|Mrs King & Mrs Cyna||Mrs Davies (Team Leader)|
This term, we are covering the topic of Light and Colour. We will be looking at: the contrast of light and dark, creating shadows, making dark dens and reading with torches and experimenting with colour mixing. This topic will also incorporate festivals and celebrations such as Fireworks night and Christmas. We will be learning about the Christmas Nativity and be performing our very own version!
As the new term begins and the children are more settled in their new environment, the children will further develop their speaking and listening skills, beginning to generate questions and expand their ideas further. Opportunities to mark make and encouragement to form letters and even some words will be available daily. Mark making opportunities come in many forms and the children could use paint, shaving foam, sand, flour or even glitter!
The children will continue to be taught phonics every day whilst in Reception. We will be completing Phase 2 of phonics, where the children will learn different letter sounds (phonemes) and their written form (graphemes) before moving on to Phase 3 when the children become secure.
It is important and beneficial to read with your child as often as possible. As you are reading, it is useful to stop and ask questions about what the book is about, what the characters are doing and what might happen next. At the end of the book get your child to think about what they like or did not like about the book and the reasons why. Once you have read- then please record this in your child’s Reading Diary and add any relevant comments. Your child will be given the opportunity to change their book daily so please ensure they bring their book bag each day.
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During Reception, the children are taught maths through practical and engaging activities. One day the children might be using a measuring jug to measure ingredients in the outdoor mud kitchen and the next they might be inside creating a repeating pattern using paints or Lego blocks. This term, we will continue to focus on number and developing the children’s knowledge so that they have a secure understanding of number sequencing, 1 more, 1 less as well as simple addition and subtraction. Some children will continue to work on numbers 1-10 and others will move on to focus on teen numbers. The children will also begin to learn how to form their numbers correctly. As the term progresses, we will look at pattern and the children will create their own repeating patterns as well as identifying patterns in the classroom and wider environment.