Reception Week 3 – So Much

Our focus story for the week has been the ever popular ‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke. In the story mum and the baby are waiting at home to surprise daddy for his birthday – other members of the family arrive one by one and they can’t wait to play with the baby. The family then have a wonderful time celebrating daddy’s birthday. We learnt the Makaton signs ‘baby’, ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’. Perhaps your children could show you these signs?

  • We have continued with our letters and sounds programme we began last week – we have been learning the phonemes for the letters (i,n,m,d) to add to the four we learnt last week (s,a,t,p). Please see the attached grapheme information sheet to support your child’s learning at home.
  • During maths we have been matching and sorting this week. We began the week playing dominoes, where we were brilliant at matching the pictures, before moving on to more sorting of objects by colour, size and shape.
  • As part of our carpet times we have been thinking and talking about sharing in school. We listened to a story all about a duck who didn’t want to share his oats! We decided that sharing with the other ducks would be the right choice and we practised sharing our toys in class.
  • For our expressive art and design we have been exploring different forms of mark making, in particular this week we have been making wax rubbings with crayons and a range of objects. The children really enjoyed using leaves, feathers, and materials of different textures to make some wonderful creations.

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 ‘Hoot Owl Master of Disguise’.

Have a fantastic week! ?