Kinder Class have really been enjoying the spring weather this week. We have been outside lots, learning in the water and mud kitchen and generally having fun. Our spiders topic this week has seen us writing letters and number sentences to Incy Wincy Spider who has been replying to us and even leaving us sweets. We also had a very special experience this week when a friend of Thomas' called Sally came into school to show us a Chilean Rose tarantula called Rosie. We all really enjoyed hearing about spiders and some of us even held Rosie! We then drew pictures of Rosie and other spiders.
In PE we have started our tennis topic. This week we used the racket to balance and bounce the ball. We also started Balancebility. This is a program designed to improve children's balance which should result in them being able to ride a pedal bike without stabilizers. The expert advice is not to fit stabilizers to a child's bike. Start with a balance bike and then progress to using a pedal bike in the same way as a balance bike (using your feet to push along the ground) until eventually feeling confident enough to balance and pedal.
Our award winners this week are Ava and Taylor. Ava is such a brilliant learner. She always gives an answer to questions and is super confident. Taylor is an amazing reader and is often to be found in the reading corner looking at books with friends.
Now the sunny weather is here please can you apply suncream to your child before school. We have dispensers in school which the children can use and we are training them to do so. But they will be much more effectively protected if it is applied by an adult ensuring they are fully covered. Please could your child also bring in a hat to protect their head. We'll ensure they wear their hats when outside and also drink lots of water.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the fine weather. From Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have been doing lots of learning in their first week of term. We have been reading non-fiction books about frogs and watching our tadpoles grow. We have also been doing lots of maths using our Numicon, learning number bonds to 10 and counting backwards from 20.
In literacy we have written a news entry about what we did on our holidays. We have started using literacy and maths books this week so that when we get to year 1 we'll be confident in using them.
We have also been learning the sounds sh and th (which makes two sounds e.g. throw & them). Thank you for the brilliant response to the book bingo challenge. They are all very impressive. The children loved being awarded their sparkly books!
Our cup winner this week is Noah. He's a brilliant mathematician and has been amazing us all week with his knowledge of number bonds. Rose is our reader of the week. She loves reading and loves to talk about the pictures and story. Well done!
Next week we'll be learning about spiders! Have a lovely weekend from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
PS. Many thanks for the fantastic attendance at the reading meeting. Just a slight correction regarding the reading scheme order. It goes, lilac, pink, red, yellow then blue. If anyone unable to attend would like a copy of the materials or a quick chat about the reading i'm happy to help.
Kinder Class have had a very busy last week of the Spring Term. We have been celebrating Book Day by doing lots of 'Where the Wild Things Are' activities. We took part in activities in our family groups (mixed ages groups) visiting all the classrooms and had a wild rumpus, made masks, made junk model sailing boats and wild things pictures. The class really enjoyed this and the older children really looked after them well.
We have also been making Easter Cards, singing 'Chick, Chick, Chicken', and learning about our new number apparatus Numicon. Sadly this week was William K's last at Milford. He's been a brilliant friend to all of Kinder Class and his new school are very lucky to have him joining them.
Our cup winner this week is Edith for being brilliant at learning. She is excellent at all the subjects and always gives 100%. Well done! William H is our reader of the week. He reads loads at home and because of this is a really confident, fluent reader for his age!
After Easter our topic is 'Minibeasts'. We'll start off by learning about frogs and tadpoles. We also have the reading meeting on the 11th at 3:40pm which we hope you can attend. We'll arrange for children to be looked after by a member of staff. We also start balanceability after the holidays. More details to follow.
Have a restful and peaceful Easter, from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have enjoyed lots of art activities this week. We have made pictures from shapes, pop art leaf prints, sunflower paintings and lots of colouring including a card for Mrs Williams' birthday. We also had fun collecting leaves for our art, painting the playground in water, making collages from magazines and lots more. Plus we had a go at making circles using our bodies!
Our cup winner this week is William K. He is the most delightful member of Kinder Class. He is always kind to his friends and his calm nature helps to make our school a lovely place to learn. Isla is our reader of the week. She is doing brilliantly with her reading. She really enjoys reading in school and at home and always confidently explains what is haappening in the story. Well done!
Next week we are doing some Easter and Spring activities. Don't forget book day! Have a lovely weekend from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have been doing scientific investigations all this week. We have used our sense of touch to describe materials, make snowflakes inspired by last weeks weather, mix different liquids to make chemical reactions and free animals from ice.
On Wednesday the children really enjoyed writing farewell messages to Wye Class as they went on their residential. We also had a Visit from Miss Derbyshire who came to show us baby Jack. The class were very excited but very gentle with Jack.
Our cup winner this week is Thomas. He is such an enthusiastic learner and always gives his best. Our reader of the week is Mia. She reads all the time at home and is flying through the books. Well done.
Next week we are having an art week. We'll be trying out lots of different techniques to produce pieces of art. Have a lovely weekend, from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Unfortunately our first week back was cut short by the snow. We still managed to do lots of book related activities though. We really enjoyed reading all our favourite books and doing acitivites based on them such as counting moon rocks, making ladybirds and playing Highway Rat. We also enjoyed writing words in the snow for phonics.
Our topic for this week is Science. So we'll be doing lots of fun experiments to inspire our writing and maths. Mr Chuck.
Kinder Class have had a fantastic final week of the half term. We have been finishing our Jungle topic off with lots of monkeying around. We have made monkeys by cutting and sticking as well as painting with our hands. We have also been doing monkey maths finding the missing monkeys. All this and lots of monkey and ape books too. On Thursday we had lots of fun making pancakes for which we wrote instructions. We also designed our own pancakes on the computer. As you can see the real things look yummy.
After half term we have a bit of a mix of topics so please look at the planning on the curriculum page. In a slight change for Week One we'll be doing lots of activities related to the books the class brought in on the last day. This will help us celebrate book week. Please could your child bring this book back for the week so we can share them again. Plus don't forget the fancy dress day that week. On the Thursday the whole school will be celebrating books by getting into mixed age groups and doing activities based around one classic book (yet to be revealed).
Our cup winner this week is Oliver. He is such a clever learner and a very kind member of Kinder Class. His kindness helps make our school a happy place to be. Our reader of the week is Tyler. He is doing brilliantly with his reading and practises all the time at home. This is really helping him to become a confident reader. Well done both of you. Finally Kinder Class won the attendance award again this week. Great work.
Have a lovely, restful holiday from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have loved learning about snakes and frogs this week. We have made paper plate snakes, done lots of colouring, made snake patterns, a congratulations card for Miss Derbyshire and much, much more. On Wednesday we went to the park and told show and tells of special things we found. We have also enjoyed finding ice on our outdoor area which often formed fantastic shapes. On Friday we performed in front of the school singing our song 'The Little Green Frog'.
Our pupil of the week is Ibadah. She has done brilliantly to settle into our school half way through the year. She has made lots of friends and is always enthusiastic about her learning. Alice is our reader of the week. She's doing so well in reading and constantly impresses the teachers with her effort. Well done!
Next week we are learning about apes and monkeys. Have a lovely weekend from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have had a fun week learning about crocodiles. We have been doing crocodile adding, card writing, book reviews and wanted posters for Craig our naughty class crocodile. There have been crocodiles swimming around our playground all week so we have been building stepping stones to avoid them and adding more crocs with paint. William K also shared some real croc pictures with the class during a show and tell. On Friday we learnt about keeping our teeth healthy by sorting healthy and treat foods.
Our award winners this week are Taylor and William K. Taylor won the class cup for his enthusiasm for learning. He really loves school and is a lovely member of Kinder Class. William won our reading award. He is a superstar reader who is flying through his books! Well done both of you. We also welcomed our new friend Ibadah this week. All the class made her feel very welcome.
Next week our topic is jungle snakes and frogs. Have a lovely weekend from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have really enjoyed learning about Elmer the Elephant this week. We have talked and written about what makes us special, painted Elmer pictures and performed our own Elmer plays. Our cup winner this week is William H for always being a confident, enthusiastic learner. Our reader of the week is Ava who always reads beautifully. We also won the school attendence award for the second week running!
Next week we are learning all about crocodiles. One of our books is the Selfish Crocodile about a croc with toothache. So we'll also learn about keeping our teeth clean. Have a lovey weekend from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
Kinder Class have had a fun week in school. We have been doing lots of activities based on The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We have been tiger painting, reading tiger fiction and non-fiction, making play-doh buns for our friends, having tea parties, decorating biscuits (in quarters) and practising our hockey skills for PE. In phonics we have been writing sounds on the playground and then jumping to blend them together into words.
Next week we'll be learning about Elmer the Elephant. This will give us lots of opportunities to discuss why we are all special and unique. Have a lovely weekend from Mr Chuck and Mrs Williams.
In Kinder Class this week we have been thinking all about the Jungle. We have found a letter from Rosy (a tree who has lived in the Jungle for over 100 years!) and woodcutters are trying to cut her down! We also got some letters off animals who use Rosy for different things. Children have chosen animals to write about and explained why their chosen animal needs Rosy. In Maths we have been thinking about sharing which the children have been working really hard on, even understanding that sometimes we have remainders that we cannot share.
From next week Mr Chuck will be teaching in Reception. The children have already developed very good relationships with him and they are going to have a great year with him! Please feel free to speak to Mr Chuck to say hello or you have any issues that you wish to discuss, he will always be available after school. Next week we'll be learning about the classic book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'.
Have a fantastic year and I will see you again in October.
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