Allen Class (2014/15)

The half termly topic is based on the question ‘Do we care for all animals?’  We will take on board children’s needs, interests and abilities into our teaching.   Next Tuesday will be our Wow day when we will organise lots of activities to start our topic.

 Please could children bring in photos of their or family members pets by the end of this week!!

Please could you also collect any recycling materials such as empty plastic bottles with lids, kitchen roll tubes (not toilet rolls), small boxes, yoghurt pots, small containers and lids.

Yours Sincerely,

The Foundation Stage Stage Team

 

Monday June 1st 2015

 

Allen Class Summer Term Letter

 

Welcome back after the half term break!  I cannot believe this is the final half term and that children will soon be in year one.   We will be supporting your child with this important transition.  Your support to help your child’s learning continues to be invaluable and we still do need to work hard to help children reach their full potential.

 

Attendance

 

This half-term is important and the importance of attendance and punctuality is really important so that children do not miss their learning.  RWInc takes place at the beginning of the day and we are aware some children have been arriving late and missing part of this.  Obviously this will affect their development.  On June 20th I have to submit National Scores and it is important that we encourage children that they can do their best.  To achieve a good level of development children need to be able to;

 

Reading

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to read regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

 

Writing

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words (tricky words). They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

 

Numbers

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

 

 Homelearning

 

The quality of homelearning, on the whole, has been exceptional: the children have all been committed to producing quality pieces of learning at home. For this we thank you for your support.

 

Just to remind everyone that homelearning is a core part of your child’s education. The learning that they do at home, should reinforce their learning in class. This means, they should be able to explain to you what they have been learning.

 

We will like to remind you of our expectations of children in Allen class and would greatly appreciate your support in reinforcing the importance of learning.

 

–      Home Learning pieces to be handed in by Tuesday at the latest. We will give out homelearning on Thursday.   Please place in the blue tray in the conservatory.

–      Reading: Ultimately, every child in the school should be reading every day to an adult at home. The more you read the better you will become!

–      BugClub Please ensure that your child uses this excellent internet based program if you have the internet and a computer at home.

–      Please make a note in their green diaries or pop in and see us if they are finding the learning a bit tricky.   We ask if you read with your child to also write this in their green diary.  Reading can consist of their home/school reading book, a book or magazine from home. Please can diaries and reading books be placed in the provided white box in the conservatory each day, we aim to check how each child is progressing.  My TA checks each day if children have been reading and we count up the amount so that children will then receive a reading band.  If the diary is not placed in the box we are not aware that your child has been reading.   We are becoming more aware of the children that do not read at home and this information is monitored by the Literacy Leader in school.  I cannot express how important your support with reading is; the better the reader the better the writer.  We certainly notice the difference in the children that read at home and those that do not.

 

PE and clothing

Children need to remember to bring in their PE kits each week. PE will still be on a Wednesday. We expect all children to have suitable PE kit to wear. We also hope children are independent and dressing by themselves. We are trying to encourage independence in Allen Class and most of the children are responding.  Please could we have your support in reminding the children that it is their responsibility to look after their property.  Jumpers need to be placed in school bags.  Please label all of your child’s clothes, which will help prevent distress on PE days.  The weather will improve and we want to prevent lost jumpers!  We still find that the children’s clothes are unlabelled and this causes upset to children, parents and teachers.  Any unlabelled clothes can be found in the yellow lost property box in the conservatory.  Children need to bring a coat to school.  The weather can be changeable.

 

Suncream can be sent in a labelled bottle.  If it is applied before school we will help children to reapply at lunch time.

 

The half termly topic is based on Treasure.  We will take on board children’s needs, interests and abilities into our teaching.We will have our class wow day next Tuesday 9th June.  Please could children come dressed as a pirate!

 

Read stories such as;

Captin Finn and The Pirate Dinosaur by Giles Andreae

The Night Pirate by Peter Harris

Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

Silly Stories about Pirates by Pam Powers

 

Please could you also collect any recycling materials such as empty plastic bottles with lids, kitchen roll tubes (not toilet rolls), small boxes, yoghurt pots, small containers and lids.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Foundation Stage Stage Team

What a great start to the term!

We have…

  • made a garden centre roleplay
  • been interested in and learnt about rainforests
  • planted strawberries
  • tried different fruits and vegetables
  • written similes about fruits and vegetables
  • made fruit and vegetable kebabs
  • toasted our kebabs on the bbq! Yum yum!

 

Medium Term web overview summer 2015

 

Allen Class Summer Term Letter

 

A warm welcome back to Tregolls after the Easter break!  I hope you enjoyed the break and good weather! We are back and ready for another great half-term.  Your support to help your child’s learning is crucial.

 

Attendance

This half-term is very important and attendance and punctuality is really vital so that children do not miss their learning.  RWInc takes place at the beginning of the day and we are aware some children have been arriving late and missing part of this.  Obviously this will effect their development.  Towards the end of this term I have to submit National Scores and it is important that we encourage children that they can do their best.  To achieve a good level of development children need to be able to;

 

Reading

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to read regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

 

Writing

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words (tricky words). They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

 

Numbers

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

 

Homelearning

The quality of homelearning, on the whole, has been exceptional: the children have all been committed to producing quality pieces of learning at home. For this we thank you for your support.

 

Just to remind everyone that homelearning is a core part of your child’s education. The learning that they do at home, should reinforce their learning in class. This means, they should be able to explain to you what they have been learning.

 

We will like to remind you of our expectations of children in Allen class and would greatly appreciate your support in reinforcing the importance of learning.

 

Home Learning pieces to be handed in by Tuesday at the latest. We will give out homelearning on Thursday.   Please place in the blue tray in the conservatory.

 

–      Reading: Ultimately, every child in the school should be reading every day to an adult at home. The more you read the better you will become!

 

–      BugClub Please ensure that your child uses this excellent internet based program if you have the internet and a computer at home.

 

–      Please make a note in their green diaries or pop in and see us if they are finding the learning a bit tricky.   We ask if you read with your child to also write this in their green diary.  Reading can consist of their home/school reading book, a book or magazine from home. Please can diaries and reading books be placed in the provided white box in the conservatory each day, we aim to check how each child is progressing.  My TA checks each day if children have been reading and we count up the amount so that children will then receive a reading band.  If the diary is not placed in the box we are not aware that your child has been reading.   We are becoming more aware of the children that do not read at home and this information is monitored by the Literacy Leader in school.  I cannot express how important your support with reading is; the better the reader the better the writer.  We certainly notice the difference in the children that read at home and those that do not.

 

PE and clothing

Children need to remember to bring in their PE kits each week. PE will still be on a Wednesday. We expect all children to have suitable PE kit to wear. We also hope children are becoming more independent and dressing by themselves. We are trying to encourage independence in Allen Class and most of the children are responding.  Please could we have your support in reminding the children that it is their responsibility to look after their property.  Jumpers need to be placed in school bags.  Please label all of your child’s clothes, which will help prevent distress on PE days.  We still find that the children’s clothes are unlabelled and this causes upset to children, parents and teachers.  Any unlabelled clothes can be found in the yellow lost property box in the conservatory.  Children need to bring a coat to school.  The weather can be changeable.

 

 

The half termly topic is based on Plants and Growing.  We will take on board children’s needs, interests and abilities into our teaching.   We will have our class wow day next Tuesday and we hope to involve children in planting and organising the outdoor area.

 

Read plant stories such as;

 

The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

 

Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Alison Barlett

 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

 

Jaspers Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth

 

The Enormous Turnip by Jan Lewis

 

A seed in need by Sam Godwin

 

Please could you also collect any recycling materials such as empty plastic bottles, kitchen roll tubes, small boxes, yoghurt pots, small containers and lids.    We hope to make bird feeders and pots for growing.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Foundation Stage Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A warm welcome back to Tregolls after the half-term break. I hope the children are rested and the germs stay away!  We need a healthier half-term.

 

Homelearning

 

The quality of homelearning, on the whole, has been exceptional: the children have all been committed to producing quality pieces of learning at home. For this we thank you for your support.

 

Just to remind everyone that homelearning is a core part of your child’s education. The learning that they do at home, should reinforce their learning in class. This means, they should be able to explain to you what they have been learning.

 

We will like to remind you of our expectations of children in Allen class and would greatly appreciate your support in reinforcing the importance of learning.

 

–      Home Learning pieces to be handed in by Tuesday at the latest. We will give out homelearning on Thursday.   Please place in the blue tray in the conservatory.

–      Reading: Ultimately, every child in the school should be reading every day to an adult at home. The more you read the better you will become!

–      BugClub Please ensure that your child uses this excellent internet based program if you have the internet and a computer at home.

–      Please make a note in their green diaries or pop in and see us if they are finding the learning a bit tricky.   We ask if you read with your child to also write this in their green diary.  Reading can consist of their home/school reading book, a book or magazine from home. Please can diaries and reading books be placed in the provided white box in the conservatory each day, we aim to check how each child is progressing.  My TA checks each day if children have been reading and we count up the amount so that children will then receive a reading band.  If the diary is not placed in the box we are not aware that your child has been reading.   We are becoming more aware of the children that do not read at home and this information is monitored by the Literacy Leader in school.  I cannot express how important your support with reading is; the better the reader the better the writer.  We certainly notice the difference in the children that read at home and those that do not.

 

PE and clothing

Children need to remember to bring in their PE kits each week. PE will still be on a Wednesday. We expect all children to have suitable PE kit to wear. We also hope children are becoming more independent and dressing by themselves. We are trying to encourage independence in Allen Class and most of the children are responding.  Please could we have your support in reminding the children that it is their responsibility to look after their property.  Jumpers need to be placed in school bags.  Please label all of your child’s clothes, which will help prevent distress on PE days.  We still find that the children’s clothes are unlabelled and this causes upset to children, parents and teachers.  Any unlabelled clothes can be found in the yellow lost property box in the conservatory.

 

Outdoor coats

We have just purchased fifteen new Muddy Puddle waterproof jackets at a cost of £360 for outdoor learning.  These new coats will be specifically used for messy outdoor learning.   Children will still need to bring in their own outdoor coats as we may go on walks around school.

 

Topic

The half termly topic is called Transport.  We will take on board children’s needs, interests and abilities into our teaching.   We will have our class wow day next Tuesday and we hope each child can bring in a toy that is a form of Transport- car, train,  helicopter, jet etc.

 

 

Read animal stories such as;

See inside Trains by Emily Bone and Colin King

Super Submarines by Tony Mitton

Busy boats by Tony Mitton

The Big Book of Things That Go by DK

Thomas and Friends by Christopher Awdry

Green Light for The Little Green Train by Benedict Blathwayt

 

Please could you also collect any recycling materials such as empty plastic bottles, kitchen roll tubes, small boxes, yoghurt pots, small containers and lids.  We hope to make some different forms of Transport.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Foundation Stage Stage Team

 

 

Medium Term web overview spring 1 2015

 

Please see Medium Term Plans

 

Monday 5th January 2015

 

Allen Class Spring Term Letter

 

A very warm welcome back to Tregolls after the Christmas break. The Foundation Stage team hope you all had a lovely break. Children – I hope you are all raring to go for another term of great learning and great progress.

 

Homelearning

 

The quality of homelearning, on the whole, has been exceptional: the children have all been committed to producing quality pieces of learning at home. For this we thank you for your support.

 

Just to remind everyone that homelearning is a core part of your child’s education. The learning that they do at home, should reinforce their learning in class. This means, they should be able to explain to you what they have been learning.

 

We would like to remind you of our expectations of children in Allen class and would greatly appreciate your support in reinforcing the importance of learning.

 

–      Home Learning pieces to be handed in by Tuesday at the latest. We will give out homelearning on Thursday.   Please place in the blue tray in the conservatory.

–      Reading: Ultimately, every child in the school should be reading every day to an adult at home. The more you read the better you will become!

–      BugClub Please ensure that your child uses this excellent internet based program if you have the internet and a computer at home.

–      Please make a note in their green books or pop in and see us if they are finding the learning a bit tricky.   We ask if you read with your child to also write this in their green diary.  Reading can consist of their home/school reading book, a book or magazine from home. Please can diaries and reading books be placed in the provided white box in the conservatory each Monday, we aim to check how each child is progressing.  My TA checks each day if children have been reading and we count up the amount so that children will then receive a reading band. If the diary is not placed in the box we are not aware that your child has been reading.  I cannot express how important your support with reading is; the better the reader the better the writer.

 

PE

Children need to remember to bring in their PE kits each week. PE will still be on a Thursday. . We expect all children to have suitable PE kit to wear. We also hope children are becoming more independent and dressing by themselves. We are trying to encourage independence in Allen Class, and the most of the children are responding.  Please could we have your support in reminding the children that it is their responsibility to look after their property.  Jumpers need to be placed in school bags.  Please label all of your child’s clothes, which will help prevent distress on PE days.

 

Topic

This half termly topic is called Let’s Pretend.  We will take on board children’s needs, interests and abilities into our teaching.  Learning will focus around favourite stories.  We will have our class wow day next Wednesday and we hope each child can bring in their favourite story and dress as a character from a story book.

 

Read animal stories such as;

The Gruffalo and Julia Donaldson books

The Large Family

Traditional stories- Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and The Beanstalk.

Hairy Maclary stories

Hungry Caterpillar and stories by Eric Carle

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Foundation Stage Stage Team