Welcome back Reception! We hope you all had a fun and restful holiday and are beginning 2019 feeling refreshed and excited for the year ahead. We have really enjoyed chatting to the children this week and seeing their lovely faces again. It is also really great to have Mrs. Barnett back with us.
Literacy- We have been sharing our exciting Christmas holiday adventures with our peers and then we had a go at writing about our Christmas break. The children were encouraged to think of a sentence, say it, read it and check it. We used the alphabet mat and finger space outline to help us.
Maths- We have been practising our subitising by recognising dice numbers and have been making 6 in different ways using the ten frames and part, part, whole diagrams. The children have been saying sentence stems practising their number bonds to 6. E.g. 3 and 3 makes 6, 2 and 4, together make 6. 5 add 1 equals 6 etc.
Phonics- We have been revising the consonant vowel digraphs sh, ch, th and ng. Please continue to read with your child as often as possible to ensure their phonic knowledge is secure and their reading fluency is developing.
Science- Over the next 6 weeks we will be engaging in sessions guided by The James Dyson Project. We will be learning about the work of this design engineer, particularly focusing on his improvements on the design of a household fan. This fan will be revealed to the children next week but this week we were learning about the skills of a design engineer.
RE- Over the next couple of weeks we are learning about special people in different religions. This week we read the Bible stories about Jesus and Zacchaeus and Jesus and the paralysed man and discussed the qualities of Jesus and why Christians believe he is so special.
PE- The children have been improving their forward rolls in gymnastics and practised rolling along and off the benches.
Next Tuesday the children will be engaging in a Science morning held at Tardebigge First with other Reception children from first schools within The Ogden Trust. They will be joining us for a morning of space themed activities.
Have a brilliant weekend! See you on Monday