Welcome to the Reception webpage
Week ending 27th November
This week in Reception, we have had lots of fun! We arrived on Monday to find a lost penguin in our classrooms! We’ve been learning lots about penguins; comparing lengths and heights of objects, each other and penguin beaks as well as learning new sounds.
We have now learnt the sounds…
‘s’, ‘a’, ‘t’, ‘p’, ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘m’, ‘d’, ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c’, ‘k’, and ‘ck’
We have been using these sounds to write words and short sentences. When writing sentences we have been doing our best to include a capital letter at the start, finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end.
We had great fun in our PE sessions and were exploring different ways to move around the space and playing physical games.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the observations of your children’s activities and play.
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Letters and Sounds
Next week we will be learning to recognise, sound out and write the letter ‘e’, ‘u’ and ‘r’. We will be listening out for these sounds in spoken words as well as spotting them when written down. We will use all the sounds we’ve learnt to write short words and sentences.
We will be looking at different 3D shapes this week. We will be looking at the shapes of their different faces as well as counting faces and corners. We will be learning the difference between curved and flat faces before searching for £D shapes in our environment.
Next week we will be continuing our additional PE lesson, together with the class teacher. Remember that your child does not need their PE kit until January. Your teacher will remind you nearer the time.
Ideas for Home Learning
Don’t forget learning should be fun. Only short sessions no longer than 15-20 minutes.
Counting and adding one more activities, counting objects at home, such as jumps, claps, dance moves, cutlery, socks, pasta.
You could search your home for things beginning with ‘e’ or ‘u’ and ‘r’ as well as practising writing those letters and some words.
Practise sounding out and writing simple words and sentences ‘The rat is sick.’, ‘The pet is sad.’ ‘The man is stuck.’ ‘A pen is on the pot’.
Daily reading at home is an essential learning tool. Try to find the time to read with your child everyday and talk about the pictures in the book, encouraging your child to explain what is happening. Talking to your child is the most valuable part of home learning to develop and build your child’s vocabulary.
Helping your child to use scissors at home will develop their fine motor control too, so get busy cutting and sticking!!
We’ve really enjoyed seeing your children’s homework, it’s lovely to see the effort they’ve been putting in.
Please remember that although it’s great to support your child in their homework, do not do it for them, please encourage them to do it themselves.
REMINDERS & NOTICES
The school is short on plastic bags which are useful for carrying damp clothes home so if you have any spare, they would be appreciated.
If you feel it would be useful, your child can bring in a small bag of spare clothes to be kept at school. If you have unwanted clothes at home, it would be appreciated if you could donate them to school in case of ‘accidents’.
We will be continuing PE next week but your child does not need to bring in their PE kits until January.
Please make sure that your child has an early night as the school day can be very tiring.
They should be in bed by 7pm to ensure a good night’s sleep. Children of this age need 12 hours sleep per day.
Every Thursday your child will be given homework in the Homework File in their Red book bag, so please check inside to see your child’s task. The homework does not have to be returned until Monday.
Your child will be bringing home a book from our class library. Please read the book to your child. Also ask your child questions about the story such as:
Which part of the story did you like best? Who was your favourite character? What do you think will happen next? Please write a comment in the yellow reading record to say that you have read the book. Thank you
Your child can bring in a water bottle which they can leave at school and we will refill each day. Please put their name on the bottle.
Please make sure that all coats, hats, gloves and school uniform are labelled with your child’s name.
PLEASE ensure that your child doesn’t bring toys from home to school. There is a risk that these will get mixed up with the schools resources or be broken as well making other children envious.
Coats and bags
Please make sure that your child has a coat at school everyday if needed as we go outside in all weathers. The only bag that your child needs to bring into school is the red book bag, which can be purchased from the school office. Please do not bring in any large back packs as we do not have the space to store them.