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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.  

Next Week............

This week our learning will be based on Easter, we will be looking at the Easter story and the Easter book 'The Golden Egg'.     

 

  • We will be thinking about Easter traditions.  How we celebrate Easter and our favourote parts of Easter 
  • We will be looking at the book 'The Golden Egg' and using it to as a lead into our own exciting Easter egg hunt. 
  • Our role play is a Home to keep the link to home, where we have spent many weeks.  We will be adding some Easter resources to enhance the play. 
  • We will be reminding ourselves how to keep clean and safe whilst in school. 
  • We will be doing lots of Easter craft and activities using a range of techniques and resources. 
  • We will be having lots of fun with the resources inside the classroom and in our outdoor area.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be recapping all of our set 1 sounds and focussing on our blending for reading.  

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word. 

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

Have a go at blending the words in your new word and sentence blending reading books 

 

Pre-School: 

In Pre-school we will be:  using a range of materials and resources to create Easter crafts.  We will be independently selecting the best tools and colours for our art work

Things to work on at home:  Play some simple listening and memory games to develop concentration and listening skills 

                            Last Week........

This week our learning will be based on 'being kind to ourselves and being kind to others'     

 

  • As we are all back together we will be thinking about developing our friendships and remembering how to play with others, share toys and comminucate with our friends.
  • We will be looking at the book 'The Rainbow Fish' and using it to support our thinking around kindness 
  • Our role play is a Home to keep the link to home, where we have spent many weeks. 
  • We will be Talking about how we can be kind and what being kind looks and sounds like.
  • We will be thinking about people who are special to us
  • We will be reminding ourselves how to keep clean and safe whilst in school. 
  • We will be having lots of fun with the resources inside the classroom and in our outdoor area.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be continuing to developing our communication skills talking to our frineds about or experiences in lockdown and what we are looking forward to now we are all back in school

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word. 

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

Have a go at blending the words in your new word blending reading books 

 

Pre-School: 

In Pre-school we will be:  Deceloping our communication skills talkign to our friends about what we like to do.  We will be thinking about being kind to ourselves and to others.

Things to work on at home:  Practice holding a pencil with the correct grip. Practice zipping up your coat ready for Winter weather.

Christmas..................

This week we will be starting our Christmas topic..     

 

  • We will be learning all about the Christmas Story.
  • Our role play is a home corner with a very festive feel.
  • We will be exploring ice in different ways. There may be some animals trapped inside. Can you work out how to melt the ice to get them out?
  • We will be making some Christmas goodies to bring home.
  • We will be learning lots of Christmas songs
  • We will be making shades and tones of blue by colour mixing. 

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be thinking about the Christnas story and sharing our own family traditions at Christmas time.  

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word.  Practice saying 1 more than a given number up to 20 e.g.  if someone says 1 more than 8..... you say 9. 

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

Keep blending the words in your new word blending reading books 

 

Pre-School: 

In Pre-school we will be:  Thinking about the comparative language of size and length - e.g. small, bigger, big, biggest.

Things to work on at home:  Practice holding a pencil with the correct grip. Practice zipping up your coat ready for Winter weather.

Next Week.............

This week our learning will be based on the story 'Stick Man'.     

 

  • We will be learning all about Winter as we move towards Christmas. We will be looking at changes in the weather, with a focus on snow and ice.
  • Our role play is a Tesco, where you can shop for all sorts of goodies.
  • We will be exploring ice in different ways. There may be some animals trapped inside. Can you work out how to melt the ice to get them out?
  • We will be making our own stick people.
  • We will be using our fine motor skills to wrap sticks on brightly coloured wool.
  • We will be making icy winter potions and using our creative skills to make wintery pictures.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be continuing to developing our counting skills, thinking about the mathemtical phrase '1 more'  

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word.  Practice saying 1 more than a given number up to 20 e.g.  if someone says 1 more than 8..... you say 9. 

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

Have a go at blending the words in your new word blending reading books 

 

Pre-School: 

In Pre-school we will be:  Thinking about the comparative language of size and length - e.g. small, bigger, big, biggest.

Things to work on at home:  Practice holding a pencil with the correct grip. Practice zipping up your coat ready for Winter weather.

Previous Learning...................

This week our learning will be based on the story 'Owl Babies'.     

 

  • We will be learning all about owls.  We will think about what they eat, where they sleep and the different types of owls we might see. 
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.   You may find some Woodland creatures hiding in there this week! 
  • We will be exploring different ways to make owls including using feathers, cotton wool and other natural resources 
  • We will be making our own bird feeders to help the birds through winter
  • We will making a nest using weaving techniques
  • We will be using our fine motor skills to thread cheerio bird feeders 
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be continuing to developing our counting skills, thinking about the mathemtical phrase '1 more'  

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word.  Practice saying 1 more than a given number up to 20 e.g.  if someone says 1 more than 8..... you say 9. 

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

Have a go at blending the words in your new word blending reading books 

 

Pre-School: 

In Pre-school we will be:  Thinking about the vocabulary linked to woodland animals with a focus on owls - hibernation/nocturnal/seasons

Things to work on at home:  Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

This week our learning will be based on Woodland Animals     

 

  • We will be learning about animals that live in the woods and where they like to sleep.
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.   You may find some Woodland creatures hiding in there this week! 
  • We will be exploring different ways to make Woodland animals including fork printing, collage, wrapping wool and cotton bud painting. 
  • We will be making our own Woodland crowns 
  • We will making a den for a woodland animal to sleep in
  • We will using natural resources to help us explore pattern and counting 
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will developing our counting skills, thinking about the mathemtical phrase '1 more'  

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word.  Practice saying 1 more than a given number up to 20 e.g.  if someone says 1 more than 8..... you say 9. 

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

 

Pre-School: 

In Pre-school we will be:  Thinking about the vocabulary linked to woodland animals - hibernation/nocturnal/seasons

Things to work on at home:  Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

Previous Learning..................

This week our learning will be based on the celebration of Diwali.     

 

  • We will be learning about the traditions and stories linked to Diwali.
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.   We will be preparing for a Diwali meal in our home corner. 
  • We will be exploring different ways to make Rangoli patterns
  • We will be making our own Diva lamps and decorating them
  • We will making sweet treats 
  • We will using colour in a range of ways in our craft and creative area.  
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be looking at the similirities and differences between traditions in another culture.  

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word.

Practise doing up your own zip

Practise holding a pencil with the correct grip

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be talking about the traditionals and celebrations of another culture

Things ot work on at home:  Putting on and zipping up your own coat

Previous Learning.............

This week our learning will be based on the story 'Room on the Broom'.  We will start the week thinking about and exploring Halloween and end the week learning all about Bonfire Night.  

 

  • We will be reading the story and joining in with parts of it.
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.   This week the home corner has been given a spooky make over.  
  • We will be exploring with Halloween play dough
  • We will be making our own magical potions in the water tray
  • We will making monsters and pumpkins
  • We will following instructions to make an edible sparkler
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be focussing on talking about family traditions and celebrations

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds and try to blend the sounds to read a word.

Practise doing up your own zip

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be talking about family traditionals and celebrations

Things ot work on at home:  Putting on and zipping up your own coat

Previous learning.....................

This week our learning will be based on the story 'The Three Little Pigs'

 

  • We will be reading the story and joining in with parts of it.
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.   
  • We will be using printing techniques using bricks, sticks and straw
  • We will be exploring construction and the best materials to use to construct a house
  • We will making piggy tails using our fine motor skills
  • We will be looking at tools and how to use them safely
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be focussing on language related to size and shape

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds.  

Practise turning your coat the right way round if it is inside out

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be listening to sounds in the environment

Things ot work on at home:  Putting on and zipping up your own coat

Previous Learning...........

This week our learning will be based on the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'

 

  • We will be reading the story and joining in with parts of it.
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.  We will be adding some bowls, spoons and porridge so that children can retell the story of Goldilocks.  
  • We will be using printing and collage techniques to make our own bears
  • We will be exploring porridge in our messy play
  • We will making 'Bear Bread' focusing on using a knife to spread 
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be focussing on counting groups of objects accurately. 

Things to work on at home:  Keep learning your set 1 sounds - You are doing a fantastic job!

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be using every day language related to size

Things ot work on at home:  Putting on and zipping up your own coat

Previous Learning ...............

This week our learning will be based on the book 'The Gingerbread Man'

 

  • We will be reading the story and joining in with parts of it.
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.  We will be adding some baking ingredients and baking equipment so that children can pretend to make their own Gingerbread. 
  • We will be using cake cutters and rolling pins to make patterns in our creative area.
  • We will be exploring baking ingredients and gingerbread play doh in our messy play.
  • We will be baking our own gingerbread man. 
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be using simple tools to effect changes on materials e.g. rolling pins, cutters, scissors, safety knives.

Things to work on at home:  Learning your set 1 sounds

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be talking about how to use tools and equipment safely

Previous Learning..........

This week our learning will be based on the book 'The Runaway Pea'

 

  • We will be finding out which foods you like and if you know how and where fruits and vegetables grow. 
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.  We will be adding some real vegetables for you to chop and pretend to cook.
  • We will be using vegetables to create printed art work.
  • We will be mashing and rolling peas in our messy play.
  • We will be planting a bean so that we can watch it grow.
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors.

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will be listening to other peoples ideas

Things to work on at home:  Writing your name

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be talking about ourselves and our families and our likes and dislikes.  

Previous Learning...........

 

This week our learning will be all about you and your families.  

 

  • We will be finding out all about you.  What you like/don't like.  Who is on your family.  What you find funny.  What you favourite things to play with are. 
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors, playing and getting to know each other.
  • We will be sharing lots of our favorite stories and singing lots of our favourite songs.
  • We will be making spotty biscuits 
  • We will be making family portrait pictures

 

Weekly Focus:  

Reception:  In reception we will talking about our ideas in a familiar group

 

Pre-School:  In Pre-school we will be sharing, taking turns and using resources carefully

                                               Previous Leaning..............

We can't wait to welcome you all into our Reception and Pre-School

 

This week our learning will be all about you!

 

  • We will be finding out all about you.  What you like/don't like.  Who is on your family.  What you find funny.  What you favourite things to play with are. 
  • Our role play is a home corner where you can use your imagination and pretend that you are at home.
  • We will be taking our time to make sure you feel safe and happy in your new school.  We will show you the different areas of our school and give you lots of time to explore them and become used to your new surroundings.
  • We will spend lots of time outdoors, playing and getting to know each other.
  • We will be sharing lots of our favorite stories and singing lots of our favourite songs.

 

 

                                                 Prior Learning........

This week our learning will be based around the book Supertato........

 

  • We will be making our own super hero masks, sheilds and capes.   
  • Our role play is a farm shop and we will be using the language involved with money.
  • We will be developing our language by talking about heroes and what it means to be a hero.
  • In our outdoor area we will be exploring our digging pit and mud kitchen

 

Reception children will be practising the letter formation of the sounds they have been taught.   We will be looking at the number 7, thinking about how we can show 7 in a variety of ways and how we can make 7.      

Please encourage your child to practise their RWI sounds at home and to blend sounds to read words. 

 

 

Pre-school will be focussing on number songs to develop counting 

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