Class RO 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Class RO.
Mrs O'Grady, Mrs Donohue, Mrs Marshall and Mrs Da Silva.
The children have been fantastic today and settled back into school so well. We have been really proud of them. Have a look at the gallery to see what they've been up to.
Week beg 7.12.20
This week we have introduced 4 new sounds. The children are getting really good at recognising their sounds and are blending them to read and segmenting them to write. Keep up the good work!
- h- hold hands on knees as if out of breath.
- b- place both hands together as if holding a bat saying b.
- f/ff- push hands together as if squeezing air out of something saying f.
- l/ll- pretend to lick lolly saying l.
Can you read and write these words?
fan. had. him. back. bin. fit. huff puff. lick. bell
Have a go at reading these captions.
cat on a bed.
huff and puff
Maths - in our maths lessons this week we have been ordering and sequencing activities we do in our day to day routines. The children have been using the vobcab first, then, next and last.
Many thanks to those who have sent observations to EExAT from home, it realy helps us build up the bigger picture about your child. Here are some ideas of things you might see over the holidays and could send in.
- writing a Christmas list or letter. (this could be emergent writing and might not look like writing as we would do it)
- practising counting, maybe the number of mince pies eaten!
- number recognition - opening the right door on their advent calendar.
- taking turns - playing a new game.
- being kind
- a new achievement - maybe riding a new bike or scooter.
Learning journeys will be sent the first week back after the holidays so you can see what they've been up to at school.
Week beg 30.11.20
Christmas is arriving in RO. We've had lots of fun making our own Christmas scenes and even a sleigh for Santa! The children have been sorting the resources by type and have even made some scenes that are symmetrical! They have been using the language related to size, colour and position too. Have a look at the gallery to see what we've been up to.
For our phases work this week we have introduced 4 more sounds.
- ck- at end of word (as c and k)
- e – pretend to crack an egg on pan saying e.
- u – pretend to put an umbrella up saying u sound.
- r – pretend to be a dog with something in its mouth, clench teeth together and say r.
We have also been busy reading some tricky words. Tricky words are words that can only be read on sight, we can't sound them out as they wouldn't make sense! Have a go at reading these tricky words;
the to. I
Can you have a go at reading and writing these words?
rat, back, sock, pet, red, cup, mug, rug, rip.
Can you read these captions? Remember to start at the left hand side!
A pup in mud.
Mugs and cups.
Run to the den.
In our maths lessons this week we have been finding out all about squares and rectangles. We have talked about how many sides and corners they have and what is special about them. We've been on a shape hunt in the room and even made some out of multilink. Can you give your grown up a clue about a square? What about a rectangle? Can you make a square or a rectangle?
Week beg 16.11.20
In our phases lessons this week we have learnt 4 new sounds.
- g- make hand spiral down like water gurgling down a plug g sound
- o- gently clap hands in front of body making o sound like a seal.
- c-pretend to play castanets making c sound.
- k- as above
Watch the video clip at the bottom of the page to see how we say these sounds.
Can you read these words? cat tag dog kit
Next have a go at writing them too?
In maths this week we have been using positional language like on top of, underneath, next to, over, around, inside and behind.
Can you make one of your teddies move around by giving them instructions? eg sit on top of the box, go inside the wardrobe.
This week we have also found out more about Diwali and the children have enjoyed making their own rangoli patterns.
Week beg 9.11.20
In our phases lessons this week we have learnt 4 new sounds.
- i – wiggle fingers near nose like mice whiskers making i sound.
- n – hold out arms to side making n sound like a plane.
- m - rub tummy making m sound like eating something tasty.
- d – pretend to hold drum sticks in each hand and beat drum saying d
We have learnt to read some simple words and have practised the formation of the letters using our magic pads and pens!
Can you read these words? sat, pat, man, map, din, pin, mad.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is a video clip of the sounds we have covered this week.
In our maths this week we have been learning all about 2d shapes. We have learnt their names and have played games where we have to describe them using shape vocabulary like straight sides, curved sides and corners. Our talk topic this week is to find 2d shapes while you are out and about.
In our other areas work this week we have found out all about Remembrance Day and even made our own poppies.
Week beg 2.11.20
In our phases lessons this week we have started phase 2. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page there is a video of the sounds we have learnt. The phases guide is also in the files to download section.
We have introduced 4 new sounds and have been busy blending and segmenting with them. We have also learnt how to form them using our magic pads and pencils. We have to remember to start each letter at the top.
s- wave hand like a snake say 's'
a- pretend your hand is an ant and jump up your arm say 'a'
t- turn your head from side to side like you are watching a tennis match say 't'
p- pretend your finger is a candle and blow it out say 'p'
Words we can make with these sounds tap, pat, at, sat.
In our maths lessons this week we have been looking at the numbers 1,2 and 3. We have been busy subitising these numbers which means knowing how many there are without counting them which is an important early maths skill. We have found different ways of making the numbers 1,2 and 3. Can you play the bunny ears game with your grown up and make the number 3 in different ways?
You should have now received your EExAT login code. If you haven't please make sure you have filled in the google sheet on the early years curriculum page on the website. See the guide in the documents below to find out how to create your own login.
EExAT is our assessment system and is a fantastic way of us finding out some of the things that the children do at home. Here are some ideas of things you could upload to show us.
-a new achievement - this could be swimming or as simple as putting on a coat independently.
-being kind to someone.
-taking turns in a game.
-counting the stairs or sorting Autumn objects.
Please try to share an observation with us over the holidays. If you are unsure send it anyway!
I will be creating the children's learning journeys over half term and will share them with you the first week back. This is a great way for you to see what the children have been up to each half term.
This week the children have been amazing! They have learnt their first Talk for Writing story, The Little Red Hen. We have been so impressed with how quickly they have learnt the story. Have a look at the video to see how well they have done!
This week we have really been working on our fine motor skills and have had lots of fun with our funky fingers activites. We have been threading macaroni onto spaghetti and threading beads onto pipe cleaners to practise our counting skills too!
Fine motor skills are really important, especially at this time of the year, and we will keep on working on them in our classroom. Strong fingers help us to zip up coats, pick up things and also help us to hold pencils, brushes and scissors.
Here are some ideas you can try at home.
- practice zipping up a coat.
- threading a lace with some pasta.
- using play dough and pushing, squeezing and twisting it.
- going on the monkey bars at the park.
- peeling an orange with one hand.
- using tweezers to move small objects from one bowl to another.
- peeling stickers off.
As we get to know the children we will start to teach them about our 4bs. These rules help us to be the best learners we can be.
When the children stay for their lunch, it is useful if you have talked to them about what they might eat.
Have a look at the menu in the files.
We should be on week 1 when they stay for lunch next Wednesday.
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