Thursday, 18 December 2014

Important Message regarding Termly Reports

You should have received an email from "2build a profile Invitation". It may of gone straight to your junk mail.  You need to open the email and click on accept. The email was sent last night and again this morning.  If you have clicked your parent share acceptance you will receive your report within the next two days.

Although we advised you about this procedure at the beginning of the year, a parent has quite rightly pointed out that we should have advised you about the name of the sender. Apologies for any confusion.




Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Reception Learning Challenge Spring 1

Learning Challenge Spring 1 Reception

Poem/Song to learn: The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand old Duke of York he had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down.
 

Painting: Illustrations by Eric Carle






 Person: A superhero



Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
BasicLearn it off by heart
 
To find out 3 facts about the illustratorWatch the superhero in action
AdvancedDraw a picture to illustrate the rhymeTo draw a picture in a similar style
Draw a portrait of the superhero
Deep
 Find out about the Duke of York
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out information about the superhero

Nursery Learning Challenge Spring 1

Learning Challenge Spring 1 Nursery

Poem/Song to learn: 5 Little Speckled Frogs

Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs - glub, glub.
(Repeat down to 0)

 
Painting: Illustrations by Rod Campbell
 
 
Person:  Traditonal tale character

 

Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
BasicLearn it off by heart
To find out 2 facts about the illustratorRead a story with the traditional tale character in
AdvancedDraw a picture to illustrate the rhymeTo draw a picture in a similar styleDraw a portrait of the traditional tale character
Deep
Find out about frogs
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustratorFind out facts about the traditional tale character
 
 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Nursery Challenge, Leah took part!

Leah produced a beautiful picture at home with her mummy based on the nursery rhyme Twinkle, twinkle, little star.   She drew lots of stars and rows of shooting stars.  Leah found out that stars are in the sky at all times but we can only see them at night time when it is dark and they shine brightly.

Ambers Amazing Creation..

Amber in the Nursery is constantly crafting...she's always got an idea that she needs very little support to make. She gathers resources and makes the most amazing models. This one was made totally independently! Amber described it as "A girl owl wearing a Christmas hat".




Christmas Craft Workshop

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Christmas Craft Workshop. It was a lovely opportunity for the parents to interact with their children.  As parents. when we try to do activities like this at home we often get distracted with house hold chores. This gave the parents an opportunity to spend guilt free time with their children. 
Look out for the jewellery making workshop at the end of January. By the way, as stated in the flyer these courses are run by havering council and free of charge.




Monday, 15 December 2014

Weekly Reception Newsletter 15.12.14

Term: Autumn 2
Date: 15.12.14
 
We will be concluding our ‘Colour and Pattern’ topic this week. We will be carrying out discussions with the children this week to determine the themes for the role play and small world, as we endeavour to teach skills through the children’s interests. Furthermore our topic for next term will be ‘Superheroes’.
 
The children will be completing various Christmas art activities this week and towards the end of the week we will begin to send home the cards, decorations and calendars.
Your child will be taking part in the following activities. (Activities are subject to change, depending on the children’s interests):
 Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Children are aware of the boundaries and behavioural expectations.
  • To develop an understanding that their own actions can affect others.
  • Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
Communication and Language
  • Sharing Christmas stories.
  • Beginning to understand 'why' and 'how' questions.
  • Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
Physical Development
  • Developing fine motor skills through tracing activities, using tweezers and manipulating dough.
  • The children will be continuing to go out in small groups with Mr Portway.
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
  • Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.
Literacy
  • We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
  • Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
  • Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
  • Begins to break the flow of speech into words.
  • Hears and says the initial sounds in words.
  • Please ensure your child’s reading book is in school on their reading day.
Mathematics
  • Recognises some numerals of personal significance.
  • Uses language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.
  • Find one more or less from a group of up to 5 objects, then 10.
Understanding of the World
  • Talks about why things happen and how things work.
  • Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Explores what happens when they mix colours.
  • Explores colour and how colours can be changed
Learning Challenge

Each half term we will 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, 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.
Poem/Song to learn: 5 Little Monkey’s jumping on a bed

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
(repeat counting down to 0)

Composer/Piece of music: Vivaldi’s- Four Seasons

Person: Mr Maker
Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
Person
1.     Learn it off by heart
2.     Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
3.     Find out about monkeys
4.     Write the calculations down e.g. there were 5 monkeys and then one fell off so how many now? 5-1=4
  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
1. Draw a portrait of the person.
2. Find out facts about the person
3. Watch the person in action
4. Make something that the person has made

 Messages

Thank you to all of you for your support with the Nativity costumes. It was great to see so many of you in the audience.
We will be holding a Christmas party for the children on Thursday. You do not have to do anything different. We will provide the food and music. They need to come in their uniform and they will wear a Christmas hat that they have made in school.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 5th January 2015.

Thank you for your constant support.





 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Nursery Newsletter 15.12.14

Term: Autumn 2
Date: 15.12.14
 
We will be concluding our colour topic this week. Our colour of the week will be gold. Our story of the week is ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’, we will continue to sing Christmas Songs of the children’s choice. We will be carrying out discussions with the children this week to determine the themes for the role play and small world, as we endeavour to teach skills through the children’s interests. Furthermore our topic for next term will be traditional tales.
The children will be completing various Christmas art activities this week and towards the end of the week we will begin to send home the cards, decorations and calendars.
Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Responds to the feelings and wishes of others.
  • Remembers where objects belong.
  • Expresses own preferences and interests.
Communication and Language
  • Shows an interest in play with sounds, songs and rhymes.
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
  • Holds a conversation, jumping from topic to topic.
Literacy
  • Distinguishes between the different marks they make.
  • Beginning to use representation to communicate, e.g. drawing a line and saying 'That's me.'
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
Physical Development:
  • Turns pages in a book sometimes several at once.
  • Climbs confidently and is beginning to pull themselves up on nursery play climbing equipment
  • Runs safely on whole foot.
Mathematics
  • Uses some language of quantities such as ‘more’ or ‘alot’.
  • Selects a small number of objects from a group when asked, for example, 'please give me one', 'please give me two'.
  • Creates and experiments with symbols and marks representing ideas of number.
Understanding of the World
  • Enjoys playing with small world models, such as farms.
  • Seeks to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment
  • Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Joins in singing favourite songs.
  • Notices and is interested in the effects of making movements which leave marks.
  • Experiments with blocks, colours and marks
Messages
Thank you to all of you for your support with the Nativity costumes. It was great to see so many of you in the audience.
 
We will be holding a Christmas party for the children on Wednesday. You do not have to do anything different. The children will come in their usual time. We will provide the food and music. They need to come in their uniform and they will wear a Christmas hat that they have made in school.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 5th January 2015.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
The Nursery Team

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Weekly Nursery Newsletter 9.12.14

Term: Autumn 2
Date: 08.12.14

We will continue with our colour topic. Our colour of the week will be silver. Our story of the week is ‘Stickman’ , we will continue to sing our Christmas Songs.

The children have been completing various Christmas art activities and will continue to do so this week.

Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Remembers where objects belong.
  • Expresses own preferences and interests.
  • Develops own likes and dislikes in food and drink.
Communication and Language
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
  • Holds a conversation, jumping from topic to topic.
  • Uses language as a powerful means of widening contacts, sharing feeling
Literacy
  • Beginning to use representation to communicate, e.g. drawing a line and saying 'That's me.'Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
  • Beginning to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools.
  • Imitates drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines.
Physical Development
  • Climbs confidently and is beginning to pull themselves up on nursery play climbing equipment
  • Runs safely on whole foot.
  • Shows control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark-making tools.
Mathematics
  • Selects a small number of objects from a group when asked, for example, 'please give me one', 'please give me two'.
  • Creates and experiments with symbols and marks representing ideas of number.
  • Knows that a group of things changes in quantity when something is added or taken away.
  • Creates and experiments with symbols and marks representing ideas of number.
Understanding of the World
  • Seeks to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment
  • Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others.
  • Is curious about people and shows interest in stories about themselves and their family.
  • Enjoys pictures and stories about themselves, their families and other people.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Notices and is interested in the effects of making movements which leave marks.
  • Experiments with blocks, colours and marks
  • Enjoys playing with small-world models such as a farm, a garage, or a train track.
Learning Challenge

As mentioned previously, each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning, this is in line with the rest of the school. 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, 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 however the table below details some ideas for the learning challenge.

Poem/Song to learn: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Composer/Piece of music: Elmer Bernstein- The Great Escape Theme Tune

Person: Mr Tumble
 

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. Draw a portrait of the person.
2. Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
 
 

Messages

Thank you to all of you who have sent in the costumes.

Some future dates for your diaries:
Wednesday 10th 10.30 AM Christmas Performance
Wednesday 10th 2.30 PM Christmas Performance

Friday 12th – Christmas Jumper Day

We regularly update our EYFS blog. Please like our Broadford Primary Facebook page every time you see an EYFS blog. Feel free to make a comment on the children’s experiences.

If you wish to contact a member of the EYFS staff please email them at eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support.

The Nursery Team

Weekly Reception Newsletter 9.12.14

Term: Autumn 2
Date: 08.12.14

This week we will be continuing our topic ‘Colours and Patterns’. Our story of the week is ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman'. We will be finishing our various Christmas art activities this week.

The Christmas performance for Reception and Nursery is on Wednesday 10th December at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 12th December please can the children wear a Christmas jumper over their uniform.

Your child will be taking part in the following activities. (Activities are subject to change, depending on the children’s interests):

Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Children are aware of the boundaries and behavioural expectations.
  • To develop an understanding that their own actions can affect others.
  • Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
Communication and Language
  • Sharing the story ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’.
  • Beginning to understand 'why' and 'how' questions.
  • Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
Physical Development
  • Developing fine motor skills through tracing activities, using tweezers and manipulating dough.
  • The children will be continuing to go out in small groups with Mr Portway.
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
  • Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.
Literacy
  • We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
  • Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
  • Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
  • Begins to break the flow of speech into words.
  • Hears and says the initial sounds in words.
  • Please ensure your child’s reading book is in school on their reading day.
Mathematics

  • Recognises some numerals of personal significance.
  • Uses language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.
  • Find one more or less from a group of up to 5 objects, then 10.
Understanding of the World
  • Talks about why things happen and how things work.
  • Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Explores what happens when they mix colours.
  • Explores colour and how colours can be changed.
Learning Challenge

Each half term we will 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, 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.

Poem/Song to learn: 5 Little Monkey’s jumping on a bed

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
(repeat counting down to 0)

Composer/Piece of music: Vivaldi’s- Four Seasons

Person: Mr Maker
 
Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
Person
1.     Learn it off by heart
2.     Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
3.     Find out about monkeys
4.     Write the calculations down e.g. there were 5 monkeys and then one fell off so how many now? 5-1=4
  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
1. Draw a portrait of the person.
2. Find out facts about the person
3. Watch the person in action
4. Make something that the person has made

Messages

Some future dates for your diaries:
12th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 10th 10.30- AM EYFS Christmas Performance
Wednesday 10th 2.30- PM EYFS Christmas Performance
  • The children may bring in something related to our stories for Show and Tell on Friday.
  • Please make sure your child has a spare change of clothes in school just in case they have any little accidents. The spare change of clothes does not have to be school uniform.
  • We regularly update our EYFS blog. Please like our Broadford Primary Facebook page every time you see an EYFS blog. Feel free to make a comment on the children’s experiences.
  • If you wish to contact a member of the EYFS staff please email them at eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
Thank you for your support.
























 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Reciprocity in Maths Sessions

The children in Aspen class have showed fantastic team work in their maths lessons last week. They were able to work in groups independently, listen to the ideas of other children and organise themselves to complete a task.


They worked in groups to make buildings using 3D shapes. They had to explore the properties of the 3D shapes as they built with them. After this they had to describe their buildings to the rest of the class using the shape vocabulary we had learnt.








They also worked in groups to order number cards and place the correct amount of objects on each number card. They helped each other to read the numbers, checked that other children had counted correctly and listened really well to each other's ideas. Well done Reception! 


Nursery Project Super Stars!

Malachi Wright, Elizabeth and Blake completed the learning challenge and received a certificate today. Well done!






100% Attendance in the Nursery

All of the children that attended school every day in November received a 100% attendance certificate



.


I've made my Teacher Happy certificates!

We want to reward the children that always listen and do their best. Therefore at the end of each month if the children have been on the Happy Face every day they will receive a certificate.




FREE Christmas Crafts Workshops

 
Family Learning
FREE Christmas Crafts Workshops
for Parents & Children
This is a FREE workshop and you can take your
stockings and goodies home with you.

Limited spaces available!
Book your place in the school office today! 01708 342880

Please note: You will need to bring two forms of ID with you to complete your
registration on the day of the workshop.


Christmas Stockings & Goodies
 
 
Wednesday 10th December 20143.30pm - 5.30pm

Make your own Christmas stocking and fill it with fun treats & goodies!

Broadford
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas has arrived in the EYFS

This morning the children in reception and nursery had great fun decorating our Christmas tree and dancing to Christmas songs.

23 more sleeps till Father Christmas comes! 

Please remember to bring your child's costume in for our Christmas performance next week by Friday 5th December in a named bag.

Nursery
Girls- white tights/leggings/trousers or a star/angel costume.
Boys- dressing gown and tea towel or a shepherds costume.

Reception
Girls-black/brown top or bottoms
Boys- black/brown top or bottoms