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Spring 1 Week 5 9.2.24



On Tuesday it was Online Safety Day, we talked with Reception about how to keep safe when using devices. We watched a video about some characters who see something they don’t like when playing a game on the internet. We talked about if we see something that makes us feel unsure, worried or scared that it is important to tell an adult straight away. We talked about who our trusted adults might be. Here is a link to the video if you would like to watch this again with your child at home:


We have explored different feelings in support of Children’s Mental Health Week, through reading Oh Lila. This story explores a range of feelings and we talked about when we might have had those sorts of feelings. We talked about how it is ok to have all sorts of different feelings, but certain things can help us to deal with those feelings. The story reiterates how important it is to talk to a trusted adult if we feel worried or scared about something.


In maths the children have been learning how to compare measurements; including height, length and time. The children have been using language such as short, long, tall, longer, shorter, tallest, and shortest to compare sizes. We have had lots of fun drawing around our hands and feet and measuring their length using items we have found in the classroom like blocks and paper clips. At home you could compare your height with family members or measure the height of your favourite toy using Lego bricks. We have been finding out how long actions take and how many actions we can do in a set amount of time. We counted how many jumps, star jumps and hops we could do in 10 seconds and thought about which action was the fastest and slowest. At home you could time how long it takes to brush your teeth or how many times you can write your name in a minute.


After the half term, we will be learning about 9 and 10.  The children will be thinking of different ways the numbers can be made. At home you could find different number combinations by grouping objects such as pasta and have a go at making 9 and 10 in a range of ways.


In understanding of the world, we will be learning about life cycles and about which animals hatch from eggs. In the first week back we will be having some surprise visitors! At home you could research animals that come from eggs.


The children have had a fantastic half term and they are becoming confident and independent learners! We hope you have a lovely half- term and enjoy a break from the school routine.


Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning. It is lovely to see pictures and videos and also to hear about all the reading and writing practice you are doing at home. A little bit each day makes such a difference to your child’s progress. We also love to see posts about other experiences your child has such as learning to ride a bike, taking part in activities with family and friends, coming home and telling you all about what they have learnt in school, the list is endless! All of these experiences and activities help us to see your child’s learning over the course of the year as they are learning all the time, not just when they are at school.


We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Reception team