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A Warm welcome to Class F2W 'S Class page

School email address:- jwarren@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk

Welcome to weeks beginning 15.10.18 and 22.1

 

 

Last week we worked as a team to measure each other and to compare who was shorter or longer. At the end of the year we will do this again to see how much we have grown. Continuing on the theme of measuring; this coming week, we will be measuring things around the classroom using rulers and tape measures and making comparisons. We will also continue to learn how to form our numbers correctly.

On Wednesday we will have a visit from the fire engine and a talk from the fire fighters as part of our topic about People Who help Us. Outdoors, our Police Station will change into a Fire Station and we are looking forward to dressing up as fire fighters and having lots of role play. Indoors we will be drawing and painting fire engines and reading, ordering and writing simple sentences.  

In maths we will be continuing to make links to the water theme, by investigating capacity  with different containers in the water tray; finding out which holds the most and the least.

Last week, we had lots of activities aimed at helping our fine motor control. We practised using tweezers and chop sticks to pick up objects and we used a sand timer to check how quickly we could do it, as well as doing lots of threading activities to help our pencil control and writing. We will be continuing these activities over the next two weeks and we will be starting Dough Disco which is aimed at developing fine motor control too.

We had a fabulous 'Hello Yellow Day' last week and enjoyed reading the story of The Colour Monster and talking lots about our feelings through circle time and painting using different colours.

Show and Tell will continue, but on Friday only as we have lots of other things to share through the week with Busy Books and the adventures of Jesse the cat. 

This week we will not be changing reading books as we will be assessing phonics through the week and seeing how the children are getting along with key word sheet 1 and 2 which we sent home.

Some useful links for you to share with your child:

You Tube - Jolly Phonics Phase 2 in order 

We will be re-capping Phase 2 and starting Phase 3 (also on You Tube) after Half Term

You Tube - Tricky Words Phase 2 and 3

Phonics Play - lots of free games

Top Marks - lots of games for learning too

Dates for your diary:

Nativity - 11th December 9.30am and 12th December 2pm 

White Post Farm - Thursday 6th December (Please let me know if you wish to help on the day if you haven't already)

F2 Children's Christmas Party Day  - Thursday 20th December ( details to follow)

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Curriculum Evening. Please could you complete and return the questionnaires so we have the opportunity to respond to any suggestions and queries.

Have a lovely next few weeks everyone.

Love from 

Mrs Warren x

Welcome to week commencing 1.10.18

This week we have spent time playing phonic board games and matching pictures and objects to their beginning letter sounds. We have learnt lots of new letters and now we are trying to remember them all!  Everyone is getting really good at doing the actions as we follow Jolly Phonics on the big screen! A really good website is Phonics Play. This week we will be practising the letters we have learnt so far and some of us will be beginning to blend these to read simple words.

One of our stories this week is The Little Red Hen as we get ready for our Harvest Assembly after our dance and drama themed Harvest fun on Friday. We will be sequencing the story by cutting up the pictures  and talking about the characters and whether they should have helped her. On Tuesday we will be making our first visit to our DT room and baking our own bread!

In Maths we have been learning lots about 2D shapes and their properties. Lots of us could name some of the 3D shapes too so I hope you have been able to spot lots of them out and about. This week we will continue some shape work as well as doing lots of measuring, estimating and learning about size and weight.

We have been enjoying using all the boxes you sent in to make models by cutting and sticking and of course making lots of mess!

We will also be continuing our theme of People Who Help Us after Eddie came to see us last week to remind us about staying safe near the road. Hopefully we will be having a visit from a firefighter and police officer too over the next few weeks.

We have a trip planned for Christmas...hurrah!!! Watch out for the letter on Monday.

Just a reminder that letter sheets should stay at home for practise and not be returned to school and that books and reading record planners should stay in the plastic wallet and come to school everyday in book bags please.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Curriculum Evening 6pm - 7pm on the 11th October and can't wait to show you all the fabulous photographs of what we have been doing in F2W so far!!! It will also be an opportunity for us to explain further about Story Sacks, reading and  what we really do all day (despite what your children tell you!)  as well as answer any questions you may have now your wonderful children are settling into Jesse Gray school life!

Enjoy the week ahead

Mrs Warren

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Welcome to week commencing 24.9.18

We had a fantastic week learning lots more letters in Jolly Phonics and thinking of lots of things that started with the letters we had been learning. Thank you to all the grown ups who have been busy too helping us at home. We keep timing ourselves to see how fast we can say our new key words and this week we will be enjoying sharing our reading books and changing them for new ones! Please remember to bring your book bag every day and keep your reading book and record inside it. Unfortunately because of staff illness we have not been able to check and re-issue Story Sacks today but hopefully we can send them tomorrow!

This week we will be painting our Peaceful Pathway stones and finishing our portraits. Our artwork has been fantastic and the teachers could all guess who we were without looking at our names!

In Maths we have been practising our counting skills and this week we will be learning how to form our numbers correctly. We will also be learning about shape this week especially as we get busy on our new box modelling tables with all the boxes and tubes you have kindly sent in for us.

Our new topic will be 'People Who Help Us' and more information will be coming out about this during the week.

Thank you again too for the Busy Books. We all enjoy sharing these together and talking about what we have been doing! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter for photographs and more information too!

Have a lovely week!

Mrs Warren

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Welcome to week commencing 17.9.18

Thank you for all the Busy Books and the photographs you have sent in. We will be sharing these this week for our topic about 'Families'. If you haven't sent any yet there's still plenty of time.

This week we are starting to send home reading books and we have put some information in the children's book bags for you and we will talk more about this on our curriculum evening.

We will continue learning new letters in phonics and will send sheets for the children to practise their letters.  There is no need to send them back to us.  The children are really enjoying the phonics and are learning lots of new songs to help them learn their letter sounds.

In maths we are doing lots of counting up and down to 20 with Maths Monkey. Our challenge for this week is to choose large number cards and to match them to the correct number of objects. 

We are busy making collage hedgehogs and painting our portraits. We will be painting our pebbles very soon so thank you to everyone who has brought one in ready.

We still have a couple of jumpers which have gone astray - please help us by making sure all items are named and checking your child has their own jumper. We are trying really hard to make sure your child has their jumper at the end of the day but this is proving challenging!

A huge thank you for your support in remembering a mountain of things in these first few weeks.

Watch out on Twitter to see what we have been up to.

 

Mrs Warren

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Hello and Welcome to F2W!

We have had a wonderful first week in F2W and we have all settled well into big school. Everyone has made lots of new friends and we have had lots of fun playing on the patio and in the big garden on the bikes, trikes and cars!

In Phonics we have been learning the letter sounds s,a,t and i... we have practised how to write the letters correctly and we will be playing games of I-Spy this week finding objects that start with the letters we have learnt. We will also be learning the letters n, p, m and d soon too!

Maths Monkey has been helping us with our number learning and we have practised counting on and back to 10, 20 and beyond. We have also used the numbers fans and our fingers to find different numbers too!

We have been busy making collages of ourselves for our new display and would like to say thank you for completing the little 'All About Me' booklets. You will be able to see these on show at our Curriculum Evening....more details and information to follow. 

We have enjoyed sharing all the children's Busy Books this week and we will send these home again on Friday.

Please could you bring in a small stone for us to paint this week for our school 'Peaceful Pathway.' (More details on our class TWITTER page.)

A big THANK YOU to all the grown ups this week for your support and if anyone wishes to volunteer to help in class (or has a Grandparent or family member who might wish to do this) please email. 

Reminder - if you have not sent back your GDPR form please see the office for another one. We will be sharing more photographs of the children once we have got everyone's form in.

Love from Mrs W xx

Diary Dates:-

  • Friday 5th October Harvest Festival (Children only)

  • Monday 8th October ~School photos

  • Thursday 11th October - FS Curriculum Evening 6pm