On Tuesday parents were invited into the Swans classroom to participate in phonics activities with their children. We started the session with a power point about phase 3 and phase 4 phonics and explaining diagraphs and trigraphs to parents. Parents were shown how we plan and teach phonics and how this helps children with their reading and writing development. After the power point parents were able to participate in various phonic activities with their children. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to show their parents what they do at school. Lots of positive feedback was received.
Friday 10th November we had a parent’s phonics workshop. Parents were invited into the Reception classroom to find out all about phonics taught in Reception and how this relates to their children’s reading and writing.
Then parents were invited to work with their child and make 6 phonic games using the resources provided. These resource packs went home to enable parents to continue playing these games with their children at home.
This week we have had our Play, Stay and Chat sessions. Parents had the opportunity to come in to Reception and talk to Ms Andrews about their child. Then they were able to participate in activities with their children including making a diva lamp out of clay. The sessions were well attended.
The Swans and Chicks had a lovely Easter workshop on Wednesday morning with lots of Mums, Dads, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. The children worked very hard and very creatively making their Easter Bonnets. The children then paraded their bonnets down the catwalk and everybody had fun hunting for eggs on the school field. A big thank you to everyone who attended our Easter workshop. It was lovely to see so many of you working with your children. The children had a fantastic time making their bonnets with your help.
This week Reception parents have been into school for our stay, play and chat sessions. The children have been very excited about Mummies and Daddies coming into school and the children have loved working with their parents.
Everybody really enjoyed completing the MashCam activity on the laptops. It was fun inserting our photos into the astronaut’s space suits and then writing about our mission to Space.
A big thank you to everybody who supported our stay, play and chat sessions.
The Swans have had lots of fun today in our phonic workshop. The children really enjoyed playing games with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. They played games such as Obb and Bob, Hangman, our phonics snakes and ladders game and our tricky word dice game as well as matching pictures and words, writing sentences and learning how to access Bug Club. It was a very busy and productive morning. Everybody enjoyed working and learning together. A big thank you to everybody who attended the workshop. You made it such a wonderful experience for the children.
Today we have had a super morning learning about phonics. The session was well attended by parents and everybody had lots of fun making and playing lots of different phonic games. It was lovely to chat to so many parents and to receive such positive feedback. Everyone went home inspired and excited to play more games. Mums and Dads don’t forget to check out the websites:
This week we have been learning all about our sense of hearing. We have based our activities around the story of the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ The children have been playing lots of listening games and they have been building lots of different kinds of bridges out of Lego and wooden blocks. The children were also very animated retelling the story!
It has also been our stay, play and chat sessions this week. The Mums, Dads and Nannies all had the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress with Mrs Hill before being set the challenge of making a bridge, a goat, a troll or all three out of junk modelling.
It was lovely to see parents and children working very imaginatively and creatively with each other. The end products were amazing! Thank you for coming into school. The children have loved you working alongside them!
A big thank you and well done to all the children and parents who took part in the Play Club Bag Project. The children have really enjoyed working with you at home and they have made great progress in their reading and writing. Fantastic!
This week the children have loved having their Mums and Dads in school. Together they made paper aeroplanes and trains with named carriages. The parents also had the opportunity to discuss their children’s reports and the children really enjoyed showing their Mums and Dads all their fantastic written work. A great time was had by all. Thank you for coming into school and making special memories with your child.