Reception

In maths we have started focusing on numbers 1-5, looking at different representations, positioning on a number line and number bonds. Children have also embedded their counting skills, making sure they count carefully to use 1:1 correspondance and to say numbers in the correct order.

In Phonics we have been looking at our first set of sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k. Children have been practising recognising these sounds in isolation, but also listening for where they can hear these sounds at the start of a word. From here we will look at reading and writing CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant) such as ‘sat’, ‘tip’ and ‘got’.

For our topic ‘My Planet’, not only have we been looking at PSED skills to help our children express themselves and regulate their emotions, but we have also been looking at how to be inclusive in our classroom. The children are already enjoying reading books about what makes each child unique and special. Below are some books we will be looking at.

A Great Start

We hope your children are enjoying their first term at school. We have thoroughly enjoyed having them and getting to know each of their fantastic personalities. Starting at a new school, with a new classroom, teachers and friends can be overwhelming. However, your children have been brave and have settled well. Children have explored their environment and have become used to our daily routines.

Our Curriculum

This term we are focusing on children’s well-being and personal, social and emotional development (PSED). In our Literacy lessons we have been looking at stories that explore our emotions and how we can express them. We have also looked at stories that support children with their behaviour and their worries. Below are pictures of the books we are using. You might want to purchase these to look at with your children at home or there are also videos of people reading these on YouTube.

In maths we have started focusing on numbers 1-5, looking at different representations, positioning on a number line and number bonds. Children have also embedded their counting skills, making sure they count carefully to use 1:1 correspondance and to say numbers in the correct order.

In Phonics we have been looking at our first set of sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k. Children have been practising recognising these sounds in isolation, but also listening for where they can hear these sounds at the start of a word. From here we will look at reading and writing CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant) such as ‘sat’, ‘tip’ and ‘got’.

For our topic ‘My Planet’, not only have we been looking at PSED skills to help our children express themselves and regulate their emotions, but we have also been looking at how to be inclusive in our classroom. The children are already enjoying reading books about what makes each child unique and special. Below are some books we will be looking at.

Wow Work 2021-2022

Take a look at some of the fabulous work the children have been making this term. They have made observational paintings of the turkey chicks, currently residing in our classroom. Colour monsters have been made that reflect different emotions we have learnt about. The chidlren have also made nests for Mack the Phonics mouse, where we have experimented and learnt about a range of materials.