23rd April 2019

Welcome back – we hope you all have a wonderful Easter break. We can’t believe it is the final term of the school year!

 

This week is science week and the children have been chemists, geologists and biologists. We have been asking and answering scientific questions and have found out the some amazing things! Can your children tell you the answers to these questions…

 

Can you make a dull coin shiny?

How many drops of water can you fit onto a 1 pence coin?

What living things can you find outside?

 

 

As the weather gets warmer we are hoping to be outside more. This will include PE so if you please send in some suitable outdoor shoes- otherwise we will get children to wear their normal school shoes. Thank you.

 

Pens come in packs of 10. I buy 5 packs. How many do I have?

I give 3 packs away. How many do I have left?

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

 

 

This weeks words are…

move

prove

improve

sure

sugar

 

***TOMORROW*** Thursday 25th April – Year 2 Reading Event 9am – 10am in the school hall

Friday 26th April – Film Club

Tuesday 30th April – Library van is at school

 

Reception Blog 22.04.19

Welcome back – we hope you all had a lovely Easter break and we are looking forward to reading the postcards that the children have written over the holidays.

 

This week is science week across the school.

The book we have chosen for this week is ‘Senses’ – it is a non-fiction book which we haven’t focussed on yet. We will look at the features of non-fiction books e.g. the contents page, photos rather than illustrations, fact instead of fiction.

In Maths we are recapping the teen numbers so we are focussing on number 12 this week as this is one of the teen numbers that is a bit confusing.

This is a game that you can play at home to help with recognition of numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

In English we will be writing a dictated sentence, continuing with story scribes and revising the phonics we have covered so far.

We will be doing some science activities where we will investigate what happens when you put raisins in lemonade, we will be doing a colour matching investigation and the children will have a workshop led my ‘Mad Science’

Have a good week!

5th April 2019

 

This is Pantosaurus!

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The children were absolutely fantastic during our Year One lessons about Pantosaurus. They have learnt about the correct names for body parts. We talked about the people who we can trust and each children thought of lots of adults they can trust at home and at school. You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from abuse is just as easy with the NSPCC PANTS rules.

Image result for pants acronym nspcc

 

In our other lessons we have been thinking about the Easter story. We have read, watched and listened to different versions and discussed the main events. The children have reflected on why the Easter story is special to Christians. Then we looked at religious and non-religious Easter symbols to help us design Easter cards.

 

 

It has been a wonderful Spring Term and we can’t believe how quickly it has flown by! Your child has some letters in their book bag so do take a look. We hope you have a wonderful Easter break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st April 2019

With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse. You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with the PANTS rules. Click the link to watch the video but be warned- it’s very catchy! https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

 

In English we have spent the week thinking about our senses and using these to write poems about castles. The children really got into character and have written some great poems!

 

In maths we have been recapping number bonds to 10 and 20. We have talked about commutative law (4 + 6 = 1o is the same as 6 + 4 = 10) and also using this knowledge to solve simple problems. For example…

4 + 6 = 10

6 + 4 = 10

10 – 4 = 6

10 – 6 = 4

 

We have 60 cakes and 32 get eaten. 24 more get baked. How many cakes are they now? 

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

 

 

This weeks words are…

after

father

plant

bath

path

 

Friday 5th April – Last day of Spring term and our parent drop in from 915am

 

Tuesday 23rd April- Back to school for the Summer term

 

Thursday 25th April – Year 2 Reading Event 9am – 10am in the school hall

 

Friday 26th April – Film Club

 

We wish you all a very happy end of term. Thank you for all of your continued support. Please enjoy a lovely relaxing break and we will see you back to school on Tuesday 23rd April. 

 

 

Reception Blog – 05.04.19

This week is assessment week so we will not be doing any whole class teaching inputs as we will be assessing the children in maths, writing and phonics.

The story of the week is Bog Baby – it’s a lovely story but is a bit sad! Its about 2 girls who find a bog baby and want to keep it as a pet but because the bog baby is not in his natural habitat he gets poorly. The mum in the story tries to teach the girls that sometimes if you love something, you need to let it go.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bog-Baby-Jeanne-Willis/dp/0141500301

Image result for bog baby

We will be continuing to play both inside and outside – we have been very lucky with the weather at the start of this week and the children have been enjoying playing in the sunshine.

We will hear the children read and the children will be doing independent writing.

In Maths we are revising the teen numbers in the number of the week session – this week we are recapping 11.

In maths we are looking at ordering a set of random numbers from smallest to largest.

Image result for ordering random numbers 1- 20 caterpillar

On Thursday there is a special Easter lunch.

On Friday we are wearing silly socks and paying £1 to raise awareness of Autism.

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On Friday morning at 9.15 we have a story cafe where we will be doing a sessions about phonics which you are all welcome to join us. Then at 10.15 there is a whole school open morning where you can come into the classrooms, look at your child’s work and talk to the staff. There are more details on the newsletter.

 

We hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday!

 

28th March 2019

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments and kind words about the Spring Fling. The children performed wonderfully and should be very proud of themselves.

This week in English we have been continuing our work on the story of The Frog Prince. It has been lots of fun retelling the story with the children, especially listening their adjectives to describe the poor old frog prince!

Image result for the frog prince

 

In maths we have been doing some assessments. As well as this we have been looking at using the equals sign as a balance between two calculations.
For example 3+2=4+1 or 15-2=20-7
This gets a whole lot trickier when… a number is hidden!
18-6=?-2

In Topic we wrote up about our exciting visitor from Friday’s workshop.

Next week:

We will have the NSPCC pants lesson where the children will watch the Pantasaurus animation and we will talk about good and bad touch and explaining that what is inside their pants is private.

There is more information for parents here – http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

 

Tuesday 2nd April -Library Van will be coming to school

The Norse Taster Session is at 1.45 for those of you who returned your slips.

 

Friday 5th April -open classroom from 9.15 until 11.00 (Last day of term!)

25th March 2019

This week in English the children have been re-writing the story George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell. WOW- is all we can say. The children have all worked SO hard to write some fantastic stories using their own characters and settings. We will be seeing lots more pen licences and writer of the week certificates!

 

In maths we have been doing some practice SAT papers to see how the children have been getting on. We have also been recapping on money- recognising the different coins and seeing how we can make the same amount using different coins (below is an example).

 

 

In ICT we learnt about computer animation –  animation is a series of still pictures put together to create the illusion of movement. We watched this short Pixar clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4NPQ8mfKU0&safe=active

and then used 2 animate on 2 simple to create our own short animations. Purple Mash logins are in home learning books but we also sent them home this week so they children can have a go at home.

 

We are absolutely loving the new playground markings! The team captains helped to pick some of the different designs and were also involved in helping to lay some of them out onto the playground.

 

There are 30 children in the class. 5 children have a school packed lunch. 6 children have a home packed lunch. The rest have hot dinners. How many children have hot dinners?

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

 

 

This weeks words are…

last

past

fast

class

grass

pass

 

Friday 29th March – Film Club (see a member of staff for a letter) 

 

Friday 5th April – Last day of Spring term and our parent drop in from 915am

 

Tuesday 23rd April- Back to school for the Summer term

 

Reception Blog – 25.03.19

This week the story is ‘Burglar Bill’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The children will act out the story as normal and have a discussion about the moral of the story – when bad turns into good. The children might want to continue with the wanted posters that they talked about last week.

We will have the NSPCC pants lesson where the children will watch the Pantasaurus animation and we will talk about good and bad touch and explaining that what is inside their pants is private.

There is more information for parents here – http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

In maths we are learning about estimation and will teach the children how to make an accurate guess. here are some games to play at home if you would like your child to do a bit more – https://nrich.maths.org/public/leg.php?group_id=73&code=-808

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We will continue to play both indoors and out, do story scribing, writing dictated sentences, writing independently and reading.

Have a good week!