Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and fun week last week. It has been lovely catching up with the children and getting back into the swing of things for the second part of the Spring term.
Phonics- We have been reading the high frequency words; have, like, some, come and practising reading CCVC words.
Maths- This week the children have been identifying and describing 2D and 3D shapes. We have also been developing our number bonds to 5 fluency. This is our KIRF this half term so use our top tips sheet to help you support your child’s learning in this area at home.
The children enjoyed playing a number bonds game on the website link above.
HeartSmart- In PSHE this week the children made a special box and filled it with special items around the classroom e.g. a yellow pencil because my favourite colour is yellow, scissors and gluestick because I love creating! The children shared these items with the rest of the class and they were excited to take their special boxes (without the classroom items!) home.
IT and Computing- We really enjoyed doing exercises in IT and Computing this week! The children used stopwatches to time 30 second intervals. We then checked our pulse to see if it had got quicker, slower or stayed the same.
Trip to ‘thebarn’ church- What a fantastic morning we had at the church. The children’s minister taught us an action song and read us a story about Jesus just before his crucifixion. We also played games and went on a tour of the building, exploring each of the rooms for children of different ages. The children’s brilliant behaviour was noted by the staff at the church. They represented the school so well and enjoyed themselves too! We discussed the similarities and differences between this church and our church St Bartholomew’s. E.g. Pews and no pews, stained glass windows and no stained glass windows, an old building and a new building etc. A huge thank you to Steve and Claire who made us feel so welcome at the church and delivered a brilliant session.
The children loved making and eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Thank you for sending in donations to raise money for Primrose Hospice.
A reminder that it is parents evening on Tuesday and also it is a Beano or Dandy comic dress up day for World Book Day on Thursday. We look forward to seeing your costumes!
Have a super weekend Reception!