Friday 30th November 2018
It has been a busy 2 weeks in Year R. We have learnt all about road safety and the importance of being safe on bikes, in cars and when out and about in the dark.
We enjoyed using our purses to pay for different things in ‘Tesco’, our class role play area. We practised counting out the correct number of 1p coins and then moved on to adding two items together and counting the coins to find the total.
As well as all of this we have also been making patterns, role playing schools, practising our writing and developing our gross motor skills in our outdoor area.
Ladybirds and Bumblebees have spent this week learning about the festival of Diwali. As well as creating beautiful Rangoli patterns, we also made our own divas out of clay and made house coloured peppermint creams for sweet treats – red, green, blue and yellow!
On Friday we celebrated Diwali. We use chalks to create Rangoli patterns outside the door to welcome us in, lit our divas and ate our treats. It has been a wonderful week and we have loved learning about another culture.
We also took part in Odd Socks Day this week and enjoyed celebrating our uniqueness as well as learning about the importance of respect.
Friday 9th November
This week we continued our ‘Celebrations and Festivals’ topic. We enjoyed sharing our experiences of fireworks with the class and created our own fireworks paintings. To do this, we had to explore different ways of using a paintbrush, for example twisting, rolling and lots of flicking!
At the end of the week we spent time talking about poppies and Remembrance Sunday. Using tissue paper, glue and glitter, we created beautiful poppies to put up on display.
We have also developed our skills of sharing and turn taking whilst playing games. We started off playing with an adult but after a few goes we were able to play in small groups by ourselves. Teamwork and cooperation are a big part of our learning in Year R and you can see us doing this in all areas of the curriculum.
Friday 2nd November 2018
What a busy week we have had in Ladybirds and Bumblebees! As well as starting to learn our sounds in phonics, practising writing our numbers in maths and working on our balancing in PE, we have also taken part in a visit from the Life bus AND celebrated Winston and Tip Top Ted's 5th birthdays!
We all really enjoyed taking part in our PSHE session on the Life bus on Monday. We met Julia the teacher and Harold the Giraffe and they helped us learn about our bodies and how to keep fit and healthy.
Friday 19th October 2018
On Monday we went for a welly walk around our school grounds to look for signs of Autumn. We enjoyed listening for birds and snapping twigs under our feet and looked at all of the beautiful leaves. We noticed that they are starting to change colour and we talked about the different colours associated with Autumn.
We have also been busy mark making where we have been practising our skills of drawing, creating and writing as well as continuing to enjoy learning in our outside area.
Friday 12th October 2018
Playing shops has been a big part of our week! As the children were showing a keen interest in using money, they helped Mrs Browne to change our role play area into a shop. We printed lots of signs and labels off and stuck those up then filled out shop with lots of different play food. We love using the till and writing out our shopping lists.
The children have also enjoyed skipping with a big rope in our outside area. We have been impressed with how hard they have tried and how they have not given up, even when it was quite tricky.
We have had lots of fun taking part in phonics games this week. Playing 'I Spy' is helping us to listen for the initial sounds in words and we have been learning to talk like a robot - breaking words down into their individual sounds then blending them back together again. Try putting a few objects out on the table, then ask you child to point to the c-u-p. Repeat the sounds getting faster and faster until they blend together to make the word. See if your child can talk like a robot to say these words:
c-a-t b-oo-k f-i-sh b-u-s
Friday 28th September
We have had another busy week in school exploring all of the areas of learning and continuing to make new friends. We enjoyed 2 PE sessions, one with Mr F and one in our classes where we had lots of fun playing the Beans game. We have also been keeping our teachers busy by producing lots of super work to go up on the walls. We hope you enjoy looking at all of our displays when you come into our classroom.
Friday 21st September 2018
This week the children have continued to explore the learning environment both indoors and outdoors. They have had great fun in the digging pit looking for worms and all had a go at painting their faces in our art area.
We all especially enjoyed our first Spirit PE session with Mr F. These will take place every Thursday morning. We went into our Year R garden and practised listening to instructions and moving between markers.
Friday 14th September 2018
We are really proud at how the Year R children have settled into school. They are all really good at their morning routines and are enjoying making new friends. Look how busy we have been!