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Welcome to Class Rowan

 

Our teachers are Mrs Rushby (Monday/Tuesday), Mrs De’Ath (Wednesday/Thursday/ Friday) and Mrs Lunat. There are 24 children in our class. We play and learn very closely with our friends in the other Reception class 'Class Willow'.

 

We are looking forward to working together to help your children to achieve their best and have an exciting year. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day. Please do not hesitate to come into school and talk to a member of our team if you any questions or concerns.

 

Home learning links

Here are some useful website links that you can use to help your children at home. There are sections within each of these websites aimed at Early Years/Reception children and we sometimes use them in school.

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Look under phase 2)

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

http://www.starfall.com

 

This Week...

 

Week Commencing - Monday 25th September 2017

 

This week we will be continuing to help the children to make new friends and settle into the class routines. We will also be supporting them with getting used to lunchtimes and we will encourage them to try different things and become more independent. We are still getting to know the children and their interests and will continue to carry out some assessments to find out what they can already do and how they like to learn. We are really pleased with how well they are doing.

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

This week we will be introducing the children to the text 'My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh' by Nick Sharratt. We will be using this text as a stimulus to encourage the children to share things about their own family and home life. We will be supporting the children with their speaking and listening skills and developing their confidence when speaking in familiar groups. 

                                   

                                                                            

 

The children will be supported on a one-to-one basis with their reading. We will be teaching them about handling books carefully, turning the pages one at a time, recognising words and pictures and discussing what is happening in the pictures or answering questions. They will then take this reading book home in their book bags to practise these skills with an adult at home. Please check your child's reading diary to see what we have been working on and what you can do to help. Please share your child's book with them as often as possible, reading the same book more than once can help to develop children's understanding of language, and can help them to recognise some letters and words and become more familiar with the characters. Please write in your child's reading diary when you have read at home, letting us know how they did.  

 

Physical Development

The children will have the opportunity to practise their fine motor control through in different ways, this is an important skill that needs to be developed in order to help them to effectively handle different tools and equipment such as pencils for writing and scissors. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will continue to learn about our class diamond rules, 'kind', 'share', 'help', 'try', 'polite' and 'listen'. The children will be encouraged to think about what different types of behaviour reflect each rule. We aim for the children to know the diamond rules well and understand what they mean for our class. 

 

This week we will also be focusing on ourselves and our families. The children will be encouraged to think and talk about the people who are special to them. We will also be encouraging the children to have the confidence to share their thoughts and ideas with their friends and teachers.

 

Mathematics

This week we will be teaching the children about pattern. This links well with the text that we are learning in literacy 'My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh' because Mum likes spots and Dad likes stripes. We will look at different patterns and talk about them. The children will be supported to talk about colours, shapes and whether patterns are repeating or not. They will then be supported to recognise and continue some repeating patterns. 

 

                                                                            

 

Understanding the World

The children will be encouraged to continue to practise using the computers and getting used to using a mouse to select programmes and use the software 'Education City'. 

 

Expressive Art and Design

This week the children will be using pastels to draw a self-portrait. They will also be exploring using different media and materials independently in the creative area. The children will also practise making patterns using fruit as stamps to use with paint. 

 

                                                                             

 

How you can help at home...

Look for patterns in the home (clothing , bedding etc.) and encourage your child to talk about them.

 

Read your child's school reading book with them as often as possible.

 

Talk to your child about the school dinner menu each night and what they might choose the next day. As well as the paper copy sent home in the first week, the menu is also available on the website. please visit the 'parents' tab and then click 'school meals' and then scroll down to the bottom and click on the 'Pentland dinner menu'. 

 

 

 

Week Commencing - Monday 11th September 2017

 

At the moment we are helping the children to make new friends and settle into the class routines. We are getting to know the children and their interests and carrying out some assessments to find out what they can already do and how they like to learn. We are really pleased with how well they are doing.

 

Communication and Language 

This week we are encouraging the children to talk about themselves. We will be supporting the children to take it in turns to speak within a group. 

 

Physical Development

The children will be developing their fine motor control by putting pegs into the pegboards.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be learning about our class diamond rules, 'kind', 'share', 'help', 'try', 'polite' and 'listen'.

 

Literacy

This week we will be reading the story 'What Do I Look Like?' by Nick Sharratt. We will be discussing similarities and differences. The children will be focusing on developing their listening and attention skills and their understanding. Each child will also bring home a reading book.

 

Mathematics

The children will be singing a variety of number rhymes and developing their number recognition skills.

 

Understanding the World

The children will be learning how to use the class Ipads to take photographs.

 

Expressive Art and Design

This week the children will be using pastels to draw a self-portrait. 

 

How you can help at home...

Talk to your child about what they have been doing at school and ask them about the friends they have made.

 


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