Class 11 2017 - 2018

Mrs Buckley

Welcome to the Summer Term in Class 11. 

Here you will find lots of information about our class and what we have been learning.

Topic

Our new topic for this half term is based around the story 'Don’t read this book!' The children will meet the king of story land who will present them with an empty book. The children will go on an adventure to story land in the quest for the missing story where they will enjoy activities based around a range of nursery rhymes and fairytales. The characters and stories the children will meet include Jack and the beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, The Princess and the Pea and Cinderella. Will the children succeed in finding the missing story?

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, we follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which is divided in to 7 areas of learning. All areas of learning are interconnected and implemented through carefully planned, purposeful play based around the children's interests.

 

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional development;

Communication and Language;

Physical development

 

Specific areas

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

In Reception we learn through a range of teacher directed and child-initiated activities which take place both inside and outside the classroom. We focus on building positive relationships with the children where the children feel supported and learn to be strong and independent learners.

 

Our Busy Week!

Snack

Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. This is a lovely social opportunity for the children. Snack can be paid for either electronically on-line or by placing the money in an envelope which can be put in the yellow box in reception.  Your child will also be provided with a free afternoon snack.

PE

This term, we will be taking our PE lessons outside (weather dependent). Please can you make sure that as well as shorts and t-shirt your child has a warm jumper and a pair of trainers in his/ her PE bag. Earrings and jewellery must be removed. Everything must be clearly named.

 

Swimming

We will be swimming during the summer term. The first lesson will take place during the week beginning 23rd April 2017.  Class 11 will be swimming on Thursday afternoon. Your child will need a towel and a swimming costume; please could these be put in the blue swimming bag. Girls must wear swimming costumes (no bikinis) and boys must wear swimming trunks (no baggy shorts.) Earrings and jewellery must be removed. Everything must be clearly named. If you are available between 1.00 and 2.15 on your child’s swimming day and would be able to support us during swimming, please can you see your child’s class teacher.

 

Reading Books

Thank you for all your support with your child’s reading this year; from the comments in the reading diaries it is clear that you are enjoying reading at home. We strongly recommend that you read with your child for at least ten minutes a day. Please encourage your child to talk about what they have read. Please practise the high frequency words that your child brought home before the Easter holidays; your child needs to recognise these words by sight.  

Your child will continue to bring home the new sounds they have been learning in phonics. Please practise reading and writing the new sounds as well as previously learnt sounds. A useful website is www.phonicsplay.com where you can find lots of phonics games. There are also some great phonics games on Education city. Most children are currently working on phase 3/4 phonics.

 

Maths Challenge

Thank you for completing the practical maths challenges with your child at home. These challenges are based around what we have been learning at school. Maths homework needs to be uploaded on to learning book by Wednesday- if this is not possible please can reading diaries be signed with a comment.

 

Learning Books

Your child’s learning book is a fantastic record of what your child has been doing at school, how they learn and how this links to the Early Years Outcomes. Please continue to regularly look at your child’s learning book, adding keep sake comments as well as at home observations.

 

                                                                  

 

Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time

On Friday afternoon, Mrs Crowe will be teaching in Class 11 while I have Planning, Preparation and Assessment time. The children will have been introduced to Mrs Crowe before this session.

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