Ladybirds

Welcome to the Ormesby Infant School website. 
Here you will find important information about your child's learning, including photographs of them on task. 

How we learn.

Each term we will focus on a different topic. Much of the teaching will be planned around the topic, to engage your child and support their learning. It also helps your child to enjoy their learning and make the experience fun! 

Typically, your child will be involved in the following each week:

Writing activity - at least one piece of writing

Reading - twice a week to an adult

Maths - at least one activity weekly

Handwriting - three times a week

Phonic activities - daily

Technology - a visit to the computer suite weekly

Physical development - Monday afternoon and Friday lunchtime

Exploring media,materials and design - weekly

Music - weekly

Understanding the World - weekly

Circle time (PSED) weekly


These are the focused activities, when your child will work with an adult. In addition your child will have opportunities for free choice activities (these are also planned to enhance the learning) and access to the outdoor area. During these activities, your child will be developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, social skills and developing their listening and speaking skills. 

So, if your child comes home worn out and not wanting to share what they have been doing at school, you will know how busy they have been!


Autumn Term

Marvellous Me!

Winnie the Witch

Dear Zoo

Christmas


Spring Term

Space 

Aliens Love...

Easter


Summer Term

Traditional Tales

People Who Help Us


Weekly Routines


Monday and Friday - PE

P.E. bags must be in school all of the time please.

Your child needs a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and plimsolls.

Long hair needs to be tied back please and earrings must be covered with tape.


Please ensure your child's reading record, book and keywords are in their book bag everyday. There are occasions when you child may read at school on a day other than their usual day. 


We encourage your child to bring a water bottle to school, which s/he can access throughout the day. Please note, only water is allowed in these. For lunchtime squash and other flavoured water is allowed. 

Starting School

We have all settled into school extremely well. The routines and weekly events are now fully under way (including getting changed for P.E.!)

During the initial weeks at school, time was used to allow the children to settle into the school day. This included things such as lunchtime, learning to choose what to have, carrying our own tray to the table, and eating new foods. Everyone has done remarkably well. Why not encourage your child to try something different at school? Children often eat foods at school that they may not eat at home just because their friends are. 

Marvellous Me!

A familiar topic was introduced in the first weeks of school, so that the children could share lots of information about themselves. This gave the children the opportunity to develop their communication and language skills, as they shared their likes and dislikes and talked about their own experiences, including who is in their family. The topic gave the children the chance to explore art, role play and initial attempts at writing. 

For our number development we have been learning how to recognise and write numbers , and also count accurately. We are learning that by counting forwards the numbers become larger, and lesser when we count back. Soon we will start to attempt some simple addition and subtraction as we play. 

In P.E. the children have their lessons provided by Premier Sports. This includes both an early years approach on a Monday and a P.E. approach on a Friday. Both lessons have required the children to listen carefully and follow instructions - a very necessary strand of learning. 

So, as you can see, already we have been very busy at school during the initial term.


 Keywords

As your child is learning each set of keywords, I will divide them into two sets, 'everyday' and  'weekly'. Please focus on the 'everyday' set, with just five minutes practise daily; this really does make such a difference to the pace of learning and how your child's writing will develop. The 'weekly' set need to be re-visited now and again to provide opportunities for your child to read and recall words they have learned. You will notice that I encourage the children to use 'sound buttons' to support their blending skills, and tricky words are contained within a cloud shape. This helps children to understand that some words are decodable, while others just need to be learned by the shape of the word. Ask your child to identify 'tricky words' as you are reading with them. 

Sounds Book

 There are many more sounds to be sent home for your child to practise at home. Please encourage them to teach you the action and song for each one. Also, keep up to date with the letters and sounds, as it is easy to fall behind, with three sounds issued every week. 

Thank you for your support with your child's learning. 


 Some photographs of  the learning in the Autumn term.

Using the whiteboards, we have been practising writing letters and numbers.