Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 15th December 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week we enjoyed walking to the church with our buddies. We have been making cards, crafts and acting out the Christmas story. We have been exploring the part, part whole model in maths. We have been combining groups together to find the ‘whole’. We have been practicing and reviewing our phonics learning this term. We have been making drawings of reindeers and trees using card and felt tip pens.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We had great fun performing our nativity ‘Whoops a Daisy Angel’ for the school and our families. Our teachers were very proud of us. We sang beautifully and performed the actions enthusiastically. We remembered our parts and said our lines with confidence and expression. We hope you enjoyed it!

   

                                                                    

How you can help...

 Have a restful and relaxing Christmas.

Continue to read a story daily to your child.

Practice the phonics learning we have done this term.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

There were no certificates this week as we were enjoying our Christmas Carol Concert in Church. 

What we will be learning next term...

 After half term, we will be learning about ‘People who help us’. If you would like to come and talk about your job or have an interesting or unusual job please let Mrs Monks know as we’d love to arrange some visitors to come into Class Acorn to talk to the children.

NOTICES

 

We will not be sending home any more reading books this term. They have all been collected in. We will collect library books in next Monday and will resume sending them home after Christmas too.

Thank you for coming to our performance of ‘Whoops a daisy angel’. We hope you enjoyed it.

 

You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

 

 

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Friday 8th December

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 8th December 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have been getting into the festive spirit! We have been making Christmas crafts. We have decorated a large envelope which we will store our lovely crafts in. We will bring them home at the end of term. We have been counting in order and recognising which number is missing in a sequence. We have been counting forwards and backwards from a given number.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have been enjoying making Christmas crafts, decorating our class tree, wrapping teddies and toys up and exploring our Christmas grotto. We did some Christmas Cosmic yoga which was fun and relaxing!

             

                                                                    

How you can help...

Send their Reading book back every Monday please. Without these books we can not deliver our phonics reading session. Any lost or damaged works with incur a replacement fee.

Practise the weekly phonics sheet (sent home every Friday)

Read your child’s library book to and with them.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner:

Grace for perseverance with her phonics learning.

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner:

Stanley for always being polite and kind and helpful to others.

What we will be learning next week...

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Nativity performance on Wednesday 13th December at 9.30. All children have been sent home with 4 tickets for the performance, which you should have received.

NOTICES

Weds 13th December at 9.30- Acorn Class performance to parent/carers. Pease ensure children are in school promptly that morning so that we can get all children ready quickly to be in the hall ready for our performance.

Please return all reading and library books on a Monday

Thank you for sending in your child’s Nativity costume. Please have another practice of your child’s nativity lines ready for our performance next week

 

You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

 

Thursday 7th December at 6pm: EYFS maths session.

Nativity performance for parent/carers: Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 1st December 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have been reading 'The One Hundred Decker Bus' by Alan Smith. We been naming and labelling vehicles and making collages of different vehicles. We have been drawing vehicles and thinking about the shapes that they are made up of. We have been writing CVC words and using our phonics sounds and segmenting fingers to hear each sound and be able to write it.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed making buses and vehicles. We turned boxes into buses an built our own many decker bus! We didn’t get to one hundred but we did have 17 decks! We have been practising our writing and we have been playing Christmas-themed games on our interactive whiteboard.

                

                                                      

                 

How you can help...

Send their Reading book back every Monday please. Without these books we can not deliver our phonics reading session. Any lost or damaged works with incur a replacement fee.

Practise the weekly phonics sheet (sent home every Friday)

Read your child’s library book to and with them.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner:

Ivy for always following the rules consistently and being a fantastic role model to others.

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner:

Moussa for wishing adults a good morning with a big smile as he enters the classroom each day

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, we will be starting to think about The Christmas Story. We will be making Christmas crafts and starting to get festive. We will be practising our Nativity. We will be naming the characters in the story and the setting. We will be drawing pictures of The Christmas Story and writing about the character we are playing in the Nativity. We will be decorating envelopes for us to use to keep all our festive pieces of artwork that we will make over the next couple of weeks.

NOTICES

Nativity performance for parent/carers: Wednesday 13th December at 9.30 am

Please send in your child’s nativity costume by Monday 4th December (in a bag and all items labelled with your child’s name please). If you have any problems with this please do let us know as we may have something in school that we can use. Thank you.

Christmas Capers from 2pm on Saturday 2nd December in school. Please come along if you can to support this festive fundraiser!

 

You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

 

Thursday 7th December at 6pm: EYFS maths session.

Nativity performance for parent/carers: Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Friday 24th November 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 24th November 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have been reading 'The Little Red Hen'. We have been acting out the story, making finger puppets and drawing pictures of our favourite part of the story. We have been listening to different versions of the story and comparing them, noticing their similarities and differences. We have been making repeating patterns in Maths and matching numerals to groups of objects. We have talked about friendship and being a good friend. We have been writing CVC words and initial sounds in words. We are enjoying our reading practice sessions and some of us now have a book with words in to read to our parents.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed making bread rolls. We weighed out and mixed the ingredients together. Jules, our school cook, cooked them in the oven in the school kitchen and we enjoyed eating them with butter! We have enjoyed exploring outside. We have been building with lots of different construction materials. We have enjoyed working together as a team to make ramps and tunnels for the water and cars! 

   

 

 

How you can help...

Read your child’s reading book.

Share their library book.

Use the weekly phonic information sheet to practice the phonics learning from the week.

Ensure reading books are in plastic wallets and in school on a Monday ready for us to use in the week ahead. Thank you.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner:

 Aylin for taking on all tasks with enthusiasm and a determination to do her best!

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner:

Krishiv for being kind and always ready to help others. He shows friendship to others and is great at sharing and turn taking! 

What we will be learning next week...

We will be reading 'The 100 Decker Bus' by Mike Smith. We will be making our own ‘many’ decker bus. Please can your child bring in an empty box for them to decorate and use. If you have more than one box please bring them in too. The box needs to be no bigger than a shoe box. Thank you. We will be thinking about number bonds and adding groups together to find a total. We will be reading, solving, and writing number sentences.

NOTICES

Read your child’s reading book.

Please return your child’s book on a Monday even if you haven’t read it. We have limited copies in school and not having books returned does stop us being able to deliver our Little Wandle phonics scheme properly.

If you have any unreturned books at home please do send them back asap. Missing, lost or damaged books will unfortunately incur a replacement fee.

 

You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

 

Thursday 7th December at 6pm: EYFS maths session.

Nativity performance for parent/carers: Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Friday 17th November 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 17th November 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week,  we have been reading the book 'Whatever Next?' by Jill Murphy. We have been thinking about space and what we would need to take if we travelled there. We have been recalling the story in order and writing about our favourite part. In Maths, we have been learning that an amount stays the same even if we move the objects around. We have been continuing to practise our blending skills to read words and we have been writing letters using the formation phrases from the Little Wandle Scheme.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed exploring our space station role play. We have been making house, towers and bridges with lollipop sticks and cups. We have been testing how strong and solid they are with small, plastic teddy bears. We are practicing our nativity songs and words and getting very good at them! We now know which character we are playing and we have brought a letter home for you.

    

   

How you can help...

Read your child’s reading book.

Share their library book.

Use the weekly phonic information sheet to practice the phonics learning from the week.

Ensure reading books are in plastic wallets and in school on a Monday ready for us to use in the week ahead. Thank you.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner:

Ivy for always showing active listening during carpet times and joining in great enthusiasm.

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner:

Amber for being polite to others. She is always the first to include others in her activities if they are alone or unsure of what to do.

What we will be learning next week...

We will continue to learn the conversation of number. We will practising our signing and acting for our Nativity performance. We will be learning our phonics continuing to practise our letter formation. We will bring home a reading book on a Friday and need to bring it back to school on a Monday.

NOTICES

There is a letter in your child’s plastic wallet telling you which character they are in the Nativity and a request for a costume please. All costumes need to be in school labelled with your child’s name and in a bag by Monday 4th December.

Weds 13th December at 9.30- Acorn Nativity to parent/carers

We will be learning about the story 'The Little Red Hen' and we will be making bread rolls. Please do let us know of any allergies we do not already know about.

 

You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

 

Our Nativity performance to parents will be on Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Friday 10th November 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 10th November 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have been reading the book, ‘You can’t take an elephant on a bus’. We have enjoyed this story as it is very funny! We have been practising recalling the story in order, naming the animals and the order that they appear in the book. We have been using the vocabulary of size to compare objects. We have been looking at groups of objects and remembering that an amount stays the same even if you move the objects about. We have been talking about and describing fireworks. We have been writing words that we found on a word hunt around our classroom. We are practising our 'sounding out' skills to be able to read them.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed exploring our outside area with the new stage area and construction areas. We have been building construction and using the tubes and pipes to pour water through. We have been writing numerals and finding the missing number in a sequence. We have been making firework pictures with chalks, lollipop sticks and playdough. We enjoyed hearing about Diwali from our visitors and having some sparklers! Thanks to the parents who came in to share this with us.

    

   

                                                                

      

 

How you can help...

Sharing your child’s reading book which will come home on a Friday.

Returning the books on a Monday. This is really important as we need the books in school for our reading practice sessions.

We will be sending out a letter shortly with details of the role your child will have in our Christmas Nativity. We will be asking for you to provide a costume but will give some suggestions and ideas for this. We will also be sending home any lines your child has to say for you to practice at home.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner:

Maddie for following our rules and routines consistently and being a kind and caring member of Acorn Class.

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner:

Eddie for using his manners consistently throughout the day. He is always polite to visitors and makes sure he introduces himself and says hello to.

What we will be learning next week...

 Next week is Anti-Bullying Week so we will be doing some activities related to this. Don't forget to wear ODD SOCKS on Monday!

 

NOTICES

You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

 

Our Nativity performance to parents will be on Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Friday 3rd November

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 3rd November 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have been learning about Diwali, The Hindu Festival of Light. We have been finding out about how the festival is celebrated. We have been looking at patterns in number and describing how we know how many is in a group of objects. We have learnt the phonemes h,b,f and l. We have learnt the tricky words 'I', 'the', 'is'.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We enjoyed making models and shapes with playdough. We have been making repeating patterns with stampers and ink pads. We have enjoyed using our Interactive Whiteboard to explore pattern and shape games. We are getting good at taking turns and waiting patiently.  We have been enjoying our reading practice session where we share reading books with one of the grown ups three times a week. We have been writing in our books, practising our letter formation.

     

     

                                             

 

How you can help...

Please have a lovely, restful half term holiday. We can’t believe how quickly this first half term has gone, we have been so impressed with how the children have settled into school life. Thank you for attending parent consultation appointments, it was great to be able to share with you all the great things your children have been doing this half term.

Please can you ensure ALL items that your child brings into school are labelled with their name.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner:

Alana for being a fantastic role model to others, always following the rules and being kind and helpful to her friends and her teachers.

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner:

 Isaac for being enthusiastic and eager to learn and showing great joy and pride In his achievements.

What we will be learning next...

Next week we will reading the book, 'You Can’t Take An Elephant On A Bus' by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. We will be looking at vehicles from around the world. We will be looking at transport from the past and in the present. We will be using the language of size to compare objects.

Please help by:

* Practising the phonemes we have learnt this week?

* Practise the tricky words by asking your child to look at it, look away and try and write it. Use it verbally in a sentence. How many times can they write down the word in a minute? Find it and point out the tricky word each time you see it in a book or sign.

* Encourage subitising by asking your child to tell you how many are in a small group by objects without counting.

* Ask your child to explain how they know the amount. Can they describe and make the links?

* Use sound talk e.g can you point to your kn-ee? Can you c-l-a-p? Can your child put the sounds together to stay the word?

NOTICES

Reminder:

Your child has brought home a reading book  and reading record today. Please sign to say when you hear your child read. If you are sharing other books at home please feel free to let us know about them too. As mentioned during parents' evening all, books being sent home currently are wordless. Please share the book with your child. Your child will be bringing home a book on a Friday and the book must returned on a Monday please. Please read the accompanying letter that is your child’s plastic wallet today for more information.  You may like to look at the following websites:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

Monday 6th November at 6pm. Maths information meeting for parents to explain how we teach Maths in Reception.

Mrs. Wheatman and Miss Hensleigh are running a KS2 parents/carers online safety workshop next Thursday (9th November) from 6-7pm. Please use the link below to sign up. It will not be viable to run this workshop unless there are more than 10 people attending, therefore if you are able to come, please do sign up below. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiL7ohP5qMUeR_UmMUUj1ULQkxFu_aDH4-F_Efjd5NLkvGlA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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Friday 20th October

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 20th October 2023

What we have been learning this week...

We have been reading the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We have been retelling the story using actions. We have made pictures and drawings of our favourite parts of the story. We have acted out the story with friends. We have been learning to compare 2 groups of objects and say which has more or fewer than. We continue to practise our subitising skills (knowing how much is in a group without needing to count).

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We enjoyed watching a video of Michael Rosen retelling the story using actions. We joined in and remembered the order of the story. We had a great afternoon with our buddies making sandwiches and enjoying a teddy bears' picnic.  We have been looking at all the autumnal changes that have been happening.

          

                                      

How you can help...

Please have a lovely, restful half term holiday. We can’t believe how quickly this first half term has gone, we have been so impressed with how the children have settled into school life. Thank you for attending parent consultation appointments, it was great to be able to share with you all the great things your children have been doing this half term.

Please can you ensure ALL items that your child brings into school are labelled with their name.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviours Award' Winner

 The whole of Acorn class for settling so well into school life and learning our rules and routines.

Congratulations to our 'Manners Award' Winner

Felix for always being polite and helpful to others.

What we will be learning next...

We will be preparing for our Christmas Nativity. Acorn Class will present the Nativity story to you in December. Dates to be announced after half term.

We will be learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. We will be making some candle holders using jam jars. Please could all children bring in a small lidded empty and clean jam jar when they return to school after the holidays. We will be attending assembly every day and will be at the Friday community assembly which parents are welcome to attend. The orchestra plays and 2 children per class are given certificates.

NOTICES

Reminder:

If you arrive after 9.50 please can you take your child to the office and not send them through the outside area into the classroom. Thank you.

Parents' evening:

Tues 17th and Weds 18th Oct. Please book an appointment with the office. Please see email sent out previously.

Please send us any junk modelling items you may have at home. We need cardboard boxes and tubes, empty(washed out) plastic pots or tubes.

Please can you make sure that your child has a spare change of clothing in their school bag? If you have any items at home that have been loaned to you, please can you return them? Our spare clothes box is almost empty! Thank you.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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13th October 2023

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 13th October 2023

What we have been learning this week...

We have been exploring the theme of 'Homes and Houses'. We have read the book 'Our House' by Michael Rosen. We have been recognising, naming and ordering numbers in Maths. We have been designing buildings and using construction toys to build them. We have enjoyed being designers and engineers!

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed making rainbows, leaf people and houses out of sticks. We have been working hard to use our manners and work together as a team, especially at Tidy Up Time! We have been making number lines and practising name writing and letter formation.

  

  

How you can help...

Reading a bedtime story;

Sharing books;

Practising the phonemes we have learnt each week;

Counting steps, cars and things you see and spotting numbers in the environment.(on signs/in books etc.)

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Certificates for Acorn Class will be coming soon!

What we will be learning next week....

  • Next week we will base our learning around ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We will be making sandwiches on Friday with our Year 6 buddies to take to the Nature Reserve to eat at a Teddy Bears' picnic altogether. There will be a choice of either jam or cheese for the sandwich. Pease let us know if your child has any allergies. Please can children bring a teddy bear into school on Friday for the day. Please do not send precious or electronic  teddies and please make sure it is clearly labelled/marked with your child’s name.

NOTICES

Reminder:

If you arrive after 9.50 please can you take your child to the office and not send them through the outside area into the classroom. Thank you.

Parents' evening:

Tues 17th and Weds 18th Oct. Please book an appointment with the office. Please see email sent out previously.

Please send us any junk modelling items you may have at home. We need cardboard boxes and tubes, empty(washed out) plastic pots or tubes.

Please can you make sure that your child has a spare change of clothing in their school bag? If you have any items at home that have been loaned to you, please can you return them? Our spare clothes box is almost empty! Thank you.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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6th October 2023

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 6th October 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have been reading the book 'Only One Me' by Linda Krantz. We have been thinking about our unique selves and our similarities and differences.  We enjoyed walking to the church with our year 6 buddies! We have enjoyed exploring our green, grass area, climbing and jumping on the tyres, riding the car and making tunnels and ramps for the conkers. Thank you to the parent who gave us the conkers!

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have been matching numerals to amounts, counting in order and recognising numbers in Maths. We are continuing to learn our phonemes and have learnt 'g,o,c,k' this week. We have been making faces with paper plates and we enjoy making our own envelopes out of paper to put our pictures and drawings inside. We have been practising writing the letters we have learnt. We have enjoyed acting out stories and role play using our large wooden pirate ship and wooden pirates.

 

             

             

             

 

How you can help...

Reading a bedtime story

Practicing the phonemes we have learnt

Asking your child ‘Which phoneme have you learnt today?’

Talk in sound talk e.g can you h-o-p, Can you j-u-m-p Can your child squish the sounds together to say the word?

Ask your child to practise the letter writing sheet they bring home each week. It does not need to be brought back into school.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Certificates for Acorn Class will be coming soon!

What we will be learning next week....

  • Next week, we will be continuing practising subitising. We will be learning new sounds in phonics and some words. We will be practising our blending skills.

NOTICES

Your child will bring home a letter sheet each week with the weeks phonics learning.

Your child will bring home a letter writing practice sheet. You can keep this and don’t need to return it to school.

If you weren’t able to attend the phonics meeting please do have a look on the school website for all the information shared, link is below:

Bourn CofE Primary Academy - English (Reading and Phonics) (bournschool.co.uk)

Please look at the Little Wandle website. Please watch the videos to hear how the sounds are pronounced

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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29th September 2023

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 29th September 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have been reading The Colour Monster. We have been learning about feelings and emotions. We have been naming feelings and talking about how we feel.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed making emotion necklaces using string and coloured pasta. We have been making colourful rainbows, with paint, pens and materials. We have been making coloured potions. We have been practicing our subitising skills, recognising numerals and counting in order. We have been continuing to learn phonics using the new Little Wandle Scheme.

         

                                                                                 

How you can help...

You can help by reading a story to your child every day. Please practice the phonemes that they have learnt each week.

Have a look at The Little Wandle website for more information:

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Certificates for Acorn Class will be coming soon!

What we will be learning next week....

  • Next week, we will be continuing practising subitising. We will be learning new sounds in phonics and some words. We will be practising our blending skills.

NOTICES

PE every Tuesday. Please continue to send the children in PE kits( school colours only no other sports wear).

Every Friday, the children will come home with a sheet to show you which letter sounds they have learnt.

Please let Mrs Monks know if you can not access Tapestry. All parents who returned the forms have been set up with an account.

*We have very little spare clothes in school. Children do sometimes need changing in the day if they have got wet, had an accident or got muddy. Please send in a spare set of clothes in a bag, which we can keep in school. Thank you.

We would also love any empty boxes, washed out pots, cardboard tubes or other materials that we can use for our junk modelling.

Thank you.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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22nd September 2023

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 22nd September 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week, we have been thinking about how we different and special. We have been making fish out of different materials. We have enjoyed displaying and looking at our self portraits which we painted last week. They look very bright and colourful. We have been making waterways with pipes and tubing and we have been making ramps to see which is the fastest car.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed our lunchtimes, eating yummy food in the hall and playing in the big playground with our Year 1 and 2 friends. We are getting good at lining up and patiently waiting for our lunches. The grown ups have been very impressed with us. We have enjoyed starting to learn phonics. We know what the words phoneme and grapheme me. We have learnt the following letters: s,a,t,p

           
                                                   

How you can help...

Practise the phonemes your child has been learning.
* Come to the year ahead meeting in acorn Class at 5.30 on Thursday 28th September.
* Come to the Little Wandle Phonics meeting at 6pm on Thursday 28th September
 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Certificates for Acorn Class will be coming soon!

What we will be learning next week....

  • We will be finding out who our year 6 buddy is. They will visit us often, walk with us when we go to the church and help us sometimes at playtimes and lunchtimes. We will be reading and exploring the book, 'The Colour Monster'. We will be learning to subitise (recognise amounts without counting). Reviewing and consolidating the phonemes we know s,a,t,p and learning some new phonemes.

NOTICES

Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we go out in all weathers.

Please send in a pair of wellies labelled with your child's name.

Every Friday afternoon we visit the Nature Reserve, please ensure that children have appropriate clothing (coats and wellies) as we will visit it in all weathers. They also need a waterbottle and a hat for warmer weather.

All children have been given a plastic wallet with their name on it. Please send this wallet into school every day. We will put any letters or information so please do check it every day. 

*September 28th September at 6pm-Phonics information session on our new school scheme, 'Little Wandle'. Please do come and find out about how we are teaching your child to read. Please book your attendance via the booking form here

*We have very little spare clothes in school. Children do sometimes need changing in the day if they have got wet, had an accident or got muddy. Please send in a spare set of clothes in a bag, which we can keep in school. Thank you.

We would love any empty boxes, washed out pots, cardboard tubes or other materials that we can use for our junk modelling.

Thank you.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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15th September 2023

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 15th September 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have been settling into Class Acorn - we have been really good at coming in happily and sorting our bags and bottles. We have been enjoying dough disco everyday to help with our fine motor skills and strengthening our hand muscles!

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoying exploring outside - building water tunnels, car tunnels and mixing different coloured water together to make potions and tea. We have also been exploring the cafe and the sand, making houses for dinosaurs and other creatures. Inside, we have been drawing pictures of our family, exploring the magnets and experimenting to see which objects are magnetic and which are not. We have also enjoyed playing with the playdough, the Numicon and creating in the creative corner. 

   

                                                   

   

 

How you can help...

*Send the plastic wallet into school each day and check each evening for any letters or information from school.
*Attend the phonics information session on Thursday 28th September at 6pm in the school hall.
*Help your child to recognise and write their name
*Ask them each day: How was your day? Did you make a new friend today? Was your favourite part of the day? Wo was kind to you today? Were you kind to someone today?
*Sign up for a Tapestry account and check you can access your child's lunch account (paperwork was sent in book bags earlier this week).

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Certificates for Acorn Class will be coming soon!

What we will be learning next week....

  • Children will be staying all day next week so just a reminder that the gates open at 8:35am and registration is at 8:50am and the school day finishes at 3:05am. 
  • Next week, the children will be staying all day and having lunch! You will all have had your log in details for Aspens, please ensure that all meals are ordered by 9am on the day they are required but you can order for several weeks in advance. Miss Simmons will be in the hall with the children to support the children throughout. 
  • Next week, the children will be having P.E with Mr French on Tuesday afternoons, just a reminder to wear P.E kits on this day. 

NOTICES

* Due to illness, Class Acorn's 'Welcome to the Year Ahead' information will be rescheduled soon. 

P.E. day is Tuesday.  Please  send children into school in their school PE kit. School colours only no other sports kit allowed.

*Every Friday afternoon we visit the Nature Reserve, please ensure that children have appropriate clothing (coats and wellies) as we will visit it in all weathers. They also need a waterbottle and a hat for warmer weather.

*All children have been given a plastic wallet with their name on it. Please send this wallet into school every day. We will put any letters or information so please do check it every day. 

*September 28th September at 6pm-Phonics information session on our new school scheme, 'Little Wandle'. Please do come and find out about how we are teaching your child to read. Please book your attendance via the booking form here

*We have very little spare clothes in school. Children do sometimes need changing in the day if they have got wet, had an accident or got muddy. Please send in a spare set of clothes in a bag, which we can keep in school. Thank you.

*All children will need a pair of wellies with your child's name written on them which can be kept in school.

Thank you.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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8th September 2023

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 8th September 2023

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have enjoyed welcoming our new Acorn starters to school in small groups. We have loved seeing so many smiling and happy faces coming into school!

Activities we enjoyed this week...

 We have enjoyed exploring our classroom and outside areas. We also got to go onto the Book Bus and explore the books there. We have been painting self portraits and making colourful potions! We have been playing games to help us to learn the names of our new friends. 

                         

How you can help...

*Attend 'Welcome to the Year Ahead' meeting on Thursday 14th September to hear more about the school and the EYFS curriculum timings are: 6pm in the hall with Mrs Latham and attend one of the information session with Mrs Monks in Acorn Class at either 5.30pm or 6.30pm.
*Send the plastic wallet into school each day and check each evening for any letters or information from school.
*Attend the phonics information session on Thursday 28th September at 6pm in the school hall.
*Help your child to recognise and write their name
*Ask them each day: How was your day? Did you make a new friend today? Was your favourite part of the day? Wo was kind to you today? Were you kind to someone today?
*Sign up for a Tapestry account and check you can access your child's lunch account (paperwork was sent in book bags earlier this week).

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

 

Certificates for Acorn Class will be coming soon!

What we will be learning next week....

We will continue to welcome the children in for a half day session every day next week and continue to learn the rules and routines of school. If your child is attending for a morning session it is 8.45-11.30 and the afternoon session is 12.30-3.  If you are unsure of which sessions your child is attending each day please do email Mrs Monks on kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk. All children will attend full time from Monday 18th September. 

NOTICES

*P.E. day is Tuesday.  Please  send children into school in their school PE kit. School colours only no other sports kit allowed.

*Every Friday afternoon we visit the Nature Reserve, please ensure that children have appropriate clothing (coats and wellies) as we will visit it in all weathers.

*All children have been given a plastic wallet with their name on it. Please send this wallet into school every day. We will put any letters or information so please do check it every day. 

*Please come to our meeting 'Welcome to the Year Ahead' on Thursday 14th September. There will be an information meeting in Acorn Class at 5.30 and 6.30 (you only need to attend of these sessions.  There will also be an information session with Mrs Latham at 6pm.

*September 28th September at 6pm-Phonics information session on our new school scheme, 'Little Wandle'. Please do come and find out about how we are teaching your child to read. Please book your attendance via the booking form here

*We have very little spare clothes in school. Children do sometimes need changing in the day if they have got wet, had an accident or got muddy. Please send in a spare set of clothes in a bag, which we can keep in school. Thank you.

*All children will need a pair of wellies with your child's name written on them which can be kept in school.

Thank you.

Email: kmonks@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

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