Reception - Grapes
Miss Charlton, Mrs Oliver, 

 
Summer 2 Week 3 W.B.19.06.17
Once again we have had a very busy week! This week has been extremely hot so on Monday we did PE with Pineapples outside on the field. We practised our ball skills in groups incluiding, throwing, catching and kicking. Then we finished our Grandparents Portraits ready for our Tea Party. On Tuesday we continued to rehearse the songs for the Tea Party and swam in the afternoon to cool ourselves down. On Wednesday our Grandparents visited and we performed for them. Then we served them the sandwiches that we made in the morning and the cakes you donated. Thank you for these. The Grandparents also went on a tour with their grand child round the school. On Thursday we performed the songs to the parents and had an extra play time. We have really enjoyed practising the songs and sharing them with you at our performances. 

In Phonics this week we have revised all our sounds and focused on the letter formation of l, h, b and k. We have learnt a new trigraph sound 'ear' and practised writing words containing the sound, then we played the Education City game.   


In Maths this week we have revised sharing and halving. The children counted sea creatures and we talked about what half of that group would be and shared them out between two rock pools. 


This week we our Topic has been Under the Sea! Our main focus was rock pools and small sea creatures. The children have shared their knowledge of the creatures that live in rock pools and watched clips about rock pools and coral reefs. 

We observed our two chicks that we are keeping and all had a turn at holding them. Here are some the things the children noticed. "They were very soft and fluffy" said Evie. "One of them tried to jump out while I was holding it" said Chloe R. "Look they are having a cuddle" said Penny.



WOW Stars - Well Done Imogen, Josh, Aemilius and Kai. It is lovely to hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing outside of school. 

Next wek we will continue with our Under the Sea topic and will look at animals that live in the ocean. 

Please remember the weather is very hot at the moment and the children need a water bottle and sun hat in school every day. 

Week 2 W.B. 12.06.17
What a busy wek we have had! On Monday we said goodbye to our ducks Daisy and Fred as they went back to the farm. We also welcomed 8 chicken eggs which have now hatched and are enjoying being part of Barnett Wood Infant school! On Tuesday we went on our school trip to Bocketts Farm. We had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the animals. Thank you to all the parents who came with us. We also welcomed a new member of our class this week, Craig. The children have been good friends and we have enjoyed finding out all about Craig smiley

In Phonics this week we have revised all our sounds and focused on the letter formation of i, j, m, n, r. We have also learnt a new sound 'ure' and played the Education City game.  


In Maths this week we have revised measuring. First we talked about who was the shortest and who was the tallest members of the class. Then we talked about how we measure length and the difference between length and height. Mrs Gregory helped us by measuring her dog at home using cubes and we counted how many cubes long she was.


This week we our Topic has been the Farm! We have learnt about some of the animals we saw at the farm, horse, pig, and chicken and watched some clips from 'Down on the Farm'. We have also written a recount of our trip to the farm. 

We are continuing to recieve our replies from our Grandparents and have started painting portraits to show them at the tea party next week. The children are very excited to show their Grandparents round and perform songs for them. 

WOW Stars - Well Done Harry, Chloe R, Aemilius and Betsie. It is lovely to hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing outside of school. 

Next week we will be starting our 'Under the Sea' topic and having our Grandparents Tea Party. 

Please remember the weather is very hot at the moment and the children need a water bottle and sun hat in school every day. 

Summer 2 Week 1 05.06.17
Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely Half Term!

In Phonics this week we have revised all our sounds and focused on the letter formation of c, o, d, a, g, q. We have also been revising some of our sounds through Education City games. 


In Maths this week we have been recapping teen numbers and practising accurate number formation. We used the 'splat square' to count on and back, then wrote random numbers out of sequence on our whiteboards. Here is a link if you would like to have a go at home http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

This week we our Topic has been the Farm! We started by looking at pictures of different types of farms and talking about our own experiences. We learnt about some of the machines that qwork on the farm and how they help the farm harvest the crops. We are very excited for our trip to Bocketts Farm next week!


We have also started to receive replies from Grandparents for our Tea Party! The children have really enjoyed receiving letters and learning all about what life was like for their Grandparents when they were children. 

WOW Stars - Well Done Aemilius, Betsie, Chloe E and Melissa. It is lovely to hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing outside of school. 

Next week is our trip to Bocketts Farm! Hopefully the weather will be nice and we will not need wellies. We will also be having chicken eggs in the school and our very excited to see them hatch. 

Daisy and Fred
Just to remind you that the new rota is up on the cork board for looking after the ducks. Please sign up when you are free. It is a very quick job to clean them out or put them away. We really appreciate your help. We are alson in need of £1 contribution towards the duck food for this half term, please give your £1 to a member of the Reception team.

Thank you in advance smiley

Open Morning 1st December
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Tomorrow is the Reception Open morning 8.45 - 9.30am. This is a lovely opportunity to see the amazing work your children have been doing and interact with them in their play. You will also be able to see our lovely decorations from Art and DT day. Look forward to seeing you all!


Duck Food Donations
Thank you to those of you who have donated £1 this term towards the duck food. Please could any further donations be handed to a member of the Reception team, thank you.

What we want to learn about in Reception
We would love to know what your children are interested in learning about during this year at school. Please could they bring in one item of interest for them to share with the class. We will take photos and this will form part of our learning wall. We are very excited to know what we will be learning about together this year.
Please could your child bring this in by next Wednesday 28th September. Children will bring their item home once they have shared it with the class.
 
Many thanks,
 
The Reception Team

Reading Books
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This week we have started sending home reading books. All children will have reading books by Wednesday 28th September.

Once your child has read their books at least twice with you please place them along with their Reading Record in the box in the classroom to be changed.

Happy Reading! smiley