In Phonics today the children learnt to read the first three tricky words from Phase 2: and, the, to. The children learnt they cannot sound these words out so have to try and take a picture of them in their heads and remember them.
The class went on a tricky word hunt around the classroom showing an adult the tricky word they found and reading it to them.
Some then wrote words and captions containing the new tricky words and sounds we have learnt so far.
Some children had to segment and blend words and match them to the correct picture.
Another group had to drive their cars to the correct sound their teacher said.
Along with our learning gems, we also have two awards for children who have made excellent effort and progress with reading and maths.
Well done Zara for your superb progress and effort with Reading. We hope you enjoy your new book.
Well done Matilda for wonderful progress and effort in Maths. We wonder what your special Maths prize is?
Each term we award learning gem certificates and badges based on a particular learning skill the children may have demonstrated.
Well done to our first set of winners:
The children learnt "We wish you a Merry Christmas" and the Makaton signs to accompany the song.
Happy Christmas from Reception!
The children enjoyed making some Christmas pictures and wreaths.
They also made Christmas trees with pine cones!
The children warmed up with delicious hot chocolate!
Some set up a great game swinging the ropes to each other.
Others played hide and seek.
The floor was lava for another group of children!
What a lovely creative morning Reception!
Great use of the learning gems:
Today in Phonics the children recapping previously taught sounds by going on a sound hunt around the classrooms!
The children then played a game of "full circle" they had to listen carefully to the word the adult said and build it using magnetic letters and phoneme frames. The adult then said a new word which meant they needed to change one letter of their original word. The children had to decide what letter needed changing and find the correct new letter from their magnetic letter pack. They continued making new words (by only changing one letter each time) until they returned to their original word.
In Maths this week the children are exploring circles and triangles. Today the children looked at a painting by Kandinsky and named the shapes they could see.
Written by Miss Thurlow and the children in Class Donaldson.