Welcome to Reception
Welcome to Bug Club!
Mrs Scarrott and Mrs Toyer
Word of the week: Author
When we return from the Easter break we will be focusing on developing our reading skills using our phonetic knowledge. We will begin by exploring books written by Eric Carle.
Firstly we will be sharing the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.
During the first week we will be:
- reading simple words, captions and sentences in order to gather and record simple facts about caterpillars and butterflies.
- creating our own stories and posters that can be read by ourselves and others.
Word of the week: Easter
This week we have shared and sequenced the Easter story. We have also been learning about different Christian ceremonies including weddings and christenings. The children have been discussing their own religions and beliefs and comparing similarities and differences in appearance, families and interests.
Word of the week: Number
Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the concept of number.
We will be:
- forming our numbers in fun and exciting ways.
- ordering numbers from 0-20.
- investigating the value of numbers.
- exploring addition in the indoor and outdoor environment.
- exploring subtraction.
- exploring different ways to find the answers to maths questions such as using objects, number lines and counting on in our heads.
- creating our own board games.
World Book Day
Thank you to everyone who dressed up as their favourite book character and to all the parents who joined us to share stories with their children.
We have received some fabulous ‘books in a box’ which are now displayed around the school and being admired by many.
We also had a special visit from some beautiful princesses who shared some of their favourite tales and stories.
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 4th April- Last day of Spring term
Tuesday 23rd April- Summer 1 term begins
Monday 27th May- Monday 3rd June- May half term
Tuesday 4th June- Summer 2 term begins
Wednesday 12th June-Friday 14th June Father's day shop
Summer term 1: Learning Log dates:
|Learning log given out at school||Learning Log to be returned to school|
|Tuesday 23rd April||Wednesday 1st May|
|Tuesday 7th May||Wednesday 15th May|
|Tuesday 20th May||Wednesday 5th June|
Tricky Word Song
Here is the 'Tricky Word Song' that we enjoy singing in Phonics.
Phonics Ideas for home
Have a bowl and a spoon. Ask children to make your soup yummy by putting objects or pictures with your selected sound in the soup. Any items that don't start with your initial sound will make the sound disgusting. As you mix the soup, sing;
We're making lots of silly soup,
We're making soup that's silly.
We're going to put it in the fridge,
To make it nice and chilly.
Cross the river
'Can we cross the river Mr Crocodile?' 'Only if your item starts with...'
Children to have a picture card or an item. If their picture starts with the initial sound you have called, they can attempt to cross the river. The adult is the crocodile who is very hungry and attempts to catch the children.
Have a grid with four or six words. Children to cross the words as they are called. When all the words off, children call 'bingo'. This game can also be played with sounds or tricky words.
Have a selection of words or sounds in the middle. When a sound or word is called, it's a race to splat it as quick as possible. The first player to splat the word or sound is the winner.
Tricky words are words which we can not use our phonics to decode. We must learn them by sight. The Phase 2 tricky words are; I, no, go, the, into.
At school we learn these by playing games, such as bingo, splat and snap.
Useful website links
Sound Pronunciation Guide