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Welcome to RS!

We are learning how to become independent learners by choosing our own activities and learning, and also how to put on our own coats and shoes. 

Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather e.g. coats, as they have access to the outdoors for most of the day. Also, a book bag is useful for bringing home reading books, letters and drawings etc.

 

PE is on a Wednesday, and children will need to have shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls or trainers.  It will be inside PE.

 

Spring

In class this half term, we are learning about under the sea using the story "The Snail and the Whale" by Julia Donaldson.

 

We are learning about different places around the world, how to look after living things and the environment including the sea and beaches.

 

 

 

​​​​​​Maths

In maths, we have been learning to count and add to 5 and learning about 0.  We have been looking at how to use two numbers to make a bigger number, and we are beginning to learn how we can write and record some of our answers.

 

We also play games to help our understanding from the "Top Marks" website- underwater counting/ladybird spots/teddy counting.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting 

 

 

5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer | Songs You Need to sing in the Classroom | Twinkl

There's five! .. Then there's four! ... Then Three! Make the classroom circle time extra fun by singing this super catchy song! It's also great because it your students will get to practice counting down from five! (We like to sneak a little learning into our fun 😉 ) Check out Twinkl Go!

Read Write Inc (phonics)

 

We are beginning to learn our phonic sounds in Read Write Inc. Children learn the sounds first and then learn the names of the letters. This encourages the children to be ready to segment (sound each sound/letter out) and then blend (put sounds together) in order to begin to read.

Parents may find this a useful link in finding out about how we teach early phonics and reading.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ 

 

There are also some games that can be used at home to support learning.

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

 

We have been learning these songs in class:

Pie Corbett stories

 

We encourage children to learn stories through repetition and using actions.  Each half term we learn a new story. This term we are learning "The Ugly Duckling."  The children have learnt the actions in class, and will be able to share it at home using the following link.

Wow Words

We have some special "WOW" words that we have been learning and could be used at home to support the children's growing vocabulary:

Sparkle

Shimmer

Delighted

Proud 

Whizzed

grind

strutted

Rainbow Fish - Autumn 1

We have adapted the story of "The Rainbow fish" and have been learning the words and actions to help re-tell it. 

Here is a copy of the story...

The Rainbow Fish

The little Red Hen - Autumn 2

 

This half term we are learning the story of the Little Red Hen.  The children have learnt this story quite quickly, and I am sure that they would love to show you!

 

Here is a link to our story....

Class Dates

 

Monday 9th March

Trip to Sealife center, Southend

 

Stay and Play

Thursday 12th March

 

Friday 13th March

Reception class assembly (RS and RJB)