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Monday Febuary 10th 


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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.

 


4th November 2019 

We had a very busy week last week and managed to celebrate: 
Diwali, Halloween and go into the woods to look at our natural environment.

Thank you to all the parents that have sent waterproofs and wellies in. 

In phonics we will be learning to read and write the letter sounds qu, x, nk, ng. We will also be learning new tricky red words and getting ready for nonsense words.

Diary Dates

6th (3-5.30 in the class room) and 7th (2.30-3.00 and 3.30-5.30 in the Hall) November- parents evening (slots available in the school Reception area.)

Thursday 7th Nov- Flu Vaccination.

Friday 8th-13th Nov-School Book Fair.

10th Nov- Remembrance Sunday.

Friday 13th December- Reception Class Nativity Play. 


Maths

We will be looking at weight and capacity and looking at different shapes and size containers, which holds more? Which weighs more? Who has the same? Comparing teaspoons and tablespoons.

This week will be discussing Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday and taking part in a minute silence.  

 


Reception Class Autumn Term 

This week we will be learning to read and write the letter sounds th, z, ch qu. We call sounds with 2 letters special friends at this stage in our phonics, and say 2 letters 1 sound. We will also be finding objects that begin or have these sounds in them around the school.

In maths, we have been looking at number bonds for numbers 0-5 and pattern which we will continue to embed in to our learning. Number formation has also been a priority and we will continue to develop this whilst looking at the same and equal to.

This term we are also going to be joining in with the school assemblies on a Monday and Friday. We plan to start the term by celebrating Diwali and looking at Autumn, before getting into the Christmas spirit. As soon as we know a date for the Christmas Nativity we will keep you informed.


Forest School officially starts Friday 1st November and we are very excited about using the woods to explore nature and stimulate learning experiences, which allow children to test themselves; build self-esteem, confidence, independence and pride. Whilst being able to develop new skills and learn the art of reflection. 

 


Tuesday 8th October. 

This week we will be learning to read and write the letter sounds h, r, v, y . We will be using the sounds that we have already learnt to make words using magnetic letters and boards. We will be blending the letter/sounds together to read.


In our daily phonics sessions, we practice reading ‘Red Words’ which help the children recognise the fact that there are words that are tricky to read because you can not sound them out in the normal way. We are learning the ‘Set 1 red words’.’  In your child’s book bag you will find a bag of red words for you to practice regularly at home. We will add words to this bag as the children learn them. Please keep this word bag in your child’s book bag.

Harvest

We plan to visit St-Cleer Church on Tuesday 15th October to celebrate Harvest at 9.00am. We would really appreciate some help with walking the children to and from the church. If you are willing to help, please speak to a teacher.

Diary Dates

Wednesday 9th October –individual school photos.

Friday 11th October-Heli Heroes- optional £1 donation (to the Air Ambulance)

Tuesday 15th October- Harvest (visit to church.)

Friday 18th October- last day of term.

Thank you.




 


Monday 27th January 

Learning

This week we will be:

Constructing sentences and using punctuation alongside our sounds; ir, oy, ou and air. we will also be writing pirate wanted posters, labelling maps, writing messages in a bottle etc.

In maths- we will be looking at recalling number bonds for number 5 using the whole part model and starting to look and use positional language. Here is a list of the vocabulary we intend to use: above, below, outside, inside, next to, on, beneath, under, besides, left, right, up, down, inside. We will also use North, East, South, West to link with our pirate topic.

Diary Dates

Monday 27th January- Aquarium payment and letters to be completed and returned.

Wednesday 5Th Feb -trip to The National Marine Aquarium. (More info to come asap.)

Thursday 6th February- Reception Class weight and Height Checks.

Wednesday 12th February 5-7pm PTA - Friendship Disco

Friday 14th February- Half Term – return Tuesday 25th February.

March 5th – World Book Day (more info to come.)

March 5th- Parenting Workshops—run by Ann Julian and Karen Batchelor who are Parenting Workers for Cornwall. 

  

 


Monday 9th December 

Here are a list of of all the letter speed sounds that the children have been learning. A really helpful website for parents to visit can be obtained by clicking on the web address below.
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/findoutmore/parents.

A big thank you to all the parents that attended the phonics workshop on Wednesday. It really stood out that by working in partnership, together we can develop the best practice to benefit the children.



 


Monday 2nd december 2019 

The children have been very this week rehearsing for the nativity and are very much looking forward to their performance next week. 

The children have written their letters to Santa and posted them and hopefully Santa will send them back a letter in return. Our classroom is starting to look festive with all the children's Christmas art work and decorations too.

Learning

This week we will be revisiting our set 2 letter sounds ay ,igh,ee ,ow . We will be moving forward and spelling words that we can put into a simple sentence. We will revisit our dinosaur topic and write about some of the things we learned.

Maths

In maths we will be looking at 3d shapes, their names and some simple properties. We will be observing every day objects such as cans, batteries, footballs and discussing their shape.

Please could you send the children's nativity costumes into school on Monday 9th December. This will give us time to do a dress rehearsal in advance. Please can costumes be clearly named and placed in a named bag. Thank you 




 


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