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06/05/21

Here we have the very talented winners of the April writing competition with their well-deserved prizes & one of the winning entries! Don't forget that you can find all of our monthly challenges on the school's website at: https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k https://t.co/gM5nzarQv1

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06/05/21

Ducks class have been designing their own “Reading is a Superpower” bookmarks this morning. Don't they look fantastic? https://t.co/G6J6WC14pi

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06/05/21

Wolves class celebrating Children's Book Week. https://t.co/UrJpwYiA0w

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06/05/21

Great effort by Year 3 and Year 5 pupils last week as they celebrated Daily Mile Day! Good to see that it wasn't just the pupils taking part! 👍🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/zRfZEtFWDx

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04/05/21

It's Children's Book Week! Why not commemorate this event by entering this month's reading challenge? Please see below for this challenge along with the Writing & Maths challenges for May. These are optional & your child can enter one or all three for a chance to win a prize! https://t.co/kDVCw8DhhG

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30/04/21

Brilliant effort in the Daily Mile from our students this morning as always! Here we have our Year 4 pupils showing you how it's done! https://t.co/vhxSrncKjz

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28/04/21

We were immensely impressed with the creativity and effort that our pupils put into the recent 'Dragons Den' style Science competition. Well done to all who entered and congratulations to our three trophy winners! https://t.co/VmzB84JVSS

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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23/04/21

Year 3 pupils were adventurous today as they participated in netball for a either a full morning or full afternoon session. Well done year 3 we are very impressed with your focus and dedication! https://t.co/yYkLsinPii

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21/04/21

The Year 2 scientists created their own rocket balloons last week and this week explored the state of matter of SLIME! What will they be enquiring next week? https://t.co/xAqq4M5h4e

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19/04/21

Year 4 enjoyed a sunny internal netball tournament on Friday participating in a variety of netball skills and working as a team. https://t.co/1LtJeM2WcK

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13/04/21

Congratulations to the winners of the March Maths Challenge-Lewis in Owls & Lainey in Eagles. Here are the April challenges that can also be viewed at: https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k Children can enter 1 or all 3 of these optional challenges to be in with a chance of winning a prize! https://t.co/dnmMbmhkKo

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06/04/21

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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26/03/21

Here we have the very first winners of the new ‘Mathematicians of the Month’ award proudly showing off their new badges. Well done to you both! https://t.co/ru6Q4pfqys

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26/03/21

Some fantastic Easter baking going on in the school kitchen today. We think that the children will be looking forward to their lunch today and a little excited to maybe win an Easter egg or bunny! https://t.co/04dM4mclpF

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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23/03/21

Spring is sprung, Easter is nearly here and pupils have been busy bringing these beautiful daffodils to life with Ms Clausen. https://t.co/TzSu4euwU6

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22/03/21

Would any year 6 pupils be interested in free taster netball sessions at Mark Hall Sports Centre? Please see details below for how to pre-register. https://t.co/GUULZWzimo

18/03/21

A reminder that tomorrow is Red Nose Day and non-uniform for pupils! Let's have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. https://t.co/GL2a6KY0Sf

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17/03/21

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We are looking forward to reopening Mark Hall Sports Centre in line with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. For our full announcement and information on an online public meeting chaired by please visit: https://t.co/SJXzvhi9ci https://t.co/uKAStczrEh

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Reception - Sprites and Unicorns

Summer Term 2021

Welcome back Unicorns and Sprites, we hope you have had an egg-cellent Easter break! We have some exciting topics and learning ready for your final term and cannot wait to share it with you all.

Maths

In Maths we will be continuing with our Maths Mastery approach, focusing on consolidating numbers and number bonds to 10. We will encourage the children to build and identify numbers to 20 and beyond using a range of resources.  We will start with the number 11 and demonstrating that 11 is made up of 1 group of 10 and 1 more.  We will then look at the patterns the numbers 11 and beyond follow, this will also include spatial reasoning, so the children can discover how to match numbers and arrangements of shapes.

We will be exploring more 2 and 3D shapes using patterns and asking the children to copy a pattern or shape picture, using positional language. 

Read Write Inc Phonics

As we return to school this term, we will be continuing the super work the children have been doing. The children are already working in groups according to their level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress.

We will send home Book Bag Books or Sounds activities matched to the storybooks children read in school and will be used for extra practice at home. They include many of the same reading activities that we use in class and include parent guidance.

Please view the videos below for more information:

      

Topic

Our theme for this half term is Amazing Animals! We can’t wait to get started on this topic and learn about the creatures great and small we share our world with. We will start with the biggest and scariest of all- the ones from the Jurassic era! We are sure Dinosaurs will capture the children’s imagination from the outset and get them hooked into their learning. We will then move onto large beasts such as big cats and the children will use non-fiction texts to find out facts and compare different traits and characteristics. We will also explore different habitats and look at how animals move and behave in order to adapt to their environment. After learning about smaller animals, we will move onto minibeasts and go exploring in our school grounds to see what bugs and crazy critters we can find. We will count and compare their legs, look carefully at their tiny wings and look at how these creatures catch their food. 

For our final topic after half term we will observe the changes in the season and learn about how plants make the most of the Summer sun. We will read traditional stories like the Enormous turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk and attempt to act them out as part of a group. To finish we will read ‘Oh the Places You’ll go’ by Dr. Seuss and prepare the children to journey to Year 1. What an adventure this year has been! A massive pat on the back for being adaptable and coping with all the challenges it has thrown our way!

PE lessons

The children will continue to come to school dressed in their PE kit. As the weather improves will be going outside during some lessons so please ensure the children have tracksuit bottoms and tops.

PE day will be Wednesday for both Unicorns and Sprites

Reading at Home 

Reading everyday to and with your children is more important than ever. Please can you continue to read the homework books everyday as this will be based around the work that the children have undertaken during that particular week in school.  Please can you record the reading you do in their Home School Diary as we will be giving out Reader of the week certificates and praising the children that continue to read at home with the book mark stickers.

Thank you for your continued support.

The EYFS Team,

Miss Dempster, Mrs Hooper

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