Reception

Mastery in Maths- This week we have been looking at series 1 numberblocks to support our new maths skills. We have looked at numbers 4 and 5 and ways of partitioning them using the part, part whole model. The children used numiconto find various ways of making four and have used mathematical language to explain what they have done. We have also been working on counting how many are in a set and then being able to say the whole amount without recounting. 

 Literacy- We have had so much fun with our new text, ‘The Colour Monster’, and we have been using the puppets to retell the story. The children have used actions to emphasis the emotions and have been able to link these to their own experiences too. In the focus group work, we have been segmenting words in order to write them and working on our letter formation too.

 Phonics- The letters that we have learnt this week are; ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c’ and ‘k’. The children have done well with remembering their previous letters and have been practising blending and segmenting words during their sessions. If you would like to join in with this at home, there are videos on youtube which support children hearing the initial sounds in the words. Type in ‘Geraldine the Giraffe’ and the letter you want to focus on, and the short video clips are available to watch.

Home reading is going so well, and it is all down to your super support at home! The children are so excited to receive their stamps at school and next week I will be adding the children’s stamps up to see who will be receiving special prizes.

Provision for all- We have had lots of activities out this week that are linked to ‘The Colour Monster’ and the children have been retelling the story with the puppets. We have also been busy working at our new phonics station and the children have loved mark making on old slate boards. 

As part of our topic of ‘Understanding Me’ we have also been looking at pour senses. The children have been using their sense of smell to identify different foods and talk about whether they like them or not. We had a lot of funny faces when they smelt the vinegar and onion!! We had such fun experimenting with the different smells and our favourite one was definitely the chocolate powder!

 Pre School

Maths- This week the children have been focusing on 2D shapes. They have been supported in recognising it, naming it and matching it to the same shapes. They have been able to go on a shape walk and identify shapes in our environment too.

 Literacy We have had so much fun with our new text, ‘The Colour Monster’, and we have been using the puppets to retell the story. The children have used actions to emphasis the emotions and have been able to link these to their own experiences too.

 Reading

Home reading is going so well, and it is all down to your super support at home! The children are so excited to receive their stamps at school and next week I will be adding the children’s stamps up to see who will be receiving special prizes.

 Reception/Early Years