Thursday, 18 January 2018

History in the Baking in Reception!

Wow another fun filled week in Reception.  This week we have been reading the text The Little Red Hen. The children have been joining in with the repeated refrains of the text and retelling the story using actions.  They have created story maps and written labels using their blending skills for the main characters and events.

Of course in the story of the Little Red Hen, she grows some corn to bake her own bread, we thought this was a great opportunity to bake some bread with the children. The children demonstrated reciprocity as they worked in groups to create the mixture, they took turns and debated which ingredients to use to add extra flavour to the bread.  Not only did this activity address communication and social skills it also gave the children an opportunity to strengthen their hand muscles as they mixed and kneaded the ingredients.




"It's sticky Mrs Gradley, so so Sticky." exclaimed Leonard.
" I make bread at home too!" Faye shared excitedly with her team.


“My hands are getting tired kneading” Harry 
“We could use cheese and poppy seeds, then everyone gets to choose.” Adam 





The best is yet to crumb!

Learning Challenges in Alder Class


Thank you to Anish Kokulan, Mason Radley-Kemp, Luke Vigors, Ellie-Maie and
Shivangi Zala for presenting their Learning Challenge to Alder class; sharing
their home learning with us.
We enjoyed singing the nursery rhyme and listening to the
children explain to the class what they had drawn.


"I used my Mum's Gingerbread man cutter to draw my picture." explained Luke.

"I love my teddy, she's got glitter on her tummy and I used a gel glitter pen."
Ellie-Maie happily told the class.






What a fantastic start to the New Year!


Learning Challenge
Person:  Choose a Traditional Tale Character   
Artist/Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Poem/Song to learn: Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the ground,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Reach up high,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the sky.

Nursery Rhyme
Artist/Illustrator
Person
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about bears..
  1. To find out facts about the illustrator.
  2. Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator.
  3. To draw a picture in a similar style
1. Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Magic Wands in Nursery

After sharing the story book 'Once upon a Time' with Nursery we met lots of fairy tale characters. The children spotted the witch in the story playing magic tricks on fairy tale characters and began to make their own wands in their play. To support this we hunted for the best sticks to create our own wands with, the children then selected their own resources to customise them. When creating the wands the children were encouraged to talk about the magical powers they could have, they showed great imagination!

"I can turn everyone to frogs." Dominic
"Abracadabra!" Ryan
"I'm going to use my wand to make me into a princess!" Maxi
"This wand makes me all my food, lots of ice-cream." Sahir




Monday, 15 January 2018

Reception Star Readers

Congratulations to all of the children receiving reading award milestones this week.  The children that are progressing well with the reward scheme are reading at home every night.  Their parents are recording all of the books in their reading diary's, we would even like to know about all of the books you read to your children.

In Apple class Adam Galer, Nikola Liseicka and Awwal Asiyimi received their bookmark for reading 10 books. Zachary Auger has now read 25 books to receive his Bronze Star Reader. Whilst Isaac Gilmour Woodstock has now read 50 books gaining their Silver star reader award and a £5 book token.

In Aspen class we had a number of reading rewards this week. Congratulations to Frankie Mulqueen and Aksanan Jegathas for reading 10 books and receiving  a bookmark, Layla Khan and Maya-Rose Cripps for  achieving their Bronze star reader award for reading 25 books, Nevaeh Gibb-Clark reached her Silver award and got a certificate and £5 book token and Charlie Grant has read over 100 books and was awarded a gold medal as well as his book that arrived from his last award!  

In Alder class, congratulations to Theia Emate and Lorena Clublea for reading 10 books and receiving a bookmark each. Well done to Preston McGuire who has received a Bronze award for reading 25 books. And to Nicholas Adeniyi for reading an impressive 50 books and winning a silver award and £5 book token! 

Well done to all our fantastic Reception Star Readers!

Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards in school. Please record your home reading in your Child's Reading Record. Please record all of your home reading including your Child's school storybook, green and red words which you have been practising together, RWI books and any additional books you have shared together. All of these reading sessions go towards the School Reading Awards.

Please, please ensure that your children brings their reading book and diary in on their reading day!!Congratulations to all of the children receiving reading award milestones this week.  The children that are progressing well with the reward scheme are reading at home every night.  Their parents are recording all of the books in their reading diary's, we would even like to know about all of the books you read to your children.


Well done to all our fantastic Reception Star Readers!

                                    








Reception Newsletter 15.01.18

Term: Spring 1                      Date: 15.01.18
Dear Parents,

The children will be reading  Little Red Riding Hood  and carrying out planned linked activities such as acting out and retelling along with recording ideas.  We are also lucky enough to have Charlie the Storyteller coming on Friday.   He will engage the children in amazing stories that they act out and help to retell.

       The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.
Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

Communication and Language
Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went downslide, hurt finger).
Responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object.
Joins in with repeated refrains.

Literacy
Hears and says the initial sound in words.
Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.
Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
      
Physical Development:
Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.Forms recognisable letters.
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Runs skillfully and negotiates spaces successfully.
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Mathematics
Counts out up to ten objects from a larger group.
Says the number that is one more than a given number.
Counts out up to six objects from a larger group.

Understanding The World
Talks about why things happen and how things work
Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experiences.


Expressive arts and design
Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
Constructs with a purpose in mind.
Manipulates material to achieve a planned effect.
     
       This newsletter will  be posted on our EYFS blog and facebook page at the beginning of each week.   It will also be available in the outdoor area, in a blue tray labelled ‘Weekly Newsletter’
  
     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.   
This is an ongoing activity that should take place over a  number of weeks, it should be the children’s own work (supported by the parents) and it needs to be brought into school by the latest on Friday 2nd February so that we can organise the certificates.
 Person:  Choose a Traditional Tale Character   
 Artist/Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
 Poem/Song to learn: Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the ground,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Reach up high,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the sky.

Nursery Rhyme
Artist/Illustrator
Person
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about bears..
  1. To find out facts about the illustrator.
  2. Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator.
  3. To draw a picture in a similar style
1. Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
Dates for your diary:
Storytelling Man - Friday 19th January
Jump Evolution - Monday 5th February
Read Write Inc Stay and Play - Wednesday 7th February at 9.15am
Sharing Assemblies - Apple  Wednesday 9th May
                                       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: Polling Day:
9th February 3rd May
25th May
29th June  
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

Balancing and Jumping in Nursery

The children in Nursery have been developing their gross motor skills and co-ordination. In PE sessions we have set up obstacle courses in the hall for the children to complete. Balancing along a beam was a challenge at first but the children showed resilience and learnt to start again if they fell off or ask a friend to help them across. We have also been practicing jumping and landing on two feet. The children listened really well to adults and moved safely along the obstacles.

"That big jump was scary first but now it's not!" Levi
"I used my arms to help me walk." Maxi 



Sunday, 14 January 2018

Fantastic Gymnastics!

On Friday the gymnasts started the first week of their 10 week Fantastic Gymnastics course. The children set straight to work and we are all looking forward to the rest of the course. The fantastic finale performance is looking to be the best yet!