We hope that everyone has had a fabulous half term and the children are ready to get back into their school routines and learning. It has been lovely to hear all of their news about what they have been up to in their half term break, from carving pumpkins to trick or treating in their Halloween outfits!
In phonics this week, the children will be placed in their new phonics groups and will be meeting their new phonics teacher. The week will consist of getting to know the children in their new groups and allowing their phonics teacher to get a good understanding of where they are and what they need to work on. The children will be recapping the sounds they have been learning and using them to help spell words and practising writing them down, using the correct letter formation. At home, continue to use the letter cards that were sent home. Ask your child to create simple CVC words using the letters. If they are confident with this, ask them to try and write the word down on paper.
In maths this week, the children are learning the numbers 1, 2 and 3. They will be learning the different ways we can make 1, 2 and 3 and how we can represent them in different ways. We will also be looking at ‘Anno’s Counting Book’, which is a great way for the children to recognise how we can show numbers differently.
In the wider curriculum, we will be learning all about Bonfire Night and why we celebrate it. We will be singing songs and creating pictures using paints and chalks. The children will be discussing the their own personal experiences and if they will be celebrating Bonfire Night, this week. The children will also be learning about how we stay safe on Bonfire Night and the potential dangers if we are careless around fire and sparklers.
Have a great week!
The Reception team