Friday 19th October 2018
Whatever the weather week.
We have had a super week of exploring the great outdoors. We have linked our learning to two stories; Percy the Park Keeper after the storm' and 'We're going on a bear hunt.'
Having done a super job of tidying the outdoors play area on Monday, the Squirrels were very surprised to see their playground looking such a mess on Tuesday morning! It would appear that we didn't close the shed properly, so all the resources blew around the playground during the stormy night! The children quickly set to work tidying, but were challenged to sort the objects into groups based on the initial sound of the words, for example; pots were put with 'p' sound.
We have had lots of fun, planning and building new homes for the animals that lost them during the storm. The rain didn't stop us this week and we enjoyed adapting the bear hunt story to our own version; 'We're going on a leaf hunt.'
Our special treat of making our own popcorn and watching a film rounded off a fantastic, fun week of learning.
Enjoy sharing the photos with your child, I am sure they have lots to tell!
The children have settled extremely well this half term, we have been learning lots of new sounds, practising our writing, reading and counting. Please continue to practise sounds, keywords and sharing lots of stories over the half term holiday.
Enjoy the week together and we look forward to hearing all about their half term adventures when we return to school on Tuesday 30th October.
Friday 12th October 2018
WOW! Where has the week gone?! We have had a fantastic week of learning and enjoyed sharing our learning with many visitors. The school nurse and Healthy Ted popped in to talk to us about ways to keep healthy and inform us that she will visit later in the year to measure us and check our hearing.
We have been focusing on the sounds we have learnt so far; 'm,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,k,u,b,f.' Please do continue to practise these at home.
We have been chasing the autumn leaves and catching them to practise our counting skills and set up a Farmers market which has been very popular. Today, we have enjoyed making apple crumble, I do hope the crumbles made it home safely!
Next week is 'Whatever the weather week.' Please check the class information page for further details.
Tuesday 9th October 2018 Read Write Inc. workshop
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us this morning, it was fantastic to see so many of you.
We do hope you found it useful and it gave you a ‘fly on the wall’ insight into how we teach and support phonics.
The activities were all designed to support their sound recognition, word building through sounding-out and blending words and to support their fine motor development. Development of their gross and fine motor control is essential to support their pencil control and these activities can be adapted for use at home.
You may have also noticed this morning, the importance of talk. Pronunciation of the pure sounds will support your child’s reading development. For further support on this, please visit the Ruth Miskin website parents page:
If you have any questions or would like to further discuss how you can support your child at home, then please do feel free to catch me at the end of the day or email me via the School office.
Friday 5th October
We have been busy this week exploring the Numicon shapes and recognising the numerals to match the shapes. We have also been exploring pattern; looking at repeating pattern through vegetable printing and creating our own patterns with coloured multilink.
We were lucky enough to have a visitor this week; Percy the Park Keeper, who came to read us a story and introduce our new topic: 'Amazing Autumn/Percy the Park Keeper.' We have started to talk about the similarities and differences between the seasons and exploring vegetables as we also received a letter from Oliver (Oliver's Vegetables), asking for our help to write a shopping list. The children have been applying their newly acquired sounds knowledge to produce some fantastic learning.
Following our story about Oliver tasting lots of new vegetables, we tasted some golden beetroot, which many of the children enjoyed and described as; ' crunchy', 'like yellow pepper', 'yummy.'
Year R Parent workshop RWI 8.45-9.30am
Please drop your child off as usual and go round to the hall for a chat before coming into the classroom.
Friday 28th September
Another super week of learning! We have had lots of fun and been very busy. We have learnt five new sounds (m,a,s,d,t) these have been sent home in the sounds tin for you to practise at home. We enjoyed preparing the vegetables for the harvest soup but there were mixed reactions when it came to the tasting of it!
The weather has been kind to us this week so we have been making the most of the sunshine, exploring the field, enjoying the balance bikes and playing with our shadows, we had lots of fun making various shapes!
It was lovely to see so many of you at the class meeting, please find the PowerPoint on the class information page for your reference.
Thank you for supplying vegetables for the soup and to those who were able to join us for the tasting.
They have been busy Squirrels this week and I did chuckle when I heard this quote from Evie;
'We have been so busy this morning, we've packed so much in!'
Friday 21st September 2018
We have had a super week in Squirrels class. The children are settling well into school routines and have joined whole school worship on a daily basis. The children were introduced to Kipper the dog today as we celebrated his birthday, we had lots of fun; playing games, dancing, singing and making and eating fruit salad. I have included some snapshots of this week's adventures, ask your child to tell you what they have been exploring this week.
Reminder: Squirrels class meeting 2.30pm Tuesday 25th September.
Have a lovely weekend!
Friday 14th September 2018
Wow! I cannot believe the Squirrels class have already completed their first week at school. They have all settled so well, we are very proud of them. Thank you for your continued support to ensure a smooth transition into school life at Trinity.
We have had a fun week of adventures; exploring our new classroom, making new friends, P.E. lessons, exploring the outdoor music area, singing, dancing and having lots of fun! Please share the blog photos with your child and hopefully they will be able to tell you all about their adventures.
The children have been very independent with toileting and changing for P.E., please continue to support them to practise this at home. Please also support them to recognise their name when it is written down, for example; on their bookbag and jumpers as some of them are finding this a little tricky.
A couple of reminders:
- Please check all uniform, water bottles and bookbags are clearly named.
- On a Monday and a Thursday your child will be participating in P.E. lessons. If they have long hair, please ensure it is tied back on these days. Some children still require some items of clothing for their P.E. kit, please do check your child's bookbag as we may have sent a little note home about this.
Have a lovely weekend,
See you all next week for more adventures.
Tuesday 11th September 2018
A fun morning exploring our new classroom and school!
Monday 10th September 2018
We are having a wonderful time exploring our new classroom and school!
Friday 7th September 2018
Welcome to Squirrels class blog!
It was lovely to meet you during the home visits this week and thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Date for your diary: Class meeting Tuesday 25th September 2018 2.30-3.00pm
Important dates are on the school calendar so please do check this often.
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,