Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Reception Star Readers


In Aspen class we had a number of reading rewards this week. Korey Stewart and Riley Smith have reached the 10 book award and received a bookmark, Thomas Cen and Maggie Maguire reached their Bronze award for reading 25 books.

In Apple class Lidia Catlin, Noah Livingstone and Jack Weaver have all read 25 books for their Bronze Star  Reader Award and Harry Cole has now read 50 books for his Silver Award.

In Alder class Tiffany Kelly has reached the 10 book award and received a bookmark, Shivangi Zala reached their Bronze award for reading 25 books.

Well done to all our fantastic Reception Star Readers!

Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards in school. Please record your home reading in your Child's Reading Record. Please record all of your home reading including your Child's school storybook, green and red words which you have been practising together, RWI books and any additional books you have shared together. All of these reading sessions go towards the School Reading Awards.

Please, please ensure that your children brings their reading book and diary in on their reading day!!










Aspen Learning Challenges


Wow, ten members of  Aspen Class have brought in there Learning Challenge, they have all received a certificate. 

This term the Learning challenge was to research:

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


This Learning challenge has finished now...Look out for the new one in January's Newsletter!

 

A big well done to Alessandra Ivanova, Praharsh Polisani, Charlie Grant, Freddie Davey, Kyla Kamau, Mihai Eftene, Danny Constable, Maya-Rose Cripps, Riley Smith and Aksanan Jegathas.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Reception Parties

The children had great fun at their class parties today.  They played games like musical statues and pass the parcel, danced and had party food. A big thank you to all of the staff for organizing them.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Reception Newsletter 18.12.17

Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 18.12.17
Dear Parents,

The children had great fun last week with the Nativity, Christmas dinner, Christmas Crafts and Christmas Jumper day.  We hope you had an opportunity to look at the photos on facebook.

You should be receiving your child’s progress report today  (Monday 18th December) via email.  This is is a mini report consisting of examples of observations of your children.  

If you have still not set up your account to receive the report please follow the instructions below (They are the same as the instructions on the letter given to all of you last week.

You should have received an email from:

You will need to open this email and follow the instructions.  This will ensure you are ready to receive the report on Monday.  If you do not open the email and activate the account you will not be able to receive the report.

Trouble shooting - If you do not receive the email...
The most common reason why emails are not received is because they are blocked by the receiving email system.
2simple is now certified with Microsoft so emails should be allowed through. However parents can also mark emails from 2Build a Profile as "Trusted" to ensure that hey are not being blocked.

Please find below instructions on how to allow email from the 2Build a Profile reports address through the hotmail service (and other other major email services).
  1. Login to your hotmail email account online
  2. Select "Options" from the settings menu
  3. Click on "Safe and blocked senders" under the "Preventing junk emails" heading
  4. Click on "Safe senders"
  5. Add:
  6.        @2buildaprofile.com
...in the box under "Sender or domain to mark as safe:"
Click on the "Add to list" button - you will now see reports@2buildaprofile.com in the "Safe senders and domains:" list
This week we will be reading various Christmas related texts.
          
     Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 2nd January - Return to school
Friday 5th January - Reception Maths Party - 9am

      The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
       INSET Days: Polling Day:
9th February 3rd May
25th May
29th June  
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

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Reception Christmas Crafts

The Reception children had a fabulous afternoon today as it was Christmas craft afternoon.  They were like Santa's little helpers as they 
 decorated biscuits and made beautiful pine cone decorations. The children demonstrated great creative skills and resourcefulness. 
Aimen said "I need googly eyes so it looks like a face"
Faye said "I decorated a real Christmas Tree at home"


This time of year we carry out many Christmas related activities, however this is an ongoing process and throughout the year we feel it is important to explore and celebrate various other religions and cultures too.  
The EYFS values the role that festivals and celebrations play in supporting children’s learning and development in every area of learning, and through them parents and practitioners can support children in beginning to understand the commonalities of human values that are shared by all cultures and religions.  We are sure you will agree that it is important for children to  have a knowledge about others beliefs so that children understand one another’s cultures and beliefs in a world that’s so diverse and vibrant.

Christmas Jumper Day in Reception

A big thank you to all of the parents and carers for sending your children in wearing Christmas Jumpers today.  There were some super efforts and the children had a great  time.  As I'm sure you are aware we did not ask for a donation on this occasion the school will be making a donation to 'The Save the Children ' charity out of money raised from concerts and other events.  Although there are so many worthy charitable causes we feel it is only fair to ask for financial support for one event every term.  We did chat to the children about about the charity and the children reflected on those who are less fortunate.

 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Reception Nativity Photos

We are sure you will agree that the Reception and Nursery children did an amazing job with their Nativity on Tuesday.  They sung their hearts out and the speakers spoke incredibly confidently.  It is very daunting when you are at the front of the hall with one hundred and fifty adults watching!  Most of the children looked like they genuinely  enjoyed it and demonstrated great resilience.                                                                           Apple Class
                              
                                                                   Alder Class
                      

                                                                Aspen Class
                              



Monday, 11 December 2017

Reception Star Readers!

Congratulations to Maysa Basilico, Jack Weaver and Eva Akinboyse from Apple class, who received their Bookmark Reading Award for reading 10 books. Zoe Middleton, Lottie Eve, Lucas Kalmakrian, Isaac Gilmour-Woodstock, Tele Onabajo and John Owers have all now received their bronze award for reading 25 books and Summer Carruth her silver award for 50 books.

From Alder Class congratulations to  Vibha Sivakumar and Nicholas Adeniyi for receiving their Silver award for reading 50 books!

In Aspen class we had a number of reading rewards this week.  Leonard Blackburn and Freddie Davey have reached the 10 book award and received a bookmark, Nevaeh Gibb-Clark and Oliver Dodd reached their Bronze award for reading 25 books and Charlie Grant has done incredibly well and received his Silver 50 book award. 

Well done to all our fantastic Reception Star Readers!

Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards in school. Please record your home reading in your Child's Reading Record. Please record all of your home reading including your Child's school storybook, green and red words which you have been practising together, RWI books and any additional books you have shared together. All of these reading sessions go towards the School Reading Awards.

Please, please ensure that your children brings their reading book and diary in on their reading day!!






                                             
                                     
                                             




Reception Bedtime Stories






A big thank you to all of the parents and carers that attended the bedtime story event. It was a magical evening of storytelling with a roaring fire, it was great to see all of the children and some of the grown ups dressed up in their PJ's. We hope the children enjoyed the hot chocolate and storytelling.

For many children this stage in their reading development is challenging as they begin to blend words, recall high frequency words and read sentences, therefore it is imperative that we continue to promote a love of reading. Reading to your child is also a special time to be close and bond with them. A wonderful and magical moment for the two of you to spend together with no interruptions, a precious gem in this extremely busy and fast moving world we live in.

Bedtime stories help to bring out imagination in children, it helps with their thought processes, and it can also serve as a teaching tool for everyday life skills and scenarios that need to be learnt. Furthermore, they teach children, in an engaging manner, how to achieve a positive outcome in life.

Books are able to take children into a safe and enchanted world for a few minutes each day. This helps them de-stress from their daily pressures, as even children have to deal with daily stresses. This can be a relaxing and, believe it or not, a fun way for both child and adult to share stories with each other.

More importantly, if you can get your child into a story reading routine from a young age, they will be more likely to continue reading as adults. They will continue to enjoy the benefits of it, while enhancing their imagination, their thirst for knowledge, and escapism.

                                    

                                    
                             



Reception Newsletter 11.12.17

Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 11.12.17
Dear Parents,

Please be aware that the morning EYFS Nativity has been moved to 9.15am on Tuesday 12th December.
You should have received your tickets, if you have not please speak to a member of staff in your child’s class.  Furthermore if you haven't already sent your childs costume in, they need to be brought in tomorrow (Tuesday 12th).

You will all be receiving a progress report on Monday 18th December via email.  This is is a mini report consisting of examples of observations of your children.  At some stage this week you should receive an email from:

You will need to open this email and follow the instructions.  This will ensure you are ready to receive the report on Monday.  If you do not open the email and activate the account you will not be able to receive the report.

Trouble shooting - If you do not receive the email...
The most common reason why emails are not received is because they are blocked by the receiving email system.
2simple is now certified with Microsoft so emails should be allowed through. However parents can also mark emails from 2Build a Profile as "Trusted" to ensure that hey are not being blocked.

Please find below instructions on how to allow email from the 2Build a Profile reports address through the hotmail service (and other other major email services).
  1. Login to your hotmail email account online
  2. Select "Options" from the settings menu
  3. Click on "Safe and blocked senders" under the "Preventing junk emails" heading
  4. Click on "Safe senders"
  5. Add:
  6.        @2buildaprofile.com
...in the box under "Sender or domain to mark as safe:"
  1. Click on the "Add to list" button - you will now see reports@2buildaprofile.com in the "Safe senders and domains:" list

This week we will be reading the text ‘Stickman’  and carrying various related tasks.  Furthermore we will be having a Christmas Crafts afternoon on Friday, this will involve the children taking part in cooking and decoration making.
       
     Thank you for your support with the storytelling session on Friday, please look out for the facebook posts.
      
    Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 12th December - EYFS Nativity 9.15am or 2.15pm
Friday 15th December -  Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 5th January - Reception Maths Party - 9am

      The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
       INSET Days: Polling Day:
9th February 3rd May
25th May
29th June  
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

Nursery Newsletter 11.12.17

We hope those of you who were able to attend enjoyed the Bedtime story evening, the children certainly enjoyed preparing the treats! This week is another busy week with performances and Christmas jumper day. Christmas nativity will be performed at 9.15am for parents/carers of morning Nursery children and 2.15pm for parents/carers of afternoon Nursery children. Please remember the children should come to Nursery ready and dressed in their outfits (the boys can bring dressing gowns/tea-towels in a bag for the walk to school!).

Art
The children have glitter, glue and collage materials available to create their own snowy scenes. We are encouraging them to talk about their pictures and think about the resources they will need.

Mathematics
Supporting children to recognise numbers and count objects correctly. They can chose to count the 'snow' (cotton wool) and match it to the snowman cups.

Physical
We are supporting the children to develop balance skills using benches and tracks in PE sessions.

Mark Making
The children are using the postbox they made to post their own letters. We are encouraging them to recognise the letters in their name.

Communication and Language
Encouraging children to use simple sentences correctly.
Encouraging children to hold a conversation and respond to comments.

Understanding of the World
Talking about celebrations and families.

Personal and Social Development
Ensuring children are able to co-operate with routines and some boundaries.
Modelling the correct behaviours in play, ensuring children use resources well and begin to share with other children.

Messages and Dates
Please continue to email any photos of the children's achievements, activities they have completed at home or fun days out to eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk.

The EYFS Nativity (Nursery and Reception) will be at 9.15 on December 12th for Morning Nursery Parents and 2.15PM on December 12th for Afternoon Nursery Parents.
Christmas Jumper day is on Friday the 15th of December.
The last day of term is Wednesday 20th of December.

Kind regards,
The Nursery Team

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Apple’s Learning Challenges!

Apple class have been busy at home completing a variety of Learning Challenges. The children did a fantastic job of presenting their work to the class and telling us all about what they have been learning about. Everyone had learnt the song five little men and enjoyed singing it with the rest of their class. The children had all illustrated the song with some brilliant pictures and collages. Tele also went on to listen to Vivaldi's Four Season and to watch Mr Maker. He produced some fantastic collages for all three of his learning challenges.  

Well done to Tele, Awwal, Noah, Lucas, John and Fatimah for completing their home learning challenges! 




Friday, 8 December 2017

Baking Banana Bread

Nursery created some delicious Banana bread muffins. They followed a recipe and listened carefully to the instructions given. First the children learnt to hold a knife correctly and chopped up the bananas, next they mushed the bananas with forks. This required lots of hand-eye co-ordination! The children helped to measure the ingredients, cracked the eggs and poured the milk. As they stirred the mixture the group counted to ten whilst stirring then passed the bowl to the next child.
The children of course enjoyed eating the delicious product at the end!

"Mmm I can taste all the bananas!" Ryan
"Look the egg went in!" Charleigh
"Is it time to go to the oven?" Harley




Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bedtime Stories Tomorrow!!

Reception and Nursery don't forget to join us tomorrow at 5pm for Bedtime Stories! There will be hot chocolate, cookies and of course some festive themed stories. Feel free to come in your PJ's, onesies or christmas jumpers!

A spaceship has landed in Reception!

A spaceship has landed in Apple Class and the children have been busy searching for aliens and dealing with space emergencies. "Quick the wings are on fire, we need to put it out. Lets go!" Lucas exclaimed as he set off to save the space mission. 

Role play provides a fantastic setting for children to develop their communication and language skills  whilst using imagination and creativity. As children engage in role play with others, they collaborate and develop their social skills. 


"It's ground control on the phone, there's aliens chasing us." Finley 
"Quick aliens, get your jet packs on." Mackenzie 

Alder Class Learning Challenges

Alder class have been busy at home again this week, completing a variety of Learning Challenges. The children did a fantastic job of presenting their work to the class and telling us all about what they have been learning.

Leonard drew a picture of the Five Little Men in a Flying Spaceship and sang to the class. Alder class were excited to join in with him. Leonard also drew a picture of Mister Maker.




 "He is Mister Maker." Leonard told the class.




Ellie-Maie also drew a picture of the Five Little Men in a Flying Spaceship and spoke to the class about her picture.

" I drew a robot and spacemen in my picture." Ellie-Maie told the class.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Reception Newsletter 04.12.17

Term: Autumn 2                      Date: 04.12.17
Dear Parents,

Please be aware that the morning EYFS Nativity has been moved to 9.15am on Tuesday 12th December.
The Nativity ticket slips need to be returned by Tuesday 5th December, so that the tickets can be allocated and if you haven't already sent your child's costume in, please do so as soon as possible.

We are grateful for all of the milk bottle lid donations for our wood work area, we would appreciate your continued support with this matter.  Please put them in the labelled box in the outside area.

This week we will be reading the text ‘Aliens Love Underpants’  and carrying various related tasks.
       
     The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Aware of boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.
Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.
Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities

Communication and Language
Beginning to understand why and how questions.
Can retell a simple story..
Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.

Literacy
Writes name and other things such as labels, captions.
Shows interest in illustrations and print in books  and print in the environment.
Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.

Physical Development:
Uses one handed tools.
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Runs skillfully and negotiates spaces successfully.
.
Mathematics
Says the number that is one more than a given number.
Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘less’ to compare two groups of object.
Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.

Understanding The World
Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.
Shows an interests in different ways of life.
Can talk about some of the things they have observed.



Expressive arts and design
Engages in imaginative role play based on first-hand experiences.
Uses construction material pieces to build and balance.
Explores colour and how colour can be changed.
   
    Messages.
       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.  The table below demonstrates some guidance.

       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. 1.Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
    Dates for your diary:

Friday 8th December - Christmas Story Evening 5.00pm
Tuesday 12th December - EYFS Nativity 9.15am or 2.15pm
Friday 5th January - Reception Maths Party - 9am

      The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
       INSET Days: Polling Day:
9th February 3rd May
25th May
29th June  
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