Grange Valley Primary School & Nursery

Inspire to guide, challenge and achieve

Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

grangevalley@sthelens.org.uk

01744 678300

welcome to Mr Ashton's reception blog

 

WC 20.11.17

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Rylee Troilett-Travis for having lovely manners in class.

Our Merit winners Ben Burrows, Charlotte Rose and Zack Dealing for always telling the truth even when it is hard. 

Our Reader of the Week Alara for trying really hard with her blending.

Our Writer of the Week Grace for using her robot arms to sound out words.

Our Maths Magician of the Week  Tia Brown for recognising different coins and using it to by toys from our toy shop.

 

Attendance 89.66%

 

This week we have been looking at old and new toys. The children have enjoyed looking at toys they play with now and toys that their Mum and Dad played with, some similar and some very different to their surprise. In Literacy the children focused on sounding out the names of different toys and writing about the materials that the toys are made of.  In Maths the children have looked at money for the first time. We looked at recognising different coins up to £2 and using our own toy shop to buy different toys. 

The children have loved having a new toy shop in their role play area. They used different coins to buy different toys within the role play area. The children have also enjoyed using the magazines and creative area to find toys that they enjoy using or making their own toy that they would like to play with.

In the children's bags today there is a newsletter, literacy homework and a sheet with the characters from the Oxford Tree reading books (Biff, Chip and Kipper). Could you please practice the names of these characters with the children for when they are reading their books.

IMPORTANT NOTICE- Trip money for 'Imagine That' on the 13th of December needs to be paid by Friday 1st of December!!

Have a lovely weekend :)

WC 13.11.17

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Phoebe Lomas for setting a good example.

Our Merit winners Jack Dean, Lucas Pender, Jaxon Kay for making everyone feel welcome and being kind. 

Our Reader of the Week Maisy for continuing to show a real appetite for reading her books.

Our Writer of the Week Oliver for showing a real interest in writing.

Our Maths Magician of the Week  Charlotte for adding two groups together.

 

Attendance 93. 79%

This week our theme has been the Rainbow Fish. The children love this story and it focuses on being kind to other people.

In Literacy we have been describing the rainbow fish and writing sentences about our favourite part of the story.

In Maths we have moved onto adding two groups together. This is a big step up for the children and they have been brilliant! We have looked at the add and equals symbols. Homework will focus on adding two groups together and using the correct numbers.

The children have been making their own Rainbow Fish in different parts of the classroom. They have been using the playdough, paints and CD's covering in glitter, googly eyes and sequins. They are now on display in the classroom and the children love looking at their sparkly work.

Have a lovely weekend. Homework is adding two groups :)

WC 6.11.17

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Freddie Lunn for settling into our Reception class perfectly.

Our Merit winners Kenzie, Jared and Harrison for always respecting co-operating with adults and their friends. 

Our Reader of the Week Caleb Maleedy for using his robot arms to sound out words.

Our Writer of the Week Matthew for writing a brilliant sentence about Guy Fawkes.

Our Maths Magician of the Week  Jayden for ordering objects by their size.

 

Attendance 96.53%

This week our theme has been about Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes.

In Literacy we have looked at the story of Guy Fawkes. The children acted out the story of Guy Fawkes using role play masks. They also wrote about the characters and their favourite part of the story.

This week in Maths we have focused on ordering objects in terms of size and measured different objects using cubes.

This week the children have made a new display in our classroom. They made firework pictures using paint and straws, then they wrote some words relating to noises that a firework makes.  They had lots of fun making the pictures and they look fantastic on our display.

Have a lovely weekend! Next week is parents evening on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A sheet has been sent home with your times on. We have tried to make it as close to the time you asked for as possible, particularly if you are coming to see more than one teacher. If you have any problems then feel free to Dojo or speak to me on Monday. Thank you :)

WC 3.11.17

 

Welcome back! It has been a great first week of the Autumn 2 term.

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Caleb Maleedy for being very grown up and setting a good example.

Our Merit winners Cooper, Oliver and Sophie for always respecting adults and being polite. 

Our Reader of the Week Alara for really enjoying her reading and talking about the story.

Our Writer of the Week Jaxon for brilliant segmenting when writing a list of ingredients for our potions.

Our Maths Magician of the Week Rylee for recognising and writing his numbers correctly.

 

Attendance 96.79%

This week our theme has been spooky stuff.

In Literacy we have looked at the story of Room on the Broom and wrote rhyming potions for Winnie the Witch. This involved the children segmenting words using their robot arms.

This week in Maths we have looked at counting, recognising and writing numbers between 0 and 20. The children have been counting different objects and then practicing writing their numbers correctly.

This week the children have been doing fun activities such as carving pumpkins, decorating shoe boxes and of course we had our brilliant ugly bug disco on Friday afternoon. The children really enjoyed partying in school with their friends. They were also performed brilliantly in their phonics assembly and I hope it was very useful for you to come and watch.

Thank you for your support and have a lovely weekend.

WC 2.10.17

 

Welcome to our class blog!

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Oliver Edwards for always doing the right thing.

Our Merit winners Matthew, Maisy and Jack for talking about the world around us. 

Our Reader of the Week Rylee for recognising his letters.

Our Writer of the Week Tia for forming her letters correctly.

Our Maths Magician of the Week Ben Burrows for recognising all of his numbers to 20.

 

Attendance 90%

This week in Literacy we have been practising listening and writing different sounds. We used our autumn topic to focus on the different autumn objects that we may see in autumn. The children used different strategies to practice their letter formation and listen to the different sounds in the words. We have been focusing on using robot arms to help us sound out words.

This week in Maths we have looked at counting, recognising and writing numbers between 0 and 20. The children have used autumn objects that we have collected to practice their counting. They have also drawn autumn objects and wrote the correct number next to them.

This week the children really enjoyed going down the lane on an autumn walk. We looked at all of the different things that we may see in autumn. We collected some leaves, conkers, acrons and pine cones so that we could use them in class.

Thank you very much to the people who also brought in autumn objects. This week we have used them to explore and for counting!

It is great to see the children coming out of their shells now that they are settling into Reception!

I hope you have enjoyed reading our first class blog. Have a lovely weekend!

WC 9.10.17

 

Welcome to our class blog!

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Jack Dean for independently completing his work.

Our Merit winners Charlotte, Zack and Grace for being brave and overcoming fears. 

Our Reader of the Week Alara for using their robot arms brilliantly to blend and segment words.

Our Writer of the Week Miley for thinking of and writing different rhyming words.

Our Maths Magician of the Week Jayden for recognising 2D shapes and their properties.

 

Attendence 94.46%

Our theme this week has been Harvest. 

This week in Literacy we have focused on the story of The Little Red Hen. The children loved reading this story. We looked at sounding out CVC words within the story such as the characters names and also looked at rhyming words. The children came up with lots of words rhyming with hen. We also practised ordering the story correctly.

The children have continued to practice writing their names every morning when they come into school. They are making real improvements and it is brilliant to see. 

This week in Maths we have focused on 2D shapes. The children looked at recognising different 2D shapes and the properties that they have. They really enjoyed going on a shape hunt around school and making diferent objects out of shapes. They made cars, tractors, trains, houses and fairies.

With the brilliant help of Miss Welding the children also made Receptions own combine harvester!

As our theme was harvest festival the children got the chance to make bread. They really enjoyed looking at the ingredients, stirring the mixture, needing the bread and finally getting to eat it. They were very good at remembering what ingredients we needed to make bread.

I hope you have enjoyed reading our first class blog. Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mr Ashton and Mrs Mather

WC 16.10.17

 

We cannot believe it is the end of the first term. The children have progressed so much personally and academically. We are so proud of them!

 

Well done to...

Our Star of the Week Theo Wilkie for having a fantastic week and listening very well.

Our Merit winners Sadie, Caleb Gorringe and Isaac for talking about the world around us. 

Our Reader of the Week Jaxon for taking a great interest in books whilst at the library.

Our Writer of the Week Jared for forming all of the letters in his name correctly.

Our Maths Magician of the Week Megan for finding one more and one less for numbers to 20.

 

Attendance 95.36%

This week we have been looking at the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

In Literacy we have read the story and focused on how to make porridge just like the three bears.  We looked at writing a list of ingredients for making porridge and made a set of instructions to tell Mr Ashton how to make porridge at home. We practised hearing initial sounds, sounding out words and blending words so that we can write words. We also made our own porridge so that the children could practise using a microwave and making their own food :).

This week in Maths we have focused on one more and one less. The children have played different games to practise finding one more and one less for numbers from 0-20.

The children have also continued to practice writing their names. They are making great improvements.

We have had a very exciting week in Reception. On Tuesday we made porridge like the three bears and added our own topping. On Wednesday we went on a brilliant trip to the library. The children were very excited and brillaintly behaved whilst walking to the library and inside the library. They listened to a story and also looked at the books that the library had to offer. The library service also kindly gave each child a copy of the book that we read.  

The homework over half term will be on Education City. When you log onto Education City you will be able to see the activities that you need to complete. If you have any problems then please Dojo me. If you have any spare time and want to do any other activities with your child then name writing, counting to 20 and learning the sounds/letters of the alphabet are some activities that will be very beneficial. 

 

I have had a brilliant first half term. Thank you for all of your support and I hope you all have a fantastic week off! :)