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Communication and Language support:

This year in Havant we have the highest number of children 'at risk' of a communication and language delay EVER. Due to this we thought it would be useful for you to know where you can go for support and how. The staff at Fairfield will always be on hand to answer questions and can support you as much as we can but there is also a lot of help, guidance, tips and resources for free online. These websites are full of information! If you have any concerns please please do come and speak to us, as the earlier we can give support, the better. 

http://wordsforlife.org.uk/

https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/through-the-eyes-of-a-child.aspx

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

http://talkingpoint.org.uk/

Wednesday 6th June. We had such an amazing time with the farm animals and we learnt so much about each of them. We managed to meet every animal. We met George the pig and his sister called Peppa! Farmer Ian told us what each animal was called and we looked at the features of each animal. We enjoyed pretending we had trotters like the pig! We learnt that all ducks have webbed feet which is what helps them to be such great swimmers. We named the Billy Goats William and Henry. William and Henry then fed the goats. William drank his milk just a little faster than Henry! The children listened so well and all joined in with the stroking of the animals. They all understood that their hands should not go near their mouths when they are touching animals until they have washed their hand otherwise they might get poorly. Thank you to Farmer Ian and the Longdown Activity Farm.

 

 

 

 

Today the children had to vote for our first class councillors. We explained that our councillors needed to; think of good ideas, be able to talk with lots of grown ups and older children, always make good choices and be responsible. I asked the children to volunteer if they were interested and then each child had the chance to vote for one girl and one boy by placing a counter on the photograph pf the person they were voting for. Well done to everyone for really thinking about their choices. The class have selected Alanis and Elias as our new class councillors.

 

 

 

A Big Thank You to The Recycled Assets Company, Portsmouth:

Thank you so much to the Recycled Assets Company (TRACo) for their wonderful donations to help us improve our classroom environments. The children have loved exploring and using our new resources and it has definitely created more exciting experiences for them all. 

Thank you again it is greatly appreciated by all of our children!

Visits to Havant Library 

 

This half-term we have been visiting Havant library to find out all about the library service.  We learnt that we can all get our own library card and borrow up to 30 books for free.  We also found out that we can borrow audio books and dvds from the library.  We had fun looking at some of the fiction and non-fiction books and completing a treasure hunt around the library.  We would like to say a massive thank you to Karen from Havant library and to all the parents who came with us on our trips.  

 

 

 

 

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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Dinosaur visit

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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

 

 

 

 

 

28th March 2018. Easter Bonnet Competition!

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26th March 2018. Today we met the Fire Fighters from Havant. It was third time lucky for us. They were originally visiting us on the snow day and then last Tuesday but were called to an emergency as they were pulling in to the school playground. So, we were delighted we got to meet them today. Sadly they were called away to an emergency before the children had a turn to complete the 3 activities with the Fire Fighters. We were amazed at how quickly the Fire Fighters left to get to the emergency. Andy left in such a hurry that he forgot his shoes; he was wearing his uniform boots as he had been showing the children the protective clothing when the call came in! We learnt about the protective clothing Fire Fighters wear, smoke alarms at home and how to call the Fire Fighters.

 

 

 

 

Sports Relief 23rd March 2018. To help us celebrate sports relief we have been working on a few different sport skills. We completed obstacle courses, dribbling using a hockey stick, bouncing a ball on a racket, egg and spoon races and penalty shootout. The children enjoyed the new activities!

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

 

 

22nd March 2018

We have been so lucky this week! We had a visit from the Police!

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 even tried on a belt-we decided they were very heavy! We had a try at squeezing all of Rabbit Class into the back on the Police van but we couldn’t fit them all in! Next Mrs Duffy and Mrs Hawkes had handcuffs put on them and were put in the back of the van! After that the children sat where the Police Officers sit inside the van. 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.

 

 

 

 

19th March 2018. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 and then had a go at putting their partner in the recovery position. We hope they can tell you about it! Thank you to Karl from Fasset Training.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

8Th March 2018. A very big thank you to Paul and the RNLI for coming to Fairfield to teach us about keeping ourselves safe around water. We hope the children will tell about about their new learning!

 

 

 

 

 

To help us celebrate Book Week parents came in to share books and stories with us. What is your favourite story? Is it a story or non fiction book?

To help us celebrate Book Week parents came in to share books and stories with us. What is your favourite story? Is it a story or non fiction book?  1
To help us celebrate Book Week parents came in to share books and stories with us. What is your favourite story? Is it a story or non fiction book?  2

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 Creative Learning Journey. People Who Help Us!

Maths Menu Spring 2

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In preparation for Lent we have learnt about Shrove Tuesday. We learnt about the ingredients needed for making pancakes and how to make the batter. The children then tasted scotch pancakes and traditional pancakes.

 

 

 

 

Victorian Day 2nd February 2018

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Music Time!

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We have been exploring pitch in music. We started by saying our names in either a high or a low pitch. Next the children explored the different sounds the instruments made. The children then chose the bear they wanted to be. The children retold the Three Bears rap and played their instruments when their character was talking.

 

 

 

This week in Music we have been learning about Dynamics (loud and quiet) and Tempo (speed). The children were playing instruments using different volumes and speeds. The castanets were really good for fast sounds! The children thought about how the music makes the feel and shared their ideas with the group.

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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7/11/17

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.

 

 

 

 

Boogie Beebies! 3rd November 2017

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We have been moving our bodies in time to music!

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Fish Assembly 2/11/17

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

20th October 2017

To celebrate our first half term at Fairfield Infant School we had a party! We danced, played musical statues and musical bumps before we stopped for a party snack. Well done to all the children, you have settled in really well. 

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Party time!

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19th October 2017

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

Diwali Assembly

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Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym!

Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 1
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 2
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 3
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 4
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 5
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 6
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 7
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 8
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 9
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 10
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 11
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 12
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 13
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 14
Dough gym! To help strengthen our shoulders, arms and hands ready for writing we complete Dough Gym! We have the music really loud and manipulate the dough in different ways! Ask your child about dough gym! 15

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. 

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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.

Harvest Assembly

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Thursday 5th October, Year R Assembly.

Mrs McRobertrs talked to us about Harvest. We read the book ‘Little Red Hen’ and found out where wheat comes from. We always light our candle for Year R Assembly. Next we went back to our classes to taste different breads-all made from the wheat we had been learning about. We tasted French bread, wholemeal pitta bread and bread with olives.

Year R Harvest Assembly. Tasting bread!

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 :-)

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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 Hawkes and Mrs Duffy

 

We are grateful to the support you are giving your children at home with their phonics learning. The below video is a short guide to the pure sounds we teach.

A parents guide to the Pure Sound pronunciation 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. 

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

What a wonderful first week we have had in Rabbit 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. 

What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon!

What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 1
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 2
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 3
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 4
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 5
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 6
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 7
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy getting married, going to Cornwall and eating lots of ice cream. I have also been getting my kittens used to going outside.Mrs Duffy has been enjoying the sun and taking Eddie for long walks with her family. We are now sorting out Rabbit's classroom ready to welcome you all! We cannot wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 8

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