Welcome to Penguins!
This term our topic is 'What can we learn from stories from around the world?'
We will be focussing on stories around celebrations including Bonfire night, Diwali, Bandi Chhor and, of course, Christmas! We will also be learning about other stories such as Room on the Broom, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man.
We will continue to develop our phonics skills in class and small groups as well as further developing our mathematical knowledge including numbers, number patterns as well as shapes and measures.
We love to hear about what you have been doing outside school. Please let us know what interesting things you have been up to using our class email email@example.com
For the next three weeks we will be learning about Christmas stories including the Nativity story, Stick Man, The Jolly Postman and The Jolly Christmas Postman. We will also be learning about the celebration of Hanukkah.
The Nativity Story
The Jolly Postman
For your information here are some of the documents which support the planning for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
PE and Dance will be on TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. The children will be expected to come to school in their PE kits on these days.
Please also send a spare set of uniform and underwear to keep in school.
Your child may bring their own bottle to school (water only!)
PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS!
Please take time to read with your child EVERY DAY - little and often is best!
Please also sign the children's diary so that they can receive stickers which lead to prizes!
Bedtime Stories from Mrs Bliss!
Cbeebies Bedtime Stories Iplayer
Here is a link to the full movie on BBC Iplayer
Don't forget to check Purple Mash weekly for activities related to our learning
We went on a number hunt around the school and took photos of what we found!
Links from the Welcome to Penguins Powerpoint....
Some useful links for New School Starters!
Personal, Social, Emotional and Physical Development
Bedtime routine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDGv1XGSHiE&t=10s
Screen time tips for 0-5year olds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBxQJE_H20Y
Healthy boundaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5PzuQty2FA
Healthy choices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21s8-SMOSTY
Dental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGqUT2HEKU
Supporting children’s mental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIU-bHELloI
Feelings song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J7HcVLsCrY
Fine motor skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD86MGSBd8w
Gross motor skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76mgTjInf-Y
Topsy and Tim start school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPyg_iXQj8
Starting School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQivaCXu-Q
Oxford Owl website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euxN7LGOoLc
Tricky words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0
Mister Teach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1nnOO2OFVI
Set 1 sounds from Letter and Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4fvEl8MIvs&t=43s
This is me song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkHQ0CYwjaI
Please also help us to help the children by reinforcing the sounds being taught at school. Phonics is the method by which we teach reading and writing. Here are some videos which demonstrate the correct pronunciations.
The alphabet sounds
Cursive handwriting formation
Have a (virtual) look around our school!
Helpful info from Speech and Language Bedfordshire...
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