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This Week’s Learning

Week commencing Monday 11th November

We’ve had a lovely week of learning!

In Phonics, we revisited our familiar sounds and also learnt the new sounds ‘e’, ‘u’ and ‘r’. The children especially loved the ‘r’ sound, because they could be little puppies on the carpet! We really loved our Friday phonics game – Circle Swap Shop. We tried it a little faster this week too, and we could all get it!

In Maths this week, we tried our very best to remember all of our learning on shapes, and used it with our learning on pattern. We looked at how we could make patterns with shapes around the classroom, with our bodies and also with our Maths shapes blocks. We can now see patterns all around us, even on our socks!

This week, we started reading a new book called ‘The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin’. The children loved acting the story out, and especially loved being the old woman, because they got to use our ‘walking stick’ (measuring stick, really!) to pretend to be the old woman – ‘Tok tok’ – Ask them what that means! We learned all different prepositional words like ‘under’ and ‘past’ and ‘through’ – We even recreated the story using props around the classroom, so that we could draw and write our own story mountains.

In PE this week, we learned 4 different positions in gymnastics – Pike, tuck, star and straddle. We adapted the musical statues game and called out the different positions to test our listening and reacting. In outdoor PE, we practised all of our skills that we have learnt so far – balancing, running, hopping, throwing and hurdling. We had to keep really warm, so we made sure to do a lot of sprinting – We had to get all the rugby balls from one line to the other in 30 seconds!

Last week in the Wild Life garden, we collected lots of sticks so that we could dry them out in preparation for this week. The children were extremely excited Friday morning, because they all knew what those sticks were for – A fire! The whole Reception group went out to the garden together to make a fire, using paper and sticks to feed the fire, which helped us boil our water for our hot chocolate! Perfect for this Autumn weather.

Next week, we will be looking at the sounds ‘h’, ‘b’ and ‘f’ in Phonics. In Maths, we will start looking at the concept of ‘sorting’. We will also be starting our topic book ‘The Everywhere Bear’, so please do refrain from reading this book as it will be a slow reveal for the next 2 weeks! As winter approaches, we are also going to start practising our songs for our Winter Show – We can’t wait!

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team


Reading Eggs and Mathletics is now available for your children! As mentioned in our Curriculum Meeting back in September, you will be able to find both login details at the back of their Reading logs. If you have any questions at all, please do let us know.

Update from Reading Eggs:

 Phonics Readers are here!

 We’re really excited to share that 42 decodable readers have been added to the Reading Eggspress library.

 These rigorously structured readers span Phases 2-5 and are suitable for children aged 5-7 years who are learning to read. These are free as part of your current subscription to Reading Eggs – bringing you all the advantages of purchasing a complete set of phonics readers at no extra cost!

 We hope you and your students enjoy these fantastic additions to the program.

How to find phonics readers

Find the phonics readers in the Reading Eggspress library. Click ‘Find a Book’, then choose ‘Series’ from the bookcase navigation on the left. Scroll through to find ‘Fast Phonics’ and click on the icon to see the available phonics readers on the shelves.

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