Big Talk

Diary Dates:

World Book Day – Thursday 1st March

 Parent Consultation Meetings – Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March.

16.2.18

Hi Everyone!

We have had a really exciting last week before half term. The children have really enjoyed videoing themselves acting out the story of Penguin.  They have also worked really hard writing their own version of the ‘Penguin’ story.

We were busy making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and talked about the beginning of Lent. We also learned about Chinese New Year and explored noodles with chopsticks! The children were really excited to take part in our Dragon Dance around the playground!

In Maths we have been learning about height and weight – the children measured themselves and weighed different objects.

Our Readers of the week are Angelo and Layla Finnigan – well done for reading at home. We loved hearing about what all of the children want to be when they grow up – well done to Noah and Liam who won the ‘dip’ in the box for homework!

After the holidays our topic is going to be ‘Superheroes’!  We will be finding out about different ‘super characters’.  If you have any pictures or books your child would like to share please send them in.

For homework over the holiday we would love the children to find out about a superhero or better still to invent their own.  We would like you to help your child make a cape for their own character (please make sure it is safe around the neck – a little elastic may help).  There will be a small prize for the most imaginative cape so it is time to put on your thinking caps!

The children can keep their capes in school and use them in their play. We will be writing some stories about your child’s character and super powers!

We will also be reading the story of ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson.  To link with this we will be doing lots more work on measuring and comparing lengths, using the words longer, longest, shorter, shortest, taller and tallest.

Please can you ensure that all School Uniform has your child’s name written in. Some children have lost cardigans and jumpers recently. We would appreciate it if you could check at home and bring back any that may have been taken home by accident.

We wish you all a lovely half term break, thank you all as usual for your continued support and we look forward to seeing all your creative ‘Superhero’ capes!

The Reception Team.

Big Talk

9.2.18

Hi Everyone!

We have had a really exciting week and have had lots of visits from People who talked about their jobs as part of Careers and Aspirations Week! We met Firefighters, a Police Officer, a Beauty Therapist and a Health Care Assistant! We also went to a wild animal workshop! The children were really excited to sit in the Fire Engine and Police Car! The children learned lots and talked about different jobs.

For homework this week we would like the children to draw and write about what job they would like to do when they grow up.

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story of ‘Penguin’ by Polly Dunbar.  The children have really enjoyed learning the story. Next week we will be acting it out and making our own ‘Penguin’ storybooks.

In Maths this week we have been learning about different 3D shapes and looking for these shapes around school.

Next week we will be learning about the start of Easter with Pancake Day on Tuesday. We will also be learning about Chinese New Year on Friday. If anyone has any spare decorations or anything else that we could show the children when joining in with these celebrations, please send them in.

In Maths we will be learning about length, height and weight.

We had lots of Big Talk returned last week – well done everyone! Jessica and Bailey won the ‘dip in the box’ this week.

Our ‘readers of the week’ are Harry Jepson and Alfie Thorp! Well done to them both and thank you to their grown-ups for the support they give them at home!

As part of our Eco Friendly School work, we have started a recycling project. Don’t forget to bring in plastic bags, bottles and batteries (a battery box has been sent home) each week. There is a prize for the class who has collected the most each week.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you all as usual for your continued support.

 

The Reception Team!

Big Talk

2.2.18

Hi Everyone!

This week the children have been problem solving and talking about how to free the penguins from the ice. They have really enjoyed the story of ‘One Snowy Night’ and have written about their favourite characters. In maths we have been doing lots of doubling and halving. Our ‘Song of the week was ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’. We have sent home the words so that you can continue to sing this song at home.

Next week we will be continuing our topic on cold climates and will be reading the story ‘Penguin’ by Polly Dunbar.

It is also ‘Careers and Aspirations week’ next week so we are really excited to meet our visitors who will talk to the children about the different jobs that they do.

We will also be talking to the children about using the internet safely on ‘Safer Internet Day’ (Tuesday 6th February).

In Maths we will be learning about different shapes. We will continue to read ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’ as it is a great book for developing the children’s counting skills.

Well done to those children who completed their homework last week, we had some fantastic discussions about how the children made ice at home! Well done to Tatenda who talked and wrote about making ice lollies, and Ela who was excited to talk about how she made ice. Both children will have a ‘dip in the box’.

For homework this week we would like you to talk about shapes that you see in the environment (i.e. a door is a rectangular shape, the clock is a circle……). You could draw or take photographs of what you see.

Our readers of the week this week were Ella Fogg and Seve. Well done to both those children. Please make sure that your child brings their book bag in everyday with their reading record and book inside.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you all as usual for your continued support.

The Reception Team

Big Talk

(26.1.18)

Hi Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop on Assessment, I hope you all found it useful, and that you enjoyed looking through your child’s learning journal.  The journals are available for you to look through at any time, please just ask a member of staff.  You can also add to your child’s journal; WOW sheets are available if you want to share any proud moments or achievements your child has at home. (They are hung on the wall in the cloakroom area – please feel free to help yourself.)

Well done to those children who completed their homework last week, we had some great homework returned.  Isabella C was able to tell us about how long her swimming lesson lasted and how long it took her to do some lovely paintings.  She even wrote the homework out herself!  Well Done Isabella!  Layla F did some beautiful writing too about how long it took her to brush her teeth!  I bet they are lovely and shiny now! Both children will have a ‘dip in the box’.

The children have enjoyed dressing up warm and playing in the Explorer’s tent.  Next week we will be reading the story ‘A Snowy Day’ by Nick Butterworth (A Percy the Park Keeper story).

Our readers of the week this week were Esme and Seren!  Well done to both those children.

In maths this week we have really enjoyed reading the book ‘One is a snail, Ten is a crab’ and the children have enjoyed counting in 10’s.  We will be continuing with this next week.

We will also be carrying out some investigations on ice…watch this space to see what we discover!!!  For homework it would be great if you could find out how to make ice (it could be an ice-lolly).  Let us know how you go on!

Have a lovely weekend and thank you all as usual for your continued support.

The Reception Team

Big Talk

Diary Dates Parent Workshop on Assessment in Reception Wed 24th January9am.

 19.1.18

Hi Everyone!

This week in Reception we are pleased to welcome Miss Wood and Miss Meacock who are trainee teachers from Manchester Metropolitan University.  They will be working with us at Corrie until Easter.

It has been really cold this week, but the children have loved playing outside, please could you make sure they have a warm coat and substantial shoes or boots. A hat and gloves are also essential!

Thank you for all the Big Talk sent in last week; Ronnie told us about the remote controlled car he got for Christmas and Lexi sent in photos of her building a terrific lego track!

This week in maths we have been reading the book ‘The Time it Took Tom’.  We have been finding out how many things we can do in minute.  For homework we would like the children to use timers around the home and find out how many things they can do in a certain length of time – write their name, hop etc or how long it took them to do something – an hour to go shopping, half an hour to get ready for bed etc.

Next week our Maths book of the week will be ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a crab’.

Reading

Please try to read with your child and go over their words every day if possible, it is so important to practise as often as possible (don’t forget to write in the reading record book to let us know how they have gone on).  Our readers of the week were Lily and Layla Rae ! Well done!  They have worked really hard learning their words and sounds.

Please could you make sure that your child’s reading folder is only used to store their reading books.  Books have been ruined by putting food/drinks in their book bag and we will have to charge for replacements.

Finally we are having a toy amnesty next week – any toys; particularly cars and lego figures that children have taken home please can parents return them- no questions asked.

Thank you! Have a lovely weekend and thank you all as usual for your continued support.

The Reception Team

 

 

Big Talk

12.1.18

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome back!  We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and feel refreshed and ready to start the new year!  We would like to thank you all for the lovely cards and gifts you sent in for Christmas.

The children have enjoyed telling us about what they did during the Christmas holidays, we don’t know how Santa managed to get all those presents to Denton!  We all enjoyed looking at the photos you sent in!  Well done to Aurora and Charlie who won the homework prize this week.

For homework this week we would like the children to tell us about toys they have that they have to operate either electronically or manually – remote controlled toys, push button machines, books with lift-up flaps etc.  This information would provide evidence we can use to complete your child’s assessments.  Again photographs would be great!

Our new topic is about ‘Winter Weather and Cold Places’ – we will be learning about how the weather affects us and the clothes we wear for protection.  We will be finding out about cold and snowy places and animals that live there.   If you have any books, pictures or information that we could look out, please send them in! This week we have looked at the globe and watched videos clips about the polar regions.  The children have enjoyed looking at information books about cold climates and the animals that live there.

Next week we will be reading the story Cuddley Dudley by Jez Alborough and finding out about penguins.

Thank you to those parents who have been reading regularly with their child at home – 5 or 10 minutes every day if possible can have a real impact on your child’s reading age!  Our Readers of the week are Jacob Norris, Alfie, Isabella Watt and Tatenda – we were really impressed with how hard they have all worked during the holidays!

Have a lovely weekend and thank you all as usual for your continued support.

The Reception Team

 

 

 

 

Big Talk

 

15.12.17

Diary Dates:

Christmas Dinner – Monday 18th December.

Christmas pantomime – Tuesday 19th December (please ensure you have paid if you would like your child to attend).

Reception Christmas Party – Thursday 21st December.

Last day of term – Friday 22nd December (reopen Monday 8th January).

Hi Everyone!

We hope you all enjoyed our Christmas Nativity play, the children worked really hard learning the songs. Well done to all of them, we were so proud of them!

This week the children have been busy joining in Christmas activities – they have been extremely busy making things in Santa’s workshop! They have really enjoyed doing the maths challenges from our Advent calendar too. We have also been enjoying reading Christmas stories, thank you to everyone who sent in a Christmas story.

For homework this week we have sent home some Christmas counting and number sheets. You could also do some counting at home i.e. how many stars/baubles on the tree or how many presents under the tree.

Our readers of the week this week are Lillie May (who has really made progress with her phonics) and Noah (for learning all of his sounds and words). Well done to both of them.

Well done to Joshua (who drew a lovely picture of the characters in his favourite story ‘The Magic Reindeer’) and Finley (who drew a lovely picture of the carrots in his favourite story).

Our Christmas Party will take place on Thursday the 21st December.  We have put up a list of party food we need and would be grateful if you could sign up.  On the day party clothes can be sent in to school in a named carrier bag and we will change them after lunch.

Please can you check at home and in your child’s book bag for any toys that belong to school and return them. Thank you.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and as usual thank you for your continued support.

 

The Reception Team

Big Talk

8.12.17

Diary Dates:

Reception Nativity – Wednesday 13th December, 2.30pm.

Christmas Dinner – Monday 18th December.

Christmas pantomime – Tuesday 19th December (please ensure you have paid if you would like your child to attend).

Reception Christmas Party – Thursday 21st December.

Last day of term – Friday 22nd December (reopen Monday 8th January).

Hi Everyone!

The children were really excited to find that one of Santa’s elves has arrived in reception and is reporting back to Santa about all of the Christmas activities we are doing! We have been very busy learning about the story of the First Christmas, writing letters to Father Christmas, making reindeer food and christmas trees. We have also been doing lots of counting, adding and subtracting.

The children have been working really hard practising for our Nativity next week. Please keep learning the songs at home ready for our performance next Wednesday.

Next week we will be taking part in more Christmas activities including making Christmas cards. If anyone has any spare envelopes or old stamps that we could use please send them in – the children have really enjoyed writing and posting letters to the elf!

Our Christmas Party will take place on Thursday the 21st December.  Next week we will put up a list of party food we need and would be grateful if you could sign up.  On the day party clothes can be sent in to school in a named carrier bag and we will change them after lunch.

We have also been enjoying reading Christmas stories. If your child has a Christmas story or book they would like to share please send it in with your child’s name inside.

Our readers of the week this week are Poppy and Isabella C – well done to both of them.

We were really impressed with Seren’s lovely writing about how she celebrates Christmas and enjoyed looking at the photographs of Scarlett celebrating Christmas. Both children won a ‘dip in the box’ for homework this week.

For homework this week we would like the children to tell us about their favourite Christmas story/film or any special story.  They could draw or write about the characters or their favourite part.

We hope you have a lovely weekend though we know at this time of the year it will be really busy, and as usual thank you for your continued support.

The Reception Team.

Big Talk

(1.12.17)    Diary Dates

Winter Fair – Friday 8th Dec Junior Hall (Xmas Jumper Day in exchange for chocolate and cakes)

13.12.17 – Wednesday at 2.30pm – Reception Nativity.

Hi Everyone!

I think you may have noticed that it is ‘that time of year’ already!  In reception we have already been busy rehearsing for our Nativity Play on Wednesday 13th Dec, make sure you have returned the slip requesting tickets!  The nativity will start at 2.30pm in the Infant Hall. The children are really excited and have been trying hard to learn the songs.  We are sure you will all enjoy our performance!  We are a few costumes short for the Nativity and would be grateful if anyone has any Xmas outfits their children could wear for the performance – Father Christmas/Elf Suit etc.

Thank you to those who sent in for the £1 envelope draw; all the money raised at the Winter Fair will be spent on the children at Corrie.

For Big Talk homework this week, we would like the children to tell us about how their family celebrate Christmas or any other festivals such as Eid.  We would like to know if they have special food, go to special places, see family members, send cards or decorate their homes etc.  As usual accompanying photographs would be great to look at, and they give the children prompts to talk about when they share their homework with the class.  All homework and photos sent in will be put in your child’s file and sent home at the end of the year.  Well done to Harry W and Ella who did beautiful writing on last weeks homework.  They will each have a dip in the box!

Next week in school we will be writing letters to Santa and learning about the Nativity story.  We will also be looking at patterns and 3d shapes.  We will also be wrapping different shaped presents so would be grateful of any excess Christmas wrapping paper you may have.

As the weather has been considerably colder this week please make sure your child has suitable clothes for outdoor play – a warm coat, hat and gloves.  We can provide waterproofs if it is raining. (Don’t forget to write in names.)

Our readers of the week are Jessica and  Aurora–   who have read almost every night at home – it really does make a difference- (thank you!) and also well done to those children who have learnt all the stage 2 words on the sheets and phase 2 letter sounds.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and as usual, thank you for your continued support.

The Reception team

Big Talk

Diary Dates

Next Friday (1st Dec) bring £1 in an envelope and good as new toys. Wear Tinsel!

Dec 13th 2.15pm Reception Nativity

Dec 8th 3.30pm Winter Fair – donate chocolate/cakes and wear Christmas jumper/accessories.

 

24.11.17

Hi Everyone!

A big thank you to all who sent in bottles for the Winter Fair last week and ‘smellies’ in today.

The children have been learning about staying safe near roads during Road Safety Week. We have sent home a ‘Road Safety’ activity for the children to spot things as they are walking around. The children have also been learning about ‘Switch It Off Fortnight’ and have been talking about how to save electricity.

This week we have been busy practising the songs for our Nativity play.  For homework this week we would like you to help your child practise the songs and learn the words.  Next week we will start our rehearsals properly.  We will also be looking at rhyming words so it would be great if you could help your child to find rhyming pairs around the home –eg chairs and stairs!

We will also be putting up our Christmas decorations next week; if you have any spare decorations you could send in we would be really grateful!

We really enjoyed sharing the children’s homework and finding out who their friends are. Oliver and Raquel have won the ‘dip in the box’ for homework this week.

Our ‘readers of the week’ are – Jacob M who talked lots about the story and Evie who has worked so hard to learn all her sounds. As a reward they have won a ‘dip in the box!’   The children have their book changed at school once a week, it is important that they have their reading folder in school every day so that their book is changed when they read with their group.  Each week the children are also assessed on whether they know the letter sounds and the key words we send home.  Learning these and practising them at home as often as possible is really important and helps the children to become confident readers.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and as usual, thank you for your continued support.

 

The Reception Team