Rec K 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Reception!
Welcome back, we hope you had a break and made lots of memories together!
This half term we will be focussing on Traditional tales! We will begin the half term with 'The Gingerbread man' - we will be carrying out a water investigation to see what happens when gingerbread goes into warm and cold water, we will then be learning about instructions.. we will make our own Gingerbread men - we do hope they don't escape from the oven!! Our next traditional tale is 'The Little Red Hen' - this story is all about the process of making bread and helping eachother. We will be tasting different types of bread and different toppings. We will end the half term with 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' - we will be experimenting with types of bridges in the water area to see what resources make the strongest bridge!
In RE we are learning about Stories Jesus heard, we will be learning about Noah's Ark. Another bible story we are going to read is 'Jonah and the Whale'. We will link this to the importance of listening to others and following their wishes as we know Jonah didn't listen to God.
Our maths lessons will continue to focus on number and shape: encouraging children to recognise numbers 1-10, we will be halving numbers using practical resources, revising shape and 3D properties.
This half term we will continue to practise our tricky words, these words are 'sight' words as the children must be able to recognise these words due to them not being able to be phonetically read. Our tricky words are:
Please continue to read with your children at home, we can really see the impact this is having so thank you very much! Your child will also be bringing a library book home, we visit the library on a weekly basis, to enjoy an additional class story, please ensure the library books is kept in your child’s book bag at all times.
We love to listen to and join in with the jolly phonics song - click on the link below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w
Our Tricky words song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0
This half term, we will be doing gym on a Monday and dance on a Friday, please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, a picture of this can be found on the website, please make sure every item is named.
Thank you for your support,
Here are some little ideas how you can support your child's learning at home:
- Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class.
- Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
- Share reading books, discussing plots, characters, and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
- Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
- Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.
http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne has a channel on youtube dedicated to the pronunciation of sounds, called Mr Thorne Does Phonics
Similarly, you can also find the Alphablocks channel on Youtube, which will further support your child's phonic and sound knowledge.
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk - some free phonic based games
http://ictgames.com/literacy.html- more phonics games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks - 5 minute videos which reinforce your child's phonic knowledge.
Justin's World - Lettersounds: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.
Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand-eye coordination.
Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)
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