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Reception Phonics w/c 12.10.20

Good Afternoon

The children in Reception have learnt 3 new sounds this week. We have focused on the ‘m’, ‘d’ and ‘g’ sounds. If you’d like to listen to and sing the Jolly Phonics song for each of the sounds please have a look at the video below.

Can you find anything around your home that begin with the ‘m’, ‘d’ or ‘g’ sound? We found:

  • Mask
  • Door
  • Glitter

Leave a comment and let us know what you find!

For each sound there is a special rhyme that helps us form the letter as we write it. The rhymes are as follows:

‘m’ – Down Maisie, mountain, mountain

‘d’ – Around the dinosaurs back, up his tall neck and down to his feet

‘g’ – Around the girl’s face, down her hair and give her a curl

See if you can have a go at practising this at home using your pencil or pen. We would love to see some of your beautiful writing!

We have also learnt a new tricky word this week! Our tricky word this week is ‘the’, it is a tricky word as we cannot use our sounds and need to learn it by sight. Please find below a video that can help us learn our tricky words. You can sing it together at home!

Can you think of a sentence using the word ‘the’? Here are a few that we have thought of:

  • The cat sat on the mat
  • The man is mad
  • The girl is sad

Leave a comment below and let us know what wonderful sentences you have come up with.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team

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Happy Friday all!

Silver class has been really busy today. After reading the story “The Grouchy Ladybug”, we made our own grouchy faces.

Can you make your own?

In Phonics, we wrote CVC words using all sounds learnt so far: “s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d & g”


What CVC words can you think. Can you write them using your sounds.

For Maths it’s all about 2D shapes:

See below children identifying 2D shapes in our environment.


What 2D shapes can you spot in your environment? Can you draw and name them?

Finally painting to wind down: 

Well done to you all. Have a restful weekend.

Stay safe!

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Phonics & Maths In Bronze Class

Since starting Reception children have learnt the following sounds:

‘s’, ‘a’, ‘t’, ‘p’ , ‘i’, ‘n’, ‘m’, ‘d’, ‘g’

In Bronze class we encouraged the children to create words using the sounds that they have learnt so far. We did this together as a class. We then broke the words down, segmenting the sounds before blending together. Lets have a look at some of the fantastic work!

In Maths this week the children have learnt all about 2D shapes and the properties for each shape. The children were encouraged to guess which shape we described to them and then to draw it on their whiteboards. Again the children did some fantastic work and were able to guess the shapes we described!

Great work this week Bronze class! Lets keep it up!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Zagara

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Parents and Carers of Gold Class

Evening Parents and Carers,

I am Miss Keenan and I am very lucky to be joining Gold Class for this academic year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year I have only been able to introduce myself properly to a few of you by the door. I will be co-teaching with Miss Weithers and thought you would all like to know a little bit about me. I have worked with children of all ages for the last few years and was working at Selsdon Primary School, Fox Cubs Nursery. I am very excited to be in reception with Gold Class. I am passionate about making learning fun and engaging but most importantly that our class are all happy, safe and enjoy coming into school as much as I do.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any question or queries you have and I will be happy to help. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this year.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Keenan.

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Gold Class – 2D Shapes

In maths this week, the children were learning to identify and name 2D shapes and their properties. They focused on the Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle, Pentagon and Hexagon and practised drawing the shapes on their whiteboard. Let’s have a look at their amazing work!

Below are pictures of 2D Shapes and their properties that you could use to support your child with their learning. Can they find these shapes at home or in the envieonment?

For example a Square window, a Rectangle door etc. Enjoy!

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Grouchy Faces In Bronze!

The story that we are focusing on this week in Literacy is called ‘The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle. You can listen to the story at home using the video below:

Today in Bronze Class we talked about the meaning of the word ‘grouchy’ and all the children were able to show me their grouchy faces! The children then drew their own grouchy faces. Let’s take a look at some of their work and the grouchy face that they were able to show us!

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Bronze Class Had Lots Of Fun Outside!

The children had lots of fun outside today and were all engaging in a variety of different activities. Some children chose to ride bikes, engaged in role play, others were busy building a camp, some children collected leaves and counted how many they had and some children decided to move in a variety of different ways. Let’s have a look at what they have been up to…