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Week commencing 2nd December 2019

This week, we have continued to work hard on our Nativities. We have been rehearsing as much as possible to make sure we are performance-ready! We have also been continuing our learning of the Phase 3 sounds. The children are enjoying the vast amount of words that they are now able to read and write. We have also been getting stuck into the latest 'A Symphony of Arts' activities. In RES, we are enjoying the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. The book has inspired us to create a list of things that the children find tricky, such as turning our jumpers in the right way and doing the buttons on our t-shirts. It has been lovely to see the children supporting each other to achieve these goals. A quick reminder that as the cold weather sets in, the children will need to do their zips up before going into the garden. We kindly ask that you support your child in learning to do this independently - Thank you!

Week commencing 18th November 2019

This week, we have continued our topic: A Symphony of Arts. The children have been enjoying their new role play areas, in particular the costumes. They have also been completing a wide variety of activities, from making bubble wands to helping Nellie the elephant blow word bubbles. As we have come to the end of Phase 2 Phonics, the children have been completing their assessments. Feedback will be coming home next week so look out for this in their reading diaries! We kindly ask that you sign or initial it, to show that you have received it. The feedback will include information on how they did, and more importantly, how you can further support them at home! This week, we have also continued working on our Nativities and the children are making good progress. Please continue to support your children in learning and performing their lines, as this will help them greatly! 

Week commencing 11th November 2019

Our new topic, ‘A Symphony of Arts’ is well under way and the children are thrilled to be exploring the differing genres of drama, dance, music and art. This week they have been creating their own musical instruments, using junk modelling, and have also been composing and performing their own music. In literacy they have been looking at initial sounds in words and have been practising segmenting and blending simple cvc words. Your help in re-enforcing this at home really does make a difference, please continue.

Thank you also for your support with all things ‘Nativity.’ We have started learning the songs and I am sure that they will soon become very familiar to you too! 

 

 

Week commencing 14th October 2019
The children in Reception were very enthused to learn four more phonic sounds this week and have been busy thinking of words starting with these new sounds. They have been drawing simple maps of their journey to school and having a go at writing initial sounds. In Maths they have been looking at different ways of making numbers to 10 using some of our autumnal objects. We have been very impressed with all the children’s efforts and look forward to sharing their work with you at Parents’ Evening next week.
Week commencing 7th October 2019

This week the children have been learning all about Harvest. We have enjoyed stories, songs and have even done some Harvest Printing. The children have been demonstrating their fine motor control to complete 'Wakey Wakey' work on whiteboards - this includes tasks like writing their name, writing the numbers to 20 and drawing pictures (linked to our latest graphemes). In Phonics this week, we have learnt /i/, /n/, /n/ and /d/. We have also learnt our first Tricky word: 'I'. The children have enjoyed spotting this Tricky Word in story books around the classroom. 

Week commencing 30th September 2019

This week the children in Reception have been excited to learn their first four phonic sounds. They have been busy applying this new phonic knowledge through all areas of learning and we have been impressed with their enthusiasm and ability. We look forward to welcoming you to our first ‘Come and Play’ session next Thursday afternoon and have some creative autumnal activities ready for you to share with your children.
Week commencing 23rd September 2019
What a week of rain! Despite being trapped inside for most of the week, the children have been getting stuck into a wide range of activities. We have been junk modelling, practising our pen/pencil grip by drawing on our rolls of paper on the carpet and continuing with our 'This is me!" collages. The children have continued to learn new school routines, including Golden Rules and Achievement Assemblies. Remember to check their bookbag on a Wednesday evening to see if your child has been chosen that week!
Week commencing 16th September 2019
This week the children have enjoyed their first full week of school! Although everyone is very tired (ourselves included), we have loved watching them become more confident and making new friends. Thanks to the fantastic weather, the children have enjoyed a great deal of time in the garden; they have been exploring the mud kitchen, showing us their drawing with chalk and climbing on our adventure playground. Inside, the children have been working on their 'This is Me' pages. They have been writing their names, painting their faces and drawing their families. We look forward to finishing these next week. Thank you again for your ongoing support as we settle into life at Coten End! 

Week commencing 9th September 2019

It has been a delight getting to know the children during Induction Week! They have been very busy exploring all areas of the classroom and getting to know some of the rules and routines of the school. We look forward to welcoming all the children on Monday morning and would also like to thank you for your co-operation and support as the Reception children embark on their school journey.


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