Autumn Term 1 in Reception
Welcome to Bridgetown!
The children are settling into Bridgetown with a familiar and popular story as the key theme. They are busy looking for bears!
Share the animated story together below:
Many children find it difficult to explain what they are doing at school so here is a taster of our plans for the rest of the half term.
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. Many of you have registered for milk. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so as we only receive milk for those on the list. It is free until children turn 5yrs.
PE for Miss Holt’ is on Wednesday. Miss Wilkes’ and Miss Heath’s class is on Thursday am. Please help your child to practise dressing and undressing. We ask the children to bring in a PE kit by week 3- including shorts, top, trainers or pumps. We will be in bare feet in the hall for gymnastics and trainers for the ‘daily mile’.
Welcome coffee morning with FOBS
Monday 17th September in the hall.
Parent/carer pop in. Friday 21st September 3.15-3.30 a chance for your child to show you around their classroom and learning environment.
Phonics evening parents invited: Tuesday 2nd October(details and letter to follow)
Reading and Writing:
Mrs Turner and
Miss Wilkes Monday
Mrs Holt and Miss Heath Wednesday
Maths parent forum led by Tim Dale Maths coordinator
(details to follow)
Topic related activities
In reception our planning remains flexible to enable us to adapt to the children’s needs and interests. Being flexible allows us to adjust the curriculum to where the children are in their learning and identify next steps. Here is a sample of some of the activities …
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Sounds all around us
Rhyming words: recognise rhymes, continue a rhyming string
Onset/initial sounds – silly soup, socks and sand and silver spoons
Cats and crabs and crocodiles
Dogs and ducks and dinosaurs etc…
Talk 4 Writing: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – learn and act out the story using key phrases
Talk 4Writing: make a class story map and story wall
Innovate ideas – What other ‘hunts’ could we go on? Which landscapes might we go under/over/through?
Talk 4Writing: Individual story maps to imitate and innovate – mark making and drawing
Recognising name, looking at letter shapes
Week 3 reading diaries and book from reading corner to rake home
Comparing and ordering objects by size and using mathematical language to make comparisons
Saying number names in order
Numeral recognition and ordering
3D and 2D shapes and patterns
Special friends: Year R children are paired with a year 6 child to share books in the library each week. They will also have special playtimes and buddy times together throughout the course of the year.
Please note we do not pair siblings or children that are known to each other. It is about establishing a new friendship!
Sound Talk: blending a word from its segmented sounds: c-a-t = cat ( to support reading)
Sound Talk: hearing sounds in words, identifying initial sounds
Letters and Sounds Phase 2:
tricky word - I
i./n/m/d - to
g/o/c/k – no/go
ck,e,u,r - the
letter sound recognition
segmenting and blending to read words
Start reading records
Talk 4 Writing: learn Dear Zoo; create class story map; innovate as a class and draw class innovated story map
Talk 4Writing: make individual story maps to imitate and innovate Dear Zoo; which animals are sent?
Think of other animals…why would you send them back?
Rhymes of the week: from Rumble in the Jungle
Tell me a story:
Chn create own stories for class book: scribed/read/performed to class each day
Other books focus: The Tiger who came to Tea
The Great Pet Sale
Mog and the Vet
Explore the concepts of ‘more’ and ‘less/fewer’, sorting sets of animals;
Using objects to find one more/one less?’
Creating graphs and comparing amounts
(favourite pets/favourite fruit)
Counting objects and matching the numeral
Looking at coins and counting using pennies
Introduce concept of addition and subtraction- counting on and counting back
Using objects to add more or take away - less
Things you can do at home…
Make a bear cave with junk
Go on a ‘bear hunt’ in the garden or park
Paint or draw your teddy bear
Draw a picture of your favourite pet
Do you have a pet at home? Take a photo or draw a picture and tell us about it!
We welcome children to bring in work or objects from home for ‘show and tell’ - as long as they are related to the topic we are learning about.
ICT links to learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds Bear Hunt Michael Rosen performing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzIcu6tbEko Song and action version
Take a look at what we have been up to below...
The children used different containers to fill up the water trays. It was a bit tricky trying to find the right container and sometimes if we filled it to the top it was a bit heavy to carry!
Thank you to everyone who came along to our evening on phonics, reading and writing. Please find the links we mentioned on the night below and the presentation and handout. Thank you.