St Anne Line Catholic Infant School & Nursery

We love to learn in Jesus, In Jesus we learn to love

Wickhay, Basildon, Essex SS15 5AF

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Welcome to Sparrows class. 

SPARROWS

2017- 2018

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All the below posts refer to the previous academic year 2017 – 2018.

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Reception Update

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Reception Update 25th May 2018

Maths

This week we have been revising 2D and 3D shape. Encourage your child to look for shapes in their environment. Begin to talk about the properties.

Phonics
This week we have been assessing the children ready for their new Phonic groups after Half Term. Please encourage your child to blend using ‘Fred Talk’. Remember to read EVERY DAY.

Forest School
This has been really successful this term. The children have really enjoyed this experience and have gained many skills.

Sports Day
This is on Tuesday 10th July and is held at the Sporting Village. You will need to bring your child to this venue on this day. Further information will follow.

Homework
Encourage your child to retell you the story of the three little pigs.
Can they write/draw the details in each box? Who were the main characters? What happened in the story? How could they solve the problem?
When writing encourage your child to do so independently- you can scribe underneath what they have written.

Dates for the Diary
Stay and Pray - Robins - Thursday 7th June
Stay and Pray - Sparrows - Friday 8th June
Half Term - finish Friday 25th & return Tuesday 5th
Display Evening - a chance for you to come and see your child’s books (Date to follow)
Sports Day - Tuesday 10th July

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A Royal Celebration!

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Today we celebrated the Royal wedding! What a wonderful celebration!

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Reception Update

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Reception Update

Friday 18th May 2018

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the ‘Royal Wedding’ events held today. We shall post photos on our class blogs so please take a look.

Basic Skills Early Start

Thank you for sending your child to school early for the past term. We have found these fine motor activities have really benefited our children.

For the last half of the Summer Term school will resume back to it’s normal opening time of 8:50

Forest School

Please be aware that there are LOTS of mosquitos at the moment. Karen Kestrel is doing her best by smoking them out with the fire but they are very persistent!

We would advise you use insect repellent on your child.

Homework

READ EVERYDAY - Please share your stories with your child and encourage them to read simple sentences or sound out words.

Complete the Maths sheet and return by Wednesday.

Dates for the Diary

Stay and Pray - Robins - Thursday 7th June

Stay and Pray - Sparrows - Friday 8th June

Half Term - finish Friday 25th & return Tuesday 5th

Display Evening - a chance for you to come and see your child’s books

(Date to follow)

Sports Day - 5th July

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Reception Update

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Friday 27th April 2018

Phonics

The children are now in their new Phonic Groups and are working hard to segment and blend. They are also learning Set 2 sounds. Please support them at home with this.

ay May I Play?,  ee What can you see? , igh Fly high , ow Blow the snow,  oo Poo at the zoo , oo Look at a book , ar Start the car ,  or Shut the door , air That’s not fair , ir Whirl and twirl , ou Shout it out ,  oy Toy for a boy.

Encourage your child to write the sounds in various ways e.g. use chalk outside, can they make the letter shapes with paint? Can they write the word using 'Fred Talk'?

Maths

In Maths this week we have been focusing on doubling. E.g if I have 1 spoon and it is doubled I now have 2. Can your child double the number of people and cutlery at the dinner table? Can they double how many apples are in the fruit bowl? If they spot a plane flying past can they double it?

Forest School

Robins will be going on Tuesdays.

Sparrows will be going on Wednesdays.

Children need to arrive to school dressed in suitable forest exploring clothes.

Your child will either be going in the morning or afternoon for their session and transportation will be included.

               

Dates for the diary

7th May- Bank Holiday

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Forest School

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We had a wonderful first session at Forest School.

All the children were so well behaved and fully enjoyed their new experience.

Our Forest School leader sent a lovely email praising our children saying;

"their natural playfulness and enquiring minds are inspiring."

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The Gruffalo Trail

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We had a wonderful day (despite the rain). The children enjoyed exploring in the woods and finding the characters from the story.

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World Book Day

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Today we had a visit from the storyteller Mike Dodsworth. We listened as he told a the story of the beginning of winter. 

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Chinese New Year

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We have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have made dragon masks and danced to music. We have listened to the 'Zodiac'story and used ordinal numbers to explain position. We have talked about how we are all different and we should respect cultures that may be different to our own.

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St Anne Line Day

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Today we celebrated the Feast Day of St Anne Line.

The children learnt all about her life in assembly then took part in fun activities back in class.

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Measuring

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This week the children have been measuring. The children used a variety of resources to enhance their understanding. They listened to the story of 'Jasper's Beanstalk' and used appropriate vocabulary to describe height.

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Early Morning Basic Skills Sessions

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We open our doors early in Reception in order to provide additional 'basic skills'  activities. This time before school gives our children the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills. They can choose from a varitey activities ranging from threading to play dough, using scissors to pegs and boards. It is a great way to start the day and we always have a high number of children attending.

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to school! We would like to wish you all a very happy new year!

This first week back has been very productive with the start of our

'Reception Rainbow's' after school club on Monday.

We have also been very busy working on our number recognition and counting this week.

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Barleylands Trip

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We had so much fun down on the farm today! We got to feed the animals, go on a bumpy tractor ride and make Gingerbread Men. We even had a special visit from Santa!

                             

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Nativity

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Well done to all the children who did their second and third performances of the nativity today.  Thank you to all of you that came to support the children.  It was great to see you.

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Advent

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Today Fr Dan visited the reception children to talk about getting ready for Jesus's birthday at Christmas.

The children talked the colours of the candles and how we prepare for christmas. 

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Being Imaginative

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Our children are encouraged to act out experiences that are familiar to them.

We provide resources that enhance their play and interactions.

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All Aboard!

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Our new boat has arrived! 

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Welcome

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Today we visited our local Church and Fr Dan talked to us about Baptism.Fr Dan

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Adding

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We are counting 2 groups to find a total amount.

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Stay and Read

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Today our parents came and stayed to share stories with the children. We always have a high number of parents who come to our Friday morning 'stay' sessions.

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Early Writing

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It is wonderful to see our children using their sounds to write simple sentences.

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1 more than

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The children were keen to play a '1 more than' game today. They used clip boards to record their numbers.

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Blending

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We are learning to blend by using our 'Fred Fingers' and moving the magnetic letters.

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Making Playdough

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Together we followed a simple recipe and measured out the ingredients.

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Physical Development

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We are developing our gross motor skills by climbing, balancing and travelling along large equipment.

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Colour Mixing

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We have been looking for signs of Autumn. We have noticed the leaves change colour. We mixed paints to create Autumn colours for leaf printing.

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Building Relationships

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Here we are building friendships and sharing.

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Representing Numbers

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Our children are encourged to represent number in a variety of ways.

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Shape Hunt

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The children really enjoyed looking for 2D shapes in our environment. 

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Phonics

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The children are working hard to learn Set 1 Sounds in our Phonic sessions. Here they are choosing a 'Phonic job' to help them secure the sound of the day.

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Finding out

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Here are a group of girls in our 'Bug Hotel' area. They are using the information books to find out about insects.

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Den Building

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Together the children created a den. Today they pretended it was a princesses castle.

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Exploring Sound!

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We made loud and quiet sounds and copied each others patterns.

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Exploring our outside environment.

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We are finding ways to move along the rope bridge.

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Working Together

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Here we are working together to build a train!

We were all fully engaged in using the movable construction to create a long train. We took turns in being the driver and talked about where we would like to go to.

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Harvest Festival

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Here we are singing 'Big Red Combine Harvester' for our Harvest Festival celebration.

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