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Welcome to Kites Class - Reception

 

Mrs McRobert and Ms Fletcher

 

Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

Week Commencing 16.10.17

 

This week we will bring things together by looking at me from the inside out. The children will meet our small resident skeleton Mr Biggs this week and will talk about the function of the skeleton and other important parts inside the body. We will again reinforce the importance of looking after our bodies and will promote 'Five a day' by making vegetable soup with the children. 

 

The children are now working in Butterflies, Ladybirds and Dragonflies in Phonics. New sounds this week are: r, h and b. The children will practise blending to read and segmenting to spell words using sounds already covered. To develop writing the children will be drawing, mark making, practising letter formation and ‘writing’ will be encouraged at every opportunity.

 

In Number the children will be estimating, counting and matching numerals to sets. In Shape, Space and Measures they will be naming and describing shapes in class and around the school.

 

Open Afternoon

We really hope that you can come to the open afternoon on Wednesday 18th October to Play and Learn with your children. 

Clay hedgehogs made by Kites Class

Clay hedgehogs made by Kites Class 1
Clay hedgehogs made by Kites Class 2
Clay hedgehogs made by Kites Class 3
Clay hedgehogs made by Kites Class 4
Clay hedgehogs made by Kites Class 5

'What to Expect When' - a parent friendly guide.

 

I have uploaded a parent friendly guide to the ‘EYFS Framework’ and ‘Early years Outcomes’ called ‘What to expect when’. The document provides more information about child development from birth to the end of the reception year and gives examples of how to support and extend children in their learning and development.

 

Most children will be working within the 40-60+ months age band in the reception year. Some children may not achieve all that is detailed at 40-60+ months and others may exceed the descriptors. The most important thing to bear in mind is that all children are unique, they develop at different rates and all have different strengths and interests.

 

Please use the document as a guide of what to expect when and a useful tool to support and extend learning and development at home and when out and about.

A parent guide - What to expect when

Week commencing 09.10.17

 

This week we continue thinking about the seasons as the children make a collage of their focus tree for the small 'Window' display in class. The children will be encouraged to suggest animals which might live in the school grounds such as owls, squirrels, mice and hedgehogs and consider animal activity in Autumn and will use clay to make a hedgehog. 

 

The children will be encouraged to develop hand control and dexterity through using malleable materials including playdough and clay and through threading, pegging and mark making as well as practising letter formation and writing their names.  

 

In Phonics the children will be learning to recognise and sound letters e, u and ck and will be blending to read and segmenting to spell high frequency and CVC words with those and previously learnt sounds.

 

In Mathematics the children will continue recognising and counting numbers and will begin thinking about one more and one less. They will also be exploring length and height in practical activities.

 

We plan a ‘Welly Walk’ on Friday morning weather permitting so please ensure that your child has a coat and a pair of named welly boots in school.

 

Thank you!

Week commencing 09.10.17

 

This week we will continue thinking about the seasons as the children make a collage of their focus tree for the small window display board in class. They will also think about animals which might live in the school grounds including squirrels and hedgehogs and what they might be doing in Autumn.

 

The children will be encouraged to develop hand control and dexterity through using malleable materials including playdough and clay and through threading, pegging and mark making as well as practising letter formation and writing their names.  

 

In Phonics the children will be learning to recognise and sound letters e, u and ck and will be blending to read and segmenting to spell high frequency and CVC words.

 

In Mathematics the children will continue recognising and counting numbers and will begin thinking about one more and one less. They will also be exploring length and height in practical activities.

 

We plan a ‘Welly Walk’ on Friday morning weather permitting so please ensure that your child has a coat and a pair of named welly boots in school.

 

Thank you!

Week commencing 02.10.17

 

This week the children will continue exploring how they learn through their senses and will further explore their sense of hearing and taste this week. We will send a permission slip for the tasting activity later this week. We will also continue thinking about things that contribute to health and well-being. 

 

In Phonics the children will be learning to blend and segment simple words using the sounds already covered. New sounds covered this week include letters o, c and k.

 

In Mathematics this week the children will be learning to recognise numbers, they will practise counting objects and will consider the passage of time as they sequence stages in the human lifecycle.

 

On Friday this week we will take the children on a walk to collect natural items they can use to make an autumn picture. Please ensure that your child has a pair of named welly boots in school every Friday as we plan to take the children out most weeks weather permitting. A rainproof jacket is strongly advised as we take the children out in light rain too.

Exploring our sense of smell - 28.09.17

Exploring our sense of smell - 28.09.17 1 Smelling lavender
Exploring our sense of smell - 28.09.17 2 What can I smell?
Exploring our sense of smell - 28.09.17 3 Making lavender bags

Welly Walk - 29th September

 

After reading a book about seasons and discussing what the children already knew about Autumn, the children went on a Welly Walk to look for signs of autumn in the school grounds. I have posted some photos taken on their walk. 

Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17

Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 1 Our autumn tree
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 2 Feeling the rough protective bark of a tree
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 3 Talking about why trees have roots
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 4 The PLaying field was full of clover
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 5 Red berries
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 6 White berries
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 7 Do berries smell?
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 8 Investigating the bushes
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 9 Ms Fletchers group
Welly Walk - Looking for signs of Autumn - 29.09.17 10 Mrs Meaton's group

Week Commencing 25.09.17

 

This week the children will be exploring what their bodies can do, they will identify their five senses and exploring how they help them learn. The children will consider things that help contribute to good health including water, a balanced diet, exercise, rest, warmth and good relationships.

In Phonics, the children will cover the sounds, m, d and g and in mathematics the children will be naming and describing shapes.

 

We hope to go on another walk around the school grounds on Friday this week. Please ensure your child has welly boots or similar and a rainproof coat.  

Welly Walk - Friday 22nd September

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Welly Walk - Friday 22nd September 2
Welly Walk - Friday 22nd September 3
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Welly Walk - Friday 22nd September 5
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Welly Walk - Friday 22nd September 10
Welly Walk - Friday 22nd September 11

Week Commencing 18.09.17

This week will be lots of new experiences for the children.

 

Reading

We will begin reading with the children and sending books home on their timetabled reading day. We send three books at a time (one a night) and change them again later in the week after they have been read. Please indicate clearly when books have been read so we know when to change them.

 

Library, PE and Walk around the school grounds

The children will visit the library and start their PE sessions on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. If the weather allows we plan to take the children on a walk around the school grounds on Friday so named welly boots in school would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The children will continue learning to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears using the story book, through role play and the Goldilocks song this week.

 

Letters and sounds

The children will be revisiting letters s, a and t this week and we will be introducing letters p, i and n. The children are invited to bring a named object beginning with p into school for a class display.

 

Mathematics

We will be counting, comparing and recognising numbers this week through story, songs, games and class challenges.

 

Wonderful Me!

We will be thinking about our bodies and how to care for them this week and making collage faces in the creative area.

Play structure

Play structure 1
Play structure 2
Play structure 3
Play structure 4
Play structure 5

The children settled very well last week. They listened well, followed instructions, played cooperatively, shared, gained confidence and worked very well as a class. We hope they have all had a good rest over the weekend. I have attached letters which were given out on Friday for your information.

Week Commencing 11.09.17

 

This week we will introduce the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we will be thinking about things which make us special and unique. We will also begin introducing letter sounds beginning with s and a this week.

 

Tapestry

I have sent an activation link via email which I hope you have now received. Once activated you should be able to view and add photos and observations from home. If you have not received a link yet please let me know and I will send a new link.

Happy National Kindness Day!
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