Welcome to Early Years - Autumn Term

14.12.18

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Early Years! We have been working hard to remember our lines and songs for our nativity play and we are sure you'll be impressed by our clear voices and beautiful singing! Our classrooms have been decorated with handmade robins and 2D shape snowmen and we have some repeating pattern paper chains hanging from the ceiling! We are looking forward to a fun-filled last week before a much needed rest...

We had great fun this week in our outdoor area... a small amount of snow arrived for the penguins (we tried making them a mini snowman...) and we made the polar bear family a home fit for a king! 

23.11.18

This week we have had great fun exploring our five values…

  • We have learnt to respect each other and the classroom by being kind, showing good manners and taking care of our resources.
  • We have developed our sense of trust and shown responsibility for a partner by taking them for a blind-folded walk in the field.
  • We have learnt that perseverance means to keep trying your hardest even when things are a bit tricky – we practised hula-hooping, hopping, did a tricky puzzle as a team and found our way through a paper maze. We also realised that we persevere every day when we are doing our learning in school.
  • We learnt that empathy means thinking about how other people are feeling and checking to see if someone needs a friend to talk to - we thought carefully about what makes a good friend and wrote a ‘recipe for a good friend’ in groups.
  • We learnt that being curious means asking lots of questions to find out how, what, why…

Have a look at our photos and see if you can guess the value we are practising!

16.11.18

Today we thought about different ways to represent different numbers. First of all we made our favourite number using a pipe cleaner! Then we explored the classrooms, thinking creatively about what we could use to "show" each number...

WB 5.11.18

This week we have continued with our Diwali celebrations. We had a fantastic “finale” on Thursday, when we made and cooked chapatti, painted Rangoli patterns, made Mehndi hands and had a go at a stick dance! In the afternoon we enjoyed a delicious feast of our homemade pea and potato curry and chapattis. We have had a brilliant week! See below for photos of us in action…

W.B 29.11.18

Welcome back! We hope you and the children enjoyed a restful break! 

This week we have been:

  • Learning to blend and segment words using the sounds we are becoming confident in
  • Practising our number formation, counting and ordering numbers
  • Finding missing numbers in a sequence
  • Learning about different celebrations
  • Finding out all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light
  • Making a clay Diva lamp
  • Writing a Diwali card
  • Learning the sounds th, z, ch, qu and x in Read Write Inc and practising the correct formation, using the rhymes to help us

We will be coming to the end of the Set 1 sounds next week and the children will then be assessed to determine whether or not they are ready to move onto the next level. Please continue to practise recognition and formation on a daily basis.

On Thursday 8th November next week we will be celebrating Diwali. The children may come to school dressed in their party clothes and will be taking part in lots of fun activities including cooking, dancing and craft activities – please make sure they are not wearing their best clothes as they are likely to get a bit messy!

W.B 8.10.18

This week we have been:

  • Learning the sounds e, l, h, sh and r in Read Write Inc and practising the correct formation, using the rhymes to help us
  • Learning to blend and segment words using the sounds we are becoming confident in
  • Playing ‘Guess my shape’, using our knowledge of 2D shapes and their properties to describe them
  • Going on a walk in the wild garden, using our senses to spot signs of autumn
  • Doing an observational drawing of an autumn object and describing it using ‘wow’ words
  • Learning to recognise what makes us feel cross and to manage these feelings in PSHE
  • Learning to skip and hop using our core muscles to help us balance in Real P.E. - please continue to practise these skills at home
  • Practising our number formation using different media – check us out below!

During Red, White and Blue day we had great fun using these colours to make pictures and patterns. 

Have a look below to see what we got up to.

W.B 1.10.18

This week we have been:

  • Learning the sounds c, k, u, b and f in Read Write Inc and practising the correct formation, using the rhymes to help us
  • Learning to blend and segment words using the sounds we are becoming confident in
  • Gaining confidence in our knowledge of 2D shapes
  • Finding 2D shapes in our environment
  • Creating a 2D shape picture
  • Making a repeating pattern using 2D shapes
  • Learning to be kind, share and be part of a team in PSHE
  • Developing our hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills in physical literacy using ribbons and hoops
  • Decorating a Union Flag and remembering the end of World War One on Red, White and Blue day
  • Making our Christmas cards!

W.B 24.9.18

This week we have been:

  • Learning the sounds i, n, p, g and o in Read Write Inc and practising the correct formation, using the rhymes to help us
  • Learning to blend and segment words using the sounds we are becoming confident in
  • Creating repeating patterns using objects of different colours, sizes and shapes – we even tried using fruit!
  • Continuing to practise our counting skills using number games – why not have a go at home? We had lots of fun! See links below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

  • Thinking about what makes us happy and sad
  • Learning to side step and gallop with increasing control in REAL PE
  • Thinking about what we are good at
  • Choosing our favourite toy in school and explaining why we like it
  • Practising our number formation

W.B 17.9.18

The children have continued to explore and gain confidence within the Early Years environment. This week we have been: 

  • Learning the sounds m, a, s, d and t in Read Write Inc and practising the correct formation, using the rhymes to help us
  • Counting forwards and backwards though number songs
  • Learning to count objects with accuracy
  • Thinking about what makes us special and unique
  • Designing our own ‘Magical me’ frame
  • Using a mirror to draw an observational picture of our eyes
  • Thinking carefully about our families, then drawing and labelling them
  • Thinking about different ways to ride a bike in REAL PE and learning to use the hall safely

W.B. 10.9.18

Welcome back! The children have done a fantastic job at settling in and learning the new lunchtime routine! This week we have been: 

  • Learning to recognise our names, to self-register ourselves in the morning
  • Learning to sit and listen on the carpet like Archie the Elephant
  • Making new friends and learning their names
  • Creating a colourful shape picture using a marble and paint
  • Singing nursery rhymes and number rhymes

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