Happy half term Reception!

This week in Maths we have been practised our number formation using the rhymes to help us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDlQp7ZGJfU.  We have also focused on number bonds to 10, these are when two numbers are added together to make 10 e.g. 1+9=10, 8+2=10, 4+6=10. We have practised these by learning different rhymes, using our fingers and two coloured counters. The Reception end of year early learning goal is to ‘Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts’.

In Literacy we have looked at what makes an animal a minibeast, different types of minibeasts and their their different features. As we are still having a big focus on sentence writing, the children chose their favourite minibeasts to draw and write a fact about. We have also introduced and discussed ‘life cycles’ of minibeasts. We read non-fiction books and watched videos to support our understanding of the different stages. We made comparisons between the life cycle of a butterfly and ladybird.  The children then created their own butterfly life cycles. 

In Phonics we have continued to focus on using our phonics knowledge to write simple sentences. We have also introduced adding ‘er’ and ‘est’ to the end of words e.g. when comparing 3 animals we could describe them as ‘short’, ‘shorter’ and ‘shortest’.

It was so lovely to see all of the children enjoying competing in the different races at sports day. Well done to all of the parents and siblings that also took part in some races!

We are so proud of all of the learning the Reception children have done over the last half term. We hope you have a great half term!

The Reception Team 🙂