Reception Newsletter 27th February 2020

23 March 2020Parent Year R

Dear Parents,

We have had a great first week back. The children have been really excited to start our new theme ‘Fire Power’ and have been thinking hard about Superheroes and their powers, costumes and characteristics. They have also helped to create a Superhero den and have loved the superhero capes and masks in the provision.

Parent Evenings
Next Monday and Tuesday evening we are holding our next parent meetings. Please ask if you cannot remember your time. Thank you.

Phonics
This week we have been revisiting our Phase 2 and 3 phonemes and practised reading and writing words with digraphs in. We have also gone over our previous tricky words and have a few more left to learn this year.
Next week we will be teaching the tricky words there and one. We will also be teaching how to read and write words beginning with the consonant clusters ‘br’, ‘sn’, ‘tr’ and ‘sp’.

Literacy
This week we introduced our new topic. We had discussions about real life heroes, such as police officers and firefighters, and what they are like, such as brave and kind. We then compared this to superheroes and thought about the differences, such as costumes, symbols and superhero names. We then began to draw our own superheroes and will be continuing to write about these next week.

Next week we will be introducing the children to the ‘Supertato’ story and rehearsing the words, using a story map and actions to help us. We will also finish creating our own superheroes.

Maths
This week in Maths we have introduced children to the properties of 2D shapes. They have been spotting the shapes in pictures and learning to describe them using the terms ‘sides’, ‘corners’, ‘curved’, ‘straight’ etc. We will be continuing this next week to ensure a solid understanding. We will play descriptive bingo games with the children to get them used to using the language.

Things to try at home this week

  • Get creative with your World Book Day costumes! But please do remember that the focus is on books, so make sure to share lots of fun or interesting texts at home.
  • With your child, look for 2D shapes around your house or the local area. You could turn it into a shape hunt and your child could record the shapes they found on a map of your home.

Have a great weekend!
Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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