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21.7.20

Today is the last day of term! Well done for all of your fantastic hard work! We hope you have a great day doing lots of fun and creative activities https://www.diamondonline.uk/home. Have the best summer holiday!

20.7.20

On the website today, are some fun and creative activities for you to do. Go to the website https://www.diamondonline.uk/home to have a look at these. Well done for all your fantastic hard work whilst you have been at home! Have lots of fun!

17.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – Writing activities.

Maths – Go on NumBots.

DT – To make a puppet.

Outside – How about the ‘Water Balloon Pinata’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

16.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To write a simple narrative.

Maths – To use the language of time.

PSED – To create a feelings jar.

Outside – How about the ‘Sports Day’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

15.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To create and describe a superhero.

Maths – To sequence time and events.

Art & Design – To make an observational drawing of a natural object.

Outside – How about the ‘Super Shoes’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

14.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To use capital letters and full stops in speech.

Maths – To sequence days of the week and months of the year.

Topic – To share my ideas and memories.

Outside – How about the ‘Art in the style of Van Gough’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

13.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To write a list and to use positional language or prepositions.

Maths – To sequence events.

Science – To sequence the growth of a plant.

Outside – How about the ‘Water Xylophone’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

10.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Word Wall activities

Reading - 10- 20 minutes of reading

English – Writing activities

Maths – Go onto NumBots

DT – To design a puppet

Outside – How about the ‘Card Making’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

9.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Word Wall activities.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: To describe a character.

Maths: To name and identify 2D shapes.

PSHE – To understand how to keep ourselves safe.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Vegetable Superhero’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

8.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Word Wall activities.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: To identify a story’s main characters.

Maths: To identify the properties of 2D shapes.

Art & Design – To create shadow art.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Rainbow Bubbles Snakes’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

7.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Recapping sounds and Word Walls.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: To retell a story.

Maths: To name and identify 2D shapes.

Topic – To know how significant people help us.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Shadow Drawing’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

6.7.20

We hope you all had a lovely day weekend. Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-er’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Are there any words that you find tricky to spell? Write them out, cover the word and then write it out again.  You could write the words out in different colours.

English: To create a story map.

Maths: To replicate and create patters using shapes.

Science – To name and identify parts of a plant.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Bug Hotel’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

3.7.20

We hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘ - ure’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

Word Walls - Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: Make a poster, letter writing, phonics, game, writing a list

Maths: Go onto NumBots.

Computing – To know how to keep safe online

Outdoor: How about the ‘Mud’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

2.7.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-air’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: To use adjectives to describe.

Maths – To continue repeating patterns.

PSED – To know how to make healthy choices.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Giant Bubbles’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a lovely day!

1.7.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-ear’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: To use adjectives to describe.

Maths – To continue repeating patterns.

Art & Design – To make insects using natural materials.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Kim’s Game’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a lovely day!

30.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oi’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: To use adjectives to describe.

Maths – To use positional language.

Topic – To know how significant people help us.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Cloud Watching’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a lovely day!

29.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-ow’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: To use capital letters, full stops and phonics to spell.

Maths – To use positional language.

Science – Name and identify common plants and trees.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Picture Making’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a lovely day!

26.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-ur’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Writing a story.

Maths – Identifying and counting coins.

Computing – To know that technology is used all around us.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Picnic lunch’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

25.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-or’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Writing a narrative.

Maths – Identifying coins and adding and subtracting.

PSHE– Understanding how to stay safe at the seaside.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Seaside scene’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

24.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-ar’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Tell a story using a story map.

Maths – Identifying and sorting coins.

Art & Design– Creating a structured landscape.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Make Some Binoculars’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

23.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oo’ short sound.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Create a story map.

Maths –Compare and order height.

Topic – Comparing seaside holidays with ones of today.

Outdoor: How about the ’10 Green Bottles’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

22.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oo’ long sound.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Identifying the beginning, middle and end.

Maths –Comparing and ordering lengths.

Science – Plastic pollution

Outdoor: How about the ‘Snails’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

WC 15.6.20 Diamond Online Digital Newsletter

19.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oa’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you find any of these words in the reading that you do today?

English: Practise writing tricky words.

Maths – Measuring weight and capacity.

Music – Making music from objects

Outdoor: How about the ‘Sensory Ice Play?’ activity. Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

18.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-igh’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you find any of these words in the reading that you do today?

English: Writing simple sentences.

Maths – Comparing and identifying the capacity of containers.

PSHE: Relationships

Outdoor: How about the ‘Camping?’ activity. Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

17.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ee’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

English: Knowing a sentence needs a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces.

Maths – Compare and explore capacity and volume

Art & Design: Investigating texture

Outdoor: How about the ‘Making a Paintbrush activity?’ Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

16.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ai’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

English: Knowing which sentences make sense.

Maths – Comparing mass and weight

Knowledge and Understanding of the world: Using sense at a beach

Outdoor: How about the Ruler of the Garden activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

15.6.20

Good Morning! We hope you all had a great weekend! This week, you will be carrying out your learning using the work set on the ‘Diamond Online’. There are two options for how you can access the work for this week. There is the digital newsletter, which has been uploaded up onto the class pages, or you can now start to use the website which has gone live Reception week. Here is the link https://www.diamondonline.uk/home. You will need to click on the ‘Learning’ tab on the left of the website to access your work. Using the website may take you and your child some time to become familiar with it! The digital newsletter is there for you this week if you feel using the website is a little tricky. If you click on the ‘How to use the Online School’ tab on the left, there are videos to help show you how it all works, and you can watch these with an adult. Here is an outline of the work for today: -

 

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ng’’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

English: Reading and understanding simple sentences.

Science: Designing and making a boat that will float.

Outdoor: How about the Garden Pictures activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

WC 8.6.20 Reception Diamond Online Digital Newsletter

12.6.20

Good Morning! Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-sh’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Writing captions in booklet

Maths: Sharing amounts

Music: Listening and responding to music

Outdoor: How about the Pebble Toss activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day and have a lovely weekend!

11.6.20

We hope you all had a great day yesterday and enjoyed your learning. Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ch’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Writing own captions in a booklet

Maths: Halving amounts

PSED: Talk confidently about achievements

Outdoor: How about the Instruments activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

10.6.20

We hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-th’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Reading captions

Maths: Halving numbers

Art & Design: Making own piece of art using colourful natural items

Outdoor: How about the Tree Leaves activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

9.6.20

We hope you all had a great day yesterday and enjoyed your learning. Here is an outline of today’s learning activities. Remember, you do not need to do everything that is on the newsletter.

 

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-qu’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Caption writing

Maths: Doubling single digits

Knowledge and Understanding of the World: Looking at past and present beaches

Outdoor: How about the Sound Keeper activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

8.6.20

We hope you all had a lovely weekend! This week you will be carrying out your learning from the ‘Diamond Online’ and there is a digital newsletter that is on the class page for this week. There are activities that are set out for each day. At the bottom of the newsletter, there is a link to an assembly as well as a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum. There are also some outdoor ideas for you to pick and choose to do each day. Please do not feel that you must do everything!  Here is an outline of the work for today:-

 

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-z’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Practise writing tricky words

Maths: Doubling single digits

Science: Looking at objects that sink and float

Outdoor: How about the Natural Rubbings activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

01.06.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you have had a lovely half term break and welcome to the summer term. For this week, you can either choose to continue with the activities on the indoor and outdoor grids set before half term or you can begin to use the Diamond Online work set by the virtual school. Please try to read everyday still. Please share with us what you have been up to on the blog. I would love to see how you are getting on. Please be aware that I will not be able to respond to any blogs until after school but I will reply as soon as I can. Enjoy your learning and please continue to stay safe. Love Mrs Pritchard x

Diamond Online Reception Newsletter

22.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks. Next week is half term, I can't believe how quickly the last half term has gone. Enjoy your week off and have a well deserved rest. Fingers crossed the sun will continue to shine! A big thank you for all of your hard work this half term and also a big thank you to your families at home for all of the help and support they have given you whilst you have been learning at home.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed – Daily task

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 5, Day 5

Indoor Activity - Activity 5 – Make a collection of different coins

Outdoor Activity – Activity 5 – Make a rain gauge

Letter Join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animals knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words (different to the ones you have used before)

 

Please see below a photo of my cat Benny, he has been enjoying the sunshine and has been sunbathing this week. Please watch the video that I have posted this morning - https://youtu.be/5jLK1JmCI0E (watch out for when Benny appears in the video). I wonder if you can have a go at making an origami cat for me today by following the instructions in the video? Once you have done this, please comment on my blog post from today to tell me about your origami cat or even add a photo of your work.

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.

21.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed – Daily task

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 5, Day 4

Indoor Activity - Activity 4 – Make 12

Outdoor Activity – Activity 4 – Outside scavenger hunt

Letter Join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Topic - Visit the ‘Espresso Zoo’ and learn about all the different types of animals (except for mini beasts – we'll be learning about them after half term): https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_espresso_zoo/index.html

 

I hope you like the photo below of Benny today. As you can see, he is once again curled up in a ball and is fast asleep. I wonder if either you or someone at home can read the information I have posted below about cats and then work together to answer some questions? You need to read/listen carefully to be able to answer the questions and please post your answers on the blog.

 

You need to take care of cats. A cat has whiskers, a tail and paws. A cat will need a food bowl, a water bowl, a bed and some toys. Baby cats are called kittens. Kittens like to drink milk. If a cat is ill or hurt, you need to take them to the vet. The vet will help them get better.

 

1. A cat has whiskers.

          Is that true or false? 

 

2. What does a cat need?

         Is it a pen, a kennel or a bed?

 

3. What is a baby cat called?

         Is it a kitten, a calf or a puppy?

 

4. What do kittens like to drink?

          Is it water, milk or juice?

 

5. If a cat is ill or hurt, where does it need to go?

          Is it to a vet, a doctor or to the park?

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

20.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed – Daily task

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 5, Day 3

Indoor Activity – Activity 3 – Play ‘Pictionary’

Outdoor Activity - Activity 3 – Mini beast hunt

Letter Join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Vocabulary Ninja - Webbed and activity 2

 

I need your help ..... please see below a photo of my cat Benny. As you can see, he likes curling up in a ball and falling asleep. I wonder if you can create a cat fact file for me today. In your fact file, you could use what you learnt yesterday to help you to draw a picture of a cat, as well as writing what a cat likes to eat, what an owner needs to look after their cat and also an interesting fact that you find out about cats. Remember to use a capital letter at the start of your sentence, finger spaces in between your words and also a full stop at the end of your sentence. I look forward to seeing/hearing about your cat fact files on the blog.

19.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed – Daily task

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 5, Day 2

Indoor Activity - Activity 2 – Objects on a dinner plate

Outdoor Activity - Activity 2 – Make your own Joe Wicks exercise session

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animal’s knowledge organiser.

Topic - Try the pond animal’s word matching game:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/resource_box/animals/page_3.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=animals

 

Please see below a photo of my cat Benny and also a document from Twinkl outlining how to draw a cat. I wonder if you can have a go at doing this for me today? Once you have done this, please comment on my blog post from today to tell me about your drawings or even add a photo of your work.

 

Don't forget to watch the story video I posted yesterday - https://youtu.be/pAZXoPeCVBs. I have added an activity for you to complete which I have also uploaded on the blog so please take a look at that.

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.

18.05.2020 - Good Morning! Please find below a suggested set of activities for the day, but if you would prefer to choose your own, then this is fine. Please find the following documents underneath: Vocabulary Ninja, Topic, Maths and Phonics Activities, Indoor Home Learning Grid and Outdoor Home Learning Grid. I have also attached a document called Singing Assembly at Home. Mrs Rodgers has put together a list of songs that you could sing at home, similar to the songs that you have been singing during whole school assemblies at school. Please share what you have been up to on the blog.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed – Daily task

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 5, Day 1

Indoor Activity – Activity 1 – Play ‘Where is the Bear?’

Outdoor Activity – Activity 1 – Rainbow scavenger hunt

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Vocabulary Ninja – Webbed and activity 1

 

I need your help ..... please see below a photo of my cat Benny. As you can see, he is now starting to go outside, especially when the sun is shining. I wonder if you can create a lost poster for me that I can put up in my village, just in case he doesn't come home one day. On your lost poster, please draw a picture of Benny so people know what he looks like and also write at least one sentence to describe him. You could include his name, what type of animal he is, what he looks like and also who to contact if he is found. Remember to use a capital letter at the start of your sentence, finger spaces in between your words and also a full stop at the end of your sentence. I look forward to seeing/hearing about your lost posters on the blog.

15.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Spelling ai, ee, igh, oa words -

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item809470/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 4, Day 5

Indoor Activity - Activity 9 – Can you make a necklace out of beads or pasta?

Outdoor Activity – Activity 9 – What can you see and hear outside?

Letter join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Topic - Here is a photo book all about the lifecycle of a frog - 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/photo_book/index.html

 

I need your help ..... please see below a photo of my cat Benny (he is so cheeky sticking his tongue out at me). I wonder if you can write a list of words that rhyme with the word cat? How many words can you think of and write down? I can think of 3 words, can you think of more than me? Remember rhyming words finish with the same sounds, so all of your words need to end in 'at'? I look forward to seeing/hearing about your rhyming words on the blog.

 

Don't forget to watch the story video I posted yesterday - https://youtu.be/eS-e8UzAynI. I have added an activity for you to complete which I have also uploaded on the blog so please take a look at that. You can also hear Miss Matthews reading a story by clicking on the following link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz0Y_8bWI8Q

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.

14.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Segmenting ai, ee, igh, oa words -

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item806969/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer - Week 4, Day 4

Indoor Activity - Activity 8 - Bowling

Outdoor Activity - Activity 8 – Make a mud pie

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animal’s knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words.

Topic - What body parts do different animals have? What do they have that we don’t? Or what do we have that they don’t? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_body_parts.html

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

 

13.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Reading ai, ee, igh, oa words -

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804594/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer - Week 4, Day 3

Indoor Activity - Activity 7 – Decorate and make a paper aeroplane

Outdoor Activity – Activity 7 – Obstacle course

Letter Join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Vocabulary Ninja - Snout and activity 2

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

 

12.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Blending ai, ee, igh, oa words -

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item803917/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer - Week 4, Day 2

Indoor Activity - Activity 6 – Sort toys into categories

Outdoor Activity - Activity 6 – Stick shapes

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animal’s knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words.

Topic - What are the different names for animal babies? How long does it take for them to become grown up animals? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_growing.html

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

 

11.05.2020 – Good Morning! I hope you have all had a good weekend.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Find the igh words -https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75014/gradef/module62767/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=igh

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer - Week 4, Day 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

Indoor Activity - Activity 5 – Look for 2 objects with wheels. Which can travel the furthest?

Outdoor Activity - Activity 5 – Elf/fairy crowns

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Vocabulary Ninja – Snout and activity 1 - please find the document attached underneath for the vocabulary ninja word for this week

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

07.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks. Today is the last day of school for this week because tomorrow is a very special bank holiday ..... more about that at the bottom of today's learning. 

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Sorting sounds igh, oa -

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801534/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots – 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 3, Day 4

Indoor Activity - Activity 4 – Can you make your own play-dough?

Outdoor Activity – Activity 4 – Spring watch

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animal’s knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words.

Topic - How do animals move around? How is this different to how we move? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_moving.html

 

Tomorrow is VE Day, which first happened exactly 75 years ago. I know some of you have already started planning a special picnic or afternoon tea (sandwiches, cupcakes and scones). If you are feeling crafty, why don't you make some bunting, design a medal or make some jam tarts? This website also has some lovely ideas of things you could do and make related to VE Day - https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/ve-day-activities-for-kids/

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. Enjoy the long weekend, stay safe and keep well.

 

06.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today's tasks. 

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Sorting sounds ai, ee -

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item802892/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 3, Day 3

Indoor Activity - Activity 3 - Play guess the animal with your family

Outdoor Activity - Activity 3 – Egg and spoon race

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Vocabulary Ninja - Scales and activity 2

 

My next story is ready for the children to view, there are two places that these are being uploaded. You can access the story by clicking on one of the following links. I hope you enjoy it -

 

https://the-round-house-primary-school.primarysite.media/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPaNtl17V0&t=4s

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

 

05.05.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics – Watch the videos for igh and oa - Can you think of any words that might feature these sounds?

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75014/gradef/module62767/index.html

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75012/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 3, Day 2

Indoor Activity - Activity 2 - If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

Outdoor Activity - Activity 2 – Paint with water

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animal’s knowledge organiser

Topic - What do animals eat? Do they eat anything we do or not? 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_eating.html

 

Don't forget, if you would like some stories to show your child then there are two places that these are being uploaded. You can access stories being read by a range of teachers by clicking on one of the following links. We hope you enjoy!

 

https://the-round-house-primary-school.primarysite.media

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-CuvWImxawxJCKL4HP8XQ

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

 

04.05.2020 - Good Morning! Please find below a suggested set of activities for the day, but if you would prefer to choose your own, then this is fine. Please find the following documents attached underneath: Animals Knowledge Organiser, Vocabulary Ninja, Maths and Phonics Activities, Indoor Home Learning Grid and Outdoor Home Learning Grid. I have also added, if you would like to use it, a suggested timetable for the structure of the day and the reward chart we used at school (sun, rocket, moon, etc) to support with motivating your child. Please share what you have been up to on the blog.

 

Reading - 10 minutes of reading

Phonics - Watch the videos for ai and ee – Can you think of any words that might feature these sounds? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item62926/gradef/module62767/index.html

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75017/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer – Week 3, Day 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY&t=4s

Indoor Activity - Activity 1 – Can you make your own jigsaw puzzle?

Outdoor Activity - Activity 1 – Bird survey

Letter Join – Spend 15 minutes on letter join

Vocabulary Ninja - Scales and activity 1

29.04.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you’ve enjoyed the activities so far this week! Thank you for sharing on the blog what you have been up to. You can continue with the same structure for your child, as outlined on Monday, if this is working for you. There are also some topic introduction links. If you would like, you can continue your dinosaur adventure by having a go at the activities ‘Dinosaur Snap’ and ‘Dinosaur Labelling.’ Please keep sharing on the blog! I love to see what you have been doing. 

 

27.04.2020 - Good Morning! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.The activity sheets for this week remain the same as last week. Please continue to choose one activity from each section if you wish to. Why don't you click on the link 'Rotton or Rascal' to discover more about dinosaurs too? Please keep sharing on the blog! I love to see what you have been doing. This week the 'Art in The Windows' theme is smiley faces so if you get a moment for some art try to create some happy faces to put with your rainbow, sunshine and flowers in your window. Try to use different media and materials if you can.

 

22.04.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you’ve enjoyed the activities so far this week! Thank you for sharing on the blog what you have been up to. You can continue with the same structure for your child, as outlined on Monday, if this is working for you. There are also some topic introduction links. If you would like, you can continue your dinosaur adventure to explore ‘How do we know about dinosaurs?’. Please keep sharing on the blog! I love to see what you have been doing. If you would like some stories to show your child then there are two places that these are being uploaded. You can access stories being read by a range of teachers by clicking on one of the following links. We hope you enjoy!

 

https://the-round-house-primary-school.primarysite.media

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-CuvWImxawxJCKL4HP8XQ

 

20.04.2020 - Good Morning! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break. Please have a look at the 'Maths and Phonics Activities' document as well as the indoor and outdoor home learning grids. If you would like some structure for your child, then you can choose one task per day from the indoor and outdoor home learning grids, as well as completing one maths activity, one phonics activity every day, 10 minutes of reading and 10-15 minutes of Numbots every day. There are also some topic introduction links and a dinosaurs knowledge organiser. If you would like to, have a look at the first link on the 'Maths and Phonics Activities' document to start your child's dinosaur adventure ‘What do we know about dinosaurs?’. I would love to see what you have been doing so please share what you have been up to on the blog. If you are not able to access Numbots, please let me know and I will endeavour to sort this out for you. This is a fantastic resource for the children to use independently. This week the 'Art in The Windows' theme is flowers so if you get a moment for some art try to create a beautiful bunch of flowers to put with your rainbow and sunshine in your window. Try to use different media and materials if you can.

01.04.2020 - Today is Reward Day!

 

Congratulations on your spring term full of learning, fabulous behaviour and hard work .....  both at school and at home. I am incredibly proud of you all and your families. Today is a day filled with some magic and fun ..... enjoy!!

 

Magician Nick Barnes has recorded a special magic show to watch while we are staying safe at home -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLaQCNB8J9o and if you want to learn some fun magic tricks to perform for your family, here are some ideas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2tDK9wfCYs  

 

Why not also go on a rainbow scavenger hunt? 

 

Find something red, find something orange, find something yellow, find something green, find something blue and find something purple. 

 

Name a fruit that is red, name a vegetable that is orange, name an animal that is yellow, name a plant this is green, name something outside that is blue and name a flower that is purple 

 

I do hope you enjoy this! Have a great day and have a wonderful Easter. Stay Safe. Mrs Pritchard x

 

31.03.2020 - Good Morning!

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item816281/gradef/module61932/index.html

Word Walls - Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls. Have a closer look at the second word wall today and see which words you can already read.

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item640777/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_writing_to_20%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Barnaby Bear has got a challenge for you today. He is currently sat looking out into my garden and we have already seen a Red Kite and two pigeons. He is wondering what you can see out of your window or in the garden. Can you have a look for 5-10 minutes and make a tally of the birds that you see? Can you identify any of these birds?

 

A message from Mrs Rodgers (art co-ordinator) - 

 

If you would like to do something arty over the next few weeks, why not have a look at a few pictures from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge - https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/lookthinkdo/about

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.

 

30.03.2020 – Good Morning! I hope you have all had a good weekend.

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes

Phonics –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item805654/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet with the letters ‘j’ and ‘y’ on it. Have a go at looking through your home reading books to find some words starting with either of these phonemes

Word Walls - Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item439253/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_number_crew%2Factivities%2Findex_act_lotto.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

I need your help ..... please see below a photo of my cat Edison Benjamin Blue (Benny for short). In the photo, he has just woken up from a very long nap. I was wondering if you could please design a new toy for him to play with? Please try and include a feather or two in your design because he likes playing with those. Once you have designed your toy, could you please write a sentence about it to describe it to me? I look forward to seeing/hearing about your creations on the blog. 

 

This week the 'Art in The Windows' theme is the sunshine so if you get a moment for some art try to create a beautiful sun to put with your rainbow in your window. Try to use different media and materials if you can.

 

A message from Mr Hall -

 

I have set up usernames and passwords for Numbots for Reception. Their username is the first 2 letters of their forename and surname. E.g. Joe Bloggs username is 'jobl'. Password is 'abc'. Please encourage your child to play Numbots -https://ttrockstars.com

 

Don’t forget you can hear Miss Blyth reading a story - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnJ4JsZaK6HyNLhCsYt42A

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.

27.03.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks. It has been lovely to see what you have been up to!

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item807711/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the pattern sheet with the sea horse at the bottom. Can you draw other sea creatures and use some of the same patterns on them?

Word Walls - Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item383409/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_problem_solving%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Do not forget to check Miss Cadman’s video out about the rabbits - https://youtu.be/XI81thZKpww - see if you can have a go at an activity that Miss Cadman talks about in her video. Also do not forget you can watch Miss Blyth reading a story too - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnJ4JsZaK6HyNLhCsYt42A

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

26.03.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes

Phonics –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item806492/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter ‘g.’ How many words can you write that start with the letter ‘g’?

Word Walls - Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item172087/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff

Knowledge Organisers – Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the knowledge organisers

 

A message from Mrs Rodgers (music co-ordinator) - 

 

Hello everyone! I know some of you already have ocarinas and other musical instruments at home, but I thought now might be the time for lots of you to learn something new. Why not have a go at playing the ocarina? It's really easy. Anyone can do it. Get you parents involved as well. Show them the following message from me and I look forward to hearing our new ocarina choir when we all get back together in school.

 

Hi Parents, Fancy learning something new with your children? In school the children will have seen and heard other children, and sometimes the teachers, playing the ocarina. It is a small wind instrument that can be played easily without the ability to read music and without the screechy noise of the recorder when not played quite right!!!! As a school, we order the 4 hole plastic ocs and books from Ocarina Workshop - www.ocarina.co.uk . Other websites also sell ocarinas, but I have found ocarina workshop books to be the easiest to follow. You can even get a CD to play along to as well. Go on, give it a go. Get the whole family playing!

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

25.03.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks. It has been lovely to see what you have been up to!

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes

Phonics –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804542/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter ‘b’ and the pattern sheet with the socks at the bottom.

Word Walls - Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls. Can you write a question including one of the words from the word wall?

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item555769/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_problem_solving%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

Knowledge Organisers – Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the knowledge organisers

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

24.03.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes 

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801798/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter ‘v’ and the pattern sheet with the toy box at the bottom 

Word Walls - Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls. Can you write a sentence using the word ‘the'?

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item648680/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff 

Knowledge Organisers – Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the knowledge organisers

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

23.03.2020 - Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes 

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item800564/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter 'f' and the pattern sheet with the sheep at the bottom 

Word Walls - Practise reading and writing the word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_shape/exploring_scavenger_1.html

Knowledge Organisers – Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the knowledge organisers

 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Our teacher is Mrs Pritchard. Mrs Legender and Mrs Nice (Tuesday and Wednesday) also support the children with their learning. All of the adults in reception are very friendly and helpful in order to make sure that the children have the best start at Round House Primary Academy. 

 

At Round House Primary Academy, we have an 'open door policy'. We welcome you into the classroom to discuss your child, their progress or any concerns you may have. We might not be able to talk to you straight away but we will endeavour to speak to you as soon as possible. You can also leave a message with the school office or send an e-mail to the school office who will pass it onto us - office@roundhouse.cambs.sch.uk

 

Our parents, carers and families are all part of the learning journey. The adults at school would like it very much if you could note down any moments which make you think WOW on a star moments observational star! The adults at school have lots of copies in case you need any more. Please also look on the classroom doors for the latest events and news. 

 

PE kits should be brought into school every Monday and we will remind the children to bring them home on a Friday to be washed.

 

Every Friday the children will get a special treat as long as they have behaved well throughout the week. At the end of each term the children will also get to take part in a whole day of treats ..... Reward Day.

Curriculum Overviews

Parent Workshops

Promoting British Values in Reception

Democracy:

Speaking and listening activities promote discussions

Making decisions together

Listening to each other’s opinions

Turn taking, sharing and collaboration

 

Individual Liberty:

Freedom for all

Developing a positive sense of themselves

We listen to every child through pupil voice

Through our PSHE curriculum the children’s rights are promoted

The children are encouraged to make the right choices about how they learn and how they behave

 

Mutual Respect and Tolerance:

The classroom rules help children to understand how to share and look after each other

The children learn about different cultures, faiths and religions. They are encouraged to show respect and tolerance for different people, faiths, cultures and languages

The children study art and listen to music which reflects multicultural Britain

The children celebrate special days and festivals throughout the year

 

Rule of Law:

The children learn about their rights and responsibilities. They also learn about consequences of behavior and also learn to distinguish between right and wrong

The children have agreed to abide by the rules and understand that these rules apply to everyone

The Characteristics of Effective Learning

The characteristics of effective learning are important learning behaviours that we support the children to develop throughout the reception year. They are split into three categories:

 

Playing and Exploring - Engagement:

Can I do this?

 

Active Learning - Motivation:

Do I want to do this?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things

 

This is a useful website to explore the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and to find out more information about how to help your child to try new things at home and to develop a growth mindset. 

 

Creating and Thinking Critically - Thinking:

How do I do this? 

 

We can help children to become effective learners by playing with them, listening and responding to them, acting as a sound board, supporting them to pursue their own interests, inspiring them, modelling discovery learning and both guiding and supporting them (without taking over). 

2019-2020

W.B 9th September 2019

WOW! What a brilliant start to the term we have had. The children are settling in well and are enjoying coming into school every day, which is really lovely to see. They are quickly getting used to the routines of school life and learning to access all of the various activities inside the classroom. The children have been busy playing in the home corner taking on a role of a family member. They have also been making arrangements with various 2D shapes, writing telephone messages, making self portraits, ensuring that they look at their facial features in the mirror, and have been developing their fine motor control by threading coloured beads onto a piece of string in order to make a repeating pattern. I am very proud of each and every one of them. I am looking forward to next week where the children are going to be staying at school to eat their lunch. Please note that the children will be starting school at 8.45am and finish at 1.30pm every day next week.

W.B 16th September 2019

The children have enjoyed meeting all of the children in their class this week and they have been busy exploring both the classroom and the outdoor area. The children have been busy writing a fact file about themselves where they wrote their name, their age and their favourite colour, before drawing a picture of themselves. They have impressed me with their beautiful drawings and mark making skills. During their independent play, the children have been painting a paper plate of their face, counting the correct number of beads onto a numbered pipe cleaner and writing about their favourite cartoon characters. In phonics, the children have been learning to listen carefully to the sounds that adults have been orally segmenting. They have then been blending the sounds in their heads to understand what the adult was saying - I have been very impressed. Next week we will be learning the sounds s, a, t and p in our phonics sessions. The children are enjoying their lunch at school and the puddings are definitely their favourite part. Please note that school will start at 8.45am and finish at 3.15pm every day from next week. Please ensure that your child brings a pair of wellington boots and their PE kit into school next week. Throughout next week, is the children's chance to bring in their 'All About Me' boxes, so please bring those in on your child's allocated day. Monday 23rd September is the date that we would like the children's baby photos to be brought into school please. In addition, if you would like to purchase your child's Christmas card design, the order form needs to be returned to school by Wednesday 25th September. If you have any questions, then please come and speak to member of the reception team. 

W.B 23rd September 2019

This is the children's first full week at school and we have had a lovely week. They have been measuring with their feet and finding things that are bigger and smaller than their foot. The children have also been using different things around the classroom, e.g. wooden blocks and dinosaurs in order to measure how tall they were which made them laugh alot! The children have really enjoyed sharing their 'All about Me' boxes with the rest of the class. It has been lovely to see all of the objects and photographs that are so special to them. Thank you for taking the time to make a box with your child. The children have been busy independently making a cork board face using various materials, writing what they could see through a pair of binoculars and also making a house using a variety of 2D shapes. The children enjoyed their first PE lesson this week. The hall was being used on Monday afternoon, so we went outside into the courtyard and enjoyed a PE lesson in the sunshine. The children were able to follow instructions during the warm up and moved around the area in different ways, before playing a variety of ring games, including Duck, Duck, Goose. Next week we will be learning the sounds i, n and m in our phonics sessions. Please note that we are having an 'Early Reading and Phonics' parent workshop on Tuesday 8th October at 9.15am (in the school hall) and again at 4.30pm (in the reception classrooms). The two sessions will be covering the same material, so you only need to attend one. We would love to see as many parents there as possible. 

W.B 30th September

This week the children have been learning all about their five senses. A day was spent exploring each sense and the children enjoyed a range of activities, from making a bowl of silly soup, listening to the different sounds that various musical instruments made, writing down what they could see through a pair of binoculars, touching their heads, shoulders, knees and toes and labelling the parts of the body and also smelling different things (they all liked the smell of the candle and the garlic paste (it reminded them of garlic bread), but not so much the coriander). The children also listened to a live reading of 'Stay Safe with Thomas' where they thought about ways to keep safe around the railway station. The children have been busy independently making their own Funnybones character by sticking cotton buds onto a piece of paper to make a skeleton, making their own masks and finding out which is the most popular eye colour in reception. Please could I remind parents to write a comment in your child's reading diary when you have read with them. This could be to say that they enjoyed the story, they could identify some key words or they used the pictures to help them to read the story. Every time the children have read five times at home, they get to move their photo up on our reading balloons and will receive a certificate for 25, 50, 75 and 100 reads. Over the next two weeks the children's learning will be based around the story of 'A Brave Bear'. They are going to learn to re-tell the story and will also use bears to help with their counting, addition, subtraction and positional language skills. Next week we will be learning the sounds m, d, g and o in our phonics session. The children will also be continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds when reading and writing words. Just a reminder that individual school photographs will be taken on the morning of Monday 7th October. We are also looking forward to seeing lots of you at our upcoming 'Early Reading and Phonics' workshops on Tuesday 8th October. We hope that you find these sessions useful. Finally, Robin's first session of forest school will be on Friday afternoon, so please make sure that your child is sent in with a coat and if their wellies are not already in school, please could they be brought in for this session. Thank you for your support. 

W.B 7th October 2019

This week, the children have been learning about the story 'A Brave Bear'. At the beginning of the week, the children were told the first line of the story 'Everything was hot', without being shown the front cover, the title of the book or any of the illustrations. The children discussed with their talk partner and then drew a picture of what this could be in relation to and their ideas ranged from a cup of hot milk, a roast dinner, volcanoes erupting and warm summer days. Later on in the week, the children were shown the illustration that went alongside the sentence 'Everything was hot'. The picture was of two bears (daddy bear and baby bear) lying down in their cave on a hot summers day. The children then listened to some sounds of the forest and worked with their partner to add more detail to the illustration that they were given, e.g. drawing trees, flowers, a waterfall and some birds flying in the sky. In Maths, the children have been exploring positional language and using this to describe where they had found the hidden compare bears, as well as exploring the numbers 1 and 2 in detail, including how to represent these numbers in different ways. The children have been independently writing about different parts of the story, cutting/sticking pictures of bears in the correct size order, estimating/counting the number of bears that can be seen in a picture and also making their very own bear pictures using brown paint and a plastic fork. The children and adults really enjoyed their first forest school session this week. They went onto the field to complete a scavenger hunt to find some items that can be found in the outdoor area. They took it in turns to take a picture from the special bag and then went on a hunt for this item using the binoculars to help them find it. The children went to find feathers, birds, acorns, earthworms, ladybirds, leaves, spider webs and dandelions. They were fascinated by the helicopter seeds and what happened when they threw them up in the air. Next week we will be learning the sounds c, k and ck in our phonics sessions. The children will also be continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds for reading and writing. Please continue to support your child at home by looking at their reading books and asking them questions about the setting, events and characters in the story.

W.B 14th October

This week, the children have finished their learning related to the story 'A Brave Bear'. They have been discussing how the bears felt at different points of the story and how they knew that they were feeling this way. The children were able to empathise with baby bear feeling sad when he slipped over and hurt his knee, and thought about ways in which baby bear could be cheered up. They also discussed how brave baby bear was during the story and linked this to how brave they were themselves in different situations. We discussed that Mrs Pritchard is definitely not brave when she sees a frog in the garden and the children talked about what she could do when she sees a frog in the future. In Maths, the children have been exploring the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in detail, including how to represent these numbers in different ways, where we can see these numbers in the environment and also identifying the number that is 1 more or 1 less than a given number. The children have been independently writing descriptions about different animals that could be found inside a cave, finding out which was the most/least popular bear story overall in reception and making their own fish bowls using a variety of different media and materials. After half term, we will be learning the sounds e, u and r in our phonics sessions. The children will also be learning to read tricky words and continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds for reading and writing. I hope that you all have a lovely half term and a well deserved break, the children have worked so hard since starting in reception and am sure are ready for a good rest. I am very proud of each and every one of my little robins. I look forward to hearing what they have been up to during their week off and will see them back at school on Monday 28th October. 

W.B 28th October 2019

Welcome back after half term, it is so lovely to see the children back at school and hearing about what they have been doing during their week off school. This week the children have been learning about the festival of Diwali. They each made and decorated their own diva lamp using clay and glittery paint. I hope that you enjoy these at home. The children have also been learning about Halloween this week. They have been hammering golf tees into the side of a pumpkin before attaching elastic bands to the tees and also using various natural materials to decorate a pumpkin. We have been looking at the stories 'Pumpkin Soup' and 'Handa's Surprise' and the various fruits that Handa took to her friend Akeyo. Following this, we had a discussion surrounding healthy and unhealthy food choices and we worked together to make a plate full of healthy food! In Maths, the children have been exploring money and finding different ways to make 2p, 5p and 10p in our new fruit and vegetable shop role-play area, please continue to look at this when taking the children shopping and asking them to count the correct number of coins that are needed to pay for your different items. We have also been exploring the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in detail, including how to represent these numbers in different ways. In PE, the children have started their yoga sessions and enjoyed getting their bodies into different positions, as well as exploring moving in a variety of ways. The children have been independently counting the correct number of peas found inside a sugar snap pea and matching them to the right numeral, making repeated patterns by printing with potatoes and creating their own caterpillars for our new very hungry caterpillar cafe. The children and adults really enjoyed their second forest school session this week. They went onto the field and sat on the logs surrounding the fire pit. Miss Abbott went through all of the rules that the children will need to follow when they come to use the fire pit at a later date, before playing a game of fruit salad. The children then read a letter written from Twig the Tree Elf where the children had to follow clues to find Twig who had managed to get himself lost. The children were shown photos of different areas of the outdoors and then had to go to each location to find the next photo. When Twig was found he had left crowns for the children to decorate with various leaves. The children were then given a leaf identification sheet to show which tree the leaves had come from. They thanked the trees for giving them such pretty leaves. Next week the children will be learning the sounds r, h, b and f/ff in our phonics sessions. They will also be continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds for reading and writing. Please continue to support your child at home by looking at their reading books and also practising reading the words in their key word books. 

W.B 4th November 2019

For Bonfire Night, the children made firework pictures using an app on the ipads and using different coloured paint and a kitchen roll! They made patterns using firework noises, e.g. bang, whoosh, fizz, bang, whoosh, fizz and then replicated these noises using the musical instruments in the outdoor  area. The children also took part in a science experiment to make pretend fireworks in a glass. They helped to pour warm water into one glass and then a few spoonfuls of oil and 4 drops of food colouring into a second glass. After using a fork to mix the oil and food colouring together, the mixture was poured into the glass of warm water and the children were very excited to watch the mini firework display. The experiment was repeated a second time so different food colouring could be used to create different coloured fireworks, there was a lot of excitement amongst the children! We have been looking at the story of Handa's Surprise and the various fruits that Handa took to her friend Akeyo. Following this, the children made their own fruit kebabs using some of the different fruits found in Handa's basket, including; pineapples, bananas and oranges. The children have been independently adding together the number of seeds found on two strawberries before writing down the answer, writing what they would like to buy from a variety of different shops and making a bracelet/necklace by threading pasta and beads onto a pipe cleaner. The children have started to practise for their nativity performance this week. Please could we ask that all of the children who have a speaking part practise their lines at home so that they are able to say their lines from memory. We will be practising as often as we can at school but would really appreciate your support with this at home too. Next week the children will be learning to read the tricky words 'no' and 'into' and will be learning the sounds l/ll and ss in our phonics sessions. They will also be continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds for reading and writing. 

W.B 11th November 2019

This week, the children have finished learning about the topic of food. As a class, we investigated what happened when we put warm water over skittles. The children were firstly shown the equipment for the experiment and were asked to discuss what they thought we might be doing. The experiment was then set up and the children made some predictions about what they thought might happen, including 'the skittles will give their colour to the water' and 'the inside of the skittles will turn a different colour'. After the water had been added to the skittles, the children were amazed to see a rainbow start to appear and were then asked to make a comment about what they could see, e.g. 'the skittles have melted' and 'the bottom of the skittle is white and the top is the colour'. The children have also conducted an experiment to find out what happens to a variety of food when it goes off. They made predictions as to what they thought would happen to milk, yoghurt, houmous, a banana and a slice of bread if they were not kept in the fridge and instead kept somewhere warm! On Friday morning, the children will be asked to make comments as to how these five items of food have changed. With an adult, the children have been using their phonic knowledge to write a list of things that they want to buy from the shops and I was very impressed with the children being able to record the sounds that they could hear in the different words. Perhaps the children could help you to write your shopping list this week too? When it was not raining, the children enjoyed going out onto the main playground to practise writing numbers up to 10 using a piece of chalk. The children have been independently investigating the weight of a variety of fruit and vegetables, exploring what was inside different fruit and vegetables and writing what they would like to eat for their breakfast, lunch and dinner on a particular day. The children and adults really enjoyed their third forest school session this week. The children went on the field and sat on the logs surrounding the fire pit. Miss Abbott went through all of the rules that the children will need to follow when they come to use the fire pit at a later date, before playing a game of nut nut squirrel. The children then went to find an acorn that had been hidden somewhere outside. Once they had identified which acorn was theirs (from the letter written on the back), the children then went to re-hide their acorn. This was followed by a game of squeaky duck where the person in the middle of the circle had to guess which child had squeaked the duck that they were holding! The children were then asked to find the acorn that they had previously hidden, before finding a partner to work with. In pairs, they had to hide an acorn and give instructions to their partner so that they would be able to find it. They then swapped over and took it in turns to hide and seek. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning the sounds j, v, w and x in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Matthews' phonics groups will be recapping the sounds s, a, t and p in their phonics sessions.

W.B 18th November 2019

This week the children's learning has been around the topic of space. On Monday as a class we created a mind map of what the children knew about the moon and they thought of some really great ideas, including 'There is no air on the moon so you have to wear a helmet', 'You float on the moon', 'You have to be brave to go to the moon' and 'Some people think the moon is made of cheese'. The children have really enjoyed listening to the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' and have used puppets to role-play the story, as well as thinking of adjectives to describe the different aliens in the story. The children have been following algorithms to programme the bee bot to move around the space mat. They discussed with their partner how they thought the bee bot should be programmed in order to reach a variety of planets on the space mat and worked with an adult to write this as an algorithm, before using it to programme the bee bot and see if they were correct. With an adult, the children have been using their phonic knowledge to finish writing a list of things that they want to buy from the shops and I was very impressed with the children being able to record the sounds that they could hear in the different words. Perhaps the children could help you to write your shopping list this week too? The children have been independently making planets using glittery paint and cotton buds, making rockets using a variety of 2D shapes and labelling a picture of a rocket. The children have also been continuing to practise for the nativity performance and are getting very excited to show everyone just what they can do. For children who are speaking, please continue to rehearse and practise their lines at home as much as possible. Please note that all of the children's costumes must be in school by Monday 25th November so that we are able to prepare for the dress rehearsal. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'he' and 'she' and will be learning the sounds y, z/zz and qu in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Mathews' phonics groups will be recapping the sounds i, n, m and d in their phonics sessions.

W.B 25th November 2019

On Monday the children will be going to their first ever whole school assembly which will be the 'wishing the lights on' assembly. The children will need to close their eyes and wish really hard for the lights to come on the Christmas tree in the hall. They will also have the opportunity to hang their home-made Christmas decorations on the tree, so if your child has made a decoration then please remember to bring it into school on Monday morning. I have been doing benchmark assessments on the children's reading skills this week. I am very proud of the children and how far they have progressed with their reading. A note will be written in your child's reading diary next week to let you know which level book they will now be bringing home. In Maths, the children have been exploring the concept of time and have each made various o'clock times on their own clocks. They have also been exploring the concept of one less by singing the song '5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer', the concept of capacity by determining which sized rocket is able to hold the most and the least unifix cubes and the reasons why and have also been making a variety of 2D shapes using up to seven small sticks. The children have been independently writing postcards from a trip to the moon, threading straws through the holes in a colander and acting out the story 'Whatever Next', which the children have also been exploring during group time this week. They used props from the story to act it out and then discussed items that baby bear should (e.g. a bottle of water and a watch) and should not (e.g. a dustpan and brush) take to the moon with him. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'we', 'me' and 'be' and will be learning the sounds sh, ch and ai in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Matthews' phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds g, o, e and c in their phonics sessions.

W.B 2nd December 2019

The children have been busy in Santa's workshop designing toys, wrapping them up and also putting them in Santa's sack to be delivered to lots of children on Christmas morning. They have also been role-playing in our new Christmas cafe where they have enjoyed 'cooking' different food to be served to customers. The children have worked in small groups to make a Christingle using an orange to symbolise the world, red ribbon for Jesus' blood, a candle for light, cocktail sticks for the four seasons and sweets/raisins for all of God's wonderful creations. They also sat and listened to a presentation about Christingles and why they are made during the month of Advent. The children have been doing some shared writing where they worked with a partner to write down the facts they knew about a Christmas object, e.g. baubles, snowmen, crackers and Santa's elves. After their writing, each pair presented their work to the rest of the class. I was very impressed as to how each group worked together to create a shared piece of writing. In Maths, the children have been exploring the concept of doubling and also money. They had to find the right number of coins that were needed in order to buy various Christmas related objects, e.g. a cracker that cost 2p and some tinsel that cost 6p. The children have been independently creating snowmen out of play-dough, writing what various Christmas characters might be thinking, making a Christmas 2D shape picture and also rolling a dice to help them to create their own snowman. The children will have their Christmas lunch on Monday 16th December and will then have their Christmas party during the afternoon on that day. There is a sign-up sheet on the classroom door for parents to sign up to bring something yummy into school. Please ensure that anything brought into school does not contain nuts. A special visitor will also be coming to visit the children before the end of term too, it is all very exciting! Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'we', 'me' and 'be' and will be learning the sounds ai and th in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Matthews' phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds e, c and k in their phonics sessions.

W.B 9th December 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to the children's performances of Away in a Manger this week, all of the staff were so proud of how well the children performed. They remembered their lines, spoke with clear voices and also sang beautifully! We hope that everyone who came to see the performances enjoyed it just as much as we all enjoyed putting it together! The children have been busy making reindeer hats this week ready for our Christmas lunch and our Christmas party next week. The children have also begun making their own decorations for you to enjoy at home. They made a print with their hand on an oval piece of salt dough and then used paint to make their own Robin. We hope that you enjoy these when the children bring them home once they have completely dried. The children have continued to be busy in Santa's workshop designing toys, wrapping them up and also putting them in Santa's sack to be delivered to lots of children on Christmas morning, as well as role-playing in our Christmas cafe where they have enjoyed 'cooking' different food to be served to customers. In Maths, the children have been making repeated patterns using a variety of Christmas baubles and also finding out which presents weigh the most/least and why. The children had a great time this week voting at our school election for the party that they would like to win. There were four parties in total each campaigning for different things, from buying more fish for our school pond to buying more PE equipment for the playground. We are all looking forward to finding out the results once the votes have been counted and verified. The children have been independently writing about the nativity story, using tweezers to pick up the correct number of pom poms to use as baubles on a Christmas tree and exploring addition by adding buttons onto an outline of a snowman. The children will have their Christmas lunch on Monday 16th December and will then have their Christmas party during the afternoon on that day. There is a sign-up sheet on the classroom door for parents to sign up to bring something yummy into school. Please ensure that anything brought into school does not contain nuts. A special visitor will also be coming to visit the children before the end of term too, it is all very exciting! Well done and thank you to all of my little Robins for such a lovely week!

16th December 2019

The children enjoyed their Christmas lunch and their Christmas party. Thank you to everyone who donated some food and drink. We all had a great time!

Christmas Reward Day - 17th December 2019 

W.B 6th January 2020

The children look very refreshed after the holiday which is a good thing as we have a very busy term ahead of us! We have started our new topic of traditional tales and this week our learning has been based around the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Please check your child's book bag as they have brought home a copy of the story map that we have been using at school. The children will then be able to practise re-telling the story from memory at home. The children have been role-playing in the three bear's cottage and acting out the story, taking on the role of one of the characters. They have also spent time changing the story by thinking of ways to alter the ending of the story including; Goldilocks becoming friends with the three bears and also Goldilocks hiding under the covers and jumping out of the bedroom window when the bears were not looking! In Maths, the children have been exploring one more/less using numbers up to 10, addition/subtraction, grouping/sorting a variety of objects in different ways and also developing both their use and understanding of positional language. The children have also been exploring the concept of doubling, e.g. daddy bear eats double what baby bear eats, so if baby bear eats 1 bowl of porridge then daddy bear must eat 2. In PE, the children explored different balances they could do on a mat, along with walking over a bench, jumping onto a mat and ending their routine with a balance of their choice. Everyone had a great time exploring the different balances, some were a bit more tricky than others! The children have been independently making their own bear masks, finding out and then writing facts about different types of bears, sorting materials according to whether they are hard or soft, dressing the three bears in the correct sized clothes and also designing the route that Goldilocks took when she walked to the three bear's house. Yesterday, you will have received your child's homework book which will contain half-termly grids outlining practical activities that your child can complete at home. If you would like to record your child's involvement in these activities, you could take a photo, your child could draw a picture or you could write a comment as to how your child found completing the activity. It would be really helpful if your child's homework book could be brought into school every Friday, along with your child's key word book, so that we are able to see how your child is progressing with the different activities. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'you' and 'they' and will be learning the sounds oa, oo and ar in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Matthews' phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds b, f/ff, l/ll and ss in their phonics sessions.

W.B 13th January 2020

This week our learning has been based around the story of The Gingerbread Man. I hope you have had fun re-telling the story at home using the story map that the children have been given. Please keep practising re-telling the story from memory. The children have been continuing to role-play in the three bear's cottage and also acting out the story of The Gingerbread Man in the bakery. They have been using their senses to think of adjectives to describe the gingerbread man and they thought of some great ideas, including 'smooth', 'crumbly' and 'sweet'. In Maths, the children have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes which included going on a shape hunt around the school to find objects that resembled a 2D shape, and recording these by drawing a picture on their sheet of paper. The children have really impressed me with their writing this week. They each wrote either some or all of the repeated refrain from The Gingerbread Man story - 'Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man'. In PE, the children completed three work stations where they walked across a balance beam and then jumped off a cushioned table at the end of the beam, ensuring that they landed safely on the mat. The children have been independently making a bridge for the gingerbread man to cross the river, using the tweezers to count the correct number of pom-poms (buttons) onto the gingerbread man's body and making their own gingerbread men using a variety of different materials. Please could I remind everyone that it would be really helpful if your child’s homework book could be brought into school every Friday, along with your child’s key word book, so that we are able to see how your child is progressing with the different activities. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be learning the sounds or, ur and ow in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson’s phonics group will be learning the sounds j, v, w and x in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds s, a, t and p in their phonics sessions.

W.B 20th January 2020

Kung Hei Fat Choy! This means Happy New Year in Chinese, which is what the children have been learning all about this week. The children have learnt about the story of the race of the animals and found out how the rat won the race across the river. I hope you all received your copy of the Chinese New Year story map for the children to practise re-telling at home. The children have learnt that they were either born in the year of the horse or in the year of the goat. The have also been replicating the Chinese symbols for the animal year that they were born in. The children have been exploring Chinese landmarks and saw lots of photos of when Barnaby bear visited China last year! They have also been exploring floating and sinking where they made predictions as to what they thought was going to happen when each object was placed inside a bowl of water and then recorded using pictures to show what they had found out. In PE, the children had a great time exploring the large apparatus. They all used it with safety and really impressed me with how confident they were at climbing all of the way to the top. The children have been independently practising their Chinese numbers by writing with chopsticks in lentils, making Chinese dragons, making repeated dragon patterns and making their own Chinese lanterns. They have also been learning to speak a bit of Chinese, can you practise speaking Chinese like us?

 

Hello - Nin hao

Goodbye - Zàijiàn

Yes - Shi

No - Bú Shi

Happy New Year - Kung Hei Fat Choy 

 

Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be learning the sounds oi, ear, air and ure in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson’s phonics group will be learning to read the tricky words 'he' and 'she' and will be learning the sounds y, z/zz and qu in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds i, n, m and d in their phonics sessions.

W.B 27th January 2020

The children have continued learning about Chinese New Year this week. They have been looking at fortune cookies and finding wishes and hopes inside them, before writing their own wish to go inside a fortune cookie. I was very proud of the children's independent writing and also their ability to apply what they have learnt in phonics! The children also worked together to change the middle of the story of Chinese New Year. Instead of the rat winning the race because he had jumped onto the ox's back, the ox threw the rat off his back, before the snake swam underneath the ox and onto the river bank becoming the new winner of the race! In Maths, the children have been exploring number facts (addition and subtraction) up to 5 and then 10, as well as doubling, halving and sharing. In PE, the children completed different work stations where they had to practise skills such as balancing, using a bat and ball and also jumping on a trampette. The children have been independently making their own 2D shape picture of a dragon, using paper plates to create a rat because 2020 is the year of the rat and also writing Chinese New Year cards. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'all', 'are' and 'her', will be learning the sound er and will be re-capping the sound qu in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning to read the tricky words 'we', 'me' and 'be' and will be learning the sounds sh, ch and ai in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds g, o, e and c in their phonics sessions.

W.B 3rd February 2020

The children have been busy learning about the new topic of transport, including role playing in the garage, role playing in the train station and making a tally chart of the colours of the cars found in the school car park. The children have been making 2D shape pictures of various forms of transport and were able to name and describe the properties of the different shapes that they had used. Some of the children were also able to name and describe the properties of 3D shapes as well! In Maths, the children have been exploring partitioning using the part-part-whole model, the composition of teen numbers (they were able to identify that the 1 in the number 16 is actually a 10), addition and subtraction. We have introduced the children to some new vocabulary including; addend, sum, minuend, subtrahend and difference. The children have been independently writing their own passports, making their own vehicles using a variety of different media and materials and exploring how far the cars travel down a ramp when it is covered with different materials. For NSPCC Number Day, we began by doing a ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ style activity and danced along to some maths songs. The children also enjoyed singing along to the number blocks songs (from 1 to 5). The children were able to choose from a great selection of maths related and PSED related activities. For PSED, the children created their own safety circles, drawing pictures of the people who they can turn to keep themselves safe. For Maths, the children went on a number treasure hunt around the two classrooms, Mrs Pritchard ran a bingo game, encouraging the children to develop their subitising skills, and Miss Cadman worked with the children to complete a variety of number games on the interactive whiteboard. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds sh, ch, ai and th in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning to read the tricky words 'was' and 'my' and will be learning the sounds th, ng and ee in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds k, ck, u and r in their phonics sessions.

W.B 10th February 2020

This week the children have been continuing to learn all about transport. The children have been exploring holidays and talking about their experiences of going on holiday, as well as helping Mr Monkey and Mr Penguin to pack a suitcase to go on their holiday (remembering that Mr Monkey will need to take things for the hot country and Mr Penguin will need to take things for the cold country). They were able to describe why Mr Monkey would need sun cream and sunglasses so as to not get burnt whilst away. As a whole class, we made a bar graph to depict which form of transport was the most popular in Robins class. The children needed to interpret the bar graph to answer various questions including; which is the least popular form of transport and how do you know? In Maths, the children have been practising their subitising skills (knowing how many objects are in a set without counting them), exploring two digit numbers, identifying one more/less than a given number and also number facts up to 20, such as 12+2 = 14. In PE, the children enjoyed playing a variety of games, including cat and mouse, with the parachute. It was a lot of fun! The children have been independently using the magnets to direct a train along the tracks, finding ways to make a boat cross the water and making their own hot air balloons. After half term, the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds ng, ee, igh and oa in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning to read the tricky words 'you' and 'they' and will be learning the sounds igh, oa and oo in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds h, b, f/ff and l/ll in their phonics sessions. I hope that you all have a lovely half term and a well deserved break, the children have worked really hard so far this term and am sure are ready for a good rest. I am very proud of each and every one of my little robins. I look forward to hearing what they have been up to during their week off and will see them back at school on Monday 24th February.

W.B 24th February 2020

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term. The children look very refreshed after the holiday which is a good thing as we have a very busy half term ahead of us! This week, the children have been learning all about princesses. They have been exploring the story of Rapunzel and learning to re-tell the story using a story map, along with ordering the story and talking about the sequence of events. The children were really able to empathise with Rapunzel and her family and spoke in detail about the reasons behind their actions, including why the husband stole the witches lettuce out of her garden. The children have been role playing in the hairdressing salon taking on the role of either a customer or the hairdresser. They have also been role playing in the fire station taking on the role of a fire fighter. The children have been independently exploring which material is best to make a hair bobble out of, making castles using junk modelling tubes and also ordering a sequence of numbers to build Rapunzel's tower in the correct order. The children have also enjoyed working with the artist Jack Cornell this week. Firstly, they worked in a small group to create a structure using masking tape, wooden sticks and straws. Once they had created their structure, they then added a motor and a paintbrush. Jack then showed the children how an electric circuit worked and the children controlled the circuit by attaching a lead to a battery, after firstly putting paint on their paintbrush. The structure moved across the paper to make different marks. The children were all very excited by what they saw! For Pancake Day, the children got to choose which toppings they would like for their pancake and they could choose between lemon juice, sugar, jam and chocolate spread. They were very yummy! After the children had finished eating their pancakes, we all went outside to have a pancake race. The children were split into two teams and had to run from one end of the playground to the front of our classroom, flip their pancake and then run back! The end result was a draw between the two teams and we all had a lot of fun doing it. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds oo, ar and or in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning the sounds ar and or in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sound ss and will be learning the sounds j and v in their phonics sessions.