Dear Parents/Carers of Moon Class Pupils,
I am happy to inform you that Moon Class has a new e-mail address:
I am missing all the children and I would love to see or hear about what they have been up to. Please send photos to me and I will keep in touch with you and your child.
I am looking forward to celebrating your child's work on our class page!
Thank you for your fabulous commitment and support.
from Miss Hedington
This is the email that will/has been sent to you from myself. Keep safe.
In Reception we assess the children's learning across 17 areas of the 'Development Matters Framework'. Take a read of the Early Learning Goals which children try to achieve by the end of the Reception Year. There is also a document of ideas you can do at home to support your child in each area. Thank-you for your support.
Thankyou to the NHS and thankyou to everyone who clapped for them at 8pm on the 26.3.20. Thankyou to all the other key workers who are helping out in this time e.g. supermarket staff, police, transport staff etc..
WELCOME TO MOON CLASS
Teacher: Miss Hedington
Teacher Assistant: Mrs Brophy
1:1 ISA: Ms Croft
Monday – Thursday: 8.50-3.25
Friday : 8.50- 2.30
EVERY MONDAY MORNING Moon Class will be swimming.
Your child needs in a separate bag: a swimming cap (£1.50 from the office) a towel and swimming costume/ trunks.
You must bring a school bag to school every day.
Label all your children’s belongings.
In Reception, we follow ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’. We believe children learn best through play, first hand experiences and through their interests.
You can help your child in many ways at home:
1. Talk to your child for example, about their day, when you are cooking, what you can see when you are walking home/on the bus.
2. Read them a bed time story. Talk about the book and ask questions about the book to check they are understanding ( questions you can ask are below)
3. When in the environment count things you see e.g. dogs, steps, buses. You can look out for shapes and letters in the environment.
4. Play jolly phonics phase 2 and 3 on youtube to help with the letter sounds. Link below.
WEBSITES TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING
TOPMARKS for Maths Games
Names of games: Coins game, Toy shop money game, shape monsters, Shape patterns, hit the button, Counting- underwater, ladybird spots, Teddy Numbers, Lets compare
BUG CLUB- Supporting your childs reading.
BUG CLUB login with the username and password you were given to support your childs reading at home. Click on EYFS& KS1 phonics resources to also support your childs literacy.
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITES AND IDEAS
Below are ideas of what you can do at home to support your child's learning. How you learn about them is up to you through- printing the documents off/drawing/writing/talking about them/making things.
You also have Maths Beat that sums with the timed Jingle below and you also have Bug Club you can access at home to carry on supporting your child's reading.
Keep checking back as we will be uploading more activities.
To show support for NHS workers lots of people are displaying rainbows in their windows with the message 'Thank you NHS'. Why don't you have a go with your children and then send us a picture of your efforts to display on our website and a prize for the most creative. Send all entries to email@example.com with the subject Rainbows in windows.
I would love to see your rainbows too and send them to the Residential Care Home we go and visit so they can print them off and put it in their windows. Please also send your rainbows to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Type in cosmic yoga on youtube and choose whatever one you want to do.
copy the moves to some well known songs
There are lots of fun interactive games for maths online (See topmarks).
There are lots of mathematical talking opportunities that can happen at home with your child
e.g. when baking- using the scales- talking about heavy and light.
Compare sizes in your house- whose taller? shortest?
Talk about your daily routine- to help sequencing/ time
Play games e.g. snakes and ladders/ puzzles
Talk about numbers you may see around the house- on bank cards/remote controls
When you go to the supermarket look at the price of things together.
BIG MATHS- have a go at answering the Big maths questions to the timed jingle tune we do at school.
This is the Big Maths timed jingle tune. Have a go at each of the steps above while playing this song. Children have to try and complete the step in the time given. YOU CAN DO IT :)
Remember to carry on reading through bug club ( where you all have a username and password). Share a book with your child or you can watch cbeebies bedtime stories. Talk about the book together- ask questions to them to help your child's understanding.
For writing opportunities you can support your child by letting them write a shopping list, a recipe, a card, describing a model they may have made etc.
We will be learning about Spring and Farm animals
Farm activities- You choose how you want to learn about them- you can print them off/ draw your own pictures/ write about it/ talk about it
SPRING ACTIVITES- below are some powerpoints on parts of a flower and what you may see in spring. You can choose how you do these activities- talking/drawing/writing/printing them off.
If there is none of the things below we have to STOP- LOOK- LISTEN- THINK ( is it safe to cross?) We have to hold our adults hand.
Today we learnt about road safety. There are things that help us cross the road safely. E.g. pelican crossing (wait/red man/green man) Lollipop person and a zebra crossing.
Thankyou to all the parents and our buddies who came to our class to read us stories. We loved having you. Was a lovely end to book week!
Thankyou to all of you who made a story box- they were beautiful. They retold their fairy tale box to their class. We recorded their storytelling session unfortunately the files are too large to upload.
You all looked amazing dressed up in your favourite characters. We have enjoyed acting out the fairy tales from Billy goats gruff- trip trapping across the bridge To climbing trees pretending it was a beanstalk from Jack and the beanstalk To making three houses for the Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed getting out our story boxes and retelling the stories to our friends!
For Book week we have been focussing on fairy tales. For cooking this week we made the gingerbread man. Hopefully he doesnt run away :)
WE ARE A GERM BUSTER SPECIAL AGENT!!! We learnt about personal hygiene- how to look after our bodies by keeping them clean so we can be healthy. We learnt how to blow our nose with a tissue- pinch- pull- fold. How to wash our bodies ( we practised on the babies). How to wash our hands properly ( look at the youtube clip below) We also learnt how to wash our clothes and put them in the washing machine and took them out.
PANCAKE DAY! ( 2 days late due to trips) We made the pancake batter- it was very easy. Can we try it at home please? We put in a bowl- 2 eggs, milk and flour. We mixed it and made sure the mixture was runny. We then put the batter into the frying pan and cooked it on the hob. We flipped the pancake then we ate it! IT WAS DELICIOUS - we had lemon and sugar on it :)
IT'S SNOWING! Then it started to rain and we jumped in the muddy puddles.
We went to Wagamama. We enjoyed tasting the smoothies, smelling/ tasting the ingredients, having a tour of the kitchen and watching the chef make fire when cooking the noodles. We enjoyed eating at the restaurant too. When we came back to school we pretended we were the chefs and waiters and served the rest of our class some katsu curry and sticky rice which they loved.
We made pizza bread. You an try this at home! Get some bread, spread some tomato pasata on it, sprinkle some cheese and put it in the oven for a few minutes. Keep checking on it. Then eat it.... YUM!
We had the dentist come in to talk to use about looking after our teeth. We also did a life skill session on brushing our teeth and looking after them. Here is what we learnt: We need to brush our teeth 2 times a day- morning and night. We need to brush them for two minutes. We put on a pea size amount of toothpaste. We spit don't rinse. We should go and see the dentist to look at our teeth. Sweets, fizzy drinks, cakes are bad for our teeth and we will get cavities (holes). Fruit, vegetables, water and milk are good for our teeth.
This week we have made sandwiches. Let your child make their own sandwiches at home. Children buttered their bread, then cut it in half, they added their filling to one slice and then put the other slice bread on top to make a sandwich. Encourage them to choose healthy options to put in their sandwich and talk to them about being healthy and unhealthy. You could extend them by asking them to label the ingrediants they used.
Look at our ballerinas! The children learnt what a ballerina is, perfomed a routine to the adults and the cohort and learnt what a ballerina wears.
THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN COOKING CUPCAKES. HERE IS THE RECIPE- Have a go at home. Talk about the ingrediants- where does some of the ingrediants come from? Follow the instructions, talk about the changes in mixture, the oven, the quantity you aremaking. See if they can recall how you make cupcakes after.
This spring half term we will be lots of cooking and learning life skills- how to be healthy through exercise and eating, personal hygiene, e-safety, safety at home, bedtime routines and our feelings and how to cope with them.
THIS IS THE PLAYDOUGH RECIPE WE USE AT SCHOOL- WHY DON'T YOU TO MAKE PLAYDOUGH AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD?. This supports your childs learning across all areas of the curriculum e.g. physical devlopment, communication and language, exploring materials.
We had a christmas party and we played pass the parcel, musical statues, musical bumps and musical chairs. We had a christmas selfie booth, we had party food and watched a film. SANTA came to see us aswell and gave us a present! We had fun.
Our yummy christmas dinner :)
We hoped you liked our nativity :) We learnt about the christmas story/ nativity. In the story we have Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, donkey, angel Gabriel, star, shepherds, the hrrible king, camels and the 3 kings
Look at our fantastic gymastics! We did tuck, star, back/front balance, bridge, straddle and some balancing. Look at these photos moon class and keep practising at home!
This week we are learning doubling.
Double 1~ 1+1=2
Double 2~ 2+2=4
Double 3~ 3+3= 6
Double 4~ 4+4=8
Double 5~ 5+5=10
Children can go on youtube and type in double songs for children it will come up with a few. The double number zoo is the song we have been doing in class (Link below)
We have been learning money and recognising the coins 1p,2p,5p,10p. We have been describing the coins aswell.
1p- is a copper/brown small coin.
2p- is a big brown/copper coin.
5p- is a small silver coin
10p- is a big silver coin.
At home you can show your child the coins above and let them play with it. You could pretend to play shops which we have been doing in class (one person is the shopkeeper the other is the customer). The children have also been writing shopping lists so you can encourage your child to write a shopping list and take your child to an actual shop to buy the things on the list and show them the different ways you can pay- coins/notes/card. The children have also been writing shopping lists For online games - visit www.topmarks.co.uk and type in money for money games.
LETS GET MESSY! We loved using our nature hunt bags to do 'leaf printing' and making an autumn collage.
We liked going to the park to learn about autumn. In autumn the leaves fall down, they change colour- red, orange, brown and yellow. The weather was cold and windy.
We loved our year 6 buddies coming down to our class to make our #JaiMatters Jars which will light up the streets of Bellingham.
We had a lovely stay and play on the last day of term. We loved showing the parents our learning environment and all the activities we have been getting up to. Hopefully parents you will come again for future stay and plays as we loved having you here! Love Moon Class
What a fantastic first trip we had to the library! We loved choosing our own book to school and we will get to read them after half term. We did great walking and loved going on the 136 bus! Welldone Moon class for a great first trip!
We have been learning how to play the glockenspiel and been practising how to recongise our numbers and count a number out from a pile. We have also loved learning our sounds (s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d) after phonics the children have been pretending to be the teacher with the sounds.
Some pictures of what we have been learning. We have set up a doctor/dentist roleplay area and trying to understand how they help us using the equiment. Been using our imagination and thinking of things to make using scissors in our junk modelling area. We have started learning our sounds and children have been practising how to write the sounds- keep doing the sound sheets at home and playing jolly phonics. Keep up the good learning moon class.
I have been so proud of moon class and they should be proud of themselves. You have settled into reception amazingly and are getting to know the routines. Look at all the things we have been getting up to; swimming, singing assembly, exploring the learning environment and making new friends.
For the first half term we will be focussing on the children:
- Settling in and happy in their new class/learning environment.
- Making friends with each other
- Exploring all areas of the learning environment and showing interests
- Learning the class routines and the expected behaviour
- Getting undressed and dressed independently and controlling their personal hygiene.