Stable by Starlight – Nursery and Reception.

Ruby, Opal and Topaz Christmas Performance

Well done to all our brilliant children on two excellent performances.

The children have worked really hard learning songs and lines.

The narrators were well rehearsed and told the story beautifully.

Many thanks to parents and for helping us make this years performance a great success.

Here are some pictures from the event.

 

 

 

Christmas in Ruby Class

Christmas has arrived

In Ruby Class we have been busy getting ready for christmas.

Thank you for the children’s posters they have made our advent calendar.

We have been busy practising our School performance. The children are looking forward to performing to you all.

 

Opal, Topaz and Ruby – Owl Babies

Owl Babies

Nursery and Reception having been reading the story Owl Babies.

Ruby Class have made owl pictures with torn paper and then talked about the story.

Topaz and Opal have made painted ‘lost mummy’ posters some with writing and used paper plates and cardboard tubes

to make their owls.

The children’s work has been displayed with their quotes from the story.

 

Ruby Class – The Vets

A Special  visitor

As you may know the children voted for a Vets role play this half term and many of you have provided us with bandages and other consumables to help support their role play.

We have been fortunate that some parents work in this profession and have provided us with many items that we could not have possibly sourced.

Last week we were lucky enough to have one Mum talk to the children about her work as a vet.

We learnt about X-rays and broken bones, looked and skulls.

The children asked questions about animals. It was interesting to learn that sometimes vets have to treat zoo animals like tigers and snakes.

A big thank you to her and our other parents for your support.

Phonics Evening – Nursery, Reception and Year 1

Phonics Evening 21st November

Thank you to the Parent that managed to attend our phonics evening.

The staff looked at the different phases of the Letters and Sounds scheme and some ways to support your child.

Information was displayed and staff were on hand to talk these ideas through with parents.

As promised you will find below the presentation and website links to help support phonics.

Phonics Workshop for Parents Nov 2018 final v2

 

Phonics play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Letters and Sounds

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Articulation of sounds (you tube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

Busy Things

https://www.busythings.co.uk/families

‘Geraldine the giraffe’ (Mr T phonics)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Jolly phonics

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/jolly-phonics/

 

Children In Need Book Sale

Book Sale

Many thanks to all those who donated books to our Children In Need Book Sale.

It was lovely to see the older children sharing books with Nursery and Reception.

We’ll let you know the total when it been counted.

Ruby Class News

Diwali and Children in Need

Its been a busy few weeks in Ruby Class.

We have had activities for Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance day and Diwali.

This week we have been learning  about sounds and many of you have made instruments with your child.

Today everyone came in spots to raise money for Children In Need and their was a book sale to raise money.

Here are a few photos of the past weeks events.

Diwali Celebrations – Ruby, Opal, Topaz and Garnet

Celebrating Diwali

Many thanks to Mrs Mahammad, her sister and daughter for helping use to celebrate and learn about Diwali.

The adults were dressed up in traditional Sari’s of many different colours.

She told the children the story of Rama and Sita and how they got to the Temple to celebrate where they burn incense sticks and give thanks.

In the classrooms there were several different activities which the children could participate.

There was hand decorating, diva lamps to make, chalk patterns and patterns using natural materials.

There was also some different traditional foods to taste.

Harvest Festival Early Years and KS1

Harvest Celebrations

Many thanks to all who sent contributions for our Harvest Festival today.

All the classes have produced harvest themed work to either show or perform for our assembly.

Ruby Class have been busy making different themed prints using conkers, fir cones and a huge variety of vegetables provided by parents.

Ruby, Topaz and Opal (Rec) have been learning the story of “The Little Red Hen” and the song Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. Reception have been making hedgehog pictures from leaves.

Opal & Topaz Year 1 have been collecting leaves to fill bottles and designing posters.

Amber class recited a poem titled “Autumn Leaves”. Jade Class a poem called “Harvest” and Pearl class found a poem called “The Harvest Poem” which used a play on words.

The children all performed and sang several songs.

Well done to both children and staff.

 

Ruby class Dell visits and Messy Play

Ruby class recent activities

Ruby class have enjoyed their first trips to the dell.

Last week we went on a bear hunt and read the story as we made our way around the dell.

Today we collected lots of leaves to make some tree pictures for the classroom wall.

On Wednesday we had a visit from Mrs Battershill with her messy mashup.

We all had lots of fun and got very messy!!!