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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 -