The children in Reception have had great fun this week as they have been super scientists! They have enjoyed making predictions and testing their ideas by taking part in lots of investigations and experiments.
Some of our favourite activities have included making bubbles, exploring magnetism, colour mixing and observing the changes that occur when celery and flowers are put in coloured water. The children also had the chance to learn about our planet using a globe and Google Earth, as well as blasting off in the space station role play area!
Our week was finished off perfectly when the children spotted a double rainbow in the garden!
The children had the opportunity to find out about Chinese New year. They enjoyed making dragons and taking part in dragon dancing.
The children enjoyed finding out how pancakes are made. Children were eager to help. Everyone had the opportunity to taste pancakes.
Thank you to all of the parents who came to the Writing Workshop at Hob Moor Road on Thursday. It was lovely to see so many parents working with their children in the classroom to develop their writing skills. At the workshop we discussed the Early Learning Goal for Writing which focuses on using ‘phonetically correct spellings’ and correctly spelt ‘high frequency words’.
Here are some useful videos which may help you to support your child, working towards their Literacy Early Learning Goals.
This week Reception enjoyed their Writing Workshop at Starbank Road. We shared different writing techniques and showcased all the opportunities for writing in our environments. Thank you to all the parents for attending, and we hope you now have some useful ideas on how to support your children at home.
Below is a useful link to the Letters and Sounds website, which has fantastic free resources and games to help support your child’s reading and writing at home. Most children are now learning Phase 3 phonemes (sounds). If you have any questions at all please do come and speak to us!
We would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended the writing workshop this morning. It was fantastic to showcase all of the writing opportunities available to the children in school, whilst also sharing simple ways you can encourage your child to write at home. Hopefully you now have lots of ideas to support your child with their writing at home!
If you weren’t able to attend the workshop, you can view the presentation by clicking this link.
The video below shows you the pure sounds we teach in phonics. This will help your child with their reading and writing.
Thanks for you continued support.
The Reception Team at Bierton Road
Today was the day the Arts Councillors have been waiting for!
The Hob Moor Road Arts Council presented an impressive powerpoint presentation in front of Mrs Mahli and Mr Ahmad!
The Arts Councillors shared the results from the ‘Pupil Voice Survey’ and they suggested many ways in which Starbank could improve its Arts provision.
Mrs Mahli and Mr Ahmad promised to follow up on the Arts Councillors suggestions and they are going to come and see the Councillors again in three weeks time to discuss next steps!
The children in Reception at Hob Moor Road Site had a wonderful World Book Day! Lots of children came to school dressed as their favourite book character and we had a fashion show to show off their amazing costumes! We read lots of stories throughout the day and the children were given opportunity to discuss their own favourite books. After listening to lots of stories, we had a class vote and the children chose their favourite book of the day! The winner was ‘Evil Pea Rules’ by Sue Hendra.
Remember to keep reading and sharing stories at home!
The children in RHC had a lovely day celebrating World Book Day! Everyone made a real effort with their costumes, and we really enjoyed talking about some of our favourite stories. We even had a visit from another teacher to hear her own favourite story. Have a look at our brilliant costumes. Thank you to all the parents for your creativity!
This afternoon 5LS have been introduced to Safe Internet Day. In small groups, children chose to act out a play script to show how we may not intentionally hurt people online but people can get upset. We also looked at some scenarios and thought carefully about how we would respond to them. We learnt what to do if somebody was unkind to us online bylocking, ignoring or letting a trusted adult know. Other children made posters to show awareness and a few children made a rap about staying safe online.