Read, Write Inc. parent meeting

Don’t forget to join us on microsoft TEAMS today at 4pm to find out about how we teach reading, writing and phonics in Reception. Just download the app or log in.

Can’t make it, don’t worry. I will repeat the meeting next week and put the power point on the blog.

Happiness Boxes

We need your help! Our Topic this half term is ‘All About Me’ and our focus text is Ruby’s Worry. The topic has been perfect for settling in and getting to know each other. All of the children created self- portraits and some of the children drew their family to display in the Home Corner.

In topic sessions the children have been looking at illustrations from Ruby’s Worry to make predictions before listening to the full story. We have had some lovely responses from the children so far. For example, Isla said she wanted ‘to hug Ruby’ and Alfalfa predicted that Ruby will be a friendly character ‘because she has a big smile on her face’. The children then began to discuss different emotions and we read The Colour Monster.

Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival | Waterstones
The Colour Monster: Llenas, Anna: 9781787412736: Books

In our Topic lessons next week we will be thinking about what makes us happy. As a homework task we are asking the children make a happiness collage or a happiness box. A shoe box is ideal for this task but a poster/ collage with drawings or pictures of things that make them happy is fine if you haven’t got a box at home!

Here are some steps for creating the box.

Please send the boxes/ collages into school on Tuesday 28th September so they can be shared in the Topic lesson.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this!!

Sound Cards

Please look out for this letter in the children’s book bags. The original letter said yellow paper folder but the folders sent home are green! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈSorry for any confusion.

Phonics cards

We have started on our phonics programme, Read Write Inc (RWI), with the Reception children. The children will bring home new cards each day. Please keep the cards in the green paper folder and return it to school each day.

Please look at the cards and help your child learn the letter sounds. (We do not learn the letter names at this time)

As your child progresses with the sounds play games with the cards – making three-letter words for your child to read. (e.g. tap, pat) and asking them to try and make a word that you say.

Use this video to help with saying the sounds correctly.

Reception learning

The class have settled into Reception well over the past couple of weeks and have been getting to know the routines, expectations, adults and make new friends. They have enjoyed lots of different activities. They have been busy learning about feelings through ‘the colour monster’ story and participated in Jeans for genes day. Take a look at the pictures below to find out more.

Can’t wait to see what they will do next week.