Our topics this term are... Space and Growing. During our first half term we will focus on Space. We will be reading 'Aliens love Underpants' and non-fiction texts about Space and different planets. We will be fully immersing ourselves in these wonderful stories and texts. The children will have opportunities to write speech bubbles, character descriptions, make predictions, act out and re tell the stories and even design their own characters and write a story about them! The children will also be learning about different planets and will be writing a fact file about a planet of their choice.
Reception and Nursury went on a trip to Stockley Farm. We had a wonderful day and got to try lots of different activities. We meet and stroked lots of different farm animals, fed the baby goats, went on a tractor ride,completed a nature walk and brushed a horse!
During our magic topic we have been doing some wonderful writing. We have wrote our own potions, descriptions of magical creatures and about the witch from Room on the Broom.
We got to make our own potions as part of our magic topic.
Reading and Writing Workshop
Here is the power point, handout and useful links from the reading and writing workshop.
Lots of stories to read and share:
Read Together www.readtogether.co.uk
Silly Books www.sillybooks.net
Signed Stories www.signedstories.com
Seven Stories www.sevenstories.co.uk
http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/- Very useful for practicing letter formation
The children got to visit Chorlton Library where they got to listen to some wonderful stories. They then recieved a special pack from the Book Trust will a wonderful new book called 'Kitchen Disco'
Arts week and International month
As part of International month Reception have been learning all about France and French culture. We created Monet inspired Lily fingerprint paintings during arts weeks. We have also had parents into school to teach us some french. The children learnt how to say different colours in French and even learnt to sing head, shoulders, knees and toes in French!
Useful websites to use at home
Topmarks- maths games
Phonics play- phase 2 sounds
Mathletics- all the children have an individual log-in in the back of their link books
Phonics song- really useful for practising the sounds and also hearing how they should be said correctly
Tricky words song- great practise of phase 2, 3 and 5 tricky words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0