Welcome to our Reception class!
Mrs Maughan, Mrs Burgess & Miss Clarke
This terms topic is 'Animal Magic.' We are starting with the text, 'Silly Doggy!' by Adam Stower. We will also be reading 'I want a Pet' and 'Pesky Rat,' by Lauren Child. Over the term we will we will make observations, explore and investigate a range of different animals, including pets and wild animals. We have a 'Vets' and 'Outdoor Café' as our role play areas.
We are continuing our Read Write Inc sessions and the children will be practising segmenting, blending and writing words with 4 and 5 sounds, such as, 'think,' and 'ribbon.' The children love our celebrations, the alligator chomp, the karate cheer and the cheese grater are our new favourites.
Our reading area has been enhanced with a talking stories CD player. Up to six children at a time can enjoy listening to familiar stories and draw story maps as they listen. We will discuss what they think the characters and setting look like and be practising using any new vocabulary they have heard in a sentence. We have also added puppets from the story sacks to help with retelling them.
We will be doing lots of problem solving, addition, subtraction by counting on or back on a number line and finding one more and one less this half term. We have been practising our number formation and continue to use Numicon, straws and cubes to understand the value in 2-digit numbers as we become more confident with numbers up to 20 and beyond. The children will have a 'Talking Partner' to work with during carpet time to help solve mathematical puzzles and problems. We will also be looking at measurement, in particular, length and time and consolidating our previous work on pattern and shape.
Routines in Reception
Our P.E. lessons take place on Monday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in P.E. kit on this day. Children should have their hair tied back and earrings must either be taken out or covered. Please send in some micropore tape or plasters to cover their earrings. Also, the children need to bring a labelled water bottle to access during the day.
In school, alongside 1:1 reading with an adult, children will also take part in 'Guided Reading.' This is where the children will work with an adult in a small group, all reading the same text. We try to read with the children as often as possible at school and ask that the children read with an adult at home as often as possible. The children need to bring their school planner diaries every day.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk -- some nice games for practising phonics
www.topmarks.co.uk- maths games to play at home
www.cbeebies.co.uk -- the games are super for the children to practise their mouse skills on a computer
Tutor Bot contains completely free online maths games where children can practice their mathematics skills. https://www.tutorhunt.com/tutor-bot/