# Summer 2 Week 3 25.6.21

Hello!

This week in reception we started our Talk 4 Writing topic based on the book Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy. We have read and enjoyed the story and have made up actions to help us to retell the story. We have created class story maps and the children have begun to make their own. Next week we will be changing elements of the story to write our own stories.

In maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We started the week spotting the odd one out by grouping a selection of objects into pairs to see if there was an odd one out. If there was, then it was an odd number and if you could make pairs without an odd one then it was an even number! You could do this at home with pieces of fruit, marbles or anything upto the amount 20. We have also been creating odd monsters with 3 legs, 7 eyes, 5 arms etc. They have been very inventive and funny! We also looked at spatial reasoning and the children have been creating small models using multilink for their friends to replicate. We have been using language such as on top, underneath, next to, behind, in front of.

Over the next few weeks in maths we will be consolidating skills learnt throughout the year. Next week we will be reading ‘Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ and using this as stimulus for finding how many more or how many fewer dinosaurs in the bucket. We will also read ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’ which will lead onto combining amounts to find a total. The story ‘How many legs?’ is another book we will use to inspire combining amounts. You could find out how many legs a group of your toys has, such as a teddy (2 legs), a toy dog (4 legs) and a toy octopus (8 legs). If you have any of these books at home you might like to read them this weekend. The children will also practise the skill of estimating and predicting and will do some measuring too.

Just a reminder about Pirate Day on Wednesday 7th July where the children are invited to come in dressed up for lots of fun pirate-related activities.

Just a reminder to apply suncream before school and make sure your child has their sunhat and water each day. Also please can you ensure that on PE days, your child’s hair is tied up.

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, as they really help to build a full picture of your child’s progress or experiences.

The Reception Team

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