17/5/19

This week the children have –

  • Blended to read and segmented to write words with five sounds
  • Used story maps to tell and write sections of the Enormous Turnip story
  • Read as a group (Guided Reading)
  • Written a diary entry to record further changes to our Beany Bags (independent)
  • Solved problems involving counting in twos, fives and tens
  • Created repeating patterns by printing with vegetables

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending to read and segmenting to write words with five sounds
  • Using story maps to write sections of the story of Little Red Riding Hood
  • Completing Guided Reading sessions
  • Comparing capacity, weight, length and height
  • Completing repeating pattern vegetable printing

Reading
Please continue to listen to your children read as regularly as possible.  Also remind them of the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do, what, there, like, where. 

Writing
Please encourage your child to write sentences at home. They could write about their day, write about a favourite toy or a model that they have made, write a letter to their family or make shopping lists.  Keep revisiting the spellings (graphemes) sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, oi, ow, ur and eras we hope that all of the children will be confidently using these spellings (graphemes) in their writing by the end of their time in Foundation Stage. 

Maths
Where possible, continue to revisit our maths Early Learning Goals (listed on your parents evening sheets).  Again, we hope that all of the children will be confident with these by the end of their time in Foundation Stage. 
As always, thank you for your continued support! 

10/5/19

This week the children have –

  • Blended to read and segmented to write words with five sounds
  • Learned to use story maps to tell and write sections of the Enormous Turnip story
  • Written diary entries to record their observations of the changes to our Beany Bags
  • Solved problems involving 3D shapes
  • Used photographs to talk about how they have changed over time
  • Made Mr Greenheads

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending to read and segmenting to write words with five sounds
  • Continuing to use story maps to tell and write sections of the Enormous Turnip story
  • Reading as a group (Guided Reading)
  • Writing diary entries to record further changes to our Beany Bags (independent)
  • Solving problems involving counting in twos, fives and tens
  • Creating repeating patterns by printing vegetables

Thank you for the photographs for our growing and changing activity and the yoghurt pots and socks for our Mr Greenheads.  We have had a fun week!  

Reading

Please continue to listen to your children read as regularly as possible.  Also remind them of the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do, what, there, like. 

Writing

Please encourage your child to write sentences at home. They could write about their day, write about a favourite toy or a model that they have made, write a letter to their family or make shopping lists.  Keep revisiting the spellings (graphemes) sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, oi, ow, ur and eras we hope that all of the children will be confidently using these spellings (graphemes) in their writing by the end of their time in Foundation Stage. 

Maths

Where possible, continue to revisit our maths Early Learning Goals (listed on your parents evening sheets).  Again, we hope that all of the children will be confident with these by the end of their time in Foundation Stage. 

As always, thank you for your continued support! 

12/4/19

This week the children have –

  • Blended to read words with five sounds (CCVCC)
  • Segmented to write words with four sounds (CVCC and CCVC)
  • Read the information text ‘Amazing Eggs’
  • Written our own egg facts as sentences
  • Explored counting in tens
  • Recognised coins and used them to make small amounts
  • Made Easter cards 

After Easter, the children will be –

  • Blending to read words with five sounds (CCVCC)
  • Segmenting to write words with four sounds (CVCC and CCVC)
  • Reading an instruction text for making ‘Beany Bags’
  • Writing instruction sentences for making ‘Beany Bags’
  • Revisiting addition and subtraction on a number line
  • Revisiting finding 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 20
  • Guided Reading 
  • Making Beany Bags

We have reached the end of another great term.  The children have worked so hard and are now in need of a good rest!  The Easter break is also a good opportunity to work with your children on their next steps discussed at parents evening. 

Reading

Please see information in book bags about our reading competition.  The children seem excited about this challenge so we are looking forward to hearing about it once back at school.  We have put new reading books in bags today. 

Writing

Your child could create an Easter holiday diary.  Each day your child could write a sentence about their day.  Encourage your child to say the sentence that they want to write before they start.  Remind your child that a super sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces between words and finishes with a full stop.  Challenge your child to listen for the sounds in each word and to write down the spellings (graphemes).  The children do not necessarily need to spell each word accurately, but it should be that an adult can see that they have spelt the words in a phonetical way.  Please support your child to use the spellings (graphemes) sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, oi, ow, ur and er.  Also remind them of the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do.  Once your child is writing sentences confidently, challenge them to write a short story!

Maths

We will be revisiting addition and subtraction on a number line after the holidays so it would be great to practise this skill over Easter.  Your child could order numbers to 20 to create their own number line. You could also look for cubes, cuboids, spheres and cylinders and use maths words to describe them.  

Happy Easter!

29/3/19

This week the children have –

  • Blended to read words with five sounds (CCVCC)
  • Segmented to write words with four sounds (CVCC and CCVC)
  • Read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
  • Written sentences for the pictures from the Jack and the Beanstalk story
  • Guided Writing – what might you find at the top of a beanstalk?
  • Explored o’clock times 
  • Explored recycling

Next week, the children will be –

  • Blended to read words with five sounds (CCVCC)
  • Segmented to write words with four sounds (CVCC and CCVC)
  • Writing sentences for the pictures from the Jack and the Beanstalk story
  • Painting a picture for their piece of guided writing
  • Guided Reading
  • Exploring half past times
  • Recapping work on 3D shapes

To support your child’s learning at home you can practise –

  • Recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and finding one more and one less
  • Looking for cubes, cuboids, spheres and cylinders
  • Reading and writing the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do, where
  • Reading books sent home. We really find that daily reading practise at home, even if just for 5 minutes, makes a huge difference. We tend to change books on a Monday or Tuesday and then a Friday so it would be great if you could have listened to your child read by these days. Please record this in your child’s reading journal, either by leaving a comment, or just by ticking the title. 
  • Writing sentences. Encourage your child to say the sentence that they want to write before they start. Remind your child that a super sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces between words and finishes with a full stop. Challenge your child to listen for the sounds in each word and to write down the spellings (graphemes). The children do not necessarily need to spell each word accurately, but it should be that an adult can see that they have spelt the words in a phonetical way. Once your child is doing this confidently, encourage them to write three or four sentences around a topic or challenge them to write a short story!

15/3/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘ur’ and ‘er’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read the story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’
  • Written sentences to describe pirate treasure
  • Explored the number 19
  • Explored halving 
  • Completed their doubling jellyfish
  • Prepared for our assembly

Next week, the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading the story ’Mermaid’
  • Writing about what we might see on a mermaid adventure
  • Guided Reading
  • Exploring the number 20
  • Exploring sharing (mathematics)
  • Exploring materials that float and sink in water

To support your child’s learning at home you can practise –

  • Recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and saying the number that is one more and one less than each number
  • Reading and writing the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do, what
  • Reading books sent home.  We really find that daily reading practise at home, even if just for 5 minutes, makes a huge difference.  We tend to change books on a Monday or Tuesday and then a Friday so it would be great if you could have listened to your child read by these days. Please record this in your child’s reading journal, either by leaving a comment, or just by ticking the title. 
  • Writing sentences.  Encourage your child to say the sentence that they want to write before they start.  Remind your child that a super sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces between words and finishes with a full stop.  Challenge your child to listen for the sounds in each word and to write down the spellings (graphemes).  The children do not necessarily need to spell each word accurately, but it should be that an adult can see that they have spelt the words in a phonetical way.

8/3/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘oi’ and ‘ow’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read the story of ‘Commotion in the Ocean’
  • Written sentences to describe sea creatures
  • Explored the number 18
  • Problem solved with doubling
  • Played imaginatively in our pirate role-play area
  • Made doubling jellyfish

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new spellings (graphemes) ‘ur’ and ‘er’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading the story ’Pirates Love Underpants’ 
  • Writing descriptive sentences about treasure
  • Exploring the number 19
  • Exploring halving
  • Completing doubling jellyfish
  • Preparing for our assembly

To support your child’s learning at home you can practise –

  • Recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and saying the number that is one more and one less than each number
  • Reading and writing the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do
  • Reading books sent home.  We really find that daily reading practise at home, even if just for 5 minutes, makes a huge difference.  We tend to change books on a Monday or Tuesday and then a Friday so it would be great if you could have listened to your child read by these days. Please record this in your child’s reading journal, either by leaving a comment, or just by ticking the title. 
  • Writing sentences.  Encourage your child to say the sentence that they want to write before they start.  Remind your child that a super sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces between words and finishes with a full stop.  Challenge your child to listen for the sounds in each word and to write down the spellings (graphemes).  The children do not necessarily need to spell each word accurately, but it should be that an adult can see that they have spelt the words in a phonetical way. 

Thank you so much for your continued support.  We are so proud of all that the children are achieving!

8/2/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘igh’ and ‘oa’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Explored rhymes with actions
  • Completed a Guided Reading session
  • Explored the number 16
  • Problem solved with addition and subtraction
  • Designed their own repeated pattern wellie boots
  • Learned how to use the internet safely (Safer Internet Day)

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘oo’ as in ‘boot’ and ‘soon’ and ‘oo’ as in ‘book’ and ‘soot’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading facts about winter
  • Guided Writing – winter facts
  • Exploring length and height
  • Exploring melting and freezing (ice investigation)

1/2/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘ai’ and ‘ee’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read and written instruction sentences for building a snowman
  • Written a second diary entry (guided write)
  • Explored the number 15
  • Learned to use a number line to subtract one single digit number from another 
  • Completed collage clothes for our salt dough models
  • Learned new facts about Arctic Animals

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘igh’ and ‘oa’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Exploring rhymes with actions
  • Completing a Guided Reading session
  • Exploring the number 16
  • Problem solving with addition and subtraction
  • Designing repeated pattern wellie boots

Thank you so much for your continued support with reading, writing and number.  It is so lovely to see that so many children are reading at home daily now.  Please continue to help your children to practice recognising and ordering numbers to 15. 

Thank you for all of your milk bottle donations. Our igloo is now complete and the children are having lots of fun imagining that they are exploring the Arctic!

25/1/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘th’ and ‘ng’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read information books about Polar Bears
  • Completed a Guided Reading session
  • Explored the number 14
  • Learned to use the correct vocabulary to describe and compare weight, size and position
  • Used a number line to add two numbers
  • Started to create clothes for our salt dough models
  • Played imaginatively in our Arctic Research Station role-play area

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘ai’ and ‘ee’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading and writing instruction sentences about how to build a snowman
  • Completing a Guided Writing session
  • Exploring the number 15
  • Learning to use a number line to subtract one single digit number from another
  • Completing their collage clothes for salt dough models

We are so pleased with how well the children are using a number line to add and subtract. We have so far focussed on numbers to 14.  Please could you help your children to practice recognising and ordering numbers to 15, if your child cannot already do this.  These activities will support your child with all areas of our maths learning. 

Thank you for continued support with reading.  The children are really progressing with blending sounds and reading ‘tricky words’!

Our igloo is taking form but we still need more milk bottles to complete it.  Please send these in if you have any.

18/1/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘sh’ and ‘ch’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write CVCC words e.g. ‘went’
  • Read information books about Penguins
  • Completed Guided Writing – Diary Entry
  • Explored the number 13
  • Learned to use a number line to add one single-digit number to another
  • Painted their salt dough faces
  • Updated our class welcome boards
  • Helped to create our Arctic Research Station role-play area

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘th’ and ‘ng’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read CVCC words
  • Reading information books about Polar Bears
  • Completing a Guided Reading session
  • Exploring the number 14
  • Learning to use the correct vocabulary to describe and compare weight, size and position
  • Using number lines to add one number to another
  • Making warm clothes for our salt dough models

We are so pleased to see that many children have been practising their reading at home daily. Thank you for your support!  Some children are finding our ‘tricky words’ hard to recall when reading.  These are words that we cannot yet use our phonics knowledge to read and we need to learn to read by sight.  The ‘tricky words’ that we have looked at so far at school are – I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for.  We will be having a big focus on these in school and hope that you will be able to revisit these at home too.  

Our igloo is taking form but we still need more milk bottles to complete it.  Please send these in if you have any.