Today we had the pleasure of having 4 children from Year 4 sharing in our learning. The Year 4 children helped us with our phonics and our learning outside. This afternoon they helped Reception children create a ‘friend den’ outside. Then they played hangman with the children using sounds that they had learnt in phonics. It was a delight to have them with us today and they are welcome to return!
In Reception we are getting better and better at blending sounds together to help us read words. Today Fred helped us by jumping on the sounds he wanted us to say. It really helped us when he got faster at jumping and we said the word very loudly.
This morning Nursery selected some of their favourite stories we have read over the year. These books are from our core book box and the children hear them read again and again and again. When we read them as a whole class the children join in, adding expression and rhythm.
Today the children selected a favourite and read it to a friend or themselves. It was wonderful to hear them become such fantastic story tellers.
It was wonderful to welcome so many EYFS families at school today to enjoy the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
The children impressed us with their articulation of story lines and singing. It has had such a positive impact upon classroom learning as children have been retelling the story, making books and describing characters.
This week Nursery have been creating their own stories based on our book of the week – Oi Frog. After creating books Nursery read their stories to Reception.
Reception challenged us with tricky questions about our books!
Nursery are flying with their phonics. Language is the key foundation to all learning and we are really focussing on developing language, learning sounds and blending sounds to make words.
This week we have been writing sounds outside.
Inviting parents in to share how we use phonics.
Using our sound cards we blended the sounds to make words.
Today Nursery jumped aboard a public bus and headed down to Rickmansworth library. The children were each given a ticket and thoroughly enjoyed looking out the window. There was opportunities to read stories, sing songs and have a go at a craft. The children were given a goody bag including a book. We selected some of our favorite stories to bring back to school and we look forward to sharing them next week.
The children were a credit to the school and the librarians were astonished at the outstanding behavior they all demonstrated.
This afternoon it was great to welcome many families to find out more about supporting reading at home. Mrs Storms, our school librarian, shared many useful pieces of information. The children also created posters to share lots of ideas and thoughts with all those who were able to attend.
The children led mini sessions with parents and carers about lots of different ways reading can be supported at home.
We look forward to welcoming you in all to school next Friday at 2.45pm to see reading in our classrooms.
This week has been a busy, busy week in Nursery. Everything has been happening – from Science investigations to flower planting.
Take a look at what we have been up to.
- Planting beans in glass pots and plastic bags – which will grow the tallest?
- Investigating what happens to plants in dyed water
- Planted sunflower seeds
- Hunted for mini-beasts
- Counted legs on different mini-beasts
- Outdoor PE in the sunshine
Nursery, what was the best piece of learning this week? Why?