Dear Parents and Carers,
The children have been taking part in a variety of activities linked to our current topic ‘Land Before Time.’
We have been reading lots of stories about dinosaurs and cavemen, such as ‘T.Rex on Tour’ by Chae Strathie and ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson. The children have been using their phonic knowledge to label illustrations and write letters to characters from the stories, as well as descriptive sentences about the characters and story settings.
In phonics, the children have been reviewing Set 1 sounds and practising blending these sounds together to read green (decodable) words. Some of the children have been learning their Set 2 sounds and reading words containing these sounds. 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 recognising these tricky words.
In Maths, the children have been adding two numbers together using Numicon and counting objects. They have been recording their learning pictorially and by writing number sentences. We have been finding one more or one less than a number and practising counting forwards and backwards in ones and tens. As well as building mathematical fluency with numbers, the children have been using everyday language to talk about time and money. The children have been learning the value of each coin and making amounts using coins in our dinosaur museum gift shop.
The children have observed seasonal changes in the Reception garden. They have noticed how the trees and plants have changed since Christmas time and are looking forward to our new growing topic, ‘Small to Big.’
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. They have had the opportunity to wear a tag rugby belt and have been practising tagging a team mate by pulling off one of their tags.
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.
Mrs Macnish, Miss Sparrow, Miss Denham and Mrs Russo