IMPORTANT LETTER FOR STARTING BACK
Work for children off with COVID/Symptoms
Please see below a pack of home learning that your child can begin to undertake if they are isolating due to Covid. I will then upload specific learning to the school week in the folder below.
Week 1 - No Reach Assembly this week
Week 2 - No Reach Assembly this week.
Week 3 Ava
Week 4 Emma
Week 5 Poppy
Week 6 Matthew
Week 7 Evie C
Week 1 Aurora
Week 2 Ellie
Week 3 Lenny
Week 4 Isaac
Week 5 Della
Week 6 Freddie
Week 7 - No Reach Assembly this week.
Week 1 - No Reach assembly this week.
Week 2 - Leo
Week 3 - Cathy
Week 4 - Lenny
Week 5 - Autumn
Week 6 - Nyla
Week 1 - No Reach assembly this week.
Week 2 - Jaxx
Week 3 - Nyla
Week 4 - Charlie
Week 5 - Seren
Week 6 - Ellie
Week 1 - No Reach assembly this week.
Week 2 - Arlo
Week 3 - Jaxx
Week 4 - Henry
Week 5 - No Reach assembly this week
We hope you had a lovely half-term!
In Literacy, this half term we will be exploring different parts of the world through 'Paddington's Great Adventure'. We will be writing facts about Antarctica, Africa and other places and also looking at Ellen McArthur and where she travelled to on her boat. Paddington will introduce us to new stories from places he has visited so that we can research new things to tell him about. We will also look at our seaside and what it is like to go there.
In Maths, we will continue to deepen our understanding of numbers to 10 by further exploring the composition of each number and recognising when quantities are greater than, less than or the same. We will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills and practise recalling number bond facts quickly. We will also be exploring patterns within numbers up to 10 which will include doubling, sharing quantities equally and finding which numbers are odd or even.
In Understanding the world we will be looking at how our surroundings are similar and different to those in other countries and looking at the different oceans around the world. We will be looking at materials and which material will make the best coat for Paddington, as well as finding toys that our parents used to play with and sharing them with Paddington and the class. We will also be looking at special stories that are our favourite stories and those from other religions.
For our Expressive Arts and Design, we will be continuing to follow Charanga for our Music lessons and also be looking at the Pop Artist Roy Lichenstein to practise creating pop art inspired penguins using our colour mixing skills. We will continue to develop our learned skills independently and create pieces of artwork collaboratively.
In PE, we will continue our TLG PE programme where we will be learning a Spanish Dance and continue to practice our throwing skills. We will also be preparing for Sport's Day by practising how to compete in races and team races.
It is a busy half term and we can't wait to learn all about the world around us!
These are some of the books that we will be focussing on this half term:
Important Dates for the Summer Term 1
Summer 1 2022
Back to school - Monday 25th April
Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May
Wednesday 25th May - Jubilee Street party
Friday 27th May - Inset day
Monday 6th June - Queen's Jubilee additional holiday
Tuesday 7th June - Back to school
Other events to add when possible...
EYFS disco (rearranged from Autumn 2)
Possible PETs in school date
Educational visit to Conkers (Summer 2)
Welcome to our Summer term! It isn't a long one but it is extremely busy learning about our new knowledge block 'Land, Sea, where will the animal be?'
This half term is all about animals from farm animals to under water and jungle animals - as well as looking at animal habitats and those from hot and cold places.
Children will be learning about special places around the world - starting the celebration of Ramadan and how Muslim's celebrate this in a variety of ways. We will then be comparing this to what we have learnt about Christian beliefs.
In literacy we will be continuing to work on letter formation, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, as well as using our phonics knowledge from Read Write Inc to spell individual words. We will be looking at writing directions for the robbers in 'What the Ladybird heard' to writing identifying rhyming words and writing the next part in stories.
In our expressive arts we will be continuing to follow the charanga scheme looking at pulse and using instruments and our bodies as well as applying what we have learnt about materials and textures to create paper plate animals and images to music.
In Understanding the world we will be looking at David Attenborough and having a go at creating a small voiceover clip about an animal. We will also be learning about animals and their babies and animal habitats.
We will be continuing to work on our gross motor skills using TLG PE and also some of the new equipment in the outdoor area.
We are also in the process of organising some animals to come into school so that we can have a first hand experience and look at how animals are different and why.
We can not wait to learn!
The EYFS Team
This half term we will have a focus on the books below.
This half term we will be learning about Get Set - Grow! This will enable the children to look how seeds and animals grow and learn how we care for our living things in our environment. we will be hatching butterflies and also growing our own seeds and measuring how they grow each week.
In Understanding the world - People and communities we will be focussing on special places of our own and people within our community and also looking at how objects inside make it even more special.
We will continue to send out the weekly newsletter via Class Dojo Stories and will continue to put any updates on there.
We will be looking at rearranging the disco which was postponed in Autumn so we will keep you updated on this.
Mrs Norton's Class have their class assembly this half term, however Miss Hutchinson's class is later on in the year - please see class Dojo for potential dates.
Please let Miss Martin or Mrs Norton know if there is anything you need over this half term.
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs Norton and Miss Martin
We hope you have had a super Christmas and enjoyed some time off!
Our theme for this half term is 'Dinosaurs and Fantasy'. Children will be learning facts about dinosaurs and looking at stories linked to magical worlds.
In Maths, we will be particularly focussing on shape and vocabulary to describe shape. We will also be revisiting repeating patterns for fluency and beginning to look at the composition of number.
For Understanding the world, we will be looking at how we have changed from a baby to now and things that we liked before as well as looking at forces and materials to make a shelter for our dinosaur.
In RE we will be focusing on people who help us (which will recap some of our autumn learning) and hopefully have a visit from a police officer which had to be postponed due to covid.
In Expressive Arts and Design, we will be continuing with our Charanga music and also looking at the artist Kandinsky linked to shape. We will also be looking at curling, fringing and a variety of ways to print.
We will also be looking at booking a new date for our disco which couldn't go ahead due to covid.
Please keep a lookout on Dojo for when this will take place.
KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER EYFS AUTUMN
Every child will bring home a Read Write Inc paper reading book - please do not write your child's name on these. They will also bring home another 'book bag book'.
Children will have read the paper book in class with their phonics teacher. The other book they will not be familiar with but should be able to decode all of the words in there unless they are a red word 'We can't Fred a red'. Fred is the name of our phonics frog.
These books will be changed every 3 days by the child's phonics teacher. We will be getting a stamp to sign the diary so that you know when it was changed.
I just wanted to give you some information and some support for reading at home with your children. Please see below some useful links as well. Very soon, I will upload our very own reading videos to support you further.
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week at home. Even if this is just for 10 minutes. Regular reading at home has a huge impact on the progression in their reading and phonics.
When the children are reading, it is important that they are applying their phonic knowledge and skills through the following:
- Pronouncing pure sounds (see link below)
- Sounding out and blending to read the word (eg, ch...air - chair or c.. a... t - cat
- Identifying tricky words (can't sound them out).
- Later on in the year: Identifying the sounds including digraphs (two letters that make one sound - ch, th, sh, etc) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound - air, ear, ure, etc).
Additionally, asking the children questions about what they have read and using the text to answer the questions will develop the children's comprehension skills.
Examples of questions to ask:
Before reading the book:
- Can you point to the title? or What is this? (pointing to the title)
- What do you think this story will be about?
- What might happen in the story?
- Who is in the story?
During the reading of the book:
- What is happening here?
- What is ______ doing?
- What might happen next?
- How do you think the story might end?
- Is __________ friendly/ mean/ nice…? Why?
- What does ______ mean? (To check understanding of a word)
- How do you think ______ feels?
At the end of the book:
- Did you like this book? Why?
- What was your favourite part? Why?
- Which character did you like the best? Why?
- Why did that character do … (give a situation/ event from the story)?
- What happened in the story?
I hope this helps and thank you for your support with reading.
The school day starts from 9:00 am - 3:15pm with the gates opening at 8:50am.
In the morning, please drop off your child at the main gates so they can independently walk to their classroom. Familiar staff will be at the gate to support this.
On collection, if you wait outside our classroom (on the playground) and your child will be in the line to come out to you. Please give us a wave and try and stand in a similar spot each day to aid with getting the children out quickly and safely - especially in the wetter months.
a plain red t-shirt with or without the school logo, plain black sports jacket/zip-up jacket and plain black or navy joggers/shorts. Please can you ensure all PE clothing and footwear is labelled with your child’s full name.
PE will include alternating both indoors and outdoors. Please could you ensure the appropriate PE kit is worn. I will communicate in advance on Dojo whether it is indoor or outdoor PE.