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Week commencing 12th November


We've had a great start to our Food topic. We have been learning about the story "Handa's Surprise" and naming all of the lovely fruit Handa puts in her basket. On Monday we did some fruit tasting, tasting fruits such as avocado, tangerines, papaya, banana, mango and pineapple! The children used describing words to describe their fruit, such as "chewy, tasty, sweet, squishy and sour!". We then wrote sentences about our fruit, using those describing words. Well done!
During child initiated play, the children have been "fishing for sounds" outdoors using magnetic fishing rods and letters. They have also been using tweezers to move beans, observing food decaying, cutting food to put on paper plates, and practising forming numbers.
This week in phonics we have finished teaching all of the sounds from Phase 2. Next week we will be recapping these sounds and consolidating the learning of them, practising segmenting and blending.
Next week we will also be learning about healthy eating and the importance of fruits and vegetables. We will be looking at the stories "Oliver's Vegetables" and "Jasper's Beanstalk" to discuss food further!
In maths we will be looking at money and learning about the different coins we use to pay for items.
Please remember slipper Friday! The children can bring a pair of slippers to school with them along with a very small amount of change (5p/10p) and this money helps contribute towards resources.
Have a great weekend, Miss Latimer

W/C 5th November


It's been a lovely week this week as have been focussing on Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. The children have been busy learning about how to create pictures using the interactive whiteboard, to create their own firework pictures! We have also been thinking about words to describe fireworks and the sounds they make, such as bang and pop! We have also been learning about Remembrance Day and why people wear poppies. The children then spent time using green and red tissue paper to create their own poppy pictures.

We have also been learning about addition and subtraction in maths, and thinking about one more and one less. In literacy, we have continued to practise segmenting and blending sounds to read words - we enjoyed playing a game of Buried Treasure to work out silly words from real words!


Thank you to those who attended the Early Reading and Phonics session on Wednesday, I hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend, I have uploaded a copy of the PowerPoint used on this page of my school website.


We will be starting "Slipper Fridays", as KS1 currently do. This means children can bring a pair of slippers to school to wear on a Friday, we just ask that you donate a small amount of money (10p). This money will help to pay for resources for the children whilst they are in Reception. 


Have a great weekend, Miss Latimer