Change over Tuesday
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.
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.
We have been sequencing the story, continued to talk about hot and cold and spoke about the clothes we would wear in different seasons.
It is cold at the start of the story. We know it must be winter because Winnie is wearing a coat, hat, scarf, gloves and boots, there is snow on the ground, the pond has frozen over and there are no leaves on the trees. When Winnie casts a magic spell to change the weather, we know it is summer because it is hot, Winnie doesn’t need her warm clothes anymore, people are paddling in Winnie’s fountain and people are eating ice creams! In the story, the animals come out from their winter sleep (hibernation) and the flowers and plants begin to grow.
The BBC have lots of online programmes to help assist in home learning. For maths, one of our favourites is ‘Numberblocks’. Episodes can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks
Read, Write, Inc.
In phonics, we have been consolidating all the sounds we have learnt so far:
m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h r j v y w z x
sh th ch qu ng nk
We are using these sounds to read and CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant), for example, h – a – t à hat.
When we are confident with CVC words, we are beginning to read and write CCVC words (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant), like f-r-o-g à frog
or CVCC words (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant), like m-i-s-t à mist
We are also trying to write short sentences using the sounds we know. Can you write some words then use them in a sentence? Please take a photo of your work - we would love to see it!
We like to watch ‘Alphablocks’ as they help us read words. Lots of information and episodes can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
Read, Write, Inc. continue to deliver free RWI phonics lessons on their YouTube channel. More information can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Don’t’ forget ‘Phonics Play’ are providing parents with free access to their site for this month. It’s a great way for the children to practise their sounds. Have a look on the site using the link: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Please find our previous weekly blogs below. These can be downloaded if you would like to re-visit previous learning.