The children have had a fabulous time learning about Transport over the past few weeks. They have learnt lots about transport on the ground, in the air and on water, including pirates and space travel. The children really enjoyed the visit we had from the local fire brigade when they got a chance to squirt water from the hose.
The children have made some fantastic models at home of different types of transport. We displayed them in class and the children told everyone what they had made.
Our new topic
This term in Reception our topic is ‘Special books’. We will be doing lots of work based on The Stick Man story and then The Christmas Story. After Christmas we will be listening to and reading Traditional Tales, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.
We are working very hard in RWI learning to recognise sounds, segment and blend to read words and write sounds.
In Maths we are working very hard on being able to count objects to 20 and recognise numbers up to 20. Some of the children have been learning about 1 more and 1 less. We have also been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.
Your child will continue to bring homework home every Friday. Please try and complete the homework over the weekend and bring it back to school on Monday. It is important to sit with your child and support their learning. However please let your child complete the homework using their own ideas and sounding out words themselves, using their own spellings.
Please continue to listen to your child read their reading book every night plus help them to practise the highlighted words on the sheet at the front, every night.
We ask that the children bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.
Please be reminded that the school doors open at 8:50am and maths lessons commence at 9am prompt. It is important your child arrives to school on time to ensure valuable learning is not missed.
Please ensure your child has spare clothes and underwear. as the weather changes there may be times when your child gets wet during outdoor play.
Please ensure all clothing is labelled clearly with your child’s name. We are still noticing a number of jumpers and cardigans with no name.