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Reception reading books will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their book bag, reading book(s) and reading record. Please bring these items every day as your child will regularly read with an adult in school.

 

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Please ensure your child has full kit in school throughout the half-term. Kits will be sent home each holiday for washing. Hair should be tied up and earrings must be removed on these days. If children are wearing earrings they will not be allowed to join in with P.E lessons. P.E days may change from week to week. You will be informed on a weekly basis so please look out for messages on our classroom door.

R3 Class Blog
25.09.2020

 

  This has been our busiest week so far! This week we have started undertaking a formal structure to our learning, completing work for our very own books and spending time undertaking tasks at tables.

 

    Our Maths focus this week was recording numbers. We looked at mnemonics of how to structure numerals from 0-9 and practiced writing them. This will help us in future maths tasks and is also good for number recognition!

 

This week we started our phonics sessions. Phonics is learning the sounds that letters make. Our phonics scheme, which has proved hugely successful for us as a school, is called Read, Write, Inc. This week we learnt four sounds and how to write them:
m – down Maisie, mountain, mountain
a – around the apple to the stalk, down the leaf
s – slither down the snake
d – around the dinosaur’s bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet


We have also begun to blend simple VC and CVC (vowel-consonant or consonant-vowel-consonant words) using these sounds, such as ‘a-s, as’ and ‘m-a-d, mad’. We begin by sounding out the sounds in the word and encouraging the children to blend them together.  You can find out more information about this here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNyFikwNQTg

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 ‘Jolly Phonics’ have some great songs that children can learn at home to support their phonics development.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo

 

Our focus book this week is ‘Zog,’ by Julia Donaldson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

Zog is expected to be a typical dragon, capturing princesses and enjoying dragon games. Zog, however, does not want to be a standard dragon. He meets Princess Pearl and Knight Gadabout the Great and they work together to become a team of doctors. We have been looking at what makes us individual and also thinking about what we might like to be when we grow up; pilots, mermaids, footballers, doctors, our possibilities and ambitions are endless!

 

As part of our Healthy Schools scheme, children are encouraged to drink water in the class. Juice is only permitted for lunchtimes. Milk and fruit are provided for snacks. If your child would like an alternative snack, please provide a healthy option such as fruit or a cereal bar.

 

PE next week will be on Tuesday. Please ensure earrings are removed before school and long hair is tied back. Thank you.

 

Have a great weekend!

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