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Arum – Reception

Welcome to Arum Class!

Our new quest for this term (Summer 2) is:

 How can we create a book of memories of our year in Arum class?

We had such a lovely afternoon at Mrs Savage's surprise party - the children enjoyed singing, dancing, playing pass the parcel, musical chairs and eating party snacks.  They all looked so colourful with their flower garlands!  We also planted Arum's tree with Mr Chorley - we will watch it grow over the years to come!

Thank you to all you kind parents for your generous gifts, cards and best wishes.

We wish you all a happy, safe and enjoyable summer break!  Take care with love from all of us in the Arum Team xx

Duck Race 2021 - Thank you PTFA! We had a lot of fun!

We enjoyed Sports Day so much that we did it all again on Wednesday during our PE Session!

An amazing show today from Bubble Bach - Arum absolutely loved it!

Please follow this link to find the key word sheets for Phase 2 and 3 should you need to print them off again for use at home.  Thank you!

PTFA Easter Egg Trail - we had a lot of fun!

Planting our chitted potatoes and onions

Cress and volcano experiments!

Signs of Spring walk

Home Learning for the Spring 2 term 

Welcome back after the half term break - we hope you have enjoyed the week despite the changeable weather!  

Home learning for the Spring 1 term

Home Learning

Hello everyone in Arum,

Well isn't this a strange way to start the year - we are very sad that we are not able to welcome you all back to school for a new term of learning. We hope everyone is well and able to keep safe.  We will be setting up our home learning here on our page of the website, alongside putting information and activities onto Microsoft Teams.  We hope that you are able to access them successfully.

Each day we will have a live Check-in and Phonics session starting at 9.15 am and a Review of the day and Story at 2.15pm.  We hope that you will be able to join us at those times.

We will also post a series of three activities (called Assignments on Teams) each day - usually this will be a Maths and a Literacy activity and then something based on the other areas of our curriculum, for example R.E., Music, Art or Understanding the World.

In terms of feeding back what your child has done and how they have got on with the activities, please go to the assignment on Teams and make comments or add a photo - maybe of their writing or the model they have made, obviously whatever is relevant to the activity they have done.

Wearing a sari in Arum today

Arum children doing yoga today!

Welcome back to school after the holidays. We hope you and your family had a good Christmas. Happy New Year to you all! 

Panto, visit from Father Christmas and party time!

Christingle and Winter Wonderland Celebrations

Week ending 11th December

We have had a fun week in Arum and we are getting very excited about our Christmas activities happening next week!

We enjoyed playing the Christmas bells with Mrs Tyler, playing with the parachute and going on a welly walk looking for the signs of Winter - we found moss, berries, mistletoe and rabbit poo!  We also spotted lots of mole hills!

In Phonics we have not learnt any new sounds, but have been focussing on consolidating all the sounds we have learnt so far and practising our sound talking and blending to read both cvc and key words.  You should have received an A4 sheet listing all the phase 2 high frequency words.  These are really important building blocks for early reading and writing, so please look at them regularly with your child. 

Thank you

Week ending 4th December

In Phonics this week we have learnt the following sounds: l, ll, ss (digraphs - 2 letters making one sound) and the key words no and go.  

Please practice all of the sounds that we have learnt so far at home with your child as often as you can.  Say the sounds and do the actions.  Please also practice writing them in the cursive script.  

Thank you

Week ending 27th November

In Phonics this week we have learnt the following sounds: b, h, f, ff (digraph - 2 letters making one sound) and the key words to and the.  Please practice these at home with your child as and when you can.  Can they say the sound and show you the action that goes with it?  Can you spot any of these sounds in your books or magazines at home?  Please also practice writing them in the cursive script.  See the handwriting videos here on the website for guidance.

Thank you

Week ending 20th November

In Phonics this week we have learnt the following sounds: c, k, ck, e, u, r and the key word and.  Please practice them at home with you child - little and often is best.  Can they say the sound and show you the action that goes with it?  Can you spot any of these sounds in your books or magazines at home. Can they have a go at writing these letters using our special Arum handwriting?  Remember all letters start from the bottom with a flick up.

Thank you

Week ending 13th November

Izzy Learner and Petal set us a challenge this week!  They left a shape trail for us to follow from our Mulberry Garden to the gazebo at the top of the field.  We were very excited to find Petal and some very special treasure at the end!  It was very yummy and we were very excited to find it! 

We have been 'Scientists' and have set up an experiment in class to see what will happen when you put white flowers and celery into different coloured water.  What do you think will happen?  What is your prediction?  We will wait and see over the next few days!

In Phonics this week we have learnt the following sounds: n, m, d, g, o and the key words is, it, in, at and a.  Please practice them at home with you child - little and often is best.  Can they say the sound and show you the action that goes with it?  Can you spot any of these sounds in your books or magazines at home. Can they have a go at writing these letters using our special Arum handwriting?  Remember all letters start from the bottom with a flick up.

Thank you

Week ending 6th November

The children have really enjoyed learning new sounds and letter formations in class this week.  We have also been talking about blending the sounds together to make words.

We have learnt the following sounds: s, a, t, p, i and the key word IPlease practice them at home with you child - little and often is best.  Can they say the sound and show you the action that goes with it?  Can you spot any of these sounds in your books at home.

 

Thank you

Welcome back after the half term break - we hope you have had an enjoyable break!

Note to parents

October 2020

We all made it through our first week full time in school!  The children have settled well into the new daily routine and have enjoyed many new experiences together this week!

Being back with friends from nursery and making new friends, doing P.E on the playground, having lunch at school and meeting our dinner ladies, practicing what to do if there is a fire at school, visiting Lilly's Wood and looking for the signs of Autumn, listening to music and singing songs (outside!), doing dough gym to strengthen and develop the muscles in our arms and hands, playing and exploring our resources in the Mulberry Garden, thinking about how we are all different and unique and sharing our 'Me boxes' with our class.  We have been very busy in our learning!

Here are a few photos: 

Welly Walk - looking for the signs of Autumn

A very warm welcome to all our new children and families!  It was lovely to meet so many of you when you came to visit school last week and we look forward to working with you and your child over the forthcoming year.

Please check this page of the website for information and pictures of what we have been up to!  Below you will find our plan outline for the term along with our latest newsletter that you will have received by email.

If you have any questions or concerns please do get in touch.

Here's to a happy and exciting half-term!

with best wishes 

Caroline Savage, Suzanne Cox, Vicky Norman and Louise Sumbler 

We have had a very busy first couple of weeks at school getting to grips with new routines and expectations.  We have been exploring our classroom and Mulberry Garden, meeting new adults and finding out where everything is!

Here are a few photos so that you can see what we have been up to in school.

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