This week in Reception the children have been exploring alternative versions of traditional tales. The Last Wolf by Mini Grey and Little Red by Bethan Woollvin.
In Phonics this week the children have been working hard on their word building catch, batch, hatch, match, pitch and hutch. We have also been writing some fabulous sentences including: He steps on a branch and it snaps with a crunch.
Next week, our focus text is The Enormous Turnip. We will start by investigating the meaning of the word ‘enormous’, we will extend our vocabulary to find other words with the same meaning and encourage the child to use this wonderful language during their playful learning.
In the story, we will see people growing their own vegetables. We will explore the idea of growing and learn about other fruits and vegetables. Some of the children have expressed an interest in creating their own shop so we will be creating vegetable shops outside. We would love to include real vegetables here but of course will be conscious of waste. With this in mind, we would like to ask for your help! Do you have any fruits or vegetables at home that may be past their best but would be perfect for our role play area? Or, if you are feeling generous and would like to purchase some reduced or ‘wonky’ vegetables from a supermarket we would really appreciate any donations.
We will share lots of different version of The Enormous Turnip so if your child has a copy at home that they would like to bring in and share that would be wonderful. Please just make sure their name is written in it and make their teacher aware on Monday morning.
Lots of parents have requested a list of the high-frequency words introduced so far this year: is, a, the, I, for, of, are, was, all, come, some, to,
High-frequency words still to introduce this Summer term: There, their, these, what, where and who.
This is a link to a useful website for reading ideas at home: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/100-best-picture-books-to-read-before-you-are-5-years-old/
In Maths this week we have been exploring the rhyme, ‘5 little monkeys jumping on the bed…’ to help us understand the partitioning of 5.
Well done Reception!
Have a lovely weekend,
The Reception Team