Reception

Week Commencing – 18th March

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Listening to different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Writing instructions on How to Plant a Bean Seed.
  • Observational drawings of Daffodils.
  • Walking around the school site looking for signs of Spring.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read and begin to learn sight words with your child at home. Please make sure you make a comment in your child’s reading diary to show it has been read at home. This ensures your child’s reading book is changed.

If you have any examples of your child’s supported or independent writing at home, please feel free to bring it in so it can be included in your child’s learning journal. Please also look out for a handout in your Child’s book back which gives ways in which you can support your child’s writing at home.

Please remember to send in your up-to-date Proud Cloud moments to show your child’s achievements outside school. Look out for blank copies in your child’s book bags.

Week Commencing – 11th March

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Listening to different versions of The Three Little Pigs.
  • Writing to the wolf explaining how the pigs were feeling when he tried to blow down their houses.
  • Time sequencing activities.
  • Red Nose Activities.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read and begin to learn sight words with your child at home. Please make sure you make a comment in your child’s reading diary to show it has been read at home. This ensures your child’s reading book is changed.

If you have any examples of your child’s supported or independent writing at home, please feel free to bring it in so it can be included in your child’s learning journal. Please also look out for a handout in your Child’s book bag which gives ways in which you can support your child’s writing at home.

Please remember to send in your up to date Proud Cloud moments to show your child’s achievements outside school. Look out for blank copies in your child’s book bags.

Week Commencing – 4th March 

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Discussing pancake day and Lent.
  • Participating in a variety of maths activities to reinforce concepts and the use of Maths related vocabulary.
  • Listening to versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
  • World Book Day Activities.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read and begin to learn sight words with your child at home. Please make sure you make a comment in your child’s reading diary to show it has been read at home. This ensures your child’s reading book is changed.

If you have any examples of your child’s supported or independent Maths work at home, please feel free to bring it in so it can be included in your child’s learning journal. This could be either an account of something they have verbalised, in pictorial or written form.

Please remember to send in your up-to-date Proud Cloud moments to show your child’s achievements outside school. Look out for blank copies in your child’s book bags.

Week Commencing – 25th February

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Introduced to our Topic, based on traditional tales.
  • Listening to different versions of Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Writing Character descriptions.
  • Creating a basket using different construction materials.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read and begin to learn sight words with your child at home.

If you have any examples of your child’s supported or independent Maths work at home, please feel free to bring it in so it can be included in your child’s learning journal. This could be either an account of something they have verbalised, in pictorial or written form.

Please remember to send in your up-to-date Proud Cloud moments to show your child’s achievements outside school. Look out for blank copies in your child’s book bags.

Week Commencing – 11th February

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Writing simple fact files about polar animals.
  • Calculating about 1 more and 1 less from a given number.
  • Investigating materials.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read with your child at home.

Week Commencing – 4th February

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Learning about Chinese New Year customs and celebrations.
  • Making Chinese lanterns and dragons.
  • Adding two sets of objects or numbers together to find a total by counting or counting on.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read with your child at home.

Week Commencing – 28th January

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Writing descriptive sentences.
  • Learning facts about polar bears.
  • Learning about Inuit people.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read with your child at home.

Week Commencing – 21st January

In Reception this week the children have been learning about:-

  • Counting objects, comparing two groups of objects, combining two groups of objects to find a total.
  • Investigating floating and sinking.
  • Polar Animals.

To support your child with their learning at home, please continue to read regularly with your child.

Please ensure your child wears appropriate outerwear for the cold temperatures.

Week Commencing – 14th January

In Reception this week the children have been beginning to learn about:-

  • Polar regions.
  • Penguin facts.
  • Measuring height using cubes and other non -standard measurements.
  • Writing descriptions and labelling simple diagrams.

To support your child with their learning at home, please continue to read regularly with your child. It will also benefit your child’s reading fluency if they begin to learn to sight read simple high frequency words. A list will be put in your child’s book bag for information.

Please ensure your child wears appropriate outerwear for the cold temperatures.

Week Commencing – 7th January

In Reception this week the children have been learning about:-

  • Winter including Winter Weather.
  • Creating Frosty Pine cone and icicles.
  • Using a computer programme to design snowflakes.

To support your child with their learning at home, please encourage your child to explain the signs of Winter, Winter weather and how animals prepare for Winter.

Please also continue to read regularly with your child.

Week Commencing – 10th December

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Writing a letter to Father Christmas.
  • Learning to find one more from a given number.
  • Learning how and why Christians celebrate Christmas.
  • Creating Christmas decorations.

To support your child with their learning at home, please talk to your child about how you celebrated Christmas as a child.

Week Commencing - 3rd December

This week in Reception we have been learning about:-

  • The first Christmas.
  • Making “letter” snowmen.
  • Writing a story map of the jolly Christmas postman.

To support your child in their learning please continue to read with your child.  It would also be helpful if you could practice scissor skills.

PLEASE REMEMBER ALL NATIVITY COSTUMES SHOULD BE AT SCHOOL BY THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

Week Commencing – 26th November

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Writing simple instructions in Literacy.
  • Creating Post Office related models such as post vehicles and post boxes.
  • Learning why and how Christians celebrate Advent.

Please ensure you comment in your child’s reading diary when you have read with them. There are some suggested comments in the front cover if you are unsure.

Week Commencing – 19th November 

The children have been learning:

  • To retell and sequence the story of Goldilocks and the three bears.
  •  In Maths we have been recognising numbers and matching the same amount of objects.
  • About healthy food choices and have made suggestions of suitable toppings to go on porridge.

To support your child with their learning at home please practice name writing and correct letter and number formation.

Week Commencing – 12th November

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Learning about how to be respectful to everyone in PSHE linked to Anti-Bullying week.
  • Counting activities in Maths.
  • Writing speech bubbles linked to Percy the Park keeper story.
  • Learning about “Children in Need”.

Please ensure you comment in your child’s reading diary when you have read with them. There are some suggested comments in the front cover if you are unsure.

Week Commencing – 5th November

In Reception this week the children have been:-

  • Learning about Diwali, the Hindu and Sikh festival of light.
  • Making Diva Lamps.
  • The Rama and Sita Story.
  • Remembrance Sunday.

To support your child with their learning at home, please ask your child to explain how Hindus and Sikhs celebrate Diwali.

Please ensure you comment in your child’s reading diary when you have read with them. There are some suggested comments in the front cover if you are unsure.

 

 


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