Update for Week beginning : 16.10.17

Please click the following link to access the presentation that we shared for parents at the start of the new term.  Reception September Information Evening 2017-18

English and Maths information:

This week we have started learning a new set of sounds g, o, c, k. They will be written in the phonic scrapbooks on Friday ready for the weekend. Don’t forget there are 4 sounds to have a go at each week. We are really trying hard to begin to blend the sounds together to read words (for example d-o-g makes the word dog). It is really important that the children say the sounds correctly to enable them to blend properly. There is a great teacher on YouTube who has videos on pronouncing the sounds correctly. Just search ‘Mr Thorne does phonics’ into the YouTube search bar. We are currently learning all the sounds in Phase 2.

Once the children have learnt all the initial sounds in phonics we will be sending out reading books with their brand new diaries – how exciting!

This week in number fun we will be learning ‘one more’. We will be exploring numbers to 10 initially but may have a go at the teen numbers too!

Other curriculum news:

We have loved learning all about Autumn and have created some amazing autumnal artwork. This week we are thinking about hibernating animals and learning all about the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The children are already amazing at retelling the story – ask them to tell you the story at home along with the actions!

General Information:

The children are thoroughly enjoying their PE sessions on a Monday morning. Thank you for your patience if they have come home without a jumper or a tie!! We would really appreciate it if you could have a go at undoing and doing up the children’s buttons (particularly on their shirts) with them. We know this is tricky for the children so as much practise at doing it independently as possible would really help!


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