This week in Reception

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Reception! We have been creating paper chains and we have used the leftover snowflake patterns from our winter show ‘One Snowy Night’ – our Celebration tree looks very festive as a result! Thank you to all the parents who came to watch and see Reception’s hard work!

We are also enjoying Christmas themed activities during our Child Initiated Learning time; making and writing Christmas cards. taking turns to play a matching Christmas pairs game, comparing Santa’s presents and identifying which ones are longest, tallest, small world stable and nativity puppets inside and outside, making Christmas sculptures in the forest.

How you can help at home: 

Please continue to read regularly with your  child over Christmas and don’t forget to visit the library.

We have sent home the next set of harder to read and spell words and the phonemes to practise.

If you are doing any Christmas baking please let your child help with the weighing out of ingredients as this is great for developing their maths knowledge (using grams) and decorating as this will help to develop their fine motor control.

Thank you cards to relatives for presents received is also a great way to practise letter formation.

Have a look at this website for fun Christmas activities  to do with your child.

Finally have a very happy Christmas break and we will see you in the new year.