Friday 10th November

The children have had a great first week back and have really got stuck into our Superhero Challenges. They have all come back with such great attitudes, all rested and ready to learn. Also, FANTASTIC news, today we had every single homework and reading book back so thank you for your continued support at home.

This week our book focus was ‘Room on the Broom’. Some of the activities out in continuous provision this week have been; making potions in the small world area, creating magic wands with repeating patterns, re-enacting the story using props and masks in our puppet theatre, writing our own potions, labelling the characters from the story and using tweezers to find creepy crawlies in a cauldron of rice.

On Friday we all made a potion with Mrs Frost where we mixed different ingredients together and had a try!!! Ewwww.

In literacy we have shared our thoughts on whether the witch was cruel or kind in the story, answered questions based on the book and thought of own ingredients to make a potion. We then ‘powered it up’ and thought of adjectives to describe the ingredients.

Today we also held a minute silence for Remembrance Day and watched a little clip about poppies and why we wear them.

In maths this week we have been looking at repeated patterns. We have looked at patterns in the environment and then verbally followed on both coloured and object patterns. We have worked in pairs to finish off the pattern and made our own patterns using coloured pegs and boards.

This week our Learning Super Hero went to Charlie T for coming back to school with a great attitude towards learning. This week we also has Macie-Ann and Matthew on the Extraordinary Zone for making links in maths and showing super resilience in writing.

Our attendance this week is: 93%… this is low for our first week back!

Next week our book topic is ‘I Will Ever Never Eat a Tomato!” We will be doing this book for one week and then moving onto Hibernation.

We have started learning our songs for our Nativity. Some children are narrators and some children are acting, don’t worry, everyone has a part. The Nativity will take place at 2pm and 5pm on Tuesday 12th December, tickets will be on sale soon.

We also have our school fair coming up soon, Friday 8th December.

Important information

Some building work is taking place in the main building over the next few months.  Please take extra care coming into and leaving the building.  We have spoken to the children about how to be sensible and safe whilst this is happening.

Parents Evening – Thursday 16th November – please book a time slot with us if you haven’t already done so.

Please remember to put your child’s name on all their jumpers and coats as we have a few without names on.

If you wish to leave a pair of wellies in school for your child, you are more than welcome to. (please put their names in)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter Rabbits_MRPA.

We kindly ask you for a donation towards the extra snack we have available, this is payable via Parentpay. Thank you in advance for your support.

We are running very short on knickers/underpants and socks/tights so if you have any spare at home please could you kindly donate them. Thank you in advance.

Home Learning

Each week on a Friday we send home a blue Home Learning Journal. This will contain an activity to complete at home over the weekend or in the week (please try to use a page a week), but the books must be back in school by Thursday so we can get them ready again. Please encourage where possible your child to show their independence. We share the books with the class and the children will receive a Dojo for their learning.

This week…Can you make a witch’s potion It can be as nice or as yucky as you like! What did you use to make it? Can you draw a picture and try to write some of the words or first sounds of the words?

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Arrowmith and Miss Leonard

 

Friday 20th October

This week we introduced our Superhero Challenges for Continuous Provision by having a Superhero topic. The children were gripped on Monday as they discovered some of our toys had been taken as a note and a picture had been left. They then found various clues as to who had taken them. We’re hoping we can save them next week and they’re safe and well.

The children have been making superhero masks and capes and using these during role play. Freeing superheroes using fine motor activities such as cracking a code using numicom and numbered locks and unthreading tied up superheroes. Creating wanted posters to help catch the villain and designing their own superhero costumes. We have been discovering various superhero powers and then looking at everyday superheroes such as the police.

This week in maths we have been discovering Numicon and have been playing lots of games in order to recognise it by sight. Numicon is multi-sensory approach to teaching maths and is used in various ways. We will use this throughout the year as a teaching aid. To find out more about Numicon follow the link… https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/numicon/numicon-at-home/?region=uk

This week our Learning Super Hero went to Evie for being a supportive friend and helping others with their learning.

Our attendance this week is: 99% this is amazing! Let’s try and get 100% next week.

Important information

Some building work is taking place in the main building over the next few months.  Please take extra care coming into and leaving the building.  We have spoken to the children about how to be sensible and safe whilst this is happening.

Halloween Disco

Halloween Disco is on Thursday 26th 4pm – drop off is at the main reception and pick up is at 4.45pm at your child classroom door (normal home time collection point)

Half Term

We break up for half term next Friday (27th) for 1 week and back in school on Monday 6th November.

Please remember to put your child’s name on all their jumpers and coats as we have a few without names on.

If you wish to leave a pair of wellies in school for your child, you are more than welcome to. (please put their names in)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter Rabbits_MRPA.

We kindly ask you for a donation towards the extra snack we have available, this is payable via Parentpay. Thank you in advance for your support.

We are running very short on knickers/underpants and socks/tights so if you have any spare at home please could you kindly donate them. Thank you in advance.

Home Learning

Each week on a Friday we send home a blue Home Learning Journal. This will contain an activity to complete at home over the weekend or in the week (please try to use a page a week), but the books must be back in school by Thursday so we can get them ready again. Please encourage where possible your child to show their independence. We share the books with the class and the children will receive a Dojo for their learning.

This week… Superheroes in training… Can you help out your grown-ups at home by doing small jobs such as tidying your room or helping cook dinner. Write, draw or take a picture to share with the class.

This half term we have had a great turn out for the return of home learning books and reading books. Thank you for your support at home.

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Arrowmith and Miss Leonard

Friday 13th October

We continued our theme this week around the book ‘Naughty Bus’. The children have enjoyed role playing a bus station and using the till and money to buy bus tickets. They have been using their directional language from last week to move the bus around a mapped out grid.

In Spark your Speech we were trying to use full sentences to describe where the Naughty Bus was by uncovering different locations using a magic pen on our interactive boards. In literacy we also talked about the different feelings both the Naughty Bus and other characters had at various points in the story. We also thought of new places the Naughty Bus could visit0

This week in maths we have been learning about how to find one more of a number.  We used bead strings to count and add one more.  We had a bus that had to stop at the bus stop and let one more passenger on, could the children find out how many were now on the bus?

Next week we are learning all about Superheroes.  We’ll be introducing our Challenge Cards – different learning zones will have different challenges for the children to attempt.  When they have completed a challenge, they can move their name up the challenge chart.  Just 5 challenges in a week will earn them a wonderful certificate and a chance to receive it in our weekly assembly with Key Stage One!  It’s a great way to help encourage the children to learn and complete challenges independently.

This week our Learning Super Hero went to Isabelle, for trying hard to build her confidence and join in with others and during carpet inputs.

Our attendance this week is: 91%, we’ve dropped slightly and aren’t the Early Years champions. This week it went to Hedgehogs, well done.

Important information

Some building work is taking place in the main building over the next few months.  Please take extra care coming into and leaving the building.  We have spoken to the children about how to be sensible and safe whilst this is happening.

Please remember to put your child’s name on all their jumpers and coats as we have a few without names on.

If you wish to leave a pair of wellies in school for your child, you are more than welcome to. (please put their names in)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter Rabbits_MRPA.

We kindly ask you for a donation towards the extra snack we have available, this is payable via Parentpay. Thank you in advance for your support.

We are running very short on knickers and underpants and socks/tights so if you have any spare at home please could you kindly donate them. Thank you in advance.

Home Learning

Each week on a Friday we send home a blue Home Learning Journal. This will contain an activity to complete at home over the weekend or in the week (please try to use a page a week), but the books must be back in school by Thursday so we can get them ready again. Please encourage where possible your child to show their independence. We share the books with the class and the children will receive a Dojo for their learning.

This week… Continuing our theme about the book ‘Naughty Bus’, could your child describe a new place for the bus to go?  They can try drawing it in their book.  It’ll be a lot of fun to share the different places the bus went to!

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Arrowmith and Miss Leonard

Friday 6th October

This week we started our topic book ‘The Naughty Bus’. Over the weekend we were left a present, so on Monday we passed it around and had a guess what it was. There were some great guesses. We’ve been doing observational drawings of transport, role playing using a bus and being a driver, writing our own bus tickets, creating signs and of course, singing ‘The Wheels on the Bu

In Spark your Speech this week we went on a bus ride… Our aim was to say who and where we would be going on our bus. In small groups we drew pictures onto double decker busses of ourselves and the person we were travelling with. We then shared it with the class modelling good sentence structure.

This week in maths we have been using positional language. We worked in pairs to give instructions to place a teddy in various spots around the classroom. We played an interactive game using Sam the Seahorse and had to describe using positional language where he was. We have also been hiding our naughty bus and the children have been telling us where it is.

Thank you for your support with home learning. It’s fantastic to see so many reading books being changed weekly and home learning challenges being completed. Please don’t forget to sign the reading log, even if you initial it, this way we know you’ve read the book and can change it.

Some people have mentioned that they struggled to log into ActiveLearn. I have brought this up with our IT support and they have mentioned that it could be down to your security and allowing popups.

Just a reminder that in Early Years we do have a lot of messy and sensory play as this helps children to explore and learn. Although we provide aprons and remind the children to wear them, on occasions they may come home messy (it means they’ve had a great day). So please be mindful if you are buying any new uniform or coats. The weather is getting colder and we do head outdoors in all-weather so please ensure your child has a winter coat with them, preferably with a hood.

We are running very short on spare knickers and socks/tights so if you have any spare at home please could you kindly donate them. Thank you in advance.

This week our Learning Super Hero went to Layton, for being positive towards learning and trying new things with such enthusiasm. We also had our first child on the Extraordinary Zone for showing being Resourceful and making links in his learning. Well done Charlie T.

Our attendance this week is: 95%. Last week and this week we have won the Early Years Attendance Trophy so well done Rabbits. As a school we aim for 97% so we’re not too far off.

Important information

Please remember to put your childs name in all their jumpers and coats as we have started to gather a few that have no names on.

If you wish to leave a pair of wellies in school for your child, you are more than welcome to keep these by their peg. (please put their names in)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter Rabbits_MRPA.

We kindly ask you for a donation towards the extra snack we have available, this is payable via Parentpay. Thank you in advance for your support.

Home Learning

Each week on a Friday we send home a blue Home Learning Journal. This will contain an activity to complete at home over the weekend or in the week (please try to use a page a week), but the books must be back in school by Thursday so we can get them ready again. Please encourage where possible your child to show their independence. We share the books with the class and the children will receive a Dojo for their learning.

This week… We have been reading a story called ‘The Naughty Bus’. Could you have a look out for different types of transports or different vehicles? You could even go for a trip on a bus or a tram. Can you sport the numbers or letters on the front? Take a picture or draw a picture of what you’ve seen.

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Arrowmith and Miss Leonard

Friday 29th September

Over the past two weeks in Literacy we have been reading ‘First Week of Cow School’. Today we invited in the adults to share our story using actions. Thank you to all of those who attended. This week in maths we have been doing lots of aspects of counting and matching numbers to quantities.

As we entered Autumn this week we have been looking at the changes it is bringing. We have been collecting leaves and using wax crayons to do leaf rubbings.

Next week we start our new book; ‘The Naughty Bus’.

A huge well done to everyone, as for the 2nd week on the run we have had every single homework book back!!! We also gave out our home reading books last week and the 1st week back we’ve had them all returned and changed. Super news.

This week our Learning Super Hero went to Antonia, for growing in confidence and being resilient in her learning.

Important information

Please remember to put your childs name on all their jumpers and coats as we have a few without names on.

If you wish to leave a pair of wellies in school for your child, you are more than welcome to. (please put their names in)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter Rabbits_MRPA.

We kindly ask you for a donation towards the extra snack we have available, this is payable via Parentpay. Thank you in advance for your support.

Home Learning

Each week on a Friday we send home a blue Home Learning Journal. This will contain an activity to complete at home over the weekend or in the week (please try to use a page a week), but the books must be back in school by Thursday so we can get them ready again. Please encourage where possible your child to show their independence. We share the books with the class and the children will receive a Dojo for their learning.

This week… In your homework books there is a personalised Activelearn log in. Can you log in online and have a read of a book? Write in your home learning what book you have read. You can draw a picture of the front cover or of your favourite bit.

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Arrowmith and Miss Leonard

Friday 15th September

What a great first full week we’ve had. The children are settling in much better this week and have really taken it in their stride. They are beginning to understand the rules and routines of the class and have formed some lovely new friendships.

This week the children have enjoyed various activities from painting, threading, playing in home corner, dough disco, outdoor messy play, water play and number matching bingo. They have also been making their own snack and washing up after themselves. We have spent a lot of time getting to know our new class friends, learning to share our resources and being independent within our Early Years unit. We have enjoyed reading lots of stories and learning new songs, especially our ‘days of the week’ song.

Next week we start a new book for our theme, ‘First Week of Cow School’. Follow us on Twitter to find out what activities we are doing.

Important information

Please remember to put your childs name on all their jumpers and coats as we have a few without names on.

If you haven’t done so already, please return your Tapestry form so we can allocate you to the account to share your child’s learning journey.

If you wish to leave a pair of wellies in school for your child, you are more than welcome to. (please put their names in)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter Rabbits_MRPA.

Home Learning

Each week on a Friday we send home a blue Home Learning Journal. This will contain an activity to complete at home over the weekend or in the week (please try to use a page a week), but the books must be back in school by Thursday so we can get them ready again. Please encourage where possible your child to show their independence. We share the books with the class and the children will receive a Dojo for their learning.

This week… Practise recognising and writing your name. Draw a picture or get an adult to write about what has been your favourite part of your first week.

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Arrowmith and Miss Leonard

Friday 14th July

This week the children have really enjoyed ‘getting their teeth’ into our new under the sea topic, especially learning all about sharks. Over the last few weeks they have done some fantastic writing. In ‘Spark you Speech’ we have watched a video of a shark getting stuck in a cage and the children had to predict what they thought would happen next. They’ve written about how Marlin (Nemo’s dad) might have been feeling when Nemo was taken away and wrote thinking bubbles for images.

In maths this week we have been looking at numbers above 20 and looking into how many 10’s and 1’s they have. We’ve used numicon and deans to help build the numbers and played bingo.

This week the children had their transition into year 1 where they met their new teacher Mr Kennedy. On their return they were very excited and have been asking all week if they’re going to see him again. We will have our final transition next week.

Next week we will be recapping money and writing about our time in Reception.

We have a very busy last week so make sure you read below for the key dates and information.

Other news

Our Remarkable Rabbit this week went to Lusyia for making links in her learning and being resilient in her writing.

Home Learning 

Can you write or draw a picture of your fondest memory from your year in Reception?

As we are fast approaching the transition into year 1 we are encouraging the children to be more independent in their writing. You can support this at home by taking any opportunities that may arise where they show interest in something or have done an activity (for example; Today I went to the park with my mum and sister and had a picnic) Remind them to hold the sentence in their head first, use their finger spaces and sound out each word using Fred fingers.

Bring the sentences into school and we will celebrate them with the class in the morning and award Dojo’s. We are aiming for independent sentences, so don’t worry too much about spellings. We are celebrating that they have written a sentence all on their own.

Home reading books will be changed on Tuesday next week, this will be the last time they will be changed as we will begin to collect them back in ready for September.

Dates to remember

Friday 21st July – Sports Day – 9.30-11.30am, we would appreciate any parent helpers to walk to and from the venue. If you can, please come along to support us @ Droylsden Juniors Football Club on Lewis Road.

Monday 24th July – Teddy Bears Picnic – 2pm – we are inviting you to bring along a picnic blanket (or something to sit on), a book to share with your child and a teddy bear. Children will be provided with a sandwich, vegetable sticks and a juice (please bring your own lunch if you wish to eat)

Tuesday 25th July – Early Years and Year 2 are visiting the beach at Lytham St Annes. This is payable through ParentPay and permission forms are to be completed and sent back into school as soon as possible.

Thursday 27th July – Reception Early Years Graduation – 2pm. Parents and carers are invited along. However, due to fire safety regulations 2 adults per child.

Inset day – Friday 28th July – Children are now due to finish school on Thursday 27th July

Wednesday 6th September – Children back to school for the new term.

Friday 30th June

This week we have been looking at different celebrations throughout various faiths, we have learnt about how Eid is celebrated, Passover, Hanukkah and what event Christians celebrate. We have used tissue paper to create stained glass windows, created our own mehndi patterns using cotton buds and we even got to taste samosas.

In maths this week we looks at time, different times of the day such as when we eat, sleep and come to school, how time is measured and towards the end of the week looked at how to tell the time using o’clock. We played o’clock bingo and made our own clocks.

The children had their first transition into year one on Tuesday with their new teacher Mr Parker They were excited to spend some time with him and on their return to class were enthusiastic about the move, which is reassuring to hear. Transition will continue for the next two weeks on Tuesday mornings. To help with transition talk positively to your child about the changes to help prepare them for their move in September.

Next week we will be starting an Under the Sea theme using a non-fiction information text Surprising Sharks!

Other news

Our Remarkable Rabbit this week went to Lucy for her resilience in writing as she has been practising very hard both in school and at home. We also had Poppy-Rose and Max on the Extraordinary Zone for their writing.

Poppy-Rose and Kyle also won a medal this week for winning the class agility test.

We also kindly ask for a donation towards our snack that is available for the children each day. This is in addition to the fruit and milk we receive. Payable via ParentPay. Thank you in advance.

Home Learning 

Can you look on the internet or in a book to investigate about who or what lives in the sea? Can you draw a picture and/or write about what you have found?

As we are fast approaching the transition into year 1 we are encouraging the children to be more independent in their writing. You can support this at home by taking any opportunities that may arise where they show interest in something or have done an activity (for example; Today I went to the park with my mum and sister and had a picnic) Remind them to hold the sentence in their head first, use their finger spaces and sound out each word using Fred fingers.

Bring the sentences into school and we will celebrate them with the class in the morning and award Dojo’s. We are aiming for independent sentences, so don’t worry too much about spellings. We are celebrating that they have written a sentence all on their own.

Home reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday, please make sure you have signed the reading log so we know your child has read then book.

Dates to remember

School Fun Day – Saturday 15th July 12-3pm – tickets MUST be purchased through ParentPay beforehand. There will be no opportunity to but on the gate as we are a cashless school. Don’t miss out.

Monday 24th July – Reception Early Years Graduation – Time to be confirmed. Parents and carers are invited along to this.

Tuesday 25th July – Early Years and Year 2 are visiting the beach at Lytham St Annes. This is payable again through ParentPay and permission forms are to be completed and sent back into school as soon as possible.

Inset day – Friday 28th July – Children are now due to finish school on Thursday 27th July

Friday 23rd June

This week we have continued our theme of holiday. With all the great weather at this week we discussed how to be safe in the sun, the children then had the opportunity to create a sun safety poster to tell other children how to keep safe. Outside they enjoyed hook a duck and especially the water sprinkler to cool off. In the workshop they children created their own pictures using coloured sand. We had lots of mixing and patterns

Role play this week was an airport café and an airport check in. The children even dressed up as stewards and pilots, used metal detectors to go through security and wrote their own plane tickets.

In maths this week we recapped sharing where the children worked in groups to share various items between 2 and 3 groups. They were then powering it up and writing the number sentence to match.

There has been some fantastic independent writing this week, especially today with ‘Spark your Speech’ The children watched a clip from the film Up and wrote about where they would go on an adventure if they were in the floating house.

Next week we start the 1st of our transition into year one and on Tuesday the children will be spending some time in their new classroom.

Next week we will be looking at Celebrations within different faiths.

Other news

Our Remarkable Rabbit this week went to Alfie-Joe for making links in maths this week. We also had Freya on th Extraordinary Zone for her super writing. Savannah and Lusyia also received a certificate for completing 5 Superhero Challenges.

Parent Pay – The school has calculated a loss of nearly £20,000 over this academic year, this is due to non-payment for trips and other activities. If you haven’t got access to ParentPay or require some help then please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Dean in the office. Thank you for your support in this matter.

We also kindly ask for a donation towards our snack that is available for the children each day. This is in addition to the fruit and milk we receive. Payable via ParentPay. Thank you in advance.

Home Learning 

Next week in maths we will be looking at time, this weekend can you look around your home and the environment to see where time is displayed and how, it might be watches, clocks, or displayed on the TV. Can you write, draw or take pictures.

As we are fast approaching the transition into year 1 we are encouraging the children to be more independent in their writing. You can support this at home by taking any opportunities that may arise where they show interest in something or have done an activity (for example; Today I went to the park with my mum and sister and had a picnic) Remind them to hold the sentence in their head first, use their finger spaces and sound out each word using Fred fingers.

Bring the sentences into school and we will celebrate them with the class in the morning and award Dojo’s. We are aiming for independent sentences, so don’t worry too much about spellings. We are celebrating that they have written a sentence all on their own.

Home reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday, please make sure you have signed the reading log so we know your child has read then book.

Dates to remember

Inset day – Friday 28th July – Children are now due to finish school on Thursday 27th July

 

Friday 16th June

We can’t believe this week we started our last half term in Reception! Where has the time gone? We started the week off by sharing what we got up to over the holidays and did some fantastic writing to share with everyone. Our theme for the next two weeks is ‘holidays’. So this week we looked at different types of holidays, where we’ve been on holiday, the places you can visit and how you would get there.

In maths with week we have been looking at a range of maths problems and thinking about how and what we could use to solve them. We’ve covered addition, subtraction and sharing. Towards the end of the week we challenged ourselves to answer a word problem. The children have really enjoyed solving the problems and used a variety of methods to help them.

Over the next few weeks the children will take part in transition to prepare them for their move to year 1.This half term we will be discussing the move with the children in order to get them ready and help ease any possible worries.

Other news

Our Remarkable Rabbit this week went to Abdulhat for being resourceful in his outdoor learning. We also had Logan, Alfie-Joe and Nathan on the Extraordinary Zone this week for using their learning muscles independently. (Resilience in writing and Resourcefulness in maths and reading.)

Parent Pay – The school has calculated a loss of nearly £20,000 over this academic year, this is due to non-payment for trips and other activities. If you haven’t got access to ParentPay or require some help then please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Dean in the office. Thank you for your support in this matter.

We also kindly ask for a donation towards our snack that is available for the children each day. This is in addition to the fruit and milk we receive. Payable via ParentPay. Thank you in advance.

Home Learning 

This week we have sent home some word problems. Can you read them with your child and work out how to solve them? It may be addition, takeaway or sharing problems. You could use objects to help solve them.

As we are fast approaching the transition into year 1 we are encouraging the children to be more independent in their writing. You can support this at home by taking any opportunities that may arise where they show interest in something or have done an activity (for example; Today I went to the park with my mum and sister and had a picnic) Remind them to hold the sentence in their head first, use their finger spaces and sound out each word using Fred fingers.

Bring the sentences into school and we will celebrate them with the class in the morning and award Dojo’s. We are aiming for independent sentences, so don’t worry too much about spellings. We are celebrating that they have written a sentence all on their own.

Home reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday, please make sure you have signed the reading log so we know your child has read then book.

Dates to remember

Bring an Adult to School – Monday 19th June – 1.30pm – We are in need of newspapers and any junk modelling boxes/containers you may have so please bring any in on Monday 19th. Thank you

Inset day – Friday 28th July – Children are now due to finish school on Thursday 27th July