Online remote learning – week 3

Hello,

We hope you are all getting on okay with the remote learning.

Here is a copy of the online learning for this week. For more information and resources please make sure you log into Tapestry.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

Year R Art Activity

Phonics:

Sharks & Dolphins

Phonics Plan Sharks and Dolphins Week 3

 

Lobsters

Phonics Plan Lobsters Week 3

 

Stingrays

Phonics Plan stingrays Week 3

 

Please ensure you provide us with some learning on Tapestry so we can see what your child is doing at home.

From the Early Years Team

Online remote learning – Week 2

Hello,

We hope you are all well and staying safe! Here is a copy of the online learning for this week. For more information and resources please make sure you log into Tapestry.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Phonics:

Sharks & Dolphins

Phonics Plan Week 2

 

Lobsters

Phonics Plan Lobsters Week 2

 

Stingrays

Phonics Plan stingrays Week 2

 

From the Early Years Team

Christmas fun!

This week in maths we have been focusing on shape. The children have enjoyed cutting shapes to create snowmen, presents and angels.
They have also been playing ICT games to complete shape patterns.
Here are some photos from their learning:



In phonics the children have been applying the sounds they have been taught so far in phase 2 and 3 to write sentences. Here are some photos of their learning:


The children have also enjoyed taking part in lots of Christmas craft activities. Here are some photos of their learning:

The children had a great time watching the Pantomime. Here are some photos of the fun:

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break. Best wishes for the new year.
From the Early Years team

Christmas fun

The children have really enjoyed listening to the Snow Bear story. The children re told the story through pictures and wrote sentences to help the bear to find his way back home to his mum. They also had a visit from a reindeer overnight which they found such fun watching back.
Here are some examples of their great work:


In maths we have been learning all about repeating patterns. The children really enjoyed creating their own in different ways. Here are some examples of their learning:

 

In RE the children learnt all about the meaning of Advent and how we celebrate it. They chose to create their own candles during discovery time. Here are some photos of their creations:

The children also had a visit from a drama teacher who engaged them in some imaginative activities about fairy tales. The children really enjoyed following her lead. Here are some photos from the fun they had:

Christmas jumper day:


We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the Early Years Team.

Advent has begun

This week we have really enjoyed practising and performing our nativity. All the the children have worked so hard on remembering their speaking parts, the actions to the songs and acting on the stage. They all looked fabulous in their costumes too. Huge well done to all the children and their families too for their support in preparing for this. Here are some photos of the stars of the show:


We also had a visit from the Elf this week. The children were so excited to find a box left in our classroom with the elf hiding in it and a note from Santa. The children all enjoyed writing a list to give to the elf to pass on to Santa.
Here are some examples of their fantastic writing:


In maths the children have been busy finding one less and adding different amounts independently during discovery time.                     Here are some photos of their learning:

In phonics the children have been writing captions for photos using the sounds that they are familiar with in phase 2.
Here are some photos of the learning they are most proud of this week:

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

From the year R team.

A surprise visit from the Elf!

This week the children came into school to see the Elf had been in our school overnight and had taken pictures of himself.

The children were very excited by this and were very keen to write to him to ask him to come back again!
Here are some examples of their fantastic writing:

During Maths the children have been making amounts to 5 in different ways. The children used Numicon, multi link, gems and bricks to show how they can partition the amount and use mathematical vocabulary to explain what they had found out.
Here are some photos of their learning:


The children have continued to independently practise writing CVC words during discovery time, applying the sounds they have been taught so far.
Here are some photos of their brilliant writing:

We hope you have a great weekend.
From the Early Years team.

The Snowflake Mistake

This week we have read the story The Snowflake Mistake. The children have enjoyed designing and labelling a new machine for the queen as well as having a go at making it out of junk modelling. They also made their own snowflakes using different craft materials and then talked about how they created them.


In maths we have focused on making different amounts, matching to the correct numeral and discussed one less than a given number.
Some of the children showed this with snowballs (cotton wool) and paper snowflakes. Some children counted the amount, crossed one off and talked about how it shows one less and what the amount is.



In phonics the children have been independently writing CVC words showing they can apply the sounds we have taught so far to spelling. Some children have also been writing tricky words during discovery time.



We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
From the Early Years Team.

This week we have been detectives!

When we came into the classroom on Monday, we noticed a mess had been made using some of our resources. There was police tape and cones put round it and we spotted fingerprints, footprints and a police badge left at the scene. The children have all been working hard hunting for clues around the classroom and outside area to try and identify who it was that had made the mess. The children created lists using their sounds.


Here are some photos of the excellent writing the children produced:



The children also wrote questions to the police officer who came to visit. Here are some examples:


PC Hutchinson came in and talked to the children about what he thinks might have happened in our school. He answered the children’s questions then came up with some ideas of who it might be that created the mess!

We also had a two minute silence and then talked about Remembrance Day and the important meaning as to why we wear poppies. The children chose to create poppies in their own way. Here are some examples of their excellent creations:



In maths we have been focusing on using the word ‘fewer’ to compare different amounts. Here are some photos of our learning:



We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
From the Early Years Team.

A visit from the bear!

This week the children have really enjoyed coming into class to see that a bear had been to visit! They noticed a cave and footprints that had been left so began asking lots of questions and making suggestions as to why he may have visited. We then shared the story “Wakey wakey big brown bear.” The children found a letter that the animals in the story had written asking for us to help write a list of things which we need to collect over and autumn and winter for the bear to see when he wakes in spring. Here are some examples of the children’s writing as well as photos of them exploring the cave:

In maths the children have enjoyed creating fireworks pictures. They cut stars, wrote numbers on them and then drew the correct amount of sparks off each star to match the numeral. The children also talked about one more and one less than a given number. They also showed this through playing a game. Here are some photos of their learning:

In phonics we have taught the sounds g, o, c. Please practice saying these sounds at home and writing them as well as the previous sounds we have sent home.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the early years team.

Pumpkin fun!

This week in year R we have been reading the story Pumpkin Soup. The children have then enjoyed writing their own pumpkin soup recipes using some of the sounds we have taught already including s,a,t,p,i,n. In the mud kitchen the children had a wonderful experience making pumpkin soup with real pumpkins. They sliced, scooped and stirred their soup. This vocabulary has been a key focus this week.
We also talked about Harvest festivals this week and the children enjoyed making their own scarecrow together.
Here are some pictures of their fantastic learning:
The children also printed with carrots and apples to make pumpkin pictures.


We have also been talking about Seasons and in particular signs of autumn. We have discussed what we would see in each of the different seasons outside, what the weather is like and what clothing we would need to wear. The children enjoyed drawing their own pictures and writing about what their favourite season is and why.

Here are some examples of the children’s work:

In maths we have continued with counting and recognising numbers to 10. The children engaged with an interactive game where they had to count the sea animals on the screen and then select the correct number to match the amount.
Here are some photos of the children:


We also focused on Black History Month with the children. We looked at pictures of Martin Luther King and talked about how he taught us that we must include everyone no matter what our differences our. The children then thought about what makes them special and unique. Here are some pictures of the learning:


This week we also said farewell to Mrs King. She has been a wonderful member of the Early Years team. All the children and staff will miss her a lot! We wish her all the best with her future in Spain.

We hope you all have a wonderful half term break.
From the Early Years Team.