25th May 2017
Our final week has been a hot and sunny one!
We have been doing as much outside learning as we can, to make the most of our outside areas and enjoying the weather! On that note, please remember to put sun cream on your children before they come to school and to bring in a sunhat!
We are practising reading sentences in phonics, the children are doing so well.
Today Truro class were lucky enough to go to Pizza Express in the outlet village to learn how to make a pizza, they each made their own and got to take it home. They looked delicious! (Redruth have already had the pleasure and St Austell will be going after the holiday.)
Our next focus is Journeys. We asked the children what a journey was and where they would like to go. If you are going on a journey over the holiday, it would be great to see a picture of it.
Our book focus will be The Queens Knickers by Nicholas Allen
We hope you have a great break and look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 6th June.
We have been making the most of our outside learning area, the beautiful bird feeders have been attracting some birds and even butterflies. We set the children a challenge to find ways of getting across the area without touching the ground! It was brilliant to see them working together as a team and problem solving.
It has been healthy schools week, so we have talked about how we keep ourselves healthy and what we can eat to keep our bodies healthy, we loved making smoothies and thinking up different recipes!
Our book focus for this week has been The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We have made some amazing pictures of caterpillars and looked at the life cycle of the caterpillar. This led us onto looking at butterflies and symmetrical patterns.
The children have been given the exciting opportunity to learning how to ride a bike, so we have started a Balanceability course where they start to leaning how to balance on balance bikes (with no pedals and no stabilizers) They are doing really well, some are managing to take their feet off the floor and confidently glide.
Please keep up with the reading and learning our tricky words.
Our book focus for next week will be Jaspers Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen.
Please be aware that the area outside Truro and Redruth Classrooms is an outside learning are and not a playground to be used before and after school.
The past two weeks have been busy as usual in reception! We have been looking at the story of rainbow fish and linking this with Anti Bullying week, finishing this with decorating biscuits and giving them to our friends and enjoying eating them together! Yum!
We have been making use of our lovely outside learning area, finding letters, building structures practising our numbers and working hard together.
Inside we have been improving our cutting skills, which isn’t easy! We have been enjoying lots of fun phonics, continuing to blend some letters together to make words. In maths we have carried on with number recognition and moving onto adding two numbers together.
Welcome back, I hope you all had a fabulous half term!
This week we have been looking at the story “Room on a broom” by Julia Donaldson.
In keeping with the story we have been seeing how many characters we can fit on our brooms. We have made broomsticks, witches hats and even drawn pumpkins!
In Maths this week we have been learning to add two groups of numbers together.
We have talked about fireworks and how we can keep ourselves safe, we have made fireworks pictures and even danced like fireworks.
We were very lucky yesterday afternoon to get a visit from the author Neil Griffiths and we can fully recommend his books.
In phonics we have been learning how to blend simple sounds together such as sat, pat, mat.
Next week we will be looking at the story “The Rainbow Fish”
We finished our funny bones topic by going on a skeleton hunt and eventually managed to find all the pieces of the skeleton and put him back together!
This week we have been learning about Diwali. We have been learning about the Diwali story and what happened to Rama and Sita, we have enjoyed dressing up in Indian costumes, with lots of jewellery and listening to Indian music and even tasting Indian food! Yum! We have started to make Diva lamps and have decorated our home corner with some beautiful Rangoli patterns.
We have continued to share our favourite stories with each other and even a model of Stonehenge!
This week we have been continuing to practice writing our names and improving our handwriting. The new sounds for this week have been B and L and then going back over all the sounds we have learnt.
Tomorrow is our first celebration assembly, so you are welcome to join us!
Hope you all have a great half term, rest well and we are looking forward to seeing you all back on Monday 31st October.
This week we have been looking at the Funny Bones Books and having all sorts of fun dancing like skeletons, thinking about our bones and what they do and how we can keep them strong! We have even been making a funny bones street, “on a dark dark hill, there was a dark dark street……”
In PE we have been learning to catch, this may be an ongoing practice, so please feel free to practice at home!
We have been working hard in phonics, this week we have been looking at R, E, U, C and K and we have played games trying to find the letter that is missing from words, we did well!
We had a special visitor yesterday….. Pudsey Bear! It has started us thinking about children in need, more information to follow.
I hope that you have all enjoyed sharing your favourite books, we have enjoyed all the different stories, thank you very much!
Could I make a plea that we only have water in our drinks bottles please, no fizzy drinks or squash.
Congratulations to Anne on completing the reading challenge!
Thank you for bringing in your most precious toys, we have had a lot of fun finding out about each toy and why it is so special to us. We have drawn pictures of our toys and we have written labels for our toys to make sure they don’t get lost like Mrs Roberts doll!
We have been practising writing our names and have had some superstar writers!
Congratulations to Anne who got a special card from her martial arts teacher!
Congratulations to Sofia who has achieved her purple belt in martial arts!