Brompton Westbrook Primary School

early years Learning Blog

 Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?

Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school.  This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.

 

Week commencing 10/07/2017

FS1 children will be learning number and solving different problems, developing their skills in counting for a purpose.  They will also learn the amount changes when something is taken away.  Morning nursery childrening will be having their Sports Day on Wednesday at 10.00.

FS2 children will be going on a trip to the zoo.  They will be writing a thank you letter and facts about the animals they see.

Week commencing 03/07/2017

Children in FS1 will take part in sports day on Thursday.  They will also be making sea creatures using different materials.

FS2 children will be practising for sports day and talking about team work.  They will also be learning about time and halving and sharing.

Week commencing 26/06/2017

This week the children in FS1 will be learning about sea creatures and visiting the library bus.  They will also be practising for their sports day.

FS2 children will be practising for sports day and talking about how they feel about moving to their new class.

Week commencing 19/06/2017

FS1 will be having a creative week looking at the artist, Andy Goldworthy.  They will also be going to the school field to practice sports day races.

FS2 children will also be practising for sports day and learning about capacity and measuring.  They will also be reading bear books relating to our theme this week.

Week commencing 12/06/2017

FS1 children will be making fathers' day cards and taking part in their fathers' day event on Wednesday.  The children will continue with their wild animal theme reading "Polar bear, polar bear what do you hear?"

FS2 children will be practising for sports day, making fathers' day cards and exploring musical instruments and body percussion.  We also have our fathers' day even on Thursday.

Week commencing 6/05/2017

FS1 children will be learning about wild animals - Animal Boogie and Dear Zoo.  They will be participating in team games. 

FS2 children will be consolidating their knowledge of shape.  They will be starting their new topic on large animals.

Week commencing 22/05/2017

Children in FS1 will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.  They will continue to use counting for a purpose in their play time and visiting the library bus on Wednesday.

FS2 children will learn about minibeasts without legs.  In maths, they will revisit subtraction and addition.  Some groups will be learning how to count in 10s.

Week commencing 15/05/2017

FS1 will be learning about flying insects.  The children will be making their own wings and exploring how to make things fly.  They will also be learning about sharing objects in different ways and using our 'Peter Pointer Finger' to check how many items we have.

Children in FS2 will be learning about minibeasts with legs as well as looking closely at spiders, centipedes and millipedes.

Week commencing 08/05/2017

This week, the children in FS1 will be learning about spiders.  They will make their own spiders to develop their counting skills.  We will be reading "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" and "The very busy spider".

Children in FS2 will be learning all about butterflies and their life cycle.

 

Week commencing 02/05/2017

FS1 will be reading  'What the Ladybird Heard' and learning about ladybirds and how to recognise features of a ladybird.  They will also be learning a new dance with Miss Stephanie.

FS2 will be learning about bees.  In maths they will continue with addition, practising writing their numbers and counting back from 20, problem solving involving subtraction, halving and sharing.

Week commencing 24/04/2017

FS1 children will be learning how to care for insects and begin to reconise some mini beasts by looking at their features and habitats in the garden.

FS2 children will be learning about addition, counting on and putting the largest number in their head and number bonds.  They will also be starting their new topic about mini beasts.

Week commencing 27/03/2017

FS1 children will be changing their role-play area into a hairdresser to develop their skills in imaginative play.   The children will also be reading 'The Dinosaur that pooped space'.  This will lead to children making their own space rockets, encouraging children to make up their own stories about going to space.

FS2 children will be learning about the Easter story, enjoying their end of term treat, watching the Year 3/4 production.  They will also be assessed in maths to see what knowledge they have retained from their space, shape and measure sessions.  They will also be able to take it in turns to be the customer or the shop assistant in our role play shop with real food items.

Week commencing 20/03/2017

FS1 children will be making and creating their Mother's Day cards and gifts and planting herbs in the garden.

FS2 children will be welcomign their mums to a Mother's Day tea.  They are also having a visit from some firefighters and a nurse.  In maths they will be learning about measuring and distance.

 

Week commencing 13/03/2017

FS1 children will be learning about vets and pets.  They will be engaging in role-play, learning how to care for animals and what the role of a vet is.  The children will also be going on a sponsored walk in the school grounds, noticing features in their environment relating to spring.

FS2 children will be learning about spring and flowers.  In maths, children will be learning about money.

Week commencing 06/03/2017

FS1 children will be learning about the dentist.  They will be changing their role-play area into a dentist area.  Children will also be learning to solve number problems.

FS2 will be visited by firefighters and a paramedic, continuing their learning about people who help us.  In maths, they will be learning about weight, comparing weights.

 

Week commencing 27/02/2017

FS1 children will be learning how firefighters help us and role-play driving a fire engine.  We will also be learning some number songs to help us to recognise numbers.

FS2 children will be taking part in World Book Day activities.  They will continue to learn about 3d shapes and talk about what they want to be when they grow up.

Week commencing 21/02/2017

FS1 children will be learning about people who help us, looking at families and teachers.  Children will also be learning songs about people who help us as well as problem solving mathematical problems.

FS2 children will be starting their new topic - People who help us.  They will be writing about what/ who they would like to be when they are older.  In maths they will be learning about 3d shapes, finding out the names and properties.  They will also be recapping 2d shapes.

Week commencing 06/02/2017

FS1 are celebrating the Chinese New Year - eating Chinese food and listening to stories in Nepalese.

FS2 are learning about Italy.  They will be smelling and eating Italian food and making Valentine's day cards.

Week commencing 30/01/2017

FS1 children will be reading Elmer the Elephant and learning to recognise similarities and differences.  They will also be working together to make a large Elmer.

FS2 children will be learning about the Chinese New Year. In maths, they will be learning about taking away.

 

Week commencing 23/01/2017

FS1 children will be reading "Don't put your finger in the jelly, Nelly".  We will be using all our senses to explore jelly and develop language to describe it.  We will also be singing number rhymes using jelly beans to count with.

FS2 children will be learning all about vegetables.  They will be cooking and tasting vegetable soup, then writing instructions to make vegetable soup.  In maths the children will be learning how to find one less than a group of objects and the number that is one less on a number line.  They will then move on to halving a group of objects and recoring their answers.

 

Week commencing 16/01/2017

FS1 children will be enjoying a pizza week!  The children will help to make their own pizza parlour and bring in ingredients to cook their own pizzas.  They will also learn about sharing by cutting the pizzas into smaller pieces.

FS2 will be learning how to find halves and doubles of numbers and sharing.  They will be talking about right and wrong choices linked to fairy story character, Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

 

Week commencing 09/01/2017

FS1 children are reading "Whatever Next" and having a picnic on the moon!

FS2 are reading Handa's Surprise and learning about adding and data handling.

 

Week commencing 03/01/2017

This week, children in nursery are reading Handa's Surprise and welcoming new friends into nursery.

FS2 children have been learning about adding and one more / one less as well as learning about ice and healthy eating.

Week commencing 12/12/2016

FS1 will be performing their Christmas play and making Christmas gifts.  FS2 will be practising for their play and performing to the school and parents.  They will be eating Christmas dinner together.  They will also have the opportunity to write and post a letter to Father Christmas.

Week commencing 5/12/2016

FS1 children will be reading 'Santa needs a wee' focusing on recognising numbers and counting objects.  They will also be learning their Christmas songs in readiness for their Christmas concert.

FS2 children will be practising the nativity play - learning about repeating patterns and continuing to perfect their Christmas songs.

Week commencing 28/11/2016

FS1 children will be making calendars to sell at the Christmas market.  They will also be visiting the library bus on Wednesday.

FS2 will be practising the nativity play, listening to and taking part in activities linked to The Stickman and exploring capacity.

Week commencing 21/11/2016

FS1 children will be listening to the story of The Stickman.  They will take part in activities linked to The Stickman, including going on a Stickman walk.

FS2 will be learning about the story of the nativity and learning their Christmas songs for the play.  They will be auditioning for parts in the play.  In maths they will be learning about positional language and measuring.

Week commencing 14/11/2016

FS1 children will be reading "Where the Wild Things Are".  We will be making wild thing masks and role-playing the story, both indoors and outside.  Nursery children will also be learning how to count out objects from a larger group.

FS2 children will be learning about sequence of time and sequencing events.  DT skills for Jacobs ladder and using junk modelling to make characters from stories.

Week commencing 07/11/2016

FS1 children will be learning about keeting safe when out and about, using "The Children's Traffic Club" resources.

FS2 children will be taking part in Armistice day and finding out what it means to them.  They will be continuing to learn about 2 shape names and their properties (a triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners).  They will also be talking about light sources and day and night as well as finding out about Autumn.

Week commencing 02/11/2016

FS1 - Children will continue with their story of Jack and the Beanstalk and taking part in activities.

FS2 - Children will be learning how to care for their teeth and how to stay healthy.

Week commencing 17/10/2016

FS1 - Children will be listening to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and taking part in activities linked to the story.  They will be making sounds with their bodies and counting objects.

FS2 - Children will be continuing with combining 2 sets of objects and practising counting objects and matching them.  They will be learning how to care for their teeth and how to stay healthy.

Week commencing 10/10/2016

FS1 - The week is based around the story of The Gingerbread Man - activities linked to the story such as making biscuits and putting the story in the correct order.

FS2 - Will be blending sounds to make words and learning about Titch.  They will also be learning how to recognise and write their teen numbers.

Week commencing 03/10/2016

FS1 will be reading "The Giant Turnip".  The children will be exploring vegetables and making vegetable soup.

FS2 children will be learning teen numbers, parts of the body and drawing portraits.

Week commencing 26/09/2016

FS1 - The children will be visiting the library bus in the morning.  All afternoon children are welcome to bring their child to visit the bus.  We will be reading 'The Little Red Hen'.  This will enable the children to learn about helping others.  We will also be making our own bread.

FS2 - Children are in full time and continuing to learn how to recognise numbers and write them (0-10).  They will also be starting their phonic programme, RWI (m,a,s,d,t)  Please help them to recognise the sounds.

Week commencing 19/09/2016

FS1-  Children will be learning about Goldilocks and the 3 bears - making porridge, making tools in CIP and re-telling the story

FS2-  Children will be continuing to learn their numbers and show us how good they are at sharing, working as part of a team and showing us how to work Ipads.