Well done Reception! You have completed your first half-term in school. You have accomplished so much and I have been so impressed with all your learning. I have listed below some of the things we have done just so you can see how busy you have been!

  • made new friends
  • learnt the routines for school
  • joined in singing assemblies
  • taken part in PE lessons
  • drawn maps of the school
  • looked at conkers/autumn leaves and the signs of autumn
  • investigated pumpkins
  • learnt about squirrels
  • learnt all of the phase 2 sounds and the tricky words
  • blended letters to make words
  • used a 5 frame and a part, part whole (cherry) model
  • begun to investigate number bonds to 5
  • learnt some makaton signs
  • learnt about  Diwali
  • learnt about the brain
  • done some mindful tasting
  • learnt about  Rosh Hashanah
  • looked at street maps and where you live
  • drawn self-portraits
  • learnt to use the equipment outside
  • had a spooky disco

I hope you have a lovely half-term. If you want to practise blending your sounds you can use the cards I sent home. Alternatively you could practise identifying the sounds in each word without blending them together.