Reception - Sunflowers
Miss Charlton, Mrs Oliver, 

 
Class News W.B.04.12.17
This week we have continued to learn about Christmas. On Monday we learnt about the story of christmas and why Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas time. We watch 'The Christmas Story' on cbeebies and have read lots of Christmas books at story time. We have also been learning about Christmas in different countries and comparing our celebrations. 

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘qu' ‘x’ and ‘sh’. These are our first digraph sounds (a sound with 2 letters). The children thought of words with these sounds and sorted pictures based on the sounds. We also made a sheep and decorated a queen under a quilt picture. 
 
In Maths this week we have revised weight and talked about different objects weighing different amounts. We have used the scales to make predictions about weight. The children were very good at remembering the language 'lighter' 'heavier' and 'balanced'.

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.

We have been opening our advent calandar in the classroom and doing different Christmas activities each day. 

Thank you to those of you who could make it to our first open afternoon of the year on Monday. The children really enjoyed looking at their work and sharing all the exciting things we have done. 

We are very busy in the lead up to Christmas at the moment, next week is our school Christmas lunch and our last full week before we finish for the holidays. Don't forget to bring in your Christmas cards and put them in the postbox to be sorted. 

Class News W.B.27.12.17
Image result for christmasThis week we have started thinking about Christmas. On Monday we designed toilet roll reindeer ready for Art and DT day on Tuesday. We made 8 crafts on Tuesday at Art and DT day it was lots of fun and made us feel very Christmassy! Thank you so much to all the parents who came in to help.

In PE we have continued looking at different ways of travelling, and jumping off the benches safely. We have started using different equipment and moving round in groups to each station. We have also been learning to do a pencil roll.

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘w' ‘y’ and ‘v’. On Monday we weaved baskets in the wigwam and practised the formation. For 'v' we did a van survey looking at the traffic along Barnett Wood Lane. For 'y' we tasted yoghurt and coloured in a picture.
 
In Maths this week we have been learning about days of the week. We sang a song to help us learn the order of the days and read the Hungry Caterpillar. Then we completed a puzzle showing the days of the week in the right order.

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.
A massive Well Done to all the children for coming in so well and being grown up about saying goodbye to our grown ups in the cloakroom! smiley

Next week we will be continuing to learn about Christmas in different countries and talk about how we celebrate Christmas here.

Class News W.B. 20.11.17
This week we have continued our learning about Dinosaurs! We have thought about what migth have happened to the dinosaurs and learnt about a dinosaur that was found in Dorking! We made our own dinosaur skeleton pictures using the art straws. We also painted pictures of our favourite dinosaur and wrote facts in our writing books.

In PE we have continued looking at different ways of travelling, and jumping off the benches safely. We have started using different equipment and moving round in groups to each station. In Dance we have been listening to songs and following the instructions, we also listened to a song about dinosaurs and though about how they move in different ways.

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘j' ‘b’ and ‘z’. On Monday we made the dinosaur skeletons using the art straws. Then on Tuesday we tasted two different types of jelly. For 'z' we cut strips to make a zebra out of the letter 'z'. We have been using our sounds for writing cvc words and writing in our books.
 
In Maths this week we have been learning about length. We first talked about different objects and compared which was longer and shorter. Then we used the measuring worms to compare different lengths and measured them with cubes. We also investigated which objects in the outside area were longer/shorter than a dinosaur. We also revisited teen numbers and practised counting from 10 - 20.

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.
A massive Well Done to all the children for coming in so well and being grown up about saying goodbye to our grown ups in the cloakroom! smiley

Please continue to sign-up for Art and DT day 29th November, this is a whole day of Christmas crafts with the children.

Next week we will have our last week will be Art/DT day and we will beginning thinking about how other cultures celebrate Christmas.

Class News W.B.13.11.17
This week we have continued our learning about Dinosaurs! We have learnt about the Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. We have watched clips from ‘Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures’ and shared the facts as a class. The children have also been sharing the vast knowledge they already have about different types of dinosaurs.

In PE we have continued looking at different ways of travelling, and jumping off the benches safely. We have started using different equipment and moving round in groups to each station. In Dance we have been listening to songs and following the instructions.

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘h' ‘l’ and ‘e’. On Monday we made ‘eggy’ bread in small groups in the beehive. We used the chicken eggs and followed a recipe. We made hand print hedgehogs for ‘h’ and did leaf printing for ‘l’. The children have been using their phonics for writing in their writing books.
 


In Maths this week we have been learning about positional language. We talked about what it means and thought about where we were sat on the carpet looking at who was in front, behind and next to us. Then we read the story ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and wrote about the different things that happen to Rosie and the Fox. The children played ‘Where is the dinosaur?’ and used the Beebots to learn different directions.

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.

Please continue to sign-up for Art and DT day 29th November, this is a whole day of Christmas crafts with the children.

Next week we will have our last week of our Dinosaur Topic.

Class News W.B. 06.11.17

This week we have been learning about Dinosaurs! We started the week by going on a Dinosaur Hunt round the field. We had to go through different obstacles and at the end we saw a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops with a dinosaur egg!  So we ran back quickly, making sure we didn’t get eaten!

In PE we have continued looking at different ways of travelling, and learnt how to jump of the benches safely. We have started using different equipment and moving round in groups to each station. In Dance we have been listening to songs and following the instructions.

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘f' ‘u’ and ‘r’. We made hand print frogs for ‘f’, painted umbrellas for ‘u’ and decorated raindrops for ‘r’ to be made in to Christmas decorations for a display at St George’s Church later in the year.

In Maths this week we have been learning about day and night, we talked about our daytime routine and what we do at day and night. Then we watched a clip about nocturnal animals. We have also continued learning about 1 more and started adding on 2 more using the number line and counting out objects.  

Well done to those children who have been bringing in 
WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.

A sign-up sheet for classroom helpers is going up today on the corkboard in the cloakroom, this is a lovely opportunity to come in and help out with all the fun activities we do. There will also be a sign-up sheet for Art and DT day 29th November going up on Monday 13th November. This is a whole day of Christmas crafts with the children.

Next week we will continue with our Dinosaur Topic.


Class News W.B. 30.10.17

Image result for fireworksThis week we have learnt about Bonfire Night. We watched a clip of a firework display and learnt about the story Guy Fawkes. The children will be making fireworks pictures to decorate the classroom.  




In PE we have continued looking at different ways of travelling, and learnt how to jump of the benches safely for the first time. In Dance we have been listening to songs and following the instructions.

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘c' and ‘k’. We cut out circles to make a caterpillar for ‘c’. Then we decorated kites with tissue paper and ribbons. We have also been segmenting and blending words to match to pictures.

In Maths this week we have been revisiting numbers to 10 and practising accurate formation on whiteboards. We used the number lines to help us find missing numbers. Then we counted on 1 more using our fingers to help.  

Well done to those children who have been bringing in 
WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.

Next week is Parent Consultations on Tuesday and Thursday. This is a lovely opportunity to talk about how your child has settled in and look at all the work we have done so far.

Our topic will be Dinosaurs next week.Image result for dinosaur


Class News W.B.16.10.17
This week we started a new topic thinking about Autumn. First we talked about the seasons and went on an Autumn walk round the track looking for signs of Autumn. Then we wrote about the different things that happen in Autumn in our writing books. We also made Autumn collage pictures using tissue paper. We used magnifying glasses to look more closely at autumn objects. 

In PE we have continued looking at different ways of travelling and used the benches for the first time. In Dance we have been listening to songs and following the instructions. The children are continuing to do an excellent job of changing independently. 

This week we learnt the new sounds ‘d' 'g’ and ‘o’. On Monday we went to the Beehive in small groups and played the drums. Then pravctised forming 'd' on our own. Then we cork printed grapes on to a large 'g' and practised the formation. Lastly we formed 'o' and painted an octopus. 

In Maths this week we have been learning about weight. First we looked at the scales and talked about what we use them for and what happens when we put different objects in each side. Then we investigated the weight of different objects to find out which was the heaviest. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars this half term! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school.

Next week is Half Term, please enjoy the break and we hope to see you at St George's Church on Friday for our Harvest Assembly at 9.30am