Please find below a link that explains reading bands for Reception children and which colour band is expected nationally for each age range.
This may help some parents understand how their child is doing in their reading.
Thank you to all the parents that came to watch our class assembly! The children did a fantastic job and it was so lovely to see them all so confident
Our book for this week is: The Gingerbread Man
Our Literacy focuses are:
- Making lost posters to help find the gingerbread man
- Writing the story of The Gingerbread Man
- Talk for writing of the Gingerbread Man
Our maths focuses this week are:
- Subtracting numbers using objects and pictures
- Continuing to give one more or one less than a number to 20
- The challenge for this week is: To use counting back as a method for taking away
We will be recapping: ur, or, ar (as children are still getting confused with these) and will be revisiting: oi and er
Other activities will include:
Making gingerbread men out of arts and crafts
Building bridges for the Gingerbread man to get across the river safely
Acting out the story of the Gingerbread Man
Making Gingerbread men in our mud kitchen
This weeks books are: Dear Fairy Godmother, Ugly Duckling, Farmer Duck
This week we will be getting ready for our class assembly next week. Our class assembly is on Fairy Tales and will be on 19th March. We look forward to seeing you there
Our Literacy focus this week is:
- Writing simple sentences from the Fairy Godmother to fairy tale characters helping them with their problems in each story.
- Using our sounds to sound out words so they are phonetically plausible.
Phonics sounds: ur,ar,or,oi,ear
Tricky words: was, they, you, my, are, all
Our Maths focus this week is: Doubling and halving
- Sharing and halving objects and quantities
- Even and odd numbers
- Doubling numbers to 6
We will also continue recapping numbers from 1-20, counting forwards and backwards and finding one more or one less.
Other activities will be:
Painting pictures of our ducklings
Making ducklings from rolled paper
Writing letters to fairy tale characters and posting them in our wishing well
Building brick phonics words
This half term our theme is 'Fairytales'
Our role play is set up as an Enchanted Forest Cafe where all the different characters can come for lunch. Our mud kitchen is set up as the three bears cottage.
This week our books are: The Three Little Pigs/Superpigs
In our Literacy we will be:
- Re-telling stories using talk for writing
- Drawing story maps to sequence stories
- Re-writing the story of the Three Little Pigs
- Making lists of food orders in our cafe
- Making signs for all of our buildings and designs
In our Maths we will be:
- Looking at 'longer' and 'shorter'
- Ordering different objects from longest to shortest
- Measuring using cubes
- Measuring using rulers and cm
In phonics we are learning the digraphs: ar, or, ur, ow and oi
Our tricky words are: She,we,be,me,he,said,come,some
Some of the activities we will also be doing are:
- Making paper plate pigs and wolves
- building houses out of sticks
- acting out the story of the three little pigs using peg dolls
- making our own houses using large construction outside
- painting houses outside using water and paintbrushes
- using our mud kitchen to make food for the three little pigs
Our book for this week - Lunch on a Pirate Ship
- We will be continuing our learning of number blocks and how we can break them up into addition friends.
- We will be solving addition sentences using resources
- We will be counting on in our head from a number to support mental addition
We will be writing a letter to a friend to invite them to our pirate lunch
We will be writing a list of what we would like at our lunch
Our sounds this week are 'ai and ng'
Other activities: Collaging a picture of a treasure island, writing sounds in slime, making ice cream from shaving foam, cooking slime dinner for the giant, acting out the story in our small world, making jam sandwiches, decorating cupcakes and building pirate ships.
Our book for the week is: Pirates Love Underpants
In Maths we will be:
- Looking at addition in maths and counting on
- Looking at number blocks and how these are made up of other number blocks e.g. number block 5 is made up of 3 and 2
- Looking at number formation
In Literacy we will be:
- Drawing treasure maps
- Designing new pants for the pirates
- Writing how we would get the treasure from the bad pirates
In phonics we will be:
Revisiting the sounds: ch, qu, sh, th
Other activities: Decorating pants, printing patterns on pants, investigating magnets and acting out the story in our small world
Reminder: Please could we have all costumes for the Christmas Production in this week in a named bag.
26th November Weekly Log
Our book for this week - The Gruffalo's Child
Maths: We will be looking at prepositions, sequencing familiar events and learning the days of the week.
English: We will be looking at story sequencing, using our sounds to sound out new words and finding rhyming words.
Helpful website with a game for your child to help with rhyming: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/words/dg3.shtml
Sounds for this week: ch, sh, th, ng
Tricky word recap: the, go, into, no
New tricky words: he, she, we
Activities: Writing under the tables as if we are in caves, making shadow puppets, re-creating the story with the Gruffalo characters, finding rhyming words and making caves for the Gruffalo and his child. We will also be making our reindeer candles for the Christmas Bizarre.
This weeks learning log
Polar Bear, Polar Bear... What can you hear?
That's Not My Polar Bear
Which number is bigger? Which number is smaller? Which number is greater? Which number is less?
Ordering numbers to 10 and 20
Writing CVC and CVCC words e.g. duck, fish, cat, dog, pin, tin
Writing initial sounds for new words
Writing simple sentences by sounding out phonetically
Phonics sounds for this week: f, j, v, w, x, y, z
Activities: We will have a polar bear visiting the school and making a mess. Children will have clipboards to draw the scene, write labels for the scene and write reports of what has happened. We will be pretending that the polar bear has cubs hidden in our class igloo and the children need to write how to care for the cubs.
Other activities: Making polar bear masks, counting snow balls, playing with snow dough, building igloos, making snowflake pictures and playing with their winter wonderland cuddly toys.
This week we will also be practicing our class nativity - so could all children please practice their lines :) so children are confident to say these out loud independently. Thank you!
This weeks learning log
5th November - 9th November
This week our book is 'The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud'. All of our learning this week will be based around this book and polar bears. Children will have the opportunity to: make igloos, play with the Arctic and Antarctic animals, paint pictures of polar bears, print polar bear footprints and find letters in the snow.
Our Maths focus is: Finding one more or one less than a number up to 10 or 20.
Our sounds for this week are: o , l, r , b, e, u, h
Our English focus: Looking at rhyming words and re-telling stories
Our Weekly Learning Log
29th October - Story of 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson
This week we will be looking at the story of 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson. Children will have the opportunity to take part in various different activities linked to the story. Some of these include:
-Painting pictures of stickman in the snowy forest
-Making one of the stickman family
-Exploring the stickman small world
-Writing with sticks
Our focus for Maths is: Counting and adding groups together. We will be learning the + sign and the = sign and what these mean.
Our focuses for English are:
Learning to re-tell a story with actions
Recognising initial sounds in words
Sounding out CVC words
Our phonics sounds for this week are:
Recapping - s a t p i n m d g o c k
New sounds: e u r h
Children should now be bringing home reading books to read with you at home. Please can you bring these books back in on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday to be changed. If the child hasn't completed the book then please write a comment in their yellow book and send that in. Children are just beginning to learn their phase 2 initial sounds and may find blending difficult so please be patient with them. Talk them through the pictures and discuss the story - you can always read a part and then them! Happy reading...
Hello and welcome to Receptions class page!
Here you can find out about all the exciting things that are happening in Year R at school
We have had a busy first few days at school and the children have settled in really well. They have entered the class room with happy faces and have been excited to play and explore the new activities. They are beginning to learn class routines, make new friends and become familiar with their new school. And so far they are doing a fantastic job!
Here are a few things to remember for the year to come:
- Please send your child in with a water bottle every day.
- Fridays - Show and Tell
Children can bring in something about them to talk about with the rest of the children. To build children's confidence please talk with your child about their toy before they bring it in to share with the class.
- Remember to book your child's hot meals weekly.
- Children will soon be coming home with challenges - these are small tasks to complete at home to build on some of the Early Learning Goals.
Please feel free to pop and see Miss Candy or Mrs Wynn if you have any questions or worries. We are always here to help!