R Puddle Duck

Puddle Duck Class

Teacher: Mrs Aldous & Mrs Austin
Year Group: Reception
Class Parent Rep(s): Mrs Carter and Mrs Bakker

Info and Children's Work

Welcome to Puddle Duck Class

Puddle Duck Newsletter Term 5 2018

ELGs  These are the expectations for the end of the Reception year.

4 Children Parents Guide

At Anthony Roper we follow the Read, Write, Inc. scheme.  Below are the Read, Write, Inc. words to read.  Red words are also called tricky words or common irregular words.

Red Words Chart

Green words chart

Here are the PowerPoints from the Maths and Phonics workshops. 

Maths Workshop

Phonics Workshop

Fun in the woods

We have had lots of fun in the woods this week!

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Bog Baby

We went searching in the woods for the Bog Baby. We found clues like Bog Baby dust, blue poo and blue feathers. We found the Bog Baby eating cake by the pond!
We went back to class to write about our adventure.

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3D shapes

We have been learning the names and properties of 3D shapes.  We have been singing songs and playing games to help us remember the names and we have been carrying out lots of different activities involving 3D shapes…

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We have been listening to fairy stories over the past few weeks.  One of our stories was Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We were able to retell the story using our wooden spoon puppets, we ordered compare bears in lots of different ways, made hard and soft collages and even made and ate some yummy porridge.  Afterwards we talked about our favourite toppings and created a pictogram to show the results.

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We are growing potatoes.  Our first step was to ‘chit’ the potatoes by putting them in the light to sprout.  We then moved them into some compost and put them outside.  We’re hoping they will grow leaves next.  We’ll keep you posted as to how many potatoes we manage to grow…

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Our theme this term is toys. We invited parents in to play with us and our toys. We had a great time. Thank you to all the parents that joined us!

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As part of our theme ‘Toys’ we made spinners with Year 6. They showed us how to whittle the end of the stick to make a point. We had lots of fun.

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To celebrate Children in Need, we all dressed in our PJ’s for the day. Puddle Duck and Rowling took the chance to hold a ‘Slumber party’ in the woodland classroom. We explored the area together, sharing our ideas and helping each other learn new things about the world. We then snuggled down on our blankets, with hot chocolate and a yummy treat, for a bedtime story.​ We really enjoy spending time together and creating new friendships. Can you tell?

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Term 2

We have been working hard during Term 2 and having lots of fun.  We have been making marvellous creations through junk modelling, doing lots of work with 2D shapes and using the metal detectors to find treasure and work out which objects around the school are made from metal.  Our reading and writing skills are really improving too.

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Our class poem

We had fun listening to and joining in with the poem ‘Don’t’ by Michael Rosen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaq3gzswei0).  It was very funny and made us laugh!  We then thought of our own lines and created a Puddle Duck class poem.  Please click on the link below.

Don’t Poem

We have had great fun in our first term at school.  We’ve all settled in really well and are trying lots of new things, including playing in the mud kitchen; making sandwiches; having tea parties; playing on the outside play equipment and spending lots of time in the woods!  The list could go on for ages!  Here are just a few photos showing what we have been getting up to…

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Meeting our buddies

This term Rowling class have joined up with Puddle Duck class. The year 5/6 class have done an excellent job at welcoming the younger children to our school. We have been working together to read stories, play games, solve puzzles and we have been helping each other with our letter formation too.










Anthony Roper Awards