In Little Owls this half term we have been busy learning all about Autumn, observing the changes that are taking place all around us and learning about celebrations and traditions that are celebrated at this time of year. We have really enjoyed learning the story of Guy Fawkes and creating exciting firework pictures, and also learning about Owls, learning to recite our own version of Owl Babies.
As the term moves on we will be learning about the celebrations of Thanksgiving, counting down to Christmas as part of Advent and discovering the story behind Christmas, whilst also learning about the festival of Hanukkah.
We are continuing to focus on segmenting and blending sounds as we master learning our letters and sounds in phonics, and are now sharing reading books both at home and school.
In maths we are continuing to learn about numbers, focusing on careful counting and digit recognition. In our shape work we are introducing the concept of flat and solid shapes and exploring their properties.
Please take a look at some photos below to see just how busy we have been.
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We use an online Learning Journal call Tapestry to communicate between home and school to share achievements and offer a window for you to see what your child has been busy learning at school. Please enjoy sharing these posts with your child and adding your own to share with us at school.
Please make sure that your child has a water bottle and one healthy snack every day.
PE lessons will take place twice a week - on Wednesdays and Thursdays. PE kits need to be named and are best kept on your child’s peg in a named bag. Please note that we will not yet be doing PE outside and so your child will NOT need plimsolls or trainers.
Don’t forget, school dinners are free for everybody in Reception, if you prefer, however, you are welcome to send in a packed lunch for your child.
Your child will be offered free milk each day.
Even though we are hoping for some sunshine, please can you ensure you child has a NAMED coat in school every day as we will go outside whatever the weather!
It will not be long before we embark on the learning of phonics to support reading and writing and you will be invited to join us for a phonics information session later this half term.
You can find information on how we teach phonics and reading here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask.
Here are some helpful websites for phonics information, videos and games.
www.mrthorne.com/category/phase-2/ – here you will find videos of the first sounds we introduce and their actions
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – you can find lots of helpful information for parents, and games to play