Let’s Go For a Walk!

We really are getting to know each other in Reception class and what better way to continue this than to go for a walk of the local area. The children were extremely animated to talk about all the familiar surroundings. They were reading signs and spotting numbers everywhere!!

We were very proud of how sensible the children were and stayed safe when crossing roads and looking after each other all the way.

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Next time you are out for a walk see how many signs your child can ‘read’. Environmental print is a fantastic way for children to see themselves as readers as they recognize familiar signs and logos around them.

Proud Moments!

Thank you for sharing your proud moments with us. The children love to hear what they have done to make you feel proud and we love to hear them too!

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Fiddly Fingers!

The children have been really enjoying their morning ‘fiddly fingers’ challenges.

The development of fine motor skills is an area of children’s development that is a very important aspect of development and by providing a variety of activities and resources to encourage fine motor skills, the child’s overall development will be greatly enhanced. A mastery of fine motor skills is essential for writing and all creative and artistic activities. These practical sessions will help the children develop strength and coordination through enjoyable fine motor activities ready for the added challenge of writing.

Threading shapes really was ‘fiddly’ but the children persevered!

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Trying to pick up pom poms with tweezers really tested children’s finger strength!

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Working together the children were able to complete our jigsaws.

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Dough Gym enables children to develop upper body, gross motor large movements and also fine motor skills through ‘exercises’ using dough.

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We will be continuing with our ‘fiddly finger’ challenges each morning by feeding tennis balls, threading pasta shapes on to spaghetti, stretching elastic bands on peg boards, screwing nuts and bolts and weaving ribbon and many more weird and wonderful ways to help your children develop their fine motor skills which will aid their pencil grip for the tricky challenge of writing.

Take a look at our amazing self-portraits in Reception.

As part of our topic on Ourselves the children used different techniques to produce their own fantastic pieces of art!

First, we used mirrors to really look at ourselves and look at our individual features and to see the colour of our hair and eyes.

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Then we used pencil to draw our faces and features and added a skin tone paint wash over the top.

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We then used soft pastels to add the detail to our faces.

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I think you will agree the end results are amazing. We have some budding artists in Reception!

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Share a story … we’re a HOOT!

This week in share a story club we have been reading Owl Babies!

We have re-told the story using role-play and puppets. We also made some of our own owl puppets to use at home to re-tell the story to our family.

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Year 4 – 21.9.15

This week in Year 4; 

In maths we are looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. Remember high 5 round up, low 4 round down.

In English we are beginning to look at description and we are going to be describing Willy Wonka’s scrumptious chocolate room – ask us what fantastic words we have been using!

Our *words of the week* are churning, tremendous, bewildered, astonishing and oompa – loompa.

In topic we are looking at the Mayan number system and how they used place value, just like us.

In science we are going to be doing more experiments looking at solids.

And in DT we are going to finish our chocolate wrapper designs.

Fun, fun, fun!

Business and Enterprise

Hi there,

Business and Enterprise club would like to request donations of clean, soft toys and jam jars.

Many Thanks

B&E Club

Healthy Eating Club!

The children have been very busy in healthy eating club in the last two weeks. The first week we made delicious fruit skewers using: strawberries, grapes, kiwi, melon, apple and banana. The children helped prepare the fruit using their peeling and chopping skills.IMG_2287IMG_2289

This week we have made a variety of sandwiches. The children helped to prepare the fillings by:

  • chopping tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese and ham
  • making egg and cress mayonnaise
  • mixing tuna with cucumber or sweetcorn

The children buttered their own bread and had a choice of fillings from:

  • ham, cheese and tomato
  • tuna and sweetcorn
  • tuna and cucumber
  • egg and cress mayonnaise

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A Fantastic Start in Reception!

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What a fantastic start to the school year the Reception children have made! They have been so enthusiastic with their learning and trying lots of new things in provision, we have been so proud of …Read More

Share a story!

Our after school club, share a story, has got off to a fantastic start. Week 1 we read and re-told the story of Mrs Honey’s Hat using puppets and props. We also made our own hat just like Mrs Honey! This week we read the rainbow fish. We created our own fish puppets with beautiful, couloured, shiny scales. Come and enjoy share a story club on a Monday after school for Reception and Year 1!

 

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