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Reception - Hazel Class

Welcome to Hazel Class

Class teacher : Mrs. Parsons

Teaching assistants : Mrs. French, Miss. Lyndsay, Miss Carlton

 

Learning and Growing Together!

 

'Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere'

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Term 5

Spring has finally sprung! This is a very exciting time of year with so many changes taking place within our outside environment.

During term 5 the children will have opportunities to explore both the wildlife our environment has to offer and develop their knowledge of indigenous trees and plants.

 

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During our literacy lessons the children will explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts linked to 'Mini beasts'.

This will give the children the opportunity to extend their knowledge and vocabulary whilst also developing their independent writing skills.

You can support your child by discussing features of any mini beasts you may see on the way to school. You may even want to find out some interesting facts about mini beasts to share in class!

Can you name all of these mini beasts? How many facts can you share about each mini beast?

Can you name all of these mini beasts? How many facts can you share about each mini beast? 1

Creep Crawly Calypso (UK)

In our maths lessons we will be developing our knowledge of basic 3D shapes. The children will have the opportunity to explore 3D shapes and apply vocabulary to describe the properties of these shapes.

You can support your child by discussing objects around the home and linking them to 3D shapes. Develop your child's understanding by asking them the question, "How do you know?"

We will also be continuing our work on numbers within 20, please visit the 'Maths resources' button at the top of the page for useful songs to support your child's learning.

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

Term 4

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This term we will be continuing our topic of 'Chinese New year'. The children will have more opportunities to explore China such as the story behind the Chinese new year and develop their non-fiction writing.

 

 

 

Do you which animal represented the year you were born? Find out and tell a friend!

Do you which animal represented the year you were born? Find out and tell a friend! 1
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World book day 2018! How many characters can you name?

World book day 2018! How many characters can you name? 1

During our maths lessons, we will be sequencing events, understanding the vocabulary of before, next, after, learning the days of the week and applying prepositional language such as, under, over, behind.

We will also be developing our number knowledge to 20 and using methods to measure time. Please visit the 'Maths resources' button at the top of the page for helpful songs and web pages that can support your child.

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In our topic lessons during term 4, we will be exploring what it means to be 'healthy'. We will be measuring what happens to our bodies before and after exercise, investigating the change in fresh produce over time and discussing how to achieve a balanced diet.
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We had a visit from a Tai Chi instructor. He demonstrated some exercises and we all practiced our moves. We learned how to control our movements and keep our balance.

We had a visit from a Tai Chi instructor. He demonstrated some exercises and we all practiced our moves. We learned how to control our movements and keep our balance. 1
We had a visit from a Tai Chi instructor. He demonstrated some exercises and we all practiced our moves. We learned how to control our movements and keep our balance. 2

We had snow! The children had a magical time exploring the snow and investigating the changes in the environment.

We had snow! The children had a magical time exploring the snow and investigating the changes in the environment. 1
We had snow! The children had a magical time exploring the snow and investigating the changes in the environment. 2
We had snow! The children had a magical time exploring the snow and investigating the changes in the environment. 3

Term 3

In term 3, our topic will be 'Chinese New Year'. During this topic we will be able to explore different cultures and enjoy some exciting new experiences.

Our role play area has become a busy market place where children can develop their counting and adding skills whilst exploring money. We also have a Chinese restaurant, where the children will be able to explore different costumes, roles and develop their writing skills by taking orders.

 

The children have been learning the wonderful story of 'Lin Yi's lantern'. You can support your child's learning by asking them to retell the story.

The children have been learning the wonderful story of 'Lin Yi's lantern'. You can support your child's learning by asking them to retell the story.  1

During our featured text, the main character cycles under the 'moon gate' thinking it will bring him luck. The children explored this by crossing our 'Moon bridge' and throwing a coin whilst making a wish. Wishes included a pair of Cinderella boots, a rainbow hat and £6600! What would you wish for?

 

 

 

 

Maths

During our maths lessons we will be securing our number understanding to 20, exploring money and investigating common 2D shapes. Please visit the 'Maths resources' button on this page for helpful resources to support your child's learning.

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Can you find and name the coin that changed it's golden appearence during 2017?

Can you find and name the coin that changed it's golden appearence during 2017? 1

Can you describe the properties of these common 2D shapes?

Can you describe the properties of these common 2D shapes? 1

Topic

A song for children to celebrate the Chinese New Year

A simple song with an opportunity to bang the drums and cymbals. It's for young children and celebrates the Chinese New Year.

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Term 2

We will be starting the term with our very exciting trip to Quex Forest School. The children will have opportunities to learn about our local environment whilst also developing personal growth through physical experiences such as climbing and a zip-wire! 

Our topic this term is, 'People who help us'. We will be finding out about roles within our community and exploring how these roles help us. These roles will include people who work as part of the emergency services, people who work in local businesses and our families. We will be visited by the RNLI and our local vicar to discuss their roles in our community and inviting families into our classroom for a 'Learning together' session.

 

The children had a wonderful time at the Forest school. Not only did they learn about our environment and how best to care for it, but they all had positive experiences that I am sure will last a very long time.

During our literacy lessons we will be writing labels and captions linked to our role play area and roles within the community that we explore. The children will be applying taught phonics and key words to their writing. You can support your child by exploring labels whilst out shopping or by encouraging your child to label items found around the home.

Alongside our non-fiction work, we will be exploring a range of 'Superhero' texts to support our vocabulary and sentence structure.

Supertato - Story Time

Supertato By Sue Hendra

For our topic, 'People who help us', we had a fantastic visit from the RNLI. They explained the many different ways they help to keep us safe on the beach. The children had a wonderful time trying on various uniforms and identifying flags and their meaning.

Term 1

 

Our topic this term is the inspirational British author, Julia Donaldson. The children will be exploring a range of books written by the author and developing artistic skills through the characters.

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Literacy

During our literacy lessons we have been exploring some of Julia Donaldson's fantastic stories. The children have really been enjoying composing songs to describe characters from 'The Gruffalo'. The children have also enjoyed visiting our Forest school to develop their vocabulary to describe the setting.

 

THE GRUFFALO SONG

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Maths

During our maths lessons we have been counting to 20 using 1:1 correspondence, recognising numbers to 20 and developing our knowledge of 2D shape names and their properties.

Below are some songs you may wish to listen to with your child to support their learning.

The Big Numbers Song

It's a numbers song for children and adults. Count from 0 to 100 and from a hundred to a trillion. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

Days of The Week Song For Kids

Get this song on Amazon: http://a.co/4RgOQJX Learn the Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday! Dream English song by Matt R. Download this song mp3 for free here: http://www.dreamenglish.com/videos/daysoftheweek Chords: G D A C repeating

Shapes Song 2

A shapes song for children. If this video corrupts, please try the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xvpti6h0A This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.

Writing Numbers | Number Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children

PINKFONG! no. 1 kids' app chosen by 100 million children worldwide ★ Best Kids Songs & Stories [Free Download]: http://i.sstudy.kr/L/591/des/ Counting and writing numbers become easy with PINKFONG Number Songs. You are watching "Write Numbers" a super fun number song created by PINKFONG. ---- ★ Lyrics Write Numbers Go straight down and then you're done.

Phonics

During term 1 the children will be learning phonics beginning with the sounds, s, a, t, p, i, n. They will then learn the sounds, m, d, g, o, c, k.

Below are some resources you may find helpful in supporting your child in their learning.

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Topic

During our topic lessons we made a 'Gruffalo crumble'. The children had lots of fun rubbing the butter, flour and sugar. We then practiced our fine motor skills by chopping bananas.

During our open afternoon for Grandparents the children had a lovely time sharing their learning!

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