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East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Reception – Ash

If your child is returning to school we have put together a book for them to read with you about the changes they will see on their return. It includes details of their day with lots of photos.

 

Please do read the book with them as we want them to be prepared for the things that are different, but to be reassured that lots is the same. Please click on the link below...

Dear Reception Parents & Carers - please read the letter below to or with your child from me - Mr Pearce

Dear parents/ carers.

 

Below are some activities that you can do with your children so that they are able to keep up to date with their learning while the school is closed.

 

We encourage all parents to spend time with their children to support them with these activities so that children can come back to school ready to continue and develop on what they have already learnt.

 

We urge you to go over all the phonics sounds with the children asking them to sound out and write words and sentences correctly.

 

We will set a literacy and maths  activity for your child daily

Homework will not be set during the Easter Break - but we will be providing you with some ideas of fun things to do at home during this time.

Please practise reading one ditty a day. The dities prepare children to quickly move on to story books,build their vocabulary and ensuring they will be able to decode all the words in the stories with confidence.

 

 

Reading at home.

https://sooperbooks.com/bedtime-stories/

Read a range of stories online.

Drum lessons with Music teacher Mark Howarth

PE and physical fitness with Alex

Oxford Owl is packed with tips and activities to help you support your child's education. Help your child with reading, phonics and maths.

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Every week students will be introduced to a new word, which they will use in their verbal work during lessons and around the school. Please help promote the use of the words at home with your children, to support us with improving English at East Acton Primary.

Encourage your child to look up the dictionary definition and  look up synonyms.

Our word of the week is

 Miniscule

extremely small or tiny.

synonyms:

tiny, minute, microscopic, miniture

 

The living room was miniscule.

This week we made these biscuits to celebrate St Andrews day.

St Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance.

Please have ago at making these biscuits at home.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  2. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.
  3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick.
  4. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Topic for the term: Colour my world

Topic for next week:  St Andrews

 

Personal, social and emotional development

  • We will be making sure we use our indoor voices when we are in the classroom. It is important for us to remember this as it can disturb other children’s learning if we are playing too loudly.

 

Communication & language and Literacy

  • We are going to be learning about St Andrews day.
  • We are going to be making and labelling a Scottish flag to celebrate St Andrews day.

 

Mathematics

  • We will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes. 

 

Understanding the world

  • We will be talking about who celebrates St Andrew and what some of the traditions are during this time of year.

Physical development

  • We will be learning the importance for good health, physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

Expressive arts and design

  • We are to be practising our Christmas songs for our performance.

 

Please note Ash Class’ show will be on Wednesday 18th December at 9.05am in the hall.

 

 

Many thanks

Miss Nanavati

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Topic for next term: Colour my world

                

Personal, social and emotional development

  • We will be taking care to listen to each other carefully during  activities.   

 

Communication & language and Literacy

  • We are going to introduce our new topic for the term.
  • We are going to read a story about witches or wizards and talk about magic potions, spells and cauldrons.
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Mathematics

  • We going to follow a recipe to make magic potions.
  • We will be measuring the size of the pumpkins.

Understanding the world

We are going to find out  all about pumpkins, where they grow, different ways it can be cooked and the different ways a pumpkin is used such as carving them etc.

Physical development

  • Please make sure you child has their full PE kit ready for Tuesday.

Expressive arts and design

  • We will be creating magical and spooky sound effects using instruments.

We would like to ask all Parents and Carers to ask their child about the school day in order to develop their speaking and listening skills. Encourage your child to include as much detail as possible when answering and ensure they are speaking in full sentences when they are talking. This will support oral sentence structure which will then be of help to your child when it comes to writing sentences. 

Please send your child to school dressed up as a wizard or witch on the 31st October.

Many thanks Miss Nanavati

 

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

 

Topic for the term: Ourselves  

Book for next week: ‘Handa’s Surprise’

 

 

Personal, social and emotional development

  • We will be talking about how we can be kind to our friends. What sorts of things could we do to achieve this?

 

Communication & language and Literacy

  • We will pretend to go on a trip to Kenya and discuss what we see.

Mathematics

  • We will be sharing objects into equal groups.

 

Understanding the world

  • We will be looking at African animals and discussing colour and pattern.

We are going to be exploring a range of materials and foods using our senses.

Physical development

  • We will be exploring different ways of moving to music.

 

Expressive arts and design

  • We will look at patterns and prints on African clothing. And print a pattern using specific shapes and colours.

 

 

Many Thanks

 

Miss Nanavati

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week we are going to give your child homework. This consists of phonic sounds or words to practise writing, your child’s name which they have to trace over and rewrite on the yellow dotted lines below and a maths sheets. Homework will be given in homework folders which must be returned with completed homework every Wednesday. New homework will be given every Friday.

 

Topic for the term: Ourselves

Book for next week: ‘Handa’s Surprise’

 

 

Personal, social and emotional development

  • We will be making sure that we are following classroom rules at all times.

 

Communication & language and Literacy

  • We will be read a story called ‘Handa’s Surprise’.
  • The story is set in Africa so we will be writing a list about things we may need in Africa.

 

Mathematics

  • We will be learning how to recognise, continue and make up new patterns. We will be doing this using a range of resources.

 

Understanding the world

  • We will be looking at African animals and discussing colour and pattern.
  • We will be looking at the differences and similarities between us and the Masai tribe.

 

 

Physical development

  • We will be exploring different ways of moving to music.

 

Expressive arts and design

  • We will be decorating and making African necklaces.

 

 

Many Thanks

 

Miss Nanavati

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you have all had a very healthy and happy summer, where has the time gone I don't know! I'm very excited about the year to come and looking forward to the experiences and the learning we are all going to share. As always if you have any queries or need to speak to me please don't hesitate to do so.

Miss Nanavati, Mrs Wall and Mrs Gee.

Our first week in reception.

We have really enjoyed our first week at school! The rules and routines have all been explained to the children and they have all adapted really well into school life. 

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