Thursday, 18 October 2018

Marvellous books!

Last week the children enjoyed an Autumn walk. They observed and talked about lots of interesting things in the natural environment. Some children then chose to make leaf print pictures in ‘Learning through Play’

The children have been working hard on writing their name using a strong pincer grip to hold their pencil and to focus on the size and shape of each letter to ensure it is formed correctly. This is something they can practise at home. 

This week the children have been sharing their favourite story books with their teachers and friends. We will continue with this until half term to ensure every child has the opportunity to share their book. These are some of the questions we have put to the children:

Who is the main character?

Where do they go?

What happens?

Do you think your friends would enjoy it?

When do you read stories?

Who reads with you? 

It is lovely to see the interest and excitement they have about books! 

The children have been working very hard to learn their high frequency words and the phonemes they have been introduced to during their phonic lessons. We are encouraging the children to blend the phonemes together to sound out words which will support them with their reading. We will discuss and model this further with you at parents evening.

In our Maths sessions we have continued to focus on learning to count objects accurately through fun and challenging activities. These are some of the EYFS Maths statements we are working hard to achieve.


· I can sometimes match numeral and quantity correctly.


· I can count objects to 10, and am beginning to count beyond 10.


· I can recognise numerals 1-5

· I can select the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.

The children have enjoyed our voting station this week where they have voted for one of their own favourite stories to be read at the end of the day. The children were very keen to ensure that the voting was fair and that all votes were counted accurately. 

Reception have enjoyed warming up their bodies in their PE lessons as they have performed a range of fitness movements to music. They have played some games using cones and beanbags to develop their awareness of moving confidently but safely in the hall space.

In RE the children have been sharing their Baptism photographs and discussed who is in them! We have talked about their Baptism as being very important and this is when they are welcomed into God’s family in church.

Here are some photographs of some of the other activities we have enjoyed!

Mrs Stocks is looking forward to meeting you at parents evening next week to discuss how your children have settled into Reception and how we can work together to move your child’s learning on.

Have a lovely weekend.
The Reception team.