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This page will provide updates on our upcoming learning for the following week.  The key skills and experiences which relate to Reception will be written in green and the key skills and experiences which relate to Pre-school will be written in red.  There will also be updates on our classroom provision, which all children will access.  

This Week..........

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This week we will be looking at the story 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

 

Through this story, we will be exploring routines and traditions surrounding Halloween and the seasonal changes in Autumn.

 

  • Our role play will be a Puppet theatre where children can explore storytelling using the characters from Room on the Broom and other familiar stories.
  • We will be exploring pumpkins further by painting, hammering, and scooping out the seeds using a variety of tools.
  • We will be making potions using ingredients like bat wings and slimy snails (fruit juices!), and imagining what special spells our potions might create.
  • In our Art area, we will be focussing on developing skills using glue to join different materials. We will be making witches hats and pumpkins.

   

 

Reception children will be learning the sounds y, th, z, ch and qu in Read Write Inc.  We will be working on numbers 1 - 5 and noticing how these are represented in different ways in the world around us. 

 

Please encourage your child to practise their RWI sounds at home   

 

Pre-school will be focussing on talking about their own experiences surrounding this time of year, reliving and retelling things they have done with their families. For example, carving pumpkins, trick or treating, or visiting a pumpkin patch.

 We will be encouraging the children to;

 - retell an event in the correct order.

 - use a variety of tenses in their speech.

 - use words like and or because to extend their sentences.

 

Please encourage your child to join in with any family customs or traditions that you may have.

                               Last Week......
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This week we will be continuing the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.  

 

Our role play will be a cave where children can explore light and dark with our torches, and can retell the story of the Bear Hunt.  

We will be retelling the story using sensory trays to recreate the scenes.  

We will be focussing collage and layering pictures in our art area.  

The children will be able to explore hunting for bears in a variety of materials in our messy play.    

 

Reception children will be learning the sounds y, th, z, ch and qu in Read Write Inc.  We will be working on numbers 1 - 5 and noticing how these are represented in different ways in the world around us. 

 

Please encourage your child to practise their RWI sounds at home   

 

Pre-school will be continuing to work on scissor skills and naming colours and shapes.  We will be encouraging the children to;

 - to use their words to ask for help

 - share resources fairly 

 

Please encourage your child to spot shapes and colour in the envorinment e.g. talking about the colours you see on a woodland walk. 

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This week we will be continuing the story 'The Gingerbread Man'.  

 

Our role play will be a bakery where children can pretend to buy cakes and pastries.  They will also be able to make the bakery items in the home corner using play dough.  

We will be making and decorating biscuits with our own design.  

We will be focussing on fine motor control and mark making in our art area.  

The children will be able to explore using their senses in our sensory messy play.    

 

Reception children will be learning the sounds sh, r, j, v, y in Read Write Inc.  We will be working on numbers 1 - 5 and noticing how these are represented in different ways in the world around us. 

 

Please encourage your child to be independent when putting on and zipping up their coat.   

 

Pre-school will be continuing to work on their independence in the classroom and in their self care.  We will be encouraging the children to;

 - Put on their own coat

 - Wash and dry their hands

 

This week we are focussing on cutting skills and naming colours and shapes.  

 

Please encourage your child to be independent at home by dressing themselves and putting on their own shoes. 

 

Talk to your children about our new dojo points caterpillar!

Dojo points are given when the children follow our Golden Rules, such as being kind and looking after our things at school. As the children collect Dojo points, they will move their name up the caterpillar segments. When they reach the caterpillars head, they will receive their Dojo prize. A slip will be sent home to make parents aware if their child has won their prize.

 

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If you'd like to have a go at making some ginger biscuits at home, please find the recipe we used at school below!

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