IIt was with a heavy heart that Mrs Jenkinson and I had to say goodbye to the majority of you on Friday 20th March, especially not knowing when we would see each other again. Our thoughts are with you and your families during these troubled times.
We sent the children home with a homework diary, keywords and handwriting sheet for them to continue practising their daily sentence and handwriting. Thank you to the parents who were able to collect them for the families already in isolation. For those of you who have not been able to collect your child's we will leave them in a box outside under the main reception canopy, along with the few remaining reading books we have been sending home.
We have started putting together some ideas for home learning, please see below, this is by no means compulsory and we will update them on a
weekly basis. If you would like to keep to the structure and routines of school we have devised a timetable which you may like to follow.
Welcome back, hope you all had a great half term and are raring to go on a Bear Hunt! We will be looking at the story by Michael Rosen and investigating real bears. Later on in the term we will travel to space, through the stories Whatever Next and Aliens love underpants!
The children have loved the stories of Supertato and the adventures of the Evil Pea around our classroom this half term, he will be missed! Celebrating the Chinese New Year brought a cultural richness to our learning and the food tasting and dragon dance were memorable experiences.
In Number Time we have focused on the composition of numbers to 10, ensuring the children's understanding of the language ; more than, less than, fewer, greater, plus, addition, add, adding, altogether, equal to and total.
In Phonics we are continuing to learn special friends, Fred talk, Fred in our head when reading green words, some of the children are now holding a sentence, whilst others are writing captions (ditties) or simple words.
Our daily sentence has encouraged the children to think of what a character is, where that character might be and what the character might be doing, it has been great to see the children copying this when they have been playing teachers.
We had a very enjoyable half term looking at people who help us, The Enormous Turnip and The Little Red Hen. It was great fun having parents and grandparents in school to share their experiences and baking bread and eating it!
The children are enjoying their phonics and number time sessions. The sounds we have covered so far are - m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,k,u,b - please keep practising recognising them on sight and finding things beginning with those sounds.
In mathematics we are looking very carefully at the numbers 0-5, by counting carefully, ordering, writing, representing the number/quantity in different ways, looking for patterns, finding as many different ways as possible to take the number apart and put it back together again.
Over the next few weeks we will look at The Gingerbread man, The Owl babies and Percy the Park Keeper to find out more about Autumn, the weather and discuss the meaning of nocturnal and hibernation. We will also be busy rehearsing for our Nativity play which we will share with you in December.
Wow, hasn't time flown by! Where did the summer holidays go?
Mrs White and Mrs Jenkinson are really excited to welcome you to our Ladybird class and would like to thank you for the warm welcome you have shown us during the home visits last week. It was lovely to meet your family and pets and find out about all the lovely things you have been up to over the summer.
We can't believe how quickly you are settling into school and learning the daily routines, well done everyone.
If you have any worries or questions, no matter how insignificant you think they are, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us.
We hope you are looking forward to the term ahead as much as we are.
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