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Week beginning 16th October

 

We made it! What a busy term we have had.  We have made new friends, had fun learning our sounds, worked on our counting and pattern making skills.  Learnt about the different ways that we can stay healthy, such as healthy eating, trying not to spread germs and exercising.  We were really lucky to have a visit from Lewis and James from Immortal Fitness in Bromley Cross, who came and showed us some new exercises and fun games where we use our muscles, get our bodies moving and increase our heart rates.  They were really impressed with how we listened and joined in with the exercises.

 

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These are the new sounds that we have learnt this week, maybe you can practise them at home.  We don't always like using a pencil and paper, we find it great fun to write in mud and sand with sticks, or even to draw our letters in a tray of rice.

 

 

 

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Week beginning 9th October.

 

This week we have been learning to recognise numbers to 10. We have also been practising careful counting.

We will be continuing this next week.

You could try these at home.

 

 

We have learned these letter sounds.

At home you could practise writing these sounds and practise writing your names.

You could also play I Spy using the letter sounds we have learnt so far.

 

In topic we have been learning about the importance of washing our hands.

We have made our own fruit salad, It was very tasty!

We also talked about how we have changed since we were babies, we discussed what we can do now that we couldn't when we were younger and spoke about what we are looking forward to doing when we are adults.

Week beginning 2nd October

 

Well, what another busy week in Reception!

We have really enjoyed sharing our learning with our grown ups. We hope you had fun too!

Learning with our grown ups.

These are the sounds we have learned so far.

We could practice saying the sound and writing them at home.

In Maths we have been creating repeating patterns. We made them trickier by the end of the week.

At home you could choose 2 of your favourite coloured pens. Draw a circle with one colour and a triangle with another, then another circle with the first colour and another triangle with the second colour. Continue the pattern. Can you make a pattern with more colours or shapes?

 

 

Week beginning 25th September

 

We have had a fantastic week in Reception.  We have looked at regular 2D shapes and the features of them, we are beginning to describe the features to our friends.  We have done this by saying how many corners, or sides the shape has.  Whether the sides are curved or straight.  You can help your child at home by looking for shapes together and describing their features.

 

We have also looked at our first sounds M,A,S,D,T.  These have been quite tricky.  We have had a go at forming the letters.  We have put the photos on the website to show you the letters and how we form them.

 

Next week we look forward to seeing some of our parents in our Reception class for our phonics session.

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Some parents have asked how we read the new reading books with their children.  We are attaching a photo of the blank level questioning to help you to talk about the book with your child.  Hopefully this will give you some ideas, however if you are still unsure, please ask and we will be happy to help.

Week beginning 18th September 2017

 

Another week has flown by and we are doing brilliantly in Reception.  We have talked about all the things that we are really good at and painted pictures of ourselves.  We have also been talking about class rules, such as sitting quietly when somebody else is talking, and putting our hands up when we want to share our ideas at carpet time.

 

 

 

Thank you to the parents that came to our Welcome Meeting, and we understand that it is not possible for all parents to get the time to attend.  We have information packs from the meeting which will be sent home with your child if you were unable to attend.

 

From next week we will begin with our phonics, learning to name, sound out and write our letters using the Read Write Inc scheme, and you child will be bringing home a reading book.

 

Many of our children really look forward to lunch times and are really good at lining up, making their choices and using their manners.

 

Your children have learnt where their coat peg is, and are independent at playtimes and lunch time in putting their coat on and putting it back on the correct peg. Well done to those children who are now beginning to say their goodbyes at the door and coming in independently.

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Week beginning 11th September 2017

 

This week we welcomed our new friends into Reception. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and finding our way round our classrooms.

 

We just know we are going to be one big happy family!

 

Next week we are looking forward to using our outdoor area more. Please could you practice putting your coats on and zipping them up. Please ensure named wellies are in school.

 

To help your child settle and become more independent, we now ask that you have your goodbyes, kisses and cuddles at the first reception door. This is also to prevent crowding in the cloakroom, which can cause upset for some children.

Thank you Reception team.smiley

Week beginning 4th September

This week we were all excited when we started school. We look very smart and grown up in our school uniforms!

We have enjoyed playing with the friends that we have missed over the summer holidays and meeting our new teachers.

Next week we are looking forward to welcoming our new friends who will be joining us on Monday.

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