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Welcome / Croeso
Dosbarth Derbyn / Reception Class

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Early Years Teacher: Mrs Pope

TA: Mrs Williams and Mrs Ford

PPA: Miss Ffion Miles

 Welcome to Nursery/Reception.

Here are important reminders and information about the children’s day and what they will need.

School day: School starts at 9am and ends at 3:10pm, children will be dismissed on to the same yard as children enter in the morning. Breakfast club is available from 8.15am and after school club is available for children who wish to attend. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like more information. 

Fruit/Drink: Fruit is available for the children; fruit costs £1 a week or 20p a day.  We kindly ask that fruit money for the week is brought into school on a Monday in an envelope with your child’s name, year group and amount clearly labelled on it. Children will have milk everyday however, children are able to bring their own water bottles to school. Please ensure bottles clearly named and are filled with water only.

Dinner: Dinner money for the week should be brought to school on a Monday in an envelope with your child’s name, year group and amount clearly labelled on it.

P.E: Nursery/Reception will have PE on a Monday; your child will need a t-shirt and shorts / joggers and suitable footwear to change into. Some P.E lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has suitable clothing. Please make sure that your child’s name is on their P.E clothes and school clothes for when they are changing. If your child is unable to participate in a P.E lesson please speak to me or send a note with reasons why into school.

Book bags and reading: Book bags will be sent home daily with reading records and reading books or sound work. Book bags and reading records need to be returned to school daily. Reading with your child is very important; we would encourage you to comment and sign the record book.

Homework: Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned on Monday.  Homework will be sent weekly with an alternate focus on language work and number work.

Letters: This year we will be sending letters and information home via SCHOOP. If you have not already downloaded SCHOOP please download from Google play or apple app store. The school code is: 7749.

 

As part of the Foundation Phase Curriculum children are encouraged to be as independent learners and they are encouraged to try as many activities as possible. We apologise in advance if your child comes home ‘messy’, this will be because they have been actively involved in their learning. Some activities may take place outside so please ensure that your child has appropriate clothes. We thank you for your continued support to give your child the best possible education. If you feel that you have any qualities, skills or resources that would benefit your child’s learning environment please speak to a member of staff in the Foundation Phase.

 

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns please come and see me, I am always available to talk to you. I look forward to working with you this year and following and encouraging your child’s learning journey.

 

Thank you, Mrs Pope

  

Spring Term 2019

Early Years

Mrs Pope

Maths

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Literacy

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Cornerstones

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This term we will be learning about....

Counting – up to 100, and comparing number to 20

Patterns – creating repeating patterns and symmetry

3D Shapes

Partitioning numbers to 10 – more than / less than

Doubling

Measuring length and height

Capacity – heavy / full / half full

Estimating sets of objects

Recognise teen numbers as ‘ten plus some more’

Measuring time – yesterday, today and tomorrow

 

 

This term we will be learning....

Daily Read Write Inc sounds and words to develop word building strategies

Posters - using what, where and when

Reports – Based on characters from fairy tales – what do they look like / what are their characteristics

Instructions – using instructional language firstly, then, after etc

Poetry – recite and perform familiar poems

 

 

Will you read  me a story ?

This half term, we’ll play imaginatively with a model castle and small world characters.

We’ll look at different character types, and decide whether our favourite characters are ‘goodies’ or ‘baddies’!

Using different materials and shapes, we’ll build castles and bridges.

We’ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale.

We’ll be brave explorers and hunt for missing items from fairy tales.

Reading The Elves and the Shoemaker will encourage us to be busy elves and decorate shoes in our workshop.

Contemporary versions of fairy tales will inspire us to write stories, and we’ll create story maps to retell familiar tales.

Our mathematical skills will help us to count the buttons on gingerbread men, and estimate how many beans Jack has got!

After reading The Enormous Turnip, we’ll plant seeds and learn how to care for them.

We’ll also test the right materials to make a bed for a princess, and houses for the Three Little Pigs.

At the end of the project, we’ll look back at photographs of our amazing experiences.

We’ll also attend a fairy tale tea party and dress up as our favourite characters.

 

After Half Term – 

What is a reflection?

This half term, we’ll get dressed up and look at ourselves in mirrors. How will our reflections change?

By looking closely at shiny objects and materials, we’ll be able to sort them.

Using our mathematical knowledge, we’ll create symmetrical patterns from natural and man-made materials.

We’ll use different gadgets to take photographs and learn how to delete or save images.

Our artistic skills will help us to sketch stunning self-portraits using charcoal.

Looking carefully in the mirror, we’ll discuss what a reflection is and what we can see.

We’ll fold shapes in half to investigate whether or not they are symmetrical, and complete symmetrical patterns on pegboards.

We’ll think about our feelings, and how these can change our facial expressions.

Using mirrors, we’ll practise our doubling skills and create patterns.

We’ll discuss why butterflies and moths have patterned wings, and use 2-D shapes to create symmetrical wings.

By listening carefully, we’ll be able to learn about echoes and copy rhythms by ‘clapping them back’.

At the end of the project, we’ll have a shiny treasure hunt and search for reflective items.

We’ll also look at photographs to discuss what we have learned.

 

Homework

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by Monday at the latest. 


Information

Fruit money should be brought to school every Monday in a bag or an envelope with your child's name on it. (£1 per week)


Dinner money for the week should be brought to school on a Monday in a bag or envelope with your child's name on it. 


P.E - Monday afternoon, please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing as P.E lessons can be outside. 


Remember your coats on a cold day!!

Counting – up to 100, and comparing number to 20

Patterns – creating repeating patterns and symmetry

3D Shapes

Partitioning numbers to 10 – more than / less than

Doubling

Measuring length and height

Capacity – heavy / full / half full

Estimating sets of objects

Recognise teen numbers as ‘ten plus some more’

Measuring time – yesterday, today and tomorrow