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EASTER IS HERE 


Hooray we have finally made it to  the last day of a very strange  term.
I hope you all have a fantastic Easter and get to enjoy the weather whilst we still have it.

I will update the blog with more school work on the last Friday of the holidays, to be prepared for the following week.

It has been heartfelt seeing what you and the children have been learning together and I really do feel now is the time to relax and look after yourselves. 
Happy Easter Holiday.



 


Tuesday 24th March 

I have to start this blog by saying that I have been so impressed with the Tapestry observations that I have had the pleasure of seeing. It looks like you and the children really have got to grips with the job of home teaching/learning. A massive well done, and the weather has been a much needed boost.

Reception learning is a balance of adult initiated learning and learning through play, and I am keen to ensure that this is balanced. Learning through play has so many benefits and is an important part of a child's early development. Playing helps young children's brains to develop and for their language and communication skills to mature. ... This teaches young children about communication, develop their motor skills and helps with problem-solving. Children learn to make sense of the world around them and it helps to build self worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it's fun children often become absorbed in what they are doing. So please do not feel guilty if your child is not sat at a table/desk, and I hope that you are able to enjoy being resourceful and use stones, sticks, leaves,water and brushes,mud and sticks etc as resources.

 I have added some more support ideas and websites below. My main intention being to provide alternative reading sources, especially now that the government are saying to stay at home and getting to school for books will be not be viable. I have also added the Early Years Learning Goals so you are able to see what is expected of the children at the end of the academic year. If you want more information on the curriculum please click on the link. https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

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Monday 16th March. SPRING  

 

 


Easter is on its' way and we will be celebrating St Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring and Mother’s Day.

We have already begun looking at spring and how things grow . We have started germinating broad beans and are excited to observe the process.

In phonics we will be constructing sentences and using punctuation alongside our set 2 and 3  sounds (ou , oy, are). We are also continuing with our weekly Read Write Inc Ditties 3 times a week. We will be writing about spring and Jack and the Bean Stalk. We are also hoping that the giant doesn’t find his way into the classroom anytime in the near future.

In maths- we will be looking at recalling number bonds for numbers 1-10 using the whole part model and revisiting capacity whilst measuring with a view to making comparisons. 

This week we would like the children to go for a walk with a grown up and look for signs of spring. You could draw a picture and write a sentence to explain what you saw on your walk.

Reminders:

Please encourage your child to wash their hands before coming to school. It is currently advised that your child should stay at home for 14 days if you have either: a high temperature-you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or a new, continuous cough- this means you've started coughing repeatedly.

Please check that you have access to Tapestry as this may become a line of communication with changing events.

Diary Dates: (subject to changes in accordance to COVID-19).

Class photo 18th March.

19/03/2020 3.15pm onwards School Art Exhibition - 27/03/2020 Easter Holidays begin

27/03/2020 After School Club Closed today

14/04/2020 Summer term begins Children back to school

21/04-23/04/2020 Parents Evening—A signup sheet will be displayed in your child’s classroom.

28/04/2020 6pm Glee Choir Performance.

 08/05/2020 Early May Day

Half term begins 01/06/2020 Return to school 05/06/2020

Inset Day 17/06/2020

 STERTS Performances - Times to be confirmed 




 


Monday 2nd March 2020 

This week we will be, constructing sentences and using punctuation alongside our set 2 and 3  sounds (oo, oo, u-e , aw). We are also beginning to use read Write Inc Ditties.

In maths- we will be looking at recalling number bonds for number 9 using the whole part model.
 We will also be revisiting 3d shapes and looking at their properties. We will be discovering vertices, faces, sides and learning how to describe and compare 3d shapes. If, you wanted to you could check out the cupboards and see what 3d shapes you can find and together talk about the names and properties .


Our enjoyment of stories is never far behind and this week we are looking forward to World Book day and learning more about William Shakespeare

 

We would like to say a big big  thank you to all the parents that took part in our parent workshop. We are appreciative of all the collections of shells, stones and sticks and your efforts do not go unnoticed. It was fantastic to see such creative Fairy Houses.

We will also be celebrating and learning about  St Piran's day. The school are providing a special St Piran's Day Menu. 


 


Monday 27th February 2020 















This week we will be, constructing sentences and using punctuation alongside our set 2 and 3  sounds. We are also beginning to use read Write Inc Ditties.


In maths- we will be looking at recalling number bonds for number 8 using the whole part model. We will be revisiting sharing an amount and building on our existing knowledge to work out problems.

Our Forest Activities continue and this week it is planned for the children to meet a woodland fairy and collect natural ingredients to make fairy potions with. If time allows me might even act out the scene with Oberon, Puck and Titania with and incorporate an original quote from the play. 

We are focusing on a Midsummer Night’s Dream for the next two weeks. We will be basing our work on the fairy element of the story. Please could we ask you to collect a jar with a lid for your child and send it to school with them before Friday. 

We are also holding a parent craft workshop and would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 27th February at 1.30-2.30

Diary Dates:

Class photo 18th March.

25th Feb-6th March -Book Fortnight – (Shakespeare a Midnight Summers Dream)

27th February- Fairy craft workshop 1.30-2.30

5th March (World Book Day) dressed as any Shakespearean character. This could range from Shakespeare himself to a King, a fairy or even a forest animal!

 

March 5th- Parenting Workshops—run by Ann Julian and Karen Batchelor who are Parenting Workers for Cornwall. This will run from 9.15-3pm and is a very supportive place to get tips and advice that might support your child at home.

Friday 27th March – Last day of term- return Tuesday 14th April.





 


Monday Febuary 10th 


Live:  
Intro:  

 

We had a fantastic time at the National Marine Aquarium and learned lots of interesting facts about sea creatures. Feel free to ask the children how many eyes a star fish has and where they are and why a Puffa Fish makes its self big .The children enjoyed seeing the turtle and the sharks  and can now also name some of them. This fits in perfectly with our Pirate Topic and the children's interest in sea creatures has become a natural focus point for the class. A big thank you  goes out to all the parents that supported this trip.  

Next week is half term and we look forward to seeing the children return to school on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday). We will of course be learning about Shrove Tuesday and tasting pancakes along the way. We are focusing on a Midsummer Night's Dream. We will be basing our work on the fairy element of the story. Please could we ask you to collect a jar with a lid for your child and send it to school with them when we return on Tuesday 25th February.



We hope that the children are enjoying the book buddy bag that gets sent home daily.  

Phonics.

To date, we have learnt one way in which each long vowel sound is written (Set 2 sounds). When learning their Set 3 speed sounds the children will be taught that there are more ways in which the same sounds are written, e.g. ee as in tree and ea as in tea. We will be learning the sounds I-e, u-e, and o-e when we return from the break.

Maths.
We will be looking at recalling number bonds for number 7 using the whole part model. We will be revisiting and building on our halving and doubling skills.

If you should ever wish to look at the EYFS (the curriculum that Reception follow please follow the attached link.https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

Diary Dates.
Wednesday 12th February 5-7pm PTA - Friendship Disco
Friday 14th February- Half Term – return Tuesday 25th February to school with a class jar.
Class photo 18th March.
25th March-6th Feb -Book Fortnight – (Shakespeare a Midsummer Night’s Dream)
5th March (World Book Day) dressed as any Shakespearean character. This could range from Shakespeare himself to a King, a fairy or even a forest animal!
March 5th- Parenting Workshops—run by Ann Julian and Karen Batchelor who are Parenting Workers for Cornwall. This will run from 9.15-3pm and is a very supportive place to get tips and advice.

 


Monday 10th February 

We had a fantastic time at the National Marine Aquarium and learned lots of interesting facts about sea creatures. Feel free to ask the children how many eyes a star fish has and where they are and why a Puffa Fish makes its self big .The children enjoyed seeing the turtle and the sharks  and can now also name some of them. This fits in perfectly with our Pirate Topic and the children's interest in sea creatures has become a natural focus point for the class. A big thank you  goes out to all the parents that supported this trip.  

Next week is half term and we look forward to seeing the children return to school on Tuesday 25th February (Shrove Tuesday). We will of course be learning about Shrove Tuesday and tasting pancakes along the way. We are focusing on a Midsummer's  Night Dream. We will be basing our work on the fairy element of the story. Please could we ask you to collect a jar with a lid for your child and send it to school with them when we return on Tuesday 25th February.



We hope that the children are enjoying the book buddy bag that gets sent home daily.  

Phonics.

To date, we have learnt one way in which each long vowel sound is written (Set 2 sounds). When learning their Set 3 speed sounds the children will be taught that there are more ways in which the same sounds are written, e.g. ee as in tree and ea as in tea. We will be learning the sounds I-e, u-e, and o-e when we return from the break.

Maths.
We will be looking at recalling number bonds for number 7 using the whole part model. We will be revisiting and building on our halving and doubling skills.

If you should ever wish to look at the EYFS (the curriculum that Reception follow please follow the attached link.https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf


Diary Dates.

Wednesday 12th February 5-7pm PTA - Friendship Disco
Friday 14th February- Half Term – return Tuesday 25th February to school with a class jar.
Class photo 18th March.
25th March-6th Feb -Book Fortnight – (Shakespeare a Midnight Summers Dream) 
5th March (World Book Day) dressed as any Shakespearean character. This could range from Shakespeare himself to a King, a fairy or even a forest animal!

March 5th- Parenting Workshops—run by Ann Julian and Karen Batchelor who are Parenting Workers for Cornwall. This will run from 9.15-3pm and is a very supportive place to get tips and 

 


Monday 20th January 

As pirate characters this week we explored the woods and made our own plank to walk across. We also used peelers to whittle swords with and we soon realised how tricky this was. The children explored the woods looking for treasure and assessed risks and supported each other when needed.

Learning

This week we will be celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year alongside our Pirate Topic.

In phonics we are now beginning to constructing sentences and use punctuation. This week we will be learning the sounds oo (poo and the zoo) ar (start the car) or (shut the door) OO (look at a book.)

In maths- we will be looking at recalling number bonds for number 4 using the whole part model and starting to look at time. 

 

 


6th January 2020 

Our topic will be based on a pirate theme with the overarching question of: Arrgh is it a pirate life for me ? 

If you have any pirate books or items that you would feel would benefit the children’s learning, we would be most grateful.


In maths we will be looking at money and coin values linking it with the composition of numbers.


In phonics we will be concentrating on the recognition of capital letters and drawing on our handwriting and phonics skills to help us write sentences.

We will be reading lots of pirate stories and developing our comprehension and widening our vocabulary.

 


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