Reception Week Ending 10.11.17

Reception have been thinking lots about 2d shapes and their properties this week.  We have been learning about square rectangles, oblong rectangles, circles, triangles, hexagons and pentagons.  The children have been brilliant at using mathematical language to describe them!

We have also been working hard on identifying rhyming words and extending rhyming strings, linked to the story of ‘Room on the Broom’. The children have helped the witch make some great rhyming spells!

We have been thinking all about ‘sound’ and the children have been thinking about their senses.  They have been choosing their own resources and materials to create their own musical instruments! You will be pleased to hear that we will be sending the children home with these in the next few weeks!

We are busy sorting the Christmas play script and costume letters out and so information should be with you next week!

Important dates:

Friday 17th November Children in Need Day (non-uniform preferably spotty!)

Thursday 23rd November YR Family Activity Session (Phonics) 2.15-3.30

Thursday 14th December YR Visit to Father Christmas, Birches Valley (a.m.) – Letter to follow soon!

Homework

Phonics homework can be found in Homework Folders. Please continue to practise reading Tricky Words and to do home reading/Reading Challenge. Don’t forget to fill in reading Diaries and Reading Challenge sheets!  Your child will be bringing home an updated personal target in the back of their orange diary and also a log on for Purple Mash to use for home access.

Making our own instruments!