This week in Reception

Hello Elephants and Zebras,

This week has all been 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 even got to try out Mrs Bain’s old violin! We have learned a fireworks poem – ask your children to tell it to you! We wooshed, we wizzed, we Ssssss like a sparkler!

On Thursday Mrs Varia came into class to tell us all about Diwali celebrations. We learned all about Rama and Sita, had a go at dancing to some Hindi music and  with Mrs Varia we made some rangoli with coloured rice! Such fun and some very pretty designs! We are learning to ” Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.” (Development Matters 2021)


Sound 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).

This week we have been revising all our sounds and letter formations from before half term.

How you can help at home:

Using the yellow sounds keyring you were given at parents evening 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”.

The words in order are: pin, pit, sit, sat, pat, pan, pin.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Reception Team