Reception Blog week beginning 15.07.19

This week is sports week so the children will mainly be taking part in lots of different sports activities.

Today we have done Bollywood dancing where all the children dressed up, wore a bindi and learnt how to do a Bollywood dance. There was a bollywood dance teacher who worked with all the children.

We have also had FIT4KIDS in and they taught the children about the traffic light system on food packaging and they also looked at the amount of sugar in foods. They taught the children that it is fine to have some things as treats but not all the time. They also did an exercise circuit with the children so they did press ups, lunges, lying down bicycle legs, windmill arms and squats.

Tomorrow they will have a yoga session with Slanted dance and LB coaching are coming in to do a multiskills workshop.

We will also be practising our opening dance for sports day and the sports day races.

We are also doing our final piece of writing so we can compare it to the first piece of writing they did in Reception and see how much progress they have made.

Don’t forget its sports day on Friday morning and then the whole school family picnic in the afternoon. Fingers crossed for sunshine!

Reception Blog week beginning 17.06.19

This week we carried on with stories by Quentin Blake and read ‘Cockatoos’. We are working on comprehension skills and checking that the children understand the stories and whether they can infer meaning. The bookmarks that you have with the reading books will give you ideas of how to do this at home.

We have continued with writing independent sentences, writing dictated sentences and story scribing.

 

In maths we have been learning about capacity. We have been using the language of full, half full/empty and empty, we have also compared containers and predicted which holds more or less. The children have had lots of water play where they can test their learning out.

This can be practised at home in the bath or when you are cooking.

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The children have also been playing both inside and outdoors and making the most of the nice warm weather we are having at the moment!

 

24th June 2019

This week the children have been really busy planning and writing their Mixed Up Fairy Tale stories. They have amazed us with their creativity! The children have worked hard to use ambitious vocabulary and a range of punctuation. We are looking forward to sharing these with you at the summer fair.

 

In maths we have been looking at comparing weight. We have been using the symbols < > = to compare items which are heavier and lighter and then using digital scales to find the difference between these items.

 

 

The children have also been really busy getting ready for the year 2 leavers show. We hope you can all make it (please see the dates below- you are welcome to attend either show if you cannot make the one for your class, the performances will be the same!)

 

As the end of year is quickly approaching we won’t be replacing the children’s reading diaries. We will still record when we have read with your children and ask you to do the same but just on a piece of paper slipped inside.

 

Mrs Ellis has an apple which weighs 200g. Mrs Wade has an apple that weighs 150g. Who has the heaviest apple? Who has the lightest apple? Can you work out the difference in weight between the 2 apples? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

concert

leavers

date

time

Garrick Green

 

 

**TOMORROW** Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

End of year show – Wednesday 10th July (RE parents) and Thursday 11th July (JW parents)

Summer Fair – Friday 12th July 

Sports week – Monday 15th July (all week)

Sports Day & Family Picnic – Friday 19th July

Last day of term – Wednesday 24th July

17th June 2019

In English this week we have be recapping traditional tales and fairy tales. We have thought about all of the key features including the beginning, setting, good and bad characters and props used. We have acted out the story Jack and the Beanstalk and started to plan our own version by changing some of the key elements- for example changing the character, magic beans or who is met at the top of the beanstalk. The children will be writing their own version of the story next week. Alongside this we have been recapping on how to use apostrophes for possession. Here’s a great video to watch https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zx9ydxs

The children thought about which props belong the which character and then even mixed them up. For example… The wolf’s fluffy tail. The three bears’ porridge. Jack’s magic beans.

In maths the children have been thinking about measuring using cm and m. They have been comparing lengths using < > and = and thinking about practical ways we use measuring in everyday life. We found out that Mo Farrah can run 100 meters in under 10 seconds so we predicted then challenged ourselves to see how far we could run in the same amount of time. Distance varied from 37 meters to 52 meters! Can you work out the difference between those two numbers? Can you use these symbols <, > or =?

 

In science we have been thinking about grouping animals based on what they eat. We learnt about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and used a Venn diagram to group them.

are also really excited about our new class pets. Each classroom has some caterpillars. Over the last week they have grown enormously in size! In the next few days they will start to turn into a chrysalis- we are all very excited to watch these changes happening!

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ellis measures a pencil that is 14 cm long. She then measures a stick which is 27 cm long. Which is longer? What’s the difference in length between the pencil and the stick? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

happily

nervously

cautiously 

quickly

carefully

slowly

 

 

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

End of year show – Wednesday 10th July (RE parents) and Thursday 11th July (JW parents)

Summer Fair – Friday 12th July 

Sports week – Monday 15th July (all week)

Sports Day & Family Picnic – Friday 19th July

Last day of term – Wednesday 24th July

3rd June 2019

Welcome back to the final term of Year 2! What an amazing year it’s been so far and we still have lots more to try and squeeze in!

 

This week is International Week and we have been learning all about India. Can your children share with you which continent this is in? Here’s another reminder of the continents with a very catchy song… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

The children this week have been…

  • comparing India and the UK
  • making and baking Naan bread (India) and soda bread (UK)
  • learning about Indian block printing
  • using maps and atlases to label parts of India
  • learning about Sikhs and the 5 Ks
  • learning about a very popular sport which is played in India but originated in the UK!
  • listening and dancing to Bollywood music

We hope your children have enjoyed this week and are keen to share lots of new information with you. A big thank you to all the children and families who have shared photos, clothes and their experiences of India- the children have loved it!

We have a bag of flour weighing 600g. Mrs Ellis weighs out 300g of plain flour to make Naan bread. Mr Whitehead weights out 200g of flour. How much flour is left in the bag? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

Asia

Africa

Europe

Antarctic

Australia

North America

South America

 

 

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

**THIS FRIDAY** Tri-Golf – Friday 7th June (letters have been sent home)

Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters have been sent home)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

 

 

Monday 10th June is our final maths event. Please come along from 2pm and enjoy a fun maths activity with your child(ren) outside.

Wednesday 10th July – Year 2 concert (RE parents)

Thursday 11th July – Year 2 concert (JW parents)

Friday 12th July – Summer fair

Friday 19th July – Sports day and picnic

Wednesday 24th July – last day of term

6th May 2019

This week in English we have continued to look at different leaflets and have been planning to write our own. We have thought about the different features and which we would like to include. This week the children will all be creating their very own leaflet to promote the lovely outdoor areas we have here at Garrick Green. What’s your favourite outdoor area at Garrick Green?

 

In maths we have continued to look at time and quarter to and quarter past the hour. We have been thinking about where the big minute hand is when it is o’clock (12), quarter past (3), half past (6) and quarter to (9).  Here is a great online resource to help with telling the time… http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/clock/

Please continue to look at clocks and the time as part of your home learning. If your child is confident at telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes then you can begin to talk about 5 minute intervals such as 5 past, 10 past etc.

Don’t forget to also talk about digital time as well as analgoue. For example- it is quarter past 12, it’s 12 fifteen  (12:15).

 

 

This week we would like the children to write their own maths challenge question. If they bring it in we can share it with the class and see if anyone can work out the correct answer to their problem!

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

any

many

clothes

busy

people

 

We are now in May and the year 2 children will be doing their Reading and Maths SAT papers over the next few weeks. If your child is poorly or needs time off please come and speak to a member of the year 2 team.

Also during this time we may not be able to hear your children read as often as normal. Please remember to listen to them read daily and remind them to regularly change their books. We have opportunities for children to do this every day but they are welcome to do so both before and after school. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Class photos are Monday 20th May

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term

02.05.19

This week in English we have been reading and enjoying the story of Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake.

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Some children have begun to think what adventures Mrs Armitage will have next on her new roller skates! They have been planning a simple 3 part adventure that they will write up as a simple story.

In Maths we are learning about weight and mass. The children have been investigating the weight of everyday classroom objects by using cubes and the balance scales. They are beginning to weigh objects using grams. The children had great fun trying to make models of Lego that weighed as close to 100 grams as possible.

There are some great games to play online such as: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

Why not use your bathroom or kitchen scales to weigh some different objects or yourself? (Don’t use the kitchen scales for that though!)

 

In topic we did a “knowledge harvest” to think about what we already knew about our new topic “The Great Outdoors” and what they would like to find out or do during our learning time. Each child planted their own sunflower seed to look after. Do you know what a plant needs to survive? We would love to know if your child does some growing in the garden or in pots at home.

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Ideas for your home learning: 

  • Why not have a look at what has changed since you went out looking for signs of spring?
  • Where have the daffodils gone?
  • Can you name any trees or flowers?
  • Send us a photo of you if you go to somewhere in Norfolk or elsewhere in the UK.
  • Do some weighing or measuring at home. Why not see which of your cuddly toys weighs the most?
  • Go to the library to see if you can borrow any Quentin Blake books. You might already have some at home. If you bring one in , we will make time to share it in class.
  • See if you can write your numbers from 0-10 with correct number formation. What about to 30 or 50? or beyond?

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Look here if you need a reminder:

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf

 

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

The Year One Team

 

 

29th April 2019

Related imageThis week in English we have been looking at leaflets. Can your children tell you what leaflets are used for? Can the tell you some of the features? Next week we will be making our very own leaflets to promote Garrick Green and the lovely outdoor space we have. Could you give your child a quote to include on their leaflet?

 

In maths we have been recapping time and how to tell the time to o’clock and half past. We know that when the minute hand is on the 12 it is o’clock and when the minute hand is on the 6 it is half past. We have been thinking about what the time will be one hour earlier and later, half an hour later and earlier and also beginning to think about where the minute hand is at quarter past and quarter to. Here is a great online resource to help with telling the time… http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/clock/

As part of your home learning it would be really useful if you could talk about the different things you do in a day and the times they are done. For example, we get up at 7 o’clock. We have breakfast at 8 o’clock. We leave for school at half past 8 (8:30).

It is also useful to talk about digital time as well as analgoue. For example- it is half past 12, it’s 12 thirty (12:30).

 

 

Mrs Ellis gets to school at 7.30am. An hour later she has a cup of tea. What time does she have a cup of tea? 

Mrs Wade leaves school at 4pm and it takes her half an hour to get home. What time does she get home? 

If your child can show us or share the answers with us they could get a team point!

 

 

This weeks words are…

could

should

would

who

whole

 

Monday 6th May is a bank holiday

 

Next week is Art week and we will be working as a whole school to create new art work for the corridors.

 

We are now in May and the year 2 children will be doing their Reading and Maths SAT papers over the next few weeks. If your child is poorly or needs time off please come and speak to a member of the year 2 team.

 

Class photos are Monday 20th May

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term

 

25th April 2019

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We hope you had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed some of the glorious sunshine. It is Garrick Green Science Week and the children have been extremely busy. We started the week by learning about how plants “drink” water by using capillary action!

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The children have been investigating forces by investigating the best material to make a parachute…

 

 

Today we have been working scientifically. We have been asking questions and using simple equipment to do our own tests. We learnt how salt makes water denser. The children explored how much salt was needed to make an object float.

 

 

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/simple-salt-water-density-science-experiment-saturday-science/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/forces-and-motion/floating-and-sinking/

 

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On Friday it is Film Club after school.

On Tuesday the Library Van will be in school.

On Monday 29th it is the Year One Maths event 2-3pm.

We will be starting this event in the school hall but please wear sensible shoes as we will be moving around! We have prepared an active activity for you to enjoy with your child(ren) so fingers crossed for good weather.