Home Learning - Reception Class
Homework 9th February 2018
This week the school has been celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week. The focus has been ‘Being Ourselves’ and each day the children across the school have enjoyed activities which highlight how unique we all are and that encourage the children to celebrate their similarities and differences.
Also this week we have finished reading the story of The Jolly Postman, which marks the end of our Traditional Tales topic this half term. As the book ends with a Goldilocks tea party, we used this idea to investigate! Throughout the week the children have been making stripy jelly and observing the changes as the jelly melts and sets. This afternoon we looked at the different colours of the jelly and described how it tastes.
In maths activities the children have been working on measuring with a ruler this week, thinking about where to hold the ruler to make sure you are measuring the whole object. They have been observing the beans we planted and measuring how tall they have grown. We have also been thinking about what the beans needed to grow and why some have grown more than others.
Phonics and Reading
As we have now covered all of our Phase 3 phonemes, we are now revising the sounds we have learnt and focusing on segmenting and blending skills. Attached are some sheets which ask your child to read a phrase and match it with a corresponding picture. All of the words use sounds we have learned. If your child is finding this difficult, sound the words out to them and see if they can blend the sounds together to build the words.
Parent’s Evening Meetings
Appointment slips are in the children’s book bags today giving you a time and date to meet with us to discuss your child’s progress at the end of the month. If for some reason this doesn’t make it home to you, please ask and we will let you know when your appointment is.
Next week is half term. We hope that you have a restful and enjoyable break and we look forward to seeing the children back at school on Monday 19th February.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Joyce and Mrs Simpson