Reception Noticeboard

Week Beginning 3.12.18

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Things to remember this week:

  • Help your child practise their words for the concert. Encourage them to speak in a loud voice.
  • Costumes for the concert need to be in school on Friday 7th December.
  • Allow your child time to practise reading their new book with you. Also, practise identifying and reading the names of the story characters using the posters provided. Please can you comment in their reading log as to how they coped at home with their reading book. Please ensure your child has their reading book and log in their bag on their reading day.
  • Please can you also help your child practise their sounds or words from Read Write Inc.
  • Practise counting and number recognition using the number lines provided. It would also help your child if you practised writing the numbers too.
  • Short burst practise, regularly, is the best way to learn at this age.
  • Library will still take place every Tuesday, as it’s important for your child to have access to a variety of books.

 

Mathematical Development:

  • The children are learning to say one less than a given number and then to write the matching taking away sum. We are using counting backwards to discover one less than a given number and the children are using number lines to aid counting backwards. We are also using equipment, for example-count out 5 cars and then take one away, how many now?
  • The children are also developing their understanding of left, right and beside during a physical development activity in Maths time.

 

Language, Literacy & Communication:

The children are learning to be storytellers and to retell the story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, using actions and different voices. The children will be asked to sequence pictures in the correct order to retell the story and they will also be making a short film, showing them acting out parts of the story.

Christmas Craft:

As it’s December, the children will be starting their Christmas crafts. We would be grateful for a contribution of £2 to go towards these activities.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 26.11.18

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Things to remember this week:

  • Help your child practise their words for the concert. Encourage them to speak in a loud voice.
  • Costumes for the concert need to be in school on Friday 7th December.
  • Allow your child time to practise reading their new book with you. Also, practise identifying and reading the names of the story characters using the posters provided. Please can you comment in their reading log as to how they coped at home with their reading book. Please ensure your child has their reading book and log in their bag on their reading day.
  • Please can you also help your child practise their sounds or words from Read Write Inc.
  • Practise counting and number recognition using the number lines provided. It would also help your child if you practised writing the numbers too.
  • Short burst practise, regularly, is the best way to learn at this age.
  • Library will still take place every Tuesday, as it’s important for your child to have access to a variety of books.

Mathematical Development:

  • The children are learning to say one more than a given number and then to write the matching sum. We are using counting on to discover one more than a given number. We are also using equipment, for example-count out 5 cars and then add one more, how many now?
  • The children are also developing their understanding of left, right and beside during a physical development activity in Maths time.

As always, if you have any concerns, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 19.11.18

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Christmas Concert:

The children will be bringing home a letter this week about what costume they need to have for our Christmas concert and words to learn. Please can you practise the words with them at home. We will also be practising daily in school.

Things to remember this week:

  • Allow your child time to practise reading their new book with you. Also, practise identifying and reading the names of the story characters using the posters provided. Please can you comment in their reading log as to how they coped at home with their reading book. Please ensure your child has their reading book and log in their bag on their reading day.
  • Please can you also help your child practise their sounds or words from Read Write Inc.
  • Practise counting and number recognition using the number lines provided. It would also help your child if you practised writing the numbers too.
  • Short burst practise, regularly, is the best way to learn at this age.
  • Library will still take place every Tuesday, as it’s important for your child to have access to a variety of books.

Let’s Celebrate:

This week the children will be making lists of presents for Dylan for his birthday. This will be a focus writing task. We will be asking the children to write the initial sound of the word and any other sounds they can hear. We give the children sound mats, so they can find and copy the sound they hear onto their list.

Handwriting:

We will begin handwriting activities this week. We are starting with forming the letters in their name correctly.

Physical Development/PE-Usual school uniform on a Friday for the rest of this term and not PE kit:

For the rest of this term, the children will participate in PE activities as part of our everyday planning and provision. This week the children will be going outside in groups to take part in an assault course and then to have a go at creating their own. Please ensure your child is wearing suitable footwear for running, jumping, climbing, hopping, balancing etc.

As always, if you have any concerns, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 12.11.18

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Important dates for your diary:

  • Photos by Roz and Kirsty will take place on Wednesday this week. Please ensure you have completed the registration sheet with your email address, in order for your child to be photographed.
  • Our Christmas Concerts will take place on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th December:

CF/SP Class-9:15-10:00am on both days

LR/KE Class-10:30-11:15am on both days

Let’s Celebrate:

Before the holidays the children voted on what celebration they would like to plan. The celebration with the most votes was a birthday. This week the children will be watching a video message from Miss Rees’ little boy, Dylan. Dylan is soon going to be having his second birthday and Miss Rees needs the children to help plan Dylan’s party. Our language focus this week will be making a list of what is needed for Dylan’s party.

Numeracy:

We will be continuing with the theme of number bonds to 5/6. Eg. 1+4=5, 2+3=5. If you would like to practise at home, find 5 or 6 objects (cars, little people) and ask your child to split them into 2 piles. Then practise saying the sum with them. It’s good practise to use a variety of vocabulary. Eg. add/plus/and; how many altogether; equals/makes.

Please continue counting to 20 and beyond and counting back from 10 to 0. Please use the number lines that were sent home last week to practise number recognition.

Home Learning:

This week your child will come home with their first reading book. There will be a reading log and a letter accompanying the book. Please read the letter thoroughly, as it contains vital information about how to help your child.

Also, please practise the sounds or words that your child brought home last Thursday for Read Write Inc.

As always, if you have any concerns, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 5.11.18

Welcome back everyone! We can’t believe it’s November already! We are all looking forward to a busy and very exciting half term!!

Important dates for your diary:

Our Christmas Concerts will take place on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th December:

CF/SP Class-9:15-10:00am on both days

LR/KE Class-10:30-11:15am on both days

Let’s Celebrate:

Our theme this week is Bonfire Night. The children will be participating in groups in Forest School throughout the week. The sessions will begin with the story of Guy Fawkes. The children will then be working in small groups to either build a bonfire or to build a home for a woodland animal away from the bonfire to keep them safe. A key focus of the activity is to develop collaboration skills.

Read Write Inc:

The children will be working in their groups this week. When the children have completed a unit of work, they will have some practise activities for homework.

Numeracy:

Our theme this week will be addition. The children will need lots of practical experience in order to understand this skill. If you would like to practise at home, give them objects to add up and use numbers to 5 to begin with. Eg. 2 teddies add 1 teddy, how many teddies have you got now?

Library:

Please ensure your child brings their library book on a Tuesday in a bag. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns at anytime, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 22.10.18

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Important dates for your diary:

  • Parent meetings are taking place on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October-This week. If you have made an appointment, please come to the classroom for your meeting.
  • The flu spray will take place on Tuesday. Please ensure you have completed the consent form with a yes/no response.
  • School finishes for half term on Friday.
  • LIBRARY every Tuesday-Please ensure your child has their library book in their bag.

 

Let’s Celebrate:

During this half-term the children have been developing their knowledge and understanding of a variety of celebrations. This week we are going to ask the children to vote on which celebration they would like to plan as a class after half-term.

Homework for half term: Visit a card shop with your child and look at the variety of cards and invitations that you can buy for different celebrations. Purchase one item-card or invitation, for your child to bring into school and discuss.

 

Numeracy:

The children are continuing to practise their number recognition in class (0 to 10 and then extend to 20). Please can you practise this with them at home. You could also look for numbers when you’re out and about on doors, number plates, buses etc.

We are teaching the children to count objects into sets. You can also practise this at home. Write them a number on a piece of paper (1-10 and then extend to 20) and ask them to go and find that many objects.

Last week we introduced the word, estimate. We told the children it means having a guess. This is another concept that can be practised at home. For example, put 8 sweets on a plate and ask your child to estimate how many. Stick to numbers within 10 and make sure that they only count to check if their estimate is correct.

Read Write Inc:

The children have now been assessed on their sound recognition and grouped accordingly. We will discuss this with you at your parent meeting this week.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns at anytime, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 15.10.18

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Important dates for your diary:

  • TRIP-This Monday, 15th October to All Souls Church, Tycoch to watch a Christening. Parent helpers are welcome! Please come to school with your child on Monday morning if you can help and we will be leaving school around 9:15am. We should be back at school by 11:00 am. In the event of heavy rain, we will have to reschedule the trip, as we are walking to and from the venue.
  • Parent meetings will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October. Times are being allocated this week so remember to return your sheet.
  • School will be closed for an inset day this Friday-October 19th.
  • LIBRARY every Tuesday-Please ensure your child has their library book in their bag.

We have now completed our initial assessments and we will share these with you during parents meetings next week.

Let’s Celebrate:

This week our theme is Christenings and what a wonderful way to begin with a trip to All Souls Church to watch/role play a Christening. During the week the children will be taking part in a variety of activities to develop their knowledge and understanding of this celebration:

  • Circle Time-Questions and answers
  • Building a church with the giant construction outdoors
  • Dressing up as vicars and christening babies in the Water Area
  • Dressing up and role playing a Christening
  • Making a Christening gown for a baby at the Scissor Station
  • Exploring and drawing pictures/artefacts associated with Christenings in the Investigation Area
  • Introducing our Time to Talk Chair

Read Write Inc:

During this week the children will be practising the digraphs, ng and nk. When two letters come together to make one sound, we call them special friends. The children will come home with posters displaying these sounds and there will be some activities on the back to help them learn the new sounds.

Numeracy:

During this week we will be working with number lines-Counting forwards and backwards within 10 (& beyond if necessary) and recognising the numerals. The children will also be practising counting a set of objects to match the correct numeral.

Shape:

We are continuing to practise recognition of 2D shapes (circles, triangles, squares, rectangles) and basic 3D shapes (cubes, cuboids). We will also be talking their properties-how many sides and corners for 2D shapes and how many faces for 3D shapes.

Cymraeg:

Our question of the week is “Pam?”, which means why. The children will be asked this question in relation to how they are feeling. Please scroll down to find out the list of vocabulary we are using in class for feelings.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 8.10.18

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Important dates for your diary:

  • Parent meetings will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October. Time slots will be sent out nearer the time.
  • School will be closed for an inset day on Friday October 19th.
  • LIBRARY every Tuesday-Please ensure your child has their library book in their bag.

Let’s Celebrate:

This week we will be showing the children a variety of pictures associated with a Christening Celebration. We will be discussing these pictures during circle time and then asking the children for their ideas of what they want to learn about Christenings. If you have any pictures or artefacts you want to send in, please do so.

Read Write Inc:

During this week the children will be introduced to two new digraphs-ng and nk. When two letters come together to make one sound, we call them special friends. The children will come home with posters displaying these sounds and there will be some activities on the back to help them learn the new sounds.

Numeracy:

Please continue to practise counting at home. Count forwards as far as they can go and backwards from 10 to 0. Could you also practise recognising numbers to 10. In class we have been doing this with age badges on birthday cards. You could also do a street walk and look at numbers on doors or numbers on cars/buses etc.

For milk time in the afternoon we set up a Siop Llaeth-Milk Shop. We give the children a different coin each day (1p/2p/5p/10p) to buy their milk. The Helpwr y Dydds are the shop keepers. Please could you help your child to recognise these coins at home.

Cymraeg:

Our question of the week is “Pam?”, which means why. The children will be asked this question in relation to how they are feeling. Please scroll down to find out the list of vocabulary we are using in class for feelings.

 

Week Beginning 1.10.18

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Important dates for your diary:

  • Parent meetings will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October. Time slots will be sent out nearer the time.
  • School will be closed for an inset day on Friday October 19th.
  • LIBRARY every Tuesday-Please ensure your child has their library book in their bag.

Let’s Celebrate:

This week we are continuing the theme of weddings. Last Wednesday we also asked the children what they wanted to find out about weddings and we have used their ideas when planning this week. Here are some activities for this week:

  • How to make a wedding cake.
  • How to make a wedding card.
  • How to dress up for a wedding.
  • How to make flower displays for a wedding.
  • How to make head dresses for a wedding.
  • What buildings do weddings take place in.

Thank you to those who have already sent in pictures of yourself or a family member getting married. The children are going to show and talk about these pictures during circle time this week. We will then use the pictures to make a class wedding album.

Read Write Inc:

During this week we will be revising the sounds-sh, ch, th. You have had the poster for sh and the posters for ch and th will also be coming home this week. Please display the posters where your child will see them everyday. There are a list of activities on the back of each poster to help your child learn the new sounds.

Foundation Phase Profile:

We have almost completed our observations and we will share these with you during parent meetings-See dates above.

Cymraeg:

Our question of the week is “Sut wyt ti?” (How are you?) The children will be learning the following responses:

  • hapus-happy
  • drist-sad
  • wedi blino-tired
  • cynhyrfus-excited

We are doing a daily “check-in” or “check-out” to give the children the opportunity to express how they feel and for us to determine if there is anything worrying them.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

 

Week Beginning 24.9.18

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Important dates for your diary:

  • Parent meetings will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October. Time slots will be sent out nearer the time.
  • School will be closed for an inset day on Friday October 19th.
  • LIBRARY every Tuesday-Please ensure your child has their library book in their bag.

 

Read Write Inc:

The children will be introduced to 3 new sounds this week-sh, ch, th. They will bring home posters displaying each sound and there will be a list of activities on the back for you to practise at home to help them learn these sounds. Please display the posters where your child can see them daily.

Let’s Celebrate:

Thank you for sending in photos of special celebrations that have happened in your family. The children enjoyed sharing their photographs during circle time and they are now displayed on our celebrations board. This week the children will be learning about wedding celebrations. Please can you talk to them about weddings that have happened in your family and look at some family wedding photographs.

Numeracy:

Please continue to practise counting at home. Count forwards as far as they can go and backwards from 10 to 0. Could you also practise recognising numbers to 10. In class we have been doing this with age badges on birthday cards. You could also do a street walk and look at numbers on doors or numbers on cars/buses etc.

The children are now having milk in the afternoon. For milk time we set up a Siop Llaeth-Milk Shop. We give the children a different coin each day (1p/2p/5p/10p) to buy their milk. The Helpwr y Dydds are the shop keepers. Please could you help your child to recognise these coins at home.

Cymraeg:

Our question of the week is “Pwy wyt ti?” (Who are you?) The children respond with their name, followed by “ydw i”. Ask them to sing you the song that we have been learning in class.

Creative Movement-Dance:

The children are exploring the theme of Bonfire Night using music and actions. The children need to come to school wearing their PE kit every Friday for dance in the hall. They do not need to change into their school uniform afterwards.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

Week Beginning 17.9.18

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Important dates for your diary-Parent meetings will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October. Time slots will be sent out nearer the time.

This week the children will need their photos of them or a family member celebrating a special occasion. It doesn’t just have to be a birthday celebration. We would like to see different celebrations if possible. The children are going to talk about their photos during circle time and they will be displayed on our celebrations board.

We will also been discussing “When is your birthday?” with the children. If you could talk about this date at home too, it will help them remember. At the moment, it is the month that is important.

Our Mud Kitchen is now set up and ready to go for this week. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies that can be kept in school. Please clearly label both wellies with your child’s name. We will provide the waterproof clothing.

Read Write Inc-During this week we will continue to revise the single sounds that were introduced in Nursery. Please can you continue to do this at home with the sounds cards that were given out in Nursery. If these cards have been misplaced, please let us know and we can give you new ones.

Our library will begin this Tuesday and will hopefully run every Tuesday. Please can you ensure your child has their library book in their bag every Tuesday as we will only be swapping books on this day. Obviously, this Tuesday, the children will be given their first book. All books are clearly stamped with our school name, to aid identification.

We would be most grateful for a voluntary contribution of £1 to go towards extra craft, gardening and cookery resources.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, please come and speak to us.

Kind regards,

The Reception Team

Week Beginning 10.9.18

Welcome back everyone! The children have been fabulous at settling back in to school after the Summer break. Last week the children met their Y6 buddies and they enjoyed having their buddies to look after them during lunch time. The children will have the same buddy throughout the year to help nurture them into school life.

Below is a list of Reception Staff:

Cath Fox-Teacher (Monday to Thursday)

Sara Porter-Teacher (Friday)

Liz Rees-Teacher (Monday-Wednesday lunch time)

Karen Eagle-Teacher (Wednesday afternoon-Friday)

Liz Stockton-TA

Elin Wiltshire-TA

Cerys-TA

Our theme for this term is “Something Special” and it will involve exploring  a variety of celebrations around the world. The first home learning task is for the children to bring in a photo of themself/their family celebrating a special occasion. It might be a birthday, wedding, christening, Diwali, Eid. The children will talk about their photos in class and they will be displayed in the classroom. 

During the children’s first 6 weeks in Reception, we have to complete a Foundation Phase Profile of each child. The profile is a series of observations/tasks involving Language, Literacy & Communication Skills; Mathematical Development; Physical Development and Personal & Social Development & Well-being. The children will have no idea that they are being assessed but it is compulsory for all schools and necessary to inform planning and teaching. We will then discuss your child’s profile with you in a parent meeting after half-term. Hence, our focus tasks for the 6 weeks will be based on the profile.

In Read Write Inc sessions we will begin with revising the single sounds that were introduced in Nursery. Please can you continue to do this at home with the sounds cards that were given out in Nursery. If these cards have been misplaced, please let us know and we can give you new ones.

Forest School/Mud Kitchen/Outdoor Learning will continue on a daily basis as part of our Active Learn Sessions. Please can you ensure that your child has a pair of wellies that can be kept in school, clearly labelled with their name. We will provide the waterproof clothing.

Please make sure all items of clothing and belongings (fruit pots, water bottles, lunch boxes, bags) are clearly labelled with your child’s name. If your child is having packed lunch, please can they have a drink in their lunch, as well as a water bottle to be kept in class.

As always, if you have any concerns at any time, please come and see us. 

 

Week Beginning 2nd July

This week is Pirate Week!  We are having a week of pirate activities including writing pirate poems, singing pirate songs, putting music to a pirate story, pirate role play and getting ready for the Pirate Training Day on Friday! Thank you for the offers of help for Friday – please sign in upstairs at the office and we will be informed when you arrive.  Please could all children wear a pirate costume on Friday.

This week’s maths is all about addition and number bonds for 5,6,7,and beyond.

There will be a letter later in the week with dates for the remainder of this term, including our Open Day, where you can look at the children’s work with them, and also a party that the Year 6 Buddies are organising.

 

 

Week beginning 25th June

This week we will be visiting the theatre on Tuesday – usual lunchtime arrangements apply.

This week in Maths we continue to learn number bonds to 10 using Numicon to support.  They will be recording their sums independently.

We are continuing to write about the beach before moving onto our Pirate Week next week – we hope you are able to join us for Pirate Training on the Friday (6th).

 

Week beginning 18th June

Tomorrow will be the postponed Ultra Run so please send the children in their PE kit and trainers.

This week in Maths we will be learning to tell the time on the clock face – we will be focusing on 0’Clock to begin with.  This could be something that you could practise at home.

We had a fantastic day at the beach last week and couldn’t have done it without the helpers – thank you all!  The children were very keen to write a list of rules for next year’s Reception class for their visit to the beach!  There was  quite a longlist of Do’s and Don’t’s!

The children have voted for our new role play outside – it is going to be a pirate ship!  They are having a lovely time setting it up each day and playing at being pirate’s!

As well as writing rules for the beach, we will be writing about what a typical day at the beach looks like for our pupils.  They are so lucky to live near the beach and have lots of memories to share already in their work.

 

Week beginning 11th June

Tomorrow we are going to the beach to do a scavenger hunt in the rockpools- we hope to have time for a sandcastle competition and an ice cream as well!

Tuesday is the postponed Sports Day and the weather looks like it is going to be kind to us this time – please send your child into school with their team colour top on and trainers.  Lunch is as normal that day.  We start at 9.15 and should be finished by 11am.

In Maths this week we will be working on addition and subtraction making our own sums and recording them accurately.

We will be writing a list of rules for the beach on our return.

 

 

Week beginning 4th June

This week we will starting our new topic ‘Beach’ and watching the weather forecast very closely as our trip is the following Monday!

The children will be making predictions about what they might find in the rockpools and we will be thinking of rules we must follow on a beach to keep us safe from harm.

In Maths, we will be learning to partition numbers into tens and units.  We also be practising telling the time when it is ‘0’ clock’ on the clock face.

It is hard to believe that this is the final half term of the academic year – time has flown!  We will be having a busy term with our trip and Sports Day next week (weather pending) and our theatre trip towards the end of June.

Week beginning 21st May

What a shame we had to cancel the Sports Day last week – the new date is Tuesday 12th June at 9.15am (all other arrangements for the day remain the same).

You will have received a letter regarding our trip to Caswell on Monday 11th June – we need plenty of helpers, so please let us know if you can come with us (we are unable to accommodate siblings sorry).

This week the children will be bringing home their beanstalks which we would like them to continue to look after at home.  They will also have a bean diary to complete for homework.

In Maths, we will continue to learn about money and giving change.

We will be writing to the fairies this week after making them some new houses in Forest Schools last week!

Week beginning 14th May

 

This week we will be looking forward to Sports’ day – please see the letter sent home today with further information.  The weather is looking good for this week!

In Maths this week we are continuing working with money and will be introducing the idea of ‘change’ – the children will be working out change from 10p.  They will using subtraction to work this out.

We are writing to Jasper this week as he wrote to us asking for help-he cannot grow his bean seed!  The children have lots of advice to give him!  We have been keeping an eye on our potatoes which are growing in the ‘allotment’ and we have been earthing up today.

The bean seeds that the children have planted will be coming home over half term, with a homework booklet, for them to keep a record of the growth.

In Forest Schools, the children are helping the fairies – their homes were blown away over the weekend and they have asked for our help.  We are rebuilding the homes just big enough to fit a fairy.

Week Beginning 8th May 2018

This week we will be returning to money in Maths, finding different ways of making amounts.  Please let the children handle money at home (1p,2p,5p,10p,20p).  They can use a combination of coins to make different amounts.  We will be learning how to give ‘change’ next week!

We are getting ready for Sports Day this week as well practising our circuit and races.  Look out for more details this week.

The children are watching their bean seeds closely but there is no sign of growth yet.  However, our potatoes are growing well!

In Welsh, we have been learning some new songs – they can be found on You Tube here

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=CSC+Cymraeg&qft=+filterui%3auserpage-ucr10jv4cc00j4wukugfwhoa&view=detail&mid=EC21D7E68543852E6BFAEC21D7E68543852E6BFA&&FORM=VRDGAR

 

Week beginning 30th April

This week we are planting some bean seeds after reading some bean inspired books!  We will be reading Jack and The Beanstalk,  Jim and the Beanstalk,  Jasper’s Beanstalk and Jody’s Beans!  We hope to create small planting exploration areas under the canopies outside the classrooms!

The children will be writing instructions using the ipads – how to plant a bean seed.

In Maths we are estimating up to 20 objects this week and will be checking the estimates by grouping objects into 2’s and 10’s to check out answers.  Please practise at home counting in 10’s to 100 and 2’s to initially 10, then 20.

As part of out topic activities, we will be seeing if the children can follow simple directions and make full and half turns using both their bodies and the Beebots!

Don’t forget that Rec ER/KE’s class assembly will be this Friday in the school hall at 10.30am.  Please use the Breakfast Club entrance.

Week Beginning 23rd April

This week we are following up on our Teeny Tiny Expedition by making Teeny Tiny Books – thank you to all the parents/ grandparents who came in to help.  Both classes were lucky with the weather!

This week the children are going on a Spring Watch trail outside to see if they can find signs of Spring (some they may remember from last week).

We will be reading the story Mr Small and writing a fact file about him in Literacy.  He is one of the Mr Men characters.

In Maths we are continuing with number patterns and completing patterns counting in 2’s, 1’s and 10’s.  We will be starting to count in 5’s this week as well.

Please send the children in in their trainers on a Thursday if you don’t want them to keep them in school in their PE bags.

Week Beginning 16.4.18

This week we are starting our new topic ‘Teeny Tiny Things’. We are looking forward to welcoming our parent and grandparent helpers on Tuesday (Rec ER) and Wednesday (REC DD) on the expeditions.

We are also going to be planting some potatoes this week. Throughout this term we will be growing various plants and vegetables as part of our topic.

In Maths this week we will be focusing on numbers to 20 – reading them, writing them and ordering them!  There will be a particular focus this term on making sure that all the children are writing their numbers to 20 accurately with no reversals or incorrect formation. Please could you practise this at home with the children.

Mrs Evans sent a letter home at the end of the last term asking for PE kits to be sent into school for the children to change into.  This is part of our Summer Term transition to Year 1.

We are practising for our class assemblies as well and hope that you will join is on Friday 27th April (Rec DD) and Friday 4th May (Rec KE/ER) at 10.30am in the school hall.

Week beginning 26.3.18

This week we are writing a list of rules ‘How To Look After The Chicks’.  The children have loved watching the chicks grow and will be sad to see them go on Thursday.

We will also be continuing our work on Number Bonds in Maths for 5/6/7.

The children have been drawing pictures using the paint programme on the ipads and will be doing pictures of Dewi Dragon this week.

We are practising for our class assemblies as well and hope that you will join is on Friday 27th April (Rec DD) and Friday 4th May (Rec KE/ER) at 10.30am in the school hall.

Week Beginning 19.3.18

This week we will be writing a character description of The Bumble Bear, the children have enjoyed working on this book!

In Welsh, we will be continuing writing about the weather.

In Maths we will be doing work on Number Bonds for 5/6/7, trying to remember some of them off by heart.

We are making a Welsh Book for our friendly dragon Dewi, the children will be drawing pictures on the ipads of Dewi to add to the book.

The eggs are arriving on Monday and the children will watch them hatch and grow over the next 2 weeks.  We will be learning how to care for them as the life cycle of the hen.

 

Week beginning 12.3.18

This week we will be reading The Bumble Bear and the children are writing book reviews.  They will also be writing in Welsh about the weather.

In Maths we are learning double and halves to 10 using cubes, fingers and cubes!

They are using the ipads to draw pictures of their favourite characters in the story, changing brush size and colour.

We are looking forward to the eggs arriving on Monday.  We will be watching them hatch and grow into chicks over the next 2 weeks.

 

Week beginning 5.3.18

Due to school being closed last Thursday and Friday, we will be celebrating St David’s Day and World Book Day this week.

On Thursday we will be celebrating all things Welsh, singing Welsh songs, learning new Welsh phrases, making Welsh craft and hearing Welsh stories.

In Maths we are using the vocabulary higher and lower and ordering numbers to 20

Just a reminder that we are dressing up as book characters this Friday.  Our theme for the day in class is The Fairy Tale Tea Party.  Thank you for the offers of story telling – we have a full agenda now!  If your child would like to bring a book for the Book Swap, please send it in on Friday.  We are also asking for £1 donation to go to Book Aid.

Week Beginning 26th February

We have a busy first week back – Welsh Week and the World Book Day on Friday 2nd March!

This week we will be celebrating all things Welsh, singing Welsh songs, learning new Welsh phrases, making Welsh craft and hearing Welsh stories.

In maths we are learning Number Bonds for 5 and 6 using the Numicon to support.  They are also making repeating patterns using the beads.

Just a reminder that we are dressing up as book characters this Friday.  Our theme for the day in class is The Fairy Tale Tea Party.  Thank you for the offers of story telling – we have a full agenda now!  If your child would like to bring a book for the Book Swap, please send it in on Friday.

We look forward to a busy and fun week with the children!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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