Reception

Our Teachers:

Miss Findlay

Miss Carter

 

Our Learning Support Assistants:

Miss Wright

Ms Staddon

Mrs Dawes

Miss Stone

 

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What a busy term we've had, the children have been designing, making, and evaluating their Design and Technology project of hats from our 'You must bring a hat' story. Thank you to everyone that came to our show around on the last day of term and gave us some feedback. We hope you enjoyed looking at their work as much as the children enjoyed producing it!

We have lots to do this term and are excited to continue the fantastic results of our reading and key word competitions by introducing our maths awards books for you to take home and work on with the children as well. Maths, reading and key word awards are tested weekly so look out for certificates and Parent Mails keeping you updated! This term we will be looking at local Geography of Henbury through our book 'The Bog Baby' and thinking about the natural environment in our school grounds. We wil also consider the Geography of places further afield, we have been thinking about Chinese New Year and will be looking at how China and the U.K. differ in size and population. Through our book 'The Gigantic Turnip' we will begin to think about our Jigsaw topic 'Healthy Me' and how fruit and vegetables are an important part of our diet. 

As always look out for story maps coming home, we love to receive your feedback from the children sharing these stories with you at home.

 

These are our key words. They are high frequency words that we need to know on sight to help with our reading. We practise these every day and also practise writing them too! We need to know how to read and write all 100 by the end of Reception.

Keywords 1Keywords 2

Here is a handy sheet on letter formation, you should have received one for you and your child to take home. These are the sayings we might use to help us remember how to write our letters.

Letter Formation

Here is a link to the website we use a lot in our Fun Phonics lessons, lots of the games are free and help with our reading and spelling.

 

Phonics Play

 

We also use www.ictgames.co.uk and www.topmarks.co.uk to help with our learning.

 

We’ve taught the children the letter sounds using Jolly Phonics – here is a link to the songs

Jolly Phonics

 

And here is a link to an example of one of the stories:

Phonics Story

 

Correct pronunciation:

Here is a link to show how we pronouce the sounds – it really affects how the children apply them!

Pronounciation

 

Number Formation:

Here are some handy rhymes for helping your children remember how to form numbers correctly.

0   1   2   3   45  6   7   8   9

 

 

Term 4 Dates:

Monday 19th February 2018 - Start of Term 4

Wednesday 28th February - Writing Demonstration

Thursday 1st March - World Book Day & Bedtime Stories 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday March 13th - Parent/Carers' evening

Wednesday 14th March - Parent/Carers' evening

Friday 23rd March - End of Term 4

 

Ways you can help at home:

Count objects and spot numbers when out and about.

Practise writing in sand, mud, using chalks and on paper.

Read every day with your child, practise spotting sounds and key words at the shops and in newspapers and magazines.

Talk about changes in seasons and the world around us, the children make some lovely comments in class!

Practise sounds and key words in sound and key words books.