Please see the documents at the bottom of this page for our curriculum letters/ Foundation updates/important and useful documents.
Star of the week
Each week Mrs Knight and I will choose a child to be 'star of the week.' This is a very important job for the whole week as they do lots of important jobs like making important decisions, going to the office and doing helpful tasks in the classroom. On Monday the chosen child will talk to the class about themselves, show their favourite toys and important photographs which are special to them. This time is very special to the children as they build confidence in talking in front of their friends.
Letters are sent out on Friday's for the following week.
The 'Star of the week' this week is...Alicia
Come and See
Our topic is Growing.
We are learning to... talk about and recognise what it means to grow; grow in love, how and what we can do to grow in love and also, what we can do to grow to love Jesus more during Lent. We will also learn about what happened to jesus before He died on the cross and The Easter Story.
We will also visit Holy Cross Church with Year 6 as part of topic in the next few weeks.
Our topic is adding by counting on
This week, we are learning to...
recognise numbers to at least 10, 20 and then beyond
Add by counting on and putting the biggest number in head
writing number sentences
challenge - can we show different ways to make 10
using objects in our environment?
Our topic is Traditional Tales
This week, we look at The Three Little Pigs
How do Traditional Tales start and what language do we use?
We will be learning how to...
attempt to write labels, captions and short sentences in a meaningful context
attempt to write short sentences
super challenge - write a story and read it back to an adult
To support our teaching of phonics, a website you may wish to visit with your child is www.phonicsplay.co.uk
On this website you will find a parent section as well as lots of games your children will love to play.
We have completed our revision on Phase 1 phonics whilst playing lots of listening and sound games, as well as singing lots of nursery rhymes we know too!
We have been working on our letters and sounds for the past few weeks and have become more confident recognising them too. We have learnt phonemes (the sound the letter makes) and graphemes (what the letter looks like in the written form). So far, we have learnt the following phonemes:
s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r ck h l b f/ff ss ll
j v w x qu sh ch th ng ai ee igh oa oo(as in u) and oo (long sound as in moon) ar or
We have also learnt the following tricky words:
(words that cannot be sounded out and are sight words)
I no go to the into he me be we she was you are my said what when all
To go alongside their phonics, I have now provided each child with a phonics game to support to recognition and application of their letters and sounds in a fun and playful way.
We will be reading with the children once a week. We will begin using picture books to encourage the children's speaking and listening skills. We will ask them who, where, why and what questions about the reading books they have been given. Please check your child's orange reading diary to see when they will be reading. Please ensure you keep your child's reading book and reading diary in your child's book bag at all times.
Every time your child reads, please write in their reading diary along with a comment. We will be reading twice in school; individual reading and guided group reading (guided reading will begin once the children are settled.)
If you read a total of five times a week, this includes reading sessions in school, your child will receive a stamp on the grid in the front of their diary.
For every 25 stamps, your child will be presented with a reading certificate.
It is very important your child reads their school reading book at least 4 times to build up their skills and confidence.
Please ensure that reading books and your child's orange reading diary is kept in their book bags at all times.
Our school is registered with Active Learn Primary, apps where the children can access maths games (Abacus), online books (Bug Club) and an app to help with recognition of sounds and spelling (Spelling Shed) too.
I have now set up user accounts for the children and have assigned the children games and books. These will be added to your child's account each Friday to be completed for the following Friday. Thank you.
Please see the link below to see videos of everything we have been learning by clicking onto the 'Class Reception' tab
or scan the QR code above.
You will also see lots of videos of the Class of 2017 and Class of 2018 under this tab as well as our own.
We will begin PE sessions when the children are ready. Please ensure that when these sessions begin, your child has a PE kit in school with their name clearly labelled on each item of clothing.
Thursday 4th April 2019 - Visit to Pizza Express AM only. Letters will be sent out nearer the time.
Class Reception Graduation – Monday 22nd July 2019 at 2pm.