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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

For activity 1, it is important that your child keep their eyes closed. This allows the child to focus on the tone of voice and what it means to them. There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions. 

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 16

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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OUR FIRST WEEK BACK IN SILVER CLASS 

Good afternoon Parents and Carers,

It’s been great seeing you all and I am really impressed with how children have come in ready to learn especially with the morning activities.  Well done silver stars! 

This term is all about “under the sea”. Don’t forget to please bring in your shoe boxes and egg cartons for our end of term diorama project.

In Maths, Silver class has been working on numbers up to 15, counting on and back. Children built towers using cubes within numbers from 1 to 15.  We looked at the importance of counting carefully to avoid any miscounting. We also looked at one more and one less taking into consideration number sequencing. 

Phonics, we have been recapping phase 2 and 3 sounds. We looked at ‘qu’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ digraphs as well as these tricky words, ‘all’, ‘are’ and ‘her’. Children were able to come up with words containing these sounds and were encouraged to put them into sentences. Please continue to practice these at home.


We looked at the book ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andrae in Literacy, a lovely rhyming book which the children enjoyed being read to. They learnt about the different sea creatures and we will be continuing rhyming next week.

Don’t forget to read your books!

Thank you all for your hard work. 

Have a restful weekend.

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Our Week In Bronze Class

Good Afternoon Parents & Carers,

We have a new topic this term, our new topic is ‘under the sea’. I have been really impressed with how the children have come in this week and got on with their morning work straight away! Keep it up Bronze class!

In Maths this week we have been focusing on numbers up to 15. We have been counting on and count back as well as number sequences. The children created towers of cubes from 1-15 and were encouraged to put them in order on the table. We have been reminding the children that it is important to do good counting and that we need to count slowly and carefully to avoid any mistakes. They had lots of fun putting numbers 1-15 on whiteboards in order and working together as a class to do this. We also looked at one more and one less this week within numbers 1-15.

In Phonics this week we have been recapping some of our sounds and tricky words. We have looked at the ‘qu’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ sounds this week as well as the tricky words ‘all’, ‘are’ and ‘her’. The children have been encouraged to verbally put the tricky words in a sentence and to write their own sentences. They were able to come up with some beautiful sentences this week. Please continue to practice them at home over the weekend.

In Literacy this week we have been looking at the book ‘Commotion In The Ocean’ by Giles Andreae. The children have learnt quite a few facts about lots of different sea creatures. We have also looked at some of the rhyming words in the story and will be continuing to look at rhyming next week. Have a listen to the story at home together:

The children have been able to expand on their learning during choosing time. Here are a few things that they have been choosing this week:

Have a lovely weekend!

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Gold Class First Week Back At School

Hello Parents and Carers,

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing and fun half term holiday.

This term topic is called ‘Under The Sea’. The children created a mind map in literacy of :

They also looked at a book called ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae which was full of lovely rhyming poems about sea creatures.

Choose a word from the book and have your child find a rhyming word to match.

The more they practise the better they become at rhyming.

Phonics

This week the children were recapping the sounds: ‘qu’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’.

Tricky words: ‘are’ ‘her’, ‘was’ and ‘all’. keep practising writing these words.

Can you write words with the sounds you learnt this week?

For example: queen, chin and sheep.

The children were given a few words and they had to write the word on their whiteboard using the ‘sh’ sound. Well done Gold Class!

In maths this week the children were looking at numbers with in 15. The had to count forward and backwards, count up to 15 from a given number, to say one fewer than __ is equal to __ or one less than __ is equal to __ or one fewer than. Some children were given a number and they had to put themselves in order starting from 0 to 20.

Please remember to give you child a shoe box and an egg carton for their sea diorama project. An example is below.

Shark diorama | Diorama kids, Kids art projects, Ecosystems projects
Wishing You A Wonderful Weekend… | I am Alice

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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in the activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions.

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 15

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in the activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions.

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 14

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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Our Week In Bronze Class

Good Evening Parents & Carers

We have been doing lots of learning in Bronze class this week!

In Maths we have been looking at one more up to ten, using different resources. Some children have been able to do this with numbers up to 20! We have also looked at addition this week. The children have been able to recognise that when we see the plus sign, the number is getting bigger. They have been learning how to add numbers together and show this using the resources provided.

Have a listen to the following song over the weekend to help the children with their learning:

In Phonics this week we have been looking the following tricky words:

  • You
  • Are
  • I
  • The
  • To
  • Into
  • Go
  • No

The children have verbally put each tricky word in a sentence. We have practised writing our tricky words and reading some sentences that contain the tricky words. Myself and the staff in Bronze class have been reminding the children that these words are tricky because we cannot sound them, they have to be learnt by sight. It would be really helpful if you could go over the tricky words above with your child this weekend so that they continue to consolidate their learning. We have played tricky word ‘tic-tac- toe’ in class this week, perhaps your child could play this with you at home too!

Have a listen to the tricky words song when helping your child learn their tricky words:

In Literacy this week we have continued to learn about different types of boats. We have learnt about rowing boats, rescue boats and cruise ships and all about the different crew members. Ask your child what they can tell you about each of the different boats.

The children have been very creative this week and have enjoyed making their own boats using recycling.

The children have also worked to strengthen their finger muscles by using playdough. They have been very creative and used it to create transport as well as faces and gingerbread men!

Reading

Just a reminder that Collins books are allocated every Thursday for your child. Please do read with your child as much as you can! I have sent home texts last week and this week with sounds and tricky words that the children need to learn. Please do learn them over the weekend as this will help them to progress with their reading.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Gold Class Learning This Week

Dear parents/Carers,

What a great week the children have had with continuing with this terms topic ‘Transport’. The children have really shown an interest in learning about different types of boats, such as a canal boat, a rowing boat, a cruise ship and a ferry boat.

Why not ask your child: ‘Which boat is your favourite boat and why?

In Maths

This week the children have been recapping on one more than a number and adding two numbers together to find the total.

Why not play start off playing a simple game ‘Simon Says’ and have your child use their fingers to show you the answer (using numbers within 10). For example: ‘Simon says show me the number 4, 6, 10 etc. Then say a number and have your child give you the answer using a full sentence: “one more than__ is__”.

Say two numbers and have them add them together using any resources you may have at home to support them. Say ‘add’ or ‘plus’ which means the same thing and encourage them to use a full sentence, for example: ‘4 plus 3 equals 7’, or ’12 add 4 equals’.

In Phonics

The children have been writing tricky words and putting them into a sentence.

Ask your child: What is a tricky word?

Here’s a video to help support your child to become confident with some of the tricky words that they need to know. Enjoy!

It’s PE

The children had a challenging time throwing the bean bag into the hoop but enjoyed the task set before them.

Free Flow and Outdoor Play

The children always have fun with their free flow time and outdoor play.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep safe!

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We Have Had An Excellent Day In Silver Class!

Good afternoon Parents & Carers,

We have had an excellent day in Silver class today. This morning the children were all happy and engaged in their morning work.


The children also had PE today, it was so much fun! 


Please don’t forget to bring in some recycling for our junk modellig tomorrow if you can! 

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the link for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the videos to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in activities, so that children have enough time to answer the questions.

Due to technical difficulties, there may be some errors in the videos. Please disregard any errors as these could not be removed because of a problem with the file.

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 9