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Christmas week 1!

Good evening!

We have had a very busy week rehearsing for our nativity. Thank you for all of the costumes that the children have to wear- they all look absolutely fantastic so thank you for your support with this. I hope you will enjoy our performance of Born in a Barn at 9:30am on Wednesday 13th December. Please take advantage of a crèche we will have available for pre school children and babies.

Also this week we wrote letters to Father Christmas. It was very exciting and the children loved posting their letters to the North Pole!

We made some reindeer food for Rudolph and his friends which was sold at the Christmas Fayre. It was lovely to hear how the children were talking about how the food is magical, and how the reindeers will stop at their door if they sprinkle it out on Christmas Eve.

Next week is all about the nativity, but we will also be making Christmas biscuits and we have a Christmas pantomime to look forward to on Thursday!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Forman x

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Carnivals

Good evening! 

This week the Antelopes have been learning about carnivals! We have been practising segmenting and blending CVC words in literacy, and in maths we used addition machines to help us to add two single digit numbers together. We have also been acting out in the role play carnival themed area, and making maracas! 

In phonics this week we have learnt the qu, ch, sh and th sounds. I wonder if your child can remember the rhymes to go with them? 

Thank you for all of the nativity costumes that we have had in so far... The deadline for these is Monday, as we will be rehearsing in the hall on stage next week ready for the 12th and 13th! 

The children loved non uniform day today and I loved some of the Christmas outfits... very festive! Thank you for all of the biscuits that we had in ready for our Christmas Fayre next week. 

Next week we will start our final topic of Festivals and Celebrations which of course will be CHRISTMAS!!! I can’t quite believe we have 2.5 weeks left of the term. Marcel opened our first window on our class advent calendar today- who will it be next week? 

Have a lovely weekend everybody, and I will look forward to seeing you on Monday. 

Miss Forman 

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Weddings

Good afternoon!

This week the Antelopes have been learning about weddings. We started the week off by reading the story 'The Scarecrows Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. The children really enjoyed this story and have remembered all of the characters and main events well which I saw through their writing this week.

The children enjoyed listening to each others experiences of weddings and had fun with our continuous provision activities for the week based on the topic.

In phonics we have been recapping our sounds and HFW- I am really impressed with everyone segmenting and blending words well done! Next week we will be learning new phase 3 sounds and new digraphs.

Thank you for the nativity costumes that I have got so far- we will need these in for Monday 4th December so that we can have a photo taken for it to be in the newspaper! Our nativity practise is in full swing and we have been practising our lines and songs/actions after lunch each day.

Next week our topic will be Carnivals and Fayres and on Friday 1st December we have a non uniform day to collect items for our Christmas Fayre- if your child could bring in some biscuits we would be very grateful. The Christmas Fayre at Beckers Green is always a wonderful event run by the PTA, so we will look forward to seeing you there on Friday 8th December after school.

Christmas dinner menu choices have also gone out this week- please get them in ASAP.

Have a lovely weekend Antelopes and I will see you on Monday morning.

Miss Forman x

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Birthdays!

Hello! This week our focus was on birthdays! We started the week by spending some time in the role play area, which had been turned into a tea party! We also were wrapping presents up, writing invites out, and printing with paint to design our own wrapping paper. In literacy we have been working on initial sounds and segmenting and blending. In maths we have been working on addition and continuing with adding one more than a given number.

Thank you to everyone for wearing non uniform/something spotty to raise money for Children In Need! On Thursday we also said goodbye to our lovely Mrs Fenn who left us to go and have her baby! We will welcome Mrs Charles to our class who will be helping us in our learning in the mornings.

You should have received a letter about the nativity with details of the date and time and what costume your child will need. If you have any queries about this please see me.

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend- Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday Antelopes where we will look at weddings!

Miss Forman x

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Diwali

Hello! We have had a fun week learning about Diwali. The children did some fantastic writing about Diwali on Wednesday- some wrote about Ravana and how he had 10 heads and 20 arms, some chose to write about Princess Sita leaving a trail of jewellery for Rama to find her, and some chose to write about mendhi patterns. In maths we have been continuing to work on one more than a given number and we also made Diva lamps out of clay. For snack this week we have had cereal and Indian bread that the children really enjoyed. In addition, we have been making Diwali cards, and creating rangoli patterns using beads.

In phonics this week we learnt the new sounds j, v, w, x and the new words 'into' and 'he'. These will be added to the key ring over the next few weeks. If you get a chance at home see if your child can tell you the sounds on the sound mat that the children took home this week, practise the key ring and see if your child can blend some CVC words such as cat, mat, dog, log etc. Next week we will be learning new sounds and words with a big focus and lots of activities based on segmenting and blending.

Next week there is a non pupil day on Friday 17th November, and therefore on Thursday 16th November we will be raising money for Children In Need where children are welcome to wear something spotty!

Our theme next week is birthdays- I think we will have lots of fun with that!

Have a great weekend Antelopes,

Miss Forman x

 

 

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A busy first week back...

Good evening,

It was good to see the children back on Monday I hope you all had a lovely half term. This week we started our new topic of Festivals and Celebrations where we focussed on Bonfire Night. We were practising letter formation in glitter, using play dough to make fireworks with sequins and pipe cleaners and we were painting fireworks using salad spinners.

In literacy this week we were talking about safety awareness and had a great story called Sparks in the Sky. The children used our small world area to retell the story and remembered the key points really well. We also did some writing about what a firework looks like and what they sound like.

In maths this week we were focussing on the concept of one more than a given number. The children were picking this up well and once this is cracked we will move onto adding two single digit numbers together.

Today we made some edible sparklers with bread sticks, chocolate and hundreds and thousands- a yummy treat!

Thank you to everyone for attending parents evening this week- it was great to be able to talk about how your child is progressing in their first year at Beckers Green.

Next week we will be looking at Diwali- the Festival of Lights. Please remember all of the safety points about sparklers, bonfires and fireworks this weekend Antelopes!

Have lots of fun if you're going to any displays this weekend!

Miss Forman

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Superheroes!

Hello! The Antelopes have been amazing superheroes this week- they seem to have really enjoyed this theme! On the writing table we have been writing about our favourite superheroes whilst wearing capes, and on the maths table we have been practising number formation and going on number hunts.

I read the story 'Supertato' to the children at the start of the week and they were in fits of giggles! This really got them excited to make their super fruit/veg and they turned out brilliantly!

Thank you to you all for coming to our outcome afternoon on Wednesday- I hope you enjoyed seeing our classroom and the way it is structured inside and outside. It was lovely to watch the children showing you their work and activities.

I really cannot believe we are seven weeks into this term already! All of the children have really settled into school life now, and I am super proud of them and how hard they have worked- thank you for your support in this first half term too we really appreciate it!

We will be back on Monday 30th October focussing on Bonfire Night for our new topic of Festivals and Celebrations.

Have a lovely half term Antelopes!

Miss Forman x

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Mini Scientist week!

Good evening!

We have had a busy week being mini scientists! The children have absolutely loved the potions table using oil, food colouring, water and glitter! Thank you so much to everyone for bringing in the bottles and pots. We have also been practising our letter formation with highlighters and UV torches which has been so cool! And on the maths table we have been looking at shapes and printing numicon in play dough.

We have learnt h, b, f and ff in phonics this week, and have focussed on our HFW. I am so pleased with how hard the children are working on these and they all now have key rings on their book bags to help them practise at home. We will add to these the further we progress.

Parents evening slips are now all in and I will send letters out with your scheduled appointment on for Monday. Next week we also have the Halloween school disco and our parent outcome afternoon on Wednesday. Children can come dressed as a superhero for the whole day! We look forward to showing you around our classroom and letting you join in the activities at each learning area inside and outside!

Let's hope we have a healthier week next week! Have a lovely weekend Antelopes and I will see you on Monday.

Miss Forman

 

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Week 5!

Hello! Sorry for the delay in this being posted again- the website is very temperamental at the moment...hopefully it should be working now.

In week 5 we learnt all about our bodies and the children loved the skeleton dance where we looked at specific bones, and of course head, shoulders, knees and toes!

We spoke about the importance of keeping clean and brushing our teeth and how this impacts our health. On the writing table we were practising cursive letter formation with chalks, water and paintbrushes, and on the maths table we were naming shapes and drawing them in paint pouches.

Also, we had a sensory area with tea cups and a pot, whereby the children loved pouring drinks for themselves and others. They chose a herbal tea bag and spoke about what they smelt like. Ronnie said the smells reminded him of his grandads sweets, and Maxwell though one smelt like roses!

In phonics this week we have learnt ck, e, u and r. We are still focussing on the initial sounds of objects and we have started our High Frequency Words (words that cannot be sounded out) so far we have looked at I and to. At the end of next week I will give out some high frequency words on a key ring for every child to practise at home if they wish to.

Parents evening letters have gone out please get them back to me with your requested time ASAP as these will be sorted out before half term. Similarly, with disco money, flu forms and data base forms if you could return them soon that would be fabulous!

Next week we will be in the role of mini scientists, we will be making potions and using UV light on the writing table....I am very excited! If you have any spare bottles/pots/yoghurt pots in your recycling I would really appreciate them!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and I will see you tomorrow!

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Week 4

Good afternoon!

This week we have focussed on our homes. We spoke about our houses or flats that we live in and everyone did some great mark making in our books of what we do in different rooms of the house. Joseph said his mummy and daddy cook him spaghetti bolognaise in the kitchen,and Ziva likes to watch Peppa Pig in her living room.

We also did some great number work. We counted out conkers, and ordered numbers to 10 putting the correct amount of stickers on each of the numbered labels.

In phonics we have been working hard on hearing the initial sounds in words, and blending words together when I segment the sounds.

Our rolling snack table is still a hit, and children have had a selection of cereal this week. They have been amazing at organising themselves and pouring their own milk into their bowl- super stars!

Also, we have been writing letters to our friends and posting them in our post-box, we have been using scissors to cut out the correct shapes to make a house, and threading beads on the funky fingers table- a very busy week!

Thank you to everyone for bringing in cakes and donations today for Macmillan. We all enjoyed our cakes very much!

Have a lovely weekend Antelopes

Miss Forman

 

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Week 3!

Hello! Sorry for the delay in posting this blog I couldn't seem to get onto the school website but we are now back up and running!

Week 3 was very busy as we focussed on our families. The children loved telling their class mates about their family and what they like doing with their family. We also painted some amazing pictures of our families and did some writing/ mark making too!

Please remember that Friday 29th September is a non uniform day for Macmillan and please bring in some cakes for our coffee morning if you can! We would really appreciate it.

Outdoor learning is on Tuesday afternoon again so children will need their spare clothes.

In week 4 we will be learning about our homes and different homes that people live in. Our sounds will be g, o, c, k.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and we have kicked this week off to a brilliant start!

Miss Forman

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Week 2!

Hello! We have been really busy this week completing lots of activities! We have made stars which are hanging up in our classroom on display ready for you to look at on the 18th October. The children decorated them by cutting out and sticking down things that they like. Also, we have done lots of counting activities up to 10 and 20 and have been practising mark making, holding our pencils properly and writing our names!

In addition to this we have started phonics this week. We will learn new sounds from Tuesday-Friday and Mondays will be our recap session. So far we have learnt s, a, t and p. At Beckers Green Primary School we use jolly phonics and you can access the songs on YouTube if you wish to sing at home! We have been thinking of objects that begin with our sounds and have these displayed on our phonics working wall.

On Monday we had our first PE lesson which was a hit! We warmed our bodies up by playing some games and then got some bean bags out to practise throwing, catching and balancing!

On Tuesday it was our first outdoor learning session. Thank you to all parents for the spare clothes and wellies...I will put a reminder on the door for next week :)

Today, your child will have some ribbon and a note explaining a little activity to do at home this weekend. Please send them back ASAP.

Next week we will be basing our activities around our families. If you have a picture of your family that you could add to Tapestry that would be great.

I hope everyone has a lovely relaxing weekend ready for another busy week at school :) It is lovely to see them all making friendships and seeing their own characters and personalities appearing!

See you on Monday Antelopes

Miss Forman  

 

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The first week at school!

Hello and welcome to the Antelopes class blog!

I will post on here each Friday evening just with any little updates and to give you an overview of the week at school. I have been so impressed with all of the children coming into school this week they have been complete super stars and have got to grips with school life very well.

We have started each morning with our good morning song, and we have been going through our class rules and how we sit brilliantly on the carpet- I even got told off for not having my legs crossed in our circle time on Wednesday so I must remember that too!

We have started our topic this term which is All About Me where we will focus on a different aspect within this theme each week. Our role play area is a home corner, we have been marking making on the table and under the table, we have used scissors to practise our skills and had play dough out. We have also done some work on our summer holiday and it was lovely to hear all about what everyone got up to.

Thank you so much for the snack money that has been handed in so far I really appreciate it and the children get so much from our rolling snack area.

There have been a few letters that have gone out this week but the main dates for your diary are to remember every Tuesday that your child will need a spare pair of clothes to wear for outdoor learning in our copse. If your child has wellies please bring them in and if they can stay at school that will be great. If you do not have wellies then a pair of old shoes that you do not mind getting muddy will be great. The other date is our outcome afternoon on Wednesday 18th October. This is a chance for you to come into our class from 2pm and play with your child in the different areas of learning and to look through your child's books and our displays.

I really hope your child has enjoyed their first week at school, and please remember our open door policy if you ever need to chat I am always here to help!

Have a great weekend Antelopes

Miss Forman x

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Antelopes 16/17!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything! I couldn't have had better support from all of you parents and as for the children.... each one has a very special place in my heart and always will! 

I have a lovely plaque now which I can't wait to put up and I was actually going to ask Mrs Biss to make me one, so I'm chuffed you all got it for me! 

Mrs Earle, Miss Dunne and I have enjoyed this year so much and thank you again for all of the gifts and cards! 

Keep in touch and come to say hello! 

Miss Forman x 

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Minibeasts

Hello! This week we have been looking at minibeasts. We had so much fun on our minibeast adventure in the copse... luckily we saw a butterfly, millipede, wasp, worm and ants! The children enjoyed exploring, ticking what they found off their lists, and using the iPads to take photos of the minibeasts. 

You should have received your child's school report on Thursday. Please write any comments on the slip provided. The children went to their new classes this morning and they all had fun! 

It was a wonderful school fete this afternoon- thank you to everyone that supported the event. I will remember those children that got me in the stocks! 

Next week please bring a set of old clothes for Monday. As we won the PE award for last term Miss Brown and Miss Edwards have something fun planned for us on Monday afternoon. 

On Friday we will be having an end of year party/ ice cream factory in our class to celebrate all of the children's hard work. It will be a non uniform day for us that day too. 

See you next week Antelopes! Enjoy your weekend :) 

 

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Week 4

Hello! The Antelopes have been working really hard for another week of On the Farm. We started the week off doing PE and played some parachute games which everyone really enjoyed. On Wednesday it was our British Values morning, where we made Union Jack flags and spoke about voting. We also practised some voting on which food we prefer. Pizza was a hit! We then had our picnic lunch and open afternoon. Thank you to everyone that came.

Next week we are looking at Minibeasts! On Monday we have a road safety talk which will be an important topic for the children. I will post some pictures on Tapestry. On Thursday you will receive your child's end of year school report and on Friday morning it will be the first transition morning.  

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and I will look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Miss Forman

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On the Farm!

This week we started by going to Boydell's Farm which introduced our new theme brilliantly! Farmer Kylie is always so good with the children, and they all were given the opportunity to have lots of hands on experiences with the animals which was great! We bottle fed lambs, held chicks, and fed the animals. It was a very hot day, but I was really pleased with all of the children.

After the trip we were back to school writing about our time at the farm, making farm animal crafts, matching which item came from which animal, and finding out which animal were our favourites to complete a pictogram.

We also had two dental nurses in on Wednesday to talk to the children about what happens at the dentist. They loved this and had lots of questions to ask.

Thank you to everyone for the sweets today which are for the fete on 7th July, we really appreciate the donations!

Next week (28th) we have the picnic lunch for parents/carers and the open afternoon. If you cannot make the lunch then you are more than welcome to join us in class from 1:30pm.

Please check Tapestry as regularly as possible as there are some lovely pictures of our school trip on there. Your child's tapestry account will finish on 11th July so please start to save anything you wish to (if you can!)

Some people have been confused with when we finish in our current classes. The last day that the children are in the Antelopes class is Friday 14th July. For the last week of term they will move to their new classes.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Forman

 

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Under the Sea

I hope you are enjoying the sunny weekend Antelopes!

This week the children have been writing about the animals that live under the sea, and they have enjoyed telling each other about what animals they have seen at the zoo, the sea life centre and on holiday. We also made some jellyfish which look amazing up in our art area.

I think you will all agree all of the children did brilliantly at sports day! Thank you for coming to watch them and cheering everyone on- the children were so excited the whole of Wednesday morning which was lovely. Miss Brown, Miss Edwards and Mr Cooper did a fantastic job organising the event, and a big well done to Amelia in our class for being awarded the overall girl sports athlete in the year group.

The children made some lovely cards for their daddy's, step-dads or special people who look after us! It was lovely listening to them speak about them as they were making their cards. I hope they have all remembered this morning! 

It is such a busy time of year at school with lots going on over the next few weeks:

Monday 19th June is our school trip to Boydell's Farm. The coach will be leaving at 9:30am and we will be back by the end of school at 3:10pm. It is going to be extremely hot, so please ensure your child has sunscreen applied in the morning with some in their bag for the rest of the day. Also please bring a hat, and wear the school top (if possible) with shorts/leggings/ trousers and comfortable footwear. If you have any questions write a note to me on Tapestry or catch me at the door tomorrow morning!

On Wednesday 21st June we have a dental workshop in- a letter went out on Friday.

Friday 23rd June is a non uniform day- Please bring sweets in for our school fete.

On Wednesday 28th June it is picnic day and an open afternoon- you should have received your letter on Friday.

Thursday 29th June is the summer disco.

The school fete is on 7th July after school.

There are two transition mornings in July and then our last day in the Antelopes class is Friday 14th July. You should now have all the details about your child's new class.

I am really looking forward to our school trip tomorrow- I hope you are too! I'm off to get us some extra drinks and ice lollies to keep us cool!

Miss Forman

 

 

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Pets

Welcome back to the last half term of the school year! I hope you all had a wonderful half term and had lots of fun. This week we started our Animals and Creatures topic which began with 'pets'. We did some lovely writing based on our pets and the children enjoyed telling each other about them- or pets that they would like to have. Lacie spoke about Luca the hamster, Teigan has Daisy the dog, and Jarvis has cats Poppy and Whitey.

The role play is now set up as a vets, and in maths we are really practising addition, subtraction, doubling and halving.

Sports day was obviously cancelled this week but we have ordered lots of sunshine for Wednesday 14th June! There are no changes to the organisation of the afternoon- we look forward to seeing you Wednesday at 1:30pm! It is a great afternoon so we are all excited!

Thank you for all of the trip money that has come in- we are looking forward to that on the 19th!

Lets make these next 5 weeks together the best yet with lots of fun learning Antelopes!

Have a great weekend :)

Miss Forman

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Half term

Hello! I cannot believe we are at half term! To finish our growing/World topic we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We used pair and square to help us all remember the sequence of events, on the creative table we have painted butterflies, the maths table ordering numbers in different ways, and on the writing table we have written all those foods that the caterpillar ate. In the snack area this week fruit has been provided each day, but we have also been able to make sandwiches! I was really impressed with the way the children conducted themselves.

Thank you so much to everyone that attended our outcome afternoon- I really appreciate it and it was lovely to be able to catch up with you all. You should have received a trip letter for our day out to Boydell's farm on 19th June. Please send your reply slip and payment in the envelope provided by 7th June.

A few things to remember for the first week back to school:

Parent lunches are happening over a few days. Children will be ready to join you at 11:45!

Wednesday 7th June is Sports Day! This is from 1:30pm and all children need is a full PE kit and sunscreen applied. All adults need is a blanket/rug/picnic if you wish and a loud voice to cheer your child and their coloured house team on!

Thursday 8th June is election day, therefore, the school is closed for the children.

We are starting our Animals and creatures topic and the first week we shall be looking at pets. If any children have pets please could they bring in a picture of them, or if it is easier to add it to Tapestry that is great and I can print it off there!

We are back to school on Monday 5th June- I will look forward to seeing you then!

Have a lovely half term Antelopes....enjoy the sunshine!

Miss Forman x

 

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