Dinosaur Land!

Welcome back!

In Math we have been focusing counting beyond 20, recognising numbers up to 20 and we have discussed ‘one more’ and ‘one fewer’. On Friday we then looked at our days of the week and using key vocabulary such as  ‘today’, ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’ to talk about the events.

In Phonics we are continuing to focus on all of the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds that we have already learnt. We have been writing labels for pictures by segmenting the words and identifying sounds on a sound mat before writing. We have also looked at the structure of sentences using a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Please continue to read a few pages with your child each day at home to support their reading.

This term our topic is all about Dinosaurs and the children are very excited! We have started this topic by focusing on the storybook ‘Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs’ during our Literacy lessons. We discussed different dinosaurs and their names, we learnt about maps and then drew our own to show the route the dinosaurs took. Then we created wanted posters to find the missing dinosaurs.

In PE this term we are focusing on dance skills. This week we used different parts of our body to move and match to the music. We then learnt a few dance moves that we made into a short routine to show to our friends e.g. twist, bop, spin and bend.

Our new feel it feeling this week was kind. We linked this back to a previous text we had read ‘Have you filled a bucket today’.

On a very Friday we walked to the local church to collect natural resources to become part of our clay model dinosaurs. We made sure we collected items that were suitable for different parts of the dinosaur body.

We have loved beginning to learn about dinosaurs and both classes have started to make a new dinosaur role play. We have created different dinosaurs for displays and role play props such as mini caves, binoculars and junk modelling dinosaurs. We are still in need of large cardboard boxes to create an explorer jeep, binoculars and explorer costumes if anyone has anything at home that could help!

Have a good weekend!

The Reception Team 🙂