As always we have had such a busy week, the amount of learning that happens in one week in our classroom is truly magical. I bet it is the same at home! We have been focusing on our teen numbers over the past few weeks, so far we have looked closely at 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. This week we have been ordering numbers 1-20, counting forwards and backwards and looking at which numbers are one more and one less than a given number. We have also enjoyed ordering numbers on the caterpillar, this requires lots of problem solving - have a go at this at home! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering
We will be looking more closely at 16 and 17 next week.
We have lots of fantastic books that have been written and illustrated by all of our super writers this week. In groups we have written our own version of ‘That’s not my polar bear…’ and illustrated it with pictures and materials. In RWI the children have been working really hard to blend the sounds they know. This is tricky and for some children it will take a little longer than others but we will get there! Practice, practice and more practice! This ofcourse requires lots of patience too when reading books at home. If you can fit in more blending practice there are lots of exciting blending games on the phonics play website https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm we enjoy buried treasure at the moment in school! I have been really impressed with the children’s storytelling, listening, independent reading, shared reading and writing. Our vocabulary is really growing by the day.
We have also learned 2 new RWI sounds this week:
ay - May I play?
ee - What can you see?
Not forgetting, we have also been singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, painting, junk modelling, building, jumping, hopping, running, walking like Sven, playing on the computers and iPads but this week I asked the children to think about their learning goals. We talked about why we come to school and how important it is to grow our brains. I was really impressed with their own goal setting and lots of children have been working on their learning goals this week. I wonder if your child can remember their learning goal?
We hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Miss Dixon and the Reception team