We have been providing children with lots of opportunities for children to count objects and compare them.
How many _______ are in this group?
How many _______ are in this group?
Which group has more?
Which group has fewer?
Are the groups equal?
How do you know?
Children can practise using this vocabulary at home too counting and comparing toys and objects around their home.
You can also challenge your child to find a quantity that is fewer than, more than or equal to the amount.
Here are ______.
Can you show me more than ______?
Can you show me fewer than ______?
Can you show me an amount equal to ______?
How do you know?
Quadrilaterals are shapes with FOUR sides.
We have been investigating the number one. We have been learning to:
Well done to all of the boys and girls (and family members) for being absolute superstars yesterday for their first day in reception!
The children were polite, kind and... stop the press... they actually tidied up!
Here’s to day two! 😊
We hope you have all been enjoying the summer holidays and are looking forward to a brand new start at Fairhaven in September!
We have been busy getting reception ready for you!
This is a story of a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share.
We have been using this story to talk about kindness and to think about what makes us happy.
On Friday 12th April, children in RG and RM will be taking part in an Easter hat parade around school. Can you please help your child to create their own design (it can be a traditional bonnet or maybe a cap or even a headband)?
Here are a few websites for inspiration to look through with your child if you would like to do so.
Children will come to school in their school uniform as normal on this day. Please ensure that your child’s Easter hat is labelled as I doubt very much that it will stay on their heads all day!
Thank you for your continued support.
A Gregory & R Mills
Our caterpillars had transformed into beautiful butterflies over the weekend. The children were very excited (as you can see on tapestry too). The butterflies enjoyed the juice from pears and apples and Mrs Holden also made them some sugary syrup to enjoy.
We let the butterflies go out out of their enclosure so that they could continue their amazing life cycle in the wild.
This week we have used the story 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. We learnt all about the life cycle of a butterfly and even had our own caterpillars delivered!
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!
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!
Welcome back after the Christmas break!
Phonics this week (7-11 January)
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.
Just a reminder that your child can come to school wearing spotty clothes on Friday 16th November in support of Children in Need.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will learn to read and spell these words during our time in reception.
Please send in (or upload to tapestry) a family photograph. It would be great if you could do this by Monday 10th September.
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.