Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 17th May 2024

What we have been learning this week..

We have enjoyed the book 'Who Swallowed Stanley?' which has helped us to learn about how to keep the oceans clean. We had another good Balanceability session. We have been practising our doubling skills and counting in twos!

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed drawing fish, sharks and jelly fish. We have used different sea materials to make sea creatures. We have enjoyed our Balanaceability session again.  We are very proud of our Year 6 buddies for completing their SATs this week. We loved joining them for a celebratory breakfast on Friday! We made our buddies a well done card.

   

How you can help...

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners' Winner of the Week: 

 Olivia for being a kind and helpful member of the class. She is always willing to support her friends. 

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' Winner of the Week: 

Phoenix for concentrating during Reading Practice. He is always proud when he is able to read new words and sentences. 

What we will be learning next week...

We are looking forward to our farm trip. We will be thinking about what we might see, how farms work and what animals will be there. We will be reading lots of stories about farms. We will be writing lists of animals.

NOTICES

 Our farm trip is on Thursday 23rd May. The children can wear their own clothes but must be suitably dressed for a day on the farm. Open toyed sandals/shoes, crocs or flip flops should not be worn. Please provide your child with a packed lunch(No nuts/nut products) or remember to book them a school packed lunch if you’d prefer. They will need a filled water bottle and a snack. These will need to be in a bag that they can carry themselves. Please can you pay and consent to them attending if you have not already?

 

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 

 

Friday 10th May

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 10th May 2024

What we have been learning this week..

This week, we have been reading the book 'Rosie’s Walk'. We have been learning about the features of the farm. We have been retelling the story by making story maps and finger puppets. In Maths, we have been looking at number sentences and practising counting in twos and tens. We have been thinking about how to look after animals and what we need to take care of them.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed writing sentences and words, exploring our outside areas and watching the seeds that we planted grow.

              

           

                       

How you can help...

Please help your child to learn and remember the tricky words by trying the following:

  • Writing 6 of them down in a grid and playing word bingo
  • Trying the copy and cover technique. You write a word, ask your child to copy it, then cover it and ask them to write it
  • Choose a word and ask your child how many times they can write it in 1 minute, Can they read the word each time they have written
  • Choose a word and ask your child to use it in a sentence, to extend you may like to write the sentence down or ask your child to!
  • Look out for the tricky word information sheets that are in book bags today.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners' Winner of the Week: 

 Una who is friend to everyone and always ready to help and support others.

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' Winner of the Week: 

Lorenzo for a great effort with listening, concentrating, and focusing during carpet times and Reading Practice.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week our focus book will be 'Who Swallowed Stanley?' We will be looking at how we can look after our world. We will be looking at cardinality, ordinality and counting and recognising numerals to 20 accurately.

NOTICES

Thursday 23rd May : Trip to South Angle Farm. Please can you confirm attendance and pay if you have not already done so.

Friday 17th May: BSA race night in school hall at 7pm

 

On Friday 17th the Acorn , the children will be having a ‘Buddies Breakfast’ with the Oak children, to celebrate the end of Year Six SATs. The breakfast will include juice and croissants, provided by the school. If you would rather your child did not have the juice and croissants on this day, please email Miss Hensleigh directly.

 

As the weather gets nicer and warmer please ensure your child has a sun hat with them and that they have had 12-hour sun cream applied before coming to school. They will also still need a coat in chance the weather changes. Thank you.

 

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 

 

Friday 3rd May

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 3rd May 2024

What we have been learning this week..

This week we have been reading 'Jasper's Beanstalk' and discussing how plants grow and how we look after them. We have been writing about the story, making books and writing sentences. In Maths, we have been counting in 2s and 10s and finding one more and one less than a number. We have been writing number sentences to remember our number bonds to 10.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

This week we have enjoyed our Balanceability session. We were lucky that we got to go into the Planetarium in the hall. We learnt about the Earth and space. It was great fun! Thank you to the BSA for funding this lovely experience for us! We enjoyed planting seeds into our pallet planters in the Green Grass Area and exploring our water area. 

                       

                                                                                  

How you can help...

Practise the phonemes we have learnt so far by:

Using segmenting fingers to sound out words and write them

Point out and name phonemes in words that you see

Pick a tricky word and use it verbally in a sentence and try to write it.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners' Winner of the Week: 

Samuel for always being polite, kind and helpful to others.

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' Winner of the Week: 

Isaac for working hard to write letters and sentences even when its difficult

What we will be learning next week...

Our focus book will be 'Rosie's Walk'. We will be using directional language to give instructions to move and find things. We will be looking at maps and making our own maps.  In Maths, we will be doubling, adding and looking at if groups of objects have equal numbers.

NOTICES

May 23rd: Trip to South Angle Farm. We will be leaving and returning as part of our usual school day. Children can wear their own clothes and shoes but they must be appropriate for a busy day on the farm. Children will need a packed lunch unless you will be ordering a school packed lunch.

 

Monday 6th May - Bank holiday. School Closed.

 

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 

 

Friday 26th April

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 26th April 2024

What we have been learning this week..

This week we have been using the rekenreks in Maths to help us to count and see pattern in numbers. They have helped us to remember our double number sentences and to count out correctly. We have been learning our doubles and using our fingers to help us remember them!  Our focus book is 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and we have had fun reading different versions of the story and finding the similarities and differences.

Activities we enjoyed this week...

What we have enjoyed Balanceability. It was great fun and we were great at following the instructions and listening to Jackie our teacher. We have loved the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been making play dough beanstalks, designing castles and writing tricky words and sentences. Our teachers are very proud of us!

               

               

                                                  

How you can help...

Please practise Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds.

Please read with your child.

Ask your child to show you the doubles on their fingers and say the matching sentence e.g double 1 is…..(showing 1 finger on each hand) repeat up to double 5.

Please remember to return the reading book with your child every Monday.(even if you had not had chance to read it). We share the reading books with Year 1 and books which are not returned or kept at home makes delivering Reading Practice difficult for the classes. Thank you.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners' Winner of the Week: 

Ellery for always being kind and helpful and willing to help others!

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' Winner of the Week: 

Stanley for working hard to write letters, words and sentences and never giving up!

What we will be learning next week...

Our focus book will be 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. In Maths, we will be counting in 2s and 10s and finding one less than a number. We will have our Balanceabilty sessions and visit the Planetarium in the hall!

NOTICES

We will be having Balanceability sessions every Monday afternoon until the half term holiday.

29th and 30th April - we will have a session in the Planetarium, which is visiting the school.

Monday 6th May- Bank holiday. School Closed.

Thursday 23rd May- Farm trip to South Angle Farm

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 

 

Friday 19th April 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Acorn - Reception

Date: 19th April 2024

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have been settling into the Summer Term. We congratulated Miss Simmons on her wedding and we are quickly getting used to calling her Mrs Mackridge. We have been learning how to add 2 groups together to find a total and we have been writing and reading number sentences. We have been learning new tricky words and practising recognising ones we already know. We have been learning about doubling!

Activities we enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed exploring numbers and shapes. We have loved our colourful playdough this week. Thank you to the lovely Acorn parent who made it for us this week. If any other parents would like to volunteer to make playdough for us to explore, please do let Mrs Monks know.

              

                                                  

How you can help...

Please recap the following digraphs: ai, ee, oi, nk, ng. (see previous phonic sheets)

Practise saying sentences using the following tricky words: the, are, we, my. Can they write the sentence?

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our 'Good Manners' Winner of the Week: 

Moussa for always wishing his teacher a cheery Good Morning with a big smile as he comes into school each day!

Congratulations to our 'Positive Learning Behaviour' Winner of the Week: 

Lyan for working hard, focussing and concentrating on all areas of her learning.

What we will be learning next week...

We will be exploring the books Jack and the Beanstalk and Jaspers beanstalk. We will be talking and thinking about plants, seeds and growing.  In maths we will be looking at the cardinality of number. We will be recalling that the number we stop on is the total number in the group we are counting. We will be reinforcing that the numbers in a sequence are one more than the previous number when we are counting.

NOTICES

Farm trip:  Thursday 23rd May. More information to follow.

Balancability: Starting Monday 22nd March. Please see separate email/letter sent on Tuesday for more information

We would love any junk modelling supplies that you have especially empty and clean plastic pots and cardboard tubes.

Thank you so much to one of our Acorn parents for making playdough for us this week and for buying the class lots of pots of playdough for our classroom. If you think you could make some playdough for us one week please do let Mrs Monks know.

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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