May 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm
It has been another busy week in RF.
The week started with some children making a volcano in the sand area. They were talking about what it was and I asked them if they knew what volcanoes do. One child said they erupted but didn’t know what that meant so I suggested we use the internet to find out. Later they returned to the sand and asked if they could keep the volcano and they were told yes but they had to write signs to put on it so that other children would not disturb it. They did a fantastic job of making the signs.
In Maths this week the children have been practising doubling, halving and sharing. Of course things like this are made more exciting if the children can make something to eat so they toasted a slice of bread and cut it into two pieces the same size and knew they had two halves.
Other learning opportunities involved children using the internet to listen to music and join in with some dancing. The favourite at the moment is ‘The Greatest Showman’.
Our wonderful grounds have been used by the children this week to find things growing such as a tiny strawberry and to visit the chickens. Some children were interested in leaves so went on a leaf hunt to find different types. They found a great many and enjoyed making a collage with the ones they collected.
A group of children had great fun in the gravel pit making barbecue food for me to eat! Of course I told them it was delicious.
Next week is a half term holiday and the homework will be on reading. Please practise reading with your child at home. Play the key word games with them and practise the Phase Two and Phase Three phonemes from the sheet in your child’s communication book.
Have a lovely week,
From the team in RF
May 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm
This week the children have been talking about the forthcoming Royal wedding. At the beginning of the week the children used the internet to find out who is getting married. They discussed what they would like to do during the week. They had lots of ideas and everyone was enthusiastic. As the week progressed the children made bunting and flags and worked together to ensure they ended up with flags they could wave. Some children wrote invitations and others made red jelly for everyone to eat. The children wanted to have their faces painted so most of them had something in red, white and blue. They knew that these colours represented our country because they are the colours in our flag. Finally today we played the games the children had suggested in our PE lesson and we had a picnic lunch outside with everyone dressed in red, white and blue.
There were other things happening this week. Some children made hot cross buns and everyone chose a picture of their favourite character or interest and wrote about it. The pictures ranged from castles to My Little Pony!
We learned a new but very tricky sound this week, ‘ure’ and continued to practise all the other Phase 2 and 3 phonemes. Next week we will be learning the ‘er’ sound.
Enjoy the weekend and the Royal wedding if you are watching it.
From all the staff in RF.
May 18, 2018 at 1:34 pm
This week we have had the arrival of two new fish. We have opened up a competition for the children to decide on names for the fish. Thee names will be decided next week.
This week we have been learning about fish and how to look after them. We have also been learning about the Royal family and have been getting very excited about the wedding on Saturday. We have looked at the family tree, read a book named ‘Does the Queen sleep with her crown on?’ and have watched the changing of the guards on You Tube. We have talked a lot about where we live and that London is the capital city of England which is why the Queen lives there. We have also read the story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ which the children found very funny.
In maths, we have been revisiting addition. The children have been adding two groups together by counting on from the first number. For example, 5+6, the children start at 5 and then count on 6,7,8,9,10, 11. This is a really important skill for the children to learn. They have also been using drawings to complete additions and have been counting on using numberlines.
Fun in Reception:
May 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm
We have had such a busy week in Nursery. The children were super excited about our trips to Farsley library. It was lovely to see the children listening to the stories.
The children were very giddy about going on our rearranged trip to the library. I think they were more excited about going on a minibus! Clare at Farsley library welcomed us each day and read some lovely stories. It was great to find out what our toys had been up to in the night. All the toys chose books for us to take back to school to read over the next few weeks. I will be emailing the videos for you to see what happened at the library. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help we couldn’t have done it without you!
In our phonics we have been remembering the phonemes we have already learnt – s, a, t, p. This week we learnt the ‘i’, i for igloo. The children are working really hard to segment words such as it, in, is, pin.
In our number work we have learnt about the number 9. Counting 9 objects and representing ‘9’ on paper. We continue to count up to 20 and back from 10. Counting the beats of a drum is challenging the children to really focus on quiet/silent counting.
Also this week we been finding out about the Royal Wedding by reading 2 lovely books ‘Worm Loves Worm’ and ‘The Queens Hat’. The children have been busily making bunting and union jack flags ready for Friday’s outdoor picnic. There has also been crowns to decorate.
We have also been busy practising our bat and ball skills, learning how to take photos/films on iPad’s, playing games with friends, playing outside on bikes, baking, making play dough and looking at a snake’s skin.
Wishing you a happy, sunny weekend. See you on Monday for the last week of term!
The Nursery team
May 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm
As promised photos from last Friday’s picnic in the park. On Friday morning the children prepared cheese sandwiches to take with them. They also packed some milk and crisps. They started the picnic with a play in the park where the children used their physical skills to climb or to push their friends on the swings. After so much exercise the children enjoyed their picnic. Once they were re-energised it was time for fun and games with balls and hoops.
A great time in the sun with friends.
May 11, 2018 at 3:06 pm
This week seems to have been busier than ever after a very lovely Bank Holiday weekend.
The children have been solving lots of problems in Maths. The stimulus for this was a book called ‘1 is a snail, 10 is a crab’.
In the book there are some animals with different numbers of feet. The children worked out how to make different numbers using a combination of animals. Then they transferred what they had learned to solving similar problems using Numicon. The children thoroughly enjoyed solving the problems and will be able to tell you all about what they did.
Lots of other things have been happening this week including a visit to see the chickens on our farm, finding out about different animals and a game of cricket set up by the children.
Next week in phonics we are learning two new sounds: ‘ure’ and ‘er’ and going over all the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes. In maths we will continue to work on addition and practise recognising and ordering numbers up to 20.
Have a lovely weekend
, from the RF team.