Reception - Sunflowers
Miss Charlton, Mrs Oliver, 

 
Class News 23.04.18
This week we had our first out door PE lesson. The children really enjoyed playing throwing and catching games on the playground. We will need trainers/plimsolls every week. We started the week learning about St George's Day and making different crafts, painting dragons, decorating a shield and cutting out our own St George's Day flags. For the rest of the week have been learning about how things work. We looked at the different types of machines and robots we have in our home and found out how a toaster works! The children have also been designing their own machines to help Mrs Penny keep the playground tidy.

In phonics we have been revising oo/oo writing and reading different words. We have been using our sounds as well, in our independent writing. 

In maths we have been recapping 2D shapes. First we looked at the shapes in the outside area and talked about how we can recognise them e.g. "This is a square because it has 4 sides that are all the same length." We have cut and stick pictures to sort them in to different shapes and have made shapes out of playdough. 

Next week we will be going on our school trip to Brooklands Transport Museum and starting our new topic - Transport.

If you have any certificates or medals to share from outside of school, please remember to bring them in on Friday for the achievers assembly.

Class News W.B. 16.4.18
Welcome back! 

It has been lovely to hear about everyone's Easter Holidays, we have written our holiday news in our writing books and talked about our break with our Learning Partners. Over the Easter Holiday we have had a new shed in our outside area. Since coming back we have been enjoying the sunshine, please remeber to bring your hat and put sun cream on before school. 

This week we have been learning about Knights and Princesses. We have read lots of stories about Knights and Princesses. The children have been acting out some of the stories in the new castle role play area. We will also be writing WANTED Posters for a brave knight. 

In Maths we have learning about capacity and have been using different objects to compare the capacity of containers. The children have also enjoyed using the water tray in the sunshine!

In Phonics we have been revising our sounds and writing digraph words to match pictures. 

Next week we will be learning about 'How things work?' We will also be starting outside PE so children need to bring in plimsolls or trainers for Monday.

Class News 19.03.18
This week we have been learning about Spring. We have been observing frog spawn in the classroom and watching as they turn in to tadpoles. We also went on a Spring walk round the school grounds and ticked off the signs of Spring we saw. We learnt about baby animals and made clay nests. In Maths this week we have been learning about time.

We made o'clock times in the playground taking turns to be the hour and minute hands. We also played "What's the time Mr Wolf?". We looked for different o'clock times in the playground. 

Today we had a dance taster session with Mr Rae. Everyone really enjoyed the dancing and followed the instructions really well.

We will not be sending out maths games or library books now until after the Easter break. Next week we will be learning about Easter!

Class News 11.03.18
This week has been pet week! We have had lots of pet visitors. On Monday, Mrs Gregory's Dog, Tuesday, Mrs Hill brought in Tommy the Tortoise, Wednesday Ben's Cat and Zilly's Pony, Thursday Oscar from Daisies showed us his gerbils and Aurelius will be bringing in racing pigeons this afternoon. Then tomorrow Jasmine's puppy will be visiting. 

For our phonics this week we made Owls in the style of Tim Hopgood for the 'ow' sound and wrote 'ur' words.

In maths we have been looking at measuring and finding out what we can use to measure. First we talked about different ways of measuring. Then we measure toy animals using the unifix cubes. Mrs Gregory measured her dog Isla at home!



Next week we will be learning about Spring!

Class News 05.03.18
This week we have been learning about 'Wild Animals'. We read Dear Zoo and wrote our own part of the story.

In phonics we have learnt 'er' and 'ar' we wrote words with 'ar' and will be sorting 'er' words. 

We have been learning about subtraction and writing number sentences. First we threw bean bags in to a hoop and worked out how many were left in our pile. Using 10's frames and wild animals to help us work out the answers. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in 
WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.


Next week will be Pet Week! Please sign up to bring in your pets.

Class News 05.03.18
This week we have been learning about 'Wild Animals'. We read Dear Zoo and wrote our own part of the story.

In phonics we have learnt 'er' and 'ar' we wrote words with 'ar' and will be sorting 'er' words. 

We have been learning about subtraction and writing number sentences. First we threw bean bags in to a hoop and worked out how many were left in our pile. Using 10's frames and wild animals to help us work out the answers. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in 
WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.



Class News 26.02.18
This week we have been learning about 'The Deep Blue Sea'. We started the week by reading 'Commotion in the Ocean' and talking about all the different sea creatures you can find there. We wrote facts about the sea and have made sea creatures and labelled shark pictures. 

In phonics we have learnt 'oi' and 'ue' we wrote words with the 'oi' sound and had a barbecue with sausages on Wednesday. 

We have been continuing with addition and number bonds to 5 and 10 this week we have also revised counting to 20 using shark teeth. We also used Education City to play different addition games to 10.

Well done to those children who have been bringing in 
WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.


Next week we will be learning about wild animals and enjoying Book Week. 
 

Class News W.B. 19.02.18
Welcome back from Half Term, I hope you had a lovely week off. This week we have been learning about farm animals. We started the week by talking about our own experiences of the farm and what we have seen there. Meagan brought in a lovely book with a DVD showing us clips of the different animals at the farm, thank you Meagan. We have learnt about some of the farm animals by watching Cbeebies 'Down on the Farm'. The children made some beautiful farm collage pictures.

In phonics we have been practising teddy words and learnt the new sounds 'ou' and 'ng' we made a mouse each and tomorrow we will be reading 'ng' words. We also looked at some yes/no questions on the whiteboard.

Image result for part whole modelWe have learnt about number bonds to 5 and 10 this week. First we split a group of 5 between 2 circles using the part whole model. Then the children wrote number sentences to match. Today we used the 10's frames to write number sentences. Everyone was very good at counting groups to 5 and 10 smiley

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be learning about animals that live in 'The Deep Blue Sea'

Class News W.B. 05.02.18
This week we have been learning about the weather and thinking about the snow. We talked about what we need to wear in the cold and the snow and what it feels like. We talked about what snow is and what you can make with it. We also carried out an experiment with ice, we put it in two different places to see how it changed. We made our own snow using shaving foam and baking soda, it felt very cold to touch. The children have also painted ice with water colours and observed it melting throughout the day. We have even experienced some real snow outside on the playground!

In phonics we have been practising our sounds and teddy words in different ways. We have read words, practised letter formation and written sounds by ourselves. We have also written letters to Mrs Penny telling her what we have been up to as she will be back soon. 

We have learnt about symmetry for our maths this week. We made our own symmetrical paintings by folding paper in half. We also made symmetrical snowflakes by cutting in to folded paper. We will also be learning how to count in 2's using the hundred square. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be half term, please enjoy the break and come back well rested. When we return we will be learning all about animals. 

Class News W.B. 29.01.18
Thank you to everyone who could make our open morning on Friday, the children really enjoyed sharing their work with you. 

This week we have been learning about the weather and thinking about the rain. We talked about what we need to wear in the rain and what it feels like to be out in the rain. We listened to sounds of rain and talked about how it made us feel. We also moved about to rain music and used pieces of fabric to represent the rain. We listened and danced to 2 songs about rain 'Singing in the Rain' and 'Rain drops keep falling on my head.' Yesterday the children put on wellies and made footprints in paint on large pieces of paper. The children made shelters from the rain using different materials in the outside area and we tested them with the hose to see if they were waterproof. Luckily no one got wet!

In phonics we learnt two new sounds 'or' and 'oo/oo'. We made moon mobiles with different oo/oo words. We talked about how the sound can be different and read words as a class. We made storm pictures for 'or' and tasted popcorn to practise the formation. 

We have learnt about capacity for our maths this week. We started the week by looking at pictures of different containers and talking about how much they could hold. We thought of different ways we could measure the capacity and invewstigated which container would hold the most/least water for Baby Bear and Daddy Bear, after we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be continuing to learn about the weather! 

Class News W.B. 21.01.18
This week we have been learning about the weather and thinking about the wind. We started by talking about what it feels like to be in the wind and what we use wind for. We used the junk modelling resources to make wind socks and then tested them in the outside area. We also blew paint on paper with straws to see the effects of wind. 


In phonics we learnt two new sounds 'ee' and 'ie'. We made bees out of toilet roll tubes. Tomorrow we will be making jam pies in the beehive and tasting them in the afternoon. The children have also been reading and writing different digraph words. 

We have learnt about doubles this week. We have been singing the 'doubles rap' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_-OAgzD-8 and writing number sentences to match the spots on the ladybirds. We also used the numicon to help us work out different doubles. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be continuing to learn about the weather! 

Please come to our Open Morning tomorrow to see the children's lovely work and enjoy the DISCO after school. 

Class News W.B.18.01.18
This week we have been learning about the weather and thinking about the sunshine. We started by talking about what it feels like to be in the sunshine and activities we like to do when it is hot. We also thought about how we keep safe in the sun. Then we looked at different animals that live in hot climates. We used the learnpads to draw pictures of a sunny day and printed them out. The children also painted pictures of the beach using water colours. Tomorrow we will be learning about shadows.


In phonics we learnt two new sounds 'ai' and 'oa'. We aimed bean bags at a target and read different 'ai' words. We also wrote different 'ai' words on our whiteboards. For 'oa' we made a loaf of bread and tasted it then we matched words to pictures. We have also been learning about rhyming words and looking at poems. 

We have learnt about money this week. First we looked at the coins and talked about their names. Then we described them and matched them to their picture on the mat. We will be paying for items with pennies tomorrow and talking about how many we need to make different amounts. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be continuing to learn about the weather! 

Class News W.B. 08.01.18
This week we have been learning about clouds. We started the week by reading the story 'Jack and the Bean Stalk'. The children talked about different clouds and what they look like. In dance we thought about how clouds move and listened to Nuages Gris. We performed our cloud movements to each other. We also made a 'cloud in a jar'. We used ice, hot water, hair spray and a glass jar. It was exciting to see the cloud forming. 


In phonics we learnt two new sounds 'wh' and 'ck'. We whisked clouds in the water tray with bubbles. For 'ck' we read different 'ck' words and matched keys to locks. The children have also been writing and reading teddy words and sounds. 

We have learnt about 3D shapes this week. First we looked at the shapes and talked about their names and properties. We have described the shapes in a feely bag and sorted them. The children have also been building with the shapes at the construction table. 

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be continuing to learn about the weather! 

Class News W.B.01.01.18
Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! When we arrived back on Thursday Father Christmas had delivered us a Class Christmas present over the holidays, the children were very excited!

This week we have learnt three new 'double' sounds, 'ss' 'ff' and 'zz'. We wrote words containing these sounds and talked about how they sound longer in words. We also practised writing our teddy words. Please keep reading and practising the teddy words at home smiley

Image result for 10 frameWe revised our numbers to 20 and looked for different numbers on the number line. Then we practised our adding skills by counting on 1, 2 or 3 more. The children used the 10's frame to work these out and have started to learn about number sentences.

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

Next week we will be starting our new weather topic. 
 

Class News W.B. 18.12.17
What a busy last week of school! This week we practised and performed our Christmas Story at St George's Church. The children did so well at singing the songs and learning the actions. Thank you for coming along to support us, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! On Wednesday we had our class Christmas Party and ate a lovely lunch all together in the classroom. 

This week we have revised our words and sounds through different games. Please continue to read your books over the Christmas break and play the games on Education City. In Maths this week we have revised numbers to 20 and played different counting games and sang songs.  

Well done to those children who have been bringing in WOW Stars! It is lovely to hear about your achievements outside of school. If you have run out of WOW stars please make your own at home.

We have now opened all the days on our advent calandar and are very excited for Christmas!

We sent home all the Christmas decorations that we made on Art and DT day along with our Christmas books that we have been making. I hope you enjoying decorating your house with the children's lovely work.

Thank you so much for our gifts from the class your support is much appreciated! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you 4th January smiley