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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 14th July

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  14 Jul 2014 18:12

Topic: Talking about Year 1

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. The children will be drawing their own alien and describing the features of their alien to a friend.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. The children will be creating an alien out of construction toys, modelling materials and play dough.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others. The children will be writing questions to ask the Year 1 children when they visit this week.

 

Literacy

Children write simple sentences and labels which can be read by themselves and others. The children will be drawing an alien and writing a description about it.

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about size and distance to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. The children will be measuring different objects using rulers and multilink cubes and recording the measurements.

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. The children will be talking about year 1 and asking their questions to the year 1 children.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, role-play and stories. The children will be painting a picture of the alien they have described in their literacy work. They will also be making an alien puppet and putting on a space show using the puppet theatre.

Home Learning

 

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 7th July

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  10 Jul 2014 09:21

Topic: Space and astronauts

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. The children will be drawing their own alien and describing the features of their alien to a friend.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. The children will be creating an alien out of construction toys, modelling materials and play dough.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others. The children will be writing questions to ask the Year 1 children when they visit this week.

 

Literacy

Children write simple sentences and labels which can be read by themselves and others. The children will be drawing an alien and writing a description about it.

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about size and distance to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. The children will be measuring different objects using rulers and recording the measurements using cm.

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. The children will be creating an astronaut collage around a photograph of themselves with different textures and colours for their astronaut costume.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, role-play and stories. The children will be painting a picture of the alien they have described in their literacy work.

Home Learning

Pencil Challenge- Children to find 5 items longer and shorter than a pencil and write the items of the items they have found.

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 30th June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  30 Jun 2014 08:43

Topic: Space and astronauts

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. The children will be looking at the life of an astronaut power point and discussing what jobs astronauts do, what they wear and what they eat in space.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. The children will be training to be astronauts by completing different physical challenges.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. The children will be thinking and discussing this question-If you were to meet an astronaut what would you ask them?

Literacy

Children write simple sentences and labels which can be read by themselves and others. The children will be drawing an astronaut in a space suit and labelling the different parts.

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about time to solve problems. The children will be looking at clocks and using the language of o clock and half past.

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. The children will be drawing and labelling what items they would take into space. The items must include one thing an astronaut needs in space, something that would keep them healthy and something that would keep them happy.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories. The children will be creating an astronaut collage around a photograph of themselves with different textures and colours for their astronaut costume.

Home Learning

Looking at a clock and talking about different times of o clock and half past.

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 23rd June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  23 Jun 2014 17:47

Topic: Space and rockets

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. The children will be designing and creating their own rocket using collage materials. They will be telling their friends what materials they need for the rocket parts.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They will be practising different races for sports day and making their rocket using different resources.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. The children will be practising different races for sports day. They will also be designing and making their rockets using collage materials.

Literacy

Children write simple sentences and labels which can be read by themselves and others. The children will be designing their rocket and labelling the different parts of their rocket. They will also be writing a list of the collage materials they need.

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about time to solve problems. The children will be looking at clocks and using the language of o clock and half past.

Understanding the World

Children talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. The children will be looking at space books and finding out facts and information about rockets. They will also be identifying features of a rocket and their purposes.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. The children will be making a rocket using collage materials.

Home Learning

1 Minute Challenges- Children can see how many times they are able to throw and catch a ball, jump, hop or skip, in a minute. They can use a clock or a stopwatch to stop and start the challenge.

Additional activities

Sports day is on Thursday 26th June at 9.30am on the Junior school field.

Gorse Ride School superhero Summer Fayre is on Saturday 28th June between 11am and 2pm.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 17th June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  17 Jun 2014 08:32

Topic: Space and the Solar System

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. The children will be working in small groups to create their planet and listen to each others ideas.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. The children will be working in small groups to use collage materials to make the solar system. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. The children will be working in a team to listen to each other’s ideas and create their planets.

Literacy

Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. The children will be drawing what they think is in the solar system and label the planets, moon, stars etc. They will also be writing sentences about the different planets in the solar system.

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about time to solve problems. The children will be looking at a clock and telling the time using the language of o clock.

Understanding the World

Children talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. The children will be researching planets in small groups and finding out facts for their groups planet.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. The children will be working in small groups to use collage materials to make the solar system. 

Home Learning

To bring in facts to school about planets in the solar system. To bring in books from home about space to help them with their space project at school.

Additional activities

Sparrow class assembly will be on Friday 20th June at 9.10am in the Infant school hall.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 10th June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  06 Jun 2014 21:18

Topic: Space and the Solar System

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. The children will be researching planets in small groups and talking what information they would like to find out about their planets.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. The children will be working in small groups to use collage materials to make the solar system. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. The children will be working in a team to listen to each other’s ideas and create their planets.

Literacy

Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. The children will be drawing what they think is in the solar system and label the planets, moon, stars etc.

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. The children will be working out simple subtraction sums.

Understanding the World

Children talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. The children will be researching planets in small groups and talking what information they would like to find out about their planets.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. The children will be working in small groups to use collage materials to make the solar system. 

Home Learning

To bring in facts to school about planets in the solar system. To bring in books from home about space to help them with their space project at school.

Additional activities

Sparrow class assembly will be on Friday 20th June at 9.10am in the Infant school hall.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 3rd June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  02 Jun 2014 20:55

Topic: Space and the Whatever Next story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. The children will be listening to the Whatever Next story and acting it out using the role play resources.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. The children will be making 3d rockets using collage materials once they have designed, planned and labelled their rocket.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. The children will be talking about their learning at school and filling in the Child consultation sheets.

Literacy

Children write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. The children will be writing a list of things they would take to the moon and talking about why they would take those things.

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. The children will be playing maths games and writing numbers correctly using number formation rhymes.

Understanding the World

Children talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. The children will be visiting the library in small groups and talking about what they already know about space and what they would like to find out. The children will also be looking at non-fiction and fiction books about space.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. The children will be making 3d rockets using collage materials once they have designed, planned and labelled their rocket.

 

Home Learning

Encourage your child to practise writing numbers 1 – 20 using the correct formation.

Additional activities

Sparrow class assembly will be on Friday 20th June at 9.10am in the Infant school hall.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 19th May

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  18 May 2014 21:24

Topic: The Little Red Hen

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Introducing a storyline or narrative into their play and using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations. The children will be acting out the Little Red Hen story using words and then only actions.

 

 

Physical Development

Using a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, mostly which are correctly formed. The children will be writing posters, invitations, tickets etc for the little red hen theatre show.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. The children will be talking about the little red hen story and discussing how the hen felt when she was left to do all the work.

Literacy

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. The children will be writing posters, invitations and tickets for the little red hen theatre show.

Mathematics

Beginning to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations. The children will be rolling different objects down the guttering to see how far they travel. They will be using meter sticks to measure how far the objects have travelled and will be recording the measurements.

Understanding the World

Enjoying joining in with family customs and routines. The children will be developing an understanding of the concepts related to the theatre. They will be talking about personal experiences and sharing ideas together about what we would need to make our own theatre show.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories. The children will be choosing what items they would like to make for the role play café.

Home Learning

Monday 19th May- School class photo`s

 

Planter challenge- We would like the children to take part in a planter challenge. The challenge is to plant a flower/plant or seed in any container, for example, a wellington boot, empty ice cream container, empty plastic bottle and bring it in from home so that the children can watch them grow at school. Please bring the children’s planter challenge in during this week. Thank you

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 12th May

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  15 May 2014 10:00

Topic: What the Ladybird Heard Story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Children develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. The children will be acting out and using language from the three Billy Goat Gruff story.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively by using the digging area equipment appropriately and safely.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others. The children will be talking about and following the rules for the digger area outside in the playground.

Literacy

Children begin to read words and simple sentences and writing

own name and other things such as labels, captions. The children will be ordering and writing instructions related to ‘what the Ladybird heard’ story and making their own Three Little Pigs and Billy Goat Gruff books.

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. The children will be using multilink cubes to add and subtract different amounts up to 20. They will also writing numbers sums using the symbols of addition, subtraction and equals.

 

Understanding the World

Using ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software by programming and directing beebots on a farm map.

Expressive Arts and Design

Manipulating materials to achieve a planned effect by drawing and making a ladybird using collage materials. They will also be drawing and writing instructions on their farmyard map.

Home Learning

Planter challenge- We would like the children to take part in a planter challenge. The challenge is to plant a flower/plant or seed in any container, for example, a wellington boot, empty ice cream container, empty plastic bottle and bring it in from home so that the children can watch them grow at school. Please bring the children’s planter challenge in during this week. Thank you

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 5th May

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  06 May 2014 08:32

Topic: What the Ladybird Heard Story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise and spell words using these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and cursive writing.

Communication and Language

 

Listening or responding to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion. The children will be acting out the Farmer Duck story using their animal masks they have made.

Physical Development

Using a pencil and holding it effectively to form recognisable letters, mostly which are correctly formed. The children will be writing what am I clues to describe their farm animal and writing the answers they have found out to their farm animals questions.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others by talking to the class about their ‘home’ research regarding farm animals and answer any questions the children have.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels, captions by creating their own map of a farm and writing instructions of where to go to get to the prize cow’s shed.

Mathematics

Children solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. The children will be playing games using dice and doubling the number they have rolled. They will also be putting spots on a ladybird and doubling the number of spots.

Understanding the World

Looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

The children will be writing the farm animal that is being described in a feely bag.

Expressive Arts and Design

Manipulating materials to achieve a planned effect by drawing and making a ladybird using collage materials. They will also be drawing and labelling their own map of a farm.

Home Learning

Planter challenge- We would like the children to take part in a planter challenge. The challenge is to plant a flower/plant or seed in any container, for example, a wellington boot, empty ice cream container, empty plastic bottle and bring it in from home so that the children can watch them grow at school. Please bring the children’s planter challenge in during the week beginning the 5th of May. Thank you

Additional activities

The School`s work party morning is Saturday 10th May between 9am and 12pm.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 29th April

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  01 May 2014 08:13

Topic: Farm Animals and Farmer Duck story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences and spelling words using these diagraphs.

Communication and Language

 

Children answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events by asking the farmer and the duck questions during a hot seating activity.

Physical Development

Using a pencil and holding it effectively to form recognisable letters, mostly which are correctly formed. The children will be writing what am I clues to describe their farm animal and writing the answers they have found out to their farm animals questions.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.

The children will be talking about the feelings of the duck in the farmer duck story and the importance of taking responsibility for being helpful.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels, captions by writing what am I clues to describe their farm animal and the writing the answer to their farm animal question.

Mathematics

Children solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing by sharing the small world animals equally between the children in their group. The children will also be working out using different amounts how many to give each person so they all have an equal amount.

Understanding the World

Looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

The children will be writing the farm animal that is being described in a feely bag.

Expressive Arts and Design

Manipulating materials to achieve a planned effect by making farm animal masks using collage materials.

Playing cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative by using their mask for role playing the farmer duck story.

Home Learning

Planter challenge- We would like the children to take part in a planter challenge. The challenge is to plant a flower/plant or seed in any container, for example, a wellington boot, empty ice cream container, empty plastic bottle and bring it in from home so that the children can watch them grow at school. Please bring the children’s planter challenge in during the week beginning the 5th of May. Thank you

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 22nd April

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  21 Apr 2014 19:30

Topic: Farm Animals

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th, ng, ai, oa, ee using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar, ur and air.

Writing sentences and spelling words using these diagraphs.

Communication and Language

 

Children give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. The children will be talking about what they already know about farm animals and what they would like to find out about farm animals.

Physical Development

Using a pencil and holding it effectively to form recognisable letters, mostly which are correctly formed. The children will be writing what am I clues to describe their farm animal.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Explaining own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others. The children will be talking about what they already know about farm animals and what they would like to find out about farm animals.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels, captions. The children will be writing what am I clues to describe their farm animal.

Mathematics

Children solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing by sharing the small world animals equally between the children in their group. The children will also be working out using different amounts how many to give each person so they all have an equal amount.

Understanding the World

Using ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software. The children will be using cameras to take photos of small world plastic animals. They will be sorting them into animal groups and explaining why they have categorised them into that group.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. The children will be singing farm animal songs and using instruments to represent a farm animal while singing.

Home Learning

Playing sharing games using different objects for example sharing 6 bananas between 2 or 3 people. How many does each person have?

Additional activities

Meet the Teacher meeting is on Thursday 24th April at 2.45pm.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 31st March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  31 Mar 2014 08:14

Topic: Easter

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar and ur.

Writing sentences and spelling words using these diagraphs.

Communication and Language

 

Children link statements and stick to a main theme or intention and listen or respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion. The children will be looking at Easter pictures and non Easter pictures and talking about their ideas and thoughts on Easter.

Physical Development

Using simple tools to effect the change to material by making Chocolate nest cakes and noticing how the chocolate changes when it is melted.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas by talking about what they already know about Easter, what makes Easter special and who is Easter special to.

Literacy

Beginning to read words and simple sentences and segmenting the sounds in simple words to blend them together. The children will be writing a shopping list for the chocolate nest cakes and writing simple instructions of how to make a chocolate nest cake.

 

Mathematics

Ordering and sequencing familiar events by ordering the days of the week and months of the year. The children will also be talking about and sequencing what they do in the morning before they come to school.

Understanding the World

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines by looking at a power point about Easter and talking about the Easter story. The children will also be sequencing pictures of the Easter story and putting them in the correct order.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design, technology and art. The children will be painting their salt dough sea creature and making their own Easter cards.

Home Learning

Talk about your Easter celebrations and why Easter is special to you.

 

(If your child would still like to write a simple diary then they can still bring it in this week to show their class.)

Additional activities

There will be Easter fund raising games during this week. If your child would like to take part in these activities please would you send a small amount of money in 10p`s or 20p`s in a named purse or wallet.

 

Please bring your child’s Easter hat/Bonnet in on the morning of Wednesday 2nd April and place them on your child’s class table in the hall.

 

Infant spring term party is on Wednesday 2nd April from 4pm-5.15pm in the Infant school hall.

 

End of Spring term is Friday 4th April at 2.15pm.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 24th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  24 Mar 2014 08:48

Topic: Sea Creatures and Mother’s Day

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar and ur.

Writing sentences and spelling words using these diagraphs.

Communication and Language

 

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions by making salt dough creatures. The children will be making their own salt dough and writing a recipe for salt dough.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing by making and decorating their Mother`s Day cards.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas by talking what they can do to help their mummy during circle time.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions by writing a message and their names in their Mother`s Day cards.

Mathematics

Ordering and sequencing familiar events by ordering the days of the week and months of the year. The children will also be talking about and sequencing what they do in the morning before they come to school.

 

Understanding the World

Children make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. The children will be making sea creatures from salt dough and talking about what features their sea creature needs.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology and art by making Mother`s Day cards and salt dough sea creatures.

 

Home Learning

Talk to your child about the days of the week. This can include discussing what day it is, the order and what day comes before and after a certain day. If your child wishes they can write a simple diary e.g. On Monday I went to the park.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 17th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  20 Mar 2014 20:45

 

Topic: Sea Creatures and Mother’s Day

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar and ur.

Writing to spell words using these diagraphs.

Communication and Language

 

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions by playing the guess what I am game in small groups.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. The children will be designing and labelling their plans either with a partner or independently for the construction area.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to speak in a familiar group and will talk about their ideas. We will be looking at stories about mummy’s and talking about what makes my mummy special during circle time.

 

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions. By making and labelling their own non-fiction books with labels.

 

Mathematics

Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes. The children will be finding 2d and 3d shapes outside on a shape hunt.

Understanding the World

Children make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. The children will be looking at non – fiction books and their purpose. They will be discussing the features of a non-fiction book and learning some facts they can share with the rest of the class.

Expressive Arts and Design

Choosing particular colours to use for a purpose by painting a picture of their mummy.

 

Home Learning

Go on a 3d shape hunt at home and find 5 objects that are a sphere shape.

Additional activities

Robin Class Assembly is on Friday 21st March at 9.10am in the Infant School Hall.

 

Please do not send in any egg boxes for the modelling area as we have a child who has an egg allergy.

 

Sports Relief Day is on Friday 21st March. Your child can bring in £1 for charity if they would like to come dressed in red or their as their favourite sports person.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 10th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  10 Mar 2014 08:39

Topic: Sea Creatures

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x, qu, sh, ch and th using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, igh, ear, oi, ow, air, or, ar and ur.

Writing to spell words using these diagraphs.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations by playing in small groups the What am I game? The children will be listening to clues and guessing the sea creature.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.  The children will be choosing to paint or collage a sea creature and writing a label and their name for the display boards.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Can describe self in positive terms about abilities by reviewing and creating new star targets in small groups.

 

Literacy

Using some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence. The children will be writing sea creature names and writing clues for the What am I game?

 

Mathematics

Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes. The children will be making models using 2d and 3d shapes and using the maths language to describe the shapes.

 

Understanding the World

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found. The children will be looking at non – fiction books and learning a fact about a sea creature to share with the class.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology and art. The children will be choosing to paint or collage a sea creature and writing a label and their name for the display boards.

 

Home Learning

To practice writing their name in cursive using the correct formation.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 3rd March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  03 Mar 2014 08:16

Topic: Sea Creatures and book week

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x and qu using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th and ng.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations by playing a guessing game with sea creatures – i.e. I have a hard shell and swim in the sea …what am I?

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing by making a sea collage picture and writing labels for the sea collage picture.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and options by reviewing and creating new star targets in small groups.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels, captions by making a sea creatures book using these sea creatures- shark, crab, fish, dolphin, star fish, lobster. The children will be drawing

a sea creatures and writing a caption about them.

Mathematics

Ordering two items by weight or capacity by using different sized containers to estimate how many small cups it will take to fill them with water.

Understanding the World

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects by playing a guessing game with sea creatures – i.e. I have a hard shell and swim in the sea …what am I?

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology and art by making a sea collage using pictures of sea creatures and collage materials.

 

Home Learning

Using different sized containers e.g. a bottle, plastic cups, bucket ask your child to guess how many cups of water it will take to fill them to the top. Write down the estimated answer and the real answer and talk about the difference.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 24th February

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  24 Feb 2014 10:06

Topic: Sea Creatures

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, x and qu using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th and ng.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations by discussing what they already know about the sea and sea creatures. The children will also be talking about what they would like to find out about the sea and sea creatures.

Physical Development

Children handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing by making a sea collage picture and writing labels for the sea collage picture.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and options by filling in the child consultation sheets with the children’s comments.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels, captions by making a sea creatures book using these sea creatures- shark, crab, fish, dolphin, star fish, lobster. The children will be drawing

a sea creatures and writing a caption about them.

Mathematics

Ordering two items by weight or capacity by using different sized containers to estimate how many small cups it will take to fill them with water.

Understanding the World

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects by playing a guessing game with sea creatures – i.e. I have a hard shell and swim in the sea …what am I?

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology and art by making a sea collage using pictures of sea creatures and collage materials.

 

Home Learning

Using 2 different sized containers e.g. a bottle and a bucket ask your child to guess how many cups of water it will take to fill them to the top. Write down the estimated answer and the real answer and talk about the difference.

Additional activities

Parents Evenings are on Wednesday 26th February 3.30pm-6pm and Thursday 27th February 3.30pm -8pm.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 3rd February

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  31 Jan 2014 16:58

Topic: Chinese New Year

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll, ss, v, j, w, and x using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th and ng.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Linking statements and sticks to a main theme or intention and using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events. The children will be sharing what they already know about China in small groups. They will be using the question bears to ask questions about what they would like to find out about China.

Physical Development

Negotiating space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed and changing direction to avoid obstacles. The children will be learning a dragon dance to Chinese music.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.

The children will be discussing Chinese New Year and watching

Preparing for Chinese New Year and Celebrating Chinese New Year videos. They will also be looking at traditional Chinese resources such as chopsticks, wok, Chinese Komodo dress and money envelopes.

Literacy

Children demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. The children will be painting their name and a friends name using Chinese symbols.

Mathematics

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. The children will be looking at numbers up to 20 and working out 1 more and 1 less than a number. They will also be writing numerals in English and Chinese up to 20.

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. The children will be listening to the Chinese New Year story and discussing Chinese New Year celebrations.

They will also be locating China and England on a map and discussing where in the world the countries are.

Expressive Arts and Design

Selecting tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using by making Chinese lanterns and talking about the importance of them.

Home Learning

Playing World Dress Up game on Education City through the school’s learning platform. The children will be able to look at clothing in China and dress a person in Chinese clothing.

Additional activities

During our topic week we are focusing on China. We would be very grateful if you could send in any traditional Chinese items e.g. Chinese calendars, a Komodo dress and chopsticks. Thank you.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 27th January

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  30 Jan 2014 09:28

Topic: England

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll and ss using cursive.

Learning to recognise these diagraphs- ch, sh, th and ng.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Beginning to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions by looking at a world map and answering the children`s questions.

Why is England very small on a map?

Why is England green and yellow on a map?

Why is Russia really big?

Why is Antarctica bigger than us?

What is the world made of?

Physical Development

Begins to form recognisable letters by writing instructions of how to make a cup of tea.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Taking steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise by talking about the 4 steps to getting along.

1) stop

2) look them in the eye

3) tell them how your feeling

4) tell them what you would like them to do

Literacy

Using some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence. The children will be writing instructions of how to make a cup of tea.

Mathematics

Beginning to use everyday language related to money by looking at 1p and 2p coins and adding two groups of coins together.

Understanding the World

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines by making scones and drinking tea for Afternoon Tea.

Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family. The children will be discussing their favourite foods and foods that are traditional in England.

Expressive Arts and Design

Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using. The children will be making their own island using collage materials.

Home Learning

Talk about traditional foods England is famous for and what foods we grow in this country.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 20th January

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  20 Jan 2014 07:51

Topic: The Royal Family

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ff, ll and ss using cursive.

Understand alliteration for 0, c and k.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events by discussing what props we need in our castle and how they are going to be used.

Physical Development

Understanding that equipment and tools have to be used safely by using equipment safely to make a 3d castle model using the modelling materials and labelling the parts of their castle.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Taking steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise by talking about the 4 steps to getting along.

1) stop

2) look them in the eye

3) tell them how your feeling

4) tell them what you would like them to do

Literacy

Using some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence. The children will be using their phonics knowledge to spell cvc words.

Mathematics

Beginning to use everyday language related to money by looking at 1p coins and adding two groups of coins together.

Understanding the World

Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family. The children will be talking about the Royal Family and finding answers to their questions.

Who is in the Royal family?

Why are Royal babies so special?

Where do the Royal family live?

What are the prince’s names?

What are the queen and princesses names?

Expressive Arts and Design

Constructing with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources by building castles using construction materials.

Creating simple representations of events, people and objects by making props for the role play castle area.

Home Learning

Talking about different parts of the castle and why they are needed. E.g. a moat, drawbridge, arrow slits and tower.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 13th January

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  14 Jan 2014 17:32

Topic: The Royal Family

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k using cursive.

Understand alliteration for 0, c and k.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events by discussing what props we need in our castle and how they are going to be used.

 

 

Physical Development

Understanding that equipment and tools have to be used safely by using equipment safely to make props for castle.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and options by talking about what they would like to do if they were king or queen for the day and why.

Literacy

Using some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence. The children will be writing family members names on their family tree.

 

Mathematics

Beginning to use everyday language related to money by looking at 1p coins and adding two groups of coins together.

 

Understanding the World

Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family. The children will be looking at the Royal family tree and talking about their family tree.

Expressive Arts and Design

Constructing with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources by building castles using construction materials.

Creating simple representations of events, people and objects by painting pictures of kings, queens, princes and princesses.

 

Home Learning

Talking about who is in your family tree and the different family members names.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 8th January

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  07 Jan 2014 22:38

 

Topic: Christmas

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k using cursive.

Understand alliteration for 0, c and k.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Listening or responding to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion. The children will be talking about what has made their Christmas special in small groups. They will be encouraged to ask questions using question bears.

Physical Development

Holding pencil between their first two fingers and thumb and using it with good control by writing thank you letters to Father Christmas.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Having awareness of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting by introducing the kindness tree and talk about expected behaviour within class and school.

We will also be using the Responsibility chart to tidy up certain areas of the environment.

Literacy

Using some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

The children will be writing this sentence about their favourite Christmas present.

My best present was………

Mathematics

Selecting the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects and counting an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects by playing maths games.

 

Understanding the World

Enjoying joining in with family customs and routines by talking about what has made their Christmas special in small groups. They will be encouraged to ask questions using question bears.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Choosing particular colours to use for a purpose by painting a picture of their favourite Christmas present using the correct colours.

Home Learning

Talking to your child about writing a thank you letter to Father Christmas, friends or family. Talk about writing to at the beginning, from at the end and using finger spaces between words.

Additional activities

Meet the teacher meeting is on Thursday 9th January at 2.45pm.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 16th December

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  16 Dec 2013 08:37

Topic: Christmas

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k using cursive.

Understand alliteration for 0, c and k.

Reading tricky words and simple sentences.

Communication and Language

 

Listening or responding to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion. The children will be talking about their experiences of Christmas and what they will be looking forward to this Christmas time.

 

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making chocolate reindeers.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Demonstrating friendly behaviour initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and adults by discussing their experiences of Christmas and what they will be looking forward to this Christmas time.

Literacy

Giving meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by writing their name in their Christmas card.

The children will also be wrapping up presents pretending to be Father Christmas and writing what is inside the present. E.g. pen, doll, cat, book.

 

 

Mathematics

The children will be re-capping the maths topics they have been learning this term. These are weighing, positional language, patterns, numbers and height.

Understanding the World

Enjoying joining in with family customs and routines by looking at Christmas non-fiction books to answer the children’s questions about Christmas.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Creating simple representations of events, people and objects by making chocolate reindeers.

 

Home Learning

Please would you practice the tricky words and blending words with your child in their yellow reading books.

Additional activities

Christmas dinner- Wednesday 18th December

Globe theatre production- Wednesday 18th December

The Christmas party is on Thursday 19th December- Please can your child bring in their party clothes and a named plate of party food for them to eat during the party.

School finishes on Friday 20th December at 2.15pm.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 9th December

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  09 Dec 2013 12:46

Topic: Christmas

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k using cursive.

Understand alliteration for 0, c and k.

Communication and Language

 

Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events. The children will be talking about the stable they made and writing key words next to a photo of their stable.

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making wrapping paper to wrap parcels for the post office role play area.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Demonstrating friendly behaviour initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and adults by discussing during circle time why do we give presents at Christmas time. The children will be thinking about someone they love and saying what present they think they would like most of all and why?

 

Literacy

Giving meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by writing their name in their Christmas card.

The children will also be wrapping up presents pretending to be Father Christmas and writing what is inside the present. E.g. pen, doll, cat, book.

 

 

Mathematics

Ordering two items by weight or capacity by weighing parcels using weighing scales in the post office role play area and saying if they are heavier or lighter than each other.

 

Understanding the World

Enjoying joining in with family customs and routines by singing Christmas songs and talking about why we sing songs at Christmas time.

Expressive Arts and Design

Constructing with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources by making Christmas cards and calendars.

Home Learning

We would like you to encourage your child to practice writing their name in the cursive style of writing. Thank you.

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 2nd December

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  02 Dec 2013 08:04

Topic: Christmas story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is, cat, dog, hat.

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d, g and o using cursive.

Understand alliteration for d, g and o.

Communication and Language

 

Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussion by sorting Christmas cards into two groups-commercial and religious. 

The children will chose which type of card they would like to design and make and these will be used in the post office.

 

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making wrapping paper to wrap parcels for the post office role play area.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Demonstrating friendly behaviour initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and adults by discussing during circle time why do we give presents at Christmas time. The children will be thinking about someone they love and saying what present they think they would like most of all and why?

 

 

Literacy

Linking sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet by writing a wish list to Father Christmas.

 

Mathematics

Ordering two items by weight or capacity by weighing parcels using weighing scales in the post office role play area and saying if they are heavier or lighter than each other.

 

Understanding the World

Enjoying joining in with family customs and routines by singing Christmas songs and talking about why we sing songs at Christmas time.

Expressive Arts and Design

Constructing with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources by making their own Christmas card to send to their friend.

 

Home Learning

Looking at weighing scales and talking about how to use them.

Weighing challenge- Find 5 items that are heavier and lighter than an orange. Then try to find two objects that weight the same and balance the scales

Additional activities

The Foundation Stage Christmas plays are Wednesday 4th December and Friday 6th December at 9.30 am.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 25th of November

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  25 Nov 2013 08:32

Topic: Christmas story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n, m, d using cursive

Understand alliteration for p, i, n.

Communication and Language

 

Able to follow a story without pictures or props by listening to the Christmas play story and acting their part in the story out. There will also be an outside role play area (a ‘stable’ with props) to enable the children to act out the Christmas story

Physical Development

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making a stable and a manger using collage materials.

Showing understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges and considers and manages some risks by stepping on and off the stage correctly.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine by practising the Christmas play.

Aware of the boundaries set and of behavioural expectations in the setting by learning their parts in the Christmas play.

Literacy

Giving meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by drawing a design of a stable and labelling parts of the stable using words and initial sounds.

 

Mathematics

Selecting the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects by counting, recognising and ordering numbers to 5, 10 and 20 using number games.

 

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience by watching preparing and celebrating Christmas on Cbeebies.

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines by role playing in the post office role play area.

Expressive Arts and Design

Constructing with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources by drawing a plan of their model/stable and making it using collage materials.

 

Home Learning

Carry out a tricky word (the, I, go, no, to, into) hunt (hide the words around the house on card or post it notes). Encourage your child to read the word and as an extra challenge write the tricky words.

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 18th of November

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  18 Nov 2013 08:15

Topic: Christmas story

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n using cursive

Understand alliteration for s, a & t

Communication and Language

 

Able to follow a story without pictures or props by listening to the Christmas play story and acting their part in the story out.

Physical Development

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making a stable and a manger using collage materials.

Showing understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges and considers and manages some risks by stepping on and off the stage correctly.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine by practising the Christmas play.

Aware of the boundaries set and of behavioural expectations in the setting by learning their parts in the Christmas play.

Literacy

Describing main story settings, events and principle characters by drawing pictures of the characters in the Christmas story and writing initial sounds they can hear in words.

Mathematics

Ordering two or three items by length or height by ordering different sized objects and using language of tallest, medium sized and shortest.

Ordering and sequencing familiar events by ordering and sequencing the Christmas story.

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience by talking about their family celebration photo`s.

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines by discussing their knowledge of the Christmas story and asking questions about it.

Expressive Arts and Design

Constructing with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources by drawing a plan of their model/stable and making it using collage materials.

 

Home Learning

Finding 5 objects in your house that are taller/shorter than a pencil.

Visit or discuss what happens in a post office.

Additional activities

The children would like a post office for their role play area. To ensure they have first-hand experience of a post office it would be great if you could visit one or talk to them about what happens in a post office so that they have lots of ideas for their play. It would also be great if we could have any old cards/envelopes/wrapping paper etc for them to use in their play.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 11th of November

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  11 Nov 2013 08:29

Topic: Diwali and Celebrations

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n using cursive

Understand alliteration for s, a & t

Blending to read words

Play rhyming games in child initiated learning time

Communication and Language

 

After the Indian feast on Friday we will be building up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences through an Indian restaurant – role playing the feast, taking orders and using specific vocabulary and writing orders.

Physical Development

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making Diva candles using plasticine, candles & sequins.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Encouraging children to initiates conversations and takes account of what others say through a circle time about similarities and differences between people, how some celebrate different things and for different reasons.

Literacy

Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by playing and writing food menus in the Indian restaurant role play area. They will also be writing a list of the Indian foods they tried at the feast on Friday.

 

Mathematics

Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or `next to` by describing where the teddy is hiding game.

 

Understanding the World

We will be encouraging the children to take an interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them and talk about their own family customs and routines. We will be making Diva candles, and talking about poppies which the children can buy from the office.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Creates simple representations of events, people and objects by making diva candle, lanterns & making elephant cards.

 

Home Learning

Play games with your child using positional language. Place a toy/object around the house and ask your child to tell you where it is using positional language.

Additional activities

Friday 15th November-Children in Need day. The children are able to wear their pyjamas or dressing gown for the day and bring in a contribution of £1 for Children in Need. We would suggest your child wears suitable clothes underneath and school shoes. They can also bring a teddy in for an extra 50p if they wish.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning 4th of November

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  03 Nov 2013 16:37

Topic: Diwali 

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Recognise s,a,t,p,i,n, and blend to read words such as: it, at, in, is

Write letters s, a, t. p, i, n using cursive

Understand alliteration for s, a & t

Play rhyming games in child initiated learning time

Communication and Language

 

Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussion by Learning & talking about the Rama & Sita story. Find out information about Diwali celebrations from the internet:

http://www.open-sez-mefestivals.co.uk/diwali.htm

Physical Development

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control by making Diva candles using plasticine, candles & sequins. We will be making chapattis & using rolling pins to roll out the chapattis.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Encouraging children to Initiates conversations and takes account of what others say. Also to be confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions thorough circle time discussions about; similarities and differences between people, how some celebrate different things and for different reasons.

Literacy

Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by playing and writing food menus in the Indian restaurant role play area.

The children will be carrying out a like or dislike chapattis survey which will involve writing their name using the cursive handwriting where possible.

Mathematics

Use familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models by looking at Rangoli pattens and making their own 2/3 repeating colour pattern.

 

Understanding the World

Encouraging the children to talk about family customs and routines they like and explore other customs and routines that may be similar or different to their own by taking part in the tasting of Indian food & sweets at an Indian buffet on Friday afternoon.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Creates simple representations of events, people and objects by making diva candle, colouring in Rangoli patterns, lanterns & making elephant cards.

 

Home Learning

Talk to your child about special times or celebrations that have happened within your family and send a picture into school of a special occasion or celebration so that your child can talk about it to their class.

Additional activities

Parents evening is on Wednesday 6th November and Thursday 7th November.

On Friday 8th November the children will be able to taste Indian food during our Indian buffet. Please let a staff member know if your child has any food allergies.

We would be grateful if you could contribute to our voluntary ‘toy fund’ (50p a week) which enables us to buy special resources. Please hand the contribution to a staff member at the door in the morning or after school. Thank you for your support.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 21st October

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  21 Oct 2013 08:19

Topic: Fruit and vegetables (Harvest)

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Learning the sound and letter names of s,a,t,p,I,n and finding objects beginning with these sounds.

Blending sounds together to read cvc words.

Communication and Language

 

Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussion by talking about healthy foods and foods that are treats. The children will be sorting healthy foods and foods that are treats into two hoops.

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. The children will be using knives and peelers to cut and peel the vegetables to make soup for soup day.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions. The children will be discussing during circle time –how they can keep their bodies healthy and what do their bodies need.

Literacy

Giving meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by creating a farm map picture and writing initial sounds next to the pictures.

Hearing and saying the initial sounds in words by making a recipe book for making bread rolls.

Mathematics

Counting object to 10 and beginning to count beyond by adding fruit & vegetables together and writing the total amount on a white board.

Understanding the World

Commenting and asking questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place that they live or the natural world. The children will be looking at different breakfast cereal & choosing what cereal to have for breakfast. (toast, corn flakes, rice Krispies & porridge). They will carry out a favourite breakfast survey using tally marks to see which one is the most popular.

Expressive Arts and Design

Singing a few familiar songs by learning the harvest festival songs. Using available resources to create props to support role play by making hats for our Harvest Festival.

Home Learning

Looking at 2d and 3d shapes at objects in your house. Shape challenge- find a square, circle, cube and cuboid item in your house.

Additional activities

Soup day and harvest festival on Wednesday 23rd October. On Wednesday morning please can the children bring in a named bowl, spoon and a vegetable for soup day. The Foundation Stage harvest festival will be at 2.30pm in the Infant school hall.

This week children are able to take part in the Harvest fund raising activities. They can bring in a named purse/wallet with a small amount of money e.g. 50p.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 14th October

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  14 Oct 2013 08:15

Topic: Fruit and vegetables (Harvest)

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Communication and Language

 

Using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations. The children will be role playing The Little Red Hen story and building a tractor using the wooden bricks and yellow crates outside.

Physical Development

Eating a healthy range of food stuffs and understands need for a variety in food. During snack time the children will be discussing about why we need fruit and vegetables for our bodies.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions. During circle time the children will be looking at The Bear Who Wouldn’t Share book and talking about how they can be kind and share with their friends.

Literacy

Giving meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint by writing shopping lists of fruit and vegetables to buy from the shop.

Hearing and saying the initial sounds in words by writing the initial and end sounds of fruit and vegetables.

Mathematics

Selecting the correct numerals to represent 1 to 5 then 1 to 10 objects. The children will be singing number rhymes and songs and using numbers to show how many objects are left.

Using familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns by shape printing using shapes drawn into potatoes.

Understanding the World

Commenting and asking questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place that they live or the natural world. The children will be sorting pictures of fruit and vegetables into hoops and talking about what their favourite fruit/vegetable is.

Expressive Arts and Design

Singing a few familiar songs, the children will be learning songs for our harvest festival next week.

Using available resources to create props to support role play by making a farmer and vegetables/fruits using play dough. The children will also be using flour with the play dough to pretend they are making bread.

Home Learning

Write a shopping list with your child and talk to them about the different items you need to buy from the shop.

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 7th October

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  07 Oct 2013 08:15

Topic: Families

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Communication and Language

 

Listening to others one to one or in small groups when conversation interests them by talking about family members using the photo bought in from home.

Using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations by playing in the home role play area.

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. The children will be using resources in the modelling area appropriately to make their houses and building houses using construction bricks such as stickle bricks, Lego and wooden bricks.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Initiating conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say by discuss the different roles of family members.

In circle time the children will be talking about why their mummy, daddy, nanny, grandad are special.

Literacy

Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint, hearing and saying initial sounds in words. The children will be writing their names and people`s names in their family.

 

Mathematics

Showing an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects. The children will be playing shape games such as Dotty Dinosaurs and Incy Wincy Spider.

Selecting a particular name shape by guessing the shape in the feely bag and hiding the shape game. The children will also be going on a treasure hunt to find shapes.

 

Understanding the World

Showing an interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them, remembering and talking about significant events in their own experience.

The children will be talking about special activities they enjoy doing with their family.

Expressive Arts and Design

Creating simple representations of events, people and objects.  

The children will be making a family home on the modelling table and talk about where they live. They will be drawing and cutting out pictures of their family to put in their home.

Home Learning

To practice writing mum, dad, Nan and Grandad in the cursive style of writing.

Additional activities

Please could we have a family photo for your child to bring in. We would like them to talk about who is in their family and show the class their photo.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 30th September

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  30 Sep 2013 12:49

Topic: Families

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Communication and Language

 

Listening to others one to one or in small groups when conversation interests them by talking about family members using the photo bought in from home.

Using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations by playing in the home role play area.

Physical Development

Can usually managing washing and drying hands by washing their hands using glitter as germs.

Can copy some letters e.g. letters from their name by copying and writing their names using their name cards.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Demonstrating friendly behaviour initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and adults. The children will be looking at stories about families-The Large family stories, Guess how much I love you, No matter what, Charlie & Lola, Owl Babies.

Initiating conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say by drawing members of their family on the `All about me` sheets.

Literacy

Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint, hearing and saying initial sounds in words. The children will be labelling pictures of people in their family.

Mathematics

Showing an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects. The children will be playing shape games such as Dotty Dinosaurs and Incy Wincy Spider.

Selecting a particular name shape by guessing the shape in the feely bag.

Understanding the World

Showing an interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them, remembering and talking about significant events in their own experience.

The children will be talking about their family and showing the class the photo of their family.  

Expressive Arts and Design

Engaging in imaginative role play based on first hand experiences by playing in the home role play area.

Playing alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme by using play dough to make models of people in their family.

The children will also be drawing pictures of their family & pets on their all about me sheets. 

Home Learning

Talk to your child about the different members in their family and  who they live with.

Additional activities

The children will be meeting Harold the giraffe on the Life Education Bus on Monday and Tuesday afternoon this week.

(Please could we have a family photo for your child to bring in. We would like them to talk about who is in their family and show the class their photo.)

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 23rd September

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  20 Sep 2013 16:18

Topic: School

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Communication and Language

 

The children will be listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussion by interviewing the school caretaker, school secretary and head teacher to ask them questions about their job.

They will be touring the school in small groups and talking about each area and what it is used for. 

Physical Development

The children will be encouraged to use one handed tools and equipment by drawing and painting pictures of people who work in the school.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be aware of the boundaries set and of behavioural expectations in the setting by following the school and class rules. They will also be using a responsibility chart to tidy up the environment.

Literacy

The children will be enjoying rhyming and rhythmic activities by playing rhyming games.

We will be looking at these rhyming stories - Chocolate Moose For Greedy Goose, What The Ladybird Heard, The Gruffalo, One Mole Digging A Mole, The Fish Who Could Wish and The Smartest Giant In Town.

Mathematics

The children will be counting objects to 10 and ordering numbers to 10 by playing maths games.

The children will also be playing a sorting Game and will be sorting pictures of things they find in school, home and both school and home.

 

Understanding the World

Looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change by looking at the differences between home and school and sorting pictures into groups.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children will be creating simple representations of events, people and objects by painting pictures of people who work in the school.

Home Learning

Draw a picture or a map of your house and label/colour the different areas. Talk to your child about the labels needed and explain the differences and similarities between rooms.

Additional activities

 Monday 23rd September- School photo’s

If you received your child’s learning journey after they left their nursery/pre school please hand it in to a member of staff. Miss Purdy and Mrs Hodgson would like to have a quick look at them and will then hand them back. Thank you.

Please bring in a family photo by Monday 30th September.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 16th September

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  15 Sep 2013 16:18

 

Topic: School

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Communication and Language

 

The children will be listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussion by interviewing the school caretaker, school secretary and head teacher to ask them questions about their job.

They will be touring the school in small groups and talking about each area and what it is used for. 

Physical Development

The children will be encouraged to use one handed tools and equipment by drawing and painting pictures of themselves.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be aware of the boundaries set and of behavioural expectations in the setting by discussing the school and class rules. They will also be using a responsibility chart to tidy up the environment.

Literacy

The children will be enjoying rhyming and rhythmic activities by playing rhyming games e.g. Slug in a jug game.

We will be looking at these rhyming stories - Chocolate Moose For Greedy Goose, Dog In The Fog, Baby Bug, Jen The Hen, Fat Cat and Posy The Pig.

Mathematics

The children will be counting objects to 10 and beginning to count beyond by playing maths games.

The children will be playing a sorting Game and will be sorting pictures of things they find in school, home and both school and home.

 

Understanding the World

Looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change by looking at the differences between home and school and sorting pictures into groups.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children will be creating simple representations of events, people and objects by painting pictures of their faces and of people who work in the school.

Home Learning

Playing rhyming games and talk to your child about words that rhyme e.g. cat and hat, mouse and house, dog and log.

Additional activities

Wednesday 18th September-Meet the teacher meeting at 2.45pm.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 24th of June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  24 Jun 2013 09:14

Topic: Child initiated ideas

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Learning tricky words he she we me be was my you her they all are

Reading words with oi, ow, ear, air, ure sounds

Read cvc words

Write sentences using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

Communication and Language

 

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately. Children will be working together independently to build a castle using wooden bricks.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. The children will be making and decorating crowns to use in the castle role play area.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are confident to speak in a familiar group and will talk about their ideas. The children will be looking in non-fiction body books to find out answers to their body questions. During circle time we will be discussing how we can look after our bones and bodies.

Literacy

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Children will be labelling parts of the body with bones in.

Mathematics

Children solve number problems. Children will be solving number challenges and talking about what numbers are odd and what numbers are even.

Understanding the World

Making observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. The children will be looking at non-fiction books and writing animals that do and do not have skeletons.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, dance, role-play and stories. The children will be making skeletons using collage materials.

 

Home Learning

Look at the different bones in their body and talk about what the bones are able to do.

Additional activities

Monday 24th June – Sports Day

Children will be having a picnic lunch on the Junior school field from 12pm. Sports day will start at 1.15pm.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 17th of June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  18 Jun 2013 07:54

Topic: Mini beasts

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Learning tricky words he she we me be was my you her they all are

Reading words with oi, ow, ear, air, ure sounds

Read cvc words

Write sentences using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

Communication and Language

 

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Children will be listening to The Very Busy Spider story and role playing the story using small world animals.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. Children will be listening to What The Ladybird Heard story and drawing/labelling a map to create a ladybird trail.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children say when they do or don’t need help. Children will be thinking about what they found tricky to do when they started school and what they can do now.

Literacy

Children read and understand simple sentences.  Children will be reading descriptions of mini beasts and playing mini beast description lotto.

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects to add and subtract two single-digit numbers. Children will be writing and solving adding and subtraction number sums.

Understanding the World

Making observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Children will be making a mini beast house using cardboard boxes and natural materials. They will be planning and writing what they need to make a mini beast house.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, dance, role-play and stories. Children will be making a mini beast house using cardboard boxes and natural materials. They will be planning and writing what they need to make a mini beast house.

Home Learning

Making a non-fiction book about mini-beasts. Look at a book together and then your child can draw pictures of mini-beasts, use labels and write simple sentences. If they work hard on their non-fiction book please let them bring it into school to show us.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 10th of June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  10 Jun 2013 08:17

Topic: Mini beasts

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Learning tricky words he she we me be was my you her they all are

Reading words with oi, ow, ear, air sounds

Read cvc words

Write sentences using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

Communication and Language

 

They listen to stories about mini beasts and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements through painting pictures of mini beasts, making mini beasts with modelling materials and a shape matching game.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. We will be taking turns to play mini beast lotto with clues. Circle time will be about how to take care of the new environment.

Literacy

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. The children will be writing their own clues for a game and a fact for a class mini beast book.

Mathematics

Doubling & halving numbers up to 10 during maths groups. Independently writing numbers on whiteboards/paper to 20 using number lines & number formation power point. 

 

 

Understanding the World

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. The children to be mini beasts detectives outside in the playground & nursery playground.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. The children will paint pictures of mini beast and make them from play dough and modelling materials

Home Learning

Making a non-fiction book about mini-beasts. Look at a book together and then your child can draw pictures of mini-beasts, use labels and write simple sentences. If they work hard on their non-fiction book please let them bring it into school to show us.

Additional activities

Tuesday 11th June-Celebrity Reptiles visit

 

Sparrow class assembly is on Friday 14th June at 9.15am.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 4th of June

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  02 Jun 2013 15:04

 

Topic: Mini beasts

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Learning tricky words he she we me be was my you her they all are

Reading words with oi, ow, ear, air sounds

Read cvc words

Write sentences using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

Communication and Language

 

They listen to stories about mini beasts and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Physical Development

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements through painting pictures of mini beasts, making mini beasts with modelling materials and a shape matching game.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. We will be taking turns to play mini beast lotto with clues. Circle time will be about how to take care of the new environment.

Literacy

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. The children will be writing their own clues for a game and a fact for a class mini beast book.

Mathematics

Doubling & halving numbers up to 10 during maths groups. Independently writing numbers on whiteboards/paper to 20 using number lines & number formation power point. 

 

 

Understanding the World

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. The children to be mini beasts detectives outside in the playground & nursery playground.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. The children will paint pictures of mini beast and make them from playdough and modelling materials

Home Learning

Making a non-fiction book about mini-beasts. Look at a book together and then your child can draw pictures of mini-beasts, use labels and write simple sentences. If they work hard on their non-fiction book please let them bring it into school to show us.

Additional activities

There will be no show and tell this term

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 13th May

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  13 May 2013 08:01

Topic: Life cycle of a butterfly

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, air, ure & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events by sequencing the life cycle of a caterpillar & the hungry caterpillar story.

Physical Development

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, mostly which are correctly formed. Children will be writing each other others names next to the month they were born to complete a birthday survey.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and opinions through talking about what we need to keep healthy and help us grow. Looking at what a caterpillar needs to grow & comparing the similarities & differences of what we need to grow.

 

Literacy

Attempting to write short sentences in meaningful contexts by writing three facts about a caterpillar/butterfly in sentences.

Mathematics

Ordering and sequencing familiar events & using everyday language related to time. The children will be ordering the days of the week & months of the year in the correct order.

Understanding the World

Showing care and concern for living things and the environment, the children will be watering the plants/flowers outside in the playground.

Talking about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects. Children will be looking at cocoons & talking about what happens to the caterpillars how they change into butterflies.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Playing alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme by role playing the hungry caterpillar story.

The children will also be making concertina caterpillars & cotton reel painting caterpillar.

Home Learning

Talking about the months of the year & what month they were born & what months their family members were born.

Additional activities

Please could the children bring in their planter challenge flowers/plants. Thank you.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 6th May

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  08 May 2013 21:26

Topic: Animals & growing

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, air, ure & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas feelings and events by describing characteristics of animals hidden in a feely bag.

Physical Development

Handling tools objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. Children will be using scissors to cut out spiral snakes.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and opinions through questioning and working in teams to take responsibility for different areas of the classroom.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions. The children will be writing a caption about their favourite animal They will also be going on an animal hunt & writing the names of the animals they find.

 

 

Mathematics

Ordering and sequencing familiar events & using everyday language related to time. The children will be learning to tell the time using o clock, half past & quarter past. They will also be making their own clocks.

 

 

 

Understanding the World

Using ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software. The children will be programming beebots using arrow buttons to go to different animals on a mat.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring the different sounds of instruments by using shakey eggs while singing songs about animals.

 

 

 

Home Learning

Looking at watches/clocks & talking about the time using o clock & half past. Talk about what happens at different parts of the day with your child. E.g. what time they wake up, what time they have dinner & what time they go to bed.

Additional activities

Please could the children bring in their planter challenge flowers/plants. Thank you.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 29th April

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  29 Apr 2013 08:11

Topic: Ourselves & growing

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, air, ure & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Extending vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words. The children will be playing body bingo using body words & tricky words.

 

Physical Development

Using a pencil and holding it effectively to form recognisable letters, mostly which are correctly formed. The children will be labelling parts of the body and making a picture of a friend using collage materials and writing their friends name.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and opinions by drawing a picture of themselves with a speech bubble and writing something they are good at.

 

Literacy

Attempting to write short sentences in meaningful contexts, the children will be writing instructions for how to plant a seed.

 

 

Mathematics

Ordering and sequencing familiar events & using everyday language related to time. The children will be sequencing the day by looking at pictures of things they do when they wake up in the morning to get ready for school. The children will also be learning to tell the time using o clock.

 

 

 

Understanding the World

Looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change. The children will be recognising similarities/differences between themselves and others by looking at height, hair colour, skin colour & colour of eyes. They will make simple graph to compare the similarities & differences.

 

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Creating simple representations of events, people and objects by using collage materials to make a picture of a friend.

 

 

 

Home Learning

Talking about the similarities & differences of hair colour, eye colour, skin colour & heights of their family members.

Additional activities

Please could the children bring in their planter challenge flowers/plants. Thank you.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 22nd April

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  21 Apr 2013 11:28

Topic: Spring & growing

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, air & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Maintaining attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity. The children will be sequencing seed growing picture cards in the correct order and talking about what is happening in each picture.

 

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control, the children will be using tweezers to pick up beans, seeds & lentils and sorting them into different containers.

 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and options, the children will be discussing how they can help to look after the indoor & outdoor environments.

 

Literacy

Attempting to write short sentences in meaningful contexts by designing a poster with a picture of a plant/flower and writing a sentence about what a plant needs to grow.

 

 

Mathematics

Ordering two or three items by length or height by sorting plants into height order and using multilink cubes to measure heights of flowers.

 

 

Understanding the World

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time, the children will be taking part in a cress experiment, one seed has sun & water, one seed has water but no sun and one seed has sun but no water.

 

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Understanding that different media can be combined to create new effects by making a sunflower using tissue paper & seeds.

 

 

Home Learning

Finding 5 items that are taller/shorter than a spoon.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 15th April

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  01 Apr 2013 17:10

 

Topic: Spring & growing

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Maintaining attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity. The children will be sequencing seed growing picture cards in the correct order and talking about what is happening in each picture.

 

Physical Development

Handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. Children will be using gardening tools e.g. trowels, watering cans & spades to plant flowers, vegetables & in the planters outside in the playground.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Explaining own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others. The children will be using talk partners to discuss what is needed for a plant to grow. They will be asking questions about spring & growing they would like to find the answers to.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions by designing and labelling a seed packet. The children will also go on a flower picture hunt and write the names of the flowers they find.

Mathematics

Using positional language by describing where objects are using positional language such as in front, behind, next to and by the side.

 

Understanding the World

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time and looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change. Children will be growing cress seeds and planting plants, vegetables & flowers outside in the planter area.

Children will be using talk partners to discuss what is needed for a plant to grow.

Children will be playing these games on the learning platform- PC Plum`s Garden & My Secret Garden.

Expressive Arts and Design

Choosing particular colours to use for a purpose and creating simple representations of events, people and objects. Children will be choosing the correct colours for drawing pictures of daffodils.

 

Home Learning

Looking at and talking about the different plants/flowers in your house and garden.

Additional activities

Meet the teacher meeting at 2.45pm on Wednesday 17th April.

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 25th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  25 Mar 2013 08:12

Topic: Easter

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussions by asking questions they would like to find the answers to about Easter.

Physical Development

Using simple tools to effect the change to materials by making chocolate rice crispy cakes.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Taking steps to resolve conflicts with other children e.g. finding a comprise by looking at the four rules again & talking about how they can resolve a situation without asking for an adults help.

 

Literacy

Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together by

writing a shopping list for chocolate rice crispy cakes.

Mathematics

In practical activities and discussion beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting by problem solving maths challenges.

 

Understanding the World

Enjoying joining in with family customs and routines by reading & discussing the Easter story.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Manipulating materials to achieved a planned affect by painting an Easter egg repeating pattern design using two colours or shapes.

Home Learning

Talking about how you will be celebrating Easter with your family.

Additional activities

Children can bring money in to play games as part of the Easter fund raising activities all week.
Cake sale-Thursday 28th March.
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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 18th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  18 Mar 2013 08:19

Topic: People who help us

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi & ear.

Communication and Language

 

Listening to conversations or discussions and responding to ideas expressed by others – children will be showing their vehicle models to the class and talking about what materials they have used to make their vehicle.

 

Physical Development

Observing the effects of activity on their bodies by listening to their heart before and after exercise.

Children will be able to draw round a partner’s body & then draw body parts-heart, lungs & ribs. Children will also be discussing things the body needs to work.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Enjoying responsibility of carrying out small tasks by being tidy up monitors for areas of the class room.

Children will be talking & thinking about why it’s important to be helpful.

 

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions – children will be labelling a person who helps them uniform. They will be able to choose from a police officer, a fire fighter or a nurse to label.

Mathematics

Recording using marks they can interpret & explain by using symbols/lines on whiteboards or chalk outside to show numbers & addition sums.

 

Understanding the World

Showing an interest in different occupations and ways of life by using question bears to think of questions to ask visitors Mr Fennel the caretaker, a community support officer & a fire fighter.

Expressive Arts and Design

Selecting tools & techniques needed to shape, assemble & join materials they are using by drawing and making a vehicle a person would help them uses e.g. an ambulance, a fire engine, a bus.

 

Home Learning

Looking at & talking about the features of vehicles people who help us use e.g. ambulance, fire engine, bus & police car.

Additional activities

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 11th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  11 Mar 2013 08:24

Topic: People who help us

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Learning tricky words we, me, be, she, he

Reading simple captions & sentences.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa.

Communication and Language

 

Joining in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories by joining in with an adaptation of we`re going on a bear hunt story. During the hunt children will be answering the question who could help us now & choosing from a doctor, Lollipop person, Police officer, Vet & Firefighter.

 

 

Physical Development

Observing the effects of activity on their bodies by listening to their heart before and after exercise.

Children will be able to draw round a partner’s body & then draw body parts-heart, lungs & ribs. Children will also be discussing things the body needs to work.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Enjoying responsibility of carrying out small tasks by being tidy up monitors for areas of the class room.

Children will be talking & thinking about why it’s important to be helpful.

 

Literacy

Describes main story settings, events and principle characters by

comparing the farmer duck story  & little red hen story. Children will be writing descriptive words to describe the farmer & the duck.

Mathematics

In practical activities and discussion beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting by using small world ‘people who help us’ to carry out subtractions and record results.

Understanding the World

Showing an interest in different occupations and ways of life by using question bears to think of questions to ask visitors Mr Fennel & the community support officer.

Expressive Arts and Design

Building stories around toys by adults supporting children’s play and story lines when playing with small world resources.

 

 

Home Learning

Talk about the different occupations the people in your family have and what jobs they have to do on a daily basis.

Additional activities

 

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 4th March

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  04 Mar 2013 08:07

Topic: Super hero’s

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Learning tricky words we, me, be, she, he

Reading simple captions & sentences.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa.

Communication and Language

 

Beginning to understand why and how questions by asking questions about super hero’s using hot seating and question bears.

Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations by playing in the hospital & clothes/shoe shop role play

Areas.

 

Physical Development

Experimenting with different ways of moving by dancing to super hero music as their super hero.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children e.g. finding a comprise by discussing the question what makes a good super hero and talking about the 4 rules to be used in the classrooms and playground.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions by

making a super hero comic book and writing about their super hero.

 

Mathematics

Showing an interest in number problems by going on a Super hero hunt around the school and solving maths challenges.

Understanding the World

Showing skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound movement or new images. The children will be encouraged to play and programme Bee bots using grids to direct them to rescue people.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things and

manipulating materials to achieved a planned affect. The children will be using collage materials to design a super hero’s outfit and making superhero vehicles out of modelling materials. The children will also be painting pictures of their mums.

 

 

Home Learning

Create your own super person and explain why they are super-you could draw a picture, write a short or just talk about the character you have created.

Additional activities

Monday 4th March-Super hero workshop

Thursday 7th March-Rocket workshop

Friday 8th March-Robin class assembly at 9.10am

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 25th Feb

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  25 Feb 2013 08:15

Topic: Super hero’s

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Learning tricky words we, me, be, she, he was

Reading and writing simple captions & sentences.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa oo or

Communication and Language

 

Beginning to understand why and how questions by asking questions about super hero’s using hot seating and question bears.

 

Physical Development

Experimenting with different ways of moving by dancing to super hero music as their super hero.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children e.g. finding a comprise by discussing the question what makes a good super hero and talking about the 4 rules to be used in the classrooms and playground.

Literacy

Writing own name and other things such as labels and captions by

writing in Mother’s day cards and writing labels to describe their super hero characters.

 

 

Mathematics

Showing an interest in number problems by going on a Super hero hunt around the school and solving maths challenges.

Understanding the World

Showing skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound movement or new images. The children will be encouraged to play and programme Bee bots using grids to direct them to rescue people.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things and

manipulating materials to achieved a planned affect. The children will be making mother’s day cards and using collage materials to design a super hero’s outfit.

 

Home Learning

Looking at different types of materials & talking about which ones are strong & which ones are weak/fragile.

Additional activities

Parent’s evenings are Wednesday 27th February & Thursday 28th February.

 

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Learning in the Foundation Stage - Week beginning: 11th Feb

Miss Purdy (GRIS_Apurdy)  11 Feb 2013 08:07

Topic: Chinese New Year

Areas of Learning and Development

Learning focus and a selection of activities that will be carried out to support this learning

Letters and Sounds

Blending sounds together to make simple words.

Learning tricky words we, me, be, she, he

Reading simple captions & sentences.

Recognise sounds ai, ee, igh, oa.

Communication and Language