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Poppies

We spotted some poppies in different places so decided to find out what they were for. We talked about what they were for and why we remember people who have died in the war. We tried to make some poppies of our own.

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We also had a minutes silence on Armistice Day when we watched a special video to help us think about the people who died in the war.

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What have we been learning? 

  • To remember special times in our lives. 
  • To make a poppy from different materials using scissors and different materials to stick. 
  • To sit quietly and think for short periods of time.

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Watch the video again at home and talk about what is happening. Click here to watch the video. 
  • Talk about different times you remember in your family, such as birthdays, holidays, when brothers and sisters were born, etc.
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Wonderful Workshop-Monster Biscuits

If your child came to our Nursery you may have been involved in the Home Learning Project with Mrs Brown. The good news is she has started holding workshops for the Reception children and their families as well.! 🙂 All the children are welcome to attend although we do send invitations to those who we receive extra funds for through the Pupil Premium.

All you have to do is look at the classroom door to see what the workshop is that week and then sign up in the classroom. If you have a child in Nursery as well you can sign up to the morning workshop with them. If you only have a child in Reception class you can sign up to the afternoon workshop. There are 6 spaces for each FS2 class. Don’t worry if you have younger children and no one to look after them, they can come and join in the fun.

Look at the fun everyone had last week at the Monster Biscuit workshop. While we were having all that fun we were learning all about counting, measuring, sharing and loads more.

Come and find out some fun and easy ways to help your child learn at home. Next week we’re Making Moon Sand. Don’t forget to sign up in the classroom to let us know you want to come.

FS2 Workshops are held every Thursday 2.30- 3pm. 

 

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FS2 Graduation 2016

We had a wonderful time at our Graduation back in July. We showed this video to show everything we’d done during our year in Onyx Class.

Please click on this link to see the video https://youtu.be/LzQ8OvwYuYo

We hope you enjoy it and it brings back happy memories.

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Remembering…

We saw a poppy on our calendar and some of the children asked what it was. This started another discussion in our Floor Book. We tried to think where we’d seen them before.

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Some children bought poppies in school and some children decided to make their own. Miss Parker put out some different materials to make poppies from and the children had to decide themselves how they wanted to make them. Look at all the different ideas we came up with….

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We also watched the video of the Cenotaph from Remembrance Sunday and talked about what happened.

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We started to talk about London where the Cenotaph is and the Queen who we saw in the video. We found out more by looking in some books.

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You can see some of other things we learnt by looking at our Floor Book later in the week.

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What have we been learning? 

  • About the national event of Remembrance Sunday and the significance of this day. 
  • About the Queen and the Royal Family. 
  • That we can get information from books which help us learn more. 

What you can do to continue to learning at home? 

  • Look for pictures of the Queen and the Royal Family and talk about who people are. 
  • Look in books (and on the computer) if you want to find out about something new. 
  • Instead of always asking your children how to do something ask them how they would do it first. The poppies might not all have looked perfect but the children thought through the process by themselves and adapted their ideas which is an important skill. 
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‘We All Go Travelling By’ Storytelling

When we decided we were doing some learning about transport and how we get to school it was a wonderful opportunity to read We All Go Travelling By by Sheena Roberts.

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Everyone worked really hard to listen to the story and remember the different vehicles and colours which we saw and heard about. We used the Makaton signs to help us remember them.

When it was storytelling day we invited our families to school to listen to us tell the story. Lots of them came.

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Everyone did a great job and used their big voice because it can sometimes be a bit scary speaking in front of an audience.

When we’d finished telling our families the story we headed back to the classroom to make a special storytelling necklace.

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We had to remember which colour all the vehicles and then order the cards to make the story necklace. We got to take it home so we could keep on telling the story at home.

These are the prompt cards which used to help us if you want to have a go yourself.

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A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came. Its great to see so many of your supporting the children’s storytelling in school. We hope you enjoyed it.

What have we been learning? 

  • To retell stories which we have learnt. 
  • To know all the colours and names of different vehicles. 
  • To know which sounds all the vehicles make. 
  • To remember the order of the story. 
  • To tell stories out loud remembering the pattern of the words.

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Keep on retelling the story at home- it will really help your child later on if they have a story bank already in their head. 
  • Look out for the different vehicles on your way to and from school. Describe the different vehicles you see. 
  • Keep practising the Makaton signs for the colours (and vehicles if you can remember them) and use them when you’re talking. 

 

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Storytelling Workshop-Owl Babies

Our storytelling text for the second half of Autumn term was Owl Babies. It fitted in with our Magical Me theme. We read the book and then began to learn our version.

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We used a story map to help us remember the words and learnt some Makaton actions too.

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Our parents and carers were invited to school to listen to us tell them the story of Owl Babies. They all said we did a fantastic job. When we asked them they said they couldn’t think of a way to make it any better!!!

After we’d told them to story and shown them the actions we went back to our classroom to get busy making puppets to take home.

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We love it when our parents and carers come to join in with us at school. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we do. Thanks for coming. We hope to see you at our Spring Term storytelling.