Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Reception Weekly Focus 11.06.18

In Reception this week we will be continuing our topic focused on the story 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. 

In Literacy, the children will re-listen to our focus story and look at non-fiction books hopefully learning a little bit about different sea creatures.

In Phonics, we will be recapping all previous sounds learnt but focusing on the digraphs 'or' and 'ur'.  

In Maths, we will be focusing on counting in 10's this week where the children will use the Splat square and 100 square to count in 10's. There will be a 10's number hunt and the children will be introduced to the idea of multiplication by showing them the sign and using counters to help model how to write a multiplication number sentence. 

The children will be continuing their Guided Reading sessions this week. The children will spend Friday morning completing a rotation of different activities in their class which range from guided reading, guided writing, independent reading & phonics activities.   
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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Reception Weekly Focus 05.06.18

Welcome to the last term of the academic year - time is flying by!

In Reception this week we will be starting our new topic focused on the story 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. 

In Literacy, the children will have the opportunity to hear the story and discuss it as a whole class.

In Phonics, we will be recapping all previous sounds learnt but focusing on the digraphs 'oo' (long sound) and 'ar'.  

In Maths, we will continue to count in 5's and 10's as well as introduce the concept of capacity. We will discuss what this means with the children and do some practical measuring outside as well as some written recording.

The children will be continuing their Guided Reading sessions this week. The children will spend Friday morning completing a rotation of different activities in their class which range from guided reading, guided writing, independent reading & phonics activities.   
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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Early Years focus 21.5.18

This week at Hacton will be our MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) week. Early Years children will be completing activities together as a Phase. 
Each day the children will be learning about a different European country, so learning practically about the food, some simple vocabulary, artwork, landmarks and flags. 
They will learn about Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece and France.
Each day the children will move from the Reception to Nursery and work with all of the adults in Early Years to take part in a wide range of activities. 
On Friday, the children will dress in the red, white and blue of the French flag and attend the French cafe run by the Year 6 children. 
Also, on Friday, the children will be creating a piece of artwork together by a French artist. 
The Reception children will learn about Claude Monet and the Nursery will look at the work of George Seurat. This is linked to the Art initiative called 'Take one picture.' 
This promises to be a week full of fun!
Ciao! 



Monday, 14 May 2018

Reception Focus W/C 14.05.18

In Reception this week we will be continuing focusing on the story 'The Bog Baby'

In Literacy, the children will re-listen to the story The Bog Baby and discuss key features of the story. They will have the opportunity to listen to other traditional tales focusing on the language used in them as well. The children will then write their own story about their bog baby. 

In Phonics, we will be recapping the digraphs 'oo' and 'oa'.  

In Maths, we are continuing to count in 5's and 10's as starters in our a maths sessions, then the children will be introduced to the idea of halving where they will use practical methods and resources to support where necessary.    

The children will be continuing their Guided Reading sessions this week. The children will spend Friday morning completing a rotation of different activities in their class which range from guided reading, guided writing, independent reading & phonics activities. 
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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Nursery focus 14.5.18

This week in Nursery we will be celebrating the birth of our chicks. They should hatch on Tuesday, so we will be watching and waiting with baited breath!
To add to our week, we will introduce the children to the Royal Wedding and enjoy some celebrations within nursery.

In Maths, we will be counting backwards from 10 to 0 and beginning taking away in simple practical activities. 
We are continuing with our phonic games, tuning into different sounds and talking about them within our key groups. 


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Reception Focus W/C 08.05.18

We hope everyone had an enjoyable extended bank holiday weekend and enjoyed sometime in the sunshine!!  

It is back to it again now. In Literacy, the children will re-listen to the story The Bog Baby and discuss key features of a Bog Baby. The children will then write a description of their Bog Baby they created with salt dough last week. 

In Phonics, we will be recapping the digraph 'ee' and the trigraph 'igh'.  

In Maths, we are continuing to count in 10's and will be introducing the concept of doubling to the children this week.   

The children will be continuing their Guided Reading sessions this week. The children will spend Friday morning completing a rotation of different activities in their class which range from guided reading, guided writing, independent reading & phonics activities. 
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Monday, 30 April 2018

Reception Weekly Focus 30.04.18

In Reception this week we will start our new topic focused on the story Bog Babies by Jeanne Willis.  

In Literacy, the children will have the opportunity to hear the new story Bog Babies. They will have the chance to discuss with their talk partners what they think a Bog Baby looks like before being introduced to the story. 

In Phonics, we will be recapping the digraphs we revisited last week qu, ch, sh, th, ng ai 

In Maths, we will be counting in 10's with the children as well as recapping 2d & 3d shapes and talking about their properties.   

In Topic, the children will learn about different habitats and actually get a chance to make their very own Bog Baby with salt dough!! 

The children will be starting their Guided Reading sessions this week as well. They will spend Wednesday morning completing a rotation of different activities in their class which range from guided reading, guided writing, independent reading & phonics activities. 
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