Monday, 5 February 2018

Reception Weekly Focus 5/2/18


This week in Reception we will continue focusing on the Traditional Tale The Three Little Pigs as well as introduce the new story Mr Wolf's Pancakes.

In Literacy, the children will be acting out The Three Little Pigs story and retelling the story in their own words. The children will have the opportunity to explore and think about how the characters are feeling at certain points in the story.

In Maths, we will be introducing time to the children. They will be exploring the features of a clock and learning about "o'clock".

In Phonics, we will be introducing the digraphs 'ar' and the short & long 'oo'.

In topic, the children will be making pancakes in celebration of Shrove Tuesday which is during half term and during this the children will be discussing healthy eating: 1) What foods are healthy? 2) How do we look after ourselves? 3) Why do we need to keep fit and healthy?   

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

Nursery focus 5.2.18

This week in Nursery we will be celebrating Chinese New Year. The date for the actual celebration is 16th February and 2018 will be the year of the Dog.

The children will have the opportunity to wear some traditional Chinese clothes, make and decorate their own dragon masks and learn about the Great Race which gave the years their names. They will watch some video clips of Chinese New Year celebrations and listen to and enjoy some music from China. 

We will finish the week on Friday with a Chinese Banquet in which the children will be able to sample some food including noodles, stir fry vegetables, prawn crackers and fortune cookies. They will also have a go at using chopsticks. 
The children in Nursery will wear red on Friday to celebrate in style!


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Nursery focus 29.1.18

This week in Nursery, we are continuing our theme of bear stories. 
We will be reading a range of bear stories, but focussing on We're going on bear hunt. 
The children will take part in a bear hunt outside, and talk about and experience the different textures  within the story.

The children will also be writing and reading numerals 1-5 and developing fine motor control in Dough Disco sessions. 

We will also be working towards holding a Teddy Bears' Picnic on Friday, so the children will be writing invitations, decorating the nursery and thinking about the foods we might have at a picnic. 
On Friday they will all make some sandwiches to enjoy and we will have lots of fun with our bears.


Friday, 26 January 2018

Reception Weekly Focus 29.01.18


This week in Reception we will continue focusing on the Traditional Tale 'The Three Little Pigs'.

In Literacy, the children will be writing their own captions centred around this story. We will be encouraging the children to apply their phonics knowledge to segment and blend, as well as think about finger spaces and full stops.

In Maths, we will be recapping 2D shapes and introducing 3D shapes to the children.

In Phonics, we will be introducing the digraphs 'ai' 'ee' and 'oa'.

In topic, the children will be working together in groups to make houses from junk modelling. We will be encouraging the children to share resources, share their ideas with one another, and take turns during this activity. 
We will also read Aesop's Fable, 'The Lion and the Mouse'. This will follow on from 'The Good Samaritan' last week and hopefully continue our theme of being kind, helpful and friendly in Reception.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Reception Weekly Focus 22.01.18


This week in Reception we will begin to focus on our next Traditional Tale 'The Three Little Pigs'.

In Literacy, we will be reading the new story and discussing key parts from it. The children will have the opportunity to sequence pictures from the story and discuss what kind of houses they would like to live in and why.

In Maths, we will be recapping 2d shapes and using these shapes to build our own houses.

In Phonics, we will be introducing the digraphs 'th' and 'ng'. The children will then be recapping all the recent digraphs learnt in phonics to consolidate this new knowledge.

In topic, the children will using the Purple Mash ICT programme to create their own pictures of 'The Three Little Pigs' houses. The children will also have the chance to discuss what being a good friend means and put their team skills to the test in a group activity following reading the story 'The Good Samaritan.' 
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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Nursery focus 22.1.18

This week in Nursery, we will be reading and enjoying the Traditional Tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The children will have the opportunity to create paintings, pictures, and puppets as well as retelling the story using real props and toys.

The children will make and taste porridge adding some extra treats, some of which will be healthy and some non healthy. 

The children will be learning to form the numerals 1, 2, and 3 using paint on a large and small scale and count and make sets of these given numbers.

Outside, the children will be going on a Traditional Tale hunt, looking for the characters within some of our best loved stories. 


Monday, 15 January 2018

Reception Focus W/C 15.01.18


This week in Reception we will continue to focus on 'The Gingerbread Man' story.

In Literacy, we will be re-reading the story and discussing key parts from it. The children will then write captions from the story applying their own phonics and tricky word knowledge to their writing.

In Maths, we will be exploring one less and taking one less away.

In Phonics, we will be introducing the digraphs 'qu', 'ch' and 'sh' and teaching the children exactly what a digraph is.

In topic, we will be reflecting on our science experiment from last week and investigating what materials would make a good boat to allow the gingerbread man to cross the river. Once the children have investigated which materials would make a good boat, they will have the opportunity to make one. 
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