Thank you so much for the sponsor money which children have returned from their autumn scavenger hunt. We have raised over £300 and this will go a long way towards buying new resources for our reception classes. If you still have money to collect or bring in, anytime this week would be great.
Thanks again for your amazing support!
How wonderful that children are spotting ‘tricky’ words in books and around them. Children are learning to spell these words using magnetic letters this week.
We are making real and nonsense words using the sound dice. Your child can also do this using the sounds in their word tin.
We hope children are enjoying getting out and about finding conkers, chestnuts, sticks and pine cones!
We will be extremely grateful of any amount of sponsors... however small or generous. All amounts raised will go directly into funding activities in reception class and purchasing small world play and resources for your child to use to broaden their learning experiences.
Children have been enjoying learning new sounds and words. It’s wonderful when they start to see that they can read!
In our reading area, we will be encouraging children to sort objects into sets of ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c/k’ and practise linking sounds to letters. Some children have started to find ‘tricky’ words in books so stay on the look out for ‘the’, ‘to’, ‘go’, ‘no’, ‘I’ and ‘of’!
We will be practising our skills of blending sounds to say and read words. Keep practising this at home with your child!
Letter formation is continually being practised and children are showing progress with this. They can practise forming letters in the writing area, using whiteboards, clipboards and when writing their names.
Please comment in your child’s reading record each time your child reads at home.
A few minutes a day practising sounds and words in the word tin and reading a couple of pages of the book (if your child has a reading book) would be ideal.
Reading records need to be in bookbags EVERY DAY.
Children have been asked to find out the ages of their family members. Who is the oldest / youngest in the house?
We are encouraging children to learn about numbers by thinking about ages and how old people will be on their next birthday. Find these ages on a number square to aid number recognition and place value.
We will learn to read and spell these words during our time in reception.
Please send in (or upload to tapestry) a family photograph. It would be great if you could do this by Monday 10th September.
Well done to ALL of the children today for coming into school so well and having a great day!
Well done to all of the mums, dads and family members for helping the staff to settle the children so quickly onto the carpets ready to start their day in reception class.