Reception Blog 18.11.19

This week the story is The Christmas Show

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Show-Rebecca-Patterson/dp/1447220196

It is all about the school nativity play which we started practising last week. We will also have The Christmas Story so the children hear the story of the first Christmas.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Story-Usborne-Bible-Tales/dp/0746069863

The children will bring their lines home this week so please can you help your child to practise and learn their lines. They are learning more songs for our play at school too.

In maths we are looking at comparing groups and using the language of more/less and most/least. We are also looking at different ways to arrange a number e.g. 6 can be made from 2 + 2 + 2 or 3 lines of 2 (3 x 2). We will use the numicon to help. We sometimes line up objects to make this clear, here is an example:

Image result for numicon arrays

The number of the week is 8.

On Friday we have our trip to the playhouse theatre to see The Scarecrows Wedding https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scarecrows-Wedding-Julia-Donaldson/dp/1407144685 which the children area really looking forward to. Don’t forget to send in a packed lunch from home if you haven’t ordered a school packed lunch on Friday.

We will continue with phonics and we have nearly got through all of the single sounds. If you’d like to do some phonics at home here are a couple of webiste/apps that might be helpful:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/phonics-made-easy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

There are also lots of phonic games on education city which you have logins for.

Have a good week!