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Chinese New Year

 

We have been learning about Chinese New Year. 2019 is the year of the pig. We have been making our own Chinese fan, lantern and dragon!

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CBeebies: Celebrating Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie takes to the street with her family for a parade and firecracker display. Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more fun games and videos for your pre-schooler in a safe child friendly environment. CBeebies is dedicated to delighting and surprising its pre-school audience and it remains the UK's most watched and most loved channel for the under-sixes.

CBeebies | Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) | Zodiac Story

Learn how the Zodiac years were named by the Jade Emperor. Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more fun games and videos for your pre-schooler in a safe child friendly environment. CBeebies is dedicated to delighting and surprising its pre-school audience and it remains the UK's most watched and most loved channel for the under-sixes.

Kitchen Disco

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We have been enjoying this story and will be continuing to use this book in our work this week. We will be tasting fruits such as pineapple, melon, blueberries and grapefruit to see which is the most and least popular flavour. 

cbeebies bedtime stories - george ezra - kitchen disco

from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episode/b0bfdkd2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-641-george-ezra-kitchen-disco

Homework Week 4

Our new diagraphs this week are 'ar' and 'or'  

Jolly Phonics - ar 🎤 🤓😃

Jolly Phonics sound ar: SING, LEARN and ENJOY! 🎤 🤓😃 Jolly Phonics is a comprehensive programme, based on the proven, fun and muliti-sensory synthetic phonics method that gets children reading and writing from an early age. This means that we teach letter sounds as opposed to the alphabet.

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 different 3D shapes - cube, cone, sphere, and cylinder. During each verse, a 3D object (dice, party hat, ball, soda can) is shown next to the 3D shape so that kids can see examples in everyday life.

Jolly Phonics - oo 🎤 🤓😃

Jolly Phonics sound oo: SING, LEARN and ENJOY! 🎤 🤓😃 Jolly Phonics is a comprehensive programme, based on the proven, fun and muliti-sensory synthetic phonics method that gets children reading and writing from an early age. This means that we teach letter sounds as opposed to the alphabet.

The Little Red Hen

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We have been making our very own pizzas just like The Little Red Hen. We picked the toppings to go on our pizza and then when they were cooked we tasted them. We were able to discover which foods we didn't like or which we really enjoyed!

Maybe you could try making your own and add different toppings! 

Pizza making

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Homework Week 2

Jolly Phonics igh

Uploaded by Global Education Centre on 2015-11-17.

Jolly Phonics - oa 🎤 🤓😃

Jolly Phonics sound oa: SING, LEARN and ENJOY! 🎤 🤓😃 Jolly Phonics is a comprehensive programme, based on the proven, fun and muliti-sensory synthetic phonics method that gets children reading and writing from an early age. This means that we teach letter sounds as opposed to the alphabet.

Hansel and Gretel

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Hansel and Gretel - Music by Thomas Muis

The Story of Hansel and Gretel told in a musical way, Thomas Muis is a young beginning dutch composer, with a passion in music that exceeds many others. While working on many other small projects, his dream is to compose music for big film productions in Hollywood.

We used this music in our dance session to think about how Hansel and Gretel's feelings changed throughout the story. How could we move our bodies to respond to the music and how it changes?
We have been thinking about ways to look after our teeth. We know that we need to brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes and eat a range of healthy food. Some foods are kind to our teeth but food with lots of sugar can be unkind to our teeth. 

Brush Your Teeth

It's a song about brushing your teeth. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins Video by KidsTV123 Copyright 2012 A.J. Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2012 - any copying is illegal.

Spring Term Newsletter

Spring Term 

Welcome back after the Christmas break! 

We will be using stories with a ‘food’ theme this term to deliver the Early Years curriculum. Our newsletter, coming out this Friday, will tell you more about the stories we will be sharing this term. 

The Gingerbread Man

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The Gingerbread Man - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Have a look at our 'Animated Fairy Tale' playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5hbpwc66yGGyhrMvMWYgBB-3GiVh6YEk Watch amazing Animated Fairy Tales including The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, The Gingerbread Man and many more. Oxbridge Baby is excited to introduce this fantastic new animated version of the classic fairy tale 'The Gingerbread Man'.

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Phonics this week (7-11 January)

 

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Homework sheet - 14.12.18

The Gruffalo

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The ABC Nativity

PLEASE help your child to learn their words OFF BY HEART as soon as possible. This will help us to practise our play!

Please supply your child with their costume for this Christmas production by Monday 3rd December. 

 

 

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that your child can come to school wearing spotty clothes on Friday 16th November in support of Children in Need.

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Dear parents, 

All children have been given their own sticker chart, which will be kept in school. Children will collect a silver or gold sticker each time they move up the zone board. When your child has 5 silver or 5 gold stickers then they will receive a certificate to say well done. Certificates will then be given out for earning 10, 15, 20 stickers etc.

Sticker charts will then be sent home at the end of each half term for children to keep at home.

We are now also awarding a ‘listener of the lesson’. Look out for your child receiving this award on tapestry for super looking, listening and thinking.

Bonfire night is nearly here! Whilst many of you will be attending a Bonfire night display or having fireworks at home, it is important that we remember to stay safe! Here's Fireman Sam reminding us of some safety tips for Bonfire night. 

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Week 8 - Halloween

Week 8 - Halloween  1 Harvey-James’ pumpkin
Week 8 - Halloween  2 Writing area
Week 8 - Halloween  3 Role play
Week 8 - Halloween  4 Maths area
Week 8 - Halloween  5 Reading area

Homework Week 7

Exploring Autumn

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Autumn is here! 
We have been learning about autumn and, today, we went looking for signs of autumn in our school environment. 
We found:
* fungi
* autumn leaves - red, yellow and Orange
* fruits and seeds
* helicopter seeds
* snails
Ask your child to tell you all about autumn and to spot these signs when they're out and about! 

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Thank you so much for the sponsor money which children have returned from their autumn scavenger hunt. We have raised over £300 and this will go a long way towards buying new resources for our reception classes. If you still have money to collect or bring in, anytime this week would be great. 

Thanks again for your amazing support! 

Maths area

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These are some of the ‘jobs’ which children will be encouraged to do over the upcoming week. We are continuing our work on 2D shape and continuing to count carefully, matching objects to numerals and find missing numbers in a sequence.

Writing area

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Children are really starting to use their phonic knowledge now to have a go at writing words and matching sounds to letters. We are encouraging children to attempt to write simple sentences ‘I can...’ using their phonics to segment the sounds they hear in words and to write these sounds down in the right order to spell simple words.

Reading area

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How wonderful that children are spotting ‘tricky’ words in books and around them. Children are learning to spell these words using magnetic letters this week.

We are making real and nonsense words using the sound dice. Your child can also do this using the sounds in their word tin.

HOMEWORK Week 5 Autumn Term

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Autumn Sponsored Hunt

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We hope children are enjoying getting out and about finding conkers, chestnuts, sticks and pine cones! 

We will be extremely grateful of any amount of sponsors... however small or generous. All amounts raised will go directly into funding activities in reception class and purchasing small world play and resources for your child to use to broaden their learning experiences. 

Mathematics Week 5 Autumn Term

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Here’s a look at a few of the activities which will be in our math’s area next week. Children will be encouraged to recognise numerals and count objects accurately. We will be continuing our work on pattern. After lots of input from both school and home, we will be talking about 3D shapes using language such as ‘face’, ‘edges’ and ‘flat’ and ‘curved’. 

Literacy Week 5 Autumn Term

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Children have been enjoying learning new sounds and words. It’s wonderful when they start to see that they can read! 

In our reading area, we will be encouraging children to sort objects into sets of ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c/k’ and practise linking sounds to letters. Some children have started to find ‘tricky’ words in books so stay on the look out for ‘the’, ‘to’, ‘go’, ‘no’, ‘I’ and ‘of’! 

We will be practising our skills of blending sounds to say and read words. Keep practising this at home with your child!

Letter formation is continually being practised and children are showing progress with this. They can practise forming letters in the writing area, using whiteboards, clipboards and when writing their names. 

Reading

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Please comment in your child’s reading record each time your child reads at home.

A few minutes a day practising sounds and words in the word tin and reading a couple of pages of the book (if your child has a reading book) would be ideal.

Reading records need to be in bookbags EVERY DAY.

 

Homework for Friday 21st September

Children will come home with a homework folder tomorrow. We would be grateful of your support at home as the homework reinforces the hard work which your child has done at school that week. Homework folders and word tins must be in your child's bookbag every Friday for new homework to be put in. You do not need to send any previous homework back. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please see Miss Mills or Mrs Gregory if you have any worries or questions about the homework. 
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Children have been asked to find out the ages of their family members. Who is the oldest / youngest in the house?

We are encouraging children to learn about numbers by thinking about ages and how old people will be on their next birthday. Find these ages on a number square to aid number recognition and place value. 

 

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "Number song 1-20 for children" - an upbeat chant that helps kids count the numbers 1-20. The kids all count from 1-20 together three times, each time counting faster than the previous. This is perfect for preschool aged children, and for young learners of ESL and EFL!

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Jolly Songs 42 sounds and vowel song

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Phase 2 Articulation of Phonemes

Uploaded by Sandy Macdonald on 2016-03-16.

Phase 3 Articulation of Phonemes

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Tricky words

We will learn to read and spell these words during our time in reception. 

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Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://epicphonics.com/games/show/reading-machine-4 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.

Reading - How we can help children to learn to read

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Writing - How we can help children to learn to write

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Don't forget..!

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Please send in (or upload to tapestry) a family photograph. It would be great if you could do this by Monday 10th September.

Thank you! 

Autumn 1 Newsletter - This will also be sent home with your child today.

Together we are a masterpiece...

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Well done to ALL of the children today for coming into school so well and having a great day! 

Well done to all of the mums, dads and family members for helping the staff to settle the children so quickly onto the carpets ready to start their day in reception class. 

 

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Reception Staff

Reception Staff 1 Mrs Gregory
Reception Staff 2 Miss Mills
Reception Staff 3 Mrs Holden
Reception Staff 4 Mrs Perkes
Videos of our classroom

Reading area

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Role play area

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Maths area

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Writing area

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Outdoor area

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We’re getting ready for September!

We’re getting ready for September!  1 Role Play Area - Happy Birthday!
We’re getting ready for September!  2 Make a cake!
We’re getting ready for September!  3 Reading Area
We’re getting ready for September!  4 Writing Area
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