Reception Newsletter 6th February 2020

6 February 2020Latest News Parent Year R

Dear Parents,

We have had another great week and the children have been really getting stuck in to our traditional tales. We have finished our last traditional tale for the term and to celebrate we will be tasting some porridge with different toppings. We hope to be able to eat our porridge in the woods next Tuesday. Please do let us know if your child has a particular allergy (we will not be providing any nuts).


This week we have been teaching the children how to decode CCVCC (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant) words, such as twist, plump, stamp etc. We have also learnt the tricky words do and some.

Next week we will be teaching the tricky words out and were. We will also be teaching how to read 2 syllable words (e.g. laptop, farmyard, popcorn) but clapping the syllables and splitting it into two parts.


This week we shared the story of ‘Goldilocks’. We have been exploring who made the wrong choice in the story, talking about setting and characters and thinking about how Goldilocks can make Baby Bear feel better. We all tried our hardest to write a letter of apology from Goldilocks.

Next week we will be looking at a non-fiction text all about bears. We will research some bear facts as a class and make a whole class fact book all about what we have found out, with some illustrations too.


This week we have continued to combine two groups, but by using two dice and playing a game of snakes and ladders. We have been encouraging the children to subitise (this means that they can instantly recognise how many spots/objects are in a small group without the need to count them) and count on from the largest number. For example, if they rolled a 5 and a 3, they would start at 5, then count on 3 more to 8. Some of the children found this an exciting challenge and all of them really enjoyed playing the game.

Next week in Maths we are finding number bonds to 10 (number bonds are 2 numbers that add together to make another, e.g 6 + 4 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10) using our numicon pieces.


Things to try at home this week

  • Find out some facts about bears. You could visit a local library to look at some books, google some questions together or watch some nature clips online with your child.
  • Be creative! We would love to share some home creations of characters from our traditional tales. These could be painted, collaged, drawn etc, whatever suits you.

Dates for the Diary

February 17th – 21st – Half Term


Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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