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Welcome to Moon Class

Class Teacher: Ms Hedington

Class TA: Ms Brophy

LSA's: Ms Ebri & Ms Martin

Moon Class email address: moon@kafed.org.uk

Home Challenges 

Autumn 

We are learning phonics ( Phonics helps your child to read and write) 

We have learnt all of phase 2 sounds.

Click on the documents below and why not spend some time with your child and .....

1. try and say the sounds at home?

2. try and write the sounds/letters - We have sent home sheets if you would like to use them 

3. Match up game- match up the initial sound with the pictures 

You could even try and draw the picture and write the letter next to it!

 

Some great interactive games and ideas to support your child's reading and numbers/counting are: 

 

 

Jolly Phonics Songs- this is to help your child recognise the sounds and say them. This will help your child to read aswell later on :)

 

          ORAL HEALTH SESSION

The Oral Health Promotion team will be hosting sessions via Zoom for parents/ carers who would like to attend in November or December.  Feel free to join for a friendly session where you can find out lots about how to help your child keep teeth clean and healthy.   If you would like to attend, please open the flyer below and join on a zoom link at the time that is most convenient for you :)

In Autumn 2 we will be focussing on:

  • Majority of children stay at school full time. Children know and understand the classroom routines and boundaries.
  • Children establish their friendships groups.
  • Children independently use resources available in the learning environment.
  • Children improve gross and fine motor skills e.g. through pencil practice, scissor practice and through practising ball skills outdoors.
  • Children begin to use their imagination and think about what they want to create.
  • Children will begin to see themselves as writers- they will be ascribing to the marks they make.
  • ​​​​Children talk about signs of autumn, winter and celebrations.

Week commencing: 22.11.21

 

We have been looking at the book 'The Gruffalo' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

Why not watch the clip below, together with your child and see if they can join in when it says

"I'm not scared" - in a brave voice

"you're not the mouse" - in a confused voice

 "the big bad mouse"  - in a yelling/shouting/scared voice

See if they can read it with expression. 

 

As a challenge why not try and find the rhyming words in the story? 

rhyming words are words that sound similar e.g. cat/hat  big/ pig

 

Can you find the rhyming words to match with 

wood? mouse? rocks? Stream? lake? claws? toes? rumble?

You or your adult can write them down and come and show me!

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

We have been learning about Autumn animals and the book The gruffalo so we have made owl toast this week.

Week commencing: 15.11.21

 

We have been looking at 3 books this week-  'Stanley Stick' 'its not a stick ' and 'its not a box'.

Children have been thinking of ideas of what their stick and box could turn into to support language and imagination. 

Why not watch the clip below together with your child and talk to them about what their stick or box could be 

e.g.

its not a stick its a..... broom/ spoon, skipping rope

its not a box its a.....  dog/robot/car

Stanley's Stick

Not A Stick - Book Read Aloud

A stick is just a stick... unless it's not a stick. Whether it's conducting an orchestra, painting a masterpiece, or slaying a dragon-give a child a stick an...

Not A Box

A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Antoine...

Week commencing: 8.11.21

 

We have been looking at the book 'We're going on a LEAF HUNT' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

Why not watch the clip below together with your child and see if they can join in when it says 'we're going on a leaf hubt, we're going right away, lets fine colourful leaves'  and ... its a wonderful day!

See if they can read it with expression. 

The book is about children going on an leaf hunt and finding lots of colourful leaves in the season Autumn. We have also been talking about what happens in Autumn in class.

Why not talk about this at home

the leaves change colour- red/orange/yellow/brown

the climate/weather gets cooler

What should we wear in autumn?- trousers/ jumpers/trainers/boots/ jackets

 

We have been busy this week making playdough, making autumn leaf prints, acting out the story We're going on a leaf hunt and making poppies

Week commencing: 1.11.21

 

We have been looking at the book 'Room on the Broom' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

Why not watch the clip below together with your child and see if they can join in when it says 'yes' cried the witch and ... is there room on a broom for a ……. like me?”

See if they can read it with expression. 

We have also been talking about what has been happening this week in Autumn e.g.

Halloween- Did you dress up for Halloween?  What did you go as? Why? 
Diwali- Why not watch the story below of Rama and Sita and talk about the story together?

Fireworks- watch a youtube video of the fireworks or look outside your window or visit a firework display- talk about what you see/hear. Describe them- we have been learning adjectives in class with actions e.g. boom, pop, explode, pretty, colourful etc...

 

Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson.

The witch had a cat and a very tall hat... Join the witch and her new friends on their travels.. Will they escape the dragon? Colourful read-aloud.Music: You...

The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita | Religions of the World

Questions:
1.Who are the main characters called? Rama and Sita 2.Who was the bad king? Ravana 3. What did Ravana turn into first? A wounded deer 4. What shape did Rama put Sita in? a magic circle 5. How did Ravana trick Sita the second time?
Turned into a poor person/begger 6. Ravana took Sita off to his kingdom how did Rama feel when Sita was gone? Shocked, confused, upset, angry 7. How long did the fight last for? 10 days 8. How did Rama kill Ravana? Using a magic arrow 9. How did Rama and Sita find their way back home? Because the kingdom lit oil lamps/ like our diva lamp to guide them 10. The moral of the story is good wins against evil.

For Autumn 1 we will be focussing on:

  • Children settle happily into class.
  • Children make new friends.
  • Children explore all areas.
  • Children are confident and happy.
  • Children learn the class routines and expectations.
  • Children manage their personal hygiene and can dress themselves.
  • Children talk about themselves and their families.

AUTUMN 1 NEWSLETTER

AUTUMN HALF TERM IDEAS

Click on the pdf document below 

and the Beckenham Place Park Autumn half term link 

Week commencing: 18.10.21

 

We have been looking at the book 'So Much' this week and children have been joining in with the story and add expressions. 

Why not watch the clip below together with your child and see if they can join in when it says DING DONG and SO MUCH. 

See if they can read it with expression. 

We have also been talking about what our family members do with us. 

E.g. My nan bakes with me. My Dad reads me a story. My Mum plays with me. 

 

So Much!

Everybody wants to squeeze the baby,Everybody wants to kiss the baby,Everybody loves the baby...SO MUCH!

Week commencing: 11.10.21

 

We have been looking at the book 'Monkey Puzzle' this week and children have been learning to join in with the story and add expressions. 

Why not watch the clip below together with your child and see if they can join in when the monkey  says "no no no"

See if they can read it with expression-  a fed up/ angry expression as the monkey is getting annoyed that the butterfly keeps getting it wrong and is not finding his mum.

We have also been talking about how to describe a family member too. 

e.g. My dad is tall. My dad has freckles. My mum has black hair. My nan has blue eyes. 

Have a go at home and see if you can describe each other?

Storytime for kids read aloud - Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

We have been learning pour our cereal into the bowl on the snack table and adding our own milk. We have also been learning to wash up our bowls and spoons after. 

We have challenged ourselves to climb the higher A-frame! 

We have been doing lots of writing - writing birthday cards, writing initial sounds on our healthy plate we made from play dough, writing about our models. 

Been completing our obstacle course outside, learning to catch and throw a ball to our partner. 

We have also been asking our friends what our favourite number is and recording our answers in a table. 

We have been digging for worms! 

Check out our photos below 

Week commencing: 4.10.21

 

We have been looking at the book 'Owl Babies' this week and children have been learning to join in with the story and add expressions. 

Why not watch the clip below together with your child and see if they can join in when Bill says "I want my mummy"

See if they can read it with expression! 

We have also been talking about who is in our families too. 

Owl Babies Picture Book Animation

Week commencing 27.9.21

We have learnt our classroom rules this week

Classroom rules: 

smiley good listening

smiley good sitting 

smiley good looking

smileygood waiting in free play/ good waiting on the carpet ( hands up) 

smileygood talking / kind words 

Check out the photos below of our classroom rules and what we have been getting up to in free play. 

 

We have also been learning Zones of Regulations- this is to do with our emotions and how we are feeling. 

We looked at sad/happy/worried/angry. 

Its ok to feel all these emotions.... its how we self regulate ourselves ( bring ourselves back to calmness) which is most important in our development. 

Some things we can do to help us: 

sad feeling sad- have a hug/ talk to someone/ play with someone 

frown feeling worried- talk to someone 

angry feeling angry- deep breaths/ timers/ sensory toys/ mindfulness colouring

smiley feeling happy- JUST BE YOURSELF! 

Watch the clip below too and see if you can guess the emotions. 

Inside Out: Can you guess the emotions?

Can you guess our emotions?

Week commencing: 20.9.21

We have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and been playing outside where we have been adding roleplay-  pretending to go to the petrol station on our bikes, going to the McDonalds Drive Thru, building houses from the bricks in the building area and playing in the mud kitchen.

We also loved jumping in the puddles on Friday! 

We have enjoyed the arts and crafts table where we have been making crowns! 

 

Week commencing: 13.9.21

 

Week commencing 6.9.21

We have had a busy first week! 

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