YR Week Beginning 25.11.19

This week in Reception, we will continue to apply our phonic skills in our independent writing.  We will be making very good use of our phonic knowledge when writing our letters to Santa!

In Phonics, we will be learning three new sound:  x, y, z and zz and  four new common exception words: he, she, me and be.  We will be applying all of our phonic and tricky word knowledge through decoding simple captions and sentences. 

Our rhyme of the week will be: Little Jack Horner.

In Maths Mastery, we will be meeting a new Numberling in the Numberblocks – 6!  We will be thinking carefully abut the composition of 6 and representing 6 in different ways.

Please remember to check your child’s homework folder on Wednesday.



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:

persuade – to get someone to believe something by giving them a good reason to do it

e.g., Sophia persuaded Santa to give her lots of presents by telling him of all of the good things she had done this year


Maths vocabulary:

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