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27th May 2022

This week we have been reading the book ‘Compost Stew’. We have been creating a new recipe for compost using the alphabet and writing a list of ingredients. We have made our very own compost and written instructions all about how we made it. Here in Reception, we are scientists! We conducted an experiment about mold and have written some scientific predictions.


In maths this week, we are exploring tally charts. We are using this method to work out which eye colour and hair colour is the most and least popular in our class. We are using smarties to show how many of each colour is in a packet using a tally. Perhaps you could create a tally of likes and dislikes? How many people in your family like apples? How many prefer pears? Don’t forget to ‘close the gate’ when you get to 5!


We are learning phase 4 phonics. Phase 4 revisits and reviews all sounds taught so far as well as learning lots of new high frequency words and tricky words.

All sounds learnt:


s a t p i n m d g o c ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear er air ure

Tricky words learnt:

I    no    go    into   the  to  she     he    we     me     be     we   are   was  you  my  said  so  have  like   were   little have   like   come   some do what when out

This weekend, can you use colourful semantics to write a sentence? Look at a picture in a book. Think about ‘who is in the picture?’, ‘what are they doing?’ and ‘where are they?’. Use this, along with your phonic knowledge, to write a sentence e.g. The girl is riding a bike in the garden.



  • Guided reading books are to be returned every Monday. Your child will receive a new book on Wednesday. Please ensure your child brings their bag to school every day.
  • P.E is every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school.
  • It is half term next week, see you all again on Monday 6th June.


Thank you

Have a great half term

The Reception Team