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Robins

Monday 26th September 2022

 

In Phonics we have already covered s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k. This week we will learn ck,e,u,r.

 

By the end of this week your child will have known 16 sounds which is really impressive. 

 

The theme for our learning this week will be ‘My Feelings’. Next week we will be thinking about how we change as we grow older. It would be really helpful if your child could bring in photographs of themselves as a baby and as a toddler. We will also be discussing special occasions that the children celebrate throughout the year - please email us any special occasions you would like us to talk about. 

 

Communication and Language

A display about different emotions will be added to the classroom this week. We will support the children to use it to talk about how they are feeling throughout the day.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be Reading the story ‘In my heart’ by Jo Witek and identifying different emotions. We will think about how people show emotions in different situations.

Physical Development

We are planning to listen to pieces of music that suggest different emotions and create dances in response to them. The children will practise their scissor skills by cutting materials to use to create a colour collage.

Literacy

Our focus is on poetry this week, exploring two poems by Michael Rosen. The children will be encouraged to join in with the patterned language and write a response to one of the poems.

Mathematics

We will be using the story ‘The Colour Monster’, as a basis for our work on comparing numbers. The children will sort objects into groups based on colour and talk about which has the most/fewest.

Understanding the World

We will be thinking about what it means to belong to a community and asking the children to consider which communities they belong to.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be learning the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and making up new verses based on different emotions.

Ideas to Explore at Home

Visit www.michaelrosen.co.uk to watch videos of Michael Rosen performing some of his poems.

Talk to your child about how they feel in different situations throughout the day.

Ask your child to make collections of toys that are different colours. Which set has the most in it?

Tuesday 20th September 2022

This week the focus for our learning will be “My Senses”. Next week we will be learning about what a community is and encouraging the children to think about which communities they belong to. We would be very grateful if you could complete the attached sheet and return it to school to support the children in their discussions.

Communication and Language

We will carry out some experiments to learn more about the five senses and talk about what we experience.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will have fun playing circle games involving different senses. They will need to work cooperatively and think about ways to take turns fairly.

Physical Development

How can Mr Bear get a better night’s sleep? We will think about what could help him and why it is important to get enough sleep. We will move in different ways as we act out the story.

Literacy

Our work will be based around the picture book ‘Peace at Last’. When we are familiar with the story, we will write a speech bubble for Mr Bear.

Mathematics

Mr Bear hears lots of noises in the night. We will explore how to make sound patterns. Later in the week, we will focus on capacity, as we pretend to make Mr Bear a drink of milk before bed.

Understanding the World

Poor Mr Bear ends up trying to sleep outside, but it isn’t very comfortable. We will imagine what it would be like trying to sleep in different parts of the school grounds.

Expressive Arts and Design

Following on from our work in mathematics, we will use percussion instruments to add sound effects to a retelling of ‘Peace at Last’.

Ideas to Explore at Home

Go for a walk together around your local area. How many different sounds can your child identify?

Give your child some cups or other containers to play with in the bath or with a tray of water. Can they make a full/empty/half-full cup?

Hide some small objects in a large old sock. Call out the name of one of the objects and see if your child can find it using just their sense of touch.


Mrs Podraza and Miss Wheatley

Monday 12th September 2022

 

Dear Parents,

 

We hope your weekend was good. 

 

On Friday we had plenty of children-initiated discussions about The Queen's death. You might have noticed some uncertainty or nervousness which is totally expectable right now. We spent some time talking about Her Majesty and it was lovely to see children some respectfully paying their tribute with some silence. 

 

This week in Phonics we are learning i,n,m,d sounds. You will see these sounds incorporated in books the children will bring home this Friday. Please try and attend the meeting on Wednesday the 21st to hear more about our reading scheme. 

 

The most helpful thing you can do to support your child's writing is help and strengthen their shoulder, elbow and wrist muscles to allow them hold pencils correctly and write. Please see some ideas on this website:

 

Improving Your Child's Pencil Grip - Occupational Therapy Helping Children

 

Soon you will see what amazing activities we have been doing in Robins, please check Tapestry for unregular observations. 

 

Mrs Podraza and Miss Wheatley

Welcome back!!!

 

It has been lovely to see the children settle in so quickly, well done for preparing your children so well.

 

The first two weeks of school - we will focus on forming a good teacher - pupil relationship with new Robins. We will make sure every child is feeling secure and happy in their new environment. 

 

In Phonics this week, we are learning 4 new graphemes, s,a,t, and p. On Friday you will find a book to read with your child - ideally 4 times over the week, to return to school the following Friday so that we can update their reading books. Please write in their reading records, including any comments so that we know about any challenges etc. your child may have. 

 

In Literacy and Understanding the world, we will be learning All About Myself - please bring a photo of your child from when they were a baby and the most recent one so we can discuss how people change over the years. There will be plenty opportunities to talk about families, people who help us, different professions people work in. If you can, please take this opportunity to look at some pictures of your close and distant family and friends. 

 

In Maths, we start with recognising numerals - how to write them and what quantity they represent. You may want to ask your child questions like: 'Can you find 4 apples in the fruit bowl? ' or ' What comes in two around you?' 

 

Expression Art and design - plenty of self portraits, making different faces and expressions using a range of materials. 

 

In PSHE we will focus on making friends and the importance of being kind and helpful.

 

Finally, please remember about bringing the school uniform to change into on a Friday (children come wearing their PE kit )

 

Have a lovely week,

Mrs Podraza and Miss Wheatley

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