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Reception Class - Term 2

Mozart Class - Term 2

This half term our topic is Let's Celebrate. Each week we will look at a different festival or celebration that is taking place within this term.

The children will continue learning a new sound in phonics. This term we will begin to introduce tricky words, these are words that cannot be sounded out and need to be memorised by the children. We will beginning with tricky words that the children will see the most. Phonics supports the children in identifying letter sounds, blending sounds together to make words, reading and writing. Please encourage your children to find letters and sounds they know at home- every little helps! 

We will be completing a range of subjects including PD, Art, Understanding the World and Maths. Mozart and Picasso class need to wear PE kit every Friday. 

Home Learning will be sent out on a Friday and needs to return to school by the following Thursday- stickers will be rewarded to children who complete fantastic learning. Our homework is set out on a grid with lots of tasks so the children can pick which task they would like to do each week.

Children will begin to start receiving a reading book that they can take home and will get changed two times a week. Its is important for children to read at home at least 3 times a week to support their writing in school and to help their imagination and it only takes 5 minutes! The staff read with every child at least once a week  but we need your continued support to help our children achieve. Please record all books you read, not just the school books!

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Week commencing: Monday 6th November

We hope you had a lovely weekend and saw and heard lots of fireworks.

This week we are focusing on Firework night. We will be asking the children to think about the shape and colours that they saw and the sounds that they heard. They will be describing this in their English work and they will have the opportunity to paint and build fireworks as well.

In maths this week the children will have the opportunity to create their own tally charts which they can then fill out by asking the class. We will then ask them to explain what the results show (eg. which choice was most popular / least popular)

Week commencing: Monday 12th November

It's Superhero Week!!

! We've had some very special visitors into class this week and they left behind some magical superhero capes for us to write and draw our own designs on. The children will then be able to wear these capes and become a superhero in class whenever they want to!

Friday is children in need! please wear something bright and/or spotty and bring a donation into school. Don't worry we will still have enrichment in the afternoon. 

Week commencing: Monday 12th November

Week commencing: Monday 20th November

What's in the box?!?

A mysterious box has been left in the classroom this week and we want to find out all about it. We suspect it might be those cheeky superheroes again. Our reading book this week is Superbat and all of our learning in class is link to this text.

In maths we are thinking about ordering height and using the language of smallest and tallest.

Important dates :

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November - parents evening (please check your appointment time on Parent mail)

Week commencing: Monday 27th November

The children will find a mysterious hamper in their classroom on Monday morning and we will be investigating it this week.

Important dates:

Wednesday 29th November : Picasso class trip

Thursday 30th November : Mozart class trip

(We will be letting you know this week who we require as helpers on these trips)

Week commencing: Monday 4th December

After a fantastic trip last week we will be kicking off the week by thinking about our favourite part of the trip.

So in English the children will be looking at the pictures and labeling or writing captions about their favourite part of the tyntesfield visit. 

In maths we will be using the scales to measure superheroes and deciding which is the heaviest and lightest.

We will be getting creative this week and will begin to make Christmas ornaments to sell at the Christmas fayre on FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER.  We hope to see all of you there!

Week commencing: Monday 13th December

Only one day left before the Christmas festivities begin. Parents are invited to join us for our Christmas church service on Monday 13th 9.30 am-11 am.

If you are able to walk with your child's class to church please let us know on the door before or after school. We're very sorry but we cannot accept walkers with pushchairs/prams or younger children, you are more than welcome to join us at church though.

And finally all reception adults would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces on Wednesday 3rd January 2018!