What a busy week in Reception! The children have all started to learn the routines in the class. They remember that our day starts with our morning prayer and song and then a Wake and Shake dance.
Our book this week was The Colour Monster By Anna Llenas. This book is all about feelings and each feeling is associated with a colour . The children enjoyed creating their own monsters with boxes, drawing and painting monsters. The children thought about the things that make them happy and drew them in a jar. This has been beneficial for the children to talk about how they feel and why they feel that way. Thank you for the family photos, these make the children happy when they look at them in our home corner.
This week we started our Phonics lessons. The children learnt the sounds s, a, t and p. They have been learning to write them using rhymes to remind them of the correct direction. They have been practising in sand, sugar, flour and foam. They have been writing them on small pieces of paper and big pieces of paper. It was wonderful when children started to blend the sounds to make words with the letters they have learnt – at, as, pat and sat. Thank you for supporting your child with their home learning. Please complete the home learning as it will help the child to remember the rhymes. Remember to send the book in each day.
It has been lovely playing games with the children including Snakes and Ladders, matching games and counting games. They love singing number songs and playing number games using our interactive whiteboards.
A highlight of the week was when Mrs Heymoz came to class with her guitar and sang some songs.
We have been learning the Mission Prayer and thinking about how we are all God’s work of Art and he loves us all. The children wrote their names and decorated around them to add to our display.
Go over the sounds we learnt this week. Support your child with holding their pencil correctly. All home learning should be completed in pencil.
Send in wellies with the children’s names on please.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Carey and The Early Years Team