Our week in Reception – 23.02.24

Reception have had a busy first week back. We have also started our new topic, learning all about farms. We have collated questions we would like to research and find the answers to over the coming weeks.

In phonics some children have started to learn their set 2 sounds, which is brilliant!  You can find some additional videos below to further practise these. Please remember to sign your child’s reading diary each time you have read at home.

In maths this week we have combined two amounts to find the total and have been conceptually subitising two amounts to find the whole amount. Towards the end of the week we have started to explore different lengths and height.

Home reading and homework

Handwriting – Page 4 and 11

Maths – Page 13

Please watch the additional Read Write Inc videos for further practise:

Set 2 new digraphs

ay

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/9rhcikTd/CVnjzIFj

ee

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/mFtv6p7M/3RfmPV2U

 

Set 1 sounds review

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/GAiT51yG/LgBRxa8H

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/GAiT51yG/LgBRxa8H

 

Key information for next week 

Farm trip reminder – please log in to your Parent Pay account to confirm you have given consent and payment.

Tuesday

  • Forest School this week. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and provide indoor shoes to prevent the classroom floor from becoming dirty and slippery when we return inside.

Thursday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday:)

Mrs Smith

Our Latest Newsletter 09.02.2023

Our latest newsletter is her for you to read, please click on the link below to see it.

https://johnfletcherofmadeley.co.uk/newsletters/spring-term-news…ter-5-09-02-2024/

1N Newsletter Friday 9th February

This week the children have been learning how to double numbers in their Maths and we have also been looking at how to find near doubles. Their homework for Maths over the holidays is a doubling game which they can play to consolidate their learning of this.

We have been doing lots of phonics this week to check which sounds we know really well and those we need to practice. Therefore your child may be coming home with a new reading book band. It has been lovely to see that lots of children have been bringing their signed reading logs every day. This has been earning them 5 dojos.

Spellings for over the half term is to learn the days of the week.

In our PE this week we have been creating our own Dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year.

As part of our World Mental Health day, the children have been discussing the importance of speaking out. We enjoyed talking about our feelings and thinking about what makes us happy or sometimes sad.

The children look wonderful in their ‘wear what you love’ clothes and they are very excited about today’s disco.

I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe half term and I can’t wait to see the children back on Monday 19th.

Mrs Nicholls

Our week in Reception – 09.02.2024

Reception have had wonderful end to this half term this week. Our focus text we have been reading was, ‘The adventures of egg box dragon,’ written by Richard Adams. We created our own egg box dragons using junk modelling.

We have also been learning about the Chinese New Year. We read the story, acted it out using props and learnt about their traditions. We created our own lanterns and listened to Chinese music and performed. The children have all brought home a fortune cookie to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Home reading and homework

In maths this week we have been learning about number pairs, doubling and odds and even numbers. Homework this week is to complete your challenges in your handwriting and maths CGP book. Please ONLY complete the following pages:

Handwriting – Page 3 and 10

Maths – Page 4 and 19

Please watch the additional Read Write Inc videos for further practise:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/CphPrXKA/riYWhsiP

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ju0ii01B/20iyVEr5

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/QgNzhzTn/Tv7v6JY7

Key information for after half term

Tuesday

  • Forest School this week. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and provide indoor shoes to prevent the classroom floor from becoming dirty and slippery when we return inside.

Thursday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing you soon:)

Mrs Smith

Final call – Friends (PTA) Wear What You Love Disco

💃💃💃…Final Day…🕺🕺🕺
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket, to join us this Friday 9th February for our “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear 🥳.
Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPay, by the end of Today (6th Feb), this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies.
Volunteers – Safety is paramount, if you/ grandparent/ uncle/ aunt/ friend can help, please do get in touch, we could really do with some more volunteers.

Our week in Reception – 02.02.24

Reception have had another busy week this week. We have been observing the different weather as the days have passed, we even spotted the a beautiful rainbow on our weather watch! In Forest School we have created our own dragons using natural materials.

Earlier in the week we followed our designs to sculpt a dragon eye using clay and glass cabochon iris. The children used a variety of tools and experimented with different techniques. We then added a layer of colour to complete them.

Home reading and homework

In maths this week we have been learning about numbers 6,7 and 8. Homework this week is to complete your challenges in your handwriting and maths CGP book. Please ONLY complete the page 2 and 9 in your handwriting book and page 2 and 6 in your maths book.

Please watch the additional Read Write Inc videos for further practise:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/6QTMymsf/36ytBJDd

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/pnKMzyuo/1tvkHs7r

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/GT9pwlmy/HfagSk40

Key information for next week

Tuesday

  • Forest School this week. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and provide indoor shoes to prevent the classroom floor from becoming dirty and slippery when we return inside.

Thursday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday:)

Mrs Smith

Year 1 Newsletter 19.01.24

Year 1 have had a lovely week of learning. They have been developing their understanding of numbers to 20. They have been counting quantities and using number lines to count on.

In our English lessons this week, children have been learning about adjectives and describing a picture from our class reading book ‘One Snowy Night’ They came up with some fantastic ideas.

In Science we have introduced our new topic ‘Animals’ where the children have been learning that there are different groups of animals, which animals lay eggs and those who give birth to live young.

Our Geography topic this half term is ‘Wonderful Weather’. The children have been recognising different weather symbols and discussing how the weather changes through different seasons.

Homework and spellings have been sent out this week. If your child has been absent please remind them to collect some spare.

Many thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Nicholls

Our week in Reception – 19.01.2024

Reception have had a busy week. On Monday we returned to find that our egg had disappeared! We followed the clues to find footage of a dragon having visited our classroom over the weekend. The dragon thanked us for taking good care of their egg.

In maths we have been learning to find one more and one less than a given number up to 5 using the sentence stem, ‘one less than __ is ___.’ The children are more confident in using these sentence stems to help frame their answer, which is fantastic. We have also revisited subitising up to 5. Please find your homework to consolidate this learning in your homework folder.

In phonics this week we continue to consolidate our set 1 special friends when reading words. Children who are now reading books, we are focusing on rereading each sentence after decoding to build up their fluency.

Home reading and homework

Homework this week is to complete your challenge all about subitising. You will find this in your homework folder.

Please watch the additional Read Write Inc videos for further practise:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/6QTMymsf/36ytBJDd

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/pnKMzyuo/1tvkHs7r

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/GT9pwlmy/HfagSk40

Key information for next week

Tuesday

  • Forest School this week. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and provide indoor shoes to prevent the classroom floor from becoming dirty and slippery when we return inside.

Thursday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday:)

Mrs Smith

Lunch

Dear Parents / Carers,

We are writing to inform you that, with recent staff changes and in order to keep children safe, we are making some adjustments to the timings at lunchtime.

From today, the timings for lunchtimes will be as follows:

6LS and 5CC will have their lunchbreak from 12:15pm – 1:00pm

6G and 5R will have their lunchbreak from 12:40pm – 1:25pm

This will not disrupt learning in class but will help towards the smooth and safe running of the school day.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Lawman-Smith

1N Newsletter 12.01.24

The children have had a super first week back and have settled well into school routines. They thoroughly enjoyed watching the Pantomime on Tuesday, especially the teacher dances!

 

This week the children have enjoyed reading One Snowy Night and have been sequencing the story and writing captions.

In Maths we have been looking at numbers to 20. The children have enjoyed playing counting games, singing number songs and looking at tens and ones.

The children will be coming home with homework, spellings and reading books. Can I kindly ask that you listen to your child read on a regular basis and log it in their reading records. Children will earn extra dojos. There will be a spelling test on a Thursday and children will bring home their results.

Just a reminder that our PE days are now Thursday and Friday.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Nicholls

Our Week in Reception – 12.01.2024

Reception have had a fantastic first week back. We started off with the fabulous pantomime on Monday. The children thoroughly enjoyed joining in with singing and dancing.

We returned to find an unusual egg in our classroom and predicted what may hatch from it and who may have left it there. We have been investigating, trying to identify different types of eggs to find out. We then created observational artwork based on this.

Home reading and homework

Homework this week is to complete your challenge all about zero! It has been sent home in your homework folder. Please ensure you read your home reading book daily at home to develop your confidence and fluency. You will find a book mark containing red words. For more information on red words, please follow the links below:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Brm5qw7n/UY51y9oa

 

Please watch the additional Read Write Inc videos for further practise:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/JuVB216m/qZcOOyVw

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/X5fU16dQ/fkDt8JBK

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/GbtQVUzo/KSOQXp2J

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/verjTOFH/4Tr60lFM

 

Key information for next week

Tuesday

  • Forest School this week. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and provide indoor shoes to prevent the classroom floor from becoming dirty and slippery when we return inside.

Thursday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday:)

Mrs Smith

Welcome Back 1N 2024

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. I am very much looking forward to seeing the children tomorrow.

We have lots of exciting new learning planned for the Spring term. Please see below.

Year Group Curriculum Web Year 1 SPRING 1 2024

Just a slight change to our timetable, our PE days will now be on a Thursday and Friday. Please can you ensure that children come dressed in their school PE kit for these days. This will be starting from this week.

 

Many thanks

Mrs Nicholls

Welcome back – 09.01.2023

A warm welcome back to our Reception children! We are looking forward to seeing you all back in school tomorrow ready for our new term. We have lots of exciting learning planned, take a look here:

Curriculum Web EYFS – Spring 1 Mythical Creatures

We also have some more exciting news. As you all enjoyed your P.E. session with the sports coaches before the holidays, moving forward you will now be having your weekly P.E. lesson with the coaches! To make this possible we will now have Forest School on Tuesdays and P.E. will be on Thursdays. This will begin from next week – 15.01.2024.

Remember to upload and photographs of how you have celebrated Christmas on Tapestry to share with the class tomorrow.

See you all tomorrow!

Mrs Smith:)

 

1N Newsletter 15.12.23

What a fantastic week we have had in KS1. I’m sure you will agree that the children did an amazing job performing in their Christmas nativity. They all read their lines beautifully and did so well singing the songs and dancing. I was extremely proud of them all. Next stop- Broadway!!!!

This week we have been learning about Advent and discussing how we get ready for the birth of Jesus. The children produced some lovely advent wreaths in their books and discussed the meaning and importance of the candles.

This is the last week that we will be giving out reading books and can we kindly ask that all books are bought back to school by Thursday next week so that these can all be organised over the holidays.

There will be no new spellings given out this week and you will find a Christmas activity in their homework packs.

On Wednesday the falconry group will be coming into school so if you haven’t already given consent please can you make sure you pop into the office.

Wednesday is also Christmas dinner and jumper day.

I hope to see lots of you at our Christmas Fayre this afternoon and that you all have a fantastic weekend.

 

Mrs Nicholls

Our week in Reception – 22.12.23

Reception have had a fantastic final week of their first term here at John Fletcher. It has been wonderful to see them all grow in confidence over the past few months and I am incredibly proud of them all. They have worked with all of their hearts to create their Christmas cards and decorations, we hope you love them.

Home reading and homework

Homework this week is to have a lovely, restful and fun filled holiday with your families. Please do share what you get up to on Tapestry and we can share it with the class upon your return.

Key information for after Christmas

Tuesday

  • There will be no Forest School this week. Please wear school uniform as normal.

Friday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely holiday and I look forward to seeing you all soon:)

Mrs Smith

The Nest Families

The Nest Families
We would like to invite parents and carers to our very own carol service in the Nest. On Friday 15th December at 3pm we will be opening the Nest to sing some Christmas songs, with complimentary squash and biscuits.
If you would like to attend, please return the slip that will be coming home with your child this afternoon at the earliest opportunity please
We really look forward to seeing you there 🙂
🪺🪹🪺🪹🪺🪹🪺

Year 1 Newsletter 08.12.23

This week the children have been well underway with their Nativity rehearsals. Many thanks to those of you who have bought in costumes. Please can you ensure that they are in by Monday 11th December as the children will be doing a performance to KS2 on Tuesday morning.

As the children have been working so hard this week, there is only spellings homework and reading. You will find a copy of ‘Away in a Manger’- please could your child practice this song with you. If your child has a speaking part, please would you mind spending time practising their lines with them.

In our Science this week the children have been learning about seasonal changes. We described what happens in winter and how the trees and environment change.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday for their performance of ‘The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All’

The Christmas Fair is on Friday 15th.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Nicholls

 

 

Our week in Reception – 08.12.2023

Reception have had a wonderful this week rehearsing their Nativity. We have also been busy in maths where we have identified, named and combined shapes with 4 sides. We then went on a shape hunt to identify these within the environment.

Home reading and homework

Homework this week is to identify shapes in the environment. Do the shapes have 3 or 4 sides? Are the sides the same length? How many corners do they have? Please share any photos you take via Tapestry and we can share these with the class.

Read Write Inc videos:

This week Reception have continued to learn the first digraphs (two letters, one sound). Please watch the videos below.

ch

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/PhpJedYF/FwnhZFUw

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/XpshFBTh/hEgYdXJ0

sh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/nO58AMsg/jiu4LBQl

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3hJxA2qz/242M67iB

th

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/RhkOgYSR/vxYSEtHq

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ynDh0woS/VVCxZEc1

 

Additional Fred talk games

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yxDEq788/erxBd6ay

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/v7LP7PQb/DHolhXmn

Your child has also chosen a picture book and a reading book for pleasure. They will get to choose a new book each Friday and need to bring this into school for the following Thursday. The corresponding sound blending book/ ditty has been allocated to your child’s Oxford Owl account for the week.

Key information for next week

Tuesday

  • There will be no Forest School this week. Please wear school uniform as normal.

Thursday

  • 10am and 2pm Nativity performances. Please ensure your child arrives at school wearing dark, plain clothing.

Friday

  • P.E. – Please arrive in P.E. kit and suitable footwear.
  • Christmas Fair after school.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday:)

Mrs Smith