Hello and Happy Friday! Hope that everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend.
Independent Learning –
Some of our independent learning through play this week. Here are some of the highlights. We have been really enjoying using our Outside Area again this week.
- Our new sounds this week were bl and tr. We enjoyed blowing up balloons, tasting blueberries, creating treasure maps and playing with trains.
- Our Tricky words this week are were and there.
- Our topic this week was writing a “Get well soon” letter for Miss Campbell. We enjoyed learning about the layout of the letter and writing some news from our week.
- We focused on numeral formation this week.
- During storytime, we have been enjoying listening to a wide range of texts and discussing what we have enjoyed about them.
- At reading we have continued to work on our reading skills. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we are developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.
- Please remember that reading books should be returned by Monday (this is essential as we share the books and if not returned other groups cannot continue with their learning). You might find that your child is very confident when reading the book, remember that we have been working on it at school and that should be the case.
- In Maths this week we have continued to learn about positional language. We have also been working on giving and following directions.
- We have been carrying out SEAL assessments this week in preparation for Parents Evening.
Other Curricular Areas:
- In Outdoor PE we enjoyed playing some listening and team games.
- In Indoor PE we focused on jumping and landing safely.
- Dental inspections took place this week. The children enjoyed discussing how we can work on keeping our teeth clean and healthy.
We did a STEM challenge this week. We created leprechaun traps, linking to our tr sound and to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
- We enjoyed our Outdoor Loose Parts Session on Tuesday.
- We enjoyed a mini topic on exploring Spring this week. We identified what the weather is like in spring and what changes take place in nature. We then went outside to look for these signs of Spring in our playground. We used our class iPads to take photos of these.
- We continued with our learning around the topic of Growth Mindset. We identified a challenge that we would like to work on and illustrated it for our Growth Mindset wall display. We then added this to our wall display so we can look back and reflect on our progress. There were lots of great suggestions such as working on our reading, writing, and balancing skills!
- We enjoyed a trek to, and eating a treat in the Walled Garden.
Home learning ideas:
- Play Three for me, one for you . The adult says three numbers in a sequence, either forwards or backwards, the child says the next number in the sequence. e.g. 6,7,8………9 or 14,13, 12…….11. You can choose the level of challenge by staying within 10, or going up to 20, 30 or even 100.
- Count items using 1-1 correspondence. Put out a quantity of small items, for example buttons, counters, small stones or lego bricks. Ask your child to count them carefully, pointing to, or moving each one in turn. can they count the total accurately? Increase the level of challenge by using a larger collection.
- Share our reading book at home.
- Continue to practice making words and revising all our tricky words using the sound sheet that goes home on a Friday. For the tricky words it is important that your child is able to both read and write them.
- Your child might enjoy this game for working on directions.
- Our Parent Consultations will be taking place w.c. 28th March.
- Our start time is 8.55. If the door is opened before that time please don’t send your children in as this is time for staff to prepare the learning ( it might be opened to fill the water tray, for ventilation reasons, etc)
- Thank you for your continued donation of items for our STEM area. We really appreciate it and the children continue to really enjoy learning in this area!
We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day.
Thank – you for your continued support and hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.