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Reception

Welcome to Reception!

Our teacher is Mrs Pritchard. Mrs Nice (Tuesday) also supports the children with their learning. All of the adults in reception are very friendly and helpful in order to make sure that the children have the best start at Wintringham Primary Academy. 

 

At Wintringham Primary Academy, we have an 'open door policy'. We welcome you to discuss your child, their progress or any concerns you may have. We might not be able to talk to you straight away but we will endeavour to speak to you as soon as possible. You can also leave a message with the school office or send an e-mail to the school office who will pass it onto us - office@wintringham.cambs.sch.uk

 

Our parents, carers and families are all part of the learning journey. The adults at school would like it very much if you could note down any moments which make you think WOW on a star moments observational star! The adults at school have lots of copies in case you need any more. Please also look on the classroom door for the latest events and news. 

 

The children need to come to school every Monday (from Monday 28th September 2020) wearing their PE kits.

 

Every Friday the children will get a special treat as long as they have behaved well throughout the week.  At the end of each term the children will also get to take part in a whole day of treats ..... Reward Day.

Curriculum Overviews 
Parent Workshops
Promoting British Values in Reception

Democracy:

Speaking and listening activities promote discussions

Making decisions together

Listening to each other’s opinions

Turn taking, sharing and collaboration

 

Individual Liberty:

Freedom for all

Developing a positive sense of themselves

We listen to every child through pupil voice

Through our PSHE curriculum the children’s rights are promoted

The children are encouraged to make the right choices about how they learn and how they behave

 

Mutual Respect and Tolerance:

The classroom rules help children to understand how to share and look after each other

The children learn about different cultures, faiths and religions. They are encouraged to show respect and tolerance for different people, faiths, cultures and languages

The children study art and listen to music which reflects multicultural Britain

The children celebrate special days and festivals throughout the year

 

Rule of Law:

The children learn about their rights and responsibilities. They also learn about consequences of behavior and also learn to distinguish between right and wrong

The children have agreed to abide by the rules and understand that these rules apply to everyone

The Characteristics of Effective Learning

The characteristics of effective learning are important learning behaviours that we support the children to develop throughout the reception year. They are split into three categories:

 

Playing and Exploring - Engagement:

Can I do this?

 

Active Learning - Motivation:

Do I want to do this?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things

 

This is a useful website to explore the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and to find out more information about how to help your child to try new things at home and to develop a growth mindset. 

 

Creating and Thinking Critically - Thinking:

How do I do this? 

 

We can help children to become effective learners by playing with them, listening and responding to them, acting as a sound board, supporting them to pursue their own interests, inspiring them, modelling discovery learning and both guiding and supporting them (without taking over). 

                                          2020-2021
WOW! What a brilliant week we have had. The children are settling in well and are enjoying coming into school every day, which is really lovely to see. They are quickly getting used to the routines of school life and learning to access all of the various activities on offer. The children have been busy playing in the home corner, taking on a role in their play. They have also been making arrangements with various 2D shapes, making self portraits, ensuring that they look at their facial features in the mirror, making a game of splat the phoneme using a fly swatter and have been developing their fine motor control by transferring coloured pompoms into different coloured containers using a pair of tweezers! I am very proud of each and every one of them. I am looking forward to next week where the children are going to be staying at school to eat their lunch! Please note that all of the children are starting school at 9.00am and finish at 1.30pm every day next week. I hope you all have a lovely weekend 
                                          2019-2020

21.7.20

Today is the last day of term! Well done for all of your fantastic hard work! We hope you have a great day doing lots of fun and creative activities. Have the best summer holiday!

17.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – Writing activities.

Maths – Go on NumBots.

DT – To make a puppet.

Outside – How about the ‘Water Balloon Pinata’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

16.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To write a simple narrative.

Maths – To use the language of time.

PSED – To create a feelings jar.

Outside – How about the ‘Sports Day’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

15.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To create and describe a superhero.

Maths – To sequence time and events.

Art & Design – To make an observational drawing of a natural object.

Outside – How about the ‘Super Shoes’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

14.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To use capital letters and full stops in speech.

Maths – To sequence days of the week and months of the year.

Topic – To share my ideas and memories.

Outside – How about the ‘Art in the style of Van Gough’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

13.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Overview of sounds learnt and Word Wall.

Reading – 10-20 minutes of reading.

English – To write a list and to use positional language or prepositions.

Maths – To sequence events.

Science – To sequence the growth of a plant.

Outside – How about the ‘Water Xylophone’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a great day!

10.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the website to access your work for today https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities: -

Phonics – Word Wall activities

English – Writing activities

Maths – Go onto NumBots

DT – To design a puppet

Outside – How about the ‘Card Making’ activity? Or pick whoever activity you like!

Have a great day!

9.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Word Wall activities.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: To describe a character.

Maths: To name and identify 2D shapes.

PSHE – To understand how to keep ourselves safe.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Vegetable Superhero’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

8.7.20

Good Morning! Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Word Wall activities.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: To identify a story’s main characters.

Maths: To identify the properties of 2D shapes.

Art & Design – To create shadow art.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Rainbow Bubbles Snakes’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

7.7.20

We hope you all had a lovely day weekend. Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Recapping sounds and Word Walls.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: To retell a story.

Maths: To name and identify 2D shapes.

Topic – To know how significant people help us.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Shadow Drawing’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

6.7.20

We hope you all had a lovely day weekend. Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-er’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Are there any words that you find tricky to spell? Write them out, cover the word and then write it out again.  You could write the words out in different colours.

English: To create a story map.

Maths: To replicate and create patters using shapes.

Science – To name and identify parts of a plant.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Bug Hotel’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

 

3.7.20

We hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. Go directly to the Diamond Online website to access the work. https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘ - ure’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: Make a poster, letter writing, phonics, game, writing a list

Maths: Practise the skills you have been learning this week

Computing – To know how to keep safe online

Outdoor: How about the ‘Mud’ activity? Or pick whichever activity that you like!

Have a fantastic day!

2.7.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-air’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you write them into sentences? Pick a few for each day.

English: To use adjectives to describe.

Maths – To continue repeating patterns.

PSED – To know how to make healthy choices.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Giant Bubbles’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Have a lovely day!

26.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-ur’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Writing a story.

Maths – Identifying and counting coins.

Computing – To know that technology is used all around us.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Picnic lunch’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely d

25.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-or’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Writing a narrative.

Maths – Identifying coins and adding and subtracting.

PSHE– Understanding how to stay safe at the seaside.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Seaside scene’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

24.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-ar’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Tell a story using a story map.

Maths – Identifying and sorting coins.

Art & Design– Creating a structured landscape.

Outdoor: How about the ‘Make Some Binoculars’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

23.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oo’ short sound.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Create a story map.

Maths –Compare and order height.

Topic – Comparing seaside holidays with ones of today.

Outdoor: How about the ’10 Green Bottles’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

22.6.20

Good Morning!

https://www.diamondonline.uk/home

Go straight to the website to access the work. Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oo’ long sound.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you have a go at spelling some of your Word Wall words?

English: Identifying the beginning, middle and end.

Maths –Comparing and ordering lengths.

Science – Plastic pollution

Outdoor: How about the ‘Snails’ activity? Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

19.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-oa’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you find any of these words in the reading that you do today?

English: Practise writing tricky words.

Maths – Measuring weight and capacity.

Music – Making music from objects

Outdoor: How about the ‘Sensory Ice Play?’ activity. Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

18.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics:  Focus on the sound ‘-igh’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

Word Walls – Have a look through your Word Walls. Can you find any of these words in the reading that you do today?

English: Writing simple sentences.

Maths – Comparing and identifying the capacity of containers.

PSHE: Relationships

Outdoor: How about the ‘Camping?’ activity. Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

17.06.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ee’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

English: Knowing a sentence needs a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces.

Maths – Compare and explore capacity and volume

Art & Design: Investigating texture

Outdoor: How about the ‘Making a Paintbrush activity?’ Or pick whichever activity you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

16.6.20

Good Morning!

Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ai’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

English: Knowing which sentences make sense.

Maths – Comparing mass and weight

Knowledge and Understanding of the world: Using sense at a beach

Outdoor: How about the Ruler of the Garden activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

 

15.6.20

Good Morning! We hope you all had a lovely weekend! This week, you will be carrying out your learning using the work set on the ‘Diamond Online’. There are two options for how you can access the work for this week. There is the digital newsletter, which has been uploaded up onto the class pages, or you can now start to use the website which has gone live Reception week. Here is the link https://www.diamondonline.uk/home. You will need to click on the ‘Learning’ tab on the left of the website to access your work. Using the website may take some getting use to! Please take your time and have an explore of it with an adult. The digital newsletter is there for you this week if you feel using the website is a little tricky. If you click on the ‘How to use the Online School’ tab on the left, there are videos to help show you how it all works, and you can watch these with an adult. Here is an outline of the work for today: -

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ng’’.

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading.

English: Reading and understanding simple sentences.

Science: Designing and making a boat that will float.

Outdoor: How about the Garden Pictures activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a lovely day!

12.6.20

Good Morning! Here is an outline of your activities for today:-

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-sh’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Writing captions in booklet

Maths: Sharing amounts

Music: Listening and responding to music

Outdoor: How about the Pebble toss activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day and have a lovely weekend!

11.6.20

We hope you all had a great day yesterday and enjoyed your learning. Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-ch’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Writing own captions in a booklet

Maths: Halving amounts

PSED: Talk confidently about achievements

Outdoor: How about the Instruments activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

10.6.20

We hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. Here is an outline of today’s learning activities.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-th’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Reading captions

Maths: Halving numbers

Art & Design: Making own piece of art using colourful natural items

Outdoor: How about the Tree Leaves activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

9.6.20

We hope you all had a great day yesterday and enjoyed your learning. Here is an outline of today’s learning activities. Remember, you do not need to do everything that is on the newsletter.

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-qu’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Caption writing

Maths: Doubling single digits

Knowledge and Understanding of the World: Looking at past and present beaches

Outdoor: How about the Sound Keeper activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

8.6.20

We hope you all had a lovely weekend! This week you will be carrying out your learning from the ‘Diamond Online’ and there is a digital newsletter that is on the class page for this week. There are activities that are set out for each day. At the bottom of the newsletter, there is a link to an assembly as well as a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum. There are also some outdoor ideas for you to pick and choose to do each day. Please do not feel that you must do everything!  Here is an outline of the work for today:-

 

Phonics: Focus on the sound ‘-z’

Reading: 10 – 20 minutes of reading

English: Practise writing tricky words

Maths: Doubling single digits

Science: Looking at objects that sink and float

Outdoor: How about the Natural Rubbings activity? Or pick an activity that you like!

 

Please remember to share what you have been doing on the blog! Have a fantastic day!

 

Monday 1st June

Good morning!

I hope you have had a lovely half term break and welcome to the summer term. For this week, you can either choose to continue with the activities on the indoor and outdoor grids set before half term or you can begin to use the Diamond Online work set by the virtual school. Please try to read everyday still. Please share with us what you have been up to on the blog. I would love to see how you are getting on. Please be aware that I will not be able to respond to any blogs until after school but I will reply as soon as I can. Enjoy your learning and please continue to stay safe.

Love Miss Blyth

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday! Here are your suggested task for the day. Next week is half term. I cannot believe how quickly that last half term has gone. Enjoy your week off. Hopefully the sun will continue to shine! I just want to say a massive thank you for all the help and support you have provided your children over the last half term.

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed daily task

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 5 Day 5

Indoor Activity - Activity 5 – Make a collection of coins

Outdoor Activity – Activity 5 – Rain gauge

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animals knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words.

Thursday 21st May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed daily task

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 5 Day 4

Indoor Activity - Activity 4 – Make 12

Outdoor Activity – Activity 4 – Outside scavenger hunt

Letter join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Topic - Visit the ‘Espresso Zoo’ and learn about all the different types of animals (except for mini beasts – we'll be learning about them after half term):

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_espresso_zoo/index.html

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed daily task

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 5 Day 3

Indoor Activity- Activity 3- Play ‘Pictionary’

Outdoor Activity - Activity 3 – Mini beast hunt

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Vocabulary Ninja- Webbed – write a list of animals that have webbed feet (2)

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. 

I wonder if you share some of your pictures from Pictionary, I will be able to guess what they are also?

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Please enjoy the activities that I have suggested today. It's the perfect weather to go outside and create your own Joe Wick's exercise. Please share these on the blog. I would love to hear about them.

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed daily task

 Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 5 Day 2

Indoor Activity - Activity 2 – Objects on a dinner plate

Outdoor Activity- Activity 2 – Make your own Joe Wicks Exercise Session

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animal’s knowledge organiser.

Topic - Try the pond animal’s word matching game:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/resource_box/animals/page_3.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=animals

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join. 

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Good Morning. Please find attached a suggested set of activities for the day. If you would prefer to choose your own, then this is fine. Please find the following documents underneath: Mini Beast Knowledge Organiser, Vocabulary Ninja, Maths and Phonics Activities and Indoor and Outdoor Activity home learning grids. Please share what you have been up to on the blog.

 

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Spelling Shed daily task

Numbots - 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer Week 5 Day 1

Indoor Activity - Activity 1 – Play where is the bear?

Outdoor Activity - Activity 1 – Rainbow scavenger hunt

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Vocabulary Ninja- Webbed – write a sentence using this word (1)

Friday 15th May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Spelling ai, ee, igh, oa words

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item809470/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 4 Day 5

Indoor Activity - Activity 9 – Can you make a necklace out of beads or pasta?

Outdoor Activity – Activity 9 – What can you see and hear outside?

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Topic - Here is a photo book all about the lifecycle of a frog. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/photo_book/index.html

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Segmenting ai, ee, igh, oa words

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item806969/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 4 Day 4

Indoor Activity - Activity 8 - Bowling

Outdoor Activity- Activity 8 – Make a mud pie

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animals knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words (different to the one you used last week)

Topic - What body parts do different animals have? What do they have that we don’t? Or what do we have that they don’t? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_body_parts.html

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Reading ai, ee, igh, oa words

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804594/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 4 Day 3

Indoor Activity - Activity 7 – Decorate and make a paper airplane

Outdoor Activity – Activity – Obstacle course

Letter join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Vocabulary Ninja- Snout – write a list of animals that have a snout (2)

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Tuesday 12th  May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Blending ai, ee, igh, oa words

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item803917/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 4 Day 2

Indoor Activity - Activity 6 – Sort toys into categories

Outdoor Activity- Activity 6 – Stick shapes

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animals knowledge organiser.

Topic - What are the different names for animal babies? How long does it take for them to become grown up animals? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_growing.html

Letter join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Monday 11th May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Find the igh words https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/ite802401/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 4 Day 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

Indoor Activity- Activity 5 – Look for 2 objects with wheels. Which can travel the furthest?

Outdoor Activity- Activity 5 – Elf/Fairy crowns.

Letter join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Vocabulary Ninja- Snout – write a sentence using this word (1)

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Thursday 7th May 2020

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Sorting sounds igh, oa

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801534/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 3 Day 4

Indoor Activity - Activity 4 – Can you make your own playdough?

Outdoor Activity – Activity 4 – Spring watch

Letter join - Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animals knowledge organiser. Challenge yourself to write a sentence using one of the words.

Topic - How do animals move around? How is this different to how we move? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_moving.html

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Wednesday 6th May

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Sorting sounds ai, ee

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item802892/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 3 Day 3

Indoor Activity- Activity 3- Play guess the animal with your family.

Outdoor Activity - Activity 3 – Egg and spoon race.

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Vocabulary Ninja- Scales – write a list of animals that have scales (2)

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Tuesday 5th May

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Watch the videos for igh and oa - Can you think of any words that might feature these sounds?

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75014/gradef/module62767/index.html ; https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75012/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots- 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose Maths - Summer Week 3 Day 2

Indoor Activity - Activity 2 - If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

Outdoor Activity- Activity 2 – Paint with water.

Knowledge Organiser - Please discuss/use the vocabulary on the animals knowledge organiser.

Topic - What do animals eat? Do they eat anything we do, or not? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_animals/video_files/video_eating.html

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog. 

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Good Morning. Please find attached a suggested set of activities for the day. If you would prefer to choose your own, then this is fine. Please find the following documents underneath: Animals Knowledge Organiser, Vocabulary Ninja, Maths and Phonics Activities and Indoor and Outdoor Activity home learning grids. We have also added, if you would like to use it, a suggested timetable for the structure of the day and our rocket reward chart to support motivating your children. Please share what you have been up to on the blog.

 

Reading- 10 minutes of reading

Phonics- Watch the videos for ai and ee – Can you think of any words that might feature these sounds? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item62926/gradef/module62767/index.html ; https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75017/gradef/module62767/index.html

Numbots - 10-15 minutes of Numbots

White Rose – Summer Week 3 Day 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Indoor Activity - Activity 1 – Can you make your own jigsaw puzzle?

Outdoor Activity - Activity 1 – Bird Survey

Letter join- Spend 15 minutes on letter join.

Vocabulary Ninja- Scales – write a sentence using this word (1)

Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning! We hope you’ve enjoyed the activities so far this week! Thank you for sharing on the blog what you have been up to. You can continue with the same structure for your child, as outlined on Monday, if this is working for your child. If you would like, you can continue your dinosaur adventure by having ago at the activities, ‘dinosaur snap’ and ‘dinosaur labelling.’ Please keep sharing on the blog! We love to see what you have been doing.

Monday 27th April

Good Morning! We hope that you’ve had a good weekend. The activity sheets remain the same as last week. You may continue to choose one activity from each section if you wish to. Why don’t you have a look at, ‘Rotten or Rascal’ to discover more about dinosaurs?  Please keep sharing what you have been up to on the blog. We love to see this.

Wednesday 22nd April

Good Morning! We hope you’ve enjoyed the activities so far this week! Thank you for sharing on the blog what you have been up to. You can continue with the same structure for your child, as outlined on Monday, if this is working for your child. If you would like, you can continue your dinosaur adventure to explore, ‘how do we know about dinosaurs?’ Please keep sharing on the blog! We love to see what you have been doing.

Monday 20th April

Good Morning! We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break. Please have a look at the Maths and Phonics Activities Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May task sheet as well as the indoor and outdoor learning activities. If you want some structure for your child, then you can choose one task per day from the indoor and outdoor activity sheets as well as completing one Maths activity and one phonics activity. There are also some topic introduction links as well as a dinosaur knowledge organiser.  If you would like, have a look at the first link to start your dinosaur adventure, ‘what do we know about dinosaurs?’ We would love to see what you have been doing so please share what you have been up to on the blog. If you are not able to access Numbots, please let your class teacher know. This is a fantastic resource for the children to use independently. If you would like an art challenge this week, the theme for art in the window is flowers. See what you can create!

Wednesday 1st April

Today is Reward Day

Congratulations on your Spring Term full of learning, fabulous behaviour and hard work ...  both at school and at home.  We are incredibly proud of you and your families.

Today is a day filled with some magic and fun .... enjoy !!

Foundation and Key Stage 1

Magician Nick Barnes has recorded a special magic show to watch while we are staying safe at home ... Here it is -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLaQCNB8J9o

If you want to learn some fun magic tricks to perform for your family ... here are some ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2tDK9wfCYs  

 

I do hope you enjoy this! 

Date- Tuesday 31st March

Good Morning! 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes.

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item816281/gradef/module61932/index.html

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls. Have a closer look at word wall 2 today and see which words you can read already!

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item640777/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_writing_to_20%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

Eric Bear has got a challenge for you today. He is currently sat looking out into my garden and we have two little Wagtails that come to visit every day. He is wondering what you can see out of your window or in the garden. Can you have a look for 10 minutes and make a tally of the birds that you see? Can you identify any of these birds?

Keep sharing what you have been up to on the blog!

                                                                                 

 

Date- Monday 30th March

Good Morning! I hope you’ve all had a good weekend.

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes.

Phonics –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item805654/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet with the letters ‘j’ and ‘y.’ Have a go at looking through books to find some words starting with these sounds.

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls.

Maths –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item439253/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_number_crew%2Factivities%2Findex_act_lotto.html&bgcolor=ffffff

This week the Art in The Windows theme is the sunshine so if you get a moment for some art try to create a beautiful sun to put with your rainbow in your window. Try to use different materials if you can.

 

Finally a message from Mr Hall

I have set up usernames and passwords for TT Rockstars and Numbots for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. They are the same for both apps.

Their username is the first 2 letters of their forename and surname. eg. Joe Bloggs username is 'jobl'

Password: abc

Reception children - Encourage children to play Numbots at https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Also don’t forget you can hear me reading a story at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnJ4JsZaK6HyNLhCsYt42A. There will be new stories available!

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog, remember not to post photos with you in them, we may not be able to approve them.

 

 

Date- Friday 27th March

Good Morning!

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes.

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item807711/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the pattern sheet with the sea horse at the bottom. Can you draw other sea creatures and use some of the same patterns on them?

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls.

Maths –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item383409/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_problem_solving%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

Don’t forget to check Miss Cadman’s video out about the rabbits - https://youtu.be/XI81thZKpww See if you can have a go at an activity that Miss Cadman talks about.

Also don’t forget you can hear me reading a story at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnJ4JsZaK6HyNLhCsYt42A. I will try and post a new story daily.

Keep sharing what you have been up to on the blog!

Date- Thursday 26th March

Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks. It has been lovely to see what you have been up to!

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes.

Phonics –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item806492/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter ‘g.’ How many words can you write that start with the letter ‘g’?

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls.

Maths –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item172087/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

 

Date- Wednesday 25th March

Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks. It has been lovely to see what you have been up to!

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes.

Phonics –https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804542/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter ‘b’ and the pattern sheet with the socks at the bottom.

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls. Can you write a question including one of the words from the word wall?

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item555769/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_problem_solving%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

 

Date- Tuesday 24th March

Good Morning! I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes 

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801798/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheet starting with the letter ‘v’ and the pattern sheet with the toy box at the bottom.

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls. Can you write a sentence using the word ‘the?’

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item648680/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff 

I look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

 

 

Date - 23.03.2020

 

Good Morning!  

 

Reading – Please ensure that you are reading for 20 – 30 minutes 

Phonics – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item800564/gradef/module61932/index.html

Handwriting – Please complete the sheets with the letters f, z and x on them and also where there is a picture of a sheep at the bottom of the page 

Practice reading and writing your word walls using your key word book or the printed word walls

Maths – https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/ey_shape/exploring_scavenger_1.html

Knowledge organisers – please discuss/use the vocabulary on the knowledge organisers

 

We look forward to seeing your completed tasks. Please share what you have been doing on the blog.  

Week Beginning 09.03.2020

The week has included lots of exciting activities including creating hand print police cars, labelling a police car and a fire engine and creating a police car using 2D shapes. We have also taken advantage of the windy weather and made kites which the children then flew. Today the children have had a visit from the fire fighters and have also taken part in the sport relief mile.

Week Beginning 2.3.2020

This week, the children have continued to learn all about princesses. They have carried on exploring the story of Rapunzel and learning to re-tell the story using the story map, along with ordering the story and talking about the sequence of events. To support our topic of princesses, the children had a visit from Elsa from Frozen this week. They got to ask her some questions, played a game of frozen statues, sang along to 'Into the Unknown' and also had their photograph taken with her posing as either their favourite princess or superhero. What a lovely afternoon we had! The children have been role-playing in the hairdressing salon taking on the role of either a customer or the hairdresser. They have also been role playing in the fire station taking on the role of a fire fighter. The children have been independently using non standard units to measure the length of Rapunzel's hair, building their own towers and also writing out the key events from the story. World Book Day was fantastic. The children all looked amazing and too part in crayon related activities. They wrote letters to Duncan to explain why they quit and they collaged a crayon in a colour of their choice. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds ur, ow, oi and ear in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning the sounds ur, ow, oi and ear in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be learning the sounds w, x, y and z/zz in their phonics sessions.

Week Beginning 24.02.2020

This week, the children have been learning all about princesses. They have been exploring the story of Rapunzel and learning to re-tell the story using a story map, along with ordering the story and talking about the sequence of events. The children were really able to empathise with Rapunzel and her family and spoke in detail about the reasons behind their actions, including why the husband stole the witches lettuce out of her garden. The children have been role playing in the hairdressing salon taking on the role of either a customer or the hairdresser. They have also been role playing in the fire station taking on the role of a fire fighter. The children have been independently exploring which material is best to make a hair bobble out of, making castles using junk modelling tubes and also ordering a sequence of numbers to build Rapunzel's tower in the correct order. The children have also enjoyed working with the artist Jack Cornell this week. Firstly, they worked in a small group to create a structure using masking tape, wooden sticks and straws. Once they had created their structure, they then added a motor and a paintbrush. Jack then showed the children how an electric circuit worked and the children controlled the circuit by attaching a lead to a battery, after firstly putting paint on their paintbrush. The structure moved across the paper to make different marks. The children were all very excited by what they saw! For Pancake Day, the children got to choose which toppings they would like for their pancake and they could choose between lemon juice, sugar, jam and chocolate spread. They were very yummy! After the children had finished eating their pancakes, we all went outside to have a pancake race. The children were split into two teams and had to run from one end of the playground to the front of our classroom, flip their pancake and then run back! The end result was a draw between the two teams and we all had a lot of fun doing it. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds oo, ar and or in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning the sounds ar and or in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sound ss and will be learning the sounds j and v in their phonics sessions.

Forest School 21.01.2020

This afternoon we have been very lucky to be out at Forest School. The children started by doing a scavenger hunt. Children selected pictures out of Miss Abbott's special bag and then they had to go and find them around the field. We looked for daisies, spiderwebs and worms to name but a few. At the end of the session, the children went into the chicken pen and had a look at the chickens. They were even able to stroke one. They were very excited by this.

Week Beginning 30.01.2020

Week Beginning 20.01.2020

The children have continued learning about Chinese New Year this week. They have been looking at fortune cookies and finding wishes and hopes inside them, before writing their own wish to go inside a fortune cookie. I was very proud of the children's independent writing and also their ability to apply what they have learnt in phonics! The children also worked together to change the middle of the story of Chinese New Year. Instead of the rat winning the race because he had jumped onto the ox's back, the ox threw the rat off his back, before the snake swam underneath the ox and onto the river bank becoming the new winner of the race! In Maths, the children have been exploring number facts (addition and subtraction) up to 5 and then 10, as well as doubling, halving and sharing. In PE, the children completed different work stations where they had to practise skills such as balancing, using a bat and ball and also jumping on a trampette. The children have been independently making their own 2D shape picture of a dragon, using paper plates to create a rat because 2020 is the year of the rat and also writing Chinese New Year cards. Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'all', 'are' and 'her', will be learning the sound er and will be re-capping the sound qu in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson's phonics group will be learning to read the tricky words 'we', 'me' and 'be' and will be learning the sounds sh, ch and ai in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds g, o, e and c in their phonics sessions.

 

Week Beginning 20.01.2020

Kung Hei Fat Choy! This means Happy New Year in Chinese, which is what the children have been learning all about this week. The children have learnt about the story of the race of the animals and found out how the rat won the race across the river. I hope you all received your copy of the Chinese New Year story map for the children to practise re-telling at home. The children have learnt that they were either born in the year of the horse or in the year of the goat. The have also been replicating the Chinese symbols for the animal year that they were born in. They have also been exploring floating and sinking where they made predictions as to what they thought was going to happen when each object was placed inside a bowl of water and then recorded using pictures to show what they had found out. The children have been independently practising their Chinese numbers by writing with chopsticks in lentils, making Chinese dragons, making repeated dragon patterns and making their own Chinese lanterns. This afternoon, the children enjoyed bird watching with Miss Abbott. They were looking closely at the wildlife and having to stay quiet so the birds wouldn't fly away.

Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth’s phonics groups will be learning the sounds oi, ear, air and ure in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson’s phonics group will be learning to read the tricky words 'he' and 'she' and will be learning the sounds y, z/zz and qu in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Matthews’ phonics group will be re-capping the sounds i, n, m and d in their phonics sessions.

Week Beginning 13/01/2020

It has been another really fun week in Reception learning all about traditional tales! This week, we have been learning about the Gingerbread Man, retelling the story and making our own versions. For their focus task this week, the children wrote out the refrain from the story and really impressed all of the grown ups in Reception with their cursive letter formation, their neatness on the lines of the paper, and their capital letters and finger stops! In choosing time, the children enjoyed lots of gingerbread themed activities - from counting the buttons on gingerbread men to match them to their baking trays, to writing sentences from the story. They also made some lovely pieces of art using cookie cutters and paint. Another activity was to build a bridge over a river for the Gingerbread Man using wooden blocks. In Maths, we've spent the whole week learning about 2D and 3D shapes - going on a treasure hunt around the classroom for the various shapes and making them from all sorts of resources. In PE, the children really impressed me yet again with their confidence, bravery and balance! We set up three stations for the children to try out, involving balancing and jumping. On Friday, the weather did not stop us having fun with Miss Abbott and Miss Ledsham outside. We explored the Bio-dome and found out how this worked. we then explored mixing bubbles and paint in the puddles. They couldn't resist having a splash in the puddles! Thank you to everyone that has already completed an activity from the homework books and that returned them today - it was lovely to have a look through the children's work. Please continue to return these, and the key word books, on a Thursday due to Wintringham children taking part in forest school on a Friday.

Week Beginning 02.12.19

The children have been busy in Santa's workshop designing toys, wrapping them up and also putting them in Santa's sack to be delivered to lots of children on Christmas morning. They have also been role-playing in our new Christmas cafe where they have enjoyed 'cooking' different food to be served to customers. The children worked together to make a Christingle using an orange to symbolise the world, red ribbon for Jesus' blood, a candle for light, cocktail sticks for the four seasons and sweets/raisins for all of God's wonderful creations. They also sat and listened to a presentation about Christingles and why they are made during the month of Advent. In Maths, the children have been exploring the concept of doubling and also money. They had to find the right number of coins that were needed in order to buy various Christmas related objects, e.g. a cracker that cost 2p and some tinsel that cost 6p. The children have been independently creating snowmen out of play-dough, writing what various Christmas characters might be thinking, making a Christmas 2D shape picture and also rolling a dice to help them to create their own snowman. The children will have their Christmas lunch on Monday 16th December and will then have their Christmas party during the afternoon on that day. There is a sign-up sheet on the classroom door for parents to sign up to bring something yummy into school. Please ensure that anything brought into school does not contain nuts. A special visitor will also be coming to visit the children before the end of term too, it is all very exciting! Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'we', 'me' and 'be' and will be learning the sounds ai and th in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Matthews' phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds e, c and k in their phonics sessions.

Week Beginning 2.12.19

The children have been busy in Santa's workshop designing toys, wrapping them up and also putting them in Santa's sack to be delivered to lots of children on Christmas morning. They have also been role-playing in our new Christmas cafe where they have enjoyed 'cooking' different food to be served to customers. The children worked together to make a Christingle using an orange to symbolise the world, red ribbon for Jesus' blood, a candle for light, cocktail sticks for the four seasons and sweets/raisins for all of God's wonderful creations. They also sat and listened to a presentation about Christingles and why they are made during the month of Advent. In Maths, the children have been exploring the concept of doubling and also money. They had to find the right number of coins that were needed in order to buy various Christmas related objects, e.g. a cracker that cost 2p and some tinsel that cost 6p. The children have been independently creating snowmen out of play-dough, writing what various Christmas characters might be thinking, making a Christmas 2D shape picture and also rolling a dice to help them to create their own snowman. The children will have their Christmas lunch on Monday 16th December and will then have their Christmas party during the afternoon on that day. There is a sign-up sheet on the classroom door for parents to sign up to bring something yummy into school. Please ensure that anything brought into school does not contain nuts. A special visitor will also be coming to visit the children before the end of term too, it is all very exciting! Next week the children in Mrs Pritchard, Miss Cadman and Miss Blyth's phonics groups will be learning to read the tricky words 'we', 'me' and 'be' and will be learning the sounds ai and th in their phonics sessions. The children in Miss Gibson and Miss Matthews' phonics groups will be re-capping the sounds e, c and k in their phonics sessions.

Week Beginning 18/11/19

This week the children's learning has been around the topic of space. On Monday as a class we created a mind map of what the children knew about the moon and they thought of some really great ideas, including 'There is no air on the moon so you have to wear a helmet', 'You float on the moon', 'You have to be brave to go to the moon' and 'Some people think the moon is made of cheese'. The children have really enjoyed listening to the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' and have used puppets to role-play the story, as well as thinking of adjectives to describe the different aliens in the story. The children have been following algorithms to programme the bee bot to move around the space mat. They discussed with their partner how they thought the bee bot should be programmed in order to reach a variety of planets on the space mat and worked with an adult to write this as an algorithm, before using it to programme the bee bot and see if they were correct. The children have been independently making planets using glittery paint and cotton buds, making rockets using a variety of 2D shapes and labelling a picture of a rocket. The children have also been continuing to practise for the nativity performance and are getting very excited to show everyone just what they can do.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Wintringham have thought about Remembrance Day this week in preparation for Monday. They created a poppy box. The reception children collaged small poppies and the year 1s used the art of pointillism. The year 1s also wrote acrostic poems about Remembrance Day.

Week Beginning 04.11.19

For Bonfire Night, the children made firework pictures using an app on the ipads and using different coloured paint and a kitchen roll! They made patterns using firework noises, e.g. bang, whoosh, fizz, bang, whoosh, fizz and then replicated these noises using the musical instruments in the outdoor area. The children also took part in a science experiment to make pretend fireworks in a glass. They helped to pour warm water into one glass and then a few spoonfuls of oil and 4 drops of food colouring into a second glass. After using a fork to mix the oil and food colouring together, the mixture was poured into the glass of warm water and the children were very excited to watch the mini firework display. The experiment was repeated a second time so different food colouring could be used to create different coloured fireworks, there was a lot of excitement amongst the children! We have been looking at the story of Handa's Surprise and the various fruits that Handa took to her friend Akeyo. Following this, the children made their own fruit kebabs using some of the different fruits found in Handa's basket, including; pineapples, bananas and oranges. The children have been independently adding together the number of seeds found on two strawberries before writing down the answer, writing what they would like to buy from a variety of different shops and making a bracelet/necklace by threading pasta and beads onto a pipe cleaner. The children have started to practise for their nativity performance this week. Please could we ask that all of the children who have a speaking part practise their lines at home so that they are able to say their lines from memory. We will be practising as often as we can at school but would really appreciate your support with this at home too. Next week the children will be learning to read the tricky words 'no' and 'into' and will be learning the sounds l/ll and ss in our phonics sessions. They will also be continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds for reading and writing.

Week Beginning 25.10.19

Welcome back after half term, it is so lovely to see the children back at school and hearing about what they have been doing during their week off school. This week the children have been learning about the festival of Diwali. They each made and decorated their own diva lamp using clay and glittery paint. I hope that you enjoy these at home. The children have also been learning about Halloween this week. They have been hammering golf tees into the side of a pumpkin before attaching elastic bands to the tees and also using various natural materials to decorate a pumpkin. We have been looking at the stories 'Pumpkin Soup' and 'Handa's Surprise' and the various fruits that Handa took to her friend Akeyo. Following this, we had a discussion surrounding healthy and unhealthy food choices and we worked together to make a plate full of healthy food! In Maths, the children have been exploring money and finding different ways to make 2p, 5p and 10p in our new fruit and vegetable shop role-play area, please continue to look at this when taking the children shopping and asking them to count the correct number of coins that are needed to pay for your different items. We have also been exploring the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in detail, including how to represent these numbers in different ways. In PE, the children have started their yoga sessions and enjoyed getting their bodies into different positions, as well as exploring moving in a variety of ways. The children have independently been counting the correct number of peas found inside a sugar snap pea and matching them to the right numeral, making repeated patterns by printing with potatoes and creating their own caterpillars for our new very hungry caterpillar cafe. Next week the children will be learning the sounds r, h, b and f/ff in our phonics sessions. They will also be continuing to practise segmenting and blending sounds for reading and writing. Please continue to support your child at home by looking at their reading books and also practising reading the words in their key word books.

Week Beginning 30/09/19

The children have had a lovely week in Reception. They have been writing about what they can see and I have been very impressed with how well the children are taking in their phonics. All the children were able to hear the initial sounds and are starting to be able to find them on a sound mat. In choosing time, the children have been exploring money, writing about children's feelings and making cotton bud skeletons. Today, the children took part in their first forest school session. They looked in Miss Abbott's special bag and found pictures of objects that they then had to go and look for round the field. They found helicopter seeds, worms and yellow leaves to name but a few. The children really enjoyed this and loved exploring a new environment.
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