Monday, 20 November 2017

Reception Newsletter 20.11.17

Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 20.11.17
Dear Parents,
Last week the children had great fun finding out about Diwali, we like to explore various cultures and religions to develop the children's knowledge and understanding of the world.  This week we will be reading the text Elmer and carrying out related tasks.

       Please ensure your child has spare clothes in school, a number of children had toileting accidents last week and a great deal of time was wasted by teaching staff who were trying to find them something suitable to wear, because they did not have their own spare set of clothes hanging on their peg. Also please ensure the spare clothes are named  to prevent confusion.

     The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities
Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
Confident to talk to other children.

Communication and Language
Can retell a simple story..
Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.
Responds to simple instructions.

Literacy
Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.
Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
Recognises rhythm in spoken words.

Physical Development:
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Runs skillfully and negotiates spaces successfully.
Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.
.
Mathematics
Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.
Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
Uses shape appropriate for task.

Understanding The World
Shows an interests in different ways of life.
Can talk about some of the things they have observed.
Talks about why things happen and how things work.

Expressive arts and design
Explores colour and how colour can be changed.
Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
Sings a few familiar songs.

     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.  The table below demonstrates some guidance.

       Poem/Song to learn: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
       Five little Men in a flying saucer.                                                                  Person: Mr Maker
       Flew around the world one day,
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sight,
So one man flew away.
Zoom!                                                                               Composer/Piece of music:Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
Person
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about stars.
  1. Listen to the piece of music.
  2. Create some movements to the music.
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings.
1. 1.Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
    Dates for your diary:

Friday 25th November - Non uniform Day (Orange clothing & and orange tombola prize)
Friday 8th December - Christmas Story Evening 5.00pm
Tuesday 12th December - EYFS Nativity 10.30 am or 2.30am
Friday 5tth January - Reception Maths Party - 9am

      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

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Nursery Newsletter 20.11.17

Thank you to all of the parent/carers who were able to attend the Stay and Play session last week. We hope you found the information useful and enjoyed spending time with your children in Nursery.
This week our focus story is 'Colour Me Happy'. We have a Storyhunt activity performed by Freshwater theatre this Wednesday. The children will learn about different celebrations through stories and games.

These are the skills we will be focusing on this week:

Art
We are learning how to use recycled resources for junk modelling this week. If you have any interesting cardboard or plastic packaging please bring this in for the children to use!


Mathematics
Supporting children to recognise numbers and count objects correctly. The children will be encourage to sort our colourful family counters and count how many they have.

Physical
We are continuing to focus on holding scissors correctly and following a line. Our finger gym will have a cutting activity this week.

Snack
The children are continuing to learn to follow a simple recipe to bake cakes this week

Communication and Language
Encouraging children to use simple sentences correctly.
Encouraging children to hold a conversation and respond to comments.
We will be sharing the story ‘Colour Me Happy' and encouraging the children to re-tell this.


Understanding of the World Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Personal and Social Development
Ensuring children are able to co-operate with routines and some boundaries.
Modelling the correct behaviours in play, ensuring children use resources well and begin to share with other children.


Messages and Dates
 Please continue to email any photos of the children's achievements, activities they have completed at home or fun days out to eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk.

On Friday 8th of December the children and parents are invited back to school for a ‘Christmas Story session’. The children will help cook mince pies for the evening, hot chocolate will be served and the children will come back to school at 5pm to listen to some special christmas stories and sing some christmas songs.

The EYFS Nativity (Nursery and Reception) will be at 9.15 on December 12th for Morning Nursery Parents and 2.15PM on December 12th for Afternoon Nursery Parents.


Kind regards,

The Nursery Team

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Learning Challenge in Reception


Each half term we set 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 sometimes includes a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music.

We encourage you as parents to support your children in their learning challenge. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.


Poem/Song to learn:
Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Five little men in a flying saucer,
Flew around the world one day,
They looked left and right,
But they didn't like the sight,
So one man flew away,
Zoom!

Person:
Mr Maker

Composer/Piece of music:
Vivaldi's Four Seasons





Nursery
Rhyme

Piece
of music

Person

1.
   Learn it off by heart.

2.
   Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.

3.
   Find out about stars.

  1. Listen
    to the piece of music.
  2. Create
    some movements to the music.
  3. Draw
    an illustration to represent their feelings.

1.
1.Draw a portrait of the person.

2.
  Find out facts about the person.

3.
Watch the person in action.

Alder Class Learning Challenges



Alder class have been busy at home completing a variety of Learning Challenges. The children have enjoyed sharing their work, sharing the facts they have found out and singing to the class too!

Luke created a picture about space. He was able to name the planet which we live on, Earth, and name other planets in our Solar System. Luke also spoke about the aliens on the spaceship and the star in our Solar System, the Sun. Luke shared his picture of Mister Maker and told us some facts.
"This is the Earth and this is where we live. This is Jupiter and the Sun. These are aliens on the spaceship." Luke.

Vibha shared her picture of the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. She spoke about each season and the type of weather and how plants grow.
"This is snow in winter, this is the flowers in Spring." Vibha.

Shavangi has completed all four areas of this term's Learning Challenge. She enjoyed speaking about how she made her pictures and shared facts about the four seasons and Mister Maker too.
"This is a drawing of Mister Maker. He draws and colours." Shivangi.

Preston shared his picture of his five little men in the spaceship. He showed the class his work and spoke about the five little men and how they flew away. After he sang the song to the whole class and showed his super singing skills to everyone.
"I made a spaceship and its about the five little men." Preston.












It is fantastic to see great learning going on at home!


Learning Challenge
Each half term we set 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 sometimes includes a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music.

We encourage you as parents to support your children in their learning challenge. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.


Poem/Song to learn:
Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Five little men in a flying saucer,
Flew around the world one day,
They looked left and right,
But they didn't like the sight,
So one man flew away,
Zoom!

Person:
Mr Maker

Composer/Piece of music:
Vivaldi's Four Seasons




Nursery
Rhyme
Piece
of music
Person
1.
   Learn it off by heart.
2.
   Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.
   Find out about stars.
  1. Listen
    to the piece of music.
  2. Create
    some movements to the music.
  3. Draw
    an illustration to represent their feelings.
1.
1.Draw a portrait of the person.
2.
  Find out facts about the person.
3.
Watch the person in action.





Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Reception Newsletter 13.11.17

Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 13.11.17
Dear Parents,
      The children had a busy week last week as well as all of their usual activities they enjoyed finding out about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy, they also had great fun toasting marshmallows on the bonfire (special halal marshmallows were provided for those with dietary requirements).


     This week the children will be exploring the celebration of ‘Diwali’ we will be carrying out various related tasks including cooking and pattern activities.


     Please ensure your child has spare clothes in school, a number of children had toileting accidents last week and a great deal of time was wasted by teaching staff who were trying to find them something suitable to wear, because they did not have their own spare set of clothes hanging on their peg. Also please ensure the spare clothes are named  to prevent confusion.


     The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities
Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
Confident to talk to other children.


Communication and Language
Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.
Responds to simple instructions.


Literacy
Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
Recognises rhythm in spoken words.
Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.


Physical Development:
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Runs skillfully and negotiates spaces successfully.
Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.
.
Mathematics
Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.
Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
Uses shape appropriate for task.


Understanding The World
Shows an interests in different ways of life.
Can talk about some of the things they have observed.
Talks about why things happen and how things work.


Expressive arts and design
Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
Sings a few familiar songs.
Realises tools can be used for a purpose.


     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.  The table below demonstrates some guidance.


       Poem/Song to learn: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
       Five little Men in a flying saucer.                                                                  Person: Mr Maker
       Flew around the world one day,
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sight,
So one man flew away.
Zoom!                                                                               Composer/Piece of music:Vivaldi’s Four Seasons


Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
Person
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about stars.
  1. Listen to the piece of music.
  2. Create some movements to the music.
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings.
1. 1.Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.


    Dates for your diary:


Friday 8th December - Christmas Story Evening 5.00pm
     Tuesday 12th December - EYFS Nativity 10.30 am or 2.30am


      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