please bring them in.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 1st May 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Willow

Melody

Sejal

 

 

Melissa

Sam

 

Neve

Hannah

Dilan

 

 

Robyn

Elliot

Emily

 

 

Friday 24th April

 

We have been making fruit and vegetables out of clay and will be creating stories about them. We have also started to plant vegetables in our allotments, so far we have planted radishes, carrots and lettuces.

 

Next week we have our visits to Wakehurst Place.

 

Robin and Wren Tuesday 28th April

Owl and Eagle Thursday 30th April

 

All children will need to wear their school uniform with wellington boots and bring a spare pair of shoes in a bag.

All children will need a bag with

  • A named water bottle.

  • A packed lunch and spare drink

  • A waterproof coat even if it is not raining in the morning (ideally a mac/rain coat so it is easy to carry).

  • A sun hat.

     

Please apply sun block in the morning if appropriate.

    

 

 

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

The children will be making up their stories about their vegetable characters.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on the ziz-zag family, v, z, w, x

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read.

The children will be focusing on non-fiction text that is linked to our visit to Wakehurst Place.

Maths

This week we will focus on doubling.

Learning leaves

Has your child learnt something through making a mistake?

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 24th April 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

 

 

 

Cam

Ewan

Luke

 

Molly

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th April

 

We have had a great first week back, especially with the sun shining.

The children have been enjoying playing in the green grocers and garden centres role-play areas and have started to use our class allotments.

We would like the children to bring in unusually shaped or exotic fruit and vegetables – the more unusual the better!

 

Next week the children in Owl and Eagle will be tasting different salad leaves and Robin and Wren will be making and eating fruit kebabs, this will rotate the following week.

    

 

 

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

The children will be making up their own seed packets and writing instructions on how to plant and grow them.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on the ladder family – l, i, j, t, u, y,  

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read. The children will base their reading on the book ‘Monkey Puzzle’.

Maths

This week we will continue to focus on sharing through practical activities.

Learning leaves

Has your child learnt something through making a mistake?

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 27th February 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Daniel

Jessica

Taylor

 

 

Christopher

Mateo

Florence

 

 

Adam

Jaimey

Theo

Lydia

 

 

Hector 

Lewis

Rushan

 

 

Tuesday 14 April

 

Welcome back to the Summer term. We hope you all had a lovely Easter break.

This half term we will focus on living things. We will be linking our learning to books Oliver's Vegetables, for Owl and Eagle, and Oliver’s fruit salad, for Robin and Wren.

The children will also be planting in our new allotments.

 

We would like the children to bring in unusually shaped or exotic fruit and vegetables – the more unusual the better!

 

 

Literacy

Writing

We will be encouraging the children to write sentences using their phonic knowledge, listening to the sounds and writing them down correctly, remembering finger spaces between words.

Handwriting

This week we will focus on the caterpillar family – a,c,d,g,o,s,

Reading

The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read sentences at their appropriate level and discuss what they have read.

Maths

This week we will focus on halving and sharing through practical activities.

 

 

 

 

Friday 27th March

Well done to all the reception children for fantastic performances in the Easter assemblies!

 

We hope you have a lovely Easter break.  If you are at a loose end over the holidays here are some ideas for fun things to do:

 

  • Plan a picnic, write down all the things you’ll need to bring and talk about how much of each you will need.
  • Make labels for things in your bedroom, put them up around the room.
  • Go on a nature walk, collect things to make a picture from when you get home.
  • Cut up the squares of a comic strip. Mix them up. Rearrange them in the correct order and then rearrange them into a funny mixed up story.  Tell the story to someone you know.
  • Help make dinner or lunch.
  • Think of a joke.  Tell someone you know.
  • Make price tags for several things in your room. Make some play money and use it to buy the things in your ‘shop’.
  • Plan a treasure hunt.  Hide something in your house or garden and draw a map with X marks the spot.  Give the map to someone you know to find the treasure.
  • Write down all the things in your house that are orange.
  • What would you do if you lived during the time of dinosaurs? Write a story about it (someone can help write it down for you or maybe you could record yourself speaking it?).
  • Choose a plant from the garden or park.  Learn everything you can about that plant.
  • Have a paper airplane contest.  Who can make a paper airplane that flies the furthest?
  • Play the “What’s Missing?” game with someone. Find 5-10 objects inside your home. Arrange them on a tray. Have someone look at them for 5 seconds and then cover eyes while you take one of the items away. Can they guess what is missing? Then let your friend remove an item and you try to guess what is missing.     
  • Think about a job you might like to do when you grow up.  Write a letter to someone who works in that job and ask them questions about their job.
  • Create a sculpture using rubbish.
  • Make your own do to dot puzzle. 
  • Cut out a picture from an old magazine. Cut it into puzzle pieces and then put it back together.  Make your own jigsaw by drawing a picture and cutting it up.  Challenge someone to put it back together.
  • Pick anywhere in the world and find out more about that place by going to the library or searching on the internet. 
  • Go outside. Find things for the sense of touch, things that are smooth, rough, prickly, sharp, hard, soft, dry, wet, etc. Make a log book of what you discover.
  • Write your name.  See if you can find something in your house beginning with each letter.

 

Have fun!

 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back to school on Tuesday 14th April. 

Friday 20th March

 

The children have swapped themes.  Robin and Wren are now focusing on Pirates and Owl and Eagle are focusing on Dragons.

The children have been learning about the Easter story, and enjoyed taking part in an egg hunt.

This is the final week of the Spring term. School finishes at 2pm on Friday and we return back to school on Tuesday 14 April.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter break. 

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to hear the sounds in words and use their phonic knowledge to write them down.

We will encourage children to use writing in all areas of their learning, giving them purpose to write.

This week children will be encouraged to write treasure hunt clues, messages in a bottle and how to train a dragon booklets. 

Reading

The children will  continue to focus on rhyme in text.

Maths

This week we will focus on subtraction and begin to record the number story.

Learning Leaves

The focus for the next fortnight is – has your child concentrated at an activity until it is completed?

Spring Assembly

On Thursday we have our Spring assemblies.

Robin and Wren 9:00

Owl and Eagle 9:30

 

The children have been working hard learning the songs.

Friday 13th March

 

The children have had great fun training dragons and being pirates. The children have also been learning new songs for our Spring assemblies at the end of the month.

The children will keep the focus of Dragons and Pirates in their classrooms. 

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to hear the sounds in words and using their phonic knowledge to write them down.

We will encourage children to use writing in all areas of their learning, giving them purpose to write.

This week children will be encouraged to write treasure hunt clues, messages in a bottle and how to train a dragon booklets

Reading

The children will continue to focus on rhyme in text.

 

Maths

This week we will focus on subtraction. 

 

Learning Leaves

The focus for the next fortnight is – has your child concentrated at an activity until it is completed?

 

Spring assemblies - Thursday 26th March 

Owl and Eagle - 9.30 

Wren and Robin- 9.00

Friday 6th March

 

The children have had great fun celebrating book week; especially watching the teachers act out stories.

Next week the children will have different stories to focus on linked to their interests.

Robin and Wren will look at Zog, focusing on Dragons. Eagle and Owl will look at Pirates love underpants, focusing on Pirates.

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to hear the sounds in words and using their phonic knowledge to write them down.

We will encourage children to use writing in all areas of their learning, giving them purpose to write.

This week children will be encouraged to write treasure hunt clues, messages in a bottle and how to train a dragon booklets

Reading

The children will focus on Zog and Pirates love underpants in their reading lessons. They wil focus on the rhyming text in the books.

Maths

This week we will focus on subtraction through giving change.

Learning Leaves

The focus for the next fortnight is – has your child been able to evaluate themselves. Have they been able to suggest how they can improve something they have done.

Friday 27th February

 

We have had a great first week back. The children have made dragons and will be taking part in a Dragon parade today. They also made spring rolls, learnt about China from Mrs Godber and how Chinese New Year is celebrated.

Next week is Book Week. We will be focusing on the Julia Donaldson book ‘The Troll’ throughout the week, linking our learning to it.

Further details about events taking place during book week can be seen below.

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to hear the sounds in words and use their phonic knowledge to write them down.

We will encourage children to use writing in all areas of their learning, giving them a purpose to write.

This week children will be encouraged to write a horrible recipe for the Troll using fish!

 

Reading

The children will be looking at different Julia Donaldson books, as well as The Troll. They will focus on the language used telling us details about the setting and characters. 

Maths

This week we will continue to look at money, looking at the value of different coins and how we can make different amounts using different coins.

Learning Leaves

The focus for the next fortnight is – Can your child begin to evaluate their experiences. Can they suggest how they can improve something they have done.

 

Book Week

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

Reading Buddies

Year 4 children will be comingto visit us with their favourite book to read to us during this week. 

 

Illustrator 

We are lucky to have Ms Slade, who is Eagle class TA, she has illustrated a book that has been published and will be talking to the children about the process of book making. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 27th February 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Katey

Leo

Harry

 

 

Cam

Belle

Gabe

 

Isaac

Theo

Patrick

 

 

Amy

Hector

Florence

 

 

Book Week

 

Monday 2nd March- Friday 6th March

 

Dates for your diary:

23.2.15 – Bring books into school for Book Swap Shop.

2.2.15-5.3.15 – Bring Book Shelfie Selfie photographs into school.

11.3.15-16.3.15 – Book Fair

 

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be returning to the Federation on Wednesday 11th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised hundreds of pounds 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 at the Junior School on 11th, 12th, 13thand 16th March before and after school. Your child will receive a book token during Book Week that can be used at the book fair or taken to your local bookseller and can be exchanged for one of ten books.

 

We are really looking forward to Book Week and we can’t wait to see your photographs! If you have any questions, please just speak to your class teacher.

Monday 23rd February

 

Welcome back after the half-term break, we hope you had a lovely time.

This half term our topic is ‘let’s pretend’. We will be using the children’s interest to drive this topic, including dragons, space and pirates.

The first week back we will be focusing on the Chinese New Year celebrations. We will look at the country China, make pancake rolls, have a dragon challenge and explore how it is celebrated.

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to hear the sounds in words and using their phonic knowledge to write them down.

We will encourage children to use writing in all areas of their learning, giving them purpose to write.

Reading

The children will be learning about China through information text. They will be asked to answer questions as we read through the text, showing their understanding of what has been read. We will also continue to embed the features of non-fiction texts.  

Maths

This week we will look at money and solving problems using it.

Book Week

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

 

Learning about living in China

Mrs Godber used to live in China.  She told us all about what it was like.

 

We found out where China is and his long it takes to get there from England. We looked at similarities and differences between England and China. We saw what animals live there and what kind of food people eat. We found out that it was Chinese New Year and looked at how people celebrate.

 

we asked lots do questions. 

Tuesday 10th is ‘Safer internet day’. The focus this year is ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.

The children will learn how to use the internet safely through a story and class discussion.

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 13th February 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Nate

Bertie

Olivia

 

Lacey 

Gabriel

Thomas

 

Grace

Ella

Zennor

 

Rushan

Tilly

Robyn

 

 

Friday 6th February

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Faye

Neve

Hannah

Kishor

Juilette

Jackson

Amy

Zachary

Thomas

Lauren

Mateo

Melissa

Melody

Jessica

Jai

Lucas

Friday 6th February

 

The children had great fun playing in the snow this week, it gave us lots to talk about and ideas to add to our role-play.

The classes have all changed stories.

Robin – The Three Little Pigs

Wren – Little Red Riding Hood

Owl – Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Eagle – Jack and the beanstalk

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to write for different purposes linked to the story they are looking at as a class including shopping lists, wanted posters, storyboards, recipes and sorry letters.

Reading

We will focus on the story of ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancake.

The children will focus on the actions of the characters and why they behave in certain ways, re-telling the story and answering questions about key events.

Maths

This week we will continue to focus on addition combining two sets of objects.

Learning leaves

For the next fortnight we would like the learning leaves to focus on ‘how children have added their own ideas to activities’. Have they made their own models and explained to you how they created them and why? 

Can you help?

We are continuing to collect small cardboard boxes, tubes, corks, and fabric for our modelling.

We are also enjoying using wallpaper for our mark making. If you have any old rolls that you no longer need please can we use them in school.

If you have any of these items please pass them on to your child’s class teacher, thank you for your help.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 6th February 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

Sejal

Jessica

Sophie

 

Ewan

Maya

Stanley

 

Max

Matthew

Molly

 

Jessie

Alex

Jesse

 

Friday 30th January

 

The children have been continuing to act out the story that is in their class and link their learning to it.

They have been learning a new song with Mr Scullin, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, which was lots of fun.

 

Robin – Little Red Riding Hood

Wren – The Three Little Pigs

Owl – Jack and the beanstalk

Eagle – Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to write for different purposes linked to the story they are looking at as a class including shopping lists, wanted posters, storyboards, recipes and sorry letters.

Reading

We will focus our reading lessons on the traditional tale in each classroom.

The children will be looking at how we know what a character is like, using the text to refer back to key words and character behaviour.

We will also focus on a non-fiction text looking at the features of the text; contents page, photos, index and headings for pages. We will give children questions to read, then they will use the text to find the answer. 

 

Maths

This week we will focus on the operation of addition by combining two sets of objects.

Learning leaves- To talk about my accomplishments 

This week’s learning leaf focus is- Can your child tell you something that they are proud of achieving? 

R.E

In RE we have talked about books that are special to us and why. If your child has a special book they would like to share with the class please can they bring it in next week.

Can you help?

We are continuing to collect small cardboard boxes, tubes, corks, and fabric for our modelling.

We have also enjoyed using wallpaper for our mark making. If you have any old rolls that you no longer need we would love to use them in school.

If you have any of these items please pass them on to your child’s class teacher, thank you for your help.

Welcome

 

Have you had a chance to meet Ms Sue Slade, Eagle Class' new teaching assistant.

She joins us with previous early years experience.

If you haven't had a chance yet, please feel free to pop in to say hello. 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 30th January 2015

 
Eagle

Owl

Robin Wren

 

Imogen

Ben 

Melody

 

 

Lydia

Lily

Reuben

Rosalind

Neve

Kishowre

Elliot

Badar

Lewis

Friday 23rd January

The children have been busy making, acting, writing and shape hunting this week. The children have really engaged themselves in role-play linked to the story that is in their class room.

Robin – Little Red Riding Hood

Wren – The Three Little Pigs

Owl – Jack and the beanstalk

Eagle – Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to write for different purposes linked to the story they are looking at as a class including shopping list, wanted posters, storyboards, recipes and sorry letters.

Reading

We will focus our reading based on the traditional tale in each classroom.

The children will be looking at the setting of the stories and character actions, why they behave in certain ways. The children will look at alternative versions of the text and compare them.

The children will continue to look at non-fiction texts link to their traditional tale, focusing on key features of a non-fiction text.

Maths

This week we will focus on one more and one less and ordering sets of numbers.

Learning leaves

Your child came home with a learning leaf this week. We would like to know if your child has been persevering with something at home. Have they kept on trying to do their zip up or are they learning to tie their laces?

Warm clothing

With the children learning outside and the weather getting colder we want to make sure they are as warm as possible. Please make sure your child has a hat and gloves, that are named, and we will encourage them to put them on.

Can you help?

We are continuing to collect small cardboard boxes, tubes, bottle lid, corks, and fabric for our modelling.

If you have any old telephones we would love these for our role-play areas.

If you have any of these items please pass them on to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents that read their favourite stories to Wren class.

Parents and grandparents reading their favourite stories.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 23rd January 2015

 
Eagle Owl Robin Wren

 

Catherine

Nia 

Ayan

 

 

Rosie

Ollie

Scott

 

Dilan

Phox

Faye

 

Summer

Theo

Zachary

 

Betty and Scarlett's visit to Wren class

                                       Betty and Scarlett's visit to Wren class

 

As part of our topic this term we have been learning about the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Mr Nott kindly brought over the chickens Betty and Scarlett from the junior school. Mr Nott told Wren class facts about chickens and how to look after them. Holly asked Mr Nott a very good question. "I wonder how they were born when there were no eggs in the first place!"

 

The children really enjoyed touching the chickens and seeing the chicken poo!

 

Wren class would like to thank Mr Nott for this wonderful experience.

Friday 16th January

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Ella

Neve

Josh

Kishor

Jackson

Elliott

Leo

Rosie

Thomas

Rosie

Zac

 

Melody

Ben

Olivia

Lucas

 

Friday 16th January

The children have been listening to traditional stories, acting them out and learning songs about them. Each class has a different story every week that they focus on. 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to different stories read by parents this week. Thank you for coming in and reading your story book. 

 

Literacy

Writing

The children will be encouraged to write for different purposes linked to the story they are looking at as a class for example a  shopping list, wanted posters, storyboards, recipes and sorry letters.

Reading

We are focusing our reading on traditional tales. The children will be encouraged to retell the story and discuss characters actions and feelings at different parts of the book. The children are also being shown non-fiction text linked to the traditional tale they have been looking at as a class. For example, if they are reading The Three Little Pigs the non-fiction text will be based on Pigs. the children will focus on the features of a non-fiction text.

Maths

We will continue to learn about 3D shapes. The children will learn the mathematical names of the shapes and  use mathemaitcal language to describe them.

 

Can you help?

We are continuing to collect small cardboard boxes, tubes, bottle lids,  corks, and fabric for our modelling.

If you have any old telephones we would love these for our role-play areas.

If you have any of these items please pass them on to your child’s class teacher.

 

 

Making houses like the 3 Little Pigs! People made 'wattle and daub' houses like this many years ago.

Making houses like the 3 Little Pigs!  People made 'wattle and daub' houses like this many years ago. 1

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 16th January 2015

 
Eagle Owl Robin Wren

Lucas

Jahkari

Willow

 

Sophie

Carter

Eli

 

Adam

Hannah

Rose

Sophia

Juliet

The Jolly Postman story.

The Jolly Postman story.  1
The Jolly Postman story.  2
The Jolly Postman story.  3

Tell Me a Story

Given that our new topic is all about stories we would like to invite parents to come and share their favourite children's story with their child's class.  This would be during our story time at the end of the day, at 2.40, from Monday to Thursday.  If you would like to do this, please speak to the adults in your child's class or put a note in your child's home/school communication book.  The school gates will still be locked at that time so you will need to come to the office to get into school.

 

During the week beginning 26th January we would like to extend this invitation to any of the children's grandparents who might like to come and do the same.

 

 

Friday 9th January

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Hannah

Dylan

Molly

Archie

Zachary

Adarsh

Theo

Thomas

Gabe

Hannah

William

Emily

Jai

Catherine

 

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 9th January 2015

 
Eagle Owl Robin Wren

Jersey

William

Jai

Zac

Mateo

Luke

Haleema

Holly

Ruby

Ace 

Freddy

Adarsh

Friday 9th January

We have had a great start to the Spring term, with the children very enthusiastic about their learning. The staff performed the story of the Jolly Postman to the children, which was lots of fun.  

The children have been listening to traditional stories, acting them out and learning songs about them. We will continue to focus on these stories next week.

 

Literacy

The children will be using their phonic knowledge to read and write words. The children will be encouraged to use their writing skills in different areas of the classroom and for different purposes – such as story maps, shopping lists, wanted posters, letters and designing their models.

We will focus a lot on the children talking through stories and retelling them to others in their play.  

Maths

This week we will focus on 3D shapes. The children will learn their names and describe them – cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere and pyramid.

Can you help?

We are continuing to collect small cardboard boxes and tubes for out modelling. If you have any that you can bring in please pass on to your child’s class teacher.

WoW

At Earlswood we want to encourage children to be as active as possible. In order to do this we started the WoW campaign in December. This campaign encourages children and parents/carers to choose a more active form of travel to and from school. At Earlswood we have chosen Tuesday as the day in which the children will record how they travelled to school. If children walk, cycle, scoot, skate, park and stride, hop off (get a lift part of the way and walk the rest) 4 times on a Tuesday in a month they will receive a badge. This year the badges are based on the topic ‘When I grow up...” and feature ideas of different careers. If you have any questions about Wow please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Monday 5th January

Welcome back and Happy New Year. We hope you all had a lovely time during the holidays. 

This term our topic focus is ‘Tell me a story’. The children’s learning will be based around traditional tales.

 

Literacy

We will continue to provide the children with a variety of different writing opportunities linked to the story they are learning. The children will be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to write words.

The children will be spending time acting out stories and discussing the characters and setting in detail.

 

Maths

The children will be counting in 2’s and looking at number patterns, using their number recognition. 

Books
We had a lot of lovely new books at the start of the year, however, our boxes are becoming rapidly empty again. Please check your homes for any school books and return them to your child's class teacher. No library books will be sent home over the holiday and home school links books will be kept in school over the Christmas break.
From January, we are going to have to start asking for money for lost or damaged books as our records show that we are already missing over a hundred books. Each book costs about £3 to buy so this has been a massive loss to our Literacy budget.​

Friday 12th December

The children have enjoyed acting out Christmas stories, Santa has been a busy man this week. The children have made some great hats ready for Christmas Lunch that they will also wear to our Celebration ball.

Next week we will discuss the celebration of Hanukkah with the children, how and why it is celebrated.

 

Literacy

We will be continuing with our phonics and encouraging the children to use this knowledge when reading and writing words.

The children will also be making and writing a Christmas card.

 

Maths

We will be using the song ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ for our maths, ordering numbers and objects.

 

Christmas sing along

The children will be performing some of the Christmas songs they have learnt this term.

Robin and Wren Wednesday 17th 9:00

Eagle and Owl Thursday 18th 9:00

 

Celebration Punch Recipe

The children all enjoyed making celebration punch this week.  Here's the recipe if you fancy making some at home: 

 

Apple juice

Orange juice

Cranberry juice

Fizzy water

 

Mix together and enjoy! 

 

There was no Top Table this week as all the children had Christmas dinner with teachers and teaching assistants. 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 12th December 2014 

Eagle Owl Robin Wren

 

Imogen

Katey

Leo

Willow

Jai

 

Sam

Christopher

Lauren

 

Ella

Jaimey

Ruby

Andres

 

Florence

Robyn

Holly

Emily

Vlad

Friday 5th December

 

This week started with a sparkle with our Christmas making morning. Thank you to everyone who was able to help with the activities. The children really enjoyed the day.

The children also wrote letters to Santa and posted them.

 

Next week we will be planning our ‘celebration ball’ which will be held on Friday 12th. The children are invited to wear party clothes on this day.

 

Literacy

We will be continuing with our phonics and encouraging the children to use this knowledge when reading and writing words.

 

Maths

We will continue to focus on shape. The children will be encouraged to look for different shapes in their environment, name and describe their properties.

 

 

Nativity

The children will be watching the year 2’s performance of the Nativity on Monday.

 

Christmas Sing along

The children will be performing some Christmas songs that they have learnt.

Robin and Wren - Wednesday 17th 9:00

Owl and Eagle - Thursday 18th 9:00

We hope that you can join us and sing along too.

Friday 5th December

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Hannah

Kishowre

Molly

Adam

Summer

Callum

Rushan

Sophia

Scott

Sophie

Mateo

Nate

Daniel

Leo

 

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 5th December 2014 

Eagle Owl Robin Wren

Lucas

Nate

Zoya

 

Carter

Belle

Gabriel

 

Archie

Matthew

 

 

 

Tilly

Badar

 

 

 

 

 

Update on events

The children will be writing letters to Father Christmas and posting them this week. We will cover the cost of this through our year group curriculum budget.

 

Our ‘Celebration Ball’ will continue to take place on Friday 12th December. We will send out more information about this event at the end of the week.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 28th November 2014 

Eagle Owl Robin Wren

Taylor

Ayan

 

Hannah

Florence

 

Shivesh

Max

 

 

Devansh

Caylum

 

 

 

Friday 28th November

Robin

Wren

Owl

Eagle

Faye

Alexi

Molly

Hannah

Alex

Elliott

Devansh

 

Zac

Gabe

 

Jersey

Catherine

Harry

Ben

 

Friday 28th November

This week we have had lots of fun creating our own parties and celebrations. We had a ‘pretend’ wedding, which all of the children attended – did they tell you about it?

Next week we start to look at Christmas, with Christmas making morning on Monday. We will also look  at clothes, food and music that are traditional for some celebrations.

 

Literacy

We continue to focus on blending and segmenting words, using our phonics. The children will be playing games that encourage them to listen carefully to the sounds in words and then blend them together. Some of the words we will read are made up words.

The children have a range of writing material to encourage them to mark make, including post-it notes, notepads, clipboards, mini books and cards.

 

Maths

In Maths we will explore shapes.  The children will be encouraged to name and describe shapes and sort them into different groups.

 

 

Christmas making morning  - 9-11am

Monday 1st December is our Christmas making morning. Parents and carers are invited in to make Christmas decorations with their children. 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 21st November 2014 

Eagle Owl Robin Wren

Jessica

Olivia

Nate

 

Ada 

Stanley

Sharo

Ollie

 

Adam

Neve

Kishowre

Molly

 

 

Freddy

Theo

Rushan

Zachary

 

 

 

Robin

Wren

Eagle

Owl

Max

Phox

Lydia

Theo

Jackson

Rose

Lewis

Jessica

Sophie

Hariton

Sejal

Melissa

Maya

Hannah

Ada

Friday 21st November

The children have enjoyed exploring the theme of parties. They have created invitations and cards and made party food.  

Next week we will continue to look at parties and different reasons for having one.

 

Literacy

We are focusing on segmenting and blending words, using our phonics. The children will be playing games that encourage them to listen carefully to the sounds in words and then blend them together.

We are encouraging the children to use their mark making skills for a purpose and will model this through the different areas of learning e.g. drawing their models and then labelling them, using their name cards to label their learning.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we teach phonics in school, please do come along to the Phonics Information Evening on 27th November.

 

Maths

In Maths we are looking at ordering amounts. We will do this practically though number games and rhymes.   

 

 

Christmas making morning

Monday 1st December is our Christmas making morning from 9-11am. 

Parents and carers are invited in to make Christmas decorations with their children.

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

Week ending 14th November 2014 

Eagle Owl Robin Wren

Bertie

Nia

Catherine

Daniel

 

Eli

Rosie

Mateo

Lily

 

Zennor

Theo

Lydia

Reuben

 

 

Jessie

Ardash

Hector

Jesse

 

 

 

Robin

Wren

Eagle

Owl

Faye

Max

Ruby

Joshua

Hector

Scarlett

Emily

Jahkari

Nia

Jessica

Olivia

Zac

Scott

Lauren

Thomas

 

Friday 14th November

We have continued to use ‘fireworks’ as our stimulus for learning this week. The children have created some great models and enjoyed selling them in the shop.

Thank you for your support today, raising money for Children in Need. 

 

Week beginning 17th November

Next week our focus will be parties. The children will be having lots of parties! They will have the opportunity to write cards and invitations for their parties.

 

Literacy

We are continuing to reinforce the letter sounds learnt so far with a real focus on blending and segmenting. Blending is when you say the single sounds, then say the word to read it. Segmenting is when you say the word, then you break it into sounds to write it. 

We will be modelling writing for a purpose to the children. For example, writing a card, an invitation or menu.

 

Maths

We are continuing to focus on take away through nursery rhymes and practical activities.

Ask your child if they can sing you our ‘firework’ song.

 

Children in Need

This Friday, 14th November, the children are invited to dress up as a hero for £1 donation.

 

Parent consultation evenings

These evenings will take place on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th November, this will give you a chance to talk to your child’s class teacher about how your child is progressing. If you have not already booked an appointment please book online.  If you are having any difficulties with this, please ask in the office.

 

Friday 7th  November

This week we have really enjoyed learning about ’Bonfire night’ and how it is celebrated. We have been dancing to firework music and creating pictures of fireworks.

 

Week beginning 11th November 

Literacy

Next week we will reinforce the letter sounds learnt so far and focus on blending and segmenting words.  We will model to the children writing opportunities through the different areas of the classroom. 

 

Maths

In Maths we will introduce the children to the operation of subtraction. This will be through nursery rhymes and practical activities.

 

Remembrance Day

On Tuesday 11th November we will be having a 2 minutes silence within our classroom. We will discuss Remembrance day. 

 

Can you help?

We are still collecting boxes, cardboard tubes, plastic bottle and bottle top lids for our model making. If you have any please pass them on your child class teacher.

 

 

Congratulations to the Reception children who were chosen as a....

 

 

 

Eagle

Owl

Robin

Wren

 

Sophie

Ben

William

 

 

 

Luke

Ewan 

Lacey

Scott

 

Zennor

Grace

Isabelle

 

 

Juliette

Anthony

Summer

Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the children who earned a place at the Top Table on Friday.  They were:

 

Eagle

Owl

Robin

Wren

Catherine

Harry

Jessica

 

Thomas

Sophie

Ewan

Faye

 

 

Lexi

Molly

Haleema

Fay

 

 

Rose

Leo

Juilet

Holly

 

Friday 24th October

 

This week, we have had great fun taking part in Superhero day and looking at the celebration of Diwali.

We hope you have a great half term with your children. Thank you for your support during this half term. 

When we return, on Monday 3rd November, our topic will be Celebrations.

The first celebration we will be learning about is Bonfire Night.

 

Can you help us?

We are collecting cardboard boxes and tubes, plastic bottles and bottle tops for our model making. If you can bring any in we would be very grateful.

 

 

Friday 17th October

This week we have enjoyed making Autumn pictures and had fun with the oats, beans and barley.

 

Literacy

This week we will be reinforcing all of the letter sounds and tricky words we have learnt so far this half term; s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, and, to, the, no, go, and, I. The children will practise blending the sounds to read words in simple sentences.  

 

Maths

In Maths the children will be introduced to addition, by combining two groups of objects and counting them to find the total.

 

Superhero Day

Tuesday 21st is Reception Superhero day. Please send your child dressed as a Superhero for the day. The children will take part in a variety of activities through the day, including preparing and eating soup.

 

Diwali day

Thursday 23rd all children will be learning about the ‘Diwali’ festival. They will learn about the traditions of the celebrations and how it is celebrated.

 

Collecting

We would like plastic water bottles and cardboard tubes for upcoming activities. If you have any at home that you could bring in, please pass them on to your child’s class teacher.

 

Long hair

If your child has long hair could you please make sure it is tied back.

Friday 10th October

This week we have enjoyed learning our songs and actions for our Autumn assemblies. We have also had fun wearing our wellies and playing in the rain.

 

Next week we will be learning;

 

Literacy

In our phonics work the children will be listening out for the sounds; r, h, b, f. They will practise blending the sounds we have learned so far to read words.  We will also be learning the tricky words and, to, the, no, go and I.

 

Maths

In Maths the children will be comparing groups of objects, estimating and using the vocabulary ‘more’.

 

 

Book bags

Please remember to collect your child’s book bag from the basket outside the classroom at the end of the day.  For those children without book bags we will be providing a zippy wallet which will also need to be collected from the basket. 

 

Reading

We would just like to remind you that the children’s levelled reading books are changed on a Wednesday and so they need to be returned on that day.  We cannot give out new reading books if the old book has not been returned.

 

Autumn Assembly

We look forward to seeing lots of you at the Autumn assemblies on Friday 17th October.  They will be held at 10.00 for Robin and Wren, and 10.30 for Eagle and Owl, in the bottom hall at the Infant School.

School Photographs

We would just like to remind you that the photographer will be in school on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th October.  As usual, the children need to wear their uniform according to the school policy.

Friday 3rd October

 

This week as well as continuing to have superhero fun, we have started to think about the seasonal changes that we can see around us.  We have thought about harvest and how fortunate we are to have so many foods to eat.  Mr Scullin has been teaching us some special Autumn songs in our music lessons and we are looking forward to sharing them with you in our Autumn assembly in a couple of weeks time.

 

Next week we will be learning;

Literacy

In our phonics sessions we will consolidate our work on the sounds covered so far; s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k. We will practise reading words which are made up of these sounds by saying the sounds aloud and then blending them.  We will continue to think about how to spell these words by identifying the sounds we can hear.

 

Maths

In Maths we will be counting objects and matching these to the correct numeral. 

 

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 8th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 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 8th, 9th and 10th October before and after school.

 

Alice Young and Helen Pull – Infant Literacy Leaders

 

 

Friday 25th September

 

We have had lots of ‘superhero’ fun this week. The children have enjoyed wearing capes and masks, talking about the missions they are undertaking, doing some superhero training and creating artwork of their favourite superhero characters.  We have also been thinking lots about our SMILE expectations (self-control, manners, independence, listening and respect, and encouragement) and how we can meet these.

 

Next week we will be learning;

Literacy

In our phonics work the children will be listening out for the sounds; g, o, c, k. They will also practise blending the sounds we have learned so far to read words.

Maths

In Maths the children will solve superhero problems by recognising numerals, counting and ordering numbers.

 

Reading

Please remember to return the children’s levelled reading books on Wednesday so that they can be changed.

 

Surrey Mirror Photographs

Unfortunately the Surrey Mirror had to postpone coming into school to take the children’s photographs last week.  This has now been re-scheduled for Tuesday 30th September.

 

Visions and Aims Evening

We hope that you will be able to join us for this federation event next Tuesday evening.

Friday 19th September 2014

 

Supernews! 

Next week we will begin our new topic 'Superheroes'.  The children will learn  a variety of skills and use their imaginations to explore this theme.

 

Later in the term we will have a superhero dressing up day, so you may like to start getting creative with your child too!  More details will follow soon but we’re looking forward to seeing all the children in costume (and there's a rumour one of the team will be transforming into Banana Girl!).

 

If you have any costumes you have outgrown or  super accessories like hats, capes etc, that you would be happy to donate please let a member of the team know as we're always grateful for resources to enhance the children’s learning.

 

Literacy

This week we have started daily phonics sessions and we identified the sounds s, a, t and p. Next week we will be learning about i, n, m, and d. We will be listening for words beginning with that sound, looking for the letters written down in our environment and practising writing the letters.

 

Maths

Next week we will continue to focus on number recognition and ordering numbers.  Our superheroes will match numbers and find numbers which have mysteriously gone missing!

 

Home/School Communication Book

Your child’s red book is to support the communication between home and school and it is checked every day by the class teacher.

 

Please use this book to:

  • Record reading comments.

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

  • Communicate with your child’s class teacher.

 

Please check your child’s book for messages every day.

 

Reading

Every child is expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in the Home School Links Book. All children  can choose books from their classroom to take home every day.

 

On Wednesday 24th September your child will be bringing home a specific book selected by the school librarian, according to their reading stage. Along with this book, you will receive a reading bookmark to support your child with their reading. Please keep this book for a week and return on the following Wednesday with the reading bookmark. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home.

 

Bookbags

In the mornings when your child comes into the classroom we try to remind them to get out their red home/school communication books, to change their reading book and to put their bookbags in the crates provided. We appreciate your support with this. 

 

Uniform

Thank you to all parents who have checked our uniform policy and ensured that their children are wearing the correct clothing.  If you have yet to do this the policy is here; http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/key-policies/

 

We also ask that children with long hair come to school with it tied back.

 

Birthdays!

At Earlswood we like to celebrate birthdays and allow each child  to wear their own clothes on their special day. We sing to the birthday boy or girl and find ways to make the day memorable. Due to our Healthy Schools status and individual children’s dietary requirements we do not give out sweets or other foods as part of our celebrations.

 

 

Thank you for your support in helping us to get off to a SUPER start in Reception!

Welcome to Reception's page and a huge thankyou for all your support over the children's first few days at school!

 

This week our Manner of the week is Table Manners; To use a knife and fork, to keep elbows off the table and to keep mouths closed when eating.

 

In the mornings:

Children need to come into the classroom via the hall between 8:30 and 8:55am with their red book and water bottle filled with plain water.

 

At home time;

Children need to be collected by the designated adult at the back door to the classroom between 3:00 and 3:15pm. Please collect the children's bookbags and water bottles from the classroom door as well.

If the person collecting needs to change for any reason please write in the going home book (in the classroom) or call the office who will notify the classroom staff.

 

The children will be bringing home a reading book to enjoy with you. Later in the term they will be given a reading scheme book appropriate to their level. Please write in the red book when you read with your child at home.

Please use the red books to let us know about anything that might affect your child's day.

 

Now we are settling in to the Autumn term we have a few Uniform Policy reminders; Children need to be dressed in a white polo shirt and black jogging bottoms, a school sweatshirt or cardigan with your child's name in it and black trainers.

They also need a bookbag and wellies that can stay at school.

You can find the full Uniform Policy here: https://primarysite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/22e07365fb0c452fbd845aa474062cd2/cddf/TheFederationofEarlswoodSchoolsUniformPolicy2014-2015.pdf

 

We've really enjoyed meeting your children and are looking forward to a great term! smiley

 

 

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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