Bug Club and Phonics

In the front of your child’s reading record you will find their log in details for Bug Club. This is an online reading resource that can be used on computers and tablets.

At Edmund Waller we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.  If you want to find out more information about how phonics is taught at school then please follow some of the links below and we have included some websites with fun games and resources.

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/what-is-letters-and-sounds.html

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

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

 

The sounds the children have learned this half term are:

s  a  t  p  i  n  m  d  g  o  c  k  e  u  r  h  b  f  l  and the double letters ff and ll (where they make one sound e.g. in bell or scuff

 

We have also been learning the following key words:

is, it, in, at, and, to, the, no, go, I

 

Practising recognising these words and sounds with children in books and their environment, will really help to develop their reading and writing skills.

Reception’s First Educational Visit

On Tuesday 25th September Reception S and M had our first Educational Visit. We were lucky for gorgeous weather as we walked (very sensibly!) to St Mary Frobisher park on St Mary’s Road.

The children in Reception S had a fantastic time at the park. Many of them had not been to this park before, so it was great to explore. There were some fantastic role play stories taking place; with trolls under bridges, monsters in caves and secret missions to find treasure.

Reception S found out that they are fantastic climbers and spent lots of time exploring ways to get around a tricky climbing frame. Some of the children found it a little scary as it was quite high, but showed amazing perseverance and resilience and kept on trying until they managed to get all the way round.

A team of intrepid explorers had a brilliant bug hunt and found some really interesting interesting insects: some of which even the adults hadn’t seen before. A fantastic morning made possible by the children, who were amazing as always and our parent volunteers who came to support: thank you again.

“I liked climbing on the rock”- Fatima

“My favourite part was playing football” – Deniz

“I like the slide” – Rachel

“I liked sliding down the slide”- Alba

“I liked finding beetles”- Oliver

We Need Your Recycling!

Make some room in your recycling bins and bring us any clean cardboard, paper or plastic boxes and cartons that can be used in junk modelling.

Cereal boxes, milk cartons, tin foil tubes, egg boxes etc. they may look like rubbish to you, but our inventors are ready to turn them into the next space station, fire truck…the possibilities are endless.

There are modelling boxes inside and outside that junk modelling materials can be dropped into in the mornings.

Thanks 🙂

First Week Of School!

What a fantastic start to a new year and our first days at school. The children have settled really quickly and are enjoying rekindling old friendships and making new ones.

We are so proud of how well the children are adapting to new routines and can’t wait to share more exciting photos of our learning with you throughout the year.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Reception S have really enjoyed using the climbing equipment outside, baking play dough cakes and trying to build incredible marble runs. We are very good at remembering our reading folders and all children now have a new picture book to read at home. Guided Reading books will be sent home in the next week or so.

We have an Educational Visit booked for the end of the month and you will receive a letter soon regarding this.

Thank you for all your support this week!