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Friday 6th December

 

What a busy week we have had in Picasso class. We have been reading the 'Gruffalo's Child'. The children have been creating some fabulous writing in provision all about the different animals in the story. In the creative area, the children have been using their brilliant imaginations to create their own houses for the Gruffalo using lots of different resources.

 

We are well under way with our rehearsals for our Winter production which is on the Wedensday 18th December. Please can you ensure your child's costume is in by this week. 

 

Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend Stay & Play, the children enjoyed showing their parents all around the classroom.

 

Have a fabulous weekend.

The Picasso Team

 

Friday 29th November 

 

This week we have had lots of fun reading and learning about The Stick man. The children have really enjoyed using different autumnal resources to create their own stick men and have also loved spending time in the forest making Arrows and natural triangles. 

We have been working hard to describe properties of shapes and the children have been using different 3D shapes to create some fabulous models in the creative area. 

We have had a fabulous time today at our Christmas Tree service and the children have been getting very excited about our new role play area which will be ready on Monday. 

 

Please can you practise the words for our Winter play with your children at home over the weekend, they have been trying really hard and the play is coming on really well. 

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

 

The Picasso Team.

Friday 22nd November 

 

What another fun-filled week we have had in Picasso Class!

Our book of the week has been Picasso's Trousers and we have been gaining a better understanding of our class Artist. 

The children have really enjoyed becoming artists themselves creating fantastic portraits of each other and focusing on the 'Blue period' of Picasso's career. 

 

The children have been introduced to some of the 3D shapes including Cube, Sphere, Cuboid and Cone. They really enjoyed hearing the song and singing along with it. The children then went on to create some fantastic creative models with 3D shapes! 

 

Reminders:

- Health Questionnaires to be completed and sent back to school by Friday 30th November

- Children need to bring a water bottle and a suitable coat for outdoor play and forest school everyday. Please refrain from sending your child to school in a coat which is not waterproof. 

- Please continue to read with your children at home and any parents who haven't put images on tapestry of your children recognising sounds or numbers in the environment, we would really appreciate if you could work towards doing this to enhance your children's provision. 

 

PTFA

Please help to support the PTFA. We are looking for donations of selection boxes for our Bingo night taking place on the 5th December. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate a selection box towards the event.

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

The Picasso Team

 

15th November 2019

 

What a busy week we have had in Picasso class! This week we have been reading the story Elmer, which the children have loved!

 

The children created some brilliant collage Elmer's as well as completing some fabulous writing about why we are all different. We have also started to learn our songs for our Christmas production! Exciting!

 

We have also looked closely this week at Remembrance Day and Children in Need. For Remembrance Day, the children created some fabulous art work to recreate 'Flander's Field' and enjoyed collaging to make their own poppies. The children also paid their respects to the soldiers during a 1 minute silent out on the school grounds. For Children in Need, we created our very own HUGE Pudsey Bear. The children enjoyed learning about charities and how we can help them. 

 

Please continue to read with your child regularly at home and practise writing and reading the tricky words at the back of your diary.

A note went out on ParentApp to ask for you to upload pictures of your child finding letters and numbers in the home environment, please upload these onto Tapestry as soon as possible so that we can put these on our new display.

 

Reminders

  • Please return your letters regarding Stay & Play on the 3rd and 4th December as soon as possible.
  • Christmas costumes are to be in by the 11th December

8th November 2019

 

Wow! What a wonderful, busy week of learning we have had this week. We have been reading the story 'Funny Bones' and have been producing some wonderful writing about lots of different Skeletons. We have also been using our brilliant imaginations to create our very own Skeletons in the creative area using cotton buds. 

 

The children are thoroughly enjoyed our new 'BPS hospital' and have all become paramedics, doctors and nurses to help others. We are working hard during Phonics to try and write some of the new sounds that we have learnt. This week, we have been looking at the sound 'r' and 'h'.

 

Please continue to read with your child at home, looking for different sounds and tricky words in the story. Home Learning has been set via the ParentApp to look for sounds and numbers in the home environment. If you can do this please and upload and photos onto Tapestry.

Please also look at 'Picture News at Home' below and discuss the topic with your child

 

Have a fabulous weekend. 

 

The Picasso Team

 

 

 

Friday 11th October 

 

Another super week in Picasso class. Again the weather hasn't stopped us getting busy in the outdoor classroom. 

This week we have been looking at The story how to catch a star and have been enjoying lots of space themed activities in class. The children have made some fantastic rocket models and foil stars in the creative area and have enjoyed ordering planets and stars. 

 

The children have been looking at the sounds g and o this week. It would be lovely to see some pictures on tapestry of the children finding objects and words when they are out with some of the sounds we have been learning in them. 

 

Dont forget:

Next Thursday is dress down Thursday for the last day of the half term so the children can come into school in their own clothes. Please be mindful that we will still be going in the outdoor classroom and children are to wear suitable clothing.  

 

On Entry meetings are scheduled for next week where you will have the opportunity to speak with Miss Sewart or Miss Green and discuss your child's baseline assessment and what you can be doing to support your child at home. 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Picasso Team

 

 Friday 4th October 

 

The weather hasn't stopped us from having fun this week! We have been reading Handa's Surprise this week. The children loved the story and particularly enjoyed exploring and tasting different exotic fruit. In Maths, we have been exploring 2D shapes looking at their properties and continued to work with numbers 1-20.

 

We are working super hard and have began to confidently use our whiteboards and pens to practise our letters we have been learning in phonics. This week we have been looking at the sounds 'M' and 'D' in particular. 

 

Please continue to support your child at home by encouraging them to write their name and any sounds we have learned in cursive font. Just a reminder that the EYFS curriculum meeting is next Tuesday at 6.30pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Have a fabulous weekend.

 

The Piccaso Team. 

 

Friday 27th September

 

What a fantastic week we have had! We have continued to look at repeating patterns in maths and the children have been creating their own repeating patterns in provision. We have also been working on recognising numbers 1-10 and 1-20 which the children are starting to do well. 

 

In phonics we have been introducing our new friends Invisible Isabelle, Parachute Pravin and Netball Nelly. The children have been working hard to try and write some of our new sounds on their whiteboards. Could we ask that this is also done at home to support your children's learning. 

 

Reading books will be changed on a fortnightly basis and we ask that if your child has read the book several times, to start questioning them about the book and seeing if they can recognise any of the sounds in the book. 

 

We hope you have a restful weekend and look forward to another busy week of learning next week!

 

The Picasso Team

 

 

20th September 2019

 

This week in Picasso class we have had so much fun looking at different types of farm animals. We have been focusing on the story 'Rosie's Walk' looking at prepositional language. We have continued to explore our classroom and have particularly enjoyed playing outside in our outdoor classroom and using the chalk on the playground.

 

Reading diaries have been sent home alongside a set of tricky words which are in the back of the book. Your child's books will be changed on a two week cycle, however, your child will read with a member of staff in school once a week. Please do encourage your child to read at home looking for different sounds and tricky words in the story. 

 

The Extreme Reading display board in school is being updated therefore any new extreme reading pictures can be sent in to be displayed in school. We have a very busy week next week, Y6 are holding our Macmillan coffee and cake event next Friday 27th September. Also, a reminder that our annual school Book Fair is taking place next week and is open before and after school next week if you would like to purchase any books.

 

There is a change to the date of the PTFA AGM next week, this will be Tuesday 24th September.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

The Picasso Team

 

Friday 13th September 2019

We have had a wonderful week of learning in Picasso class this week. We have been reading the story 'The Lion Who Wanted to Love' and the children have been using their imagination to make some fantastic animals in the creative area.

 

We have started our Actiphons sessions this week, focusing on the 'S' and 'A' sounds, the children have loved being active and fully involved in our phonics sessions.

 

Each child has been given 2 reading books in their bags this week. Yor child will keep these books for 2 weeks and they will then be changed. A letter explaining the system has been placed in your child's bag.

 

Next week we will be lining up on the playground at 08:50am, therefore the Reception gate will be shut. On the playground,  the Picasso team will come out and meet your children in 2 lines. This is also stated in the letter in your child's bag. 

 

A final reminder that if your child hasn't got any wellies in school please provide these and place them on the rack outside for Forest School and any outdoor learning. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Picasso Team

 

Friday 6th September 2019 

 

What a fantastic first week we have had! We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting our new friends in Picasso class and can't wait to begin our learning journey together next week. The children have settled in really well and are getting used to our class routines. 

 

Please remember for next week: 

 

Your child needs to have a water bottle with WATER only, school bag, coat and a pair of wellies to keep in school for outdoor activities and learning. Please return any collection authorisation forms and Tapestry consent forms as soon as possible. 

 

Have a fabulous weekend.

 

The Picasso Team

 


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