RELEATH

            We hope you like our 'Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow' dance to celebrate Harvest time!
 
I can't believe we have already completed our first half term of the new school year! The children have worked so hard since returning after Summer and we are so proud of them all! We have continued to word on our letters and sounds this week with all children working really hard on blending sounds together to begin to read and spell unknown words. We learnt about animals which hibernate and planned and built our own nests and homes. We have been thinking about number bonds in Maths, to six and ten, and have enjoyed using a variety of indoor and outdoor resources to support this. We loved making hedgehog bread rolls on Monday after learning about how wheat is harvested and bread is made.
 
Have a lovely half term holiday, I look forward to seeing you all on TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER x 
To remind ourselves of the focus on kindness of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May), here are some examples from a kindness calendar, which you might like to have a go at :)
  • Make a card or draw a picture and give it to a family member.
  • Arrange to have a virtual catch up with someone you know (phone call/FaceTime).
  • Help with a household chore at home.
  • Help cook or bake with someone you live with.
  • Pick some flowers from your garden (if allowed!) and leave them on a family, friend or neighbour’s doorstep as a surprise.
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up.
  • Play with a sibling in your household and share your toys.
  • Spend time playing with your pet.
  • Help wash the car.
  • Clean up your toys without being asked.
  • Tell a family member that you love them and why.
  • Send me a message of a happy memory of our class to make me smile!
What a lovely week we have had in the Autumn sunshine! We have been busy learning going over the letter sounds we have learnt so far and practising the tricky words I, go, to, the. Year 1 children have been busy writing Autumn poetry and practising their sentence writing. We had a lovely trip to the church on Monday afternoon and have done a brilliant job of understanding part- whole models in Maths. We loved listening to the story of the Scarecrow’s Wedding and following this up by performing our own stories with the scarecrow’s in our puppet theatre, making scarecrow collages and giving some leaves a hair cut in our Autumn area! Have a lovely weekend :)
We have had a busy week progressing very well with our writing, our letter formation is starting to look superb, well done Releath! We have been learning all about capacity in Maths and experimenting to see how much different containers can hold whilst using the language of full/empty etc. We enjoyed learning some super vocabulary by reading 'The Squirrels who squabbled' and 'The Lion Inside'. We have been talking lots about how to be a good friend and how to speak kindly to others and treat them fairly. We have explored properties of different objects after going on a materials hunt around our school and also made posters to emphasis the importance of staying safe on the internet. Have a lovely half term
We have had a busy week learning lots of new digraphs in phonics and practising our letter formation which everyone is doing so well at, well done Releath! We have been learning about mass and weighing objects using scales and spring balances, inside and outside. We have been talking about and writing about when we have been brave to support Children’s Mental Health week and really enjoyed our science experiments this week to predict then find out which objects would float and which would sink. We had a fabulous music session to support our learning on animals with Sian from the MADE team and loved composing some music using the instruments too.
We have had another busy week learning how to count objects accurately and share them equally. We have enjoyed extending our Gingerbread Man stories, using our phonics to help sound out unknown words. We have been using our senses to explore the world around us and learnt about different habitats that animals live in. We then made some habitats of our own in our outdoor area. We have continued learning about the Great Fire of London and made some amazing zig zag books to explain the timeline of events.
We have had another really busy week in Releath! We have been counting objects accurately to 20 and the Year One children have been counting in 2s. We have been drawing our own story maps and writing zig zag books based on our own versions of The Gingerbread Man. We watched a programme about the Great Fire of London and made our own Tudor houses which are now on display outside of our classroom. We had a great time learning all about Chinese New Year and taking part in some drama with Liane from MADE. A huge well done to our first group of 'fun fit' children too!
We have had a really busy week learning all about length and measuring. We have been inside and outside measuring and then counting objects using cubes. We have also taken part in a number of measuring challenges, for example, finding out how many duplo bricks tall we are and discovering who has the longest finger! In Literacy, we have continued to learn the story of the Gingerbread Man by acting this out, retelling using puppets and writing character descriptions. We have really enjoyed starting our ‘Animals’ topic, loved using instruments within our Music lesson and really enjoyed taking part in some drama with Liane from MADE.
Welcome back!
It has been lovely to hear about the wonderful holidays that the children all had! We have had a busy week learning all about money and using different coins to buy items from our outdoor shop! We have been learning the letters of the alphabet and matching them to capital letters and have been beginning to segment and blend words back together. We will begin to have a greater focus on reading and writing now, so it has been amazing to see how many children have been practising their letters and sounds over the holidays, well done Releath! We have begun a topic using our ‘Understanding Christianity’ materials this week and were thinking about how our families show us that they love us. We have also begun our traditional tales in Literacy this week, starting with Jack and the Beanstalk, which the children retold using puppets today.
It is starting to look a lot like Christmas in Releath Class!
We have had a lovely week in Releath. We have been learning all about 2D shapes and have made some amazing patterns and pictures using different mediums. We were amazing at naming them too, remembering names like ‘trapezium’ really well!! We have been focusing on tricky words in our Reception phonics session and learnt the new sound ‘b’, whilst Y1 children have been learning about plurals. We listened to the story of ‘Chocolate Moose for Greedy Goose’ and enjoyed making up our own shopping lists. Y1 have also been thinking of their own ending and characters for Little Red Riding Hood. We also had another fabulous dance session with Mia yesterday. A huge thank you also to Mrs Tofts for coming in to make some wonderful Christmas crafts with us, we can’t wait to show them to you at our Cracking Christmas event tonight, see you there!
 We have had a super subtracting week in Releath class! We have been very busy using number lines and apparatus to help us to subtract amounts and record our calculations too. We enjoyed learning the story of ‘Fussy Frank’ and writing lists of foods we liked and disliked. We have made a super start to our nativity and can’t wait to show you in a few weeks time! We are loving our new grotto woodwork shop, post office and cosy reading areas! We had a super drama workshop with Mia from MADE yesterday and are continuing to do a fantastic job with our phonics and reading, well done Releath! 
We have a busy week in Releath class! We have been learning, singing and writing poems and nursery rhymes and created some beautiful collage pictures to accompany them. We have been adding objects inside and outside in Maths and loved carrying out experiments in science to see who had the biggest feet and greatest hand span. We are really looking forward to showing you our work so far this term in our class assembly next Thursday morning.
We have had a very busy week in Releath! The Y1 children have been learning how to count in twos, writing acrostic poems and learning the 'ea', 'ie' and 'ou' digraphs, whilst the Reception children have been counting accurately inside and outside and have learnt the 'g', 'o','c' and 'k'  phonemes. We read the Scarecrow's Wedding and wrote lists and invitations. We have made our own wooden spoon scarecrows, planted seed patterns, made leaf hedgehogs and really enjoyed baking bread for Harvest today. We were really proud of the children joining in their first Harvest festival today and wish you all a happy and relaxing half term. 
We have had a busy week of learning in Releath class!
 
Year 1 have been counting and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond. Reception children have been learning how to create repeating patterns both inside and outside. We have learnt the ‘m’ and ‘n’ phonemes this week and year 1 have practised how to form sentences correctly. We have learnt how to use adjectives to describe ourselves, places and pets that we have or would like. We had a super afternoon yesterday with Liane from MADE (Music and Dance Education) and are really looking forward to being involved in the ‘Child’s Eye View’ project with a number of other schools within our Trust.  
We have had another lovely week in Releath with everybody settling into school so well! On Monday, we had a fantastic day of outdoor learning with Wild Tribe, where we made stick men to accompany our current Julia Donaldson theme, made home for our Stick people, played games, lit a fire and toasted marshmallows. We have also been busy learning how to count accurately to ten and the Y1 children have been challenging themselves to compare, count and order numbers to 100! We created our own woodland creatures based on the Gruffalo and made up new versions of the story. We had a great time making circuits for a light box and investigating all things Autumn! Have a lovely weekend!
We have had a fantastic first full week at school, well done Releath class! We have loved learning the story of 'Super-worm', looking for rhyming words, making salt dough worms and making up our own versions of the story. The reception children have begun to count accurately to six and Year One have been busy using base ten materials to explore tens and ones. We have loved finding out a little bit more about ourselves by reading through our scrapbooks and have had lots of fun building, making and exploring in our outdoor area. (ill give you the memory card for photos to match)
What a busy week we have had in Releath! 
 
We have had a lovely week recapping 3D shape and exploring positional language. We really enjoyed playing some Maths games with Crenver class that they had made for us. We have enjoyed continuing to learn about 'People who help us' and set up some super scenarios with the playmobil people. We have continued to extend our sentence writing using capital letters and full stops and had an amazing time when Mrs Tofts came in to make bees wax wraps with us, thank you so much Mrs Tofts!
This week:  
We have really enjoyed learning the story of 'The Elephant and the bad baby' this week and making lists of all of the foods and people that they met. We have begun our phase 2 phonics in Reception, this week focusing on s,a,t, p and Year One have really enjoyed playing the Buried Treasure game in their phonics too. We have continued to work on place value in Year One using place value cards and base ten materials, inside and outside and Reception children have been practising counting to 20. We created Autumn collages for Leedstown Show and really enjoyed 'searching for sounds' outside using our senses too.
 
Releath had a special guest! 
 
We have had a lovely week practicing split digraphs in phonics and using high frequency words in sentence writing.We have started our 'people who help us' topic and loved having Sergeant Little in yesterday with his dogs Coz and Sky. He told us all about his job as a police dog handler which was really interesting! In Maths we have enjoyed ordering numbers, writing number sentences and finding one more, one less. We had a fantastic time at Trevaskis Farm on Tuesday finding out about all of the plants and animals there. The children were all so well behaved and we were really proud of everyone, well done Releath!
Challenge and Discovery week! 
 
We have had a fantastic Challenge and Discovery week! We have been practicing yoga and mindfulness every day which we have really enjoyed. We talked about healthy foods and planted some vegetables of our own. We are going to keep a bean diary to see how quickly our bean seeds grow! We have really enjoyed a number of multi-skills activities throughout the week and gathered lots of natural materials outside to make our own flags. We enjoyed completing a tally chart and pictogram to find out our favourite fruits and vegetables and have loved having a yoga workshop and another two from Chartwells, where we made rainbow wraps and our own healthy sugar free snack bars. What a great week!
On the links below, you will find some really lovely activities from The British Red Cross about kindness and well-being. Although the guidance is listed for children aged 7-11, I know how kind and thoughtful our younger children are too so please adapt as necessary :)