Reception Week 2 – Three Billy Goats Gruff

Wow, what a busy and full week it has been! Your children have all done so well for their first full week at school and we expect they will be very tired!

We have been focusing on the traditional tale of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, which is a very popular story with the children, they enjoyed joining in with familiar phrases and putting on voices for the characters, especially the hungry troll! We have also learnt the Makaton signs for ‘goat’ and ‘walk’ this week.

The children are starting to get used to our routines in school and are trying their best at following our superhero rules. We have also been practising our listening ears and looking eyes when sitting on the carpet. During independent learning, the children are becoming confident with navigating around our indoor and outdoor spaces where they have been cooking a variety of delicious meals in the role-play kitchen, creating stories in our small world play and drawing colourful pictures.

The children are now becoming confident with going to the hall to have their lunch and remembering to say thank you when their food is served. To further support their independence, perhaps you can practise using a knife and fork when they are eating their meals at home.

Please have a look at the home learning that has been attached to find some fun activities to do at home. It links to our story of the week which will be ‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke.

For your information:

This week, we have started the Reception Baseline Assessments (RBA).  The RBA is ‘a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school, using materials that most children of your child’s age will be familiar with. It became statutory for all schools from September 2021.’  More information about the RBA can be found using the following weblink: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1074327/2022_Information_for_parents_reception_baseline_assessment.pdf