This week our book of the week was Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, where a penguin turns up on a little boy’s doorstep and he helps him find his way home. The children have had lots of fun finding out about penguins from the books we have borrowed from the library and making them with the black and white playdoh we made.
In English they have been writing lists of things they might pack in their suitcases to take to the South Pole and designing, labelling and writing about their own special boats they’d use to get there.
In phonics the children have leaned the sounds ‘ur’ (curl the fur), ‘ow’ (wow owl), ‘oi’ (boing boing) and ‘ear’ (come near to hear). They also learned the tricky words my, by and all. Next week they will learn the last two sounds in Phase 3 and then will spend the rest of their time consolidating these so they can recognise them in words and blend to read them fluently. Thank you to those who came along to the phonics session on Thursday morning to learn more about phonics and reading in reception and how you can support your child at home. I’m glad you found it useful. For those of you unable to make it I will be adding the PowerPoint with the information and links to useful resources to the Beech Class information page.
On Monday I will be sending letters home about the Ebooks that the children have available to access along with some other information given out during the session. If you have any queries or need any support with this please drop me an email to the class email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Maths this week has been all about 6,7 and 8. Finding numerals and different representations – how we show it on our fingers, or a ten frame, or with cubes or on a domino etc. We’ve also looked at one more and less than each number and started to look at the smaller numbers within each one e.g. to show 8 we can show 5 fingers on one hand and 3 on the other, or 4 and 4 etc. Some children used cubes and were able to recognise that there were groups of two in numbers 6 and 8 and they really enjoyed sorting the dominos to show which ones added up to 6,7 or 8.
Have a lovely weekend. Don’t forget to read, read, read over the weekend – and don’t forget to write in their yellow reading record each time they read, so they can see if they can get in the lucky dip box! (They must have 5 recorded reads in their books by next Friday to be able to do this!)
See you Monday.
Miss Jones and Mrs Kenny.