Week 3 - Birthdays

Well done to everyone for remembering to come to school in outdoor learning clothes today - Miss Brown was very impressed and I have just left the Bears making some amazing pictures with leaves...!

This week we are learning about Birthdays - it is all very exciting in class as we play party games, learn to wrap presents, make cakes and write cards to each other. Be sure to check Tapestry for some photos of your child learning and having fun with this topic.

In phonics this week, we are learning y, z, and the digraphs zz and qu. We will be using phoneme frames to write words using these sounds. In maths this week, we are learning about the concept of 'one more' - we will be using lots of practical objects to add one more, and yesterday we played a fun game of pass the parcel with a Miss Hatchman twist - choosing a number card and adding one more sweet to help us find the answer.

Information will be coming out on Friday regarding Christmas - we will be holding a nativity in school (there will be a crèche that younger children will need to go in to if they attend to ensure EYFS can be heard singing and acting!) and a carol concert at the local church - dates and information will be issued on Friday.

Don't forget it is non uniform day on Friday 16th - wear something bright for Children in Need and donate.

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

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A change to Outdoor Learning on 13/11/18

For this week only, our Outdoor learning session will be on Tuesday morning and not afternoon. To allow us to have a full session, can children please come in to school on Tuesday morning dressed in their outdoor learning clothes for our session to start asap, bringing their school uniform in a named bag to change back in to before lunch time.

If you have any questions please ask.

Miss Hatchman

 

 

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Week 2 - Diwali

This week we will be learning about Diwali - make sure you check out Tapestry to see all about the different activities we are taking part in to help us understand the story of Rama and Sita - we will be creating Rangoli patterns, Mendhi patterns and learning all about Diva lamps, making our own towards the end of the week.

This week we have started to learn our Christmas songs in preparation for our show to you on Thursday 13th December at 9.30 am. Put this date in your diary!!!!!

This week in phonics we have moved on to Phase 3, learning some more sounds and then moving on to learning more digraphs. We have started to use phoneme frames to help us to write out simple words. In maths this week we are working on teen number sand making patterns using shapes and numicon - I will be adding lots of photos to Tapestry!

Outdoor Learning tomorrow afternoon - please send in a change of clothes for you child as I really don't want them to miss out on going out for lots of fun in the Copse!

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

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Outdoor Learning

I hope you all had a lovely half term and are feeling relaxed and ready for a busy half term on the lead up to Christmas - this is always a fun half term and I will certainly be keeping the Bears busy with lots of fun learning!

A reminder that the Bears will now have Outdoor Learning on Tuesday afternoons - a school ping was sent out before half term but as a reminder, please send in, every Tuesday morning, in a named bag a change of clothes (long sleeved and long trousers) and ensure your child is wearing a warm coat. We will be going out in all weathers, so please provide hat, gloves and scarves if you wish to do so, but please ensure everything is labelled and isn't your child's best set - they will be getting very muddy and wet! Wellies will also need to be sent in, named, and these will stay in school for the half term.

If you have any questions, please just ask.

 

Don't forget its a non-pupil day tomorrow, so I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning.

 

Miss Hatchman 

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Week 7

What a busy morning we have had in the Bears class!

This morning we started with a fire safety assembly - we learnt how to keep ourselves safe and the day ended with meeting Pudsey Bear for a children in need assembly - Pudsey joined us in class later - look out on the class window for a picture of us all with the real Bear himself!

 

This week, please send in a piece of fruit or veg for you child, by Wednesday 17th October - we will be turning these in to super fruit and veg following our story of Supertato!

Don't forget it is Parents Evening this week - please ensure you are on time for you meeting as we have lots to fit in in 10minutes, and if you have not yet booked an appointment, please ask!

Enjoy your last week - not long till half term now!

Miss Hatchman

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Week 6

This week we are focussing on being mini scientists and explorers, and the Bears classroom is a hub of excitement as we are making our owns lotions and potions in class, using oil, water, food colouring and different herbs and spices - make sure you check out Tapestry for some great pictures of your child and their creations!

In phonics this week we are learning h, b and f. We are continuing to work on orally blending letters and sounds together to read simple words - try to have a go at this at home as it will really support your child and their reading skills.

In maths this week, we are going on shape hunts around the class and school, and learning to name the 2d shapes and their properties - can you find any at home?!

EYFS and KS1 will be holding a Harvest Festival Assembly on Thursday 11th October at 9am in the school hall - we have been learning some songs so if you can, please join us for our celebration.

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

 

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Week 5

Our focus this week is on our bodies - we are having lots of fun using our senses to explore - making tea, smelling citrus fruits and crushing coffee beans and herbs with pestle and mortars. Make sure you check out Tapestry as I will be adding lots of lovely photos!

Our focus in phonics is e,u and r, and using these sounds to blend together simple words in preparation for reading.

In maths this week we are focussing on 2d shapes, using paint bags and cotton buds to draw our own 2d shapes, learning the names and properties of these.

Outside this week we are building our own obstacle courses, climbing up and over, under and balancing.

Enjoy your week!

Miss Hatchman

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Week 5

It's been a chilly start to the week ,but the Bears have enjoyed making the most of the sun in our outside area, rolling balls, conkers and cars down the guttering and seeing if they can catch it at the end - lots of team work and collaborative play going on to build different heights and lengths to travel objects along.

This week in phonics we are learning the sounds g, o, c and k, and using our sound buttons underneath words to practise blending these sounds together to read simple words such as got, cat and pig. The Bears have lots of fun during phonic lessons and I hope they are singing these songs to you at home!

In maths this week we are practising recognising numbers and matching numeral to quantity - your child is selecting a numbered house and adding the correct amount of windows.

A reminder to label all clothing and belongings please!

Any overdue snack money to be sent in asap please.

If you have any old newspapers, please send them in to class for our art area - many thanks.

Don't forget to log in and check Tapestry - I love seeing your photos from home so please keep adding!

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

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Week 3

This week we have been focussing on our family within our topic of All About Me - we have been talking about brothers, sisters, mums and dads and who else might live with us. Perhaps you would like to add a photo of your child and their family to Tapestry so we can share it in class.

Thank you to those who attended our parents meeting - we hope you found the information useful. We will be sending home copies of the PowerPoint over the next week to those who were unable to attend so please ask if you have any questions.

If you have not yet sent in your snack donation money, please do so when possible.

Hope you have a lovely week and as always, any questions please ask!

Miss Hatchman

 

 

 

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Welcome to my new Bears!

A huge well done to all the brilliant Bears for settling in so well to school life at Beckers Green. They have enjoyed exploring our indoor and outdoor classrooms, having lunch in the hall and playing on the big playground.

This half term our topic is 'All About Me' and we will be learning about our families, homes, school and the world around us.

Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays - please tie long hair back and remove earrings on these days.

If you have not done so yet, please return all forms, including flu vaccinations, snack money and new parent information evening letters asap.

As always, please ask if you have any questions - beginning and end of the day can be very busy but please bear with us and we are always happy to talk to you!

Miss Hatchman

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A huge Well Done!

Well done to all my new Bears for a fantastic transition week in to school, they have all been absolutely amazing and I am very proud at how well they have settled in to their new class and school routine.

I hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces when we come back to school on Wednesday 5th September.

Children will need to wear full school uniform, bring in PE kits and book bags and will be in full time, from 8.50-3.10.

Enjoy the summer,

Miss Hatchman

 

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Our last week together!

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by with my lovely class - this is our last week in the Bears class, as the following week will be spent in their new classes in preparation for next year. We will be having an ice cream factory fun afternoon on Friday - you do not need to provide anything except happy children!

The Bears had another successful morning in their new classers and were very excited to tell me all about it when they got back!

Some of us were lucky enough to catch parts of the RAF 100 years fly over on the interactive whiteboard in the ICT suite today, we were very excited!

Enjoy your week,

 

Miss Hatchman

 

 

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Week 5 - More Minibeast madness!

The Bears are making the most of the sunshine this week - thank you to those who have sent in water bottles, sunhats and sun cream for children. If you have not done so, please send in these named items. Can I remind you that we are a healthy school and therefore only water should be in bottles in class. Thank you.

You have now received your letters about your child's new teacher for year 1, either Miss Forman in Crocodiles, or Mrs Barefield in Dolphins- if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

School reports will be coming out in named envelopes tomorrow after school - you should all be very proud of your child, as I cannot believe the progress they have made this year, and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them!

Next week, we are focussing on Jungle animals for our last week in the Bears class together - Friday 13th July will be our last day together as the following week will be spent in their new classes in preparation for year 1.

 

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

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Week 4 - Mad about minibeasts!

We had a fantastic week last week learning all about Farm animals and life on a farm. The Bears enjoyed the trip to Boydell's and each child made me so proud with their behaviour and attitudes on our day out - they were a pleasure to take, and we had so much fun - milking cows, bottled feeding lambs and getting to cuddle lots of cute animals!

This week, we are going mad about mini beasts! We are learning about the different habitats that insects like, and today we are off on a bug hunt around school to see what we can find! We have been making lots of lovely mini beasts and insects in our creative area and using ladybirds to practice our doubling in maths.

You are invited in for a Book Look for our Open Afternoon on Wednesday from 2.30pm - please come along and get the chance to have a final look at your children's books before the weeks fly by till the summer holidays.

 

Letters will be coming out on Friday informing you of your child's teacher in year 1 - I will be sending them out with children to give straight to you so please take care of the letter!

School Disco is Thursday  this week - if you have not paid and given permission yet please do so at the school office.

 

Have a nice week and hope to see you all tomorrow afternoon!

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Week 2 - Sea Creatures

We are learning lots about animals that live under the sea this week, the Bears are so excited to learn more and this is lovely to see! We have made jelly fish and star fish so far, and can't wait to make paper chain octopus!

If you have not yet bought your child's PE kit in, please return asap - PE will continue to be on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings for the last half term.

A reminder it is our school trip next week - Wednesday 20th June - if you are providing a lunch from home, please remember to send it in a named lunch box or bag so we know who it belongs to!

 

Any questions please ask,

 

Miss Hatchman

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Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely half term and are feeling relaxed, ready for a busy last 7 weeks left of school! The Bears have settled back in and were very keen to do their half term news writing, they all had a great break from what I have heard!

Our topic for this last half term is Animals and Creatures - we will be learning about pets, sea creatures, farm animals, mini beasts and animals from the jungle - I have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned for your child and cannot wait to get stuck in!

 

Our school trip is on Wednesday 20th June - payment needs to be in asap via sims agora, and please sign up for your child's lunch preference on the sign on the class window, thank you.

 

Sports day is tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 6th) and starts at 1.30pm - look forward to seeing you all!

Enjoy your week,

 

Miss Hatchman

 

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Week 6

We are making the most of the weather this week and enjoying being outside - lots of collaboration between the Bears and team work to build different ramps and pathways on our track to roll balls and cars in different directions, it is lovely to observe them all working together.

 

A remind that snack money donations are needed in as soon as possible, and reminders have been sent out re payment and permission for our school trip. please ask if you have any questions.

 

Don't forget to join us in class from 2:30pm to share your child's favourite book with them for some special 1:1 time in class, reading stories and listening to your child read their book.

 

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

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Week 4 - Babies!

We are learning about babies this week, linking to our topic of Growing. We will be talking about what we couldn't do when we were babies and how we have grown since. To support our learning, writing in particular, could you please send in, or add to Tapestry a photo of your child as a baby - I can't wait to see them!

Also, if the hot weather continues, please remember to apply sun cream before you child comes to school, and if you are sending any in, please name the cream and ensure your child knows how to apply it - we can supervise, but are not able to apply it to them. Also remember names in sunhats please - this will really help me out!

Enjoy your week!

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Week 3 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We have got right in to our story of the week, learning to peel fruit ad veg using peelers. We have spoken about using tools safely, and knowing how to keep ourselves safe when doing so. We have been peeling potatoes, carrots and brussel sprouts - lots of conversation about our favourite foods have arisen!

 

In PE, we are learning to control balls, when the weather is nice we will be outside, rolling, catching, kicking, stopping and dribbling the ball.

 

Snack money is due in by Friday, please send in as soon as.

We have become independent writers in class and I have been setting the children challenges of writing as much as they possibly can, about whatever they like! We have had unicorn stories, Fireman Sam sentences and superhero books. I would love to see any writing from home, it's so lovely to see them so keen!

Enjoy your week, Miss Hatchman

 

 

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Week 2 - The Enormous Turnip!

This week our focus is The Enormous Turnip. The Bears are having lots of fun re-enacting the story using masks and props, and small world figures in our story scene - complete with radishes, onions and carrots and an enormous turnip!

In maths this week, we are focussing further on telling the time - The Bears are confident with o'clock and we are moving on to half past.

In literacy this week, the children are taking part in independent writing challenges - writing sentences about different fruit and veg. This is building up their stamina and confidence by writing sentences by themselves, great preparation for year 1.

In the creative area, we are making our own representations of fruit and veg, using different media and materials, starting with still life drawings.

Our focus this half term for PE is on ball skills - lots of rolling, catching, kicking, stopping and passing between our friends.

Thank you to those of you who joined us for our phonics open teach, it was lovely to have you taking part with your child.

Snack money is due in on Friday 4th May - please send in in the named envelopes that your child bought home last week.

Have a nice week!

Miss Hatchman

 

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