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Weekly Update (Week ending 24.5.19)

 

This week in maths we have been practising writing numbers and separating a group of three or four objects in different ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same.

 

We have been watching Ben and Holly, helping reinforce the life cycle of a butterfly.    The children have been fascinated by the caterpillars in class and we look forward to seeing them change into butterflies.

 

....After half term we will continue our topic ‘Mini-beasts’ and continue with our book focus: What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

 

Phonics Sound of the Week: j   for: juice, jar, jay, jumper, jellyfish etc.   (your children are welcome to bring in printed photos of objects if that’s easier.

 

In maths we will be focussing on subtraction

 

We will continue to focus on using non-fiction books and the internet to find information about minibeasts and their habitats. The children will be making minibeast sock puppets so please bring in an adult sized, plain coloured sock if you haven't already done so.

  

Supporting Your Child at Home

  • Do some research together online about a minibeast (e.g. butterfly, ladybird, cockroach, spider)
  • Go on a minibeast hunt in your garden or at the local park. What creatures can you find? Where do they live? How many legs do they have? Maybe your child could draw a picture or write a sentence or two about what they find

 

Have a wonderful half term

 

Thank you.

 

PE

Hopscotch: Wednesday

***Please could your children either wear or bring in trainers on Wednesdays as we are having sports practise outdoors. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Mrs May, Mrs Pope, Mrs Denham, Mrs Armitt, Mrs Robertson

Weekly Update (Week ending 17.5.19)

 

This week in maths, we have been comparing and ordering the days of the week (linked to The Hungry Caterpillar story).  Our literacy activities focussed on sequencing events in the story: What day does the caterpillar pop out of the egg? What day comes next? What does the caterpillar do next? What day is this? How many days of the week are there?

 

We have discussed and created a wall collage of the life cycle of a butterfly.  The children have been practising the song: There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leave. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI2Wo2rRWqM  

 

Next week........

Our book of the week is: What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

 

Phonics Sound of the Week: V for: violet, violin, vest, vehicle, vase, vole, van, vulture, vacuum (your children are welcome to bring in printed photos of objects if that’s easier.

 

In maths we will be focussing on number formation and matching numeral and quantity correctly.

 

We will be using non-fiction books and the internet to find information about minibeasts and their habitats. The children will be making minibeast sock puppets so please bring in an adult sized, plain coloured sock if you haven't already done so.

  

Supporting Your Child at Home

  • Do some research together online about a minibeast (e.g. butterfly, ladybird, cockroach, spider)
  • Go on a minibeast hunt in your garden or at the local park. What creatures can you find? Where do they live? How many legs do they have? Maybe your child could draw a picture or write a sentence or two about what they find

 

Next week we will be making mini beast sock puppets. It would be very helpful if all the children could bring in a plain coloured, adult size sock please. 

 

If anyone is having a clear out of play food (wooden or fabric) we would be very grateful for any donations.

 

Thank you.

 

PE

Hopscotch: Wednesday

***Please could your children either wear or bring in trainers on Wednesdays as we are having sports practise outdoors. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Mrs May, Mrs Pope, Mrs Denham, Mrs Armitt, Mrs Robertson

Weekly Update (Week ending 10.5.19)

 

This week in we read the story, Super worm by Julia Donaldson and Supertato Run Vegies Run by Sue Hendra.  

 

In maths we have been estimating how many objects we can see in a pot and checking by counting them all.   We talked about making sensible guesses.  

 

In phonics we continue to encourage the children to listen for the rhyming words in stories and played rhyming word matching games.

 

Next week........

Our key text will be ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.  We will be sequencing the days of the week, thinking about the different food eaten by the hungry caterpillar and tasting some of the delicious fruits.   

 

In maths we will focus on ‘selecting the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.  Also, the children will carry out a survey of their favourite fruit, learning to ‘record using marks the children can interpret’.

 

Phonic Sound of the Week: ‘sh’ for: shoe, shape, shine, shingle, ship, shell, shark, shirt etc

 

Supporting Your Child at Home

  • Look out for rhyming words in stories.
  • Talk about the days of the week.  What day is it today? Tomorrow?  What do we do at the weekend?
  • Order numbers to 10 (20 challenge).   Match objects to the numeral; i.e.> place two biscuits by the numeral 2, three biscuits by the numeral 3.  

 

Before half term, we will be making mini beast sock puppets. It would be very helpful if all the children could bring in a plain coloured, adult size sock please.  Thank you.

 

PE

Hopscotch: Wednesday

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Mrs May, Mrs Pope, Mrs Denham, Mrs Armitt and Mrs Robertson

 

Phonics 'Sound/Letter of the week' : W for watch, worm, wood, watercress, wand etc

Weekly Update (Week ending 3.5.19)

 

This week in Maths, we have continued to focus on ‘Finding the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.’  

 

We started our superhero topic by watching ‘Super Hero School’,   where ‘Noodle Boy’ a superhero with noodle-making superpower saves the day. 

 

The children have enjoyed dressing up as superheroes outside and acting out their own superhero adventures.

 

The children have also enjoyed exploring the new activities outdoors including: the digging area, construction area, mud kitchen and small role play areas.

 

Next week........

This week we will read ‘Super worm’ by Julia Donaldson and Supertato by Sue Hendra.   The children will be making their own Superworm by wrapping wool around a template to develop their fine motor skills!  As well as designing their own Super Veg and keeping a look out for The Evil Pea!

 

We will focus on: Describing the main characters and events in the story, making suggestions as to how the story might end and continuing to develop an awareness of how stories are structured.

 

In maths we will be: Estimating how many objects (peas) they can see in a jar and checking by counting them’ and ‘Say the number that is one more than a given number’

 

Supporting Your Child at Home

  • Practise estimating a number of objects in a jar/pot/box and then checking by counting them all.
  • Read some Superhero texts to your child at bedtime.

 

PE

Hopscotch: Wednesday

 

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, 

 

Mrs May, Mrs Pope, Mrs Denham, Mrs Armitt, Mrs Robertson

Weekly Update (Week ending 26.4.19)

 

Welcome back after a lovely Easter break. The children have settled back into their learning really well.

 

This week in Maths, we have been focusing on ‘finding the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.’   We used two lily pads and ten frogs.  The children decided how many frogs to place on each lily pad.  We counted the frogs on the first lily pad, then then second lily pad and finally worked out how many ‘altogether’.  

 

In Phonics we have been playing with a ‘rhyming matching’ game.    The children were shown four pictures: i.e. frog, log, dog, hen and were challenged to see if they could spot the ‘odd one out’, remembering that rhyming words have the same sound.

 

Home Learning: Help your child to hear the rhyming words in nursery rhymes. 

 

Our ‘speaking and listening’ activity focussed on recounts of our holiday news.

 

Next week........

 

Sound of the week: ‘L’ for: lemon, light, ladybird, lace, lard, lemur etc.

 

We will be continuing our number work on addition and our phonics work on rhyming words.

 

Our text will be 'Superworm' written by Julia Donaldson, focusing around Superheroes and generating ideas about other superheroes that we may know. 

 

Supporting Your Child at Home

 

To support our work on addition.  Place some fruit on two different plates.   How many pieces of fruit on the 1st plate?  How many pieces of fruit on the 2nd plate?  How many pieces of fruit altogether?   Keep the total number of pieces of fruit to 10 initially.   

 

Spare clothes request for spare socks if you or anyone you know have any children’s socks, they no longer need, we would be grateful, thank you!

 

PE

Hopscotch: Wednesday

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

 

Mrs May, Mrs Pope, Mrs Denham, Mrs Armitt and Mrs Robertson

 

Weekly Update (Week ending 05.04.19)

 

This week in Hopscotch Class, we have been focussing on Easter activities.  The children have been busy making Easter nests and creating their own cards. 

 

For our Literacy – writing - The children have been encouraged to find their name cards and practice writing their names. Please practise name writing at home.

 

In our maths activities the children have focussed on creating 3D shapes using connecting straws, creating repeated patterns using the elephant links and estimating the number of marbles that various containers can hold.

 

We hope your bean plants continue to flourish, please send us in some photos when the plants produce some beans.  

 

The learning journal photos have been emailed to you, we hope you enjoy sharing the photos with your family. Please take some photos of your Easter Holiday activities and the children can share these with their class. 

 

Next term........

We will be starting the summer term with a superhero topic. Our stories will be: Superworm and Supertato.   We hope the children will enjoy talking and mark making (pre writing) about their favourite superheroes. They will also be thinking about their own superpowers and other people who help us e.g. doctors, nurses, police officers, school crossing patrol.

 

Supporting your child at home….

  1. Draw a picture of your favourite superhero (can be a relative).
  2. Read a superhero story with an adult.  What did you like best about the superhero?

Name Writing

  • Please encourage and support your children to write their names.  Children love to practise writing their names in: flour, icing sugar, salt etc. in a small tray.  

 

Maths Mastery

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years/home-early-years-home-learning

We are learning how to compare two groups of objects and noticing when they have the same number in each

Challenge:     

  • Ask the children to find as many pairs of shoes belonging to them and put them in a pile.
  • Find as many pairs of adult shoes as you can and add these to the pile
  • Sort the shoes into two groups (children’s and adults)
  • Are there the same number of shoes? How can we find out?
  • Who has the most shoes? How has the fewest?
  • Are there the same number of each?

 

PE - Wednesday

 

Sound of the week: ‘e’ for: elephant, egg, envelope, elm, emerald

 

We hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break!

 

Mrs May, Mrs Pope, Mrs Denham, Mrs Armitt and Mrs Robertson

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