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Summer 1 Week 3 7.5.21



This week the children have enjoyed learning the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk through our Talk 4 Writing unit. We have read and discussed the story and the children have learnt actions and can now retell the story with their actions. We have created a class storymap and some children have created their own to help them to retell the story. Can your child tell you the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk using actions or by making a story map at home? You can find a reading of the story here:


In maths, we have been talking about the properties of shapes using the language corners, sides, straight and curved. We have been rotating shapes, matching shapes and finding the odd one out using our reasoning skills. The children have been using positional language to make arrangements of cubes, such as above, below, to the side, on top, underneath. You might like to play a game at home challenging your child to move according to your instructions: sit under the chair, jump next to the sofa, dance on the mat, wave your arms above your head…


Next week in maths we will be learning how to count on from a number and we will be practising different strategies for adding on, using a range of equipment. We will be exploring how many more have been added. We will be reviewing our learning of teen numbers, comparing and ordering and making teen numbers in different ways.


We will be continuing our Talk 4 Writing unit on Jasper’s Beanstalk by retelling the story with our story maps. We will then be innovating the story by changing some details. The children will be writing their own stories based on Jasper’s Beanstalk.


Thank you again for your continued support. Please feel free to continue to send any photos or videos of your child’s activities at home if you feel they would help to build a picture of your child’s progress or experiences.


We hope you have a lovely weekend!


The Reception Team