Sunday, March 22, 2009

How is it growing?

Hi there!

As the end of the half term is approaching they have lots to do this week! So here goes...

Communication, Language and Literacy
By the end of the week, the children:

MUST – to consolidate all letters and sounds learnt so far and use the in writing CVC words
SHOULD - learn oi, ur and ear and incorporate these in their writing
COULD – learn oi, ur and ear and incorporate these when writing simple sentences.

How are you doing with the high frequency words? Remember not long until we finish for Easter and the children need to really have them under their belts if they are to achieve the Early learning Goals for Reading. Keeping going! I bought Faith some foam letters from the supermarket to practise spelling them in the bath. She’s more interested in them now and you get to save time.

The children will have the opportunity to apply their writing skills through the castle booklets and Giant’s menus in the writing area. They could also write an invitation to Sleeping Beauty.

Problem-Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
The children will be making their own snakes and ladders game and playing a fishing game to support their learning. This was planned for last week but time just flew away with us! By the end of the week, the children:

MUST - be able to combine two sets of objects and find out how many by counting
SHOULD – be able to take a smaller number away from a larger number and say how many are left
COULD – be able to take a smaller number away from a larger number and say how many are left up to 30

The children will consolidate the topic with the planting bulbs and seeds. They will observe daffodils and use junk materials to make a daffodil. They will continue to create the most beautiful Easter card you have ever received and decorate pots for their beans. Plus much much more…

Could we ask that if anyone has any ACTIMEL bottles at home, please send them in for an exciting project!

Also, the children are investigating the theme of Growing as part of their Here I Am lessons. We would be grateful if you would be willing to send in any baby clothes that you may have at home, or any baby photographs. The children should be able to build up a visual picture of just how much they have grown since their babygrow days!

I think that is all for now, except to say check out the school website Click on the Foundation Stage Link and enjoy lots of activities to support your child’s learning.

Have a great week!The Foundation Stage Team xxx


lisa Horne said...

The blog spot as usual is very informative and the Foundation Stage website on the school website is an excellent resource- all the games in one place without having to remember the sites!!

Well done and thank you to every one concerned with updating the site.

Mrs Narraway's site said...

Hi Lisa
Thanks very much for your comment. It has been lovely being on maternity leave and having the time to browse for such great resources.
Jayne Narraway