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Reception – RJT & RHF (Sept 2019)

Welcome to Puffin and Penguin Class!

 

 

Staff in Puffin Class: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Thushy and Mrs Harri.

Staff in Penguin Class: Mrs Frew, Mrs Gallen,  Mrs Sohal and Mrs Shiels.

 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Nursery Rhymes and Stories’.  This includes learning lots of nursery rhymes and talking about stories like The Gruffalo, Handa’s Surprise and many more.

 

 

Reminders:

 

  • Learning Logs are sent home on Friday each week and need to be returned by the next Wednesday.
  • P.E. days:  Penguins P.E. is on Thursday and Puffins P.E. is on Friday.  Please make sure children have the correct P.E. kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls).
  • Reading: Children are allocated a ‘reading day’ where they will be given an opportunity to talk about the book they have been reading with a member of staff and choose a new book for the following week.  We will also check the ‘Reading Rocket’ words given the previous week.
     
     

Parents, please take time to look at our information boards outside the classrooms.  They explain the Foundation Curriculum and how children learn as well as introducing the ‘Characteristics of Learning’.  There are also ideas on how you can support your child at home.

 

Welcome to Puffin and Penguin Class!

 

 

Staff in Puffin Class: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Thushy, Miss Cawley and Mrs Harri.

Staff in Penguin Class: Mrs Frew, Mrs Gallen, Mrs Sohal and Mrs Begum.

 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Minibeasts and Animals’.  This includes learning lots about insects and other animals, using non-fiction books to find out information and fiction books like ‘Rainbow Fish’ and ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’.

 

 

Reminders:

 

  • Learning Logs are sent home on Friday each week and need to be returned by the next Wednesday.
  • P.E. days:  Penguins P.E. is on Thursday and Puffins P.E. is on Friday.  Please make sure children have the correct P.E. kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls).
  • Sharing achievements from home: We regularly send home the green ‘Sharing Achievements from Home’ book for parents to fill in, to let us know what children do out of school.  So far this year we have found out what technology skills the children have as well as whether they are regular visitors to the library.  It also gives opportunities to find out about achievements outside of school, like swimming challenges, different groups the children are involved in and even about new additions to the family.
     
     

Parents, please take time to look at our information boards outside the classrooms.  They explain the Foundation Curriculum and how children learn as well as introducing the ‘Characteristics of Learning’.  There are also ideas on how you can support your child at home.

Animals and Minibeasts

Curriculum Information for Parents

Summer Term 2019

Foundation Stage

 

As your child may have already told you, we are having a great adventure this term!  Everywhere we go we are looking at animals and minibeasts and we have lots more fun ways of learning planned.

 

Literacy (Communication and Language/Literacy)

 

We will enjoy reading lots of fiction and non-fiction books about animals and minibeasts.  We will be retelling stories to each other and making books too.  During the term our role play area will be transformed into a minibeast garden.  We will also continue with our writing, including our names, lists, labels, captions, stories and instructions.  We will continue to learn letter sounds and names, along with hearing and saying initial, medial and final sounds in words.  We have been learning to blend sounds together and we are now starting to read some words and sentences as well as writing them.

 

Numeracy (Mathematics)

 

We will be exploring animal and minibeast patterns, sorting animals and minibeasts, exploring symmetry and collecting information in a survey about animals and minibeasts.  We will also continue with….

Counting activities to 10, 20 and beyond

Finding one more or one less than a number from 1-10

Recognising numbers and what they represent

Adding and subtracting

Solving practical problems

Using words to describe position

Using language such as more, less, heavier, lighter, greater and smaller to compare.

 

 

Understanding the World

 

We hope to find out about many different animals and minibeasts and identify similarities and differences, where they live and how they move.  We will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly when we have our class caterpillars and watch as they change into beautiful butterflies!  We are going to continue learning about our own cultures and beliefs and those of other people.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

We will be exploring texture and shape in two and three dimensions and be using our imagination in art and music.  We will be singing simple songs from memory, recognising repeated sounds and patterns and matching movements to music.  We will be busy making minibeasts from a variety of different materials, dressing up as explorers and enjoying creating music for different animals and minibeasts.

 

Physical Development

 

We will be learning about the importance of keeping healthy and how we can do this.  We hope to have lots of fun using a range of small and large equipment, practising moving with control and coordination.  We are looking forward to creating dances to match animal and minibeast movements.  We will become running cheetahs, slow elephants, scurrying ants and fluttering butterflies!

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

We shall be working towards understanding what is right and what is wrong and why. 

We will be considering the consequences of our words and actions for ourselves and others.  We hope to develop our understanding of people with different needs, views, cultures and beliefs.

Ourselves

Curriculum Information for Parents

Spring Term 2019

Foundation Stage

 

This term we are looking at the topic of ‘Ourselves’ and we have planned lots of fun ways of learning about it.

 

Literacy (Communication and Language/Literacy)

 

We will be reading books such as ‘Funnybones’ and ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’. We will also be listening to stories on CD. We will be retelling these stories to each other and making our own class books too. During the term our role play areas will be a Doctor’s surgery and an Opticians. We will be visiting Leagrave Library later this term. We will also continue with......

  • Writing for different purposes e.g. writing own name, lists, labels, captions, stories and instructions.

  • Learning letter sounds and names.

  • Hearing and saying sounds in words.

  • Writing simple words and beginning to write sentences.

     

    Mathematics

     

    We will be recording our favourite tastes and smells. We will also be measuring and comparing our heights. We will be using graphs to find out which is the most common eye and hair colour in Foundation. We will also continue with.............

  • Counting activities to 10, 20 and beyond.

  • Recognising numbers and what they represent.

  • Adding and subtracting.

  • Solving practical problems.

  • Using language such as more, less, heavier, lighter, greater and smaller to compare.

    Physical Development

     

    We will be learning about the importance of keeping healthy, moving with control and coordination and practising throwing and catching skills.

     

    Personal, Social and Emotional Development

     

    We will be discussing and learning about how we keep healthy and clean and how we care for each other. We will also be developing our confidence, concentration, motivation and esteem.

     

    Understanding the World

     

    We will be finding out about ourselves, identifying similarities and differences, recognising the parts of our body and understanding a little about how it works. We hope to have lots of fun exploring our senses and enjoying tasting, smelling, touching, looking and listening! We will talk about things we like and dislike. We will begin to learn about our own cultures and beliefs and those of other people. We hope to be visited by a dentist and will learn about how important it is to brush our teeth regularly.

     

    Expressive Arts and Design

     

    We will be exploring texture and shape in two and three dimensions and will be using our imagination in art and music. We will be busy making our skeleton pictures, painting a self- portrait, making pictures with hand and foot prints and making collages of healthy and unhealthy foods.

Welcome to Puffin and Penguin Class!

 

 

Staff in Puffin Class: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Thushy and Miss Cawley.

Staff in Penguin Class: Mrs Frew, Mrs Gallen, Mrs Sohal and Mrs Harri.

 

 

Our topic this term is ‘Nursery Rhymes and Stories’. This includes learning lots of nursery rhymes and talking about stories like The Gruffalo, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Handa’s Surprise and many more. Children will also soon have access to the school library where they can choose a book to read in class.

 

Reminders:

 

  • Learning Logs are sent home on Friday each week and need to be returned by the next Wednesday.

  • P.E. days: Penguins P.E. is on Thursday and Puffins P.E. is on Friday. Please make sure children have the correct P.E. kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls).

  • Reading: Children are allocated a ‘reading day’ where they will be given an opportunity to talk about the book they have been reading with a member of staff and choose a new book for the following week. We will also check the ‘Reading Rocket’ words given the previous week.

     

     

Parents, please take time to look at our information boards outside the classrooms. They explain the Foundation Curriculum and how children learn as well as introducing the ‘Characteristics of Learning’. There are also ideas on how you can support your child at home.

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