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16th March 2020

 

Week beginning: 16.3.20

 

To Do List

  1. Find out some fun facts about chicks.
  2. Practise counting objects in 2s, how many have you got?
  3. Practise reading and writing your high frequency words.

 

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

 

  • Carrying on learning about our value of ‘Patience’
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Writing about why we love our mum
  • Looking at high frequency words and finding out about chicks
  • Having eggs come to Foundation and watching them hatch (hopefully!)
  • Discussing and creating rules about how to look after the eggs and the chicks
  • Consolidating our skills of estimating
  • Practising counting in 2s

9th March 2020

To Do

  1. Find out some fun facts about chicks.
  2. Practise counting objects in 2s, how many have you got?
  3. Practise reading and writing your high frequency words.

 

Weekly Bulletin

 

This week we are…

 

  • Carrying on learning about our value of ‘Patience’
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Writing about why we love our mum
  • Looking at high frequency words and finding out about chicks
  • Having eggs come to Foundation and watching them hatch (hopefully!)
  • Discussing and creating rules about how to look after the eggs and the chicks
  • Consolidating our skills of estimating
  • Practising counting in 2s

 

9th March 2020

To Do

  1. Put your family or friends in height order. Can you name the tallest person and the shortest person?
  2. Practise reading your high frequency words
  3. Use paint or materials to create a troll picture

 

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning about our new value of ‘’Patience’
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Carrying on learning the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’
  • Ordering items in height order, using language such as tallest and shortest
  • Measuring objects using cubes as a non-standard measure
  • Making seed shakers and listening to the variety of sounds different seeds make
  • Carrying on learning ball skills in P.E.
  • Taking part in ‘Sports Relief’ and being active

 

2nd March 2020

To Do

  1. Choose a number between 1 and 5, show it on one hand and now double it, what’s your answer?
  2. Share your favourite story at home and bring it in for us all to share in school. Can you tell us all why you like it?
  3. Find a fun fact out about a farm, write it down and bring it in to show the class.

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Carrying on learning about our value of ‘Caring’
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Using the story Farmer duck to make up our own story
  • Enjoying World Book Day and sharing lots of wonderful stories
  • Matching animals to their young
  • Learning to kick and dribble a ball in P.E.
  • Having a visit from an author
  • Dressing up for World Book Day
  • Taking part in a sponsored read

24th February 2020

To Do List

  1. Get a piece of fruit, cut it in half with an adult, check to see that both parts are equal.
  2. Paint a picture at home using colours that you have mixed. Which colours did you use? Bring it in to share with the class.
  3. Draw a picture and write about something or someone you care for at home. Bring it in to share with the class.

Weekly Bulletin

 

This week we are…

  • Learning how to share and halve objects.
  • Learning about our value ‘Caring’.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and retelling it.
  • Learning some ball skills in P.E.
  • Writing about our half term.
  • Having a visit from a farm for the launch of our topic ‘Do Cows Drink Milk’?

 

10th February 2020

To Do List

 

  1. Practise turning your jumper the right way when they are inside out.
  2. Practise solving subtraction sums in a practical way. For example - I have 5 apples, I take away 2, how many apples are left?
  3. Draw a picture of your favourite book character and write a simple sentence about it.

 

Weekly Bulletin

 

This week we are…

  • Continuing learning about our value of quality
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons
  • Recognising, counting and ordering numerals to 20
  • Continuing our own story ‘Little Red Riding Hood” and creating our own story
  • Working on the apparatus in P.E.
  • Having our story time afternoon with our parents/carers

 

3rd February 2020

To Do List

  1. Go on a technology hunt around your home. Have a grown up take a photo of you using technology at home. Please bring this into school so we can share it.
  2. Start at 10 and count back to 0, now have a go at counting back from 20.
  3. Retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Maybe you could act out all the different parts?

 

Weekly Bulletin

 

  • Thinking about what our value of ‘Quality’ means.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Carrying on with subtraction problems and introducing the sign for subtract.
  • Continuing to learn the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Writing speech bubbles for the woodcutter in Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Continuing to develop our own unique dance to retell the Gingerbread Man story.
  • Learning about how toys change overtime. Remember, if you would like to come in and talk to the children about this, please let a member of staff know!

 

23rd January 2020

To Do List

  1. Ask your child to learn and retell a story they know well. Can they retell it to us at school?
  2. Practise forming numbers 1-9 correctly.
  3. Ask your child to show you the gingerbread man dance we have been learning. Can they remember all the moves?

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • we are continuing with our Gingerbread man dance in P.E
  • we are learning how to subtract using objects and drawing pictures to help solve the problem
  • we are going to explore the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood and learn to retell it.
  • We are experimenting with different materials to find out what would make a waterproof house for the pigs
  • we are exploring the types of sounds made by musical instruments as we learn a Goldilocks song.

 

20th January 2020

To Do List

  1. Hide something in a room, now give directions to help your family find it e.g in, on, under, behind etc.
  2. Can you read every day this week? Make sure your adult writes in your reading diary so we can celebrate it at school!
  3. Create your own gingerbread man using your choice of materials.

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our new value of co-operation.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Learning about positional language e.g in, on, under, behind.
  • Learning about ordinal language e.g first, second, third.
  • Writing our own version of the Gingerbread man.
  • Exploring different materials and investigating which would make the best mattress for a princess
  • Continuing to tell the story of ‘The Gingerbread man’ through movement to music.

13th January 2020

To Do List

  1. Ask your child if they can retell the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ to you. Can they remember any of the actions?
  2. Remember to keep reading and getting an adult to write in your diary, don’t forget about the reading bugs!
  3. Make your own number cards, can you cut them out and put them back in order?

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our value of gratitude.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Introducing the mathematical sign for addition and learning how to recognise it and what it means.
  • Retelling and reading parts of The Gingerbread man and then altering the story to write our own version.
  • Experimenting with dunking gingerbread men into water and observing and describing the changes.
  • Telling the story of ‘The Gingerbread man’ through movement to music.

8th January 2020

 

To Do List

  1. Ask your child if they can retell the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ to you. Can they remember any of the actions?
  2. See which numbers you can spot in the environment. How far can you go?
  3. What do you like cooking / baking home? Can you use your Fred fingers to write down the ingredients you use?

 

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our new value of gratitude.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Learning how to find the total of two amounts.
  • Retelling and reading parts of The Gingerbread man and then altering the story to write our own version.
  • Making gingerbread men
  • Telling the story of ‘The Gingerbread man’ through movement to music.

Autumn

2019-2020

16th December 2019

This week we are…

  • Learning how to add two amounts together
  • Practising our writing by writing about the Christmas story
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Watching year two perform their Christmas play
  • Having a Christmas lunch
  • Watching a pantomime
  • Having our treat to celebrate an amazing first term in school

To Do List

  1. Practise your blending, can you blend four sounds together to read the word? For example – hand
  2. Practise adding two amounts together, can you put one amount in your head and count on the second amount to find the answer?
  3. Have an amazing Christmas break!

9th December 2019

This week we are…

  • Continuing to learn about the story of Christmas
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Performing our Christmas play
  • Watching nursery and year one perform their Christmas plays
  • Beginning to learn how to add two amounts together
  • Making Christmas cards

 

To Do List

 

  1. Think about the festivals you celebrate with your family. Bring a photograph in to share with the class.
  2. Christmas is a time for giving and thinking about others. Can you make a card or gift for someone else?
  3. You’ve nearly finished your first term at school. Think about everything you have enjoyed learning about this term. Draw a picture and label it. 

 

 

2nd December 2019

This week we are…

  • Learning to describe and name 3D shapes
  • Learning to recognise and describe simple patterns
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences
  • Practising our Christmas play
  • Having a talk from Reverend Morris
  • Learning about Christingle and making our own
  • Thinking of our value of Thoughtfulness and how we can show this value in school

 

To Do List

  1. Help put the shopping away. First get all the shopping that is cylindrical in shape (cans). Next gather all the shopping that is packed in cuboids (cereal and pasta boxes) and lastly can you find any food that is spherical in shape (onions, oranges and apples)?
  2. On your way to school look out for signs of winter. Draw a picture of what you find and label it.
  3. Practise your lines and songs for the school play, make sure you speak/sing nice and loud.

25th November 2019

This week we are…

 

  • Finding one less than a given number to 10
  • Naming and describing simple 3D shapes
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising blending to read words
  • Reading the story ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’
  • Writing simple sentences about the story ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’
  • Practising our Christmas songs and learning our parts
  • Describing and decorating our own star
  • Thinking of our value of Thoughtfulness and how we can show this value in school.

To Do List

  1. Can you remember the Christmas play songs and sing them at home? If you have lines in the Christmas play, practise reading them out loud too.
  2. Practise your number formation using the number formation rhymes.
  3. How many 3 letter cvc words can you sound out and write down? For example bed, cat, dog, red

Number rhymes:

1 = go straight down and that is all, go straight down and that is all, go straight down and that is all to make the number 1

2 = Swing it round and then go right,  swing it round and then go right, swing it round and then go right to make the number 2

3 = Swing it round and then once more, swing it round and then once more, swing it round and then once more to make the number 3

4 = Down, slide, cut in half, down, slide, cut in half, down, slide, cut in half to make the number 4

5 = Down, round, put on a hat, down, round, put on a hat, down, round, put on a hat to make the number 5

6 = Come on down and make a curl, come on down and make a curl, come on down and make a curl to make the number 6

7 = Slide to the right and slant on down, slide to the right and slant on down, slide to the right and slant on down to make the number 7

8 = Make an s and go straight home, make an s and go straight home, make an s and go straight home to make the number 8

9 = Make a loop, go up then down, make a loop, go up then down, make a loop, go up then down to make the number 9

18th November 2019

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our value of Self Control
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons in our groups. We will be practising saying the sounds out loud and putting them together to read a word
  • Learning how to form numerals 6-10
  • Listening to the story ‘Whatever Next’ and writing a list of items the bear might take to the moon
  • Learning to move in different ways
  • Talking about what jobs people do at night

To Do List

  1. Can you help write a shopping list of simple items, use your Fred fingers to sound out the words e.g. milk, ham, eggs, buns, plums
  2. Practise recognising and ordering numerals 1-10, when you can do this, can you do this to 20?
  3. We are learning about people who work at night, can you find out about this at your local library?

 

11th November 2019

This week we are…

  • Recognising numerals 6-10 and counting objects to match he amount
  • Continuing to read the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and looking at rhyming words
  • Continuing to practise our sounds and blending in our differentiated phonics groups
  • Using our Fred Fingers to spell simple words
  • Talking about our bedtime routine and identifying similarities an differences between our routine and our peers routines
  • Moving in a variety of different ways in PE

 

To Do List

  1. We are talking about our bedtime routine. What is your bedtime routine? Can you draw pictures to show this?
  2. We are learning numbers 1-10. Can you recognise these numerals and put them in order?
  3. We are reading the story “Aliens Love Underpants.” Design your own alien and make it using a method of your choice. You could use junk modelling, collage or paint. Bring in your alien to show your class.

 

4th November 2019

This week we are…

  • Counting up to 10 objects
  • Counting objects that can’t be moved
  • Continuing to practise our sounds and blending in our new differentiated RWI groups
  • Reading our new story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’
  • Using our Fred Fingers to spell simple words
  • Having hot chocolate and listening to stories as a Launchpad for our new topic ‘What happens when you go to sleep?’
  • Moving in a variety of different ways in PE

To Do List

  1. Are you going to see some fireworks? Create a picture to show your favourite fireworks.  Can you label the colours?
  2. Practise your oral blending. Ask an adult to sound out some simple words for you; can you say the word?  For example r – e – d is red.
  3. Practise counting objects 1-10, can you say one more and one less than a number?

14th October 2019

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our value of Honesty
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and learning the sounds that the letters j, v, y, w, th make. We will be practising saying the sounds out loud and putting them together to read a word
  • Learning how to find one less of an amount
  • Retelling the story ‘The Little Red Hen’
  • Talking about our special photos and why they are special to us
  • Learning to name and describe simple 2D shapes – e.g circle, rectangle
  • Making friendship hearts to give to someone special
  • Learning to move in different ways

 

To Do List

  1. Practise forming the letters in your green phonic books up to the letter we have taught.
  2. Practise solving ‘one less than…’ problems. Use counters or fingers to help.
  3. Retell the Little Red Hen to your family.   

7th October 2019

To Do List

1. Practise recognising the sounds you have been taught. Use the Green Sound book. How many did you know without looking at the picture?

2. Practise solving ‘one more than…’ problems. Use counters or fingers to help. For example, what is one more than 3?

3. We are learning about the emergency services in topic. Can you find a story about the emergency services in your local library? Did you enjoy it? Why?

 

 

This week we are…

learning to form numbers 1-5

learning the story of The Little Red Hen

we are learning how to write our names with the correct letter formation

we are learning the importance of telling the truth

in P.E we are learning to move in a space of our own

 

 

30th September 2019

 

To Do List

  • Practise recognising numbers around you- go on a number hunt. Take a picture of the numbers you find and bring them in!
  • What animals live under the sea? Draw a picture of your favourite sea creature and talk to your adult about it.
  • Practise sorting out your jumper if its inside out and putting it on.

 

Weekly Bulletin

 

 

This week we are…

  • Continuing to look at our value ‘Trust’
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and learning the sounds that the letters c, k, u, b and f make.
  • Practising our oral blending.
  • Practising blending using the sounds we know
  • Recognising numbers to at least 5 and talking about what the words ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ mean.
  • Continuing the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and answering questions about the story.
  • Practising writing our names and forming letters correctly.
  • Practising finding a space in our PE lessons and moving in different ways.
  • Continuing to learn about what makes a good friend.

 

Phonics evening information

Reading bug leaflet

Phonics pronunciation 

23.09.19

To Do List

  1. Draw a picture of the friends you have made and practice holding your pencil correctly.
  2. Practise recognising and making the sounds that m,a,s,a,d,t make.
  3. Can you practice counting up to 10 objects accurately? E.g How many red cars can you see on the way to school?

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning about the value of trust
  • Starting our Read Write Inc lessons and learning the sounds and how to form the letters i, n, p, g, o and practising our oral blending
  • Finding out about people who help us around the school
  • Learning about how our achievements are celebrated in Howe Park – ‘Star of the week’, ‘Star of the day’, ‘People in the jar’
  • Practising our counting skills
  • Listening to the story ‘Rainbow Fish’ and answering simple questions
  • Learning the rules for our classroom
  • Hosting our important early reading evening on Tuesday 24th September at 5:30pm – please come along

16.09.19

 Weekly Bulletin

 

This week we are…

  • Learning about the value of friendship
  • Starting our Read Write Inc lessons and learning the sounds and how to form the letters m, a, s, d and t
  • Learning about the class rules
  • Learning how to use the different areas in the classroom
  • Learning how to use the different areas outside
  • Thinking about how we can keep our classroom areas clean and tidy

 

To Do List

 

This week we are…

  • Learning about the value of friendship
  • Starting our Read Write Inc lessons and learning the sounds and how to form the letters m, a, s, d and t
  • Learning about the class rules
  • Learning how to use the different areas in the classroom
  • Learning how to use the different areas outside
  • Thinking about how we can keep our classroom areas clean and tidy

 

09.09.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • getting to know each other
  • learning the basic rules in the classroom
  • learning good listening skills and how we use hands up to speak when in a group
  • learning the importance of tidying up and how to do it
  • getting to know the different areas of the classroom and outside
  • eating our packed lunches in the hall

To Do List

  • Create a picture of a hedgehog or ladybird and bring it in to share with the class.
  • Talk to your adults about what you have been doing in school. What has been your favourite toy that you have played with? Have you made a new friend?
  • Practise recognising and writing your name. 

 

Summer Term 2

2018-19

15.7.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are:

  • Watch Year 2 perform in their Leavers’ Assembly.
  • Playing numeracy and literacy games.
  • Having a whole school picnic.
  • Having a day devoted to art and artists.
  • Watching The Little Mermaid to mark the end of our ‘Who Lives in a Rock Pool?’ topic.
  • Having a ‘toys from home’ treat afternoon.
  • Reciting an under the sea poem in our final assembly.
  • Performing a song in ‘The Big Sing.’

To Do List

  • Write about your favourite memories of Foundation and bring them in to share.
  • Draw three things you would love to do over the Summer holidays.
  • Calculate how many days you have until you start Year 1!

Have a lovely Summer and thank you for all your support this year!

 

8.7.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are:

  • Having an Open Afternoon on Tuesday where parents and carers can take part in craft activities with their children.
  • Writing about ourselves and what we enjoyed in Foundation this year.
  • Learning under the sea poems and songs for celebrations in our final week.
  • Continue to create our under the sea boxes.
  • Continuing to subtract by counting back.
  • Recapping the school values we have looked at this year.
  • Exploring different ways to move in P.E. 

To Do List

  • Draw and label a Summer picture and bring it in to share.
  • Practise your cutting skills, making sure you are holding scissors correctly.
  • How many subtraction sums can you think of where the answer is 5?

1.7.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are:

  • Competing in our Foundation Stage Sports Day on Tuesday!
  • Continuing to build our under the sea shoe box scenes.
  • Subtracting by counting back, using different methods to support us.
  • Writing facts about sea creatures to play ‘Who am I?’
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Thinking about our value: Understanding.

To Do List

  • Practise subtracting by counting back – use your fingers, objects or even a number line!
  • Practise forming all your letters correctly, making sure you start in the right place.
  • Take a photo of you doing something fun in the sunshine this weekend – bring it in for ‘Show and Tell.’

 

24.6.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are:

  • Learning about our new value of understanding
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons
  • Looking at non-fiction books relation to under the sea
  • Thinking about our friendships and writing nice things about each other
  • Continuing to develop our understanding of addition by counting on
  • Continuing to create our under the sea boxes
  • Performing or watching Hedgehog class assembly
  • Continuing to practise our races for sports day

To Do List

  • Practise your skipping and hopping skills. Can you do it in time to music?
  • Write about what you have enjoyed whilst you have been in Foundation.
  • Throw two dice, then add the two numbers together. Put the biggest number in your head and count on the smallest number (or draw pictures to help if you need to).  Can you record this in a number sentence or a part, part, whole model?

17.6.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Adding by counting on.
  • Carry on telling the story of Sharing a Shell and writing our own versions.
  • Using the shoe boxes you have kindly donated to make our own rock pools.
  • Learning about the importance of personal hygiene and how washing our hands stops the spread of germs.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Continuing to practise for Sports Day in July.
  • Thinking about our value: Tolerance.

 

To Do List

  • Practise adding two numbers by counting on from the largest one.
  • Choose a sea creature and find facts about it to share with the class.
  • Rehearse a warm up (stretches, balances, jumps, etc) in preparation for Sports Day.

 

10.6.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Looking at sharing objects into groups of equal amounts.
  • Writing our own stories set under the sea.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Making Fathers’ Day cards.
  • Creating our own stories in the rock pool themed Small World area.
  • Continuing to practise for Sports Day in July.
  • Thinking about our value: Tolerance. 

 

To Do List

  • Write a story set under the sea. What multi-syllabic words can you include and spell correctly?
  • Counting in twos, make an even numbered group of toys. Now share them between two people. Can you count how many each person gets?
  • Can you create a creature from under the sea? Please bring it in to share on our display boards.

Farm Fun - 27th February 2019

Here are a selection of photos from the amazing time we spent learning about farm animals up close and personal!

 

Summer Term 1

2018-19

20.5.19

Weekly Bulletin

  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Developing our control of apparatus in preparation for Sports Day.
  • Observing the chrysalises as we wait for the butterflies to emerge.
  • Learning how to subtract by counting back.
  • Creating minibeasts by designing and decorating stones.
  • Thinking about our new value: Responsibility.

To Do List

  • Practise subtracting by counting back. Use objects, fingers or anything to help!
  • Can you skip in time to a piece of music?
  • Write a thank you letter to the staff at Tring for our amazing trip.

13.5.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are...

  • Going on our Foundation Trip to Tring! We learn that living things need shelter, water, air and food.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Creating our own versions of Superworm.
  • Developing different skills in preparation for Sports Day.
  • Crossing our fingers that the caterpillars will begin their transformation.
  • Continuing to learn how to add by counting on from the biggest number.
  • Continue to think about our value of perseverance.

To Do List

  •  Practise adding two numbers by counting on from the biggest one.
     
  • Write about your favourite minibeast and bring it in to share with us. Don’t forget your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
     
  • Design a plate full of healthy food – bring it in to show what you know.

7.5.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are...

  • Investigating which colours and which foods attract minibeasts.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Reading and retelling Superworm before thinking about what super powered minibeasts we would like to be.
  • Developing our skills in order to get ready for Sports Day, particularly how to take part in running races.
  • Practising finding ‘one more than’ and adding by counting on.
  • Thinking about the value of perseverance.

 

To Do List

  • Share a time with your child where you have had to persevere in order to succeed.
  • Enjoy the lovely weather (fingers crossed) and go on a minibeast hunt. Can you recognise and write about the ones you find?
  • Practise adding numbers where the total can go up to 20. Use fingers, objects, drawings or just your brains!

 

29.4.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are...

  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Comparing the weight of objects using the terms ‘light’ and ‘heavy’.
  • Writing a diary entry from the point of view of the very hungry caterpillar. We will also be writing our own version of the story.
  • Closely observing our classroom caterpillars as they grow.
  • Sorting minibeasts based on their features.
  • Creating collages based on The Snail by Henri Matisse.
  • Continuing to think about our value of respect.

 

To Do List

  • Write a shopping list for the very hungry caterpillar.
  • Compare the weight of objects by holding them in your hands. Which is heavier? Which is lighter?
  • Design your own butterfly and bring it in so we can make a beautiful display!

23.4.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are...

  • Going on a minibeast hunt as part of our new topic 'Marvellous Minibeasts.'
  • Thinking about our value of Respect.
  • Reading and discussing The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
  • Subtracting using drawings and objects to help us.
  • Continuing to explore different ways of moving in gymnastics.

Spring Term 2

2018-19

1.4.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning the Easter story.
  • Practising our cutting skills by making Easter cards.
  • Adding two amounts by counting on.
  • Thinking about our experience with the chicks and writing about it.
  • Having our treat day! Please dress as either a farmer or a farm animal.
  • Continuing to think about our value of Courage.
  • Having our class photo taken on Tuesday.

 

To Do List

  • Pick two numbers, can you add them together by counting on?
  • Practise using a pair of scissors at home. What shapes can you cut out? Can you use them to make a picture?
  • Can you write your very own story about a farm animal and bring it in to share with the class?

 

25.3.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Welcoming our special visitors to the Foundation Stage and carefully observing how they hatch.
  • Thinking about our mothers and special times we have spent together.
  • Continuing to learn the story of The Three Little Pigs.
  • Learning how to find one more and one less than a given number in Maths.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Talking about the value of courage and how we can show it in school.
  • Learning different ways to jump in our gymnastics lessons along with how to land safely. 

 

To Do List

  • Please bring in a photo of you and your mummy and write about a special time you have spent together.
  • Find out what else hatches from eggs, apart from chickens.
  • Practise saying one more than a given number up to 20.

18.3.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Sharing amounts of objects in to groups.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Baking our own bread.
  • Selling our produce in our very own Farm Shop!
  • Talking about the value of patience and how we can show it in school.
  • Learning the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and writing about it.
  • Writing instructions for how to plant cress.

To Do List

  • Practise reading your key words on sight. How many do you know now?
  • After you have taken your cress home, record what happens to it.
  • Practise counting a small amount of objects in twos.

 

11.3.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning how to estimate the number of objects and then counting to check.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Counting objects in groups of 2 up to 10.
  • Retelling and writing our own version of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff.
  • Talking about the value of patience and how we can show it in school
  • Learning different types of movements in our gymnastics lessons.
  • Making a seed shaker and using it to play in time to music.

 

To Do List

  •  Estimate how many apples are in a bag. Now count them. How close were they?
     
  • Draw a picture of your family. Can you see the similarities and differences between you all?
     
  • Go on a walk and look for signs of spring. What did you see? 

4.3.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning how to estimate, measure and order objects by height.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and retelling it.
  • Enjoying World Book Day and sharing lots of wonderful stories!
  • We will be matching animals to their young.
  • Learning to move in different ways as we start Gymnastics in PE.

 

To Do List

  • Have a go at ordering objects or people by height at home. Try estimating who is going to be tallest or shortest first. Were you right?
  • Share your favourite story at home and bring it in for us all to share in school. Can you tell us all why you like it?
  • Find a fun fact out about a farm, write it down and bring it in to show the class.

 

26.2.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning how to share and halve objects.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Learning the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and retelling it.
  • Learning some gymnastic moves in P.E.
  • Writing about our half term.
  • Having a visit from a farm for the launch of our topic ‘Do Cows Drink Milk’?

To do List

  • Practise sharing out a small amount of sweets or raisins with one other person to find half.
  • Paint a picture at home using colours that you have mixed. Which colours did you use?
  • Draw a picture and write about something or someone you care for at home.

Spring Term 1

2018-19

8.2.19

Chinese New Year food tasting extravaganza!

It's snow fun at Howe Park School!

11.2.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are learning about:

  • Learning about coins and how to recognise them – 1p, 2p and 5p.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Finishing and performing our Gingerbread Man dance in PE.
  • Writing our own fairy tale.
  • Making Chinese lanterns.
  • Learning how to bake bread.
  • Thinking about our new value of ‘Caring.’ 

 

To Do List

  • Practise counting coins – can you recognise 1p, 2p and 5p?
  • Make up your own fairy tale and write it down. Can you bring it in to share with the class?
  • Draw a picture and write about something or someone you care about.

4.2.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Continuing to think about what our value of ‘Quality’ means.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Beginning to look at doubling – using our fingers, Numicon and pictures.
  • Writing speech bubbles for the woodcutter in Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Learning about Chinese New Year and taking part in an exciting Chinese food tasting session. Please send in all permission slips and contributions as soon as possible.
  • Continuing to develop our own unique dance to retell the Gingerbread Man story.

To Do List

  • Go on a technology hunt around your home. Have a grown up take a photo of you using technology at home. Please bring this into school so we can share it.
  • Practise doubling at home. For example, get 3 books, now get 3 more, how many do you have altogether? What else could you try it with?
  • Retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Maybe you could act out all the different parts?

28.1.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • we are continuing with our Gingerbread man dance in P.E, creating moves to represent the sly fox.
  • we are learning the names of 3D shapes and how to describe them using the words faces, edges and corners.
  • we are going to explore the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood and learn to retell it.
  • using ICT to create our own images of the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood.
  • we are exploring the types of sounds made by musical instruments as we learn a Goldilocks song.
  • we are making swords, goblets and shields using a variety of materials.

To Do List

  • Go on a shape hunt at home. What 3D shapes can you find? Can you describe the shapes’ features?
  • Help make a list of things that you need at the shops. Don’t forget to use your Fred fingers to help you hear all the sounds!
  • Can you make the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood? It could be a model, a drawing, a collage – it’s your choice!
  • Please can you bring in junk modelling materials? Due to allergies within the school, we cannot accept any packaging that has contained nuts.

21.1.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our new value of co-operation.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Learning how to add.
  • Writing our own version of the Gingerbread man.
  • Making and testing different materials to create comfy beds (‘Princess and the Pea’) and strong houses (‘The Three Little Pigs’).
  • Continuing to tell the story of ‘The Gingerbread man’ through movement to music.

To Do List

  •  Ask your child to learn and retell a story they know well. Can they retell it to us at school? 
  • Could you make a bridge for ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and test how strong it is?
  • Play a game involving dice and adding. 

 

14.1.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our new value of gratitude.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Learning how to order numerals 1-20.
  • Retelling and reading parts of The Gingerbread man and then altering the story to write our own version.
  • Experimenting with different materials in water and seeing the changes they make.
  • Telling the story of ‘The Gingerbread man’ through movement to music.

To Do List

  • Ask your child if they can retell the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ to you. Can they remember any of the actions?
  • Remember to keep reading and getting an adult to write in your diary, don’t forget about the reading bugs!
  • Make your own number cards, can you cut them out and put them back in order?

7.1.19

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Thinking about our new value of gratitude.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising using them to read and write independently.
  • Learning how to subtract from an amount up to 10.
  • Retelling and reading parts of The Gingerbread man and then altering the story to write our own version.
  • Working together to create our own delicious gingerbread men.
  • Introducing our new topic ‘Will You Read Me A Story?’

To Do List

  • Ask your child (towards the end of the week) if they can retell the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ to you. Can they remember any of the actions?
     
  • Write about what you did over the holidays and bring it in to share with the class.
     
  • Get ten objects and then practise taking away from the group.

Autumn Term 2

2018-19

New Topic: What happens when I go to sleep?

Curriculum map

Curriculum overview

To launch our new Topic in a memorable way, the children wore pyjamas, cuddled their favourite toys, shared stories and drank hot chocolate! Here are some photos to help them tell you about it...

17.12.18

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Using our ‘Fred Fingers’ and sounding out words to write letters to Father Christmas
  • Continuing to work hard in our Read Write Inc groups
  • Carrying on looking at the part-part-whole for addition
  • Learning about our new value: Hope
  • Having our Christmas lunch and wearing our Christmas jumpers on Tuesday
  • Watching Year 2 perform their Christmas play
  • Singing in the Christmas Carol Concert at 6pm on Wednesday
  • Watching a pantomime
  • Having our class treat (if we get 50 people in the jar!)

To Do List

  • Look at Christmas decorations and then design your own.
  • Read every day to work on blending and fluency.
  • Have a fantastic two weeks off school and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Can you write about some of the exciting things you do?

 

10.12.18

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Learning about the Christmas Nativity story.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Continuing to learn how to add two numbers up to 10.
  • Making and decorating party hats to wear during our Christmas lunch.
  • Making Christmas cards.
  • Making Christmas decorations.
  • Performing our amazing Christmas play!

 

To Do List

  • Think about the festivals you celebrate with your family. Bring a photograph in to share with the class.
  • Christmas is a time for giving and thinking about others. Can you make a card or gift for someone else?
  • Can you explain how this part-part-whole model works to a grown up? 

 

3.12.18

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Bringing home out ‘kit kits’.
  • Learning to separate amounts into two groups.
  • Learning to use a part, part, whole model.
  • Consolidating our sounds in our Read Write Inc lessons and using them to write words and sentences.
  • Practising our Christmas play.
  • Thinking about ways that we celebrate Christmas.
  • Writing Christmas cards.
  • Thinking of our value of Thoughtfulness and how we can show this value in school.

To Do List

  1. Have a look inside your kip kit, can you tell your adult about each item?
  2. Create your own picture version of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ using the zigzag book in your kip kit. Can you bring it in to show us?
  3. This week our value is thoughtfulness. We are coming to the end of your first term at school. Think about what you have achieved and what you hope to achieve next year.

26.11.18

Weekly Bulletin

This week we are…

  • Spotting patterns in the environment and making up our own.
  • Continuing our Read Write Inc lessons and practising blending to read words.
  • Reading and retelling the story ‘We’re G