Spring 2, Week 5: Rhyme Time!

Stars of the Week: Tara & Ibrahim

Well done to Tara and Ibrahim who are our stars this week. They have done some amazing rhyming this week, and are able to say and write down rhyming strings. Super work!

This week we have been rhyming words together! Look at the picture above and try to find the rhyming word. Can you think of any more rhyming words?

Next week: It will be another busy week! We will finishing our learning about habitats. We will be presenting our Collective Worship, and we are looking forward to Stay and Play with our grown ups. We will be celebrating Easter, leading up to the Cathedral service, where we will be singing our song with Nursery and Year 1!

Spring 2, Week 4: A trip to the Aquarium!

Stars of the Week: Raina and Louie

Well Done to Raina and Louie. This week they have shown lots of enthusiasm for learning about creatures who live under the sea. In their writing task this week they both used their phonics to write amazing sentences, making sure they used finger spaces and full stops and trying to use capital letters. You two should be proud!

This week Reception went on a wonderful trip to the London Aquarium. We had a wonderful time seeing all the fantastic sea creatures. Some of our favourites were the jellyfish, sea turtles, sharks, clownfish and the octopus!
Here are photos of our trip!

Next week In Phonics we will continue our review of Phase 3 trigraphs and digraphs. In Literacy we will be exploring rhyming words. As part of our topic work, we will be comparing desert and polar habitats, looking at the animals that live there. Children have also been given their lines for our upcoming Collective Worship – please help children to learn these.

Spring 2, Week 3: Book Week

Stars of the Week: All of Reception

Reception were such enthusiastic learners throughout every book week activity! Every day you looked forward to checking if anything had changed in the library, and were so careful when we were able to visit the dragon. Your behaviour during the author workshop was excellent and the creativity you showed making the dragon eggs and paper plate dragons was fantastic! Additionally you all looked fantastic in your Book Day costumes – well done all of you!

During our dragon themed Book Week, Reception read the story Tell Me A Dragon. We made some beautiful dragons, as well as dragon eggs. Once we had made our dragons, we wrote a description of them, using adjectives such as big, fierce, angry to describe what they looked like and how they act.

We loved reading with our Reading Buddies from Class 4 as well as having a parent come and share a story with us.

Here are some photos of us enjoying Book Week.

Next Week: We will be showing off all that we can do in Assessment Week. On Wednesday we are looking forward to our trip to learn more about ‘Habitats’.

Spring 2 – Week 2: Shrove Tuesday

Stars of the Week: Jonah and Laura

This week we made pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Well done to Jonah and Laura who were full of enthusiasm and questions when we were making pancakes.

We learnt about the meaning of Shrove Tuesday and how to follow a recipe to make pancakes. The children enjoyed mixing the ingredients together, watching Debbie with the frying pan and most of all – adding their toppings and eating them!

It has also been Book Week this week, keep an eye out for our next blog post showing all the activities we have been getting up to.

Next week: In Maths we will be learning about the numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9; exploring number bonds, addition and subtraction. In Literacy will introduce our new topic of ‘Habitats’. And, in Phonics we will be writing Phase 3 words in sentences.

Spring 2, Week 1: Making Palm Leaves

Stars of the Week: Lara and Alberto
Well done to our stars of the week Lara and Alberto. Lara did some brilliant maths this week, making 5 in different ways and starting to show and say number bonds to 5.
Alberto has been a great ‘coder’ this week. He was able to make code-a-pillar move, as well as move BeeBot around the mat.
Well done both of you!

This week we starting learning about why Easter is such an important time for Christians. We heard about how Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey. As he rode in people put their coats and palm leaves on the ground for the donkey to walk on. We made some palm leaves to think about Palm Sunday.

Next week It is book week! We will be participating in lots of fun activities all about dragons. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite book character on Friday!

Spring 1, Week 5: Building Bridges

Stars of the week: Soraya and Thomas

This week we have been reading the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Our construction challenge was to build a bridge strong enough to hold the three goats and the troll. Well done to Soraya and Thomas who took their time to build some brilliant bridges, even when they found it tricky! Take a look at some of the bridges that have been built this week.

Next week: In Phonics we will be learning all about ‘air’ and ‘er’ words, and words with double letters ‘dd mm tt bb rr gg pp ff’. We will be using the story of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ to continue with our traditional tales topic.

Spring 1, Week 6: Safer Internet Day

Stars of the Week: Jonah and Micah.

Well done to Jonah and Micah who drew pictures on the interactive whiteboard of people who they can talk to to help stay safe online.

This week we celebrated Safer Internet Day. We talked about how the internet can be a wonderful thing that helps us learn and explore. We also spoke about it sometimes being a bit tricky. We talked about who we can talk to if we see something that we don’t like. Some suggestions were: Mummy, Daddy, Debbie, Miss Bowen, Miss Godsell, Mr Scott, Big Brothers and Sisters. We then drew pictures of those special people.

After half term: We will be practising our number bonds to 5, as well as writing descriptions about characters from traditional tales. In Phonics, we will be practising reading longer words.

Spring 1, Week 4: A visit to Southwark Cathedral

Stars of the week: Lucia-Jane and Ava
Well done to Ava and Lucia-Jane who on our trip were enthusiastic learners! They were able to answer lots of questions and enjoyed exploring all the different parts of the Cathedral.

This week we visited Southwark Cathedral to explore the different parts of the Cathedral. Rosemary and David were our guides and they showed us around the parts of the Cathedral, like the font, the pulpit and the special seats where the Bishop sits. We also spotted Hodge the Cathedral Cat! We looked at the stained glass windows and enjoyed spotting different things in the windows.

After our Cathedral tour, we participated in a candle workshop. We made our own candles from beeswax and then made a clay candle handle. We all enjoyed making the candles and once the clay is dried, we will be bringing them home.
Here are pictures of our visit.

Next week: In Phonics we will learn the sounds ur ow oi ear. In literacy we will be exploring the tale of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and exploring pattern in Maths. We will be painting our candle holders and enjoy developing our gymnastics skill in PE.

Spring 1, Week 3: Gymnastics

Stars of the week: Sienna & Christine

Well done to Sienna and Christine who this week showed some excellent gymnastics skills. They were listening and observing the gymnastics coach, and they also showed great enthusiasm.

This week was our first lesson with the gymnastics coach. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the lesson which was focused on developing the skills for a forward roll. They are looking forward to developing some more techniques and using the apparatus.

Next week in Reception:It is assessment week, so we will be showing all of the wonderful learning that we have done so far in Writing, Reading and Maths.