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Week Beginning 5 October 2015

The outdoor environment is an important part of our provision in Early Years, and we are keen to encourage all children to participate in outdoor wet weather activities . Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing for rainy days. Wellies and a raincoat are ideal. These can be kept in school in their basket. Do remember to name everything – thank you!


  • If you have any old but good quality dressing up clothes that your children do not fit into or play with anymore we would love to use them in Reception. Please send them in with your child clearly labelled as ‘dressing  up clothes’- Thank you.
  • Security: Our new security system is still at the trial stage.  Adults only should use the glass gates to enter and exit the school; children should use the metal gates to the side.  If you are concerned that your child is young and you want to be with them then please accompany them through the metal gates. Thank you for your support.
  • BISCAP: Please inform the class teacher via a note in your child’s Communication Book if your child’s arrangements change for BISCAPor  end of the day pick up.
  • Lunch: If your child has been registered and leaves school after 9.30 Sleto will still charge for lunch unless they know in advance. Please email if you know your child will not be in school for lunch by 9.30 so that you are not charged.

LEARNING THEME: What do you want to find out?

Having invited the children to vote from a choice of three learning themes before the holiday the theme with the most votes was ‘Treasure’.   We are going to continue involving the children in their own learning journeys this week by inviting them to be active learners and plan their own learning around their chosen theme of ‘Treasure’. We will be finding out what the word treasure means to the children and asking them what they want to find out about it. Then we will begin to think about how we can answer some of their questions. The children will be able to make plans, experiment and investigate, be creative and imaginative and use lots of thinking skills too.




The children will be working in small groups and class discussions to plan what they want to find out and do within our learning theme of Treasure.  We will be supporting the children to form some questions and plan some investigations. We will be reading stories and looking at non fiction books to help us plan as well.

Key Vocabulary: talk, listen, plan, to know already, to find out, what ? how? why?

Development Outcomes:

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

Listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Link statements and stick to a main theme or intention.


Pufferfish – we will be learning qu and y and using them to sound out familiar words, for example queen, quiz, yell, yes. We will practice reading tricky words: he, she, we, me, be.

Octopus- We will be reviewing all the single sounds taught so far ; s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o and blending and segmenting vc and cvc words, for example at, in, dig, pat, top,

Sharks- This week the Shark group will use the Phase 2 single speech sounds to practise their segmenting and blending skills.

Jellyfish- We will be reviewing our sounds so far  s,a,t,p i, n, m, d and will recap the correct letter formation for each sound. We will practise blending these sounds to read vc words such as is, it, in, at and cvc words sat, sit, pat, pit, pin, tin etc. We will also introduce tricky words that can't be sounded out e.g I, go, the.

Starfish – We will review all the taught speech sounds: s,a,t,p,i,n, and practise reading simple words, for example, at, in, pan, tip, sit. We will be listening for the first sound in known and new words.


This week we we will review 2D shapes and look at repeating patterns using shapes. The children will be continuing two and three part repeating patterns. We will invite the children to challenge themselves by making patterns for their friends to complete and challenging them to make more complex repeating patterns too.

Key Vocabulary:square, circle, rectangle, triangle, corner, side, pattern, same, repeat.

Development Outcomes

Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.

Selects a particular named shape.

Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.


We are going to review shapes and  colours  this week. We will introduce  eight basic colours: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, pink, brown and purple.

Our big question is:  What’s  your favorite  colour?(ni zui xi huan shen me yan se?  Wo zui xi huan ____)

We  will  introduce a new song which is  called ‘Yan se sang ba’.

Key words:  red 红色 (hong se), yellow 黄色 (huang se), pink 粉色 (fen fe) , blue 蓝色 ( lan se ) , green 绿色 ( lv se )  橙色(cheng  se), 棕色(zong se),紫色 (zi se)


Het circus komt naar de Nederlandse klas! In de circuskaravaan zien we clowns, acrobaten, goochelaars en leeuwentemmers.  We lezen het boek ‘Anna in het circus’ en transformeren onze klas in een heuse circustent.

U mag het bibliotheekboek meegeven met uw kind naar de klas.  Indien u het boek graag nog  een week wil houden kan dit ook.  We gaan elke dinsdag met de Nederlandse klas naar de bibliotheek.

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