Snettisham


You can contact Mr Sellers by emailing him on – a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com

Reception Curriculum Information Booklet NEW 2018

Please see the document below to discover what your child will be learning this half term.

EYFS Autumn 2 Overview

Heacham and Snettisham Homework Grid

 

 

Mr Sellers

This is my second year teaching at Greyfriars having worked in Year 3/4 last year. I have returned to the Early Years into one of our Reception classes known as Snettisham. This year, we are excited to be working closely with Heacham class too. I’m hugely passionate about the Early Years and feel incredibly privileged to be working alongside children as they follow their own learning adventures. Other than my class, I also support the teaching and learning of Phonics at Greyfriars. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, exploring new places and driving my classic VW Beetle called Bonnie. 

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Snettisham Class’ Weekly Learning

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Hello everyone,

Hope you have enjoyed you weekend. Below you will find an overview of our learning planned for this week. If you’d like anymore information then you’ll find information on how to contact me at the bottom of this blog page.

 

Timetable for this week 

9.00 – 9:10 – Hand washing, welcome song, days of the week and months of the year

9:10 – 9:45 – Phonics, alphabet song, tricky words and word rap (new vocabulary)

9:45 – 10:15 – Choosing learning through play

10:15 – 10:20 – Snack

10:20 – 10:50 – Choosing learning through play

10.50 – 11:05 – Toilet and hand washing

11:05 – 11:30 – Maths

11:30 – 12.30 – Lunchtime

12:30 – 12:50T4W – Talk for writing (Mon-Thurs) TheGingerbreadManText

12:50 – 13:10 – Topic

13:10 – 14:00 – Choosing learning through play

14:00 – 14:45 – Individual reading

14:45 – 3:00 – Choosing learning through play

3:00 – 3:20 – Story, singing nursery rhymes and home time

 

Monday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEN5AbHWak

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I – Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/was – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson children will find and describe everyday household objects as 3D shapes. https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/shape-and-sorting-3d3d

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Circle time – Discuss the story and develop their understanding of events in the story – …tell me why the characters were feeling….
  • A day in the life of – C lie on the floor and the T guides them as they act out a characters day.

 

Tuesday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC0XpKQoJOQ

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/he – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson children will recap what they already know about 3D shapes and then we will use the characteristics of the shapes which are most suitable to build different structures. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-the-characteristics-of-3d-shapes-cmtp4e

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Imitation – practise retelling the story throughout the day. Change voice to match the character – high, medium, deep.
  • 10 second objects – C to make the shape of an object using their bodies – in only ten seconds!

 

Wednesday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/GY_K0SS9TwQ

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/she – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson children will learn vocabulary to describe the position of objects such as on, above, below and beside. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-mathematical-language-to-describe-position-65jk6d

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs
  • 10 second objects – Ask your child to make the shape of an object/character using their bodies – in only ten seconds!

 

Thursday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C69V6GtdT7Y&t=2s

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/them – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson we will continue to use language to describe position but more accurately the position of toys and objects. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-mathematical-language-to-describe-position-accurately-cth30c

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Model writing the first line of the story, add pictures with the text.
  • Which one is correct? The/eht/het – write three versions on the board. Which one is right and how do you know? Write other words.

Friday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C69V6GtdT7Y&t=2s

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I – Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/they– practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson children will reason about 3D shape based on their characteristics. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-learning-on-shape-and-sorting-ctj66t

 

Topic

Begin by showing children the video Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Norman Bridwell. What do you think a fire rescue dog does? (He is a dog that is specially trained to help in emergencies.) Do you think Clifford could have helped during the Great Fire of London? (He could have helped to find people that were trapped.) Clifford tells the children what to do if someone´s clothing is on fire. Stop, drop and roll. What does this technique do? (Smothers the flames.) Ask you child to find a space on the floor and copy the technique. STOP, DROP and ROLL.

 

This video shows children the correct way to make an emergency call for a fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTb_jCnbutk

Cooking

As part of our Talk 4 Writing we will be baking our own Gingerbread People this week. I found the recipe here if you’d like to try baking your own https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/gingerbread_men_99096

 

Final messages

As always, you will find more learning on Education City and reading on Bug Club and please email me if you have any problems on: a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com. Please find me in the morning (socially distanced) if you have any problems.

 

Have a great week,

Mr Sellers

 

 

Snettibrations!

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2020

Good afternoon everyone,

It’s been an amazing week in Snettisham this week. I’m so happy to be back in person with the children. They’ve shown phenomenal progress, particularly in Phonics. We’ve been building words using post-it notes and their blending has been totally amazing. Below you will find our Planning in the Moment sheet. On top of all of our planned activities we follow the children’s interests and weave their next steps into their play, see more below…


Celebrations 

This week we’ve been learning about Diwali – The festival of light – celebrated by many Hindus, Jains and Sikh here in the UK and all around the world. We focused on the story of Rama and Sita, which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRpNNF4fB4g&t=207s.

We started off by making Rangoli Patterns which is an art form, originating in India, in which patterns are usual created on the floor or the ground using materials such as coloured rice, coloured sand,  or flower petals. Due to COVID restrictions this has looked a bit different this year so we’ve had to use colour paper instead and chalk on the ground of our outside area.

We also made our own Diva Lamps are often used temporarily lights for special occasions such as Diwali. Throughout Diwali, divas and their candles are representing of enlightenment, knowledge or wisdom. I think you’ll agree they look like a very knowledgeable bunch with beautiful Diva lamps.

Best wishes,

Mr Sellers

This week In Snettisham Class…

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2020

Good morning,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Here is an overview of your children’s week in Snettisham Class. I’m so excited to be back with the children this morning!

Timetable for this week 

9.00 – 9:10 – Hand washing, welcome song, days of the week and months of the year

9:10 – 9:45 – Phonics, alphabet song, tricky words and word rap (new vocabulary)

9:45 – 10:15 – Choosing learning through play

10:15 – 10:20 – Snack

10:20 – 10:50 – Choosing learning through play

10.50 – 11:05 – Toilet and hand washing

11:05 – 11:30 – Maths

11:30 – 12.30 – Lunchtime

12:30 – 12:50T4W – Talk for writing (Mon-Thurs) TheGingerbreadManText

12:50 – 13:10 – Topic

13:10 – 14:00 – Choosing learning through play

14:00 – 14:45 – Individual reading

14:45 – 3:00 – Choosing learning through play

3:00 – 3:20 – Story, singing nursery rhymes and home time

 

Monday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/IJD18gdStgs

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I – Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/go – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson, children will explore and count numbers within 7 and represent them in different ways: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/numbers-within-10-767b

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • Play happy man (hangman). The children guess the letters in the word.  Spell Little Old Woman

 

Tuesday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/GY_K0SS9TwQ

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/into – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson, children will explore and count numbers within 8 and represent them in different ways: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-and-counting-numbers-within-8-61hp8t

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • A day in the life of – Ask your child to lie on the floor and  guides them as you both act out a characters day.

 

Wednesday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/GY_K0SS9TwQ

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/into – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson, children will explore representations of numbers up to 8 in a variety of ways: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-conservation-of-number-within-8-chgp8t

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs
  • 10 second objects – Ask your child to make the shape of an object/character using their bodies – in only ten seconds!

Thursday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/UAF8sB_qHbk

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/she – practice the spelling too!

Maths: IIn this lesson, children will count up to 9 and be able to represent it in a variety of ways: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-9-objects-reliably-74v38d

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • Which one is correct? The/eht/het – write three versions on the board. Which one is right and how do you know? Try other 3 letter words from the story.

Friday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU1MPzpuvvo&t=8s

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I – Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/he– practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson, children will count up to 10 and be able to represent it in a variety of ways. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-10-objects-reliably-ccw32e

 

Topic

https://roundme.com/tour/215242/view/594634 – Fire Engine Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rASgC-yLUhI – Fire Station Tour 

 Show your child the example of a VennDiagram. Explain that Venn diagrams are visual organisers and that together you will now organise all the information that you heard from Fireman Jim‘s  account with your knowledge of fire-fighters and their equipment today. Guide the to list what they know about old fire engines (for The Great Fire of London) on the left side of the Venn Diagram and list what they know about new fire engines (see links above). Anything they notice which is the same goes in the middle of the diagram. 

We’ve been talking about London and finding it together on a map. You could us Google Maps to find it together, along with any other family towns, cities and countries you can think of.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/London

As usual, you will find more learning on Education City and reading on Bug Club and please email me if you have any problems on: a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com. 

 

Have a great week,

Mr Sellers

 

Super Snettisham!

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2020

Hello everyone,

I couldn’t be more proud of Snettisham Class this week. They have worked so hard for me, even though I’m not physically in the classroom. We’ve had amazing Phonics and Talk for Writing lesson. As you you were aware some of the children and staff from Snettisham Class have been isolating but rest assured that every assessment of risk and precaution was followed to ensure the children could continue to safely come into school. We’re so grateful to our colleagues who stepped in during our time of need and we can wait to welcome the children back after the weekend!

Below are videos of some of the remote learning happening last week:


Celebrations 

A huge well done to E this week. I almost burst with pride when his Mum sent me this video – I had to immediately share it my colleagues in school and isolating at home – it gave us all the boost we needed. E’s story telling is truly fantastic. I welcome any videos of your children performing stories if you have time to send them or upload them to Tapestry.

This week the children have been very excited to learn all about The Great Fire of London (more information about this on my blog from Monday). Below is a few pictures of the children’s hard work in creating fire from tissue paper and silhouette houses from card.

Children also observed the 2 minutes silence to honour the fallen. They stood so beautifully and were quiet for the whole 2 minutes, which believe me, is no easy task for a group of nearly 30 young children! They showed total respect and we’re very proud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a lovely weekend. As I said last week, even though we are on national lockdown, you can still go out for exercise (a short walk) if you’re not isolating at the moment. Get out and get some fresh air – but take your coat and wellies because I think it’s going to rain. See you bright and early Monday Morning!

Best wishes,

Mr Sellers

 

 

A day to remember

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Across the school, as we approached 11 o’clock, the children stopped what they were doing, and were ready to sit, respectful as always, for the 2 minutes silence.

In the past we have met in the hall, we have had visiting veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces and the British Legion, we have had assemblies led by a variety of ministers and head teachers, we have live linked to the Silence in the Square or commemorated it ourselves.

This year we were all in our own classrooms, but the feeling in the school was just as reverent.

In Heacham and Snettisham we watched some of the service from Westminster, having spent time yesterday learning about the Unknown Warrior, where even some of the adults found out things that they didn’t know! We also made poppies yesterday, ready for the display today.  Many of the children then made more today and added them to the display.

 

Here are some of our pictures.

 


It’s the start of a great new week Snettisham Class!

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2020

Good morning,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Here is an overview of your children’s week in Snettisham Class. I can’t wait to see them all as the come in to the classroom in the mornings from my computer and again the the afternoon.

I’ll still be virtually welcoming your children in the morning by taking the register and teaching them Phonics. They have also been learning new vocabulary, tricky words, the alphabet with me on camera and later in the afternoon we catch up for Talk for Writing.

Timetable for this week 

9.00 – 9:10 – Hand washing, welcome song, days of the week and months of the year

9:10 – 9:45 – Phonics, alphabet song, tricky words and word rap (new vocabulary)

9:45 – 10:15 – Choosing learning through play

10:15 – 10:20 – Snack

10:20 – 10:50 – Choosing learning through play

10.50 – 11:05 – Toilet and hand washing

11:05 – 11:30 – Maths

11:30 – 12.30 – Lunchtime

12:30 – 12:50T4W – Talk for writing (Mon-Thurs) TheGingerbreadManText

12:50 – 13:10 – Topic

13:10 – 14:00 – Choosing learning through play

14:00 – 14:45 – Individual reading

14:45 – 3:00 – Choosing learning through play

3:00 – 3:20 – Story, singing nursery rhymes and home time

 

Monday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/IJD18gdStgs

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I – Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/the – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson the children will learn what the number zero looks like, where it falls on a number line and how to represent it. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-the-concept-of-zero-6wv6ad

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • Play happy man (hangman). The children guess the letters in the word.  Spell the gingerbread man.

 

Tuesday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/GY_K0SS9TwQ

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/no – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson the children can learn how to combine two parts to make a whole. They will also learn the language of plus and equal to. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/combining-two-groups-71gkec

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • Spell characters from the story – fox/dog/cat/cow/man – say each sound of the word and support with writing it down (use my phonics videos to see how we ‘sound talk’ in class.

 

Wednesday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/GY_K0SS9TwQ

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/he – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson the children will continue to combine two parts, however zero will now be included in the sum (number sentence). It will begin to address what this means when thinking about parts and the whole.https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/combining-two-groups-including-zero-ccw6ad

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • My copy cat use a puppet or toy to say a sentence from the story text TheGingerbreadManText. As your child to listen and repeat. Say the sentence in different ways, loud, soft, slowly, broken…. i.e ‘Once upon a time a little old woman made a gingerbread man.’

Thursday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/UAF8sB_qHbk

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I– Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/she – practice the spelling too!

Maths: In this lesson the children will begin to understand subtraction as partitioning. We will use the language of whole, part, subtract and equal to. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-subtraction-by-partitioning-6cu38d

T4W: We always start with retelling the story using the actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643DYGMysCs

  • Retell the story again and encourage children to join in with the retelling, using signs.
  • The puppet writes a sentence. Write a sentence and make mistakes as your children to help correct the mistakes. (e.g. finger spaces/full stop/capital letter) Example: ‘The fox got wet.’

Friday

Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/CA3Zz5rHgeY

Phonics: https://youtu.be/UAF8sB_qHbk

Tricky words and alphabet: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc

Word rap: https://youtu.be/428l9PIED_I – Act the word: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/we – practice the spelling too!

Maths: This lesson is a repeat yesterday’s lesson. This way of working will be quite new for the children and I think they would benefit from revisiting it.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-subtraction-by-partitioning-6cu38d

 

Topic

Read Fireman Jim and ask your child to stand up and step into the story and imagine they are seeing The Great Fire of London through Fireman Jim´s eyes. Ask your children to join in with actions (e.g. at ´he grabbed his fire-fighter hat. I’ve added actions to the sheet. 

Your children could make fire extinguishers (buckets, hose, etc.). Then they could search for any pretend flames you could draw on paper. When they have found the flames they can spray them with water using their extinguishers. Ask them – What do you think it would have been like being a fire-fighter during The Great Fire of London?

We’ve been talking about London and finding it together on a map. You could us Google Maps to find it together, along with any other family towns, cities and countries you can think of.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/London

As usual, you will find more learning on Education City and reading on Bug Club and please email me if you have any problems on: a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com. 

 

Have a great week,

Mr Sellers

 

Snettisham Celebrations!

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2020

Well, what an interesting week.

Thank you everyone for your kind words on the phone or emails of support, it really has brightened a difficult time. As you will be aware some of the children and staff from Snettisham Class are currently isolating but please be assured that every assessment of risk and precaution has been followed to ensure that you children can continue to safely come into school. We have amazing collogues who are working alongside the children, following their interests and keeping them engaged, excited and ready to learn. If you would like anymore information on how we are operating at the moment please feel free to email me on: a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com or the school on office@greyfriars.norfolk.sch.uk.

On a very positive note… It’ll take a little bit more than isolation to stop us all being together. I’ve still be welcoming your children in the morning taking the register and teaching them Phonics. They have  also been learning new vocabulary, tricky words, the alphabet and later in the afternoons Talk for Writing.


Celebrations 

Before Tuesday the children had been discovering ingredients and tasting gingerbread people to build excitement for our new Talk for Writing  text – The Gingerbread Man. They loved guessing what we could make out of the ingredients and enjoyed sharing the gingerbread people with their friend – listing to the story and pretending to be the fox eating The Gingerbread Man at the end. Below is a video of me performing the story to the children from home along with the text. Please encourage your children to learn the words and the actions.

TheGingerbreadManText

After hearing the story, children were very keen to make their way to the Playdough Table to start planning, designing, creating and decorating their own Gingerbread people. We talked about how they all looked a bit different in some way but they were all the same too – a little bit like us in Snettisham Class. I’m very much looking forward to getting back to school so I can bake real ones alongside the children.

 

Have a lovely weekend. Remember, even though we are on national lockdown, you can still go out for exercise (a short walk) if you’re not isolating at the moment – it could be an idea to do the Autumn Hunt challenge from my previous blog – if you do go out please remember to stay at least a 2 metre distance away from those not in your household to keep yourselves and others safe.

Best wishes,

Mr Sellers

 

 

Welcome Back!

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely half-term. If anyone managed to complete your Autumn Tick Sheet then you could print it or email it too me so your children can share it in class. If you’ve not had chance it, you can find it in the link above.

Just a reminder that it is really important that we  social distance when dropping off and collecting the children. Adults in our setting will be wearing a mask when greeting your children and then removing them once we are back inside. We politely ask that you do the same when walking onto the school site. This helps keep our community and out staff safe – we want to get beck to normal as quickly as possible. 

This week 

Communication and Language

We will be learning the meaning and BSL actions for the following words:

Ask your children to show you the Word Rap. They LOVE it (especially shouting the word): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=428l9PIED_I

Can you model 1 or 2 sentences for children to use?

  • I went to the shop?
  • We walked into the shop?
  • I waved to my friend.

Physical Development

Children will be using playdough to practice measuring, rolling and cutting dough (see Literacy below for more information on our theme for dough cutting). This really helps to build the muscles in their hands, which also helps their writing. If you would like to make your own playdough at home. If you would like to make your own playdough at home, have a look at video and recipe below – it’s the one we use in school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs

 

Personal, Social and Emotional

This week we will be talking about Bonfire Night and basic fire safety. We will remind the children of our fire drills and procedures in school, as well as, talking to them about stop, drop and roll. Whilst it’s important to speak about the dangers, we would also like children to think about when we use fireworks for celebrations (Bonfire night, New Years Eve, Diwali etc.)

Literacy

This week we will be introducing children to the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’. They will be finding the incidence and tools (utensils) we need to bake our own Gingerbread people. Click here to read the text. We will also be drawing a story map, similar to the one below. Maybe you could draw your own story maps at home?

As we learn the text off by heart. We use actions to retell the story. I’ve put a few at the bottom to help you with this. Next week your children should be able to use our class actions to tell you the story. We love performing the story in Snettisham.

 

In Phonics we will be revisiting  and writing the sounds s, a, t, p, and i.

Here are the phases, rhymes and pictures we use to help us form our letter. Below you will also find videos from My Thorne (a great Phonics teacher) showing you how to say each of the sounds correctly.

 

Maths

This week we are exploring the number 6! We’ll be think about all of the different ways that you can show 6. You could have 6 lines, dots or zigzags on a piece of paper. Maybe 6 cubes, cups or lollipops. Maybe it’s just writing the numeral/digit 6. 6 is every where.

“Draw a ‘c’ then loop to the middle, you’ll make six with this riddle!”

Below are examples of the lessons we might use in school to support with learning all about ‘6’.

  • This lesson is learning to count objects and numerals to 6.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/count-six-objects-reliably-61k6cc

  • This lesson will support you with ways to talk to your children about the number 6.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explore-conservation-of-number-within-6-ccw30c

  • This lesson will look at how we can can count one more of objects or numerals to make 6, 7.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-one-more-within-six-74u34t

  • This lesson will look at how we can can count one fewer of objects or numerals to make 6, 5.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explore-one-fewer-within-six-6wr66c

  • This lesson will help children to order numbers 1-6. Some children might remeber to start from zero, which is a discussion we have had in our Maths lessons before half-term.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-place-numbers-1-6-in-order-ctk66t

 

Understanding the World

This week we will be looking at pictures/maps of London, and recognising it as the capital city of the country which we live in. Have a look at some of the pictures and maps below. Ask if children can tell you what they think is the same and what is different.

  • Why is this one dark? (taken at night time)
  • Why is this light? (taken during the day)
  • How old do you think this one is? (102 years old)
  • How were the first two pictures taken? (satellites)

Expressive Arts and Design

They could create their own firework pictures like the one below. This can be created either with paint, crayons or pens. Another method below is rolling balls through the paint and onto dark paper.

As usual, you will find more learning on Education City and reading on Bug Club and please email me if you have any problems on: a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com which is probably easier than trying to catch me in the mornings or after school but I will try to make myself as available as possible at these time whilst adhering to social distancing.

Best wishes,

Mr Sellers

Happy Half-Term Snettisham

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Hello Everyone,

It’s been a busy week in more ways than one but we’ve got stuck in and had a great time deciding where we want to take our learning.

There isn’t a learning blog post for next week as it’s half-term and what a start to the year it’s been. From the Team and I, I want to say a huge thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate new ways of working together and in how we can best support the development of your children whilst following the frequently changing Government Guidance to keep the risks as low as we can from COVID-19.

Please find attached an Autumn Tick Sheet  tick sheet. I thought it could be nice to get outside (wrap up warm!) and have family exploring time.

We’re looking forward to welcoming your children back on Monday 2nd November – please do try your best to social distance when dropping off and collecting. I apricate how difficult this at times but to quote Mr Johnson we must ‘stay alert’. 🙂

Best wishes for a happy and health half-term,
Mr Sellers

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