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Reception M 21

Welcome to Moon Class

Class Teacher: Ms Hedington

TA: Ms Martin

LSA's: Ms Ebri  

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

ORAL HEALTH FREE DROP IN ZOOM SESSION, see below for flyer

In Summer 2 we will be focussing on...

  • Children talk about the season summer and can compare the seasons.
  • Children reflect on their learning journeys. 
  • Children participate in adult led activities to support transition into year 1.
  • Children begin to reflect on their work/models/artwork and think how they could make it better or self-correct mistakes.
  • Children are independent in most areas of learning and will find ways to support them to complete a task e.g. visual aids.
  • Children continue to use mathematical/topical/science language in free play confidently, to describe and/or categorise objects, to impart their knowledge e.g. with animals, sizes, weight, capacity.

See what we got up to in Summer 1 and Summer 2

Children's Bedtime Stories | Splash, Anna Hibiscus! | by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia

An adventurous story, a lovely read before bed.

Week commencing: 11.7.22

 

We have been looking at the book 'SPLASH!' this week.

We have started our final topic of seaside/ underwater. 

 

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

 

"will you come and play in the waves with me?"

" And she wants to splash with somebody!"

 

Talk about what you would do at the beach and what you would bring to the beach with you?

Week commencing: 4.7.22

 

We have been looking at the book 'Tiddler' this week.

We have started our final topic of seaside/ underwater. 

 

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

 

"sorry I'm late" " TIDDLER'S LATE!"

 

Talk about the sea animals in the stories - their names, what they look like, any special characteristics. 

Tiddler The Story Telling Fish with Mrs Cran

Title: Tiddler The Story Telling Fish Author: Julia DonaldsonIllustrator: Axel Scheffler

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

A delightful collection of short poems about creatures that live under or near the ocean.The large brightly coloured illustrations by David Wojtowycz give a...

Week commencing: 27.6.22

 

We have been looking at the book 'Dear Zoo ' this week.
This is the last week we are learning about farm animals, zoo animals and pets. 

Next week we will be focussing on our seaside/underwater topic. 

 

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

 

"so I sent him back" 

 

As a challenge try and categorise these animals to where you will find them- on a farm, zoo, house ( pet) 

horse, crocodile, tiger, pig, dog, cat, giraffe, sheep, fish, lion, elephant, goat, hamster, hippo, chicken etc..

Can you think of what farm yard babies are called e.g. a baby horse is called a foal. 

Dear Zoo - Animated Children Books

Week commencing: 20.6.22

 

We have been looking at the book 'Squash and a Squeeze ' this week.
For the next few weeks we will be looking at farm animals, zoo animals and pets. 
We will also be learning about what baby farm animals are called and part of your half term challenge was to try and find out this.

What is a baby called pig/ horse/ cow/ rabbit/dog/cat/ goat/ duck/ chicken called?

 

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

 

"Wise old man won't you help me, please? My house is squash and a squeeze" 

and see if they can join in with the animal noises

 

 

A Squash and a Squeeze By Julia Donaldson & Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for "f...

Week commencing: 13.6.22

 

We have been looking at the book 'What the ladybird heard on holiday ' this week.
For the next few weeks we will be looking at farm animals, zoo animals and pets. 
We will also be learning about what baby farm animals are called and part of your half term challenge was to try and find out this.

What is a baby called pig/ horse/ cow/ rabbit/dog/cat/ goat/ duck/ chicken called?

 

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

 

"the ladybird never said a word" 

and see if they can join in with the animal noises

 

 

See if the children can draw their own zoo map. What animals would they like to put in their zoo. 

Bring it in and let me see! 

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday - Story Read Aloud

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Week commencing: 6.6.22

 

WELCOME BACK! HOPE YOU HAD A LOVELY MAY HALF TERM!

 

We have been looking at the book 'What the ladybird heard ' this week.
For the next few weeks we will be looking at farm animals, zoo animals and pets. 
We will also be learning about what baby farm animals are called and part of your half term challenge was to try and find out this.

 

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

 

"the ladybird never said a word" 

and see if they can join in with the animal noises

...' moo, cluck, hiss, quack, neigh, oink, baa, woof, meiow' 

 

See if the children can draw the map of the robbers plan, or why not try and hide some treasure/special toy in your home and draw a map to try and find it! 

Bring it in and let me see! 

What the Ladybird Heard - Story Read Aloud

In Summer 1 we will be focussing on...

  • Children spending quality time making their models. Their models are carefully designed and their artwork are more detailed.
  • Children to continue talking freely about signs of spring including flowers and insects.
  • Children will continue to blend words independently. Children to write a simple sentence independently.
  • Children to show problem solving in situations and solve conflicts between themselves.
  • Children using mathematical language in free play confidently, to describe and categorise objects e.g. animals, sizes, weight, capacity etc.

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

 

 

 

Week commencing: 23.5.22

We have been looking at the book 'Twist and Hop Minibeast Bop' and learning about the Queen's Jubilee.

Why not watch the clip below, together with your child- try and spot the rhyming words in the story. 

Why not try and think of words rhyming with cat- dig- sun- pot. 

Remember rhyming words are words that sound similar and they normally end in the same sounds. 

 

We have learnt the

  • Queen is called Queen Elizabeth
  • She has been our Queen for 70 years
  • The colour of the jubilee is purple
  • union jack flag and the colours
  • how people celebrate the jubilee- street party/ garden party/ picnic/bbqs
  • what we will bring to a party

We have made our own union jack flags, crowns, shopping lists for the party, roleplaying parties doing jubilee scavenger hunt and had our own royal parade and own jubilee party with party games, dancing, jam sandwiches, biscuits and cakes.

 

We also let go off our class butterflies which we observed them turn from a caterpillar to a chrysalis and into butterfly!  

 

 

Twist & Hop Minibeast Bop

Week commencing: 16.5.22

We have been looking at the books 'the Tiny Seed ' and 'Errol's Garden'

Why not watch the clips below, together with your child. 

 

 

We have been planning our own imaginary gardens where we have been talking about different things we can plant e.g. different flower seeds, fruits and vegetables. 

We have been learning new flower names e.g. poppy, sunflower, bluebells, lavender, pansies, daisy's, Lily's and daffodils. 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Story: Errol's Garden

Week commencing: 9.5.22

We have been looking at the books 'Sam plants a sunflower seed ' and 'Oliver's fruit salad/ Oliver's vegetables'

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

 The Very Busy Spider

“but where are my big yellow sunflowers?"

 

We have been planting our own sunflowers seeds and following step by step instructions. 

1. Put soil in the pot

2. make a hole

3. add the seed

4. cover the seed with soil

5. water it and put it in sunlight

6. check it to see when it is growing 

Sam Plants a Sunflower

Week commencing: 2.5.22

 

 

We have been looking at the books 'The very busy spider ' and ' The bad tempered ladybird' this week. 

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

 The Very Busy Spider

The noises the animal makes e.g. "“oink” “ baa!” etc… and 
'The spider didn’t answer. She was very busy spinning her web.'
 

 The Bad Tempered Ladybird

“hey you want a fight?”

See if they can read it with expression. 

Also talk about time- what do you do at different times of the day e.g. morning/ lunch/dinner. Why not try and play a time game below and continue learning about o'clock and half past. 

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

The Very Busy Spider - Animated Children's Book

Week commencing: 25.4.22

 

 

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. 

 

The children who had a strong interest in princesses performed their fashion show to the parents! Great job princesses! 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar | Read a loud stories | Children's stories | Bedtime stories

Week commencing: 18.4.22

 

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday. 

We have been looking at the book 'Ramadan Moon' this week and learning about the religion Islam. We have learnt about the Muslims and how the celebrate Ramadan and Eid. We have learnt 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, where new clothes, have haircuts and have family members/ friends/visitors come over. 

 

We enjoyed trying to make our own mosques from the blocks or from drawing. We made our own henna patterns. We had a go at drawing the moon and star (symbol for Islam). We also made our own crescent moon from tin foil in our art lesson. 

 

The children who had a strong interest in princesses managed to make their princess aprons and began to practise their own princess fashion show, ready for next week. 
We also enjoyed playing in our new garden centre/flower shop roleplay area and looking for mini beasts. 

 

Take a look at the pictures and Ramadan moon book below. 

Storytime for kids: Ramadan Moon

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 commencing: 28.3.22

 

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) 

The Princess and the Pea

Hansel and Gretel

We have had fun exploring mixing colours, making music relating to our fairy tale stories, making easter arts and crafts and going on an Easter Egg Hunt!

Week commencing: 21.3.22

 

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 | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

Rapunzel | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

Snow White Full Story in English | Fairy Tales for Children | Bedtime Stories for Kids

We have enjoyed carrying on with our princesses interest- where the children have made crowns. This will be continuing next week. 

 

Moon class have enjoyed using their imagination to become an 'inventor' using natural resources, blocks, lego, junk modelling etc.. 

 

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 learnt how to wash our clothes by using the school washing machine. 

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. ? 

Children's pack Animation - Wash Your Hands

Week commencing: 14.3.22

 

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 Beanstalk - The Children's Story

Mr Tumble's Storytime | The Enormous Turnip | CBeebies

We have done a bean in a bag experiment and going to watch the changes over time, we have made pictures from natural resources ( Can you guess what our pictures are of? ) recapped our learning on 2D shape and been making beanstalk pictures, maps of going to and from school.