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Only five more get-ups!

Here we are, fast approaching the final week of term. I think our little chickens have done brilliantly. Although I can see they are tired, they have coped admirably with full time school. They have learnt lots of new rules, met lots of new people and made lots of new friends. I am sure they will be ready for a rest by the end of next week and will be full of beans again by the start of term two.

This week in Literacy, we have been reading and writing curly c sounds and beginning to blend two and three sounds together, You could try this out on your Wren by sounding out words for them to hear, so you could say, “Go and clean your t   ee   th” , can they hear the word teeth?

In Maths we have been counting and comparing numbers using numicon (this is a resource that shows numbers in the form a tile with holes in). We have been saying which numbers are bigger/smaller/more/less. We also had a go at writing numbers using a video by Jack Hartmann – have a look, it is good fun!

Wrens had a brilliant trip to Sainsburys, they were all so well behaved and very excited. I was very proud of them all. A massive thank you to the parents who came to help us, without your help, the trip could not have gone ahead. The children enjoyed exploring the fruit and vegetables and comparing weights and sizes.

Finally, next Thursday at 9.15 am we will be having a nursery rhyme show. We will hold it in the hall so the children can perform on stage. It would be lovely if you could join us for this, it will probably last around half an hour or so.  I will send a text to confirm this for you.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Hands Up if you are feeling tired!

Hello Wren Class Families!

I think we had lots of tired little bunnies today but the children still managed to work hard and try their best even though they were flagging. Next week I have planned lots of small group work to help tick over the seventh week of the term.

This week has been lovely and we have really enjoyed spending time with the children making Jam sandwiches (which was part of our work on instruction texts). My goodness – they really did hoover them up, I loved their appetites!

In maths we have been using language of measurement to compare objects. I have put some home-learning in the reading folders if you feel you would like to see you Wren in action and measuring. Please don’t feel obliged though – there is no pressure if you are busy doing family things, it is optional. We used bananas to measure a Wren this week and have used cubes to measure slippers. The main aim is to get the children using language like: longer,shorter, taller, tallest, tall, short etc. They can find things bigger/smaller then the stick or measure how many sticks long/big/tall something is. It is lovely to have your voice in the learning logs so if you could make a comment on your child’s learning, I would appreciate it.

Also, another request for parent helpers, if you do have any time to come and support our little poppets, all help would be gratefully received – even if it is just an hour!

Finally, I have now followed you all on Twitter so you can now private message me any photos or information on learning. Please be aware though that any issues regarding your child must still be communicated via the home/school diary and phone calls as there may be times i don’t pick messages up especially if is a weekend.

Here are your long awaited photos, have a wonderful, bluster weekend!

Hello World – Wrens have arrived!

Hello Wren Class Family!

The Wrens have had the most incredible start to school life. I am so thrilled with how they have all settled and have managed to overcome most little wobbles (especially in the mornings).

The children have really enjoyed being together as a whole class and are beginning to remember lots of names and make new friends. They are embracing our school values and starting to use the words “independent, respect, collaboration and responsibility” in their own conversations and especially when putting gems in the pot. Although their are still some values  to learn, and some rules to get to grips with, I couldn’t be happier with the level of confidence I see within the classroom from all of the children.

Today, we sat in our “Learning Lines” for the first time and did a more formal and short teaching session. We recapped on writing the curly c that we learnt yesterday and listened for words beginning with “C”. We also went on a shape hunt and we have drawn family portraits!

Next week, in maths, we are going to be recognising dot patterns on a dice, practising accurate counting, and partitioning six in different ways. In our English learning, we are going to be sequencing “The Little Red Hen” story, making up a new ending and beginning to learn to read and write sounds a, o, s.  In our topic work, we are going to learn all about Harvest, paint harvest pictures and explore vegetables and how they grow.  It is going to a busy week.

I do hope your Wren is enjoying practising circles with their swirlers, please keep this going for the next week or so if you can as it really does help with developing the muscles the children need to support writing. I have also sent home some shape homework for you to do with your Wren. They all really loved the activity in school and I am sure you will be blown away at just how many shapes they are  seeing in the world around them.

Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday for our first full week.

P.S – please send in a small piece of fruit for your Wren to have in afternoon play. If possible, no plastic bags please – just write your child’s name on the snack. For raisins or grapes (WHICH MUST BE SLICED),   a small plastic pot will be fine.