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January 07
Spring 1 2021

Obviously, things are a little different this term due to the lockdown, but we will still be covering all these areas through our remote learning provision. Please ensure you follow us on twitter to access our daily lessons.​

This term we will be learning about:

The Gingerbread man.

 

PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional development)

Literacy

In School:

Focus activities will help develop our reading skills to read simple words and sentences independently. This will be extended to support the children’s writing of simple words and sentences to communicate meaning.

At Home:

Segment and spell simple words as well as the sight words we are learning in school. Write sentences using the correct punctuation.

Share a book with your child. Encourage children to identify familiar words / sounds and talk about the story.

 

C and L (Communication and Language)

In School:

We will be listening to a variety of fairy tales as well as investigating people who help us. Through this we can develop new language skills and vocabulary.

At Home:

Ask your children to tell you a story about a character that interests them.

 

Maths

In School:

We will be ordering numbers 0-10, comparing two groups saying which group has more and which has less.

We will be finding out how many objects are in two groups by counting all of them.

We will also be introducing measure – capacity, size, weight and length.

And using shape in a variety of ways.

At Home:

Practise number formation by writing and / or sorting numbers into the correct order (smallest to largest)

Help in the kitchen, support children in weighing ingredients. Why not make some gingerbread men.

Recognising numbers in the environment.

 

Understanding of the World

In School/At Home:

To show interest in different occupations and ways of life.

To know about similarities and differences within their community.

To talk about important events.

 

Expressive Art and Design

In School:

Children will be working together to act out roles, experiences and familiar stories.

To learn new songs.

 

Important Information:

PE/PD—Please make sure that your children have the correct PE kit. That it is labelled and kept in school.

 

If your child wears earrings, there are three options on PE days: 

1) Send plasters in so that their ears are covered.

2) Children have plasters put on at home so that they are prepared for their P.E. lesson.

3) Children do not wear their earrings on the day they have PE.​

December 15
Autumn 2 2020

Well RB that is the end of your first full term in school. Well done, you have all been truly amazing. The first day that you started school seems like such a long time ago now and you have all grown up so much.

We are using the Oak Academy lessons to help us with our learning in school and I know that many of you continued using these lessons when you were learning from home. We have been doing lots of story building work this term. Learning about traditional tales and retelling the story in our own words. We have even sung the story and acted it out!

We have finished learning all the sounds of the alphabet and are using this to help us segment and blend words when we are reading and writing. After Christmas we will begin to learn some diagraphs (2 letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (3 letters that make one sound). This will help us further with our reading and writing.

In maths we are confidently using numbers up to 10 in a range of different situations. We are using lots of mathematical language and explaining how we get to an answer. Next term we will be exploring some more mathematical language and extending our number knowledge.

Thank you all so much for all your support this term. Please continue to support your child’s learning through using Numbots at home, practising sounds and words that are sent home each word and practising letter formation. Don’t forget you can show me what you are doing at home on Twitter.

 

Have a fantastic break and I will see you all in the New Year.

 

Merry Christmas

Miss Barnett

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December 15
Autumn 2

It's been another fun-filled half-term in RD! The children are making good progress in all areas of their learning and it is an absolute joy to see their beautiful, happy faces everyday!

In Literacy, we have been following some of the stories on Oak Academy such as; 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' and 'Mouse deer'. The children have thoroughly enjoyed them! They are starting to write simple words about the stories too! 

In phonics, the children have enjoyed learning all the letter sounds of the alphabet and can even remember to read some words by sight (tricky words). The children have learnt these sounds through fun, games, songs and plenty of practise! This supports the children with both their reading and writing.

In Maths, we have been working with numbers up to 10 - counting, adding and recognising. The children have been working really hard. Well done RD!

Parents, thank you for the lovely gifts, the kind words and for the wonderful feedback. I am glad you are happy with how well your child is progressing. Your children are an absolute delight to teach and I look forward to spending more time with them in 2020!

Enjoy the Christmas holiday and have a happy new year!


From Miss David & Mrs Erdinc

December 15
Autumn 2

Another brilliant half term in RG! The pupils are beginning to make lots of progress with their writing, reading and mathematics J

In literacy, we have been following the Oak Academy stories.  We have read lots of different stories, acted them out using actions and even sang the story. The pupils have really enjoyed doing this. They are now beginning to write short sentences about stories. They are using their synthesis and segmentation to support their spelling and writing.

In phonics, we have now learnt all the sounds of the alphabet and have learnt to read some sight words. We are now using these sounds and sight words to support our reading and writing.

In maths, we have been looking closely at counting and recognising numbers to 10.  We have sorted amounts into groups and are beginning to add amounts together up to 10.

Have a lovely Christmas RG and I will see you all in the New Year.  ​

December 07
Autumn 2

Wow, another term completed in RN. I am so amazed with how well the pupils have settled and engaged with the learning provided. Not only are they impressing me in School, but I can see that many are engaging at home and sharing their learning via Twitter.

Please continue to support the children at home by completing the weekend activities provided.

 

We have enjoyed following the lessons on the Oak Academy!

In Literacy, we have been using our phonics to write simple sentences or labels using our cursive alphabet mat. Some children are practising to write our name. We also have some pupils writing their surname. Please continue to perfect those cursive letters. Remember only use a capital letter at the start of your name. When writing a sentence don’t forget the capital letter at the start, finger spaces in-between words and a full stop at the end. If you do post any Literacy activities on Twitter, don’t forget to add @missnaharsclass @ypsenglish.

In Phonics we have learnt all the phase 2 sounds and learnt 32 sight words. We even managed to do some of the phase 3 sounds. Remember Phonics Play website is a great site for consolidating the phonemes and graphemes. There are so many sentence building and reading games. See if you can find these sounds and words in your reading book.

In Maths, we have been learning to count, order and recognise numbers up to 10. We made sure that deeper understanding of number was embedded so that children can work and reason with these numbers when applying it in a mathematical problem such as adding. We use the Part-Whole Model to understand combining two groups within 6 to get the total. Please continue to practise this at home with your child. Don’t forget Numbots is still available as a supplementary opportunity to practise Maths at home. If you do post Maths activities on Twitter, don’t forget to add @missnaharsclass @ypsmaths.

 

Although Christmas will be different this year, let’s not forget our Christmas spirit and joy and enjoy it in a safe and new way.  I want to wish all pupils, parents and Yardley community who are celebrating a Merry Christmas and to everyone one a very happy new year!

Remember Hands, face and space. Stay safe, stay alert, save lives!

 

Enjoy the holidays and I will see you in 2021!

Love Miss Nahar J

 

 

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October 23
This is what we are doing Autumn 2 2020

This half term Reception are learning about:

Celebrations / Story telling / Number

 

Read about what we will be learning in school and what you can do at home to support this.

 

C and L (Communication and Language)

In School:

To continue to ask appropriate questions.

To tell stories, sequence ideas and events.

At Home:

Encourage children to talk about different celebrations and ask appropriate questions.

Ask your children to tell you a story about a character that interests them.

  

PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional development)

In School:

To take turns and share when playing a game.

This term we are developing confidence when facing new challenges and new experiences.

At Home:

Play board games.

 

PD (Physical Development)

In School/At Home

To gain confidence with scissor control.

To continue to develop pencil grip. (Crocodile snap).

 

Literacy

In School:

To use our segmentation skills (splitting up words in to sounds) to build words.

To develop letter formation.

At Home:

Segment and spell three/four letter words e.g hat, cat, dog, frog.

Looking for key words in the environment and in print. (Stick sight words up around the house).

Read lots of stories and talk about the book.

 

Maths

In School:

Classifying, matching, comparing and ordering.

Matching numeral and quantity.

Comparing two groups of objects.

Counting reliably.

Applying knowledge of numbers to solve mathematical problems

At Home:

Sorting and matching socks that have been washed.

Number formation.

Playing board games e.g Snakes and Ladders.

Listen to and sing number songs and rhymes.

 

Understanding of the World

 In School/At Home:

Shows interest in different ways of life.

To know about similarities and differences within their community.

 

Expressive Art and Design

In School:

Experiment with colour, texture and resources.

To express their feelings through song and dance.

At Home:

Role play and build stories around different toys or objects in the home.

Singing familiar songs.

 

Important Information:

PE – Please remember to come to school dressed for PE on the appropriate day.

RN = Monday

RG = Wednesday

RB = Friday

RD = Friday

 

If your child wears earrings, there are three options on PE days: 

 

1) Send plasters in so that their ears are covered.

2) Children have plasters put on at home so that they are prepared for their P.E. lesson.

3) Children do not wear their earrings on the day they have PE.

Forest school starts this term. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies in school. Both boots should have your child’s name in.

 

Homework: Please read with your children every day and write it in their reading diary.

 

Thank you 

 

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October 21
Autumn 1 RN

I can’t believe we have got through our first half term in school. I have got to say how proud I am of all the children and how well they have settled into their new routines. I have enjoyed getting to know the children better and finding out all about them. We have spent lots of time this term getting to know each other, making new friends and learning the rules and routines of school life.
I am happy to say that everyone in RN enjoys their time in the class and with all the new friends they have made.
In Phonics we have begun picking up the sounds really well. Remember to bring you’re your green wallet back to school so that I can add the new sounds and words. Please also continue to check on Twitter for updates on new sounds and words. Keep sending me videos of the children reading and any other work that they complete. I will always reply.
We have been having lots of number fun, singing songs and playing games. I love how excited the children are to come and take part in different activities.
Forest school will start after half term. Please remember to bring in your wellies (named) ready for this. Have a lovely half term and we will see you all next term.
 
Thank you Miss Nahar

October 20
Our first term at school - Autumn 1 2020

Wow! What a wonderful first term it has been in RD! The children have settled in beautifully, and with minimal tears too! They have all got to grips with the routine and are confident in moving in and around the classroom. I am incredibly proud of them all. 

We have spent this term getting to know each other; making new friends and learning our school rules and routines. The children are all so lovely and I hope they have been telling you wonderful things about school too!

We has started our Phonics lessons now, and the children are learning the sounds and words really quickly! Thank you for supporting your child at home, with their reading too! 

We have also been doing lots of singing! Playing games, counting and just having lots of fun, whilst learning at the same time! 

Forest school will start after half term. Please remember to bring in your wellies (named) ready for this exciting activity.

Have a lovely half term break! See you soon!

Miss David & Mrs Erdinc


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October 20
Autumn 1

Our first half term is over already RG. You have all settled in brilliantly! The children are enjoying school and getting to know each other. They have all made lots of friends. We have spent a lot of time settling into our new daily routines. Myself and Miss Lewis have loved getting to know all the children better, over the last few weeks. We have started our daily lessons at school. We have been doing phonics every day, learning a new sound and have been practising writing this sound. We have looked at and learnt the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. We absolutely loved singing the song. In Maths, we have been learning numbers to 3 and counting. We have also looked at making colour and size patterns.


We have started P.E lessons. Our P.E lessons will be on Wednesday after the holiday. 

Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their P.E kits. Also earrings need to be either taken out or covered up with a plaster.

We will be starting Forest School after the holiday. This will be every other Friday, starting the first Friday back.  Please make sure your child brings in their wellington boots.

Have a lovely holiday RG J​

October 20
Our first term at Yardley Primary

Wow, can you believe that our first term is over already? I have got to say how proud I am of all the children and how well they have settled into their new routines. We have spent lots of time this term getting to know each other, making new friends and learning the rules and routines of school life. I am pleased to say that everyone in RB enjoys their time in the class and with all the new friends they have made. I have enjoyed getting to know the children better and finding out all about them.

Phonics lessons have begun and children are picking up the sounds really well. Remember to bring your phonic wallets back each week so that I can add the new sounds and words to your keyrings. The children tell me they love doing it at home.

We have been having lots of number fun, singing songs and playing games. I love how excited the children are to come and take part in different activities.

Forest school will start after half term. Please remember to bring in your wellies (named) ready for this. Have a lovely half term and we will see you all next term.

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