YR Update Week Beginning 17th January 2022

YR are looking forward to another action packed week!

In Literacy this week, we will begin our new Talk for Writing unit based on Jill’s Murphy super book, ‘Whatever Next!’ After learning  our model text (complete with actions), the children will be following instructions to create a picnic for themselves and Baby Bear. They will also be thinking/writing about what they would pack for a journey to the Moon using their phonics skills and accurate letter formation.

In Phonics, the children will be introduced to the new sounds /ur/, /ow/, /oi/ and  /ear/. We will be using these sounds, and the ones we have already taught, to practise blending and also reading fluently.  We will be learning some new Tricky Words. These will be sent in your child’s word tub at the end of the week for you to practise with your child at home.

During Maths Mastery, we will be thinking all about counting accurately, ordinality and cardinality.  The children will be doing lots of subitising activities to sharpen their noticing skills.  We will be providing lots of opportunities for the children to count, record numerals accurately and represent numbers in a variety of ways.

We are very excited to be visiting the Toy Museum at Cannock Chase on Tuesday, as an introduction to our new ‘Toys’ topic. We will be going within the normal school hours and information about the trip should have been received – please feel free to see us with any questions or queries.

Our Rhyme of the Week will be ‘Old Mother Hubbard’ – please encourage your child to practise this at home.

Homework will be sent home in your child’s Homework folder on Wednesday, please return the folder and any completed work by the following Monday.  Reading Practise sessions will continue on a daily basis and Reading Challenge books will be changed on Friday, with any Reading Passports being updated at the same time. Please ensure your child has their Reading folder and contents with them on a daily basis.

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Reception Team