This week Reception are starting to think about Christmas! We will be practising our Christmas songs and making decorations for our Reception Christmas tree. We will also be continuing with our Owl Babies topic as well, and will be making owl biscuits in order to raise money for the owl sanctuary that the owls that came to visit us at school were from. We will be asking parents to donate 50p towards the biscuit making and all profit will go to the sanctuary. We will be using the Owl Babies text map to make our own class stories, by changing the character and the setting, as well as writing words to go with the text map as a Literacy activity.
In Phonics we are continuing to recap all the letter sounds we have learnt so far- which is all the letters of the alphabet. We are practising being able to blend these to read words all by ourselves.
In Maths we are learning to subtract. Thinking about how many objects we had before, and how many are left when we take some away. We will be making a bus out of chairs outside to pretend to be going on a bus ride, and think about how many people are left on the bus after each stop.
A reminder that out Christmas Sing-a-long and Craft afternoon is on Tuesday 10th December 2-3pm.
Our topic this half term is “Into the Darkness!” We will be finding out about nocturnal animals and different sources of light. We will also be thinking about how light is an important part of many celebrations including Diwali and Christmas.
In maths we are learning to order numerals, find one more and one using objects, our fingers and a number line. We will also be starting to work on adding and taking away. We will also cover 2d shapes and their properties as well as ordering items by weight.
In English we will be reading the story Owl Babies. We will be retelling the story using a text map and using the story structure to write our own stories. We will continue to learn new letter sounds in phonics, as well as tricky words (words that cannot be sounded out). We will continue to work on blending sounds to read and segmenting sounds to read.
Christmas Fayre – 3.00-5.00pm
Reception Classes – ‘Christmas Workshop’ – 2-3pm
Christmas Dinner Day – Come to School in Christmas themed MUFTI
Year Leader - Robins
Teacher - Kingfishers
Teacher - Owls
Teacher - Kingfisher
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Teacher - Kingfisher
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