Reception – Spring Week 4

What a great week we’ve had in reception this week. One of the stories we enjoyed was called ‘Best Test’, which was about a group of woodland animals who couldn’t decide who should be allowed to eat a strawberry. They decided on a ‘best test race’ which would test all their abilities and the prize for the winner would be the delicious strawberry. Unfortunately, when the race finished a snail had eaten the strawberry! The animals decided that they had all been winners anyway as they had all become great friends during the race!

  • In our letters and sounds we have learnt the digraphs (two letters making one sound) ‘ur’ (curl the fur), ‘ow’ (wow owl), ‘oi’ (boing boing) and the trigraph (three letters making one sound) ‘ear’ (get near to hear) this week.
  • The children have been enjoying our daily dough gym and handwriting sessions. This week we have been learning how to write our zebra family letters – z, x, w and v.  
  • We learnt two songs this week, ‘If I Were a Minibeast’ and ‘Pitter Patter Caterpillar’ which the children really enjoyed. Both were quite a challenge and rather wordy, the children showed great enthusiasm and perseverance to retain the words in just a few days. 
  • For our cooking activity this week both our reception classes made jam tarts. The children were fantastic at weighing out the ingredients, rubbing them together to make the dough and finally rolling it out and cutting it before we baked them. The children then enjoyed sampling them for snack later in the day when they had cooled down – they were a real hit and by the end of the day we had none left!

A request:

We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Ideally, we would like small boxes, washed yoghurt pots, kitchen rolls 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                                 

Have a super weekend – the Foundation Stage Team 😊

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