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New News Story 14.11.19

Reception News 14.11.19

Dear parents and carers,

What another busy week we have had in Reception!

In Literacy this week the children have been introduced to helicopter stories. Story-telling is a powerful tool for learning. As well as developing communication and language skills, stories further our personal, social and emotional development by helping us to make sense of the world and to make links between ourselves and others! Helicopter Stories are used in Reception to facilitate and encourage all these marvellous skills. This approach turns children into storytellers and actors, as they re-enact their own unique stories in whole group sessions.

Our Maths focus for this week has been number 6. We began by focusing on recognising number 6, finding it on a number line, finding it within the classroom, using our fingers to show it, finding the corresponding Numicon shape and having a go at writing the number.

In Phonics this week we looked at three new sounds: ‘n’, ‘m’ and ‘d’. Help your children to think of and write words beginning with these sounds. Also the children have learned   two new high frequency words: ’in’ and ‘it’. Help your children to put these words into sentences.

This week we have been learning what a sentence is, how we write it and what we need to remember to include a capital letter at the start, finger spaces and a full stop at the end. This is a very difficult concept for children to understand, and it takes quite a while to build up this skill of writing more than one word at a time. However we have been very impressed with the children’s attempts this week.

The children have also been learning about the importance of Remembrance Day and they made poppies in class.

Have a lovely and restful weekend!