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Week 4 in Silver class!

It has been another busy week in Silver class. Silver stars began their week with PE which they enjoyed.


We have been looking at the digraphs: ar – car, oi – coin and ow – cow as well the tricky word ‘said’. Can you practice these with your child at home.


Encourage your child to put these sounds into words, put them into a sentence and write them down. Remember to begin your sentence with a capital letter, leave finger spaces and end your sentence with a full stop


In maths it’s all about grouping and sharing. Children have been exploring the concept of counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s to find the total. We also looked at sharing objects into equal parts.


The children have done their lovely storyboard from the story ‘Sharing a shell’ by Julia Donaldson.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Our week in Silver class!

Good afternoon to you all. I must say, it has been another great week in Silver class. We have been really engaged with our ‘under the sea’ project. Take a look at some of our hard work….

In Maths, we have been continuing our understanding and exploration of numbers within 15, consolidating our knowledge of one greater than and one fewer than. We also looked at ordinal numbers.

Why not practise this at home and ask your child what is one greater than __? and what is one fewer than __? Have your child answer using full sentences.

For Phonics this week, we recapped the sounds ‘th’ (soft and hard), ‘ng’ and ‘ai’. As well as the tricky word ‘they’

Don’t forget to please listen to the tricky word song at home this week!

For Literacy, we looked at the story “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. We explored the meaning of the word selfish. Children were also encouraged to think about how sharing and selfishness impacts our feelings. Here are our star words: rainbow, fish, starfish, fin, shiny, shimmery. They were encouraged to use their sounds to segment to write the words.

Have a restful weekend.

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Good afternoon Parents and Carers,

It’s been great seeing you all and I am really impressed with how children have come in ready to learn especially with the morning activities.  Well done silver stars! 

This term is all about “under the sea”. Don’t forget to please bring in your shoe boxes and egg cartons for our end of term diorama project.

In Maths, Silver class has been working on numbers up to 15, counting on and back. Children built towers using cubes within numbers from 1 to 15.  We looked at the importance of counting carefully to avoid any miscounting. We also looked at one more and one less taking into consideration number sequencing. 

Phonics, we have been recapping phase 2 and 3 sounds. We looked at ‘qu’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ digraphs as well as these tricky words, ‘all’, ‘are’ and ‘her’. Children were able to come up with words containing these sounds and were encouraged to put them into sentences. Please continue to practice these at home.

We looked at the book ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andrae in Literacy, a lovely rhyming book which the children enjoyed being read to. They learnt about the different sea creatures and we will be continuing rhyming next week.

Don’t forget to read your books!

Thank you all for your hard work. 

Have a restful weekend.

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We Have Had An Excellent Day In Silver Class!

Good afternoon Parents & Carers,

We have had an excellent day in Silver class today. This morning the children were all happy and engaged in their morning work.

The children also had PE today, it was so much fun! 

Please don’t forget to bring in some recycling for our junk modellig tomorrow if you can! 

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Phonics In Reception w/c 7.12.20

Good Afternoon Parents and Carers,

Last week in Phonics we looked at the sounds ‘ss’ , ‘j’ and ‘v’.

This week we have learnt 3 new sounds! We have been learning the ‘w’, ‘x’ and ‘y’ sounds.

Listen to the Jolly Phonics songs at home and sing along! Ask your child if they can show you the actions for the sounds that we have learnt so far.


We would like you to look out of your window and see if you can see anything beginning with the ‘w’ sound and two things around your home that have the ‘y’ and ‘x’ sound. Let us know what you find!

Have a go at writing the new sounds that you have learnt this week. Remember we have special rhymes that will help with our letter formation!

w – Down, up, down, up

x – Down the arm and leg, repeat the other side

y – Down a horn, up a horn and under his head

You could have a go at writing some CVC (consonant- vowel – consonant)/ CVVC (consonant-vowel- vowel- consonant) words using the sounds above as well as those that we have learnt so far, for example: wet, wax, box, fox, yam, yes, yak etc.

We also learnt a new tricky word this week. Our tricky word this week is ‘he’. You could have a listen to the tricky word song and sing it together at home!

See if your child can come up with a sentence using the word ‘he’. Here are a few of ours:

  • He went to bed.
  • He went to the park.
  • He is a man.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team