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Marvellous Me

Posted 17/8/2017

From September we will be making more use of Marvellous Me to send information directly to parents rather than using this blog.  If you haven't signed up to the free app please see your child's teacher.

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This week we are learning...

Posted 6/3/2017

This week we will be thinking about babies and looking at the story 'There's a House Inside my Mummy.' Our role-play area is now a Baby Clinic and we will be having a visit from a community midwife on Friday. In math's we are learning about halving and sharing. We are quite short on junk modeling items at the moment - if you have any plastic pots, tubes or small boxes they would be gratefully received please! 

This morning the children have thoroughly enjoyed a Judo taster session and will come home with a leaflet that contains further information about Judo sessions at the Forum.

Thank you.

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This week we are learning...

Posted 27/2/2017

We hope you have all had a lovely half term?

This week is World Book Week and we will be focusing our learning around the story  ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. Don't forget that your child can come to school on Thursday dressed as their favourite character from a book. The story is available to watch on 'Journey' is a wordless book that we have looked at together in class today - ask your child to tell you the story in their own words.

Our P.E session will be on a Thursday afternoon and we will be working on our tennis skills with Mr Windwood. Please make sure your child has warm, outdoor P.E. kit in school i.e. t-shirt, jumper, tracksuit bottoms/leggings and outdoor trainers. For the last four weeks of this half term Mr Lofthouse will be teaching football to the children on a Monday afternoon – please make sure your child has their outdoor P.E kit with them for these sessions too.

A curriculum letter for this half term will be coming home in your child's book bag tomorrow. Please check the 'Important dates for your diary' section.


Thank you


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This week we are learning...

Posted 5/2/2017

This week we will be thinking about real-life superheroes in our community. Our book of the week is 'Vicky the Vet' which we will be using as a stimulus for our writing task. All being well, we will be having visits form the Police, the Fire Brigade and a Nurse. We are keeping these visits a surprise for the children....sshhhhh! It's very exciting!

In phonics our new sounds are ue ear air ure and our action words are were there little one do.

In Maths we will be comparing and ordering objects by length and height and measuring using non-standard units.

Please remember to sign up for Parent's Evening, the appointment sheets are on the wall next to the classroom doors. We are looking forward to seeing you then.

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This week we are learning...

Posted 16/1/2017

This week we are reading 'SUPERTATO' by  Sue Hendra. The children are going to be writing speech bubbles for their vegetable friends and designing and  making traps to catch the evil pea! Our new sounds this week are ai, ee, or, igh. Our Action Words are go, was, it, a, away. In Maths we will be working on addition and spending 1ps and 2ps in the vegetable shop. It's going to be lots of fun! 

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Wednesday 4th January - Dress up as a superhero

Posted 28/12/2016

Merry Christmas to everyone from all of the Reception staff!  

Our Imaginative Learning Project next half term is going to be ‘Superheroes’. On the first day back after Christmas, Wednesday 4th January, we would like to invite your child to dress up as a superhero for the day. This could be as their favourite fictional superhero/heroine; a real-life superhero, e.g. a fireman or a nurse; or someone in your child’s life that they view as being a hero e.g. Mum or Dad. They may come to school dressed in their superhero clothes and stay in them for the remainder of the day.

 On this day, we will be having a super cinema experience where we are planning on watching ‘The Incredibles’ together in the hall. We envisage that this will be a great start to our new theme and that it will inspire lots of interesting talk, ideas, writing and art work.


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This week we are learning...

Posted 14/11/2016

This week we will be looking at the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' and mixing up some of our very own gingerbread men! We will be thinking about 'heavier' and 'lighter' in Numeracy so we will use this baking opportunity to weigh and measure ingredients.

In our Phonics sessions we will be learning the letters and sounds j, v, w, x and the Action Words yes, am, going, to, are. Please continue to practice at home. We will also be having a go at segmenting CVC words in order to write them e.g. characters from the story fox, pig, man etc..

Please don't forget that you are welcome to come and watch a Phonics lesson any time.

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This week we are learning...

Posted 21/10/2016

This week we have been learning new letters and sounds ck, e, u, r. We have also been counting groups of objects and identifying them using the language 'more' and 'fewer'. Your child will be coming home with a 'Little Star' book - please check inside for your holiday activity. Your child  should also have a 'WOW' certificate in their bag that is for you to fill in when they do something amazing at home; if you return the certificates to school we will celebrate your child's achievements and display them outside the classroom. After half term our imaginative learning project will be 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'. Please continue with reading and practicing  letters and sounds over the holidays. We have had a brilliant first half term and the Reception children are happy and confident in school. In order to promote independence, we would like to ask that after the half term your child comes in to school by themselves. Enjoy the holidays!

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Guess what we've been doing...?

Posted 7/10/2016

This week the children have been working hard to learn the letter sounds i, n, m and d. We have also been looking at numbers to 10 - what they look like, how we write them and how we can match a quantity to a numeral, i.e. counting out 6 dinosaurs to match the number 6.  As part of our dinosaur theme, we have been learning about volcanoes. We are making our own volcano and we hope to make it erupt!


Next week we will be looking at Phase 2 letters and sounds g, o, c, k. We will also be learning about 2D shapes and their properties. We will be making a sockosaurus - please could your child bring a sock to school on Monday if they haven't done so already.

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Phonics Meeting

Posted 29/9/2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the Phonics meeting on Tuesday evening.  If you were unable to attend the presentation is in the Supporting your Child section of the EYFS page.  If you have any questions about phonics, reading or handwriting then please just ask a member of staff.

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