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Foxes and Squirrels

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Things you need to know.

We have hall time and PE Monday afternoon (Squirrels) and Friday afternoon (Foxes).

Please help your child to practice changing into and out of their clothes. Some clothing can be tricky and things like socks and tights can be difficult when you are four or five.

 

Home Learning

In Foundation Stage we ask that you share a book with your child three times each week. If you read anything (not just the book chosen at school) please  write it into the reading log and we can see what you enjoy reading outside of school as well. 

Please ensure your child's book bag with Reading Log come into school everyday as they are often needed here as well as at home.

We will check Home Learning books every Thursday.

If you have read three times that week or more you will get a green stamp.

If you have read less than three times that week you will get a red stamp.

 

Have you checked out the Kid's Zone yet? There are lots of fun games to play and opportunities to keep on learning when you are at home! 

 

 

Learning Journals

Your child will have an online Learning Journal through the Tapestry website and this is where we store all the observations that we make about what your child is learning. You will also have access and will be able to add in your own observations about your child's learning at home. The more you tell us about what your child enjoys and what they have been doing the better we can tailor the learning to suit them.

 

What are we learning?

As you know young children learn best through play and below is a link to some games that will support what they learn in school while they are at home with you. If a child attends school everyday day that they can then they are here for about 1,000 hours every year, but that also means that they are at home for about 7,500! 

If you help your child with their flashcards and play these games with them then you are reinforcing what your child is taught in school and that will mean learning happens faster and becomes more embedded.

Apart from the maths and phonics that your children will be learning they will also be using the technology of computers, laptops, tablets etc., and as we assess this at the end of the year as well so you really are helping them with all of their learning.

 

Happy playing! 

Tapestry

Click the link below to access our Tapestry website where your child's online learning journal is available for you to see.

Phonic Sounds

Please see the video below to see/hear the sounds and order we will be learning in school.
Here you can hear the correct pronunciation of each sound (we call this the pure sound).

 

Phase 2:
Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

 

Phase 3:
Set 6: j, v, w, x
Set 7: y, z, zz, qu
Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng
Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Pyjama Drama  22/11/18

 

We had great fun in Pyjama Drama today, we learnt all about the nativity story and how Jesus was born. Can you spot yourselves in the pictures?

 

 

This week in EYFS 19/11/18

 

Another great week in Foxes and Squirrels class.

Our focus was role play and art. The classrooms had a bit of a move around this week and we now have 2 art areas (painting and construction) and a rolling role play with lots of objects to enhance our learning. Our 'Must Do' job this week was writing a sentence starting with I am...… We have been practising this in our writing and now are trying to write it independently. We also learnt our first digraph ck in phonics this week and the tricky words to and the.

 

We have continued out phase 2 phonics learning this week.

 

Set 1: s a t p

 

Set 2: i n m d

 

Set 3: g o c k

 

Set 4: ck   e   u   r   

 

We hope you are using your flashcard pack at home alongside your reading.

Check out our pictures below to see more of our learning this week.

Have lovely weekend.

Miss Boulain, Miss Noel, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Hawkey,

Miss McGuire, Mrs Morgan, Mrs Caruana

This week in EYFS 12/11/18

 

Another great week in Foxes and Squirrels class.

Our focus was Reading. We have listening to lots of stories and have started to apply our sounds to reading VC and CVC words. We also have learnt to read the tricky word I. Our 'Must Do' jobs this week was adding sound buttons and lines to words and sounding them out with a teacher.

 

We have continued out phase 2 phonics learning this week. 

 

Set 1:    s     a     t    p

 

Set 2:    i    n     m   d

 

Set 3:    g   o   c   k 

 

We hope you are using your flashcard pack at home alongside your reading.

Check out our pictures below to see more of our learning this week.

Have lovely weekend.

Miss Boulain, Miss Noel, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Hawkey,

Miss McGuire, Mrs Morgan, Mrs Caruana

A Special Visitor 21/11/18

 

A special visitor came to visit us today. It was a policemen called Lee who came to speak us all about who he is and what he does. At first Lee asked the children what they thought a policeman’s job was. Archie said, “If someone goes fast you take them to jail” and Codey commented that, “You help people and keep them safe.” We looked at Lee’s special uniform and what technology policemen use. “You are using a camera to film because this could film people going too fast or being nasty” said Ana, “Walkie talkies help you to talk to other policeman.”

 

We learnt all about how to talk to other policemen using a different kind of phonetic alphabet. To speak to our policeman Lee we have to call him ‘Juliette Whiskey Echo’. We talked about police outfit and how the bright colours help us to identify policemen out and about. “If we are lost we can find you!” Said Freddie. Lee showed us his special book where he gives people tickets! “That is how adults say sorry” Isobelle said.

Welcome to PEEP!

We have been learning about phonics in PEEP and how to segment and blend our words together. The grown ups and children  recently enjoyed making poppies for the remembrance assembly.

                                                             

This week in EYFS 5/11/18

 

Another great week in Foxes and Squirrels class.

Our focus was Fireworks and Remembrance. We had created some firework art and water coloured our own poppies for the Remembrance assembly on Friday. We have also been learning lots about shape and our first 'Must Do' jobs this week were making shape pictures using lots of different 2d shapes.

 

We have continued out phase 2 phonics learning this week. 

 

Set 1:    s     a     t    p

 

Set 2:    i    n     m   d

We hope you are using your flashcard pack at home alongside your reading.

Check out our pictures below to see more of our learning this week.

Have lovely weekend.

Miss Boulain, Miss Noel, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Hawkey,

Miss McGuire, Mrs Morgan, Mrs Caruana

This week in EYFS 30/10/18

 

Welcome back foxes and squirrels! We hope you have had a nice half term.

This week our focus was Halloween. We had lots of spooky activities with a maths, counting an adding focus.

We also consolidated our phase 2 phonics learning this week. 

Set 1:

s     a     t    p

We hope you are using your flashcard pack at home alongside your reading.

Check out our pictures below to see more of our learning this week.

Have lovely weekend.

Miss Boulain, Miss Noel, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Hawkey,

Miss McGuire, Mrs Morgan, Mrs Caruana

Bubble Man

Pyjama Drama

Pyjama Drama came to school this week. They told us all about how to stay safe when we cross the road. 

This week in EYFS 15/10/18

 

Well done foxes and squirrels for a superb first half term in school. You have settled in really well and we are all very proud of you!

This week our focus was Autumn. We had lots of activities that used our beautiful autumn leaves and the natural environment. We looked at the Artist Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration and created some of our own natural art.

We also started our phase 2 phonics learning this week. We have begun with set 1:

s     a     t

We have sent home a flashcard pack for you to start practising with at home alongside your reading.

Check out our pictures below to see more of our learning this week.

Have a lovely half term.

Miss Boulain, Miss Noel, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Hawkey,

Miss McGuire, Mrs Richardson, Mrs Morgan, Mrs Caruana

This week in EYFS 8/10/18

 

Once again we have had a fantastic week in EYFS.

This week our focus was on the senses. We had lots of activities that meant we could explore what we can see, touch, hear, smell and taste.

We had a sensory walk where we were able to take off our shoes and socks and put our feet into lots of different textures, we had gloop and spaghetti to feel, mystery scents to smell, different fruits to taste, music to hear and lots of exciting things to see.

Check out our pictures below to see our learning this week.

Fiddlesticks Music

We took part in some music workshops run by Fiddlesticks music. Check out pictures of our workshops.

 

This week in EYFS 1/10/18

 

We have been very busy this week in EYFS. 

We have been exploring the big blue diggers, focusing on our number and counting knowledge, writing our names, experimenting with water and have had our 2nd PE lessons.

We have been lucky with the weather as it has been sunny. 

Check out our photos below to see our learning this week.

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