Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Millichap

Welcome to our class page

 

 

Meet the staff

 

 

 

 

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

 

Mrs Ward: teaching assistant

 

Weeks beginning 17th January 2022

 

Reading and writing

This week we have been focussing on sentence writing. The children were shown a winter scene and had lots of discussion about what they could see in the picture. We then focussed on the sentence 'I can see a....' and the children chose to write about different things from the picture. We focussed on finger spaces and sounding out and by the end of the week most children could write the sentence independently. This is fantastic progress for this time in the reception year.

A reminder about book changes this term:

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

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 with sound cards and blending books should practise their sounds every day and will have a picture book which will be changed twice weekly.

Children are expected to read their books to an adult three times a week so they can read it confidently. Please record in the reading diary when you hear your child read.

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.

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been decomposing 5 into parts and learning all the number bonds to 5. The children have taken part in practical activities using teddies and have used 5 frames and counters to visually represent the number bonds.

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Topic

This week we were lucky to have some beautiful frosty mornings which meant we could observe the changing season and investigate the ice in the outdoor area. The children loved this and found pockets of ice in various places then investigated ways that they could break it. 

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PE this term will continue to be on Wednesdays and Fridays during the afternoons. Wednesday will be dance and Fridays will be gymnastics so and it will take place in the hall. Please also see the Spring Term reception curriculum information overview below.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

From Mrs Millichap and the reception team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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