Already we are half way through the first half term and the children in the reception class have had another busy week. In maths we have been learning to describe position using correct terminology and to following positional vocabulary to place ourselves and equipment. Rosie’s Walk was a great book to use as an introduction. See if your child can respond to the positional vocabulary sent home and then describe where you are placing their toy. (See the letter in their book bag)
In literacy the children had their first experience of 'The Big Write'. With soothing music, colourful pencils and sweet smelling candles the children used their mark making skills to write about themselves.
In our artwork this week we looked at Mondrain who used the Primary Colours in his artwork. The children printed a series of black squares and rectangles and painted in the Primary Colours. This lesson was a great test of listening skills and ability to hold the brush correctly and use paint. Next week the children will learn how to make the ‘secondary colours’ and add to our art display.
Well done to the older children who must have been practising their logging on names. Next week we can find a different program to explore. The younger group have brought home their logging on names to practise over the weekend.
Phonics has moved forward with s,a,t,i,p,n,d and m covered in class. We have revised the sounds every day and practised putting the sounds together to make words to read. How many words can you make for your child to read out of those eight letters?
Thank you to the parents who sent in fruit and vegetables for the harvest assembly and purchased raffle tickets.
Next week we have our ‘Festival of Languages’ on Monday and Tuesday onwards we will be bread making using the story of Little Red Hen as our inspiration. Show and Tell on Tuesday is to bring in something that is ‘special’ and be able to explain why. A photo may be more appropriate than the actual ‘thing’ or person!
The children are very tired so lots of sleep and positive support with their homework. Have an enjoyable weekend and we look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Monday morning!