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19/05/22

Thank you to Diane and Phill who created the wonderful sculptures on the Hanwell View park for meeting virtually with our Year 1 pupils on Monday. The children asked thoughtful questions about the artwork and were able to learn more about what it means to be an artist. https://t.co/hoFMY4k6Gs

07/04/22

A huge well done to all of our pupils for their wonderful artwork which was displayed at our STEAM showcase event. What a wonderful celebration of your work! https://t.co/BMsoVrPduq

31/03/22

A huge thank you to MJH Property Services in Banbury for making a second, very generous contribution to our school. Hi-vis jackets being beautifully modelled by 2 of our Year 1 pupils. https://t.co/M8yt8dXHYU

30/03/22

We are very excited for our celebration assembly next Wednesday 6th April. Always a fab event when we invite parents to join us and celebrate the success of our pupils. We will also be showcasing our amazing work for this term inspired by a trip to https://t.co/XWEXnOO4iv

08/11/19

Retweeted From Danetree School

We are delighted to announce that our Outstanding nursery provision is expanding from January 2020. We are currently accepting applications for children born between 1st September 2015 to the 31st August 2017. If you haven't already applied please complete an application form.

29/10/19

Retweeted From Bowmer+Kirkland

Following the recent ground breaking ceremony on the site of new Primary School in Banbury for & works have commenced with our team. For details see the school website: https://t.co/jgou7sFWci https://t.co/pcgagPtXHM

21/10/19

Are you planning to come to our last open event at Longford Park on saturday 11 January 2020? Please do book you place via this link- https://t.co/nK0qddbM7p We expect this event to be busy so don't miss out, book early! We look forward to welcoming you and your family. https://t.co/ETbhr4pZ8b

21/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family https://t.co/qMfZgVPT4A https://t.co/B2ZHYJ44ZA

21/10/19

Open Evening Tue, 3 Dec 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Planning to attend our next open evening? Please book your ticket here - https://t.co/LGMJm5g3qD We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our sister school, Hardwick Primary https://t.co/ThQcj9Fb6P

19/10/19

Please also consider completing our consultation questionnaire https://t.co/nf4qLKrEZv We welcome your opinion and our consultation is an important step on the way to getting our funding agreement signed. Without funding we cannot open so please do take the time to do so.

19/10/19

Thank you so much to the parents and carers who supported us today by attending our open morning at Hardwick Primary. It was lovely to meet you. Did you miss it? Join us next time. Please see our website for future events and application forms: https://t.co/nvTzJw0BIq

19/10/19

That’s great Sam. Hope it was a successful event. https://t.co/gZhZ6txMuV

17/10/19

Hello folks, Don’t forget we will be at Hardwick Primary School on Saturday morning. Ferriston, Banbury, OX16 1XE 19 October 2019 11am - 12;30pm We will be opening in September 2020 to year r and nursery but we also welcome expressions of interest for transfers into years 1 & 2. https://t.co/Psp76ENCe9

11/10/19

Looking forward to meeting prospective parents at our second open event. https://t.co/t6EIxWO0Ql

10/10/19

And so it begins! Ground breaking ceremony for Attended by Bowmer & Kirkland, Cherwell & Oxfordshire Councils, Ashberry & Bellway homes, Ridge & . https://t.co/B6U4v6z8d4

09/10/19

Retweeted From Sam Evans

Enjoyed our meeting today discussing the building works at . I am so excited to see this school built and support it as it becomes a reality

04/10/19

We are very pleased to say that our new website has gone live. Hop over to https://t.co/nvTzJw0BIq to read more or join us on Facebook

04/10/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools (est. 2012) #WeAreGLF

Just the three?! What are their names? https://t.co/Qb92XzHF2C

04/10/19

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

Look out and up to see how our school will grow and flourish on our 22acre site in Central Merstham. https://t.co/6kY8s0Bovx

Year R

Welcome back to Term 3 in Reception!

We are looking forward to a new term of learning ahead now that the children are confident in Reception routines and the environment.  Children now know and understand the importance of hand hygiene and are becoming very independent.

Uniform

The weather continues to be cold and we will still make the most of our wonderful outdoor learning environment. It is essential that all children have a named coat in school every day and a named pair of wellies to keep at school would be very useful also.  Please make sure your child is wearing the correct school uniform and that it is clearly labelled to avoid confusion.  Uniform guidelines are outlined on the school website – please contact the school office if you have any questions.   

Water Bottles, Snacks and Lunches

All children should bring a labelled water bottle to school every day. It is essential that bottles contain only water, not squash or juice as this supports the development of good oral hygiene. We also promote healthy eating in order to establish lifelong healthy food choices. Reception children are provided with free fruit and milk for snack time. Healthy ideas for packed lunches can be found on the school website.

Please can we remind you that we are a Nut Free School, so please do not pack products in the lunchboxes that may contain nuts; this includes chocolate spread.

 

PE 

Our topic this term in PE is object control using bean bags.

Nightingale Class’ PE day will continue to be Monday.  Can your child bring their PE kit to school on Mondays and we will return them on Fridays.  It is handy to have them in school as a spare set of clothes. 

For indoor PE: Children will need black shorts and a plain t-shirt in their house colour.

For Outdoor PE: black shorts and t-shirt, and a tracksuit or spare jumper for colder days.  Children will also need trainers. 

Jewellery: A reminder that only stud earrings and wristwatches may be worn to school. Earrings must be removed by the child or covered for PE.  Please can children not wear bracelets to school.

 

STEAM

This term our STEAM focus is Engineering, and we will be answering the question ‘Can I design and construct a product using my knowledge and understanding of the engineering process?  The children will work together to build a boat that is waterproof and floats, exploring a selection of materials and fixing methods to test which works best and why.

 

The areas of learning and development 

There are seven areas of learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. 

These are the Prime areas: 

  • Communication and language: the number and quality of the conversations they have with adults and peers throughout the day in a language-rich environment is crucial. By commenting on what children are interested in or doing and echoing back what they say with new vocabulary added, practitioners will build children's language effectively. Reading frequently to children, and engaging them actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and then providing them with extensive opportunities to use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will give children the opportunity to thrive. 
  • Physical development: Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness. 
  • Personal, social and emotional development: PSED is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. 

We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are: 

  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the world 
  • Expressive arts and design 

 

Curriculum

Literacy

  • Using our phonics skills to write simple sentences and fill in grids to record scientific findings.
  • Labelling designs and plans using our phonics skills also
  • Using sentences starters such as ‘I predict...’ to discuss our thoughts
  • Joining in with repeating refrains in stories

Mathematics

  • Build a deeper understanding of the numbers 0-10
  • Subitise and recognise the numerals of numbers 1-5
  • Partition numbers 1-5 into 2 parts e.g., 2 and 3 make 5
  • Create and continue repeating patterns
  • Begin to use and understand positional language
  • Begin to use measurements such as length and height

Expressive arts and design

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools, and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form, and function.
  •  Explore materials Plumbing materials- taps, measures, bolts, etc- pads and pens, designs
  • Recognise the importance of drawing as a tool for thinking expressing idea
  • Constructing boats for final showcase.
  • Use discussion in small and large groups to regularly engage children in explaining work in progress
  • Support children to communicate gain confidence in their own ways in sharing ideas, e.g., learning songs and rhymes linked to water/topic

Understanding the World

  • What does it mean to be an engineer?
  • Float and sinking
  • Testing materials to see which are waterproof
  • Understanding different climates around the world
  • Different cultures and festivals- Chinese New Year

Reading and Phonics

It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading. Reading consists of two dimensions: language comprehension and word reading. Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth. It only develops when adults talk with children about the world around them and the books (stories and non-fiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together.

At Cherry Fields Primary School, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme to teach your children the knowledge they need to become confident readers and, eventually, confident writers. Your child will receive daily phonics sessions.  In addition, we enjoy phonics games daily that teach children the listening and sound discrimination skills they need in order to read. We communicate with you the sounds that your child is learning and send home phonics reading books weekly.  It is essential that you hear your child read daily using either the hard copy books or the links posted via Class Dojo. Please also write an entry in their Reading Diary each time.

 

During our ‘Talk through stories’ sessions, (which provide the opportunity for children to really explore key texts, understand the principle of the story, learn new vocabulary and explore new characters), we will focus on one key text at a time which the children will become very familiar with.  Our literacy key texts for this will be: 

  • My Mummy is an Engineer
  • Lost and Found
  • Hiss
  • Billy’s Bucket
  • An Evening at Alfie's
  • Chinese New Year stories
  • Who Sank the Boat
  • Non-fiction texts about engineering, plumbing, natural water sources, waterproof materials and many more.

 

How you can support us further

At Cherry Fields Primary School, we are committed to working in partnership with our families and our community. We welcome parent/carer involvement in our curriculum and would be particularly interested this term in working with anyone who works as a plumber or an engineer.  Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like to come and visit us.

This term we have lots of sensory experiences planned as we explore floating, sinking, and waterproofing.  We would like to ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 per child (payable via Parent Pay) to support this.

We make good use of unwanted items so if you have any kitchen roll tubes, pieces of soft untreated wood, corks, small boxes, washed yoghurt pots, old books or toys please bring your donations to class at drop-off.

Key Dates:

Please look out for key dates on Class Dojo and the weekly school newsletter, including the date of our end of term STEAM Showcase!

 

If you have any concerns, please do come and speak to us bearing in mind that we tend to have more time at the end of the day as our priority in the morning is to settle the children and begin our learning. Thank you for your continued support – we are looking forward to another exciting term ahead and partnering with you in your child’s learning and development.

 

Mrs Tyler

Reception Class Teacher

Documents

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Term 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Reception 06th Nov 2020 Download