This week in phonics we started the week continuing blending and segmenting sounds using a range of games with Fred the frog. We have also learned 3 sounds, based on our Read Write Inc phonics scheme. There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 22nd September at 7.30pm about our phonics scheme. You will have received an email about this. The 3 sounds we have learnt this week are m, a and s. You may like to watch these videos at home with your child to help recap these first sounds:
Here are some Fred games you might like to play at home:
Fred says body parts - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/UjziuZQ3/T8tjjfyl
Fred says actions - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/qrFDbTp9/gB1oNjIJ
Fred says colours - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/4MpjYM3o/BiSfDMCz
In maths, we have been looking at counting skills and being able to count quantities by touching one object at a time. (This is called one to one correspondence). You might like to try counting a pile of objects. This can be anything from toys to grapes or even socks! Ask your child to hand you a certain number, for example; Can you get me 5 socks from the pile? Try this with numbers to 5 and if your child is confident, can they do this with numbers to 10? We have also been sorting objects by colour, shape and size.
Here is a link to some number games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Here are some number songs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/number-songs-from-numberblocks
As part of our understanding the world topic, ‘Where do we live? Who lives there?’ we have been talking about our houses. The children have shared pictures of their house and have noticed that they are different but have some similarities! We have explored language linked to houses (detached, semi-detached, terrace, bungalow, flat) and have described the houses we live in. The children enjoyed chatting about their families and pets who live with them. At home you could encourage your child to draw a picture of their house, along with the people who live with them. Your child could have a go at labelling the people.
The children have been fantastic this week! They have settled into new routines and are following the rules of the classroom, we are very proud of them!
Have a lovely weekend,
The Reception team