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Maths Menu Summer 1

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Welcome back after the Easter break!

16/4/18 We had a bit of a surprise today in Year R. Mr Lymath spotted something funny during the holidays, luckily it was captured on camera. A dinosaur has been in the wing! The dinosaur left a book and a letter for the children. We read the book and letter. The children wrote about the dinosaur and asked him questions.

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We wish you all a Happy Easter. The children are bringing home an Easter Diary to complete over the holidays. We look forward to hearing holidays news and sharing the diaries. Thank you for your continued support. The Year R Team

We wish you all a Happy Easter. The children are bringing home an Easter Diary to complete over the holidays. We look forward to hearing holidays news and sharing the diaries. Thank you for your continued support. The Year R Team  1

 

 

 

 

26th March

Firefighter Visit

We had a very short but exciting visit from Havant Fire Brigade today. We all had a chance to sit in the fire engine and learn about the equipment that the fire fighters use. We then got a turn at putting out a pretend fire using the hose. Unfortunately the fire fighters then got called away to an emergency so we saw how quickly the firefighters are able to get in the engine, get dressed and drive off to a call.

 

 

 

23rd March

Sport Relief 

We had lots of fun raising money for Sport Relief today. We all took part in a carousel of activities on the playground including an obstacle course, penalty shoot-outs, egg and spoon races and tennis games. We also learnt how to hold a hockey stick dribble the ball between the cones. We found out that Mrs Hurd is a really good hockey player and used to be captain of a hockey team. Thank you to everyone who bought wrist bands or made a donation this morning.

 

 

 

 

22nd March

Easter Assembly

 

Today in assembly we learnt about the Easter Story and why we have chocolate eggs at Easter.  We sang our Easter song and signed some of the actions.  We then watched the video of children signing along to "A Thousand Years" that was released for World Down Syndrome Day.  Ask your child to show you how to say "I love you" in Makaton.  What other Makaton signs can they remember?

 

 

 

 

23rd March

We had a fantastic visit from two police officers today. Debbie and Sarah talked to us about what we need to do in an emergency. We practised saying “999” and now we should all remember the number to call if we need help in an emergency. Next we marched like police officers out onto the playground where the Police Van was waiting for us!

 

Debbie and Sarah talked to us about some of the equipment they use when they are working. We looked at high visibility jackets, protective clothing, helmets, riot shields and the items Police Officers carry on their belts. Some of us tried on the hats, helmets, jackets and vests. The vests were very heavy. Mrs McRoberts and Mrs Hurd had handcuffs put on them and were put in the back of the police van. After that we all sat in the van where the police officers sit and saw how the lights and siren are turned on. The children learnt lots and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  A massive massive thanks to both Sarah and Debbie for organising such a memorable experience for the children.

 

 

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19th March 

In class we have been enjoying the Supertato stories by Sue Hendra. The children came back from Assembly and the Evil Pea had been in the Year R Wing! The Evil Pea had stuck tape all over our things and even stuck a chair onto the table! The children wrote wanted posters and stuck them around the school. The children will be making their own Super Veggies! Please can children bring in one vegetable by Monday 26th March-the sooner the better as we will start making them this week.

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16th March 2018. Karl the First Aider came to school. The children learnt about calling 999. We had a long talk about where we live. Some children were not sure where they live so we have asked the children to find out! The children learnt about the recovery position. We hope they can tell you about it! Thank you to Karl from Fasset Training.

16th March 2018. Karl the First Aider came to school. The children learnt about calling 999. We had a long talk about where we live. Some children were not sure where they live so we have asked the children to find out! The children learnt about the recovery position. We hope they can tell you about it! Thank you to Karl from Fasset Training. 1
16th March 2018. Karl the First Aider came to school. The children learnt about calling 999. We had a long talk about where we live. Some children were not sure where they live so we have asked the children to find out! The children learnt about the recovery position. We hope they can tell you about it! Thank you to Karl from Fasset Training. 2

 

 

 

 

14th March 2018. Gunner the Guide Dog and Tiny came to visit! Tiny told us all about Gunner's role as a Guide Dog. We learnt about how Gunner keeps Tiny safe at home and out and about. Ask your child about Gunner!

14th March 2018. Gunner the Guide Dog and Tiny came to visit! Tiny told us all about Gunner's role as a Guide Dog. We learnt about how Gunner keeps Tiny safe at home and out and about. Ask your child about Gunner! 1
14th March 2018. Gunner the Guide Dog and Tiny came to visit! Tiny told us all about Gunner's role as a Guide Dog. We learnt about how Gunner keeps Tiny safe at home and out and about. Ask your child about Gunner! 2

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 Creative Learning Journey. People who help us

Maths Menu Spring 2

Maths Menu Spring 2 1

 

 

 

 

Victorian Day 2nd February 2018

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9th January                             Music

 

In music this week we learnt about dynamics.  We used body percussion and instruments to make loud and quiet sounds. 

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Maths Menu Spring 1

8th January 2018. We had a visitor today in the playground! We hope the children will tell you all about it. The children did some wonderful writing about the bear. We came back in to class and talked about the bear, we thought about what we already know about bears and what we want to find out!

Creative Learning Journey. Spring 1, Walk in the woods.

Christmas Home Learning

 

We would love to hear about all the wonderful things you do over the Christmas holidays.  Please can you draw, write or stick photos, pictures or tickets in your Christmas diary.  We look forward to sharing these with you in class in January. 

Have a lovely Christmas Holiday!

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Christmas Party

20.12.17

 

We have had a super day at school today.  We had lots of fun choosing and wrapping presents for our families at the Christmas shop this morning.  After lunch we had a super Christmas party.  We played party games and then a very special visitor arrived! Father Christmas brought us some lovely presents for the classroom - we got some microphones for our talking den, some magnetic building shapes and a monkey balancing game.  Thank you Father Christmas!  Once Santa had left we enjoyed our party food in our classes.  Thank you for all your generous donations of food. 

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Mrs Cullen's Leaving Assembly  30th November

 

We sadly said goodbye to Mrs Cullen this week.  We would like to say thank you for everything Mrs Cullen has done for us at school this year. We are all going to miss her lots. Mrs Cullen brought us some super leaving presents - a new farm and some pretend cakes and biscuits for our role-play area. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly 16/11/17. This week’s Year R Assembly was about Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about what bullying is and how to tell the difference between a falling out and bullying. The children then thought of different ways to be a good friend.

Assembly 16/11/17. This week’s Year R Assembly was about Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about what bullying is and how to tell the difference between a falling out and bullying. The children then thought of different ways to be a good friend. 1
Assembly 16/11/17. This week’s Year R Assembly was about Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about what bullying is and how to tell the difference between a falling out and bullying. The children then thought of different ways to be a good friend. 2
Assembly 16/11/17. This week’s Year R Assembly was about Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about what bullying is and how to tell the difference between a falling out and bullying. The children then thought of different ways to be a good friend. 3

Maths Menu Home Learning. Please complete as many of these activities as you can to support your child's maths development. We would love to see photos or write ups on Tapestry :-)

Maths Menu Home Learning. Please complete as many of these activities as you can to support your child's maths development. We would love to see photos or write ups on Tapestry :-) 1

 

 

9th November

Remembrance Assembly

In assembly today we learnt about why we wear poppies in November.  We practised sitting silently to show our respect for all the brave men and women who have fought in wars to keep us safe and we thought about things things we are thankful for. 

 

 

 

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07/11/17

Our topic this half term is Rhythm and Rhyme. We will be sharing a variety of rhyming stories.

 

In phonics and reading we will be working on blending sounds to read words. In maths we will be learning about repeating patterns, ordering by size, accurate counting and number recognition. Maths Menus will be coming out this week. We really enjoyed seeing the children’s maths menu activities on Tapestry.

 

 

 

Rainbow Fish Assembly 

 

In assembly we were thinking about friendship.  We acted out the Rainbow Fish story and thought about how Rainbow Fish felt when nobody wanted to play with him and how his friends felt when Rainbow Fish wouldn't share his scales.   We talked about how we can be good friends and look after each other. 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Me Party 

 

 

What a fantastic and busy first half-term we have had in Owl class.  On Friday we had a Wonderful Me party to celebrate the end of our "All About Me" topic. Well done Owl class for settling in so brilliantly.  Have a super half-term holiday. 

 

 

 

19th October 2017

We learnt about Diwali, the 'festival of light' in Year R assembly. 

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These are the number formation rhymes we use in school to help your child recognise and write their numbers. We will send these home next week :-)

Maths Workshop 12th October 2017

12th October

Miss Francis led our Assembly. We shared the story 'Pumpkin Soup', the animals learnt to work as a team. We always end our Assembly with a song. We sang 'Together' as we were working as a team. We sign some of the actions in the song. Ask your child to show you the actions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 6th October.

Reverend David Morgan led our Harvest Assembly.

We thought carefully about the things we are thankful for, including, television, pizza and school work!

Thank you all for your generous food donations. We will be taking them to the Food Bank.

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Story Telling at the Library! More details on the pictures. Tickets need to be booked. No upfront cost-you pay what you think the show is worth after the show.

Story Telling at the Library! More details on the pictures. Tickets need to be booked. No upfront cost-you pay what you think the show is worth after the show.  1
Story Telling at the Library! More details on the pictures. Tickets need to be booked. No upfront cost-you pay what you think the show is worth after the show.  2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Menu Home Learning. Please complete as many of these activities as you can to support your child's maths development. We would love to see photos or write ups on Tapestry :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents Reading and Writing Workshop Presentation

Today we went to our first assembly in the hall. We looked carefully at the pictures on the board and tried hard to link the pictures in our minds. All the photos were about New Beginnings. Mrs Hall talked to us about Spinning Spider, we were spinning spiders when we made links!

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What a wonderful first full week we have had together!

 

Well done to all the children and grown ups too! We have been busy reading a book about Bugs starting school and we have been thinking about the similarities and differences between their school and ours. We went down to the meadow for the first time and listened carefully for the Bug School bell! The children spotted the apple tree laden with apples, Mrs Duffy picked some apples for us and we shared them together back in Year R.

 

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Tapestry is now up and running. If you have any problems logging in or getting started on Tapestry please come and see us.

 

Quick reminders:

  • Year R P.E days are on Mondays and Tuesdays. If your child wears earrings please remove them for these days.

 

  • Please label all items of clothing. The children are now changing for P.E so naming trousers and T.shirts is really helpful.

 

Thank you very much.

Mrs McRoberts and Mrs Cullen

 

We are grateful for the support you are giving your child at home with their phonics learning. Here is a short video demonstrating the Pure Sounds we teach.

A parents guide to the pure sounds we teach

Listen to the 42 letter sounds of Jolly Phonics, spoken in British English. Each letter sound is clearly spoken twice, before an example word is given. Perfect for parents, teachers and children who aren't sure how to pronounce the letter sounds.

We are currently teaching Letters and Sound Phase 1 in phonics.  This phase is all about getting children ready to read.  We focus on listening to and discriminating sounds, remembering sounds and talking about sounds.  We make and copy rhythms using our bodies and instruments, we sing rhyming songs and play rhyming games, and we practise orally blending and segmenting the sounds in words.  Here is a link to the Phonics Play website where you will find some great games to help support your child learning these skills. 

 

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What a wonderful first week we have had in Owl Class.  The children have settled really well and we have been having lots of fun getting to know each other.  Thank you for bringing your super 'all about me' posters in - we have enjoyed sharing them in class. 

 

The children were very excited to take home their first reading book this weekend.  If you have any questions about reading at home with your child please don't hesitate to speak to any of the Year R team.  We are running a reading and writing workshop on Thursday the 28th of September and would love to see you all there.

 

Tapestry is now up and running.  If you have any problems logging in or getting started on Tapestry please come and see us. 

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

 

We hope you have had a lovely summer.  I have had a very busy summer looking after my Mum's dog Callie, painting my house and getting our classroom ready for the new term. 

 

 

Mrs Cullen and I are looking forward to coming to see you all at home this week.  If you have forgotten the time of your home visit or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch through the school office. 

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