Citizens award this week….

Our good citizens award for this week goes to Alex and Jonah. The boys worked really hard when writing a thank you letter to the firemen that came to visit us on Wednesday. When writing both Alex and Jonah used their phonic knowledge to sound out words and write tricky words which was fantastic to see! Well done boys keep it up! Next week we will be awarding children for being the best that they can be.

A huge well done and thank you to all of the children who took part in the Spellathon this morning. They tried really hard and it was clear to see that they had been practising at home so thank you for all of your support with this.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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Our learning for week beginning Monday 14th May…

Next week we will be learning:

Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.

Literacy: Next week we will be reading “The Scarecrow’s Wedding” by Julia Donaldson. The children will be learning about the upcoming Royal Wedding and they will be writing wedding invitations. They will also have an opportunity to design a wedding dress; create some commemorative memorabilia and design and make a royal necklace.

Maths: Next week we will be learning about height and length. The children will be immersed in a range of measuring activities using nonstandard units of measure. They will be measuring and comparing the height of different stuffed toys; measuring the length of their own body outlines and ordering the height of fairies, mermaids and superheroes.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics:

Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Literacy/Maths:

Read ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding” by Julia Donaldson with your child and talk about the story; discuss where people get married and what happens on that day. Look at your family’s wedding photos together. At home, help your child compare and order their toys according to height or length. Encourage them to use the vocabulary associated with measuring length and height, such as taller/shorter and longer/shorter.

If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home, please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and do this.

 

Citizens this week…

A huge well done to Cornelius and Iris who are our citizens this week for active listening. Cornelius listens very carefully in all situations when at school, he is able to follow instructions straight away and start his learning independently. Iris listens very carefully to what is being asked of her and it is clear from her contributions to her learning that she has listened really well. Well done to both of you, keep up the good work!

Next week we will be awarding good citizens to children who are showing progress in preparation for our Spellathon next Friday.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Spellathon…

Next week the children will be taking part in the whole school ‘Spellathon’. We would like them to learn a mixture of tricky words and words that they can spell phonetically in preparation for this event on Friday 11th May. Each of the children will be writing some or all of the words for the Spellathon so we ask that they practice spelling all of them. The children will be writing the words down so it’s important that they have the chance to practice this too.

The list of words are as follows (words in red are ‘tricky words’ and therefore cannot be sounded out phonetically);
He
To
Was
What
The
Mop
Frog
Stick
Chip
Goat

If you have any questions about the Spellathon or the list of words please don’t hesitate to ask.

We will be holding a ‘stay and play’ session on Tuesday 22nd May from 2:30 and another on Thursday 24th May until 9:00. Here you will have the opportunity to comment on your child’s latest unique child summary. We look forward to seeing you.

Many thanks
Reception team

Our learning for week beginning Monday 7th May…

Next week we will be learning:

Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.

Literacy: Next week we will be reading ‘Dear Zoo’ story by Rod Campbell. The children will be looking at the features of an informal letter and will be writing a thank you letter for the firemen who will be visiting us next week.

Maths: Next week we will be practising number formation and recognition through a range of different activities. The children will be using Numicon shapes to represent numbers up to 20 and they will be practising forming numbers in paint, shaving foam and sand.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment, please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics:

Reading with your child at least 5 times per week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Literacy/Maths:

Read ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell with your child and talk about the story; discuss why people write letters and how we post them. When you are out and about be number detectives: look at the numbers around us (house numbers, car plates, prices in a shop etc) and talk about them. Count different items together such as clothes pegs, socks, toys, plates in the kitchen etc. What is one fewer or one more than that number? Can your child write that number down?

If you need any support or advice with how to help your child at home, please don’t hesitate to arrange a convenient time to come in and do this.

 

Citizens award this week…

A huge well done to our citizens this week. Esmae shows lots of enthusiasm when she is at school particularly when faced with new learning. Elliot is enthusiastic when learning something new and will apply it to his independent play. Well done to both of you, it’s been lovely to see! Keep it up!

Next week we will be looking for children who are showing active listening to receive the citizens award.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Our learning for week beginning Monday 30th April…

Next week we will be learning:

Phonics: The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words in their phonics lessons. They will be playing games, forming graphemes and writing words or sentences. The children will be given opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge to their independent learning.

Literacy and maths: Next week we will be reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children will be carrying out a variety of activities in both of these lessons that are based on the book. These activities include ordering key events in the book, writing a list of instructions on how to plant a beanstalk, planting a beanstalk, becoming familiar with money, using money in play and playing dice games.

In the moment planning: We will be taking our themes from the children’s interests and exploring their learning with them ensuring next steps are met. If your child has a particular interest at home at the moment please let us know.

How you can help at home:

Phonics:

Reading with your child at least 5 times week (whole school expectation), talking with your child about tricky words and helping to sound out new words that they can breakdown phonetically. When your child is forming graphemes (letters) please model to them how to form them correctly so we can address any misconceptions. Provide your child with opportunities to mark make/ write for a range of purposes such as birthday cards and shopping lists.

Literacy/Maths:

Read the story of the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ with your child, talk about the story; discuss morals in the book (Jack stealing from the giant). Talk about planting different seeds-what happens to them over time? Think about where money might be used and use language related to it. Provide your child with opportunities to use money and think about the value of it.