Mrs Laird and Mrs Audsley are based in this classroom.
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Thanks to everyone who came to see our class assembly on Friday - the children worked really hard. Well done!
We have been talking about our transition to Year 1 and have been to look around to calm our nerves.
The writing table is just like ours.
The chairs looks a bit bigger than in reception.
They have snack too - yay!
There are drawers like ours.
A teachers cupboard too!
Joules found a small world play area.
We even looked at the toilets!
We are excited about playing with Lego.
What Sophia is looking forward to in Year 1.
Joules will play with all the children in Year 1.
Inayah is looking forward to Year 1.
The Three Little Pigs - Animated Fairy Tales for Children
We have begun a new Talk 4 Writing topic on 'The Three Little Pigs' and have already learnt the story using a story map. The children are so good at reciting it and using the actions. We have been writing descriptions of the Big Bad Wolf, as well as writing letters to The Three Little Pigs suggesting our ideas for how to capture the wolf and stop him blowing their houses down. Here is a video of the story we have watched in class if you may wish to watch at home and discuss the story.
Our Three Little Pigs story map.
We have started our P.E sessions in preparation for transition to Year 1. Everyone was so sensible!
Scarborough class rules.
Together we discussed the rules we wanted for our class charter and the children agreed on the following:
Kind hands – no hurting.
Keep the cloakroom tidy.
Look after our things.
Put things away.
Say kind words.
Scarborough Class Charter.
Our class charter
We have now learnt all of the phase 3 sounds including digraphs and some trigraphs (2 and 3 letter sounds). We are now reviewing some of the sounds and encouraging the children to work on their letter formation and fine motor skills for fantastic writing. We have been speaking and writing in sentences as well as including some tricky and high frequency words.
We have been practising our hand control with the Dough Disco and some threading and gripping activities with tweezers and weaving ribbons.
The children have continued with their reading books and have really worked hard. Listening to your child read at home and helping them practice their blending of sounds is really building on their learning and confidence as readers. We would love to see videos of your child reading with you and you can upload these onto the tapestry website.
To support writing you can use a range of fun activities at home - using play dough, squeezing and kneading dough and other similar things will help with the fine motor skills required for pencil control - we love dough disco on you tube! Also ask your child to help you writing for a purpose such as a short shopping list, writing a message for a friend or a story that they have made up.
Next week: We will be creating our own version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.
Let's Go To The New Dough Disco!
Dough Disco 2016 by Shonette Bason
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
This term we have been learning the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have made a story map with actions to help us learn the story and thought of our own ideas to adapt the story.
We have also been lucky to have our own caterpillars in the shared area and have been watching them grow and turn into cocoons, then some have turned into butterflies!
How fantastic! Can you talk to your children at home about the things they have learnt about life cycles?
We also have some tadpoles in school and have been on some visits to the school pond to look for frogs. On our last visit we were lucky to spot some Toad-poles - Toad tadpoles!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film
In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories collection. Based on Eric Carle's picture book. The full 5 stories including children's favourite The Very Hungry Caterpillar are available to own on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/tv-season/very-hungry-caterpillar-other/id826374687 Want more?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar story map. 1.
Exploring the school garden blowing dandelions.
Looking at the seeds.
Looking for caterpillars in the garden.
The cocoons have hatched into butterflies.
Looking at the cocoons wriggling.
Typing a sentence about the butterflies.
In maths we have been learning about 3d shapes, naming and describing their properties as well as using them in our constructions and play in the areas of learning.
We have also been learning about money. Finding out the value of coins in pence and how to recognise the differences.
We have used coins to support our role play by setting up a "snack shop" to buy our milk and fruit in the snack area for different amounts of money.
Also using coins to solve addition problems.
Home learning: Can you recall the names of some common 3d shapes? What are their properties? - How many faces do they have?
Can you talk about money - how many coins can you recognise and add together?
Learning about 3d shapes and money.
Recognising 3d shapes - "A cone" - Logan.
"It's a cylinder" - Isaac.
"Cuboid" - Charlie.
Using 3d shapes in our construction area.
Using money to buy our snack - "Milk is 5p".
Harry serving customers in our snack shop.
Millie recognising the coins and their value.
We had a fantastic easter egg hunt and thank you to everyone who joined in the decorating an egg competition.
This week we are making our own chocolate nest buns for a Spring/Easter celebration. Please let us know if you do any baking at home and upload it to your child's Tapestry page.
Red Nose Day. Thank you all for your fantastic support to raise money for Comic Relief.
Some firefighters came to visit school. We were allowed to try on their helmet and look at the fire engine.
We had a really fantastic time on World Book Day - what incredible costumes you all created!
Jessica as a very cute kitten.
Maleficent the scary witch!
The little mermaid.
A scary pirate!
James and his giant peach.
Lovely Dorothhy from The Wizard of Oz.
Dinosaurs love Underpants!
A hero turtle.
Look out everyone! It's Darth Vader.
Which is the real Wally?
Ah-ha it's Souhaill!
A very cute dog from Paw Patrol.
Beautiful Princess Aurora.
The Box Troll.
Kai's brilliant Box troll costume.
Perfect princess - Snow White.
Hurrah for Captain America!
Here to save the day!
Harry as Harry (Potter)!
Read and Relax - check newsletters and class notices for upcoming dates.
Isaac was really happy to see his mum.
Austin showed his family around the classroom.
Drawing on the smartboard.
Making repeating patterns.
Counting numicon to make doubles.
Matching numicon to make doubles.
Adding doubles using numicon
Doubles using numicon.
Making doubles with numicon.
Using counters to make doubles.
Counters to make doubles.
Double four is eight - Logan.
Making doubles using arrays.
Using arrays to make doubles.
Celebrating Chinese New Year - the year of the Rooster!
Chinese ribbon dancing.
The children created ribbon sticks and split the ribbons to make them thinner. They practised dancing after watching a video of a Chinese ribbon dance and then performed at our Chinese New Year celebration.
Chinese dragon dance.
We watched a video of a Chinese dragon dance and the children performed their own version at our Chinese New Year celebration.
Aliens came to reception!
Last week we came to school to discover that during the night an alien spaceship had landed on our playground. We found a huge mess of green slime, sparkly alien footprints and all the underpants in our shared area had been thrown all over the place - even onto the ceiling!
We watched a video of the spaceship landing which had been caught on cctv and the children were so excited. Could this be something to do with the story 'Alien's love underpants' that we had read the day before?
We are all very thrilled to find out more about space and the aliens this term.
Aliens love Sharp Lane!
There was a trail of alien slime in the playground
The slime led to the shared area door.
Sparkly alien footprints were on the floor.
The aliens left a trail of footprints and pants.
The aliens made a big mess throwing pants around.
There was alien slime in the sand tray.
It was very gloopy and dripped from our hands.
You could roll the alien slime into a ball.
We found lots of pants and sorted them by size.
Spelling and reading using sh.
Sorting objects by length.
Ordering objects from longest to shortest.
Sorting blocks by length.
The children applied this in their play
building different sized towers
comparing the size of the alien's underpants.
Isaac found the shortest stick in the garden.
Lacey found the longest stick.
We collected sticks and compared them by length.
Happy Christmas everyone! We had a fantastic party and loved meeting Santa.
Everyone was brilliant in our Christmas Nativity play.
We will change books on a Tuesday and a Friday, there will be a basket for you to place your child's book into for changing. Please remember that if you don't feel that they are ready that you can keep the same book.
Staff will try to read with children in school whenever there is time available as well - however this may not be every week. Thank you for your support in reading with your child at home - their progress is already evident!
Children in need - thank you for all of your donations you looked fantastic!
Exploring shape in the environment.
Talking about patterns and shapes we see around us
Looking at the properties of shapes.
Which shapes can you draw?
How many sides and corners are there?
Making patterns and playing with shape.
Fun in the snow. We had a great time investigating the snow.
Talk for writing - we have been learning the story 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson, using role play to support our learning.
Amayah making a witches potion.
Sophia has made her own wand.
Oliver and Lacey are cooking up a potion.
Harry's potion will turn you into a frog!
Emily creating a potion in a cup.
Joules making a colourful potion to dye your hair.
In the mud kitchen making potions with leaves.
"Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble" - Evie Beth.
Austin making a very muddy looking mixture.
This week the children have enjoyed celebrating Bonfire night by making Guys at home for the school bonfire.
Chloe's colourful costume and fantastic Guy.
Kieramay looked as bright as a firework.
Brilliant firework costume Harry.
What a wonderful sparkly outfit Sophia.
Hassan had built a superb Guy.
Wonderful Guy Inayah.
Yuvraj made a very sweet mini Guy.
Congratulations Elijah for his prize winning Guy!
What a sparkly outfit and lovely Guy Evie-Beth.
Alexia made the whole class sparkle in her sequins
Harry's brilliant Guy.
Big Draw Week.
We have been very creative this week - following the theme of the Big Draw "S.T.E.A.M" Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. The children have worked really hard to design, plan and make drawing robots using real motors powered by batteries. As you can see they really worked and made some incredible art work. We also worked collaboratively throughout reception on collages and models made from scrap materials. What a fun and busy week it's been.
The painting robot in action.
Big Draw week.
Poem of the week.
Witch, witch by Rose Fyleman. Recited from memory by Tyler.
Yoga in class.
We have been trying some basic yoga in class.
The Star Wars theme is a favourite!
Poem of the week.
This week we have been learning a poem called Tiger by Mary Ann Hoberman.
I’m a tiger Striped with fur Don’t come near Or I might “Grrr” Don’t come near Or I might “Growl” Don’t come near Or I might BITE!
The children worked really hard to learn the poem off by heart and to be able to tell it in a way that will engage the listener - here is a video of the poem being told from memory by Elliott.
Our first weeks at school.
The children have all been settling into reception over the last couple of weeks really well.
We have especially enjoyed the story of Supertato which has been of great interest to many of the children. We started looking at this story after finding lots of potatoes growing in the outside area and digging them up.
We have read the book, drawn pictures of the characters and used story maps to support retelling the story. We even made some jelly and acted out the end of the story where Supertato saves the day by catching the baddie Pea!
You can watch the story being told in the youtube video below.
Supertato - Story Time
Supertato By Sue Hendra