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What are we doing this week?

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
10.12.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky words: we  be  me
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Singing nursery rhymes 
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to Christmas stories

Shapes:

  • Naming 2d shapes (circle, square, rectangle and triangle)
  • Making Christmas pictures using shapes
  • Sorting shapes

Continuing our focus on Advent:

  • Retelling the Nativity story
  • Playing in our Santa's Grotto
  • Christmas craft activities

 

Making and decorating shortbread biscuits

 

Share session: Wednesday 12th December

Come along and join the creative Christmas fun!

Remember your Christmas jumper

 

Stable by Starlight performances:

Thursday 13th: 2pm

Friday 14th: 9:30am

Please come and watch our Nativity play.

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
3.12.18
  • Phonemes: th  TH  ng
  • Tricky words: he she
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Singing nursery rhymes 
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to Christmas stories

Shapes:

  • Naming 2d shapes (circle, square, rectangle and triangle)
  • Making Christmas pictures using shapes
  • Sorting shapes

Continuing our focus on Advent:

  • Making advent wreaths
  • Listening to the Nativity story
  • Retelling the Nativity story
  • Playing in our Santa's Grotto

 

Practising our Key Stage 1 Nativity play.

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
26.11.18
  • Phonemes: x  qu  ch  sh
  • Tricky words: he she
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Singing nursery rhymes 
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song

Numbers:

  • Counting, recognising and ordering numbers
  • Solving problems with numbers

Introducing Advent:

  • Finding out about what advent is
  • Beginning to make advent wreaths 
  • Listening to the Nativity story

 

Practising our Key Stage 1 Nativity play.

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
19.11.18
  • Phonemes: w  v  y  z
  • Tricky word:  into
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Singing nursery rhymes for nursery rhyme week
  • Writing our names
  • Listening to recycling stories and information books

Numbers:

  • Counting, recognising and ordering numbers
  • Solving problems with numbers

Green Week:

  • Focus on the story The Messy Magpie and finding out recycling
  • Making recycled bird feeders
  • Singing messy magpie song & making recycled musical instruments
  • Sorting 'rubbish' in our recycling centre role play

 

 

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language

& Literacy

Maths Topic
12.11.18
  • Phonemes: l  ll  f  ff  b  j 
  • Tricky words: I  the  to  no  go
  • Blending VC and CVC words
  • Listening for phonemes in words
  • Writing our names
  • Listening to autumn stories and information books

Numbers to 20 and beyond:

  • counting, recognising and ordering numbers
  • Singing number songs
  • Playing number games

Autumn:

  • Finding out about the season of autumn
  • Making autumn tree paintings
  • Making autumn pictures using autumn materials
  • Finding out about hedgehogs
  • Making clay hedgehog models

 

Singing songs from the KS1 nativity play, Stable by starlight

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
5.11.18
  • Phonemes: d  g  o  u
  • Tricky words: I the 
  • Blending and segmenting VC and CVC words
  • Writing our names
  • Listening to and retelling the Diwali story of Rama and Sita

Numbers to 20:

  • Counting objects using 1:1 correspondence
  • Recognising numbers
  • Ordering numbers
  • Writing numbers

Fireworks:

  • Firework maths
  • Firework dances in PE

 

Diwali:

  • Finding out about the Hindi Festival of Lights
  • Making chalk, paint and bead rangoli patterns
  • Making Happy Diwali cards

 

Autumn:

  • Going on an autumn walk around the school, taking photos of the signs of autumn

 

Over the next two weeks, we are going to focus on autumn and would like the children to go on an autumn walk and bring in autumn materials (leaves, sticks, conkers etc)

 

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language and 

Literacy

Maths Topic
29.10.18
  • Revising the phonemes taught so far
  • Playing phonic games, listening for phonemes and matching them to written letter shapes
  • Talking about our holidays
  • Singing nursery rhymes
  • Writing our names

Numbers:

  • Counting objects using 1:1 correspondence
  • Recognising numbers to 20
  • Ordering numbers and identifying more and less

The Hindu festival of Diwali:

  • Finding out about the Hindu festival of lights
  • Listening to and retelling the story of Rama and Sita

 

Fireworks and bonfire night:

  • Finding out about Guy Fawkes and The gunpowder plot.
  • Firework artwork, movement and dance!

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language and Literacy Maths Topic
15.10.18
  • Phonemes: e  h  r  m
  • Orally blending and segmenting words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing nursery rhymes
  • Listening to and retelling family stories, such as 5 minutes peace and Peace at last.

 

Numbers:

  • Counting using 1:1 correspondence.
  • Recognising numbers
  • Ordering numbers

Ourselves: The human life cycle.

  • Talking about when we were babies and how we've changed
  • Ordering life cycle pictures
  • Talking about our families 
  • Making a family tree

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
8.10.18
  • Continuing jolly phonics
  • Phonemes:  p  n  c  k  ck
  • Orally blending and segmenting simple words
  • Singing nursery rhymes
  • Writing our names

Numbers to 20:

  • counting objects using 1:1 correspondence
  • recognising numbers
  • ordering numbers

Ourselves:

  • Focusing on our bodies
  • naming body parts and making body puzzles
  • Making body models
  • measuring and comparing our bodies
  • singing body songs

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language & 

Literacy

Maths Topic
1.10.18
  • Starting Jolly Phonics, learning 4 new phonemes a week                                     
  • Phonemes:  s  a  t  i                                
  • Listening and looking for phonemes in words
  • Singing nursery rhymes
  • Writing our names
  • Numbers 0-20
  • Playing number games, counting with 1:1 correspondence and recognising numerals.

Ourselves:

  • Continuing to explore our 5 senses
  • Focusing on touch- feeling and printing with different materials
  • Focusing on smell & taste- tasting different foods using our taste buds         (limes, sour sweets, spicy crisps and chocolate)

 

 

Week beginning:

Communication, Language 

& Literacy

Maths Topic
24.9.18
  • Distinguishing between sounds (Phase 1)
  • Making noises with our bodies, instruments & objects
  • Playing listening and matching games
  • Singing nursery rhymes and matching rhyming words
  • Counting objects using 1:1 correspondence
  • Recognising numbers
  • Playing number games and singing number songs

Ourselves:

  • Drawing our faces on the computer
  • Looking at facial features and what they are for
  • Focusing on our 5 senses, particularly listening and looking.

 

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