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Friday 31st January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our story of the week this week has been ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The children have enjoyed joining in with the story telling and listening to the new version by Nadya Hussain.

In our writing this week we have focussed on constructing a sentence. The children have been ordering words to make a sentence to match a picture.

In Mathematics we have continued to look at different ways of making numbers up to and including 10. The children have been experimenting with putting different numbers together to make certain totals and looking at the different combinations they can create.

We have been baking this week, we hope you have all enjoyed your Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart. If you would like to try it again the recipe is on the back.

Please can children complete page 9 in their handwriting book over the weekend.

Many thanks for all your support and have a lovely, restful weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Miss Ogiliev, Mrs Frost

Mrs Marson (Tuesday morning) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon).

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17th January 2020

This week we have continued developing our topic ‘Will You Read me a Story?’ We have read one of our favourite traditional stories ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and a new version; ‘The Not-so Gingerbread Guy’ by Nadia Hussain. We have all made a ‘Not-so Gingerbread Guy’ to take home and enjoy. The recipe is on the back of the letter so if you enjoy you could make some more! Can your child remember the name of the new spice?

We have continued looking at solids and liquids in Science and talked about how they can change when heated (as we baked our biscuits).

In Maths we have been looking at addition with numbers up to 10. We used dominoes to find numbers with 7 dots eg.3+4=7, 1+6=7, 2+5=7.

In your handwriting books this week please complete page 5.

Don’t forget to look in your child’s book bags and look at their new phonic books and sheets. Please share them regularly this week with your child and return next Friday. Don’t forget that you still need to practise your sound cards, the speedier you get the better at reading you will be!

 

Thank you for all your support

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phonix,

Mrs Rowland, Miss Little, Mrs Frost, Mrs Ogiliev

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20th December 2019

We are coming to the end of a very busy and long half term. The children are very tired and excited about the Christmas holidays. We will not be sending any new books home over the Christmas break but would like you to make a Christmas Diary. This does not need to be too big a project! Please help your child to record a few days over the Christmas break on to paper. They can draw, write, add photos of anything you and your family have done.

The children will be asked to talk about their Christmas holidays when they come back during the first week and these ‘diaries’ will help them to share their memories.

Our topic next term is called ‘Will You Read Me A Story?’ We will be looking at our favourite stories and traditional stories.

We would like to ask any parents or grandparent to come into school during next half term in the afternoon to read or tell stories from their childhood. Please tell a member of staff in the New Year if you are available or have a relative that would like to come in to support our work.

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.

Thank you again for all the Christmas cards, presents and kind words.

Thank you again for all your support, enjoy your children and family time this Christmas.

The Reception Team

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Friday 10th January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

This half term, our topic is ‘Will you tell me a Story?’ and is focused around Traditional Tales. To kick start our topic the children (and teachers!) were lucky enough to have a pantomime perform at Templemoor! They performed the story of Sleeping Beauty, our story of the week. Perhaps you could ask your child to retell you the story of Sleeping Beauty and ask what their favourite part of the pantomime was.

In Reception our role play area has turned into an inspiring puppet theatre full of Traditional Tale costumes, masks, books and puppets. The children have loved performing tales to their friends throughout the week.

In Mathematics we have been looking at different ways of making 5. The children have been experimenting with putting different numbers together to make 5 and looking at the different combinations they can create.

We have also started our new recipe book this week – ‘Nadiya’s Bake me a Story’. This magical book combines cooking with storytelling. The children we treated with a cup of hot chocolate after reading the story. We invite you to make the ‘Sleepless Beauty’s Magic in a Mug’ at home over the weekend. The recipe is attached overleaf.

The children have enjoyed completing the first page in their brand new handwriting book. Please complete page 3 with your child over the weekend.

We have also assigned two more Mathletics activities for you to complete with your child over the next 2 weeks.

 

Many thanks for all your support and have a lovely, restful weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Marson (Tuesday morning) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon).

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13th December 2019

Our story of the week has been ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ by Janet and Alan Ahlberg. We have been writing a list of wishes to Father Christmas and working on one more and one less up to the number 5.

Please can you help your children complete pages 33 & 35 in their handwriting book this week? We will be sending the handwriting books home next week for you to complete and keep for reference as they will start Book 2 in the New Year.

The children have all had phonic assessments this week and will start their new groups after Christmas. Please continue to look at your phonic cards during the holidays and practise reading simple green words e.g. Mum, Dad, hat, bell. The children need to say the pure sounds speedily to decode words so the more you practise the more confident your child will become.

We have nearly made it to the end of the first term. The children are doing very well although are very tired and many suffering with coughs and colds due to the cold, damp weather. Have a lovely weekend and have a couple of early nights so we can enjoy the exciting last week before the Christmas Holidays.

 

Thank you for all your support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Marson (Tuesday morning) and Mrs Rowland and Mrs Buckley (Thursday afternoon)

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8th November 2019

What another busy and exciting week!

We have continued to learn all about Autumn and have been spotting the beautiful Autumn changes in our outside area.

All of the children this week have enjoyed making hedgehog bread. We weighed out the different ingredients, mixed them up and shaped the dough. The children were so excited to see how the bread had baked when it came out the oven and commented on how wonderful it smelt! Why not have a go at baking something ‘Autumnal’ this weekend with your child?

In Literacy, the children have been writing a list of bread ingredients. It has been lovely to see so many of them applying their Phonics knowledge to build words.

In the spirit of baking, the children have been focusing on weight. They have really impressed us with their understanding and use of the language; heavy, light and equal. Perhaps you could weigh some different objects at home and encourage the children to compare the weights using, heavier/lighter, heaviest/lightest?

Our story of the week has been ‘Badger’s Bath’ by Nick Butterworth. We have looked at the main parts of the story (the beginning, middle and end) and wrote a sentence for each part using our Phonic knowledge to help us.

Please can you help your children complete page 15 in their handwriting book this week?

 

Thank you for all your support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Marson (Tuesday morning) and Mrs Rowland and Mrs Buckley (Thursday afternoon)

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4th October 2019

Thank you for sending in photographs of celebrations this week, we read the story ‘Kipper’s Birthday’ by Mick Inkpen and other birthday stories. This gave us an opportunity to talk about different celebrations.

We looked at estimation in our maths work, using the language more or less. Maybe you could estimate (“a clever guess”) some objects around your home or when you are out and about!

Please can you help your child complete page 5 and 6 only, this week. Children need to bring their handwriting books back to school every day, don’t worry if you haven’t had time to complete the requested pages.

Next week we will be talking about going to a café, so if you are looking for a treat this weekend maybe you could visit one and talk about the menu, the currency and the need to pay.

Mrs Leigh finished this week to start her maternity leave and next week we will welcome Mrs Marsden who will be working in Reception on Tuesday mornings.

Don’t forget we are collecting tins and dried food for Sale Moor Food bank as our Harvest collection this year.

Thank you for all your support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Rowland and Mrs Buckley (Thursday afternoon)

 

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27th  September 2019

This week we introduced the children to their ‘phonic group’. Every child has been assessed for their phonic knowledge and placed in a group in order to teach to their needs. Children will be assessed regularly to ensure they are in the right group. Can they remember which group they are in? There are four groups; Mrs Phoenix’s, Mrs Cundick’s, Miss MacIntyre’s and Mrs Hardman’s.

The story of the week was ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers and we continued talking about friends. Thank you very much for sending in ‘special items’ for the children to talk about. It was a very successful activity, giving all the children a chance to speak about themselves to the group. Next week we will be talking about ‘celebrations’, would like you to send in a photograph or email a photograph to admin@templemoor.trafford.sch.uk of a celebration your child has been to. This could be a birthday, wedding, christening or any other family celebration.

Next week we also have our Literacy Evening on Wednesday at 6 O’clock; please send in your reply by Monday if you have not done so, so we can sort out numbers of chairs, etc. (This is an adult only event.)

Don’t forget we also have poet Andy Tooze visiting on Tuesday. He will spend time in our class reading poems to the children and there will be an opportunity to purchase a book too.

 

Thank you for all your support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Leigh (Tuesday am) and Mrs Rowland and Mrs Buckley (Thursday pm)

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1st March 2019

This week’s story has been ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. We have looked at rhyming words.

In Mathematics we have been looking at subtraction and the symbol (-). Can you give your child a subtraction problem? E.g. You have 3 sausages, if you eat 1 how many will you have left?

Please complete pages 11 & 19 in handwriting books this week. We have highlighted a few Mathletic programmes that you could do with your child this half term. Don’t forget we collect reading books in on a Wednesday and we ask if you could use Wednesday and Thursday evenings to recap sounds and read library books. Mrs Buckley sent home new packs last week, containing sounds and words that will support your child at the appropriate level.

The ‘word of the fortnight’ is: Duty Bearer. We have talked about responsibilities. We have given all children an area of the classroom to be responsible for ‘Area Leaders’. Ask your child which area they are responsible for. 

Thank you for attending the ‘Number Workshop’. If you didn’t have chance to come the power point presentation is available on the school website.

A date for your diary: Reception ‘Little Voices’ concert is on Wednesday 20th March at 10.30.

Thank you for all your continued support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix, Mrs Ree (Thursday all day) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon)                                                   

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1st February 2019

The story of the week was ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have read different versions, may be you could find a copy at home or at the library. Discuss any similarities or differences in the story to the books we shared at school. Children have revisited estimation and counted ‘jelly beans’, started to look at 3D shapes and made a castle using a 3D construction kit, naming the shapes they used. Maybe you could look for some 3D shaped objects at home. Can you spot any cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders, triangular prisms or pyramids?

The snow was amazing this week and the normal planning was put on hold to allow children the opportunity to explore and play in it. The children had great fun, we even explored the main play-ground and field where there was some really thick snow!

Thank you to the many parents and grand-parents that have shared stories this week during story telling week, the children and staff have really appreciated them.

This week we would like you to complete pages 15 and 36.

The ‘word of the fortnight’ is: Dignity.

Next week is the last week of our topic. We will be looking at Three Little Pigs.We will also be looking briefly at Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig) and discussing Safer Internet Day on the 5th.

Thank you for all your continued support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix, Mrs Ree (Thursday all day) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon)

 

                        

 

 

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14th June 2019

Welcome back, this week we read ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson. We introduced our new topic ‘Do cows drink milk?’.

We have continued working on addition and subtraction looking at the ‘part, part, whole model’, see if your child can explain what they have to do!

This week please complete page 23 in your handwriting book. We have been doing extra handwriting at school, all children should have pages 2 to 8 completed. If they haven’t, they can catch up at home. Please keep books in bags every day so we can get them if we need them.

This half term Mrs Rowland has taken the place of Mrs Ree on Thursdays and we welcome Mrs Thompson on a Thursday afternoon. Mrs Thompson is an experienced early years teacher, she volunteered in nursery last year and came with us on our school trip this year, so she does have a little knowledge of our children. She had a lovely afternoon this week and is looking forward to getting to know us better.

Next week we are going to introduce coming in through their own room doors (Bees come through the green door, Ladybirds come through blue door), a small transition step towards moving into year one. We have ‘Science Week’ next week and look forward to exploring and finding out lots of new things.

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix, Mrs Rowland (Thursday all day) and Mrs Thompson (Thursday afternoon)