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Class Blog 2022-2023

Week beginning 21st November

 

This week, we continued reading the story ‘Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. We looked at pictures of animals that live in forests and wrote their names using our phonics knowledge. Then we picked an animal and labelled its body parts. As the Gruffalo was bored of eating bugs, we decided to design a new menu for him! What about Spider and beetroot Smoothie, yummy! In Maths, we have been finding one more than a given number. We used objects, and started using ten frames to help us find 1 more. Perhaps, this weekend you could practice counting and making amounts to 10.

 

Sounds we have learnt so far:

s  a  t  p  i  n  m  d  g  o  c  k  ck  e  u r h b f ff l ll ss j

Below are the tricky words we have learnt so far. Tricky words are words we cannot sound out:

I    is   a   the   to  as  has  put  pull  full

 

              The caption we must practise for this week is:

the jam   pot fell in a mess

Don’t forget to read with your child the book allocated by their teacher. 

 

Week beginning 14th November

 

This week we have been reading the story ‘The Gruffalo’. Our learning took us on a very exciting adventure, we were very busy collecting nature objects to use for our literacy and maths lessons. To embed our phonics knowledge, we wrote the initial letter and the whole words of the objects we collected. Then, we practiced wiring some CVC words like cat, mud and wrote simple captions. In Maths, we have been learning about patterns. We have learnt that patterns are repeated designs. Did you know that patterns are everywhere around us? Perhaps, this weekend you could go a pattern hunt around your house or in the park? What can you see? Can you draw the pattern?

 

Sounds we have learnt so far:

s  a  t  p  i  n  m  d  g  o  c  k  ck  e  u r h b f ff l

Below are the tricky words we have learnt so far. Tricky words are words we cannot sound out:

I    is   a   the   to  as  has  put

 

              The caption we must practise for this week is:

put a leg in a cuff

 

We also started Guided Reading sessions in Reception. Each child has their own login details with an instruction to follow and access the reading book that was allocated by their teacher.

 

Don’t forget to look through the photos with your child. Even when I’m not in the pictures it might remind them about some learning they want to share with all the family!

 

 

Week beginning 7th November

This week we have been continuing with the ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ story. We retold the story using our own words and we created an amazing story map.

In Maths, we learnt a new word ‘subitise’. When we subitise objects, we instantly recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them e.g. dots on dice.

We also learnt how to make our own paint. We followed instructions to make our powder paint and we mixed colours.

In phonics, we have been revisiting and reviewing all the sounds we have learnt so far as well as beginning to read and write simple words.

 

Sounds we have learnt so far:

s  a  t  p  i  n  m  d  g  o  c  k  ck  e  u r h b

Below are the tricky words we have learnt so far. Tricky words are words we cannot sound out:

I    is   a   the   to  as  has

              The caption we must practise for this week is:

bat has a rock as a hat

 

We also started Guided Reading session in Reception. Each child has their own login details with an instruction to follow and access the reading book that was allocated by their teacher.

 

 

Week beginning 31st October 

This week, we have been reading ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ by Mara Alperin. We made and tasted our own porridge and we also made playdough following the recipe. In Maths, we learnt positional language such as ‘in front of, under, next to , in , on, between ,behind and above’ to describe the position of objects. 

In phonics, we have been revisiting and reviewing all the sounds we have learnt so far as well as beginning to read and write simple words.

 

Sounds we have learnt so far:

s  a  t  p  i  n  m  d  g  o  c  k  ck  e  u

Below are the tricky words we have learnt so far. Tricky words are words we cannot sound out:

I    is   a   the   to

              The caption we must practice for this week is:

pet duck is in the mud

 

Thank you,

The Reception Team

October 2022: First half-term

Our first term settling into Reception has been a great success! We came into Mora eager and ready to learn. We have been super busy getting to know our new friends, classroom and teachers. We have been embedding our new rules, routines and behaviours and have been extremely successful at it.


This term we have been reading lots of different stories like ‘The Lion Inside, Handa’s Surprise, Rapunzel, Paddington’ and our favourite ‘Poo in the Zoo’. We also did lots of different activities to embed our learning.

 

In Maths, we have been learning about counting objects up to 10. We have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. We were looking for the shapes in our environment. Maybe at home, in your garden or the park, have a look around and see if there are 2D shapes. 

 

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 our first set of sounds:
                                                            s  a  t  p  i  n  m  p  o  g  c  k


We have also been learning some tricky words. Tricky words are words we cannot sound out:

I, is, to, a

 

We used these sounds to make words:

                                                                           sat, pin, sit, pop, dad, mat, pat, pin

 

Have a go at reading and writing these letters/words with your child.

 

 

Reminders:

 

  • All children need a spare bag of (old) clothes on their peg.
  • All children need a book bag so they can take a story book home to share with their family. Please bring story books back to school the following day so the children can take a new one home. Or you can keep the same book for a few days if you are really enjoying it!
  • Please make sure all uniform and clothing is labelled. Please be patient with us in locating the missing uniform. It is so important that you have written your child’s name on all items of clothing. It is quite difficult to locate uniforms when your child’s name is not on it.
  • Please talk to your child about what they have been learning about in school. The slideshow of pictures below could help spark an interesting conversation. 
  • We welcome donations of old recycled materials for the children to do ‘junk modelling’ with. This includes old (clean) cereal boxes, milk cartons, toilet roll tubes and any food packaging you may have. Please ensure none of these items have any traces of nuts. We have children in the setting who are allergic to nuts.
  • We are a nut aware school. Please ensure there are no nuts in your child’s packed lunch. This includes peanut butter sandwiches and pesto sauce. Also, children should not bring sweets or chocolate to school, we are encouraging children to eat healthily. 
  • Please ensure your child does not bring any toys from home to school.


Thank you,

The Reception Team


 

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