Monday, 18 May 2015

Weekly Reception Newsletter 18.05.15

Term: Summer 1 Date: 18.05.15
 
Topic: 'The world Around Us (including Cultural and fantasy Stories)'. 
 
Thank you to all the parents that attended our Maths stay and play session we hope you found this useful and went away with lots of practical ideas of how to help your child progress with Maths at home. 
 
Please remember that our last day of this term is Thursday 21st May and we return to school for the new term on Tuesday 2nd June. 
 
This week we will be basing our learning around the story of ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt.’ During the week your child will be taking part in the following activities within the seven areas of development (activities are subject to change, depending on the children’s interests; however, the skills remain the same):
 
Communication and Language
  • Sharing the story of, ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt and getting the children to ask, who, what why and how questions.
  • Children will be encouraged to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners' needs.
  • We will be working on the children giving their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
  • Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play
  • Able to follow a story without pictures or props- going on a lion hunt outside.
Physical Development
  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • Fine manipulative skills set up daily to improve children’s pencil control.
Literacy
  • We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
  • Please keep practising ‘Fred talking’ the words we send home and encouraging your child to use their ‘Fred Fingers’ to help them spell the words.
  • The children need to be bringing in their reading books daily. We praise the children who regularly read at home to an adult and have a reward system in place
  • Writing our names encouraging correct pencil grip and letter formation.
  • Continues a rhyming string.
  • Enjoys an increasing range of books
  • Children will be using their phonic knowledge to write sentences.
Mathematics
 
  • Counting up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each item.
  • Selecting the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.
  • Beginning to use mathematical names for 'solid' 3D shapes and 'flat' 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.
  • Counting actions or objects which cannot be moved.
  • Counting an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects.
  • Using familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models
  • Counting objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.
  • Finding one more or one less from a group of up to five objects, then ten objects.
Understanding of the World
  • Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes-taking photographs of their lion hunt on the I pads
  • Enjoying our daily dance warm up to the ‘5 a day’ fitness programme.
  • Playing cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.
  • Initiating new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.
  • Exploring the different sounds of instruments
  • Discussing and looking at similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions
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: Teddy bear, Teddy bear
 
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around! Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch the ground! Teddy bear, teddy bear, Jump up high! Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky! Teddy bear, teddy bear, Bend down low! Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch your toes! Teddy bear, teddy bear, Turn out the light! Teddy bear, teddy bear, Say good night!
 
Person: Famous Disney character
 
Painting: Illustrations Axel Scheffler (illustrator)
 
Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
Basic
Learn it off by heart
To find out 3 facts about the illustrator
Watch the character in action
Advanced
Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
To draw a picture in a similar style
Draw a portrait of the character
Deep
Find out about the rhyme
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out information about the character

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
  • Please remember that your child should not return to school for 48 hours from the last time they had sickness or diarrhoea.
  • Please remember that children still need to bring a coat into school as sometimes the weather can still turn chilly. For those sunny days remember to send in a sun hat and apply sun protector before they come to school.
  • Thank you to all the children who have been bringing in their learning challenges to share with us in school. It is great to see how the children are continuing and deepening their learning at home.

Nursery Newsletter 19.05.15

Term:  Summer 1                          Date 19.05.15

Another amazing week in the Nursery, a visit from the farm on Monday and then the Fire Brigade came to see the afternoon Nursery on Friday, please look out for all the photos on Facebook.  In between these visits the children have been very busy with activities such as weaving and building junk model rockets.

This week we will be rounding up our current topic.  We will be reading many texts this including the ‘The Builder’.  Our songs of the week will be ‘Bob the Builder’ and ‘Ten Green Bottles’. ‘We will also continue to learn our phonics, we are now learning ‘e’. 

Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
  • Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.
  • Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.
Communication and Language
  • Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).
  • Uses a variety of questions (e.g. what, where, who)
  • Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went downslide, hurt finger).
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
  • Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
  • Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.
  • Uses some number names accurately in play.
  • Recites numbers in order to 10. 
Understanding of the World
  • Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time
  • Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.
  • Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e.g. 'This box is my castle.'
Nursery Learning Challenge Summer 1
 
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 fireman
Five little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 5 lets go.
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.
 
Four little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.
(Repeat down to 0)
 
Person: People who help us

Painting: Janet Ahlberg (illustrator)
 

Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
Basic
Learn it off by heart
To find out 2 facts about the illustrator
Read a story with the person in
Advanced
Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
To draw a picture in a similar style
Draw a portrait of the person
Deep
Find out about fireman
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out facts about the person
 
  
Messages

Don’t forget we are closed for INSET days on Friday 22nd May and Monday 1st June. Therefore the children will return to school after half term on Tuesday 2nd June.
 
Thank you for the wonderful turn out at the stay and play sessions. We hope you got some ideas for Maths through play. If you didn’t get the Maths activity ideas sheet, please ask a member of staff for one. We appreciate your feedback and kind words and will endeavor to action your requests. We do not usually send out worksheets in the Nursery as it is good practice for the children to learn through play and not in a formal way, however there will be some activity sheets available at the end of the summer term to prepare your child for reception, if you want them.
 
Ten Green Bottles
Ten green bottles, hanging on the wall,
Ten green bottles, hanging on the wall.
And if one green bottle,
Should accidently fall.
There'll be, nine green bottles, hanging on the wall.
Nine green bottles, hanging on the wall.
And if one green bottle,
Should accidently fall.
There'll be, eight green bottles, hanging on the wall.
There'll be one green bottle, hanging on the wall,
One green bottle, hanging on the wall.
And if that green bottle,
Should accidently fall,
There'll be no green bottles, hanging on the wall.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
The Nursery Team

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Nursery Farm Visit

The Nursery children enjoyed the visit from the farm on Monday. They are still learning about "People Who help us". They have talked about all the ways a Farmer can help us. It was very exciting to see the goose called "Christmas" lay an egg and stroke a pony on our very own school field. What a wonderful experience for the children.



Nursery PM Firefighter Fun!

The Nursery children enjoyed a visit from their Local Firebrigade, a great end to their People Who Help us topic.


Friday, 15 May 2015

A visit from the farm

The Reception children had a great time visiting the mobile farm this week. They had the chance to pet the animals and asked some great questions to find out more about them. Look at the fantastic writing the visit inspired the children to complete today!






























 












Nursery Challenge

As part of our nursery challenge, Peter made a collage of a fireman's helmet at home with his mummy. He used red and yellow tissue which he scrunched up and stuck onto card.  Well done Peter!

Morning Nursery Challenge

Leah drew a picture of a farmer and a cow at home with her mummy for the nursery challenge,she linked it to the People Who Help Us topic.  She found out lots of facts and one in particular is that we get milk from the cow's udders.  Lovely pictures Leah.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Reception Maths Stay and Play

Thank you to all the parents, carers and friends that attended our Maths Stay and Play session yesterday. We hope you found this useful and went away with lots of practical ideas of how to help your child progress with Maths at home. We look forward to seeing you all at our EYFS Summer picnic on Friday 26th June.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 11 May 2015

Reminder EYFS Stay and Play

Reception Stay and Play session on Wednesday from 1.30-3.00 with a Mathematical focus.

Nursery Stay and Play Session on Thursday
AM- 10.30 PM 2.15 with a Mathematical focus.

Please wait at the EYFS/KS1 door and a member of staff will bring you down to your child's classroom.

We hope to see you all there!



Weekly Reception Newsletter 11.05.15

Term: Summer 1 Date: 11.05.15

Topic: 'The world Around us (including Cultural and fantasy Stories)'.

The children enjoyed our VE day anniversary Celebrations on Friday. They were interested in finding out about the war, what rationing was and why it was such a special day.

We have another busy week ahead, the farm will be with us on Monday and we will be holding our stay and play session on Wednesday afternoon at 1.30-3.00 , with a Mathematical focus. We hope to see you all there.

This week we will be basing our learning around the story of ‘Farmer Duck.’

During the week your child will be taking part in the following activities within the seven areas of development (activities are subject to change, depending on the children’s interests; however, the skills remain the same):

Communication and Language
  • Sharing the story of, ‘Farmer Duck’ and getting the children to ask, who, what why and how questions.
  • Discussing our farm visit answering 'how' and 'why' questions about their experiences.
  • Children will be encouraged to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners' needs.
  • All the children have a set reading day. Please make sure their book is in school at least for their reading day. We praise the children who regularly read at home to an adult and have a reward system in place.
  • They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
  Physical Development
  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • Fine manipulative skills set up daily to improve children’s pencil control.
Literacy
  • We will be continuing with our daily Read, Write Inc. groups.
  • Please keep practising ‘Fred talking’ the words we send home and encouraging your child to use their ‘Fred Fingers’ to help them spell the words.
  • The children need to be bringing in their reading books daily. We praise the children who regularly read at home to an adult and have a reward system in place
  • Writing our names encouraging correct pencil grip and letter formation.
  • Writing recounts about the farm, discussing who, what, when, why and their favourite part of the day.
  • Sharing a range of non-fiction/fiction books about the farm.
  • Continues a rhyming string.
Mathematics
  • Compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • Securing recognition of numbers 1-20 and ordering correctly.
  • Ensuring children understand more and less and are able to find one more/less from a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • Say which number is one more or less than a given number.
Understanding of the World
  • They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • Discussing our families and how they are similar/different. Sharing photos of communities/traditions around the world – how are they different to what we know?
  • To make observations of animals and talk about changes

Expressive Arts and Design
  • Enjoying our daily dance warm up to the ‘5 a day’ fitness programme.
  • Children will be encouraged to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through role play and stories using the new small world areas inside and outside the classroom.
  • The children will experiment with using different collaging techniques independently.
  • Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
  • To paint pictures of their favourite farm animals using a variety of materials, tools and techniques
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:Teddy bear, Teddy bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear,

Turn around!
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the ground!
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Jump up high!
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the sky!
 
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Bend down low!
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch you toes!
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn out the light!
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Say good night!
 
Person:Famous Disney character

Painting:Illustrations Axel Scheffler (illustrator)

Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
Basic
Learn it off by heart
To find out 3 facts about the illustrator
Watch the character in action
Advanced
Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
To draw a picture in a similar style
Draw a portrait of the character
Deep
Find out about the rhyme
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out information about the character

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
  • Please remember that your child should not return to school for 48 hours from the last time they had sickness or diarrhoea.
  • Please remember that children still need to bring a coat into school as sometimes the weather can still turn chilly. For those sunny days remember to send in a sun hat and apply sun protector before they come to school.
  • Thank you to all the children who have been bringing in their learning challenges to share with us in school. It is great to see how the chldren are contiuining and deepening their learning at home.
Dates for the diary
  • Wednesday 13th May 1.30-3.00 Reception Maths stay and play



VE Day party


The children enjoyed our VE day anniversary Celebrations on Friday. Mrs Chisholm enjoyed telling the children about the War and rationing and the children enjoyed learning songs and making their flags. They were all interested in finding out about why it is such a memorable day.








Nursery Newsletter 11.05.15

Term:  Summer 1                          Date 11.05.15


The children enjoyed VE day anniversary Celebrations on Friday, look out for the photos on our page of our street party.  Mrs Chisholm enjoyed telling the children about the War and rationing. 

We have another busy week ahead, the farm will be with us on Monday. We will be holding our stay and play sessions on Thursday, with a Mathematical focus.  The afternoon children also have a Fire Brigade visit on Friday afternoon. We will be reading many texts this week including the ‘Teacher’.  Our songs of the week will be ‘The Shape Song’ and ‘Five Little Aliens’.

We will also continue to learn our phonics, we are now learning ‘b’.  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
  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
  • Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.
  • Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

Communication and Language
  • Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went downslide, hurt finger).
  • Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.
  • Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.

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
  • Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.
  • Uses some number names accurately in play.
  • Recites numbers in order to 10


Understanding of the World
  • Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.
  • Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.
  • Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Expressive Arts and Design
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e.g. 'This box is my castle.'

Nursery Learning Challenge Summer 1

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 fireman
Five little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 5 lets go.
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Four little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.
(Repeat down to 0)

 
Person: People who help us
 Painting: Janet Ahlberg (illustrator)


Nursery Rhyme
Painting
Person
Basic
Learn it off by heart
To find out 2 facts about the illustrator
Read a story with the person in
Advanced
Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme
To draw a picture in a similar style
Draw a portrait of the person
Deep
Find out about fireman
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out facts about the person
Messages.
We look forward to seeing you at the stay and play workshops on Thursday 14th May:
AM: 10.30 am
PM:. 2.15 pm

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.

Five little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the earth one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away
.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Nursery Team