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Week Beginning 18 January 2016

It was lovely to see so many New Parents at the coffee on Friday,we hope you made some new contacts and are settling in well and have been contacted by your child's room parent.

MESSAGES

  • Dental Screening will take place on Monday and Tuesday.
  • There will be a Korean Coffee Morning on Wednesday from  9.00 to 11am.

LEARNING THEME:  KEEPING IN TOUCH

Our Big Question is: Who would you write to?

The children have been really engaged with learningabout ‘Keeping in Touch’ and writing letters with real purpose. They have also been talking about where we live and looking at addresses and stamps. To build on this we will look at a range of different reasons to write to people and look at what happens when we really post letters!

LITERACY

We will read ‘The Jolly Postman’ byJanet and Allan Ahlberg which introduces different letters with lots of familiar story characters.  As we are exploring different reasons to write letters, cards, notes and invitations we will focus closely on letter formation with the children. The children will be using their phonics towrite and we will be supporting them by focusing on the correct stroke sequence for each letter which will help them read not only their own writing but their friends too.

Key Vocabulary:  a letter, card, parcel, write, letter (a,b,c) , word.

Development Outcomes:

Writing

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Physical Development , Moving and handling

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

PHONICS

Pufferfish- We will learn new sounds ear, air and ure. We will read and write words with these sounds and also use them in sentences. We will continue to practise reading and writing our tricky words.

Sharks- The Shark group will learn the Phase 3 vowel diagraphs, ai and ee. They will practise their segmenting and blending skills as well as the rapid recall of the tricky words. They will also review using sh, ch, th and ng when reading and writing words and captions. 

Octopus – We will be reviewing the ch, sh and th sound.

Jellyfish – We will learn the new sounds ch, sh, and th. We will be trying to read and write words that have these sounds in them. We will also review our tricky words.

Starfish-  We will review the letters and sounds ck, e,u,r. We will  write simple words and read short captions and learn to read and write tricky words, to, the,and the high frequency words to, the, go.

MATHS

The children have enjoyed playing and learning in the roleplay areas and we will continue to encourage them and support their play as we work with them. We will continue to develop the childrens understanding of money and the idea of exchanging the correct value of coins to buy different things in a post office or shop. We will also introduce the ideas of weighing parcels in a post office and using words to compare the size and weight of different parcels.

Key Vocabulary: coin, money, How much does it cost? How much does it weigh?  to compare, big, small, light, heavy.

Development Outcomes:

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, … money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.

MANDARIN

This week the children will be learning about what do we do and wear in Winter. We will also review the weather, shapes and numbers.We will play a fun game- giving out instructions  to the children using mandarin words so they can join in with the actions.

Vocabulary: Winter 冬天(dongtian)   snowy 雪天(xuetian)   hat 帽子(maozi)

                         scarf  围巾(weijing  )  gloves 手套 (shoutao) cold 冷(leng)

DUTCH

Deze week hebben we het over wat we eten voor ontbijt, middagmaal en avondmaal.   Wat eet jij `s ochtends voor je naar school gaat?  Wat biedt de schoollunch vandaag?  Welke lekkere dingen heeft mama vandaag in jouw snackbox gestopt?

Jules  lust `s ochtends wel een eitje en leert ons het liedje `Eitje Ontbijtje`.