YR Update Week Beginning 12.10.20

This week in Reception, we will be continuing our work on our Talk for Writing story ‘Stuck in the Mud’.  We will be applying our newly learned phonic knowledge to segment to write labels and initial sounds for some of the story characters.  We will also be continuing to work on our ambitious vocabulary (please see below).

In Phonics, we will be introducing the new sounds o, c, k and ck. We will be blending sounds we have learned so far to read cvc words and simple captions.  We will also be reading the high frequency words into, to and go (these will soon appear in your child’s word tub ready to practise at home!).

Our Rhyme of the Week will be: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5….Once I caught a fish alive! Please practise this at home with your child.

During our Maths Mastery sessions, we will be thinking about the number 4 through the story ‘Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons’ You can watch the story on You Tube, if you aren’t already familiar with it! We will also be meeting the Numberling 4 from Numberblocks.  We will think about accurate formation of the numeral, the composition of 4 and how it can be represented in lots of different ways – same value but with a different appearance!

Please remember to check your child’s Homework Folder on a Wednesday and return it again on a Monday! Please also remember to ensure your child has their Reading Folder in school on a daily basis – we have had a few children without them over that last few days! Many thanks for your help with this.



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 things apart

subitising: to recognise the quantity of objects in a small group without counting them

addend: a number that is added to another number

sum/total: the result of adding numbers together

Commutative Law: the order of the numbers does not matter when adding, the answer (sum/total) will still be the same!