Miss Hickin, Mrs Parfitt, Mrs Woodall and Ms Davies
We would like to say a huge thank you to all parents for your support and trust in us to care and teach your children. The children have settled into Reception life well and are eager to learn and participate with their new friends. We have had lots of circle times to get to know each other and make new friends. There are lots of smiley faces in bluebell class
Our topic this term is Under The Sea
During this topic, the children will be learning about sea creatures, investigating their own personal questions and looking in detail at the story of Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.
Dates for the Diary:
24th September- Curriculum Evening
1st October- Slipper Day
26th October-5th October- Half Term
12th-13th November-Parents Evening
The children have now been given a reading book to read at home with parents. Currently, the books have just pictures as we are encouraging the children to look in detail at the pictures. What do they think is happening in the picture? What could happen next? Who are the characters? What do they look like? How are they feeling? How do you know? We encourage the children to look at the front cover and predict what they think the story is about, what could happen in this story?
Thank you for taking the time to read with your child at home and sharing your thoughts with us in their reading diaries. Please could we ask that the children have their reading book and diary in their book bags daily.
We have lots of opportunities to encourage writing throughout the indoor and outdoor environment and handwriting lessons. The children are encouraged to write using the cursive script and use their sound mats to form the letters correctly. During this term, we are working on letter recognition and children sharing their writing with us. Please encourage your children's writing (even if you can not understand it!) they are proud of their effort and feel confident with their writing tools.
All children are working within phase 2 and being introduced to a different sound daily. We have given all children an EMPTY DVD case with the phase 2 phonemes and some High Frequency Words on. Try asking your child to show you what they have learnt in phonics (it is one of our favourite lessons in class one) using the dvd case how many sounds can they recognise? Feel free to record this in their reading diaries. Please see below for links to useful websites to help support their phonic knowledge. The children are encouraged to know the letter sound (phoneme) but also the letter names (grapheme)
We are becoming budding Mathematicians in class one and are focusing on developing our number sense. We do a lot of work on each number and looking at what makes that number? How many different ways can we make the numbers 0-10? How can we represent and show that number? There is a fantastic website (kindly recommended by parents) which supports the learning of these numbers; cbeebies- number blocks.
www.cbeebies.co.uk and search number blocks.