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Feeling hot, hot, hot!

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This week in Literacy we have thought about dragon adventures. We have also drawn and labelled different mini beasts that we may encounter on our own mini adventures. In Maths we have been problem solving. We went over recalling our number bonds and solved word problems using our knowledge of sharing. The children have continued to work hard this week despite the heatwave.

If you go down into the woods today…

The children had a lovely day yesterday on our school trip. They were really well behaved and had fun completing all the activities. The children; built boats to set sail in the pond, created their own mini-beasts, made clay faces on the trees to protect the woods and enjoyed a calm walk through the woods, during which they added souvenirs to a journey rope (you may have already seen these!) The children also enjoyed gaining some history whilst learning all about the roundhouse.

** A special thank you to our AMAZING parent helpers! ** 

 

(Photographs to follow!)

 

Is it summer yet!?

In Maths the children have continued to think about how we can measure time. They have thought about the changes in season and which month of the year belongs to each season. They have made season wheels to take home. In Literacy we have read a story about ‘Big Feet’. The children made lists about what could leave mysterious footprints in the snow, they then wrote sentences using their ideas. We are really encouraging children to develop their spelling. For example using the correct spelling for tricky words and ensuring they use the correct digraphs when writing phonetically. In Art they have been working on creating monsters using their footprints.

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It’s the final countdown…

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It’s the final countdown to the bank holiday weekend! We hope that the sun continues to shine during the half term break. On the theme of sunshine, please can we also remind you to put sunscreen lotion on the children before school and that they can also bring in named hats for when they are outside!

In Maths this week the children have been racing against the clock as we continue to learn about time in a different context. The children have been completing activities (that have also helped their fine motor development) using timers and stop watches.

In Literacy we have listened to the story; ‘Where the Wild Things are’. We have created lists when describing the characters and thought of our own adventures when story writing.

Have a wild half term!

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** Don’t forget that we have our school trip after half term! Please make sure you have returned a consent form! **

It’s a distant memory…

“What did you do at school today?” …. “I can’t remember…nothing!”

This week we have been learning about distance. We have thought about destinations locally, nationally and internationally. We have measured longer distances within school using non-standard standard units of measurement and explored who can jump the furthest distance. In Literacy the children have listened to the story ‘The Night Pirates’. They then described the characters and wrote descriptive sentences. During their child initiated learning time we have encouraged the children to have a go at extended pieces of writing to embed skills they have been taught during adult led group work.

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Every second counts….

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This week we have been learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock. We have been talking about the movement and position of minute hand and the hour hand when telling the time on the hour, o’clock, and at half past the hour. In Literacy we have thought of rhyming words, using pirate stories, and written our own letters inspired by a message in a bottle. During our child initiated learning (CIL) we have been engaging in activities that will support our physical development, which will help us access all our learning as we continue to grow.

As the sun is shining and the weather is improving… please enjoy the outside world with your children… roll down hills, spin and hang around, dig in the garden and jump about… How we develop physically (specifically our proprioceptors, which is our muscles, and our vestibular system, which is our balance) is vital in order to meet our full learning potential…we need to get our brain and bodies working together!!

Around the world in five days…

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This week has been a really busy week! The children have really enjoyed ‘International Week.’ We have had visits from parents to tell us about different countries. As part of the food theme, we visited Tesco to see where all our food comes from around the world and we made our own Italian pizzas at ‘Pizza Express.’ In class the continent we have looked at is Africa. As part of thinking about Africa we have painted the African sunset, looked at traditional South African clothing, compared the flags from the different African countries and explored the Ancient Egyptian number system. Next week we will make our ‘cohort world map’ to show the links we each have across the world. Tomorrow after school, once you have collected your children, there will be an international food hall hosted in the school hall for you all to visit to ‘wrap’ up the week.

 

 

A message from our French teacher!

Chers parents,

Here is a link to a song the children have been learning recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYk9U_G3O_0

We have also been learning about food. The children have been given a recipe to follow at home.

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Our school adventure continues…

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Welcome back to our final term of school! Time is definitely flying by…we must be having fun!

This week the children have revised their knowledge of 3D shapes. We have practised naming and describing them. The children had a go at sorting 3D shapes using their properties. In Literacy we have introduced our new topic called ‘Adventure’. The children have started thinking about this topic by first considering the different ways we can travel in order to go on an adventure. They have also thought a little about an adventure that they would want to go on. It has been lovely hearing about all your mini adventures during the Easter holidays.

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Have an egg-cellent break!

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Happy Easter!
This week the children have listened to a story about a police officer. They then responded by writing a sentence about what the police force do for us in the community. In Maths the children have been; naming, hunting for, describing and sorting 3D shapes. Our PSED this week has been linked to National Autism Awareness Week. We have been talking about how it is OK and good to be different. We have been thinking about the Christian celebration of Easter during our Faith and Belief sessions. We thought about how we can learn from the Easter story and Easter symbols, i.e. looking at the meaning of the celebration.
During the Easter holidays we will send home some information on how you can continue to support your children’s learning. As always reading is a priority, so we will send some tips and support for developing children’s reading comprehension and fluency. We will also send home some activities or ideas that will support the children master basic numeracy skills.
Enjoy your break!
From us all in the EYFS team!
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