This week we have been reading the story ‘Look up’. The story is about a girl named Rocket who wants to be the greatest astronaut, star catcher and space traveler who has ever lived! We have learnt about two famous astronauts, Tim Peake and Mae Jemison. Tim Peake had loads of fun in space, he loved playing water ping pong and space invaders. We have been learning so much about astronauts, we decided to become astronauts. But in order to do this, we had to complete some special astronaut training. We had tasks that involved jumping, stretching, floating and breathing. Luckily, all our hard work paid off and we were awarded certificates by NASA for successful completion of our training. Watch out, next stop SPACE! We also thought about what we would like to be when we grow up. Some of us would like to be police officers, doctors, vets and teachers.
In Maths, we have been learning about subitising. When we subitise, we instantly recognise how many are in a set without counting. We have been practising subitising numbers to 5 as quickly as we can! Maybe at home, in your garden or the park, have a look around and see if there are any items you can subitise?
We have had a wonderful half term getting to know your children, you should be so proud of them because we are! Over the holidays go for an autumn walk, get cooking in the kitchen and spend time with loved ones. Talk about your experiences, every conversation is another learning opportunity. Have a restful half term before the hard work starts again!
We have been busy in phonics learning more sounds;
h b f ff
To embed our phonics knowledge, we made some hats, fans and fluffy paint.
We used these sounds to make words:
Hat, hop, hug, bus, back, big fan, fun, off, huff, puff
Have a go at reading and writing these words.
Tricky words learnt so far:
I, the, no, go, to, into
Here is the link of the tricky word song:
The Reception Team