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I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are excited to be back at school. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you over the next few days and have an action packed

SUPERHERO TOPIC.

 

During our Superhero topic, the children will learn what it means to be a superhero, what it takes to be a superhero and who might be a superhero. We will be focusing on everyday superheroes, such as nurses and police officers, and how they make a difference to the local community. It is an exciting and interesting topic which I have no doubt all the children will enjoy engaging with. We have many fun and stimulating lessons and activities planned for the coming term, including school visits from local everyday superheroes!

 

Week Beginning: 7th January  2019

 

THIS WEEK IN FOUNDATION

 

Communication, language and literacy

This week the children will be sharing with one another what they did over the Christmas holidays, and then they will mark make/write about their favourite thing which they did. 

 

Phonics

This week the children will be revising our previously taught sounds:

m a d s t i n p g o c k b u f e l h r sh j v y w th z ch qu x

 

Mathematical development

This week the children will be learning how to use everyday language to talk about shape. They will also be exploring the different characteristics of everyday shapes and comparing different shapes from one another

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EISTEDFODD POETRY COMPETITION INFORMATION - we had the first round today Mr T will announce winners soon!

Toys in foundation

 

update - some children are still bringing in toys. I tell them to put them in their bags but some children keep bringing them into the classroom. As of next week if this happens I will be keeping the toys in Mr Thompson's office overnight and the children can have them back the next day. Thank you for your understanding

 

As the children settle into school life we are happy for them to bring in toys and costumes from home. But after half term the children will no longer be able to bring in toys from home. They are still permitted to bring in books and stories and any items that link to what we are learning about but they will not be able to bring in other toys. If your child brings in a toy we will ask them to keep it in their locker until the end of the day,

Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

 

CURRICULUM INFORMATION 

 

MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT 

 

PHONICS 

 

 

NEWSROUND 

We have started watching Newsround each day in class. We have started discussing the main events from around the world and looking at where these places are on the map. 

You can watch the 5 minute show at home too as it updates throughout the day 

Here is the link below 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT SONGS

 

HERE ARE THE LINKS TO SOME OF OUR SONGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING IN CLASS TO HELP US WITH OUR MATHS - WARNING - SOME OF THEM ARE VERY CATCHY AND YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF HUMMING THEM THROUGHOUT THE DAY! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E - COUNT TO 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzKqCmjVXLI - WRITING NUMBERS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo - ONE MORE SONG

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering - THIS IS A GAME WE USE IN CLASS. 

 

 

Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there!

Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there! 1
Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there! 2
Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there! 3
Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there! 4
Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there! 5
Fun in Foundation - look at what we have been learning this week. See foundation in action section too!!! Trip photos are there! 6

PLAY PHRASES 

We will teach the children play phrases to help them with their social skills and prepare them for dealing with friendship situations independently.

THIS WEEK - PLEASE SAY SORRY TO ME WE HAVE ALSO WORKED TO ENCOURAGE THE CHILDREN TO SAY TO A FRIEND HOW THEY CAN HELP THEM FEEL BETTER EG PLEASE SAY SORRY TO ME AND HELP ME FIX THE MODEL YOU BROKE.

 

STOP IT PLEASE - WE HAVE TAUGHT THE CHILDREN TO SAY THIS GENTLY, IF A FRIEND DOESN'T LISTEN WE SAY TO PUT UP YOUR HAND AND TO SAY IT IN A SLIGHTLY FIRMER VOICE

EXCUSE ME PLEASE - WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN TO USE THIS PHRASE AND MRS NEWLING-WARD SHOWED US HOW TO SAY IT. 

CAN I HAVE IT BACK PLEASE - WE HAVE TAUGHT THE CHILDREN HOW TO SAY THIS WHEN SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD LIKE AND WE THINK THAT THEY TOOK IT FROM US WITHOUT ASKING 

ARE YOU OK? - WE HAVE ENCOURAGED THE CHILDREN TO CHECK THAT THEIR FRIENDS ARE OK BY ASKING THEM ARE YOU OK?

NO THANK YOU I DON'T WANT TO  - WE HAVE TAUGHT THE CHILDREN 'I AM THE BOSS OF MY BRAIN' 

IM USING THIS TOY FOR BUSY LEARNING  THIS IS TO STOP CHILDREN THINKING THAT THEIR FRIENDS ARE NOT SHARING WHEN ALL THEY ARE DOING IS USING A TOY! 

PLEASE CAN I JOIN YOU? 

TO HELP CHILDREN TO JOIN OTHERS - 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics Of Effective Learning

 

We have taught the children

HAVE A GO HERO -  WE HAVE ENCOURAGED THE CHILDREN TO TRY SOMETHING NEW OR CHALLENGING AND TO GIVE IT A TRY - WE HAVE TRIED NOT TO SAY 'I CAN'T DO IT'

 

AGENT IDEA - we have encouraged them to think of a new idea about something to do or a way to solve something

 

KEEP IT UP CAPTAIN - We have taught the children to keep on trying even if things are difficult to complete - we salute and say 'keep it up captain'

 

SUPER EXPLORER - to encourage the children to search out and find their own things - a useful one at home too!!!!!

 

DOJO WINNER OF THE WEEK IS..........

DOJO WINNER OF THE WEEK IS.......... 1 Thomas

The stars of the week are.........

The stars of the week are......... 1 Ruby
The stars of the week are......... 2 Scarlett

Termly Topic Homework (optional for foundation children)

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