Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Millichap

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Mrs Millichap: EYFS lead (Mon, Tues, Weds, Friday morn)  Mrs Henshall: SENCO, Assistant head, EYFS teacher (Friday afternoon) 


Mrs Ward: teaching assistant


Week beginning 9th May 2022


Reading and writing

This week we have been listening to the story of the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The children have been doing lots of super writing about the story including retelling the story in their own words and writing lists of foods the caterpillar ate. They have been going off to the writing area and writing independently using the sound charts and mats to support the writing. Lots of children have been writing at home too and bringing in the sentences to show me. I am so pleased to see how keen they have been to do this and we have put all the writing up in the classroom in the writing area for the children to see. Our words of the week are 'flourish' and 'wither' which we have been using to describe the bean plants which have grown.

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Book changes this term will be as follows:

Children on orange, yellow, pink, green and red books will have their books changed once a week, usually on a Monday.

Children on ditty sheets will have a new ditty sheet every 1-2 days and should continue to practise their blending books which will be changed when they can blend all the words in them.

Children are expected to read their books to an adult four times a week so they can read it confidently. Please record in the reading diary when you hear your child read. We aim to hear children read at least twice per week in school once by myself and once by Mrs Ward.

If children read 4 times to an adult or more they will recieve a special certificate in the celebration assembly on Fridays.

We are also sending home a piece of phonic homework linked to the sound your child has learnt that day in phonics. It's a quick 5 minute activity of either handwriting or reading. Please support your child to complete these either on the day set or at the weekend to build on what we have been learning in class.



In maths this week we have started to look at even and odd numbers. The children have been investigating which numbers are odd and which numbers are even by counting a set if objects and putting objects into pairs. If they all match up the number is even and if there is one left out the number is odd. Great investigating everyone!




This week we have been learning about the butterfly life cycle. We have got our very own caterpillars in the classroom to watch grow and change over the next few weeks. The children have also made some hungry caterpillar artwork using dabbers and pastels and have a go at threading using our hungry caterpillar cards. We took part in Clara's walk where the children walked 3km to help raise money for Alderhey Hospital and the children were amazing.

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PE this half term will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the afternoons. Tuesdays will be games and Wednesday will be ball skills. These will take place outdoors so the children will need their tracksuits.


Have a great weekend,


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