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Week Beginning 26th February 2018

 

We were busy making lanterns, fans and dragons, dressing up in Chinese clothes and playing Chinese music last week as we celebrated Chinese New Year. 

 

We have been talking about different languages that we speak at home. We did the register in Chinese this week and would like to do the same in other languages. I asked the children what languages they speak at home. So far we have the following

German

Italian 

Romanian

Chinese 

If there are any more languages please let us know, we would love to do them too! 

Also I would be really grateful to anyone who would be willing to come in one day at 3.00pm to read a story in their home language, if you would be willing to, please let me know. I found out today that one of our mummies speaks five languages!!!!!

 

 

Thank you for coming to the work viewing afternoon and the phonics workshop this week. Thank you for all the book reviews too, they will be added to the webpage soon....keep looking for yours!

 

 

THIS WEEK IN FOUNDATION

Monday - 

Tuesday -

Wednesday -  foundation PE session and Eisteddfodd final 

Thursday - World book day 

Friday -  Mrs Newling-Ward is out at and EYFS conference - you can still contact me via the school office

 

Communication language and literacy 

We are learning all about the story called ‘ if the dinosaurs came back’ We will predict the outcomes of the story and will talk about our own thoughts about the story. In addition to this we will be role playing the events and writing our own ideas

Mathematical development 

We will be measuring height and will be comparing how tall we are and will be comparing the heights of dinosaurs too.

Phonics

Some of us will be reading and writing short words such as pet and pen

Some of us will be writing and reading short words and such as pet and pen and will be working towards reading sentences

Some of us will be writing and reading words with the double sounds and will be writing lots of sentences as a group

Expressive arts and design and physical development

We will be comparing different dinosaurs and in PE we will be moving like different dinosaurs.

 

 

OUR COLLECTIVE WORSHIP SONGS IN CASE YOU WANT TO SING ALONG AT HOME

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What is Doodle Maths?

NOTE TO FAMILIES - DOODLEMATHS WILL BE RESET AT THE START OF TERM - DON'T WORRY YOU CAN START TO EARN MORE STARS SOON! 

 

I have had a few questions about Doodle Maths - It is all new to me too! The teachers went on some training this week so here is a little guide which I hope will answer your questions 

 

I have also attached a parent handbook at the end of the webpage. 

 

What is Doodle Maths 

It is a website/app that helps consolidate and practice the mathematical development concepts that we teach in school. It is personalised and will generate questions that are relevant for your child based on the answers that they give. 

Is it compulsory?

In foundation it is not, however it is an excellent resource that the children really love to use! 

What are the added extras?

Teachers can upload and add additional questions and activities. We will be adding some that link to what we have been learning about in class. Look out for this on the homework grids. 

How can my child get help with Doodle Maths?

There is a help function at the top, the child can also ask for a hint. The questions can also be read to them. 

What will happen when they play?

They will unlock different games to play and earn stars. The children can then choose a Doodle Pet and then 'buy' accessories using the stars. 

Will it be checked?

The teachers have access to data that shows how often the children are accessing Doodle Maths and their progress. We will also celebrate top doodlers in Friday's collective worship. 

What if I need help with Doodle Maths?

Please come and ask one of the teachers at school and we will be happy to help you. 

What is the times table section?

This is mainly for the other classes but feel free to start learning your 1,2,5 and 10s!

 

Any more questions, please let me know

 

FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.

FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  1 noodles
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  2 making noodles
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  3 chinese dragon glitter art
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  4 dressing up
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  5 exploring chinese items
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  6 having fun

Characteristics Of Effective Learning

week 1 agent ideas - thinking of new and great ideas 

 

 

This term we will introduce a new superhero each week. We will model to the children what each super hero does and will encourage this skill in the classroom. We will let you know which characteristic we will be focusing on.

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. We praise the children for using these phrases, which will be taught on a fortnightly basis.

 

SPRING TERM 

 

phrase one - please wait until I have finished 

Values 

Each term we focus on a different value in collective worship and in the classroom. 

This term we are learning all about Justice 

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

DOJO WINNER OF THE WEEK IS.......... 1 Rebecca and RT

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

The stars of the week are......... 1 Maddie - for enthusiasm during busy bee
The stars of the week are......... 2

Important Information For Families - documents and letters are added here

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