Snettisham


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

Reception Curriculum Information Booklet

EYFS Yearly Overview

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

 

 

 

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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Snettibrations (14-05-21)

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We have had a very busy week in Snettisham Class. Below is our In The Moment Planning document which shows how we are following the children’s interests and weaving their next steps into their learning through play.

We have been…

We had our snack outside to reminded us last week when we had our picnic in the walks. We found a whale on our world map which we were inspired to find due to Brody’s picture of the whale that became lost in the Thames River in London.  We held their own Maths Meeting going through their counting, one more; one less and naming shapes. We opened an Oreo Cafe and served treats to our friends learned about flags from our on countries and that of others. We learned to do cartwheel and even play and sang in the rain. What a great week!

Well done to, Dominykasa our writer of the week, Brooklyn our reader of the week and Rihards, our mathematician of the week.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Sellers

What a week for a picnic Snettisham (07/05/2021)

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2021

As always we have had a very busy week in Snettisham Class. Even with one less day due to the bank holiday, we’ve still packed loads in.  Below is our In The Moment Planning document which shows how we are following the children’s interests and weaving their next steps into their play.

This week we have been caring for our Sunflower seed, writing shopping lists and chopping vegetables. We created our own cafe outside, looked at the hail that nearly caught us out for our picnic and drew details on leaves me found.

We had an amazing picnic this week. Luckily we managed to dodge the hail storm until after we had finished eating and played the games we had planned to play outside, in our classroom.

Jenny is our writer of the week, Finlay is our Reader of the week, and Armin is our Mathematician of the week. – Well done all of you for persevering and trying your very best in these area.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Sellers

Snettibrations (30-04-21)

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2021

We have had a very busy week in Snettisham Class. Below is our In The Moment Planning document which shows how we are following the children’s interests and weaving their next steps into their play.

We have been…

We made a dinosaur swamp with foliage from our front garden, the we planted sunflower seeds in our flower bed before watering them. We then use some of the foliage from outside to paint our own watercolor portraits. We created cars out of junk modeling after we had planned them on paper and created diagrams. We drew around leaves outside to compare their sizes. B was pretending to be the Teacher and led an early morning Phonics lesson for the class. We drew, coloured, cut out and displayed and enormous turnip too!

Well done to, Melissa our writer of the week, Tauvydas our reader of the week and Melis, our mathematician of the week.

Remember, no school on Monday due to the bank holiday and we’re having a picnic on Thursday (6th) afternoon (fingers crossed for the weather). Please return your meal choice slip before Tuesday so we can order the lunches we need.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Sellers

Our week in Snettisham Class (23-4-21)

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2021

This week in Snettisham Class we have been learning all about ABC, ABB and ABBC patterns. We’ve been reading and performing our Talk 4 Writing story, which is The Enormous Turnip. In Phonics, we have been learning to read and write words with the phonemes (sounds) v, w, x and y in them.

We have been digging and weeding the flower bed ready for planting seed. We have been exploring the front garden and even found a huge worm. We made patterns when we were playing with the crates. We made a beach with real waves in our water tray. We made a town in the Small World Area with a railway, a road and shops to visit.

Our ‘reader of the week’ this week is Charlie for amazing expression and pace. Our Writer of the week is Callum for fantastic work in Phonics and Continuous Provision/ Finally, we have Cayson who is our Mathematician of the week for incredible PowerMaths work with Mrs Grey.

What a brilliant week we have had in the sunshine.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mr Sellers

Our Week in Snettisham (16/04/21)

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021

We have had a very busy week in Snettisham Class. Below is our In The Moment Planning document which shows how we are following the children’s interests and weaving their next steps into their play.

 

This week we have made a bike wash with signs and money, we’ve been practising patterns with the ball, working collaboratively, learning about what games and toys were like in the past and learning the story of The Enormous Turnip. Wow – what a busy first week back.

 

Well done to Elouise, our writer of the week, Freddie, our reader of the week and Olliver, our mathematician of the week.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mr Sellers

Have a lovely Easter Snettisham Class! (26/03/21)

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021

Good afternoon everyone,

We have had such a busy week in Snettisham Class, it has been so lovely to be back together after our week in isolation.

We have been building houses and bridges with our friends, using the ground sheet to make shapes and test the wind direction, using the water tray and using our Phonics to teach our friends. Pyjama day for World Book Day was lovely. We got to lay down and listen to lots of different stories, as well as having a warm chocolate drink, biscuit and fruit.

Easter Challenge 

Today, the child have come home with an Easter Home Learning Challenge Booklet. Following many conversation with parents during out review meetings regarding children missing much of the Spring Term, I have provided key learning slides from Phonics and Maths for children to attempt over the Easter Holidays. This is not compulsory, I wanted to proved you with tools should you wish to use them. Should your children want to revisit their learning, I will provide them with a book they can keep after the Easter Holiday’s. Please continue to read with your children and record their progress in their Home Phonics Books, as well as, revisiting the phonics sounds and tricky words found in the same books.

 

As always, if you need anymore information, you can email me on a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com.

I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable Easter (don’t eat too much chocolate!!)

Mr Sellers 🙂

Super Snettisham! (19/03/21)

Posted on Friday, March 19th, 2021

It’ll take a more than a period of isolation to stop these Snettisham Superheroes!

Due to the temporary closure of our bubble, Mr Sellers, Mrs Gray and the super children of Snettisham Class have spent the week navigating the world of Teams Live Learning. We’ve worked so hard in our daily Phonics, Maths and Talk 4 Writing lessons, videos of which can be found on Teams if you missed them.

In Phonics, we’ve been learning, reading and writing the trigraph ‘igh’ and the digraphs ‘oa’, ‘oo’ as in moon, ‘oo’ as in book and ‘ar’. In Maths, we have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We have been guessing if the shape is ‘flat’ or ‘solid’ from its properties and can now successfully identify a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, cube, cuboid, cone, sphere, cylinder and even and a triangular prism – wow! In T4W, we have been retelling the story, using our voices to convey emotion and on Friday we even changed our characters to match superheroes costumes with The Little Red Mario asking Owlette, Batman and Ironman for help in planting, watering, cutting and carrying wheat, and making, baking and eating the bread.

A big well done to Shaya, Cassius, Charlie, Freddie, Eddie, Olliver, Levi, Melis, Isabella and Dominykas for joining our Live Learning and Alexander, Shaya, Melis, Freddie and Rihards for accessing Education City and BugClub!

Live Learning will continue on Monday next week before we’re all back in school together on Tuesday 23rd March!

Can’t wait to see you all either virtually on Teams or in the classroom next week. Have a lovely weekend safe at home. If you need anything in the meantime please email me on a.sellers@gf.kwestacdemy.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Mr Sellers 🙂

 

Snettisham Live learning (15/03/2021)

Posted on Monday, March 15th, 2021

Good morning everyone,

Closure

I trust by now you are all aware that we have had to temporarily close Snettisham Class and will once again be moving to Live Learning via Microsoft Teams.

 

Parent Support

I have scheduled two non-compulsory parental advice meetings for today (15/03/2021) at 8am and 5pm should you wish to speak with me about any concerns you may have. This is a good time for you to practise using the Teams software too and I’m happy to guide with this where I can. I will be calling home over the course of the week to provide more support where necessary.

 

Live Learning

Live Learning will take place in the mornings, with additional afternoon work available on the Teams platform, as well as Bug Club and Education City. This will be available by this afternoon once I have uploaded to the platforms. Daily Phonics at 9am, Maths at 10am and Talk for Writing (English) at 11am. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing which I will monitor for attendance so please don’t worry if you can’t make the live lesson.

 

Suggested Timetable

8:45 – Morning Routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA3Zz5rHgeY (replace November with March). Log onto Teams and join the meeting under the ‘Phonics’ tab on our class page.

9:00: Live Phonics via Teams. Please have a paper and pen/pencil ready. Teaching the new sound, reviewing familiar sounds, practicing sounds and applying (writing) sounds. Practise the Tricky Words and Alphabet after the lesson: https://youtu.be/ufJVBpFteuc.

10:00: Live Maths via Teams. This week we are continuing to look at 2D and 3D shapes.

11:00: Live Talk for Writing via Teams. Please have a paper and pen/pencil ready. Innovating the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ – Video performance of retelling and actions available on Teams.

12:00 – Lunchtime

13:00 – Home reading and Phonics books.

13:30 – Education City and Bug Club time.

14:45 – Listening to a grown up read a story and singing favourite nursery rhymes.

 

Final Messages

I would really love to celebrate your children’s learning in Friday’s blog. I would love to see their work on Tapestry so, with your expressed permission, I can share it with their friends and other families. As always, If you would like to contact me via email for advice or to arrange a phone call please do so via:

a.sellers@gf.kwestacademy.com

I know this is a difficult time for all of us but let’s make it the best week we can!

Best wishes,

Mr Sellers

Snettibrations! (12/03/21)

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021

Good Afternoon,

 

What an amazing first week back. We’ve been so busy getting back into our routines and catching up on lost time with our friends. We’ve all missed being together so much.

This week we have been playing a lot of team building games in circle time and outside. This has really helped us to get back into the swing of school life. We’ve really enjoyed swimming and playing on the bikes.

To keep ourselves even more active we have been using the parachute and for PE today we joined in with live yoga – which we really enjoyed.

Just a short post this week. Remember that swimming is now for all children on a Tuesday up until Easter. We have sent home Reading Books and Reading Records/Home Phonics books for you to have a look at over the weekend. If you have any questions then please ask at on Monday morning so we can help.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support. It’s been a very tiring but totally amazing week.

 

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