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Weekly Update!

Weekly Update: Week beginning 11.11.19

 

This week...

 

Phonics:

During our daily phonics session this week we will be introducing the new letter sounds e, u, r and h. The children will learn how to form the letters as well as match objects with the same initial sounds. We will also be blending the sounds together to read words and modelling writing the sounds to write words.

 

Maths:

During 'maths chat' this week we will be working on our maths reasoning skills and playing games such as 'What's in the box' where children predict what object is placed in the box and explain their choice i.e. i think it might be... because.........  OR i dont think it would be a....because...

 

Dates for your diary...

Friday 15th November 'Seasons' art exhibition in the library 3.15-4.00pm

Weekly Update: Week beginning 04.11.19

 

We hope you've all enjoyed your half term holiday and feel refreshed and ready for Term 2.  This term our theme is called 'W is for wonder, walks and winter'. We're looking forward to welcoming the children back to school for an exciting and busy term!

 

This week...

 

Phonics:

During our daily phonics session this week we will be introducing the new letter sounds g, o, c, k and ck. The children will learn how to form the letters as well as match objects with the same initial sounds. We will also be blending the sounds together to read words and modelling writing the sounds to write words.

 

Maths:

During 'maths chat' this week we will be working on recognising a small number of objects or quantities without the need to count them. This will be done in a range of contexts such as a number of cubes, spots on a dice, holes in the Numicon Pieces etc.

 

Dates for your diary...

Thursday 7th November is our Book at Bedtime at 5:30pm.

 

Friday 15th November Whole School Painting Presentation in the Hall after school until 4pm. Come along to see the work your child has created with their painting skills and see the work of the other year groups across the school.

 

Friday 8th November is the deadline for Christmas card orders. Please hand any order forms into the staff on the door in the mornings.

Weekly Update: Week beginning 14.10.19

This week...

 

Thank you for supporting your children to come into school independently last week, saying goodbye at the Rainbow Room door really does help to avoid congestion in the corridors and classrooms and helps your child to feel independent.

 

Phonics:

During our daily phonics session this week we will be introducing the new letter sounds l, m, n and d. The children will learn how to form the letters as well as match objects with the same initial sounds. We will also be blending the sounds together to read words and modelling writing the sounds to write words.

 

Maths:

During 'maths chat' this week we will be continuing to talk about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties as well as exploring length by comparing and ordering objects.

 

Dates for your diary...

 

Friday 18th October- INSET day

Weekly Update: Week beginning 07.10.19

 

This week...

 

The children are now confident with the classroom routines and should come into the Rainbow Room independently to avoid congestion in the corridors and classrooms. It will also help your child to feel independent.

 

Phonics:

During our daily phonics session this week we will be introducing the new letter sounds s, a, t and p. The children will learn how to form the letters as well as match objects with the same initial sounds. We will also be blending the sounds together to read words and modelling writing the sounds to write words.

 

Maths:

During 'maths chat' this week we will be talking about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties as well as exploring length by comparing and ordering objects.

 

Dates for your diary...

 

Wednesday 9th October 2pm Reading, Writing and Phonics workshop for parents.

 

Thursday 10th October afternoon walk to the Batch.

 

Friday 11th October Family Friday

Weekly Update: Week beginning 23.09.19

 

This week...

 

We are looking forward to having the full Reception cohort in during the morning sessions this week where they will meet the rest of their Foundation Stage friends.

 

Phonics:

During our daily phonics session this week we will be playing lots of listening games as well as singing various alphabet songs and nursery rhymes.

 

Maths:

During 'maths chat' this week we will be singing lots of counting rhymes.

 

Attached to this update is Pie Corbett's Reading Spine (Nursery-Year 1).

The reading Spine offers a list of good quality, inspirational books which we aim to read aloud to the children many times over the year so that they have experience of listening to great reading material. This then gives children a bank of stories that eventually they can retell. It also gives them fantastic scaffolding to build upon in order to create their own stories. You may already have some of these book titles at home but if not why not try finding them at your local library.

 

Are you following our Twitter account? You can find us @BatchEyfs where you can find information and pictures about your children's learning here in the Foundation Stage at Castle Batch. Also watch out for our #Year of reading where we will be tweeting about all our reading related activities.

 

Date for your diary...Our Reading and Writing parents workshop is Wednesday 9th October. There will be lots of information about how you can support your child to read and write at home as well as free resources given out which children will use throughout the year. The children will be helping us to run the workshop and will be showing their parents some of the activities we do in school in reading and writing so we hope to see as many of you there as possible!

 

Thank you for your support.

 

The Foundation Stage Team

Weekly Update: Week beginning 16.09.19

 

We had a fantastic first week with the children last week and we were so impressed at how independent so many of the children were and how quickly they settled when coming into school.

 

This week...

 

We will be visiting our 'Forest School' area within school on Friday so please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and trousers/waterproof all-in-one as well as welly boots as we will go come rain or shine!

 

Phonics:

During our daily phonics session this week we will be playing lots of listening games as well as singing various alphabet songs. Below is a link with one of the alphabet songs we have been singing at school.

 

Maths:

During 'maths chat' this week we will be singing lots of counting rhymes.

 

Be sure to check the weekly update link on the Foundation Stage class page each week where you find a summary of your child's learning for the week as well as messages from the Foundation Stage team.

Update for week beginning 09.09.19

 

Firstly we would like to say a big hello and welcome to all of our new Foundation Stage children and their families this term. We are really looking forward to getting to know you all and to the year ahead of us!

 

Each week we will post an update on this page to inform you of the children's learning for the week ahead. This may also include things you can do to support your child as well as information specifically related to whats going on in the Foundation stage classes so please do check in weekly.

 

As well as information we will also upload photo's of the children engaging in their learning. This week we will be sending out permission forms for photos to be displayed on the website and on Twitter. Until this form has been signed and returned to school we are unable to display your child's photos.

 

This week...

We will be playing lots of 'getting to know you' games and settling into the routines of the day. 

For your information, each morning the children will be greeted by a member of the Foundation Stage team at the door, after which they can put their book bags into the boxes in the rainbow room before putting their water bottles in the classroom and hanging their coats on their peg in the corridor. Then they can register for the day by picking up their name card in the classroom and sticking it onto their food choice for the day before choosing an activity set up in the classroom. 

 

A reminder of things to be in school at all times...NAMED waterproofs, wellington boots and PE kit.

Things that need to be brought into school daily...book bags, water bottles and coats.

 

This week the children will be bringing home a book from our reading area in the classroom. This is a book for the adults to read to the children and share. The children will be able to keep the book for a week and then swap it for a new book the following week. Story Bear will come home with your child on the day they do their group reading. Please share the book with your child and Story Bear before returning the Bear to school the following day. If Story Bear doesn't get returned it means that another child misses out the following day.

 

The children made a fantastic start on their first day and we are looking forward to the rest of the week.

 

The Foundation Stage Team

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