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A Massive Thank You!

 

Miss Wakefield, Mrs Oakley and Miss Delaney (of course, Mrs Shaw too) would like to say a big thank you to Reception parents for their very generous and kind gifts and well wishes, this is very much appreciated. 

 

We have really enjoyed working with and getting to know your children - We will miss them all dearly. 

 

 

Thank you for your support over the year and we wish each and every child the best of luck for Year One.  Miss Hodgson is very excited to meet them all in September. 

 

Last but not least, Mrs Oakley and I would like to give a huge thank you to our fantastic Teaching Assistant, Miss Delaney who has been a star all year and will be very much missed. We wish all the best for the future and good luck with her PGCE! 

 

Have a fantastic summer! 

 

Miss Wakefield, Mrs Oakley and Miss Delaney 

 

 

 

 

Learning about Italy

 

W.C 30th June 2014

 

This week we have been learning about Italy.  We made our own ham and cheese pizzas, we made pasta necklaces and bracelets and created the Italian flag. We also learnt some simple greetings in Italian. 

 

In ICT, we created outfits from European countries including Italy. This activity developed their mouse control skills.

 

In maths we have been learning about doubling, halving and quarters. This created the perfect link to eating pizzas! Before the children ate their creations, we discussed the vocabulary related to doubling/halving/quarters and completed related number problems. We spoke to 'Rod' (Talkie Time BBC Program) who discuss pairs and how this relates to doubles. 

 

In literacy we found out information about 'Le Tour De France' and learnt some french words and numbers. We have also spent the majority of this week concentrating on our phonic knowledge ensuring that we can confident at blending and segmenting more complex words and that we know our high frequency words by heart. 

 

We will be learning about China next and will be sampling some traditional Chinese food. 

 

Passa un buon fine settimana! 

A Presto!

Reception and Year one Beach Party!

 

As part of our topics on 'oh I do like to be beside the seaside' and 'Around the world', we have organised a beach party on Wednesday 25th June 2014 for both reception and year one children.

 

The children are encouraged to wear their summer clothes. In addition to this the children are permitted to wear their swimwear underneath their summer clothes as there will be an opportunity to go into the paddling pools provided.

 

Please also provide a towel and change of clothes in a clearly labelled bag in case the children's original clothes get wet ! Alongside the paddling pools, there will be other beach related activities available throughout the day for the children to access.

 

Remember to check out this website next week from this fun filled day!

Summer Term Two

 

 

SCHOOL TRIP TO MANCHESTER RUNWAY VISITOR PARK

 

THURSDAY 12TH JUNE 2014

 

Our new topic for this half term is entitled 'Around the World'.

 

The children will be learning about the different cultures, food, languages and dances from different countries around the World. We have chosen a selection of countries:

 

  • Africa
  • India
  • France
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Italy

 

Our role play area will be a 'Travel Agents'. We will be extremely grateful if parents/carers can donate the following items to help make our role play area more effective:

 

  • Any foreign currency that you no longer require
  • Holiday brochures
  • Old telephone/laptop
  • Dress up clothes

 

 

 

P.E Kits

 

Our P.E days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

 

 

Show and Tell

 

Our Show and Tell day is Tuesday

 

Friday 23rd May 2014

 

We have had a great last week of this half term. We have been learning about space travel and focusing our writing on the story 'Whatever Next?' We recalled the story events, wrote about an adventure into space and created our own rocket designs.

 

In maths, the children have worked extremely hard whilst learning about the tricky concept of time. We looked at the o' clock and the numbers on the clock. We had a little help from our friend Rodd (CBBC TV Presenter) who challenged us to a time trial.

 

If you would like to learn more about Rodd please visit the following website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p006yzvp

 

 

Yes you've guessed it - We won the attendance trophy yet again  - Fantastic effort Year R!

 

Have a lovely half term holiday and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for the final half term of this academic year!

 

Miss Wakefield, Mrs Oakley and Miss Delaney

 

 

Friday 16th May 2014

 

We have had  a lovely week in Year R and we are drawing closer to the end of this very short half term. The children have been working very hard this week focusing on 'water travel'.

 

Literacy 

 

  • We read the story entitled 'Who Sank the Boat?'. The children enjoyed learning about this story as a tiny mouse is the culprit for causing the boat to sink. We sequenced story events and discussed how some  pictures can give the reader more information that the text. 

 

Maths 

 

  • We have been learning about floating and sinking and capacity. The children organised objects into different categories through practical activities and also created their own salt dough boats. 

 

Year R won the attendance trophy (100%) for the third week running! This is a fantastic achievement. A big thank you to all the parents and carers who ensure their children attend school every day!

 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Friday 9tMay 2014

 

 

We have had yet another busy week in Reception. We have been learning about air transport with a focus on the story entitled 'I Wish I Were A Pilot...'. 

 

Literacy 

 

  • We read the story and sequenced story events, highlighted rhyming words and predicted what happens next. 
  • We also concentrated on the key sentence in the story - 'I wish I were a...' and created our own wishes. The children produced very creative ideas; a shark rider, a chocolate eating monster and a giant gorilla to name a few!
  • We have divided into phonic groups to ensure that the children are provided with a systematic approach to learning. The learning is tailored to the individual children and is based upon the different phases of the Letters and Sounds phonic programme. 

 

Maths 

 

  • We experimented with scales to sort object into heavy and light categories. We also created sentences using maths vocabulary.
  • The children were very excited to make traffic light biscuits. This linked to our learning on measure and using scales. The biscuits were yummy! 

 

 

Finally, a very well done (again!) to Reception who won the attendance trophy for the second week running!

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Friday 2nd May 2014

 

 

We have had a busy second week back at school!

 

On Monday, we ventured outside of school to conduct a traffic survey where we observed the different types of traffic that pass by. As predicted; cars were the most popular mode of transport.

 

On Wednesday, we were very fortunate to be visited by a company called D:Side who spoke to the children about managing our feelings and keeping safe around medicines. 

 

On Thursday, we completed a number of maths challenges to consolidate our learning on addition, subtraction and number facts.

 

On Friday, we ventured outside of school once more to look at Miss Wakefield's car! We identified the different parts on the outside of the vehicle and also looked underneath the bonnet. The children suggested that they could clean Miss Wakefield's car next week - Not too sure about that!

 

Finally, a very well done to Reception who were awarded the attendance trophy for this week - 100%

 

We have had a lovely week learning about land transport and are looking forward to learning about air travel next week. 

 

 Have a fantastic extended weekend!

 

 

 

Friday 2nd May 2014

 

 

We have had a busy second week back at school!

 

On Monday, we ventured outside of school to conduct a traffic survey where we observed the different types of traffic that pass by. As predicted; cars were the most popular mode of transport.

 

On Wednesday, we were very fortunate to be visited by a company called D:Side who spoke to the children about managing our feelings and keeping safe around medicines. 

 

On Thursday, we completed a number of maths challenges to consolidate our learning on addition, subtraction and number facts.

 

On Friday, we ventured outside of school once more to look at Miss Wakefield's car! We identified the different parts on the outside of the vehicle and also looked underneath the bonnet. The children suggested that they could clean Miss Wakefield's car next week - Not too sure about that!

 

Finally, a very well done to Reception who were awarded the attendance trophy for this week - 100%

 

We have had a lovely week learning about land transport and are looking forward to learning about air travel next week. 

 

 Have a fantastic extended weekend!

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

Our new topic for this half term is 'On the Move!'

 

 

 

We will be learning about the different modes of transport and how they work. We will also be gathering and presenting information about transport and travel using graphs. The children will be making their own transport models and testing to see how far they can travel.

 

 

In addition to the homework books, the children will be given the opportunity to take 'Travelling Ted' home for one night. The challenge will be to give the teddy a name, decide what clothes the teddy can wear and draw and write about teddy's travelling experience.

 

 

P.E Kits

 

Our P.E days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Show and Tell

 

Our Show and Tell day is Tuesday.


 

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