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18/05/18

Well done to our Year 3 cricket team today for making the semi-finals and, in true HPAD style, winning the team work award! https://t.co/rBJZcEd6SF

18/05/18

Good luck Harry and Meghan from HPAD! https://t.co/22VImFmX7d

16/05/18

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15/05/18

On the way back in high spirits, if a little tired. https://t.co/BH2BYsakrV

15/05/18

Fantastic teamwork in action - helping to identify the next footholds to use, to get to the top. https://t.co/rQ5pCQeiqe

15/05/18

Precision required. https://t.co/H49Czy1zGW

15/05/18

Scaling the climbing wall in the sunshine! https://t.co/okv0ffGtYi

15/05/18

More awards - the most considerate dormitory shown by getting to sleep quickly and keeping voices down in the morning. https://t.co/G9W2pq4QIV

15/05/18

Award presentation for the tidiest dormitory - a hard decision as lots of very organised and responsible children. https://t.co/r8bpm8aQIg

15/05/18

All ready for another activity packed day after a great night's sleep and delicious pancakes for breakfast. https://t.co/yHN2all3nh

14/05/18

Quick trip down the A2 to spend a lovely evening with Year 3 around the campfire. All bursting with stories to tell about their day. So impressed with their bed-making skills as well. Have fun tomorrow Year 3 - see you on Wednesday. Ms Conduit

14/05/18

Yummy toasted marshmallows https://t.co/5DkUB7yDyV

14/05/18

Campfire fun! https://t.co/GnDCu6C4bf

14/05/18

Preparing for campfire songs and toasting marshmallows https://t.co/ijOyA82VUw

14/05/18

The duvet trick has helped with bed-making. Parents expect help with chores on return! https://t.co/Mf04Uh6gHA

14/05/18

Lighting fires in Bushcraft https://t.co/riiDUXi1t9

14/05/18

Reached the top! https://t.co/jnwYsU4PSV

14/05/18

Another shelter being built with brilliant team work. https://t.co/OOK4g5TxO6

14/05/18

Conquering the heights https://t.co/4J4HM5vy8f

14/05/18

Team work at its best! The aim is to build a shelter. https://t.co/f9ClcvpNng

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Reception Learning Overview - Autumn 2 2017

What are we learning?

This half term our topic will be ‘Celebrations’.

In Literacy, children will learn to ascribe meaning to the marks that they have made as they start to hear medial and end sounds in words to write most letters correctly and in sequence. As we move on to writing simple sentences, there will be a focus on using finger spaces between words. We will also continue our fortnightly ‘Enormous Write’ where children will write about the creative piece they make, which will relate to our topic.

In Maths, children will begin to learn about 3D shapes and their features, we will also be learning positional language, and moving on from counting to 10 and beyond, we will be learning how to order numbers, find one more and one less than a given number as well as adding two groups of objects together.

In PE, our focus this half term is negotiating space successfully as they run and being able to adjust speed and change direction to avoid obstacles. We will also be practicing an exciting firework dance as we begin to move in different ways.

In phonics, we will continue to follow the progression of sounds of the ‘Letters and Sounds programme’. Children will be grouped into smaller groups in phonics. These are some of the sounds that the children will learn:

  • e, u, r
  • h, b, f
  • ff, I, ll, ss
  • j, v, w
  • x, y, zz, qu

Children will also begin to learn some of the reception high frequency words: get, up, mum, had, his, him, but, big, back, of, if. We will also be learning the tricky words: the, to, he, she, I, we, me, be

Trips

We will be continuing our ‘Forest Time’ trips with small groups of children every Tuesday and we will also be going on our very first whole class trip to a Hindu temple on Wednesday 8th November!

 

We will be visiting Dulwich Library; each class will visit the library once per term.  In the Autumn Term the visits will be:

Willow Class – 20th November 2017

Chestnut Class -  27th November 2017

 

Now that the weather is getting colder please make sure your child wears their school coat each day– our outdoor learning continues all year round so they will be learning both inside and outside during the winter months. Please also ensure that children have their own (labelled) wellies on the days that we go to Forest Time.

 

Class routines and home learning

  • Your child should have a full P.E Kit (Harris round-neck t-shirt, black or navy trousers/shorts and black plimsolls in a Harris P.E kit bag). All items should be labelled with your child’s name. Children will be expected to try to undress and change themselves. To support children with this, you should encourage them to practise fastening and unfastening buttons and tying shoelaces at home.
  • Home learning will continue to include a ‘thinking question’, a maths activity and phonics (sounds of the week and high frequency words to practise reading and writing). This will be given to children on Friday and should be completed over the weekend, ready to hand in on Monday morning.
  • As always, we expect all children to read every day at home.  We will be looking at the reading records each time your child reads and it will be extremely helpful to read your comments on what you focused on at home, any sounds children recognised and anything they needed support with.  We will then be able comment on progress in school and suggest ways you can support your child further.