December 20, 2019 at 11:57 am
On Wednesday we had our Christmas party, two in fact! The children had a great time and I’m sure they we very tired when they got home.
All the children made party hats using lots of glitter…
They also made Christmas stockings and attached a candy cane for later…
No party is complete without party food. The children played musical statues and Pass the Parcel and then enjoyed eating all the generous food donations we received. Thank you to all the parents for their contributions.
Finally we had an extra special visitor…
A big thank you for all the cards and gifts you gave to the staff.
Happy Christmas everyone and a peaceful New Year.
From Nursery team.
December 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm
This week we have looked at the phonemes x and y. We have spent some extra time focusing on letter names as some children are still a little unsure of a few. Have a look at the video below to help practise with your child.
This week we have introduced time (not telling the time just yet- don’t panic!). We have been using vocabulary such as before, after, first, next and last. We also continued to learn our days of the week and started to discuss today, yesterday and tomorrow. Lots of children find these concepts tricky so practise at home would be helpful. We used our school dinner menu to discuss our meals today, tomorrow and yesterday as well what we will eat before and after a given meal.
We have also introduced the concept of a minute. The children had a great time trying to count how many of a certain movement or action they could complete in a minute.
Some children found some dragon eggs outside and decided to build a nest. They were amazed when they came to school the next day and found that the eggs had hatched and the Mummy Dragon had left a letter. It inspired the children to write their own letters. They did a fantastic job using sound mats for support.
As usual the weather never stops us!
We are extremely proud of all the Foundation Stage children for their efforts during our two performances. It was fabulous seeing the children performing so confidently. Well done everyone!
Have a lovely weekend,
The Reception Team
December 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm
This week has been very busy with our two Nativity performances as well as a dress rehearsal! Thank you very much to all those who were able to attend. Next week you will receive a photograph of your child in their costume.
We have been very busy with lots of playing opportunities as well. In our creative area we set up a Christmas post office. The children have enjoyed writing letters and posting them in the post box. Other children have been sharing books and making models with the Duplo.
Next Wednesday is the Nursery Christmas party. Please bring your donations on the morning of the party. The children can wear their party clothes if they wish.
Have a lovely weekend,
From the Nursery team.
December 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Each day this week parents have had the opportunity to ‘Stay and Stick’. We set up lots of resources for the children to enjoy a creative activity with their grown-up. Everyone had lots of fun and there were some very imaginative cards made. Some made Christmas cards and others made birthday cards. We hope all the parents enjoyed themselves as much as the children did. Have a look at some of our photos…
Have a good weekend and don’t forget our Nativity performances on Tuesday and Thursday next week.
From the Nursery team
December 6, 2019 at 3:50 pm
In phonics this week we have learnt the phonemes; v and w. We have practised saying them and writing them.
We have also been assessing the children on the sounds that we have covered so far. The children have loved showing off their phonics knowledge and we are very proud of the progress that they have all made.
In Maths this week we have been working on our number formation. Lots of children have continued this during their ‘choosing time’ too!
Raisins were an added treat this week! So in true reception style we used them as a teaching tool to practise our maths!
This week we acquired a new height chart for the outside area. The children enjoyed measuring themselves to see who is the tallest and who is the shortest.
The children are almost ready for their audience next week. We would appreciate your attendance on either Tuesday 10th December at 9.30am or Thursday 12th December at 2.00pm.
Homework this week is to write a sentence which includes one or more of our tricky words (I, the, to, go and no).
Have a lovely weekend.
November 29, 2019 at 3:38 pm
This week in Phonics we have been looking at ‘ss’ and ‘j’. The children have played ‘find the phoneme’ and ‘find the word’. They have practised saying and writing the sounds before looking at words that contain them. We have focused on sentences this week. While working in pairs, we have made sentences that read correctly.
Maths this week supported our understanding of 1 more and 1 less. We have played lots of games, used pictorial and concrete representations and even sang the Conga!
Jump, jump and jump!
This week we set up some jumps in our playground. Without any adult prompts the children organised themselves into a queue and were fantastic at taking turns! Some of the jumps were a bit high but lots of children gave them a try.
Outside fun (and mess!)
Rainy weather doesn’t stop our outside fun!
Thank you to the Children’s Centre for donating their quiz night table decorations. The children really enjoyed exploring the sea!