We have been looking at inventions. We have taken a closer look at typewriters, cameras, torches and laptops and asking questions such as:
– What does this button do?
– Why are there three light bulbs in the torch?
– Why is there a mirror in the camera?
– How do the batteries make a torch work?
The children have then been inspired to make some of their own inventions using art straws, plasticine and lots of sticky tape.
In maths this week, we have looked at halving, sharing and doubling. The children were invited to solve the tricky conundrum of sharing cookies of different sizes between two friends! Heated discussions between talk partners led to the suggestion that each cookie could be halved to make sure both friends had the same amount.
In phonics this week, we have reviewed how to blend and segment consonant sounds together to help us with reading and writing longer words.
In our classrooms, next week, we will be looking towards our own futures thinking about what we want to do when we are older. The children have decided upon an occupational role play for their own classrooms, so look out for a doctors, an archaeological dig and a gymnasium!
We will also be looking at the props and tools associated with different jobs and trying to work out who might need them and why.
In phonics, we will be reviewing the sounds ‘ar’, ‘ai’ and ‘th’ and looking at the tricky word ‘what’. In maths, we will be looking at estimation, encouraging children to estimate quantities by asking questions such as ‘are there enough pencils for everyone?’
To support the learning of your child, this weekend talk to them about what they want to do when they are older and what skills they will need to do this. Your child could draw a picture of the role they are interested in and label it.
The school summer fair is this Saturday 1st July. Art work by Reception will be on display, including some beautiful painted moonscapes and intricate woodwork art. Thank you to our parent volunteers who have supported these activities.
Whilst some children enjoy playing online games at home, there are e-safety issues to be aware of. If playing online, children need to be closely supervised so that they stay safe from interacting with strangers or online bullying.
The NSPCC advises that to help keep children safe when online, adults need to make sure:
- they know where they’re playing
- they’re using appropriate safety settings
- they talk to them about what to do if they see anything upsetting
For more information, see https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/
Thank you for a fantastic week in Reception. We are looking forward to next week with you all.