Following on with their Julia Donaldson theme, reception's focus book this week was ‘Sharing a shell’ and the children have been thinking about the importance of sharing, and how they share within their class with their friends and with their families at home. They have made collages of shells, used playdough to make crabs and colour mixed to make sea colours.
In phonics they have learnt the letter sounds l,h,sh, and the formation sheets will come home to help you support your child with letter formation. To expand this task you can ask your child to draw pictures of things that start with the given sound, and attempt to label them.
In maths they have been looking and learning all about the number 5. They have been looking at different ways to record 5, sharing 5 counters etc. At home encourage your child to share 5 apples, 2 oranges and 3 apples can make 5 etc.
Also being sent home will be some new green words to practise blending with: and, pin, got, dog, sit, tip, pan, top, dig. Please practise these with your child, as this will develop their reading skills.
Lastly there will be a ‘Parental Voice’ sheet being sent home. This is a sheet that gives you an opportunity to share your thoughts on your child’s learning. If you could complete and return on parents evening this will be very much appreciated.