Fun in Reception!

May 14, 2021 at 2:19 pm

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Phonics

This week we have been revising some of the tricky words we have learned so far. We focused on: they, all and was. The children also looked at the grapheme/phoneme for ‘air’. We have continued to practise our reading and writing skills.

Maths

This week we have been ordering numbers from 11-20 and looking at numbers 17 and 18 in more detail. We have used numicon and cubes to count and represent numbers in different ways. We are also getting better as using a part-whole model. Well done everyone!

Happy Eid to all Muslim friends

Making rockets!

This week the children really enjoyed making rockets. We discussed the reaction between Bicarbonate of Soda and vinegar/lemon juice. We enjoyed counting down to zero from various numbers. Although some of the rockets went off too early or too late! We had lots of fun!

Gingerbread men

Following the children’s interests we have been busy making gingerbread men and re-telling the story. We found a message in the message centre from the gingerbread man too! We decided to make a trap to catch the fox and stop the gingerbread man from being eaten!

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Homework

Some of our friends are busy celebrating Eid. We are asking children to write about their celebrations or something they have done over the weekend. Remember when writing a sentence we must include: a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

Next week

Next week we will be looking at tricky word ‘you’, the phoneme/grapheme ‘ure’ and sentence reading and writing.

In maths we will be looking at numbers 19 and 20 in more detail and recapping our subtracting skills.

Have a lovely weekend from the Reception team

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Nursery News

May 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm

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Maths

This week our number is number 3. The children have been learning what the numeral looks like and how many objects make up the number. We put out 3 objects on our 5 frames and counted how many spaces there are left. We know that 3 objects and 2 spaces make up 5 but also that 2 objects and 3 spaces make 5. Please share the following clip at home to support your child with the understanding of the number 3…

Can you help your child find the number 3 when you are out and about or in your home?

Can you find collections of 3 objects and add a photo to EExAT?

We have also been doing lots of activities with pattern. Can you look for different patters around you?

Phonics

This week we have started to introduce some Phase 2 phonics. We have been looking at the ‘s’ phoneme. Phonemes are the sounds that letters or groups of letters make. Graphemes are letters or groups of letters we see in words. Watch the clip of Geraldine the Giraffe learning this phoneme…

Have a look at some of the things we have been doing inside this week…

Here is what we have been getting up to outside…

Please remember you can add observations to your child’s EExAT learning journey at any time. It’s lovely to see what they have been doing at home as well as when they are in Nursery.

Have a lovely weekend, from the Nursery team

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A wet but exciting week in Reception

May 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm

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Phonics

This week we have been looking at the tricky word ‘all’. We also learned the phonemes/graphemes ‘ow’ and ‘oi’. We have continued to practise reading and writing.

Maths

In Maths we have looked at number 15 and 16 in more detail and explored different ways of making the numbers too. We have represented 15 and 16 in different ways. It has been great to see children finding patterns using numicon, for example 10 and 5 makes 15 and 10 and 6 makes 16.

Growing

Our sunflowers are starting to grow. The children have been so excited to see their seeds growing. We have seen lots of super language including size.

Everything else

Next week we will be looking at numbers 17 and 18 in more detail and practising the skills of counting forwards and backwards. We will continue to order numbers and find patterns in numbers beyond 20.

In phonics we will be revising tricky words: all, was and they. We will be learning the graphemes/phonemes for ‘air’ and ‘ure’.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team

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This week in Nursery

May 7, 2021 at 11:07 am

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The children have once again been very busy both inside and in our outdoor provision. Mr Wilson has serviced all the bikes and the children have shown how capable they are or that they need more practise.

We have been doing lots of other things outside. The children have enjoyed playing with hoops, constructing with some new equipment and playing ring games.

Our number at the moment is number 2 and the children have been representing it with pictures, on a 5 frame, tallying and writing the numeral.

We have also been busy inside doing lots of different things…

Now a quick request…

If your child brings fruit in a plastic tub please can you add their name to it. We have lots of tubs left over and the children don’t always recognise them.

Have a lovely weekend, from the Nursery team

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This week in Nursery

April 30, 2021 at 2:45 pm

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Another busy week in Nursery!

In Numeracy we have been learning all about number 2. The children listened to the story of Puppy Number 2. He is yellow and his favourite shape is a rectangle. Can you ask your child to look for rectangles around your home? See if they can tell you about the number 2 and Puppy Number 2.

We have been reading the story of the Gruffalo this week. This is a story the children really enjoy. If you have a copy at home it would be lovely if you can read it with your child and ask them lots of questions.

Last week some of the children went on a walk around our beautiful grounds. The rest of the children explored the grounds on Monday. Have a look at the photos of all the things we have done in Nursery this week…

Enjoy the long weekend, from the Nursery staff.

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Another fun week in Reception!

April 30, 2021 at 12:22 pm

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Phonics

This week the children have been working on their sentence writing. We have learned the tricky word ‘they’ and the graphemes/phonemes for ‘or’ and ‘ur’.

Maths

This week the children have worked really hard with recognising numbers to 20. They have looked at number 13 and 14 in more detail and we are super impressed with some of the facts the children found out. “6 and 6 and 1 and 1 makes 14.” “7 and 7 makes 14.” “10 and 4 makes 14.”

Everything else

Have a lovely bank holiday and we will see you all on Tuesday.

The Reception Team

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