Sunday, 19 November 2017

Nursery focus week ending 17.11.17

This past week in Nursery we have been focusing on Superheroes! 
The children experimented with mixing blue and yellow paint to make green to create their own paintings of The Incredible Hulk.

They made Superman badges and used tape to put them on their jumpers whilst role-playing being the man himself. They even had a go at forming the letter 'S' for Superman!

We used glitter and glue to create Spiderman's web and spent time dressing up and moving to the move themes of the best superheroes.

We read the story 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and discussed what makes a superhero.

We completed the week with Children in Need and spoke about the superhero Pudsey Bear and how he saves young children who require extra help to keep healthy and happy. 
We reinforced the fact that they were in turn superheroes for helping Pudsey Bear and they all went away with a special certificate.

What a perfectly SUPER week!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Nursery focus week ending 10.11.17

Last week in Nursery we learnt all about dinosaurs! 
The children created collages of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Stegosaurus using a range of materials and media.

They made their own shape dinosaurs and paper plate creations adding features such as horns, spikes and legs. The children were also learning about adjectives, describing dinosaurs using words such as long tail, sharp claws and big teeth

In Maths, the children were able to sort dinosaurs into different categories and count small ones into sets of 1 to 5. 

In P.E and music, the children moved liked dinosaurs and played instruments to some dinosaur songs including 'Walk the dinosaur' from Ice Age

We think the children had a ROAR SOME time in nursery! 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Reception Focus 20.11.17

This week in Reception we will be holding our Phonic workshops. This is a great opportunity for you to observe a phonics lesson taught in school, which will then enable you to support your child's learning further at home.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on either Monday or Tuesday.
Our phonics focus will be on reading and writing  CVC words. In addition, we will be learning the  phonemes 'b' and 'f'.

In Maths,this week we will be consolidating the children's learning on size and length. The children will be using rulers to measure objects. 

This week in Literacy, the children will be retelling the story 'Room on a Broom' by acting it out in groups.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Reception Focus 13/11/17

This week the reception we are continuing with our 'Room on the Broom' topic. The children will be having lots of fun making their own magic potions in topic by taking part in a range of
 science experiences to explore colour mixing and other wonderful spells.  

 In literacy, the children will be writing recipes and lists of ingredients for their own magic potion.

Our phonics focus this week is recalling all of the phonemes learnt so far ensuring that they are all formed correctly. We will be building CVC words and learning how to read and write these. In addition, we will be learning the  phonemes 'u', 'r' and 'h'.

In Maths this week we will be continuing exploring size and length.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Nursery focus 6.11.17

This week in Nursery we will be beginning our 'In the moment planning' with the children harnessing and teaching the children through their current interests. 
We will be spending lots of time playing with individual and groups of children and teaching them new skills in mark making, interacting and developing their social relationships as well as self help skills.

In group times, we will be leading circle times in which the children will be taking turns in a conversation and listening to each others' responses. 

We will also be reading some favourite stories including 'Room on the Broom'  and singing number rhymes including 'Five tall fireworks' and 'Five Fat sausages.' 

We will also look at poppies and talk about why we see these at this time of year. 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Reception Focus 6.11.17

This week the children will be continuing to read 'Room on a Broom'. In Literacy, the children will be retelling the story by sequencing the main events.

In Phonics, the children will be introduced to the new phonemes 'c', 'k' and 'e'.  We will be learning how to read and write them correctly.

In maths, we will be learning about size and length.  We will be measuring using non standard units and using the language longer than and shorter than.

In topic, the children will be discussing Remembrance day.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Reception Focus 30.10.17

This week in Reception the children will be reading 'Room on a Broom" by Julia Donaldson.

In Phonics, the children will be introduced to the new tricky words "to" and "into" and will be learning the new sound "o".

In maths, we will be exploring 2D shapes.  

In topic, the children will be learning about the celebration of Guy Fawkes Night. We will be discussing ways to keep safe during firework displays and creating some exciting artwork.
We will also be celebrating with hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire pit.