Witches and Wizards

Reception have settled into school amazingly and we are so impressed with how they have taken on new routines and more challenging learning!

We were very lucky to have an IT visitor to Alban City School this week. They showed the children lots of technology from the past. that the children enjoyed exploring and investigating. We then discussed the these similarities and differences between then and now.

This week Reception started their PE lessons. We learnt all about how to keep safe in the hall and spatial  awareness. We then became witches and wizards flying around on our broomsticks and making special potions.

This week in Phonics we have been practising segmenting words like robots and then blending the sounds together. We have also learnt the sounds i, m, n , d and have started to recognise these within words to read. We have been practising forming the letters using the phonics rhymes. Please check your child’s yellow diaries for a sound mat and the rhymes to go with these.

Teachers will add new sounds to the classroom phonics boards, please check this to see what sounds we have covered.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child reads 4 times and this has been written in their yellow books.

If you have not yet signed up to Google Classrooms please could you do this as soon as possible. All login details are in your child’s yellow diary.

Reception will soon be sending home a wish list of items  that would enhance your child’s learning while at school. Any donations would be greatly received.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team