Sep 302016
 

Hello everybody,

I would like to start by saying a big thank you to all of the parents who were able to come to Rhyme Time.  It was so nice to see so many faces.  I didn’t realise what talented singers you all were!  Please come again next week if you can.  It was lovely to see the smiles on the children’s faces when their parent walked in.  Rhyme Time will take place every Friday at 2:30pm.

This week we have finished our work on the book Handa’s Surprise.  We have been learning to say the book off by heart with help from a story map.  We performed the book, along with nursery, for Year 1, Year 3 and Miss Everson all of whom were very impressed.  As a surprise for us Handa left us a basket of tangerines which the children were very excited about.

I have given each child a Bear Words sheet and a set of laminated Bear 1 Words.  The children need to learn to read these words.  They will need to be read in a random jumbled up order.  It would also be helpful if the children understood the meaning of the words.  Once per week we will check how the children are getting on with their words.  Once they have learnt them all they will get a certificate in assembly and will be given the next set of words.  There are 9 sets of Bear Words.

Today we went to the library.  We will go to the library every Friday.  Children need to have their library book in their book bag on a Friday if they wish to change their library book.

I wish you all a fun weekend.

Kind regards,

Miss Johnson.

Sep 232016
 

Hello everybody,

We have had another fun week in Reception.  We have been exploring autumn leaves and conkers using these to help us with our numeracy by talking about their size and counting them.  We have continued to look at Food in IPC and Handa’s Surprise in literacy.  The children are now able to recall Handa’s Surprise independently using our story map.

Each child no has a reading eggs and mathletics login and password stuck in the front of their reading diary.  Please have a go at logging in and exploring the sites.  Let me know if you have any problems.

Please take time to read with your child as frequently as possible – everyday would be great.  After you ave read please write a small comment in their reading diary.  It could be their reading book, library book or books that you have at home.  We will change their reading book once per week (different days each week) and their library book every Friday.  Thank you to everybody who as been bringing in their book bag everyday.

Next week we will be starting Rhyme Time.  This is a weekly session for parent to come and sing with their children.  Please come along.  We will start at 2:30pm.  Please feel free to bring younger children with you.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Johnson.

Sep 162016
 

Hello everybody,

What amazing weather we have had this week!  The children have had another great week.  Many children have chosen to spend their free choice time outdoors making sandcastles and enjoying the bikes.

Today we went on our first visit to the library along with Nursery.  The children each chose a book to take home.  We will visit the library every Friday so please make sure that the children bring their library books back at the end of every week.

We have a class teddy bear whose name is Lucy Bear.  The children named her.  Today she chose somebody who has been well behaved all week to take her home for the weekend.  Each Friday she will chose a new child to go home with.  Lucy Bear is to aid speech, language and communication skills along side social skills.  I am looking forward to hearing what she gets up to this weekend.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and manage to make the most of the last bit of sunshine before Autumn arrives.

Kind regards,

Miss Johnson.

Sep 102016
 

Hello everybody and welcome to Reception!

We have had a fantastic first 3 days in reception.  The children have all settled well.  Thank you for your support in preparing them for moving to a new class.

Yesterday each child took home a reading book and a reading diary.  Please take time to share this book as often as you can.  These are picture books and have no words.  Have a look at the pictures together and talk about what you can see.  Use this information to make up a story together.  What does your child think will happen next?  Can they predict the ending?

We have a whole school focus on Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.  As part of this we have been talking about have a healthy snack and a healthy packed lunch.  Thank you for sending such healthy lunch boxes and for swapping cake and crisps for yogurt and fruit.  To link to this we will be focusing on ‘Food’ in IPC and looking at the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ in Literacy.

I hope you all have a lovely week and make the most of the sunshine.

Kind regards,

Miss Johnson.