2020 – 2021
Mrs Roberts (Wednesday)
Class Learning Assistant:
Welcome back everyone! I hope you have all had an enjoyable week off – the children have loved talking about their holidays and trips away since they have returned to school.
Our topic this half term is ‘Under the Sea’ which has already greatly captured the children’s interests. They are very inquisitive, by asking questions and wanting to find out more about different sea creatures. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning facts about a range of sea creatures, understanding why it is important to look after the ocean and will be experimenting with floating and sinking. Towards the end of the half term, we will be learning all about pirates and different types of boats and will be celebrating the end of the Reception year with a pirate party!
In Literacy, we will be continuing to develop our independence for holding a sentence and will be focusing on using capital letters and full stops correctly. We will be reading a range of stories linked to our ‘Under the Sea’ topic such as Monty the Manatee, The Storm Whale, and Lost and Found which will form the basis for our weekly writing activities. We will also be learning The Rainbow Fish story off by heart, using actions and following a story map.
During our Maths lessons, we will be looking closely at numerical patterns such as doubles, sharing and odds and evens. We will be using concrete objects to share objects between a number of groups and identifying when there is an odd one out. Later in the term, we will be recapping addition and subtraction and learning our 3D shapes.
Please keep checking our class Twitter page @WhittleRBL to see what we have been up to. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your continued support,
Reception Home Learning
Home learning has now moved to Microsoft Teams. Your child should now have a login for Rising Stars, Numbots and Purple Mash which can be found in the front of your child’s reading record. We will be allocating reading books online through the Rising Stars website (please see the link below).
I would love to see the great learning that is taking place at home, so please send in photos of work/activities via the Evidence Me app.
The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children. It helps to develop vocabulary, assists with their writing and gives them an understanding of different concepts of everyday life and from around the world. These early stages of encouraging children to read are vitally important and should promoted within school and at home.
This half term your child will be sent home with a reading book and a reading record. Depending on the stage of reading your child is at, they may recieve a book with pictures or a book with a few words on each page. Please take the time to share and help your child read this book at least 3 times a week whether that be through talking about the pictures, answering questions about it or by encouraging them to tell their own story from the pictures. If your child has a reading book with words in, then it is important to encourage them to segment the sounds in each word and blend them together. Please ensure your child’s record is signed every time they read at home. You are more than welcome to document any other books that you and your child may have shared together.
Also, I will continue to send home the Read Write Inc resources for the sounds learnt each week. The sounds can be cut up and used to build different words for your child to practise reading by sounding them out carefully. It is important that children have regular practise at this in order for the skill to become embedded.
Please ensure that your child’s handwriting sheets are returned to school when they have been completed.