News from the Classes
We have had another great week in first steps.
We have been learning about the letter 'a' and number 1.
We had a letter 'a' hunt around the classroom and in the garden to see how many items or toys we could find. Afterwards counting to see how many items we found.
We found 1 apple, 1 picture of an Ape, 1 ant (it was a bug but the children said it was an ant) and lots of aeroplanes.
While we were counting aeroplanes we saw a butterfly in the garden, then we fluttered around being butterflies.
The children have had a lot of interest in play dough this week. Kit especially, leading the play using the small cake cases to make cupcakes for all his friends.
Also the children were cutting the dough to share with friends, rolling it out with their hands to make snakes and ants.
We have been learning how to put stamps on letters and posting them in the post box.
The children were writing letters to their friends and taking it in turns to be the postman to deliver them.
I'm sure this will soon turn into letters to Santa!
A busy week for Second Steps, we started off by exploring Richmond Park. We had to find specific colours and find items for those colours. We then stuck the items under the given colours. Second Steps have been learning Sign Language (Makaton) and have been practicing how to sign the song “Sing a Rainbow”. We have also been learning the importance of caring for each other. Second Steps have enjoyed learning numeracy and quantity 0-10 and had great fun forming a line for each given number. We have been exploring the bark area, making lots of mud cakes, mud biscuits and other yummy food! Second Steps have been learning how to use the iPads and carry out simple tasks.
Reception this week have done some amazing pattern work in maths. Not only have they taken the information and applied it to their independent learning but they have also been busy creating their own unique patterns on keynote. It was amazing to see them confidently changing the images and colour to suit their desired pattern. This week in circle time we have been discussing Remembrance Day and made some beautiful poppies which are on display on the main staircase.
Many exciting projects for Year 1.
In Woodland School this week we have been using our iPads to photograph and video local plants and trees. Our next step is to identify each plant and create a book using book creator which can be accessed on iBooks.
Year 1 learnt this week all about Remembrance Day and considered all the reasons we remember and wear poppies. In Literacy, they wrote some perceptive and thoughtful comments, shared with Showbie.
In Maths, we look at 3D shapes and their properties. An exciting adventure into environmental shapes awaits.
This week Year 2 have been working on their imaginative writing and have created some lovely display work in thought bubbles. We have improved our work from last week with the use of connectives which has been our focus for this week. This weeks maths we have focused on multiplication and division and have learnt how to solve tricky times tables and divide by two and three. Continuing our theme from last time the children have begun designing new cars which we hope when completed will be able to be taken home as toys. We finished this week with our first lesson on coding where the children learnt about inputs and conditions.
Year 3 & Year 4
Year 3 & 4 have had a busy week looking at money and how to work out the change. They have also been learning about instructions and how to lay them out clearly so they can be easily followed. As they have been busy making Egyptian Cats over the last few weeks, we are now looking at writing up the instructions clearly in Pic Collage or iMovie. The children are becoming efficient using Showbie and managing their workflow online independently, which is a great achievement. Please download the app at home as the children and parents will be able to log in to set work folders shortly.
In Science, we have just started a new topic looking into Space. We started with understanding the order of the planets and how a solar system works.
Full Time Nursery
With the end of the Autumn Term fast approaching we have started looking at nursery provision (run by Miss Avalon Rabey) over the Christmas holiday break. In order for us to be able to put the correct provision in place we need to have confirmed numbers as soon as possible.
The below google form has been created. If you are interested in childcare over the break please can you complete the form as soon as possible, ideally by Monday 20th November.
For those with older siblings, I’m afraid that holiday camp for the older years will not be running. Care is on
Please help us maintain the very best relationships with our neighbours by not blocking or parking in their drives when dropping off or collecting your children.
Please do not park on the yellow chevrons directly in front of the school or across driveways for the safety of all of our children.
Could I ask that you ensure that waterproof trousers, Wellington boots and coats are brought into school on the relevant day (regardless of the forecast) so that we maximise our use of Richmond Park.