Spring 2024

Autumn 2 – 2023

As writers, we have been applying our phonics skills into our writing. We applied our knowledge to creating lists for our Gruffalo picnic and our lovely letters to Santa too!

We also worked hard to develop our love of writing in different areas throughout the reception unit. We created our own cards, labels and captions in every area!

As readers, we have enjoyed our shared reads: ‘The Gruffalo, The Three Little Pigs and we have enjoyed The Nativity Story.

We have continued to develop our reading skills by doing guided reading everyday, working on tracking, sounding, blending and sight reading tricky words. We’re also thinking about some comprehension skills to help understand the story more effectively.

As part of our personal, social and emotional learning, we have continued working with Jigsaw Jenie and Paws. We’ve thought about how we are the same or different and how important it is to be ourselves. We’ve explored how all of our differences make us special and unique!

As artists, we explored different materials, made collages and developed our planning and making skills too.  We had so much fun making our Christmas cards using shaving foam—we hope you loved the spongy snowmen too!

In our making area, we have developed our skills in different ways—thinking more about our final product, how we can change and adapt it to make it even better! We have particularly loved exploring the new materials we got to use too!

As explorers, we learnt about different animals and we even met Miss Haynes pet snake! We also enjoyed making predictions, having discussions and asking questions about what was in our curiosity cube and we explored different materials using different senses.

We earnt all of our class stripes and spots too so we got to have a Christmas Party and Movie fun!

We have enjoyed our visits to the ICT suite where we have been embedding our skills of logging on and we have explored different platforms including; phonicsbloom.com, topmarks.co.uk and phonicsplay.co.uk

Give them a try at home!

Autumn 1 – 2023

As writers, we have been developing our segmenting skills. We applied our knowledge when we wrote labels and short, simple sentences about the characters in Monkey Puzzle and where the skeletons were hiding too!

We also worked on our grapheme: phoneme correspondence when writing captions and labels for our independent box modelling.

As readers, we have enjoyed our shared reads: ‘Monkey Puzzle, Funny Bones and In Every House on Every Street.

We have developed our reading skills by doing guided reading everyday, working on tracking, sounding, blending and sight reading tricky words.

As part of our transition into school we have spent a lot of time working on our listening, attention and other social skills. We have met Jigsaw Jenie and Paws who have helped us to discuss and learn about being a member of Elephant and Tiger family and the

Importance of working together, helping each other and being kind.