Week 17

Date: 18th Jan 2019 @ 8:15am

Good morning. Thanks to everyone who attended the Phonics meeting last night. It was a whistle-stop tour but hopefully of use to you all.

The phonemes we have introduced so far this term have been sh, ch, th and ng (as in sing). Next week we will be looking at the phonemes ee (as in see) and oo. The "oo" can make two different sounds, "oo" as in look (a little like the "u" sound) and "oo" as in zoo (NB: in certain UK regional accents, including the north east, there is only the long "oo" sound as in zoo). 

The children have been very excited this week starting to make their large scale, co-operative art project! Each class have chosen a creature that lives in water or on ice and are beginning to create them. The creatures will then be on display in each classroom with pictures here on the website when they are complete! Alongside the artwork, children will be researching on the internet (adult supported) to find out more about a variety of water creatures. We always aim to include some of the more unusual creatures in our research (sea slugs and sea cucumbers are always a favourite!) so, if you have time at the weekend, please do have a look at some!

The children have also been attempting to get to grips with the concepts of ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.) and estimating amounts within 20. Both are particularly tricky concepts for some, so any practise you can do at home would be beneficial. Please ask if you have any queries.

Finding ice in the outdoor classroom this week has enabled us to be super scientists and observe, predict and record what happened to it. The children are now hoping to experience some snow!

Wishing you a happy weekend

The Reception Team