Wales and Ireland – 4+

Mrs R Baldwin
Miss P Baker
Mrs A Cowley
Miss G Scott
Mrs K Hubbock

Spring Term

Welcome back, we hope you had a great Christmas with family and friends.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and it is with great pleasure that we welcome your children into the 4+.

 

The children will be learning through play through each of the different areas, it nurtures their development, encourages communication skills and encourages them to solve simple problems. Children can be spontaneous and encourage them to be independent learners. The areas that we focus on are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.

Out of this World

And we have blast off! For Spring 2 our topic will be all about Space and we will be exploring the wonders of space and developing our questioning skills. How do you get there? Who has visited there? Who lives there? We will delve into space stories and shoot off into the world of numbers to solve mathematical problems.

We will be using different materials to create our own ‘out of this world’ aliens and rockets.

Wales Class

Jessica, Emilia, Nathan, Kayden, Alaia-Rose, Evelyn, Ethan, Valentina, Oscar, Isla, Mason, Jason, Zachary, Kaydie-Marie, Ronnie, Dexter, Rhys, Mila, Grace, Siana-Rae, Annie, Ronela, Ruby, Amelia, Emma, Heidi, Laicee, Mylo, Riley & Lucy.

Ireland Class

Evie, Alfie, Dylan, Tegan, Gracie-Belle, Jenson, Rosie, Lacie- Mai, Leah, Sebastian, Lucas, Alfie, Grace, Jayla, Daniel, Laura, Elliott, Maddox, Harrison, Nathan, Clara, Charlie, Katie, Adam, Amelia, Charlie, Poppy-May, Freya, Ty & Ney.

A very BIG Thank you –

We are totally blown away by all of the help and support in enabling the outdoor learning area to look as amazing as possible. We couldn’t have done it without all of your hard work. Thank you so much you have all been incredibly generous for the donations we have received.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Snack and Water bottle

Your child will need a healthy snack and named water bottle every day. Children are able to bring in a bottle of juice/carton that they can have with lunch.

PE

This term the children will be developing their ball skills in the hall. They will have the opportunity to play lots of games and practice different skills such as rolling, kicking, throwing and catching.

Phonics

This term we will be covering Phase 3 phonics Letters and Sounds with your children, here is a list of the order that we will look at them.

group 6 – j v, w, x,

group 7 – y, z, zz, qu

group 8 – ch, sh th ng

group 9 – ai ee igh oa

group 10 – oo ar or ur ow

group 11 – oi ear air ure er

Reading

The children have been working really hard with their phonics recently at school so we would like them to continue this at home as well. By this stage your child should be able to blend and independently read CV and CVC words such as; it, on, jog, pin.

On the Phonics page there is a list of useful apps that can be used at home to support your child with their phonics. Also, the link below shows how to correctly pronounce pure phonics sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

Tapestry

Don’t forget to upload your child’s observations at home of their learning. Someone will have the opportunity to win a £10 Amazon voucher to be pulled from the raffle. The observations can be of anything, we like to read and share some with the class. Have they laid the table, got dressed correctly, written a sentence or completed some amazing maths? We would like to hear about it. The Learning journal is a mixture of your observations, adults working in the 4+ and from the child themselves.

Show and Tell

Here is a list of the ideas for Show and Tell, if you have any other ideas relating to Space then we would love to see them.

Friday 22nd February – Share a fiction or non-fiction book about Space

Friday 1st March – Share an interesting fact about a planet

Friday 8th March – Make or draw an alien

Friday 15th March – Make a rocket out of junk modelling

Friday 22nd March – Draw an astronaut

Friday 29th March – What do you do to keep healthy?

Friday 5th April – Bring something associated with Easter

Uniform

Just a reminder to parents/carers please don’t forget to name your child’s school uniform especially gloves/hats/scarves.

 

Please regularly check the website for information and don’t forget to look out for Twitter updates.

 

#ArdleyHill.Ireland

#ArdleyHill.Wales

 

We have lots of exciting activities planned for the children and can’t wait to get started. We aim to make your time memorable, exciting and fun.

Reminders

Please can you check your child’s uniform, as every week we still have uniform that isn’t named. Water bottles are to be picked up every Friday which will enable you to wash them out properly ready for the week. Don’t forget to bring them back in on Monday’s. It is important to ensure children are drinking water throughout the day to carry nutrients to our cells and control our body temperature. Research suggests hydrated children perform better in school.

 

Mrs. Baldwin, Miss Baker, Mrs Hubbock, Mrs.Cowley and Miss Scott