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Year R – Peach, Pear and Plum

Welcome to Year R!

Peach, Plum and Pear class!

Mrs Twelftree, Mrs Munro, Mrs Wright, Miss Mead,

Miss Rennie, Mrs Spicer, Mrs Barnes,

Mrs Cardy, Mrs White

 

 

Reminders

Weather. As the weather is starting to get warmer, please make sure you send your child in with a labelled sun hat and put sun cream on them before school. Children are welcome to bring in sun cream but it has to be applied by themselves.

 

P.E this term is OUTSIDE on TUESDAY. Please send a p.e kit in with your child (trainers/ outdoor footwear, tshirt and shorts as the weather is getting warmer) as we only have so many spares!..

 

Reading. Once children have read 25 times at home they recieve a book of their choice in assembly to take home and keep. Well done to all the children who read every single night!

 

Home Learning. Each week on a friday children come home with a new set of sounds which we have been learning that week in phonics. The sheets are for the children to practise recognising and writing at home, and then can be returned to school once completed.

 

Here is the link to a phonics game which we use alot in school to help with children's sounding out and blending.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html Click on 3 and then Revise all sounds.

Hopefully you will be amazed!

Picture 1 Which things shouldnt be in the sea?
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Picture 3 Painting fish pictures
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Picture 5 Making stories with the pirate ship!
Picture 6 Measuring the sea creatures
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This week in Year R, because the weather has been soooo hot, we have been doing lots of water play in our outside learning. We were very lucky and the grown ups got the paddling pools out for us to dip our feet in!

In the water tray we put lots of different items in to see which would float and which would sink.

 

Following our seaside trip to the beach, we all wrote a postcard to someone of our choice telling them what we got up too and what our favourite part of the trip was!

 

Today (friday) we have been busy making fish by using a needle and wool to sew around the outside, and then we used sequins, shiny paper and googley eyes to decorate them.

 

 

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Our trip to the seaside!

On Friday 22nd June we went on the coach down to Bournemouth! Everyone had a turn to play on the beach, we made lots of sand castles, dug lots of holes, covered legs and feet in sand some of us made sand angels!! We also had our picnic on the beach.

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We also visited the Aquarium. We got to put our hands up against the glass which made it look like the fishes were touching us! Some of us were lucky with time and got to see the penguins being fed, (it was very stinky!) but it was great to watch. One of the penguins even came over to say hello to some children! When we walked through the tunnel under the water, fish, sharks, turtles and sting rays were swimming around and above us, but we weren't scared!

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Our Summer 2 topic

Our topic this term is 'At the Seaside'. Before the half term, children went home with a booklet of activities which you may wish to complete at home. Some children have brought in fantastic looking under the sea models!

We also have lots of seaside related learning jobs in all of the classrooms, including writing about the beach, making jellyfish and collaging items we find at the beach.

Ice Lollies!

The first thing we needed to do was to plan how to make the ice lollies! In groups with a grown up we made one ice lolly per group to see how they were going to be made. Thne in our literacy books we wrote instructions of everything we did.

 

Next, it was time to make them! We had a choice of strawberries, raspberries and grapes which we could use, and were very careful in using the knife to cut up the fruit. And then chose whether we wanted pineapple, orange or apple juice to put in.

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The last step was to eat them!!!
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Literacy writing

To match our topic this term, in literacy we used the pictures on our paper to write about what we can see, what we might hear and what we might smell at the beach. Here is some of our lovely writing!

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Outdoor Learning Day!

On Friday everyone in the school took part in learning outside for part of the day. In Year R we linked the morning to our recent Hilliers trip. We were split into 6 groups throughout the year group with an adult and had 6 activities to do throughout the morning.

 

Bug Hunt - We used magnifying glasses and tubs to see what bugs and insects we could find

Collecting Nature - We walked around the field collecting all sorts of nature such as leaves, flowers, sticks and then came together to put all the things we found into a picture, using sticks as the photo frame

Colour Wheel- In partners we had to find and match up the colour of things outside to our colour wheel

Photo Trail- We were shown pictures of places outside and we ran to where we thought it was, it was lots of fun!

Animal Spotting- One of the grown ups had hidden 10 animals in the bushes on the field so our job was to find them

Nature Sticking- We all had a strip of paper with double sided tape on which meant we could find nature and stick it on however we liked, some of us made a pattern

 

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