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

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

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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

World Book Day Friday 8th March 2024

World Book Day is taking place on Friday 8th March. As a school we are going to be celebrating this day and have chosen the theme “Snuggle up with a good book!” On this day, we are asking pupils to come into school wearing their favourite pyjamas and snuggly clothes. This is so we can all snuggle up with a good book and immerse ourselves in the world of literature. Children are invited to bring their favourite book from home.

Throughout the day, pupils will take part in a range of exciting hands on and virtual activities to enhance their reading and ensure they are continuing to grow their love of reading. There will also be some challenges such as guess which staff member is snuggled up with a good book.  

 

Parents are invited into school to share a book with their child on Friday 8th March, from 2:50pm. Please enter via the main office where you will be shown to your child’s class. At the end of the shared reading session, please leave the school via the office to sign out.  

 

Children will be given a £1 book token to be spent at our school Book Fair or in a local bookstore on a range of identified World Book Day texts. You can find your local bookstore and have a look at the books available by visiting: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/  

 

From Friday 8th March – Wednesday 13th March we will have our annual book fair. The book fair will be held in the South Hall on these dates from 3:30-4:00pm. This an opportunity for you and your child to browse a range of exciting books from a range of genres and purchase one or maybe more. Further information regarding the book fair will be sent nearer the time. 

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

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

Year 1 and Reception School Trip

Dear Families,
Please look out for a letter coming home with the children detailing plans for an upcoming school trip on Wednesday 20th March to Park Hall Farm in Oswestry. This trip is linked to our Spring 2 topic, ‘Down on the Farm’
The children will be leaving school by coach at approximately 9:15am and will return to the school by the end of the school day. All children must be in their school uniform and wear suitable shoes for walking and have a coat in case of wet weather.
If you have any further questions regarding the visit, please don’t hesitate to ask Miss Harrison, Mrs Nicholls or Mrs Smith.
Thankyou

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:)

 

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

EYFS and KS1 Nativity – Costume Reminders

EYFS and KS1 Nativity – Costume Reminders
• If your child is a Narrator in the nativity play
They will need a Christmas Jumper, school trousers or skirt.
• If your child is a Shepherd in the nativity play.
They will need a tea-towel, shorts and a plain T-shirt (brown or black).
• If your child is a King in the nativity play.
They will need black trousers and a plain T-shirt.
• If your child is an Angel in the nativity play.
They will need a plain white T-shirt, white leggings or shorts.
• If your child is a Sheep in the nativity play.
They will need Black trousers or leggings and a white T-shirt.
• If your child is a Town’s person in the nativity play.
They will need black leggings or trousers, a plain T-shirt and a tea towel.
• If your child is Mary in the nativity play.
She will need leggings, a T-shirt and a tea towel.
• If your child is Joseph in the nativity play.
They will need black trousers and a plain T-shirt.
• If your child is a star in the nativity
They will need a black t shirt, black leggings or trousers. 𝑃𝐿𝐸𝐴𝑆𝐸 𝐶𝐴𝑁 𝑅𝐸𝐶𝐸𝑃𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁 𝐶𝐻𝐼𝐿𝐷𝑅𝐸𝑁 𝐴𝑅𝑅𝐼𝑉𝐸 𝑇𝑂 𝑆𝐶𝐻𝑂𝑂𝐿 𝑊𝐸𝐴𝑅𝐼𝑁𝐺 𝑇𝐻𝐸𝐼𝑅 𝑂𝑈𝑇𝐹𝐼𝑇𝑆!!!!
Please can all OTHER costumes be put into a named carrier bag and brought into school by Wednesday 13th December.
Thankyou so much!

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.

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

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

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

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

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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

Reception Nativity Information

This year Reception will be stars in the nativity play. We have been working hard to create our own star headbands. To help their headbands sparkle even more, please can your child wear dark, plain clothing. This may be a dark dress, a long-sleeved top or trousers. We kindly ask for this clothing to not have illustrations or logos.

Reception children will need to arrive at school wearing their dark, plain clothing, on the day of the Nativity – Thursday 14th December. They do not need to wear or bring their school uniform on this day.

 

Thankyou

Our week in Reception – 01.12.2023

Reception have had another busy week this week. In maths we have been delving deeper into the composition of numbers up to 5. The children have been singing nursery rhymes such as 5 little men and 5 speckled frogs to help them identify different parts of the whole amount.

In R.E. we have continued to learn about different faiths celebrations and festivals and have learnt about the Christian celebration of Advent, the period before Christmas which celebrates the birth of Jesus.

Home reading and homework

Maths homework this week is to find your number bonds to 5, read your sound blending book and to practise your nativity songs.

Read Write Inc videos:

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

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/vkCHAZek/ln7kyOnr

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/M1ySpa9E/kRYgBghZ

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Q7IiCN84/oPm8kDIK

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/sNkHwh6i/Mfx3RYIO

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/DaQJyCe0/fmMtahYn

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3fXjdzCr/lEuHfXVO

 

Additional Fred talk games

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yn3f0D0m/JCQg0DmG

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/OFxU8zDL/RISHaEDH

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

  • Forest School – please come to school wearing appropriate outdoor clothing. Please bring a spare pair of school shoes/ trainers to change back into after Forest School as their wellie boots may get rather muddy!

Friday

  • P.E. – Please arrive in P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

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

Mrs Smith

Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day 2023

The children should have received letters regarding our upcoming Christmas Dinner celebrations which will take place on the 20th December 2023. The children are welcome to wear Christmas jumpers on this day.
Please complete and return the form attached at the earliest opportunity.
If you require another letter please pop to see me (Miss Harrison) in the office 🙂
Here is another copy of the menu
🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶

KS1 Christmas Performances

You are now able to book your place to watch the KS1 Christmas Performance via ParentPay. There will be two performances. One at 10am and one at 2pm. As always, places are limited to two per family in total. This is due to health and safety restrictions of our school hall. There will be no cost involved, but you must book your place via ParentPay. Only 2 tickets will be issued for each performance, so please mention the number you require via ParentPay. We will not be issuing paper tickets this year, as we will create a register of who is attending.
We are sorry, but due to the constrictions of our school hall, we are unable to accommodate non-school children to watch the performances, even sitting on knees.
As you can imagine the children are already very excited and the performance will be an excellent opportunity to make some lovely memories. We look forward to seeing you!
(As a side note, we are finalising dates for our KS2 Performances. As soon as I am able to, I will let you know more details!)

Our week in Reception – 24.11.2023

Reception have had a wonderful week this week, learning all about nocturnal animals. In Forest School we looked for signs of these animals, such as a patter of foot prints.

Mrs T made a very welcomed visit on Monday morning for our music and songs of praise session. We have also started to practice our songs for the nativity and are feeling more confident each day.

In maths we have been learning about one more and one less than a number, using songs and rhymes to help us spot the pattern and value. The children are now able to recall one more and one less than a number at speed!

Home reading and homework

Maths homework this week is to practice your number formation. Phonics homework this week is to practice reading the paper ditty and books that have been sent home.

Please find the nativity song sound clips on our class page. Your child has been sent home with lyrics to help them practice.

Read Write Inc videos:

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

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/kP56ntDQ/1O1NC0xZ

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/CbdU4QF7/WFOBmvXY

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/7WYLZK53/ZEG3VzuN

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/fLTa8uO8/b5wYMvGw

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/D3PrqlL8/sOjvNxax

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/k2un2cCH/QmfYm8nU

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

  • Falconry visit – please ensure you have returned the permission slip by Monday.
  • Forest School – please come to school wearing appropriate outdoor clothing. Please bring a spare pair of school shoes/ trainers to change back into after Forest School as their wellie boots may get rather muddy!

Friday

  • P.E. – Please arrive in P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

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

Mrs Smith

Our week in Reception – 17.11.2023

Reception have had a busy week this week. We have been learning about Hinduism and festivals they celebrate. We have focused on Diwali, learning all about why they celebrate this festival and how. In maths we have been learning to find, subitise and represent numbers 4 and 5.

Today we have been learning about the charity ‘Children in Need.’ We discussed why people donate money to the charity and who it helps.

Home reading and homework

Maths homework this week is to complete your maths challenge and identify numbers 1-5.

Read Write Inc videos:

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

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/hXlyacie/r4WAg7z7

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ry374AGx/cYsHSHjM

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/e80clDlp/YcmkfCFV

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yjiFum58/Rne0FjY1

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/VOY9qpVG/z6Y8m0jp

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5RWVQjzQ/8k027DVE

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 has been allocated to your child’s Oxford Owl account for the week.

Key information for next week

Tuesday

Forest School – please come to school wearing appropriate outdoor clothing. Please bring a spare pair of school shoes/ trainers to change back into after Forest School as their wellie boots may get rather muddy!

Friday

P.E. – Please arrive in P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely and restful half term:)

Mrs Smith

Children in Need 17.11.23

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may already know, this week is this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week. John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School is excited to be joining with many others around the UK to help raise awareness.

Children are welcome to come to school on Friday 17th November in their own clothes.

Due to the cost-of-living crisis, parents are not expected to contribute but if you would like to donate, you can do so here;

Donate using the ‘70701’ shortcode (Campaign dates: 31st Oct 2023 to 30th Nov 2024) –

Text the word ‘FIVE’ to 70701 to donate £5

Text the word ‘TEN’ to 70701 to donate £10

If children have PE on Friday (Y3 and Year 1) they will need to wear sensible footwear.

For further information please see https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/donate/

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Miss E Harrison

Our week in Reception – 10.11.2023

Reception have had a wonderful first week back. This half term we are learning all about celebrations, festivals and traditions. At the beginning of the week we learnt about Guy Fawkes, Bonfire Night and how people celebrate this. We then discussed how to keep ourselves safe when watching fireworks and holding sparklers. After this we developed vocabulary to describe fireworks and created our own artwork.

Towards the end of the week we have been thinking about Remembrance Day. We learnt about why it is observed and the significance of poppies. We found out about how poppies have changed throughout time and the different materials that have been used to create them. We then used different materials to create our own poppies.

In maths we have been identifying and comparing triangles and circles. We then learnt about Wassily Kandinksy’s artwork before using similar techniques to create our own. After this we identified these shapes within the environment and developed our understanding of positional language.

Home reading and homework

Homework this week is to identify circles and triangles at home. With a helping hand can you create a sandwich and cut it into triangles?

Read Write Inc videos:

This week Reception have started to learn the first digraphs (two letters, one sound).

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/rPNItgF0/CExMZBBa

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/kcWSxr5V/xjrSMKNM

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/B8Mhpb8R/MR1Nzf2n

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ln5gtYa1/6pvOzQm8

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https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/J3XBsKPR/7SRmKY9o

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/dkixGhvQ/51IBwi0B

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 has been allocated to your child’s Oxford Owl account for the week.

Key information for next week

Tuesday

Forest School – please come to school wearing appropriate outdoor clothing. Please bring a spare pair of school shoes/ trainers to change back into after Forest School as their wellie boots may get rather muddy!

Friday

P.E. – Please arrive in P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely and restful half term:)

Mrs Smith

Our week in Reception – 27.10.2023

Thank you to all parents for supporting your children in their first half term in Reception. I am so proud of how well they have all settled into school life and work with all of their hearts in everything they do.

This week in maths we have been learning to find 1 more and 1 less than a given number. In Forest School we have made our own mud café and decorated our shelter. We have also been creating maps to direct guests to our café.

Home reading and homework

Your child’s half term homework is to take lots of photographs of any celebrations that you take part in. Please bring these photographs on the first week back so we can discuss and compare how we celebrate different festivals!

Read Write Inc videos:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/pzpKWCDr/JNmTqWuX

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yhV6WtoY/NVNuSiZg

Here are some additional videos to practise sound blending with Fred:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/TPC6sx72/vHoPB4Lh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/uQo32yBT/rMdWJGxs

Your child has 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.

 

Key information for after half term 

Tuesday

Forest School – please come to school wearing appropriate outdoor clothing. Please bring a spare pair of school shoes/ trainers to change back into after Forest School as their wellie boots may get rather muddy!

Friday

P.E. – Please arrive in P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely and restful half term:)

Mrs Smith