# Autumn 1 Week 4 1.10.21

Hello!

This week in phonics we have learnt the sounds p, g, o, c and k. Here are the videos you can watch at home:

We have also continued to blend sounds to make words using the sounds m, a, s, d and t. Here is a video to watch with your child: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/RlRJNW0q/xVYPSX5C

Here are some Fred games you might like to play at home:

Fred says actions (2): https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/0nqfIyNB/lHPmsAiy

In maths, we have been finding matching pairs. The children have enjoyed hunting for matching wellington boots and explaining how they know they have found a matching pair. They have been pegging up pairs of socks in the home corner. They have enjoyed playing pairs with matching pairs cards too. Perhaps you have a matching pairs game at home you might like to play together this weekend. Or perhaps your child could help you sort the washing and put pairs of socks together. We have also been sorting based on certain attributes. The children have sorted a selection of balls and they used super talk partner skills to discuss how we could sort these – by colour, size, pattern. We have also sorted people thinking about the colour of jumpers, colour of hair or eyes, gender, height. We have looked at making two different groups based on certain attributes. Perhaps you could gather some teddies at home and sort them by size – a big group and a small group. Or you could have a selection of fruit – can your child sort them into red fruit and not red fruit? Can your child decide on their own groups for a selection of things?

In understanding the world we have been learning about the artist Kandinsky. Your child may be able to tell you where Kandinsky was from (Russia). Can they find Russia on a world map? They may be able to tell you about the type of art Kandinsky produced (abstract) and how it was based on bold colours, shapes and lines as opposed to painting people or things. Kandinsky’s paintings are very interesting to look at and the children have come up with some amazing ideas of what the picture remind them of or what they can see amidst the shapes and lines. They have also critiqued some artwork, explaining what they like or dislike about particular pieces of artwork. The children have created their own Kandinsky artwork, reproducing his style in different ways. They have also created artwork to music which is the way Kandinsky liked to work.

Next week we will be learning new sounds and continuing learning to blend sounds to make words. Please continue to practise the sounds at home. It really does make a huge difference. You might like to practise ‘speedy sounds’ where you show the cards in quick succession whilst your child says each sound. You might like to play ‘hide the sounds’ where you hide them around the room and your child has to find them and tell you what they are as they find them. You could make some matching pair cards with the sounds and see if you can get a pair!

In maths next week, we will be comparing amounts using the language more and fewer. We will be comparing items using the language smaller and bigger, shorter and taller and shorter and longer. Can you compare the sizes of your family members at home? Or perhaps the length of your chips when you eat your tea? You might find some conkers this weekend – are some bigger than others?

Next week we will be doing our first Talk 4 Writing unit based on the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. If you have this story at home, you might like to read it this weekend. We will be reading and discussing the story. The children will then learn to retell the story using actions. We will be thinking about which musical instruments will work well to help us retell the story and we will be performing the story with our actions and instruments.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Reception team

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