We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to the summer term!
Lately, we have started to introduce a new phonics scheme: Little Wandle (Letters and Sounds Revised). The children will be bringing home one focussed book per week and will be able to choose a book to share with you.
This week, we will be sending home new Reading Records. Please record when you have read with your child, the title and any page numbers plus please do comment your thoughts and experience of your shared-reads. Reading targets will continue to be sent home weekly and you can also refer to these in your comments.
Our topic this term, is Space and the children have enjoyed exploring their new space-station role play areas.
In week one, we explored the book ‘Whatever Next’. The children crafted their own rockets out of junk modelling and created rockets using a variety of shapes and resources. In Maths, they worked on number bonds to 5 or 10 as well as subitising how many objects (in a clear container).
In week 2, we learned about Ramadan, Eid and the different phases of the moon. The children were invited to write their own checklist of items needed for a trip to space. In Maths, the children found doubles using numicon and variety of other manipulatives.
This week, we are reading ‘The Man on the Moon’ and are learning about the astronaut Tim Peake. The children are using chalks to recreate the moon, styling their own astronauts and are cutting then decorating stars using glitter. In Maths, they are ordering numbered cards to 20 and following a sequence of dot-to-dot numbers in the correct order. Using ice and utensils, the children are navigating their way through breaking the ice and recovering the sphere-shaped objects.
Please do approach the team if you have any questions.
With thanks, The Reception Team