Week Ending 14/10/22
Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 2:42pm
The weather has become more autumnal this week but we have continued having so much fun in Reception. We have continued to explore the story of The Gingerbread Man and also looked at autumn leaves using the story The Leaf Man. Thank you to all the parents and relatives who came to the Harvest service on Monday. We were so proud of the children and their confidence singing on the stage. Next stop…Nativity!
- Thursday 20th October – Phonics Workshop
- Monday 31st October- Cauliflower Cards deadline
- Tuesday 1st November- Bags to Schools
- Thursday 7th December, 2pm - EYFS Nativity
- Monday 12th December- Trip to Park Hall Farm
This week in Phonics we have learnt the digraph SS. We have also learnt some harder to read and spell word PULL. These will be in your online reading books for this week as the children begin to read longer sentences. This week has been ‘assess and review’ week where we make sure the children are remembering what we have learnt so far. The children really impressed us with their blending, segmenting and grapheme recognition. Each child has a personalised note in their reading record which tells you what they have learnt so far and their next steps. Miss Nicholas will be holding a Phonics Workshop on Thursday 20th October at 2:15pm which explains all about phonics and our programme (Essential Letters and Sounds). Please let the office know if you are planning to attend.
In Maths we have been learning how to count accurately with Numberblock ‘5’. We learnt the three rules of counting; count everything once, say the number names in the right order and the last number you say is how many. Being able to say one number name for each object you count is an important skill that children often demonstrate with small numbers but not larger ones. For example, can your child count the stairs by saying one number for each step? Or can they do ten jumps and say one number each time they jump? These are simple ways to integrate counting into your everyday life. Can they count a Lego tower accurately? Can they count the peas on their dinner plate? If you see your child counting accurately at home then upload your observation to Tapestry. We love showing you what your child can do at school but we also like to see your child using their learning at home. Think about moments that make you say ‘WOW!’
On Monday we enjoyed walking down to church for our Harvest service. The children listened brilliantly and were excellent singers! We have learnt so much about food production and farmers so it was great to be able to give thanks to God’s world in St Helens church.
On Tuesday we had our third visit from Louise, who talked to us about keeping our brains happy. We also had a visit from Mrs Wrigley in the afternoon who did an exciting music session with each class. Mrs W is running after school music classes in Reception class on a Wednesday after half term so please book on if your child enjoyed the session!
On Wednesday we read some more of our Gingerbread Man story. We found a letter from the Gingerbread Man who needed our help to find his buttons! We looked everywhere (including outside) and discovered that they had letters on when we found them. We made some words and challenged each other to read them.
On Thursday, we made our own gingerbread men (with some help from Justyna in the kitchen!) and learnt about following a recipe. In the afternoon we continued to develop our skills on the balance bikes.
On Friday we enjoyed going to celebration assembly and our weekly Wake Up, Shake Up! The children moved in time to the music, the new favourite is ‘We Don’t Talk about Bruno’. In the afternoon, we did some French with Mrs Palmer and changed our library books.
Our mystery readers this week were Flora’s Mum and Ted’s Mum, thank you for coming to share a story with us! Please speak to your child’s class teacher to put a date in the diary if you would like to be mystery reader.
Congratulations to our Stars of the Week, CJ and Imogen!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn