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!

Super Heroes!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-10-2017

This week has been very exciting. Although we started off with a shock when Rosie and Raul were taken by the villain Romeo. We had a note and a letter with some challenges for us to complete. If we enough children completed the challenges, we should get Rosie and Raul back and a special certificate. The challenges this week have been: making buildings from Numicon, seeing if we can name the correct number, playing I Spy on a Superhero board using full sentences and playing superheroes on the small world table.

In Literacy and topic we have practiced talking in sentences. We have spoke about our favourite Superhero, discussed the different abilities they have and the equipment they use.

In Maths, we looked at Numicon and are beginning to look at them alongside our numbers. We have had to save the superhero by cracking the numicon code, or jumping on the numicon stones and unlocking the Numicon by matching with the correct key.

In Phonics, we have been continuing to practise our listening skills. We have looked at developing our awareness of sounds and rhythms. We sang songs such as “roly poly ever so slowly, roly poly faster” and making patterns and rhythms with our bodies. E.G clapping.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as making numicon buildings, playing I Spy, making masks and capes and creating our own Superheroes.

Next week we will continue looking at body percussion. We will continue with our Superhero topic. In Maths we will look at 2D shapes around us and in pictures and using them to build.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Katie (am) for resourcefulness in Maths , and  Layton(pm), for his positive attitude to learning . We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. We also have Joshua, Jax and Ruby who reached the Extraordinary Zone! We have had 6 children complete the Super learning hero challenges. These were Joshua, Ruby and Jax (am) and Maddie, Daisy and Layton (pm) Well done! We are very proud of  you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Practice body percussion patterns. See if your Owl can repeat it. e.g clap clap stomp.

*Discuss favourite Superheroes and what power would you have if you were a super hero.

*Look for shapes in the environment around them.

*Read a story before bed.

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

*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).

Have a fantastic weekend.

Naughty Bus

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-10-2017

This week we have continued with our story Naughty Bus. We have been rereading our story and talking about the pictures, we spoke about who we would like to take on a bus ride with us. We also created our own Naughty Bus songs with actions. For example, “The Naughty Bus makes a mess, makes a mess, makes a mess, the Naughty Bus makes a mess, driving through the beans.” (See our song maps on Twitter.)

In Maths, we looked at comparing two groups of objects and counting out a number from a larger group.

In Phonics, we have been continuing to practise our listening skills. We have looked at different animal noises, identifying them and making those noises. We also listened to descriptions and tried to find the correct animal.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as finger painting Autumn trees, using tweezers to place pom poms in the correct bottle, placed people on the bus, made different people with jigsaws and made PJ mask masks .

Next week we will start looking at voice sounds and body percussion. We will begin a new topic, one which we think they will enjoy (Superheroes). In Maths we will look at Numicon and numerals (recognising and matching them).

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Georgie (am), for being resilient and managing distractions on the carpet, and Sadiq (pm),  for his enthusiasm and trying to communicate. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. We also have Maddie who reached the Extraordinary Zone! Well done! We are very proud of  you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Look for numbers in the environment and count objects.

*Sing our Naughty Bus song. The song map can be found on our Twitter.

*Talk about the different noises animals make and can we copy them?

*Practice recognising their names.

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

*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

*Please keep toys at home, (unless it is for show and tell). We don’t want them to be lost or broken. Thank you.

*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.

Naughty Bus

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-10-2017

This week we had a mystery visitor who left us a present (a bus and our new topic book- Naughty Bus). We have been reading our story and talking about the pictures and what happens. We did a Spark Your Speech to build our language and got to feel beans like the bus did in the story.

In Maths, we looked at using size language correctly and began to order different size items.

In Phonics, we have been continuing to practise our listening skills. We have also been looking at animal noises and loud and quiet.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as painting with cars and buses, playing with the Naughty Bus, building towers and playing in the texture kitchen .

Next week we will start looking at voice sounds and body percussion in Phonics. We will continue with our new book, The Naughty Bus. In Maths we will be looking at counting out objects from a group and comparing groups of objects.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Neveah (am), for being resilient, and Sam (pm),  for his enthusiasm in school. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl.  Well done! We are very proud of of you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Use language such as more and fewer when comparing groups.

*Talk about what happens in the Naughty Bus story.

*Listen for different sounds, identify them and talk about whether they are loud or quiet. Can they try to make any of the sounds?

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

*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

*Please keep toys at home, (unless it is for show and tell). We don’t want them to be lost or broken. Thank you.

*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

Be Gentle week 2

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-09-2017

This week we have been very busy. We continued reading our Topic Book (Be Gentle). We have talked rules in school and whether Bartholomew followed the rules and how did he make the right choices at the end of the story.  We also did our first shared read, telling the story with Miss Rayner.

In Maths, we looked at positional language. We used vocabulary such as in, out, under and on top. Moving the kitten and our little people into different places.

In Phonics, we have been practising our listening skills, we have listened to different sounds around us and trying to identify them and then make that sound. We went on a listening walk and tried to make some voice sounds. As well as listening to stories with rhyme in.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as mark making, creating cakes in the play dough, making bubbles in puddles and jigsaws.

Next week we will continue with our listening skills and sound identification and learning our rules and routines. In maths, we will be looking at size language and ordering things in size. We will also begin a new book, The Naughty Bus.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Joshua (am), for using resourcefulness in Phonics, and Daisy (pm),  for using reciprocity when playing well with others. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl.  Well done! We are very proud of of you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Compare the size of different objects and encourage them to tell you which is biggest and smallest.

*Talk about some of the changes happening around you. e.g the changes of the colour of leaves.

*Talk about using kind hands and following rules at school, e.g following instructions.

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

*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

*Please keep toys at home, (unless it is for show and tell). We don’t want them to be lost or broken. Thank you.

*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.

Be Gentle!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-09-2017

 

We are very impressed with Owls first full week in school. We began reading our Topic Book (Be Gentle). We have talked about how Ba the Bear made the wrong choices which upset the cat and discussed how if this happened in school you would have to move on our traffic lights. We also talked about how at the end Ba made a good choice.

In Maths, we looked at recognising some numbers and representing them with our fingers. We sang a “show me…” song. We also practised counting all the way to 20.

In Phonics, we have been practising our listening skills, we have listened to different sounds around us and trying to identify them and then make that sound. We also explored the sounds of some instruments.

During choosing time, children have chosen from activities such as playing families in the home corner, mark making in sand, playing with the animals and reading.

Next week we will continue with our listening skills and sound identification, as well as continue with our story and learning our rules and routines. In maths, we will be looking at 2D shapes.

BLP Learning Heroes

This week our BLP heroes are Ella-Mae (am) and Madeleine (pm), both for using reciprocity, when tidying and playing well with others. We can’t wait to here what exciting things you have been up to with Ollie Owl. We also had Joshua (am) reach the Extraordinary Zone by using resilience when following the lines and practising his fine motor skills. Well done! We are very proud of all three of you.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Talk about our story Be Gentle. Why was the kitten frightened? What wrong choices did the bear make? What good choices did he make?

*Look for numbers around you in the environment, can your Little Owl name any?

*Practice putting on coats on their own.

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

*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

*Please keep toys at home, (unless it is for show and tell). We don’t want them to be lost or broken. Thank you.

*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.

Settling in

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-09-2017

This has been a fantastic first week for all Little Owl’s and myself and Miss Rayner are so impressed with how well the children have settled and come into our Nursery. We have explored the different areas in the classroom and started our sessions with some short activities before registration. Just some of the activities and areas we have enjoyed this week are drawing, cutting, the bikes, the home corner and building roads.

During carpet times we have been introducing ourselves, playing circle time games,

For the next two weeks our focus will be on the book Be Gentle. We will look at playing nicely and our rules and routines. In Maths we will look at counting and noticing numerals around us and representing numerals on our fingers.

BLP Learning Heroes

We will begin with our first two BLP Learning Heroes next week. The winners of this award will be two children (one AM & one PM) who have shown one of our 4 R’s Learning Powers. They will receive a certificate and will be able to take our class Owl Teddy home with their diary to fill in with pictures or drawings. We can’t wait to see who it will be and celebrate this achievement.

At home with you Little Owl you can:

* Talk about what they have enjoyed in school. Draw a picture of their favourite activity.

*Practice counting to 20. Maybe clapping or jumping alongside counting.

*Practice recognising names.

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

*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

*Please keep toys at home, (unless it is for show and tell). We don’t want them to be lost or broken. Thank you.

*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.

New School Year!

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Posted by Miss Ward | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-09-2017

Just a quick blog this week to say Thank you to the parents/guardians for welcoming us into their homes for the Home Visits. It was lovely to see our new cohort of Owls again!

Myself and Miss Rayner have been very busy today making sure the classroom is ready for you next week. We cannot wait to welcome you into your first year of school.

Remember next week will be staggered intake so if you are unsure of your child’s start date, just give the school a ring.

Also a reminder about putting names in jumpers, coats, cardigans, etc. This way there will be no confusion as to what belongs to who. Thank you in advance.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we cannot wait to begin your Little Owls’ learning journey through school.