Iver Heath

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  • 'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all' Aristotle
  • 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression' Albert Einstein
  • 'Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire' WB Yeats
  • 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela

 

 

Puffins - Reception Class 

Welcome to the Puffin class web-page!

Week beginning 11th November 2019

Forest School is finished for Puffin Class until after Christmas.

This week we are starting our topic of 'Festivals of light and Christmas'. We will be focusing on Diwali this week and we are looking forward to a visit from Mr Mann who will talk to us about the Sikh faith.
In maths we will continue to count objects and actions.
Our focus groups have been very successful and it is clear that the children have been working on their number targets with you at home. Thank you for your support! This half term we will have a phonics focus.

Letter sounds

Our sounds this week are: ff,ll,ss

Our tricky words are: get, his

Purple sound books will be changed on Mondays. Please practise these sounds each week.

Word walls

These consists of words made from the sounds we are learning and your child should practise sounding out and blending them to read the words. There are also 2 'tricky' words included on each wall that they will have to learn by sight as they can not be sounded out.

Reading books

Our reading scheme begins with the very important step of wordless books, which we use to develop the children's vocabulary, observation skills and ability to form sentences.

The children will move onto books with words when we feel they have sufficient phonic knowledge as our books are phonic based. They should still continue to develop their story telling skills.

Maths bags

10 maths bags will be sent out every Friday (to be returned by the following Wednesday). This means that your child will receive a maths bag every 3 weeks.

Benjamin the class bear

The children will be taking it in turn to bring Benjamin home each day. Please can we ask that you do ensure you return him everyday as the children look forward to finding out who is next. If you get him on a Friday - lucky you - as you do not have to bring him back till Monday. 

Library

We visit the school library on a Friday afternoon. The children can choose one book each week to be returned the following Friday.

PE

PE is on Thursdays but please keep the PE kit in school as we occasionally do PE on other days.

For our PE Home challenge please click here

Mrs Rowntree and Mrs Mackinder

 

November donation

We would be very grateful if you could donate to our class fund so that we can purchase beanbags for our reading area. Please visit the 'School money' website to donate. This will be live from Monday 11th November.

 

To visit our Computing page where you will find a list of useful maths and english websites and apps please click here.

Please click here for a copy of the 'Pupil's Computing Code of Conduct'.

Speech Bubbles

We are always looking for ways of celebrating your child's achievements but we realise there is not always time to speak to us directly. Please help yourself to the speech bubbles outside the classroom or download them here and let us know of any exciting event or achievement that we can discuss with your child. These can be handed to a member of staff or put in your child's book bag.

 

Assessment ladders

Please click here to see our Assessment Ladders and the things your child is expected to do by the end of Reception.