Our Learning this week
Review of Learning- week ending Friday 25th September 2020
This week we have written in our writing book for the first time. We learnt how to hold our pencil correctly to write our names. All of us were super Icanosaurs! During a creative session, we created our own self-portraits. These were created using a black pen and by looking in a mirror to see the features of our faces and their location (look out for these on Tapestry soon). Thank you for sending in a photo of your child’s favourite toy on Tapestry. We have all had a chance to share these.
This week we learnt our first three phonic sounds- s, a, t. We hope your child has come home telling you all about these sounds along with their letter name. They may even sing you a song!
In maths this week we have focused on the numbers 0 to 5. The children have been exploring different representations of these numbers (pictorial, concrete and abstract).
Next week we will be continuing to learn more phonics sounds as well as exploring different ways to sort objects in maths.
Have a lovely weekend.
Review of Learning- week ending Friday 18th September 2020
The children have all been amazing this week! They have spent their first two full days in school and have coped well with our lunchtime and afternoon routines, despite some children feeling a little tired!
The children have been showing off their number and shape knowledge to the adults. We have begun to have some maths carpet times where we have been accessing our Power Maths scheme. Some activities we have enjoyed this week are ones which have promoted our personal, social and emotional development (PSED): playing board games, playing connect four, taking turns to ride on the wheely boards and exploring the mud kitchen.
During some of our carpet times we have engaged in a variety of picture books that have supported our phonics learning, including ‘Oi Frog’, ‘This is the Bear’, ‘Tanka Tanka Skunk’, ‘Lullabyhullaballoo’ and many more.
At lunchtimes, we have been waiting patiently for our food, practising cutting our food and asking for help if needed. We have been waiting patiently to start our pudding and clear our plates. Once outside in our playground zone we have enjoyed learning some playground games such as ‘Granny’s Footsteps’ and ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’.
On Thursday we had a very exciting visit from the guinea pigs. The children were so excited! When Mrs Taylor arrived to say ‘hello’ she was very impressed by how quietly we were all sat whilst waiting for our turn.
We are continuing to review our drop off and pick up times to ensure safety is of high importance along with ensuring the children are in school and also with you in a timely manner.
Enjoy your weekend.
Review of Learning- week ending Friday 11th September 2020
We have enjoyed our first full week in reception. We have loved exploring our outside area this week. Some of the activities we have engaged in are: building with big blocks, balancing on stilts, making potions, jumping off the climbing frame and much more! On Thursday we participated in a circle time talking about our school rules and classroom expectations, including what we think will help us have a happy and safe time at school. We ‘signed’ our collective class promise with our fingerprints. During our carpet times we have participated in a variety of listening games which are preparing us for our phonic learning.
Thank for taking the time to speak to Mrs Williamson or Miss Jones this week to discuss how your child has settled into school. We hope you found these as valuable as we did.
You should now have had login details to our online reading platform- Oxford Reading Buddy. This has been sent to you via Tapestry. Please feel free to login and browse the website. We have put level guidance on the 'English' tile which will give you the link between ORB levels (numbers) and the colour reading level system we use in school. We hope this will help you in reading the appropriate level e-books with your child. More information on Oxford Reading Buddy and home learning expectations will follow.
Have a lovely weekend.