A huge thank you…

On behalf of all of the adults and children in the Squirrels we would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to Mrs M for completing her teaching degree. We wish her every success in her new role from September and know she will be amazing. We have loved having her here and look forward to when she pops in to visit!

Have a lovely, sunny weekend 🙂

Advertisements

Citizens award this week…

Our first good citizen this week was Annabelle, she has shown that she is a fantastic role model when at school; she is able to follow instructions the first time they are asked and set a good example to others around her. Our second good citizens award went to Archie who has worked really hard at sitting beautifully on the carpet, he has made sure that he sits up as straight as he can. A huge well done to both of you, keep up the fantastic work!

Next week we will be looking for children who problem and find a good solution to issues they might come across.

Our learning for week beginning Monday 2nd July…

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: Over the next three weeks we will be looking at moving to Year One. Next week the children will be carrying out lots of circle time activities about what they have done in Reception, what they are looking forward to next year and writing about the things they are proud of since last September.

Maths: Next week we will be consolidating our learning with regard to number and playing games where questions need to be answered about numbers to 20. The children will also be looking at pattern; we will be looking for patterns around the school and making our own repeated patterns.

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 with your child about moving to Year One; what are they looking forward to? What would they like to learn over the next year? What have they enjoyed most in Reception? Continue to provide your child with opportunities to recognise numbers to 20 in a range of contexts, as quick fire questions about the numbers such as; What is one more than? What is one less? Simple addition and subtraction sums as well a problem solving opportunities.

If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home or if they are worried about the transition from Reception to Year One please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and talk to us.

Citizens award this week…

A huge well done to Lenny and Megan who were awarded good citizens this week. They have both showed great team spirit throughout the week during sports days and in the classroom. Well done both of you, keep up the good work!

Next week we will be awarding the good citizens award to children showing that they are good role models.

Our learning for week beginning Monday 25th 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 reading “The Little Red Hen”. The children will be learning actions to help them retell and sequence the story. They will be writing the instructions about how to make bread and discussing whether the Little Red Hen was unkind towards the other animals for not sharing the bread or the animals were unkind to the Little Red Hen for not helping her.

Maths: Next week we will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be going on a shape hunt and learning about the properties of the shapes. They will also be making pictures using 2D shapes and models using 3D shapes.

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 Little Red Hen” with your child and talk about the story. Can they sequence the story? Find out how bread is made and have a go at making bread rolls together. At home, look for different 2D and 3D shapes in the house or on the way to school. Can your child name them?

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.

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 🙂