Monday, 26 January 2015

Reception Weekly Newsletter 26.1.15

Term: Spring 1
Date: 26.01.15

The children have been enjoying creating their own stories using the story bag prompts; who, where, what was the problem, who helped, where next and feelings. This week our story of the week is ‘Elliot the Midnight Superhero.’

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
● Initiates conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say.
● Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.
● Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Communication and Language
● Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
● Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
● Able to follow a story without pictures or props.
● Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.
● Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.
● Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how.
● They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately
● Children listen attentively in a range of situations
 Physical Development
● The children will be continuing to go out in small groups with Mr Portway
● Experiments with different ways of moving.
● Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children,   adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
● 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.
● Jumps off an object and lands appropriately.
 
Literacy
● We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
● Hears and says the initial sounds in words.
● Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together and knows which letters represent some of them.
● Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.
● Please ensure your child’s reading book is in school on their reading day.
 Mathematics
● Orders two or three items by length.
● Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
● Orders two or three items by height.
● Orders two items by capacity.
● Recognising and ordering numbers 1-20
● Matching numeral to quantity.
 
Understanding of the World
● Completes a simple computer programme.
 
Expressive Arts and Design
● Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.
● Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.
● Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
● Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
● Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
● Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose.
 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, 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: 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
1. Learn it off by heart.
2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3. Find out about the Duke of York.
 1. To find out 3 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 superhero.
2. Find out information about the superhero.






 Messages
● The children may bring in something related to our topic 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 constant support.
 

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 26.1.15

Term: Spring 1
Date: 26.01.15

Our story of the week is ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. The children have really enjoyed retelling all of the traditional tales the last few weeks and we have noticed their language skills improving. Our songs of the week will be ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ and ‘Jack and Jill’.

We will continue with the phonics, we are now on the grapheme ‘d’. We also will be carrying out counting activities this week as our focus on developing the children's counting skills continues, please continue to practise counting with your child at home.
 Personal, Social and Emotional
  ●Responds to the feelings and wishes of others
● Remembers where objects belong.
● Expresses own preferences and interests.

Communication and Language
● Beginning to understand 'why' and 'how' questions
● Beginning to understand 'why' and 'how' questions.
● Understands 'who', 'what', 'where' in simple questions (e.g. Who's that/can? What's that? Where is.?).

Literacy
● Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
● Shows interest in play with sounds, songs and rhymes.
● Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
 Physical Development
● Develops likes and dislikes for food.
● Willing to try new food.
● Shows control in holding and using jugs, hammers, books and mark making tools.
 Mathematics
● Recites numbers in order to 10.
● Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.
●Knows that a group of things changes in quantity when something is added or taken away.

 Understanding of the World
● Seeks to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment.
● Operates mechanical toys, e.g. turns the knob on a wind-up toy or pulls back on a friction car.
● Has a sense of own immediate family and relations(22-36)

 Expressive Arts and Design
● Creates sounds by banging, shaking, tapping or blowing.
● Shows an interest in the way musical instruments sound.
● Joins in singing favourite songs.

Nursery Learning Challenge Spring 1
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, 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 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: Traditional tale character
 
Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
Basic
Learn it off by heart
To find out 2 facts about the illustrator
Read a story with the traditional tale character in
Advanced
Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
To draw a picture in a similar style
Draw a portrait of the traditional tale character
Deep
Find out about frogs
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out facts about the traditional tale character

Messages●Could you please ensure your child has a set of clothes to change into in school. We still have children having accidents or simply falling over in a puddle outside and when we go to change them they have no spare clothes. 
●Just some advance notice that we will be running a parental stay and play session on 12.2.15 both in the morning and afternoon. This will give you an opportunity to play with your child in the Nursery session, we will also demonstrate reading a story and how this can be made into a fun learning activity. Also Miss Morris (The Early Years Leader and ICT coordinator) has kindly agreed to pop in and demonstrate how to navigate around the school facebook page etc.

AM 10.30 - 11.30

PM 2.30 - 3.15

Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon.
The little Dog laughed,
To see such sport,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon
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Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.


Thank you for your continued support.

The Nursery Team

Friday, 23 January 2015

I have Made My Teacher Happy

This children have made their teacher this week. They have been kind and polite, tidying their classrooms and working hard. 



Bobby Peek

Kara Middleton

Indie Sale

Lewis Davis


Well done everyone!

Circus skills workshop

What a wonderful day the childen had with Steve the juggler. They were able to apply the skiils taught in their PE lessons including balance, agility and co-ordination. 

Thank you to all of our families and friends who came to watch the childen perform the skills that they had learnt that day. We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as the childen enjoyed performing to you all. 


 











 

 
 














Thursday, 22 January 2015

Jewellery Making

Family Learning Jewellery Making
Wednesday 28th January 2015

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Broadford Primary School

Join this workshop to develop your creative skills and

learn to make beautiful jewellery with your children.

Places are limited so book your place now! Call 01708 342880

Broadford Primary School, Faringdon Ave. Harold Hill, Romford RM3 8JS


For more information about courses please contact us on 01708 434955

or email familylearning@havering.gov.uk

Monday, 19 January 2015

PM Circus Skills




Nursery AM Circus Skills



Great fun was had by all while the children got the opportunity to plate spin, juggle scarves and walk on mini stilts! They also developed listening, understanding and social skills.


Finger Gym Frenzy!

The children have already had great fun with the new finger gym challenge. Get those finger muscles working!

Morning Nursery Learning Challenge

Lily produced a beautiful model of the traditional tale Rapunzel at home with the help of her mum.  Lily spoke about the characters in the story and told the children that "That's Rapunzel and that's the castle.  It's got grass growing up it.  That's Mother Gothel and that's Flynn Rider.  He climbs up it".

They both had great fun together making the model.

Morning Nursery Learning Challenge

Elizabeth produced a beautiful cottage.
"This is the witch, the boy is Hansel and the girl is Gretal".
"And this picture is of the fox dressed up as Grandma".
Elizabeth took great pleasure in sharing her creation and this information with the morning nursery children.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Nursery Homework - Malachi's Homework

With the help of Malachi's brother, he successfully sang the '5 Little Speckled Frogs' nursery rhyme off by heart. He also, found a picture of the 5 Little Speckled Frogs on the computer at home and coloured it in.
 


Monday, 12 January 2015

I have Made My Teacher Happy

These children have made ther teachers happy this week for working hard and being cheerful in school.
Well done guys, keep up the good work.

 
 
Zac Nickson
Maisy Cohen
Vinnie O'Leary
Leigh-Anna Weaver

Reception Weekly Newsletter 12.1.15

Term: Spring 1
Date: 12.01.15
This term our topic is ‘Superheroes’. This week we have a very exciting visit from a circus company who are coming in to conduct workshops with the children. You are all invited to watch the children perform their skills that they have learnt during the course of the day on Wednesday 14th January at 3.00-3.15. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Our book of the week this week is ‘Superhero School’. 
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
  • Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions. 
  • Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.
  • Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.
  • Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
  • Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met
  • Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
  • Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise
Communication and Language
  • Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
  • Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
  • Able to follow a story without pictures or props.
  • Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.
  • Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.
  • Initiates conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say.
Physical Development
  • The children will be continuing to go out in small groups with Mr Portway
  • Experiments with different ways of moving.
  • Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
  • Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.
  • Jumps off an object and lands appropriately.
  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
  • Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.
Literacy
  • We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
  • Hears and says the initial sounds in words.
  • Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together and knows which letters represent some of them.
  • Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.
  • Please ensure your child’s reading book is in school on their reading day. 
Mathematics
  • Counts an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects.
  • Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them.
  • Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.
  • Order numbers to 10 and then to 20
Understanding of the World
  • Completes a simple computer programme.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
  • Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
  • Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
  • Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose.
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, 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: 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
1.     Learn it off by heart.
2.     Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.     Find out about the Duke of York.
1. To find out 3 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 superhero.
2. Find out information about the superhero.
3.
 
 

 Messages
  • The children may bring in something related to our topic 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.
  • If you have any spare material, bed sheets or cardboard boxes lying around at home then please send them into us.
  • 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 constant support.

 

 

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 12.1.15

Term: Spring 1
Date: 12.01.15
 
We had a great start back in the Nursery, the children have been using the castle and they have been developing many skills doing so, including language and social skills. Our story of the week is ‘The Gingerbread Man’. They will be using the theatre to retell the story and they will also be making Gingerbread Men. Our songs of the week will be ‘The Shape Song’ and ‘Humpty Dumpty’.
We had a fantastic start to introducing the phonics, the next sound we teach is ‘a’. However we will continue with all of our literacy games which include rhyming and alliteration activities, along with our shape and number activities.
Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Responds to the feelings and wishes of others.
  • Remembers where objects belong.
  • Expresses own preferences and interests.
Communication and Language
  • Beginning to understand 'why' and 'how' questions.
  • Understands 'who', 'what', 'where' in simple questions (e.g. Who's that/can? What's that? Where is.?).
  • Developing understanding of simple concepts (e.g. big/little).
Literacy
  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
  • Shows interest in play with sounds, songs and rhymes.
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
Physical Development
  • Develops likes and dislikes for food.
  • Willing to try new food.
  • Shows control in holding and using jugs, 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'.
  • Knows that a group of things changes in quantity when something is added or taken away
  • Notices simple shapes and patterns in pictures
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
Learning Challenge
 
As mentioned last week, 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: 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: Traditional tale character

Nursery Rhyme Painting Person
1.. Learn it off by heart.
 
2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
 
3. Find out about frogs.
1. To find out 2 facts about the painting.
 
2. Produce a collage of illustrations by the illustrator.
 
3. To draw a picture in a similar style.
1. Draw a portrait of the traditional tale character.
 
2. Find out facts about the traditional tale character.
 
3. Read a story with the traditional tale character in.
 
Messages
It was great to see so many of you borrowing the books last week. Also thank you to all of you who have donated a £1 towards the children’s snack and cooking.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the Circus Skills Presentation on Wednesday 14th January
AM:11.30-11.45
PM: 3.00-3.15
 
The Shape Song
 
First there is a circle round as can be,
then there is a square 4 equal sides has he,
A triangle has three sides no matter what the lengths,
A rectangle has 2 long sides but short on each end.
 
Humpty Dumpty
 
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the kings horses and all the kings men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
 
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
The Nursery Team

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Nursery Library Raffle

All of the children have been visiting the Library and listening to stories with the librarian Miss Sparks.  As a special Chistmas treat Miss Sparks carried out a Christmas Raffle and Tiggy in the afternoon Nursery won. Congratulations Tiggy, happy reading!


Reading at home continues...

Please make sure you continue to borrow books, we have some fabulous reviews at the moment. 
A number of books have been added to the library.

Phonic Super Stars!

These children showed true engagement. We began learning our phonics this week. The grapheme of the week is 'm' ...'Maisie Mountain mountain'.  These children selected their own resources and demonstrated fantastic fine motor skills when they wrote the letter 'm'. Well done Kaley, Nancy, Alfie, Maisie, Zara and Oliver.


Finger Gym Fun




The children had great fun using the new Finger Gym activity. They competed against one another and the timer, to see who could move the most pom-poms in a minute. They strengthened their finger muscles and developed counting skills too!


We Need Your Help

If you have any cardboard boxes, bed sheets, old clothes or scraps of material please would you send them into the EYFS. This would be much appreciated.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Circus skills performance

On Wednesday 14th January we have a circus skills company coming in for the day to conduct workshops with each class in the Early Years. The day will finish with the children giving a performance of what they have learnt. 
 
We would like to invite you into school to watch the children performing at the times shown below: 
  • 11.30-11.45- Nursery AM children
  • 3.00-3.15- Reception and Nursery PM children
We hope to see you all there.


 
 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Early Years Book Raffle

Congratulations to Phoebe for winning the Early Years book raffle! We hope you enjoy reading your new book at home.


Apple's Learning challenge stars

Florence, Elliott and Keira worked extremely hard at home to complete the Autumn learning challenge. They were each able to able learn the chosen nursery rhyme off by heart and draw a picture to illustrate it. Florence, Elliot and Keira each spoke about the different calculations that they could do when one monkey fell of the bed.
 
 








Nursery Weekly Newsletter 05.01.15

Term: Spring 1
Date: 05.01.15

It is great to see everyone back in school. We are going to begin our new topic of Traditional Tales. The children requested that the role play area is turned into a castle and that they would like a Pirate theme in our small world. Our story of the week is ‘The three little Pigs’. There will be lots of opportunity to retell the story and act it out. Our songs of the week will be ‘This Little Piggy’ and ‘There was a Princess long ago’.

We are going to begin to introduce the phonics, the first sound that we are going to introduce is ‘m’. However we will continue with all of our literacy games which include rhyming and alliteration activities, along with our shape and number activities.

Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Responds to the feelings and wishes of others.
  • Remembers where objects belong.
  • Expresses own preferences and interests.
Communication and Language
  • Understands 'who', 'what', 'where' in simple questions(e.g. Who's that/can? What's that? Where is.?).
  • Developing understanding of simple concepts (e.g. big/little).
  • Identifies action words by pointing to the right picture e.g. “Who's jumping?
Literacy
  • Shows interest in play with sounds, songs and rhymes.
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.
  • Fills in the missing word or phrase in a known rhyme, story or game, e.g. 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a …'.
Physical Development:
  • Shows control in holding and using jugs, hammers, books and mark making tools.
  • Makes connections between their movement and the marks they make
  • Beginning to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools
Mathematics
  • Notices simple shapes and patterns in pictures
  • 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'.
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
Learning Challenge

As mentioned last week, 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: 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: Traditional tale character

Nursery Rhyme Painting Person
1. Learn it off by heart.

2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.

3. Find out about frogs.
1. To find out 2 facts about the painting.

2. Produce a collage of illustrations by the illustrator.

3. To draw a picture in a similar style.
  1. Draw a portrait of the traditional tale character.

2. Find out facts about the traditional tale character.

3. Read a story with the traditional tale character in.  


Messages
  • We have put some new books in box for borrowing, please help yourself and record the book you have borrowed. It would be great to see some more book reviews to put on our display.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Nursery Team

 

Reception Weekly Newsletter 05.01.15

Term: Spring 1
Date: 05.01.15
 
Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the festive celebrations and are looking forward to the term ahead. This term our topic is going to be ‘Superheroes’. This week we will be looking at our learning power heroes; Annie the Ant, Rob the Rhinoceros, Betty the Beaver and Tom the Tortoise. We will be looking what each of these heroes teaches us. 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
  • Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.
  • Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.
  • Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.
Communication and Language
  • Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events
  • Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.
  • Discussing the learning power heroes and what they teach us
  • Talking about what we are good at
Physical Development
  • The children will be continuing to go out in small groups with Mr Portway
  • Experiments with different ways of moving.
  • Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
  • 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.
  • Jumps off an object and lands appropriately.
Literacy
  • We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
  • Hears and says the initial sounds in words.
  • Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together and knows which letters represent some of them.
  • Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.
  • Please ensure your child’s reading book is in school on their reading day.
Mathematics
  • Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them.
  • Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.
  • Selects the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.
  • Says the number that is one more than a given number.
Understanding of the World
  • Completes a simple computer programme.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
  • Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
  • Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
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: 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
1. Learn it off by heart.
2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3. Find out about the Duke of York.
1. To find out 3 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 superhero.
2. Find out information about the superhero.
 
 


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Nursery Christmas party!

The Nursery children had a great party today they all had fun dancing, playing games and eating party food.