Category: reception

Reception – Apple and Lime

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 …

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The Bug Collector!

This week we have started to learn about minibeasts. We have focused on the storybook ‘The Bug collector’ by Alex G Griffiths. We have spent time making lots of story predictions, we have discussed minibeast habitats and how important it is for them to be in their natural environment. We also discussed food chains and how …

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What is your favourite sea creature?

This is the last week we will be learning about ‘Under the Sea’. We have spent time looking at a range of non-fiction texts to find out information about different types of sea creatures. We have compared the different features of sea creatures and how these help the animals to survive in water. The children …

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What does a Submarine See?

In literacy this week we have focused on the book ‘What a submarine sees’. We discussed what submarines were, why they are used and how they are able to sink below the surface. We then linked this to floating and sinking, the children made predictions about different objects and then we tested out and recorded …

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Under The Sea!

In Maths we have continued to develop our subitising skills (seeing the quantity without counting) in both structured (such as dice and 10s frames) and random arrangements. A key focus this week is to use the children’s developing understanding of doubles to support their subitising skills. We have also recapped odd and even numbers, looking …

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Welcome back!

This term we are learning all about under the sea! Our first literacy book focus has been ‘The Rainbow Fish’. We have made story predictions, thought about the feelings of characters and friendships,  and we have thought carefully about the types of questions we could ask characters from the story. The Rainbow Fishes shiny scales …

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Nature Scavenger Hunt!

In Phonics we have continued to recap our phase 2 and phase 3 phonics sounds and harder to read words. We have been identify these within words to support our reading skills. We have also focused on segmenting to write simple sentences. The new harder to read words we have learnt this week are- do, …

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Tyrannosaurus Drip

In Phonics we have been reading words and sentences with a mixture of phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. We have also been practising to write simple sentences with capital letters, full stops and  finger spaces.  This has then supported the focused writing activities we have done within literacy lessons. It is essential that our …

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Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

In Maths this week we have focused on ordinality: considering where numbers are in relation to each other.  We use the key language of ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’ to describe the relationships between numbers. This week, ‘less than’ is used instead of ‘fewer than’ when the focus is on each number’s position …

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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 …

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