This term we will be going on an adventure to the beach (pretend) and helping the pirate who has lost all of his treasure! The children will be helping the pirate make maps to find his treasure and taking a trip in the yellow submarine to help find the treasure. This term we will be getting the children ready for year 1 and increasing their independence to ensure they have the skills for year 1. The children will also visit their new class teacher this term and a letter will be sent out confirming your child's new class teacher.
What books will your child be reading?
-Commotion in the Ocean
-Sharing a Shell
-Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
-The Lighthouse Keeper
What will your child be learning?
-To write instructions to help the pirate
-To name both 2D and 3D shapes
-To use positional language to find the missing eye patches
-Creating lots of different sea creatures using craft materials
-Learn to answer comprehension questions about texts
-Write post cards from their holidays
-Explore the beach using their senses
-Finding one more and one less
-Counting forward and backwards using a numberline
Please bring a spare pair of clothes for child child and place it on their peg thank you.
Please could you ensure your child's name is placed in all clothing including their P.E kit thank you.
Join us on our space adventure
On the 17th May we would like to invite you in to join our Superhero Day at 2.45pm. We would like all the children to come to school dressed as a Superhero (this could include their own outfit from home, wearing a cape, mask, homemade costume or borrowing one of Receptions outfits) on this day. We will do a range of activities throughout the school day and thought it would be lovely for the children to invite you in for a hot chocolate and read a story.
This term the children will be taking a journey into space! Our adventure will begin with the Aliens visiting us here on Earth to let us know about the disasters that are happening in space. The Aliens will leave us a letter asking us to help them in space. It will then be the children's mission to get into space and safe planet underpants.
What books will the children be reading?
What will the children be learning?
World Book Day...
The children enjoyed watching an assembly where the teachers acted out the story of The Day the Crayons Quit! The children also enjoyed participating in a quiz against the teachers about different books. In class the children completed activities based on the story they had been read in assembly. The children loved dressing up as one of their favourite characters here are some of the photos...
Term 4-Down on the farm
This term our adventure will be based on a farm but there is a problem on the farm as it hasn't stopped raining and now the farm is flooded! The chickens are stuck in the mud and the hungry caterpillar Colin can't make his cocoon so he can turn into a butterfly. The children will help Farmer Duck come up with a new solution and will help move the farm to a new piece of land which is drier.
What will your child be learning about?
-Life cycle of a butterfly
-Lots of new phonic sounds
-What types of animals live on a farm and who there babies are.
-Life cycle of a chick
-Lots of opportunities to use different technologies.
-Developing their number knowledge 0-10.
What stories will your child be reading?
-The Hungry Caterpillar
-What the Ladybird heard
-Little Red Hen
-Little Red Hen makes pizza
Term 3- Once upon a time, in a mystical fairy tale land!
This term the children will be learning about traditional tales. The books that the children will be reading include Goldilocks an the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the beanstalk and The Gingerbreadman. The adventure will involve the children climbing the beanstalk and saving the characters from the Big Bad Wolf! In our classroom we have lots of exciting new provision areas for the children to enjoy including the Three Bears’ House, The Three Little Pigs building area, a small world garage area and our reading area has lots of traditional tale puppets and books. This term the children will go on a school trip to Middleton Park(letter to follow). We look forward to another busy term!
The children have been busy this week writing letters to the Three Bears to tell them that the wolf broke Baby Bears chair this time and not Goldilocks. The children made some porridge this week and tried some different topping. They have also been learning about 2D and 3D shapes this week.
this week the children met the Gingerbread man and he told them how to Wolf has been eating his sweets so he was very angry at the wolf! The children worked out how many sweets the Wolf has eating learning to count one less and one more. The children have been very busy making their own gingerbread biscuits and they even wrote their own instructions as the Wolf ripped outs up. Then the children ate their biscuits which they said were yummy! We have been making our own gingerbread man houses and gingerbread men in our junk modelling area.
Term 2- Winnee the Witch!
This term the children will be helping Winnee the Witch in her potion shop making potions for the people who live in the town. The classroom has been transformed and our role play area has been turned into Winnee's house which is disguised as a Gingerbread house so that nobody knows she lives there! If you would like to read you child the Story 'Room on the Broom' this would support your child's learning. More information will be added as the adventure unfolds...
The enchanted forest adventure:
The children have really enjoyed our adventure this term. It started of with the children becoming friends with Elmer as he was really sad he didn't have any friends. The children told Elmer all about themselves including painting pictures of themselves and their friends. They also told Elmer about the different fruits they liked by tasting them. Then we decided to go and look for some more friends in the forest and found Harry the Hippo stuck in the waterfall. The children pretended to be fireman, policeman and press and helped rescue the Hippo. The children also made signs to stop people entering the waterfall. The following week we found Gerry the Giraffe in the sand and we had to rescue her too! The children really enjoyed pretending to pull her out of the sand and rebuilding the wall! Now we had some friends it was time to organise Elmer's 5th birthday so we went to find the Gruffalo the best party planner in the forest! We hunted around the school and still couldn't find him so we made some posters and pictures of him. Then he turned up in our classroom (Miss Rodgers dressed as him but we pretended he was really here) and we made lists of the things we needed to do including making lots of decorations and baking! We hope the Gruffalo won't eat it all! The children are really excited about Elmer's party on Wednesday 18th October and we are all going to wear fancy dress to. (See letter)
The children have been given small green phonic's books and each week I will date the new sounds the children have learnt. They can then practice reading the sound and writing the sounds in the book and you could use some spare paper to for extra practice. I would suggest repeating all the sounds previously learnt each week to ensure the children retain the knowledge and suggest doing this around three times a week.
The children will be grouped this term based on their phonic's assessment this will ensure your child's teaching is tailored to your child's needs and ensure they make continued progress. If you have any questions about your child's progress with phonics or would like some extra support please ask at parent's evening.
I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to your child’s first year at school. We have had a fantastic first week and the children are all settling in really well. This week the children have enjoyed exploring their new learning environment. The children have particularly enjoyed the vet role play area looking after all the poorly animals. They have also enjoyed learning in the outdoor area and using our new grassed area.
Everyday we will be doing 10 minutes of running with the children to help them with their fitness. We will be moving for 10 minutes each day. The children can chose the speed which they move around the playground but we encourage all children to carry on moving even if they just walk.
On a Tuesday morning the children will do P.E with Mr Ogden following the real P.E curriculumn. The children will do music with Mrs Oats this will involve exploring different ways of playing an instrument. The children will also have the opportunity to play some of the instruments.