Saturday, 23 September 2017

Nursery focus 25.9.17

In nursery this week we will be learning some of our rules:

walking feet inside,
putting toys away before we move on to something else,
kind hands and feet,
to join in with key group times and begin to take turns in a conversation.

The children will be exploring all of the area inside and learning how to use them properly within their key groups. They will also be learning to pour their own drinks at snack time and wash up their cups afterwards.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Reception Focus W/C- 25/9/17

This week in Reception we are continuing our ‘All about me’ topic. We will be reading the book ‘You Choose’ and discussing the children’s likes and dislikes.

In topic, we will be celebrating some of the things that make us special and unique. The children will be painting their own self-portrait.

In maths, we will be continuing to count forwards and backwards to 10 and will begin counting sets of objects.

In phonics, we will be introducing the first three sounds- s, a and t, so the children will be bringing home their first piece of homework.



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Nursery focus 18.9.17

Welcome to all parents and carers of our new nursery children. This week your children will embark on their transition into nursery staying for short sessions before staying for either whole days or three hours. 

We aim to settle the children into their new setting by spending time with each individual child, playing, chatting and learning about them as well as nurturing their needs and requirements. We want our children in nursery to become happy and confident learners and to do this we will work with you, the parents to ensure that they get off to a good start!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Reception Focus W/C 18.9.17

Firstly, we would like to say a big warm welcome to all of our new reception pupils and parents/guardians.
Now the children are settled and learning the ropes of reception, we will begin focusing on our first topic ‘All About Me’.
In phonics, we will be playing some listening games and learning to take turns whilst sharing our ideas within a class discussion.
In maths, we will be reading and ordering numbers to 10 forwards and backwards.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Nursery Focus W/C 03.07.17

We are continuing with the children's interest again and sticking with the pirates topic!

The children will be listening to more stories about pirates during carpet time and group time. One story that I'm sure will be a hit is 'Ten Little Pirates' where we will interactively read this with the children as well.

The children will have the chance to hunt for the golden doubloon coins outside numbered 1-12 and will have the chance to order the doubloon coins correctly.

The children will have the chance to go on their very own treasure hunt as well where they will use a compass to figure out where the treasure is!

We are continuing Phonics Phase 2 and the phoneme of the week is 'p'. The children have already learnt about  the phoneme's 's', 'a' and 't' but these will be recapped throughout the week. The children will take part in a variety of activities to consolidate this initial phonics knowledge.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Reception focus 3.7.17

This week we are continuing our theme of 'By the seaside' linked to the story 'Billy's bucket.' 
The children will be using crayons and a wash of watercolour to create their own summer themed relief picture. They are also thinking about activities they enjoy in the summer time and how they are different to the winter time.

In phonics, the children are recapping digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words and applying these in their own independent work as well as writing sentences and captions to pictures.

In Maths, we are learning about capacity in practical activities using water. The children will be exploring independently and with adults, so please be warned the children may come home a little wet! Maths is fun and can be carried through at home in the bath or paddling pool. 


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Reception fo us 26.6.17

For the next few weeks in Reception we will be focussing on the topic 'At the seaside.' We will be learning about what we can see and do at the seaside linking our activities to the story 'Billy's bucket.'   The children are also beginning their transition into Year One with a new routine and regular playtime with the Key Stage One children. 

In phonics the children are consolidating their knowledge of digraphs and trigraphs and their spelling of tricky words.

In Maths we are learning about halving and the practical exploration of sharing into two equal groups.