Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Reception Christmas Parties

We had great fun at our Reception parties.  The children demonstrated great resilience when we played various party games including musical statues, musical cockroaches, pass the parcel and the Hokey Cokey.
 


We would also like to take this as an opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Furthermore a big thank you to all of you for your kind wishes, cards and presents.
From all of the Reception Team

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Louie's Learning Challenge


Well done to Louie for completing this term's Learning Challenge. Focusing on Mr Maker, Louie drew a portrait of Mr Maker and found some interesting facts about him too. This is a great example of how completing the Learning Challenge can be a fantastic tool to support the understanding and learning of mathematical concepts and vocabulary terms to describe shapes. 
" It's Mr Maker, he gets his boxes and makes funny things, and his got his shapes. A circle, triangle, a rectangle and a square, four shapes."

Hannah's Learning Challenge



Congratulations to Hannah on her fantastic performance of the poem, Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. Performing to the class, Hannah showed reciprocity sharing the poem and her fantastic facts to the class. This is a fantastic example of how counting through nursery rhymes and songs can be a great tool to support the understanding of mathematical concepts in young children. Well done Hannah!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Siena's Learning Challenge


Well done to Siena for completing this term's Learnng Challenge. Siena focused on the nursery rhyme, Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. Siena said "I made an alien, drew a picture, I cut the aliens out."  Drawing a picture to illustrate the rhyme, she has been developing her fine motor skills. 

Iniya's Learning Challenge



Well done to Iniya who completed this terms Learning challenge.  Looking  at the aspect of the Nursery Rhyme, she recreated the flying saucer by making the model at home.  This is a fantastic opportunity to use various construction materials to design and make a model, developing her fine motor skills. 
" I made a flying saucer and put some aliens in it."

Reception Newsletter 19.12.16



 

 
       Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 19.12.16
     
 
      Dear Parents,
 
     Wow, we had a super week last week, the children had a great time at their Nativity and we all enjoyed a Christmas lunch together.  This week is only a short week (as we break up on Wednesday), we will continue to read various Christmas stories and complete our Christmas crafts.
 
Messages:
 
     Christmas Party
     We will be having a Christmas Party on Tuesday 20th December. We will provide all the snacks and drinks along with lots of fun and games. Your child may bring a Christmas Jumper to school (named please!) to change into in the afternoon for the party.  Your child will still need lunch on this day.
 
            
Dates for your diaries:
Christmas Party - Tuesday 20th December
Last Day of Term: Wednesday 21st December – 3.05pm
 
End of Term Mini Report:
     The report will be sent out by the end of Monday 19th December, they are interim reports to give you a reflection of the kinds of activities your children have been taking part in.  If you do not receive your report please speak to a member of staff.
     
      If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
 
     Have a lovely Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you On Tuesday January 3rd 2017.
 
 
Kind regard
The Reception Team
                                   

 

Shajias Learning Challenge

A big well done to Shajia who completed the Learning challenge.  She decided to look at the aspect of the Nursery Rhyme.  She was able to sing the song and she had recreated the flying saucer by making the model at home.  After singing the song Shajia said "You take one away each time".  This is a great example of how counting nursery rhymes and songs can be a fantastic tool to support the understanding of mathematical concepts in young children. 

Nursery Newsletter 19.12.16

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for all of your support over this half term. It has been great to watch the children progress, we are particularly impressed with how well they have joined in with story sessions and are now able to re-call the texts we have focussed on. Look out for the video of the children sharing books which will appear on the blog shortly.
 
       End of Term Mini Report:
      You will shortly be receiving an email from inbox@2buildaprofile.complease read the email and follow the instructions.  

       This will enable you to electronically receive your child's mini report in the last week of term.
 

Over the next two days we will be focusing on the story 'Santa's Busy Night'.  The children have been looking closely at the shape of Santa's presents, helping to count how many presents he needs to give out and joining in with repeated phrases.

The last day for all children will be on Wednesday 21st December. Nursery will only be open for the morning sessions for the party. Afternoon children are welcome to attend the morning session too on this day.


     Christmas Party

     We will be having a Christmas Party on Wednesday 21st December. We will provide all the food and drinks along  with lots of fun and games. Your child may bring a Christmas Jumper to school for the party. No party clothes will be needed as the children will still have access to outside so will need to have suitable clothes on for this.


We hope you have a happy and restful Christmas.
 

Kind regards,

The Nursery Team

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Star Readers!

Reception have been busy reading at home once again! This week reading awards have been awarded to the following children.

Gaining their bronze star reader was Abdulmalik, Emily and Naiara. Reading 25 books and receiving their bookmarks were Thabang, Miley, Aarna and Dhriti. 

Augustas, Sarah and Louie have now read 50 books, which gains them their silver star reader and a £5 gift voucher. 

Ethan and Sophia are now at a massive 100 books, wow! They are our first children to receive a gold star reader this year, congratulations!



Apple's Learning Challenges!

Ethan and Tutu have been busy at home completing this terms learning challenge. Tutu found out some fantastic facts about stars, telling the class "the sun is the closest star to the earth".

Ethan also found out some facts about stars but presented these in a very original way. Ethan made a video with his family, where they interviewed an alien. Ethan the alien shared some facts about stars with the rest of the class. Apple class loved watching Ethan's video! Ethan also made a flying saucer to represent the song '5 little men' along with a collage of space and an alien mask.

Great work Ethan and Tutu, it's fantastic to see you taking your learning further at home!


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Our very own Nativity scene!

The classrooms have looked a little messy this week - filled with hay and glitter! The children were lucky enough to have some nativity characters knitted for them to play with. After performing in the nativity earlier this week, they have used the characters to retell the nativity story themselves. They walked Mary and Joseph through the hay as they sang 'Lets all go to Bethlehem'.

"I was Mary in the nativity" said Layla as she played with Aisling. "Old King Herod was a very nasty king" sang Adam and Kayne as they joined in. The characters have provided the children with the opportunity to retell the story, becoming familiar with the Christmas story as well as a chance to further develop their communication and language skills.


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Reception Newsletter 13.12.16



Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 13.12.16
Dear Parents,

Thank you for all your support with costumes for the Nativity as well as the fantastic turn out yesterday. We hope you enjoyed the performance, we certainly did. The children worked very hard to prepare for the Nativity and it has really helped them begin to understand the Christmas story. This week we will be continue to look at the Christmas story as well as making lots of Christmas crafts.

Personal, Social and Emotional:
  Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
   Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities
  To take turns and share with their peers.
                       
Communication and Language:
       Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence.
       Questions why things happen and gives explanations.
Talks about why things happen and how things work
Physical Development:
       Uses one-handed tools and equipment.
       Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
     
       Literacy:
       Suggests how the story might end.
       Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
       Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
     
Mathematics:
       Beginning to use mathematical names for 'solid' 3D shapes and 'flat' 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.
       Separates a group of four objects in different ways, noting the total is always the same.
       Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted.
Expressive Art and Design:
Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.
Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
Understanding the World:
     Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.
Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.
  

Messages:

     Christmas Party
     We will be having a Christmas Party on Tuesday 20th December. We will provide all the food and drinks along with lots of fun and games. Your child may bring a Christmas Jumper to school (named please!) to change into in the afternoon for the party.

Learning Challenge
     Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.
     The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.
      Poem/Song to learn: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
      Five little Men in a flying saucer.                                                                  Person: Mr Maker
      Flew around the world one day,
      They looked left and right,

      But they didn’t like the sight,

      So one man flew away.
      Zoom!                                                                          Composer/Piece of music:Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
Person
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about stars.
  1. Listen to the piece of music.
  2. Create some movements to the music.
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings.
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
 2.  Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
Dates for your diaries:
Christmas Dinner - Thursday 15th December
Christmas Jumper Charity Day – Friday 16th December
Christmas Party - Tuesday 20th December
Last Day of Term: Wednesday 21st December – 3.05pm

End of Term Mini Report:
Any parents that are new to the school this school year,  should have received an email from inbox@2buildaprofile.complease read the email and follow the instructions.  This will enable you to electronically receive your child's mini report in the last week of term. If you have not received
an email first of all check your ‘Junk’ folder if not advise a member of staff.

        If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is:
eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
Kind regards,
The Reception Team
                                   


Sophia's Learning Challenge


Sophia has been super busy at home completing the final part of her learning challenge. She had shown great resilience and determination to complete all the challenges, working hard to earn her certificate. Using the guidance from the learning challenge, she has drawn an illustration to represent her feelings as she listened to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Inspired by this piece of music she completed a picture of the four seasons representing Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. 

Srinika's Learning Challenge




Srinika has been busy at home working on this term's learning challenge. Srinika has constructed an amazing flying saucer which holds five of the little men from the poem: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

EYFS Nativity Performance

 A reminder of the EYFS performance at 10.30 am and 2.30pm. Nursery girls remember your white leggings/tights and white tops and boys remember your dressing gowns and T-towels. We look forward to sharing our songs and acting with parents and carers tomorrow! 


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Star Readers!

Congratulations to all the star readers in Reception this week! It is fantastic to see everyone continuing to read at home, even as we start to tire as our first term comes to an end.

Olivia and Ella have now read 10 books and receive there bronze star reader award. Being awarded their bookmarks for reading 25 book this week are Livi, Ruby Welch, Victoria and Ella.

Riley, Adrian and Madalina have now read 50 books! This earns them all a silver star reader award and a £5 book voucher. I wonder what books they will buy?


Laura and Ethan have received the books they chose. Ethan is very excited to listen to The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher at bedtime and Laura cannot wait to get started on The Twits by Roald Dhal. 

We are expecting lots of reading awards next week as we round off the term. Keep up the reading Reception!