Week beginning 1st June 2020
Hello Ahlbergers! Welcome to Summer 2. This last half term of the school year is still unusual and perhaps still unsettled for you and your family. We hope you are keeping well and safe!
If you are still learning from home there will be some active learning projects to explore in this beautiful early summer weather, keep your eyes peeled for the maths you can find in nature (there's a whole project on snails coming up!), the art and patterns you can see and the stories you can make up and tell using what you can see around you.
Lots of love from Mrs Bridges and Mrs Styles!
Welcome to the new class blog!
We will be updating you through this page and home learning activity plans can be found on our Home Learning page.
For this week and next, which would have been our Easter Holidays, please have a look at this link to Classroom Secrets where there are Easter activity ideas for you to do together.
While we are staying home to stay safe, let's keep in mind that family is so very important to us all. We can remember that we are all part of a wider family; from our close relations, to our communities and the wider national and global family. We are all connected, and depend on each other.
At this time of year, we remember the promise of the resurrection, that there is always hope and grace and a new future ahead of us, even though it might be hard to see or understand at the present time.
Whether or not you hold a christian faith, we can all pull together at this time and remember times in our lives where it seemed most difficult just before it started to improve. So be assured that your teachers are thinking of you, planning for you and missing you very much! Don't eat too much chocolate, wash those hands and we will see you soon
A very happy Easter from Mrs Bridges and Mrs Styles
Welcome to Reception!
Hello from Ahlberg Class!
On this page you will find information about the exciting things we have been doing in our learning.
Life in Reception
We love school in Reception! It all starts with building relationships, Mrs Bridges and Mrs Styles welcome the children in between 8:35 and 8:55. We put our coats on pegs, then put our bookbags, water bottles and reading wallets in their place. We are free to choose books to share at home every day, the adults choose a decodable reading book for reading practice once a week after we have read with an adult 1:1.
At 8:55 we greet each other at registration and change the calendar, singing our days of the week song, talking about our observations of the weather and the changes of the seasons.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we attend collective worship with the Reverend Helen. On Monday and Wednesday collective worship is held in our class. Our first taught session is literacy, this is a combination or reading, composition for writing and Talk 4 Writing, a system for learning a story or text through verbal rehearsal, action and symbols. To find out more visit Pie Corbetts’s website: https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/
Wednesdays are brilliant fun! We come to school dressed in PE clothes (tshirt and joggers) so we can go straight to PE at 11am and after lunch Mrs Amitrano takes us into the grounds for Forest school, so we need a waterproof outerlayer because we go out rain or shine, snow or wind!
Between 9:30/9:45 and 11:20 we have Independent Learning time. During this period we explore the environment and independently access provision designed to practice the skills and apply the concepts from our taught sessions. Adults will engage with the children to observe, extend, scaffold and assess learning. Our learning experiences are recorded on the online learning journal, Tapestry which is a free app you can use to access the observations and add your own from home!
We tidy up at 11:20 in preparation for our daily phonics session. We learn phase 2 sounds to begin with, one a day with lots of practise recognising, hearing and saying the sounds, then blending them into words.
12:00 is lunchtime and after eating we go out to play in the grounds. We often climb in the castle and swing on the climbing frame or trim trail!
At 1:00 we register for the afternoon and then we have Numbertime! Maths is especially fun as we explore the patterns of numbers and shapes all around us. There are maths activities out in Independent Learning too, which we have more of in the afternoon, after maths and until 2:30.
After Independent learning we might have RE, where we learn bible stories and take part in the Christian calendar of events. We also learn about other religious traditions from other faiths and reflect on compassion, relationships and how to live our lives the way God intends. On other days we practice forming our letters in handwriting. Before we go home, we say a prayer to thank God for our day, our friends and adults who care for us and ask for a blessing to take us into the next day.