This week in Reception

Another fantastic week in Reception! In Literacy we have carried on with the Harry’s Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. Have a look at the actions we have been using when learning and performing the story. Here are some examples of the actions for: Once upon a time, first, next, then, after that, finally, so, because and the end.

In Phonics we have been doing a combination of review lessons and lessons where we are introduced to new sounds. This week we have learnt ‘ar’ and the mnemonic “a far star!” to help us remember it. We have been doing excellent writing in our workbooks and practicing our finger spaces to separate each word.

The changing weather has allowed us to explore outside and continue to observe the natural world around us. We have experimented holding ice in our hands, putting ice in the sun and in the shade to see which ones melted faster.

In the Maths area during explore time, we have been racing the dinosaurs and talking about the races using positional language and finding how to write ordinal numbers 1st,2nd, 3rd,4th etc. We have also been learning how to sort and classify dinosaurs based on what they have, such as ‘two legs and four legs’ or ‘flying and walking’ dinosaurs.

We have been signing into Mini Mash using our usernames and passwords. Once we are in we have created our own avatars and chose them very carefully.  In Mini Mash there are games and facts we can do about Winter, the Seasons, all about me, Growing Up and Dinosaurs!

Our Nursery Rhyme of the Week: 

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush –

We have been singing in a circle, singing holding hands and moving clockwise then anticlockwise and doing actions.

How you can help at home:

Please discuss the SMART internet safety agreement with your child. This is essential to understanding how to make smart choices and look after yourself online, at any age.

Encourage your child to write and mark make using sounds learnt at school. You could write in ice, write in mud or write in glitter as an alternative to tools, or as a warm up.