Citizens award for this week….

A huge well done to our citizens Darcie and Elliot for making sure they use ‘the right words at the right time’. Darcie and Elliot always ensure that they are kind to their friends and adults with their words. Keep up the good work!

We would like to take this opportunity to say well done to all of the children in Squirrels’ class for such a fantastic first half term in Reception! You have all settled in beautifully and become familiar with new adults and routines. We hope you have a lovely rest over half term and look forward to seeing you on Monday 30th October.

Have a lovely week 🙂

Miss Chatman and Mrs Bunce

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Our learning for week beginning Monday 30th October…

After half term we will be learning:

  • Phonics- learning new phonemes, reading words and sentences and recording weekly in our new phonics books.
  • Maths – using mathematical vocabulary in context and independently, counting confidently to 20 and in tens to bigger numbers, matching numeral and quantity and making sensible estimates before checking our answers.
  • Colouring mixing – using primary colours to make secondary colours.
  • Halloween – using our senses to explore pumpkins!
  • Working together to make pictures, signs and labels for our class Gruffalo display.
  • Bonfire night – discussing firework safety and how we can make sure we are careful around fireworks.

How you can help your child at home:

  • Continuing to support and encourage your child to identify phonemes in a range of contexts and modelling how to form graphemes correctly. Providing opportunities for your child to mark make and write for different purposes.
  • Providing real life opportunities to count to larger numbers, match numeral and quantity and use mathematical language in context.
  • Share family experiences around festivals such as Halloween and bonfire night- how do you celebrate? Do you have any special family traditions on these occasions? Discuss firework safety with your child – how can we make sure all of us stay safe?

Reading books….

Your child has been given a reading book today (if they had their reading record and story book in school) as well as a story book to share. Please encourage your child to read their reading book with as much independence as possible and write a comment in their reading record. Story books will remain the same and still get changed every Monday (and any extra days if you put the book and reading record in the box). Reading books will be changed once a week after half term, in your child’s reading record the day will be stated. If you wish your child’s reading book to be changed more than once a week please speak to me individually and we can arrange this if appropriate.

Happy reading 🙂

Stay and play reminder….

Just to remind you that we will be holding 2 stay and play sessions next week:

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017 – up until 9.30
  • Thursday 19th October 2017 – from 2.30

 

We hope to see as many of you as possible, don’t worry if you can’t make it this time we will be holding more throughout the year.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Citizens this week…

A huge well done to Archie and Summer who received our citizens award in assembly today. They have shown confidence in their new learning and a willingness to learn new things. Keep up the good work!

Next week for a citizens award we will be looking for people using the right words at the right time.

 

Squirrel’s learning for week beginning 16th October 2017

Next week in Squirrels we will be learning:

  • Phonics- recapping the phonemes we have learnt this half term and assessing which ones we know independently. Forming graphemes and identifying phonemes in our play.
  • Maths – becoming familiar with the Numicon: using it to play games, order numbers to 10 and above and adding with the different shapes.
  • Diwali- we will be learning about the festival of Diwali: listening to Diwali stories including the story of Rama and Sita and making Mehndi patterns to be displayed in the classroom.

 

How you can help your child at home:

  • Continuing to support and encourage your child to identify phonemes in a range of contexts and modelling how to form graphemes correctly. Providing opportunities for your child to mark make and write for different purposes.
  • Identify different shapes in the environment: using them to make pictures and identifying how many sides and corners the shapes have.
  • Talking about the festival of Diwali and sharing your knowledge of the festival with your child for them to share at school.