Welcome to RLJ
Teaching Staff 17/18
Teacher - Mrs L Jones
Teaching Assistant - Mrs J Mercer
Teaching Assistant - Miss M Davies
One To One T.A- Mrs J Davies
P.E Days - Monday and Friday
Your child needs to come dressed to school wearing joggers and trainers on these days.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Dinner money - Please put any dinner money in a named envelope, payments can also be made by your child's SCOPAY account. Please ring the office for details.
Fruit money- is £19 for the year, or if you prefer please pay 50p every week, which can be paid every half term
*Please send your child to school with a Water Bottle EVERY DAY
Reminder- P I R A T E P A R T Y
- TUESDAY 10TH JULY PIRATE PARTY- PIARTE CLOTHES OR DRESS UP DONATIONS OF FOOD
2.45PM Our charity sale will start. please arrive at our reception gate!
* Cake sale *Raffle *Magnet pirate pictures *Seeded pots
WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL!!!!
When I fall asleep
Glow and Glitter
Muck Mess Mixture
Pitter Patter Puddle Play
When I fall asleep
This project has a knowledge and understanding of the world focus and enables us to explore 'after dark'. Children will be able to find out about nocturnal animals and their surroundings.
Express familiar routines and chat about their own day to day night time routines e.g Bath time story time and bed time.
Starry Starry Night By Van Gogh
Our paintings are based on the story we have read in class. We have re created the 'starry starry night' through using the dabbing method with splashes of blues and yellows.
Glow And Glitter
During this topic we will be exploring ways in which we can produce a glow, and what objects can be used within dark spaces. Children will find out what materials produce a shine a glow a reflection and twinkle.
Building on initial starting points during the Engage stage your observations will enable you to develop the project flexibly taking account of your children's ideas and interests.
Take part in activities in and out of the class using aspects of glitter, by mark marking, drawing, painting and chalking.
Here is our Rhyme we used to form numbers 0-10. Your more than welcome to used the rhyme at home with your child as extra practise.
**We have been learning our sounds. We practise our sounds everyday and we are even starting to blend our sounds to create words**
On a Wednesday we work in our handwriting books.. Each week we practise a different sound in our green book using the RWI rhyme formation.
Pwy Wyt Ti?
Maths Makes Sense!!!!!
Creating Snow Globes
Repeating Patterns/Shape Sorting
This week we have been focusing on Repeating patterns using 2 or 3 colours within class.
Children have been sorting shapes in to their correct groups such as squares triangles rectangles and circles.
WHOLE CLASS MUSIC
* Making loud and quiet noises with our instruments*
Matching and Counting
Giving the post box the correct amount of pennies needed.
Outdoor P.E with C/W L/K
Christmas has arrived in RLJ
Just look at our lovely tree the children decorated, and our little nativity set the children love to role play the story of Christmas.
..Measuring candy canes using cubes..
Letters to Santa
Our Visitor this week
We had a lovely visit from PC Vicky this week. We were able to try on her police clothing and try out her police props.
PC Vicky told us all about her role as a police lady, and what her job involves. We had an opportunity to ask and answer questions.
Fun in the Snow
This morning we saw lots of snow. We wrapped up warm and went for a little walk outside. We made footprints around the school yard.
Here we are having a go at sorting out pegs numbered 1-20.
Designing our class post box
**Looking very Christmassy**
Yesterday we wore our Christmas jumpers and enjoyed our Christmas dinner.
Counting using pennies
CHRISTMAS DINNER DAY!!!!
It has been so cold over the last few days, over night the children have noticed the water in our trays outside have frozen with Ice.
In small groups the children went out to investigate with Miss Davies.
There was lots of discussion and lots of investigation.
We placed colored ink into the Ice using our new science tool kit, and we watched the Ice turn to red blue green and orange.
The children learnt how the water had got into the tray and how it was made into Ice.
We talked about all the ways we could turn the Ice back into water. Here are some ideas the children gave, "The Sun" "A hairdryer" "Add more warm water" "Smash it all up".
We talked about the texture and shape of the Ice, children identified the Ice as a pizza shape.
The children referred to the Ice as "freezing" and "Its hard".
Identifying speed sounds: Here we are recapping all the sounds we know so far,working with our learning partner using the laminate sound card and pointer.
This week we have started speed sounds 2, our new sound is:
Each week we will be sending home a new speed sound in your child's green book, please could you help them practice this sound to encourage the blending.
Learning the ee sound with class!!!
Its our first session back after the Christmas holidays and during PE this week the children have been learning about different ways we can move. Children were given an opportunity to use all the hall space to become a Fox and to travel the way a fox does using all fours.
Children used different parts of their bodies to become trees and bridges. They worked with a partner and the children found ways to make bridges for foxes to travel through and around.
We've had lots of discussion of other shapes we could make with our body.
Room On The Broom
This Half term we have been reading Room On The Room by Julia Donaldson.
We have enjoyed drawing our favourite part of the story. We have all had a go at writing .
We are starting to learn about the country France. This week we found out what the children already know about France and recorded it in our class floor book, we also used coloured tissue paper to decorate a French flag each.
1p 2p 5p 10p coins
We have introduced 1p 2p 5p 10p coins. We have played lots of games involving money and have had a shop within the reception practical area giving the children an opportunity to become a shop keeper and letting there friends choose what they would like to buy. We have begun to use matching games involving coins and we have even begun to add with money. Well done children!!!!
Making our own Cheesy Pasta
As part of our topic the children came up with the idea of making cheesy pasta with a tomato sauce. We started off having a look at all the ingredients we needed, we used the nursery hob to boil the pasta and then we all ate a bowl full.
Searching for different shapes
The children looked at the welsh flags and listened to stories about dragons. They then painted their own welsh dragon.
We have a new castle in the role play area. Take a look at our fantastic castle picture.
B O D E L W Y D D E N C A S T L E T R I P
The Three Billy Goats Gruff!!!!
This week we have read the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff as a whole class.
With a learning partner the children had a chance to discuss the story and talk about what happened, who they saw from the start to the end.
Their task was to retell the story by drawing a picture map, including creative writing or any labelling.
They did this working in 2's with their learning partner.
Using their own imagination to draw the characters and fantastic story writing, each piece of work was unique and different.
Starting to count in 2's - 2 4 6 8 10 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 +
Using coloured unifix the children were making blocks of 2 to help them count upwards learning the 2 times table. As they were working practically they were also recording it in their maths work book.
M O N E T
As part of our topic we are learning about water and we have learnt about a well known artist called Monet who is from France. The children have been busy making their own art design of monets work. They built their own bridge using tape, and then used a dabbing motion to create the flowers and gardens in the background.
Today has been a lovely day outside, we decided to go outside on the big yard to practise our sounds using chalk. We had lots of sounds stations on the big yard and the children had to rotate.
Using chalk to practise their letter formation.
The Lifecycle Of A Frog...
Learning about growing and a lifecycle!
Our topic book for the lifecycle of a frog is:
"The Teeny Weeny Tadpole"
We will be following the tadpoles journey over the next few weeks to see how much they have grown and what they have become.