Dear Parents and Carers,
Over the last term, the children have been learning their Set 1 sounds in Phonics. They have been practising reading simple CVC words by segmenting the sounds and then blending the sounds together. For example, c-a-t cat. The children have also been learning common high frequency words (red words), many of which cannot be sounded out, such as ‘the, to, said, he, she, me, be, go, come’. Please continue to support your child with learning these tricky words.
In Literacy we have been reading a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. The children particularly enjoyed reading ‘Supertato’ and ‘The Little Red Hen.’ They discussed the beginning, middle and end of each story and have created class story maps, labelled pictures and written sentences. The children have also been reading information books about following rules, making friends and being responsible.
In Maths the children have been counting objects and actions. We started finding one more and one less than a number using objects and number lines. We then moved on to finding 10 more or 10 less than a given number, using a hundred square to support. As well as building mathematical fluency with numbers, the children have been using mathematical terms to describe ‘flat’ 2D shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle). They have created many repeating patterns using shapes, objects and colours.
The children have observed seasonal changes in the Reception garden. They have noticed how the trees and plants have changed over the autumn term. We learnt about Harvest and the process from planting to harvesting crops.
The children have become more confident passing and handling a rugby ball in Tag Rugby using a ‘pocket to rocket’ pass and always holding the ball with 2 hands.
Please remember to check our weekly Reception notice which is saved under Children, Class Pages, Reception, Year Group Notice, Weekly Diary.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Kelleher and Mrs Sivagaran