FS2 Class Page

Welcome to the VLE!
29th September 2021
 
The children have settled in beautifully here at Thingwall Primary, we hope you enjoy looking at and sharing these pictures. Have fun talking about the spaces out and about in the provision. Can you share any names of your new friends?
 
We have enjoyed learning our new sounds from bugclub phonics! We have learnt about s,a,t,p,i and n. Look out for the parent workshop handouts next week to support your child with phonics and enjoy reading 'Is Nan In' from your bugclub library. This story is fully decodable and helps your child to recognise these sounds and start to blend. Have fun! 

Week beginning 29th November

We have had a lovely week practising our songs for the Christmas Production- remember your child will be wearing their PE kit so please make sure it is in school.

Jigsaw Jenie has helped us to become better friends, I hope you enjoy this week’s homework challenge. We have started to look at the sounds on our purple sound mat this week, Miss Patterson is looking forward to teaching us all about the friendly letters very soon!

We are enjoying lots of number stories in school, finding out how much we have altogether. I hope you are having fun making your number lines for your bedrooms!

We have been developing our throwing and catching skills with Mr James this week, we are looking forward to some festive games soon!

Have a lovely weekend boys and girls. Miss Patterson is back in our classroom next Thursday she is very excited to be part of our team next year!

Week beginning 11th October

Reception children have been learning about ‘g’ and ‘o’ this week. We love to paint pictures of animals with these initial sounds! We have practised our recount of Owl Babies, look out for a video on Tapestry to follow soon! We helped Mother Owl to count accurately and are enjoying subitising using our dice games.

We had Joe and Sam visit with Jam the T-Rex to help us learn lots of fun facts about dinosaurs.  We were very brave coming in to the hall and the babies came to visit us in the classroom too.

The children have been palaeontologists, exploring the sand and discovering ancient bones. We enjoyed colouring and painting as well as modelling our own dinosaurs using different shaping techniques in the dough.

 

We are really enjoying our bugclub books, thank you to all the grown-ups for sending in your reading logs so we can monitor and record your child's reading. I have put this weeks homework on Tapestry but reading book words are coming home too! These are fun to colour once you can read them, some are tricky words and some have sounds that we haven't learnt yet, please don't worry. keep practising over the holidays and let me know how you get on :o)

Mrs Leyland 

Oh Grandma...what big eyes you have!

 

This week in FS2 we have been reading the folk tale Little Red Riding Hood. We have a Cottage in our role play space where we can re-enact the story as Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma, The Woodcutter and the Wolf! Lok out on Tapestry for lots of pictures! We have learnt 2 new sounds this week, ‘h’ and ‘r’, we are enjoying many stories in our guided reading sessions now!. I hope you are all enjoying bugclub books online. Miss Tucker helped us to celebrate Bonfire night and Diwali this week, we have made our own science experiment of Sugar Crystal Sparklers, we are very excited to watch these changes over time.  

Don't forget to send your parents evening replies in, I will do my best to accommodate as many preferred times as possible :o)

 

Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Leyland

Week beginning 29th November

We have had a lovely week practising our songs for the Christmas Production- remember your child will be wearing their PE kit so please make sure it is in school.

Jigsaw Jenie has helped us to become better friends, I hope you enjoy this week’s homework challenge. We have started to look at the sounds on our purple sound mat this week, Miss Patterson is looking forward to teaching us all about the friendly letters very soon!

We are enjoying lots of number stories in school, finding out how much we have altogether. I hope you are having fun making your number lines for your bedrooms!

Have a lovely weekend boys and girls. Mr James is busy thinking about our festive games for a few weeks time, we loved developing our throwing and catching skills today, well done if you won a certificate!

Miss Patterson is back in our classroom next Thursday she is very excited to be part of our team next year!

17th December 2021

Ho ho ho, what a busy festive week! We have been getting ready for Santa to come and visit our homes in the next few weeks, our classroom is looking very festive! We have an elf who has been leaving us messages about the North Pole and how Rudolph is feeling…he’s been a bit poorly so we have written lots of get well messages in our cards and made him some reindeer pictures too. We hope you feel better in time for your big journey Rudolph!

 

Miss Tucker has helped us this week to learn about Lapland and we have made some salt dough decorations for our Christmas trees. We were wondering how the animals in the North and South kept warm in the snow- well done to Harley for being our scientist and covering his hands in ‘insulating blubber’ to test how fat keeps us warm!

 

A big thank you to Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Gibson and Mrs Smith for looking after us this week while Mrs Leyland teaches from home. We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas. Miss Patterson is very excited to be your teacher in January!

 

Thank you so much to all our parents who are supporting home learning, all our cards and lovely gifts. I will be back to visit with Baby Leyland as soon as it is safe to :o)

***Merry Christmas***

Love from Mrs Leyland and the EYFS team xxxxxx

Week beginning 28/2/22

What a busy first week back we have had! We have celebrated pancake day, St David’s day and World book day!

At the start of the week we wrote shopping lists for what we needed to make pancakes and we loved finding out all about how to make the batter. Lots of us enjoyed attending the Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday and had lots of fun. 

We also learnt all about Wales and how they celebrate on St David’s day. We enjoyed finding Wales on the map of the UK and spotting where we lived. We learnt about different traditions they have and enjoyed creating our own Welsh flags and Daffodils. 

On World Book Day we got dressed up as our favourite characters and enjoyed activities such as a book treasure hunt, poetry through drama, making book marks and even a quiz. We loved telling all of our friends who we had dressed up as. 

 

Week beginning 7th March 2022

This week has been another busy one in reception class and we have been very excited about some little creatures who have come to join us in our room!  On Monday, we began to think about some different animals and mini-beasts that we might start to see again now that the weather is getting warmer. We also talked about the life cycle of butterflies but it was the lifecycle of a frog that got us most excited! We were lucky enough to have some frogspawn in class and we have been fascinated all week watching the changes, already some of the tadpoles have started to wiggle and move!

We have also started a new book called ‘Six Dinner Sid’ all about a cat who has six owners! The children wrote some fantastic adjectives for Sid such as greedy, happy and lucky. Throughout the week, the children also role-played as Sid and were able to answer questions asked by their friends such as, ‘What is your favourite food?’. They then wrote speech bubbles in the role of Sid talking about his favourite things!

We have continued to compare numbers in maths talking about more and less. The children enjoyed beating Miss Patterson in a game of ‘Who has more?’ This game involved the children taking it in turns to role a dice, if their number was bigger than Miss Patterson’s then they won, if it was less Miss Patterson won. This is a really easy and fun game that you might want to play at home too!

5th November 2021

This week in FS2 we have been busy learning about the Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Some children have retold the story using the magnetic pictures. We have also been talking about Guy Fawkes and his gunpowder plot. We mixed our own colours using the powder paints and created beautiful firework paintings over the Houses of Parliament. Mrs Leyland also discussed how to keep us safe and the importance of keeping safe when around fireworks. In Maths we have been looking at the vocabulary ‘more’ and ‘fewer’. We have been playing games to help us with this and building towers in the construction. Who has more who has fewer blocks? In Phonics our sounds have been ‘e’ and ‘u’ and we have read the story ‘In Trouble.’

We hope you have a lovely fireworks weekend!

 

26th November...its starting to get chilly!

 

This week we have been looking at the part- whole concept in Maths. We cut up animal pictures and arranged the parts to make a whole picture. We have been very busy practising our Nativity with the rest of Key Stage 1 this week, and we are getting really good at singing the songs now.

Our new class story is called Lost and Found and we have been writing lists of things we might need to take if we were to visit the South Pole, like the little boy in our story. Mrs Leyland has set up the South Pole in our tuff tray so that we can re-enact the story using the small world figures. In phonics this week are sounds are ‘ll’, ‘ss’ and ‘ff’, the friendly letters.

We have loved making wintery pictures at the painting easel and painting Christmas scenes in the workshop. All the children enjoyed visiting the Christmas Fayre, making Christmas crafts and joining in with lots of fun games. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend, remember to send in your reading logs and books next week so we can change them :o)

10th December 2021
 
This week we have been making Christmas stockings in the workshop and writing Christmas lists at the writing table! Have you written a letter or a list for Father Christmas yet? We have finished all of our Phase 2 sounds and are looking forward to learning some new friendly letters with Miss Patterson in January. 
 
Congratulations to all of KS1 children, a super performance this morning! We have loved learning all the songs for 'The Prickly Hay' Thank you also to all the teachers for working so hard to deliver our performance and keep us all safe. Look out for our video soon!
 
Miss Patterson is looking forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe to :o)
Have a lovely weekend Mrs Leyland

Wb 17th January 2022

What a fantastic start reception have had to their new term.  

This week we have been busy identifying the signs of spring that we might begin to see. We have loved exploring different types of seeds, beans and bulbs and have sorted them by size, type and colour. We began to think about what plants might need to grow and planted our own cress seeds which we have loved watching during the week.  

We have also enjoyed reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children have imagined what might happen if they had their own magic beanstalk and have played wonderfully together roleplaying the story of Jack in our very own Giant’s castle. We have painted our own beanstalks and some of us have even had a go at creating our own giant beanstalk, practising our cutting and joining techniques, by making paper chains.

It has lovely getting to know the children these past couple of weeks and seeing all their wonderful individual personalities start to shine. Thank you for your support so far.

Miss Patterson.

 Week Beginning 24th January 2022

We have had some very busy horticulturists this week in reception! The children have loved planting their own peas and sunflower seeds and are eagerly awaiting their growth.

We finished our Jack and the Beanstalk story and created some wonderful beanstalk and castle pictures using rollers and sponges.

We have also been learning about the different places people live for example in a flat, bungalow or a house. We talked about the differences between living in the city, in a town and in the countryside. The children were very interested by the fact that some people even live on the water in houseboats.

Week beginning 31/1/22

Reception have had a fantastic week learning all about Chinese New Year! We have loved creating our own dragons to complete dragon dances with. We also enjoyed making Tiger masks as it is the year of the tiger! On Thursday we had a special visitor come in to tell us all about how she celebrates Chinese New Year, have a look on Tapestry to see what we got up to.

We have also been learning about people who help us this week. Our role play area has transformed into a police station and towards the end of the week it changed again into a GP surgery. The children have loved taking on these roles and talking about how they can help others. Well done everyone!

Week beginning 14th March 2022
 
WOW! Another very busy week in reception class! 
 
On Thursday we celebrated St. Patricks day. We learnt all about St. Patrick and why he is important in Irish history before making our own shamrock posters and having a go at some Irish dancing! Miss Patterson taught us a dance she had learnt at school before we all joined in with some Riverdancing. The children were fantastic, we definitely have some future Michael Flatleys in the class!
 
On Friday we celebrated Red Nose Day and learnt about how it helps people all around the world. We decorated our own red noses and had a go at telling our funniest jokes. The children worked hard on their jokes and loved seeing all the children laughing along with them. 
 
We have also finished reading Six Dinner Sid. The children thought it was funny when Sid got taken to the vet 6 times in 6 different ways! Next week we will becoming authors/illustrators and having a go at writing our own Six Dinner Sid stories!