A WARM WELCOME TO BLACKBIRD CLASS!
The staff in the Early Years Foundation Stage work as a team to ensure that everyone can...
"be the best that they can be!"
Mrs Whittingham - Class teacher
Mrs Pilott - Teaching assistant
Goodbye to this year's Blackbirds, parents, and carers.
Mrs Pilott and I have loved working with you, and we will miss you!
Have a wonderful holiday. xxx
Welcome to our new Blackbird Class 2017-18!
Our topics next term will be "Run, run as fast as you can", (Traditional tales), followed by 'The Toys Tea Party'. The medium term planning sheet for next half term, is below for more details! We have some exciting events to look forward next term including a workshop from the Chertsey Toy Museum.Teaching and learning in all seven areas of the curriculum will be linked to these themes and events.
Please also note that...
Please click on the link below to find some initial information about the Jolly Phonic scheme. As your child progresses through this scheme other links will be added so that you, as parents and carers, can support and extend your child's learning at home. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about the Jolly Phonic scheme.The Jolly Phonics programme will start shortly after the Curriculum meeting, (for parents and carers) on the 12th September.
- Jolly Phonic Information for Parents
- Jolly Phonics Actions.doc
- Jolly Phonic glossary and ideas for games
Please also refer to the weekly information for parents, or look on the board outside the classroom door for more details.
Websites for phonic practise:
If you need a quick reminder about how to pronounce a particular sound then please ask me or visit the Jolly Phonic website:
Also refer to:
All children will also be registered for ActiveLearn, and usernames and passwords for Bug Club will be issued at the beginning of the new term (for you to access at home).
Maths in the reception
Please click on the link below to see more details about this term's maths curriculum
For extra information on how to support your child with maths at home, please click on the link below
Websites for children to use at home
Please click on the link below for a list of useful websites to reinforce your child's learning at home
We will be using every opportunity to develop SMSC (Spiritual,Moral,Social,Cultural) values; encouraging the children to ask and reflect on the questions:
- Who am I?
- Who are we?
- Where do we live?
- How do we all live together?
Please click on the link below to see more details:
Value of the Month
September: Value of the month is respect
We will be teaching this value through opportunities as they arise: - using stories, songs, games, circle time, and other planned activities to encourage children to make good choices.
The 5 R's
To encourage children to become independent and effective learners we will be thinking about ways to show the 5rs - resourcefulness, reflective thinking,reasoning, resilience and responsibility.
The 5 Rs are encouraged through every lesson and activity during the school day and are linked to characters in Winnie the Pooh to enable the children to relate to and understand the vocabulary.
'Achievements at Home'
Please use the sheet below to inform us about child's learning at home and return to a member of Blackbird staff once each section is completed. Thank you.
Special dates (details to follow later)
INSET 4th September
Home visits (for children new to Kingfield) 5th & 6th September
Yr R in a.m or p.m 7th & 8th September
Yr R in Monday 11th Sept. – Tuesday 12th Sept 8.45 - 12.00
Yr R in Wednesday 13th Sept – Friday 15th Sept. 8.45 - 1.15
All Yr R in full time from 18th September. 8.45-2.55
Curriculum Meeting – Tuesday 12th September 11.30 a.m
Life Bus - Thursday 20th & Friday 21st September
EYFS Maths workshops Tuesday 3rd October
The Big Draw 9th-13th October
Parent’s consultations –Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th October
Individual photos – Thursday 19th October
Half term- 23rd-27th October
INSET Monday Monday 30th October
Chertsey Toy Museum workshop - Wednesday 8th November
Friendship/Anti-bullying week 13th - 17th November
Toys Tea party – Friday 24th November (parents invited)
EYFS Christmas performance – Wednesday 13th December
Last day of term - December 20th (INSET 21.12.17)
Wisley visit - Wednesday 7th February
BirdWorld visit - Friday 11th May
Please don't hesitate to talk to us if you have any questions or concerns !
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Whittingham and Mrs Pilott.
The photos at the top and bottom of the page show Blackbird Class (2016-17) enjoying their learning - including, photos taken during our visit to Birdworld (below), and photos of our maths workshop (above).