Our learning for the week beginning Monday 4th December…

Next week we will be learning:

Phonics- continuing to learn new phonemes, form the corresponding graphemes and recording in our phonics books. We will be writing sentences about our weekend news, as well as writing for different purposes in our child initiated learning.

Maths – next week we will be looking at ‘more and less’. We will be using key vocabulary in context, using concrete resources to find the answer to sums and writing sums using correct symbols.

Stickman – the children are very excited to be reading about Stickman; throughout the week we will be looking at the story in detail, making Stickman and his family and watching the film of Stickman together.

Throughout the week we will also be continuing to rehearse for our nativity which is on Friday 15th December. If you have any questions about the nativity please ask.

How you can help at home:

Phonics- reading your child’s reading book with them; encouraging them to use their phonic knowledge to sound out the words and blend them. Providing opportunities for your child to mark make/write in meaningful contexts (birthday cards, Christmas lists, instructions). If your child is forming graphemes (letters) please ensure that they are forming them correctly and model the right way to them if they need some support.

Maths – continuing to provide your child with opportunities to recognise numbers up to 20 (and above) in different contexts and when in random orders. Using the language ‘more and less’ with your child; can they identify different amounts? Working out what 1 more and 1 less is with a range of numbers, discussing the symbols for addition, subtraction and equals.

Stickman – reading the story with your child, discussing different events and characters, making predictions and identifying rhyming pairs throughout the book.

 

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Forest schools….

Just to let you know that there will be no forest schools next Friday (1st December) due to the whole school decorations afternoon and Christmas bizarre.

The children will have forest schools on Friday 8th December and that will be the last session until after Christmas.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Citizens award…

A big well done to our citizens this week who were Sadie and Alfie Mitchell. They have both worked hard at continuing wellbeing week ensuring that they are looking our for their friends, being helpful around the classroom and following instructions. Keep up the good work both of you, well done!

Next week we will be looking for children that are being creative to receive the citizens award.

 

Our learning for week beginning Monday 27th November…

Next week in Squirrels we will be learning;

Phonics- continuing to learn new phonemes, form the corresponding graphemes and recording in our phonics books. We will be writing sentences about our weekend news, as well as writing for different purposes in our child initiated learning.

Maths – next week we will be looking in more detail at shape. We will be looking at shapes of the same kind but that might look different due to their size. We will be identifying shapes based on a description we have heard as well as using shapes to make pictures.

Christmas fun begins – From Monday we will be rehearsing our special performance that is coming up (15th December). Please look out for letters and notices regarding different parts in the performance. We will also be making some special decorations that will be sold at the Christmas bizarre on Friday 1st December.

How you can help at home:

Phonics- reading your child’s reading book with them; encouraging them to use their phonic knowledge to sound out the words and blend them. Providing opportunities for your child to mark make/write in meaningful contexts (birthday cards, Christmas lists, instructions). If your child is forming graphemes (letters) please ensure that they are forming them correctly and model the right way to them if they need some support.

Maths – continuing to provide your child with opportunities to recognise numbers up to 20 (and above) in different contexts and when in random orders. Looking for shapes in different environment, how many sides or corners does the shape have? Describe a shape to your child and see if they are able to guess the shape.

 

Our learning for week beginning Monday 20th November…

Next week we will be learning;

Phonics- learning new phonemes and graphemes, reading words and sentences as well as recording what we have learnt in our phonics books. We will also be learning some ‘tricky’ words such as ‘I, the, no, go, to’.

Maths – Using number lines to support our learning and trying to spot missing numbers. We will be naming numbers in different contexts and in random order. The children will be recording what they have learnt in their new maths books.

Road safety – The children will be talking about how to cross the road safely, we have an exciting visit from someone that helps us when we are out and about on the roads. Creating posters to explain to aliens that have never been here how to cross the road safely and using props to help us act out what we do when crossing the road.

How you can help at home:

Phonics – reading your child’s reading book with them, encouraging them to sound out the words and blend them. (A reminder that the whole school target is that children read at least 5 times a week). Providing opportunities for your child to mark make/ write in meaningful contexts (birthday cards, shopping lists, labels). If you child is forming graphemes (letters) please ensure they are forming them correctly and model the right way to them if needed.

Maths – Continuing to provide your child with opportunities to identify numbers to 20 and above in a range of contexts and in random orders. Play missing number games – can they tell you which one is missing? Use a number line to play games – “how many jumps do I have to make to get to number 7? What happens to the numbers if I go backwards?”

Road safety – Talk with your child about how they can cross the road safely, are there steps we have to take to make sure we are safe? If walking to/from school with your child ask them if they can spot anyone who might help them when crossing the road, what is their job? How do we know they are there to help us?

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Wellbeing week…

The children have had a busy and exciting week this week and shown care, kindness and good manners towards one another. They had lots of fun joining in with activities with the rest of the school, making something special for their secret friend, creating a wishing tree and being involved in making our class book.

Next week we will be looking at children who can continue the themes looked at in wellbeing week into their everyday lives. This will be what the citizens award is based on next Friday.