Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Nursery Newsletter 26.6.17

Dear Parents,

   This week we are focusing on the story 'The Pirate who said please'. The week will end on Friday with pirate dress up day where the children will sing the pirate songs we have learnt, build a pirate ship together and act in role as pirates.

 Key Dates
                   
               Pirate Dress Up Day:  Friday 30th June
             Nursery Graduation: Tuesday 4th July - 9.30 AM for Morning
                                                                                 1.30 PM  for Afternoon children.  
                Nursery Sport's Day:  13th July 9.30 am Morning Session
                                                       1.30 pm Afternoon Session 
                   Nursery Trip to Barleylands: 10th July
                     Final Day for Nursery Pupils: Wednesday 19th July                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                     
Personal, Social and Emotional:
    We are encouraging the children to identify the feelings of characters in stories and talk about their own feelings.
                       
Communication and Language/Literacy:
      We are encouraging the children to learn Nursery Rhymes and join in with actions to help them re-tell these. We are focusing on consolidating and revising previously learnt rhymes this week.  They are encouraged to listen carefully to adults telling the rhymes and say the missing words.
The child are playing word and sound games to encourage them to hear the initial sound of words and begin to blend and segment orally e.g. understand that the word c-a-t spoken in sounds makes cat.
      The children are always encouraged to use the correct tenses and word endings when talking.
Physical Development:
We are supporting the children to hold pencils/tools correctly and form the letters in their name.     
    
Mathematics:
     This week we are continuing with shape. The children will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes and looking at them closely.
Expressive Art and Design:
The children have a variety of props available to turn themselves into pirates and develop their cutting skills at the same time.  

Role Play:
We have developed our Role Play Corner into an Ice - cream parlour.

This Newsletter can be seen on the Broadford Primary School Facebook Page and the EYFS Blog which you can reach from the school website. If you follow the school Facebook page you will see lots of blogs including photos of the children's time in Nursery.

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 Nursery Team

Monday, 26 June 2017

New Reception Parents Meeting

New Reception Parents Meeting

A reminder for all parents/carers with children starting Reception at Broadford in September 2017

The meeting will take place on 
Tuesday 27th June at 6pm.

This meeting is an opportunity for adults only to hear all of the information regarding their children starting school and is not appropriate for children, the children will get an opportunity to look around on September 8th.

We look forward to seeing all parents and carers there.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pirate Day: Friday 30th June




Friday 30th June



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We will be holding a 'Pirate Dressing Up' day across the Early Years (Reception and Nursery) .  




This will be linked into our topic of ‘The World’.  It would be great if your child can come to school dressed up as a pirate on the day.

Reception Newsletter 26.06.17

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Term: Summer 2                      Date: 26.06.17
Dear Parents,
Parent Notices:                                          Dates for your diary:
Pirate Day: Friday 30th June
Sports Day: Monday 10th July 9.15am
Tropical Wings: Thursday 13th July (details to follow)
End of Year Picnic Parents Welcome: Thursday 20th July 12.15pm
Go Bonkers: Wednesday 19th July

We will be holding a Pirate Dressing Up day across the Early Years (Reception and Nursery) .  This will be linked into our topic of ‘The World’.  It would be great if your child can come to school dressed up as a pirate on the day.
Our final topic for the last half term is ‘The World’ we will be reading an array of stories and this week we will be reading an array of pirate stories and carrying out linked activities.

Our Learning Objectives for this term are:-
Personal, Social and Emotional:
Takes steps to independently resolve conflict.
They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
                       
Communication and Language:
They answer how and why questions.
They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately.
 They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

Physical Development:
Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements.
Children can hop confidently and skip in time to music.
ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

Literacy:
To read and understand simple sentences.
They also read some common irregular words.
They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Mathematics:
They recognise create and describe patterns.
Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Expressive Art and Design:
The children sing songs, make music and dance.
Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques.

Understanding the World:
They talk about the features of their own immediate environment.
They also read some common irregular words.
They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Messages.

Please remember the homework expectation in Reception is to read every day and learn the red words.  If you would like further homework please complete the Learning Challenge.

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.

Nursery Rhyme:
A Sailor went to sea

Person:
Captain Hook or Tinkerbell
Piece of music:
George Frideric Handel

  1. Learn it off by heart.
  2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  3. Find out about the rhyme

  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.
  3. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  4. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it

      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

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Shiver me timbers!

After discussing what they would like for the next role play area, the reception children decided on a pirate themed role play. They have loved dressing up this week and getting into character. Luckily the children have been able to protect reception from any rogue pirates on the lose and they have been tirelessly looking for hidden treasure.

The children have been creating their own treasure maps and we will continue this next week when we get out the tea bags to create the old and weathered look!

Don't forget both Nursery and Reception children are welcome to come to school on Friday 30th June dressed as a pirate for our EYFS Pirate Day. The staff are all pretty excited to dress up as well!



"I'm off to find the hidden treasure!" Sophia 
"Lets share this treasure. Everyone needs to have the same amount." Ethan 

Reception Car Wash is open!

This week's weather meant it was the perfect time to open the Early Years car wash. The children have had a fantastic time playing in the car wash taking on a variety of roles from customers to washer, driers and crowd control. It has been the perfect way to keep cool and our bikes are looking very shiny now.

The children helped to construct the car wash earlier in the week before they began playing in it. It really has highlighted the fantastic PSED skills the children have developed over the course of the year as well as their communication and language skills.



"We had to thread the string through the foam, it was pretty tricky. Then we tied them to the car wash." Nicole
"Can you play the car wash song again please?" Tapia
"Next customer please! Just push your bike though, you can wait over there in the waiting room. Thank you." Ellie 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Apple Class cool off!



Today was a hot one! The children (and staff) were all a little hot and sticky so Apple class decided to head outside to the shade for their end of day story. It was much cooler than the classroom and we even managed to find a small breeze. "This is fantastic, lets do it everyday!" exclaimed Ruby Welch as we finished today's story 'The fish who could wish".  

In between trying to keep out of the sun, we have been opening our Reception car wash to cool down and drinking lots of water. Please remember your hats and suncream again tomorrow! 

Updated Reception Newsletter 19.06.17

Term: Summer 2                      Date: 19.06.17
Dear Parents,
Parent Notices:                                          Dates for your diary:
INSET Day, school closed to pupils: Friday 23rd June
Pirate Day: Friday 30th June
Sports Day: 10th July 9.15am
Tropical Wings: Thursday 13th July (details to follow)

We will be holding a Pirate Dressing Up day across the Early Years (Reception and Nursery) .  This will be linked into our topic of ‘The World’.  It would be great if your child can be dressed up as a pirate on the day.
Our final topic for the last half term is ‘The World’ we will be reading an array of stories and this week we will be reading Lost and Found and carrying out linked activities.

Please look out for Richie's navy Ralph Lauren cap. It went missing last week, if one of the children have accidentally taken it home please return it.

Our Learning Objectives for this term are:-
Personal, Social and Emotional:
ELG: They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
ELG: Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.
                       
Communication and Language:
They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. ELG: They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
ELG: They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Physical Development:
Children can hop confidently and skip in time to music.
ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.

Literacy:
They also read some common irregular words.
They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
ELG: They also read some common irregular words.

Mathematics:
ELG: Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
Expressive Art and Design:
ELG: Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
ELG: They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

Understanding the World:
ELG: They also read some common irregular words.
They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
Messages.

Please remember the homework expectation in Reception is to read every day and learn the red words.  If you would like further homework please complete the Learning Challenge.

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.

Nursery Rhyme:
A Sailor went to sea

Person:
Captain Hook or Tinkerbell
Piece of music:
George Frideric Handel

  1. Learn it off by heart.
  2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  3. Find out about the rhyme

  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.
  3. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  4. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it

      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

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Aspen's Picnic Adventure

Aspen class were the first to set off on their healthy eating  picnic adventure. The day started with preparing their own healthy snacks. The children all made their own sandwiches for the picnic and were discussing the mathematical concept of 'half' as they cut the bread and chose their choice of filling, jam or cheese. " It's half when you cut into two." explained Shajia.

After lunch the children were eager to get ready to walk to the park. On the way, the children had to pay close attention to the local environment and see if they could find a selection of things in the area. "I can see the bus stop." Said Amelia. The children had so much fun playing in the park and lots of children went on the orange climbing frame and its slide, and the large swing. 

Working up a healthy appetite after playing in the park, the children were ready for the picnic which had been made earlier. Eating their sandwiches and healthy fruit and vegetables, the children discussed the healthy food choices. This week in school the children have been discussing their likes and dislikes and making healthy eating choices during Healthy Eating Week. 

The children had a fantastic afternoon in the park and lots of children said that they wanted to go back! 




Apple Class at the Park!

Apple class set off today to Central Park ready for their healthy eating picnic. The children prepared their own sandwiches this morning, discussing the concept of 'half' as they cut the bread and chose their fillings. "Half means you need to cut it down the middle" said Lilly whilst Augustas explained that "both pieces need to be the same size".

After lunch the children excitedly got ready for the park and remembered to find Barney Bear to take with them - Barney Bear loves visiting playgrounds! During the walk to the park the children kept a close eye on their surroundings spotting a variety of things in their local environment. We also found a large ginger cat that was very brave as we walked past. "It's the 496! It goes to Harold Wood!" Kayne told the rest of Apple Class.

After a play in the playground the children were already for the picnic they had prepared earlier in the day. "My tummy is hungry is it time for sandwiches?" asked Lukas. They ate their sandwiches very quickly and then enjoyed a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. This gave the children a chance to discuss healthy eating choices, their likes and dislikes and links into Healthy Eating Week.

We made it back to school a little hot but with lots of smiling faces. They children all had a fantastic time and did not want to leave the park. "Can we go again tomorrow?" asked Iyinope.