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Netherthong

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Reception blog

Reception

24th June

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hello.

Well we have had a week of minibeasts.

Ask you child about our New Class Pets. The stick insects!

We have been learning facts about spiders, bees and Stick insects and many more.

Go on a bug hunt at the weekend and see what you find!

Here are a few highlights.

Spider and web

Making Mini beast Hotels

Looking for bugs

Maths shape work

Next week is our class trip Thursday 30th.

Please wear school uniform and sensible shoes. Sun cream need to be put on in the morning, before school if it's a sunny day and please bring a sun hat.

A packed lunch and a non fizzy drink is needed too.

No coats needed if the weather is warm.

Thank you for your continued Support.

Mrs Oddy

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17th June

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Well its been another week all about Africa. We have compared the similarities and differences between our country and Kenya. Animals, schools, towns and cities, fruit and vegetables and the environment.

Ask your child how many countries there are in Africa and see if they can find Kenya.

We have been looking at teen number in maths again this week and now we understand how a teen number is made we can now easily put the numerals in order.

We have used clay to make repeating pattern like on many of the clothes, jewellery and textiles in  Africa.

Very exciting new about the play ground JW Road Marking have for free transformed our playground and it looks amazing. It was great fun watching.

Thank you soooooo much.

Here are a few photos's

Thank you for all your support.

The trip is on Thursday 30th June.

The children will need a pack lunch for this day.

Mrs Oddy

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10th June

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Welcome back,

This week we have been reading the book Handa's surprise. We have tasted the fruits, made necklaces with patterns, retold the story and painted the animals.

In our maths work we have been looking at teen numbers using two 10 frames.

One full ten and 2 of the next 10 = 12

Here are a few of our highlights. 

We have been building shelters and in our forest school session and built a big shelter for us all to sit in!

Thank you for your support at home,

Mrs Oddy

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27th May

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Happy Jubilee week!

We have had super fun learning facts about the Queen and why we are celebrating the Jubilee this half term. 2,3,4,5 the June.

Talk to your child about what they have remembered this week.

Here are just a few of the highlights.

Building a castle for the Royal family

Designing crowns and Union jacks

Designing the Royal Coach

Designing a crown

Making the Royal Coach

We made our own sandwiches and had an indoor street party due to the weather conditions!

Typical British weather!!

Thank you for all your support at home. Have a lovely half term celebrating and enjoy the warmer weather. Keeping up the reading and subitising. Your child now should be able to tell you two numbers which add up to make 5 and two number which make 10. How many ways can they tell you?

Mrs Oddy

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20th May 2022

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Well we have had a super week learning facts about vegetables and which part of the plants we are eating.

Did you know broccoli is a super food.

Carrots help you see in the dark with the Vitamin A.

Spinach really does give you energy as it is full of iron.

Parsnips contain  the most fibre.

Sweetcorn contains the most sugar.

Here are some activities we have done this week as well as tasting them in a soup.

Our sunflowers have grown

Noticing shapes and colours.

Describing vegetables

Counting on.

A cinema night with snacks!

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oddy

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May 13th

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Here is a round up of work and activities we have done for Weasck/Veasck.

It's is a Buddhist Festival for Buddha's birthday. It is celebrated on the full moon in May.

The children have really enjoyed learning about the rule and belief of a Buddhist Monk and how they are kind to all people and animals and nature. they are vegetarian or vegan, share all their  wealth, and give gift not receive them.

Circle of Life

Shopping outside 

Finding odd and even number and matching pairs.

Playing in the sand

What a busy week. 

Next week we will be looking a Vegetable and fruit and which parts of the plant we are eating. Talk to your children about what fruit and vegetables you have at home and where they are grown.

Please remind the children we only eat  plants , leaves , roots, berries with a grown up. We don't pick leaves or berries from plants outdoor unless we are with a grown up.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oddy

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Friday 6th May

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This week we have been looking at Sunflowers and plants. How they grow from a seeds, labelling parts of a plant, writing instructions to plants seeds and describing flowers.

They have been doubling number to 10 and sorting groups of seeds onto 10 frames to check we have enough for all the children.

Here are some of our highlights.

Look at a seed packet and see how much information there on them.

What numerals can you see?

How many are in the packet, the price, size.......

Time... Months of the year...size

Nutrition information.

 Instructions to pant............

Thank you for your support at home.

Please do come and talk to us if you have any questions about your child and their learning journey.

Mrs Oddy and Mrs Hemingway

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29th April

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Welcome back to the summer term. Hopefully we will see lots of lovely long summer days so we can take our learning outside.

This week we have been learning about @Bog Babies@

What they look like.

How to look after them. 

Where they live, their habitat.

What happens when we take an animal away from its environment.

Why its important to tell the truth.

In maths we have been doubling number to 10 and looking for symmetry in nature.

In P.E we have started out tennis session with the coach from Thonsbridge Tennis club.

Here are a few of the highlights.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Oddy

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Friday 8th April

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Well we made it to the end of the Spring term. 

Thank you to all the parents who came into school last week for the heads project. They are now on the wall displayed for every one to see and it make us smile every day day looking at all the different details.

The children have been working so hard in all areas this term.

I know you can see improvements at home from your comments. 

Over the holidays:

Enjoy the countryside and don't forget to spot those signs of Spring outside. 

Here are a few of our Easter activities we have done this week.

We talked about how Easter is a very important time for Christians and how they celebrate it.

Here are a few of our Easter activities this week:

Cutting and sticking

Playing with the easter investigation tray.

Printing eggs for our cards

Chick quiz

Fantastic Heads effort from all.

Eggs in the woods!

Have a brilliant holiday and see you all fresh and ready to learn on the 25th April!

P.S Class Trip is booked for the 30th June to Sheffield Tropical Butterfly House. This will be a full day in school hours.

Mrs Oddy and Mrs Hemingway.

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1st April

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SPRING?

We are not joking!

It snowed on Wednesday after a glorious weekend!   

That's Spring weather for you.

Thank-you so much for coming into to help with the Heads Project. The children have a great time.

Next Friday the children have been asked to bring in buns/tray bakes for a donation to go to help the people in Ukraine.

If your child would like more than one they will need to bring in a containers as the buns need to be eaten at home.

This will be done in classes only so what we bring in to Reception class we sell to Reception children.

Well Spring has been in the air this week with all the activities. 

Bobby's Robin Hood Character!

Painted Spring flowers.

Planting in the sand.

The return of the castle.

Spring flowers.

Farming and looking after the lambs.

Cutting and sticking flowers.

Thank-you for all you support at home.

Mrs Oddy and Mrs Hemingway.

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Friday 25th March

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What a wonder week of lovely weather. We have been thinking about how we change and grow over time and looking at families finishing briefly with the Royal Family in preparation for the celebrations later in the year.

Here are a selection of our highlights.

The start of the head project. The children are looking forward to seeing you all in school next week to help them make their character.

Looking at ordering 10 Frame numbers.

Painting our families

Ordering numbers

Science experiment from last week for science week,

Thank you for all your support at home,

Mrs Oddy and Mrs Hemingway

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18th March

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Hello,

Just a head up that I will be inviting parents into school for the character head project as long as the polystyrene ball's are now hemispheres!

The project usually takes about half an hour.

Dates:

Tuesday 29th March 9-9.45am

Thursday 31st March 9-9.45am

Friday 1st April.         9-9-45pm

Please if you can come in yourself or send a willing relative as the children love making the heads with you and it will be something you will treasure.

Happy Red nose day!

What another busy week.

This week has been science week so on on Friday afternoon we attempted some experiments with the children.

They loved them as you can imagine.

We did the skittle rainbow experiment.

Exploding volcano.

Predicted which liquid, oil, milk, water or vinegar would dissolve the ginger bread man the quickest.

Apple bubbles and moving colours.

Lots of learning and talking was involved in the process.

We have been learning lots of new vocabulary about castles long ago and who lived in them and the work that they did.

In maths we have been looking at shapes, their properties such as roll (curved face) and side (flat face) and making our own repeating patterns.

Below is a selection of photos from the week:

Castle

Castle

Kings and queens

Castle

Rolling

The children wrote their own rhythm patterns and performed them to the class.

Patterns,

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Oddy and Mrs Hemingway

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Home work

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Don't forget Homework is posted on Micro-soft Teams every week.

If you have lost your pass word please see the office as you will need your login for homework every year group R-Y6 as your child progresses though school. 

Thank you,

Mrs Oddy

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11th March 2022

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This week we have been learning facts about space and learning about at the Astronaut 'Tim Peak' and how he lived up at the International Space Station for 6 months 6 years ago.

We have an understanding about our Solar system and its eight planets.

M VEM J SUN is the order from the Sum

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

We also created our own Aliens from outer space and retold the books;

How to Catch a Star and Long Way Home by Oliver Jeffers.

Exploring number patterns

Creating their own Aliens

Setting off to Space on their bus

Daily phonics sessions

I will be inviting parents into school,  week 5 of this term 

Tuesday29th 

Thursday31st 

or Friday 1st April

9-10am. It wont' take the whole hour .

You will be creating our own 'Fantasy Character',with your child

These are some of the 2020 head's. The children really want them back. We need to replace them!

Please can you send in a piece of strong card 20cm x 20cm with your child. (Amazon box type)

Thank -you for your support,

Mrs Oddy 

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March 4th

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Hello, 

Welcome to Spring term 2.

The children have come back buzzing and really excited to learn.

We can really tell the children who are becoming independent learners and putting in that extra effort at home.

Well done!

This week we have started our topic on Space and have been looking at the book 'Whatever Next' By Jill Murphy

The children have had fun building rockets, re-enacting out the story, making characters from the story and learning facts about space.

We also squeezed in a talk about St Davids day, Shrove Tuesday and ate pancakes on Wednesday.

On Thursday we celebrated world book day and listen to the Author Gareth P Jones talk about his children books about fairy tales on Friday.

What a busy week !

Rockets 

Owl

Rocket

Problem solving

Thank you for all your support at home,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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Friday 18th February

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Well we made it the end of a long Spring 1 term with little disruption to our curriculum.

We had the last of our planned Tradition Tales this week. 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The children have loved being in character and thinking about all the feeling of the characters?

Why did Goldilocks go into the house?

Was she lost?

Was she hungry?

We have fun printing and cutting thick and thin strips of paper to make our forest scenes and of course we had to try porridge.

We designed and made chairs for baby bear from materils such as lego, blocks and junk boxes.

Looked at different sizes in maths.

Here are a few of the highlights.

Making porridge - 3 scoops or 2?

Building the cottage.

Making Valentines cards. - free choice

Building their own small world play set showing the three bears house and pathway.

Reading practise in and amongst the quality play.

Have a lovely holiday and hope we get some dry weather.

Mrs Oddy and the Reception Team.

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Friday 11th february

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Well we have had another week looking at  Traditional Tales. The Three Billy goats Gruff.

We have looked at the structures of bridges and experimented with different designs.

Please take your child to your nearest bridge (safely) as they didn't know we have a bridge in Netherthong village or Holmfirth?

Look for the arch shape underneath and talk about what material the bridge is made from.

It's it an old or new bridge? How do we know?

In maths work this week we have been splitting up (decomposing ) the number's 6,7,8 and seeing how they are made up of smaller number. We also looked at odd and even number using pairs of socks.

Crafting we designed and made 'Trolls'faces.

Here are just some of the highlights:

Experimenting with bridge structures

Investigating numbers 6,7,8

Free play

Thank you for all your support at home.

Mrs Oddy 

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Friday 4th February

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This week we have been learning about Chinese new Year.

The year of the Tiger officially begins on the 1st February this year. It is the start of a multi day festival for around 2 billion people around the world. It happens on the second new moon after the winter solstice. (Lunar New Year)

Here are a few of the activities we have enjoyed this week.

We made some percussion instruments with different materials inside which made different noises. We sang two celebrations songs, danced the dragon dance in P.E  and watched the dancing dragons and tigers on the big screen.

Chinese Dragons

Constructed Dragon

Cooking Stir fry!

Decorating the house.

Cutting out a spiral dragon.

Happy! Dragon made.

Making groups of 6 in our maths work. Looking at making 6,7,8 this week.

I will be doing a maths workshop on Tuesday 8th February. 2pm it will last 20 minutes.

It will be recorded if you can make it.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Friday 28th January

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Well we have as a super week retelling the story of ,The Three little Pigs.

We have also learned that pork products come from pigs which many of us enjoy eating such as ham, sausage, sausage roll and bacon. p.s pigs can swim.

We did a science experiment with the different materials used to build 'the pigs' houses  to find out which was the most stable.

We have also been looking at weighing, understanding that heavy objects have a lot of mass and light objects have little massJust because an object is big it doesn't mean it is heavy!

We also learnt a poem from Robert Burns a Famous Scottish Poet who is celebrated every year on the 25th January in Scotland. We had a go at a Scottish group dance in the hall and learn't the first verse of one of his poems.

Red Red Rose.

Straw

Sticks

Bricks

Mixing the colour pink.

Using speech bubbles.

Weighting objects.

Grouping 2's and 3's

Scottish dancing.

What a fun week.

Chinese New Year next year.

Thank you for all you support.

Mrs Oddy

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Friday 21st January

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Well we have had a lovely week retelling the story of the Ginger bread Man.

We have been writing little sentences to go with the story.

Baking Gingerbread.

Making our own characters and mixing the colour brown. For this we needed Yellow, Blue and Red.

We have been thinking about how to be a kind friend - sharing, taking turns, helping, smiling, saying complements and listening.

You might want to go over this list at home explaining why it is so important to be kind.

We then feel loved, included, happy, safe and content if someone is kind to us.

Here are some highlights below.

Writing cards to be kind people.

Mrs Oddy

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Friday 14th January

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What an eggciting week we have had with lots of eggy creative crafts and writing going on.

This term we have started learning to lots of Nursery Rhymes which all helps develop rhythm in their writing and construction of sentences. They should have come home with their 8 rhyme challenge certificate this week.

Well done!

On Tuesday we watched now a liquid egg when cooked becomes a solid egg and we enjoyed eating the eggy bread. Yummy!

Here are just a few of our Humpty Dumpty spontaneous activities.

Mrs Oddy

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January 7th 2022

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Welcome to the New Year and the Spring Term.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year and we all thank you for your gifts.

This half term we are retelling many of the 'Traditional Tales' and learning the old 'Nursery Rhymes'.

This is important for the children's learning  to explore the traditional tales keeping alive their heritage and culture and investigating why many of the tales are about farm animals where the 'baddy' in the stories are foxes or wolves. 

This week has been Winter Wonder Land. Here are a few highlights:

Here is our poems wall where we will be learning these six poems this term.

This week of course was 'The Snowman'

Let's now celebrate how well your children have returned to school this week and those online.

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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16th December

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Have a lovely special Christmas break.

Your children have worked so hard in their first term at school.

They have been learning in so many different ways and their maturity and confidence was show in their Christmas production last week.

They deserve a good rest, as we all do.

Sewing a running stitch making a candle book mark.

Decorating the treasure box for their scented pot.

Being creative

Finishing off Christmas cards.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oddy and the Reception Team

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Friday 10th December

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WOW!

We are still feeling so proud of all the children for their performance on Monday.

It was lovely to see so many of you watching them and I know they made you all very proud.

They showed maturity, resilience and confidence performing to a full audience.

We have tried to keep the rest of this week as 'normal' as possible showing the children on our calendar that Christmas is a few weeks away yet.

We have been moving and dancing every day to the www.activeadvent.fun     from imoves  advent calendar which you can do at home for free. It is a 3 minute work out every day for the children which they all have been enjoying.

There favourite is the 2nd December so far which you can go back to.

Below are a few of our activities this week.

I have added a class photo of the children dressed up in their Nativity out onto MICROSOFT TEAM as it is a secure site.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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3rd December

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What a busy week we have had continuing our daily phonics and maths as well as experiencing the first signs of winter.

Please look on Teams for the link for imoves advent calendar. 

Its a three minute work out per day. The kids love it.

We have been looking and sorting different materials and talking about recycling which we will cover again later in the year.

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, 

I have attached an active advent calendar to Teams. The children have really enjoyed the first three days and would like to continue this over the weekend. You may need to sign up but its all FREE.

Snowy day what fun we had exploring the properties of the snow and watching it melt. Solid to a liquid!

Drawing plans our our houses!

Sorting different materials!

More house designs in the role play area.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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Friday 26th November

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Well another busy week looking at the jobs Police Officers do in our community and the work of the RNLI.

We played hide and seek in the woods! 

What fun we had trying to find each other, like real detectives.

Linking with the RLNI we investigated and predicted from a selection of objects which ones floated and which ones sank.

We also painted sea pictures and added our own sailing ships using shapes which we cut from circles and squares.

We have begun to look at the number 4/5 and different ways we can make this amount. 3 and 1 2 and 2 4  and 0 5 and 1..........

We then used our 5 frames outside and filled them.

How many in a full 5 frame?..... 5.

One less?....4

Thank you for your support with the Christmas play.

We are in full flow of our rehearsals.

See you on the 6th December 2.15pm. Two places per family, no tickets given out just a sign in register at the door.

It is being record and put onto MICROSOFT TEAMS for those that cant make it. (secure sight for just yourselves)

Please come and see one of us if you do not want your child to be filmed.

Thank you again for your support,

Mrs Oddy and the Team.

 

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Friday 19th November

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What a busy week of events.

In  class this week we have been learning about 'Oral hygiene' and the importance of keeping our teeth clean and healthy by eating and drinking the right foods. We also learnt about looking after our eyes and where we go for an eye test.

Both these services we find in our community.

Other events this week included 'Road safety week' with Miss Hemingway, Anti-bullying where the slogan this year is 'One Kind Word' and finally 'Children In Need' the charity event.

In maths we have continued to recognise and make groups of 1,2 3 in many situations.

Next week we are learning about Police and Lifeboat Rescue workers.

Thank you for your support at home.

Please remember your childs reading book/sheet and reading record on MONDAY'S. 

You will have received a Christmas costume letter in your child bag this week. If not please come and see me. We do have a few spare in school to borrow.

Mrs Oddy and the Team.

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Friday 12th November

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We have continued the theme of people who help us in our communities and this week we have been looking at Vets and Doctors/Nurses.

Please could your child have their books/sheets in their bags ready for every Monday as this is the day we change them.

Please write a comment in the reading record once a week. It really helps us understand how your child is getting on at home.

The book/sheet will have been read to us at school to an adult so it will be familiar to your child.

We need to know if reading/blending is a happy time for your child. The early reading journey is not easy for all children at the beginning but i can be fun. Short regular help with lots of praise will really encourage your child to have a go and please praise every effort. Please read the speed sound orange laminated sheet before you start this acts like a warm up. If you would like any advise please come to see us.

Thank you. Mrs Oddy 

Building our own fire engine.

Subitising and noticing groups of 1 2 3.

The children have loved the 'role play'  being a vet and making the animals better. The also made their own doctors bags.

We recognised Remembrance Day and made some Poppies with Miss Hemingway and remembered the people who lost their lives to keep us safe. The poppies which have been displayed in the school library. Make sure you have a look when you drop your children off!

   

The new Vocabulary we have used this week: help, siren, vet, pet, doctor, nurse, medicine, prescription, accident, ill ,remembrance, safe, army, navy protect, environment.

In maths work we have been subitising (recognise without counting)  amounts of 1 2 3. We have also make shapes with 1 and 3 sides.

Here is our Kandinsky design.

Next week we are learning about 'Oral Hygiene' and the importance of going to visit the Dentist and Optician . How can we help our teeth keep clean?

In maths we will continue subitising and using the 5 frames to make concrete images in our heads.

Also keeping safe on the roads now it is getting dark at night.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Oddy and the Team.

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Remembrance Day 2021

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11th November 2021

Today, the whole school came together and stood in the playground, in their classes, to take part in the 2 minutes silence. During this time, we remembered all of the people and animals who we have lost and those who are still helping to keep us safe. We are incredibly proud of how all of the children conducted themselves. 

Miss H

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Autumn 2 week 1

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November

What a change of weather this week.

Cold breeze and feeling much more Autumnal.

We are continuing to notice the changes in the environment and there are so many leaves of different colours and shapes falling to the ground.

We have started our new topic: People who help us in our community.

This week we are looking at Fire Fighters as we have two festivals which include fire!

This week we have been Celebrating,

Diwali - The Hindu festival of Light

How is Diwali celebrated?

For many people this five day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps are lit and windows and doors are left open to help Lakshmi find her way into people's homes.

Other ways that Hindus celebrate the festival include:

  • Spring-cleaning the home
  • Wearing new clothes
  • Exchanging gifts (often sweets and dried fruits) and preparing festive meals
  • Decorating buildings with fancy lights
  • Huge fireworks displays

Celebrated https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zjpp92p

Here is a link to explain more. It if does not work here I have put the link onto "Microsoft Teams'.

We made Diva Lamps with clay.

We have also talked and learnt about Bonfire night and how Guy Fawkes in 1605 tried to kill king James 1 and the houses of parliament.

Playing with the fire engine.

Building retractable ladders.

Singing songs about Diwali and Bonfire night.

We built mini bonfires with sticks we collected in the woods and pretended to put them out.

What a busy week.

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

Next week we are looking at Vets and Remembrance Day. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Oddy and the Team.

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Friday 22nd October

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Well done everyone for a Fabulous first half term.

This week we have been looking at patterns in our maths work.

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Have a go at this at home in the holidays.

After half term we will be looking at people who help us in our community.

If you have a job which you would like to come in and talk about we would love to see you.

Have a lovely holiday.

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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Friday 15th October

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Autumn is coming!

We have had a week noticing changes that are happening outside in the environment. We have been on an autumn walk and have learned new vocabulary such as hibernate, migration and words to describe the fallen leaves; crunch, rustle, crispy.

We started using 5 frames as a way of identifying 'how many' without counting.

In cooking we were tasting 'harvested' vegetables.

Next week we are thinking out the cultural festival of Halloween and reading the book  'Funny Bones' .

Looking and noticing patterns.

Hope to see people on Monday 2.50-3.15 for my Maths workshop. 

Next week we will be giving out reading records and passwords for 'maths seeds' and 'reading eggs' for you to have a go at in the October half term.  

Thank you,

Mrs Oddy

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Photo's 15-10-21

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Ordering sticks by size.

Long short

Making a Hedgehog with natural materials.

In the woods we watched the leaves fall to the ground and sang our Autumn song.

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Friday 8th October

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Happy Harvest.

This week we have been retelling the story of the 'Little Red Hen' .

Ask your child to do this for you with actions. We have tasted different breads and made a class hen called ' The helping hands hen' all to do with working as a team!

In mathematics we have been using the language,

big/small

tall/short

more/fewer 

The word 'Less' is used when it is one less or in capacity; There is less milk in the glass.

Next week we are researching Autumn and I normally ask the children to bring in objects they find in the woods; leaves, acorns, conkers but with the weather being so warm the leaves have not even started to change colour. Talk to your children about when changes happen in Autumn to the trees, flower, wildlife.

If you do find some please bring them in.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Pictures 1st October

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We looked at sorting activities this week. 

Looking and taking about the objects in detail,

the size

shape,

colour

how they feel,

what they are made of?

Next week we are comparing objects and amounts.

More/less/fewer/

Thank you for your support at home.

The Reception Team

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Friday 1st October

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What a busy week.

The Autumn weather has now come upon us.

We are looking at the changes that happen in the environment in Autumn so please talk about this to your child when you go out on family walks.

The changing colour of the leaves.

The cold weather and that we have to ware warmer clothes.

The dark nights.

The festivals like Harvest as the farmer are busy collecting their crops from the fields for the supermarkets.

We watched a show all about harvesting carrots, tomatoes and blue berries to make a rainbow salad. Your child might want to make this at home.

Red - Tomatoes

Orange - Carrot

Yellow - pepper/sweetcorn

Green - Salad leaves/cucumber

Blue - Blueberries

We have been sorting different objects in maths and saying why they are sorted in that way.

For example the same shape, colour size.

Our book this week was 'Paper Dolls ' by Julia Donaldson

We designed our own family.

Thank you for your support,

The Reception Team

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24th September 2021

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This week we have started learning 5 letter sounds 

m a d t d 

We can now try and 'blend' 3 sounds together to make little words e.g

mat

sat

sad

mad

Sam

We need to always form our letter correctly so we don't get into bad habits. It doesn't matter how big they are so please practise in many different ways.

Chalk outside, soapy bubbles, finger paint, felt tips and many more creative ways.

Encourage a pincer grip.

We have also had fun noticing  objects that match. In side and outside in the woods. This is the start of our mathematics teaching. The children need to be able to notice change and patterns.

They have had another super week. Well done everyone.

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16th September

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Wow!

Its been our first full week in school.

We have had a lovely week exploring our classroom environment.

We have played in every area, been up to the hall, had our school dinners and played outside in the big playground, baking, P.E and have been exploring in the woods.

We have been learning why we have routines; they are to keep us safe.

What a busy week!

The Reception Team.

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Friday 9th September

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Welcome to the Reception Class Blog.

Here every Friday we will add some photos or write about events which have happened during the week.

This week the children have settled so well in to their new school Reception Class. We have played all the time and finished some busy jobs with the teachers called Reception Baseline Assessment.

If you want to know about the new Government Baseline Assessment we have completed this week please go to the website page for

Netherthong primary School and click on;

Reception Class

then  click on the link to the Baseline Assessment for more information.

Thankyou,

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemingway's, Miss Hemingway and Miss Hudson (The Reception Team)

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Friday 23rd July

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Well from all us who work with your children in the Reception class this year, we just want to say a massive thank you for all you support at home this year. 

It has been a year not like any other with much of our communication via 'Teams' and email.

Your children have been so resilient and have coped with all the change that has taken place. They have worked really hard and I am proud of all their achievements. I am looking forward to hearing how they all get on throughout their years at Netherthong primary school. 

We have been looking at maps this week and the children have really enjoyed this skill.

We also had a super time building our own 'dens'.

We also managed a walk to Old Fields  play park early Thursday morning as our special out of school trip!

A few pictures of  them are below.

Have a super summer and keep with all those important skills!

Best wishes,

The Reception Team 2020-2021!

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Friday 16th July

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This week we have been looking at Under the Water Creatures and Keeping Safe at the beach.

Here are a selection of photos of activities we did this week.

Make natural 

Forest sea creatures.

Floating and sinking

Sea Sculpture

Cotton wool. Float or sink?

Cuisinaire rods.

Sea pictures.

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9th July

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Well we have travelled Europe this week visiting Spain, Italy and France.

We have had a lovely time trying some food from these countries such as pizza's and gelato  from Italy and crepes and croissants  from France. We thought about how we got there, we went on a plane to Italy, a boat to Spain and the channel tunnel to France. In Italy we made our own leaning tower of Pisa and in Science we made our own volcano erupt using bicarbonate of soda, red food colouring and vinegar like Mount Vesuvius. In forest school we made boats out of natural materials and tested them in the water tray.

We learnt how to say hello to each other and had a go at counting to 10 in each language.

Here are a selection of photos of our week.

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Ice cream

Floating boats

French patisserie 

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Friday 2nd July

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We have been on an animal hunt this week looking at all different classifications of animals; reptiles, mammals and birds.

We also learnt about how some animals are endangered and need to be protected or the will become extinct!

In the woods we made some camouflage head pieces and had good fun playing hide and seek in the long grass.

During cooking time we made our own sandwiches and tasted beef (mammal) chicken (bird) and Tuna (fish), of course we had it with our healthy home grown lettuce.

Number this week we were looking at teen number and number patterns all the way to 100!

Can your child count on from 6,15,55,74.

Can they count back from 8,11,42,68,100

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Friday 25th June

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We are explores!

What a interesting week looking at insects and mini beasts.

We have looked at their different features such as all insects have 6 legs. We have studied the life cycle of frogs and caterpillars. We are waiting to see if our African snails lay eggs!!

In our number work we have been looking at odd and even number and what makes an odd number odd?

We have made some fabulous snail collages pictures influence by Henri Matisse the French artist who experimented with cut out

shapes to make pictures.

Finally we got to taste some of our home grown lettuce. We made our own bread rolls too!

Next week we are looking at classification of animals . Look on ‘Teams’ for some short clips to watch.

Mrs Oddy and the reception team.

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All about Africa!

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18th June 2021

This week we have been exploring the continent of Africa. In dance, we learnt a traditional African dance and used the djembe to copy different rhythms. 

We created African inspired necklaces out of paper plates. We decorated them with patterns, using shapes of coloured paper. 

On Wednesday, we looked at chocolate and where it comes from. We designed our own chocolate bar wrappers, carried out a science experiment to see what happens to chocolate when it gets hot and sampled three different types of chocolate; dark, milk and white. 

   

   

In maths, we have been exploring shapes and patterns. Some of us used plastic shapes to create different patterns and shapes with them. 

Also, we have welcomed two new members to our class. Meet Bread and Butter, giant African snails! We are looking after them for a while which is really exciting. We helped Mrs Oddy to create the habitat so they will be happy in our care! Some members of the class even held them ... 

   

The weather has been good to us again this week! I hope the rain stays away for you this weekend ... 

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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What a surprising week!

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11th June 2021

This week we have been looking at the story of Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. We have most certainly felt like we have been in Africa with this gorgeous weather we have been having!

We used watercolour paint to create an African sunset then cut out silhouettes of trees and African animals to stick on our sunsets. How beautiful they all looked!

   

Using oil pastels, we chose a picture from the book to replicate. 

On Wednesday, we used the djembe to play the syllables in our names. The name with the most syllables in was 6!

As the weather has been do wonderful, we have taken the opportunity to investigate moving water from one water try to the other. We have some brilliant problem solvers in this class!

   

In maths, we have been looking at doubling numbers by using a 'magic mirror', using dice and looking at symmetry on ladybirds. 

This has been an amazing start back after the holidays! We hope you all have a lovely weekend and this weather continues! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Rosie's Walk and Buzzing Bees!

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27th May 2021

What a bee-rilliant week we have had looking at the story Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins and bees. 

We have been looking at propositions, which links in well with our story. We even acted out the story, moving to the positional language in the story. 

We made some windmills out of paper that we folded ourselves!

On Wednesday, we looked at bees as the fox crashes into lots of bee hives. We learnt lots of fascinating facts then some of us even wrote a fact file about bees and stuck the picture in the correct order to show the life cycle of the bee!

   

Using oil pastels, we colouring different bees and made our climbing frame into a hive. We then sampled different honey on bread. How yummy this was! 

   

We used 2D shapes to make our own bee-utiful bees. 

Some of the children decided to make a hive using building blocks and Unu. 

   

What a fabulous half term all the children have had and we are so proud of the progress that they have all made! 

We can't wait to start our last half term with this amazing class! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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Sunflowers everywhere!

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21st March 2021

What a lovely week we have had exploring sunflowers. We have focused on these questions: 

What is a Sunflower?

Do all sunflowers look the same?

Where do they grow?

Where can we find out about sunflowers?

Using newspaper, we made our own plant pots and planted a sunflower seed. We will be watching them grow over the coming weeks. 

   

On Wednesday, we looked at the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We used oil pastels to replicate different paintings that he did throughout his life. Also, we used watercolours to paint a dream that we had as Vincent Van Gogh once said "I dream my painting, then I paint my dream.". 

      

As a class, we drew sunflowers on colourful paper and then attached them to create a collection of sunflowers, which were one of Vincent's favourite flowers. 

Why not try to spot some sunflowers over the weekend? Have a lovely rest and see you for our last week of the half term next week!

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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Happy Wesak!

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14th May 2021

Happy Wesak! In preparation for the Buddhist festival on May 26th, we have been looking at how people who follow this religion celebrate. As Buddhists believe in kindness, we have been practising being extra kind to everyone, both at home and in school. 

We designed lotus flowers and leaves from the Bodhi tree to decorate our climbing frame. We then had a picnic underneath, like a marquee, as Buddhists decorate their own marquees and have a feast in them with family and friends. 

   

   

Buddhists believe in meditation which helps to relax and soothe the soul. We listened to mindful music while we did some meditation of our own. 

   

In maths, we have been looking at different shapes. We discovered how squares, put together, can make bigger squares or rectangles. We also looked at the book Grandpa's Quilt by Betsy Franco and then using 2D shapes, designed our own quilt for Grandpa which would cover his feet! Towards the end of the week, we looked at tangrams and made our own patterns with them. 

   

Why not try meditating at home this weekend! 

Have a relaxing weekend and hope the weather stays dry! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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We are all about healthy habits

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7th May 2021

What a positive week we have had here in Reception! We have been looking at how we can keep ourselves healthy and safe. This includes our bodies, minds, hygiene and keeping safe on roads. We also had a discussion as to what makes a balanced diet. 

We have looked at healthy and unhealthy food groups. We had to sort through various different foods and make a decision as to whether the food needed to go in the healthy circle or the unhealthy circle. 

We used various different equipment to find different ways we could exercise our bodies and make our heart rate increase, building the muscles inside the heart and around the rest of our bodies. 

   

We used meditation and yoga to calm ourselves down and give our bodies and minds time to relax and be in the moment, thinking about keeping positive thoughts flowing.

   

We learnt two songs to help us wash our hands and brush our teeth for the correct amount of time. Here are the links to the songs: 

Wash Your Hands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI 

Brush Your Teeth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCio_xVlgQ0 

What a busy week we have had, even though it has been a short one! 

have a lovely weekend and hope the sun continues to shine!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Vegetables everywhere!

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30th April 2021

This week we have been looking at the book, Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French. We looked at which vegetables grow above and below the ground. We then looked at which part of the plant we eat, the roots, stem, leaves or flower. 

On Wednesday, we looked at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who painted pictures of different fruits, vegetables, meat and fish together to make portraits of people. We had a go at this ourselves, using paint, pastels and cut out fruit. 

   

In science, we predicted which vegetables would sink or float in water. We recorded our predictions then tested them and were surprised with the results! 

   

Oliver brought some exciting items into class this week! At his Grandad's farm, they had de-horned a cow and bull, so after they have been disinfected, he brought them in to show everyone! We even got to see videos and pictures of the process the vet used. Thank you Oliver and family! 

Why not try some different vegetables at home! 

Have a lovely long bank holiday weekend and we hope the weather stays sunny! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Bog Baby bananza!

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23rd April 2021

We have spent the week looking at the book Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.We went into the wood on a Bog Baby hunt to see if we could find one in our own woodland. We looked under logs, piles of leaves, bluebell thickets, inside the crowns of ferns and in the long meadow grass. 

   

We also made our own Bog Baby using blue playdough and created the features using natural and man-made materials.

   

Using white oil pastels, we created a Bog Baby scene then we used a blue paint wash to reveal the beautiful designs. 

We carried on developing our weaving skills by sewing Bog Baby, using wool, needles and paper. We then decorated them. 

The children did an experiment on Wednesday, where they coloured in some water lilies, folded the petals into the centre, placed it on top of some water in a tray then something magical happened... 

The petals opened up gradually to reveal the flower they had beautifully decorated! 

   

Maybe you could go on your own Bog Baby hunt this weekend in the lovely weather! 

Have a wonderful weekend and happy hunting! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Knights and Castles galore!

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16th April 2021

We have had an exciting week exploring the theme of castles and knights. We have looked at all of the sections of a castle, who worked in the castle and where they were built. 

We have been very busy with our craft activities! We have designed our own coats of arms, woven our own patterns in shields and used newspaper to design our own castles. We have loved letting our creativity flow! 

      

   

We even built our own castles using big, foam bricks outside! 

   

   

In phonics, we have looked at been using adjectives to describe knights and kings. 

This week, we have also started our tennis lessons with Thongsbridge Tennis Club! The weather was glorious as we begun to develop the basic skills needed. Our tennis lessons will be every Monday until the end of Reception! 

Have a lovely weekend and hope the weather continues to stay nice and sunny! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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An egg-tastic week!

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26th March 2021

This week we have been looking at the season of spring and the changes that come with this. From making paper daffodils to writing spring poems, we are embracing the season of spring with open arms! 

On Wednesday, we had a visit from someone with big ears and a fluffy bobtail! We followed a trail of clues to discover that the Easter Bunny had left us some eggs in our woodland area, in the signs of spring! In the eggs were some yummy grapes which we enjoyed together outside in the sunshine. Also, we made some lovely spring baskets and used our fingers to paint some spring flowers. 

   

   

We would just like to thank you all for all the support you have given us throughout the past term! We really appreciate the support you have given us while you were at home and the brilliant transition back into school life. 

We hope you all have a good rest! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Looking at our history!

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19th March 2021

This week we have been exploring own history by looking at photos of ourselves when we were babies, toddlers and how we look now. Also, we have been comparing what life used to be like when our families were children to how our lives are like now. We have created a time capsule to open when the children are in year 6. We asked them what hey would like to be when they grow up and included of a photo of what they look like now. 

On Wednesday we celebrated St Patrick's Day by making cards, hats and leprechauns. We tasted soda bread and Brambrack as these are traditional Irish foods and ended our day by learning an Irish gig and performing this for parents, who watched through our window, at home time. 

   

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the nice weather is here to stay now! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Out of this world!

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12th March 2021

We have absolutely loved having all of the children back in this week! We have had lots of fun exploring space, looking at the first British astronaut in space, Helen Sharman. Also, we have been looking at the planets that we have in our solar system!

As Sunday is a very special day, Mothering Sunday, we spent time making wonderful "hand"made cards using our own hands and thought about how amazing they are by writing down lots of fun facts about them! 

   

On Thursday it was our school World Book Day! The theme we chose for this year was spring. We linked this with a gorgeous book we have been looking at called Junk DNA. We write about the 'springs' inside robots and used springs to make robot pictures! 

Have a lovely, long rest after our busy first week back everyone. We are super proud of how the children have settled back into life in school! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Christmas is here!

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16th December 2020

What a busy week we have had! 

This morning, we had a special delivery from the North Pole! Santa had replied to our postcards we sent him last Wednesday. 

We have had lots of fun creating different Christmas crafts. We have made photo frames which look like Rudolph, different Christmas objects out of 2D shapes and Christmas trees with paint using a fork. 

   

Also, here is a Merry Christmas from Mr Curly-Wurly

We had a special delivery of Dr Simpo's new comic on Wednesday morning. He has kindly donated one for every child in school. Thank you Dr Simpo!

From myself and the whole Reception team, have a lovely Christmas break and Happy New Year! 

See you all in 2021!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Elf-tastic Day!

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9th December 2020

We had a visitor ... 

   

Our Elf wrote a letter to us ...

Our Elf also set out some activities for us! We wrote a postcard to Santa, helped some elves find their way through a maze and made our own elves.

      

To end the day, we have a virtual assembly with our local vicar, Nick Heaton.

What a busy afternoon elf-ing around we had! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H xx

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All about recycling and materials

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2nd December 2020

We have been looking at properties of materials this week and what they can be used for. We had a giggle thinking about what if we made our clothes from metal and tables out of paper!  

With Miss Crowther, we looked at the story of the Three Little Pigs. We then made our own houses out of straw, twigs and bricks to see if the big bad wolf could blow our houses down!  We were very excited when our brick houses were not blown down!

With Mrs Hemingway we sorted materials into groups by what they were made of such as wood, metal or paper.  We used our super magnets to discover which objects were made of metal. 

On the cutting and sticking table, we recycled wrapping paper to make trees with leaves in a pot. 

Also, we sorted various every day items into the correct recycling bins, discussing why we had put them in each bin. 

How busy we have all been! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

The Reception Team xx

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Police and pop art week

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25th November 2020

Today we have been very busy looking at the topic of the week, police, and looking at pop art.

In PE, we created a circuit of different activities including; hurdles, a ladders to use 'fast feet' through, egg and spoon balancing, hula hooping, quoit balancing on our head, and throwing bean bags at targets. We all had so much fun developing our coordination!

Each class is going to create a collaborative Christmas tree for the display in the hall and today we began to create ours. We have all decorated a star and we are going to create a 'tree of stars'. Keep checking the blog for updates ... 

We dressed up as a police officers and had our pictures taken for identification badges. We then wrote our name and made a signature! 

Children used their cutting and sticking skills to create a police helicopter using different 2D shapes. 

With Miss Crowther, we used the printing technique to create a pop art picture using police car shapes, just like Andy Warhol.

What a busy day we have had!

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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Road Safety and Anti-bullying week 2020

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20th November 2020

This week has been anti-bullying and road safety week. We have looked at both topic and done activities relating to this. 

Anti-bullying

The theme for this year is United Against Bullying. We talked about what makes a good friend, the importance of being kind to each other and why we need to work as a team to help each other.

Everyone draw a self-portrait on a piece of a jigsaw which we have put together to show that every piece is as important as the other. 

For more information about Anti-bullying Week here is a link to the Anti-Bullying Alliance:

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Road Safety

With the help of Super Cat, we learnt a rap that told us that when near roads we need to follow some rules which were: 

  1. Stop
  2. Look both ways
  3. Listen
  4. Think

We developed our cutting and sticking skills by designing our own vehicles adding blue lights, rotors and funnels to the car body. 

With Miss Crowther, we learnt how to programme BeeBots to move around roads, stopping at zebra crossings and arriving at our destination safely. 

We created roads with cars, traffic lights and speed signs to fit with the theme for this year which is No Need To Speed

For more information about Road Safety Week, please visit the Road Safety Week website which has been coordinated by the charity Brake:

http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/  

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Remembrance Activities

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13th November 2020

On Wednesday, we focused on Remembrance Day. We took part in the two minutes silence at 11am where we through about everyone, including animals, that have fought in a war. We also created lots of different craft activities relating to this. 

We used tissue paper, cellophane and card to create stain glass poppies, how beautiful they looked with the light shining through!

On the cutting and sticking table, we cut slits around red circles to represent the poppies then finished them off with a green leaf. 

We used our printing skills to create poppies using paint. We used a sponge to print the petals of the poppy then using a painting brush to create the stem and the leaf. 

On the mark-making table, we used oil pastels to create a different pictures with the poppy theme. 

What a poppy-tastic day we all had! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Bonfire night and firework activities

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4th November 2020

Today, the children have completed a range of different activities all related to bonfire night! We started the day by creating their own dance where they were the bonfires and fireworks.

The children began to learn about a new artist, Jackson Pollock. As a class, they used his 'drip painting' method to create a firework scene in a night sky.

Developing their cutting skills, children cut out different shapes to create their very own rocket with flames gushing from the bottom! 

On the painting table with Miss Crowther, children used straws, which were stuck together, to make fireworks in the night sky. We even added glitter to make them sparkle!

With Mrs Mitchell, the children painted their hands to create bonfire flames, adding brown paper for the logs and glitter for the sparks. 

What a cracking day we have had! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 7

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Hello everyone.

Here is the link for the  

Great Balloon Race race organised  by Friends Of Netherthong.

Please have a go as all proceed go towards much needed school funds which directly benefit your child.

Thank-you for your support.

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Owly Fun Day!

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21st October 2020

Today, following the theme of autumn we have been looking at owls. We made different owls using different media. We have visited our school library for the first time today and the children have a book in their bags. Library will be every Wednesday so please can you bring your books in so children can choose new books on this day. 

On the cutting and sticking table we used different shades of brown to create our owl outline before adding beaks and eyes. 

Also, we made tube owls by rolling a piece of paper to make a cylinder before adding detail such as wings, eyes and a beak. 

On the painting table we painted our hands brown then printed hem on the paper to create owls. We sat them on branches with little leaf shoots. 

What a hoot we have had today! 

Have a lovely half term break! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 6

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A few high-lights for this week!

Parents evening 19th-20th October.

Have a lovely weekend and please bring in your Autumn finds from the weekend into school.

Making paper doll characters.

Looking for shapes in shapes.

Baking ginger biscuits this week! Looking at the difference of SR flour and Plain. Can you guess which is which?

Four days next week as the Friday 23rd October  is a training day.

Thank-you for your support at home,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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A day filled with kindness!

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14th October 2020

Today, we have continued to look at the book The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

We have worked as a team to create our very own class paper doll chain! We developed our cutting and sticking skills to cut around the outline of the doll then coloured them in beautiful colours! 

As a random act of kindness, we drew pictures on pieces of wood which we then thread some string through. The children have then decided to give them to someone to make them smile! 

What a lovely bunch of children we have in Reception! 

Miss H x

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 5

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Well done to all the children for being amazing. They are learning so much in all the areas of development especially when playing with other children and being kind to each other, talking about thier feeling and learning how we have to behave in school to make it a fun and positive experience. 

Here are a few highlights.

Baking bun's

Playing hide and seek in the woods.

Home work,

Go for a walk in the woods and notice the 1 2 and 3 pattern formation's and signs of Autumn.

Thank-you for your support and have a good weekend.

Mrs Oddy

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Little Red Hen

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7th October 2020

What a busy day we have had continuing to look at The little Red Hen! 

On the painting table, we created hens using our hands! We painted our hands brown and red then pressed it down on the paper with our fingers spread out. This made the body then we added detail using yellow paint. 

On the cutting and sticking table, we used different shades of brown and red to make a collage of a hen. We used cellophane, card and tissue paper. 

In maths we were recognising and understanding the numbers 1, 2 and 3. We played different games where we had to get into different groups depending how many claps we heard and which number we saw. 

How much fun we have had subitising and making hens today! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 4

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Picasso Fruit faces in cooking this week!

Sorting and matching in the woods.

Hello Everyone,

Your child is really getting into the routine of school. We have had our first full week of planned lessons and curriculum learning.

Next week as are continuing our RWI phonics programme we have covered  m a s d t this week keep practising these at home.

Look your Microsoft Teams link for your fun homework on subitising.

Have fun 'noticing' groups of 1, 2, 3's.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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What a monster-ly good Wednesday!

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Wednesday 30th September 2020

What a busy and exciting day we have had today continuing to look at our feelings. We have been looking at the book The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. The children have used their fine-motor skills following patterns on the different monsters and have created their own monsters on the painting and cutting and sticking table. 

In maths, we have been sorting and matching buttons. The children chose different ways to group the buttons. Some chose to group them by size, colour and the number of holes in the middle of the buttons. 

   

On the cutting and sticking table, the children used different coloured paper to create their very own monsters. They had to use scissors to make arms, legs, eyes and other features they wanted on their monsters before sticking them together with glue. How friendly they all look!

In painting, the children used different brushstrokes and blended colours together to make their own creations. 

What a monster-tastic day we have had today! 

Miss H x

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Hello Reception Class Autumn week 3

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We had great fun in the woods using natural materials in the woods to make 'people'.

Food faces. Thank-you to those parents who have paid a voluntary contribution towards our cooking activities. We have a student starting with us next week who will be cooking/baking with children every week.

Well hello everyone,

 The children have had a super time getting to know each other, ourselves and our school rules over the last couple of weeks and we now feel they are all settled and ready for the  start of their learning journey.

Your child's learning  journey is a long one (14 years and maybe more!) so please don't put pressure on your-self or your child if they are working at a different level to other at this time. I believe everyone has their own super powers and our system does not always celebrate aspects such as creativity, kindness, resilience and communication which as just some of the powerful skills we need to have as a nation to progress. Education is very individual journey and your child will make progress and develop when they are physically an emotionally ready.

Just enjoy this new school experience together and support your child in the ways they need. Most days it will be a big hug and a story.

We are always here to help so an email; reception@netherthongprimary.co.k

or phone call or pop in at the end of the day is easier for a quick chat.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemimgway and Miss Hemimgway.

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Last Friday Gallery!

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I can't believe that we have made it! What a year it has been full of surprises! We have had a dino-tastic week in school learning about different dinosaurs, den building and even having socially distanced visits from Matilda and Xander! On behalf of the whole Reception Team, we would like to thank every single parent, carer and of course the children for their hard work, determination and dedication throughout the whole year! You have made us all very proud to say we have been your teachers! 

We managed to get a socially distanced class photo when Xander and Matilda came to visit ... 

Here are just a few photos to show you what we have been up to during the week ... 

We have been doing lots of art with Rob Biddulph so if you would like to have a go, here is the link ... 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg/videos

Again, thank you for everything! Have a marvelous summer, stay safe but most importantly, have fun! 

Love 

Miss H and The Reception Team xxx

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Home Learning Thursday 16th July

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Well it's the penultimate day for us all today.

We would just like to say a massive:

THANK-YOU

What a fantastic set of parents and children we have had this year.

Well done to all of you in supporting your child at home, working your day job and just surviving the day to day uncertainty in these unprecedented times.

We will never forget the class of 2020!

We wish you all the best for the future and have a wonderful summer break.

Enjoy your summer holidays you all thoroughly deserve it.

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemingway, Miss Hemingway and Mrs Cooper.

Thursday 16th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: gGqQ

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call What Why : New There where

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap   ir 

Stir

Twirl

Dirt

Skirt

Third

First

 Writing – A set of instructions.What we need to build a den?

NUMBER-

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Play the double dice game with one dice. E.g Roll 5 double is 10.

The children need to say what is double that number.

 They then draw the corresponding part of the rocket. It’s a bit like beetle drive.

Problem solving.

Children then can explore Half of a number.

There are two rockets’ 10/20 children.

 The number of children can change depends on the child’s ability.

Try an odd number does it work? Do the rockets have the same number?

TOPIC

Den building and Scavenger Hunt

Go on a dinosaur hunt / scavenger hunt finding objects and clues.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hemingway and Miss Hemingway 

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Home Learning 15th Wednesday July

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Wednesday 15th July

EXERCISE

Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: aAbB

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call what why: where there

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap air  

I can sit on a chair. I have fun at the fair.

Writing about make a packed lunch for the dinosaur’s picnic.

Write a list of food. And design the sandwiches.

 

NUMBER

White Rose. Week 6th July

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Adding one more to a group of objects up to 16.

Children represent the group of objects as on the IWB.

They then get one more and write down this number.

Continue with the IWB and then complete one more one less problems.

Sarah has 5 sweets and ate one how many left?

Farm browns animals

 2 dogs on the farm

There are twice as many pigs as dogs.

There are twice as many horses than dogs

There are 6 more sheep than horses.

How many altogether?

How pop them into 4 fields.

How many of each animal in each field?

TOIPIC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7vtrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BBFrr7eoCk

Dinosaur activties.

We are drawing dinosaurs and painting them; reasearching and making modles of dinosaurs with natural material or clay. 

Thank-you,

Mrs Oddy

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Home School Learning Tuesday 14th July

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Tuesday 14th July

Good morning everyone! It's Mr. Hobson again! It is the last transition Tuesday before the summer break and I would like to take a moment to wish you all a lovely summer! 

I'm very excited to see you all in class one in September and I can't wait to get to know each and every one of you!

Today, I would like you to write a sentence telling me something about you and then send it in to me at class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk ! Don't forget to use your best handwriting! 

Thanks! 

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: BbKk

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk all, small, tall, call what why : where there

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap or this could be useful

Sport

Sort

Horn

Thorn

The thorn. The sheep has a horn. I can do sport.

NUMBER

First

 Print using your hand and let it dry ready for decorating it later.

 White Rose. Week 6th July

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Problem solving with 3 colours.

Find 3 ways to stack 3 colours differently

Another 4

Another 2

 and finally the last one.

TOPIC – Dinosaurs homes

Link to Dinosaurs the Pooped the Planet.

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOjs4irfAw

Build a little next for your dinosaur or a little cave outside in the woods.

Art work complete hand dinosaur from this morning printed hand.

Continue to research dinosaurs.

Only 3 sleeps to go before summer.

Thank-you so much for all your dedication and homeschooling though this time we couldn't have done it without your support.

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Gallery

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We can't believe that our second to last week has crept up on us so fast! We have had another jam packed week where each bubble has learnt about a different country. The Red Dragons have learnt about Spain, the Blue Whales have learnt about France and the Yellow Superstars have learnt about Italy. Today, each bubble shared what they have learnt by giving the other bubbles a presentation!

We also managed to squeeze in sports day! 

Here are a few pictures to show you what the bubbles have been doing ... 

We all hope you have a restful weekend, ready for the last week! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Home Learning Monday 13th July

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Home Learning Monday 13th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: Mm Rr

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call what why New : where there

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap nk

ink

sink

think

wink

pink

Write - Describing a dinosaur.

Facts about a dinosaur.

What-is-a-dinosaur-powerpoint

Games about dinosaur facts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7vtrd

NUMBER

 White Rose. Week 6th July

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Build Shape Rockets for the dinosaurs.

Design a healthy packed lunch with 20 items in it.

e.g 3 bananas 2 apples  8 grapes 7 sandwiches must add up to 20.

Have a go at a couple of different ways.

TOPIC- Dinosaurs

Make dinosaurs and research different kinds of dinosaurs.

Dinosaur-Names-Task-Setter-Powerpoint

Build-a-shape-dinosaur-activity

Dinosaur-themed-mindfulness-colouring

Art work  not all for today just some ideas.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Friday 10th July

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Friday 10th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Handwriting: hHNn

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

all, small, tall, call New: What Why

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap ng

Sing

thing

wing

king

ring

Hold a sentence: I can sing.

The king has a ring.

The bird has two wings.

 NUMBER- Investigate 9

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 9

Numberblocks series 1 number 9

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can by grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 different groups and writing these number sentences.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

9=

You could pretend to make a pizza and split the pizza into different slices.

Place the 9 objects on different  the slices counting out how many are on each slice to make 9.

e.g in quarters there could be 4 2 1 2 = 9

TOPIC

Rob Drawing

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 Complete fun tasks to do with the country you have chosen.

A dance, art work, facts about the country?

Thank-you for being so engaged. 

Last week next week and we are looking at dinosaurs!!

Au revoir,

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 9th July

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Thursday 9th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: gGqQ

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call New: What Why

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap   qu 

quiz

quit

quiet

quick

I am quiet. I can play a quiz. I can run quick.

Writing - Fact about the chosen country.

E.g

The capital of Spain in Madrid.

Spain is hot and has lots of beaches.

They have the Flamenco dance.

They like football.

You can get these by boat, car and plain.

Spain grows oranges and lemons.

NUMBER

NUMBER- Investigate 8

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 8

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can by grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/ different groups and writing these number sentences.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

8=

Quiz question with the number 8 e.g

5 frogs found 3 lily pads how many frogs didn’t have a leaf?

4 red cars 2 green and 2 blue cars. How may all together?

TOPIC

Sports day - Children have time to participate in some throwing, catching, running, hopping and skipping games.

Look at ways to travel to the country. Children make and design own 3D transport.

Food from Spain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZu-vzfjI_4

 

Talk to others about the country you have chosen.

Addio,

Mrs Oddy

 

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Home Learning Wednesday 8th July

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Wednesday 8th July

EXERCISE

Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: aAbB

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call NEW:what why

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap ch could be a usful sound

chip

chick

which

rich

chin

chop

much

I am rich. I can chop….. I love …… so much.

Writing about the artist from your country. Picasso Dali Monet  Matisse etc

e.g Picasso https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdfgkqt

 NUMBER- Investigate 7

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 7

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can by grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6/7/ different groups and writing these number sentences.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

7=?

TOPIC - Europen country

Head shoulders Knees and toes in spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVH4AlEoX-8

Number to 10 in spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ydJr1Is8xI

Picasso
Research an artist from the country you are studying.

Artist Fact File

Art work from the artist as desired.

Spanish Facts

Spain-information-powerpoint

Adios mi Amiga,

Mrs Oddy

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Home School Learning Tuesday 7th July

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Tuesday 7th July

Morning everybody - Mr. Hobson here for Transition Tuesday again! 

I hope you are all well and good! 

This week I would like you to draw me a picture of yourself doing something you really enjoy! 

If you are in school, your bubble leader will pass your amazing artwork onto me. 

If you are at home, why not email me a photo of it to class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Thanks, everyone.

Have a lovely day!

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: j      J u  U

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk all, small, tall, call NEW:what why

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap th this could be useful

that

this

with

bath

they

mouth

thing

think

The bath. The mouth. I am with ……..    I think I want a bath.

Continue Memories writing from yesterday.

NUMBER

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER Investigate 6/7

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 6

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6 different groups.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

Quiz questions e.g

Insects have 6 legs how many on each side?

How many sets of 2 shoes make 6?

An insect and a snail how many feet?

TOPIC – Research a country in Europe

Spain/France/Italy

Learn facts about the country you have chosen and maybe look at an artist and his work or food from the country?

e.g Spain    https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/spain-facts.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zhyb4wx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNKmlxNn7rU

 

France https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr8jmp3

Italy  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z9qmhyc

 Merci,

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Gallery

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What a wet but wonderful week we have had in school! We have been looking at the book Giraffes Can't Dance and Tanka Tanka Skunk! We have made lots of different giraffe crafts, written our own giraffe stories and made musical instruments to create our own version of Tanka Tanka Skunk! We then braved the rain and performed our compositions to the other bubbles, socially distancing of course! 

I think we all need a rest after all of the exciting activities the bubbles have been up to, here are just a few pictures from the week ... 

Have a lovely weekend, I hope the weather improves! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Matilda's week!

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Just a few shots of what Matilda's been up to this week following Gerald the Giraffe and Tanka Tanka Skunk.

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Matilda's week!

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Just a few shots of what Matilda's been up to this week following Gerald the Giraffe and Tanka Tanka Skunk.

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Matilda's week!

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Just a few shots of what Matilda's been up to this week following Gerald the Giraffe and Tanka Tanka Skunk.

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Home Learning Monday 6th July

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Home Learning Monday 6th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: I i tT

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call New : what why

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap sh this could be useful

Ship

Shop

Fish

Wish

 

The shop. The big/small fish. I can wish for a fish shop.

Writing – Memories of Reception.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER – Investigate 4/5

Clap to 5 .

Clap to 5 in your head.

Clap to 3 and a child finishes it off to 5

Repeat with another number until everyone has had a go.

Ask the children to fetch 5 different objects outside if dry or inside.

Place them in front of them at their table and arrange them into 2 groups. Write this number sentence in the books.

e.g 3+2   4+1

Do it until all the number sentences are used up. Now group them in 3 groups and write these number sentences

e.g 2+2+1=5              3+1+1=5

4 groupse.g

e.g 2+1+1+1=5

then 5.

Is the answer always 5?

If time try some subtraction starting at 5.

5 take away 2 objects?

5 take away 1 object?

Ask some quiz questions e.g

We have 2 flower but we need 5 how many more do we need?

5 flowers and one got bought how many are left?

How many vases do we need for 5 flowers if they all have their own vase?

TOPIC- Travel moving on.

Memories work sheet.

 2020 Memories.docx

What I remember about Reception. Talk about people, topics, activities, look back at all the blog photographs.

TOPIC- Moving on transition and Travel

 Looking at maps the globe countries Can you name any countries in Europe?

Which countries have you visited?

Choose on country to study in more detail. 

where is it?

Climate?

Famous Landmarks?

Artists from that country?

The food?

The traditional dances?

The people?

Spain/France/Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dIDdCUHcDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFhpiW8qd_k

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Friday 3rd July

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 Home Learning Friday 3rd July

Please remember to hand in your school reading scheme books to the Office.

There will be a platic tray outside to put them in. 

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: fFsS

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ay  sound

Have a go at reading these words. day

way

say

play

spray

may

 Hold a sentence: The day. I can spray. I can play in the day. I lost the way. Last month was May.

NUMBER – Use a minute timer/ stop watch

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv

Some things take longer than others. How do we measure time?

Look at how many things you can do in a minute?

How many times can you write your name?

Write numbers to 20 in a minute.

How many jumps can you do in a minute?

Draw something that takes a long time and something that takes a short time.

Use a minute timer to see how many times they can:

Talk to their friend about animals?

Child led activities.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Drawing with Rob.

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 2nd July

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Home Learning Thursday 2nd July

Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: zZpP

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the oy sound

Have a go at reading these words. boy

joy

enjoy

toy

The boy has a toy. The toy I enjoy. The toy is small. The toy can talk and walk.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER – Capacity and Volume

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt9k7ty/articles/zp8crdm

Vocab - Hold more/ less/most/least. Full empty container compare.

Talk about why we need to measure quantities in volume.  Filling containers with water, sand, tins, bottles, boxes...

Warm up – need a set of number to 20

Days of the week, months of the year.

Recap on shape names 2D and 3D

Flash numbers 1-20. Order numbers each child gets 2/3 cards.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards in 2’s ’10..

Need water trays and different containers for children to play with.

Use the language

Empty/half full/Full.

TOPIC – Drumming bands

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZHfmgIb4mc

Look at rhythms and children make up their own to perform.

To help with rhythms you can use mini beast to create different beats.

Bee- minim

Butterfly- quavers crotchet

Grass hopper- crotchet and quaver

Spider- 2 x crotchet

Caterpillar- 4 x  quavers

Start to put together a rhythm performance to show. They can use the book to help or make up their own rhythm.

Use the children names to clap out the rhythms. Again put them in the sound chart of syllables.

Perform your drumming rhythms.

What a creative day.

Good work!

 Mrs Oddy 

 

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Home Learning Wednesday 1st July

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Home Learning Wednesday 1st July

 Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: wWxX

 

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the OU sound

Have a go at reading these words.

out

shout

loud

round

sound

pound

Hold a sentence:

I can shout loud. I can see a pound. We can out in the car.

Writing Story map of Gerald.

Start first 2 section to make into a book.

Character (Giraffe describe) 

Setting (Jungle describe)       

Thursday                 

Problem - Gerald couldn't dance

Solution - He found a different way to learn dance.

NUMBER – We can compare weights

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

NUMBER- We can compare 3 weights.

Vocab Heavy, heaviest, lightest, balances, balance scales, compare.

Talk about why we need to weigh things?

Recipes, luggage on a plane, medicines in a bottle, juice/milk in bottles.

What do we use to weigh things?

Choose 3 items from outside to weigh with the bucket scales.

If something is heavy, we say it has a lot of mass.

Are big things always heavy?

Are small things always light?

Compare weigh of objects.

  

TOPIC – RHYTHM

 1 2 3 4 

Children clap both their names in a rhythm

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ng3QOLKXxs - Book with spoken words

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIJlw7eP3m8 - Book with no spoken words


Call:                          Tanka Skunka

                                 Tanka Skunka

Response by children: Tanka Tanka Skunk

Using 2 finger tap the palm the rhymth of the words above.

Children each have an animal from the book.

As you read the book the children join in at their character.

Read again encourage the rhythm.

Can they read it faster?

Have a chart with 2 3 4 and children place their animal in the correct place of syllables for each animal.

Otter=2

Panda=2

duck=1

caterpillar=4

Additional research of drumming bands:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZHfmgIb4mc

Look at the rhythms of the animals.

Make a musical instrument. What sort of materials do we need to go in them for them to make a noise?

Decorate them.

Practice making a rhythm band.

Have a fun day Mrs Oddy

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Xander's time at home

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Wow! Look at all of the amazing things Xander has been up to! He even managed to climb to the top of Big Ben from home and raised over £160 for NSPCC! We are so proud of you Xander and everything you have achieved! 

Miss H and Reception Team xx

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Home Learning Tuesday 30th June

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Good morning everyone - It's Mr. H. again! Can you believe it is time for transition Tuesdays again?

First things first, I hope everybody is doing well and are staying safe.

I am currently writing this at home after taking Luna and Brego out for a walk and I got soaked wet!

Here is a small task for you to have a go at! Can you take on my number and alphabet challenges?

You get three minutes to write your numbers to 20 and try to get them all the right way around.

The same applies to the alphabet challenge, how many letters can you complete in three minutes whilst remembering to keep them the right way around?



Here are some photos for you!

This one is of Luna and Brego having a cuddle last week in the sun! Awww...



And this one is of Brego hiding his face behind his Christmas sloth toy! 



Back to you Mrs. Oddy!

Home Learning Tuesday 30th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: eEvV

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New words: was your saw they walk talk: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ir sound

Have a go at reading these words.

bird

dirt

girl

third

shirt

skirt

first

Hold a sentence:

I was first.

 I am a girl/boy

The bird sings.

Writing Learn some fact about giraffe and have a go at writing them down.

Facts about Giraffes.

Animal intro - Giraffes Can't Dance.

Giraffes Facts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aMASHwBaqc

Number –We can compare 3 lengths

Vocab – Longer shorter, shortest, taller tallest, higher, highest, compare

Warm up

Say a number between 1-10

Can children put up that number of fingers. Can they show different way to make that number.

e.g 8 is 4-4 3-5 2-6 1-7 0-8

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards in 2’s and 10’s.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER- We can compare lengths

Children start with looking and listening to the words tall, short.

A giraffe is tall a mouse is short.

Children record objects that are taller or shorter than themselves.

Recording could be in picture form or in a list.

How find one thing shorter and one thing longer than a hand span.

Use paper to create a long /short bridge.

Outside child up to 5 objects  sticks/leaves and compare lengths and heights.

Can children label their objects shortest/ longest? Ask children to predict and then tell you in a sentence. E.g This stick is longer than this one.

 

TOPIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qw9FZ8ZlDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYXweQ81vI

To learn facts about Giraffes.

Where do they live?

What do they eat?

How do they drink?

How fast can they run?

ART

Collage giraffes/prints of giraffes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzb5Acl-n70

Giraffe's Can't Dance Art project for Kids

Thank-you and have fun!

Mrs Oddy

 

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Home Learning Monday 29th June

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Home Learning Monday 29th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: bBkK

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the air sound

Have a go at reading these words.

fair

hair

chair

air

stair

lair

Hold a sentence: The fresh air. The black chair. The long hair. or

At the fair we can chat.  The green hair is long/short. The boy/girl can sit on a chair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjsLK5vwNU Giraffes can’t dance.

 Giraffes Can't Dance - Activities for Kinder

Power Point Giraffes Can't Dance

Writing -  Introduce the story of Gerald and ask the children to write down/draw things that they are good at or that they love to do.

 

NUMBER –  When the long hand is at 12 the time is something o’clock

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Look at 2D and 3D shapes.

Look at a clock count round the numbers in order. What number does it start on? And finish on? Which number is at the bottom , top, left, right?

 Look at the positions of the numbers.

Can the children work out what time we come to school? Lunch time? Home time? Bed time? May draw some pictures to help with the understanding of the passing of time. We use a time table in school. Children will focus on what is important to them. Lunch TIME!

The hands on a clock turn forward and never backwards except for in Autumn.

Children make their own clock face adding the numbers and the hands.

 They then complete some  o’clock ‘s.

Play what time is it Mr Wolf.

TOPIC

Explain to the class that they are going to listen to a story about a giraffe named Gerald, who gets teased because he is clumsy and unable to dance like the other animals. However, Gerald meets a special friend who helps him. Ask the children if someone has ever helped them learn how to do something new. How did they feel when they could not do what everyone else was doing? How did they feel once they learned how to do it?  What did Gerald have to do in order to become a dancer? Is it important that everyone is able to do the same thing well? Ask the class why they think the author wrote this story. What did he want children to learn from Gerald's experience?

Children tell you things they are good  or that they find tricky …. My super powers…

Make a spinning plate of Gerald. You will need 2 paper plates and a split pin.

Giraffe's Can't Dance Art project for Kids

PSHCE

Look at the word can’t.

Why do people say it?

If we sometimes try really really hard we can do things we didn’t believe we could.

Swim? Ride a bike? Read? What else.

Giraffe's Can't Dance Art project for Kids

Thank –you Mrs Oddy

 

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Friday Gallery

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I can't believe that another week has flown by already! We have been very busy learning about different animals like reptiles, mammals and birds, and even sneaked in a 'school trip' to our woodland area. Look at the post below to find out more about our trip! 

Here are some photos from this week in our bubbles ... 

Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully the sun will keep shining for us! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Our Trip!

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This week we were meant to be going on our school trip to Butterfly World, so we brought Butterfly World to us! 

Our wonderful key workers and the children in Reception created some beautiful animals across the week, then our brilliant team hid them in the woodland for the Reception children to find! 

There were peacocks, crocodiles and even sloths to name just a few! 

The children then gave socially distanced talks to the other bubbles about the animals they had been learning about throughout the week. The Red Dragons talked about reptiles, the Blue Whales talked about mammals and the Yellow Superstars talked about birds. 

Both ourselves and the children had a brilliant time! Thank you to everyone who helped make it so special! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Leon, Matilda and Talia's week

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Wow! Look at what Leon, Matilda and Talia have been up to!

Enjoying painting outside in the warm weather this week for Matilda.

Can you spot the real tadpole?

Thank you everyone for sending your wonderful photos in!

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Home Learning Friday 26th June

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Home learning Friday 26th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: M m R r

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the or sound

Have a go at reading these words.

horse

fork

short

sport

snort

 

Hold a sentence: e.g

The fork is thin.

I can do sport.

I have a black horse.

I can shut the door.

NUMBER –

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Set up a mini sports day that the children will plan.

Let each child give instructions for their activity. They can design their own posters.

e.g hop 3 xs on the left leg then on the right repeat.

Go forward 4 steps and backward 2 steps.

 

TOPIC

Safari you tube clips 30 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOS4eaBcWY

Watch the story of the mixed up Camellia by Eric Carle.

Can you design and make your idea pet to go into the Safari.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmZeXf7ScU

If fine they can use natural materials to make these pets outside.

Children create enclosures for the animals out of trays and add some bedding

Make some animals to go into the woods.

 Longleat Safari 30 mins

Art click below on the link and choose a character to draw.

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Thank you again for your support at home.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 25th June

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Hot! Hot today!

Home learning Thursday 25th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 PHONICS  and Reading

Handwriting: H h N n

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ar sound

Have a go at reading these words.

car

star

start

far

park

shark

mark

Hold the sentence: Park the car.  The zoo park is far. Start the trip. The shark can swim.

NUMBER –.Some things turn when they move.

Language : turn forward, backwards, left, right.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 Warm up

Beetbot Robot if available needed or just given direction to a partner.

Direction language. Children have something that turns. A Jar, nut and bolt. Hands on a clock. What else can turn?  Ourselves a page. Some things can turn both ways a clock can only go one way why?

Robots can move forward and backwards, left, right. They need instructions I  order we call these orgorithms.

Make a wind mill to spin.

Give the robot instructions.

 Topic

We are going to pretend to go on a school trip to see the animals in the woods.

What can you see? Hear? Smell?

Which animals have fur? Scales? Feathers?

Talk about the classification of animals you chose to study.

Longlete Safari 30 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlwb0j9JlM

Well done everyone.

Mrs Oddy

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