Wowzers! The children in Reception are on fire! They have been doing an incredible amount of learning over the past couple of weeks, especially in phonics and maths.
So far, the children have tried super hard to learn 10 sounds, including how to write them using the special rhymes – round the dinosaur’s bottom still seems to make ‘d’ a firm favourite! Even just holding a pen can be really tricky when you’re only 4, so we are really proud of all the children for their perseverance and growing stamina and concentration. Remember to look in the homework tab for the new sound practise sheets every Friday.
In Maths, the children have been developing some really important skills that will support them in their future learning. With Mrs Letheren, they have been working out different ways to sort objects such as by colour, size or type of object – Mrs L couldn’t even trick them when she added an odd one out! With Mrs Swift, they have been subitising – recognising the number of small amounts of objects/ dots by sight and without needing to count. Both these skills involve recognising patterns and using logic, so there might be some very tired brains again this weekend! More information on this at our Maths Meeting via Zoom on Thursday.
All the children have now created a clay face of themselves after looking carefully in a mirror. They used the tools and their fingers so carefully to add detail to represent their own individuality. The results so far are amazing (see Gallery!) and they haven’t even been painted yet! What a class of artists we have!
In addition to all this, the children have been…doing some more gardening; learning about British Values through stories, even writing our own class rules and taking part in a class vote; drawing and talking about someone they love; earning lots of house points; developing their balance, agility and imagination in PE; drawing and talking about how they are a superhero learner at Collingham school; and finally being Super Scientists looking outside for signs of Autumn! Perhaps you could spot some more signs of Autumn whilst out and about over the weekend?
One more busy week of school to go and then we think the children deserve a well-earned week off and lots of sleep!
Enjoy the holidays when they arrive!
The Reception Team