Sunday, 9 December 2018

Reception Newsletter 10.12.18


Term: Autumn 2                Date: 10.12.18

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was fantastic to see so many of the children in their pajamas on Friday evening for Bedtime Stories. We had a lot of fun and hope the children did too!

Last week we read Aliens Love Underpants. The children loved the story and were busy designing their own underpants. They also used their phonics knowledge to label underpants and create ‘missing posters’.

We have a few clothing items that can not be located. Please could you check if you have any school cardigans labelled with ‘Billie’ or LS at home that your child may have picked up by mistake. Thank you!

Often in December the children enjoy sending christmas cards to their friends. This year we ask that if you and your child choose to send christmas cards, that the children take part in this activity and the adults do not do all the work. At this time of year lots of children are practising writing their name and doing so in a christmas card,  gives them an opportunity to practice and one with a purpose. It will vary for all children but some may be able to independently write christmas cards, copying difficult words. Others may just write their name, whilst some children may trace theirs. Of course there is no expectation for anyone to send christmas cards, but we feel if this is something you choose to do, the children are involved with the process.

This week we will be reading Stickman. We will be going on our own stickhunt, writing letters to santa and of course performing the Nativity on Tuesday!


Physical Development
The children are working hard at writing their names independently as well as practising their letter and number formation.

Maths
This week we will be finding one more and one less than a given number. The children will go on a stick hunt and then order the sticks in order of length. We will also be working on our number formation.
Literacy
The children will be using their phonics knowledge to write a list to Santa. They will also caption what they would do if they found a stick. The children have also been using PhonicsPlay.co.uk to read and sort alien and real words.

Expressive Arts and Design
The children will be making Christmas cards as well as decorations.


Dates for your diary

EYFS Nativity:
Tuesday 11th December 10.30am or 2.15pm

Christmas Dinner: Wednesday 12th December

Christmas Jumper Day: Friday 14th December


If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address it is: eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk.


Kind Regards,
The Reception Team

Friday, 7 December 2018

Preparing for Christmas Stories

Nursery are busy preparing for a cosy Christmas story evening tonight. The mince pies that th children have made smell delicious and we are now starting to ice our biscuits. We hope to see lots of parents and children at 5pm tonight for a magical Christmas story session.






Wednesday, 5 December 2018

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...... blast off!!

The Reception children have really enjoyed exploring their new role play area this week. After reading Whatever Next and Aliens Love Underpants we decided to build ourselves a space rocket! The children have been busy taking emergency calls at the control panel, warding off aliens, repairing their spacecraft and taking on space missions.

Role play is a very important part of a child’s education. The imagination is a powerful tool which as we know is innate in some children but needs encouraging in others. In order to accomplish this we have to equip the children with spaces, scenarios, props and the support they need to explore their real life or imaginary worlds. Imaginative play not only aids intellectual development but also improves children’s social skills and their creativity. In addition it gives children a chance to play out events that they have observed or experienced in real life.


"There is aliens outside!" Ralph 
"We need our space helmets." JJ 
"5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... blast off!" Megan 







Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Nursery Newsletter 3/12/18

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending out Stay and Learn session last week, the children really enjoyed spending time cooking with their family members.




DATES: Christmas Bedtime Stories - 7th December at 5pm (This Friday) Children can come back to school in Christmas Pyjamas to hear Christmas bedtime stories, drink hot chocolate and eat cookies.

Christmas Play - Tuesday 11th December - 10.30am for morning children, 2.00pm for afternoon children.  
 The children will come in to Nursery wearing these clothes with a coat on top. 
Nursery are performing a donkey song. They will need to bring in grey or black t-shirts with grey or black trousers. We are creating our own headbands so please do not buy shop bought character costumes, t-shirts and trousers/leggings will be fine.

This week we have had a special visit from Twinkle the Elf. He loves kindness and has been tasked to find children behaving in a particularly kind way throughout the week!

Maths
We are continuing to focus on naming shapes and talking about their properties this week.

Communication and Language  
The children are playing listening games this week, the are listening carefully to animal noises to play animal bingo.

Malleable
The children are developing their scissor skills cutting beads to create their own Christmas inspired play dough creations.


 If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is  eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk.     



 Kind Regards,


The Nursery Team

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Reception Newsletter 03.12.18



Term: Autumn 2           Date: 03.12.18
Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week the children really enjoyed retelling the story of Whatever Next and discussing what they would take to the moon if they went on a space adventure. The children really enjoyed their exercise and healthy eating session with Darren from Roots to Food. They learnt we need five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, as well as how to calculate a portion size (the size of your palm). The banana smoothies were also very tasty!
We have also been busy learning songs and starting rehearsals for the upcoming Nativity. Please remember to bring back to school your forms to requests tickets and also a coloured t-shirts if you received a letter.

We have a few clothing items that can not be located. Please could you check if you have any school cardigans labelled with ‘Billie’ or LS at home that your child may have picked up by mistake. Thank you!

Often in December the children enjoy sending christmas cards to their friends. This year we ask that if you and your child choose to send christmas cards we ask that the children take part in this activity and the adults do not do all the work. At this time of year lots of children are practising writing their name and doing so in a christmas card,  gives them an opportunity to practice and one with a purpose. It will vary for all children but some may be able to independently write christmas cards, copying difficult words. Others may just write their name, whilst some children may trace theirs. Of course there is no expectation for anyone to send christmas cards, but we feel if this is something you choose to do, the children are involved with the process. Perhaps just send them to your child's friends and not send 30 to make this more manageable.

This week we will be reading Aliens Love Underpants. We will be designing our own underpants as well as labelling them. Friday is also Bedtime Stories and we will be opening the classrooms at 5pm for hot chocolate, cookies and christmas stories.



Communication and Language
There will be a new role play area this week, we are creating a space station. This will provide the children to extend and develop narratives in their play.

Physical Development
The children are working hard at writing their names independently as well as practising their letter and number formation.

Maths
This week we will be finding one more and one less than a given number. We will doing this practically using Numicon, counting buses and using number lines to help us.

Literacy
The children will be using their phonics knowledge to label a range of underpants.

Expressive Arts and Design
The children will be designing their own underpants.


Dates for your diary
EYFS Nativity: Tuesday 11th December 10.30am or 2.00pm

Bedtime Stories: Friday 7th December 5-5.45pm
Come and join us in the classroom for Christmas bedtime stories, hot chocolate and cookies. Pajamas encouraged!

Christmas Dinner: Wednesday 12th December

Christmas Jumper Day: Friday 14th December

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address it is: eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk.


Kind Regards,
The Reception Team

Friday, 30 November 2018

Nursery Healthy Eating - Stay and Learn

Thank you to the parents and carers who were able to attend the Nursery Stay and Learn session. The Nutritionist was able to give us all some tips on how to make healthy choices for children. 
The children then really enjoyed having their parents stay with them and complete activities related to healthy eating. They had the opportunity to make fruit skewers, snack a jack faces with vegetables and practice using their knives and forks with playdough. 
Mr Borrell also organised a very impressive pizza workshop for everyone. After modelling how to create a pizza and talking about the importance of using a variety of vegetables as toppings, the parents and children were then able to make their own delicious pizzas.
A big thank you to Mr Borrell (the chef) and Sharon (the nutritionist) for their time on the day. It was lovely to see the parents and children working together so well. We look forward to welcoming everyone again for our next Nursery Stay and Learn session on January 31st focusing on storytelling. 

























Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Reception Certificates!

Congratulations to all our certificate winners this week! 4R certificates were awarded to:
Resilience - Victoria, Raffy, Eric 
Resourcefulness - JJ,Thea-Rose
Reflectiveness - Abdulkarim
Reciprocity - Annabel, Domenique, Rosie







There were lots of reading awards again this week!
Bookmark for reading 10 books: Emma, Kenzie, Lillie, Ralph, Francesca, Annabel
Bronze Star Reader: Flynn, Camila, Billie





Well done to Callum for making his teacher happy!


Well done to our Star Writer, Francesca!


 Remember you can record your bedtime stories in Reception. Keep on reading!