YR Week Beginning 14.10.19

This week in Reception, we will continue work on our Talk for Writing story Stuck in the Mud.  We will be applying our Phonic knowledge to segment to write labels for some of the story characters.  We will also be further developing our vocabulary through the story (see ambitious vocabulary below).

In Phonics, we will be learning three new sound:  o, c, k, ck.   We will be applying our new skill of blending when reading CVC words and captions as we continue on our journey to fluent reading!  We will also be training our brains to read high frequency words:  into, to, go.

Our rhyme of the week will be: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

In Maths Mastery, we will be thinking about the number 4 through the story of Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons!  You can watch the story on YouTube, if you don’t already know it! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkQ4d_fff3E)  We are also meeting a new Numberling: 4!  We will be practising to form the numeral 4 correctly; showing different representations of four using a range of maths resources; and learning all about the composition of 4.

Please remember to check your child’s homework folder on Wednesday and return it again on Monday!



Each week, or for each topic, in Reception we will be learning new ambitious vocabulary to expand our bank of words!  We will be encouraging children to use this vocabulary in their speech to build their confidence and competency when discussing their knowledge and learning – please encourage and practise this at home! 

Literacy vocabulary:

trudge to walk slowly with heavy feet

bellow to shout loudly

snap to say something quickly and irritably

plead to ask for something in desperation


Maths vocabulary:

combine – to join things together

partition – to break into parts

subitising – to recognise the number of objects in a small group without counting them

addend – a number to be added to another number

sum/total– the result of adding numbers together

commutative law– the order the of numbers doesn’t matter when adding, the answer is still the same