Hedgehogs and Owls 

                                                      2022-2023                                                

Reception children's first week in school

Hedgehog and Owl children have had a fabulous start! They have enjoyed exploring the learning activities in their classrooms, the craft and outdoor area. They have been learning their new routines and making new friends. Well done Hedgehog and Owl children!

Welcome to all our new Hedgehog and Owl children and parents!

Please find information about your child's learning this half term in the overview and curriculum letter below.

Overview

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                                       2021 - 2022                                   

Our next half term's topic is Our Precious Planet.  Please see the curriculum overview and parent letter below for more detailed information.

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27.5.22 Jubilee picnic and country dancing afternoon.

10.5.22- Stanwick Lakes Trip

April - We had a visit from the dental nurse who explained the importance of brushing our teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time.

April - Our next half term topic is The Ugly Bug Ball.  Please see our overview and letter to find out more about what your child will be learning.

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April - We hope you all have a very Happy Easter with your family.

We hope you have had a lovely half term.  This half term's topic is "Long, Long Ago". The half term overview and letter can be found below, along with the home learning chart for the first week back to school, wk beg 22.02.22 (in case you need to isolate and feel well enough to complete work).

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It is mental health awareness week and online safety week this week. The home learning chart is below for Week beg 7.02.22  in case you need to isolate and feel well enough to complete work.

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28.1.22 - Our Library visit.  We had a lovely time walking to Wellingborough Library. Mrs Baird, the Librarian greeted us and gave us a tour around the library, which included showing us how to use the computer to borrow and return books.  She read us a story and let the children explore the activities she had set up for them. Some children chose a book to take out with their Library card to take home.

Below is the home learning chart week beg 31.01.22 in case your child needs to isolate and feels well enough to complete work.

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The home learning chart for Week beg 24.01.22  in case you need to isolate and feel well enough to complete work.

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Below is the home learning chart week beg 17.01.22 in case you need to isolate and feel well enough to complete work.

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Jan 2022 - Happy New Year!

We hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and look forward to hearing about some of the things you did during the holidays.

Our topic is called, 'Once Upon a Time.'  Below is the topic overview and information letter for this half term as well as the home learning chart for this week beg 5.01.22 and week beginning 10.01.22 in case you need to isolate and feel well enough to complete work.

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This is our last week before the Christmas holiday so there are lots of Christmas activities on the home learning chart below.  We would like to wish you and your family a healthy and happy Christmas.  We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Happy Christmas!!!

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Below is the home learning grid if you child has to isolate and they feel well enough.  The learning grid will show you some of the inputs that the children will have in school.  Please email if you have any questions or to send us photographs of your child's work to juliette.minter@st-barnabas.northants.sch.uk

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Below is the home learning grid if you child has to isolate and they feel well enough.  The learning grid will show you some of the inputs that the children will have in school.  Please email if you have any questions or to send us photographs of your child's work to juliette.minter@st-barnabas.northants.sch.uk

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Welcome back.  We hope you had a lovely half term holiday.  Below is our curriculum overview for this half term.  Our topic is called 'Let's Celebrate.'  It would be lovely if your child could bring in a photograph of a family celebration to share in class.

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October- we went on a wonderful Autumn walk collecting sycamore keys/helicopters, a variety of deciduous autumn leaves as well as evergreen leaves. We looked at the different shapes of the leaves and found an Oak tree that we read about in the Percy the Park Keeper story, After the Storm by Nick Butterworth.

Learning to form our letters, 3 by the tree using our 3 friend hold.

October 11th- The children are learning to retell the story of The Little Red Hen and how to make bread.

What a wonderful start our new Hedgehogs  have made!

They have been busy exploring the different areas we have, making new friends, showing us what they can make and do and learning their new routines.

13..9.21 - Welcome to our new Hedgehogs!  We are looking forward to helping you explore each of our learning areas and learn your new routines.

Below is this half term's curriculum letter and an overview of our curriculum.

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Wk 6 - This week we are going to be taking a closer look at Rainforests and compare them to the woodland environment we have in this country.  If your child needs to self isolate please use the chart below for home learning.

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Wk 5 - This week we are going to be going on a Bear Hunt!  Below is the home learning grid if you need to self-isolate.  Also, please see the phonics section below last weeks grid.

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28.6.21 - This week we are looking at the information text, 'If Polar Bears Disappeared.'  Below is the home learning grid if you need to self isolate.  We have also put up a separate section for phonics below.  Please check which group your child is in and choose activities from the correct group.  There are also activity booklets.  Please do a little bit each day.  Little and often is important.  You also have your letter fans and bookmarks to practice too. 

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PHONIC Activities if you are self isolating 

Phonic Groups 1 and 2:

Set 2 speed sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_yYAmLGdVg

Set 2 spelling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=talBv8YJzxk

Phonics Play phase 3: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3

Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb6lY0TJCQ

(Please note the booklet below will have some sounds the children have not been taught.  Please choose the sounds taught so far.)

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Phonic Group 3 and 4

Word time 7:  Practice your Fred Talk to read the words on the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUqS9Vj4JrA

Set 1 red words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPK19zONgi8

PhonicsPlay phase 2: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

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Wk 1 - Hedgehog class have had fun exploring the school this week following a trail left by characters from ......Oh No It's a Gruffalo!

If your child needs to self-isolate next week please refer to the home learning chart below.

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June - Our new topic this half term is "Oh No! It's a Gruffalo!"  Please see below our topic overview and letter about the children's learning for this half term.

Underneath these we have the first week's home learning chart and resources in case your child has to self-isolate.

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The children have enjoyed our Superworm week, where they have learned how important worms are!

Please use the home learning chart below if your child needs to self-isolate next week.

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Wk 5 -The children have been enjoying the Bikeability sessions this week; learning how to do a safety check, use their brakes, glide, as well as keep fit !

They have also enjoyed observing the chicks growth and taking a closer look at them.

If your child needs to self-isolate next week please see the home learning chart below.

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We had a very special delivery this week of 10 eggs in an incubator!  The children have been very excited to see them hatch and so far 6 chicks have appeared.  They learnt that the brown chicks are females and the yellow chicks are males.  We have moved them into the brooder box now with water and food.

If your child is self isolating please see the learning chart and resources below.  

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The children have had fun filling our Bug hotel in our outside area, ready for some minibeasts to make their home there.  The children have also enjoyed taking a very close look at snails, to see if they could see their eye spots, tentacles and foot!  I hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

If you are needing to self-isolate next week please see the learning chart and resources below.  There are phonic resources further down the page.

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We have had some fabulous weather which has made it perfect for seeing ladybirds in the morning.  Week 3s learning chart is below along with the resources to support the activities.  Phonics activities a further down the page.

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It has been a lovely first week back and the children have been getting used to a slightly different routine.  We have had some good weather and enjoyed our outdoor activity time.  We have been practising what we have learnt about capacity and using our star words half full, half empty, nearly full, empty, least, most - when comparing 2 containers they have filled.

The home learning chart for anyone that needs to self isolate is below.  As stated last week we are no longer doing live phonic lessons via zoom.  We have put up a separate section for phonics under the learning chart for wk1.  Please check which group your child is in and choose activities from the the correct group.  There are also activity booklets.  Please do a little bit each day.  Little and often is important.  You also have your letter fans and bookmark words to practice too. 

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Welcome back Hedgehogs!  We hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday. 

Our topic this Summer 1 half term is "The Ugly Bug Ball".  The overview and letter explaining your child's learning for this half term is below.

The home learning chart for anyone that needs to self isolate is also below.  We will no longer be doing live phonic lessons via zoom.  We have put up a separate section for phonics under the learning chart.  Please check which group your child is in and choose activities from the the correct group.  

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If your child needs to isolate , please use the home learning chart below and let me know if you will be accessing the maths zoom meetings at 10:45.  

 

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PHONIC Activities if you are self isolating 

Phonic Groups 1 and 2:

Set 2 speed sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_yYAmLGdVg

Set 2 spelling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=talBv8YJzxk

Phonics Play phase 3: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3

Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb6lY0TJCQ

(Please note the booklet below will have some sounds the children have not been taught.  Please choose the sounds taught so far.)

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Phonic Group 3

Word time 7:  Practice your Fred Talk to read the words on the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUqS9Vj4JrA

Set 1 red words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPK19zONgi8

PhonicsPlay phase 2: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

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Phonic Group 4

Word time 1.5:  Practice your Fred Talk to read the words on the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kP3JQ0imdI

Set 1 red words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPK19zONgi8

PhonicsPlay phase 2: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

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We hope you have a lovely Easter break with your family.

We have had a lovely week learning about Palm Sunday, listening to and writing sentences about The Train Ride as well as getting better at sharing equally between groups in maths.  The children had fun exploring the outdoor area looking for signs of spring.  They found daffodils, snowdrops, a primrose, daisies as well as several ladybirds and buds and birds.

If your child needs to self-isolate please see the learning chart below and resources.

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The children have settled back into the school routines very well and are enjoying being back with their friends. If your child is needing to self-isolate the learning chart for next week is below with some additional resources.

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THANK YOU to all the parents of home learners.

It's been a long few weeks for you but you have done a great job supporting your child with their learning.  We are really looking forward to seeing  your children next week.  However, in case anyone has to self-isolate the learning chart for next week is below and zoom invites will be sent out for 2 sessions, a maths meeting and a phonics session.  Please let me know if you are attending any of these prior to the session so I can ensure I let you in from the waiting room.

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I've seen some super home learning this week, inspired by our story Mama Panya's Pancakes and Kenya, where the story is set.  Your Masai shields and necklaces have been very striking using the distinctive red colour and your own patterns, well done.  You have tried very hard to count in 5s which is a tricky one to master and we will keep practising when we are all back in school - not long to go now!  

Next week learning is based on The Town and Country Mouse story, which I am sure you will enjoy.  Please see the learning chart for next week below.

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I hope you and your family have had a lovely half term break. This half term our topic is “Long , Long Ago”. Please take a look at our overview to show the learning you’re child will be doing over the course of the half term. The home learning chart for next week is below, we hope you have a good week’s learning and I look forward to seeing you at our zoom meetings.

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12.2.21 - Thank you for all your hard work this half term Hedgehog parents and children.  I hope you have a lovely half term break . 

5.2.21 - There was some super learning from our Gingerbread Man story theme this week.  You designed and made some tasty gingerbread men and women and there were some lovely new endings for the story.

Next week's learning is about Chinese new year and keeping safe online, as it is Internet safety Day on Tuesday 9th February.  A very useful link for internet safety for parents is  https://www.internetmatters.org/  .  Miss Alex has put a clip on Owl page for you to follow showing how to make a chinese lantern and a box spring for your chinese dragon.  I look forward to seeing your learning and if you have any questions please email me.

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29.1.21 - The snow was a lovely surprise to play in last weekend and you did some lovely labelled drawings of your snowmen.  Well done with your Noahs Ark learning, you built some fabulous Arks and you are starting to get the hang of grouping to count in 2s very well.

Next weeks learning chart is below and the resources for the week. There is a clip of the oral storytelling of the Gingerbread man below and storymap. Please go to Owl page for Tuesday and Wednesday literacy lesson clips, Mrs Bovenzi is explaining those tasks to you.

 Next weeks PE lesson is below, with more gymnastic shapes to learn.  The warm up is the first clip and the 2nd clip is the shapes  and game.  I look forward to seeing your learning, please let me know if you have any questions.

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22.1.21 - We have had a good weeks learning about healthy food for Goldilocks, sentence writing for one of the 3 parts to the story as well as recognising, ordering and finding 1 more or 1 fewer than numbers up to 15. Thank you for all your hard work at home and for sharing your children's learning with me, their phonics learning is progressing very nicely too.  If you aren't able to access the ebooks please email me so we can arrange a good time for you to pick up some reading books from school.

I have put up the learning chart for next week below along with a clip for your child's PE lesson this week, which is gymnastics.  Please find a safe space for them to do a warm up and practise their gymnstic shapes.  This can all be done on a mat or towel if there isn't room for them to move around safely. 

We are looking at the Bible being a special book for Christians and listening to the story of Noah's ark this week.   We will also be learning to count in 2's and grouping into 2's to make it quicker to count. 

Below the shapes are the key word bookmarks in case your child is able to read all the ones they have already on sight (not by sounding out) and need the next one.

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15.1.21 - Another great weeks worth of remote learning and in school learning.  Well done Hedgehogs and parents/carers -you are doing a wonderful job of supporting your children to complete their learning, thank you.  Thank you for sending me photos of the phonics learning, maths and other learning from the learning chart and additional bits they have been working on to improve their understanding of concepts.  It's been lovely to see so many of you at our zoom maths meetings and storytime and show me your learning sessions.

Next weeks learning chart is below, please email me if you have any queries or questions.  I have uploaded a boxed up chart for you to share with your child to explain what is included in the beginning, middle and end of the Goldilocks story - to help with the literacy lesson on Monday. You can show your child Mrs Bovenzi explaining the lesson on the film clip on Owl page as a lesson introduction if you would like to (Apologies it wouldn’t upload onto Hedgehog page)

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First week! Well done to all those Hedgehog children who are working hard at home.  It was so lovely to see you all listening and joining in during our zoom maths meeting in the morning and story time in the afternoon.

I have been so impressed at the winter pictures, phonic work in books as well as the investigations and winter walks where you have explored, noticed and used important vocabulary to describe the changes you have noticed (frosty, ice, melting, solid, liquid, temperature). Super maths learning about the seasons, days of the week and sequencing from the Oak Academy too. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing you at our zoom meetings.

Next weeks learning chart and resources are below.  I have put a clip up of me telling the story, with actions for important  story language. Please encourage your child listen to this throughout the week and begin to learn the actions and words so they can retell it by themselves, the story map is below to help as well.

Please email me if you have any questions and I always look forward to seeing your children's wonderful work.  Thank you for all your hard work and support in delivering and helping them to complete their learning.

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Jan 6th-9th- We ve been learning about time, including the seasons, months, days of the week and sequencing of the day. The children have had fun making bird feeders in the craft area for the winter months now that we are really feeling the chilly winter weather. They have been experiencing the icy, frosty elements inside and exploring them inside too using melt, water, ice, solid, liquid, heat, temperature to describe the changes they noticed.

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Happy New Year!  We hope you are all safe and well and had an enjoyable Christmas break. Please see below our new topic for this half term and the first week home learning chart. Your child will need your support to access the learning, please record phonic sessions and other learning in the red exercise books books given out last half term.

We will be holding a daily live registration and maths meeting at 9:45 for your child to attend from Friday 8th January. 

Please ensure that you are present whilst your child is attending the session.   We will also be holding an afternoon registration and storytime every afternoon at 2:20

The invitations are below:

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First week back home learning chart below for anyone needing to self -isolate.

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Last week of term - the children have been making stickman  and his family and writing about how stickman felt, as well as making paper chains for the classroom.  They enjoyed watching the pantomime Cinderella, had fun playing party games and dancing to Christmas tunes and even had a special zoom visit from Father Christmas on party day!

We hope you and your families have a very Happy Christmas.

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9.12.20 - This week we filmed the children performing the first section of the school Nativity play.  The Owl and Hedgehog children acted out the first part of the Nativity story and sang and played instruments to Little Donkey beautifully.  It wont be long before you will be able to see the whole performance on the website.  Well done Hedgehog and Owl children, we're very proud of you!

Next weeks home learning chart is below, for anyone self isolating.

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The home learning chart for wk beginning 7th December is below if your child is having to self isolate. 

Don't forget the children can wear a Christmas Jumper on Tuesday and Friday!

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4.12.20- the children have been learning about Advent this week and made box spring Advent candles.

27.11.20 - Thank you parents for all the support you have given to your children during the first part of the week, to complete their home learning.  There were some fabulous starry night pictures, capacity and positional language learning as well as super phonic work.

Next weeks learning chart is below for anyone who needs to self isolate next week.

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The home learning charts for next week are below for you and your child to follow on Monday until Wednesday, as we are all self isolating.  The office will be sending out a zoom link for you and your child on Monday, for  Tuesday.  This will give me a chance to check in with you all and read a story to you all. 

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19.11.20 - Nursery Rhyme Day - look at all the wonderful nursery rhyme characters we had. Can you spot Jill without Jack, the Little Bo Peeps, the Little Miss Muffets, the Incy Wincy Spiders, the Old King Coles, Yanky Doodle to name a few! The children enjoyed learning about rhyming words, singing rhymes, writing rhyming words and playing nursery rhyme games. Thank you Parents for the fabulous costumes you put together for htem to wear.

 

13.11.20 - We have had a busy week learning about birthdays, Remebrance Day and Diwali. 

We made poppy pictures and paintings and we all went outside on the playground to listen to the church bells to indicate 11 o'clock and the start of our 2 minute silence on Remebrance Day.

We created some brightly coloured, sparkling Rangoli patterns as well as Diwa lamps using clay.

Please see below for next weeks learning chart if you and your child are having to self isolate.

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6.11.20 - The children have settled back after half term very well and have been having fun making firework pictures using chalks as well as brightly coloured paint!  They have been using their noticing lens and hearing lens to think of vocabulary linked to firewords.  They used words such as shimmering, crackle, pop and bang and tried hard to use their sound knowledge to write some of the sounds.  The children will also be creating and copying firework dance moves over the next few weeks which they will put to music.

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I hope you are having a lovely half term break with your family.  If you are unable to attend school next week, the home learning chart is below.

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20.10.20-We adapted the Leaves on the trees song using our own words from our experiences of the leaves during our Autumn Walk. We made up actions to go with the words.

The leaves on the trees turn yellow and red, 

Yellow and red, yellow and red.

The leaves on the trees turn yellow and red

And fall to the ground

The leaves in the wind go swish and rustle

swish and rustle, swish and rustle,

The leaves in the wind go swish and rustle

And fall to the ground

The leaves on the ground are crispy and crunchy

Crispy and crunchy, crispy and crunchy 

the leaves on the ground are crispy and crunchy 

All on the ground.

19.10.20- we went on a colourful Autumn walk and had fun listening to the sounds and looking for the signs of Autumn. We saw a nest high in the tree, toadstools in the grass, evergreen trees as well as trees that had lost their leaves. We thought the leaves looked like butterflies as they fluttered to the ground.

16.10.20 - We've had a lot of fun this week learning about our senses.  We have kneaded dough like the Little Red Hen. The smell of the bread baking was mouth watering!  We have enjoyed investigating different smells in pots and exploring our sense of touch on different materials in trays outside, with our feet!

Please see the new home learning chart below if you are ill or self-isolating.

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9.10.20 - Well done Hedgehogs you have done so well learning your new daily routines and eating your lunch in school.  You used your listening ears and kind hands to do your learning very well in your first week of school, keep it up!  If your child is ill or unable to attend school due to self isolation please see the learning chart is below.

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2.10.20 - We are very much looking forward to welcoming all 30 of Hedgehogs for their first full day at school on Monday.

The home learning chart is below for learning activites for parents to do with their child if they are unable to attend school due to illness or self isolation. 

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25.9.20 -We have uploaded some information clips about the curriculum onto the new intake page for you to access.  Please see the parent pack below relating to some of the maths learning for this half term and the maths mastery approach to maths learning.  The home learning chart for those unable to attend school due to illness or self isolation reasons will be put up at the end of each week.  I have also put a copy of the reading information sheet below to help you to support your child when they start phonic reading activities at home.

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September 2020 -Hedgehog children having fun exploring their new learning environment and activities

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10.9.20 - It has been lovely to meet all our new Hedgehog children and their parents these past 2 weeks .  We look forward to seeing you all in your new uniforms next week for the start of your wonderful learning journey at St Barnabas School.

September 2020 - Welcome to our new children who are starting in Hedgehog class this September.  We are looking forward to meeting you and your parent/carer at your school visit and for your stay and play times.

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School wider opening:  Home Learning Activities

Hello Hedgehogs,

I can't believe it is the final week of term.  A little poem that we want to share with you :

To our fabulous Hedgehog class

This school year has not been as it should.

It has been cut short

And we never got a chance to say

Thank you for being a fabulous student

We wish we'd had more time to learn and play!

When we are allowed, we will make a special visit

To your new class when we return

In September you will all be together again

To play, share and learn.

Enjoy the summer with your family

And next year we will start anew

For now just know we will miss you all

And we are so proud of you.

 

Below is the learning for this week, the planning format is slightly different from last week.  We are going to be looking at the story of the Gruffalo in English.  In maths we are looking at money.  We have also set some 2dos on purple mash this week linked to money.

Well done for all your hard work last week!   

The library have launched the summer reading challenge online this year.  This is a good way to encourage and motivate your children to continue reading during the summer holiday.  Each year they have a different theme.  This year it is the silly squad.  You can register online at: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Have a lovely Summer holiday, we will miss you all! 

Take care and stay safe!

Mrs Minter

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If you are coming back to school on the Thursday and Friday please follow lessons 1, 2 and 3 from the Maths on the chart below and lessons 2, 3 and 4 from the English. If you are coming back Monday and Tuesday please also follow 1,2,3, from the maths and 2,3,and 4 from the English. 

If your child is returning to school this week, the powerpoint above might help to prepare them before they attend.

I hope that makes sense! 

Best Wishes ,

Mrs Minter

 

Home Learning Links

English

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/plant-a-seed-reception-wk5-1 https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/plant-a-seed-reception-wk5-1 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-reception-wk5-2

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-story-map-reception-wk5-3

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-story-writing-part-1-reception-wk5-4

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-story-writing-part-2-reception-wk5-5

Maths

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/sorting-2d-shapes-reception-wk6-1

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/creating-patterns-with-shapes-reception-wk6-2

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/finding-3d-shapes-in-the-environment-reception-wk6-3

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/describing-3d-shapes-reception-wk6-4

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/revision-and-practise-reception-wk6-5

Other

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/germs-reception-wk2-1

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/people-who-help-us-reception-wk2-2

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/where-do-people-who-help-us-work-reception-wk2-4

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/construct-a-minibeast-reception-wk4-4

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/my-face-in-nature-reception-wk1-5

 

 

 

 

Have fun and don't forget to email me with photos of your learning or any questions. 

Take care.

Best wishes from,

Mrs Minter

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Please also remember that play is an important part of the children’s learning.  During the school day they have lots of opportunities to learn through play.  It is important for them to continue these play opportunities at this time -  construction, role play, physical and small world play.

Mon 23rd March - Daily Read, Write , Inc phonics from the scheme we use at school  can be accessed online now! Each film will be available for 24 hours via Facebook on our YouTube channel.   Please watch with your child as this will really help them continue their reading development.  Please ask your child whose phonic group they were in at school to find out which of the online videos they should watch. There are parent videos you may also find helpful.

Set 1 - 9:30am  - for those children in Miss Alex/ Mrs Bovenzi’s , Mrs Green, Miss Johnson’s Group,

Set 2 - 10am –  for those in Mrs Smith or Mrs Dunnett’s group.

Set 3 - 10:30am  - for those in Mrs Minters Group

Here is the direct link to our YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

 

Don't forget 

Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – Kids workouts to do at home

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

If its good weather and you can have a run around in the garden, bounce on your trampoline or kick around of your football as a brain break between doing your reading or other learning please try to.  Also, if you can take your learning into the garden to count how many times you can bounce the ball in succession, the fresh air and activity will help.

13.3.20- James Carter, a poet came to read his poetry , play the piano and his melodica! We had fun joining in with his rhymes and riddles.

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11.3.20 We watched a theatre production of the Hobbit in the hall.

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9th March- We had fun running a Sports relief mile morning!

World Book Day- parents came in and made potato characters. Can you work out what the characters are and which book they are from? We shared a book with our reading buddies from Otter class and our grown ups at the end of the day. What a lot of fun reading is!

March - we had a visit from baby Felix and his mother and sister. We learned that his neck muscles weren’t strong enough for him to hold his head up by himself and how he drank milk from a bottle. We talked about how we change from a baby to a toddler, child and adult.

25.2.20- the dental nurses visited us to teach the children about how to keep their teeth healthy. They learnt they need to have them checked by the dentist every 6 months. They met Dylan the dragon and found out how to clean their teeth in a circular motion all around the inside and then the tops, where food can get stuck, for 2 minutes.

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30.1.20- Art Day - Jackson Pollock inspired artwork. The children have had a lot of fun learning about and experimenting with a range of styles using paint to produce large and smaller scale artwork . Parents are invited to come and look at our Art Gallery next Friday 7th February. We look forward to seeing you.

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28.1.20 - Wellingborough Library Visit - Hedgehog class had a fabulous tour of the library from the Librarian at Wellingborough Library.  She showed the children where they could find the nonfiction and fiction books for their age group.  They enjoyed hearing the story  Scared Little Red Riding Hood and using their library cards and machine to take out a book to take home.  They have audio books that can be borrowed and events on during February Half term children and parents can get involved with.

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21.1.20- Thank you parents for coming to our Stay and Play a board game event this afternoon. The children enjoyed improving  their turn taking skills, counting and other number skills. There were a lovely range of games.

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14.1.20- this week we introduced our “Once upon a time” theme with our Goldilocks crime scene. The children were detectives looking for clues and recording their findings using the recording clipboards, iPads and recording magnifying glasses.

The children also looked at the change to the porridge oats after cooking and enjoyed tasting them.

26.11.19 - Stay and create day- parents joined us to make decorations and creations. Take a look at some of the things we made.

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The baptism of Spike at the Church- the children stood by the font to watch Mrs Deamer baptise Spike, marking his forehead with the sign of the cross using water.

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18.11.19- Maths Day. The theme was measures. We made paper chains and compared and ordered the lengths. We weighed fruit to find the heaviest and lightest. We also explored the capacity of different cups, filling the up so they were full, nearly full, half full and nearly empty. When we made models we talked about the features of the shapes we used. Outside we made towers as tall as we are and compared them to our friends. 

21.10.19- we went on an Autumn walk this morning - we collected different shaped and coloured leaves that had fallen from the trees. We saw horse-chestnut, beech, oak and silver birch leaves. We collected some leaves as well as pine cones and helicopters.

9.10.19- making bread like the little red hen!

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8.10.19- Come and see Marvellous me! Parents and carers came in to see their Reception children and support them with their learning. Thank you for joining us!

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27.6.19 - Chance to shine cricket - learning to bat this week.

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25.6.19 - West Lodge Farm Trip - we had a lot of fun learning about the animals and crops grown at West Lodge farm.  Farmer James explained all about the wheat and rape seed oil grown at the farm as well as the Highland cows, Red Ruby Devon cows and Suffolk sheep as we travelled around the farm on our Tractor Ride.  The children had fun grooming the ponies, feeding the lambs, having a cuddle with the guinea pigs and George (the rather large rabbit!) We walked around the farm enclosures to see all the poultry, goats and sows with their piglets and last of all we cheered on the piglets in their races! 

12.6.19- Chance to Shine cricket lesson - we learnt how to hold our hands with our finger pointing up to catch the ball. We did some reaction catching too! We re hoping the weather will be better next week so we can go outside on the grass to learn some more cricket skills next week.

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5.6.19- we started our new topic with a mapping activity. We found some strange animal tracks up on our adventure area and followed them to find out what was leaving footprints..........Oh no it’s a Gruffalo!

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24.5.19- The butterflies emerged from their chrysalis and the ladybird appeared from the pupae. We released our butterflies and our ladybirds into our outdoor area. 

We had our country dancing and maypole dancing afternoon.  We danced very well, we hope you enjoyed your cream teas and our performances.

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May 2019- The Ugly Bug Ball- we ve had fun outside going on minibeast hunts. We had a mystery box with a letter asking us to look after some tiny eggs, which have changed a lot! The eggs hatched and we had Caterpillars which are now in their own chrysalis. We ve been retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. Take a look at our wonderful stories and information pages about different minibeasts.

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2.5.19- m and m productions performed Alice in Wonderland this afternoon and you will see from the photos how amazing it was. The children enjoyed the story and the acting.

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All about Spring!

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26.3.19- Easter Experience- we had a lovely time at the church learning about each part of the Easter story. We learnt how Jesus washed his friend’s feet, how he broke bread with them  as well as writing and drawing our hopes and dreams.

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20.3.19- Holi - we learnt about Holi-the Hindu festival,  celebrating and welcoming Spring.  We tried on beautiful clothes , made rangoli patterns and listened to our visitor explain all about Holi.

19.3.19 - Science Day- We began the day with a golden mile because the focus for the day was our bodies. We did an experiment with egg shells to find out the efffect of sugar on our teeth. Sam did our assembly and told us why we had saliva, ear wax, tears and snot in our noses. Then we went into our groups and made some lungs, a play-dough man with a skeleton to help him to stand upright and ear cones to help us learn why we have ears and how they work. Finally we met our grown ups at the end of the day to tell them what we had learnt. 

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7.3.19- world book day - fabulous character t-shirts, reading buddies from otter class. A fun filled day of reading activities!

 

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6.3.19 - Walk around the Local area - we walked around the streets near the school looking for different street furniture and to see the different uses of the buildings.  We completed a tally chart to show how many postboxes, shops, garages and hotels we found.  We learnt about some of the uses of the buildings before they became flats and offices.  One of the buildings used to be a boot and shoe makers but now has changed to flats people live in.  We put into practise crossing the road safely, something we have been learning about and practising on our playground.  We saw a pelican crossing, which we know is a safe place to cross.

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6.2.19 - Maths Day - it was all about triangles!  We explored, investigated, created and reasoned all about the 3 sides, 3 cornered, flat, 2D shape inside, outside and in the creative area.

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22.1.19 - Stay and play a board game - it was lovely to see so many parents armed with board games ready to support their children and their friends with turn taking and number skills to play the games. 

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The children have been learning the talk for writing story Goldilocks and the 3 bears. They have been writing descriptions of Goldilocks for their Wanted posters as well as exploring and finding out the colours needed to make pink, brown and green to paint the characters.  They made porridge, looked at the changes that occurred when heat was added and finally tasted it!

"I made green! First I used the blue and a little yellow and it made bluey. I put some more yellow in to make it more green" - whilst mixing the paint she needed for the trees. 

"Mummy bear is making porridge....the porridge is ready but its too hot, so we will go for a walk" - a child retold the story whilst in the role play area. 

"that's daddy bears cos that's got more porridge.  That's mummy's because his has less in it. Mine is baby bear's because its got a little bit in it." - whilst tasting the porridge.

" its sticky!" - talking about the cooked porridge.

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15.1.19 - Recycling/ Plastics awareness Art day - the children learnt about the damage that plastics are doing to our beaches and seas and the importance of recycling.  They learnt how we need to Reduce, Reuse and recycle items we use and not just automatically throw away.

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7.11.18 - Today we had our WW1 commemoration day.  The children dressed up as children, soldiers and nurses living during the war years.  We had a visit from Dan, who was dressed as a British soldier and who works at Wellingborough Museum.  He brought in artefacts for the children to see, touch and try on.  They found out what materials the helmets had been made from and how heavy some of them were. They also found out how hard tac biscuits were. It's well worth a visit to the museum, which is free!