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FS Update 05.05.2017

Reception Class Weekly Update ~ 5th May 2017

Words of the week: Prowling, quiver and jungle.

Personal, Social and Emotional development- This week we have been talking about independence and how we can develop our independent skills both in the classroom and around the school. We have talked lots about how we can be independent and in particular how we need to look after our own things and take responsibility for them.

Communication and Language- We have had some great conversations this week about why we would or wouldn’t like to go to the jungle. The children are becoming more aware of their audience when talking and this is great to see.

Physical development- This week we have enjoyed perfecting our ball skills in our outdoor PE lessons. The children have been practising their catching and throwing as well as throwing balls at and into a target.

Literacy- This week we have used non-fiction books and the internet to find out facts about jungle animals for our class assembly. The children have been writing sentences about their favourite animals and using their phonics knowledge to assist them.

Maths- We have been counting to 100 in our maths lessons this week. It is great to see the children becoming more confident with their counting and recognising numbers. At the maths table the children have been counting objects which cannot be moved and finding the total of two groups.

Expressive art and design- We have been busy creating our jungle themed artwork this week, slithering snakes, colourful parrots and tall giraffes. The children have also enjoyed designing and making their own animal masks using different materials. We are looking forward to showing them to you in assembly this afternoon.

Understanding the World- This week we have been talking about the jungle and in particular the different animals that live in the jungle. Our topic this term is change and we have explored how different things can be changed. We looked at the aqua beads and monitored them carefully to see how they would change once we added water to them.

Well done to the 22 children who returned their homework this week.

Reading books- Please can you make sure your child returns their reading book with their reading record. 

Wellies- Please make sure your child has a pair of named wellies in school at all times. Forest school will be on a Wednesday afternoon during the summer term.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 26th May- May day. We need parent helpers to help us walk the children through the village. Please let me or the office know if you can help.

Thank you for your continued support.
Rebecca Honey