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EYFS September - December 2020

WELCOME TO EYFS SPRING TERM 1

THIS TERM OUR THEME FOCUSES ON

'PROTECTING OUR PLANET'

REMOTE LEARNING

 

To support your child each week with their home learning please refer below to the daily sessions.

 

Please upload your child's learning to Tapestry regularly as we really enjoy seeing what they achieve at home!

 

If you require any further support then please message the EYFS Team though Tapestry or alternatively email us at:

 

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday:

megan.wright@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

 

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday

lorna.trigg@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

SPRING TERM WEEK 1

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY OF THE WEEK

Spinderella - Story Read Aloud

Watch this week's story and try to spot the ambitious vocabulary as you listen and create an action to accompany each word to help you remember it and what it means! Use the PowerPoint below to find the vocabulary that you are searching for in this week's story!

WEDNESDAY

RWInc Learning

 

**Please be aware about which group your child is in for remote learning as there is a Group A and a Group B phonics video. If you are unsure please email a member of the EYFS team for clarification **

 

Please use https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2 for extra resources to extend or consolidate your child's learning.

Group A phonics 6.1.21

Group B phonics 6.1.21

Mathematics 

Before watching today's Mathematics YouTube video please watch the Numberblocks episode 13 - Terrible Two's. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dmhm6/numberblocks-series-1-the-terrible-twos

Mathematics Wednesday 6th January 2021

ART

PRINTING

Show the children the link below and ask them what parts of their body they think they could print with to recreate the design.

Children to choose colours and use hand/foot/finger prints to develop a picture or pattern of their own choice.

Fine Motor Skills Development:

 

Children to form today’s RWI focussed sounds:

u & b

Try using sand, shaving foam, jelly, mud and other messy play materials inside and outside.

Use chunky chalks, wax crayons sugar paper, whiteboards and pens for those children who demonstrate a correct pincer grip.

THURSDAY

The Planet Earth: Astronomy and Space for Kids - FreeSchool

Watch β€˜The Planet Earth’

Discuss the key features of our earth:
Water
One Moon
Land
Oceans twice the size of all the land
Sometimes called the blue planet
Water enables life to exist
Plants and animals all live on earth
Atmosphere allows us to breathe and keeps earth warm holding in the sun’s heat
The Earth goes around the sun once a year (365 days)
Earth rotates/spins-1 day (24 hours)
Earth is tilted through the north and south poles to cause the seasons
Earth has different layers-we live on the crust as it is cool and solid
Centre of the Earth made from hot metal
7 billion people live on the earth

Group A phonics session Thursday 7th January 2021

Group B phonics session Thursday 7th January 2021

Mathematics 

Today’s mathematics lesson is in two parts. Please ensure children complete both videos. 

Mathematics Thursday 7th January 2021 Part 1

Mathematics 7th January 2021 Part 2

FRIDAY

FILTER COFFEE PAPER EARTH

 

Display the coffee filter Earth below and explain that today we are going to make our own planet Earth’s to display on the windows.

 

Use coffee filter paper and allow the children to colour them in blue and green with felt tips pens (the whole filter must be coloured). Spray them with water on a plate and leave overnight on a paper towel to dry. The pen will run though so make sure the surface is washable. When dry display on the windows and discuss why our Planet is so special.

P.E

 

This week in P.E we are focussing on the following:

 

Try these activities:

  • March on the spot, lifting your knees high.

  • Stand on the spot, drive your arms forwards and backwards, keeping your body still and straight.

  • March on the spot and drive your arms at the same time (opposite arm and leg).

  • Run on the spot, lifting your knees up.

  • Run on the spot, touching your heels to your bottom.

  • Stand on the spot, touch your left toe forward and then your right toe. Repeat but this time touch to the side.

  • Bounce on 1 leg on the spot and then the other leg.

  • Stand on the spot facing north and spin (pivot) on 1 foot to face east, south and west (or 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock). Spin on either foot, forwards and backwards.

  • Explore moving forwards, backwards and sideways in different ways.

Group A phonics Friday 8th January 2021

Group B phonics Friday 8th January 2021

*This is the Friday session, not Thursday as was mentioned in the video!*

Friday 8th January 2021 Mathematics

SPRING TERM WEEK 2

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY OF THE WEEK

Tabby McTat - Read by Alan Mandel

Watch this week's story and listen carefully for the adventurous vocabulary! Use the PowerPoint below to find the words that you have to spot this week!

MONDAY

 

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

Group A phonics Monday 11th January 2021

Group B phonics Monday 11th January 2021

Monday 11th January 2021 Mathematics

TUESDAY

Group A phonics Tuesday 12th January 2021

Please visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh6Ux5D2D84 to watch Geraldine the Giraffe learn the sound 'm'! 

Group B phonics Tuesday 12th January 2021

Tuesday 12th January 2021 Mathematics

Fine Motor Skills Development:

 

Children to form today’s RWI focussed sounds:

f & e

Try using sand, shaving foam, jelly, mud and other messy play materials inside and outside.

Use chunky chalks, wax crayons sugar paper, whiteboards and pens for those children who demonstrate a correct pincer grip.

WEDNESDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

Group A phonics session Wednesday 13th January 2021

Group B phonics session Wednesday 13th January 2021

Visit the link below to watch Mr Thorn learn the sound 'w'! πŸ™‚

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IWZLTI4zTtQ

Today's mathematics lesson is filmed in 2 parts, your child will need to complete part 1 and part 2 videos.  The link below it to the website needed for the first activity in todays Mathematics video:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

Wednesday 13th January 2021 Mathematics Part 1

Wednesday 13th January 2021 Mathematics Part 2

ART

PRINTING

Explain that this week they are going to be printing with something different. Show the children some cars and trains.  What part of the vehicle can we print with?

Demonstrate that they can roll the tyre treads in the poster paint to develop different patterns.

 

Children to be given a selection of vehicles and poster paint.

They should explore the different patterns that they can make using the tyre treads. Discuss which ones are thick, thin and why vehicles have different tread thicknesses for different jobs.

MUSIC

 

Display models of a cow, a sheep and a hen and place them next to a milk bottle, a woolly hat and a boiled egg. As children show an interest in the items, talk about how the animals and objects are linked and what each animal produces.

Play or sing The farmer's on his farm and encourage children to join in when they are ready.

Old MacDonald | CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

THURSDAY

Work Packs - Your new work pack is available from the school office today.  You will have received a message from the school office with your collection time.  Upon collecting the latest pack please return completed packs.  We will then mark these and use this evidence as part of your child's learning journey.  Many thanks, The EYFS Team. 

Group A and B phonics session

Practice writing these words using Set 1 sounds.

Today's Mathematics lesson is filmed in two parts.  Your child will need to complete part A and part B videos.  

Thursday 14th January 2021 Mathematics Part A

Thursday 14th January 2021 Mathematics Part B

Recycling Facts for Kids - Why is Recycling Important? Recycling for Kids

xplain that in order to protect our planet to keep it healthy for the years to come that we need to make sure that we do not create unnecessary rubbish and that we sort the rubbish that we do create.

Put out a selection of items of rubbish. How can we sort these? Put them into the main recycling/waste groups:

General Waste
Plastic
Glass
Paper
Metal
Food Waste
Green Waste
Fabrics
Electronics

Children to sort a range of household objects out into the main recycling/waste groups.

FRIDAY

Enjoy your Friday with phonics games today! Visit the sites below!

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - they currently have a free log in for you to use while the schools are closed so you can have access to all of their site. Start your child on phase 2 and move to phase 3 if you feel they are confident and secure enough, try the phase 3 games. 

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ - Again start on phase 2 and move to phase 3 if needed. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks - play the missing letters game or the words quiz. 

 

http://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html - a great game to consolidate sounds or go over some sounds your child is unsure of. 

 

Enjoy your fun phonics Friday! 

Friday 15th January 2021 Mathematics

P.E

This week try exploring the following:

 

Pretend you’re holding the handle bars of your bike and start at home (a spot). Don’t forget to put on your helmet and look behind you before slowly moving off in 1st gear.

 

Practise different movements for the different gears:

1st gear – walk or knees high walk
2nd gear – jog or gallop
3rd gear – run or skip
4th gear – run as fast as you can or hopscotch

 

Listen out for these instructions:

flat tyre – hop
narrow road – side-step
ice on the road – curvy gallop
round a roundabout – pivot on the spot (Remember to try both legs.)

SPRING TERM WEEK 3

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY OF THE WEEK

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. Children's story. Audiobook (read-aloud).

Watch this week's story and try to spot the wow words! Look at the PowerPoint below to find the vocabulary that you are focussing on this week!

MONDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

Today's Mathematics lesson is in two parts.  Your child will need to complete both part 1 and part 2 videos.  Below is the link to the Mathematics game needed for the session. Please select the option, 'numbers up to 10'. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

 

Monday 18th January 2021 Mathematics Part1

Monday 18th January 2021 Mathematics Part 2

TUESDAY

Below is a link to a Numberblocks video about numbers 6, 7 and 8.  Your child may like to watch it prior to today's session. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw_sJ1AZXpA

Tuesday 19th January 2021 Mathematics Part 1

Tuesday 19th January 2021 Mathematics Part 2

Fine Motor Skills Development:

 

Children to form today’s RWI focussed sounds:

l & h

Try using sand, shaving foam, jelly, mud and other messy play materials inside and outside.

Use chunky chalks, wax crayons sugar paper, whiteboards and pens for those children who demonstrate a correct pincer grip.

WEDNESDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

Group A phonics session Wednesday 20th January 2021

Apologies I said Tuesday in the video, this is definitely the Wednesday session!

Group B phonics session Wednesday 20th January 2021

Apologies, I said Tuesday in the video but it is definitely the Wednesday session!

Below is the link to the Maths game needed for the last activity today. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Wednesday 20th January 2021 Mathematics Part 1

Wednesday 20th January 2021 Mathematics Part 2

ART

PRINTING

Show the children the image below and discuss what item has been used to create the printing effect.

 

Explain that a kitchen roll tube has been cut up to create a splayed effect and then a selection of rolls dipped in different coloured paint to create a firework effect picture.

 

Children to cut up kitchen roll tubes and then use them to dip into the different coloured paints to create firework pictures.

 

Discuss how you can create different effects having kitchen roll tubes cut thinly and thickly and look at the differences.

MUSIC

 

Using small-world toys as props, talk with children about public service workers and the important jobs they do. Discuss postmen delivering our mail, police officers keeping us safe, road sweepers keeping our streets clean etc.

Children to make up enthusiastic miming actions to represent the busy jobs.

THURSDAY

Thursday 21st January 2021 Mathematics

RECYCLING

 

Look at the image below and recap the main groups for recycling/waste:

 

General Waste

Plastic

Glass

Paper

Metal

Food Waste

Green Waste

Fabrics

Electronics

 

Explain that we are going to decorate some cardboard boxes/containers to show all of the items that can be recycled in them. Children to then use these for the next few weeks to recycle different items.

FRIDAY

Friday 22nd January 2021 Mathematics

P.E

This week try exploring the following:

 

Pretend you’re holding the handle bars of your bike and start at home (a spot). Don’t forget to put on your helmet and look behind you before slowly moving off in 1st gear.

 

Practise different movements for the different gears:

1st gear – walk or knees high walk
2nd gear – jog or gallop
3rd gear – run or skip
4th gear – run as fast as you can or hopscotch

 

Listen out for these instructions:

flat tyre – hop
narrow road – side-step
ice on the road – curvy gallop
round a roundabout – pivot on the spot (Remember to try both legs.)

SPRING TERM WEEK 4

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY OF THE WEEK

The Rhyming Rabbit By Julia Donaldson

Watch this week's story and find our ambitious vocabulary! Don't forget to use an action for each word to help you remember it and what it means! Look at the PowerPoint below to find the vocabulary that you need this week.

MONDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

Below is the link to the Number Blocks video needed for today's Mathematics lesson. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgksd/numberblocks-series-2-six

Monday 25th January 2021 Mathematics

TUESDAY

Fine Motor Skills Development:

 

Children to form today’s RWI focussed sounds:

r & j

Try using sand, shaving foam, jelly, mud and other messy play materials inside and outside.

Use chunky chalks, wax crayons sugar paper, whiteboards and pens for those children who demonstrate a correct pincer grip.

WEDNESDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

ART

PRINTING

Display the image below and ask the children what they think has been used to print the pattern on the paper. How has the shape of the rabbit been created?

 

Explain that today the children are going to create a silhouette by using their thumb prints. Demonstrate how to cover a section of the paper with the shape that the want to create and then use their thumb prints to follow the outline of the silhouette and the rest of the page.

 

Children to choose which silhouette to create and then use their thumbs and chosen colours to cover the page with thumb prints.

When complete remove the shape from their page and reveal the silhouette they have created.

MUSIC

 

Fill a recycling bin with different wrappers and packaging for children to explore. Use packaging such as cardboard boxes and chocolate wrappers which make interesting sounds when tapped.

Ask the children to select a piece of packaging to make a tapping sound. As children play tapping sounds  using their litter. While a child taps some packaging, others could respond by tapping their knees.

Repeat this activity, asking children to choose a different 'litter soundmaker' to play a tapping sound. 

Mr Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun! | Nursery Rhymes | by LittleBabyBum!HD Version

THURSDAY

Reduce Reuse Recycle Song for Kids | Earth Day Songs for Children | The Kiboomers

Recap the 4 main types of recycling groups that we created last week.
Plastic
Glass
Paper
Metal
Food Waste
Green Waste
Fabrics
Electronics

Explain to the children that we are going to collect the recycling bins and look at what we have collected in each bin. We are then going to use this next session to develop our own junk modelling recycling projects.

Discuss the different types of recycling that they’ve collected and where they think they different things have come from and what their previous use was.

What could they be made into? Discuss different things that could be created from the recycling.

FRIDAY

P.E

 

This week we are focussing on the following skills:

 

Holding on to a wall, try the following:

  • Stand on both legs and change height, for example bend your knees, balance on your tiptoes.

  • On both legs and then on 1 leg, lean forwards and backwards and from side to side to see when you start to lose balance.

  • Stand on 1 leg and count to 10, then change to the other leg.

  • Stand on 1 leg and change height, maybe in time to a song or beat.

  • Stand on 1 leg and change your shape, for example use your body to form different letters.

  • Do all of the above with your eyes closed.

  • Play a game of musical statues, freezing on 1 leg when the music stops.

  • Work with a partner and take turns balancing on 1 leg. When your partner is balancing, try to make them lose balance without touching them, for example wave or clap.

  • Work with a partner and take turns balancing on 1 leg. When your partner is balancing, give them instructions on how to move their body.

SPRING TERM WEEK 5

What the Ladybird Heard

Watch this week's story and uncover the amazing words hiding in the story! Look at the PowerPoint to find what the vocabulary is that you're searching for this week!

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY OF THE WEEK

MONDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

TUESDAY

Fine Motor Skills Development:

 

Children to form today’s RWI focussed sounds:

v & y

Try using sand, shaving foam, jelly, mud and other messy play materials inside and outside.

Use chunky chalks, wax crayons sugar paper, whiteboards and pens for those children who demonstrate a correct pincer grip.

WEDNESDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

ART

PRINTING

 

Display the link below and ask the children how they think this printing pattern has been created.

Explain that 3 kitchen rolls have been attached together.

 

Can the identify how the shape of the ears have been created?

Look carefully at the picture and extract that the kitchen roll has been squashed into an oval shape.

 

Demonstrate how to create the bunny kitchen roll picture.

MUSIC

 

Sing or play I'm walking like a robot and ask children to revisit robot movements, e.g. stiff, slow, jerky etc. Provide metallic instruments and soundmakers, and invite children to explore sounds for different parts of the robot's body, e.g.
- quick taps for wobbly eyes;
- scratchy sounds for bending arms;
- clinking sounds for wiggly ears;
- strong, scraping sounds for stiff legs.

Instead of using metallic instruments, you could use everyday soundmakers such as pots, pans and lids, cutlery, sieves and whisks.

I'm walking like a robot - an action game

THURSDAY

MILK BOTTLE BIRD FEEDERS

RECYCLING

 

Display the images below and explain that today we are going to turn some of our plastic milk bottles from the recycling centre into bird feeders for our gardens.

Ask the children what types of birds they have seen feeding in their garden or when they have been playing outside.

Display ‘British Birds’ poster:

Look at the different types of birds they might see using their bird feeders.

 

 

Children to use plastic milk bottles to design and make their own bird feeders for the outdoor area.

 

They can use materials to decorate them and cut 2 sides of the bottle to allow the birds access in and out and leave a small lip for the feed tray at the base.

 

Then attach string to the bottle neck and hang from the tree with feed in the bottom.

 

Over the coming days and weeks, the children can track which British birds they see using their feeder.

FRIDAY

P.E CHALLENGE

PIRATE PRANKS

 

Have a go at the Green Challenge below:

 

Focus: Maintaining balance and on both legs:

I can stand still for 10 seconds.

I can stand still for 30 seconds.

I can stand still for 30 seconds and close my eyes.

I can complete 5 mini-squats.

SPRING TERM WEEK 6

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY OF THE WEEK

Sharing a Shell

Watch this week's story and try to find & create actions for each of this weeks wow words! Have a look on the PowerPoint below to find out what they are!

MONDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

TUESDAY

Fine Motor Skills Development:

 

Children to form today’s RWI focussed sounds:

w & z

Try using sand, shaving foam, jelly, mud and other messy play materials inside and outside.

Use chunky chalks, wax crayons sugar paper, whiteboards and pens for those children who demonstrate a correct pincer grip.

WEDNESDAY

TEAMS SESSIONS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK

During these sessions we will cover the Story of the Week, Personal, Social & Emotional well-being and Physical Development

Please ensure that your child attends these sessions 

 

GROUP A

9.00-9.20am

 

GROUP B

9.30-9.50am

 

Phonics and Maths Sessions will be placed on YouTube and uploaded onto our class pages daily along with other exciting aspects of learning!

ART

PRINTING

 

Display the link below and ask the children how they think this printing pattern has been created.

 

Explain that they have used celery a type of vegetable to create a flower pattern. Show the children a celery and then cut the bottom section off to reveal a flower head pattern.

 

Demonstrate how to create a hand print. Then use an array of colours to print one flower head on the top of each finger/thumb print.

THURSDAY

RECYCLING

BUG HOTELS!

 

Display the image below and explain that as part of protecting our planet that we also need to look after the wildlife and creatures that live here.

 

Explain that we are going to be creating bug hotels that can hand on the tree out of recycled materials.

 

What insects might live in our bug hotels?

 

Extract names of different minibeasts:

Ladybirds

Ants

Earwigs

Spiders

Flies

Caterpillars

Butterflies

Discuss which minibeast they would like to live in their hotel & why.

 

 

Each child needs a plastic bottle/old mug/old plastic beaker that they can adapt and recycle into their own bug hotel.

 

Provide the children with paint mixed with PVA glue to ensure it sticks and is waterproof which they can then use to decorate the outside.

 

Attach a piece of string which can they be tied to the tree branches.

 

Other recycled items such as moss, sticks, leaves etc can be used to fill their hot

FRIDAY

P.E

POPPING PIRATES

 

Game 1

In pairs or threes, take turns to be the popping pirate.

Pirates stand with legs wide apart. (Don’t forget, you can lean against the wall if you wobble too much.)

Your shipmate balances different equipment on your body.

When your shipmate has finished loading you up they shout, “Ship ahoy” and you balance on one leg.

IF you still haven’t wobbled and dropped all the equipment, then try with your eyes closed!

Don’t forget to try on either foot.

 

Game 2

Arrange lots of equipment on your partner’s head and shoulders as they balance on one leg.

When your teacher shouts “Pirates coming” shake all the equipment off. Swap role

EARLY YEARS KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL!

Mrs Myers, our Early Years Lead, answers some key questions about our Reception classes and why our school is a great choice for you child so please take a look!

WELCOME TO AUTUMN TERM 2

THIS TERM'S FOCUS IS:

CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY

INTERVENTION BAGS!

An insight into how we use the children's personalised intervention bags daily to support their fine motor skills development and more!

WELCOME TO EYFS REMOTE LEARNING!

STAFF EMAILS FOR PARENTAL SUPPORT:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:

megan.wright@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:

lorna.trigg@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

 

TAPESTRY: Please feel free to message us vis Tapestry and please upload your child's learning on here so we can see their progress.

HALF TERM IMAGINATIVE LEARNING

Why not try some of our fun educational activities over half term to continue to support your child's Reading, Writing and Mathematical Development?

These fantastic ideas are from an amazing website called 'The Imagination Tree'; please click on the link below if you would like to explore more play based ideas that you can try at home.

WHITE ROSE REMOTE LEARNING 

OXFORD OWL FREE EBOOKS!

INTERNET SAFETY

Working from home is likely to mean more time spent on computers, tablets and the internet. Therefore it is incredibly important to ensure you are being safe whilst you are online. Please take some time to look at the slides below to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay safe!

https://boston.foodbank.org.uk/

MINDFULNESS WARM-UPS

Please use the Go Noodle links below to get your child engaged and ready to learn each morning. 

These Go Noodle activities are some of their favourites so why not choose a different one each day?!

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY

WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER

The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

Watch the story and use an action each time you hear the key vocabulary from the cards below, good luck!

WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS SESSION

Wednesday 7th October 2020 Mathematics

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Thursday 8th October 2020 Mathematics

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

Can you create your own Autumn Conker snail?

We can't wait to see your photos on Tapestry! Have fun!

FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER

FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Friday 9th October 2020 Mathematics

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT STORY

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler - Julia Donaldson stickman

Watch the story and use an action each time you hear the key vocabulary from the cards below, good luck!

MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER

READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Monday 12th October 2020 Mathematics

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Tuesday 13th October 2020

WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Wednesday 14th October 2020

EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN

Using your hand, foot and finger prints  to create an animal picture (see image below)

Send it to us on Tapestry and we will guess which animal you've made!

THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER

THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Thursday 15th October 2020

FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER

FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER READ WRITE INC PHONICS

Friday 16th October 2020

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Develop your child's fine motor skills using the activity below or improvise with bits and bobs you can find at home, its great for their pincer grip and also for their Mathematical Development!

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER

VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT

Room on the Broom - Read by Alan Mandel

Watch this week's vocabulary enrichment story 'Room on the Broom'; create an action to represent each word & discuss the meaning.
Then each time you read the story see if you can spot the vocabulary and do the action to accompany it! Good luck!

Monday 19th October RWI phonics

Monday 19th October 2020

Monday 19th October 2020

TUESDAY 2OTH OCTOBER

 

 

 

Tuesday 20th October RWI Phonics learning

Tuesday 20th October 2020

WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

Wednesday 21st October RWI Phonics learning

Wednesday 21st October 2020

EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN

This term we are focussing on creating different patterns and effects with a range of resources in Expressive Arts and Design such as rollers, sponges, paint brushes and lots more.

If you have the resources then have a go at this weeks shaving cream art challenge or if not then you can always improvise and see if you can create any different effects and patterns using paint! Have fun!

THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER

Thursday 22nd October RWI Phonics learning

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Examples for Thursday 22nd October maths lesson

FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER

Friday 23rd October RWI Phonics learning

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Try some of the activities below from the 'Imagination Tree' website: https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

It has wonderful ideas for developing your child's learning through play.

The activities for this week focus on developing your child's fine motor skills and pincer grip.

AUTUMN TERM

THIS IS ME!

AUTUMN TERM 1

WEEK 5

PHONICS FOCUS

This week we are focussing on learning the sounds:

c k u b f

We will be learning to recognise each sound and form it in the air and in our books.

We are also practising blending words with these sounds such as map, mad, din, pig, sat fin, tug

Practise forming these sounds and building CVC words using the sounds m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f at home & sounding them out to see if your child can blend them together. 🌈🌈

AUTUMN TERM 1

WEEK 5

MATHS FOCUS

This week we are continuing to focus on consolidating our number recognition, 1:1 correspondence and number bonds 0-5.

We will be particularly focusing on 1:1 correspondence and understanding that each number represents a quantity that can be counted as claps, stamps and other physical actions as well as objects.

Then some of us will be continuing to dig deeper and finding the different number bonds that make 5 such as 0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 1+4, 5+0 and understanding how we add 2 numbers together to create a total. The children did well at this last week so this week we will be speeding up their recall of the number facts and understanding the concept of subtracting amounts from 5 to create a total using questions such as 'If you have 4 conkers how many would you need to take away so that you just have 2 left? So 4 take away 2 would make the total 2.'

AUTUMN TERM 1

WEEK 4

MATHS FOCUS

This week we are focussing on consolidating our number recognition and number bonds 0-5.

We are practising forming each number and counting totals out 0-5 using 1:1 correspondence so that they understand that each number represents a quantity.

Then some of us will be digging deeper and finding the different number bonds that make 5 such as 0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 1+4, 5+0 and understanding how we add 2 numbers together to create a total.

AUTUMN TERM

WEEK 4

PHONICS FOCUS

This week we are focussing on learning the sounds:

i n p g o

We will be learning to recognise each sound and form it in the air and in our books.

We are also practising blending words with these sounds such as map, mad, din, pig, sat

Practise building CVC words using the sounds m a s d t i n p g o at home as sounding them out to see if your child can blend them together. 🌈🌈

AUTUMN TERM 

R.E, P.E & MUSIC FOCUS:

This term our Power of PE lessons are focussing on People Who Help Us 🌍. The children are developing their moving skills and negotiating space and exploring ,owing in lots of different ways β˜€οΈ

 

This term in Music we will be practising songs for our First Nativity πŸŽ„

 

This term we are focussing on Special People in our family, in school and in the community; we will be inviting a different special person in each week πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

This term we have being exploring our new environments and making lots of new friends!

WELCOME TO OUR EYFS!

KEY POLICIES

HOW WE SUPPORT HOME LEARNING IN THE EYFS

 

  • EYFS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_iVU_ULULtQmx9q7S5ExCA?view_as=subscriber

 

  • Videos uploaded and shared with parents from our own YouTube Channel! These include a 'Top Tips' video created by our staff on how to effectively support your child's Reading, Writing & Maths Development at home to our lovely transition videos to support our new cohort's transition into the Reception!

 

  • White Rose Maths Home Learning web links available on this page for use at home daily to support your child in developing key mathematical concepts and skills.

 

  • Read Write Inc YouTube Channel web links available on this page for use at home daily to support your child in developing key Reading and Writing concepts and skills.

 

  • Oxford Owl YouTube Channel web links accessible on this page with an amazing resource bank of videos from Interactive Stories to parental support on how to teach Reading, Writing, Maths and more!

 

  • Oxford Owl E Books web links accessible on this page to allow you free access to the Oxford Owl Reading Library so you can choose books for your child to read at home to develop their phonics skills

 

  • Well-being web links available on this page to support each child in developing a mindful approach to learning to ensure they stayed focused and motivated!

 

  • Growth Mindset approach to learning video links available on this page to give all parents an insight into the powerfulness of the growth mindset approach to ensure each child develops resilience, perseverance, dedication, hard work, good habits and persistence!

 

IN THE EVENT THAT THE EYFS BUBBLE HAS TO CLOSE DUE TO COVID WE WILL SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S HOME LEARNING THROUGH:

 

  • Daily interactive lessons on Microsoft Teams each morning starting at 9am for Phonics and Maths!

 

  • Daily interactive lessons on Microsoft Teams each afternoon starting at 1pm for Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design, Music, R.E & P.E!

 

  • EYFS termly planning is also available on this page with web links inserted onto it so that you can deliver each session from home

P.E INFORMATION:

 

ON YOUR CHILD'S P.E. DAY PLEASE SEND THEM IN THEIR P.E. KIT.

THEY WILL BE DOING P.E OUTSIDE ALL NEXT TERM SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY WEAR SOMETHING WARM.

SEE THE P.E KIT LIST BELOW IN THE 'IMPORTANT INFORMATION' SECTION

PLEASE MAKE SURE THE P.E KIT IS WASHED WHEN YOUR CHILD RETURNS HOME DUE TO COVID

 

MRS WRIGHT/MRS TRIGG: P.E IS EVERY MONDAY

MRS MYERS/MRS JACKSON: P.E IS EVERY TUESDAY

DATES AND TIMES FOR STARTING SCHOOL

 

 

START TIME 9.10AM

ENTER THROUGH THE GATES NEAR THE CAR PARK TO THE EYFS OUTDOOR AREA

 

 

  • For the first week (Thursday 3rd September) parents to bring children to the EYFS outdoor area via the gate (near the car park). The children will then be picked up at 12.00pm from the Early Years outdoor area.  Please do not arrive before 9.00am as we are trying to limit the number of people on site and stagger our start and finish times.

 

  • For the second week (Monday 7th September) parents to bring children to the EYFS outdoor area via the gate (near the car park). The children will then be picked up at 12.00pm from the Early Years outdoor area.   Please do not arrive before 9.00am as we are trying to limit the number of people on site and stagger our start and finish times.

 

 

  • For the third week (Monday 14th September) parents to bring children to the EYFS outdoor area via the gate (near the car park).

The children will stay for lunch this week so will need a pack-up and then will be picked up at 12.30pm from the Early Years outdoor area.  Please do not arrive before 9.00am as we are trying to limit the number of people on site and stagger our start and finish times.

 

  • On the fourth week (Monday 21st September) the children are in school full time and should be dropped off at the EYFS outdoor area by 9.10am (following the same route as week 1-3) and encouraged to come in independently and picked up at 3.15pm at the Early Years outdoor area and this will be accessed via the main entrance near the bike sheds where you will be directed across the playground to your designated collection point. Please do not arrive before 9.00am as we are trying to limit the number of people on site and stagger our start and finish times.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

School uniform

 

  • Black or grey trousers
  • Skirt/pinafore dress
  • White polo shirt
  • Red sweatshirt/cardigan
  • Black shoes
  • School Book Bag A4 size
  • Set of spare clothes in a bag that can be hung on your child’s peg
  • Pair of wellies
  • Optional: pair of waterproof trousers, essential for the winter months!
  • Hawthorn Tree School logo uniform can be purchased from Oldrids or Nationwide School Uniforms
  • Plain uniform can be purchased from Asda/Tesco etc.
  • PLEASE remember to label EVERYTHING with your child’s name

 

PE kit

 

  • Black/Navy Shorts
  • White t-shirt
  • A navy/black jog suit optional
  • Plimsolls/Trainers

 

Jewellery

 

  • Only small stud-type earrings may be worn for school and taken out/taped on PE days

 

FREE fruit, milk and universal hot school meals schemes

 

 

  • Every child is also entitled to a universal free hot school meal until they reach the end of Key Stage 1. This is a great opportunity for all children. Your child can have them every day or just the days you choose and each day there are a variety of main courses and desserts to choose from.

 

HOT MEALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL THEY START FULL TIME AND THESE WILL NEED TO BE ORDERED USING THE WILLOUGHBY FOODS ONLINE ORDERING SYSTEM EACH WEEK, MORE INFORMATION IN THE ADMISSION PACK.

 

  • The FREE fruit scheme enables schools to provide a free piece of fresh fruit for all children in Key Stage 1.
  • Children are also entitled to FREE milk up to the age of 5. After this you can still purchase milk for your child at a cost of 22p per day.

 

Allergies & Medical / social information

 

  • Please let us know of any allergies or medical issues that may affect your child at school; this is vital information and the school must be informed

OUR GROWTH MINDSET APPROACH TO EACH CHILD'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

EYFS EXPECTATIONS

HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE AT HOME!

EYFS PLANNING, NEWSLETTERS AND TIMETABLES

AUTUMN TERM 1

EYFS TERMLY STAY AND PLAY SESSIONS

 

Each term you will be invited into school to our popular EYFS Stay and Play Sessions. 

 

The sessions are approximately an hour and allow you to spend time supporting your child's learning; giving you an insight into how they learn each day.

 

We will keep you updated as and when we are allowed to resume these sessions in light of COVID guidelines, thank you for you continued patience.

 

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

OUR FIRST NATIVITY

We are hopeful that our EYFS children will perform their first Nativity this year, even if this is via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

We will keep you updated and in the mean time we will get practising our Christmas singing!

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