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Class Teachers for Early Years:

Mrs A Turner in Sparrows

email sparrowclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

Miss S Wakelam in Wrens

email wrenclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com 

 

Teaching Assistants for Early Years:

Miss C Driscoll in Wrens 

Miss R McDonagh in Sparrows

Mrs S Chaduvula in Sparrows 

 

PE

Sparrows PE is on Thursday

Wrens PE is on Friday

 

Parent/Carer Information – 27.1.23

 

Just a quick reminder that we are a no nut school, if your child is bringing in snacks please make sure they are nut free.

Please can you remember to bring in reading records and folders on Wednesday so that we can change the books. We will return them on Friday.

Please can all children have a spare change of clothes in their bag, the children will be going outside even if it is wet and may need to change their clothes.

This Week's Learning - wb 23.1.23

 

 

This week we have been learning about a story called ‘Animal Boogie’. We have learnt the song that goes with the story and even made our own class band to play along with the song! We have also thought about hot environments and learnt that the jungle and the African Savannah are hot places.

In Maths we have been continuing our work on addition. We have been using our tens frames to help work out how to add two numbers together.

 

Next Week's Learning - wb 30.1.23

 

 

 

Next week we are going to compare different environments such as the Arctic and the African Savanna. We are going to learn which animals live where and even write our own book about the Savanna.

In maths we are going to learn about doubles and how doubling works. We will learn all of our doubles up to 10.

Stars of the Week - 27.1.23

 

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

 

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Finlay

Gabriel

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

 

Parent/Carer Information – 20.1.23

 

Class Ducks - You should have received this letter already, if you haven’t seen it please see attached about the cost of them.

Please can you remember to bring in reading records and folders on Wednesday so that we can change the books. We will return them on Friday.

Please can all children have a spare change of clothes in their bag, the children will be going outside even if it is wet and may need to change their clothes.

Duck Letter

This Week's Learning - wb 16.1.23

 

 

 

This week we finished our topic - Can penguins live in a cold place? We learnt the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic and discussed which animals live where. We also conducted a science experiment where we timed different methods of melting ice and recorded the time it took.

In Maths we learnt about addition. We learnt how to count on and use a number line.

 

Next Week's Learning - wb 23.1.23

 

 

 

Next week we are going to learn about different climates. We are going to learn how to sing songs and make music with our bodies.

In maths we are going to learn how to add using tens frames.

Stars of the Week - 13.1.23

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

 

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Logan

Paisley - Raye

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

 

Parent/Carer Information – 13.1.23

 

 

Please can you remember to bring in reading records and folders on Wednesday so that we can change the books. We will return them on Friday.

Please can all children have a spare change of clothes in their bag, the children will be going outside even if it is wet and may need to change their clothes.

This Week's Learning - wb 9.1.23

 

 

This week we continued our new topic - Can penguins live in a cold place? We listened to the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? We then came up with our own version of the story using the Arctic animals we have learnt about. Each day this week we have written a page of our story and made a book at the end of the week.

In Maths we learnt about addition. We learnt different methods of adding numbers together and had a go at writing number sentences using + and = 

 

Next Week's Learning - wb 16.1.23

 

 

Next week is our last looking at Can Penguins live in a hot place? We will be exploring what cold feels like and how to melt ice.

In Maths we are going to continue looking at addition and the different methods we could use to work out the answer.

Stars of the Week - 13.1.23

 

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Abdur - Rahim 

Jeannie 

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Kartikeya

Sophia

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 6.1.23

 

Please can you remember to bring in reading records and folders on Wednesday so that we can change the books. We will return them on Friday.

This Week's Learning - wb 2.1.23

 

 

This week we started our new topic - Can penguins live in a cold place? We learnt all about the Arctic and had a think about what we might see in the Arctic, what the weather is like and what we need to wear to keep warm. We got to play with ice and learnt how to describe the change from water to ice and ice back to water. We watched the ice melt in our hands as we passed it around to our friends. 

In Maths we learnt how to order numbers and look at whether they are bigger or smaller than another number. 

 

Next Week's Learning - wb 9.1.23

 

 

Next week we are going to be continuing our winter topic. We are going to learn about different animals that live in the Arctic. We are going to do some writing about the animals. 

In Maths we are going to start learning about addition. We are going to start with looking at one more than a number and then work up to addition. 

Stars of the Week - 6.1.23

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

 

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Blake M 

Sahban

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 9.12.22

 

On Wednesday (14.12.22) it is Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper day. Your children can come to school dressed festively. We will be having a Christmas dinner all together in the hall.

On Thursday (15.12.22) we have our Christmas party. Children are encouraged to bring in a small, nut free snack for themselves on the day. They are also welcome to bring their Christmas jumpers in again to put over their school uniform.

On Friday (16.12.22) your children will have a half day and finish school at 1:30pm and will need to be collected then.

Please can you also remember to read with your children at home.

Thank You all for coming to our Nativity and thank you for all the lovely donations. Your donations will be put back in to Early Years to buy things for your children to learn with.

 

This Week's Learning - wb 5.12.22

 

 

This week entered in to Christmas mode. We rehearsed lots for our Nativity and on Thursday and Friday we got to perform for all our grown ups! It was amazing! We have made Christmas ornaments out of clay.

In Maths we have spent the week looking at 2D shapes. We learnt what properties different shapes have and how to identify the shapes. 

In phonics we have worked hard on our new sounds and writing words using the sound we have learnt. 

Next Week's Learning - wb 12.12.22

 

 

Next week we are going to be doing even more Christmas activites. We will be painting our own Christmas ornaments, writing Christmas cards for our families and even making Gingerbread. On Thursday we are lucky enough to have our very own Christmas Party!

In phonics we will be recapping all of the sounds that we have learnt this half term.

Stars of the Week - 9.12.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

All Sparrows

 

Wrens Star of the Week

All Wrens

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 2.12.22

 

If you requested one or two tickets for the Nativity before the deadline then we are able to honour those. We will have some spares so please talk to Miss Wakelam or Mrs Turner to request additional tickets. 

Please can children have their costumes in school by Monday please. 

Please can you also remember to send your children in to school with spare change of clothes.

 

This Week's Learning - wb 28.11.22

 

 

This week we continued finished our topic of - Did Dragons Exist? We watched a video all about a real dragon - a bearded dragon and talked about the difference between Non-Fiction and Fiction. On Tuesday Dorothy Dragon came to collect her eggs and sent us a lovely letter with a picture of the baby dragon.

In Maths we continued looking at numbers 1-10 and how they relate to each other and how to spot them. 

We spent lots of time rehearsing for our Nativity and also made some great tickets for you to collect.

Next Week's Learning - wb 5.12.22

 

 

Next week we are going to be in full on Christmas mode with our learning. We are going to learn the story of how and why Christmas started as well as lot of rehearsals for our Nativity on Thursday and Friday. We are also going to be doing lots of Christmas crafts throughout the week. 

In Maths we are going to be learning all about 2D shapes and what they look like and their properties. 

In Phonics each group will be doing something slightly different.

Stars of the Week - 2.12.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

 

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Paisley-Raye

Kharlena

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 25.11.22

 

This week you have been sent a link to buy tickets for the Nativity. If you would like more than two please email your class teacher and they will check the availability.

Please can you make sure you are reading with your child every week and recording it in their reading records. 

This Week's Learning - wb 21.11.22

 

 

This week we continued our topic - Did Dragons Exist? We read the story of 'The Egg' about a boy who finds a dragon egg in his house and he has to look after the egg and train the dragon. We then cam up with ways to look after a dragon egg. On Wednesday we were surprised when Dorothy Dragon left us her eggs to look after. We have been very good at looking after them and keeping them safe.

In Maths we have learnt all about 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We have looked for those numbers around our classroom and had a go at writing them.

In phonics we looked at the sounds H, SH, R and learnt what they sound like and how we can write them. We also recapped the sounds we have already learnt.

This week we continued practicing our Nativity songs. On Thursday and Friday we spent time in the hall with Nursery and learnt where we need to stand on the stage.

Next Week's Learning - wb 28.11.22

 

 

Next week we are going to finish our topic - Did Dragons Exist? We are going to answer the question of are they real or not. We are also going to have a look at some clips of a real dragon and have a look at fiction vs non-fiction books.

We will also be learning more sounds in Phonics - J, V, Y, W and we keep practicing how to segment and blend words. We are also going to be learning some red words - words that we can't segment and blend we just have to learn what they look like.

In Maths we are going to look in depth at the number 6 and what different versions of 6 look like and how it relates to other numbers. 

We are also going to spend a few mornings rehearsing our Christmas's Nativity, which is starting to look incredibly good.

Stars of the Week - 25.11.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Alfie F

Brodie

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Gabriel 

Elouise

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 18.11.22

 

Please can we make sure all children come to school with a coat. We will go outside regardless of the weather so they need something to keep warm. Please could all children have a spare change of clothes with them - when we go out after it

has rained they do like to jump in the puddles.

A letter will be sent out about the Nativity so please look out for it. 

The PTA are looking for class reps to run a class WhatsApp group - please see the below letter if that is something you would be interested in.

 

Class reps

This Week's Learning - wb 14.11.22

 

 

This week we started our new topic - Did Dragons Exist?

We read a great story about a Princess who saves the Prince from the dragon - we loved that it was the prince that needed saving and not the princess. We learnt to use puppets to retell the story and we all had lots of fun retelling it at our small world table and in our home corner which some of us had helped make in to a castle. We also made some trees and a castle for our display board. 

In Maths we have been practising our counting and making sure that we only count things once. 

In phonics we looked at the sounds U, B, E, F, L and learnt what they sound like and how we can write them. We also recapped the sounds we have already learnt.

This week we continued practicing our Nativity songs and also chose what characters we wanted to be. On Thursday and Friday we spent time in the hall with Nursery and learnt where we need to stand on the stage.

Next Week's Learning - wb 21.11.22

 

 

Next week we are going to continue with our topic - Did Dragons Exist? We are going to be in charge of looking after some dragon eggs and thinking about different ways we could train our dragons.

We will also be learning more sounds in Phonics - H, SH, R, J and we keep practicing how to segment and blend words. We are also going to be learning some red words - words that we can't segment and blend we just have to learn what they look like.

In Maths we are moving on to look at numbers 6,7,8,9,10. We will be thinking about what those numbers look like, how they relate to each other and learning to subitise.

Stars of the Week - 11.11.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Blake M

Sienna

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 11.11.22

 

Please can we make sure all children come to school with a coat. We will go outside regardless of the weather so they need something to keep warm.

Next week there will be a book fair in the Main Recpetion office from 3:15 - 3:45. 

Miss Wakelam and Mrs Turner will be at the book fair on Tuesday between those times.

We have started learning our Nativity songs this week, if you wish to practice the songs at home you can find all the songs on this playlist - Wriggly Nativity

We are learning some BSL signs for the lyrics, please see the documents below for the signs and the lyrics (the highlighted lyrics are those we are signing).

 

 

This Week's Learning - wb 7.11.22

 

 

This week we have been looking out our topic - Feelings!

We looked at all the different feelings we might experience. We discussed how different feelings can be grouped into colours (red - angry, scared frustrated; yellow - silly, nervous, excited; green - ready to learn, happy, peaceful; blue - sad, ill, tired). We learnt that it is okay to feel a red feeling but we can do things to bring us back to green, such as talking to our grown ups, the teacher or our friends. 

In Maths we have been finishing looking at the number 5. We have begun looking at part, part, whole and that big numbers can be split in to smaller numbers.

In phonics we looked at the sounds GOCK and learnt what they sound like and how we can write them. We also recapped the sounds we have already learnt.

This week we also started learning our songs for the Christmas Nativity - we are getting very good at them and they are starting to sound great. We are also learning BSL signs for the lyrics and we are really starting to remember them.

Next Week's Learning - wb 14.11.22

 

 

Next week we are going to start our next topic - Did Dragons Exist? We will be reading lots of stories about dragons and learning how to put stories in the correct order and how we can recreate stories with puppets.

We will also be learning more sounds in Phonics - UBFEL and we keep practicing how to segment and blend words.

In Maths we will finish looking at part, part, whole and how big numbers can be broken down in to smaller numbers

Stars of the Week - 11.11.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Alfie P

Ned

Wrens Star of the Week

Louie

Seth

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 4.11.22

 

Please can we make sure all children come to school with a coat. We will go outside regardless of the weather so they need something to keep warm.

This week we are sending out reading books and phonics workbooks. They will be sent home with your child in a plastic wallet on a Friday and should be returned on Wednesday. There will be a sticker on the folder explaining how to use them.  The books are costly, so we do ask that you take good care of them, if they are lost or damaged, there will be a charge before your child will be given a replacement. 

This Week's Learning - wb 31.10.22

 

 

This week we have been looking out our topic - Celebrations!

We looked at what we need for a birthday party and even had our own birthday parties in the home corner. We also learnt what Diwali is and how Hindus celebrated it. We then looked at what happens on Bonfire Night and how we can keep ourselves safe around a bonfire and fireworks. We then compared the celebrations to see what was the same in all of them and what was different. 

In Maths we have been learning about the number 5. We have been looking at different ways to represent the numbers and how they relate to each other. 

In phonics we looked at the sounds TINP and learnt what they sound like and how we can write them. We also recapped MASD and practiced writing the sounds.

Next Week's Learning - wb 7.11.22

 

 

Next week we are going to be learning about our feelings and emotions. We will look at what the different feelings are and look like and how we can handle them. We will also think about how different celebrations make us feel.

We will also be learning more sounds in Phonics - GOCK and we keep practicing how to segment and blend words.

In Maths we will finish looking at number 5 and who it relates to other numbers. We will also be looking at part, part, whole.

Stars of the Week - 4.11.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

 

Wrens Star of the Week

Tire

Rukmini

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 21.10.22

 

 

We have made it to Half Term! Your children have been great this whole half term and have definitely earned a well deserved break. 

There is an INSET day on the 31st October.

The children start back on Tuesday 1st November. 

We look forward to seeing them soon!

This Week's Learning - wb 17.10.22

 

 

This week we have been looking out our topic - Autumn!

We have been looking at where our vegetables grow, do they grow in the ground, in a bush or on a tree. We have also been thinking about where our food comes from. We looked at how the Little Red Hen planted some grains which made wheat, which she ground in to flour to make bread! We even got to make our own bread on Friday. We all took it in turns to mix and kneed the dough.

In Maths we have been learning about the numbers 3 & 4. We have been looking at different ways to represent the numbers and how they relate to each other. We thought about what shapes have 3 & 4 sides and whether if we draw the numberblocks differently they still make 4.

In phonics we looked at the sound 's' and 'd' and learnt what they sound like and how we can write them. We also recapped 'm' and 'a' and practiced writing the sounds.

Next Week's Learning - wb 31.10.22

 

 

After half term we will be moving on to our new topic - Celebrations!

We will be looking at various celebrations such as birthdays, Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire Night. We will be comparing the celebrations and having a think about what is similar and different about them.

We will also be learning more sounds in Phonics - 't' and 'i' and we keep practicing how to segment and blend words so that we can start reading!

In Maths we will be moving on to the number 5. Thinking about what it looks like, how we can make 5 and how it relates to the numbers we have already learnt.

Stars of the Week - 21.10.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

All of Sparrow Class

Wrens Star of the Week

Louie 

Sienna

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 10.10.22

 

 

Next week we have parent consultations on Thursday so your children will finish early on that day.

On Friday we have a Halloween mufti day! Your children can dress up in their favourite Halloween costumes. The PTA will have buckets outside classrooms to donate £1.

Wren class - do not bring spare PE kit on this day.

We can't wait to see all your spooky costumes!

This Week's Learning - wb 10.10.22

 

 

This week we have been looking out our topic - Autumn!

We have been looking at fruits and vegetables. Thinking about where we find them and how they grow. We have also been describing what they taste and smell like.

In Maths we have been learning about the numbers 1 & 2. We have been looking at different ways to represent the numbers and how they relate to each other.

In phonics we looked at the sound 'm' and 'a' and learnt what they sound like and how we can write them. 

Next Week's Learning - wb 17.10.22

 

 

Next week, we will be continuing our topic - Autumn!

We will be looking at food and thinking about where our food comes from and where it grows. In phonics we will be learning about 'a' and 's' and in maths we will be learning about the numbers 3&4 and how they relate to each other.

Stars of the Week - 14.10.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Hadley

Fox

Wrens Star of the Week

Lola 

Awais

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 7.10.22

 

 

We filmed our pirate songs today with everyone in their fantastic costumes. They will be on Tapestry this evening for you to enjoy watching!

This Week's Learning - wb 3.10.22

 

 

This week we have been looking out our topic - Pirates Ahoy! All week we have been learning our pirate song which we filmed on Friday for our grown ups to enjoy. We have been looking at rhyming words in phonics and also if we can think of things that start with the first sound of our names.

Next Week's Learning - wb 10.10.22

 

 

Next week, we will be starting a new topic - Autumn!

We will be learning about the different seasons and the changes that happen. We will also be looking at food and thinking about where our food comes from. In phonics we will be learning about 'm' and in maths we will be learning about the numbers 1 & 2.

Stars of the Week - 7.10.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Max

Zayna

Wrens Star of the Week

Gabriel

Talia

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 30.9.22

 

 

On Thursday we have our individual school pictures.

Sparrow class - please come in your school uniform not PE kit.

On Friday we will be dressing up like pirates and filming a song for you to watch on Tapestry later.

Wren class - do not worry about bringing spare PE kit on Friday.

This Week's Learning - wb 26.9.22

 

 

This week we finished reading Don't Eat the Teacher as a class. We continued  to look at what rules the characters broke in their classroom and what they should have done instead. We practised using these rules in our own classroom.

We also spent time practising how to kick a ball and holding a pencil. On Thursday we also had some fun singing a song about Sammy Shark from our story. 

Next Week's Learning - wb 3.10.22

 

 

Next week, we will be starting a new topic - Pirates Ahoy!

We will be learning a song all about pirates and practicing it over the week. We will be dressing up as pirates on Friday and performing our song in class.

 

Stars of the Week - 30.9.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Abdur - Rahim

Karter

Wrens Star of the Week

Darcie

Sophia

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Parent/Carer Information - 23.9.22

 

 

We have sent out our first posts on Tapestry today. We hope you enjoy reading them and seeing what your children have been getting up to.

This Week's Learning - wb 19.9.22

 

 

This week we started reading Don't Eat the Teacher as a class. We looked at all the different characters and what rules they need to learn. We thought about how we could use the rules to make the right choices.

We also spent time talking about ourselves. We talked about our families, hobbies and what food we like.

Next Week's Learning - wb 26.9.22

 

 

Next week, we will be continuing with looking at Don't Eat the Teacher. 

We will be finishing looking at the different characters and the rules they need to learn and how we can follow them in our classroom. 

We will also be looking at working on our fine and gross motor skills. 

 

Stars of the Week - 23.9.22

 

Sparrows Star of the Week

Brody 

Ned 

Wrens Star of the Week

Elouise

Blake W

 

Well done for all your hard work this week!

Tapestry has been set up and you will have received an email to say that you can activate your account. If you have not received this or you have any other issues with this please email your child's class teacher so we can help. 

 

Next week we will be starting our first themed week with the story Don't Eat the Teacher!

We will be looking at the different characters in the story. We will be talking about how the characters don't follow the rules. We will think about how we can help them to make the right choices and be safe. 

We will also be talking about ourselves. We will be talking about our families and things we like or don't like. 

This week we have been enjoying getting to know our new friends and teachers. We have been following the rules of the classroom and we looked at the rules when we sit on the carpet.

 

Sparrows Star Of The Week

 

Alfie F

 

Monroe 

 

Wrens Star Of The Week

Myla 

 

Finlay 

Week Ending 9th September

 

Please remember that each child has individual start dates and times. Please ensure you check your individual letters which will tell you the days and times that your child is starting Reception. 

 

PE will start next week. 

Sparrows on Thursday 15th September

 

Wrens on Friday 16th September

 

 

 

This week in Sparrows and Wrens we have been learning the rules of our classroom. We have been welcoming new friends to in our classes and some of us stayed for lunch with our new friends. 

Week Ending 2nd September

Welcome to Reception 2022. 

We are very excited to welcome you to Sparrows and Wrens Reception. 

 

PE for Sparrows will be on Thursdays this will commence week beginning 12th September. They will need to come in their PE kit on that day. 

 

PE for Wrens will be on Fridays this will commence week beginning 12th September. They will need to come in their PE kit on that day.

This week we are settling into our new classroom. 

We will be meeting new friends and exploring the environment. Learning where everything is and where things go when we tidy.  

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