Willow 2019 2020
Welcome to Willow Class 2019-20
Summer Term 2
Summer 2 Knowledge Organiser - The Hungry Caterpillar
Summer Term 1
End of topic Quiz!
Jack and The Beanstalk Summer 1 Topic
Our New Topic - Dragons, Castles, Princesses and Knights - Watch this space!
Spring 2 Knowledge Organiser
EYFS Parent's Maths Curriculum Meeting Presentation
Thank you to everyone who visited school to view their child's books. It was a fabulous opportunity to add notes to their books telling us about their achievements at home or new learning and knowledge you have noticed. A reminder that we very much encourage your input to your child's learning journey and that a parent voice sheet can be filled in at any time. A link to the word document is below. Feel free to print it out and write on it or download it, type on it and email it back to us via [email protected]
Making bird feeders and then taking part in the Big School Bird Watch.
Subitising and finding totals
Exploring different textures and creating our whole class Elmer the elephant
Partitioning numbers - using concrete apparatus
Welcoming parents to stay and play and sharing our maths and writing books!
Learning common birds names and building nests
Knowledge Organiser Spring Term
RWInc Autumn 2 Update 16.12.19
All children will have been assessed before the end of term and will be regrouped ready for the spring term. Details of provision have been sent via email and a list of decodable words to practice 'Fred Talk' with, are in book bags today. An electronic copy can be found by following the link below.
We can all retell the Nativity Story - We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did? Look at the special suprise we had on Friday!
Learning about Christingle.
We have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. This week we are making Rangoli patterns using chalk and rice, decorating Diwali cards, we will be drawing around our hands and practising some mehndi patterns and making our own diva lamps. We will be watching some CBBC News Round and CBeebies clips about Diwali and this afternoon we listened to some Indian music and tried to guess the instruments being played. Yesterday we tasted traditional Indian foods and voted for our favourite.
Mrs Marshall will be lighting our lit diva lamps at the end of the week. We have also been playing shops this week and learning how to count out coins, identify different coins and understand that some coins have a greater value than others.
Lots of children have also written a sentence starting 'I like...' using their sounds knowledge.
Please continue to practise all the sounds in the RW Inc green sounds book that you were given at parents evening. We taught all 31 sounds last half term and have spent the last 3 weeks revising sounds that children are still unsure of. We will continue to revise these sounds and will be reassessing and regrouping before Christmas.
In addition, a list of simple words will be sent home this week. At parent's evening many parents requested a list of words that they could use at home to practise 'Fred Talk' (when the grown up says the sounds and the child listens - repeats the sounds and then says the word. For example t-e-n ten). These are not a list of spellings. They are to enable Fred Talk practise at home. Fred Talk (also called blending orally) is a key skill on the journey to reading.
Learning about different celebrations and special occassions
EYFS Curriculum Meeting 8.11.19 - What is Stay and Play?
Topic Fact Sheet - Reception Autumn 2
All the children looked very smart for their school photographs this morning. Reception were first in so we were all still nice and clean! The photographer made a lovely comment.
He said they were the best reception class he had photographed as they were all 'smilers'. He added, what was really fantastic was that they all came in happy and smiling, it was very genuine.
We will be starting our RWInc. lessons this week.
We will be learning the sounds m,a,s,t,d - and how to form them correctly.
Support materials can be found in the front of your child's home school link book.
Sounds books will be sent home on Friday and they are for you to keep at home.
We learn a new sound everyday, how to write it correctly and think about other things we know that start with the sound. Activities are set up in continuous provision to further practise the sound of the day. We will be holding a RWInc information session for parents very soon and we look forward to telling you more about it.
Our First RWinc lesson at NJK and then painting with mud remembering our 'm' sound this afternoon!
What a busy and smiley morning!
Topic Fact Sheet-Autumn 2019
In EYFS we set up provocations. Provocations are items or activities that inspire, create interest and foster a hunger to find out or try something new. Most provocations are themed to our topic, child's interest or to practise a skill.
Quite often parents see what we have provided and comment that they had things at home that they would have donated, had they known that they were needed. So, we are setting up a wish list. We are not asking anyone to go out and purchase anything but if you have any of the following at home, and you are willing to donate them, we can make very good use of them. The list will be updated regularly.
Bags of gluten free flour (could be out of date, as it won't be eaten)
Bags of rice flour (won't be eaten)
Bags of gluten free pasta (won't be eaten)
Bags of salt (won't be eaten)
Bags of dry rice (won't be eaten)
Cornflour (won't be eaten)
Gel good colouring (won't be eaten)
Gluten free cereals (won't be eaten - part boxes or out of date is acceptable)
Bottles of food colouring, or essences (won't be eaten)
Baby oil or vegetable oil
Cream of tartar
Wax crayons (do not need to be new as we melt them down to make 'funky shaped crayons'
Herb, vegetable or flower seeds
Clean empty yogurt pots
Paper plates (large and small), paper bowls
Used but clean paintbrushes (any size)
Pastry cutters, rolling pins
Dried beans, lentils, peas
Coloured feathers, wool, ribbon
Whole or part bags of soil, play sand , gravel, pebbles, cobbles, wood chip, slate
Used but clean pairs of tights (flesh coloured preferably)
Welcome to Reception Class Induction 2019
It was wonderful to meet so many of you at the information evening on Monday 10th June and the drop in sessions.
Here is the link for the information we shared, in case you need to clarify anything.
There are also hyperlinks, within the presentation, to follow for further information.
Please email the office with any queries [email protected]
or contact us on 01905 820420.
Induction Presentation 10.6.19
You will have further opportunities to meet your child's class teacher and the EYFS team and familiarise yourself with the school at the 5 drop in sessions. You will be able to to find out a little more about life in reception class at NJK and what your child can look forward to.
It's a very exciting time for everyone!
Drop in session 1 - Thursday 13th June 10.30-11.15
Drop in session 2 - Monday 17th June 10.30-11.15
Drop in session 3 - Thursday 20th June 10.30-11.15
Drop in session 4 - Monday 24th June 10.30-11.15
Drop in session 5 - Thursday 27th June 10.30-11.15
Transition morning for children and information morning for parents - Friday 28th June 10-12