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Class Teachers for Reception Classes:

Mrs A Turner

Mrs B Pari

 

Teaching Assistants for Reception Classes:

Miss R McDonagh

Miss A March

Miss C Driscoll

Reception 05.03.21

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 01.03.2021

This week we have been looking at the book ‘The snail and the Whale’ We drew different scenes from the story. We also wrote about adventures we have had with our family. We also looked at a story from West Africa. ‘Zomo the Rabbit’ and talked about the different things Zomo did to trick the other animals. We wrote about our adventure with our family, just like whale and the snail. We also made an under the water scene with things we might find in the ocean.

In maths we have been learning about Length and how to order thigs and use the language longest, shortest, long and short

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 08.03.2021

 

We look forward to seeing you all back at school.

We will be doing lots of fun activities to help us settle back into school routine.

We will be creating and doing lots of craft to go with our topic

 ‘Commotion in the ocean’

 

In Maths, we will be continuing and consolidating our knowledge of Capacity and length.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.02.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

  

This week we have chosen in 

 

Owl Class -           Darcie

                 Desara

Sparrow class:      Esme

                 Callum

 

 

Messages for Parents – 5.3.2021

 

We are so looking forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday 8th March.

Please remember school opens for Reception between 8.45 and 8.55 and finishes at 3.20pm.

 

Please remember to wear a face covering when on school grounds and to maintain social distancing. Thank you.

 

Please wear full school uniform and bring your lunch to school in a wipe clean lunch box. Please remember your water bottle


Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on Tapestry and send any work you would like to share also via Tapestry.

 

Stay safe

 

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day.

Reception 26.2.21 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 22.2.2021 

This week we have been looking at our New topic Commotion in the Ocean.  

We read the book Commotion in the Ocean and looked at rhyming words and created our own poems. We looked at things that live in the sea and we made a craft of a sea creature using an egg box. 

 

In Maths, we were learning about Capacity and had lots of fun using different containers to find out if it was full, half full or empty. We also had great fun making our own portion using different things. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 1.3.2021 

 

We are continuing with our Topic 

Commotion in the Ocean  

 

We are reading the ‘The snail and the whale’ we are looking at a traditional folk tale from #West Africa.  

 

In Maths, we will be learning about length and finding different things around the environment that we can measure and use to measure.

 

Music 

Household instruments! 

See if you can find some items around the house that can make a sound. For example, an upside down saucepan with a wooden spoon would make a good drum or two metal spoons tapped together would make a nice sound. 

When you’ve collected some items, see how many different ways you can ‘play’ them. What different sounds can you make on them? Can you make a quiet sound? Can you make a loud sound? 

 

Now turn on the radio or find your favourite piece of music and play along with your new instrument! 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.01.2021 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!  

   

This week we have chosen in  

 

Owl Class -   Cayden 

 Frankie 

Sparrow class: Fallon 

Callie-Rose 

 

 

        Messages for Parents – 26.2.2021 

  

World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March 2021 – please look out for some book day activities. Also, please take photos of your child/ren reading in cosy or unusual places to help celebrate reading. They can dress up if they want to! 

  

For those of you that love Roald Dhal click this link to create your own character costume 0 World Book Day is coming up! 

Dressing up tips - Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity 

      


Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place! 

  

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on Tapestry and send any work you would like to share also via Tapestry.. 

  

Stay safe 

 

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day. 

Reception 12.2.21

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 8.2.2021

This week we have been finding facts and building on the knowledge we already have by researching the internet and using information books.

We read the book ‘The way back home’ and made puppets to help us to retell the story, we also used a story board to write about the story. At the end of the week we made a poster to show and tell all we have been learning about Space. 

In Maths, we have been consolidating our knowledge of subtraction.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.2.2021

 

We hope you have all had a wonderful week and we would now like to welcome you to our new topic for the next half term. So far, we have been very busy travelling in space but now it is time to return to Earth and dive deep into the oceans. We have lots of stories to look forward to over the next 6 weeks as we explore the seas, and we cannot wait to see your photographs and videos on Tapestry sharing all your amazing learning at home.  Have fun.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at Capacity.

Capacity is the amount something can hold.

We can use capacity to describe when something is fullhalf full and empty

 

 

In music we will be looking at

 

Moving to Music

 

 

Find some music at home. It could be your favourite song, a totally new song, a radio station that you like listening to, a favourite CD – anything!

 

While the music is playing, start moving around your room. See if you can move in the following ways:

- Take big, slow steps like an elephant

- Take tiny, fast steps like a mouse

- Make loud, stomping steps like a giant

- Make quiet, tiptoe steps like a cat

 

Can you move around the room like a fish, blowing bubbles? Or an octopus waving it’s tentacles? How about a shark snapping its sharp teeth?!

 

While you are listening to your music, if it gets quieter, try making your movements really small. If the music gets louder, make your movements really big! Have fun!

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.02.2021

 

 

This week we have chosen in 

 

Owl Class -           Amber

               Hannah

Sparrow class:   Lewie

                Violet

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – 12.2.2021

 

 

Please have a happy and safe half term.

 

For those of you that love Roald Dhal click this link to create your own character costume 0 World Book Day is coming up!

 

Dressing up tips - Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity


Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on Tapestry and send any work you would like to share also via Tapestry..

 

Stay safe

 

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day

 

 

Reception 1.2.21

This Week’s Learning – wb 1.2.2021

 

This week we read the book ‘Whatever Next’ and created a list of the different things Baby Bear would take to the moon. We sequenced the story and created a bear sandwich.

 In Maths, we were learning about subtraction and the different vocabulary we use such as take away, fewer, less, more and difference.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 8.2.2021

 

We are continuing with our Space topic - To Infinity and Beyond.

 We will be reading the story Way Back Home.

 

We will be talking about the characters and the characters feelings. We will be looking at how we can help people and we will be making puppets to create speech between the main characters in the story  

 

In Maths, we are continuing with subtraction and how to write subtraction number sentences.

 

   Reception Music Home learning – Spring 1, Week 6

 

 

Be Happy!!

This week I have found a fun song called Happy. When I listened to it, it brought a smile to my face and made me think of lots of happy memories!

Click on this link to see the song. The lyrics are on the screen and the song is on the right hand side.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/happy-song/zm4rrj6

Start by listening to the song. You can dance along or move in time to the song.

See if you can learn the chorus and try these actions:

 

I am                      Use one finger to point to yourself

 

Happy…              Place the palm of one hand on your chest (over your heart) and then cover the back of that hand with the palm of your other hand. Tap your chest every time you sing Happy.

 

Ooo Ooo Ooo Point your index fingers up to the sky and move your hands 3 times

 

You are               Use one finger to point at someone else

 

Happy…              As before

 

Ooo Ooo Ooo As before

 

We are                Open both arms wide, palms up

 

Happy...             As before

 

Ooo Ooo Ooo As before

 

I love you          Point to yourself then to someone else

 

You love me     Point to someone else then to yourself

 

Happy happy  Do the happy gesture twice

 

Wooo!                Throw your hands in the air and jump!

Class Teacher Awards – 5.02.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

This week we have chosen in 

Owl Class –   Boril

                     Shaathanan           

Sparrow class: Victor

                    Weronika

Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on Tapestry and send any work you would like to share also via Tapestry.

Stay safe

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day.

 

There is a weekly lockdown course for families click on the link for more information.  Lockdown Support Course (mailchi.mp)

Reception 29.1.21

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 25.1.2021

This week we have been finding facts and building on the knowledge we already have by researching the internet and using information books.

 

We read the book ‘You choose in space’ and talked about the difference between Earth and Space, described the story and our own journey to space. We also created our own space station using Lego, Duplo and junk modelling.

 

In Maths, we were learning to recognise the coins and use the language of pence, pound. We also had our own shop and labelled our items and played shopping.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 1.2.2021

 

We are continuing with our Space topic - To Infinity and Beyond.

 We will be reading the story

 

‘Whatever Next’

sequencing the story, describing what baby bear took to the moon. Discuss about what it would be like to visit the moon, label what baby bear took to the moon and make a bear on toast.

 

In Maths, we will be learning to do subtraction – taking away, one less than a number.

 

 

In music we will be Draw what you hear

You need some classical music for this task. You may have some CDs at home or you could put Classic FM on the radio. 

 

While you are listening, try drawing what you hear. You could use colour pencils, crayons, felt tips or even paint! 

 

If you hear loud, sharp sounds, you might want to draw zig zag lines, arrows, triangles, shapes with points. 

If you hear softer, calm sounds, you might want to draw circles, spirals, S shapes, curves

When the music has finished have a look at your picture to see what you have created

 

Class Teacher Awards – 29.01.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

  

This week we have chosen in 

 

Owl Class -           Teddy

               Isai

Sparrow class:   Sydney

                Harper

There is a weekly lockdown course for families click on the link for more information.  Lockdown Support Course (mailchi.mp)

There is a Facebook page which lets you know what is going on in the libraries.

This includes stories being read, rhyme times and there is also going to be a zoolab for Chinese new year. The 'select and collect' system is still operating so that children can borrow and read books from the library. 

 

Link:  Sutton Libraries London | Facebook

We would like to inform you that Blue Peter on YouTube has been launched at CBBC and we were wondering if you would be interested in this, for entertainment outside of home-schooling hours now we’re in lockdown.

 

Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.

 

If you think your interested in this, please subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter - (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every Thursday, or on BBC iPlayer.

 

 

Sutton libraries are running a zoolab event for Chinese New Year which our families may be interested in. It is being held on 11th February and families register through the link below. 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-new-year-with-zoolab-tickets-138273982203?aff=

 

 

 

As teachers we appreciate the work you do with your children at home


Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on Tapestry and send any work you would like to share also via Tapestry..

 

Stay safe

 

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day.

Reception 22.1.21

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 18.1.2021

This week we have been finding information about the Earth and the Moon and then discussing the differences between them.

We read the book ‘Man on the Moon’ and created a story map and discussed the things Bob does in his day.

 In Maths, we were learning how to create a number line and how to solve number sentences using a number line.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 25.1.2021

 

We are continuing with our Space topic - To Infinity and Beyond.

 We will be reading the story You Choose In Space

 

We will be making choices about the things we like in the story. We will be thinking about what job we would have on board the spaceship to what clothes we would wear and what food we might eat.  

 We will be comparing life on Earth to life in the You Choose In Space book looking at similarities and difference between them.

 

In Maths, we are looking at money and the language we use in relation to money.

Reception Music Home learning – Spring 1, Week 4

 

 

Musical Stories

Find your favourite book, a story you know well. You can say the story out loud or get someone to read it to you. Try making up some sound effects to go with the story. You could use your voice in different ways, you could use instruments if you have them, or different objects around the house that make a sound like a bunch of keys.

Examples:

Someone rings a doorbell = sing ‘ding dong’ with your voice

An animal is walking through grass = make a swooshing sound with your voice

A snake is slithering on the ground = shake a rattle or a jar of rice to make a hissing snake sound

 

Class Teacher Awards – 22.01.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

This week we have chosen in 

Owl Class -           Amber

                              Rya

Sarrow class:      Esme

                             Callum

 

 

We appreciate your patience with some of the technical issues and we hope it will be smooth sailing from here.

As teachers we appreciate the work you do with your children at home


Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place!

Reception 15.1.21

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 11.1.2021

This week we have been finding facts and building on the knowledge we already have by researching the internet and using information books.

In PSHE we learnt about the BEE rules in school and at home.

We read the book ‘How to save the world’ and made a poster about how we could help to save the world. We looked at where water comes from.

 

In Maths, we were learning how to add two numbers together using Numicon.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 18.1.2021

 

We are continuing with our Space topic - To Infinity and Beyond.

 We will be reading the story

 

Bob the Man on the Moon and discussing the different jobs Bob has to do on the moon and creating a story map.

 When you listen to the story have a look at what Bob is wearing and draw and label your own picture of Bob.

We will also compare the moon and the Earth

 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn how to add two numbers together using the number line, and the different strategies we can use to help us find the answer.

 

In music we will be looking at Nursery Rhymes

Reception Music Home learning – Spring 1, Week 3

 

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

 

What is your favourite nursery rhyme? Is it Old MacDonald had a farm, or Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, or Twinkle twinkle little star? How about Mary had a little lamb, The wheels on the bus or Baa Baa Black Sheep?

 

Choose your favourite nursery rhyme and sing the song with your family. Does everyone know the tune? You might need to show your grown-ups how it goes! How many verses do you know?

 

Now can you add some actions? You probably already know lots of actions to these songs like in Old MacDonald when you can pretend to be the farm animal in each verse.

 

If you can, get someone to film you performing the song to send it to your teacher

 


Class Teacher Awards – 15.01.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

  

This week we have chosen in 

 

Owl Class -              Rio

                    Daniel

Sparrow class:              William

                    Chloe

 

 

 

Wow! What a start to the new term. We appreciate your patience with some of the technical issues and we hope it will be smooth sailing from here.

As teachers we appreciate the work you do with your children at home


Please ensure that your child is reading everyday (this can be a home book, magazine, comic or from the online Oxford Owl website) and recording their reading via Tapestry. The more exposure to the written word the better their writing becomes. They can read any book, it doesn’t always have to be a school given book. We want your child/children to develop a love of books and enjoy reading for pleasure. Try to make time to share a book together as part of your evening routine. Snuggle up in bed or on the sofa, if you have a great place to read then why not send a photo via Tapestry to show your child reading in their favourite place!

 

Please use the class emails to speak with us about any issues and continue to complete the daily assignment on Tapestry and send any work you would like to share also via Tapestry..

 

Stay safe

 

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day.

Reception 8.1.21

 

PE with Joe is back, starting Monday 11th January 2020 at 9am on his you tube channel.

It will have 3 live session on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They last approximately 20 mins and are designed for children. You can have a go and do as much as you can.

Have fun and enjoy it.

 

We have sent you a message on Tapestry telling you how you can use the different tabs on Tapestry to access the learning and to upload the work your children are doing.

 

Please remember to use the class email to get in touch with me or Mrs Turner.

 

Owl Class:    owlclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

Sparrow class:  sparrowclass@CirrusTrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

We will try our best to reply by the end of the working day.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 11.1.2021


Our new topic is To Infinity and Beyond and is all about Space.

 We will focus on finding facts and building on the knowledge we already have by researching the internet and using information books

 

In Maths, we will be learning how to add two numbers together

 

 

  

   

Reception Music Home learning – Spring 1, Week 2

 

 

Musical Games 

 

 

 

How many musical games do you know? I can think of a few and I’ve made a list below. Why not try playing them with your family this week. All you need is your favourite music radio station or a favourite CD. If you know some different musical games, try them too! 

 

Musical statues – someone needs to be in charge of starting and stopping the music. Dance around the room to the music. When the music stops, you have to freeze! If you move you have to sing a nursery rhyme to everyone else! 

 

Musical bumps – someone needs to be in charge of starting and stopping the music. Again dance around the room to the music. When the music stops you have to sit down quickly (make sure you have lots of space for this!). The last one to sit down has to sing a nursery rhyme to everyone else! 

 

Follow the leader – choose someone to be the leader. They start performing an action like clapping and everyone joins in. When the leader changes to another action, eg. stomping, everyone else has to change as quickly as possible. The leader can change their action as many times and as quickly as they like. Watch carefully to make sure you keep up! 

 

Dance competition – put your favourite music on and see who has got the best dance moves! 

 

Go on a sound hunt – can you find objects in your house that make different sounds?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.12.2020 

 

Each week we will choose 2 children who have really impressed us. These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home! 

  

This week we have chosen in 

 

Owl Class -     Liam

 Darren

 

Sparrow class:   Ada

Tommy Lee

 

Reception 18/12/20

This week, we have enjoyed lots of Christmas celebrations. We have had lots of fun in our Frozen area and there has been lots of singing too.

The children have enjoyed accessing some independent writing opportunities and sharing Christmas cards with their friends.

In PE we enjoyed a fun Christmas yoga with Jaime, the children enjoyed moving their bodies in different ways to go on a Christmas adventure.

In maths we were finding out ways to make 10 and used different methods to record and show this. We have used our 10 frames a lot this week. 

 

Next Week's Learning

After the holidays our topic will be To Infinity and Beyond and is all about Space. We will focus on finding facts and building on the knowledge we already have by researching the internet and using information books.

In maths we are beginning to find ways to solve problems with numbers up to ten,. We are starting with addition problems.

In PE we will be using the apparatus to make obstacle courses inside and outside and exploring ways to move our bodies and use the equipment safely.

Happy Christmas to everyone!

Thank you so much for a fantastic term, the children have all been amazing and have grown in confidence and that is all thanks to the support you have given us to help your children grow.

A message from Miss Maxey

"Thank you to everyone for the cards, gifts and words of good luck. I have really enjoyed getting to know you all over the last term. I will miss you all very much! I was a bit overwhelmed on Thursday at home time but just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the kindness and best wishes you all showed me"

 Mrs Turner will join the children in Sparrow Class after the holidays, the children have all met her and she is looking forward to joining the class.

A message from Mrs Pari,

I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone for the lovely Christmas cards, messages and gifts,

 

 

 

Christmas Performance

 

On Friday the children sang our Christmas songs to tell the story of Shepherd Little.

Reception 4/12/20

This week we have been reading a different story each day from the Library service.

 

My Hair by Hanna Lee

Arlo The Lion who Couldn’t Sleep by Catherine Rayner

The Whales on the Bus by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharrat

Chapati Moon by Pippa Goodhart and Lizzie Finlay

Just one of Those Days by Jill Murphy

We have completed a different activity linked to the story of the day.

We have enjoyed all the books but our favourite was the Whales on the bus because we could sing along with the story.

In maths we have focussed on number 8 and shared our knowledge on who to make 8, we have started to think about our problem-solving skills.

Next Week's Learning

Next week our story is Mog's Christmas Calamity. We will retell the story using story maps and will make some decorations for the classroom.

You can watch the story on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQeTom4V2RE 

 

In maths we are using the part part whole model to make 9 We will make our own adding machine to make 9 in different ways.

 

In PE we will be using footballs to throw, catch, kick and having a go at scoring a goal.

Star of the Week

Brandon

Calum

Isai

Thank you to everyone who dressed in black and white and bought in a donation for music.

 

Next week on Friday is Christmas Jumper Day, wear a Christmas jumper and bring a donation for Save the Children.

 

We will also be having Christmas dinner in the hall on  Friday.

 

A bike has gone missing from the Reception class area, if you have seen a pink bike around school can you please return it. 

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Reception Team

 

Reception 27/11/20

This week our story has been Handa’s Surprise. We have enjoyed acting out the story, drawing story maps and tasting lots of fruit. We decided our favourite fruit is pineapple.

In maths we have been finding lots of ways to make 7, using counters to play games, drawing 7 and making groups of 7 with our friends.

Handa even had seven fruits in her basket!

We used pastels to draw all the fruits using our observation skills to select the correct colours.

In PE we used bean bags to practice our throwing and catching skills.

Next Week's Learning

Next week we will be reading a different story each day from the Library service.

 

My Hair by Hanna Lee

Arlo The Lion who Couldn’t Sleep by Catherine Rayner

Aalfred and AAlbert by Morag Hood

The Whales on the Bus by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharrat

Chapati Moon by Pippa Goodhart and Lizzie Finlay

Just on of Those Days by Jill Murphy

 

At the end of the week we will be taking a vote on which book is our favourite.

In PE we will continue to practice our ball skills and developing throwing and catching. If you can do this at home too, that would be great.

 

In maths we are making 8, thinking about counting in two’s, recognising even numbers and finding different ways to make 8.

Stars of the Week

Krishi

Doruk

Frankie

 

Musical Mufti Day!

This year we are fundraising to support the music opportunities in school. We are lucky to be able to offer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn instruments and take part in musical experiences across the whole school. There will be three Mufti Days across the year and the first will be on Friday 4th December. The theme for this first mufti day will be black and white to represent the keys on a piano keyboard. In exchange for wearing black and white clothes, we are asking that the children bring in a donation of up to £1 please.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

The Reception Team

Reception 20/11/20

This week we have been reading the story of Something Else, this story links to Anti Bullying week and celebrates difference and being kind to our friends.

The children have talked a lot about being kind and friendly and not hurting our friends. 

We made kind hands and had a go at writing.

In maths we have introduced the number six and started to talk about addition and subtraction problems.

We have been using the part, part, whole model to show how we make two parts to make a whole.

During PE we have developed our ball skills and are trying our best to throw and catch the ball.

 

Our story next week in Handa's Surprise. We will be talking about the story and the animals and fruit. The children will have a go at writing and making a story map.

We will be drawing different fruits, fruit tasting and deciding as a class which fruit is our favourite!

In maths we are focusing on the number seven, watching Number Blocks and starting to solve problems.

In PE we will continue to practice our ball skills and developing throwing and catching. If you can do this at home too, that would be great.

Star of the Week

Our stars this week are

Kylah

Kallie

Sara

Spare Clothes

Lots of children have had accidents at school, please make sure that yo pack spare clothes for them to change into.

If yo have any spare clothes at home and you are able to donate them, please put them in a plastic bag and give them to the class teacher.

 

READING! 

Lots of children are forgetting to return their reading record.

Please make sure it is in the book bag on a Friday.

We collect all the books in and the children who have read at home get a marble in the jar.

 

We change the book on a Monday, you can support your child by reading every day and writing a comment in the book.

 

Water Bottles

Please make sure your child has their water bottle in school everyday. The bottle should contain only water. The children who have packed lunch can have a juice in their packed lunch box.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

This Week’s Learning – 13/11/20

 

Our topic this term is Celebrations

 

 

This week we have been thinking about Remembrance Day and we observed the two minutes silence. The children had the opportunity to make poppies and colour poppies in to make a poppy wreath.

We also listened to the story of Rama and Sita, which tells us about Diwali, The Festival of Light. We then made Diva lamps to light the way for Rama and Sita.

We listened to the story of the Blue Balloon and talked about how we would like a magic balloon.

We had a go at a science experiment, we needed to use vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to inflate the balloon.

Watch the video and have a go at home.

Next week we will be reading the story of Something Else, this story links to Anti Bullying week and celebrates difference and being kind to our friends.

 

The children are invited to wear odd socks to school on Monday. We will be looking at the patterns and colours in the socks and see if anyone has socks that match their friend’s socks.

Our celebration this week will be Eid, which is a Muslim festival.

In maths we are focussing on the number six, watching Number Blocks and starting to solve addition problems.

In PE we will continue to practice our ball skills and developing throwing and catching. If you can do this at home too, that would be great.

 

Our Stars this week are

Elizabeth

Layla

Anthony

Kylah

Please remember

 

NUTS 

 

We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed. 

If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.  

 

 

This Week's Learning

Our topic this term is Celebrations Around the World

 

This week we have been learning about Guy Fawkes. We have introduced the topic of Celebrations and talked about the celebrations we take part in at home.

 

In phonics we have learnt the sounds qu, v and x.

We have also been having a go at writing the red words we were learning over half term.


I no go to the

 

In maths we have focussed on 2D shapes. We have been exploring the properties of squares, circles, triangles and oblongs.

Next Week's Learning

Our story is the story of Rama and Sita, which is linked to Diwali, The Festival of Light.

We will be holding a two minute silence for Armistice Day. We will be making our own poppies for our display.

In maths we will be developing our pattern making skills and introducing some 3D shapes.

In PE we will be continuing to learn new ball skills, throwing and catching and rolling and kicking the ball.

Star of the Week

Stars of the Week

Sydney

Doruk

Robyn

Parent Information

 

Please remember when you drop off in the morning, you need to be wearing a mask when you are on school site.

 

You should have received a letter in regards to clubs for he rest of the term, clubs will no longer be running in school. We will let you know when they will resume.

 

Have a fabulous weekend!

 

The Reception Team

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – 23.10.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

 

This week we have been learning about Black History Month.

We have talked about different people in history and those making a difference to our lives today.

We are starting to have a go at writing using our phonic knowledge to sound out, starting with CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words. Please keep working on letter formation at home.

We enjoyed a Mindfulness session in the hall and learned how to breathe to calm ourselves and feel ready to learn and relax ready for sleeping.

We especially enjoyed the funny face we needed to make to relax our muscles.

In maths we have focussed on patterns and making patterns in different ways.

“A pattern is something that repeats over and over again!”

Remember to watch Number Blocks at home, the children love it!

Next Week’s Learning

We return to school on Tuesday 3rd November. Our topic for next half term is Festivals and Celebrations.

The first celebrations we will be thinking about are Fire work night and Diwali.

In maths we will be focussing on Shape, Space and Measure and we will be exploring 2D shapes.

In PE we will be learning ball skills, throwing and catching and rolling and kicking the ball.

Star of the Week

Lewie

Elsie

Rya

Parent Information

We will return to school on Tuesday 3rd November.

Have a fabulous half term and stay safe.

 

The Reception Team

 

This Week’s Learning – 16.10.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

 

This week we have been reading the story of The House that Jack Built.

We have retold the story and designed our own houses that we would like to live in. The children came up with some great ideas such as swimming pools, hot tubs and an ice cream machine.

We then built our houses using all the junk modelling resources, the children had great fun!

We are all working hard to write our names using the correct letter formation, we only need a capital at the beginning of our names.

We are starting to have a go at writing using our phonic knowledge to sound out, starting with CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.

The sounds we learnt this week are h, l, r, j.

In maths we have been concentrating on the number 5 and how to make 5. Our challenge has been to show 5 in different ways, by mark making, physical actions and counting objects.

Remember to watch Number Blocks at home, the children love it!

 

Next Week's Learning

 

Next week we will be focusing on Black History Month and we will be reading stories form the website Tata's Storytime.

In maths we will be using weighing scales and sorting and making patterns using different objects.

In PE we will be using our bodies in different ways to move around the hall, remembering to find a space and look for a partner.

 

Star of the Week

 

Cayden

Abigail

 

Please remember to make sure all coats, water bottles and other belongings are labelled.

Coats should be warm and waterproof.

 

Also if your child does not have a book bag it would be really helpful if you purchased one as these fit in their trays and it is easier for the children to manage.

 

Please remember to book your parent consultation appointment.

 

Don't forget to look on Tapestry to see what your child has been up to.

 

Have a great weekend

 

The Reception Team

 

This Week’s Learning – 9.10.2020

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

 

This week we have been reading the story of Peace at Last.

We have retold the story and talked about who lives in our house. The children have been great at recreating the actions, especially mummy bear snoring!

We are all working hard to write our names using the correct letter formation, we only need a capital at the beginning of our names.

We are starting to have a go at writing using our phonic knowledge to sound out, starting with CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.

We went on an Autumn Walk all around the school and collected lots of Natural resources and we used them in our Artwork. We particularly enjoyed conker rolling in paint.

This week in PE we have learnt how to find a space, move in different ways and we played the game “Corners”. We retold our story again and followed all the actions. Then we went on a Bear Hunt up and down the hall.

In maths we have been concentrating on the number 4 and how to make 4. Our challenge has been to show 4 in different ways, by mark making, physical actions and counting objects.

Remember to watch Number Blocks at home, the children love it!

 

 

Next Week's Learning

Next week our story is the House that Jack built. The children will be designing and making their own houses and using their imagination to create their own homes.

 

Will you have a ball pool? Will you have a big slide? Will your house take off and go to space?

 

In maths we are finding out about the number 5. We will be singing songs with 5 and finding different ways to make five.

 

Our Stars this week are Bella, William and Teddy.

This Week’s Learning – 2.10.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’

 

This week we have been reading the story of Dinosaur goes to School.

The children have talked about how well they have settled into school and who their friends are.

We are all working hard to write our names using the correct letter formation, we only need a capital at the beginning of our names.

We painted dinosaurs using lots of different colours.

This week in PE we have learnt how to find a space, move in different ways and we played the game “Corners”.

Everyone moved around the hall and chose a colour corner to stand in. We enjoyed congratulating the winners!

In maths we have been concentrating on the number 3 and how to make 3. Our challenge has been to show 3 in different ways, by mark making, physical actions and counting objects.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 5.10.2020

 

Next week, we will be looking at the book Peace at Last.   We will be story sequencing and using the repetitive language from the story to talk about what happens.

We will be going on an Autumn walk and talking about similarities and differences in our immediate environment.

We will be making a collection of natural objects to talk about and explore.

In maths, our number is 5 and we will also be thinking about positional language and in our Maths areas we will be looking at shapes. 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 2.10.2020

 

Each week we will choose 4 children who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Violet, Neel, Celine and Rio

 

Well done to all of you!

 

 

 

Messages for Parents – wb 5.10.2020

 

Please can we remind you to ensure you have signed up for free milk on the website www.coolmilk.com . We have a big group of children who are asking for milk each day but have not yet been signed up. 

Please try our school dinners, Silly Sausage Day was a great success!

We enjoyed sharing the story of 10 Fat Sausages and all eating our dinner together in the hall

This Week's Learning 25/9/20

This week we have been learning all about Elmer and his lovely colours. We have been making patterns and finding ways to make 2.

In PE we went for a walk through the jungle and moved our bodies in different ways.

We have been thinking about our body parts and had a go at drawing and labelling the parts of our bodies.

We sang the song Marvellous Machine and talked about how our bodies can move.

 

In phonics this week, we learnt the sounds t, i, n, p.

 

We are all working on writing our own name and forming the letters correctly. Please remember we only have a capital letter at the beginning of our names.

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Mat

Next Week's Learning

Next week is the story of Dinosaur starting school. We will be finding out about what we like at school and who are our friends.

The children are working hard to make lots of new friends and use all the resources in our environment.

We are encouraging the children to have a go at mark making and writing as much as possible and we will be making dinosaur stories next week.

The sounds for next week are g o c k.

In maths we are focusing on the number 3 and how we can make 3 in different ways.

 

 

Star of the Week

Our stars this week are 

Ibrahim 

Hannah

Kallie

 

Next Thursday is school photograph day, please wear your school uniform to school, there will be no PE for Owls that day.

 

Please remember to wear a face mask on site when dropping off and collecting the children.

 

Have a great weekend

 

The Reception Team

Sparrow and Owl Open Classroom

Still image for this video

This Week's Learning 18/9/20

This week we have read the story of Monkey puzzle, we listened carefully to the story and answered questions about what we had read. The children were great at retelling the story together and we used animal actions in our PE lesson.

 

In maths we have been thinking about the number 1, we have found different ways to represent the number 1 and looked for numbers in the environment.

 

Our phonics sounds this week were m a s d, please help your child to learn the rhymes to have a go at writing.

 

 

 

Next Week's Learning

Next week our story is Elmer the elephant, we will be talking about our friends and what makes us different. We will have lots of fun telling the story and making each other laugh, like Elmer makes his friends laugh.

 

Our writing focus will be talking about how Elmer feels and having a go at using our sounds to write in a speech bubble. 

 

In maths, we will be using numberblocks to explore the number 2. We will also be making patterns and using colours to complete our own Elmers.

 

Our sounds for next week will be t i n p.

 

Star of the Week

Our stars of the week are;

Harper

Tommy-Lee

Ray Ray

Amber

The children have started to bring home a reading book. The books will come home on a Monday, please share the book at home over the week and write a comment in the home school diary.

We will read again with the children on a Friday and books will be changed the following Monday.

It is very important that you read with your child every evening, you may wish to chose a book from home together as well as the school book.

We will celebrate the readers on a Friday morning and those children who have read at home will put a marble in the reward jar.

 

Thank you for your support

 

The Reception Team

 

 

Well done everyone for settling in so well to your new class. .

 

Thank you to all the parents for helping us in the morning to support the children into school.

Please remember that Reception children need to wait at the main gate until 8.45am so the nursery children can come in first.

 

Please make sure that all of your child's belongings are labelled with their name. Especially jumpers, as these easily get mislaid.

 

PE for Sparrows is on Wednesday morning and Thursday morning for Owls. (Owls 1 also have outdoor PE on Wednesday afternoon).

 

Well done everyone, have a great weekend

 

Reception Team

 

This Week's Learning

This week we have been settling and the children have enjoyed exploring all the areas of the classroom and making new friends.

 

We have been singing lots of number rhymes and playing listening games to help with our early phonics skills.

 

We have been taking all about ourselves and telling our friends what makes us happy.

 

Star of the Week

Our Stars of the Week are:

 

Sparrows Victor and Abigail

Owls Riley and Arabella 

Next Week's Learning

Next week we will introducing Numberblocks and focusing on the number one.

 

We will start our phonics and will learn the sounds m a s d.

 

Our story will be Monkey Puzzle and we will be thinking about our families and comparing how we are the same or different.

Welcome to Reception - 4.09.2020

 

Welcome to Reception Class, I hope you have had a great summer and are looking forward to making lots of new friends. 

 

Please remember your drop off time is between 8.45 and 8.55 at the Rushy Meadow gate. Pick up is at 3.20pm from your child’s classroom. 

The children are starting on different days, so we have time to get to know them, please check your times if you are unsure. 

 

Your child may bring their packed lunch in hard, plastic, wipeable lunch box (clearly named), a named water bottle and a small school bag to carry their reading book and reading diary.  

 

Please make sure all your child’s uniform is named. 

 

P.E is on Wednesday for Sparrows and Thursday for Owls– please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school P.E kit. Please remove earrings in the morning and tie back long hair.  

 

Due to the pandemic your child will be given one reading book per week. They will be given a new book on a Monday and return it to school on a Friday – this gives us the weekend as the 72 hours quarantine to ensure books stay clean. 

Please ensure your child reads daily and records their reading in their reading diary. We will be hearing your child read on a weekly basis and will move them up the reading scheme as they learn new sounds. If you would like to find more books to share you can use the Oxford Owl reading scheme online. 

 

The Topic for this term is All About Me – please see the blog next week for further information. 

 

We look forward to seeing you next week 

The Reception Team. 

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