Happy Half Term

We are so proud of all of the Reception children and the progress they have made over this half term. We look forward to this continuing after half term.

In Maths this week we have focused on positional language. We started the week by reading the story ‘Rosie’s walk’ and we described where we could see the fox and the hen e.g. under the shed, behind the rake and over the fence.  We then played a game where we followed instructions to place a beanbag on different parts of the body and around the classroom.  We have been encouraging the children to use positional language within their discovery time.

Phonics lessons have focused on continuing to recap the phase 2 and 3 sounds and harder to read words. We have introduced quite a few new harder to read words over this half term, these are inside of your yellow reading diaries to support you at home.

The children have loved this week’s literacy story focus ‘Welcome to Alien School’. We have discussed how alien  school is different to ours, we thought about how we could help an alien who came to visit us and then we designed our own aliens.

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Evelyn’s mummy who talked to us about Lunar New Year, why it is celebrated and the story behind it. We then got the opportunity to create different items that represent Lunar New Year and the celebrations all over the world such as making dragons, Chinese writing and snowflakes that are used to decorate houses. A huge thank you again to Evelyn’s mummy!

On Tuesday each class also visited the school kitchen to make yummy pancakes. We followed instruction to weigh and measure out the ingredients and then all had the opportunity to mix the ingredients together. We discussed the changes we noticed as we added and mixed different ingredients and how the pancakes looked after cooking. The children then added their own choice of toppings before eating!


This week we learnt another blue zone feeling of ‘tired’ in our Feel it programme. We discuss when we might feel this way and how we can manage this feeling.

Enjoy your half term and see you on the 19th February to learn all about dinosaurs!