This week: We began the week by reading and enjoying the story of Meg and Mog. We were very interested in the idea of potion making and we linked lots of our learning to this idea. We were very impressed with the way the children tried to blend the sounds in CVC words- we pulled sounds out of buckets and placed them on our cauldrons before casting a spell and reading the words. We also linked our number work with the idea of potion making- we added different quantities of ingredients to our potions and then counted the ingredients altogether to find the total.We weaved ribbons to create a web and we set up a party scene for Meg and her friends. Thank you to all the children in Acorns, Pumpkins and Sunflowers for a wonderful week.
Next Week: we will be thinking about the sounds and colours that fireworks can make as they light up the night sky.
Key Things to know…
Book Focus: The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark.
Group Time Focus: writing lists of firework themed words such as bang, pop and fizz to create simple sound poetry.
Maths Focus: Talking about 2D shapes and using these to create pictures.
Phonics Focus: sounds g (round the girl’s face, curl down her plait), and o (around the orange).
Rainbow Challenges (independent, open-ended provision)
Red Challenge – To make a 3D rocket using recycled materials.
Blue Challenge – To create a tally of our favourite firework colours.
Yellow Challenge – To use our developing fine motor skills to create a detailed observational drawing of an owl.
Green Challenge – To create a playdough owl and add embellishments such as feathers, eyes and a beak.
Purple Challenge – (Outside) – to contribute to a whole class/cohort painting of fireworks in the night sky.
Date for the diary
We warmly invite all parents to a Reception Information Meeting on Monday 5th November 2018 at 2:15. The session will commence at by 3pm to allow teachers and parents to return to class for home time dismissal. During this meeting we will discuss commonly asked questions, the daily timetable, online learning journeys (Tapestry) and home reading books. We hope many of you can make it. For working parents who may not be able to attend at this time, we will ensure we put any slides on the BLOG at the end of that week.
We use the NSPCC PANTS rule to help children gain an age-appropriate understanding around the issues of consent and keeping themselves safe. NSPCC have summarised this as the PANTS rule as:
Privates are Private
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means No
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up, someone can help.
Please see https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/ for more information.