21/9/18

This Week the children have –

  • Learned about the people who help us in school
  • Explored the number 1
  • Completed their first piece of writing in school
  • Started to create pictures by cutting and sticking shapes
  • Completed their first painting for our classroom displays
  • Continued to share their pre-school learning journeys and family/summer holiday sheets

Next week the children will be –

  • Continuing to learn about the people who help us in school
  • Exploring the number 2
  • Learning to tell a story using pictures
  • Completing pictures by cutting and sticking shapes
  • Going on a Nosey Walk around school

We have had such a busy yet fun week and we are so proud that most children are coming into school by themselves.  This week we have started teaching phonics and early reading skills.

Sharing stories with children is important in early reading development, and we would like to invite parents and grandparents to volunteer to come into school to read with the children.  If this is something that you will be interested in doing, please come and speak to a member of the Foundation Stage staff.

Please could you check at home if you have the hard plastic wallet that we sent home with the children on their last transition visit before the summer.   These wallets need to be kept in your child’s book bag.

In the next few weeks, we would like to create some collage pictures with the children.   Please could you send in any suitable materials e.g. different types of paper, card, fabric, wool etc for the children to use.

14/9/18

This Week the children have –

•Played maths games

•Cut out their photograph and written their name for the class welcome board

•Started to share their pre-school learning journeys and family/summer holiday sheets

•Attended whole-school assemblies for the first time and had their first PE lessons

Next week the children will be –

•Learning about the people who help us in school

•Exploring the number 1

•Completing their first painting for our classroom displays

•Continuing to share their pre-school learning journeys and family/summer holiday sheets

•Practising cutting skills and name writing

Thank you for your support in encouraging the children to come into school independently. To ensure that a settled start to the school day continues, we would like all children to be coming into school independently within the next week.

Thank you for confirming your child’s collection arrangements during our meetings. Just a quick reminder that any changes must be communicated to the class teacher. A message can be passed directly on to the teacher in the morning, or through the office during the school day.

7/9/18

The children have had a brilliant start to school.  We have been so pleased with how well they have settled into the school routines.  Many of the children have started to come into school independently and we would like to encourage all children to do so as soon as they are able.  This will support our prompt start of our Movement for Learning sessions, which will commence once all the children are in school full-time.  This session supports fine motor development and handwriting.

As the children are so settled, we would like to start PE lessons next week.  Please could you ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school.  If you have any queries, please speak to a member of staff.

We appreciate your support with naming clothes and could we please ask that water bottles contain only water, not squash or juice.

 

13/7/18

We have come to the end of a very busy and successful year in Foundation Stage.  We are very proud of the children and all that they have achieved.  Our weekly update provides us with a good opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year.  Thank you again to the parents and other family members who have given their time to hear readers, change books and support handwriting.  Without this support, the children would not have had as many opportunities to practise their skills.

We hope that you have a restful and fun summer, but would encourage the children to continue their reading and writing over the holiday.  We have put three reading books in each child’s book bag.  The local library is also a good place to find suitable reading material.  The children could take part in this year’s reading challenge that was introduced in an assembly this week.  Keeping a diary of your summer adventures would be a good way for your child to practise their writing.

Thank you for all of your lovely messages, cards and gifts.  We have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and we wish them further success in year one.

 

29/6/18

This week’s learning –

  • Writing about ourselves
  • Guided Reading
  • Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
  • Solving doubling, halving and sharing problems
  • Junk model armed forces vehicles

 

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading the stories of ‘Snail Trail’ and ‘The Snail on the Tail of the Whale’ and writing extended sentences
  • Reviewing maths topics
  • Completing our junk model armed forces vehicles

 

Thank you for all of the resources you have provided for junk modelling.  The children have been so enthusiastic about this activity and their models are looking fantastic!  We will be continuing with this activity next week, and the children will bring their models home as and when they finish them.

22/6/28

This week’s learning –
• Reading ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and writing extended sentences
• Guided Reading
• Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
• Solving problems involving counting in twos, fives and tens
• Completing our Minibeast paintings (colour mixing)
• Completing our clocks and using them to display different times
Next week’s learning –
• Writing about ourselves
• Problem solving involving doubling, halving and sharing
• Guided Reading
• Junk model armed forces vehicles
Home Activity
As you know, next week is Armed Forces week. As part of our learning, the children will be building their own Armed Forces vehicle using recyclable materials e.g. boxes, plastic cartons, cardboard tubes etc. This weekend, please could your child collect together some suitable materials for creating their vehicle. They might choose to make a naval ship, submarine, helicopter, tank, jeep etc. Please could they bring their items into school in a named carrier bag.

15/6/18

This week’s learning –

  • Reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and writing descriptive sentences
  • Guided Reading
  • Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
  • Solving addition and subtraction problems using a number line
  • Painting our own drawings of Minibeasts (colour mixing)
  • Making clocks

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and writing extended sentences
  • Solving problems involving counting in twos, fives and tens
  • Guided Reading
  • Completing our Minibeast paintings (colour mixing)
  • Completing our clocks

Sharing our findings from our research on Minibeasts

8/6/18

This week’s learning –

  • Reading ‘The Minibeast Encyclopaedia’ and writing facts
  • Guided Reading
  • Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
  • Telling the time (o’clock and half past)
  • Estimating quantity
  • Painting our own drawings of Minibeasts (colour mixing)
  • Sports Afternoon

 

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and writing sentences to describe the foods
  • Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving (using a number line)
  • Guided Reading
  • Painting our own drawings of Minibeasts (colour mixing)
  • Sharing our findings from our research on Minibeasts.

18/5/18

This week’s learning –

  • Reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and thinking of descriptive (interesting) words to use in our writing
  • Guided Reading
  • Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘ear’, ‘air’, ‘ur’, ‘er’, ‘ow’, ‘oi’, ‘ai’ and ‘oa’
  • Revisiting 3D shape through problem solving activities
  • Looking at seeds
  • Art work for displays

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading and writing instructions on how to make a Mr Greenhead
  • Revisiting 3D shape through problem solving activities
  • Time
  • Guided Reading
  • Making a Mr Greenhead

The children will be making a ‘Mr Greenhead’ in school next week.  Please could you send in a yoghurt pot and old sock, in a named bag, for your child to use for this activity.  If you have any extra yoghurt pots or old socks, please could you send these in for spares.

We are running out of spare clothing so please could we ask you to check your child’s uniform and return any items belonging to school.

11/5/18

This week’s learning –
• Reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and thinking of descriptive (interesting) words to use in our writing
• Guided Reading
• Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘ur’, ‘er’, ‘oa’, ‘ear’ and ‘air’.
• Bean Diaries
• Art work for displays
• Revisiting capacity and height

Next week’s learning –
• Guided Reading
• Continue reading and writing about the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
• Revisiting 3D shape through problem solving activities
• Looking at Seeds
• Vegetable repeating pattern printing
• Art work for our classroom displays

With the continued good weather, please could you still ensure that your child has a cardigan/jumper and waterproof coat in school each day.