This week in phonics we have been learning to recognise and sound the letters s, a, t and i. We have also been putting these sounds together to make words such as – a, is and sat. Please encourage children to recognise these sounds at home and leave a comment about your child’s learning! You could also practise reading the words on your child’s keyring. 10 house points will be awarded to each child who completes this task.
Look at how we have been practising our learning at school!
This week the children have amazed us with their wonderful independent craft work. They are loving the farm topic and it really shows in their work. It ranges from paper pigs, painted pigs, to drawn tractors and even a paper farmer. Well done class 3 and 4.
We have had a brilliant trip to the pink pig farm today. We have explored, questioned and tried lots of new things today. We got to see a how big a combine harvister was up close, see the wheat shed, walk around the farm animals, ride on a tractor and we even made bread, plus a little play in the park
Mrs Swift and her son Mr Swift brought the big tractor to show us today. We asked lots of questions and remembered lots of facts. We couldn’t believe how big the wheels were! It was a great afternoon.
Some of the children in F2 today tried out our observational art activity in the shared area. They dre pictures of the apples using a fine line pen. There concentration and attention to detail was great to see!
Emilea blew our socks off today with her number work. She decided to order the jigsaw by number and count all the objects to 20. She even noticed a number 16 piece was missing so made her own. So proud. Well done.
The children loved have a tractor come to school today as part of our topic. That had lots of questions to ask like, How many tractors do they have on the farm? Why does the light on top flash? and Why does it have big wheels? The children can not wait to see more at the farm tomorrow .
We have set up the reading books ready to start our reading challenge. The books will be challenging for the children at the minute and children may say ‘I can’t read it’, the best response is ‘ You can’t read it on your own YET! but together we can read it…’ As we move through the half term we will blog each week the sounds we have been learning and some phonics challenges – this will help the children to decode the books the words in the books you receive at home.
If you could write a comment in the yellow reading diary for each book from the reading scheme you share at home we’ll be able to move your child along the reading challenge to receive rewards as they progress.
In class 3 and 4 books will be changed on Tuesday’s and Friday’s and we will mark and share home learning on a Thursday. Home learning activities will be sent home this week with lots of fun activities for you to complete at home.
If you have any questions please see the staff or email EYFS@greentopschool.co.uk and we will respond.
Thanks for your continued support.
What a lovely first week. The children have settled beautifully and have really enjoyed all the activities going on. The children are loving having the opportunity to make the environment their own starting with the inside making the tractor and cow and now they have started on the outside, saying what they would like and planning what to add. Today they have started to create the boundary to their new builders yard. Can’t wait to see it finished.