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June 14, 2019 at 11:42 am

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Literacy

The children have been continuing to practise writing sentences. We are now encouraging the children to use a capital letter at the start of the sentence and finish with a full stop.

We have also completed lots of ‘phoneme spotting’ activities to help them try and identify phase 3 phonemes when reading.

Maths

This week the children have been learning about what the word ‘half’ means. They have also been exploring other language such as same, whole and equal.

They have learnt that splitting something in half means creating two equal parts. They have then used this to start practically finding half of a number. An example, pretending counters are sweets and sharing them equally between two children so they have half each.

Healthy Eating

A child wanted to make fruit kebabs this week so the children made their own kebabs, cutting the pieces of fruit in half. They have practised using cutting skills and had to be very careful pushing the fruit onto the kebab spikes. They were very yummy!

Exercise

We have discussed the purpose of exercise and activity and I was very impressed with the children’s understanding of how to be healthy. The children were presented the question:

‘Why shouldn’t I sit in front of the TV everyday from when I get home from school until I go to bed and have a bowl of chips for my tea?’

Some responses:

“Because you need to exercise and move around.”

“You will get square eyes.”

“You will damage your eyes.”

“Chips are full of salt.”

“They’re only made of potato and you need things like broccoli.”

Exercise in PE today:

The children have also been busy making some lovely Father’s Day cards. Happy Father’s Day for Sunday.

For the children who went on the trip this week, please check the blog for RD’s school trip post to see some pictures. Once the blog is uploaded, I will add a link to this post.

Have a great weekend.

The RH team

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This week in Nursery

June 14, 2019 at 10:39 am

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This week we have been looking closely at the children’s physical skills.

The children access our outdoor provision everyday and are constantly active but we have provided the opportunity for them to use the PE equipment in the hall. They have been climbing, balancing, jumping, crawling and catching a ball.  They tried to balance on one leg and balance an object on their head. We also watched them climbing and descending stairs.

The 30-50 month Moving and Handling objectives we assess against are:

  • Mounts stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternate feet.
  • Walks downstairs, two feet to each step while carrying a small object..
  • Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
  • Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.
  • Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping.
  • Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.
  • Can stand momentarily on one foot when shown.
  • Can catch a large ball
  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
  • Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.

These activities also required the children to listen to and follow instructions as well as working on their turn-taking skills.

In Nursery we have a resource which is by far the most popular. This is the magnetic shape set. It consists of triangles and squares which can be joined together to make simple or more complicated constructions. The children are very imaginative with this resource and make anything from pizzas to towers and this week they have been making spinners. We chatted about what they had made and I suggested we go to the Maths cupboard to find the number spinners. We returned and compared the number spinners to the ones they had made. The children said that theirs didn’t have numbers on so we set about rectifying that. The children counted how many sides their spinners had and therefore how many numbers they needed. They wrote the numbers and stuck them on. They had fun with the home made spinners as well as the Maths resource ones and they enjoyed being able to say which number the spinners had landed on.

Finally this Sunday is Father’s Day so we provided resources for the children to make cards if they wished. They used their creative skills and practiced their writing.

Have a lovely weekend

From the Nursery team

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Reception News

June 7, 2019 at 2:40 pm

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As we are now in the last term of Reception, we will slowly start to get the children ready for some new routines that they will have in Year 1.

As of next week, the children will start to have a scheduled playtime from 10.30-10.45 with KS1. A couple of members of staff from Reception will go out with the children.

The children will also start to attend ‘Special Mention’ assemblies with KS1 which are every Thursday. Special Mention assemblies are the school’s weekly reward assembly for significant achievement in one of the six hives on our school emblem. It is normally a couple of children who are selected each week from each class.

 

 

This week we have been learning to double. We have been exploring different ways to represent our number sentences.

 

We have also been designing and making boats in the junk modelling area. We had lots of discussions about the materials we could use and then tested them by putting them on the water.

 

 

Some of RD went on a school trip with RH to Ingrow West Station. Find out about their day by clicking on the link.

http://fffoundation.primaryblogger.co.uk/2019/06/07/celebrations-and-school-trips-in-rh/

 

 

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Celebrations and School Trips in RH

June 7, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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Eid

We hope that all the families celebrating Eid have had a wonderful week. We have enjoyed hearing all about the children’s celebrations and all children have had the opportunity to make Eid cards throughout the week. Some children have written about how they’ve celebrated Eid:

Maths

The children have been solving problems involving doubling in maths. Most children can now recall doubling facts up to double 5 and are starting to recognise opportunities for applying this knowledge when solving problems. The children have also enjoyed solving some number puzzles.

We have also been measuring how far our trains go outside:

Phonics

We have been completing some phonics assessments this week to see which phonemes the children can read in words and which ones they still fund tricky.

We have also completed some work this week on speaking in full sentences, including the words ‘and’ and ‘because’ to add detail. We have provided sentence starters to help the children. For example, when talking about what they had done over the holidays, they  had the sentence starter ‘Last week I’ or ‘My favourite part was’.

Trip to Ingrow West Station

The children had a lovely time on the school trip. They enjoyed learning about trains and had a lovely experience on the steam train. We have been learning about the history of trains this week and comparing pictures of trains over time.

Some pictures of the trip:

Some writing about the trip:

Reception News

As we are now in the last term of Reception, we will slowly start to get the children ready for some new routines that they will have in Year 1.

As of next week, the children will start to have a scheduled playtime from 10.30-10.45 with KS1. A couple of members of staff from Reception will go out with the children.

The children will also start to attend ‘Special Mention’ assemblies with KS1 which are every Thursday. Special Mention assemblies are the school’s weekly reward assembly for significant achievement in one of the six hives on our school emblem. It is normally a couple of children who are selected each week from each class.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

The RH team

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Nursery News

June 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

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Welcome back to the final half term of the year.

We hope all the children who celebrated Eid this week had an enjoyable time with their families.

This half term we will be continuing to find out what the children can do and this week they have been showing us how good they are at writing their name as well as their counting and number recognition skills. We have been looking at all the objectives for Maths at the 30-50 month level and you can see the objectives below:

  •  Uses some number names and number language spontaneously
  • Compares two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number.
  • Shows an interest in numerals in the environment.
  • Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
  • Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.
  • Uses some number names accurately in play.
  • Recites numbers in order to 10.
  • Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.
  • Shows an interest in number problems.
  • Separates a group of three or four objects in different ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same.
  • Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps.
  • Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Shows an interest in representing numbers

The children have been showing us practically what they can do and being healthy as well.

We have continued to have our weekly ‘Stay and Read’ sessions and this week had lots of people staying to share stories…

Some children enjoyed reading outside independently…

Other things happening outside…

Please remember to return the slips for the trip as soon as possible even if you have paid on line so that helpers can be arranged and notified.

Have a good weekend

From the Nursery team

 

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This week in RD…..

May 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm

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We have been working so hard this week trying to learn our tricky words. We have been learning how to write words such as ‘all’ and ‘my’ in the sand and we made our own ‘Tricky Word Book’. We have been writing in our book all week!

 

Some of us have been making words in the soil using the ‘or’ phoneme. We made all sorts of real and nonsense words!

 

Our challenge this week was to try to thread and plait ribbon. We could choose to use either short, medium or long thread!

 

We have been very busy writing in RD this week. Look at our beautiful writing on our working wall!

 

 

This week in maths we have been learning how to subtract by counting backwards. We have been practising this in the number area and recording our number sentences on our maths working wall!

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