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Week 7 - Beginning 12th December 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be learning about capacity and the language used e.g. full and empty. 
  • In phonics this week, the children will be learning to read simple words and sentences. 

 

Play practise and performances! smiley

Thank you Turtle parents for giving us such a lovely and memorable Christmas present! :)

Thank you Turtle parents for giving us such a lovely and memorable Christmas present! :) 1
Thank you Turtle parents for giving us such a lovely and memorable Christmas present! :) 2

Look at all of our fantastic costumes! Well done parents/guardians!

Week 6 - Beginning 05th December 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be learning to recognise and create patterns
  • In phonics this week, the children will be learning the sounds X, Y, Z and ZZ. Here is the Jolly Phonics sounds http://jollylearning.co.uk/gallery/audio-2/
  • In CIL, we will meet our new friend Elf on the Shelf!

We are very proud of our writing!

We are very proud of our writing! 1
We are very proud of our writing! 2
We are very proud of our writing! 3

We have enjoyed making different patterns.

We have enjoyed making different patterns. 1
We have enjoyed making different patterns. 2
We have enjoyed making different patterns. 3
We have enjoyed making different patterns. 4
We have enjoyed making different patterns. 5

Week 5 - Beginning 28th November 2016

 

Lots of XMas play practise will be happening in the next two weeks - I hope we have our costumes! :)

Library books:

Your children will now be given the opportunity to 'check out' books from our school library. Each Wednesday, we will be going to the library in order for your children to check out, return and check out again new books. If your child has not finished with their book or does not want to return it just yet - that is fine!

Please note that no child will be given two books to check out at once and they can only check out a new book once the old one has been returned. 

Happy reading :)

We have been looking at money!

We have been looking at money! 1
We have been looking at money! 2
We have been looking at money! 3
We have been looking at money! 4

Week 4 - Beginning 21st November 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be continuing to explore subtraction.
  • In phonics this week, the children will be learning the sounds l, ll, ss and ff.
  • In CIL, we will be reading the story The Jolly Postman
  • Art week - the children will be involved in different aspects of art and at the end of the week there will be an auction for their pieces! 

 

Turtles were a bit tired on Wednesday, so we had a little rest...

Turtles were a bit tired on Wednesday, so we had a little rest... 1
Turtles were a bit tired on Wednesday, so we had a little rest... 2

Week 3 - Beginning 14th November 2016

 

Abacus: I have updated Abacus with some relevant maths games for the children to play at home. 

We have been subtracting!

We have been subtracting! 1
We have been subtracting! 2
We have been subtracting! 3
We have been subtracting! 4
We have been subtracting! 5
We have been subtracting! 6
We have been subtracting! 7
We have been subtracting! 8
We have been subtracting! 9

Look at our progression in gymnastics...

Look at our progression in gymnastics... 1
Look at our progression in gymnastics... 2
Look at our progression in gymnastics... 3

Week 2 - Beginning 7th November 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be continuing their exploration into adding two sets of objects together. 
  • In phonics this week, the children will be segmenting and blending words using all the sounds they have learnt so far. 
  • In CIL, we will be reading the story The Rainbow Fish. 
  • In topic, the children will be discussing PSED through making relationships etc, E-Safety and Remembrance Sunday. Jam packed week!

 

REMINDER: Please can everyone log on to their personalised BugClub account - this is a really valuable and fun resource for your children to get involved in reading. Log in details are on the front cover of our class page. Thank you to those who have accessed this already smiley

We have been exploring different ways of travelling in Gymnastics...

We have been exploring different ways of travelling in Gymnastics... 1
We have been exploring different ways of travelling in Gymnastics... 2
We have been exploring different ways of travelling in Gymnastics... 3
We have been exploring different ways of travelling in Gymnastics... 4
We have been exploring different ways of travelling in Gymnastics... 5

Turtles are enjoying their 'Construction Site' role play area!

Turtles are enjoying their 'Construction Site' role play area!  1
Turtles are enjoying their 'Construction Site' role play area!  2

WOW Work - look at these amazing pieces of writing!

WOW Work - look at these amazing pieces of writing! 1 'I sat on the carpet.'
WOW Work - look at these amazing pieces of writing! 2 'I have a pen. The pen is big.'

Week 1 - Beginning 01st November 2016

Look, we can add two sets of objects together!

Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 1
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 2
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 3
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 4
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 5
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 6
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 7
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 8
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 9
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 10
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 11
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 12
Look, we can add two sets of objects together! 13

Week 7 - Beginning 17th October 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be exploring one more and one less in numbers. 
  • In phonics this week, the children will be learning the new sounds 'o c k ck'. Here are all three sounds together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AWKkXvPyTs 
  • In CIL, we will be reading the story Skip Through The Seasons - as last week we were very busy rehearsing for our lovely Harvest assembly. 
  • In topic, the children will be exploring Diwali, as it is coming up in our half term. If any parents celebrate this festival, please let your teachers know!

 

Thank you all for an amazing first half term. The staff and children have thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope the parents have too! Look forward to see them all back after the week's break - remember to rest up!

:) 

Diwali - we have had a lovely time exploring Diwali and thank you to our parent volunteers who came in to discuss it further!

Diwali - we have had a lovely time exploring Diwali and thank you to our parent volunteers who came in to discuss it further! 1
Diwali - we have had a lovely time exploring Diwali and thank you to our parent volunteers who came in to discuss it further! 2
Diwali - we have had a lovely time exploring Diwali and thank you to our parent volunteers who came in to discuss it further! 3
Diwali - we have had a lovely time exploring Diwali and thank you to our parent volunteers who came in to discuss it further! 4

African Drumming - we had a lovely time learning about rhythm and the African drums.

African Drumming - we had a lovely time learning about rhythm and the African drums.  1
African Drumming - we had a lovely time learning about rhythm and the African drums.  2
African Drumming - we had a lovely time learning about rhythm and the African drums.  3

Week 6 - Beginning 10th October 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be continuing our learning about 2D shapes - their names and their properties.
  • In phonics this week, the children will be blending all of the sounds we have learnt this term. 
  • In CIL, we will be reading the story Skip Through The Seasons - to go alongside our Autumn Walk on Wednesday afternoon.
  • In topic, the children will be exploring the seasons further. 

 

Important dates this week - Wednesday PM Cassiobury Walk and Thursday AM Harvest Assembly. 

Our Autumn walk was a success, thank you to our brilliant parent volunteers!

Our shape journey continues...

Our shape journey continues... 1
Our shape journey continues... 2
Our shape journey continues... 3

Week 5 - Beginning 3rd October 2016

This week, Turtles have been looking at different 2D shapes.

This week, Turtles have been looking at different 2D shapes.  1
This week, Turtles have been looking at different 2D shapes.  2
This week, Turtles have been looking at different 2D shapes.  3

We found lots of sounds in our water tray, come and see!

We found lots of sounds in our water tray, come and see! 1
We found lots of sounds in our water tray, come and see! 2
We found lots of sounds in our water tray, come and see! 3

Week 4 - Beginning 26th September 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be learning to order numbers 1-10 and beyond! 
  • In phonics this week, the children will be start to blend the sounds we have already taught them (SATPIN). For example, they will be reading words such as sat, pin, pat, sit etc. Here is a blending tutorial using Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogMY6FBrAo. The children will use sound buttons - these are small dots underneath the letters that make a sound. 
  • In CIL, we will be reading the story Whoever You Are. This is a story about children all around the world, and how no matter what we look like we are all equal. 
  • In topic, the children will be exploring International Week. 

 

We are also beginning our afternoon sessions - PSED, Music, Spanish, Science and Show and Tell. 

Look at us, we got changed for PE!

Look at us, we got changed for PE! 1
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Look at us, we got changed for PE! 3

Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon.

Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon. 1
Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon. 2
Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon. 3
Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon. 4
Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon. 5
Turtle's have learnt lots about numbers and numicon. 6

Week 3 - Beginning 19th September 2016

  • In maths this week, the children will be learning about the numbers 1-10. Looking at 1:1 correspondence (this means being able to match one object with another object/person e.g. counting pom poms into the numicon holes). They will also be beginning to order these numbers. Challenge: numbers beyond 10!
  • In phonics this week, the children will recap the sounds S A T and will be introduced to P I N. Remember, listen to this group of sounds with the children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1he7WQ0N-_M
  • In CIL, we will be reading the story The Three Little Pigs, and engage in a range of activities surrounding this. 
  • In topic, the children will be looking at Houses and Homes. 

This week, we have been learning all about numbers!

This week, we have been learning all about numbers! 1
This week, we have been learning all about numbers! 2
This week, we have been learning all about numbers! 3
This week, we have been learning all about numbers! 4

Week 2 - Beginning 12th September 2016

  • Turtles have been introduced to the members of staff this week, they have experienced the outdoor EYFS area and began to implement the rules around the school. 
  • In phonics this week, we explored the children's prior knowledge and progressed to the sounds 'S A T'. Listen to the first set of letters, to familiarise yourself and your child with the 'pure' sounds they make https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1he7WQ0N-_M 
  • Maths this week has been dedicated to 'getting to know' our resources. They children have experimented with different ways of using the mathematical resources such as cubes and counters. Challenge: take any object from your house and see how you can use it mathematically. Can it make a pattern with another object? Which one is taller/shorter?
  • This week, Turtle class have been getting to know each other through our topic 'All About Me'. This is very important for the children to have a sense of belonging in the classroom. 
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  • Hempstead Road, Watford
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