Author Archives: Mrs Amirat

turtle


View post

Posted in staff | Leave a comment

paint


View post

Posted in staff | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 27.11.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
27th November 2015

 

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We read “The Scarecrow’s Wedding” and looked at what celebrations make us happy.

We talked about the characters Betty and Harry, drew them and described them.

We have been playing letter sounds games on the white board and playing hairy letters on the i-pad this week.

Mathematical Development

 

We have been using the number lne to help us count this week. We played a game where we closed our eyes and Mrs. Amirat hid a card. We had to tell her which number was missing.

We have also practised writing our numbers with a fishing game.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We compared the properties of objects in the forest  this week. We looked at dry dead sticks and soft new sticks. We talked about which ones would be best to light the fire.

We also described what our toasted marshmallows tasted like after cooking them on the fire.

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

We talked about Road Safety week and safe places to cross the road.

We also talked about keeping safe around the fire pit in forest schools.

Creative Development

 

We decided to make a wedding card for Betty and Harry. We looked at some real wedding card designs and then decided what we wanted to cut and stick or draw on our own. Some children even decided to write a message inside.

We have continued to learn our Christmas songs and they are sounding great.

Physical Development

 

We had PE with Jonathan on Monday.

We had our first Dough Disco session this week. We each had a ball of dough and we danced to “Happy” while our hands did lots of work rolling, squashing and prodding the dough – all strengthening the muscles in our hands for writing.

Welsh Language Development

 

We have been saying our numbers in welsh during some maths activities.

 

We have also learnt the names of the parts of our face when playing a scarecrow dice game.

                      Anything else…

 

Don’t forget our school fete is next Thursday 3rd December – if you have any toiletry donations please bring them into school asap and thanks to
those who have already donated.

Please let us know if you need an help sorting your child’s Christmas concert outfit.

Have a great weekend

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 20.11.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
20th November 2015

 

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We have had lots of fun playing in our new party role play area and lots of talk about parties we have been to.

We read Kipper’s Birthday Party and looked at how to write an invitation.

 

Mathematical Development

 

We have been looking at repeating patterns this week. We have made patterns using ourselves, our hand movements, pegboards and the sorting teddies.

Can you find something to make a pattern with at home?

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We also went to the creativity pod to use the computers to draw a happy face on Tizzy’s Tools. We were learning to use the mouse with control and find letters on the keyboard to write out=r names

We decided to make cakes from the same recipe Kipper used in the story…yummy rock cakes.

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

It was Anti Bullying week this week and we celebrated by listening to a story about bullying and then talking about who we could talk to if someone was hurting them.

Creative Development

 

We made some party food with the play dough. We had layered cakes, and different shaped cookies…mmmmmm.

We made super anti bulling masks to wear to an anti bullying assembly

Physical Development

 

We had PE with Jonathan on Monday and we also practised our listening skills by playing some traditional party games like musical statues and musical bumps

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We are becoming very good at counting in Welsh – Da Iawn!!]

We have also enjoyed singing our Welsh songs.

                      Anything else…

 

We have Forest School every Wednesday until Christmas holidays, so please send your child into school with the correct clothing. The forest is muddy and cold so please dress your child in layers with a waterproof trousers, coat and wellies.

They will also need a change of clothes which include pants, socks and shoes to change into when they return to school.

Thanks

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 13.11.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
13th November 2015

 

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We received an email message from Snow White this week. She needed our help because she wanted to have a party for the dwarves but she didn’t know what she needed.

The children wrote lists of what she would need to have a party and we set it up as our new role play area.

Mathematical Development

 

We did some great counting in our head to match the claps with the Numicon shapes.

We also started to look at subtraction by counting teddies onto a boat and then seeing how many were left if we took 1 or 2 away.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

Our special sound this week is “h” and in the forest we talked about hibernation.

The children had to build a house for the puppet animals that would keep them warm and cosy for winter.

We used leaves and sticks to make the animal houses.

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

We learnt about Diwali, the festival of light and we did activities in Mrs. Land’s class.

As it was Pudsey day, we looked at some video stories on the Children in Need website to find out about how our money helps other children.

Creative Development

 

We marked Remembrance Day by making some beautiful poppy pictures using sponge stampers.

We also decorated some bunting to put up in our new party role play area.

We also painted our happy faces and looked at similarities and difference between us and our friends.

Physical Development

 

We had PE with Jonathan on Monday and in the forest we used our gross motor skills for balancing on a wibbly wobbly rope bridge. We all felt proud of completing this challenge.

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We started learning the body parts in Welsh and we sang some Welsh songs.

                      Anything else…

 

We have Forest School every Wednesday until Christmas holidays, so please send your child into school with the correct clothing. The forest is muddy and cold so please dress your child in layers with a waterproof trousers, coat and wellies.

They will also need a change of clothes which include pants, socks and shoes to change into when they return to school.

Thanks

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 06.11.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
6th November 2015

 

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

Our new topic is “Happiness” so we worked in groups to mind map everything we could think of about being happy.

Our new letter sound was “e” and we practised writing it using brushes in gold glitter.

Mathematical Development

 

We counted fireworks this week using the rhyme “10 Little Fireworks” which helped us count up and down between 0 and 10.

We practised writing our numbers to record how many fireworks we had counted.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We talked about the mouse pad on the lap top and used the virtual sparkler app to practise making things move with the mousepad.

Forest School was fantastic!! We made mud paint, when on a caterpillar hunt to find Mrs. Caterpillar’s missing babies, we climbed trees and had a fun game of group hide and seek.

 

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

Our new topic this term is “Happiness”. We watched a clip from the film Inside Out and talked about happy memories.  We had an assembly about keeping safe during bonfire night.

 

Creative Development

 

We made some firework collages and printed with different tools to make fireworks.

We learnt a song with Miss. Silke about a chugging train, changing the speed of our singing from slow to fast.

 

 

Physical Development

 

We used the PE benches with Jonathon to practice balancing and jumping.

We did lots of movement to the song “If your happy and you know it”

 

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We practised our Welsh colour when making our firework pictures.

We read about Fflic a Fflac playing hide and seek “yn y goedwig”.

                      Anything else…

 

Parents meetings on Monday 9th (afternoon) or Thursday 12th after school. Please see me to book your 10 minute appointment.

Have a good weekend.

 

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 22.10.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
22nd October 2015

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We followed instructions of how to make our harvest soup,  cawl cennin. We then had to remember all the ingredients to draw in a soup bowl and then have a g at writing the ingredients.

Mathematical Development

 

We did some maths when cooking our harvest soup – counting vegetables, cutting big and small pieces, and thinking about time while waiting for our soup to cook.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We had an amazing time at Brynmill Park on Tuesday. We did a scavenger hunt finding different kinds of natural objects and we found a variety of different creatures that live in a pond

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

Our soup raised money for the charity Tackle Hunger – thank you for your donations.

We talked about caring for animals in the park and why it was important to put the animals caught back in the pond.

Creative Development

 

We used autumn leaves to create a tree collage at the park. We talked about the different colours of different leaves.

 

 

Physical Development

 

We had a great PE session with Jonathan, stopping and starting, and listening to instructions.

At the park we had fun exploring the equipment, sliding down the fireman’s pole and whizzing down the slide.

 

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We are extending our check-ins by saying “Dwi’n…I am” in front of our feelings.

We also learnt how to say “I like” (Dwi’n hoffi) and “I don’t like” (Dwi’n ddim yn hoffi), to express a like or dislike when tasting out cawl cennin.

                      Anything else…

 

Our topic next half term will be “Happiness” Can the children draw a picture or tell you about something that makes then happy and bring it into school after half term.

 

Also I have attached the letter sounds we have learnt so far – practise the sounds with your child at any opportunity. Can you make any small words with them.

Have a fun half term!!

Thanks.

 

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 09.10.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
9th October 2015

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We revised our first group of sounds (s,a,t,p,i,n), by playing a phonic sorting cut and stick game.

 

We covered our whole writing table in paper and had a challenge to cover all the paper by writing our letter sounds.

Mathematical Development

 

We looked at long and short and sorted objects into the right circle.

We also practised counting using construction blocks to make towers that matched the number card.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We watched videos of real life rescues on the RNLI website. We looked at the clothes lifeguards wear and we then coloured and dressed our own teddies. The children told me all they remembered about a lifeguard’s job.

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

Our school value this fortnight is respect. We read our class eco charter and talked about being respectful to our environment and our friends. We all signed it as a promise to try our best.

 

 

Creative Development

 

We painted the weather seen in the story “Noah’s Ark” – sun, rain and rainbows.

We sang the song “Mr. Noah had an ark…”

 

 

Physical Development

 

We had a great PE session with Jonathan and we followed some welsh movement  instructions when watching Fflic A Fflac.

 

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We read “Ffrindiau Fflic a Fflac” and watched an episode of Fflic a Fflac where they taught us how to say “What’s your name?” “Pwy wyt ti?

 

We also listened to some Welsh nursery rhymes.

                      Anything else…

 

Your child will be bringing a book bag home with them today – please look after it and its contents. Reading books will be changed at least once a week and class library day will be on Friday so make sure class library books are returned on this day.

 

Thanks.

Have a good weekend!

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 02.10.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception
2nd October 2015

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We continued our Jolly Phonics with learning the letter sounds “n”. We  had a game of phonics bingo t o remember all the sounds we have learnt so far (s,a,t,p,I,n)

We have been trying to write the sounds in the sand trays.

Mathematical Development

 

We looked at 3d shapes and built some models with them.

We made patterns using a cube and a cone and tried our best to recognise them and remember the names.

We also sang “5 little monkeys swinging in the tree” with some cuddly song props.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We read a story called “The Little Raindrop”, which followed the journey of a raindrop from a cloud all the way to the sea and then back up into a cloud. We drew story maps to help us remember.

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

Our school value this fortnight is friendship. We are remembering how to be good friends and we have read some stories about friendship, “Willy and Hugh”, “Little Penguins Holiday” and “Ffrindiau Fflic a Fflac”

 

 

Creative Development

 

We learnt a song called I’m a little raindrop and we listened to some raindrop music.

We also watched a clip from Bambi with the song “April Showers” to see how the music made raindrop noises.

 

Physical Development

 

We had a great PE session with Jonathan and we did some movement songs in class.

We have also enjoyed making some large models outside with some extra large construction sets.

 

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We read “Tedi Twt yn dost” we had a go at saying “I have a bad head” “Mae pen tost” and “I have a bad tummy” “Mae bola tost”

 

We also played a number game where I counted in Welsh and when I stopped the children had to tell me what number came next in Welsh – the children were great at this

Diawn pawb!

                      Anything else…

 

Please bring back all the consent forms that have been sent out recently – home/school agreement, photo consent, forest school consent, nurse health questionnaire and flu spray consent. If you need more copies let me know and I will see what I can do.

Thanks.

Have a good weekend!

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment

Our weekly update 25.09.15 Reception A

Our Learning this Week

Reception A
25th September 2015

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

We continued our Jolly Phonics with learning the letter sounds “p” and “i”. We played a match the picture game to hear the sounds in words. We used chalks to try and write the letter shapes. We also used paint to practice how to write our names.

We read a book called “Who Sank the Boat” and we played in our lifeboat station role play area for the first time this week.

 

Mathematical Development

 

We played guess the hidden number on the number line and did some clapping counting as a whole class. We did some big counting by placing objects into the boat before it sank in the water.

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 

We looked at floating and sinking. We collected some natural objects from an outdoor walk and guessed whether they would be able to sink or float in the water.

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.

 

Our school value this fortnight is friendship. We talked about different ways we can show how to be friends. The children came up with hugging, smiling, thumbs up and high fives.

 

 

Creative Development

 

We learnt a song called “Big Blue Boat” and sang more familiar songs about water – Incy Wincy Spider, Five Speckled Frogs, and Five Little Ducks.

We looked at some watery paintings by famous artists and had a go at painting some water themed paintings ourselves.

 

Physical Development

 

We practised listening to instructions and starting and stopping in the hall. We also had to move around obstacles.

 

Don’t forget to bring your child’s named PE kit into school for Monday afternoons – the children are getting great at changing themselves for PE…keep practising at home.

 

Welsh Language Development

 

We read “Tedi Twt yn Siopa” and we had a go at saying “os gwellech yn dda” (thank you)

We also practised singing our Welsh songs.

                      Anything else…

 

Take every opportunity to help your child practice writing their name – they can use pen and paper, a painting app on your phone, using chalks outdoors or even make mud paint and use a stick!

Have a good weekend!

 

Posted in Derbyn - Mrs Amirat | Leave a comment