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 08.07.19

This week the children had the traditional tale ‘The Magic Porridge pot’ – they acted the story out as normal and had a discussion about breakfast cereals and healthy eating.

In maths we recapped addition and subtraction. We used our skills to solve word problems. The children used cubes to support them.

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We have also watched the Year 2 leavers concert and the children loved it. They even made their own hats and made up their own concert after they had watched – just to be like the Year 2s!

We have continued to read and write both independently and dictated sentences.

Don’t forget the summer fair is tonight 4 – 7pm! Come and have a look at your child’s learning journey in the classroom and you are also welcome to go and see your child’s new teacher and classroom.

 

Have a good weekend!

Week beginning 01.07.19

This week the children have had the story ‘Winnie and Wilbur which was about Winnie casting spells on her cat Wilbur because he was difficult to see and she kept tripping over him. Wilbur wasn’t happy that Winnie had turned him all different colours so in the end Winnie made the house multicoloured instead so that Wilbur could be seen and was happy in the end.

 

In maths we have been looking at weight using balance scales. We have been using the language heavy and light and comparing different objects. We have also revisited other different measures such as height and capacity.

We have also been continuing to read, do phonics and write both independently and write dictated sentences.

The children have also been to visit their Year 1 class and teacher.

 

Have a good weekend!

1st July 2019

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This week we have been learning about the religions Sikhism and Buddhism. The children have learnt about some traditions and celebrations and linked these to some of our own traditions and celebrations. When learning about Buddhism we learnt that Buddhists like to meditate so they can reflect. We meditated and thought about things which made us kind and thoughtful. Here’s some lovely music you can to listen if you want to meditate at home…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rANBirgrLfk&safe=active

 

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We have also been learning about algorithms in ICT. An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem. Algorithms need to have their steps in the right order. Think about an algorithm for getting dressed in the morning. What if you put on your coat before your jumper? Your jumper would be on top of your coat and that would be silly! When you write an algorithm the order of the instructions is very important. https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z3whpv4

 

Alongside all of this the children have continued to rehearse their show. Doors will open at 9am.

 

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

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!

 

27th June

This week in English the children have LOVED using the story Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. We have enjoyed watching this version of the book: https://www.worldbookday.com/videos/dear-zoo/

They have planned and written their own versions with different animals. What did your child draw for their perfect pet?

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In Maths we have been learning to tell the time. Some children are practising reading and making o’clock times, some children are learning half past times, others are learning quarter to and quarter past times. A few can tell the time and are starting to solve simple problems. Please help your child by practising at home.

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Please talk to your child about what time you do things at home e.g when you have breakfast, leave the house, bath time, bedtime  etc.

In topic, the children have been looking at different types of plants, labelling them and sketching them too. They went into the beautiful garden at the front of the school to look at all of the different types of plants growing there.

 

Dates for your diaries:

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

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

19th June 2019

Welcome to this week’s Year One blog.

This week we have been learning about writing facts in English. We have been finding out about different types of animals e.g. mammals, reptiles etc. The children are trying hard to use capital letters at the start of sentences, finger spaces between each word and remembering to put a full stop at the end.

In maths we have been exploring positional and directional language. The children have learnt about left and right, quarter turns, clockwise and anticlockwise. We had lots of fun outside being “human Beebots”!

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In topic, the children made scrumptious sandwiches with their choice of filling.  Maybe you could make a sandwich and take it on an adventure in the Great Outdoors. Remember to send us a photo of what you get up to when you’re out and about!

 

 

This week we will be revisiting e-safety and discussing our prior learning about staying safe.

There is information for parents and carers here:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Ideas for your home learning:

Talk about how to stay safe online

Discuss your family’s rules for using technology safely and responsibly

Design and create a sandwich for a real or fictional person

Go for a walk in Catton Park or a similar place and see what sorts of creatures and plants you can spot

Practise telling the time to o’clock and half-past

Practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s

Go to your local library and choose an information book about an animal you find particularly fascinating

Write a story about an animal who has an adventure

 

 

Dates for your diaries:

Tuesday 25th June -Library Van

 

 

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