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Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed a lovely half term break, we are all really excited to continue your learning journey with you and know we are going to have lots of fun. Last half term we had so much fun learning all about ourselves and others through our topic 'Marvellous me' and all about different animals through our topic 'Amazing Animals'. Scroll down to see some great photographs of our learning so far!

 

Please scroll down for class information.

Your teachers are Mrs Smith and Miss Kozij

 

Mrs Smith's class name is London 1

Miss Kozij's class name is London 2

 

Reminders:

 

Uniform

Please can I remind all parents that trainers are not school uniform and must not be worn to school. For full details on appropriate school uniform please see the policy section of the website.

 

PE

PE is Wednesday 

Information from school uniform policy:

PE Kit: All children except for those in the Nursery MUST have a PE Kit in school with them.

Girls and Boys

Winter

Summer

White polo shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan

Navy PE Shorts or Navy or black Jogging trousers

Pumps or trainers

White polo shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan

Navy PE Shorts

Pumps or trainers

 

PE kits can be left on pupil's pegs for the 1/2 term and will be sent home for washing before the holidays.

 

Home Learning

 

  • Reading books are changed on Wednesday.
  • Homework is sent home in the yellow learning log on Fridays and is to be returned on the following Wednesday
  • Sound and word envelopes are updated weekly to reflect learning in class.  Please practise these sounds and words as often as possible.

 

Reading

 

  • Practise letter sounds and key words as often as possible. 
  • Read a range of books - go to the library and let your child choose books that interest them.
  • Talk about the stories that you/ your child read/s.
  • Look out for the sounds and words that your child has been learning in books or in the environment.

 

Writing

 

  • Let your child observe you writing for a range of purposes e.g. shopping lists, postcards, letters, cards etc
  • Give your child opportunities to write - let them write the shopping list!
  • Encourage your child to form the letters correctly.

 

Number

 

  • Talk about time - what time they get up, go to school etc.
  • Give them the experience of money when out shopping.
  • Look for numbers and shapes in the environment.

 

Outdoor Learning

We are all really enjoying exploring our wonderful new outdoor learning space.  For information about clothing requirements such as waterproofs and wellies, please see the attached leaflet at the bottom of this page.

 

   

 

Our Learning

 

Amazing animals!

We had lots of fun using the instruments to make noises to match all the different animals!

 

 

Colours!

We had lots of fun exploring colours by mixing them together in the outdoor area!

 

Mark making!

We had lots of fun mark making in our outdoor area!

 

Building!

We have had lots of fun using the wooden blocks to build and construct!

 

 

Important dates:

EYFS Nativity - Wednesday 11th December, 9:15am

EYFS & KS1 Pantomime, Christmas dinner and party - Monday 16th December

House Day - Friday 20th December

 

School closes on Friday 20th December

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Our main topic for Autumn 2 will be 'Winter Wonderland'

 

We will be beginning our topic of 'Winter Wonderland' with Needles the Hedgehog coming to visit reception. 

 

 

 

Needles will arrive in our classroom and will introduce 'bonfire night' the children will learn all about bonfire night and bonfire safety. We will then begin to look at the season winter and will be exploring the changes in the outdoors. We will then be learning all about advent and we will be beginning to get ready for our Christmas Nativity!

In Maths we will be looking closely at numbers to 10, making sets and will begin to add/subtract.  We will be looking at different ways of measuring and exploring 2D and 3D shapes.

In literacy, we will continue to revisit our phase 1 phonics activities and continuing to focus on phase 2.  We will be focusing on segmenting and blending sounds in simple words, recognising some key sight words and beginning to write simple words and sentences with correct letter formation. We will share lots of stories linked to our topics and use drama to act out our own.  We will look closely at story patterns and introduce the idea of character, setting, problem and solution.

 

We will always be practising our good listening and talking skills working with talk partners and in group discussions.

 

Here is a sneaky peek at our topics...

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1

Marvellous Me and Amazing Animals

Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time

Self-portraits

Looking at how I have changed

People who are special to me

People who help us 

Learning about what I am good at

Introduction to the curriculum

Our friends and the disciples

Friendships

Animals non fiction

Autumn

exploring changes around us

 Woodland animals

 

Autumn Sponsored Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonfire Night

Hibernation - Hedgehogs

The Snowman

The Nativity

3D models

Story telling

 

 

Winter

exploring changes around us

Anti-bulling Week

Remembrance

Nativity story and Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy tales/ traditional tales

Den making

Collage

Puppets

 

 

People in History Day

Safer Internet Day

Chinese New Year

Epiphany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                    

Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Mad About Minibeasts To The Rescue!

 Where We Live

Bad Tempered Ladybird

What the Ladybird Hear

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Non-fiction

Observational drawing

masks

Poems

(World Book Day, Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day)

Spring

exploring changes around us

Heaton Park - Trip

Sponsored Spring Rainbow Welly Walk

Easter

Super heroes

Supertato

Nat Fantastic

Real life heroes - our community

 

 

 St George's Day

Science Day

Pentecost Birthday Party

Celebrating Difference Day

Reception Assembly

 

 

Maps

How has Manchester changed - 

objects/ photos from the past

Junk modelling

Stanley Stick

Instructions

Papier mache globes.

 

Summer

exploring changes around us

 

Sports Week

 

Our curriculum is unique. The 'Early Years Foundation Stage' Curriculum enables children to develop the skills needed to become happy, successful and life long learners. Click the link to find out more about the Early Years Curriculum- Early Years Development Matters Document see below

 

The children access the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activities. Our activities are completed in both our inside and outside classroom so please ensure your child is is equipped for the weather each day! 

 

We plan in line with the children's observed interests and welcome you to let us know if there is something at home that your child has expressed a particular interest in.

 

Please feel free to approach us with any ideas, expertise and/or resources you would like to share!

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