Nibbles & Goldilocks!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-01-2018

This week Nibbles has sent us a fantastic Fairy Tales book selection and has left us lots of challenges to complete.

In Literacy this week we have been listening to Fairy Tales and trying to predict what may happen as well as talking about key events. In Spark Your Speech we watched part of a video where wolves chased a girl. We then had to predict what was going to happen next. We used full sentences, actions and pictures to describe what we thought was going to happen and then we continued the video to see. We were all very surprised to see that the wolves and the girl were actually playing hide and seek!

In Maths, we have been helping Nibbles with counting. He has been wanting to know how many books he has been nibbling through so we have had to help him.

In Phonics, we are beginning to introduce letter sounds to the children. We have introduced ‘a’ this week. We have also focused on hearing initial sounds in words. Playing games like I spy, giving silly alliteration names and silly soup.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as creating monsters in the workshop with different materials, counting with wands, reenacting Little Red Riding hood in the small world and practising our new sound.

Next week we are hoping Nibbles will set us some more challenges focusing on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Keisha (am) for resilience when doing a counting activity with Mr B and Caitlin (pm),for recognising letter sounds and initial sounds. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. Well done! We have had 3 children complete Superhero Challenges, these are Jax, Katie and Esme.  We are very proud of  you. Good job!

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*Look for the ‘a’ sound around you. Can you write it? (around the apple down the leaf.)

*Go on a shape hunt. What shapes are around you?

*Create and describe your own monster?

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*If anyone would like to volunteer to be a Mystery Reader on Tuesdays, please come and speak to Mrs Sheridan or Miss Rayner.

*Reading books have gone home. Please bring them back on Thursday’s, they will be changed and given back on Friday’s. Please leave a comment in the book so we know it has been read.

*A survey has been sent out, please fill them in and return to school ASAP. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend! See you on Monday!

Nibbles the Book Monster!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-01-2018

Welcome back!

The children have settled back in during our three days back and it is like we have never been away. This week we have shared our holiday news and got straight back into our learning.

On Tuesday, we discovered someone had broken into Nursery and made a mess. Luckily, there was CCTV and we saw that it was a MONSTER! His name was Nibbles and he had been eating our books. In Spark your Speech, we used adjectives to describe the monster, we made sure we used full sentences. We also made Wanted Posters to help us find him.

In Maths, we have been doing a number squiggle. We have been using chalk and pens to write our numbers. Seeing if we could recognise them as we see them before we write them.

In Phonics, we are beginning to introduce letter sounds to the children. We have introduced ‘m’ this week. We have also focused on hearing initial sounds in words. We will continue with this next week and introduce the sound ‘a’.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as making playdough monsters, drawing their Christmas News, using tweezers to find the numbered beans in the porridge and scooping with spoons in the Sand Tray.

Next week we are hoping Nibbles will send us a new book and story to explore! In Maths we will look at counting objects and making sure we count each object once, as well as lots of fun choosing activities.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Jax (am) for resourcefulness in letter and sound recognition and Zayn (pm),for recognising letter names and writing them. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. Well done! We have also had 2 children on the Extraordinary Zone. Katie for resourcefulness hearing initial sounds and Zara for resilience when writing her name. We are very proud of  you. Good job!

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*Look for the ‘m’ sound in your environment and practice writing it. (Use the mantra Maisy Mountain mountain.)

*Look for patterns in the environment.

*Share your favourite Fairy Tale.

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*If anyone would like to volunteer to be a Mystery Reader on Tuesdays, please come and speak to Mrs Sheridan or Miss Rayner.

Have a lovely weekend! See you on Monday!

It’s CHRISSSSSTTTTMASSSS!!!!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-12-2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our three days in school before the Christmas Holidays. We have made cards, played guess the Christmas item, had 2 fabulous Christmas Parties and even seen Father Christmas.

Myself and Miss Rayner would like to take this opportunity to thank both the children and adults for a super first term.

We hope you have a fantastic Christmas Holidays. Spend them with the ones you love and have lots of fun celebrating.

If you have any pictures you would like to share with us of anything your Owl has been up to, feel free to tweet us at @Owls_MRPA and we will share them on our first day back (Wednesday 3rd Jan).

Enjoy the break!

Christmas Prep!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-12-2017

This week has been extremely busy! We have been getting into the festive spirit by taking part in our Nativity. Performing to KS1 and parents/guardians in the big hall. Morning Owls were also very lucky to be able to watch KS1’s performance.

We would just like to say how proud we are of all our Owls who performed. They really gave it their all and were very brave to sing and dance in front of all those people.

We also had an extremely busy and exciting Friday. We had Adults come in for our Craft Day. We did lots of things like write letters to Father Christmas, make salt dough decorations, make melted snowman biscuits. It was fantastic to see the adults getting stuck in too. I would like to thank the adults again. It was so lovely to have you all in.

We also had a very special dinner time as we were able to go into the hall for Christmas Dinner. Children practised using knifes and forks and we enjoyed spending time together celebrating Christmas and listening to Christmas songs.

In Maths, we have been looking at 2D shapes and making pictures with them. We have made Christmas Trees, Angels and Snowmen.

In Phonics, we have begun looking at initial sounds in words, focusing on their name. E.G zippy, zappy, Zayn.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as making baubles, making salt dough decorations, feeding Father Christmas mince pies, and exploring our Christmas sensory tray!

Next week Christmas will really begin! We will be enjoying our last few days before the Christmas holidays making cards, writing Christmas lists and having our Christmas Party. There might be a surprise guest too!

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Levi (am) for resourcefulness in Phonics, and Maddie (pm),for trying really hard in our performance. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. Well done! We are very proud of  you. It has been really tricky to complete 3 challenges this week as we have been so busy but we have had 1 child complete our Challenges this week. This was Esme (AM). Good job!

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*get your Owl to draw a picture of what they might put on a Christmas jumper.

*have a sing and a dance to Christmas songs or your Owls favourite song.

*Talk about the shapes seen around you, can your Owl describe them?

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*We finish school on Wednesday 20th Decemeber. This will also be the date of our Christmas Party!

*Children can come in their own clothes day on the last day.

Have a lovely weekend! See you on Monday!

The Snowman

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-12-2017

This week we have started our Winter/Christmas topic. Our week started with a mystery! There was a puddle of water, a carrot, twigs and some stones. We had to try and work out what had happened and what it might have been. We had lots of ideas and eventually decided it must have been a snowman and it had melted because of the sun. We then received a book which we read in our guided reading groups.

In Spark Your Speech we spoke about the last page of the book, where James wakes up and the snowman has melted. We talked about what had happened and why as well as how James might have felt.

 

In Maths, we have been counting buttons on snowmen using 1:1 correspondence and trying to match with the correct numeral/numicon.

In Phonics, we have been recapping rhyme and syllables. We have played rhyming bingo, pass the bag around the circle then clapping the syllables in the objects and find the rhyming object.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as placing buttons on the snowman, Christmas dinner in the home corner, I Spy Christmas edition and snowmen pictures with paints.

Next week we will begin to look at initial sounds, we will continue with The Snowman and beginning to look at Christmas Traditions and in Maths we will look at 2D shapes.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are  Ruby (am) for being enthusiastic and joining in, and Sam (pm), for being resourceful when listening for syllables in words. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. Well done! We are very proud of  you. We have had 5 children complete 3 challenges this week. These are Jax and Esme (AM) and Sam, Layton and Daisy (PM). Good job!

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*listen for syllables in words and clap them out? You could use your name or one of your toys.

*talk about our story The Snowman. What has happened? Who did they meet?

*discuss how you might be celebrating Christmas or any other celebrations?

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*Adult Craft Day is on Friday 15th December (AM: 9-10am & PM: 2-3pm).

* Christmas Dinner will be on Friday 15th December. Morning Owls pick up will be from the normal gate at 12pm. Afternoon Owls session will be the same.

*Our Christmas Production is on Tuesday 12th Decemeber (2pm & 5pm). Please remember ALL Owls will be in for the Afternoon Session starting at 12.15pm. NO MORNING SESSION ON THIS DAY.

Owl Babies

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-12-2017

It has been a cold but fun week in Nursery. We have been keeping busy in the classroom and in our outdoor learning area.

In Literacy and topic we have been continuing with Owl Babies. We created and sang a song about the Owl Babies story. Can your child sing it to you? Check out the video on Twitter.

In Maths, we looked at what happened to groups when we add or take away from them. Do they get bigger or smaller?

In Phonics, we have been learning about syllables. We have been clapping the beats in our name and in different names of objects. We used a drum to represent the beats in objects picked out of the bag. E.G. wash-ing – up li-quid.

During choosing time, we have used paints on tin foil to create pictures of the night sky, created family portraits, made nests for the Baby Owls to live in using playdough, straw and feathers and gave numbered owls the correct amount of feathers.

Next week we will begin a new topic. We will begin reading The Snowman and getting ready for Christmas! We will be looking and matching numerals to quantities and continuing with syllables in Phonics.

 

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Bella (am) for building joining in with carpet sessions and sharing ideas, and Hajer (pm), for trying hard in Phonics and during carpet sessions. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl.  We have had 2 children complete the Super learning hero challenges. These were Ellis and Jax (am). Well done! We are very proud of  you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*Can you take part in an EXTREME read? Read a book in a strange place, take a picture of you reading the book and send it to us on Twitter or put it in your books. See picture below for an example

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*Can you practise counting with 1:1 correspondence? Maybe you could count your toys.

 

*Can your Owls practise zipping up coats on their own? They may need help to hold the zip down while they put it in.

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*Parents/Carers are invited to an Adult Fun Day on Friday 15th December (AM Nursery: 9-10 & PM Nursery:2-3pm)

*A letter will be sent out on Monday about ‘Mystery Readers’.

Have a fantastic weekend. See you on Monday.

Owl Babies

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-11-2017

What a great second week in school. We have been very busy with learning, playing and a Parents Evening.

In Literacy and topic we have been focusing on the children’s choice of topic book, Owl Babies. We have read the story and used torches to follow the text. We have also listened to woodland sounds and described what we heard.

In Maths, we have been ordering 3 items by size and using the language big, medium and small. The Owl Babies from our story have been falling out over who is the biggest and who should get the biggest worms. They needed our help to order the Owls and the worms by size.

In Phonics, we have been learning to rhyme. We played silly soup, only choosing words that rhyme to put in the soup and played odd one out, choosing the object that didn’t rhyme.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as leaf rubbing, ordering owls by size, practising cutting skills and threading.

Next week we will continue begin to look at syllables in words, continue with Owl Babies topic and creating a song and will look at taking away and adding objects to groups.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are  Esme (am) for building his reciprocity, working with other children to order items by size, and Elissa (pm), for using her listening skills during play and carpet sessions. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. Well done! We are very proud of  you. We have had no children complete 3 challenges this week.  🙁 Hopefully we can improve this next week.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*Talk about what animals come out at night and animals that come out in the day.

*Practise counting in order to 10 or 20.

*Create a picture with sticks and leaves collected from outside.

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*A letter about the Mobile Planetarium have been given out. Please pay the £2.97 via ParentPay

*A letter about the Christmas Production has also been given out. (Any questions please feel free to ask Mrs Sheridan or Miss Rayner).

The Skeleton Dance

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-11-2017

What a great second week in school. We have been very busy with learning, playing and a Parents Evening.

In Literacy and topic we have been continuing with Funnybones and learning a song to perform to the Reception. We practised singing and dancing to The Skeleton Dance. Then on Friday Morning Owls performed to Hedgehogs and Afternoon Owls performed to Rabbits.

In Maths, we practised using language such as more and fewer. We compared groups of bones and sang a song saying which has more and which has fewer.

In Phonics, we have been learning to rhyme. We made silly rhyming names and the children had to guess I was asking for. e.g: Waddie, Laddie…Maddie. We then did this with objects…wen, len, ven…pen.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as I spy, Hospital Role play, reading books and building towns and roads.

Next week we will continue looking at rhyme and rhythm, size language and ordering items by size and starting a topic chosen by children.

The children voted for the book they would most like to focus on from three books. The book with the most votes was Owl Babies. We are looking forward to starting our new book next week.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are  Ellis (am) for building his confidence and communicating more, and Caitlin (pm), for her joining in and trying really hard with Phonics. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl.  We have had 10 children complete the Super learning hero challenges. These were Jax (am) and  Caitlin, Daisy, Sam and Layton (pm) Well done! We are very proud of  you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*Practise rhyming. See if your owl can guess what you word you want them to say.

*Sing Nursery Rhymes with your child.

*Talk about the size of objects at home.

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*Keep up to date on Twitter at @Owls_ MRPA (feel free to tweet us any super learning).

*A donation of £1 a week towards snack would be greatly appreciated. This can be paid via ParentPay (you should have received your ParentPay log in details this week, if you have not received them please ask at the office).

Have a fantastic weekend.

Funnybones!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-11-2017

We have had a great first week back and got straight back into our learning. On Monday we started a new book, Funnybones. We had a special delivery with a broken dog skeleton and we had to put it back together to find a clue which lead us to our book.

In Literacy and topic we have been reading our story and joining in with key words and talking about our favourite part. In Spark your Speech, we looked at speech bubble and what the skeletons might say when they were riding the elephant skeleton.

In Maths, we looked at Numicon. We played numicon jump and numicon bingo while trying to recognise our numicon and some numerals.

In Phonics, we have been listening to initial sounds in words. We made silly soup and played sound jump. We found it a bit tricky this week so we are going to continue with this next week.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as tap a numicon, building houses for the skeletons, creating fireworks with chalks and paints and creating potions in our texture kitchen.

Next week we will continue looking at initial sounds and reading Funnybones. We will learn a new song and look at comparing two groups of objects.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Sienna (am) for resourcefulness during choosing time, and Zara (pm), for her positive attitude to learning. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl.  We have had 10 children complete the Super learning hero challenges. These were Ella-Mae, Esme, Jax, Sienna and Katie (am) and Maddie, Elissa, Zara, Daisy and Layton (pm) Well done! We are very proud of  you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

*Practise writing their names.

*Talk about the Funnybones story. What was your favourite part?

* To listen and try to hear the initial (first) sounds in words. e.g d d d dog.

Please make notes or add photos into the children’s home learning book as well as anything to share for weekend news and return to school on Monday.

Important Information

*Reports will go out on Monday and Parents Evening will be on Thursday 16th November. There is still time to make an appointment.

 

*Keep up to date on Twitter at @Owls_ MRPA (feel free to tweet us any super learning).

*A donation of £1 a week towards snack would be greatly appreciated. This can be paid via ParentPay (you should have received your ParentPay log in details this week, if you have not received them please ask at the office).

Have a fantastic weekend.

Happy half term!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-10-2017

This week has been our final week of a brilliant half term. We are very proud of the start Owls have made to the school year and the learning that has taken place has been fantastic.

In our final week we continued with our Superhero topic and beginning to complete challenges.
In Literacy and topic we have practiced talking in sentences. We have made a Wanted Poster for Romeo, given ourselves Superhero names and powers and followed clues to get Rosie and Raul back.
In Maths, we looked at 2D shapes around us. Romeo had stolen some shapes from pictures and we had to use playdough and 2D shapes to put the pictures back together.
In Phonics, we have been continuing to practise our listening skills. We have looked at developing our awareness of sounds by creating voice sounds. We sang some songs and played games with voice sounds.
During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as making pictures using tap a shape boards, using the play dough to make shapes, playing in the texture kitchen and making capes.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Jax (am) for making links in Maths , and Zayn (pm), for his positive attitude to learning . We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl over he . We also have Esme who reached the Extraordinary Zone! We have had no children complete the Super learning hero challenges this week. We had our Gold Card assembly, where the winners were Katie and Daisy. They got this for following our school rules. Well done! We are very proud of you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Practise recognising and writing names.

*sing some Nursery Rhymes and number songs such as 5 little ducks.

*Take a walk and look at the changes happening around you, talk about what you see.

*Enjoy half term!

Important Information

*School will reopen on Monday 6th November.
*Please bring in a pair of wellies (labelled with your child’s name), as we try to go out in all weather conditions. These can be left in school.
*Please write names in the labels of your children’s cardigans, jumpers, coats, hats and scarves. Thank you.
*Keep up to date on Twitter at @Owls_ MRPA (feel free to tweet us any super learning
*A donation of £1 a week towards snack would be greatly appreciated. This can be paid via ParentPay (you should have received your ParentPay log in details this week, if you have not received them please ask at the office).

We will be focusing on the book Funny Bones for the first two weeks back. We cannot wait to see what learning and fun will take after half term.

Have a lovely half term!