Chaffinches Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Hall

Mrs Larbey

hall@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

larbey@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

 

                                           Summer Term 1 2022

Welcome back everyone. We hope you have had a restful Easter break and are looking forward to this next half term.

We will be spending lots of time finding out about seeds and plants and growing our own fruit, vegetables and flowers. We will look at the text ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’ by Sam Boughton and will also share a variety of non-fiction texts related to our topic.

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We will continue with our daily phonics lessons, recapping on Phase 3 phonemes then moving onto Phase 4 where we will learn to read words with adjacent consonants. Please continue to support your child with segmenting, blending and sight vocabulary by reading regularly with them at home.

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Maths this term will focus on number to 10 and patterning. We will also continue to to explore height, length, time and money through games and role play activities.

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We will continue to set Rainbow Challenges covering different areas of learning. These are challenges that the children will complete independently during the week.

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Stay and Play will also continue this term. This is an opportunity for you (or another family member) to come in and learn through play with your child. It is also an opportunity to help your child complete their Rainbow Challenges.

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Week 1 20th and 22nd April Red group

Week 2 27th and 29th April Yellow and Blue groups

Week 3 4th and 6th May Green and Purple groups

Week 4 11th and 13th May Red group

Week 5 18th and 20th May Yellow and Blue groups

Week 6 25th and 27th May Green and Purple groups

tapestry.pngWe will continue to use Tapestry in order to share your child's learning and special moments with you. As you know we also enjoy seeing the exciting things that your children get up to at home too so please continue to share their WOW moments with us via Tapestry. To keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom don't forget to check our daily school Twitter posts.

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries we are always available to chat at the end of the day, or you can email us directly.

Kind regards,

Mrs Hall, Mrs Larbey and Mrs Burrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hall@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

larbey@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

Spring Term 2 2022

 Half term seemed to go very quickly! We hope that the children are ready for a new exciting topic. 

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This half term we will be looking at the texts 'Little Red' and 'The Journey Home'. We will also have a focus on the Easter celebration during the last week of term. At some point this half term we will have a very 'eggciting' delivery but shhh don't tell the children! 

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We will continue with our daily phonics lessons, recapping on previously learned Phase 2 and 3 phonemes. We will continue to learn more Phase 3 sounds and harder to read words. The majority of the new sounds will be digraphs - two letters making one sound. Please continue to support your child with their segmenting, blending and sight vocabulary by reading at home with them regularly.

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Our maths this term will focus on number to 10, including zero. We will exlore height, length, time and money through games and role play. 

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We will continue with our Rainbow Challenges this half term. These are a range of tasks, covering different areas of learning, that the children will be expected to complete independently during the week. 

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You will have seen it our latest weekly round up that Stay and Play is back! This is an opportunity for you (or another family member) to come in and learn through play with your child. It is also an opportunity to help your child complete their Rainbow Challenges. 

Week 1 2nd and 4th March Red Group

Week 2 9th and 11th March Yellow Group

Week 3 16th and 18th March Blue Group

Week 4 23rd and 25th March Purple Group

Week 5 30th March and 1st April Green Group

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We will continue to use Tapestry in order to share your child's learning and special moments with you. As you know we also enjoy seeing the exciting things that your children get up to at home too so please continue to share their WOW moments with us via Tapestry. To keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom don't forget to check our daily school Twitter posts.

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries we are always available to chat at the end of the day, or you can email us directly.

Kind regards,

Mrs Larbey, Mrs Hall and Mrs Burrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hall@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

Autumn Term 2 2021

Welcome back. I hope you've all had a lovely half term and had some opportunity to rest and relax.

As always our main focus in Chaffinches will be to ensure that your children are settled and happy, both while choosing during continuous provision and when working on more focused activities.

This half term we will be studying the story 'Star in the jar' by Sam Hay and Sarah Massini and basing much of our learning around space and the planets. We will also be looking at a variety of celebrations such as Diwali, Hannukah and obviously Christmas.

We will begin our half term by finding out about the children themselves, looking at how they have changed over time. We will study baby  photographs and toys and discuss what is the same and what is different. 

Phonics and the aquisition of reading skills will continue to be a strong focus of our teaching, with daily phonics lessons covering Phase 2 and the beginning of Phase 3 phonemes. Please continue to support your child with their reading, segmenting and blending at home.

We will continue to use Tapestry to share what your child is learning in school and would love to see more of what they do at home, so please remember to upload all your WOW moments.

As always, please remember that we are always available to chat at the end of each day if you have any questions or queries, or you can email me directly.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 1 2021

 

Hello and welcome to Chaffinches class. I hope you have had a lovely summer and are excited to be joining us at Cuddington.

In Chaffinches team this year we have Mrs Hall and Mrs Burrows, plus Mrs Harvey who will join us each Wednesday afternoon.

Our main focus for the first few weeks will be to ensure that your children are happy and settled in school. We will spend lots of time getting to know each other, establishing routines, building friendships and exploring our new environment.

 

Within the first few weeks, your child will begin learning phonics. Phonics is a method of teaching children how to read and write by matching spoken sounds to individual letters or groups of letters. It will be taught daily and children will begin by learning initial letter sounds and then progressing onto blending these together to read and write words. Written language is essentially a code and by teaching phonics, we help children to crack that code.   

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  P.E will be taught on a Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has the correct kit and trainers for these sessions. As it begins to get colder, it is advisable that the children bring jogging bottoms and a warm zip up hoodie / jumper for when we have outdoor PE lessons. P.E kits will be sent home each Friday to be washed and should be returned on the following Monday.

Chaffinches are fortunate to have a wonderful outdoor space which we like to use whatever the weather. In order for us to make the most of this area it would be helpful for all children to have their own waterproofs and wellies in school. Please provide your child with a pair of waterproof overalls or trousers and a jacket plus a pair of wellies that can remain in school. 

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We use Tapestry to record what the children are learning in school and assess where they are up to. You will also be able to upload photos and videos to Tapestry at home. We love to read all about the exciting things that have happened at home and all the WOW moments you notice. This really helps us to assess your child's progress and plan for their future learning.

To keep up to date with what is happening in Chaffinches class please check our school Twitter feed.

Reception is such an exciting year and your child will learn so many new skills, both academically and socially. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to chat to us at the end of the day or contact me at the above email address.

Mrs Hall

EYFS teacher

Phonics and Early Reading lead

 

 

 

 

Meet the teacher

Hello everyone.

As we are currently still unable to meet together in large groups please find below our 'Meet the teacher' video. In this I have tried to share the expectations and routines as your child joins us in Chaffinches class. If you have further questions please don't hesitate to catch me for a chat after school or email me directly.

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