Reception - Yellow Class
Mrs Clements, Mrs Tiley

27th March-Hello!

I hope you have all been having lots of fun this week learning at home and have been able to go out in your gardens to enjoy the sunshine. I have been able to get a little bit of gardening done and been busy spotting lots of signs of Spring! How many signs of Spring did you spot? 

I have emailed the children's targets that were going to be shared at parent consultations, so please check you have recieved these. 

I hope you are all keeping safe, well and happy. 

Mrs Clements

23rd March
Hello all! We would like to suggest some games on Education City that might help you with your learning in phonics this week.
In phonics the children are learning to read and write CVCC words (consonant vowel consonant consonant e.g. lamp, nest). Two games you might find useful are ‘Think Chimp’ and ‘Damp Tent’. You can find them by putting the game names in the search bar.
Our Maths topic is length. There is a game called ‘Classy Objects’, where the children need to order objects by length.
  Please also have a look at ‘Oxford Owl for Home’. They have free, tablet-friendly e-books and other games and activities.
Any questions, please ask.
Reception Team

Our learning this week (wb16.03.20)
Image result for healthy eating clipartOur topic this week has been ‘healthy eating’, we have been thinking about our favourite healthy snacks and making healthy choices. We have designed our own healthy meals and made a list of the foods included in the them. We also read the story ‘Carrot club’ as part of circle time this week, thinking about how everyone is fun, cool and the importance of including everyone.

In Phonics this week we have been revising the digraph sounds and using this knowledge to read and write words, captions and questions. I’ve been so impressed with how confidently the children use this knowledge to help them in these activities.

Image result for o'clockIn Maths this week we have been learning about time and o’clock. We started the week by looking at the features of a clock and making our own. We have used mini clocks to make o’clock times and even had a go at solving ‘one hour later’ problems today!

Next week we will be learning about signs of spring, length and using our phonic knowledge to write words made up with 4 sounds.

As you are aware, we will be adding home learning ideas onto the website each day from Monday. We have included a phoneme sound mat in all of the packs which we would like the children to be encouraged to use in some of the tasks we set.
Please keep safe and well during this time.
Mrs Clements & Mrs Tiley

Our learning this week (wb 9.03.20) SCIENCE WEEK
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We have had a wonderful science week this week! We have been busy learning lots of new things.

Image result for plant with roots clipartAt the beginning of science week we learnt about roots and how plants need them to get water and stay in the soil without being blown over. We dug up a weed and had a really carefully look at the roots.
Image result for rainbow clipartWe were rainbow collectors on Tuesday after learning about what happens for us to see rainbows. We explored the field with our learning partners to collect lots of natural things that matched the colours in the rainbow. We stuck these onto paper plates.
Image result for iceWe have also learnt about ice and that it is frozen water.
We had ice in the tuff spot outside to explore how to make it melt.
Image result for magnetTo finish science week we became magnet explorers! We used our magnets to look for objects outside that they would stick to. We found out that all of the things we found were made of metal!

In Phonics this week we have learnt the trigraph sounds ‘air’ and ‘ear’. For these sounds we have used the games on education city as well as developing our segmenting skills for spelling and blending skills for reading. How many ear or air words can you think of at home?

Image result for subtraction clipartIn Maths this week we have been developing our understanding of subtraction. We have been busy solving problems by taking away from a set and counting how many we have left. We have begun to learn how to record these as number sentences using the symbols – and =.

Image result for healthy eating clipartNext week we will be learning about ‘healthy eating’. How many healthy choices can you make over the weekend?

Our learning this week (wb 02.03.20)
Image result for cress headWhat a busy week it has been in Yellow class! We have continued with our ‘Green fingers’ topic and have been looking at seeds growing into plants. On Monday, we made our own cress heads and have been busy watching how the seeds have begun to grow. We will be bringing these home next week. Having made these we looked at writing instructions to tell others how they could make their own. We went through all of the steps and used our sounds to help us.

In Phonics this week we introduced the trigraph ‘igh’. A trigraph is 3 letters that make one sound. We have been writing and reading words using the ‘igh’ sound. We have also been singing the alphabet song and learning to think the names to the letters.

In Maths this week we have continued with addition, solving problems and learning how to record these as number sentences. Our problems have been based on growing, for example, ‘how many flowers have grown altogether in both of my plant pots?’.

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World Book Day was a huge success on Thursday. Thank you to all of your hard work to send your children in in such fantastic costumes. Some characters in Yellow class included: Mary Poppins, The Gruffalo, Betty the Scarecrow from ‘The Scarecrows wedding’ and many more! For our star learner activity we had to draw a selfie of ourselves as our character and write who we had come dressed as. We had the challenge to find out how many books we could read in a day based on this years theme of ‘share a million stories’. We managed to read 135 in Yellow class. Book day vouchers were send home in bookbags.

Next week is Science Week, lots of our learning will be outside and we have lots of exciting activities planned. Please remember to bring wellies and waterproof coats.