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Week Beginning 13 June 2016

Thank you: All the teachers had a fabulous brunch last Sunday and want to thank you all for your kindness.
  • EYC teachers at the bund.

MESSAGES

  • Transition to Year 1: Until the end of term the Reception Cubs will line up outside alongside the Y1 children before coming into school. They have done well so far and have shown how grown up they can be.  Please remember to get to school by 8.25 so your child can line up with their class.
  • With the changeable weather we are having please make sure your child has a named light weight coat to wear outside when its cooler or wet and a sun hat for when it gets hot!  We do try to get outside every day.  Please also spray your child with mosquito repellent or have them wear a band to school.
  • BISCAP/BISS Lions Swimming/ECAs – Term 3 last week will be 13 June.

Our Big Question: What will you take with you?

Literacy

This week we want to think start thinking about the changes that the children will make as they move out of Reception into Year 1 and in some cases new schools. We will base our thinking on the story: House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. You can listen and watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Opw3HPx3I

In the story the hermit crab grows too big for his shell and moves into another one, slowly getting used to it and making new friends. At the end he grows too big and again needs to move on again to a new bigger shell. We will ask the children to think of skills and memories they will take with them from this year, making our own shells to take up with us to Year 1 and display in school.

The children will also visit Year 1 to look at similarities and differences, hunting out important places like the toilets, canteen, role-play areas, computers and building toys!

Development Outcomes

To use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

To adjusts their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places and objects.

Vocabulary: Year 1, school, corridors, canteen, toilets, classrooms,

Hermit crab - lots of fantastic ‘under the sea’ vocabulary

PHONICS

Pufferfish- We will learn alternative pronunciations for the letters ‘c’ and ‘g’. We will learn to read and spell the new tricky words ‘who’ and ‘because’.

Sharks- We will learn the new graphemes; i-e (as in time), o-e (as in bone), u-e (as in tune) and zh (as in treasure).  We will practise recognition and recall of Phase 2, 3 and 4 graphemes as well as practise reading and spelling words with adjacent consonants and words with newly learned graphemes

Octopus- We will complete phase 3 by learning the last two sounds er (longer ) and air (pair).

Jellyfish – We will continue to learn another new phase 3 sound ‘oa’ (boat, coat, toad). We will also continue to practise the sounds ai, ee and igh.

Starfish – We will review the new Phase 3 digraphs- two letters that make one sound, /sh/, /ch/, /th/ and /ng/, we will look for these sounds in words as we read and begin to use them in our writing too.

Maths: Shape, Space and Measures

This week the Reception cubs will be reviewing 2D and 3D shapes and using different vocabulary to describe their features, size and position.

Key Vocabulary: square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon, sphere, cube, cylinder, cuboid, pyramid, big, small, long, short, tall, thin, fat, wide.

Development Outcomes:

  • To use everyday language to talk about size to compare objects and to solve problems.
  • To explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

MANDARIN

Next week, children will continue discussing changes. We will look at the lifecycle of a human being and enjoy some fun activities to help children understand more about how we grow and change link.

Key Vocabulary:  change 变化(bian hua)   grow  长大  (zhang da)  baby 宝宝 child 小朋友 (xiao peng you)   (baobao)  adult 大人(da ren) 

DUTCH

Deze week hebben we het over gezondheid.  Wat is goed voor je lichaam?  Eet jij wel gezond? Vrijdag komt `tandarts  Bram`op bezoek in de klas om alle vragen over ons gebit te beantwoorden.

De letter van de week is de ‘i’.  We  kijken in de spiegel en hebben het over `ik`.