Week commencing 14th January 2019
Prime areas of learning
This week we will be continue with our new topic ‘Enchanted tales’. We will be wallowing in lots of story language and role play opportunities. We will be planting our own magic beans this week and looking at what they need to grow. During circle times we will talk about the story and whether the characters made good or bad choices and what they could have done differently.
Specific areas of learning
In phonics we will begin phase 3 and learn the digraphs (two letters that make one sound) ch, sh and th. Our tricky words are ‘we’, ‘me’ and ‘be’.
In Literacy this week we will reading Jack and the beanstalk. We will be writing instructions for planting our magic beans. We will need to include lots of imperative (bossy) verbs.
In Maths we will be measuring footprints as well as a variety of objects. We will use non-standard measures looking at how many cubes tall is the beanstalk? How many beanbags long is the footprint?
Ideas for home
- Practice your phonics sounds and reading.
- Can you measure how tall someone in your family is using hands or cubes?
- Read lots of your favourite stories
A typical day in reception
Start of the day
At 8:45 a.m. we come into the cloakroom by ourselves and hang up our coats and bags. We then find our name and peg in.
Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.
We all spend some time together on the carpet before lunch to review our learning and have a story. Some of us go home for lunch.
After lunch we do singing and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.
Before home time we review our afternoon learning and have a story. We get our coats and bags and say goodbye to our friends.
Ready steady go time
When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.
At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our cup and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music. When we have finished our fruit we always put our rubbish and cups away.
We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.
We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.