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This Week's Learning

Week beginning 18.10.21

 

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Please may we remind you that we break up for half term on Thursday 21st October and that school is closed on Friday 22nd October.

 

If you were unable to attend our workshops all about Reception and Phonics, please do click on the 'key information and letters' star which will take you to the links for each workshop for you to see. Here is the link for you to click which will take you to this area of the website:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/key-information-letters-3/

Dental Hygiene:

Next week we are learning all about the importance of dental hygiene. In order to provide some exciting activities for the children we would be very grateful for as many clean, empty milk bottles or fizzy drink bottles as you can spare.

 

We are also still in need of boxes for our sculpture week after half term.

 

Our Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be innovating the story of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle by changing what they travel on in the story. The children will also be talking about their journey to school and will be encouraged to draw a map of what they see when travelling to school. With this in mind, please encourage your child to observe different items on their journeys so that they will be able to talk about their journeys.

 

Maths: In Maths this week we will be learning all about subitising. The children will be encouraged to talk about what they see and what they notice when looking at an arrangement of items.

 

Phonics: This week in Phonics, we will be revising the graphemes which we have been learning throughout this term. The tricky words we will be continuing to read and recognise are, is, the and I. The children will continue to practice their blending skills to support them when sounding out words and reading.

 

Week beginning 11.10.21

 

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First Year at School Photos!

The Surrey Mirror are celebrating all of the children's first year at school and will be doing a special feature on new Reception classes. The newspaper will be on sale from Monday 11th October.

 

Fruit and Vegetable donations

For our learning next week, the children will be finding out all about foods which are healthy. We would be very grateful of any donations of root vegetables or fruit for the children to use in their activities throughout next week.

 

Climbing Zone

Throughout the week, each class will have their own time in the climbing zone. Please see below for when your child will be in the climbing zone. For safety reasons, we do ask for earrings and jewellery to be removed on these days.

Tuesday - Robin.

Wednesday - Wren.

Thursday - Finch and Owl.

 

Sculpture Week

For sculpture week, we will be learning all about the work of the sculptor, Louise Nevelson. The children will all make their own sculpture and this year we are using natural items to use for our sculptures.

To make our sculptures, we would appreciate as many shoe boxes and lids as you have and would like the children to collect a range of natural items such as:

Pine cones

Conkers

Sticks

Acorns

Stones

 

Our Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing to learn the story of, “Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle” The children will be looking at homes and using their knowledge of Phonics to sound out labels and sentences for different houses.

 

Maths: In Maths this week we will be learning all about patterns. The children will be making and continuing their own patterns such as stamping feet, clap, clap. They will also be learning to identify and talk about repeating patterns such as red, blue, red, blue, and will be encouraged to make their own patterns using resources in the classroom.

 

Phonics: This week in Phonics, we will be learning how to pronounce the phonemes and recognise the graphemes, h, b, f and l. The tricky word we will be learning to read is the and the children will continue to revise the tricky words is and I. The children will learn how to form each of the above graphemes and will continue to practice their blending skills to support them when sounding out words and reading.

 

Week beginning 4.10.21

 

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Teddy Bears Story Time

As part of feel good week at school next week we would like all children to bring in a teddy next Friday 8th October to enjoy a story time and snack alongside their classes and teddies!

 

Sculpture Week

For sculpture week, we will be learning all about the work of the sculptor, Louise Nevelson. The children will all make their own sculpture and this year we are using natural items to use for our sculptures.

To make our sculptures, we would appreciate as many shoe boxes and lids as you have and would like the children to collect a range of natural items such as:

Pine cones

Conkers

Sticks

Acorns

Stones

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School from Monday 4th October -Thursday 7th October. The Book Fair has always been a huge success at Earlswood and each purchase supports us to earn book vouchers to buy books for the school library and classrooms. The book fair will be coming to the Junior School in March next year.

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on the bottom playground every day October 4th - 7th before and after school.

Click here for a link to the online ‘Travelling Books’ Autumn invitation. https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/47/91/travelling-books-invitation-autumn-2021-2028914.pdf

New for this year!

Purchases can now be made using a credit/debit card by scanning the QR code (copies of the QR code will be available at the fair on the day) and filling in your card details. We will still be taking traditional cash payments.

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-booksl and start shopping! If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

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

The Reading Team

 

Our Learning next week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning our new Talk for Writing text, “Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle” The children will be going on adventures around the school to act out the story and will be learning the story through a visual storymap and actions.

 

Maths: In Maths this week, we will be learning all about comparing items based on quantities or size. The children will be encouraged to use their sorting knowledge to support them when grouping items and will be asked to compare the size of different items using the language of larger and smaller.

 

Phonics: This week in Phonics, we will be learning how to pronounce the phonemes and recognise the graphemes, ck, e, u and r. The tricky word we will be learning to read is I and the children will continue to revise the tricky word, is. The children will learn how to form each of the above graphemes and will continue to practice their blending skills to support them when sounding out words and reading.

 

Week beginning 27.9.21

 

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Please may we ask that the children's water bottles are not put in their book bags with their reading diaries or books just in case any bottles leak over the children's books.

 

Family Photos

This week we are continuing our learning all about ourselves and will be spending time talking about our families. We would still love a family photo of every child which we will print and make into a family book for each class. If you are able to, please send one photo of your family to your child's class teacher:

Robin Class: e.Louis-Jean@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Wren Class: r.page@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or k.saraceno@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Finch Class: l.merrett-jones@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Owl Class: s.tarrant@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Our learning this week:

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning the nursery rhyme "Row Row Row Your Boat". The children will be learning it through drawing a story map and with actions. The children will also be innovating it to change the method of transport e.g. "Zoom zoom zoom your car quickly up the hill, merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream."

 

Maths: This week in Maths, the children will be classifying, sorting and matching objects based on their size, colour or pattern.

 

Phonics: In Phonics this week, the children will be learning the sounds g, o, c and k. They will be learning the phoneme - how to pronounce each sound and will be identifying items with each sound at the start. The children will also be learning how to form each grapheme using a rhyme to support them when writing. In addition to this, the children will be learning to segment sounds in words and blend them together to hear and say the whole word. The tricky word we will be learning to read will be, is.

Week beginning 20.9.21

 

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Reading Diaries

This week, we have sent your child's reading diary home.  Please do comment on any text your child shares or reads with you at home such as non fiction books, story books or comics. At the front of your child's reading diary is a Wonde log in and an emoji password. With this you will be able to access Google Classrooms and great additional learning apps! If you are unable to scan the barcode, please visit: Earlswood Schools - Wonde Login. Here you will be able to access Numbots which is a super online app encouraging the children to develop their Number knowledge and Purple Mash where your child can explore the different learning activities on offer.

Numbots Information Letter

Love of Reading books from Monday 20th September.

In order to promote a true love of reading we will be encouraging the children to select a picture book to share at home with you. These will be available every day for the children and they will be able to choose a new book once they have returned their current one.

 

Family Photos

Thank you to everyone who has sent a family photo to your child's class teacher. We would love a family photo of every child which we will print and make into a family book for each class. If you are able to, please send one photo of your family to your child's class teacher:

Robin Class: e.Louis-Jean@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Wren Class: r.page@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or k.saraceno@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Finch Class: l.merrett-jones@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Owl Class: s.tarrant@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Please may we also ask for all of your child's belongings to be named and that they have a pair of wellies and spare change of clothes in school.

 

Our learning this week:

 

Literacy: This week we are learning the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock". The children will be reciting the nursery rhyme and will be innovating it to change the animal and where the animal travels in the nursery rhyme, e.g. "Hickory, Dickory, Dock, the elephant stomped up the tree."

 

Maths: This week in Maths, the children will be counting actions such as 3 claps, 4 jumps and 5 hops. The children will also be singing lots of counting songs up to 5, such as 5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop.

 

Phonics: In Phonics this week, the children will be learning the sounds i, n, m and d. They will be learning the phoneme - how to pronounce each sound and will be identifying items with each sound at the start. The children will also be learning how to form each grapheme using a rhyme to support them when writing. In addition to this, the children will be learning to segment sounds in words and blend them together to hear and say the whole word.

 

Week beginning 13.9.21

 

The children have been superstars at starting school and we are looking forward to our first full week in Reception! All of the children have settled so incredibly well and are already wonderful at remembering the daily routines such as where their water bottles, bags and coats go. This week we will be continuing to settle the children into their new classes.

 

Noticeboard:

 

Please may we ask for all of your child's belongings to be named and that they have a pair of wellies and spare change of clothes in school.

 

Family Photos

We would love a family photo of every child which we will print and make into a family book for each class. If you are able to, please send one photo of your family to your child's class teacher:

Robin Class: e.Louis-Jean@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Wren Class: r.page@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or k.saraceno@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Finch Class: l.merrett-jones@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Owl Class: s.tarrant@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Our learning this week:

 

Literacy: This week we are learning the nursery rhyme "Incy Wincy Spider". The children will be reciting the nursery rhyme and will be innovating it to change the animal and where the animal travels in the nursery rhyme.

 

Maths: This week in Maths, the children will be counting within 10 and will be acting out lots of different number rhymes.

 

 

3.9.21

Welcome to Reception!

 

We have all really enjoyed meeting lots of the children and their families over the last 2 days and are looking forward to meeting you on Monday and Tuesday next week!

 

The children will be coming to school for half a day next Wednesday and Thursday, if you are unsure whether they are coming to school from 9-11:30 or 12.30-3.00pm please do not hesitate to ask your child's class teacher.

 

Next Friday the children will be starting their first full day at school!

Please may we ask for all belongings and uniform to be named and the children will need to bring in a named water bottle as well. There are also welly racks outside each classroom for your child's wellington boots to be kept.

 

The children can start arriving from 8.30am until 8.55am. Please drop your child off at their classroom door and collect from their classroom door at 3.00pm.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you all to school next week!

 

 

 

Come and have a cup of coffee!

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