The children have been in school for over a term now. They have already enjoyed many experiences such as our harvest festival and performing in our Christmas concert. The children have also been working hard during RWI sessions which is helping them to learn the skills in order to read and write. Please support your child by helping them to write sentences at home and by reading with them. In Maths the children are also learning to recognise digits 0-20, finding one more/less than a number, adding and subtracting, learning the vocabulary involved in weight such as heavy and light and learning the names and properties of 3D shapes such as sphere, cube, cuboid, cylinder and cone. Any support you can give your child in these areas at home will really support their progress.
Our outdoor classroom
In Reception we have a garden which we refer to as an 'outdoor classroom', this is because children learn so much by playing and exploring in the outdoors; all areas of the EYFS curriculum can be learnt about outdoors. The children in Reception utilise the outdoor classroom at all times of the year, helping them to learn about seasons and the weather, so please ensure your child has a coat for cold weather and sun cream and hat for hot weather.
During Discovery time we combine stories with topic work. In this way we can support children to become familiar with text, increase their vocabulary and understanding of it and learn to love books. They also gain a better understanding of the world around them. Linking these experiences and stories will support children in their future learning, story writing in particular.
Author of the moment
Cressida Cowell, who recently became the new children's laureate is our current author of the moment. Every week we read one of her stories and review ited. In this way we are encouraging children to read for pleasure in order to gain a life long love of books.
As part of National Schools Film Week the children visited the cinema to watch 'Peter Rabbit'. To link with this we made our author of the moment Beatrix Potter.
Tom Fletcher is our next author of the moment. The children are enjoying the humorous stories and colourful illustrations.
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