Reception- Ten in the Bed

This week we have focussed on the story ‘Ten in the Bed’ by Penny Dale. This is a lovely story that involves counting down from ten as different characters fall out of the bed. The story has linked well with our Mathematics this week as we have been learning about one less and one more. We also learnt to draw a hedgehog, which is one if the characters in the story.

The kitchen has been very busy with children thoroughly enjoying the toast making. Some children ended up with jam all over their faces!

The children have been learning some special Christmas celebration songs – you may have already heard a snapshot from them singing at home. They are very catchy tunes!

Linking with nursery rhymes this week, we have learnt the signs for sleep and bed.

We have been learning how to make our vocabulary grow. Instead of using the word ‘tired’, we learnt that we could use the words: ‘sleepy’, ‘drowsy’, ‘weary’, and ‘shattered’.

Please have a look at the Home Learning that has been attached to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

Just a reminder:

  • Every Tuesday and Friday your child can change their home reading book. This book will be matched to their current phonic knowledge; therefore, they should be able to read the text using their phonic skills. Please can your child bring in their book bag or school bag every day to put their books inside.
  • We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Ideally we would like small boxes, washed yoghurt pots and small containers. Please can we ask that any recycled material that previously had nut products inside do not come in due to allergies that we have in school.  Please could the items be brought in a bag. Thank you 
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Nursery – Ten in the Bed

This week the children have thoroughly enjoyed our focus text ‘Ten in the Bed’ by Penny Dale. The story starts with all ten characters (a little boy and his cuddly toys) in bed and counts back from 10 to 1. Each of the characters fall out in different ways and all end up coming back to the bed when the ‘little one’ is cold and misses his toys!

The story has been fantastic for supporting our maths skills when counting and talking about how many were left in the bed. We have enjoyed singing the song and using our fingers to represent each number.

We have talked about bedtime routines this week and how important a bedtime routine is to keep our bodies healthy. We found out that we all have lots in common for our bedtime routine, mostly brushing our teeth, having a bath and listening to a bedtime story.

For snack time this week, we enjoyed some delicious warm toast! We used the opportunity to work on our spreading and cutting skills with a butter knife and chose from soft cheese, butter, jam or marmalade. The children thoroughly enjoyed having toast for snack and did a great job at preparing it for themselves.

The Makaton signs we learnt this week were bed and sleep. Perhaps your child will be able to show you them!

Please have a look at the attached Home Learning to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

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Reception- Nursery Rhymes

This week we have had a fantastic time introducing the children to a variety of different nursery rhymes. The children have thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the singing and actions and should have built up a repertoire to entertain you with! These might include; Jack and Jill, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider as well as many more.

Linking with nursery rhymes this week, we have learnt the signs for spider, on and to fall off.

We have been learning how to make our vocabulary grow. Instead of using the word ‘angry’, we learnt that we could use the words: ‘mad’, ‘cross’, ‘fuming’, and ‘furious’.

Please have a look at the Home Learning that has been attached to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

Just a reminder:

  • Every Tuesday and Friday your child can change their home reading book. This book will be matched to their current phonic knowledge; therefore, they should be able to read the text using their phonic skills. Please can your child bring in their book bag or school bag every day to put their books inside.

We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Ideally we would like small boxes, washed yoghurt pots and small containers. Please can we ask that any recycled material that previously had nut products inside do not come in due to allergies that we have in school.  Please could the items be brought in a bag. Thank you 

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