Week Beginning 7.1.20

Happy New Year to you all!  We hope you had a lovely, restful Christmas break!  Reception have already made a fantastic start to their second term of school.

We have started our week with an exciting assembly introducing the focus book for our whole school literacy project:  The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom.  In Reception, we will be focusing on The Great Barrier Reef!

In Phonics, we will be learning three new sound: th, th, ng and ai, and four new common exception words: that, this, then and they.  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: Polly and Sukey.

In Maths Mastery, we will be meeting a new Numberling in the Numberblocks – 8!  We will be thinking carefully abut the composition of 8 and representing 8 in different ways.

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

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AMBITIOUS VOCABULARY

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:

ecosystem – a large community of living things in a particular area

habitat – the natural home or environment of an animal or plant

diverse – showing a great deal of variety