This morning it was very frosty outside. We had so much fun spotting all the frosty things in our outdoor area and watching them disappear. We also found some patches of ice! We loved feeling all the frost and ice with our fingers. Sometimes it was smooth and sometimes it was bumpy. Some things felt slippery.
It is getting a little cold outside so we used our guttering from the water area to make speed ramps for the cars. We had lots of fun racing the cars and adapting our ramps to make them faster. We realised that the steeper the ramp was the faster the car travelled.
On Tuesday the children noticed ice in the outdoor area. We had lots of fun breaking the ice and watching it melt and drip out of our warm hands. It is definitely getting colder outside. Please remember to send your children with a warm coat, hat, gloves, scarf and suitable outdoor shoes.
During phase 2 phonics children have been introduced to ‘tricky words’. Tricky words are words that cannot be sounded out. We look at these words and identify the tricky parts. We practise recognising these words by sight. When reading at home, can your child spot these words in their reading books?
Class 3 and 4 have finished learning the phase 2 phonics sounds. The sounds the children have learned are:
s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss
You may find your child is more confident with recognising and writing the earlier sounds, this is normal at this stage and children will become more confident with the sounds as we move through Phase 3.
Children have been introduced to simple digaraphs. A digraph is 2 letters that make only one sound for example the ff in the word ‘huff’ and the ss in the word ‘hiss’. Children have learned the digaraphs ff, ll, ss and zz. Phase 3 will introduce children to lots more digraph sounds.
Children should now be increasingly confident in reading words with 2 and 3 sounds such as the words is, on, cat, mum. Children should now be identifying sounds in the words they want to write and recalling how to write some of these letters. This is something we will continue to practise.
If you are worried about your child’s progress in phonics or would like more information on how phonics is taught please make an appointment to speak to your childs class teacher.
Charley and Ava Juvenilles
I heard Ronnie and Eve also participated in solo acts against some very big sections no placements but they were absolutely out of this world.
Well done to all of you!!!
- Today we joined Sam’s Safari on a camping adventure. We got ready, packed our bag and climbed a mountain and pitched our rent in a perfect spot. We met lots of animals on our journey including stick insects, frogs, hedgehogs, Bruce the bearded dragon and Peter the rabbit! Not forgetting the tortoise and Kerry the snake! The story helped us to learn about the animals, what they eat and their habitats.
On Wednesday 7th November all parents of children within EYFS are invited to join us at our family learning event and come and meet Sam’s Safari. Sam’s Safari will take us on a camping adventure where we will be able to meet many animals along the story adventure.
Nursery parents are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
Arrive at nursery doors before the session starts. Nursery gates will be locked before the session begins so please be on time.
Class 3: 1:45-2:30 pm (arrive at nursery doors for 1:30 pm)
Class 4: 10:30-11:15 am (arrive at nursery doors for 10:15 am)
Hope to see you there
The EYFS team
Please note at the end of the day parents will still need to collect children from their classroom door .