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EYFS Weekly Newsletter 

20th May 2022

 

This week we have been reading Hansel and Gretel. We have been creating our own trails using bread crumbs and considering what else we could use. We have had a go at retelling the story in our own words.

The caterpillars are growing nicely and 5 in Hedgehogs have crawled to the top and created their cocoon. In Owls, one has crawled to the top of the pot and begun to make it’s cocoon.  Once they have made this, they are transferred to a butterfly net until they re-emerge!

In Maths we have been looking at the numbers 19 and 20, discussing how we can make them. We have revised making patterns and counting backwards.

Today in Forest school we managed to avoid the torrential rain so we could cook popcorn on the fire. The children respected all the rules for fire-lighting and they loved seeing and hearing the corn popping and enjoyed eating it afterwards.

 

Important Notices

 

Swimming

16th May – No swimming

6th June – Owls

13th June - Hedgehogs

 

Parents – thank you to all of you who come and help with swimming on a Monday, Forest school on a Friday and those who have begun to help with readers. If any of you would like to come on any other days to hear readers or join activities, we would love to have you.

 

Below is the link for volunteering.

 

https://www.fermorschool.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

Next Week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words, we are looking at how we sound out words, and also how these can be written.

 

Maths

We will extend comparing two amounts into using the phrase ‘find the difference’.  

 

Exploring

We are going to keep observing our caterpillars to see what happens next.

 

13th May 2022

This week we have been reading a poem called The Owl and the Pussy Cat. We have learnt the term nouns and adjectives and begun to use them in our writing to describe characters. We have also watched a lovely animated version on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwAP36-w7E

We have been creating our own scenes from the poem and then writing about it as well as learning how to do a wordsearch, finding key words from the poem. The children were really focused and patient when trying to find these.

Our caterpillars have grown significantly over the weekend and it’s really interesting looking at the little webs they have been making.

In Maths we have been looking at the numbers 17 and 18, discussing how we can make them. We have then learnt to compare two amounts of cubes using the phrases ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’, extending to using the symbols < , > and =. We have then begun to find the difference between two amounts of cubes.

 

Forest school 

This week in Forest school we learnt about bees and how important they are for us. We enjoyed making a bee house, planted seed bombs and created bees out of pine cones.

 

We have begun working on our assembly which will be in the church on Wednesday 15th June on the theme of love.

 

Important Notices

 

Swimming

16th May – Owls

23rd May – Hedgehogs

 

7th June – Mobile farm visiting the school (further details will follow)

15th June – EYFS Church Assembly

 

 

Parents – thank you to all of you who come and help with swimming on a Monday, Forest school on a Friday and those who have begun to help with readers. If any of you would like to come on any other days to hear readers or join activities, we would love to have you.

 

Below is the link for volunteering.

 

https://www.fermorschool.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

Next Week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words., we are looking at how we sound out words, and also how these can be written.

 

Maths

We will revise making patterns as it links with our story of Hansel and Gretel extending to making 2 and 3 sequence patterns. We will also be learning about the numbers 19 and 20.

 

Exploring

We are going to investigate ways of making a trail that is more successful than leaving bread crumbs like Hansel and Gretel did.

 

 

5th May 2022

 

This week we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk as our book.  We have been reading and comparing lots of different versions and spotting some things that stay the same and some that change. We have practiced sequencing numbers based on what he ate each day as well as using and creating our own finger mazes.

We have enjoyed watching our caterpillars continue to grow, as well as the beans and sunflowers. We have been watering seeds and looking each day to see if any sprout.

In Maths we have been looking at the numbers 15 and 16, discussing how we can make them. We have continued looking at counting backwards, extending it to the teens numbers we have counted up to.

 

We shared ‘Cecil was a Caterpillar’, with the Year 6 buddies when they came down to spend some time with us at the beginning of the week.

In Forest school this week we discovered that dandelion clocks are water resistant when immersed in water! We all had a go at blowing the seeds away and made a wish.

 

Important Notices

 

Swimming

9th May – Hedgehogs

16th May – Owls

 

Parents – thank you to all of you who come and help with swimming on a Monday, Forest school on a Friday and those who have begun to help with readers. If any of you would like to come on any other days to hear readers or join activities, we would love to have you.

 

Below is the link for volunteering.

 

https://www.fermorschool.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

Next Week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words., we are looking at how we sound out words, and also how these can be written.

 

Maths

We will continue to look at counting backwards and taking 1 away, as well as exploring further into the teen numbers. We have started looking at the large numbers and using our subitising skills to break the big numbers into smaller ones, we are going to keep working on this over the coming weeks.

 

Exploring

We are going to keep looking at seeds and where we find them.

 

 

29th April 2022

 

This week we have used The Hungry Caterpillar as our theme. We have practiced sequencing numbers based on what he ate each day as well as using and creating our own finger mazes.

We have enjoyed climbing over our new A-frame which has had the wood chippings put around it over the Easter break. Some of us have built up our confidence gradually and now we can go all the way over.

In Maths we have been looking at the numbers 13 and 14, discussing how we can make them. We have continued looking at counting backwards, extending it to the teens numbers we have counted up to.

 

P.E. has been an exciting adventure, continuing learning to throw a javelin, throw and catch a tennis ball and practicing balancing things on a tray.

 

We have learnt some new songs this week called ‘Cecil was a Caterpillar’, ‘I’m a nut’ and ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’. All the children have enjoyed joining in and will hopefully give you a beautiful rendition over the weekend!

 

In Forest School we enjoyed playing a new game called Nest Robbers using pine cones as the eggs. We also decorated flying birds using paper and attached them to willow sticks.
 

Important Notices

 

Swimming

2nd May – Bank Holiday (no swimming)

9th May – Hedgehogs

16th May – Owls

 

Parents – thank you to all of you who come and help with swimming on a Monday, Forest school on a Friday and those who have begun to help with readers. If any of you would like to come on any other days to hear readers or join activities, we would love to have you.

 

Below is the link for volunteering.

 

https://www.fermorschool.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

Next Week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words., we are looking at how we sound out words, and also how these can be written.

 

Maths

We will continue to look at counting backwards and taking 1 away, as well as exploring further into the teen numbers.

 

 

22nd April 2022

 

This week we have focused George and the dragon. We have designed our own shields, and written stories about to how to catch a dragon ourselves.

Some beans are growing well and some have survived the Easter break without watering. We are embarking on sewing some more seeds over the coming weeks and look forward to watching them grow.

In Maths, we have been looking at the start of the teen numbers, with 11 and 12, and taking away 1 from a number.

 

P.E. has been an exciting adventure, learning to throw a javelin, throw and catch, and practicing balancing things on a tray.

 

At lunchtimes we are now very grown up and carry our own trays of food like the rest of the school, we have been brilliant at this, and our teachers are very proud!
 

Important Notices

 

Swimming after Easter – 25th April -  Owls

2nd May – Hedgehogs

Parents – thank you to all of you who come and help with swimming on a Monday and Forest school on a Friday, if any of you would like to come on any other days to hear readers or join activities we would love to have you.

Below is the link for volunteering.

https://www.fermorschool.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

Next Week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words., we are looking at how we sound out words, and also how these can be written.

Maths

We will continue to look at counting backwards and taking 1 away, as well as exploring further into the teen numbers.

1st April 2022

 

This week we have focused on the Easter Story. We enjoyed going to church this morning for our Easter service too. This week we have made Easter cards, chocolate nests and ……..

Both classes beans are growing well and some were ready to plant this week. Those that need a little longer will be coming home to be taken care of over the holidays. Once we are back, please send them back in as we will be planting them in our raised beds. We continue to revise Phase 2 and 3 tricky words and high frequency words. Please keep revising these and reading during the Easter break.

In Maths, we have been looking at tally marks and practicing counting in 5s. We have also practiced counting from 0 – 20, making sure we say the ‘teen’ numbers clearly e.g. 13, 14 so they don’t sound like 30 and 40.

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

Library books – Well done to everyone for taking care of the books that were taken out on our class cards.

 

Swimming after Easter – 25th April -  Owls (due to the lesson in the last week of term being cancelled)

2nd May – Hedgehogs

 

 

Our Learning after the holidays

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words. All children of all abilities are struggling with the difference between b and d and also sounding the trigraphs – air, ure, ear and igh.

Maths

We will be looking at counting backwards and taking 1 away.

 

 

Have a wonderful break!

25th March 2022

 

This week our book was ‘Last Tree in the City’ by Peter Carnavas. It linked well with our STEM week which was also this week, around the theme of growing. We planted runner beans a few weeks ago and have been observing their development. Interestingly, the seeds in Hedgehogs are growing faster than those in Owls. We continue to revise Phase 2 and 3 tricky words and high frequency words. Our sounds have been focused around misconceptions and pronunciations: ng, qu, ow, ar/ow and oi.

In Maths, we have been looking at tally marks and 3D shapes such as cubes, pyramids and spheres. We learnt that the point on a pyramid and cone is called an apex!

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

Library books – please ensure that you return the library books by the Easter holidays. We will need to call the library and check all are accounted for next week!

 

Swimming next week – Owls

 

Our Learning next week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words. All children of all abilities are struggling with the difference between b and d.

Maths

We will be looking at groups bigger than 10 and also counting up to 20.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

18th March 2022

 

This week our book was ‘Pass the Jam Jim’ by Kaye Umansky and Margaret Chamberlain which is nonsense story looking rhyming and language patterns. We have learnt how to make jam sandwiches and written a set of instructions on how to do it. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words and begun looking at Phase 2 and 3 high frequency words. Our sounds have been focused around misconceptions and pronunciations: igh, ear, ure and air .

 

In Maths, we have been looking at tally marks and practicing counting in 5’s.

 

Important Notices

 

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

Library books – please ensure that you return the library books either to school by Monday (if you aren’t able to return it) or by the Easter holidays if you are. We will need to call the library and check all are accounted for on the last day!

 

Swimming next week – Hedgehogs

 

Our Learning next week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words. All children of all abilities are struggling with the difference between b and d.

Maths

We will be learning our number bonds to 10.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

11th March 2022

 

This week our book was ‘Hey Water!’ by Antoinette Portis about the different states of water and where you can find it. We have looked at the parts of a boat which Owlee taught us after having a sailing lesson on the weekend! We have also looked at using water colour paints and investigating floating and sinking. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words and begun looking at Phase 2 and 3 high frequency words. Our sounds have been focused around misconceptions and pronunciations: b/d, ai/oa, ee/or and er/ur .

 

In Maths, we have been looking at speedy subitising and practicing it for numbers over 5. We have also begun learning about tally marks and using them to count.

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

Library books – please ensure that you return the library books either to school by Monday (if you aren’t able to return it) or by the Easter holidays if you are. We will need to call the library and check all are accounted for on the last day!

 

Our Learning next week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3, tricky words and high frequency words. All children of all abilities are struggling with the difference between b and d.

Maths

We be learning to count in 5’s as this will help us to use tally marks. We will continue to speed subitise too!

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

4th March 2022

 

This week our book was ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker which the whole school looked at as part of World Book week. We have also linked it to traditional tales such as ‘The three little pigs’, ‘Gingerbread man’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ to name a few. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words and begun looking at Phase 2 and 3 high frequency words. Our sounds have been focused around misconceptions and pronunciations: th/f, v/w,  j/y and ch/sh.

 

In Maths, we have been looking at subitising and practicing it for numbers over 5. We have also had a go at making different numbers on a tens frame.

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

Forest School

We had a great time today in Forest School playing games and sharing the traditional story of Goldilocks. The challenge was to make a bed or chair for baby bear (he was feeling sad from Goldilocks visit). We had some amazing beds and chairs made that were perfect for baby bear!

8th March - We have moved our forest school day to Tuesday (for one week only). Please come dressed in your forest school clothes.

 

10th March – Visit to the library with our buddies, if you would be willing to help please let us know. Please pick a sandwich option from Parent Pay for Thursday. This will need to have been chosen by Wednesday 9th March to allow the kitchens time to prepare them.

 

Our Learning next week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3 –  ai/oa, ee/or, ur/er and oo/oo. We will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words and continue to look at the high frequency words for Phase 2 and 3.

 

Maths

We will continue to practice subitising numbers above 5 by breaking them down into smaller groups.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

25th February 2022

 

This week our chosen book was ‘The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry and the big hungry bear’. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words and begun looking at Phase 2 and 3 high frequency words. Our sounds have been: ure, er,j and v. We will continue revising Phase 3 to ensure we become more secure.

 

In Maths, we have been revising making numbers to 5 and 10. We have used Numicon and pom-poms to revise subitising. We have also been practising writing number sentences that make 5.

 

Forest School

It was lovely being back at Forest school today and the sun shone for us! The children noticed the early signs of Spring as the buds are starting to appear. We listened to the story of 'We're going on a bear hunt' and went on a bear hunt whilst acting out the story following the sequence of physical experiences. They all agreed it was fun to act it out and we discovered Mrs Patient's cuddly bear in the cave. In explore time some children worked well by telling the story together.

 

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

 

28th February – 4th March Book Week – We will be dressing up on the Monday as our favourite book characters.

 

10th March – Visit to the library with our buddies, if you would be willing to help please let us know.

 

Our Learning next week

Phonics

Revising sounds from Phase 3 – w, x, y, z. We will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her and begin to look at the high frequency words for Phase 2 and 3.

 

Maths

We will revise the shapes we have learnt as well as practising our number bonds to 10.

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Have a wonderful weekend, we look forward to hearing of your adventures once we’re back.

 

 

10th February 2022

 

This week our chosen book was ‘This book just ate my dog by Richard Byrne’. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we me, be, was you, they, all, are, my and her. Our sounds have been: ow, oi, ear and air.

 

In Maths, we have been revising counting in 2s and extending this to thinking of odds and evens. Then we have looked at counting in 3s.  

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

 

Cake sale postponed, date TBC – This will be outside Year 5/6 entrance after school. All monies raised will be used towards a butterfly garden.

 

10th March – Potential visit to the library with our buddies, if you would be willing to help please let us know.

 

Our Learning after Half Term

Phonics

New sounds ure and er as well revising Phase 3 from the beginning. We will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her and begin to look at the high frequency words for Phase 2 and 3.

 

Maths

We will continue learning odd and even numbers and reviewing our subitising skills.

 

 

Have a wonderful half term, we look forward to hearing of your adventures once we’re back.

 

4th February 2022

 

This week our chosen book was Bears don’t eat egg sandwiches by Julie Fulton. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we me, be, was you, they, all, are, my and her. Our sounds have been: oo (soon), oo (look), ar, or and ur. We have also been celebrating Chinese New Year as it is the year of the Tiger. In PE we had a go at doing some dancing using the Chinese dragon.

 

In Maths, we have been learning to count in 2s and how this can be used to count faster than in 1s. We learnt a game called naughty numbers which we all enjoyed. On Friday we dressed as rockstars for Number Day. Once we’re in Year 1 we will be learning the 2,5 and 10 times tables. Our school use a website called Times Table Rockstars and this was the inspiration for our theme.

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know. It may be that we need to reset your login as it would have expired if you haven’t signed in yet.

 

9th February – We have church in the morning.

 

Cake sale on 10th February – This will be outside Year 5/6 entrance after school. All monies raised will be used towards a butterfly garden.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics

Sounds ow, oi, ear and air. We will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her.

 

Maths

We will continue learning about shapes, our bonds to ten and revising our skills of subitising.

 

As a little bit of fun, if you can answer this question there will be a prize…..Do bears eat egg sandwiches?

 

The first person to tell either Mrs Pannell or Miss Rose on Monday will win!

28th January 2022

 

This week our chosen book was That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton. We continue to revise these Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we me, be, was you, they,all, are, my and her. Our sounds have been: ai, ee, igh and oa. While reading this book we have had tuff trays with a desert, underwater and rainforest theme. Some of us had a go at writing a list of the things we would need to take with us.  We have also looked at sequencing a story and using our imaginations to talk about where were we would go with our teddys.

 

In Maths, this week we have been practising our number bonds to 10 (e.g. 9 + 1 = 10) and looking at different shapes. We have been on a hunt for them around school and used lolly pop sticks and pipe cleaners to make them. We’ve become quite good at describing how many corners and edges there are.

 

In Forest school this week we continued to learn about birds and how to care for them. We filled some large saucers and put them around Forest school to make sure the birds have a place to bathe and drink. In explore time we made bird hides - to observe birds, and bird houses - to put our cuddly toy birds inside.

This weekend, join in with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at home. 

rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back which are stuck in contact books. If you have any issues logging in, please let us know.

 

Cake sale on 10th February – This will be outside Year 5/6 entrance after school. All monies raised will be used towards a butterfly garden.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics

Sounds oo (look), oo (moon), ar and or. We will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her.

Maths

We will continue learning about shapes, our bonds to ten and revising our skills of subitising.

 

As a little bit of fun, if you can answer this question there will be a prize…..What is Emily Brown’s rabbit really called?

 

The first person to tell either Mrs Pannell or Miss Rose on Monday will win!

 

 

21st January 2022

 

This week our chosen book was Read the Book Lemmings by Amy Dyckman. We have learnt these new tricky words: all, are, my, her as well as revising all the others. Our sounds have been: th, ch, sh and ng. While reading this book we have learnt about speech bubbles. Keep looking in the books you read at home for more.

 

Outside we have been working creatively together in groups, the photos show one of our groups animal shop that they made.

 

In Maths, this week we have continued revising pattern making as well as our composition of 10 (number bonds to 10). We have also began revising subitising.  

At Forest School we were pleased to see that the birds had enjoyed the food we provided for them last week. We discussed what we needed to go on a bird hunt at school and we ventured into the school grounds to find some. We can now identify some common birds, pigeons, magpies, blackbirds, robins and seagulls.

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics

Sounds ai, ee, igh and oa and we will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her.

Maths

We will continue learning about making patterns, challenging ourselves to make them using 3 and 4 different colours. We will continue revising subitising and making 10.  

 

 

As a little bit of fun, if you can answer this question there will be a prize…..Do lemmings jump off cliffs?

The first person to tell either Mrs Pannell or Miss Rose on Monday will win!

14th January 2022

 

Our topic this term is Wonderful words! This week our chosen book has been Mr Big by Ed Vere. We have learnt these new tricky words: all, are, my, her and our sounds have been: x, y, z.

 

In Maths, this week we have been learning about comparing objects and amounts using the vocabulary bigger, smaller, big, little as well as continuing to make patterns.

 

We have been reading Mr Big by Ed Vere, about a lonely Gorilla who makes friends after they hear his music. Linked with the book, we listened to some Blues tunes played on a piano.

In Forest school we enjoyed learning about birds in Winter and how we can help them survive. We made some bird feeders to hang in the trees. The birds in the Forest school area will not go hungry. Thank you Owls and Hedgehogs!

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back.

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics

Sounds zz, qu and ch and we will continue to practise the Phase 3 tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her.

Maths

We will learning about 0 and what it means to have, add and subtract nothing. We will also be learning number bonds to 10.

 

As a little bit of fun, if you can answer this question there will be a prize….. What music does Mr Big play?

The first person to tell either Mrs Pannell or Miss Rose on Monday will win!

 

7th January 2022

 Our topic this term is Wonderful words! We are looking at a new story each way and exploring it in different ways. This week we have been looking at the story of ‘The Lost Sheep’, which as many of you will know is our school story – we are all important and no one will be left behind.

Our phonic sounds have been v,w, and j this week.

 

Important Notices

If you are at home having to isolate at home and need some activities to do with your little ones we have added more activities to your discovery education accounts. These are the ones you access through the QR codes we sent a while back.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics

Sounds x, y, and z, and we will continue to learn more tricky words.

Maths

We will continue to explore patterns as well as expand our number knowledge and subitising of larger numbers.

 

Friday 10th December

 

 

Phonics – we have revising all the Phase 2 sounds and tricky words and begun to learn he, she, we me and be.

 

Maths – we have been looking at the number 10 and all the different ways we can break it up into ‘number stories’ 4 + 6 = 10. We have also been revising subitising!

 

Books this week

This week we have enjoyed reading The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, Aliens Love Panta Claus by Claire Freedman and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Kate Toms .

 

Nativity

We hope you enjoyed coming to see our nativity, with our beautiful angelic singing and four legged guest. Thank you for sending all their base layers in.

 

Christmas Events

Wednesday was particularly busy, we wore our Christmas jumpers, enjoyed Christmas lunch and visited Father Christmas in the Grotto!  

 

Forest School

This week,  some of us went to a different part of the woods as we had leant our usual spot to an important visitor! We toasted marshmellows, drank warm chocolate and enjoyed a Christmas Quiz!

 

Important Notices

ART SHOW - We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new art gallery full of fabulous portraits. Monday 13th December from 2pm please join us for the Owls and Hedgehogs grand opening. Location tbc while we monitor Covid cases within the school.

 

Homework

Hope you are enjoying all of the activities we have added to the discovery education app for you all.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics – revising all our tricky words and phase 2 sounds! Revising the phase 3 words we have learnt this week   he, she, we me and be.

 

Maths – revising the number 10! We will also be learning how to use tens frames.

 

 

Friday 3rd December

 

It has been so wonderful seeing lots more of our friends returning this week. We have missed you all! Get well soon to all those who are still off.

 

 

Phonics – we have revising the sounds, f, ff, l, ll and ss. We are getting really good at these, as well as our ‘tricky words’.

 

Maths – we have been looking at the number 9 and all the different ways we can break it up into ‘number stories’ 3 + 3 + 3 = 9. We have also been revising subitising amounts to 5! Mrs Patient was really impressed with what we could remember about subitising.

 

Books this week

This week we have enjoyed reading The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and Nativity by Felicity Brooks.

 

Nativity

We have been working on this really hard on our songs and lines! We are still going ahead with our Nativity at 2.15pm on Tuesday 7th December. In order to accommodate all of you given the current covid situation we will be performing outside in the KS2 playground. We have costumes for all of the children, and will send home a list of anything you may need to provide – warm base layers will be essential.

 

Christmas Fair

We have all been helping to make decorations for the Christmas Fair this Saturday. The theme this year is The Nutcracker and we have been making robots and teddies out of toilet rolls. The fair will be 1:30pm – 4:00pm. So we can keep you all safe, please can ALL adults WEAR MASKS (unless exempt) and can everyone do a LATERAL FLOW TEST before coming if possible. The windows and doors will be open and some of the fair is outside so please wrap up warm. There will also be a one way system in operation through parts of the fair. Keep an eye out for us as we will be helping to run the stalls! See you Saturday!

 

 

Forest School

This week, we all went altogether again to Forest school. We reminded ourselves of stick safety and collected thin sticks to make some star decorations. We played the game 1,2,3 where are you? where we loved hiding and finding our friends. We used some christmas decorations to decorate the trees at Forest School, they looked beautiful.

 

                      

Important Notices

ART SHOW………….. We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new art gallery full of fabulous portraits. Monday 13th December from 2pm please join us for the Owls and Hedgehogs grand opening.

NATIVITY -  2:30pm on Tuesday 7th December – KS2 playground, more details to follow.

 

Homework

Hope you are enjoying all of the activities we have added to the discovery education app for you all.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics – revising all our tricky words and phase 2 sounds! After Christmas we will begin looking at Phase 3!

Maths – the number 10!

 

 

Friday 26th November

 

What a week! We are missing all of you who are off! We hope you are all on the mend and that we see you soon.

 

Phonics – we have revising the sounds, ck, e,u, r, h, b. We are getting really good at these, as well as our ‘tricky words’.

 

Maths – we have been looking at the number 8 and all the different ways we can break it up into ‘number stories’ 3+5+8!

 

Books this week

This week we have enjoyed reading Under the Bed by Paul Bright and Nativity by Felicity Brooks.

 

Nativity

We have been working on this really hard on our songs and lines! We are still going ahead with our Nativity at 2.15pm on Tuesday 7th December. In order to accommodate all of you given the current covid situation we will be performing outside in the KS2 playground. We have costumes for all of the children, and will send home a list of anything you may need to provide (please look in their contact books or on tapestry if they're absent) – warm base layers will be essential!

 

Paul Klee

We have been making more portraits this week inspired by Paul Klee – check out below for exciting news.

 

Forest School

This week, we all got to go to forest school together which was exciting! We learnt about owls and enjoyed listening to Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. Mrs Patient told us how owls can’t move their eyes like us but can turn their heads nearly all the way around! We played a game called owls and mice which we all really enjoyed playing.

 

'Moths to a Flame Project' display 

 

This project was recently run by Sustainable Living in Crowborough to bring attention to the climate change plight at COP26, the climate conference that was held recently in Glasgow. Moths represent the draw to energy that we have come to rely on, and this is not always the best choice for our climate. 

All children at Sir Henry Fermor decorated a moth for the project that is currently being displayed at the Crowborough Community Centre in Pine Grove. You are all more than welcome to visit this amazing display which is being run until the end of this month. It certainly is a sight to see...

                      

Important Notices

ART SHOW…….. We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new art gallery full of fabulous portraits. Monday 13th December from 2pm please join us for the Owls and Hedgehogs grand opening.

 

NATIVITY -  2:15pm on Tuesday 7th December – KS2 playground, more details to follow.

Homework

Hope you are enjoying all of the activities we have added to the discovery education app for you all.

 

Our Learning Next Week

Phonics – finishing off our phase 2 sounds  l, ll, f, ff, ss, and singing lots of Christmas songs

Maths – the number 9!

 

 

Friday 19th November

 

Kindness week began with wearing our odd socks, I hope you saw the pictures on Facebook. We have been reading a book about what kindness is, and talking about how we can be kind to our friends. On Friday, we raised money for Children in Need and by wearing spotty accessories and doing activities in class.

 

We have been looking at self-portraits by different artists and using similar techniques to create our own. We have been looking at Pablo Picasso, and Yayoi Kusama. We hope to be able to share these with you soon.

 

We have been talking a lot about capacity and using mathematical language such as full, nearly full, empty, larger and smaller. We have loved seeing if we can fit the contents of one container into a different shapes container.

 

The sun came out for a while one afternoon so we were finally able to try drawing around each other's shadows. We had fun trying to follow the shape on the ground and then trying to measure them. It was tricky given the sun came in and out, but the chalk marks stayed in case you were wondering what the funny pictures on the playground are.

 

This week we have been revising m,d,g,o,c,k and continued practising some of the ‘tricky words’ I, no, to, go, the, into’. These are words that we can’t sound out so we just have to learn them whole, we are also practising writing them.

 

We have read two great books this week. One called Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup and also The Diddle That Dummed by Kes Gray. You can listen to a retelling of the second book here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivZGjAVv2KQ

 

In music we have begun learning Christmas songs in preparation for our Christmas Nativity!

 

Next Week

Portraits – we are going to be looking at portraits in more detail and the work of Paul Klee, along with Yayoi Kusama and Picasso and choosing a friend to paint a portrait of them.

 

In Maths we will be learning about the number 8 and using our subitising skills to break down the number into smaller quantities.

 

Homework

 

Let us know how your Discovery Phonics activities are going. We can extend the end date if needed – please let us know if you are unable to access this after the end date, it is new to us too.

Your homework for the rest of this term is letter hunting! Can you remember which sounds they make?

Please make sure you are reading at least 3 times a week and practising your tricky words and phonic flash cards daily. The tricky words have been added to your child’s book bag so please take care of them as our TA’s have spent a long time preparing and making them!

 

Dates for your diary

In addition to all of the other activities going on in the run up to Christmas, we would like to invite you to our Nativity! Both classes are joining to create one Nativity and we will confirm nearer the time the number of family members able to attend (as Covid regulations change regularly). Weather depending, we will either be in the KS1 Hall, or outside.

2.15pm Tuesday 7th December

 

Costumes will be provided – we may ask your child to wear dark or light trousers/leggings, depending on what part they are playing, we will let you know once we have sorted the costumes what is needed.

Friday 12th November

 

This week we have visited All Saints Church again for our Remembrance Day service. This was the second time we have visited and so we knew what to expect. All the children sat quietly and many other teachers commented on how well we had done. We particularly enjoyed singing Amazing Grace and some of us were even bopping along!

 

Having now seen some fireworks we have created our own firework pictures using a variety of techniques. Continuing with our Diwali work we also used coloured rice to make Rangoli patterns and we also painted our diyas that we made out of clay.

 

On Thursday, we went to see the remembrance service that was held on the playground as well as making our own poppies using paper plates. We watched a video from CBBC which told us why we observe a 2 minute silence and wear poppies on the 11th November.

 

This week we have been revising s,a,t,p,i,n and continued practising some of the ‘tricky words’ I, no, to, go, the and into’. These are words that we can’t sound out so we just have to learn them whole.

 

In music we have begun learning Christmas songs in preparation for our Christmas Nativity. More details about when this will follow in due course.  

 

Next Week

 

Portraits – we are going to be looking at self-portraits in more detail as well as artists such Paul Klee, Yayoi Kusama and Picasso and trying to make our own.

In Maths we will be learning about the number 7 and using our subitising skills to break down the number into smaller quantities.

 

Homework

 

Your homework for the rest of this term is letter hunting! Can you remember which sounds they make?

Please make sure you are reading at least 3 times a week and practicing your tricky words and phonic flash cards daily. The tricky words have been added to your child’s book bag so please take care of them as our TA’s have spent a long time preparing and making them!

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are reviewing all of the sounds we have learnt so far, as well as adding in what we call tricky words, such as ‘I’ ‘the’ etc…..– we continue to look at sounds each day, and review those we have learnt so far.

 

Maths

We are looking at the number 7 and continuing with our sub – i- tising. It starts to get tricky once the numbers get bigger, tricky, but a lot of fun breaking the big groups into small ones.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

Friday 12th November

 

This week we have visited All Saints Church again for our Remembrance Day service. This was the second time we have visited and so we knew what to expect. All the children sat quietly and many other teachers commented on how well we had done. We particularly enjoyed singing Amazing Grace and some of us were even bopping along!

 

Having now seen some fireworks we have created our own firework pictures using a variety of techniques. Continuing with our Diwali work we also used coloured rice to make Rangoli patterns and we also painted our diyas that we made out of clay.

 

On Thursday, we went to see the remembrance service that was held on the playground as well as making our own poppies using paper plates. We watched a video from CBBC which told us why we observe a 2 minute silence and wear poppies on the 11th November.

 

This week we have been revising s,a,t,p,i,n and continued practising some of the ‘tricky words’ I, no, to, go, the and into’. These are words that we can’t sound out so we just have to learn them whole.

 

In music we have begun learning Christmas songs in preparation for our Christmas Nativity. More details about when this will follow in due course.  

 

Next Week

 

Portraits – we are going to be looking at self-portraits in more detail as well as artists such Paul Klee, Yayoi Kusama and Picasso and trying to make our own.

In Maths we will be learning about the number 7 and using our subitising skills to break down the number into smaller quantities.

 

Homework

 

Your homework for the rest of this term is letter hunting! Can you remember which sounds they make?

Please make sure you are reading at least 3 times a week and practicing your tricky words and phonic flash cards daily. The tricky words have been added to your child’s book bag so please take care of them as our TA’s have spent a long time preparing and making them!

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are reviewing all of the sounds we have learnt so far, as well as adding in what we call tricky words, such as ‘I’ ‘the’ etc…..– we continue to look at sounds each day, and review those we have learnt so far.

 

Maths

We are looking at the number 7 and continuing with our sub – i- tising. It starts to get tricky once the numbers get bigger, tricky, but a lot of fun breaking the big groups into small ones.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

 

Friday 5th November

 

A short yet fun filled week. A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us this week for scarecrow making, we love the end results – check out the photos. It was lots of fun and really great to have you all in! The team all send a huge thanks and hope to have other events which we can invite you to throughout the rest of the year.

 

Happy Diwali – we have enjoyed the celebrations that have started this week! The children have read a story called ‘Dipal’s Diwali’ and learnt how it is the festival of light for Hindu’s. They have used clay to make their own diyas and also decorated their own Rangoli and Henna patterns.

 

This week we have been revising all of the phonics sounds and introducing some of the ‘tricky words’ I, no, to, go, the, into. These are words that we can’t sound out so we just have to learn them whole.

 

At Forest School we learnt about hedgehogs and what they like to eat and where they live. We created some clay hedgehogs with lots of stick spines and made leaf sparklers that we attached to a stick. Thank you to the volunteer parents that supported our Forest School this week, we loved having you share our Forest School adventures 

 

Next Week

We are going to continue be looking more at Diwali celebrations and making Rangoli patterns with coloured rice.

We will also be discussing why we celebrate 5th November and children will be making firework pictures. Keep an eye out this weekend for any displays you can see in the sky and add any pictures you take to Tapestry for class discussion.

Portraits – we are looking at self-portraits of famous artists and having a go at making some more portraits ourselves.

 

Homework

 

Your homework for the rest of this term is letter hunting! Can you remember which sounds they make?

Please make sure you are reading at least 3 times a week and practicing your tricky words and phonic flash cards daily. The tricky words have been added to your child’s book bag so please take care of them as our TA’s have spent a long time preparing and making them!

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are reviewing all of the sounds we have learnt so far, as well as adding in what we call tricky words, such as ‘I’ ‘the’ etc…..– we continue to look at sounds each day, and review those we have learnt so far.

Maths

We are looking at the number 5 and continuing with our sub – i- tising. It starts to get tricky once the numbers get bigger, tricky, but a lot of fun breaking the big groups into small ones.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

 

 

 

Friday 22nd October

 

Such a busy week – Tuesday was our busiest with our Music Man visit Mr Broad, doing the daily mile with our Year 6 buddies, and Hedgehogs had afternoon play with the Year 1’s on ‘The Big Playground’! We have continued this week to play on the big playground with the Year 1 children in preparation for after half term when we will be joining them on their playground after lunch each day.

 

Mr Broad taught us some new silly songs and rhymes which we have been enjoying. We have been exploring maths activities on our tough trays. We hope you enjoyed the picture of the autumn one last week – they don’t look like that for long once we start exploring and investigating.

 

 

 We have been revisiting lots of the books we have enjoyed so far, as well as poems and songs, making up our own words to some of them too. Thank you everyone, for reading their children’s books with them at home, we are also sending out the phonics cards to practice, these will help your child build their phonic knowledge and build their confidence.

 

We are hoping that lots of you will be able to join us on the morning of November 4th, this is an open invitation to families, and staff will be present the whole time, so this is not exclusively for those with a DBS check. Please let us know if you are hoping to join us.

 

 

                               

Important Notices

 

Building a scarecrow morning – We would like to invite parents to join us in making scarecrows on November 4th, we will be spending the morning building scarecrows and building our ‘Fermor Family’. Please note we will not be burning our Fermor Family, they will be going on display! We are optimistic that this will go ahead and we

 

Homework

 

Your homework for the rest of this term is number hunting, looking out for numbers when we are out and about and at home….. please share what you find on Tapestry and we will make a display of them at school. Thank you.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

After half term we will review all of the sounds we have learnt so far, as well as adding in what we call tricky words, such as ‘I’ ‘the’ etc…..– we continue to look at sounds each day, and review those we have learnt so far.

Maths

We are looking at the number 5 and continuing with our sub – i- tising. It starts to get tricky once the numbers get bigger, tricky, but a lot of fun breaking the big groups into small ones.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

 

We will look in mirrors, in puddles, and windows, and other reflective surfaces, and start to think about our similarities and difference.

Friday 15th October

 

What an exciting week we have had. We have been able to have phonics and maths lessons together which has been a lot of fun, and great to share our learning. We are also all thrilled with the new outside area. Lots of us bounce straight back up if we fall over, it really is an amazing surface.

 

                  

 

 

The pictures above are our fist bounce before we started playing with flour and pumpkins, although not both at the same time!

We continue to make great strides with our phonics this week, our sounds so far are s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e, and u…… as always alongside lots of songs ,silly rhymes and stories. All of the reading books sent home have words that can be made out of the sounds we have learnt so far. Please don’t expect your child to be able to read the whole story. Some may, but they also may be at the stage where they are excited to spot a familiar sound, and then spot it again. It’s great to make sharing the book a part of the daily routine and really supports their learning too, so thank you for making the time to do this.  

 

 Now back to the rest of the week …… pumpkins, planting seeds, digging soil, and exploring outside. We have some fake grass on our hill, we are trying it out and maybe we can cover the whole hill one day, but in the meantime we enjoyed rolling down this little piece. We have had a really lovely week, although we are missing those of you who are poorly. Get well soon.

 

       

 

We thought we would share what one of our tough trays looks like before we explore. what can you see?

 

 

If you have been talking about subitising at home then this is a great example of one of our maths starting points….. at first glance I see 4 pumpkins as a 2 and a 2 and 3 carrots. What can you see?

 

Important Notices

Music morning  - We have Mr Broad visiting us on Tuesday October the 19th, he is a specialist music maker and we are looking forward to his morning with us.

Building a scarecrow morning – We would like to invite parents to join us in making scarecrows on November 4th, we will be spending the morning building scarecrows and building our ‘Fermor Family’. Please note we will not be burning our Fermor Family, they will be going on display! We are optimistic that this will go ahead and we

 

Homework

Your homework for the rest of this term is number hunting, looking out for numbers when we are out and about and at home….. please share what you find on Tapestry and we will make a display of them at school. Thank you.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are starting our more formal phonics learning with the following sounds, R, H,B,F/FF. L/LL– we continue to look at a sound a day, and review those we have learnt so far. We will also be adding some words that are not decodable – this means we just have to learn the word whole because it will not break down into separate sounds. Over the coming weeks we will look at I, no, go, the and into.

Maths

We are looking at the number 5 and continuing with our sub – i – ti – zing, or sub- i - tising.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

Friday 8th October

 

 This week we have enjoyed watching the people working on our outside area. We can’t wait until we can play on the new blue surface and try out some of the new games on the bigger playground.

 

We have made a great start to our phonics this week, the sounds we have been working on are n,m,d,g and o, alongside even more songs and silly rhymes. Our favourite song is ‘5 current buns’, ‘the animals went in two by two’, as well as ‘we went the animal fair’.

 

 This week our favourite books have been….

 

           

 

And many, many, more…

 

We enjoyed swimming in the swimming pool which was very exciting, and thank you for our helpers. If you would like to help with swimming, Forest School, or in our garden then the link for the volunteer form is below.

https://www.fermorschool.org.uk/volunteering/

 

 

Did you learn from your child what ‘subitizing’ is? We have learnt that you can spell it ‘subitising or subitizing’.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwt7NgfeZRY

 

 

When subitising we look at the world around us and ask, ‘what can you see?’ Some of us can see 5, others 3 or others 1 and 1. There are a variety of ways to look at the same thing.

We have been looking at the numbers 1, and 2 alongside our ‘subitising’ and looking at what our bodies have 1 of and 2 of. 1 nose, 2 eyes….. lots of us know how many fingers and toes too.

 

Important Notices

Reading books - You will notice that you have a reading book in your child's book bag with words. Share the book with your child, the children know the sounds as we have taught them in school, so see if they can sound them out and attempt to blend them together to read the words. Share the book at least 3 times with your child. We welcome comments in the reading record book to tell us how your child got on, just a short dated message, e.g Tom sounded out 'pat' but struggled to blend the sounds to read the word.

Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is important to read at home to support your child's development in reading, we suggest that you find a time that is quiet and away from distractions. 

PE – In line with the rest of the school, we will be keeping our PE kits in school and changing before and after.

Music morning  - We have Mr Broad visiting us on Tuesday October the 19th, he is a specialist music maker and we are looking forward to his morning with us.

Building a scarecrow morning – We would like to invite parents to join us in making scarecrows on November 4th, we will be spending the morning building scarecrows and building our ‘Fermor Family’. Please note we will not be burning our Fermor Family, they will be going on display! We are optimistic that this will go ahead.

                                       Forest School - #Forestschoolday

 

Today is officially Forest School Day, we celebrated our time in Forest school on Friday, talking about Autumn colours and matching leaves to the many beautiful colours of Autumn. We are learning how to be safe and look after ourselves and others. We enjoyed working together minibeast hunting, mud painting and playing the game '1,2,3 where are you?' Thank you to Mrs Boal who is supporting us with our weekly sessions. 

 

Homework

 

Your homework for the rest of this term is number hunting, looking out for numbers when we are out and about and at home….. please share what you find on Tapestry and we will make a display of them at school. Thank you for the number pictures you have shared.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are starting our more formal phonics learning with the following sounds, c, k, ck, e, u,  – we continue to look at a sound a day, and review those we have learnt so far.

Maths

We are looking at the number 3 and continuing with our sub – i – ti – zing, or sub – i- tising.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 1st October

 

What a super soaking of rain we have had, we have all been enjoying lots of water play as well as a visit to the pool.

 

We have made a great start to our phonics this week, the sounds we have been working on are S,A,T,P,I, alongside lots of songs and silly rhymes.

 

 This week our favourite books have been….

                        

 

 

And many, many, more…

 

Music was lots of fun, we visited the swimming pool which was very exciting, and we are all looking forward to our more formal swimming lessons next week.

 

Owls and hedgehogs had P.E. sessions separately and we are getting better at getting changed. Thank you to all of you who have named their child’s clothes, it is much appreciated. Has anyone taken home by accident an named red cardigan? In school we have an un-named one missing it’s owner, a few jumpers and a girls swimming kit (pink costume with gold hearts on and a towel with the initals F E but there aren’t any children with those initials!) Please let us know if you think it could be your child’s and we can reunite them with their owners!

 

Did you learn from your child what ‘subitizing’ is? We have learnt that you can spell it ‘subitising or subitizing’.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwt7NgfeZRY

This is a short video less than a minute that explains what it is, although we pronounce the ‘sub’ in the way you would say ‘subtraction’.

 

   Important Notices

Borrowed Uniform – If we have lent you uniform please can you wash it and return it as we are low at school.

Parent Helpers – Next week we will be able to have parent helpers for Forest School and Swimming. If you are able to help on either of those days: Swimming is Monday afternoon and Forest School is on a Friday all day, then please let us know.

Harvest – Our Harvest festival will be on Thursday 7th October and more information can be found on the main newsletter from school.

Music morning  - We have Mr Broad visiting us on Tuesday October the 19th, he is a specialist music maker and we are looking forward to his morning with us.

Building a scarecrow morning – We would like to invite parents to join us in making scarecrows on November 4th, we will be spending the morning building scarecrows and building our ‘Fermor Family’. Please note we will not be burning our Fermor Family, they will be going on display! We are optimistic that this will go ahead and we

 

Homework

 

Your homework for the rest of this term is number hunting, looking out for numbers when we are out and about and at home….. please share what you find on Tapestry and we will make a display of them at school. Thank you.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are starting our more formal phonics learning with the following sounds, n, m, d, g, o,  – we continue to look at a sound a day, and review those we have learnt so far.

Maths

We are looking at the number 2 and continuing with our sub – i – ti – zing, or sub – i- tising.

If you are at home awaiting a PCR then the following is a great resource and ties in with our class maths.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/ey-numberblocks-at-home/

 

Have a wonderful weekend and try not to get blown away like Miss Dance!

 

                                

 

 

Week ending 24th September 

 

It has been great to meet all of our new children this week, they have made a brilliant start settling in and getting wet and sandy, even with our waterproofs on – we don’t all like to have the zips up but we are working on it, apologies to all of your washing machines!

 

We have continued sharing lots of stories, this week we have read…

     

 

And many, many, more…

 

We have all been to the music room and done some singing, dancing and exploring sounds with Mr Novkovic.  It was a lot of fun and we hope you enjoyed the photos on Tapestry.

 

P.E. was lots of fun and we had our session all together playing the bean game.

Thank you to everyone who has named all their child's clothes as this makes finding the right owner quickly and successfully!

                                                    

We have also learnt the word ‘subitizing’ the weekends challenge is to see if your children know what it is! We will explain more next week.

 

    

Important Notices

 

Music morning  - We have Mr Broad visiting us on Tuesday October the 19th, he is a specialist music maker and we are looking forward to his morning with us.

 

Building a scarecrow morning – We would like to invite parents to join us in making scarecrows on November 4th, we will be spending the morning building scarecrows and building our ‘Fermor Family’. Please note we will not be burning our Fermor Family, they will be going on display!

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Phonics

We are starting our more formal phonics learning with the following sounds, S,A,T,P,I – we look at a sound a day, as well as singing lots of songs and reading lots of stories.

 

Maths

We are looking at the number 1 and continuing with our sub – i – ti – zing.

 

Science

In Science we will be carrying out an investigation on the reflective properties of different surfaces.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

The Early Years Team

 

 

 

Week ending 17th September

We have had a fabulous start to our year, it is wonderful getting to know them all, and we are really enjoying looking at our family photos.

Our new water wall is lots of fun...... but we are trying to remember to zip up our coats before getting soaked.

  

Our new water wall is a lot of fun!

Following some shoe swapping please can we all check the names are in all of our school shoes, and other clothes. We are doing lots of practice getting them on and off and growing our independence. 

 

Don't forget Tea and Tissues on Tuesday morning after drop off - you should have a poster via email.

 

We are having a lot of fun and some of our socks get a little damp while playing in the sand and water, please pop a spare pair of socks in the book bag, and if you have had any clothes so far please can you return them.  

Have a great weekend, 

The Early Years Team 

 

 

 

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