This week in Reception

Hello Elephants and Zebras,

This week has been all about fireworks! From our literacy to art to music, we have done a lot of fireworks! We listened to Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel and talked about Classical Music.  We have learned a fireworks poem – ask your children to tell it to you! We whooshed, we whizzed, we Ssssss like a sparkler!

The children have been working hard in Fiddly Fingers sessions to, “Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently, ” (Development Matters 2021).

Here we are practising our handwriting by tracing firework patterns and words.

During Child Initiated Learning we made firework patterns and firework words on our own.

Phonemes of the week

We are learning to, “read individual letters by saying the sounds for them” and “develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast,  accurate and efficient” (Development Matters 2021).

Mnemonics to help us write these graphemes are:

v – down the tongue, up the tongue

x – xxx criss-cross the kiss

w – hop to the top, land and hop, land and hop

j – swoop down the tentacles and dot the body.

How you can help at home:

Using the grapheme tiles that have been sent home you can play the game “full circle”.

Children make a CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) word and change one letter at a time to make a new CVC word. This continues until the children get back to the starting word  – they will have gone “full circle”.

For example: pin, pit, sit, sat, pat, pan, pin.

This week the nursery rhyme is 5 speckled frogs:

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Reception Team