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Reception (Robins)

A message from the Class Teacher, Miss Roberts

Term 3

Welcome back Robins! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas break and are ready for the new term!

This term our topic is 'Journeys and Transport'. We will be reading the stories We're going on a Bear Hunt, Whatever Next, The Train Ride and Naughty Bus. Our role play this term will be a travel agent, and we will be investigating a variety of means of transport and the journeys people make.

Everyday there will be a mixture of teacher directed activities and child initiated sessions. Activities will take place inside and outside the classroom. We will continue our Forest Friday afternoons this term, so please ensure your child has a warm coat and wellies.

This term we will be continuing phase 3 phonics. The children will continue to be encouraged to write the sounds they can hear in words, practise letter shapes and use correct punctuation so that they can use all of these in their reading and writing. They will be writing tricky words, and encouraged to use them in their writing.

Please continue to listen to your child read and practise their sounds/words regularly and write in their reading record when you read with your child to let us know how you feel they are getting on.

In maths, the children will be ordering to 20, learning about the properties of 3D shapes, learning addition and writing number sentences, as well as learning about capacity, money and positional language.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your child’s learning or well-being. Thank-you

 Continuing term 2

Winter

Our topic this term is winter. We have been doing some lovely winter activities, especially about penguins. We have used penguins and giant number lines to work out one more than a number, ordered penguin numbers, wrote penguin fact books and made penguins in art using felt. We have also made snowmen out of cream, written about Antarctica and more!

 

Science Week

During science week we had lots of fun! We were looking at change. We mixed colours together to see what new colours they made, we made gloop using cornflour and we found out about flowers and did an experiment. In this experiment we put flowers into coloured water, to see what changes might happen. We predicted that the petals would change the colour of the water, and that this would happen because the water would go into the stem (great prediction from Darcy.) We were right!

Forest Friday

Forest Friday has continued to be very popular this term. So far this term we have made shapes from sticks, make repeating patterns using different coloured leaves, made magic wands, practised our careful counting and made dens for the Gruffalo characters.

 

 Anti - Bullying Week  

This week we started a new book Blue Penguin. Blue Penguin is treated differently and left out by the other penguins because he is blue.

We made a freeze frame of one of the pictures from the book and talked about the facial expressions of both Blue Penguin and the other penguins. We talked about how Blue Penguin must feel, and how it isn't kind to treat anybody that way.

Will received  a Wonderful Work certificate for his work, where he has used his phonic knowledge to write that blue penguin must feel "sad" and "scared." 

 

 Blue Penquin Wonderful work          Blue Penquin Wonderful work 2

 

 Term 2 2017

 Welcome back Robins! I hope you had a great half term and are ready for the new term!

This term our topics are ‘Celebrations’ and ‘Winter’. We will be finding out about Halloween, Bonfire night and discussing our own personal celebrations and achievements. In the lead up to Christmas we will be looking at winter stories and finding out about winter animals and, of course, how we celebrate Christmas!

Everyday there will be a mixture of teacher directed activities and child initiated sessions. Activities will take place inside and outside the classroom. We will continue our Forest Friday afternoons this term, so please ensure your child has a warm coat and wellies.

The children did so well last term in phase 2 phonics and this term we will be beginning phase 3 phonics. They will continue to be encouraged to write the sounds they can hear in words, and practise letter shapes and match letters to their sounds, so that they can use them in their reading and writing. They will also be learning to spell a handful of 'tricky words' (words we cannot sound out).

Please listen to your child read and practise their sounds/words regularly and write in their reading record when you read with your child to let us know how you feel they are getting on.

In maths, the children will be continuing to develop their number recognition and have opportunities to solve simple problems. They will be practising their careful counting, counting two groups of objects altogether, ordering numbers to 10/20 and looking at 2D shapes and repeating patterns.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your child’s learning or well-being. Thank-you