Friday 18th May
We have been very busy trying to keep some escaped trolls under control in reception this week. The children have been describing trolls, imagining their own and creating them from paint and collage. We then wrote warning signs so everyone in Early Years knows what might happen if they cross the trolls bridges!
 
In maths this week we have been working on sharing whole objects by cutting them in half or amounts of objects by sharing them one at a time and ensuring both friends have the same amount at the end.
 
RK had their last forest school session on Friday and enjoyed toasting their marshmallows! RT will have their final session on Tuesday next week- please ensure your child is appropriately dressed for this, preferably with a long sleved top on as there are lots of nettles in the forest at the moment.
Friday 11th May
 
This week in maths we have been continuing our work with taking away.  The children received a letter from 'Farmer Bob' who had sold some of his animals on his farm- the children used Numicon to work out how many he had left.  They were given the task to draw their own animals on the farm and say how many animals had been taken away.  some children even had a go at writing the number sentence to match.  
 
We then moved on to creating our own take away stories, using Numicon to create the story e.g 9 children were in the park and 4 children went home.  that left 5 children.  The children were given pieces of paper to draw their stories on and some had a go at writing the number sentence to match.
 
Our topic has been Traditional Tales  and this week we looked at an Indian traditional tale about a snake. The children had fun making their own snakes to retell the story.
 
Both classes had a great time at Forest school, continuing their activities in the mud kitchen, making transient art pictures and building dens!
Friday 4th May 
This week both classes have enjoyed their trip to forest school where the children have been using the mud kitchen, den building and creating transient art work using natural objects they have found.
In maths we have been working on subtraction using numicon to help us. The children have been practising vocalizing what they have done by taking an amount away using the number sentence "... take away ... leaves/ equals ..."
A naughty little girl from our story Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been causing some mischief in reception this week and children have been writing about what she has been doing.
In PE the children have been developing their ball skills through experimenting with controlling balls in different ways.
Friday 20th April
 
We were happy to welcome the children back for the beginning of the summer term this week, and enjoyed playing outside in the lovely weather!
 
Our topic for the first half of the summer term is 'Traditional tales', our first story this week has been Little Red Riding Hood. We have read different versions of the story and the children have made up their own versions.
 
In maths we have been working on 'one more' and using numicon and objects to help us work out how many altogether.
 
The children had a great time at their first forest school sessions. They learned the rules to keep us safe in forest school, had a chance to explore and were very successful in hunting for mini beasts. Thank you to parent helpers who were able to come along and help with this trip.
 
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend our unveiling ceremony to bless the Early Years art project.
 
 
Friday 30th March
 
Happy Easter ! We hope you have an enjoyable Easter break and look forward to welcoming you back for Summer term 1
 
This week we have been really busy doing Easter activities.  We made Easter cards as well as many other Easter activities.
 
In maths we have been continuing our work on addition, adding 2 Numicon shapes together to find the total.  We have been making up addition stories to match the Numicon shapes e.g 3 children were in the class and 4 came to join them, that made 7.  We have been encouraging children to use the words 'add', 'and', 'plus', 'equals', 'more', 'altogether,' and 'made.'
 
perhaps you would like to try some addition stories at home e.g '3 teddies on the bed and 5 more makes 8.'
 
We were very excited to welcome year 6 on to our playground to show us their exploding volcanoes they had made! we had lots of fun watching them erupt.
 
Just a reminder that on Monday 16th April at 2:45pm we will be holding a ceremony to celebrate the installation of the collaborative art piece the children participated in.  Everyone is welcome to attend, please meet us on the KS2 playground.

Homework Friday 18th May

Homework this week will be to write a sentence about what you got up to at the weekend.

Remember to use:

-          Full stops

-          Capital letters

-          Finger spaces

-          Correct letter formation

Challenge: can you write more than one sentence about your weekend?

Parents: in preparation for year 1, we have been working really hard on correct letter formation. If there are any letters that your child has not formed correctly, please help them have another go.

 Letters to watch out for: a, b, d, g, h, m, n, p, and r

Homework Friday 4th April

 This week in maths we have been working on subtraction. The children have been using numicon to take away amounts from 0-5.

 For your homework this week your child could choose an amount of objects within their counting range and then try taking 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 away from those objects to find out how many are left.

 Use this number sentence to verbalise what you have done “…. take away ….. equals/ leaves…..”

Challenge: could you try taking zero away or all of your objects- how many do you have left? Can you say this as a number sentence?

Homework Friday 20th April
 
This week in maths we have been finding 'one more' than a number and saying for example "one more than 5 is 6". We then were checking by adding one more object to 5 objects and counting altogether to check the total amount.
 
Homework this week is to pick a number between 1-20, count out that many objects (cars, pasta, marbles or anything else you can find at home) and say what is one more than the number using the sentence below:
 
"one more than ... is ...".
 
Challenge: Can you say what is 2 more than your chosen number?

Reception homework Friday 23rd March

 

This week we have been talking about healthy foods and why it is important to eat a variety of foods that are good for you.

For homework this week we would like you to try a new fruit or vegetable.

Can you go to the supermarket and choose a new fruit or vegetable that you have never tried before?

 

Take a picture and tell us what it was like!

 

Here are some questions to think about:

 

What did you try?

 

Why did you pick it?

 

Did you like it- Why? Why not?

 

Would you buy it again?

16th March 2018

In maths this term we are exploring time. In reception this can be talking about different times of the day using everyday language; for example “its light in the morning and I have my breakfast, its dark at night time and I have a bath then go to sleep.” Talking about time could also mean different times in children’s lives, for example “When I was a baby I was 1, I couldn’t walk then. I learnt to swim with arm bands when I was 4.”

For your homework this week we would like you to send us in some photos for the children to write about in school. We would like 3 photos of your child at different ages for us to make a timeline with. You may also like to talk about and send in some pictures of what your child does at different times of the day to help with their learning in school.

Homework 9th March 2018

Now that the snow has gone and we are into March spring has begun! The children have been learning about signs of spring in school and looking for these in our outside area and on the school field. We found; new leaves, buds on branches, daffodils, blossom and birds now the weather is getting a little warmer.

For your homework this week we would like you to go for a walk and see what signs of spring you can find. You may like to make your own tick list of items you’re looking for before you go, or draw pictures of what you find along the way, or even take photos of your spring scavenger hunt.

Please complete your homework either in your homework book or via tapestry.

Enjoy!

Homework 23rd February 2018

Caught Reading

World book day is approaching, for your homework this week we would like you to share a book with your child, this might be a family favourite story, a new or recommended book, a recipe book or a magazine . Your challenge is to find a special, unusual or different place to get “caught reading.”

Please send in a photo of your child “caught reading” and let us know where and what they are reading. You can submit this homework via tapestry or your child’s homework book by the 28th February 2018.