Hello and Welcome

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Staff

Mrs Hales, Miss Murray, Ms Bibi, Miss Begum and Mr Healey

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Attendance and Punctuality.

Morning sessions start at 8.45 - 11-45

Afternoon sessions start at 12.15 - 3.15.

Please ensure that your child is here every day and on time. Being on time ensures that your child has enough time to settle and ready for their session.

School Uniform

Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct uniform –

BOYS – grey / black trousers, yellow polo shirt, blue school jumper and black shoes (not trainers).
GIRLS – grey / black skirt or trousers, yellow polo shirt and black flat shoes (no trainers or heels).
Boots are not school uniform.
Jewellery should not be worn in school apart from one pair of small stud earrings and a watch.

Please remember to bring a bag with spare clothes, nappies/underwear.
Please can you make sure your child is wearing a coat, as the weather can be unpredictable.

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Our theme:

We have been learning Nursery Rhymes over the last two terms. Twinkle Twinkle little star, Humpty dumpyty, oh the grand old duke of york, Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle.

Our Writing and Mathematics

In Mathematics we will be:

We have been learning to count in sequence by counting the children at register, the fruit at snack time, as we line up, mixing the ingredients together while baking, marching like the soldiers, jumping like the cow jumps over the moon.

We have been also learning how to sort by either, colour, size shape. We have been learning to sort objects by big and little. Some of the activities we have done with the children are sorting coloured/ big and little stars. At easter we also sorted all the eggs and chickens in to baskets. We are now learning how to match numbers on spoons from our new rhyme.

We have been learning to recognise colours,numbers, shapes. We have had lots of different activites around the class room to support the children to reconise them e.g. numbers on soldiers from the grand old duke of york, numbers/ coloured on spoons, number/colour matching in small groups. We have also changed the colour of the water and playdough each week.

We have also been using our hand eye coordination to complete different jigsaws e.g. eggs from the humpty dumpty rhyme, soldiers and the jigsaws we have out daily.

 

Literacy- Mark making:
We have been developing our fine motor skills as we make makes using different media in the areas e.g. sand, foam, rice, chalk, pens, crayons, paint.

Animals

We also had a visit from some very special creatures. Miss Hanley very kindly brought in some of her own pets for the children to meet and hold.

Reading

Each day we sit together to listen to a listen to a variety of stories. The children can also access the books in our jungle themed book area. To help at home please try and spend a few minutes every day reading to your child. When sharing books please encourage your child to talk about the pictures.

Stay and Play

We have had 3 stay and plays since returning after christmas the first was encouraging and explaining to parents the imporatcne of physical development. We explained that once children develop thier large gross motor skills this will then help support their fine motor skills when mark making.

We do lots of large body movements daily encouraging the children to copy jumping, running, climbing, balancing and dancing to music.

The second stay and play a dental nurse came in from the oral hygiene team explaining the importance of good oral hygiene. The children practised brushing teeth and dressing like a dentist.

The third stay and play was maths- counting in sequence, sortging in different ways and number recognition. Various activities were out in the classroom to give parents ideas for things they can do at home e.g. sorting socks, counting as they go up the stairs, sorting toys into plies, go on walks and point out numbers in the enviromnet.

Thank you to all the parents that came to the stay and play and we hope you took some ideas home with you.

 

Toileting

Please can you start to put pull ups on your child as we will be encouraging them to go to the toilet and being independent.

Dates to note

Bank holiday - Monday 7th May 2018
Half Term - Friday 25th May
Summer Holiday - Friday 20th July