Starting our journey…

Greetings Platypuses! 

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It has been so lovely to be back with all of you and exciting to start our new topicJourneys! Talk to your adult about some of the journeys you have been on; what different describing words can you use to describe your journey?

Was your journey long? Short? Of medium length?

How did you travel?

Did you enjoy the way you traveled? (on foot/bus/train/car/aeroplane/bicycle/scooter etc.) 

What are the most environmentally friendly ways to travel

Can you describe some of the things you saw on your journey

In maths this week we have started to learn about money which is quite a challenging maths topic. If you have the opportunity to go shopping with your adults, especially for smaller items like fruit and vegetables, ask them about how much these things cost and talk about the coins you would use to pay for them.

You could also set up your very own shop at home and ask your family to come to your shop where you price the items as amounts such as 1p, 2p, 3p, 5p, 10, 12p, 15p and 20p. Happy shopping 🙂 

Next week we start the Pirates part of our Journeys topic which I know we are all very excited about! 

Here is our pirates playlist:

What do you already know about pirates

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework, Mathletics and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!

It will be Red Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

We are still having too many toys brought to school and I will be confiscating them and only handing back to adults at the end of the day. Tennis balls are allowed for break times. 

Homework is due in on Mondays. Every two weeks the maths homework will be set via Mathletics (not in the blue folders) so make sure to check it this week! 

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

On Thursday it is World Book Day. Children are encouraged to come in dressed as their favourite book characters and it would be lovely if adults could join us for story sharing time at the beginning of the day (9-9.30). 

I look forward to seeing you again on Monday! 🙂

Love,

Miss Linsley x

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears…

Greetings Platypuses!

 

 

 

 

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This week we have been focusing on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The playlist above has several different versions of the story of Goldilocks, which one do you like best?

Why?

Are there any differences between them? 

What can we learn from this Traditional Tale?

Can you think of another Traditional Tale we could learn something from? 

Well done for another super week of learning and an overall much Greener week as well; let’s aim for even more Green-ness next week! 

In maths this week we have been learning about ordering by size

Can you order 3 objects in your home from biggest to smallest?

Now what about 5?

What mathematical language will you use to to describe their different sizes? 

Next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year as it is on Tuesday. It will be the Year of the Pig! Our book for next week is The Magic Paintbrush, we have already watched one version of it and next week will read a different version of it.

Can you explain what a ‘version‘ or ‘different version‘ of a story is? 

If you’d like to learn about Chinese New Year before next week then check out the playlist below 🙂 

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦 

Homework is due in on Mondays

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, homework, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! Oooh and try out mathletics too! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

Season’s greetings Platypuses!

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I hope you are enjoying the start of your holidays and if you will be celebrating over the holidays then I wish you a very Merry Christmas! If not, I wish you very happy holidays!

Well done for all your hard work this term, we’ve learnt a lot and had a lot of fun too!

This term our main topics have been the weather and different festivals /celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. Next term our topic will be Traditional TalesA traditional tale is a story that has been told and re-told for many years, and as a result, becomes a story that almost everyone knows. Traditional tales are also referred to as fairy stories or fairy tales.

Which traditional tales do you already know? Do you have a favourite? If so why is that one your favourite? Could you read some more over the holidays? 

Here is our Traditional Tales playlist. There are a variety of traditional tales on here from different parts of the world

It will be Yellow Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on the first Tuesday of term. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Homework is now due in on Mondays so please bring it in on the first day back. 

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Have a wonderful holiday full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! 

I’ll miss you! See you in two weeks little munchkins! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

An early start on Christmas!

Greetings Platypuses, 

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I am rather a fan of Christmas so we have started our festivities a little early in Reception! 

We have been learning about the nativity story and have also listened to a fun story called Norman the Slug who Saved Christmas! 

Where was baby Jesus born? (in a stable in Bethlehem) 

Who visited baby Jesus after he was born? (the shepherds and 3 wise men) 

Who was baby Jesus the son of? (Mary and God)

What did Norman the slug use to re-wrap the presents? (his slime)

What did he make out of the wooden sign that he used to deliver the presents? (a sleigh)

Who helped him? (the snails who acted liked reindeer) 

Next week we will be learning more about doubling in maths and how to write a letter in literacy.

If you would like to attend our school Christmas Carol Concert and Nativity Tableau then the tickets go on sale on Monday. They are £1 and the shows are the week before the end of term – Thursday 13th and Friday 14th at 2pm. 

It will be Green Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

Homework is now due on Mondays.

Have a wonderful weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x

Poppies and Remembrance Day

Greetings Platypuses!

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Today in class and in assembly we talked about Remembrance Day and on Sunday it will be Remembrance Sunday

What can you tell your adult about what you have learnt about why we have Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies

Sometimes we can find it upsetting thinking about the soldiers, doctors, nurses and many others who died taking care of our country so that we could live in safety in a country that treats everyone equally; it is important to remember that we didn’t know these people so we shouldn’t get too upset but we respect their memory and all the good they did.

I think they would be happy to see what good lives most people in Britain have now, at least in part because of them.

Unfortunately as the interactive whiteboard is not working I have not been able to show you some of the lovely videos that would help you to understand more about Remembrance Day but you can watch them below. 

I hope that one day there will be peace all over the world, how can we play our part in making the world a better place? (Being kind and helpful, always solving our disagreements with sensible words not unkind hands and treating everyone equally)

Many of you made beautiful poppy artwork which you can see in the photos above. 

Remember that on Sunday there will be a two minute silence at 11 o’clock. It is of course a choice as to whether you take part in it; why not talk to your adult about what you think and feel about it?

Homework is due on Tuesdays. It is the responsibility of each Platypus to hand in their own homework as they are developing their independence (they are reminded many times though!) If phonics books are not handed in then the next week’s homework slip cannot be attached. Maths homework will soon start being sent home, just as soon as the folders arrive 🙂

Reading diaries must be in book bags withs reading books (those for practise and those they have chosen to take home) every day as the day on which groups read changes. If books are not returned then we cannot send new books home which will be detrimental to the practise that could be done. Reading regularly is best! 

Next week is Anti-bullying week and on Monday we will be raising money for the Anti-Bullying Alliance by wearing odd socks (£1 contribution please). 

On Thursday it is the children’s individual photos so you may want to make sure they look extra specially smart that day! 

It will be Blue Team‘s turn for Show and Tell on Tuesday. Please bring one toy/picture/item of choice if you would like to. Please only bring in toys when it is your colour team’s turn for Show and Tell as they can easily get lost 😦

Please wear your PE kit on Monday and make sure all your belongings (school uniform, PE kit, book bag etc.) have your name in/on them. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing and your fabulous phonics homework!  Do comment on the blog! 

Love,

Miss Linsley x