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EYFS Weekly Newsletter 

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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