Summer Term 2018
Where has the time gone?
This half term we will be learning about Minibeasts. Initially we will be focusing our work around the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ written by Eric Carle. We will then look at the life cycle of the caterpillar and produce our very own information book! We plan to visit the library and learn about the different types of books available ‘Fact’ or ‘Fiction’.
Watch this space as we hope to receive an exciting parcel soon…
In our topic work the key areas we will be learning about are: animals and insects that live in the environment. Tasting different foods, identifying healthy and not so healthy foods! Our focus in creative activities will be looking at and experimenting with tones and shades of colours. We will also be looking at the different types of illustrations and thinking about how important they are in books. We are planning a visit to Ty Mawr for a very exciting “Bug Hunt”. (Further details to follow)
P.E this term will continue to take place on a Thursday afternoon and weather permitting will be based outside. Please ensure the children have their kit (fully labelled) in school at the start of term.
We have lots of exciting ‘messy’ things planed for our outdoor learning sessions, including making bug hotels and butterfly feeders.
Could I please ask that your child reads at home as much as possible each week as it certainly does have a huge impact at this early stage and book bags are also returned daily. Remember this term’s Readathon is continuing with every entry written in their Reading Book recorded.
Finally I would like to say a very big well done for all the SUPER homework completed this half term, cakes, cards, Easter baskets they were all amazing! The children loved bringing the items in and explaining how they were created.
WELCOME TO CLASS SG!
I’ll huff and I’ll puff and blow our new topic away!
Can you guess what new topic we have started this week?
(Please open the attached document to see further)
Everyone has had a great start!
Summer Term 1
What a great start to the new term- our amazing visit to Park Hall Farm!
All the children had opportunities to: milk a cow, feed a baby lamb, groom a pony, stroke rabbits and guinea pigs. A highlight of the day was ‘pig racing’ where the children each had a pig to support. On our way home we visited the gift shop where the children used their maths skills paying for the items they had chosen.
Welcome to the Class SG page. Here you will find information about things that are happening in our class.
HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!
Safer Internet Day 7th February 2017
Bobby and Harris out in the Forest school collecting sticks. They then ordered the sticks from shortest to longest.
This Spring term, Class SG’s topics are based around ‘Toys’ looking at the differences of old and new toys, how they have changed over the decades.
Alongside this we will also be looking at the changes in seasons. Winter, being my favourite season by far. Our work is based around the book Jack Frost written by Kazuno Kohara. It is a great read which has lots of rhyming language, many personal issues to discuss such as ‘what makes a good friend?’. It also has fantastic illustrations using just two colours blue and white.
In our creative sessions we will be looking at ‘tones’ or shades of colours specifically blue linking in the illustrations in the book Jack Frost. The children will be colour mixing powder paint to create their own tones and patterns. We will also discuss the different names for blue shades such as royal, navy, sapphire, pale etc.
Throughout the topic we will be looking at the changes of seasons & what clothes we wear. In science we will be doing lots of investigation work around the big question “what materials are waterproof” and also changes of materials e.g. water-to -ice. (liquid/solid).
In creative and music we will be preparing for our annual Eisteddfod on March 1st. A list of competitions to participate in at home will be provided before half term.
Finally I am really pleased the way the children have taken off with their reading and learning keywords, in order for us to work closely together could I ask that your child reads at home at least 4 times per week and please comment in the reading record book. The competition is heating up!
Many thanks for your continued support.
Summer Term 2016.
Welcome back to our last term and what a busy term it plans to be!
Here are a selection of photos from our school trip at Ty Mawr. We had a lovely day and learned lots about Minibeasts.
Week ending 24.06.16.
What another busy week we have had!
Thank you for the super support during sports day last week, what a lovely morning with lots of smiley faces.
NEWSFLASH…. We received an unexpected surprise package through the post last Thursday.
Follow our story from the ‘Big Butterfly house’.
WOW! Look how they have grown in a week!
Watch this space next week….
Week ending 10.06.16.
Well done to those who completed the design and make element in the homework challenge, the flowers look beautiful.
What beautiful weather we have had this week!
We have been busy on the iPads researching about caterpillars sitting in the sunshine.
Week ending 27.05.16.
What a busy week we have had! Firstly, can I thank you all for all of the wonderful contributions that were sent in for our fabulous Street Party. The children had an amazing time that rounded off our topic of the Royal Family superbly.
We would like to wish you all a happy and safe half term holiday and look forward to starting our new topic, stories written by Eric Carle.
Here are some photos from our street party.
Week ending 13.05.16.
This week we have been making sentences about the Queen. The focus of our literacy work is consistently using fingers spaces, use of capital letters and full stops.
In the malleable area our challenge was to make a Royal crown or tiara.
We look forward to seeing you at our class assembly on Tuesday at 2:30pm.
We would like to wish Miss Hope all the very best as she starts her maternity leave today.
Class SG Assembly letter this will be coming home Thursday 12th May.
Week ending 06.05.16.
This week we have started to look at subtraction within 10 for maths. We have been looking at how when we subtract a number the answer gets smaller. We have been practicing with lots of different things in class.
In our Topic we have continued looking at the Queen. We have been writing descriptions of the Queen and the Royal Family. Below is a picture of our display with some of our lovely writing on it.
Week ending 29.04.16.
The last 2 weeks in Maths we have been doing lots of work based around “MONEY” and how important it is. The children have had lots of fun and tried very hard completing some tricky work. Please continue to spend time to reinforce ‘what the actual coins are’ and the value. Allowing them to pay for items, counting out totals etc will certainly help them not just in school but a skill for life.
Initially our topic will be based around the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We will be learning the Months of the Year, what special dates occur every year such as Birthdays and Christmas. The children will be planning and organising a ‘street style’ party to celebrate this milestone including: writing invitations, researching party food menu’s, designing and making buffet food, making party hats and lots, lots more.
If anyone has any resources or is able to help in anyway it would be greatly appreciated, further information and dates to follow soon.
In Maths this term the children will be working with money, learn the value of coins and to compare and order them according to values. We will be reciting the days of the week and the months of the year. We will be ordering them using language related to time such as ‘yesterday’, ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’. Our challenge is to count to 100, we have been learning to repeat the number sequence while dancing the Macarena!
Please check it out and have some fun!
Spring Term 2016.
Week ending 19.03.16.
Our Maths this week has been based around ‘Time’. We have looked at a range of clocks both digital and analogue. We then designed and made our own clocks. We played ‘what’s the time Mr.Wolf?’.
In P.E we did mini circuits outside for a ‘minute’ at a time. The children became aware of how little time a minute actually is.
Next week we will be focusing on 3D shapes.
Thank you for the speedy response with parents evening slips, I look forward to seeing you Monday/Tuesday.
Week ending 11.03.16.
Our new Welsh Tourist Board role play area was officially opened on Tuesday. The children have loved this week finding out about local places of interest and even offering special offers on day trips to Chester Zoo!
This week we have continued our work learning lots of interesting things related to Wales such as famous people, landmarks and listening to a wide range of music from Welsh artists, such as Sir Tom Jones, Duffy and Katherine Jenkins.
In maths this week we have been singing some new songs, related to the topics we have been covering. Below are the videos so you can sing along at home!
Week ending 04.03.16.
What a super busy week we have had from celebrating St David’s Day, having our class photograph taken and to also be part of our wonderful whole school Eisteddfod. A very big well done and thanks to the children who brought in entries for the 3 competitions- selfie in Wales class, design a dragon and the wonderful creations for the Welsh bake off.
In Maths this week we have been looking at estimation (having a good guess) and checking our answers. Initially this proved to be tricky but after lots of practical activities we certainly became better and were able to give reasons for our answers.
We then moved onto pattern, seeing if we could spot repeated patterns such as red, blue, green, red, blue green etc. We then progressed onto shape and colour patterns too. Today we finished our topic of pattern by designing our own items to wear and having a fashion show in the hall for everyone to see the wonderful creations. I have enclosed photographs of the fantastic creations, we certainly do have lots of creative children.
Also this week we had our class photograph taken by Tempest, we await the proofs which should take about 3/4 weeks.
Week ending 26.02.16.
Week ending 05.02.16.
This week we have been completing a lot of Science work. We completed an investigation to see if we could change a liquid into a solid. With Maths then we look at capacity. The terms we have been working on are – full, empty, half full and half empty.
Week ending 29.01.16.
Here we are looking for signs of “Winter” and Jack Frost certainly made an appearance!
A big thank you and well done to all those that completed the last learning log related to Winter. There was lots of great illustrations, creative flair, wonderful labelling and writing throughout the books. Da Iawn.
This week we have been doing lots of great practical ‘addition’ work. Here are our funky snowmen, the children had to repeat the sum on the card and then transfer this onto the bow of the snowman. When completed as a class we worked through the questions and checked the answers by counting the dots.
Well we are certainly back into full swing here in Reception with lots of new and exciting things to learn. To start this half term our focus is Winter, my favourite season by far. Our work is based around the book Jack Frost written by Kazuno Kohara. It is a great read which has lots of rhyming language, lots of personal issues to discuss such as ‘what makes a good friend?’ etc. It also has fantastic illustrations using just two colours blue and white.
In our creative sessions we will be looking at ‘tones’ or shades of colours, specifically blue, linking in the illustrations in the book Jack Frost. The children will be mixing powder paint to create their own tones and patterns. We will also discuss the different names for blue shades such as royal, navy, sapphire, pale etc.
Throughout the topic we will be looking at the changes of season & what clothes we wear. In science we will be doing lots of investigation work around the big question “what materials are waterproof” and also changes of materials “can ?” e.g.water-to -ice. (liquid/solid).
P.E this term we will be focusing on ball skills, catching, throwing and kicking.
In Music we will be preparing for our annual Eisteddfod on March 1st.
As a standalone topic, Week Beginning 8/2/2016 we will be focusing on Shrove Tuesday, where we will read the story, discuss meaning and traditions, look at recipe books, write the recipe and ingredients required to make pancakes and finally, the best bit, the making and tasting of them. The children will have opportunities to try different toppings on the pancakes and we will then collate the findings of the most/least popular toppings to make a graph in maths. It’s sure to be a busy week just before we finish for half term.
Like I mentioned earlier our Eisteddfod is looming and a list of competitions to participate in will be sent home the last week of term.
Finally I am really pleased the way the children have taken off with reading and learning keywords, in order for us to work closely together could I ask that your child reads at home at least 4 times per week and please comment in the reading record book.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Autumn Term 2015.
In the first half term of Reception, it is a statutory requirement for schools to complete a baseline assessment in four subjects:
Personal and Social development, Well-being and Cultural diversity.
Language, Literacy and Communication skills.
Through this topic children will look at: shapes, colours, emotions and feelings plus lots, lots more.
Reception will begin the Read, Write Inc programme which we follow in school – more information can be found here: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/read-write-inc-programmes/
Children will be bringing phonic books home with them, please practise the sounds with your child and ensure the books come back into school on a daily basis.
P.E. – please bring in a fully labelled P.E. kit (white t-shirt, navy or black shorts and pumps in a labelled drawsting bag). This will stay in school for the half term.
We will also be practising for the upcoming Harvest Festival – date to be confirmed.