We re- revisited the story Whatever Next and have learnt about the moon. We thought about what we would take to the moon, how long it takes to get there and what we might see. We have designed rockets and shared poems and songs about the moon!
This week we have recapped s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r with the help of Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe (found on YouTube). We have also introduced the sounds h, b, f, ff, l, ll. We keep reminding the children that the double letters are like twins and only say their sound once e.g. m-e-ss. The children have generated lists of words that either begin with or contain these sounds and have practised writing some of the letter formations. We have also spent more time looking at the tricky words ‘I, no, go, to, the and a’. I wonder if the children can sing you our tricky word song?
We have focused on comparing 1, 2 and 3 this week. The children have learnt 1 more and 1 less for each of these numbers and the order they come in. They have played different games to consolidate this learning such as pairs cards using different representations of 1, 2 and 3 and number tracks where they could only move if they rolled a 1, 2 or 3.
Thank you for joining us for the parent consultations, it was lovely to meet all of you and be able to share the progress the children have made.
Please remember to look on Tapestry to see the children's learning.
After the holidays children should be wearing winter uniform, including a tie.
We have had a fantastic first half term with the children and are so proud of how well they have transitioned into reception and started their learning journey. Thank you for all of your support.
Finally, have a lovely half term holiday, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing the children on Monday 2nd November.