What are we learning this half term?
Space (Whatever Next!) and Christmas
The children have shown a great interest in space so we are following their interests. One of the
stories that we are looking at is Whatever Next! We will be flying to the moon in our role play area
and building spaceships outside!
With Christmas coming up we will be beginning to think about our Christmas lists and preparing for
our Christmas Nativity!
We are continuing with Pase 2. You will have noticed the packs coming home with the phonemes we
are learning each week. We have given you books and a pencil if you wish to help the children
practice writing these letters too. The book is a journal and just for your child to practice. They
might want to show you that they can write words now!
Reception have enjoyed beginning their Mastery journey in Maths.We may have only looked at 1, 2
and 3 but we have covered lots of concepts! The children's reasoning skills are growing every day
and they are beginning to speak in full sentences when answering questions. When looking at each
number, we have been watching Number Blocks. These episodes can be viewed on iPlayer and
YouTube and are great at showing stories and songs about each number.
#30 Menu, 100 Reading Challenge and book bags
Thank you for all of your hard work in your learning logs! Please keep on with the #30 menu
and the reading challenge. We have been adding work from the learning logs on our Home
Learning Display. The children enjoy looking at this when they are in class, especially when
they see their work being celebrated.
Some children have begun to ge decodable books as well as library books. Please make
sure you comment in their reading records so that we can change them. An adult will read
with the children once a week and their book will be changed. We use this time to listen to
them read and ask questions to ensure they have understood what they have read. This is
something which you can help at home with and in some of the books there are handy
hints at the beginning and end of the books
Dates for your diary:
Monday 5th November - Back to school and Halloween Disco (3.20-4.10)
Friday 9th November - Phonics and Reading learning workshop (9am - 10am)
Friday 16th November - Children in Need Day
Tuesday and Thursday 27th/29th November - Parent and Carers' meetings (1pm - 6pm Pear class on Tuesday)
Friday 30th November - Takeover Day
Wednesday 12th December - EYFS Christmas Play
Tuesday 18th December - School Pantomime
Friday 21st December - School closes
Monday 7th January - School re-opnes
Class of 2018/19
Build a Bear
Class of 2017/18
Cannon Hall Farm
Class of 2015/16
Reception and Nursery Winter Wonderland
Stay and Create
Reception held a Stay and Create Morning where parents/carers could stay with their children for the morning and make a Christmas Bauble for their tree.