LINKS FOR ASSEMBLY SONGS
Here are the links for the assembly songs if you'd like to practice with your child at home:
Contributions for a Reception garden
We would love to give the children the opportunity to grow some flowers or vegetables this term, if you have any spare compost, seeds, germination pots or general pots then please bring them in to your childs class teacher. Thank you in advance for this.
We would like you to share with us all the fantastic things that your child does outside of school. Wow notes are a simple and fun way for you to share with us some of the amazing things your child achieves. Just print of the document and then fill in any special moments. It might be something that they said that has taken your breath away or how they have helped around the home. A new skill such as riding their bike or an achievement in a club outside of school. All Wow notes will be stuck in your child's Learning Journeys and will be used to inform our ongoing assessments. Look forward to seeing your Wow notes soon.
Please put names in shoes as after Forest School it is quite tricky to match child to respective shoes!
Book bags will go home each day with your child, this will give more opportunities for you to read at home. Please return your child's book bag to school each morning.
Book bags will continue to be changed once a week for your child, it is encouraged for you to reread the same book with your child to secure key words and to develop comprehension skills. Parent comments in reading journals are encouraged and help support our assessments in school.
Please continue to send in junk modelling equipment to school so your children can design and create items connected to our topic and of personal interest.
Please see the list on classroom doors for your child's assigned week to bring in their show and tell.
Please put a spare set of clothes in your child's bag incase they have an accident or get wet.
Supporting your Child at Home
Each week we will update our notice board to inform you of the learning that has been happening in Reception that week. We will offer suggestions of how you can support identified areas of English and Maths at home.
We will also include the learning that will be happening in these areas during the next week so you have a clear idea of what is ahead.
Mathematics - Numbers
• Plan a picnic and let your child decide how many sandwiches and bananas you will need.
• Make a number line using birthday cards.
• Play number snap or bingo with numbers that your child has cut out of a magazine.
• Sing number songs where your child has to count backwards like “Five Little Ducks” or “Ten Fat Sausages”.
Mathematics - Shape, space and measure
• Sort out the pairs of shoes so that they go from small to big.
• Make patterns with buttons or lids, like “big, small, big”.
• Allow your child to give you instructions for an obstacle course, like “Go under the blanket”, “Go through the tunnel” and “Go behind the chair”.
Please see the materials and video links below with ideas of how to support your child in maths.
As always there has been lots going on in Reception - assemblies, addition, subtraction, Commotion in the Ocean and of course making boats!
Thank you very much for bringing in the junk modelling - we literally would not have been able to do those lessons without your input! The children were very excited to make their own boats - we had some absolute stunners! Hopefully it was a useful exercise in teaching them about floating and sinking. Faith-Joy mentioned "I did mine out of sellotape, sellotape is waterproof." Sometimes we can't believe they're only 4 or 5!
This week we will be starting a new learning challenge book 'Surprising Sharks.' This is a lovely book challenging what people generally think about sharks.
This week we will be re-visiting 2D and 3D shapes and seeing how much the children can remember! We talk about 2D shapes being flat - we can't pick them up and 3D shapes we can pick up. We will be reviewing all the properties of the shapes - for the 2D shapes corners and sides, for 3D shapes vertices, faces and edges. You could go over this at home asking your child to identify 2D and 3D shapes in their environment.
Week commencing 5/6/17:
We will be writing a chick diary as we will have our new chicks!
We will be doing practical problems involving grouping in 2's, 5's and 10's.