Week beginning 15/10/2018
In Literacy this week we will be doing lots of learning based on the story 'The Little Red Hen'. We are going to write all about the characters and use adjectives to describe their personalities. We will be using words like 'happy, friendly, noisy'. You can practise using adjectives at home by describing the things around you e.g. that is a tall tree, or mummy is happy.
In Maths this week we will be learning about sequencing. We will focus on our daily routine, months of the year and simple tasks like using a pen to write our name. We have many different routines during the day, and we all do things a slightly different way. Do you wake up in the morning and have your breakfast straight away? or do you brush your teeth first? ask your children about their daily routines in school.
Art and Design
This week we are going to be doing lots of finger painting, we will be making autumn trees and our very own Little Red Hens.
week ending 05/10/18
Maths. This week we are concentrating on measuring and using the language of size when ordering objects. The children will be using language such as longest, shortest, medium, longer, shorter, tall, short. We also practise counting every day and we will be counting up to 30 and back from 20. You could practise this at home with your child. You could also play a game to sort ribbons by size at http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Christmas-Ribbon-Sorting-710.
Phonics. We are starting our daily phonics sessions this week. The children will be learning a new sound every day and practising sorting objects according to their initial sound. The children will also be learning how to sound out and blend small words. We will be showing the children how to form each letter and they will be using white boards and pens to practise their letter formation. You can help at home by playing games such as eye spy and encouraging your child to hear what sound an object begins with. please visit the 'phonics play' website as there are lots of really good games to help reinforce the phonics that we teach at school.
P.E The children are really enjoying P.E. We play lots of ring games, we practise moving in lots of different ways and we have played games such as traffic lights when we really have to listen to the instructions. You could help at home by encouraging your child to be more independent with dressing and undressing.
Poetry week. It is National poetry week this week and our class have been learning a poem called 'When I grow up' with lots of actions. We will be performing this poem on Thursday in the hall in front of the other classes. I am sure we will be great.
Week ending 28/09/2018
This week we have been very busy active counting from 0-20. Not only have we been counting forwards, but also backwards. We have enjoyed lots of different counting activity including, counting blocks and building towers, counting cards and clapping whilst saying our numbers until the rocket blast off.
In literacy this week we have been learning all about ourselves and why we are special. We have talked about lots of different things but especially the things we have e.g. we have two eyes and one nose, we have also talked about what we are, e.g. we are very, kind and very caring, and we have also painted some very special self-portraits which were lots of fun!
Week ending 21.09.18
We have had a busy week in reception developing our gross motor skills. The children have had lots of fun with cosmic yoga workouts on youtube. Follow the link below to complete a workout at home.
Week beginning 10.09.18
During the first few weeks of this term we will be welcoming our new Reception class children into our school. We will be spending lots of time building friendships, learning school routines and rules.
Uniform items, additional letters and general information can be obtained at our school office.
We look forward to meeting our children the families!
In maths this week we are counting to 20 and recognising numerals to 20. Below is a useful maths link
for you to play with your child at home.
In writing this week we have been focusing on pencil control and movement. We have been encouraging our children to write the letters in their name. Any activities at home such as writing, colouring and painting really help your child to develop their fine motor skills.
If you have any questions please come and see any member of our team.We are always happy to help and support you during this time!
Mrs Thompson and Mrs Lewis.