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14th November 2019

 

It was lovely to meet you all at our Parent Consultation Evenings. Thank you for your time – we enjoyed discussing with you about all the learning we’ve been up to!

 

We have been recounting our Woodland Walk this week! -  enjoying describing the animals we saw and where were they hiding? We have been working on our estimating skills and comparing sets of objects (stating which has more or fewer).

 

 

Week Commencing 18th November 2019

 

Reading

We will be enjoying the story of the Magic Porridge Pot!

 

Maths

We are using our porridge story to think about capacity – how much space an object holds.

 

 

Phonics

Miss Alfa’s Group

We will be concentrating on phase 3 sounds ch sh th and tricky words we, me. 

 

Mrs Sweetman, Mrs Stretton and Mrs Tassell’s Group

We will be starting to introduce phase 3 sounds j, v, w, y and new tricky words he, she.  

 

Mrs Borton’s Group

We will be concentrating on phase 2 sounds ff ss ll and consolidating tricky words the, I, no.

 

 

Notices

 

Kitchen Rolls

Please could you bring in kitchen rolls for our upcoming Christmas Making Day.

 

Road Safety Day

The children will be thinking about Road Safety next Friday 22nd November where we will be doing road safety activities and enjoying a special assembly. If you would like to come in and talk to the children on this day about road safety please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

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7th November 2019

 

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed a restful half term.

What an exciting week we’ve had! It was wonderful to see lots of you at the evening Woodland Walk yesterday. So many of you spotted lots of different animals – well done! Thank you to all the parents who helped us enjoy the Woodland Walk during the school day this morning.

 

We have been thinking about firework poetry this week. We have thought about all the sounds fireworks might make and used these to make our own poem. In our maths learning we have thought about using the words more, fewer, altogether and total.

 

There’s lots happening at school tomorrow:

  • It is own clothes day. Please could you send your child in with a present for the Christmas Fair (for a female).
  • We will be celebrating Say No to Bullying Day. Please could you send your child in with a plain, old t-shirt for them to decorate with the key messages we’ve thought about this week.
  • We hope to see lots of you at the Firework Night at the Junior School tomorrow! (6-8pm).

 

 

Week Commencing 11th November 2019

 

Reading

We will be recounting our Woodland Walk! Which animals did you spot? Where were they hiding?

 

Maths

We will be working on our estimating skills and comparing sets of objects (stating which has more or fewer).

 

Phonics

Miss Alfa’s Group

We will be concentrating on phase 3 sounds x z zz and tricky words he, she.  

 

Mrs Sweetman, Mrs Stretton and Mrs Tassell’s Group

We will be working on segmenting and blending using our phase 2 sounds and tricky words the, to, no, I, go, into.

 

Mrs Borton’s Group

We will be concentrating on phase 2 sounds ff ll ss and tricky words go, to, into. 

 

 

Notices

Parent Consultation Evenings

Tuesday 12th November (3.50-6.30) and Thursday 14th November (3.50-6.30).

We look forward to meeting you next week to discuss your child’s progress. Please do make sure you have signed up for a slot online. This will be an opportunity for you and your child to come and meet their class teacher and discuss their child’s progress.

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you continue to bring in junk modelling – for example, boxes, bottles, egg cartons etc.

The children are still enjoying imaginatively using these during independent learning. Many thanks!

23rd October 2019

 

We have been thinking about our journeys to and from school this week. The children have had a go at drawing their own story maps to help them recount this journey. In maths we have continued thinking about 2D shapes (shapes which we “can’t pick up!”) – working on a variety of shapes including oval, pentagon, hexagon and octagon.

 

We hope you all have a wonderful half term break and look forward to seeing you after a restful week!

 

 

Week Commencing 4th November 2019

 

Reading

We will be enjoying the poem Bonfire Night. We will use actions and words to make it our own poem!

 

Maths

We will become more confident using the language of ‘fewer’ and ‘more’ when comparing two sets of objects.

 

Phonics

Miss Alfa’s Group

We will be concentrating on phase 3 sounds j v w y and tricky words he, she.  

 

Mrs Sweetman, Mrs Stretton and Mrs Tassell’s Group

We will be working on segmenting and blending using our phase 2 sounds and tricky words the, to, no, I, go, into.

 

Mrs Borton’s Group

We will be concentrating on phase 2 sounds h b f l and tricky words the, I, no.

 

 

Notices

Woodland Moonlit Adventure

On Wednesday 6th November you and your child are invited to take part in a moonlit adventure!  We will be opening a trail in our woodlands (at the Junior site - access to the woodland will be via the bottom gate in Brambletye Park Road) between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Each person will need to bring a torch, dress for the weather (school uniform is not required) and wear non-slip boots; it is likely to be muddy and there are tree roots and slopes to negotiate. Please note that the woodland is not suitable for buggies! 

It will be dark in the woods - you will be responsible for your child and must ensure that he or she keeps to the trail and remains under your close supervision at all times. There will be a “walking only” expectation enforced to ensure everyone’s safety.

 

On Thursday 7th November children will be taken back down to the woodlands during the school day to experience the woodlands during the day. At the woodlands children will be encouraged to spot day-time animals and collect ingredients for their magic potions. On this day children will need to bring their coat and a pair of wellie boots.

 

Flu Immunisations

Deadlines for e-consent forms are Friday 1st November. Please make sure you have read all the information provided by Children and Family Health Surrey. The children will receive their flu immunisations during the school day on the morning of Monday 4th November.

 

Remembrance Day

Children will be able to buy poppies at school after half term should they wish to.

 

Parent Presents Donation day

The children are invited to wear their own clothes on Friday 8th November.

 

Parent Consultation Evening

Please sign up for a slot on our upcoming parent consultation evenings on Tuesday 12th November (3.50-6.30) and Thursday 14th November (3.50-6.30). This will be an opportunity for you and your child to come and meet their class teacher and discuss their child’s progress.

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you continue to bring in junk modelling – for example, boxes, bottles, egg cartons etc. Please could you also bring in any bubble wrap too!

The children are really enjoying imaginatively using these during independent learning. Many thanks!

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17th October 2019

 

We have continued to enjoy the story Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle this week – using actions and story maps to help us retell it confidently. We have also had a go at drawing story maps for our own stories! What brilliant imaginations the children in Reception have! In maths we have been thinking about 2D shapes (shapes which we “can’t pick up!”).

 

 

Week Commencing 21st October 2019

 

Reading

We will be describing our journeys to school. We will have a go at drawing story maps to show how we get to school. Do you come in a car? Do you walk? What do you go past on your way?

 

Maths

We will be continuing to think about 2D shapes (shapes which we “can’t pick up!”) and their properties, for instance how many sides and corners they have. Do you know how many sides a pentagon has? What about an octagon? How many sides does a circle have? Is it straight or curved?

 

Phonics

Next week we will be focussing on digraphs (two letters which represent one sound) ck ff ll ss. We will the reading tricky words (which can’t be sounded out and so we spell them out using letter names), I, the, go, no, to and into.

 

Next week we break up for half term on Thursday 24th October. Friday 25th October is an INSET day.

 

 

Notices

 

Visit the Classroom

Parents and carers, you are warmly invited to visit your child’s classroom after school on Wednesday 23rd October (3.00-3.45pm) where you will be able to see some of your child's work and their learning environment.

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you continue to bring in junk modelling – for example, boxes, bottles, egg cartons etc. The children are really enjoying imaginatively using these during independent learning. Many thanks!

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10th October 2019

 

We have had another busy week at school! The children have enjoyed going “up the hill and down the hill” to visit Mrs Rabbit’s house, who on the third visit there opened the door -eeek! We are now learning the story of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle and using this story to help us retell stories of our own.

 

 

Week Commencing 14th October 2019

 

Reading

We will be continuing to learn the story Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle.  We will be thinking about how to draw a story map of this story and drawing story maps for our own stories.

 

Maths

We will be thinking about 2D shapes (shapes which we “can’t pick up!”) and their properties, for instance how many sides and corners they have.

 

Phonics

Next week we will be focussing on single sounds, h b f l. We have already introduced the tricky words (which can’t be sounded out and so we spell them out using letter names), I and the. Next week we will be thinking about two more: go and into.

 

 

 

Notices

 

School Photographs

Next week (Wednesday and Thursday) the children will have professional individual photographs taken which you will have the option to purchase should you wish to. Please make sure your child comes to school in full school uniform (including their jumper/cardigan). Thank you.

 

Named belongings

Please could you make sure your child’s belongings – clothes and water bottle are clearly named. We have had several unnamed jumpers and cardigans become separated from their owners!

 

Reading Journal

A polite reminder, please could you sign each time you hear your child read at home. Each time your child is heard read, either at home or school, these are counted up, with certificates given for 25, 50 and 75 reads. A Reading Ted is awarded for 100 reads!

 

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. They will be put to good use! Thank you!

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you continue to bring in junk modelling – for example, boxes, bottles, egg cartons etc. The children are really enjoying imaginatively using these during independent learning. Thank you.

 

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3rd October 2019

 

We have enjoyed thinking about the story Owl Babies this week. The children have been busy making nests, sock puppet owls and bird feeders! They have also used this story to help with their careful counting in maths, where we’ve made trees full of twig nests and owls!

Thank you to all our grandparents who came in to share their childhood stories. The children really enjoyed meeting you!

 

 

Week Commencing 7th October 2019

 

Reading

We will be looking at a new story Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle.

 

Phonics 

We  will be learning the sounds ck, e, u, r and new high frequency words - to no

 

Maths

We will be thinking about using positional language, for example, on top of, under, next to, in front of and behind.

 

 

Notices

 Tapestry online learning journal 

We would like to make tapestry ‘live’ for parents before half term. If you have not returned your Tapestry permission letter please bring it to the school office

Thank you for your support

 

Book Fair

The Book Fair continues into next week, finishing on Tuesday. It runs before and after school in the lower hall. Please do come and have a look! There are some great books this year and by buying books you are supporting the school.

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you continue to bring in junk modelling – for example, boxes, bottles, egg cartons etc. The children are really enjoying imaginatively using these during independent learning.

 

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26th September 2019

 

We have enjoyed thinking about two more stories this week – A Squash and a Squeeze and Sharing a Shell. These stories help us think about being reflective and resilient learners. The children have also continuing consolidating their knowledge of numerals up to 10.

 

 

Week Commencing 30th September 2019

 

Reading

We will be sharing Owl Babies and enjoy using this story to ignite our learning.

 

Maths

We will be focussing on carefully counting, taking our time with one to one correspondence (ie making sure we count each object once). 

 

Phonics

The children will be learning the new sounds g, o , c, k and decodable words a, it, is, at. 

 

 

Notices

 

International Day of Older Persons

On 1st October it is ‘International Day of Older Persons’.  To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you could you bring in any egg boxes and tubes for our making next week! Also could you send your child in with an old (clean) pair of socks – to make their own sock puppet owls!

 

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19th September 2019

 

Another busy week in Reception! We have enjoyed thinking about two new stories this week – The Enormous Turnip and The Very Busy Spider. These stories help us think about being collaborative and self-motivated learners. The children have also taken parts in lots of activities consolidating numerals 1-5.

 

 

Week Commencing 23rd September 2019

 

Reading

We will be continuing to think about our Earlswood Learning Behaviours next week, focussing on the remaining two behaviours, being reflective through the story of The Squash and the Squeeze and being resilience through the story of Sharing a Shell.

 

Maths

We will be focussing on confidently recognising numerals 6-10.  

 

 

Notices

Phonics Rhymes

The children have all received a copy of the phonics rhymes which we use to help us learn our sounds. If you would like further guidance on saying any of these sounds, please view this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE

 

Photographs

Just to let you know on Thursday 26th September the children will be having their photograph taken by a local newspaper. These will be published in the Surrey Mirror. Please could you let your class teacher know if you would not like them to be included in this photograph. (If you have not returned your parent consent form please do).

 

Junk Modelling

Please could you continue to bring in any clean boxes, bottles, tubes etc for the children to enjoy junk modelling.

 

Diaries

If you have any unused old/current diaries please could you bring them in for the children to use as a writing opportunity.

12th September 2019

So we’ve reached the end of our first full week! The children have been so busy exploring all areas inside and outside the classrooms. We have enjoyed talking about our families, sharing our family photos with our friends. We have spoken about being independent and confident learners. We’re becoming really clear explaining what these words mean.

 

 

Week Commencing 16th September 2019

Reading

We will be continuing to think about our Earlswood Learning Behaviours next week, in particular collaboration through the story of The Enormous Turnip and self-motivation through the story of The Very Busy Spider.

 

Maths

We will be focussing on confidently recognising numerals 1-5 as well as numbers important to us.

 

 

Notices

Toys

We’ve had a number of children bringing in toys to school. Please could these be left safely at home.

 

Reading Journal

Your child needs to be bringing their Reading Journal and reading book into school every day. If you like, book bags can be purchased from the office for these to be kept in. Please record any reading you do at home with your child (these are totalled up and certificates awarded for 25, 50 and 75 reads, with a special reward for 100 reads!)

 

Squeezy Sauce Bottles

Please could you bring in any empty clean sauce bottles for us to use for painting in the classrooms. Thank you!

Welcome to Reception!

 

5th September 2019

 

What a wonderful day we’ve had at ‘Big School’! The children have settled in well and have enjoyed exploring their classrooms and making new friends.

 

 

Week Commencing 9th September 2019

 

Reading

We will be thinking about our Earlswood Learning Behaviours next week, in particular independence through the story of The Snail and the Whale and confidence through the story of Giraffes can’t Dance.

 

Maths

We will be enjoying lots of number songs and counting games.

 

 

 

Notices

The School Day

The school gate (and classrooms) open at 8.30am every day. Children need to be in their classrooms by 8.55am to be registered. If they arrive after this point they will be marked as late. The school gate opens at the end of the day at 3pm.

 

Reading Journal

Your child will be bringing home their new Reading Journal (in which you can record any reading you do at home with them, as well as any non-urgent messages for their class teacher). They will also be receiving one reading book. They will read with their class teacher and change their reading book on a weekly basis.

 

Family Photograph

We will be thinking about our families next week. Please could your child either bring in a family photo or have one emailed to us (staff email addresses can be found through the school website under staff).

 

Junk Modelling

We’d really appreciate any clean recycling you could bring in for the children to do junk modelling – tubes, containers, boxes, bottles etc. Thank you.

Welcome to Reception

 

WB 2.09.19

 

We hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxed summer. 

 

We are very much looking forward to your children starting with us. 

 

Just a reminder children will be starting school with us on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September for a their taster morning or afternoon sessions. 

  • Morning sessions  9-11am
  • Afternoon sessions 1-3pm

If you are unsure about what session your child should attend please phone the school office. 

 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Earlswood School. 

 

The Reception Team 

 

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