Class Page for Reception

Welcome to Reception

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Our learning this half term will be based around the theme of ‘Bears’. We begin our topic with the story ‘Dear Polar Bear’. Polar Bear is lonely and decides to write letters to his bear friends around the world; this will give us the opportunity to find out about the different countries where bears live. We will be writing letters and have our very own Post Office role play area to take our letters and parcels to. Our other focus stories will include: ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and ’This is the Bear’. We will investigate similarities and differences between materials and objects and talk about what we notice.

Our class Teddy, ‘Tachbrook Ted’ has decided that he would like to go on some exciting adventures. Your child will get the chance over the next few weeks to take him home. He will bring his diary too, so please encourage your child to write or draw something ‘Tachbrook Ted’ has been doing with you. When Ted returns to school the next day, your child will be able to tell the class all about the exciting adventure.

In Maths this half-term we will compare and order weight, length and capacity. We will take one number away from another and respond to and use the vocabulary associated with subtraction. Postman Penguin and Maths Monkey will be keeping us busy with lots of different Maths challenges.

In phonics we will continue to learn about digraphs; these are two letters that make one sound. We will also learn some trigraphs, these are where three letters make one sound. We hope your child enjoys sharing their phonic knowledge with you. Look out for the sticker each Friday so you can support at home with our new phonic learning. See the links below to access some phonic games you can play at home.

Phase 3 games to focus on our new digraph and trigraph learning...

Reading books will continue to be changed on Mondays. Remember to write in your child’s reading record when they read with you. Regular reading at home and practising keywords is very important. Don’t forget to let us know if you feel your child is ready for a new set of keywords. The more words they have instant recognition of, the easier reading a sentence will become.

...Watch this space for some photos of our learning this term.....

sight-seeingPlay dough skeletonsStraw skeletonsBusy builders!Working together...Making an appointmentThe receptionist...At the doctorsin the departure loungelooking in the suitcasesAt the doctors...Making up stories..waiting to check-incollecting our boarding cardslooking in the suitcaseslooking in the suitcasesChecking our blood pressure.sight-seeingTime for an injection!enjoying the in-flight snackpassport controlMaking patternssecurity checkweighing our caseswaiting for take-off