Welcome to The Terrific Tigers
DISCO, DISCO, DISCO
Just to remind you tomorrow (Wednesdsy 10th April) is our Easter Disco. If you wish for your child to attend the price is £2.50 a ticket and can be purchaced from the school office.
Children can bring a change of party clothes in a labelled bag that they will change into before the disco. Children are to be collected at 3.00pm (Normal time) from their classroom door.
Mrs Bates our sewing Superhero
We have had some more amazing cape designs courtesy of Mrs Bates.
Mrs Bates is our Early Years school govenor who has given her time to support our children with their guided reading and also sewing skills.
The last group are working with Mrs Bates today so look out for our final cape designs when Mrs Bates has worked her magic.
F2 have lots of green, muddy fingers.
This week we have noticed that the Daffodils in our flower bed have started to die.
We decided we wanted to make our flower garden look a little tidier, so some children have put their waterproofs and wellingtons on and explored what they could find in our flower garden. We found all sorts of interesting things including bulbs from old plants and lots of different insects.
Our Oak Tree
Have you spotted our new Oak Tree hiding in the corner of our outdoor trail area?
We have had an Oak Tree bought to replace the one we had cut down.
F2 went to plant this last week. We made a lovely hole for it to sit in and covered it carefully before watering it. We hope that as we grow over the years the Oak Tree will grow with us.
Wow what a busy few weeks....
We apologise for the limited uploads to our web page over the last couple of weeks but oh boy have we been working hard!
First of all we hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day gifts that our children worked really hard to plant for you. Here are some photos of us in planting action.
We aso baked some yummy buns for our Stay and Play session
We continued our topic of People Who Help Us with a visit from the dental team. We hope you saw the free toothbrush that your child was provided with. After the visit from Mrs Whitehead earlier on in our topic we were blown away with just how much our children knew about keeping out teeth and mouth healthy.
We had a walk around our village this morning as part of our topic. We walked to the Library and then to the Post Office. It was lovely to hear the children talking about the places they recognised and the places they had been.
Phoebe said, "You see that building there? That's where I have my hair cut."
Rudy said, "I can't wait to show you where I went to Nursery."
Harrison said, "That's where I went to Nursery!"
We had a fantastic time in the library listening to a story and learning about borrowing books. We had a good look around and the librarians let us bring some books back to school.
We then went to the post office and because it was quiet the lady in there told us about the things they sell and the things they do. She told us they sell foreign currency for our holidays there, we can send parcels from there and get our passports checked there. Then we posted our special envelopes so watch out for those dropping on your doormats in a couple of days!
Everyone was very kind to us and made our morning fun.
Well done to the Tigers too, they did us proud.
Mrs Bates has brought us some more fantastic capes from our very own little Superheroes.
We are so impressed!
Here are 6 more of our super sewers. Mrs Bates came in again to help the children make their own super hero capes, we had Unicorn Girl, Dog Boy amongst some of the names!
F2 have a visit from a vicar
Father Craig visited us on Thursday afternoon and he told us all about the work he does in our community. Ayla asked a fabulous question, "Do you just work Sundays?" which led on to Father Craig telling us all about the different things he does. He told us about Christenings, Weddings, Funerals, visiting the elderly, Sunday services and daily prayer services. He told us about the jobs he did before he became a vicar and he told us what he had to do in order to become a vicar.
The Tigers listened so well and Father Craig was very impressed with some of the questions that were asked.
We would like to thank Father Craig for coming into our class to talk to us.
F2 have a visit from a Paramedic
This morning we have had a visit from Mr Thorpe one of our dads at Summerfields who is a Paramedic for the NHS and is based in the Yorkshire region.
Mr Thorpe gave his time this morning to show us some of the specialist equipment that he uses in his day to day job, and we were also so lucky to see his Ambulance and go inside to have a look.
Here are some photographs from his visit to F2.
We are super proud of Bella for recieving an achievement award last night at the town hall for her contribution to Sport.
Bella is a super star swimmer and has been from a young age.
Well Done Bella, and thank you for bringing in your award to share with us.
On Tuesday we had a visit from Mr Devonport who is a Fireman.
Mr Devonport has two children who attend Summerfields and we are so lucky to have him visit our class during our People Who Help Us topic.
Mr Devonport told us all about his role as a Fireman and we actually found out that Mr Devonport now teaches other people to become a Firefighter.
We looked at all the special clothing that a Firefighter has to wear in order to protect themselves whilst fighting a fire.
Mr Devonport also told us, if you need a fire alarm fitting in your house or you need your fire alarm fixing you can ring Cudworth fire station and the firemen will come out for free. The only thing they ask is that you provide a cup of tea and some biscuits.
We also learnt how important it was so know our address and to call 999 during an emergency ONLY!
On Friday the 15th of March, we are celebrating Red Nose Day.
Your child can come to school in non uniform, and we ask that a small donation is made towards the charity.
If your child has a red nose or other Comic Relief merchandise these can also be worn.
Our Parents Evening will take place on 4th of April.
Parents evening letters went out on Friday, you should have found these in your child's book bag.
Thank you to those parents who sent their reply slips back.
Mrs Jagger has allocated your time slot and the returned slips are in your child's planner.
Please return Parents Evening Slips as soon as possible as there are particular time slots that are popular and get filled up quickly.
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of April.
If you have any questions please come and speak to a member of the F2 team.
Here are the finished capes that were made by 6 of our Terrific Tigers and Mrs Bates. We love the added touch of having TT on them. Thank you so much Mrs Bates for doing these with the children, they loved it! Each child will make their own cape throughout this half term.
Today we had so much fun in our outdoor area. We togged up in our waterproofs and wellies and explored making the mud slippery by pouring water on it. We then used this mud to make some yummy food and drink in our mud kitchen!
We had a fabulous time outside and we think these photos show how much we were enjoying our learning and how focused we were. We had lots of super vocabulary linked to time and capacity.
World Book Day Activities
On World Book Day we had some fantastic activities taking place in our classroom. Have a look at some of the fantastic learning which took place.
This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from one of our mummies who is a dentist. We listened carefully to all of the things that she has to do and we learnt what ABCDE means when the dentist looks in our mouths! We were given our very own dentist mask and mirror so we could look behind our teeth! We learnt how the dentist has a specal chair which tips back and that the dentist has to wear gloves. We also learnt that we should brush our teeth twice a day and try to avoid eating too much sugar. We were given a tooth brushing chart to fill in and we made some of our own tooth fairies.
We had a lovely time hearing about this very special job and want to thank our Superhero dentist for visiting us!
WORLD BOOK DAY
Tomorrow we are celebrating World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2019.
Just to remind you, your child can come to school dressed as any book character, however we are having a superhero themed day in F2 so the choice is yours.
We are also running a lucky dip where your child can win a book. If your child would like to enter there is a small cost of 50p. Please send this money in a named envolope if you wish for your child to take part.
The hot dinner choice tomorrow will be Roald Dahl favourite of Sausage and Mash.
Today it is Pancake Day so we had some pancakes in class. Mrs Cuthbert showed us how to mix the batter and how to carefully pour it into the pan. We kept a safe distance from the pan and when the pancakes were ready we chose our topping and ate them! They were delicious and some of the Tigers wanted more!
We learnt why some people eat pancakes and we talked about Lent. We also learnt about how different countries within the United Kingdom celebrate pancake day.
Enjoy your pancakes tonight if you are having them!
Over the last few weeks we have been looking at money in our maths learning.
Today we have got a shop in our classroom and the children have been hard at work buying and selling things in the shop.
One of our challenges this week is to find the correct value of money to buy fruit and milk from our snack area.
Today apples are 5p and milk is 20p
On Thursday 7th of March F2 will be celebrating World Book Day by dressing up.
As our topic this half term is Superheroes, we thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to have a superhero themed day.
Your child can dress up as a superhero if they wish, however if your child has a book character they are eager to dress up as this is also fine.
Please do not go out and spend a fortune on a costume. We have lots of dressing up outfits in school if you are struggling to locate one for your child.
On Thursday we aim to do lots of exciting activities and celebrate a real love of reading.
Please see a member of F2 staff if you have any questions
SUPERTATO TO THE RESCUE
This week we have read the story of the Supertato. This story has really engaged our children in their literacy learning and we have had some fantastic writing produced.
This morning we have returned to school to find the evil pea has strapped the carrots down to our table in the writing area. He also took a bite out of an apple.
We put some jelly out to try and capture him but he must have escaped.
Look our for more adventures of the Supertato.
F2 have a visit from our local PCSO
What can you see?
This week some of our children have really enjoyed spotting signs of Spring around our outdoor learning area.
We have noticed different flowers have started to blossom and we have had lots of sunshine in the sky. Some of our children decided to take photographs of the things they could see.
Let's hope the sunshine is here to stay
Can you help?
Do you have any unwanted Superhero figures that you could donate to our classroom resources? We are on the hunt for any smallworld Superhero toys that would be valuable to our role-play.
We want to make a story shelf that includes superheroes, capes, masks and different stories that our children mite want to act out.
If you do have any donations please send them to school, they would be very much appreciated.
Lots of thanks Mrs J & Mrs C
This half term we are learning to travel in different ways across, under and through different PE apparatus.
Can we remind you our PE day is on a Tuesday and your child will need black pumps, black shorts and a white top to participate in PE lessons.
Please can we ask that any earings are removed prior to a PE lesson on Tuesday as we cannot take any earings out for your child.
This half term we have lots of super exciting learning planned.
Our new topic title is "Do all superheroes wear a mask?"
We are combining the cartoon superheroes with our real life people who help us.
During this topic we hope to have visits from lots of different people who help us in our community, starting this week with our local community police officers.
Look our for photographs of our visitors.
We are still looking for parents/carers to vist our children to tell us about their job roles. If you can spare 20 minutes of your time we would be so greatful.
Please see a member of the F2 team
Our Special Visitor
We were lucky enough to have some extra help in F2 this week from a pupil who used to attend Summerfields school.
Lucy was doing a work experience with us as she hopes to become a teacher in the future.
Lucy also shares a special talent and plays for Doncaster and England. How impressive!
Lucy brought her England kit into school to share with our F2 children.
We had lots of questions to ask and wish Lucy lots of luck as she continues to shine in the football world.
We are so proud of you Lucy! Please come back and see us soon.
We are very excited to tell you that our next topic after the half term holiday
is going to be 'People who help us'
We are working on an new exciting title for our topic, but previously we have called it People who help us. During this topic we have had visits from people who have a job that consists of helping people in the community.
This is where we need your help.
If you have a job that helps us in our community maybe a Nurse, Mechanic, a Dental Nurse, a cleaner, we would be so greatful if you could come into school and chat to our Tigers about your job role and maybe bring in a few items to show us.
It gives our children the knowledge of life experiences.
If you think you can help please contact a member of the F2 team
We have noticed that lots of our Tigers have swapped their book bags for rucksacks.
They are lovely and we understand they hold more items, but unfortunately we just don't have the space for them in our classroom.
As you can appreciate our classroom is quiet small and it is difficult to store them.
We hope you understand.
Chinese New Year
We have been having a lovely time this week learning about the Chinese New Year. Did you know that this year it is the Year of the Pig?
We have been accessing lots of learning in Provision and we have been going to different classrooms each afternoon to learn about the different traditions that take place in China over the New Year. In PE we had our own races across the river (but no rats pushed any cats in our races!) and then we learnt a Chinese dance.
We have had such fun today in our outdoor area. Firstly we spotted lots of fantastic cobwebs which were all covered in frost, we could see the patterns so clearly so we used the Ipads to take some photographs. Then we decided to see how a cobweb was made so we watched some videos on the Ipad and saw how busy the spider has to be to make a web then we decided to make some of our own using peg boards and wool. It took us all morning and we were so fascinated we didn't even notice the cold!
Cardigans and Jumpers
Please can we ask that you put your child's name in their cardigan or jumper.
We have a collection in our classroom that have no name in them.
Please feel free to come and have a look to see if any of them belong to your child.
Lost and Found
This week we have focused our Literacy learning on a story called Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
Our literacy trolley was full of small world surprises that have encouraged our children to listen to the story on our listening centre and re-tell the story using the props.
We are so excited to present to you our brand new water collection.
This morning we have talked about our water collection rules and the expectations of our behaviour when we are using the water collection.
Look out for some fantastic learning once our children get going.
Measuring Penguin Feet
Today our maths learning has taken us onto measuring. We have been using cubes to measure the length of the penguin feet. We placed the cubes on the feet and then carefully counted how many cubes long the feet were.
We made sensible predictions of how many cubes long we thought the penguin feet would be.
We then ordered the penguin feet in size order starting with the shortest then the medium sized and finally the longest. We found out the longest penguin foot measured 9 cubes long.
Later this week we will be using something different to measure with. Look out for more super measuring.
Some fantastic length vocabulary today Tigers good job!
Here are our the photographs of our beautiful ice pictures. We were so excited to see what they would look like. We talked about how they had been made and how they needed to be somewhere very cold. We were not in the Arctic so we used the freezer!
As we were looking at the pictures we noticed they were starting to melt which led to some great discussions about melting and freezing. The children were so curious about the pictures that we decided to put them outside in a tuff tray outside so that the children could observe them throughout the day. We even decided to leave them over the weekend to see what happens.
Literacy Super Star
We are so proud of this little super star today. He chose to draw a picture on 2 Simple, wrote his name on it and then printed the picture off.
He then came back to the classroom and chose to sit in the Literacy area and write a sentence to suport his picture. He was observed using our Literacy working wall to check his sentence had a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop!
Wow, what a star!
Where is the Polar Bear hiding?
Today during our maths lesson we have been using a polar bear to help us with our positional language. We hid the polar bear in differnt areas of our cassroom and had to tell our partner where the polar bear was hiding.
Phonics at home
This week during our independent learning lots of our children have enjoyed applying their phonic knowledge when using the interactive game Buried Treasure.
This is an interactive game that you can support your child with at home.
Its very simple to access just google search for
Free Phonics Play
The aim of the game is to 'get a coin'
Fred talk the word
If the word makes sense you put it in the treasure box
If it doesn't make sense we put it in the rubbish bin.
See what the pirate does when you get the answer correct.
We have made a beautiful display in our classroom using all the fantastic work we have produced in our learning over the last week.
We are so proud of the writing we have displayed, telling us lots of important facts about Polar Bears. See if you can spot our colour mixing, and also our beautiful Polar Bears that we made using different creative materials.
Yesterday we explored colour mixing in our creative area.
Our challenge was to start with a cold blue icy paint and add white each time to make the change in the shade of blue.
Lots of children chose to explore colour mixing and found the more white paint they added the lighter the shade of blue become.
Happy New Year to all our parents and children in F2.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and we look forward to lots of exciting learning during this half term.
Myself and Mrs Cuthbert would like to thank you all for your kind gifts they were very much appreciated.
So welcome back to a brand new half term.
Our new topic is called ' Pole to Pole'
This half term we are learning about the North Pole and the South Pole and the many wonderful things there are to learn about these places.
We aim to enhance our Knowledge and Understanding of the World during this topic and learn lots of new interesting facts.
Look out for our super learning in future posts.
We had a fantastic time at our party. We danced our socks off, played games and even had a visit from Father Christmas who gave us an early Christmas present! We also had some scrummy party food today and there have been lots of happy full tummies.
Please note that on Thursday 20th December it is PARTY DAY!!!
The children can come to school in their party clothes but please ensure they have sensible footwear and a coat.
As it says in the newsletter, children are also allowed to bring in snack / treats / nibbles for the afternoon of the party.
*Please do not bring anything containing nuts*
Look at some of the fantastic independent learning that has been taking place this week. We are really enjoying using some of our new resources outside!
Today we had a go at doing some Yoga in our PE session. We listened to a story about visiting the North Pole and did some streches and balances to match the different parts of the story. Can you tell what stretches we are doing?
We have a name for our Elf, we have called him Tinker because he is such a little Tinker in our classroom.
Today we had a lovely message from him wishing us luck in our performance.
He even dressed up as an Angel.
We think he wanted to join in.
See if you can spot him in our school hall at performance time.
Yummy Yummy in my Christmas tummy!
Today we had an absolutely delicious Christmas dinner with our Christmas jumpers on!
We had all the trimmings, a super selection of desserts to choose from and some Christmas tunes to sing along to. We had a lovely festive lunchtime!
We would like to thank the kitchen staff and lunchtime supervisors for all their hard work.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our children and families who have completed the Stick Man Home-Learning Challenge.
We have made a beautiful Stick Man display in the coridoor outside our F2 classroom.
Just a reminder of a few dates for your diary over the next two weeks...
Wednesday 12th - Christmas Dinner day - Children can wear a Christmas Jumper on this day with their school uniform.
Thursday 13th - Performance of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel 10.00am & 1.30pm
Friday 14th - F2 CHRISTMAS STAY AND PLAY
Thursday 20th - Christmas party
Friday 21st - Break up for Christmas
Monday 7th January - Back to school
HAPPY SAINT NICHOLAS' DAY (6TH DECEMBER)
We love to share different family traditions with our children and this morning was a wonderful oportunity to do this.
One of our parents in F2 informed us that people in Poland celebrate the 6th of December as this is a special day called Saint Nicolas' Day.
This tradition is celebrated on the 6th of December every year and the tradition means that the night before (5th December), St. Nicholas' brings presents for the children including sweets and toys.
We are so lucky to have recieved lots of lovely sweets to share this tradition with our children in F2.
Can you help...
This week the story we are focusing on in our literacy is Stick Man by Julia Donaldson.
If anyone has a copy of the Stick Man DVD please could we borrow it this week please to inspire our circle time hot seating.
If you can help please see a member of the F2 team.
Thank you for your support.
Winter Sickness Bug
We have quiet a lot of children in school who have been hit with the sickness bug.
Please can we remind you as part of our school policy if children are sick or have Diarrhoea they must not return to school for 48 hours aftwerwards.
Thank you for your continued support.
If anyone has any boxes that are suitable for junk modelling then please can you send them into school as our supplies are running very low.
Please can we say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated items for our outdoor area. You may have noticed our beautiful new sheds which arrived last week and are waiting to be filled up with our new goodies.
There are however a couple of things we are still desperately trying to find;
2 x clothes airers (for den building)
3 x wire shopping baskets for storing our sand toys.
5 x logs (for seats around the 'camp fire'
2 x plastic jugs
Picnic plates / cups / basket / bowls
A steering wheel
Our outdoor area is really starting to come together now and this is down to you and your generous donations. Thank you very much.
From The Terrific Tigers
Dressing the tree
Today F2 have made some beautiful decorations for our school Christmas Tree.
We think it looks beautiful.
F2 Have a surprise delivery...
This morning we could not believe our eyes.
Whilst doing our morning carpet session Mrs Tabbner brought us a special delivery.
A box had landed on the chair in Mrs Tabbners office.
Mrs Tabbner came straight round to F2 to deliver the box to us and you wont believe it..
We have our very own Elf delivered by the big man himself.
We are so excited to have the Elf in our classroom for the next few weeks, keep your eyes posted for more Elf antics!
Look at this fantastic construction that one of our Tigers made yesterday! It is a boat to get the gingerbread Man across the river so that he doesn't have to go on the fox's back. We think it is fabulous!
For our perfomance of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel all F2 children have had a choice of the costume they would like to wear in our performance.
In F2 we are so lucky as every child has a costume they can wear in school, however should you wish to provide your own please can these be returned to school by the 7th of December.
Tonight your child will be bringing home a slip with their allocated costume and any additional clothing you may need to provide.
Here is a list of costume allocations.
Bella, Frankie, Evie, Jake Hy, Alice, Tomas, Elizabeth
Yasmin, Amelia, Elli, Sophie, Phoebe, Ayla,
Jake Hn, Lleyton, Charlie R
Isaac, Rudy, Alex, Mia, Sammy, Charlie P, Harrison, Roman, Theo, Jamie
Layla, Faith, Leighton-James
Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum...
Check our this amazing painting that one of our tigers has created this morning!
It is Jack at the bottom of the beanstalk and the Giant at the top!
Super proud well done!
Thank you for your fabulous photos of your child reading in an unusual place.
We have started to display these in our reading area.
If you have any copies of the photographs that are stuck in your children Home-Learning book please let us have them for our photo wall.
Just to remind you that Thursday 29th of November is our Phonics and Maths meeting at 4:15pm.
If you havent already filled in the slip, please return to school as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you.
We have had such an exciting morning in F2 tasting porridge.
We pretended we were Goldilocks and tasted three different flavours of porridge from the three bears' house.
First we tasted Lemon porridge, then we tasted porridge with Golden Syrup and finally plain porridge.
Our next job will be to create a pictogram to show our favourite flavours of porridge.
Look out for our marvellous maths work.
Wednesday 21st November
Today your children will come home with a letter inviting you to a Phonics and Maths meeting on Thursday 29th November at 4.15pm.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform you of how we deliver Phonics and Maths in the Early Years.
If you can attend this meeting please send your reply slip back as soon as possible
This week our focus story is Goldilocks and the 3 Bears although we have lots of other stories around our classroom. We started our week by reading the story and by hot seating Goldilocks. We had some super questions and answers, including,
"How did you feel when you were in the house?" - Alex
"How did the bears wake you up?" - Jamie
"Why did you eat all of Baby Bear's porridge?" - Roman
Here are some photos of our classroom and the challenges for this week.
A huge well done to all our Tigers today for their efforts with dressing up for Children in Need. The bucket Mrs Tabbner brought round was certainly looking heavy!
Please accept our apology for the incorrect date displayed on the Christmas Stay and Play letter that was sent home.
We can confirm the date is Friday 14th OF DECEMBER 2018.
You will be recieving an amended letter tomorrow.
Our Christmas nativity this year is Woops - a - Daisy Angel.
The performance is on Thursday 13th of December.
We are doing two performances at 10.00am and 1.30pm
Tickets go on sale on Monday 3rd december and each family can have no more than 4 tickets.
We are very excited to start practicing the songs.
Your child is bringing home a letter about our Christmas Stay and Play session that we are having in F2 on Friday 14th December.
Please sign and return to us if you are able to attend.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are in the process of revamping out outdoor area and very soon will be having collections of resources in small sheds for our children to access independently.
To begin with we are focusing on a den building collection, a water collection and a picnic / camping collection.
If you have any items around your home that you no longer need but could be used in these collections we would be very grateful for any donations.
We particularly need waterproof fabric, eg tarpaulin, ground sheets, picnic blankets, watering cans, clothes airers, duvet covers, coat hangers, clothes rails, sliced wooden logs (For seats), picnic utensils, guttering, small camping chairs, steering wheels, bread/milk crates and large pegs.
If you have anything suitable then please bring to the main entrance or bring them to either Miss Addy or Mrs Jagger.
We thank you for your continued support!
Just to remind you that Children in Need this year is on Friday 16th November.
We are having a pyjama day in school, we ask that children bring a donation which will be sent to Children in Need.
If your child does not want to wear pyjamas they must wear their school uniform.
Tell us a story
This week we have started our new topic which is "Tell us a story"
We will be reading different familiar stories and focusing our learning around these stories.
The first story we are focusing on is The Gingerbread Man.
On Monday we read the story and then sequenced the story together.
Our Rainbow Challenges this week are...
Can you draw a character from a familiar story on the computer?
Can you complete some addition sums in the maths area?
Can you read the words and draw a picture to match?
Can you draw a character from a book you have read?
Today we have talked about Remembrance Day and the importance of paying respect.
We have made some beautiful poppies using creative materials.
We were so proud of the questions our children asked and their curiosity about the War.
Welcome back to a brand new half term.
We hope you had a lovely holiday and you are ready for lots more exciting learning.
Today we have been taking part in lots of exciting bonfire activities.
Outside we have been paint splatting with Mrs Jagger. We created soem beautiful art work that represents the night sky on bonfire night.
We have also made some junk model fireworks using cardboard tubes and different textures of paper.
We think they look fantastic.
This afternoon we created our very own indoor firework display. It was so exciting! We thought carefully about the sound, the smell and the look of the firework and wrote some words down to help us. Some children said crackle, pop, sparkle and bright!
This will help us in our literacy work this week.
We hope you have a safe and exciting Bonfire Night.
Our Rainbow Challenges this week are...
Can you complete some addition sums
Can you write some words to describe the fireworks.
Just to let you know all our children had their individual school photographs today. If your child has a sibling in school they also had their photograph taken with their sibling.
You will find F2 photographs in their book bags.
HAPPY HALF TERM EVERYONE!
We really are the TERRIFIC TIGERS.
We hope you all have a fun but safe half term break and make lots of lovely memories.
Your child does have a Home-Learning challenge and we ask that you continue to read little and often with your child. Please write a comment in their planner as children do get smiles for home reading.
Thank you to all children & Parents for a fantastic first half term at Summerfields. Your positive comments at parents evening were really valued.
Our children are already showing lots of progress in their learning, we have really enjoyed getting to know you all.
See you all back in school on 5th of November for more exciting learning.
Mrs Jagger & Miss Addy
F2 Halloween Day
On Thursday F2 enjoyed taking part in lots of fun Halloween activities.
In the afternoon we talked about all the different ways we celebrate Halloween and then we carved our own class pumpkins. Once we had carved them the children thought we should name them, so we decided grumpy bumpy and happy face were excellent names.
We then had a spooky story in the dark and finished with a game of halloween corners.
Thank you for a wonderful Halloween Day F2.
Your outfits were fab.
Here are some photographs from our super spooky day.
Today we have lots of spooky looking children in our Tigers Class.
Can you spot your child looking super spooky!
Halloween Dress Up Day
On Thursday 25th Octover F2 are having a halloween themed dress up day!
Children can come dressed in Halloween themed clothing and will take part in Halloween themed activities.
Please do not buy an outfit especially for this day we have lots of outfits in school that your child could wear.
Any questions, please contact a member of the F2 team.
Happy Monday everyone
Wow, we cannot quiet believe we have been back in school 8 weeks now. What a fantastic half term we have had settling into Summerfields school life.
We are super proud of all our children and the progress they have made over the last few weeks.
Our classroom is looking super spooky this week with lots of Halloween themed activities.
Our rainbow challenges this week are...
Can you read a spooky story and draw a picture of the book character?
Can you write the word that matches the picture in the phoneme frame?
c.a.t r.a.t b.a.t h.a.t
Can you put the correct amount of pumpkin seeds onto the correct pumpkin?
We are looking forward to a super spooky week in F2. Watch our for our Halloween themed activities that we are getting upto this week.
Just to remind you, Parents evening is on Wednesday & Thursday of this week. If you havent yet made an appointment for a consultation there is still time.
Please see a member of the F2 team.
Our Poppy Appeal has began in school and children can bring money in a named envolope to put into our collection box.
There are different items avaliable to buy, please visit our school reception for more information.
Friday 26th October your child will be having their individual school photograph taken in school.
Just to remind you Parents' evening is on Wednesday 24th October & Thursday 25th October. If you havent already sent your reply slip back and you would like a consultation, please return your slips as soon as possible to get your preferred time slot.
Thank you for your continued support
We look forward to seeing you next week
We have two brand new rainbow challenges this week...
Can you put the correct number of objects on the hedgehogs tummies?
Can you write a word to describe an Autumn leaf?
We have also kept out red rainbow challenge which was to read a book independently in our reading area.
On Friday our maths took us on a woodland adventure.
We had three maths tasks to complete.
Our first task was to find a number hidden in the wodland area and match the correct number of sticks to the number. It was so much fun!
Our second maths task was to make numbers using sticks
Our third task was to make an Autum Leaf Hedgehog.
We had to count how many leaves we used.
This is our beautiful Autumn maths display.
This week we have been exploring colour mixing.
We have mixed colours using a paint brush and painted some beautiful Autumn leaves.
We are so impressed with how independent our children have been.
We have enjoyed exploring our Autumn investigation station full of exciting objects.
We have used tweezers to help our fine motor skills and also magnifying glasses to see the objects clearer. Some children have been counting how many conkers they could find and also describing the texture of the holly leaves.
On Wednesday we have started explore clay.
We have made some self portraits using lots of different tools.
First we had to squeeze and squash the clay into a ball, and then we rolled the clay with rolling pins. We then cut out the shape of our face and used our hands to manipulate the clay to make the different features on our face.
Here are some of our clay portraits, we think they look wonderful.
Happy Monday everyone, welcome back to a brand new week!
This week our learning is taking us on lots of Autumn adventures.
Thank you to those children and families who have brought Autumn objects in for our investigation station. We are hoping to create a beautiful Autumn tray outside for our Tigers to explore.
This morning in our Literacy session we are listening for the initial sounds in words that describle Autumn leaves. We have had some fantastic words already such as crispy, yellow, crunchy and spikey.
Rainbow challenges this week are...
Can you label the body parts or identify the initial sounds
Can you put the leaves in number order from 1-5 or 1-10 or even 1-20
A very windy Autumn walk
On Tuesday afternoon we went on an Autumn walk around our school grounds.
Before we went we talked about our senses and how we could use these whilst out on our Autumn walk.
We thought carefully about what we could hear, see, smell and touch. We didn't explore our taste sense but we will be doing this later on in our learning.
Our children really enjoyed exploring for signs of Autumn, and we managed to collect lots of beautiful natural objects.
Just to remind you that tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd October) is our Early Essence parents meeting at 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you.
Welcome back to a new week in the Tigers Class
This week we have lots of exciting learning planned including our new Rainbow Challenges.
Our Rainbow Challenges this week are...
Can you build a tower, and count how many bricks you have used?
Can you read a book independently?
This morning we have already had a fantastic morning in our Read Write Inc session. We have recapped all our previously learnt sounds, and some of our Tigers are showing amazing fred talk skills, blending the sounds we have learnt to read words such as at, it, pin, sit.
This morning in our Literacy lesson we are learning to identify the initial sounds in different parts of our bodies.
Jamie was a fantastic help for Mrs Jagger who drew around his body so we could label his body parts.
Today this little Tiger amazed us by beginning to blend oral sounds and saying words. He could tell me J-a-ck says Jack, T-e-d says Ted, b-a-m says bam, s-n-ow says snow and h-e-l-p says help. Keep up this amazing work, we are super proud of you :-)
Today Phoebe told us all about her exciting weekend with Toby Tiger, our class pet. She told us about the christening she went to and that Toby went dancing with her (we made Toby show us his good toes and naughty toes!) Phoebe then told us that she had drawn Toby all by herself and that Toby had to sit still. It is such an amazing picture that we are going to put it up in our Art Gallery in our classroom but we wanted to share it with you all too. Well done Phoebe!
Toby is now on the look out for who he wants to go home with next weekend.
Look out in the Barnsley Chronicle for the "First Class" edition.
If you would like a copy of the photograph you can purchace these for £5.
Please see Miss Newton at the school office.
We have had so many compliments about our fabulous Treasure Box display that we wanted to thank you for all the hard work and effort that went in to each and every one. The children spoke so well about their 'treasures' and have been learning how to ask questions about the things in each others' boxes. Not one child shied away from talking in front of the class and it was lovely to see the children talk about things that are familiar to them.
Well done Tigers!
The Rainbow Challenge
In our classroom we have introduced the rainbow challenges to our Tigers.
Each week we will have a different number of independent challenges that children can choose to complete during their independently learning time. If they complete a challenge successfully they earn lollipop sticks for their Rainbow holder.
At the end of our school week the children who have successfully completed all rainbow challenges, get a dip in our "special box"
Look out this week to see if your child comes home with an
"I completed the rainbow challenges" sticker.
Our challenges this week are..
Welcome back to a brand new week in the Tigers class.
This week we have lots of lovely learning planned, including more new sounds, some exciting number work and 2 brand new challenges to complete during our independent learning time!
Reading at home
Can we please ask that you continue to read with your children little and often and comment in their planner. When your child reads with an adult at home they do recieve smiles.
Please look out for a pink slip that will be coming home with your child this week in their planner. On this slip are many ways you can support your child's reading at home.
Thank you for your continued support.
One of our super stars was so proud today when he came into school wearing a medal! He received this medal when he completed the Library Reading Challenge over the summer. Well done, we are so proud of you.