Health and Wellbeing

This half term we have been thinking of ways to calm ourselves such as breathing exercises, closing our eyes and lying down.  We have been practising this after our lunchtime play to make sure we are calm and ready for our afternoon lesson.  We have been using calming videos from www.gonoodle.com.  If you would like to have a go at home you can sign up for free as a child or parent.

Reception were very lucky to have a visit from a nurse.  She spoke to us about how to keep healthy.  The children learnt the importance of getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, exercising and making healthy food choices.

Learning Journeys

You should have received your child’s electronic Learning Journey by email today.  If you have not received it please check your ‘junk mail’ folder in case it is in there by mistake.  Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about your child’s Learning Journey.  We would appreciate it if you could fill in the ‘Pupil Voice’ form which we sent home today which accompanies the Learning Journey.  We value all feedback from parents and pupils and find these forms useful to help us further your child’s learning.

Have a wonderful Easter break.

The Reception Teaching Team

Awards

 

Congratulations to the children who received awards from their class teacher this week:
Rainbow Bugs: Louie and Nicole
Incy Wincy Spiders: Gregory and Delilah
Centipedes: Mayan and Rizwan
June Bugs:  Charlie and Leo

Year Group Leader Award: Rory

Phase Leader Award: Blake and Pari

Home Learning

 

Can you decorate a superhero mask with materials of your choice? Please cut out your mask and bring it to school on the first day back after the Easter holidays (Monday 16thApril 2018).

Please encourage your child to show you their skills with drawing, colouring and cutting.  Each child has been given a superhero mask template to take home today.

   If for any reason you would like to print another template the link is below:

Superhero mask template

Next Week’s Learning

Phonics   

After the Easter holidays we will continue to recap phase three. We will be looking at the digraphs ‘ch’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’ and the trigraph ‘igh’. We will explore where these sounds are within words and practice blending and segmenting words containing these sounds. We will also be looking again at the tricky words ‘are’, ‘all’, ‘was’ and ‘you’.

Maths

In maths we will we learn how to halve a number by sharing it into two groups.  We will use practical objects to help us understand this concept.  We will then move onto sharing objects between different numbers of groups.

Topic

In topic we will be starting our new topic of ‘To Infinity and Beyond’. Through a study of superheroes  we will discover what a ‘real life superhero’ looks like. On Monday we will be wearing our own special super masks to school for our Hook day. During the day we will be having a surprise,  dancing to some  superhero songs and trying out some circus skills. Throughout the rest of the week we will think about ‘real life superheroes’ and discuss what job we would like to do in order to help people. We will also be reading the story of ‘Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea’ and developing our ability to answer questions about a story.

This Week’s Learning

   


In phonics this week we have been recapping the phase three sounds ‘ai’, ‘ng’ and ‘th’ (quiet sound). We looked at where these sounds appear in words and we have practiced blending to read and segmenting to write words containing these sounds.

This week in maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes. We have recapped the names and properties of a variety of 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, cone, sphere, cylinder and pyramid).  We searched for real life 3D shapes in the outdoor area. We then split into groups and described the shapes we found. We also sorted both 2D and 3D shapes. Lastly we had a go at printing 3D shapes in paint to show how their faces are made from 2D shapes.

In topic we read the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We completed a ‘hot seating’ activity where we asked characters from the book questions about their feelings and the story. We also looked at the rights of a child and talked about what the different rights are. We focused particularly on Article 29- The right to be the best you can be. We then shared what we thought we were good at and what we thought we could get better at. We explored floating and sinking and made predictions as to what we thought would happen before watching to see if our predictions were correct.

 We hope you have a restful Easter break.

   

Mindfullness Gardens

Thank you to all the parents who have returned slips offering donations for the Mindful Garden. Please can you bring in your donations after Easter. Donations will be collected during the first week back after Easter before school ​on the Year 1 playground – Mrs Streeter or Miss Del Grosso will be there.

If you did not fill in a reply slip, we would still love to receive any donations for the garden so you are welcome to bring them along if you would like.

Items we would still like:

– Plants –  Pansies, Primroses, Lavender

– Shrubs or bushes e.g. Hebe, Laurel

– Bags of pebbles

– Bags of soil

– Wellies

– Waterproof picnic blanket

– Trunk/outdoor storage box

Thank you once again, it is greatly appreciated.

Mrs Streeter and Miss Del Grosso

Next week’s learning.

Phonics

Next week in phonics we will continue to recap phase three. We will be looking at the digraphs ‘ai’, ‘ng’ and ‘th’ (quiet sound). We will explore where these sounds are within words and practice blending and segmenting words containing these sounds.

Maths

Next week in maths we will continue to consolidate our knowledge of shape. We will begin the week with a shape hunt in the outdoor area. We will split into groups and describe the shapes we find. We will also short both 2D and 3D shapes. At the end of the week will be printing 3D shapes to show how they are made from 2D shapes.

Topic

Next week in topic we will read the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers and we will answer questions as the characters by using hot seating. We will also look at the rights of a child. We will talk about what the different rights are and we will focus on Article 29- the right to be the best you can be. We will then share what we are good at and what we could improve. Towards the end of the week we will explore floating and sinking. We will make predictions as to what we think will happen and watch to see if our predictions are correct.