FS2

A very warm welcome to all the new children who have started school here with us in FS2 this year. We are very excited to see what the year will bring for you all!
September 2019
We are learning all about the number 2 in Maths this week. Mrs Leyland has found a lot of different things around the classroom that relate to the number 2 in our world. The children have been exploring the number table to learn lots of different things about the number 2. What does number two mean to you?
September 2019
Making friendships is a big part of FS2 and the children this year are great at working together as a team. Whether it be finishing a jigsaw together, helping each other build a tower or giving each other a hand at getting changed for PE the children in FS2 are great!
September 2019
The children took part in some active Maths in the hall this week. They  played a game where they could move in between the mats until they heard the bells. Once the bells had rung they had to either find a corner, a long edge or a short edge of their mat to stand on. Once the bells rang again they had to crawl across the mat from one side of the mat to the other, choosing either the long or short sides. They also looked at prepositional language of next to, opposite and in front of.
October 2019
The children loved taking part in the African Drumming workshop yesterday. They heard all about the Djembe drums and the tribes in Africa who play them. They learnt how to keep a beat and used the drums to play the beats in their names.
October 2019
The children have been learning how to keep their bodies and teeth healthy. They made a 'healthy lunchbox' at the workshop and played the rotten teeth game with Mrs Hutchinson. They had to race to be the first to fill their mouth with healthy teeth, but be careful not to roll a 3 or you will have to swop one for a rotten tooth!
October 2019
The children have been looking at the festival of Diwali. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita and listened to how the light guided them home and back to one another. They loved looking at the different ways you can celebrate Diwali and had a go at some in the classroom. Some children designed Mendhi patterns used to decorate their hands, whilst some used the chalks outside to draw some Rangoli patterns. Others used the plasticine to make little Divas that would hold special candles in and some children wrote party lists in the writing area.
November 2019
In Maths the children have been exploring the concept of longer and shorter. They have been sorting objects into hoops depending on whether they were longer or shorter than the 30cm ruler. Some children have used the construction area to make models of buildings in London and told the teachers which parts are long and which parts are short. 
November 2019
More Autumn fun the outside classroom.
November 2019
Well done to all these children who have learnt all their reading book words and can now take home their very own reading book!
November 2019
We had our first school trip to Royden Park yesterday morning! The children and staff had a great time joining in with all the activities our park ranger had set up for us in the walled garden. We started with a mini beast hunt around the grounds where we found worms, snails, woodlice, millipedes and even slugs. Once we had identified them all on our information sheet our ranger had set up some craft activities for us to join in with. We made glittery spiderwebs, we painted with string worms, we used our beaks (pegs) to sift through the leaves and pick up the worms and we had to match and order our ladybirds from 1-10. 
Thank you to everybody who came along to help, the children can't wait for the next adventure.
November 2019
We have been reading the story of the Gingerbread Man this past week. We have sequenced the story on the workshop,using a cut and stick activity, we have written key phrases from the story and we have retold the story in the small world using our story mountain. In the role play Mrs Leyland set up a Gingerbread Man bakery and the children have loved visiting the shop attached to buy ingredients from Mrs Hutchinson.
November 2019
Christmas wouldn't be the same without a visit from Santa at breakfast time! The children loved having their special breakfast rolls with their friends, before coming together in the hall to sing some Christmas songs and to meet Santa.
Happy Christmas from all in FS2
The children have been very busy helping Mrs Hutchinson to create a fabulous beanstalk to add to our role play area, 'the Giant's castle'. They used two different shades of green and a range of printing shapes to make the effect.
January 2020
We have been working hard to order our numbers from 0-20 from the mixed up number cards. Some of the children worked together to make the number line, where one child ordered 0-10 and their friend ordered 11-20. Great teamwork children!
January 2020
We had a visit from Sheema today from the MEAS team. She read us a story about a little refugee called Hussain who had to leave his home quickly to an unknown place with his parents. We spoke with the children about how he must feel and what important things they might pack in their rucksack if it happened to them.
January 2020
Winnie the Witch has arrived in our classroom this week. She cast a spell and her black house travelled all the way to Thingwall Primary School. We have loved writing potion lists, casting rhyming spells and writing invitations for Winnie's party.
February 2020
Good morning grown-ups! I will post as many daily routine activities as I can :o) On Mondays all children write news.
Good Morning Reception!
I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Lets read and write our news...
'I had a cup of tea with my Mum, she loved her gift and her card.'
 
Remember to make your sentence super with a capital letter, finger spaces and full stop. Can you spot my tricky words?
Have a lovely Monday from Mrs Leyland
To help celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday Mrs Leyland read us the story, 'The Enormous Crocodile'. We loved the story so much that some children helped Mrs Hutchinson to print a special crocodile for our class display. Some of the children painted some self portraits for the crocodile to eat and some children worked with Mrs Foster to make special Enormous Crocodile collages. Underneath our display we have a lovely small world area where the children can re-enact the story.
September 2019
The children have really been enjoying their Gymnastics lessons on a Monday, Yoga on a Thursday and PE on a Friday. They are great at getting changed and keeping all their clothes safe. They listen very carefully in the listening zone, at the start of each lesson, to make sure they can follow all the rules of the games. We have learnt how to make pencil, tuck and star shapes in Gymnastics. The children love to follow the story in Cosmic Yoga and feel very relaxed afterwards.
September 2019
The children have been looking closely at 2D shapes and their properties this week. They played a game of 'Peekaboo shape' with Koko the monkey and Miss Hine. A 2D shape was hiding inside the bag and the children had to guess what shape it might be. They had a look at how many sides the shapes might have, whether it is straight or curved and how long the sides are. After playing this game the children went on a shape hunt around the classroom to find some 2D shapes in the environment.
October 2019
There has been so much to learn over the five weeks the children have been in and in order to keep us safe we have been looking at the rules of our classroom. The children are great at remembering to tuck their chairs in, walk around the classroom, help each other tidy up, be kind to one another, take turns when exploring and to move around the school quietly and sensibly. They are also great at reminding their friends when somebody forgets!!
Well done FS2 we are all very proud of you!
October 2019
We have been using the Maths equipment to make some repeating patterns. Some children even used 3 colours to make their patterns. What pattern would you make?
October 2019
Continuing with our celebration topic the children used the computers, in the ICT suite, to make beautiful fireworks in the night sky. They worked as a team to complete the pictures and were very proud of what they achieved.
November 2019
The children love borrowing books from their library this year and are becoming great readers. Mrs Leyland took the children, a group at a time, to come and explore the library looking for both fiction and non fiction books. The children looked at the titles, page numbers, contents pages and the blurb at the back of each book.
November 2019
We have started a new topic on our investigation table this term. We are learning all about growth. We all helped Mrs Leyland to plant a bean this morning and we can't wait to watch it over the weeks to see how much it will grow. We hope it grows as tall as the beanstalk in our new fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk! Our handy helpers will water it each day and we will document it by drawing the changes on our bean diary and the children will take photos using our ipod.
January 2020
Our class story this half term is Jack and the Beanstalk. We have read some different versions of the story to see how they differ. Mrs Foster turned our role play area into the Giant's castle and Jack's house so that we can recreate the story ourselves.
January 2020
The children have loved learning about Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Rat. They heard the story of the Great Race and how the Jade Emperor chose an animal for each year of the zodiac. They made some Chinese art in the ICT suite and decorated the Chinese skyline with fireworks. Some children looked at where China was on the globe and had a go at some special Chinese writing. Others completed the chopstick challenge, separating the red and yellow pom poms from the rest, whilst others had a go at putting the animals in the correct order using the ordinal numbers.
January 2020 
Winnie the Witch loves attending her Art class at the library and she has given us lots of ideas of what we can make in our own junk modelling class with Mrs Hutchinson. So far we have designed and made lots of colourful creations including, unicorns, robots and cats!
February 2020
We have had a lovely first week back! This week we have been thinking about long ago...
The children have been sequencing events that happened before they were born, we loved building the Houses of Parliament and painting pictures of dinosaurs. Today in the small world some children have even made the Bethlehem stable. Can you spot Mary and Joseph?
Spring 2B Week 1
Good morning grown-ups! I will upload as many daily activities as possible to help the children with their routine, enjoy!
Good Morning Reception!
Its Monday 23rd March, lets read and write our news...
 
'I had a cup of tea with my Mum, she loved her gift and her card.'
 
Can you write a sentence or 2 about your weekend. Remember to make your sentence super with a capital letter, finger spaces and full stop. Can you spot my tricky words?
Have a lovely day from Mrs Leyland.
 
Hello! Another sunny morning how lovely :o)

Thank you boys and girls for sharing your activities with me on Tapestry, it has been so nice to see you enjoying your stories, the garden and even some baking!

Today is Thursday 26th March. We love Thursdays, we get to see Jamie on the big projector in the hall and we join in with Cosmic Yoga. Jamie is on YouTube, simply type Cosmic Yoga and you will find a great selection of stories and adventures to go on. Have fun and take good care of each other.

 ‘Namaste’ everyone! From Mrs Leyland xx

 

We started our phonics in FS2 this week. We have started with the letter 'S'. Mrs Leyland taught us how to write the sound using pre cursive writing and we also looked at what an 'S' might look like in print too. Lots of the children have been using different media to practise their letter 'S' formation. We thought about children in our class who had an 'S' in their name and different objects in our world that begin with the letter 'S' to explore on our sound table.
September 2019
The children love their outside learning, some love to dress up on the stage, others like exploring the garden area and some children like to play together in the small world tuff trays. No matter the weather the children love to learn outside!
September 2019
We have been making some 'Silly Soup' on the carpet this afternoon. The special thing about 'Silly Soup' is all the ingredients have to rhyme! We mix the soup and pull out a letter from the alphabet and think of lots of things that begin with that letter. Then we pick out a picture and think of  lots of words/ingredients that will rhyme with that word. 
October 2019
The children love retelling the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, using the magnetic props to help them. Can you remember what the caterpillar ate on Wednesday?
October 2019
The children love Cosmic Kids Yoga on a Thursday before lunch.
October 2019
We have been learning all the characters and their names in preparation for our reading books. The children at a great time playing reading book word bingo.
I wonder who filled their board first?
October 2019
 
Mrs Leyland told the children about the story of a man named Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament many years ago, and explained that is why we celebrate with bonfire night today. To join the celebration in school the children worked with Mrs Hutchinson to mix their own paints in order to make a fireworks picture. These pictures were then put on the wall to add to our Celebrations display in the classroom. 
November 2019
The children have been learning a new game in the classroom this week called Mrs Shiver. In order to cross Mrs Shiver's golden river the children have to blend together the objects that Mrs Shiver calls out in toy talk. If the children can blend the words together correctly then they cross over the river to safety!
November 2019
The children have loved singing Nursery Rhymes since we got back from the Christmas holiday. We have a new Nursery Rhyme table with puppets to use whilst we sing the Nursery Rhymes and some lovely instruments. Once we have sung one or played the tune we write our names on the clipboard so Mrs Leyland knows who has had a turn. 
We also worked in our groups to play instruments alongside a chosen Nursery Rhyme to keep the beat with Mrs Leyland. 
What is your favourite Nursery Rhyme?
January 2020
As a class we particpated in a shared write this morning to make a list for the farmers shop from Jack and the Beanstalk.
January 2020
We had our annual Literacy and Numeracy workshops this week, where the children had the opportunity to share their learning within the classroom with their grown ups. Mrs Leyland shared some information with those who attended first and then they were able to watch the teaching input with the children on the carpet.
Thank you to all who attended, the children love sharing their learning with you.
January 2020
We have been making symmetrical patterns in the form of butterflies and we used the pattern blocks to decorate houses in a symmetrical pattern.
February 2020
We continued our symmetrical patterns in PE with Miss Brophy.
February 2020

Good Morning :o) Today is Tuesday 24th March.

We love our guided reading afternoon on a Tuesday. We like to share our stories with friends and teachers, talking about our favourite parts and spotting our friendly letters. Today have a look at the new books in your book bag or enjoy a Bugclub book.

Have a smiley day from Mrs Leyland.

Grown- ups I let the children choose lots of extra books last week, please can you make a note of the books taken home in your reading logs. Many thanks.

 

Good Morning boys and girls. Today is Wednesday 25th March.

I will log onto Tapestry this morning.

We like to visit the ICT suite on a Wednesday, we have even had a go typing our names using the keyboard.

I can see some children have visited Purple Mash using their log in already, I hope you had fun! I have attached a new pin today ‘Minibeasts’ and there are lots of activities linked to our topic for you to enjoy…did you know you can click on the classroom door and go outside?

Have a fun time! Mrs Leyland

Grown-ups there are lots of additional activities and ideas in the ‘School Closure- Home Learning’ tab on our school website should you need them :o) Please note if the weather allows please enjoy your fresh air- no necessity to sit inside on the computer if you can go out looking for minibeasts and sharing talking time together. Be safe and best wishes.

 

Good Morning all, happy Friday 27th March :o)

I can see lots of children have been working very hard this week, well done boys and girls.

To finish off our week, enjoy some games and activities in the garden. We are missing Miss Brofey very much and our Friday PE hall time. I have also uploaded a little phonics lesson onto Tapestry, for all those clever children who spotted the 2 sounds we still need to learn on our phase 3 mat!

Grown-ups…I have tried to use all the phrases I would normally, practise saying the sound lots and lots! ('your') Children can have a go at writing the new sound, or writing Winnies words, writing tricky words… anything they like. Enjoy!

Best wishes, be safe and have a rested weekend Mrs Leyland xx

 

 

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