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Moon Class Reception

Welcome to Moon Class

Class Teacher: Ms Hedington

TA: Ms Martin

 

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

MONDAY - SWIMMING 

IN A SEPERATE BAG-
swimming trunks/ costume, towel, swimming cap 

Please wear black leggings/ joggers/ white polo/ jumper/ socks and shoes.
NO TIGHTS under leggings or LACES

Monday - Thursday 

8.40 - 3.15
Thurs- gymnastics- please wear PE kit.
Please wear black leggings/ joggers/ white polo/ jumper/ socks and trainers
NO TIGHTS under leggings or LACES ( if possible) 

Friday 
8.40- 2.15 
Everyday you child needs to bring in their school bag / reading wallet and a water bottle.

CLICK ON THE MOON ICONS BELOW 
( PHONICS AND MATHS ) TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDS LEARNING AT HOME 

Summer 1
 

In Summer 1 we will be focusing on 

  • We will continue learning about spring and what changes this brings e.g. planting, lifecyle/parts of a flower, insects, lifecycle of a butterfly.
  • We shall continue learning about celebrations such as through learning about Ramadan.
  • We will be continuing our learning in phonics- to blend sounds to read words and sentences as well as to write.
  • Children shall continue to recognize numerals, count amounts and use mathematical language in play to; order, describe, categorise objects.
  • Children will continue to develop their addition, subtraction, subitising skills.  They shall continue to challenge themselves in their big Maths challenges.
  • Children shall continue to develop more control over their fine and gross motor skills through practicing different activities and PE lessons with a coach on Thursday. ( Learning Athletics  ) 
  • Children will show problem solving in different situations and solve conflicts between themselves. 
  • Children will spend more quality time; designing and making their models 
  •  Continuing following children’s interests and building a curriculum around this.

Week 2

Week commencing: 22.4.24

 

 

We have been looking at the book 'The hungry caterpillar ' this week and ' The crunching munching caterpillar. We have been learning the life cycle of a butterfly. First it is an egg-caterpillar- chrysalis- butterfly and children have been acted this out as a form of dancing. We have also got our very own real caterpillars that we are looking after and will observe them over time. 

 

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

 The crunching munching caterpillar

"munch crunch" 

"well you can't" - in a strong demanding voice

 "I guess so"  - in a glum voice/ sigh 

See if they can read it with expression. 

 The hungry caterpillar 

...' but he was still hungry' 

Talk about the days of the week and healthy/unhealthy foods. 

Phonics HW

The Hungry Caterpillar

WEEK 1

Week commencing: 15.4.24

 

 

We will be looking at the book 'Ramadan Moon' this week and learning about the religion Islam. We will be learning about Muslims and how the celebrate Ramadan and Eid. We will learn about the Crescent moon, how Muslims give to the poor/charity, how they try to be kind, caring and polite and not get angry, how they fast ( don't eat in the day), how they pray, where they pray ( at home or in a mosque). When Eid comes they have a party, have hennas, have sweets, wear new clothes, have haircuts and have family members/ friends/visitors come over. 

 

We will be making our own mosques from the blocks or from drawing, making our own henna patterns. We will have a go at drawing the moon and star (symbol for Islam). We also will make our own crescent moon from tin foil in our art lesson. 

 

Eid Mubark! 

Phonics

Life skills

 

We have also learnt about personal hygiene and how we can look after our bodies. 

We learnt how to blow/ wipe our noses, clean our bodies by washing the babies with soap and a sponge and how to dry them after, wash our hands ( watch the clip also below to learn the correct way to wash them- become a germ buster !) we also looked at our school washing machine where we washed items of clothing.  

Why not try and help do the washing at home with your parent/carer  e.g. putting the clothes in the washing machine, or taking them out, putting the clothes out to dry or pairing up the socks, or putting the clothes back in your cupboard/drawers. ? 

Wash Your Hands

In Spring 2 we will be focussing on 

 

  • Children continue using knowledge from their life skill sessions in their free play to impart knowledge.
  • Children talk about signs of spring.
  • Children show an interest in jobs in the community and can talk about them or act out the profession in role-play.
  • Children will continue to blend words, write captions and simple sentences using their sounds with little adult support.
  • Children continue to talk about their emotions and link their feelings to the zones of regulation. They begin to find coping mechanisms and ways to regulate themselves. 
  • Children become storytellers.  Children retell a fairy tale story and act it out.
  • Children will continue to answer number sums and begin to use more language that is mathematical in free play e.g. exploring shapes, patterns, sizes in the environment.

 

See below for our Spring 1 newsletter- to see an overview of what we got up to this term and what will be happening in Spring 2. 

See below for more weekly updates of what we got up to in Spring 2 :) 

Week 6

Week commencing: 25.3.24

 

We are on our last week of our learning on fairy tales/traditional tales. Thankyou to everyone who bought in their fairy tale boxes. We enjoyed listening to the children retelling their fairy tale story using their box.

Fairy tales, or otherwise known as traditional tales, are stories that have been told for a long long time. They may include themes of love, talking animals, magic, good vs bad, power of 3.

We have been looking at the book 'Princess and the Pea' and 'Hansel and Gretal' this week and children have been introduced to speech bubbles to also show someone is talking. 

Why not try and watch the clips below and have a go at joining in with the stories. 

 

Questions/discussion points to ask with your child about the books: 

Who are the characters in the story?
Can you describe the characters? What do they look like?

Who is the baddie? 

Did you like the story? Why?

How do you know they are fairy tales- What themes are in the story? ( good vs bad) ( love) (magic) 

PHONICS HW

OUR FANTASTIC STORY TELLERS AND THEIR FAIRYTALE BOXES!

Princess and the Pea Fairy Tales

Hansel and Gretel | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

Week 5

Week commencing: 18.3.24

 

We are still continuing our learning on fairy tales/traditional tales.

Fairy tales, or otherwise known as traditional tales, are stories that have been told for a long long time. They may include themes of love, talking animals, magic, good vs bad, power of 3.

We have been looking at the book 'Cinderella' 'Rapunzel' and 'Snow White' this week and children have been introduced to speech bubbles to also show someone is talking. 

Why not try and watch the clips below and have a go at joining in with the stories. 

 

Questions/discussion points to ask with your child about the books: 

Who are the characters in the story?
Can you describe the characters? What do they look like?

Who is the baddie? 

Did you like the story? Why?

How do you know they are fairy tales- What themes are in the story? ( good vs bad) ( talking animals) ( love) ( magic) 

Cinderella

Rapunzel

Snow White

Phonics HW

Learning about signs of Spring, 3D shapes and continuing our learning on fairy tales. This has led to us learning goodies vs baddies, princesses and superheros/ knights.

Week 4

Week commencing: 11.3.24

 

We are still continuing our learning on fairy tales/traditional tales.

Fairy tales, or otherwise known as traditional tales, are stories that have been told for a long long time. They may include themes of love, talking animals, magic, good vs bad, power of 3.

We have been looking at the book Jack and the beanstalk and 'The enormous turnip' this week and children have been joining in with the stories and adding expressions. 

From Jack and the beanstalk- "FEE FI FO FUM" 

From The enormous turnip-  " ...but the turnip didn't budge" 

Why not try and watch the clips below and have a go at joining in with the stories. 

 

Questions/discussion points to ask with your child about the books: 

Who are the characters in the story?
Can you describe the characters? What do they look like?

Who is the baddie? 

Did you like the story? Why?

How do you know they are fairy tales- What themes are in the story? ( good vs bad) ( talking animals) 

Jack and The Bean Stalk | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

Mr Tumble's Storytime | The Enormous Turnip | Mr Tumble and Friends

Phonics HW

WEEK 3

Week commencing: 4.3.24

 

BOOK WEEK- 

Remember to design a toilet rolls e.g. as fairy tale character, superhero, princess, book character or as supertato! 

Dress up as your favourite book character- WEDS 6th MARCH

Masked reader competition 

 

We are still continuing our learning on fairy tales/traditional tales.

Fairy tales, or otherwise known as traditional tales, are stories that have been told for a long long time. They may include themes of love, talking animals, magic, good vs bad, power of 3.

We have been looking at the book Three Little Pigs' and 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' this week and children have been joining in with the stories and adding expressions. 

From Three Little Pigs- "little pig little pig, let me come in" " not by the hairs of my chinny chin chin" 
"Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down" 

From Three Billy Goats Gruff- " trip trap trip trap" " whose that trip trapping over my bridge" " Its me....... don't eat me eat my bigger brother" 

Why not try and watch the clips below and have a go at joining in with the stories. 

 

Questions/discussion points to ask with your child about the books: 

Who are the characters in the story?
Can you describe the characters? What do they look like?

Who is the baddie? ( wolf ) ( troll) 

Did you like the story? Why?

How do you know they are fairy tales- What themes are in the story? ( good vs bad) ( talking animals power of three) 

Phonics HW

Three Little Pigs | Mr Tumble and Friends

Three Billy Goats Gruff

We will be looking at oral health!

children will learn how to brush their teeth correctly ( in circles, up and down, and the back and our tongues).

KEY POINTS

We should brush them 2 times a day, morning and night for 2 minutes.

We should only put on a pea size amount of toothpaste and we should spit don't rinse.

Don't wash your mouth out after brushing as this gets rid of the fluoride which protects our teeth.

If we eat too much sugar we will get cavities ( holes).

 

We learnt all about looking after our teeth. We each got our own toothbrush and toothpaste and brushed our teeth in school! HAPPY BRUSHING AT HOME :)

Brushing teeth song!

Week 2

Week commencing 26.02.24

 

We are still continuing our learning on fairy tales/traditional tales.

Fairy tales, or otherwise known as traditional tales, are stories that have been told for a long long time. They may include themes of love, talking animals, magic, good vs bad, power of 3.

We have been looking at the book 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The gingerbread man' this week and children have been joining in with the stories and adding expressions. 

From Little Red Riding Hood - " Oh Grandma, what big....... you have" 

From Gingerbread man- " run run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread man' 

Why not try and watch the clips below and have a go at joining in with the stories. 

 

Questions/discussion points to ask with your child about the books: 

Who are the characters in the story?

Who is the baddie? ( wolf and the fox)

Did you like the story? Why?  

What themes are in the story? ( good vs bad) ( talking animals) 

Where was the story set? ( deep dark forest and the cottage) 

Little Red Riding Hood

The Gingerbread Man story

Week 1

Week commencing 19.2.24

 

This half term we will be looking at fairy tales/traditional tales.

Fairy tales, or otherwise known as traditional tales, are stories that have been told for a long long time.

Themes: love, talking animals, magic, good vs bad, power of 3 

Setting: castle, forest 

Talk about the characters. 

We have been looking at the book 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Ghanian Goldilocks' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

"mmm just right " or " whose been eating/sitting/sleeping....... my porridge/chair/bed" 

Why not try and watch the clip below and have a go at joining in with the story. 

What is similar and different about these books? 

Do they remind you of another book we read last term? answer- Goldylucks and the three pandas. 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Story | English Fairy Tales And Stories | storytime

What a busy first week back. We have been learning to order sizes and compare. We done this by ordering different size bowls, spoons, chairs, beds from the story Goldilocks. We also went digging for worms and compared the different sizes and drew round them. We also made porridge using oats, milk, honey and bananas. We roleplayed Goldilocks and the 3 bears and we drew a simple house!

We also learnt how to keep ourselves healthy! By making a healthy plate up where we had to choose healthy things to cut out and stick on our plate. We understood that eating crisps, chocolate, sweets, chips, biscuits, is OK to eat SOMETIMES but not everyday!

In Spring 1 we will be focussing on 

 

Children begin using knowledge from their life skill sessions in their free play to impart knowledge. 

Children talk about signs of winter.

Children begin to write labels, captions and simple sentences using their sounds.  This may be with adult support. They blend cvc words and read words with diagraphs. 

Children will start to record data independently in free flow and begin to answer number sums.

 

See below for our Autumn 2 newsletter- what we got up to this term and what will be happening in Spring 1. 

 

Thanks for all your support this term smiley

Week 5 

week commencing 5.2.24
 

This week is children's mental health week. The theme is ' my voice matters'

This week we have been learning about our emotions and our voice. 

We have been looking at the book 'Ruby's Worry' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

" ENORMOUS " 
' could it be a worry?'

Why not try and watch the clip below and have a go at joining in with the story. 

We have been talking about who helps us grow and if you have a worry the best thing to do is talk to someone e.g. mum/ dad/ cousins/ grandparents/ sisters/ brothers/ friends/ teachers. 

We have also been talking about how colours link to feelings - watch the clips below of the colour monster and inside out. 
We have also been talking about what we like and to speak out. 

Also why not try and have a go at doing the cosmic yoga trolls to spread happiness.

Ruby's Worry 😖 😫 😩| Kids Story Read Aloud

Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival I Read aloud I Books about emotions

Inside Out: Guessing the feelings.

Trolls | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! 🍄

Week 4

Week commencing: 29.1.24

This week we have been learning about chinese new year, in preparation for Chinese new year being celebrated on Saturday 10th Feb.

We have been looking at the book 'Goldylucks and the three pandas' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

" mmm just right " 

Do you recongise this book? Does it remind you of another story? 

How are they similar to Goldilocks and the Three Bears? 

How are they different? 

 

Watch the clip below to learn more about chinese new year

We will be making red envelopes with money inside, lanterns, dragon masks, dragon dances, Chinese number writing, trying prawn crackers, prawn crackers and try using chopsticks to pick up ' noodles'. 

Phonic sounds this week

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

cbeebies chinese new year

Chinese new yaer- zodiac story

Chinese New Year song for Kids | Little Crowns Storyhouse

Busy week learning about chinese new year; we have learnt about money and used this in in our McDonalds/supermaket/chinese takeaway shop, made red envelopes, dragon masks, red lanterns ......

We went to the chinese shop, we paid for either chopsticks, lantern or decoration. We did a dragon dance. We ate some spring rolls and prawn crackers. We also got a fortune cookie- remember to crack them when you get home!

Week 3

Week commencing: 22.1.23

We are been looking at the book 'Handa's Surpise and baby goes to market' this week and children have been joining in with the story and adding expressions. 

From Baby goes to market- " TAXI" shouts mama. 

Baby loves bananas so much.... 

and 

from Handa's surprise - " TANGERINES! " " That is a surprise!" 

Why not watch the clips below, together with your child and talk about the book.

How are they similar? e.g. both have baskets/bananas

How are they different? one has a taxi, one has animals etc..

We have also been talking about heavy and light in our maths lessons and comparing how the basket will feel when the animals kept taking the fruit and when the baby keeps adding food to the basket. 

 

Challenge: 

Try picking up some items at home and see if it is heavy or light. Why not try comparing the different items and see what is heavier or lighter. 

Can try and make some cakes using cooking scales- to measure the ingredients.

Talk about being healthy/ unhealthy. 

New sounds this week - ur, ow, oi, ear

Handa's Surprise

Baby Goes to Market

Gymnastics ( jumping off from a height) , supermarket and McDonald's drive thru to encourage recognising and making amounts. Experimenting heavy and light

WEEK 2
Week commencing: 15.1.24

We have been looking at the book 'Lost and found' 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 talk about the book and feelings/emotions from the penguin and the boy. 

Talk about the Antarctica and the Arctic and what animals live there. 

Polar bears / seals/ walrus- Arctic- North

Penguins / seals - Antarctica- South 

Talk about the weather in these places. 

What would you wear?

If you were going on an adventure to the Antarctica or Arctic what would you bring?

We have made boats this week and talked about floating and sinking and the different materials that float and sink.

 

 

Challenge:
Why not try and draw a penguin by following step by step youtube instructions below. 

We had a go in class :)

Run a bath, or fill your sink up with water and get your child to find toys/materials/objects at home and see if each item floats or sinks.

Sounds we are learning this week

Lost and Found By Oliver Jeffers I Read Aloud

How To Draw A Cartoon Penguin

Learning about winter animals/ Arctic/ Antarctica. Making boats and experimenting to see if it floats or sinks. We made polar bears as a healthy snack. Also learning one more and one less

We enjoyed learning how to be safe on the roads! zebra crossings, pelican crossing/ red/ green man, lollipop person, holding a grown ups hand, stop, look, listen, think- is it safe before crossing, wear a helmet on a bike/ scooter and get off it when crossing the road wear a seat belt in the car

Practising our balancing skills in Gymnastics