On Thursday the 8th March parents were invited to attend a maths carousel across F2, year 1 and year 2. There were lots of maths activities and challenges both ninside and outside for the parents to explore with their children. The children were able to show their parents some of the learning they have done at school and parents could have a go themselves! We also shared the end of year expectations for a reception child this is known as the Early Learning Goal. "Children count reliably with numbers from one to twenty, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing"
There was a lovely buss in the room and the children loved playing number games with their parents. The feedback from parents was very positive, "My child showed me how he used number stories to do sums, now we can do them at home. It also gave me some ideas about different games we could do at home."
Welcome to F2
This is the Reception class at Homelands. The staff are: Mrs Lawrenson Reception Teacher and Foundation Stage lead. Mrs Bell class TA and Miss Ruddenhamis 1:1 support.
In Reception children continue to explore and make sense of the world through play. The children have open access to the inside and outside learning areas. In Reception we also learn the important skills of reading , writing, handwriting and mathematics through play and in short adult directed learning.
Homework: It is VITAL that the children read their Guided Reading book at least 3 times a week and share other stories regularly at home. It is important to practise robot talk and write in contexts that make sense to the children eg shopping lists , cards etc It is always fun to count objects, stairs, spoons, fruit but remember to count backwards too!
The children need to keep their p.e bags and waterproofs and wellies in school every day, they get lots of use! It is useful to always have a spare set of clothes in the p.e bags too.
As part of our topic about people who help us Fi and F2 had a visit from Doctor Birks.
She talked to us about keeping healthy and how our bodies work. She showed us her uniform and some of the things she uses for her job like her stethoscope and her blood pressure band. We had chance to role play doctors in the home corner with these.
Thank you Doctor Birks we loved having a visit from you.
On Thursday 18th January we went on the coach to Pizza Express, where chef Anthony taught us all how to make our own margherita pizza, which we took home. Whilst our pizza's were cooking we tasted some pizza toppings, olives, artichokes and goats cheese, olives being the most popular amongst the children.
Police Officer Matt’s visit to Nursery and F2
Matt is Esmae’s father. He came to Nursery and to F2 to talk about being a police officer as part of our ‘People Who help Us’ topic.
He told us that to be a police officer you need to be good at listening to people and communicating with them. Matt told us that he enjoyed being a police officer as "every day is different and you get to help people’’.
Matt explained all of the different parts of his uniform. The children were especially interested in Matt’s police radio.
The children in Nursery listened really well and asked some thoughtful questions. Arlo asked Matt if he had a police car. Isla said that she wants to be a 'police officer, firefighter or doctor', when she grows up because she wants to 'help people'.
We really enjoyed having Matt the police officer visit us and we learned a lot.
Thank you Matt!