Monday, 18 June 2018

Reception Newsletter 18.06.18


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Term: Summer 2                     Date: 18.06.18


Dear Parents,


This week we will be reading the non-fiction text ‘The way to school’, we will be encouraging the children to think about different ways of travelling to school.


Thank you to all of the parents who have completed the online form for the trip and paid the voluntary contribution. Please do so asap if you haven't yet. The link is below:



Our Learning Objectives for this week are:-
Personal, Social and Emotional:
ELG: They say when they do and don’t need help.
ELG: They show sensitivity to others needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
ELG: They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
                      
Communication and Language:
ELG: They answer how and why questions about their experiences and respond to  stories or events.
ELG: They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting idea or events.
ELG: They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.


Physical Development:
ELG: They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.


Literacy:
ELG: They write some simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
ELG: Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
ELG: They also write some irregular common words.


Mathematics:
ELG: They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
ELG: They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Expressive Art and Design:
ELG: They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.
ELG: The children sing songs, make music, dance and experiment with ways of making them.


Understanding the World:
ELG: They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
Important Notices:


Walking down the ramp:
It is that time of year when  we start to encourage the children to develop their independence skills even further and walk down the ramp with their peers.  If you feel you child is ready, please encourage them to do so. Parents and carers can stand at the top of the ramp and watch them walk safely in their classrooms. This usually helps with the transition in Year 1.
            
        Messages.
Learning Challenge
Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.
The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class. Please find some ideas in the table below.  Please ensure the completed challenge is handed in to your child’s teacher by Monday 16th July, so that the certificates can be prepared.
Person:  Tinkerbell or Captain Hook
Piece of Music: George Frideric Handel Water Music
Nursery Rhyme: A Sailor went to sea


  1. Learn it off by heart.
  2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  3. Find out about the rhyme
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.

  1. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  4. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it
 
Dates for your Diary:
      
Sharing Assemblies -  Aspen Wednesday 4th July
Paradise Park -  Trip for children - Thursday 28th June


     The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
      INSET Days (Non Pupil Days)
       
Friday 29th June  
Friday 20th July


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 Reception Team

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Sink or Swim?

This week Reception have been reading Lost and Found. The story written by Oliver Jeffers is about a boy and a penguin. The boy does some research and discovers penguins are from the South Pole and sets of in his row boat to return the lost penguin. It turns out the penguin is not lost or sad, he is just lonely!

The children’s task in Apple Class was to build a boat for the penguin to ride in. The children used the language float and sink as they discussed what they wanted their boats to do. They thought about the materials they wanted to use and looked at a variety of pictures of boats for inspiration. The children had to collaborate and discuss their ideas and how they were going to achieve these. This proved a little tricky to start with but after a few prompts everyone got into the swing of sharing their ideas and listening to each other. The children were very resourceful and they came up with a wide range of designs using a variety of materials. 

The best bit.... testing them! The water tray was relocated to the carpet and the cheering and blowing began. The majority of the boats successfully floated and everyone had great fun testing them. Exhausted from all the cheering it was time for story and home. I think we might be making some more boats tomorrow! Unfortunately our water tray may have leaked a little and now we have a rather wet carpet in Apple class, oops! 


Reception Trip - Squid up and running!

After a few squid teething problems you will be pleased to hear the Paradise Park trip can now be found on your sQuid accounts:


We are delighted to inform you about an upcoming trip to Paradise Wildlife Park on Thursday 28th June.

We are asking for a voluntary £10 contribution per child, this will go some way towards paying the entry fee and the cost of the coach.

For further information and the permission form to complete, please follow this link:

Trip Form

Monday, 11 June 2018

Reception Trip to Paradise Wildlife Park





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We are delighted to inform you about an upcoming trip to Paradise Wildlife Park on Thursday 28th June.

We are asking for a voluntary £10 contribution per child, this will go some way towards paying the entry fee and the cost of the coach.

For further information and the permission form to complete, please follow this link:













11.06.18 Reception Newsletter

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Term: Summer 2                     Date: 11.06.18

Dear Parents,

This week we will be reading ‘Lost and found’, it is also ‘Healthy Eating Week’ so we will be carrying out linked activities.

Please look out for our trip form on facebook/blogger this will need to be completed by the end of the week.

Our Learning Objectives for this week are:-
Personal, Social and Emotional:
ELG: They show sensitivity to others needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
ELG: They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
ELG: Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
                      
Communication and Language:
ELG: They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting idea or events.
ELG: They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
ELG: They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Physical Development:
ELG: They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.

Literacy:
ELG: Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
ELG: They also write some irregular common words.
ELG: To write simple sentences which can be read by them and others.

Mathematics:
ELG: They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
ELG: They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Expressive Art and Design:
ELG: They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.
ELG: The children sing songs, make music, dance and experiment with ways of making them.

Understanding the World:
ELG: They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
Important Notices:

Walking down the ramp:
It is that time of year when  we start to encourage the children to develop their independence skills even further and walk down the ramp with their peers.  If you feel you child is ready, please encourage them to do so. Parents and carers can stand at the top of the ramp and watch them walk safely in their classrooms. This usually helps with the transition in Year 1.
            
        Messages.
Learning Challenge
Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.
The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class. Please find some ideas in the table below.  Please ensure the completed challenge is handed in to your child’s teacher by Monday 16th July, so that the certificates can be prepared.
Person:  Tinkerbell or Captain Hook
Piece of Music: George Frideric Handel Water Music
Nursery Rhyme: A Sailor went to sea

  1. Learn it off by heart.
  2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  3. Find out about the rhyme
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.

  1. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  4. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it
 
Dates for your Diary:
      
Sharing Assemblies - Alder   Wednesday 13th June
                                      Aspen Wednesday 4th July
Paradise Park -  Trip for children - Thursday 28th June

     The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
      INSET Days (Non Pupil Days)
       
Friday 29th June  
Friday 20th July

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 Reception Team

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Who’s been in my classroom?

The Reception children returned to their classroom after lunch to find there had been a visitor and the visitor had left lots of mess and some clues. The children put on their detective caps and searched the room for clues. They found a wide range of clues including purple prickles, a large footprint, terrible claws, acorns, knobbly knees, sticks and knocked over furniture. Can you guess who it was? 

The children quickly put their heads together and decided it was the Gruffalo! It turns out this is one of the children’s favourite books and they were already very familiar with it. The children all joined in with the repeated refrains in the story. “There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!”

This has set us up for an exciting week of tracking the Gruffalo, retelling the story, making wanted posters and designing our own monsters. 


“That’s a large footprint.” Millie 
“It’s another clue, terrible claws!” Summer 
“Look acorns and cookers!” Harry 
“It could have been Big Foot, but now I think it’s the Gruffalo.” Isaac 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Reception Newsletter 05.06.18

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Term: Summer 2                     Date: 05.06.18
Dear Parents,

Welcome back to all of the children and their families for the final half term. Our final topic is ‘The World’ we will be reading an array of stories and this week we will be reading ‘The Gruffalo’ and carrying out linked activities.

Our Learning Objectives for this week are:-
Personal, Social and Emotional:
ELG: They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
ELG: Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.
                       
Communication and Language:
ELG: They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
ELG: They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

Physical Development:
ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.
Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision.

Literacy:
ELG: They also write some irregular common words.
ELG: To write simple sentences which can be read by them and others.
Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.

Mathematics:
ELG: They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
ELG: They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Expressive Art and Design:
ELG: They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.
ELG: The children sing songs, make music, dance and experiment with ways of making them.

Understanding the World:
ELG: They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
Important Notices:

Walking down the ramp:
It is that time of year when  we start to encourage the children to develop their independence skills even further and walk down the ramp with their peers.  If you feel you child is ready, please encourage them to do so. Parents and carers can stand at the top of the ramp and watch them walk safely in their classrooms. This usually helps with the transition in Year 1.
             
         Messages.
Learning Challenge
Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.
The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class. Please find some ideas in the table below.  Please ensure the completed challenge is handed in to your child’s teacher by Monday 16th July, so that the certificates can be prepared.
 
 Person:  Tinkerbell or Captain Hook
 Piece of Music: George Frideric Handel Water Music
 Nursery Rhyme: A Sailor went to sea

  1. Learn it off by heart.
  2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  3. Find out about the rhyme

  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.
  3. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  4. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it
  
Dates for your Diary:
       
Sharing Assemblies - Alder   Wednesday 13th June
                                       Aspen Wednesday 4th July
Paradise Park -  Trip for children - Thursday 28th June

      The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
       INSET Days (Non Pupil Days)
        
Friday 29th June  
Friday 20th July

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 Reception Team