Robin notice board:
This is our notice board which is at the back of the classroom above the children's next steps and proud clouds.
Proud clouds are for any WOW moment for example, riding their bike.
Post it notes are at the back on the top shelf of the classroom:
Pink post it notes are for staff to share.
Yellow or Orange post it notes are for parents and family to share.
Please share these WOW moments!
Our amazing work displays:
These two displays keep growing and growing this half term with all of the hard work the children are putting in at home. The children have been exploring our village and our school.
Our topic is our village and our school and so we went for a walk around our village to see what we could see. We saw:
- 5 Poppies
- Snow drops flowering
- Two red buses
- The pub
- Our church
- A black fluffy dog
- The number two
- A map ( We voted and 6 of the children thought it was a treasure map)
and lots lots more.
We had a fantastic child led session!
We started by identifying numbers to 20 and making numbers using numicon. The children then started to make shapes and jigsaw puzzles with the numicon, the lesson then further developed when some of the children started to count how much their numicon was worth all together. After that the children started to use the chalk and chalk around the outline of the shape/ jigsaw piece they had made. Finally we took the numicon away and they were left with great outlines for the children to then fill with the right shapes of the numicon.
The class voted whether they liked the Wicked Witch or the Big Bad Wolf the best. The Wicked Witch won the vote by one.
Most of take lots of photos and make lots of memories to share with us back at school.
The children have loved this activity and have asked to make more paper chains. The children all coloured in their sheet with great precision and then using their fantastic scissor skills cut each piece out. The children then worked together to great one long paper chain. The children kept making it longer and longer. Great communication and team work:
"Can we measure it?"
"Can we make it longer than the room?"
"No you need to turn it round then stick it."
"Can I have a turn please"
We made some fantastic Christingles in Kingfisher room while we learnt about what a Christingle is. The orange represents the world, the red ribbon represents the blood of Christ, the four sticks represents the our seasons, the cross that Jesus died on, the candle is the light and the sweets are the fruits of the Earth. We had a special visitor and helper who was a great help in making the Christingles, thank you!
We had great fun with the parachute! The children worked really hard to work together to keep the ball on the parachute. The children had to PROBLEM SOLVE to keep the ball from the floor. This allowed for some fantastic communication and language skills:
"You need to move over their because there is a gap"
" The ball will falloff we need to move round"
"The parachute is to low we need it up"
"We did it"
Our Christmas production:
All the children worked really hard practising their lines and knowing where they needed to be on stage. The afternoon performance was amazing and the evening performance was even better with children overcoming their fear of being on stage with an audience.
Well done Robins!!!
Fantastic PROBLEM SOLVING from Robin class. The children were given the numbers 1-20 and asked to work together to create a number line. The children made a great start and slowed down until all of the numbers were on the washing line. The children then started to talk to each other and move some of the numbers that weren't in the correct order. Well done Robins!!
Home learning will be given on a Monday and due the following Monday, for example, given on the 10.9.18 and due on the 17.9.18.
Home learning will be in their black home learning book that should be kept in your child's book bag and placed in the wooden basket on a Monday morning ready to be marked and new home learning to be given.
Your child's login details are stuck in the back of the black home learning book. We use active learn during the school day so we ask that your child practises at home how to log themselves into Active Learn. When using Active Learn you need to allow pop ups as the e-books open in new window. Each e-book has a small picture of a bug and these are the children to click on and a question will be provided about the book for your child to answer. Please ensure your child answers the bugs.
Your child will bring a reading book home each night these will be changed regularly in school. We advise parents to read at least 4 times a week with your child. Please ensure you record when your child has read and to who in their reading record. We also advise a mix between e-books and physical books.
The purple stage / picture books: These books are to encourage your children to look at the illustrations and infer what is happening in the story and what might happen next. Therefore, these books will not be changed each day to allow your child to build up their confidence.
If your child reads four times or more in a week they will be given a raffle ticket which will be stuck in there reading record and a chance to win a prize in the Friday Collective Worship.
If your child has a WOW moment please record it and inform Robin class staff of the WOW moment and any photos you may have of it. These moments can be record in their reading records or just simply passed on. WOW moments can be things like riding a bike, baking a cake or achieving something they had found difficult.
Reception class of 2018/2019:
Our first week we have had a lovely start to the term.