This half term has seen the children settle into school life incredibly well. It has been a joy to watch new friendships form and the children develop independence.
New rules and routines have been established and the children are working hard every day to follow these to the best of their ability.
The children are working hard on speaking in clear sentences and listening to others when adults or children are speaking. We have learnt lots of new, interesting and amazing things about our reception class already.
The class have been busy learning new sounds in phonics and are trying hard to sound out words and blend them together in order to read. We will continue to learn new letter sounds next half term too.
We are having lots of fun developing our gross motor skills. Climbing, crawling, using chalk outside, ‘painting’ large areas with water and much more. We are also busy developing our fine motor control by using Lego, being creative in the DT area, using scissors, investigating ‘funky fingers’ activities and having dough discos on the carpet with play dough! All these activities (and many more) will help your child develop strength in their fingers and will help them to gain more pencil control.
In maths we have been learning all about a number each week. So far we have learnt all about 1, 2, 3 and 4. Within these number sessions we have looked at 2D shapes, objects that have 1,2,3,4 things, we have been counting lots of things in the classroom (saying each number as we count each object) and we have also introduced addition. The children have been using Numicon to make numbers in different ways, I.e. 1+1+1+1=4, 3+1=4, 2+2=4 and 2+1+1=4
Well done reception for a successful first half term. We look forward to seeing you all after a week off and starting a new half term of learning and fun... including a trip to Abbey House Museum!