Week beginning 14th May 2017
Welcome to another busy week in Reception! This week we will be reading and writing sentences that contain our new sounds ‘oi’ and ‘ear’. In maths we will be carrying out simple problem solving activities involving addition and subtraction. Our story focus is The Gingerbread Man, always a popular text.
All of the children are really enjoying Forest School on a Wednesday – they made need waterproofs and wellingtons this week if the weather continues to be wet. The children have designed their wooden medallions and in Forest School this week they will be introduced to a new tool that they can learn how to use to finish making them!
Last week the children really enjoyed the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and they made some lovely bridges outside using the wooden blocks and planks and many of the children are loving making dens using the crates.and they are enjoying the ‘reading tent’ outside where they can go and sit quietly and look at books.
Here’s to an active week ahead!
The Reception Team
Hello to all Parents and Carers,
I do hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Mothering Sunday – what fabulous weather! A big thank you to everyone involved in the Quiz Night – what a fantastic group of people you are. An amazing amount of money raised. £700.00!! This school is very fortunate to have such supportive and thoughtful parents.
This week we will be continuing to learn about new life, Spring and the importance of Easter in the Christian calendar. Our seeds and plants are growing well, both inside and out; and tomorrow we shall hopefully welcome some new visitors into school!! We will be able to watch how they live and grow over the next two weeks! We will be looking at animals and their young and looking at a variety of non-fiction information texts.
The Easter Bonnet Parade is on Tuesday 4th April at 2.30pm – please bring your child’s bonnet or Easter Garden – clearly named with Class RNT or RDW. The entries will be judged on the morning of the 4th April by two Isle of Wight councillors.
The children enjoyed you coming to have lunch with them this week and singing for you. We welcome you into school on Wednesday 5th April at 2.30pm (try and come a little bit earlier to ensure a good seat) for an Easter Sing-a-Long.
This week we will be finding out how many key words you child can now read, how many phonic sounds they can recall and also providing a maths and phonic challenge for them to attempt every day. Thank you for reading with them each day as many of you do and for helping them learn and remember those tricky words.
We look forward to a busy week ahead.
The Reception Team
Children having fun, doing some beautiful paintings.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
The children in Reception have been painting The Gruffalo. They also enjoyed listening to and writing about the story. The colourful display has brightened our cloakroom area. What a creative group of children we have!
Thank you so much to everyone who has already brought their pets into school! The children have loved meeting the animals and finding out about them. We are continuing on our pet theme this week. We will be sharing The Gruffalo story as our main focus this week and starting our ‘Every Child a Reader’ so do try and encourage your child to read at home! This doesn’t always have to be a reading scheme book, children need exposure to all types of books and talk for future writing is really important. In maths this week we will be remembering all that we know about 2d shapes and learning about 3D shapes and their properties. Here’s to another busy week ahead!
Sandown Zoo Visit.
The children from Reception welcomed a number of visitors from Sandown Zoo as a ‘wow’ starter to an exciting Spring term theme learning about All Creatures Great and Small. They were introduced to an African snail, a stick insect and a very inquisitive python! The children were also able to explore artefacts from the zoo: an ostrich egg and an elephant’s tooth. The children all listened really well and were able to share their own thoughts and ideas.
This visit was arranged following many home visits and parental consultations that demonstrated this cohort’s interest in pets and animals. We are going to be inviting some of these pets into school so that all children begin to understand how we care for and appreciate living things and their needs.
Some lovely feedback from our new parents on how the children are settling into our Reception class.
“I think the transition has been handled wonderfully, My Son is very settled.”
“My Daughter is really enjoying school.”
“My Son is settling extremely well. Much better than anticipated – Reception staff are fantastic.”
“He loves his school!!!”
“My son isn’t good in a new environment but I feel he is settling in well.”
“My child is very Happy.”
“My daughter is happy to go and enjoys the school day.”
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We look forward to a very happy year ahead. Thank you all for your co-operation and support.
The Reception Team.
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