Sports morning Monday 18th June…

The children will be sent home with their PE kits this afternoon (if they are staying for the play out please ensure they collect their belongings from the classroom) in preparation for our sports morning on Monday. Please can your child come to school wearing their PE kit then have their school uniform with them to get changed into after the event.

We will be looking for children showing good team work and sportsmanship as our good citizens target next week.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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Our learning for week beginning Monday 18th June 2018…

Next week we will be learning:

Next week we will be carrying out an assessment week with the children. The children will be playing games and recapping their previous lessons in literacy, maths and phonics. We will also be taking part in our sports morning on Monday 18th June which would love to see you all at.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics:

Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Maths:

Providing your child with opportunities to recognise and order numbers to 20. Carry out simple addition and subtraction sums using concrete resources. Problem solving tasks related to doubling, halving and sharing.

If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home, please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and do this.

 

Citizens award…

A huge well done to Alfie Mitchell and Caitlin who are our citizens for this week. They have both settled back into school really well since coming back from half term, eager to learn new things and trying their best when doing so. Well done to you both, keep up the good work!!

Next week we will be looking for children who are showing progress; this could be anything from sports, to being a kind friend to writing a sentence.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Our learning for week beginning Monday 11th June 2018…

Next week we will be learning:

Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.

Literacy: Next week we will be creating cards for Fathers’ day.

Maths: Next week we will be learning about weight. The children will be immersed in a range of measuring activities using nonstandard units of measure. They will be comparing and sorting out different objects according to their weight.

Science: Next week we will be learning about floating and sinking. Firstly, the children will be conducting an experiment to observe what happens when a gingerbread biscuit gets dipped in water. Next, we will be thinking about different ways of helping The Gingerbread Man cross the river without getting wet. We will be learning about floating and sinking thinking about what materials we could use to build a boat for The Gingerbread Man. Finally, we will be designing, building and evaluating our boats.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics:

Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Literacy/Maths:

Talk about Fathers’ Day and why we give cards and presents to each other. Have a go at creating your own card at home rather than buying one from a shop. Encourage your child to draw, cut out and stick in different shapes as this will help your child’s fine motor skills. Support them with the message inside by modelling letter formation and punctuation to them. Help your child to compare and order different objects according to weight. Start with two and then gradually increase the number of objects. Encourage them to use the vocabulary associated with measuring weight, such as lighter/heavier, balance, scales.   Find a recipe that uses cups as a way of measuring and bake your own gingerbread man biscuits. Submerge them in different liquids such as oil, water, vinegar and milk. Discuss or draw the changes that you have observed together.

If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home, please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and do this.

Our learning for week beginning Monday 4th June…

 

After half term we will be learning:

Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.

Literacy: We will be reading “The Gingerbread man” story. The children will be learning actions to help them retell and sequence the story. They will be making gingerbread men and writing an apology letter on behalf of the fox.

Maths: We will be learning about time. The children will be immersed in a range of time telling activities based on the “What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?” book by Colin Hawkins. They will be ordering familiar, daily events and learning how to tell the time to the hour (o’clock). They will be also making their own paper plate clocks.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics:

Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Literacy/Maths:

Read “The Gingerbread man” with your child and talk about the story. Can they sequence the story? Make gingerbread biscuits together; what happens when they are dipped in water? At home, help your child  understand the concept of time by talking about what happens at the different times of the day.

If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home, please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and do this.

 

Citizens award this week…

A huge well done to Neave and Darcie-Mai who are our citizens for this week. The girls always try to be the best that they can be when they are at school. A fantastic effort from both of you, keep on shining!

Next week we will be awarding the citizens award to children who are showing safe play.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Our learning for week beginning Monday 21st May…

Next week we will be learning:

Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.

Literacy: Next week we will be reading “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen. The children will be learning actions to help them retell the story and they will be going on a bear hunt on the school field where they will have to go through “long, swishy grass; a deep, cold river; thick, oozy mud; a big, dark forest and a swirly, whirly snowstorm” to get to “the narrow, gloomy cave”. They will also be creating a three-dimensional map of the family’s journey.

Maths: Next week we will be learning about capacity. The children will be immersed in a range of measuring activities using nonstandard units of measure. They will be measuring and comparing the capacity of different containers using coloured water, lentils, sand and cubes.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics: Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Literacy/Maths: Read “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen with your child and talk about the story. Can they describe different settings in the family’s journey? Look at bears’ habitats together: do bears live in caves? At home, help your child compare and order different containers according to capacity. Start with two and then gradually increase the number of containers. Be imaginative: use rice, beans, beads or pebbles to explore capacity. Encourage them to use the vocabulary associated with measuring capacity, such as larger/smaller capacity, amount, full, empty.