( Nursery and Reception)
We love to learn by playing and exploring.
We enjoy learning about lots of different topics. Watch this space for pictures and information about all our adventures.
We have continued learning all about jungle animals from Africa. It was been such a successful topic so far, the children are thoroughly enjoying our variety of activities linked to our text 'Dear Zoo' There are so many animal themed picture books available it is sometimes difficult to choose one to share!
We have had discussions about the difference between animals that are kept in zoos and those that are left to roam 'free'. What a thoughtful group of children we have, intelligent and knowledgeable responses.
In Nursery the children have all been mark making and talking about there drawings/writing.
In Reception added a new page to the Dear Zoo book, choosing a new pet and then writing a simple sentence about what it can do.
We are following the Letters and Sounds phonics programme and have covered all our single letter sounds. We are beginning to segment and blend the sounds to start our exciting reading journey! This is a super moment for any teacher. Please encourage your child to talk about the sounds they have learnt at school.
In maths we have been combining 2 groups. The children were encouraged to use a variety of methods to help them find the answer. We also used Numicon to find ways of making pairs to 10.
We also learnt the definitions for mathematical vocabulary: groups, total, pair, number bond etc. Please ask your children about these words.
We have made a range of crafts linked to jungle animals in preparation for our corridor display.
Talking Bags- These will resume after half term.
In Foundation Stage the staff are -
Mrs Dhariwal, Mrs Gleed, Mrs Kibble , Miss Taylor and Mrs Todorov
If you have any questions/ queries / comments you can contact us on the email addresses below:
Mr Boardman will teach the children PE on a Wednesday morning as he will be covering PPA time in the setting.
Do take a look at the photographs, it is fun to see what the children have been doing at school this week.
Our Autumn term topics are : Autumn Celebrations , Light and Dark/ Night and Day/ Christmas
Please see below for some information about Reception:
P.E will usually be on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school for the whole week as sometimes we have timetable changes.
Thank you for your support.
We usually go to the library on a Monday, so please make sure your child has their library book in their book bag.
Please see below for some information about Nursery:
Wednesday - Library
Friday - We run the Daily Mile. We would appreciate it if children who attend on that day could wear trainer type shoes.
In phonics we are continuing to listen to and recognise the sounds around us, both outside and inside.
Reminding your child to be a sound detective will really help develop early phonics skills. What sounds can they hear around them in the environment and what sounds do they recognise in the words they hear?
In maths we are really focusing on counting in order 1 - 10 and recognising the numeral that corresponds with the number. We are also working on careful counting when counting out objects in order to improve accuracy.
Monday 17th February - 21st February 2020 - HALF TERM
Monday 24th February 2020- Start of second half of Spring Term
Wednesday 25th March 2020- Early Years (Nursery and Reception) class assembly at 9.15am
Friday 3rd April 2020- End of term at 2.15pm