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Goodbye Bumblebees!

That’s it! The end of the school year!

It’s definitely been an interesting school year to say the least.

I wish you all the best for the future. Each one of the Bumblebees made my time here so wonderful and unforgettable. I will miss you all so so so much.

Best Wishes and good luck for returning to school on September as Squirrels!

Thank you to all the parents for your support, especially during these unprecedented times. It has been so appreciated.

Ms Lay and Mrs Gonyou

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Reflecting on our year in Butterfly class…

Hello everyone,

On our last day of term we have been looking back at photos of our year. It has been so lovely to remember the wonderful times we have had and see how much the children have grown, made friends, learned so much and settled in to school. I have chosen a selection of the pictures below for you to enjoy as much as we have!

I would like to take the opportunity to say a huge WELL DONE to each and everyone of you. This year has been very strange and challenging in so many ways! Thank you so much for all of your support, kindness and thoughtful acts throughout the entire year – it really is so appreciated!

Butterfly class – Well done on completing your first year at school! You are going to be amazing in your new Hedgehog class. Have a fantastic, well deserved break. I am going to miss you all!

Stay safe and take care!

All the best

Miss Marshall

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Ladybird’s Highlights

Dear Ladybirds,

Just want to say a HUGE WELL DONE to you all. Each and every one of you has been fantastic. I have really enjoyed teaching you and sharing lots of fun times with you. You have all learnt so much and I am so proud to see you grow into lovely, kind and clever Ladybirds. I cannot believe it has been a year….sort of. Congratulations to you all for completing Reception. You are on your way to become Brilliant Badgers!

It’s a strange end to the year and has been a strange year in general. I am sad that I did not get to say goodbye to all of you properly. I want to thank all the parents and carers for showing such kindness and support throughout the year, it could not have been done without you! Honestly, your appreciation is what has kept us going! 

I wish Ladybirds….or shall I say Badgers all the best in Year 1. Don’t forget that you are all brilliant! Stay safe, positive and happy always. Have a lovely, well deserved summer holiday!

Here are some highlights of the year. I hope you enjoy!

Best wishes always,

Miss Rana 🙂

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Friday 17th July 2020

Good Morning Parents, Families & Children. 

We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the children for working so hard this term. 

To the parents, we are appreciative of your continued support and involvement in your child’s learning journey in these unsettling times.

Today is the last day of home learning. 

Well done everyone. We did it! Yayy!

Literacy Time 1: 

Shared Learning Intention: I can talk about myself so that others can understand what I like to do.

What Makes A Good (WMAG) Discussion: Think about what special things you want to tell your new teacher. Introduce yourself first and then talk about your 2 special things using full sentences to explain.

Adult to talk about the things that they like.

Adult to write on the paper/board sentences about what they like. 

Show the children the word “like” in each sentence – Together count up how many times the word like is in the sentences

What does “like” mean?  – 

Adult to scribe children’s understanding of word “like”

Remind children that they will be in new classes in September 2020 and it would be helpful if their new teacher got to know them by knowing something about them

Adult and children introduce themselves and talk about 2 things they like. 

Adult to scribe on paper/board what children say they like and then take a photo & share with new teacher. 

Children to sketch on paper/board showing what they like to do.

Children to be challenged to write a sentence to match their drawing.

Child to feedback / show their drawing & writing to the adult

EXT: List another 5 things you like to do and write full sentences of what they like.

Literacy Time 2:

Shared Learning Intention: I can identify my memories of reception and answer questions about it

What Makes A Good Discussion: Think about one special event at a time. Describe your event using full sentences to explain what it was and what was special for you.  

Recap previous lesson that focused on the word ‘like’ – and read back the children’s ideas of the meaning of the word “like”

Explain to the children that today is the last day at school in reception and since we started we’ve had lots of fun learning and we want you to remember reception as an amazing experience.

Adult to show pictures (see blog photos) and recall and write on the board some events from reception – Encouraging children to help with spellings / sounds

  • Can include – Local neighbourhood walk / Christmas assembly / Parents reading in class 

Adults to engage children in conversation about the listed events – Children to recall and share their memories of them.

Q: What happened at the ‘Christmas assembly’?  etc

Adults to encourage children to think of other events and keep it in their head (not telling anyone what it is just yet)

Children to draw a picture showing their chosen memory on their white board (not telling anyone what it is just yet)

In turn the children show one picture memory at a time

Adult in turn ask questions to work out what their memory picture is?

Adult writes questions asked on board.

Re-read what questions the children have already asked – and response from memory holder

Children keep going asking questions until they identify the correct memory.

Memory holder to answer questions asked

Memory holder to finally speak about their memory using full sentences.

EXT:  Write a few sentences about you chosen memory.  

Maths Time 1:

Shared Learning Intention: I know what the word ‘double’ means so that I can work out how to double with word problems.


Starter: Discuss WMAG: doubling “Doubling is adding two of the same number together”

  • Start with an amount (5)
  • Add the same amount (5)
  • What is the total?

Main: 

Adult to model WMAG from starter

The ladybird has 2 spots and wants to double them.

What number do they need to add to have double?

Show 2 spots and then adding 2, the same amount. Then add the total up.

Continue with Pictures

Children to solve problem on their paper/boards with counters or a number line.

Children to write sum if possible.

Extension:

Adult to make up own problem for children to solve without visuals.

Children to make up their own problem for friends to solve.

Maths Time 2:

Shared Learning Intention: I know what the word ‘subtract means so that I can work out how to subtract with word problems.


Starter: Discuss WMAG: subtracting “Subtracting is taking away an amount so that the whole amount becomes smaller”

  • Count the first amount (10)
  • Take away an amount (3)
  • Count what is left (7)

Main: 

Teacher to model WMAG from starter

If I had 5 ice cubes and 2 melted, how many would I have left?

Count out 5 cubes. Take 2 away. Count the remainder.

Continue with Pictures

Children to solve problem on their paper/boards with counters or a number line.

Children to write sum if possible.

Extension:

Adult to make up own problem for children to solve without visuals.

Children to make up their own problem for friends to solve.

Phonics Time 1:

REVISIT: 

Adult to time 1 minute using clock/ stop watch/ timer. Write sounds learnt so far – how many can the children get in 1 minute. Write how many they do on the paper/board, challenge the children to beat their score in the next lesson.

BLEND AND SEGMENT

Read the sentence and challenge children to blend in their heads and then get child to read the sentence/ read it out loud:

  • I like to camp in a tent
  • My sister is in a band
  • She had to stop at the red light
  • He stood on the hot sand

APPLY

Children to write their own sentences about the pictures shown below. For example – children shown a picture of sand, they may write – The sand is hot.   

EXT: challenge children to extend their sentences using connectives ‘and’ or ‘because’. 

Remember to:

Think about your sentence, 

Say your sentence out loud, 

Count the words on your fingers, 

Write them down beginning your sentence with a capital letter, Finger spaces and 

A full stop at the end of your sentence. 

Phonics Time 2:

REVISIT:

Recap sounds learnt to date using Jolly Phonics songs: 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jolly+phonics+phase+3

BLEND AND SEGMENT

Read sentences and challenge children to read it in their heads and be ready to read it out loud: 

  • We went on a bug hunt
  • They did not want to go to the summer camp
  • My brother went to the bus stop to get the bus
  • She was kind to me 
  • I like to paint in my room. 

APPLY 

  • Let us go into the green tent. 
  • I like to paint in my room at night.
  • She was kind to me at the bus stop.
  • I went to summer camp this year.

Ext (see pictures)

Children to look at the picture and say what they can see in a sentence. Then write a sentence using their phonic sounds.

Remember to:

Think about your sentence, 

Say your sentence out loud, 

Count the words on your fingers, 

Write them down beginning your sentence with a capital letter, Finger spaces and 

A full stop at the end of your sentence. 

That’s all for today! Once again thank you for your hard work. Please do not forget to get in touch either via the blog or email:

reception@selsdonprimary.org.uk

Enjoy your Summer break.

The Reception Team 19/20

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Speech and Language Therapy


Hello all,

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Lisa, the school’s speech and language therapist, has created the following resources so that you can continue to support your child while at home.

  • Resources: session plan and resources

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in contacting Lisa on lisa@lovetocommunicate.co.uk.

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Thursday 16th July 2020

Good Morning Parents, Families & Children. 

We are going to start our morning with the Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long)

Literacy Time:

Shared Learning Intention: I can use full sentences so that I talk about what I think year 1 will be like. 

Main: Remind children of yesterday’s learning. 

Q: which class will you be going into in Year 1?

Q: when will you start year 1? 

Q: what is your new teacher’s name? Can you remember? 

(if you already have a message from the Year 1 teacher you could read this out to them and post it on the blog for other children and parents) some children may know this teacher as their siblings may have had him/her. Explain to the children a little bit about their teacher, e.g. this teacher teaches X class at the moment, you all will be their new class in September. 

Explain that learning in year 1 will be different to Reception learning. 

Q: what do you think learning will be like? What will year 1 be like? 

Explain that Mr/Ms/Mrs X has asked them for some questions so he/she can answer. Children are to think of questions they would like to ask their Year 1 teacher. Remind them this can be about the learning, asking about their new teacher or asking about things they are worried about. 

Adult to scribe the questions. (if you have contact with the new teachers, you could send an email with these questions in the hope they answer them.

EXT: to write their question using their phonic sounds. 

Maths Time:

Shared Learning Intention: I know what the word ‘add’ means so that I can work out how to add with word problems.


Starter: Discuss WMAG: adding. “Adding is joining an amount to another to increase the amount.”

  • We count the first amount
  • Then we count the second amount
  • Then we count them altogether by continuing to count onto the second group after the first.
  • Stop counting when you’ve counted all of the counters.


Main:

Adult to model WMAG from starter

There are 4 frogs in a pond (Adult to use 4 counters on board/paper, 3 more jump in. How many frogs will I have in total if 3 more are added to the pond? (add 3 counters) 

Show me on your paper/board and verbally tell me the answer “4 + 3 = 7”

Continue with the pictures below:

Children to solve problem on their paper/boards with counters or a number line.

Children to write sum if possible.

Extension:

Adult to make up own problem for children to solve without visuals.

Children to make up their own problem for friends to solve.

Phonics Time:

REVISIT: 

Jolly Phonics phase 3 song:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTEQIDW_WNs

Remind children that we have been looking at constant blends/ clusters. 

Q: – What constant blends can you remember? Remind children we learnt (st, mp, nt and nd)

BLEND AND SEGMENT: All constant blends/ clusters learnt so far using

Rest and Stop

Bump and Jump

Tent and Hunt

Hand and Wand

APPLY:

Adult to read the following sentences out and then children to write the sentences on their papers/boards. 

  • The lamp is bright. 
  • Be the best that you can be
  • Can you jump up high? 
  • I hurt my hand in the pond
  • The spoon was bent. 

EXT: challenge children to come up with their own sentence containing a word with either the ‘st, nt, nd, mp’ consonant blend. Children to write the sentence independently. 

Remember to:

Think about your sentence, 

Say your sentence out loud, 

Count the words on your fingers, 

Write them down beginning your sentence with a capital letter, Finger spaces and 

A full stop at the end of your sentence. 

A massive thank you to you all for your continued support and involvement. Please do not forget to get in touch either via the blog or email.

reception@selsdonprimary.org.uk

Have fun and stay safe

The Reception Team

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Miss Kirby has a message for Ladybirds

Hello Ladybirds,

We hope you are all well. It’s the final week before the summer. Myself, Mrs Knock and Mrs Humphrey will be posting a message for you later this week.

Last week you found out about your new Year 1 Teacher and which class you will be going into. In September you will be going into Badger Class with Miss Kirby. As you cannot meet Miss Kirby due to the current circumstances she has got a message for you all:

Hi 😊

I am Miss Kirby and I will be your teaching in Year One when you will be in Badger Class!

Here is a little bit about me:

I love to go on holiday and swim in the sea or a swimming pool!

I like the colour pink and my favourite animal is a cheetah, they are really fast and have beautiful patterns on their bodies. I also love football and support West Ham.

My favourite author is Michael Rosen and here is the link one of his funny stories, called Chocolate cake, for you to have a look at:

I hope it makes you laugh!

What sort of things do you like to do? What is your favourite colour and animal? What are you good at?

I am very excited about meeting you all in September!

Miss Kirby

 

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Wednesday 15th July 2020

Good Morning Parents, Families & Children. 

We are going to start our morning with the Penguin Dance!

Yoga is a great way to start the dayMindfulness and relaxation for children. 

Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence…!

Literacy Time:

Shared Learning Intention: I can use full sentences, listen to others so that I can talk about what year 1 will be like. 

Main: Ask child if they know what will be happening at the end of this week? 

A: it is the last week and on Friday we break up for the summer holidays. 

Q: what does that mean? 

Q: when will you all come back? 

Explain that at the moment we do not have everyone back because of the circumstances, however in September all your classmates will be back.

Q: will you be back in Reception?

Q: where will you go? 

Q who will be with you? 

Q: Do you know which class you will be? 
Explain these are the names of the classes. Squirrel, Badgar and Hedgehog

Q: Do you know the name of your new teacher? 

Q: How are you feeling about going into year 1? Explain to them that it is ok to feel excited, worried, nervous. It will be new and different but reassure them that their friends will be with them. 

Adult to explain that the child will be going into Year 1. 

Q: What do you think Year 1 will be like.

Q: explain the different parts of the classroom and year one areas. 

Q: what sort of things might you learn? Or what do you want to learn? Adult to encourage child’s ideas by comparing to Reception e.g.  just like in Reception, you will have reading books and stories in Year 1 etc. 

Adult to mind map their ideas. 

Adult to model a sentence: “In year one we will sit in special places at the table”  

Child to have a go at sharing their sentences. 

Adult to model sketching and labelling e.g. this is the board, this is the door etc.  Child to have a go at sketching their new classroom. 

At the end of the day read The Curious Caterpillar story (see pictures) refer to the relevant parts in relation to the child’s own experience.

Maths Time:

Shared Learning Intention: I know what the word ‘share’ means so that I can work out how to share with word problems.

Starter: Play game where children are sharing with two groups 

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/


Q: what does ‘whole’ mean? 


Q: what does sharing mean?  ‘sharing’ is when the whole has been shared into equal groups so the amount in each group is the same.

Main:

Tell child that this week, we will be using real life problems to practise the different things we’ve learnt in maths. 

Child to take out counters/objects used for counting

Refer to pictures and solve problems together.

Peter Rabbit has 6 carrots and wants to share them with 2 friends and himself.

How would you share these out equally?

Ask child to show how they’d solve the problem.

Adult to model with child

Have the whole amount (6 cubes) in a line on the board, draw 3 plates on paper/board, model sharing between 3 plates moving a cube from whole amount onto a plate one at a time (one for A, one for B, one for C)

“I had 6 carrots and I shared them between 3 friends. In the end, each friend had 2 carrots”

Continue with pictures

Child to solve problem on their paper/board with counters or a number line.

Extension:

Adult to make up own problem for child to solve without visuals.

Child to make up their own problem for adult

 to solve.

Phonics Time……….

REVIST

Blending and segmenting with tricky words: 

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

Recap all tricky words learnt so far. ‘I’, ‘the’, no, go, to, into, he, she, we, me, be, you, are, was, all, her, they, my, so, do, said, come, like.

READ: 

Have a go at reading tricky words (see pictures).  Adult to ask child to write down as many tricky words as they can! 

APPLY:

Adult to read the following sentences out and child to write the sentences on their paper/board. 

  • I like to go to the park
  • They said we can be sat on the wall
  • My dad likes to go to the shops
  • Can you come with me to the car?

EXT: child to make up and write their own sentences using at least two tricky words.

Remember to:

Think about your sentence, 

Say your sentence out loud, 

Count the words on your fingers, 

Write them down beginning your sentence with a capital letter, Finger spaces and 

A full stop at the end of your sentence. 

A massive thank you to you all for your continued support and involvement. Please do not forget to get in touch either via the blog or email.

reception@selsdonprimary.org.uk

Have fun, be happy and stay safe

The Reception Team

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Our lovely letter’s to care home residents 🦋

We loved learning about a local care home and thinking about how some people’s lives are a bit different to ours. We learned that some residents in care homes have not been able to see their fiends and families for a while, so we wrote them a letter to make them smile!

If you were able to write a letter at home we would l be to hear about it: reception@selsdonprimary.org.uk