Each half term we will send your child's Learning journeys home so you can sit down and look back on the learning that has happened in that time. At the back of the learning journey is a sheet were you can comment on the progress that you have seen during that half term. The children love being able to bring their books home and sharing all their achievements with you. Please ensure books are returned to school on Monday 16th October so work can be completed that day.
Space Day - Friday 20th October
Please send your child to school dressed in a space themed costume. The children do not need to wear their school uniform under their space outfit. They can wear non school uniform underneath. The children will take part in space themed activities during the day to celebrate the final day of our current topic.
Each Reception class will continue to visit the Fielding Forest once a week. We ask children to bring in a pair of wellington boots on their allocated day as it can get a little muddy! Also there are a few brambles (which you would expect in a forest) so on this day I would avoid any bare legs. Our Fielding Forest lessons are loved by our children as it gives them the opportunity to take their learning outside and to explore nature.
Please see the allocated day for each class:
Monday - RF
Tuesday - RS
Wednesday - RH
Friday - RP
Mrs Watts will not be in school next week (week beginning 16.10.17). She will be taking part in Forest School training as this year Mrs Watts is leading our Fielding Forest curriculum. Ms May will be covering her class for most of the week.
Please put a spare set of clothes in your child's bag in case they have an accident or get wet. Can we also ask for any borrowed clothes to be washed and brought back to school please so we have them for next time.
We would like you to share with us all the fantastic things that your child does outside of school. Wow notes are a simple and fun way for you to share with us some of the amazing things your child achieves. Just print of the document (found below in support material) and then fill in any special moments. It might be something that they said that has taken your breath away or how they have helped around the home. A new skill such as riding their bike or an achievement in a club outside of school. All Wow notes will be stuck in your child's Learning Journeys and will be used to inform our ongoing assessments. We look forward to seeing your Wow notes soon.
Please put names in shoes as after Forest School it is quite tricky to match each child to their respective shoes!
The book bags will be sent home each day with your child. Please read with your child as often as possible. Please return your child's book bag to school each morning.
Book bags will continue to be changed once a week for your child, it is encouraged for you to reread the same book with your child to secure key words and to develop comprehension skills. Parent comments in reading journals are encouraged and help support our assessments in school. We will also send home a sharing book of your child's choice once a week.
Please continue to send in clean and dry recycling so that the children can use it for junk modelling.
Please see the lists below or on classroom doors for your child's assigned week to bring in their show and tell. If you have missed your week please do not worry you are welcome to bring something in the following week.
Supporting your Child at Home
Each week we will update our notice board to inform you of the learning that has been happening in Reception that week. We will offer suggestions of how you can support identified areas of English and Maths at home.
We will also include the learning that will be happening in these areas during the next week so you have a clear idea of what is ahead.
Mathematics - Numbers
• Plan a picnic and let your child decide how many sandwiches and bananas you will need.
• Make a number line using birthday cards.
• Play number snap or bingo with numbers that your child has cut out of a magazine.
• Sing number songs where your child has to count backwards like “Five Little Ducks” or “Ten Fat Sausages”.
Mathematics - Shape, space and measure
• Sort out the pairs of shoes so that they go from small to big.
• Make patterns with buttons or lids, like “big, small, big”.
• Allow your child to give you instructions for an obstacle course, like “Go under the blanket”, “Go through the tunnel” and “Go behind the chair”.
Please see the materials and video links below with ideas of how to support your child in maths.
The children have enjoyed playing with the creative small world tables that we have rotated around the classes. They have included a moon landing and a bear's picnic.
In RP the children have been busy making and decorating paper kites, inspired by the windy weather!
In RH the children have been busy creating space inspired constructions using junk. We built, painted and then embellished them. Some are on display next to the snack tray outside our class.
In RS we have been making a rocket number line which is now on display in the class.
We have also continued to explore the Fielding Forest and participate in Music, PE and French lessons.
Week commencing 9/10/17:
We will be continuing our topic of space by reading 'Aliens Love Underpants'. The children will be prediction what happens next in the story, designing a front cover, describing aliens and underpants and finally ordering the events in the story.
This week in Maths, we will be using positional language to describe where Arnold the alien is.
Week Commencing 16/10/17:
We will be reading 'Meg and Mog go to the Moon.'
We will be counting out objects and finding the matching numeral.