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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Welcome back!

Hope you all had a lovely half term and are feeling refreshed for the break!

Outdoor Learning has now finished and so we will now have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings - please makes sure full PE kits are in school, long hair tied back and earrings out. Children will not be able to take part in PE if earrings are in and this is a compulsory part of the curriculum.

Our topic this half term is The World and Growing - we will be learning about how plants and our bodies grow.

Snack money letters will be coming out this week - thank you for your support with this.

Have a nice week,

Miss Hatchman

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Week 5 - Aliens Love Underpants!

This week we are really getting stuck in to colour and pattern through our book of the week - lots of talk about different patterned underwear that the Aliens are wearing!

Our role place area is a space station this week - The Bears are so excited and have had lots of sightings of friendly aliens which they are documenting!

Children went home with a slip about Outcome afternoon next week, on the last day of term. Please note the time for this is 2.15pm, and children in EYFS can come to school in their colourful and patterned clothes on that day. Any questions please ask.

In maths we are continuing with money - we had a real sweet shop in the Bears class where the children had to read price tags and choose and select the correct coins to pay for real sweets -our classroom was buzzing with excitement!

Don't forget Parents Evening is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - if you have forgotten your time slot please ask, or if you are now not able to attend please let me know and we can rearrange.

Have a good week!

 

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Week 4 - Elmer

Our topic of Colour and Pattern is well and truly underway and the children have loved taking part in different activities, including painting rainbows - can you spot your child's on displaying the window, and making 3d Elmer's by painting and collage milk carton models.

We are focussing on money this week in maths - the children are learning to recognise coins and sort them by type, and later on in the week, we will be using real money to pay for snack or sweets in the Bears shop - we are all very excited! You can support your child with this at home by perhaps giving them some coins to name, or by involving them when paying for items at shops - I'd love to see any photos on Tapestry of them using their new skills at home.

 

In literacy this week, we are going to be writing about colours, and we are sorting words and pictures by the different digraphs they have in the word - phonics supports us with this, so please encourage any independent writing at home.

Our role play this week is Painters and Decorators, and in the art area we are junk modelling, making our own creations from old boxes and pieces of recycling.

It is science week at school, and we are focussing on the Plastic Ocean. We will be drawing pictures of this and writing our views on it as part of a whole school write - keep an eye out on tapestry towards the end of the week!

Parents Evening next week - please sign up if you are yet to do so - ask at the school office if you are unsure how to as this is all done online now. Thankyou.

 

Enjoy your week!

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Week 2 - Rainbow Fish

The Bears have really got stuck in to our story of Rainbow Fish and have produced some lovely art work of glittery fish, and repeating pattern paintings.

In maths this week we are learning to halve - naturally, this started off with cutting cakes in half, even better that we got to eat them after, and looking at cutting shapes in half so each person got the same and it was fair. We will move this on to halving numbers now they have a concrete understanding of what it is to halve something.

In literacy this week, The Bears have produced some fantastic weekend news writing, and we will be describing pictures of different fish found in the rainbow fish book. We are also working on name writing, using cursive formation, so please practice as much as you can at home!

We have been threading cheerio's on to strawberry laces to make repeating patterns, using peg boards and beads to create our own patterns and looking at the different colours.

 

Well done to hose who have completed the home learning challenge - what great dens you built! A new home learning challenge for March will be set on Friday via Tapestry and in our class window - keep your eyes peeled!

 

A reminder it is World Book Day on Thursday so please send children to school dressed as their favourite book character - I can't wait to see what they will all be transformed into!

Any questions, please ask!

Miss Hatchman

 

 

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Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely half term - Our topic this half term is Colour and Pattern - you will find a copy of our topic web and the things we will be learning about on the school website. Please ask if you would like a hard copy. We will be focussing on Rainbow Fish, Elmer and Aliens love underpants whilst covering colour and pattern - we have lots of exciting ideas ready to engage the Bears in their learning.

 

Well done to those who have completed the first home learning challenge, and thank you for adding lots of lovely photos to Tapestry - they have been lovely to see and I have printed them out and displayed them in class. The Bears have enjoyed talking about their dens and showing them to their friends.

 

We will be inviting you in at the beginning of March to see how a literacy lesson takes place in our classrooms and for you to support your child with their learning - more details to follow soon!

 

Don't forget World Book Day dressing up on 1st March.

Any questions please ask,

 

Miss Hatchman

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Outcome Afternoon

A big thank you to you all for coming along to our Traditional Tales Outcome afternoon - it was lovely to see the Bears classroom so busy, and the children were fully engaged in showing you how our classroom works, and their work in their books. Thank you for all the comments you left us, they are lovely to read.

Don't forget its Superhero day tomorrow - costumes and £1 donations please.

Our topic next half term will be Colour and Pattern - lots of exciting learning to take place!

Miss Hatchman

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Week 5 - 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Who's that trip trapping over my bridge?! The Bears have been joining in enthusiastically with our story telling this week so far, and I am hearing lots of their own story ideas coming through in their play.

In maths this week we are learning to double numbers, understanding that when we double we add the same number - we have been looking at lady birds and butterflies to help us work out doubling sums and the Bears were so proud of themselves once they learnt and understood the concept.

In literacy this week we are working on High Frequency Words, playing lots of fun games to help support segmenting and blending and reading these as sight words and from memory.

We have lots of notices on our classroom door for different events coming up, so please take time to look at them all and make a note of dates. The next main event for Bears will be on Wednesday 7th February - dressing up as their favourite traditional tale character, and from 2pm you are welcome to join us in class to learn and play along side your child.

 

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman

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Week 4 - 3 little pigs

The Bears are so engaged in their learning this week, it is a pleasure to see them so excited about learning about this Traditional Tale. Our continuous provision activities have got them all very excited about keeping the big bad wolf away...we hope he doesn't visit, but if he does, we have made some amazing traps to capture him!

This week we are huffing and puffing paint with straws, blowing pompoms round a table obstacle course and building brick houses in our role play area. In maths we are continuing with 3d shapes, learning cuboid and prism, and sorting real life 3d shapes - The bears have amazed me at how quickly they have learnt the se names, so if you have been practising the rap at home - well done!

 

In literacy this week, we are matching upper case and lower case letters, and learning the names of these - this can be a little tricky as we know them by phonic sounds, so we are learning these by using a song 'Boom Shake The Alphabet' which you can also find on youtube. Have a look at home...

 

Can I please remind you if you have any problems to come to me in the first instance so they can be dealt with as quickly and smoothly as possible. Thank you.

 

Enjoy your week! Miss Hatchman

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3D shape rap!

The Bears have been very clever this week and have learnt new 3d shape names - we are embedding our knowledge of these by learning a 3d shape rap!

 

If you would like to have a look at this at home, please access it on

www.youtube.com

by typing in

'3d shapes I know'

and it will be the first video - your child will be able to show you!

 

Have fun! Miss Hatchman

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Week 3 - Little Red Riding Hood

The Bears helped to set up our new role play, turning it in to Granny's Cottage - they were such a help, printing with sponges to make bricks for wall paper, making the bed and finding all the fun resources we would need - they love the role play this week and there is lots of laughter and learning coming from that area.

In phonics this week we are learning different digraphs - we are putting these into practice by blending and segmenting words with the digraphs in to transfer our phonic skills into our reading work.

In maths this week, we are having fun whilst embedding our subtraction knowledge - we have been working practically, taking away objects from  group, using counters and play dough to compete 'Subtraction Smash'.

 

If you have not sent in your snack money yet, please do so as soon as possible - this allows us to be able to provide varied snacks to encourage your child to try new foods and we can only do this with your support, so thank you.

Outcome afternoon is Wednesday 7th Feb at 2pm - children to come dressed as their favourite Traditional Tale character on that day, and join us in class to play and learn alongside your child.

Have a good week! Miss Hatchman

 

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