Our learning. Week beginning Monday 12th June

What are we learning about in Reception?

Week beginning: Monday 12th June

  • Phonics –recapping on phonemes to date – practising segmenting and blending simple sentences and captions.
  • Forest School
  • Diary writing – using our phonics and writing common irregular words such as ‘the’, ‘was’, she’, ‘he’, ‘you’
  • Maths ( 2nd week of 3 week rotation)
    • Exploring capacity
    • Exploring position
    • Sharing objects
  • Finding out about the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan.

 

How to help at home?

  • Talk about the celebrations and routines you share as a family. Do they change over the year? For example are celebrations in the summer different to those in the winter? Please share any photos you may have of family celebrations.
  • We will be making glass jar lanterns. Please send in an empty glass jar for your child by Wednesday 14th June.

 

Maths

Over the next three weeks we are rotating the topics capacity, position and sharing in maths groups.

  • We are describing and using words associated with position. Where is lego man? Using words to describe where lego man is.
  • Explore with different sized containers in the bath – estimate and count how many cupfuls will fill different containers. Use some deceptively tricky containers eg tall and thin, ones with a bulge.
  • Share out equal pieces of pizza, toys, treats. Talk about how each group has the same. Introduce the word divide.

Literacy

  • Continue to read together at home. Please ensure the children have their books in school each day.
  • Practise you writing – labels for toys, shopping lists, signs, simple sentences!
  • Eg what sentences can you write using the words ‘he’ and ‘she’.

 

Summer 2 Information

Our PE day is Tuesday.

Please make sure all items of clothing are named.

 

Reading books

Please continue to put your reading books in the tray to be changed. Help yourself to picture books from the basket.

 

Forest School

Please have your forest school clothes with you in school all half term.

 

Stay and Share

Monday 17th July 2pm (Whole School Open Afternoon)

You are welcome to come and play, talk to the teachers and look at the children’s learning journals in the classroom

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Home-School Activities

Date Activity
Wk3 – Monday 19/6/17 School Led Activity

 

Diary Dates Summer 2

7th June 6pm – Maths evening

20th June – EYFS Sports morning

3rd July – Bird of Prey visit (Nursery and Reception)

13th July Transition Day – meet your new teachers

17th July – Open Afternoon/Stay and Play

21st July – End of Term 2:15pm

Celebrating our week

Half term is nearly upon us and we have continued to work hard in Reception. We have been writing in our learning journals, in our growing diaries and about the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.

We have finished making our clay snails with Mrs Goodman and hope to get them fired at Heath Mount soon.

We continue to love playing in the woods at forest school. Each week we have different weather, discover different paths and find new treasures.

Our Learning – week beginning 5th June

What are we learning about in Reception?

Week beginning: Monday 5th June

  • Phonics –recapping on phonemes to date – practising segmenting and blending simple sentences and captions.
  • Forest School
  • Writing what we did during the holidays
  • Maths (rotation over 3 weeks)
    • Exploring capacity
    • Exploring position
    • Sharing objects
  • Writing about “Jack and the Beanstalk” story.

 

How to help at home?

Literacy

  • We are writing sentences about the story “Jack and the Beanstalk” Retell the story at home. Make some paper puppets to use by drawing the characters on paper and sticking them onto a stick/straw.
  • Write your own sentences about the story. We are going to write one word on a dried bean to think about having spaces between our words.

Maths

Over the next three weeks we are rotating the topics capacity, position and sharing in maths groups.

  • We are describing and using words associated with position. Where is lego man? Using words to describe where lego man is.
  • Explore with different sized containers in the bath – estimate and count how many cupfuls will fill different containers. Use some deceptively tricky containers eg tall and thin, ones with a bulge.
  • Share out equal pieces of pizza, toys, treats. Talk about how each group has the same. Introduce the word divide.

Water Bottles

Although we have fresh drinking water available at all times, children are welcome to bring a named water bottle to school as the weather is warming up. Bottles will be kept on the snack preparation table.