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Reception

The Dance Festival is this Friday at 9.30.  Everyone is welcome.

The children will be sitting outside waiting their turn so they will need sun hats.  White tops and grey trousers - long or short.

The trip to the seaside at Minnis Bay is next Tuesday.

The children will need; swimming things, towel, packed lunch, sun hat.  If they normally have sun cream on then please put it on before school and send some with your child.  They can bring a bucket and spade and sun glasses etc but do remember that things can easily get lost on the beach!

There will be lots of adults and the sea is very shallow.  They will only be able to paddle - usually up to their knees!  There will be adults standing in the water and there are lifeguards on the beach.

My last day is next Monday and I will see you all on Friday the 21st.

Playing with water

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Science Day

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Doing water experiments

Painting under water scenes

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Scooter race

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Scooter race

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We are writing about Sparky the Seahorse who is in the picture below.  We have sand and a treasure chest on the bottom of the sea.

We are practicing for the Dance Festival on the 7th of July.  The children will be using the coloured pom poms so I think if they wear black it will look good.

There will be parent meetings during the week of 26th June and I will put up a list of times for you to sign up for.

Next week is the last swimming lesson.  Don't forget the INSET day on Friday the 30th June.

Under the sea

Under the sea 1 That's the bottom of the sea - not a beach!

Our new Topic is 'Under the Sea'

Our new Topic is 'Under the Sea' 1 We named the seahorse 'Sparky'.

The Chicks went back to the farm at the end of last term.

The Chicks went back to the farm at the end of last term. 1

This morning we have nine fluffy chicks. (They're sleeping!)

This morning we have nine fluffy chicks. (They're sleeping!) 1

The eggs have arrived and are in their incubator. We think they should start to hatch tomorrow.

The eggs have arrived and are in their incubator.  We think they should start to hatch tomorrow. 1

Frances has landed on Mars and is sending back photos and questions for the children.

Frances has landed on Mars and is sending back photos and questions for the children. 1

Our visit to Vauxhall City Farm

Here is Frances in the Rocket looking out of the window. What do you think she can see?

Here is Frances in the Rocket looking out of the window. What do you think she can see? 1

Frances has taken off on her journey through space to Mars.

Frances has taken off on her journey through space to Mars. 1
Frances has taken off on her journey through space to Mars. 2

Our first attempt at playing the glockenspiel!

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Learning to do a puppet show

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Frances' rocket is being prepared for her voyage to Mars

Frances' rocket is being prepared for her voyage to Mars 1
Frances' rocket is being prepared for her voyage to Mars 2

Next term our topic is going to be Into Space.

We will be learning all about space and following the adventures of our astronaut called Frances as she gets her space ship ready for take off.

We will be doing PE outside unless it is raining, and it will still be on Thursday. Swimming will be on Friday afternoon.

We will be visiting Vauxhall City Farm to look at the animals and we will have some eggs in the classroom to see if they hatch out into chicks.

We will carry on with chess lessons every Wednesday with pupils from

Year 5.

There will be opportunities to use the bikes in the big playground.

The children all have Writing Targets (like remembering to use finger spaces) and will get stickers every time they do some writing that meets their target.

Now we have done lots of work in maths making sums with different toys and blocks we will begin to write some of them in the maths books.  Helping with writing 2, 5 and 8 at home would be great!

 

 

We have moved the scooters and bikes out of the playground to make more room for playing.

We have moved the scooters and bikes out of the playground to make more room for playing. 1 Making a boat

Today we had a race between the caterpillar and the train!

Today we had a race between the caterpillar and the train! 1

We have been making sequences

We're still learning chess every week with Year 5

We're still learning chess every week with Year 5 1

Another mega rail track for the engine!

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World Book Day

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We did lots of reading today.

PE - team skills

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Call your partner's name before you pass the ball.

Niamh's grandmother came in to read the children a story . . . .

Niamh's grandmother came in to read the children a story . . . .  1 She read 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

On the coach for a class trip

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Today we all got on the coach to go to the desert and the sea side and the jungle. On the way back we ate our packed lunch. The driver didn't have any lunch!
Next half term our topic will be Adventures and will be about journeys, maps and holidays.

Dressing up - here they come!

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Miss Kennedy has given the class new dressing up costumes which the children can wear if they have done some independent writing.

Every Wednesday six children from Year 5 will be helping Reception Class to learn Chess.

Every Wednesday six children from Year 5 will be helping Reception Class to learn Chess. 1

Grandparents

Would you like to come and read or tell the children a story?

It would be lovely if you could - it would mean popping in at one o'clock to tell a story for about 5 -10 minutes.

A story that you like or if you are not sure - I can find a book for you.

Let me know if you can!

 

Eliana's Grandmother came and read the children a story.

Eliana's Grandmother came and read the children a story.   1

Cooper and Kaito's Mother came in to tell the children a Japanese story called Peach Boy.

Cooper and Kaito's Mother came in to tell the children a Japanese story called Peach Boy. 1

PE kits

I'm very sorry that PE kits are going missing.  We do our best to make sure the children go home with the right kit and last week we checked all their bags. No one had PE kit in their bag with someone else name!

Please check at home to make sure you don't have the wrong kit.

News

Norbu's Mother came in to talk to the children about Buddha's life.  We learnt that he cared for every living thing including ants.

The children have been working on coding using the web site code.org.  You can access this at home and do the same activities to give your child a head start!

We are continuing with our acting - today we did Snow White.  

Learning about Buddhism

Learning about Buddhism 1

Acting out snow White

Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . . .

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We are starting to do coding - see code.org to try at home!

We are starting to do coding - see code.org to try at home! 1

Acting out the Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Using the high apparatus, balancing in a group and travelling and jumping in PE

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Doing Tai Chi in PE

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We acted out Cinderella

The Prince dancing with Cinderella

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The Ball

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We acted out the story of Beauty and the Beast

Planting tulip bulbs. (I think we'll need a deeper tray!)

Thank you to everyone who came to see the Christmas show.  There are more pictures on Tapestry.  And thank you for bringing in everything for the party.

Have a great festive holiday and see you all in January when our topic will be Traditional Fairy Stories.

The Christmas Show

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The Christmas Show 2
The Christmas Show 3

Christmas Party

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Christmas Party 2
Christmas Party 3
Christmas Party 4

Father Christmas

Father Christmas 1
Father Christmas 2
Father Christmas 3

Own Clothes day

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Christmas Dinner!

Christmas Dinner! 1
Christmas Dinner! 2
Christmas Dinner! 3

Christmas

Christmas dinner is next Tuesday.

The Christmas party will be on Wednesday  and that's when Father Christmas will visit.

Our Christmas performance will be at 2.45 on Wednesday.

Thank you for helping with the party things!

 

Mr Martin

This week we have been playing with the remote control train. We experimented to see if it was slower with more trucks. We had to make a very long track.

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Our second visitor this week was Eliana's Mother who came in to tell us about Hanukkah.

Our second visitor this week was Eliana's Mother who came in to tell us about Hanukkah. 1
Our second visitor this week was Eliana's Mother who came in to tell us about Hanukkah. 2
Our second visitor this week was Eliana's Mother who came in to tell us about Hanukkah. 3

Our first visitor this week was Malik's Father who came in to tell us about camels in Somalia.

Our first visitor this week was Malik's Father who came in to tell us about camels in Somalia. 1

Next week we will have two visitors to the class and I hope the children will tell you all about them!

We are working on correctly forming the small letters of the alphabet - any help at home will make a big difference!

I sent home the letter about the Christmas party.  Friends and relatives can come to the little Christmas show afterwards but it will be in the classroom so not too many please! 

This week the children began work in Father Christmas' Workshop.  They learnt how to measure, saw and sand a small piece of wood. The pictures are all on Tapestry.  Please let me know if you have not managed to get on the site yet.

Learning to use a hacksaw.

Learning to use a hacksaw. 1
Learning to use a hacksaw. 2
Learning to use a hacksaw. 3
Learning to use a hacksaw. 4

Next week

We are still working with Don't let the Pigeon on the Bus.  There is a nice youtube of it - the children will show you which one.

PE - Because the Hall is being used for rehearsals we will have to do PE outside.

Soft shoes, long track suit bottoms and a warm top.  We won't be outside for very long and there shouldn't be any standing about!

Don't forget you can upload pictures to your Tapestry account - thank you to the parents who are already doing this.

Our book next week will be 'Don't let the pigeon drive the bus'

Our book next week will be 'Don't let the pigeon drive the bus'   1

The children have made Diwali lamps - they should be able to tell you the story of Rama and Sita.

The children have made Diwali lamps - they should be able to tell you the story of Rama and Sita. 1

Here are the handwriting descriptions. I hope they're helpful

Here are the handwriting descriptions.  I hope they're helpful 1
We have had a busy week and we are very pleased with the progress all the children are making, especially with their reading.  Thank you to for all your hard work reading with your children - it really makes a difference.

Learning to balance while we bounce!

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At the end of PE we have an exciting game bouncing balls off the parachute.

At the end of PE we have an exciting game bouncing balls off the parachute. 1

Video of parachute game

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Acting out the Diwali story. Rama is in the forest!

Acting out the Diwali story. Rama is in the forest! 1
In PE we acted out Going on a Bear Hunt with special noises!

We're going on a bear hunt

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Through the grass - swishy swashy

We're going on a bear hunt

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Through the river- splash splosh

We're going on a bear hunt

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Through the mud - squelch squerch

We're going on a bear hunt

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Through the forest- stumble trip

We're going on a bear hunt

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Through the snow storm

We're going on a bear hunt

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Tiptoe tiptoe

We're going on a Bear Hunt

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This is the bear!

In November we will start with the book 'We're going on a bear hunt'.  

 

Our topic for this half term is Festivals.

 

During the break the Tapestry log in page will change to tapestryjournal.com . Please let me know if you have any problems logging on.

Learning to land safely!

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Welcome to the new website.  I will move some videos across later.

Don't forget no school next Friday!

Mr Martin

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