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Caption This!

In Literacy we have been labelling a picture, writing captions and descriptions about our friends. In Maths we have been using different resources to solve addition number sentences. We have been talking about special places and why they are special to us.

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Welcome Back!

Our topic this term is ‘Me, Myself and I’. We have been using capital letters and full stops in our writing. In Maths we have been ordering and writing numbers. We have been matching quantity to the number and have been looking at more and less. We used our senses to explore a range of things. We identified natural objects.

 

So long, farewell….

What an amazing year! We are so SO proud, I know we have said it before, but we truly mean it. Each year the children we teach continue to inspire us and bring us smiles in their own ways.

All of us in the EYFS team are humbled by your kind words and generous gifts. Your words mean a lot to us all. Thank you for all your continued support.

Have an amazing summer and we know that some of us (staff included) have new adventures on the horizon. Good luck to you all.

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From acorns to oak trees…

This week has been an eventful week, with the main event being transition day. We hope you have enjoyed reading the children’s reports. We are all so pleased with the children’s progress both as individuals and academically. Seeing them grow in many ways is such a wonderful privilege for us. The children spent yesterday in Year One with their new teachers in Aqua and Sky class. They had a ‘whale of a time’ and realised that ‘sky’s the limit’! Reading books will be collected in next week and we will send home a summer pack of ideas to support the children’s learning over the holidays. Don’t forget that there is also the ‘reading challenge’ held at your local libraries.

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Making Bonds

This week we have been practising our number bonds to 10. The children completed number sentences presented in different ways.

In Literacy the children have continued to work on their extended writing. We have been encouraging the children to write a sequence of sentences to ensure punctuation is consistent.

Please continue to support your children with their reading and writing by practising tricky word recognition.

 

The children have made positive relationships with their peers this year and we are looking forward to Transition Day next week where they will get to meet their new teacher.

 

 

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On your marks…..

This week the children have been story writing in Literacy. During phonics we have been focusing on polysyllabic words and tricky words to give their spelling a push ready for year one. They have been using their problem solving skills in Maths. Last week we drew the outside of our local church and this today we got to visit inside. The children impressed us with their questioning skills and knowledge during our visit. In PE we have been completing races to get ready for sports day. The children also made space rockets ready to launch into journeys and adventures.

 

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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.

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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! ** 

 

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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! **