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Week 4- Succot, My Family, Owl Babies and More!


Wow- what another fantastic week we have had. In our literacy we have practised and revised m, a, s, d and t. We have had some 'word time' sessions so we can start the blending process. 


Earlier this week we learnt about fruit and used the book 'Handa's Surprise.' We sorted fruit, went shopping and practised our counting. We also made some delicious apple crumble! 


In literacy we have continued developing our mark making skills for our Keith Haring Display. We have been talking about our families and the children have enjoyed creating their family portraits. It is great to learn more about the children and the people who are important to them. 


In maths we have been counting and recording. The children went to Mrs Cohen with their tally charts and were able to record her favourite fruit. 


Next week is another broken week. We will be learning sounds 'i' and 'n' and having some more word time. You will get these in their reading folder next week. Please ensure you only practise using pure sounds. 


We are learning about our bodies next week through the text of 'FunnyBones.' 


Thank you for your support- please feel free to add observations onto tapestry of anything fun you get up to. We enjoy seeing this. 


Have a fab weekend,


The Reception Team 





Week 4 Learning

Week 3 Learning

Reception have had another exciting (and short) week at school. We kicked off the week talking about our worries and using the text 'Silly Billy' to help us. The children made their own 'worry dolls' that they can talk to if they would like. We elaborated on this concept by using a text called 'The Worry Monster.' We explored mixing colours and how colours made us feel. 


The children enjoyed an interactive lesson of the Story 'Jonah and the Whale' where they took part in some drama. They enjoyed getting into character and sequencing the story. They also enjoyed learning about Succot and making their own mini Succah's. 


In our phonics this week we learnt sounds 'm', 'a','s' and 'd'. We practised saying the sound and writing the sound. Please find attached the Read Write Inc handwriting phrases to help support your children with this. 


In maths we consolidated counting through measuring. We used 'non standard' measuring units to measure our hands and feet. We also made play dough to develop our mathematical language of 'more' and 'less.' 


Please send in welly boots for outdoors. As winter is approaching it gets muddy and wet outside. We allow children outdoors in all weathers and this will help keep them dry. Please ensure they are labelled. 


We are so proud of the children and how well they have adapted to the stopping and starting of school. 


Have a fab weekend and thank you for your support ,


The Reception Team 

RWI Handwriting Phrases

Week 3 Learning

We are Settled!


We are so proud of how the children have settled into Clore life. They have had another exciting week learning about Rosh Hashanah, making honey cake, chopping apples and going on an Autumnal Conker hunt. We have been learning all about 'Ourselves,' and the children have been mark making by doing their own Self Portraits for the wall. 


Next week we are starting our phonics journey. Please check their reading folder for sounds they are learning. These sounds for the week will be given out on a Tuesday- it will include upcoming sounds they may have not learnt yet. Please use the link provided on the blog to practise saying the 'pure' sounds. This is really important for their phonics journey. 


Next week we are learning through the text of 'Silly Billy'. This is a book where we will explore all our emotions and how to talk about them using 'Worry Dolls.' We will also be talking about our own families and creating family portraits. To support us with this please send in a photograph of your family. 


On Thursdays Please send them in their P.E kit. We will revisit changing in the spring term.


Thank you for all your support and a big well done to all the children.


The Reception Team



Our Week in Pictures

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics.wmv

Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read with...

Welcome To Reception Class 21/22


Welcome to our Reception Class Blog. We have enjoyed meeting all the children and getting to know them. We have heard all about Summer and their families. 


Next week we are learning about Rosh Hashanah and lots more. 


We are wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.


The Reception Team 


Our Week In Pictures