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Week 23rd November 2020
Welcome to the fourth week of term – how time flies! Speaking of flying, we will be looking at flying within a Percy story this week ‘The Hedgehog’s Wings’. The children we will be exploring what can fly and we will be doing our very own flying experiment at school!
This week the children will be starting their Read Write Inc groups where they will be learning new sounds and bringing back reading materials to share with you at home. We will also be looking at the red word ‘my’ as well as are other red words I, the, of, you, to, my, we, me and be. Please remember every child is on their own reading journey and each child has been given reading materials specific to the sounds they know and feel confident with. At home reading should be a chance for your child to show you their reading skills – have fun! Discuss the words and what they mean to deepen their understanding. Some great prompt questions are;
What does the word mean?
Are there any red/tricky words?
Can we think of any other words that start with the same sound?
How many sounds are there?
Within maths we will be continuing our White Rose Maths focus 'It's me! 1, 2, 3!'. This week we will be looking at the shapes and counting their sides. We will be encouraging the children to use language such as edges, faces, corners, straight and curved when discussing shapes. We will also be looking at positional language when playing a game of hide and seek with Percy’s animals!
We look forward to seeing some of you this week at our virtual parents evening!
Have a wonderful week.
EYFS Team :)
Week 16th November 2020
We are now into our third week of term and the children are doing fantastically! Well done to them all for being so enthusiastic and resilient especially within these times!
Something exciting is happening this week, now we have completed our Set 1 sounds, the children will be bringing home a reading book, which has been matched to the sounds they know. They did very well showing us what they remember, we are very proud of them all! More information will follow about the children's reading, books and reading records that will come home.
This week the children will be learning the following 3 sounds – x, ng and nk. These sounds will often come at the end of our green words such as f-o-x, b-o-x, th-i-ng, s-t-r-i-ng, th-i-nk, b-l-i-nk. We will also be looking at the red word ‘be’ as well as are other red words I, the, of, you, to, my, we, me. The children like to put these in a sentence and some of them have made up actions to red words such as ‘I’ and ‘me’ by pointing to themselves or ‘you’ by pointing to others.
Again this week we will be focussing on another one of Percy’s stories - ‘After the Storm’. We will be asking the children to use the tools within the role play area to fix Percy’s shed or build a bridge to protect the animals from flooding within construction! We will also be thinking of questions to ask Percy and using our sounds to write our questions to post to him. You never know – Percy may give us a Zoom call to answer our questions!
Within maths we will be continuing our White Rose Maths focus 'It's me! 1, 2, 3!'. This week we will be looking at the the composition of different numbers and making combinations of groups to make a total. We will be using mathematical language such as ‘altogether’, ‘equals’ and ‘add' and looking at symbols we use to show this.
We will be continuing to talk about the world around us and looking at the recent celebration festival of Diwali by creating and making rangoli patterns. We are all looking forward to another fun filled week and please remember if you need to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Have a wonderful week.
EYFS Team :)
Week 9th November 2020
We are now into our second week of term and the children are really enjoying our seasons and ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ topic. We are all looking forward to another fun week!
This week the children will be learning the following 4 sounds – th, z, ch and qu.
We will continue to use these sounds, with all the others we have learned to blend and read new words! For example: that, thin, zip, chat, chop, quick. Words the children can use their sound knowledge for are called ‘green words’. The children have also been looking at words we cannot use our sounds for and these are called ‘red words’ such as; l, the, you, to, me, we, of. This week we will be exploring what sounds and words the children can recall and recognise independently.
This week we will be focussing on one of Percy’s stories - ‘Percy’s Bumpy Ride’. We will be discussing the story with the children and asking them to order the story using pictures at our ‘writing table’. We will also be asking the children to make dens for Percy’s animals in our construction area! Our small world area will also be an autumnal theme with some sounds in disguise for the children to find and practise!
In maths this week, we will be continuing our White Rose Maths focus 'It's me! 1, 2, 3!'. This week we will be looking at the differences between 1, 2 and 3 and making comparisons using mathematical language such as ‘fewer’ and ‘more’.
We will also be completing firework art activities, poppy craft activities and Children In Need Joe Wicks sessions! We will be talking about the world around us and current and past events with a focus on Remembrance Day, fireworks night and the charity Children In Need.
Have a great week.
EYFS Team :)
Week 2nd November 2020
Welcome back, we hope you are all well and had a relaxing half term break - despite the rain!
This week the children will be learning the following 4 sounds - j, y, v, w.
Again, we will be using these sounds, with all the others we have learned to blend and read new words! For example: wig, van, jog, jump, win
Next week, we will be looking at what the children can recall and read with their sounds.
Our focus for this week is Autumn and the signs we can spot. We will be going on a walk around the school grounds to see what we can find. Using photos from our adventure, in writing we will be encouraging the children to make a book labelling what we saw using their known sounds. We will also be seeing whether they can recall our walk in the correct order!
We will be introducing the children to one of our favourite book characters - Percy the Park Keeper. There are lots of lovely stories about Percy and the animals on his park. The children can use what seems to be a big favourite - selotape and masking tape - to make a fence for the park using different materials - just like Percy does. The children will be using Autumn leaves to create pictures and paintings.
In maths this week, we are moving on to the White Rose Maths focus 'It's me! 1, 2, 3!'. As part of this we will be encouraging children to touch count and write digits. We will be getting them to spot groups of objects and make comparisons, with challenges being set.
We can't wait to see all the children again! Don't forget, if you need to contact to us and can't speak to us at the door, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Have a great week.
EYFS Team :)
Week 19th October 2020
Our last week before half term!!! It has gone so fast!! The children have all done so, so well. We are very proud of them.
So far the children have learned the following sounds: m, a, s, d, t, i, p, n, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e
This week the children will be learning the sounds, l, h, sh, r. Please see the side tab for short videos introducing the sounds! The children will continue to use their known sounds to try and sound out and blend to read words, such as: bad, fan, bell, dad, and, bin, fat, best, mad, dog, can, mat, dig, cat.
After half term, we will be writing to you again about reading, as we are almost at the end of learning all Set 1 sounds. Once we have completed Set 1 sounds, we will be seeing what the children can recall and read. From this we will be looking at reading books and sending the children home with books or sounds to practise at home, suited to their ability.
Our focus for this week is our 5 senses! Lots of our activities are linked to this, the children will be using their touch sense to paint with textures (like rice in paint!), they will be using their hearing sense to listen for different animal sounds and they can even make a telephone using a cup and some string! The children will be using their sense of smell to investigate different herbs, we will be encouraging them to note down or draw pictures of what they think!
One of our tasks this week, is to label a face with the senses and the parts of the body we use eg: smell, nose. We will be listening carefully for the sounds we can hear and writing these using our RWI rhymes!
Our maths focus this week is pattern! We will be making patterns using lots of different objects and colours, encouraging the children finish patterns and create their own. This can be easily done at home too, using things such as food, cutlery, lego bricks, colouring pencils, stickers, drawing.
We hope the children have a fun week!
After half term, our topic focus is Autumn! Over the holidays, we would love it if you could look for signs of Autumn all around and talk to the children about these.
More detailed information about our topic will follow soon.
EYFS Team :)
Week 12th October 2020
So far the children have learned the following sounds: m, a, s, d, t, i, p, n, g, o, c, k.
This week the children will be learning the sounds, u, b, f, e. Please see the side tab for short videos introducing the sounds!
The children, will be using their known sounds to try and write words. Together, we will be listening for the initial sound in what we call CVC words, such as pin, cat, mat, pit, sit, pop, dot etc. Our RWI rhymes will help us write the words together!
Our maths focus this week is comparing amounts of objects. If you want to practise this at home, we will be making 2 groups - such as 3 conkers and 5 conkers. Before counting, we will talk about which group has more/less/fewer and why we think that. We will talk about what the words more/less/fewer mean. Once we've compared we will then touch count the groups, to help do this accurately we will move the objects when doing so.
Our role play is being turned in to a school! We hope the children can use the experiences they have now had to play in there with their friends. Last week they used the tool masking tape, this week we are introducing selotape when building and making. We are talking about feelings and happiness and this will be linked to our creative tasks this week.
We hope the children have a fun week, we can't believe we are almost at half term!! Where has that time gone!
EYFS Team :)
Hello lovely Ladybirds! I'm really excited to meet you all and to be your teacher alongside Mrs Foster. I will be in Wednesdays and teaching you on Thursdays. I can't wait to hear all about your interests and get to know you all. Mrs Leigertwood :)
Hello Ladybirds! We have loved meeting you over the last few days, I can already tell we are going to have so much fun and can't wait start our learning journey together! It will be our top priority to keep everyone happy, safe and part of our ladybird team!
Please use this webpage to check for updates, news and upcoming events. See you very soon! Mrs Foster :)
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