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4th May 2018

  • EYFS Weekly Roundup
Our Learning Journey

The children were welcomed back after the long weekend and got stuck into their projects for our Mother’s Day celebrations. Everyone has worked really hard to create some writing and a painting which we can’t wait to share with you next week.

The children in RFD, RCG and RMM have also been learning songs about space for their class assembly. The children have chosen either a speaking, dancing or acting part and have excited to begin rehearsals in class. 

On Friday, the children loved celebrating Star Wars Day. We looked at our favourite characters and thought about different ways of expressing our interests. Some children created giant ‘death stars’, some made costumes and some made special signs for our classroom. We had so much fun applying our creative skills.

Phonics

Miss Dennis

This week the children revised the digraphs ‘ch’ and ‘qu’ as well as applying the sounds ‘th’, ‘w’ and ‘z’ in their writing.

Miss Wymes

This week we have been practising writing tricky red words and using these in a sentence. We have also spent some time looking at capital letters, we practising writing these capital letters and their small letter partner.

Mrs Garvey

This week the children have been introduced to two new sounds ew and ai.  They have been looking at how different letters can now make the same sound as each other.  For example u-e is the same sound as ew.

Mrs Page

This week the children have revised the sounds ch, sh, th and qu. They have worked on reading and writing words and sentences including these sounds. 

Miss McWilliams

This week the children have revised the sounds ar and or. We worked hard to write sentences with these sounds in. We have also learnt the new sound:

 air- that’s not fair. 

Miss Pemberton

This week, the children have revised g, c, o and k as well as practising to write all of the sounds taught this term. We practised using Fred talk to sound out and blend CVC words.

Mandarin

This week, the students learnt a poem written during the Tang Dynasty by Li Bai, titled “Jing Ye Si”. The students completed a recount by drawing a particular scene from the poem. Please refer to their work when it is sent home in the next few days. As attached is the link for this poem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwVDpy-4vBo

Physical Education

This week in PE, the children have been learning to apply their running skills to a fun game and also tried to outwit the other team by stealing the treasure, as well as learning to turn take. 

In swimming, the children have been observed to see what they will be able to achieve for the swimming gala as we come to the end of the year. 

Music

In Music this week your children have started to learn how to perform the main theme of Bach's Bourree n.1 from the Cello Suite n.3  on the keyboard.

Continuing Our Learning Journey at Home

This week we are sending home some ideas to challenge children to use language related to ‘time’. 

Although telling the time is not an expectation for children in EYFS, we encourage the children to learn new vocabulary and begin to solve practical problems related to time. 

Please refer to the activities attached to your email for activities you could try at home. As usual, we’d love for the children to bring their work into school or parents to email their teachers some photos.