This half term our topic is Frozen Planet. We are going to think about what we have to do when it is cold, learn about how water can freeze and melt, look at animals that live in cold places and read the story Lost and Found. Later in the half term we will also learn about Chinese new year.
This half term we are thinking about Autumn and fireworks. So far we have learnt the story of Guy Fawkes, and looked at the different shapes fireworks make. We have made our own firework pictures and our own firework sounds (which were quite noisy!) When learning about Autumn we have been on a scavengers hunt to collect autumn items, we have made leaf prints and been counting autumn leaves.
Owlets have made a great start to the school year. They have really enjoyed playing with their new friends and they have been doing some super learning too.
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
Things to remember
On a Wednesday morning Mrs Alexander teaches in Owlets.
Please make sure that your child has a water bottle and one healthy snack every day.
PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. 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!
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. You will have received your log in information but if you are unsure what this is then please speak to Christine in the office.