Reception

Mastery in Maths- This week we have been focusing on adding one and writing the number sentence to match. The children have been able to follow instructions to play an ‘add one’ game and they even checked their answer using a number line.

Literacy- This week literacy focus has been centred around our story ‘Brown Bear, Brown bear, What Do You See? The children have used little log discs with the animals on to order the story. We have practised using our Fred fingers to help us sound out the words and write captions to match the pictures. The children still need to focus on writing all the sounds they can hear so we will be focusing on this over this half term.

Phonics- We have been learning some ‘special friends’ again this week (a diagraph), and are trying to build up our speed at reading cvc words. Some of the children have been given little cvc booklets to practise at home that have a cvc word and a picture to match. See if your child can read the word with the picture covered up.

Pre School

Maths- This week we have been focusing on positional language and the children have been learning how to follow instructions and position themselves in the correct place. They have done a super job and have been using the special vocabulary all week.

Literacy- This week literacy focus has been centred around our story ‘Brown Bear, Brown bear, What Do You See? The children have used little log discs with the animals on to order the story. The children have been using their listening skills and have been working on hearing and writing the initial sounds to match the animals.

Provision for All- We have been spending our time observing ice this week and how we can change the state of it. We have used salt and changed the temperature to help us melt it. We noticed that when we poured a lot of salt onto the ice, it turned the salt into a large, hard crystal. We are now carrying out our own salt crystal experiments in class and can’t wait to share the updates with you. The children have had a lovely den included into the provision this week and the children have enjoyed developing this into an ice palace. We have had winter themed items in the water area and also on the playdough table.

A huge well done to everyone who is completing the tasks set through remote learning. If you have time to give me some feedback on how things are going then I would appreciate this. Please contact me through class dojo just to let me know how you are getting on and if you need any other support 😊

Reception/Early Years