This week in Reception

This week we have been very busy consolidating our learning.

We have completed our printing practice and have put some examples of our work on display in the classroom. We really like the bright colours and think Yayoi Kusama would be impressed with our dotty art work.

We have been applying our phonic knowledge in the phonics area and making consonant, vowel, consonant words like mum, dad or cat. We have used tweezers to collect letter tiles and arrange them on word cards, then we practised writing them on phoneme frames.

We have been learning about the importance of keeping our teeth healthy. This made us wonder what dinosaur teeth looked like. We decided to make some T-Rex teeth out of papier-mâché. We tried our best to make them 30 centimetres long and used newspaper and cold water paste to cover our tooth shape. We are waiting for them to dry before painting them.

In maths we have been classifying and sorting objects according to our own groups.
Can you guess how we have sorted these objects?


We were shocked to learn the buckets and spades had been removed from the sandpit this week. This was because we were tasked with the challenge to create dinosaur footprints in the sand. First we raked the sandpit. Then we used sticks and models of dinosaurs to make imprints in the sand. We learned that most dinosaurs had 3 toes.

How you can help at home:

Please sing along to this weeks nursery rhyme, “ Hokey Cokey.”

As part of our work on eSafety this week we have talked about the SMART rules we have displayed in the classroom. Please talk about these with your child at home.

Smartie the Penguin is an interactive story resource recommended for sharing with children in the Early Years. There are 2 versions. Version 1 discusses Pop ups and in app purchasing and version 2 discusses: Upsetting images.