Monday, 29 June 2015

Weekly Reception Newsletter 29.06.15

Term: Summer 2 Date: 29.06.15

Topic: 'Buckets and Spades'

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our ‘Stay and Play’ picnic on Friday I hope you will agree it was a success and we were very lucky with the weather. This week we have a very exciting performance of ‘Oliver Twist’ on Monday, a 'Punch and Judy' performance on the large sand pit on Thursday and on Friday Apple class will be visiting Thorndon Country Park.

We will be basing our learning around the story of ‘The Gruffalo.’ 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):

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
  • Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others' behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.
  • Children will say when they do or don't need help.
  • Children will be discussing the story of ‘The Gruffalo.’
  • Discussing transition into Year 1.
Communication and Language
  • Sharing the story of, ‘The Grufalo’ 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.
Physical Development        
  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.
  • Fine manipulative skills set up daily to improve children’s pencil control.
  • Children will be going out in groups with Mr Portway practising their skills for sports day on the 14th July. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
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
  • Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.
  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • Children also write some irregular common words.
  • Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
  • Continue a rhyming string.
Mathematics
  • Can describe their relative position such as 'behind' or 'next to'.
  • Orders two or three items by length or height.
  • Orders two items by weight or capacity.
  • Counting on and backwards from zero to twenty and beyond.
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.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
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: A sailor went to sea

Piece of music: George Frideric Handel Water Music

Person: Captain Hook/Tinkerbell

Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
Person
1. Learn it off by heart.
2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3. Find out about the rhyme
1. Listen to the piece of music
2.Draw an illustration to represent their feelings     
3. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it and create movements to it.
1. Draw a portrait of the character.
2. Find out information about the person.
3. Write 3 facts about the person.
 

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.
  • As part of your child’s transition to year one, we would appreciate it if you could encourage your child to walk down to their class on their own. Children will now write their name when they come into their class to register instead of finding their name. The name cards will be available if your child needs help.
Apple Class Thordon Country Park on the 3rd July.
Aspen Class Thordon Country Park on the 8th July.
Graduation 9th July at 2:15 pm.
Sports Day 14th July.

 

Weekly Nursery Newsletter 29.06.15

Term: Summer 2
Date: 29.06.15
We will be reading many texts this week including ‘Spot at the seaside’. We will be singing various songs in preparation for our Graduation Ceremony. Furthermore we have decided to revisit all of the phonics that we have covered for the next few weeks and focus on orally blending simply cvc words.
Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
  • Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.
  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
Communication and Language
  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
  • Is able to follow directions (if not intently focused on own choice of activity).
  • Focusing attention - still listen or do, but can shift own attention.
Literacy
  • Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities
  • Imitates drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines. Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
  • Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration.
Mathematics
  • Begins to use the language of size.
  • Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
Physical Development
  • Mounts stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternate feet.
  • Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.
  • Feeds self competently with spoon.
Understanding of the World
  • Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.
  • Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.
  • Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
  • Imitates movement in response to music.
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e.g. 'This box is my castle.'
Nursery Learning Challenge Summer 2
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.
Person: A Pirate/Princes of own choice
Painting: Janet Ahlberg (illustrator)
Poem/Song to learn: Row, row, row the boat.
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

 
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 boats
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out facts about the person

 
 
Messages
 
Thank you to all of you who attended the picnic on Friday, I hope you will agree it was a success and we were very lucky with the Weather.
 
All of the dates for forth coming events were on the list you were given and are also stuck on the Nursery window.
 
If your child will be attending the reception class with us in September, please see Mrs King or Miss Taylor if you have not received you letter advising you of the start date and class that your child will be in.
 
Thank you.
 
The Nursery Team

Friday, 26 June 2015

Nursery learning challenge

Well done Peter! Peter made a book about pirates, which he enjoyed telling the children all about.


Nursery Reading Reviews

We may be fast approaching the end of term but it's great to see so many parents still completing reviews with their children.


School Council Trip to Dersingham

Some of the school council attended Dersingham Primary today. We enjoy making links with other schools, and exchanged some great ideas. We had a tour and took part in some fun activities.






Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Nursery Library is back in business...

After all our books getting wrecked in a storm, we have managed to replenish our stock! We now have our library in a cart!
Please borrow books, we love to hear about the children reading at home, don't forget to keep the reviews coming in.
We do have limited stock so please borrow 1 book at a time and write it in your child's record book. Thank you for your support.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Reception Diary Dates

A reminder that we have our annual EYFS Summer picnic this Friday 26.6.15 at 12.00-1.00 please come along with a picnic and picnic blankets for you and your child to share in our outside area. If you require the school to provide a packed lunch for your child please let us know by Wednesday 24.6.15 at the latest.  

3.07.15- Apple Class to Thorndon Country Park
8.07.15- Aspen to Thorndon Country Park

Please can you return the school trip permission slips along with your voluntary payment to your class teacher as soon as possible. If you are interested in helping and are likely to be available on the day, please let your child’s teacher know by the end of the week (names will be pulled out of a hat).

09.07.15- Graduation assembly at 2.15

14.07.15- Reception and Key Stage 1 sports day

Weekly Nursery Newsletter 22.06.15


Term:  Summer 2                          Date 22.06.15

We will be reading many texts this week including  ‘The Dawn Chorus’.  We will be singing various songs in preparation for our Graduation Ceremony.  Furthermore we have decided to revisit all of the phonics that we have covered over the last few weeks and focus on orally blending simple CVC words.

 Personal, Social and Emotional

  • Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
  • Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.
  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
Communication and Language

  • Is able to follow directions (if not intently focused on own choice of activity).
  • Focusing attention - still listen or do, but can shift own attention.
  • Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.
Literacy
  • Imitates drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines. Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
  • Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration.
  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Mathematics
  • Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
  • Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.

Physical Development
  • Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.
  • Feeds self competently with spoon.
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.

Understanding of the World
  • Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them
  • 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.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
  • Imitates movement in response to music.
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e.g. 'This box is my castle.'
Nursery Learning Challenge Summer 2
 
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.
 
Person: A Pirate/Princes of own choice
 
Painting: Janet Ahlberg (illustrator)
Poem/Song to learn:
Row, row, row the boat. 
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

 
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 boats
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out facts about the person


Messages

Early Years Picnic – 11.30-12.30 – Friday 26th June

We look forward to seeing you at the Early Years picnic. Your child must be accompanied by an adult if they wish to attend. Morning children need to be collected at the usual time and then the accompanying adult can come back in until 12.30. Afternoon children can come to school at 11.30 as long as they have an adult with them. Please don’t forget your picnic!
Thank you.

The Nursery Team

Monday, 15 June 2015

Weekly Reception Newsletter 15.06.15

Term: Summer 2 Date: 15.06.15Topic: 'Buckets andSpades'

Term: Summer 2 Date: 15.06.15


Apple and Aspen's sharing assembly this Wednesday at 9.05 in the hall

This week we will be basing our learning around the story of ‘Sharing a Shell.’ 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):

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
  • Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others' behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable
  • Children will say when they do or don't need help. 
  • Children will be discussing the story of ‘Sharing a Shell’ and looking at the different characters feelings and actions. What do each of the characters learn in the story? 
  • We will be discussing our friends and what makes a good friend

Communication and Language
  • Sharing the story of, ‘Sharing a shell' 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 story line or narrative into their play.
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.
  • Children will be going out in groups with Mr Portway practising their skills for sports day on the 14th July. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school

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
  • Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.
  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • Children also write some irregular common words. 
  • Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. 

Mathematics
  • Counting an irregular arrangement of objects
  • More or less from number to 20
  • Recognising significant numbers e.g. I am 4

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. 

Expressive Arts and Design
  • Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. 
  • Making seaside collages 

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: A sailor went to sea

Piece of music: George Frideric Handel Water Music

Person: Captain Hook/Tinkerbell


Nursery Rhyme Piece of music Person
1. Learn it off by heart.

2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.

3. Find out about the rhyme
1. Listen to the piece of music

2.Draw an illustration to represent their feelings

3. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it and create movements to it.
1. Draw a portrait of the character.

2. Find out information about the person.

3. Write 3 facts about the person.



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.
  • As part of your child’s transition to year one, we would appreciate it if you could encourage your child to walk down to their class on their own. Children will now write their name when they come into their class to register instead of finding their name. The name cards will be available if your child needs help.Please can you return the school trip permission slips along with your voluntary payment to your class teacher. Thank you to everyone that has returned their child’s slip and payment so far. If you are interested in helping and are likely to be available on the day, please let your child’s teacher know. 



Friday, 12 June 2015

Weekly Nursery Newsletter 15.06.15

Term: Summer 2
Date: 15.06.15

We will be reading many texts this week including ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’. Our songs of the week will be ‘The Farmers in the den’ and ‘Oranges and Lemons’. We will also continue to learn our phonics, we are revisiting ‘h’ this week.

Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Expresses own preferences and interests. 
  • Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks. 
  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults. 
Communication and Language
  • Focusing attention - still listen or do, but can shift own attention. 
  • Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them. 
  • Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played)


Literacy
  • Imitates drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines. Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured. 
  • Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration. 
  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
Mathematics
  • Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
  • Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.
Physical Development
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp. 
  • Develops likes and dislikes for food. 
  • Willing to try new food 


Understanding of the World
  • Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them 
  • 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
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things. 
  • Imitates movement in response to music. 
  • Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e.g. 'This box is my castle.' 

Nursery Learning Challenge Summer 2
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.

Person: A Pirate/Princes of own choice
Painting: Janet Ahlberg (illustrator)
Poem/Song to learn: Row, row, row the boat.


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 boats
Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator
Find out facts about the person



Messages
  • Please make sure you return your reply slip for the trip and contribution this week, as we are unable to organise the adults until we know how many children will be attending. 


Oranges and lemons" say the Bells of St. Clement's
"You owe me five farthings" say the Bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the Bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the Bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the Bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the Great Bells of Bow
"Here comes a Candle to light you to Bed
Here comes a Chopper to Chop off your Head
Chip chop chip chop - the Last Man's Dead."


The farmer's in his den,
The farmer's in his den,
E I E I O - The farmer's in his den.
(with one child in the centre of a circle).

The farmer wants a wife.
The wife wants a child,
The child wants a nurse,
The nurse wants a dog,
The dog wants a bone,
We all pat the bone,
We all pat the bone,
E I E I O - We all pat the bone.


Thank you.

The Nursery Team

Thursday, 11 June 2015

School Council Dersingham visits

The school council have been making links with Dersingham Primary School. As a school we feel it is important to make links with other schools to share good practise and to give our children the opportunity to see how other schools do things. Some of the school council went to Dersingham Primary yesterday where we played on their roof top garden and took part in a healthy eating workshop.

We returned the favour today. We organised mini workshops where our school council children taught their children about:
-The Houses of Parliament and passing laws
-Our ABC Anti-bullying Code
-Stroke Awareness Day

The Dersingham staff and pupils were incredibly impressed by our amazing school and grounds.




Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Brake's Giant Walk

Well done to all the children in Apple Class who completed the Brake's Giant Walk- a giant March for road safety.

Thank you for all your sponsorship money and for supporting the road safety in our community. 






Learning challenge Summer 1

Congratulations to Keira and Indie who once again completed the learning challenges.


Keira found out about her favourite Disney character 'Pocahontas'. She was able to tell the class some facts about her life and told us about her day out to the Pocahontas memorial. See below for the facts Keira found out. 
  • Occupation: Native American Princess
  • Born: 1595 in Virginia
  • Died: March of 1617 in Gravesend, England
  • Best known for: Saving Captain John Smith and marrying John Rolfe

Indie used her creative skills to make her favourite disney character 'Rapunzel'. Indie used her phonic knowledge to write facts about Rapunzel too. 

Congratulations Mrs Chisolm

GCongratulations to Mrs Chisolm who ran the 5K Kids Race for life on Sunday to raise money for Great Ormand  Street hospital. She was raising money for a little boy called Albie aged three who is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia. So far Mrs Chilsolm has managed to raise £110 for this very good cause. If anyone wishes to make a donation towards this charity then please see Mrs Chisolm in the nursery. The money raised will go towards buying much needed specialist equipment for the hospital and Albie.



Monday, 8 June 2015

Weekly Reception Newsletter 8.6.15

Term: Summer 2 Date: 08.06.15
 
Topic: 'Buckets and Spades'




Our new topic for the term is 'Buckets and Spades.' The children thoroughly enjoyed developing their role play area into a sea side resort and using their imaginative skills to act out a narrative in there. The children confidently followed instructions to make a sandwich with a healthy filling and this week we will be writing our own instructions on how they made their sandwich.

Thank you to those children who brought in pictures of seaside holidays or day trips in the UK, please keep bringing them in as we would like to talk to the children about their own experiences and display them on our topic web.



Following on from last week we will still be basing our learning around the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.’ 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):
 
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
  • Children will say when they do or don't need help. 
Communication and Language
  • Sharing the story of, ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' 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.

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
  • Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.
  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • Children also write some irregular common words.
  • Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. 
  • Writing instructions on how to make a sandwich.
Mathematics 
  • Children solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
  • Beginning to use mathematical names for 'solid' 3D shapes and 'flat' 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.
  • Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models. They recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.
  • Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
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.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
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: A sailor went to sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea.
To see what he could see, see, see.
But all that he could see, see, see.
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea!
 
A sailor went to say, say, say.
To see what he could say, say, say.
But all that he could say, say, say.
Was the bottom of the deep blue say, say, say!
 
A sailor went to sigh, sigh, sigh.
To see what he could sigh, sigh, sigh.
But all that he could sigh, sigh, sigh.
Was the bottom of the deep blue sigh, sigh, sigh!
 
A sailor went to so, so, so.
To see what he could so, so, so.
But all that he could so, so, so.
Was the bottom of the deep blue so, so, so.
 
A sailor went to soo, soo, soo.
To see what he could soo, soo, soo.
But all that he could soo, soo, soo.
Was the bottom of the deep blue soo, soo, soo.
 
A sailor went to sea, sea, sea.
To see what he could see, see, see.
But all that he could see, see, see.
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea!
Piece of music: George Frideric Handel Water Music

Person: Captain Hook/Tinkerbell
Nursery Rhyme
Piece of Music
Person
1.     Learn it off by heart.
2.     Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.     Find out about the rhyme.
 
1. Listen to the piece of music
2. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings     
3. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it and create movements to it.
 
1. Draw a portrait of the character.
2. Find out information about the person.
3. Write 3 facts about the person.
 
 
 
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.
  • As part of your child’s transition to year one, we would appreciate it if you could encourage your child to walk down to their class on their own. Children will now write their name when they come into their class to register instead of finding their name. The name cards will be available if your child needs help.
  • The letters for our end of year trip to Thorndon Country Park went out on Friday, please can you return the slips along with your voluntary payment to your class teacher. If you are interested in helping and are likely to be available on the day, please let your child’s teacher know.
Dates for your diary
  • EYFS Summer picnic Friday 26th June at 1.00 
  • Reception graduation 9th July 2.15