Summer 2 Week 5
What a week! It was our last full week together in RO. I am slightly emotional, however the children seem thoroughly excited to meet their new teacher, Miss Graham, on Monday.
The children were treated to a puppet show on Wednesday, please ask your child about it!
On Thursday our children had their Sports Day! It was just glorious and seeing their faces as they competed will never be forgotten. I was so proud of them all!
On Monday 11th, the children will come to our classroom door as normal. However I am encouraging adults not to come in to ensure the children are ready for their transition to Year 1. You will still be picking them up from this classroom too.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Summer 2 Week 1
This week we have been talking about different countries and looking at them on the map. Neila had been to Lithuania, Billy is in Portugal, Amber had been to Menorca. We have also learnt how to say hello in French as Shape Lane's language for this month is French. Naylah taught us how to say hello in Portuguese and that is her families native tongue.
The children have been very excited to hear we are going to be looking after caterpillars. Unfortunately they haven't arrived yet but we anticipate an arrival next week!
The children have begun to get excited about out our topic with it the Queen's Birthday today. They all made crowns and flags and sang the National Anthem whilst eating a strawberry! How very British!
Please remember our Assembly this Friday 17th June at 1.30pm!
In Phonics this week we have been writing facts. We have wrote sentences about our favourite toy, person and today we wrote about the Queen. Your child might not be at sentence stage so a caption to practice writing at home could be;
The Queen. (explain she needs a capital letter because it is her name).
In the casl. (castle).
If your child is writing in sentences they can extend their sentences by using the word 'and'. Please remind them to use a capital letter and a full stop for it to be correct. The children now know about the purple polishing pens so might start circling sounds, letters or words to improve.
In Maths this week we have begun to re-cap all the skills the children have learnt so far. in Reception.
Children always write the numerals the wrong way round. If you could practice with your child to form the numeral correctly please this week, that would be beneficial!
Hope you enjoy looking at the photo's!
Enjoy your weekend.
Miss McEwan, Mr Anderson, Mrs Moyles and Mrs Chapman.
Summer 1 Week 6
This week the children have continued to enjoy outside learning. Some have collected snails and created a home for them. The children have learnt which foods they like to eat and have been fascinated in watching them move.
In phonics this week we looked at non-fiction books that are full of facts. The children have begun to write sentences that could be in a non-fiction book. Maybe at home your child could practice this skill. They could write about their favourite animal, vehicles, toys, their home/house, plants or anything of their choice. I am reminding children to start their sentence with a capital letter and to end with a full stop. We all know children like to learn through play so this could be done in the mud with a stick, with their finger in the bath water or maybe on the bathroom tiles, with magnetic fridge letters or scrabble letters. If your child isn't writing sentences a caption consisting of two words would be fantastic!
The fish. The red fish. The red fish swims in the see (sea).
My hows (house). My brick hows. My brick hows is brown and has a roof.
Using the word and will extend your child's sentence.
Remember your child will write their words phonetically: using the sounds they have being taught!
For Maths this week we have being subtracting using a new resource called a 100 number square. We begun to look at sharing and they were introduced to the word divide.
You could do this at home during half term. You and your child could share pebbles equally, or knifes and forks at tea/dinner time, leaves, sticks, biscuits. Using the language sharing and divide will add to your child's understanding. Let them investigate the answer themselves, everyone's brain will come to an answer in a different way, and then of course help if they need support.
Our class camera has been on walkies this week but I will put some photo's up that I managed to catch with our new tablet.
I hope you have a lovely half term!
Remember to note down the date of Friday 17th June for our Class Assembly.
And if you have any Prince or Princess toys or costumes you would like to donate to RO that would be great. When we return we are going to build our castle. We are also going to create a book shop so any old comics would be amazing!
RO have being enjoying jumping in their movement area this week. They know a star jump, a pencil jump and how to end it like a gymnast!
In Maths we have started to look at subtraction. Please ask your child to show you the subtraction sign with their arm!
This is a fun tune to help the children remember what subtraction is;
In phonics we are continuing to read and write words within a sentence. The children have begun to write the story of the Three Little Pigs. We have also got the opportunity to practice our phonics skills on the computers in the LRC, which is exciting.
RO will be showing our writing of The three Little Pigs next Wednesday and Thursday at 2.50.
Please make sure your child has a P.E Kit for Wednesday afternoon.
On Friday 17th June RO will be doing a class assembly at 1.30. It would be great to see you there!
Some photo's from this week will follow.
Have a nice weekend!
Miss McEwan, Mr Anderson, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Moyles.
Summer 3 & 4
The past two weeks we have been writing captions. Captions are two words.
In RO I am encouraging children to write sentences now. We are discussing finger spaces and why we need to put a full stop at the end.
We are looking at addition and subtraction for the next few weeks. We are teaching your children a variety of ways to add and subtract (takeaway). At home you could use colouring pencils, pebbles, sticks or ducks in the bath.
The children have had a great time outside these past few weeks. All the children have planted sunflowers seeds and we are watching them grow daily.
One sunny day last week we all decided to go on the big field. The children had so much fun rolling down the banking, picking flowers and making bird's nests.
Please make sure your child has a sunhat and a water bottle.
Summer 1 Week 1
The children have settled back nicely after a long break from the school routine.
In phonics this week we are using all sounds to read and write words. Some children are writing sentences and we are encouraging finger spaces, capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and to use a full stop at the end of a sentence. We are extending some children to use connectives, such as and, then and because to improve their sentences.
In Numeracy this week the children have continued their learning about money. All the children have set up a shop in their classrooms and are taking turns to be a shop keeper and a customer. If the children have any items they don't want they can bring them in to sell in our shop.
The children have learnt how to make amounts of money and next week they will learn how to find change. Any discussions about money at home would be of benefit to the children. Even discussing cards, bank machines and cheques. Thank you
The children enjoyed a great P.E inside this week. They were jumping, travelling and balancing in a variety of ways. Next week the children will be enjoying P.E outside. Please ensure your child has the correct P.E Kit. Please see termly and monthly news letter. They also must have a water bottle.
Spring 2 Week 6
This week in phonics we have learnt another trigraph ear.
fear, gear, dear, tear, beard.
In Maths we have started to look at money and will continue this after Easter.
It was sad day today in RO as it was Antonia's last day at Sharp Lane. Antonia loves to draw so this morning we did a class drawing project. The children drew how they were feeling in pencil and then added colour.
We also did a spot of cooking this morning. Ethan wrote a letter last week asking if he could make soup. So we did! All the children chopped some vegetables and tried the soup this afternoon. It was yummy!
I hope you all enjoy your Easter holidays.
Miss McEwan, Miss Mooney, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Moyles.
Spring 2 Week 5
Wednesday brought us some amazing Easter Cheer! The children's Easter bonnets were fabulous! Two members from the Parents and Grandparent's judged the winning bonnets for each class.
The chosen winner of our class was Mason, with his Turtle inspired bonnet.
Last week was Science Week, nationally. We decided to look at eggs. The children learnt that inside the egg is a liquid and a yolk. Then it turns into a solid after it is boiled in water. We discussed how eggs can bring a new life into our world, just like Jesus.
We then, of course, decorated some hard boiled eggs!
Today was a happy day for Brooklyn. He won an Easter egg for having 100% attendance so far. There were 11 children in our class who had 100% attendance and Brooklyn's name was picked out of a hat by the admin team. Well done all of you who have 100% attendance.
I apologise if your children are excitable today, we had many treats given in to us today and yesterday by Yaden, Neila and Mason.
There are so many photo's from this week so I will post them all together.
Enjoy your Easter 4 day weekend.
From Miss McEwan, Miss Mooney, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Moyles.
Spring 2 Week 5
This week in Phonics we are learning another trigraph;
on the chair.
We have also learnt some more tricky words (words that are not spelt as they sound).
In Maths we are continuing to look at time. We will be learning about seconds. How many seconds are there in 1 minute? We will also be making our very own clock to keep in school. I will be introducing o'clock and possibly half past.
On Wednesday we will be parading our Easter bonnets with the Nursery children at 9.30.
On Thursday we will be watching the dress rehearsal of Alladin, which is a special viewing for us.
Spring 2 Week 4
It has been a busy week! This week we have learnt the story of Goldilocks and The 3 Bears. We are beginning to retell this story using images the children have drawn, along with actions, just like the children did for The Ginger Bread Man.
In Phonics this week we have learnt a trigraph, 3 letters that make sound.
Some words to challenge your children to write are high, might, fight, thigh, sigh. We are encouraging all children to write captions now with their words. for example the night, a fright. If your child is able a sentence with a igh sound would be excellent practise. This can be done in the children's blue sound book. I live high in the tree's.
In Maths we have been looking at time. The children were able to tell me what they do at different times of the day using the vocabulary; first, second, next, and then. The children have learnt that after lunch time we say it is the afternoon and before bedtime it is the evening time. Can your child tell you what they do in their day using the above vocabulary? The children have also learnt a new Day of The Week song. Can they tell you it?
Next week we will be looking at seconds and minutes and beginning to look at clocks.
Some afternoon's we have explored our project of Superhero's. The children decided to make a huge class superhero. We have yet to name him/her. Can you think of a good name with your child? What superhero powers will they have?
Nationally this week, school's have been celebrating Autism Week. Abbey, from year 6, came to speak to our class about Autism. She explained that everyone learns in a different way but we are all amazing. She answered questions from the children and this enabled us all to have a better understanding of Yaden in our class, who is also autistic. There is a great video from Sesame Street if you want to watch it with your children at home.
And of course, we celebrated, and raised money for, Sports Relief! The children we so excited! As soon as they walked through the classroom door they were warming up on the carpet. During the morning all the children completed a sports course on the playground and did tremendously well!
Lastly, this week was also Science Week. Look on our webpage next week for a Science based investigation with eggs.
Spring 2, Week 3
This week in Phonics we have recapped the 'ee' and 'or' sound. Ask your children to show you the action for these sounds.
Words containing these sounds are:
steep, creep, three, thirteen, green, meet, deep.
We are encouraging all children to write captions now. For example:
In Maths this week we have been looking at halving. We are looking at halving real life objects, numicon and shapes. When can your child half at home? Maybe some toast? candles on a cake?
"Cut it in half, the same on both sides."
On Thursday we had a story teller visitor. The children were fascinated by him. Ask your child about the stories he told.
Spring 2 Week 2
This week in Phonics the children have been creating real and nonsense words using digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and initial sounds.
In Maths the children have been doubling numbers.
We have learnt a song, I wonder if your child could sing it to you?
Spring 2 Week 1
The children have had a great first week back. I am sure we will all be very this weekend!
In RO the children have decided to look at Superheroes for their class project. So far we have discussed Superhero costumes. The children have made their own masks and are very excited to explore this project.
In phonics we are looking at digraph sounds sh, ch, th and ng again.We are encouraging the children to use their knowledge of these sounds to make words and sentences.
Challenge- Can you make a silly sentence?
The chick fell into the fish.
In Maths the children have been putting numbers in order. They have been starting their order from different numbers. For example;
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
We are making this a challenge by making some numbers disappear.
12, 13, , 14, 15, , , 18, 19.
Please read the newsletter for recent dates about parents evening, Easter Bonnet parade and Read and Relax times.
Spring 1 Week 6
It's Chinese New Year this week! We will be incorporating this into our learning all week!
We had a visitor on Monday who brought different Chinese objects in to show the children.
This morning we tasted some Chinese food!
The sounds we will be learning this week are: oi soil, boil, foil.
We are encouraging children to write captions using this sound.
into the soil.
In Maths we have been looking at word problems. This can be done at home too!
At dinner/tea time. If we have 3 cups of juice and then I pour 2 more cups, how many cups are they altogether? (3+2=)
At the weekend. If I you have 6 teddybears on your bed and I take one teddybear away to cuddle, how many teddybears do you have left on your bed? (6-1=)
You can change the number depending on your child's ability.
Enjoy the half term!
Spring 1 Week 5
This week we are looking at capacity in Maths.Today the children had different sized containers and using anything they could find they were asked to make the container full, empty, half full, nearly full and nearly empty.
Some children used soil, water, pebbles, leaves, grass or small bricks.
Throughout the week we will be learning more about measuring capacity. Maybe you could do this with your child at home whilst in the bath, or with dried pasta, or with mud outside or using water in the sink.
Encourage your child to use the vocabulary, full, nearly full, half way, nearly empty and empty!
We are only doing two sounds this week in Phonics.
ur turn, burn, burp
er winter, summer, butter
Can you and your child hear this sound in any words whilst watching the T.V.? Can your child recognise these letters in a book?
We are encouraging all children to write captions now.
If your child is able they could write a sentence in their blue sound book.
I am a farmer in winter.
The burp ran into summer. (It can be a silly sentence that doesn't make sense!)
Here are some photo's from the week. Including today's gingerbread making.
Spring 1 Week 4.
This week in maths the children practiced their subtraction skills. Each day the children used a different resource; string beads, counters, numicon and a number line. On Friday the children could choose which resource they preferred and completed subtractions such as;
At home you could use sticks, pebbles, tins, knives and forks, ducks in the bath, teddybears or cups.
We encourage the children to show the subtraction sign using their arms. Ask them to show you the subtraction sign and equals. The children also know that subtraction means to take away so using that vocabulary is still okay.
We learnt four sounds last week. They are all diagraphs (two letters that make one sound )
ow. cow, wow, pow.
ar. car, star, sharp.
oo (short vowel sound). look, took, foot.
oo (long vowel sound) pool, tool, too.
We are encouraging children to write captions using the tricky words they have been taught (I, the into, to, he she, be, me).
If your child is able please encourage them to write a sentence.
The cow went into the farm pool and he hurt his foot. He was in pain.
We have been reading the story The Gingerbread man as part of our our Talk for Writing project. The children are creating actions for each part of the story. They remember the actions and then are able to re-tell the story by themselves. They are doing great so far. There is a chance to listen to their story nest week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.00 pm.
On Thursday we made some gingerbread playdough! The children mixed their own ingredients and had a great time.
Ask your child what ingredients were needed!
Spring 1 Week 3
In week 3 the children consolidated their addition learning in maths.
The children used a variety of resources each day of the week and on Friday chose their preferred resource and method.
We used beads on string, numicon, base 10 (tens and units), counters and a number line!
Ask your child with resource they prefer to use.
At home you could use leaves, pebbles, pencils, knives and forks, plates, cups, teddy bears or anything that you have more than one of. If your child prefers a number line you could make one with paper and a pen or pencil.
In phonics we learnt the sounds 'ee', 'or, 'ai' and 'oa'. All the actions for these sounds are in your child's blue sound book. There is a space at the bottom for children to write their own words with these sounds.
seed, feet, meet. If your child wanted to write the word beach, and they want to write the 'ee' sound, they can. As an adult we know the spelling is beach but they only know this 'ee' sound so far.
for, corn, thorn.
rain, pain, sail.
boat, coat, float.
We are encouraging children to write caption using the tricky words.
into the coat.
she is in pain.
These could also be written into your child's blue sound book at home.
If your child is able to write a sentence that would be fantastic!
I put my arm into my coat and went for a skip.
Spring 1 Week 2
In Phonics this week the children are learning 4 sounds sh, ch, th, ng. All these sounds have two letters that make one sound (a diagraph).
With your children can you encourage them to say these sounds correctly using the following words;
ship chop thank you sing
shop chip path ping
fish chomp bath wing
In Maths this week the children are learning the teen numbers.
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
Can you encourage your children to practice writing these numerals. It could be in the bath water with their finger or in the mud with a stick.
This week across school we are celebrating Healthy Schools Week. In RO we have explored where our healthy and unhealthy foods come from and had a tasting session of healthy fruits.
The children have learnt about a healthy plate of food and on Thursday will be doing Zumba for healthy exercise. Friday will be a special day for exercise as all three classes will be doing sports outside. Please send your children in trainers and sports clothes for this. Thank you!
As a class the children decided to have a target to drink more water.