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Trevithick Class Newsletter – November 2016

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for the busy term ahead.

SEAL:

SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.

The Topics for this term

Week 1 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 2 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 3 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 4 The Animal Boogie
Week 5 The Animal Boogie
Week 6 It’s Christmas!
Week 7 It’s Christmas!

This half term we are starting our learning with some activities focussed on Diwali and celebrations. We will be making Diwa lamps, rangoli patterns, tasting Indian foods and looking at how other cultures celebrate special festivals.

We will be also be using the story ‘The Animal Boogie’, playing animal snap and pairs, learning animal songs, role playing the story and looking at the patterns on the animals e.g. leopard. You could look at other animal patterns with your children e.g. tiger, zebra etc. We will also be thinking about how we can describe the animals using adjectives e.g. the slithery snake, the huge, brown bear etc. Have a go at thinking of some awesome adjectives to describe an animal!

We will also be learning about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. We will be sharing ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why Christians celebrate this festival. Both these topics lend themselves to fantastic art – have a go a designing a Rangoli pattern with your child or creating a Christmas scene using junk materials. If you would like more information about our topics or ideas for supporting your child at home please speak to me or your child’s key worker.

Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. I have noticed that some parents are forgetting to record when their child has been reading. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words and support your child with their phonics. I will be going through the key words sheet with your child this half term! Our sounds are – ck e, h, r, m, d and g. This half term we are focussing on the days of the week and months of the year. Practise these with your child and encourage them to know when their birthday is. We are also thinking about celebrations – if you have been to any celebrations, for example, weddings, christenings, birthdays, or cultural festivals and would like to share these experiences please send photos or come and talk to the children about these events. Please see the Early Years Talk Homework sheet for ways to support your child’s speech, language and communication development.

P.E:

P.E is on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.

Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. THANK YOU to the parents who are already volunteering. Don’t forget to check Tapestry and upload any “WOW” moments. A quick reminder that children should not be bringing toys into school, the classroom can get very busy and toys go missing which leads to unnecessary distress for the children.

Important Dates:

Monday 9th  and Thursday 12th November- Parent’s Evening (please see me to make an appointment)

Wednesday 14th December 2016- Trevithick & St Piran Nativity at 2pm.

Friday 16th December – Last day of term.

Finally, it is getting cold please ensure your child has a coat in school.

Nadia Lampier, Samuel Barnes, Helen Sutton & Lizzie White

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Trevithick Class Newsletter – June 2016

Trevithick Class Newsletter – June 2016

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely break .We have a busy half term ahead!

SEAL:

SEAL stands for Social and emotional aspects of Learning. Our theme for this half term is ‘Changes’’. Please see the attached sheet on ways of supporting your child in this area.

Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. It is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Thank you!  Continue to read and learn the key words.

Week 1 Minibeasts
Week 2 British Values
Week 3 Minibeasts
Week 4 The Seaside and where we live
Week 5 Ourselves (Sex and Relationships week) This isn’t as scary as it sounds in YR. Please come and see me for more information.
Week 6 Ourselves
Week 7 Elmer the Elephant
Week 8 Preparing for Y1

 

Area of Learning Home learning activities
PSED See attached sheet for how you can help. Our theme is ‘Changes’.
CLL (literacy)

 

The letters and sounds we are learning this half term are sh, th, qu, oi, er. Practise writing words that contain these sounds, recognising them in their reading books and in the environment.

This term we will be learning about the ‘Seaside’ and our local environment. Support your child by talking about where you live, writing and sending a postcard, investigate what holidays were like in the past – have you got any old holiday pictures we could share? Continue to practise the key words and use them to write simple sentences.

Maths  Use the sheet to continue to form all numerals correctly. Work out addition and subtraction sums remembering to put the bigger number first! Practise ‘tap and unwrap’ strategy to solve number problems beyond 10.  Collect seaside objects e.g. things found on the beach – count and sort them into sets. Count ‘beachy’ things e.g. the number of wind breaks, buckets, shells etc – make a tally chart of all the things you see at the beach.
EAD –Expressive Art and Design In music we are learning a song about holidays and listening to sounds we hear at the seaside. What sounds can you hear at home, on the beach and in town? Use objects to create a beach scene – discuss how the objects feel, smell etc. Paint or draw pictures of what you enjoy doing on your holidays. Discuss any holidays abroad and what you did, look at holiday brochures and cut and stick pictures of where you would like to go.

P.E:

P.E continues to be on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform. Trainers or plimsolls will be needed this term.

Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practise with the children in

Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time.

Wow!!

Please continue to record significant experiences (that make you say ‘wow’) that your child has at home, for example, if they get dressed by themselves or write sums for a sibling. Please return it to school. I can then celebrate these achievements with the children. They also support the judgments I make about the children when completing the foundation stage profile.

Important Dates:

Week beginning 20th June – National Sports Week

Foundation Stage Sports Day – Wednesday 6th July at 9.30am

Week beginning Monday 11th July – Target Transition Meetings

Summer Fayre –15th July

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Monday 18th July  (please bring in a plate of food to share)

Foundation Stage Graduation – Wednesday 20th July at 2.15pm

End of term – Friday 22nd July

Nadia Lampier, Kerri Green, Samuel Barnes, Lizzie Whie, Helen Thipthorp.

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EYFS Parent Questionnaire

At Perranporth School we highly value your comments and views. As we are always looking for ways to further improve our provision in Early Years education, we would be very grateful if any parents/carers of Reception Class children would take five minutes to complete our Parent Questionnaire by clicking the link below.

EYFS Questionnaire 

 

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Trevithick Class Newsletter – January 2016

Trevithick Class Newsletter – January 2016

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely holiday and are ready for the busy term ahead.

SEAL:   SEAL stands for Social and emotional aspects of Learning. Our theme for this half term is ‘Going for Goals’. Talk to your child about something they would like to achieve in school this term e.g. to write their name, to get changed independently etc. Discuss how they can work towards their goal.

 Reading and Homework:  All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they read EVERY night. This term I will be changing their reading books once a week, however it is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. During a recent ‘Reading record’ check it was noted that a significant number of children are not reading on a regular basis. It is important that all children practise their reading at home in order to make good progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words.

We are also going to learn about toys, machines and vehicles and read the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’. If you have an old toy please could we borrow it for our museum – we promise to look after it – thank you!

WOW Moments:  Attached is a sheet for you to record observations of your child at home. It can be used to help build a picture of your child’s development or any other significant information you wish to share with us. I have included some previous ‘WOW moments’ so you can see what kind of information might be relevant.

‘Ollie used my lap top to write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.’

‘Joe sang Cornish songs to his Daddy at home.’

‘Emily used a knife to butter her own toast this morning.’

‘Ben amazed us by riding his bike without stabilisers for the first time.’

We are also continuing to use the ‘Tapestry’ online Learning Journey please contribute to this and we will share their successes in class.

Area of the Curriculum Activities for home learning
 Literacy

 

Big Books we will be sharing in class

 

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

The Snail and the Whale (Julia Donaldson)

Practise forming the letters and sounds u,l,f,b,ai,j correctly. Look for things around your home that begin/contain each sound. Encourage your child to write or draw a picture of the things they find. Play ‘eye spy’ using the sounds. Read other books by Julia Donaldson and Shirley Hughes. Ask a grandparent or family friend about their favourite toy – record what they say to share with the class.
Maths Continue to practice addition and subtraction sums encouraging your child to use their fingers to work them out. Look around your home for 3d and 2d shapes – record how many of each shape you find. Play lots of board games which support the development of counting skills. Use a pack of cards to sort and sequence numbers etc. Use money to make different totals e.g. how many ways can you make 5p, 10p etc.

 

Toys:  As part of our topic on Toys we will be creating a museum of old toys. If you have an old toy please send it in. Tell your child about it (where you got it, how old it is etc) so that they can share this information with the class and write a simple label. I promise that all toys will be well looked after and returned to their owners at the end of the topic.

 Phonics:  The Letters and Sounds we are learning this half term are  u, l, f  b, ai, j. Practise forming these letters and recognising these sounds in reading books. As part of our continuing learning of phonics the children are expected to read nonsense words. We now have a ‘Silly word’ wall in the classroom to develop the children’s ability to blend and segment words. Any questions, please ask! We will be holding a Phonics workshop on Monday 25th January (3.30-4.30). Please come along to see why we teach phonics, the new approach to teaching letters and sounds and more information about the Y1 phonics screening.

HELPING YOUR CHILD TO LEARN

  • Share books and read with your child every day.
  • Get them to school on time.
  • Encourage your child to be independent; dressing, toileting and eating
  • Practise maths together (counting, recognising and writing numbers 0 – 20)
  • Share the sounds your child has learnt each week. 
  • Contribute to your child’s learning journey. Use WOW Moments or update Tapestry.
  • Discuss, explore and question with your child whilst out and about.
  • Come along to school events like parents evenings. This lets you know what is going on and lets your child know that you are supporting them.

P.E:  P.E will be on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt). Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.

Round Up:  All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. A huge thank you to all the parents who have kindly volunteered already, your support is very much appreciated.

Important Dates:

Parents to lunch – Monday 18th Jan 11.45am

Phonics Workshop – 3.30 – 4.30pm

Parent’s Evening – Feb/March 2016 (dates to follow)

Key Worker Groups

Nadia Lampier Kerri Green Lizzie White/Samuel Barnes
Sennen Bodhi Poppy
Henry Essie Ellie
Skye Lebron Aidan
Ethan Sienna Alfie
Isabel Lauryn Eli
Lexi Meg Willow
Ruby Isla Michael
Jack Summer James
Judah Skylah Logan
Cory Gida Jacob
Molly Lowenna

Please feel free to share information, concerns or ‘wow’ moments with your child’s key worker. All information gets passed onto me and enables me to plan a curriculum that is child centered based upon their needs and interests.

Thank you for your continued support,

 

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Oliver Jeffers Day !

Today Trevithick and St Piran classes took part in an Oliver Jeffers carousel day. The children completed a variety of activities including making their own penguins and packing a suitcase for a cold holiday. It was fantastic to see the children from both classes learning collaboratively!

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Trevithick Class News – November 2015

Trevithick Class Newsletter – November 2015

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for the busy term ahead.  

SEAL:

SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.

 

The Topics for this term

Week 1 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 2 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 3 Lost and Found – The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers
Week 4 The Animal Boogie
Week 5 The Animal Boogie
Week 6 It’s Christmas!
Week 7 It’s Christmas!

This half term we are starting our learning with some activities focussed on Diwali and celebrations. We will be making Diwa lamps, Rangoli patterns, tasting Indian foods and looking at how other cultures celebrate special festivals.

We also have a fantastic opportunity to visit an exhibition based on the author Oliver Jeffers.  Back in the classroom we will be sharing the story ‘Lost and Found’ and using it as a stimulus for discussion and activities.

We will be also be using the story ‘The Animal Boogie’, playing animal snap and pairs, learning animal songs, role playing the story and looking at the patterns on the animals e.g. leopard. You could look at other animal patterns with your children e.g. tiger, zebra etc. We will also be thinking about how we can describe the animals using adjectives e.g. the slithery snake, the huge, brown bear etc. Have a go at thinking of some awesome adjectives to describe an animal!

We will also be learning about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. We will be sharing ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why Christians celebrate this festival. Both these topics lend themselves to fantastic art – have a go a designing a Rangoli pattern with your child or creating a Christmas scene using junk materials. If you would like more information about our topics or ideas for supporting your child at home please speak to me or your child’s key worker.

Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. I have noticed that some parents are forgetting to record when their child has been reading. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words and support your child with their phonics. I will be going through the key words sheet with your child this half term! Our sounds are n, ck e, h, r, m, d and g. This half term we are focussing on the days of the week and months of the year. Practice these with your child and encourage them to know when their birthday is. We are also thinking about celebrations – if you have been to any celebrations, for example, weddings, christenings, birthdays, or cultural festivals and would like to share these experiences please send photos or come and talk to the children about these events.

P.E:

P.E is on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.

Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. THANK YOU to all the parents who are already volunteering. Don’t forget to check Tapestry and upload any “WOW” moments. A quick reminder that children should not be bringing toys into school, the classroom can get very busy and toys go missing which leads to unnecessary distress for the children.

Important Dates:

Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th November- Parent’s Evening (please see me to make an appointment)

Monday 16th November 2015 – Visit to The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers (see separate letter)

Wedneday 16th December 2015- Trevithick & St Piran Nativity at 2pm.

Friday 18th December – Last day of term.

Finally, it is getting cold please ensure your child has a coat in school – Thank you

 

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Have a lovely half term holiday

Wow! It has been a very busy few weeks in Trevithick. All the children have settled in really well.

We have enjoyed the topics

  • All About Me
  • Dinosaurs
  • Autumn and Harvest

The children performed brilliantly at our Harvest festival and in the class assembly to the rest of the school. A huge thank you for all the contributions made to the food bank.

Have a wonderful holiday

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Trevithick Class Newsletter -September 2015

Trevithick Class News

Welcome to the first Trevithick Class Newsletter!!! I hope you all had a lovely summer. I look forward to meeting you and working with your child.

This will be a regular feature from me and aims to inform you of news, topics and important dates. If you have any concerns please see me or a teaching assistant as soon as possible. You can also keep up with what is happening in Trevithick Class by visiting our blog available on our school website perranporth.j2webby.com/

SEAL: What is SEAL?

SEAL stands for Social and emotional aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘New Beginnings’.

Key Persons:

Each child has a key person who will work closely with your child to ensure their needs are met. Please feel free to talk to your child’s key person and share relevant information that may affect your child’s progress.

Key Worker Groups

Nadia Lampier Kerri Green Lizzie White/Samuel Barnes
Sennen Bodhi Poppy
Henry Essie Ellie
Skye Lebron Aidan
Ethan Sienna Alfie
Isabel Lauryn Eli
Lexi Meg Wilow
Ruby Isla Michael
Jack Summer James
Judah Skylah Logan
Cory Gida Jacob
Molly Lowenna

 Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. This term I will be changing their reading books once a week, however it is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Thank you! For more information about our reading scheme please attend our ‘Parent Meeting’ later in the term (date to be confirmed).  Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. Children have received a laminated copy of the 45 key words and handwriting and numeral practice. Encourage your child to practise forming the letters and numerals correctly.

HELPING YOUR CHILD TO LEARN

  • Share books and read with your child every day.
  • Get them to school on time.
  • Encourage your child to be independent; dressing, toileting and eating
  • Practise maths together (counting, recognising and writing numbers 0 – 20)
  • Share the sounds your child has learnt each week.
  • Contribute to your child’s learning journey. Use WOW Moments or update Tapestry.
  • Discuss, explore and question with your child whilst out and about.
  • Come along to school events like parents evenings. This lets you know what is going on and lets your child know that you are supporting them.

WOW Moments:

Attached is a sheet for you to record observations of your child at home. It can be used to help build a picture of your child’s development or any other significant information you wish to share with us. I have included some previous ‘WOW moments’ so you can see what kind of information might be relevant.

‘Ollie used my lap top to write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.’

‘Joe sang Cornish songs to his Daddy at home.’

‘Emily used a knife to butter her own toast this morning.’

‘Ben amazed us by riding his bike without stabilisers for the first time.’

‘Jade wrote all her number to 10 without help from me – well done.’

We are also continuing to use the ‘Tapestry’ online Learning Journey please contribute to this and we will share their successes in class.

Phonics:

We use a range of strategies and schemes to teach phonics these include Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds. Each week your child will be learning a new letter, the sound it makes and will be practicing forming it correctly. The sounds we will be learning this half term are s, a, t, i, p, n.  Play ‘Eye Spy’ with your child focussing on these sounds.

P.E:

P.E will be on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) in school. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform. If you wish to send your child in with a bottle of water, please make sure it is labelled clearly with your child’s name and put it in the blue tray next to the book bags.

Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practice with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time.

Meet the Teacher:

You are invited to a ‘Welcome Meeting’ on Wednesday 9th Sept at 3.30 and repeated at 4.30 in Trevithick Class.  Join us for coffee and an informal chat about how you can best support your child with their learning.

Important Dates:

Meet the teacher – 9/9/15

Parent’s Evening – TBC

Harvest Festival – TBC

 

Nadia Lampier, Kerri Green

Lizzie White, Samuel Barnes & Helen Thipthorp

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