We have been developing our learning about Fairy Tales by looking at Little Red Riding Hood, using Talk for Writing skills to learn the story, including some of its key refrains. We have also looked at different versions of the story and the children have used circle time to talk about the reasons for differences in these stories, such as whether the wolf runs away never to be seen again or whether the wolf meets a more dramatic end. We have also had lots of fun dressing up as the characters from the story and enacting key moments in our role play cottage.
In maths, we have deepened our understanding of the number bonds for quantities from six up to ten, using Quentin Blake’s ‘Cockatoos’ to investigate how knowing our number bonds can help us to add up and find some rather flighty birds. In phonics, we have looked at the tricky word ‘like’ and used it in sentences to talk about our favourite books and then explaining our reasons.
We will use our Talk for Writing skills to support us in writing our own stories of Little Red Riding Hood. In phonics we will be learning the tricky word ‘what’ and looking at reading two-syllable words. We will also be practising writing sentences, making sure we use the sounds we have been reviewing during the summer term so far. In maths, we will be applying our number bond knowledge to addition and subtraction problems. In our classes we will also be talking about our new topic for next half term: To Infinity and Beyond. In the final half term of the year, we will be looking towards the stars and towards the future, exploring space, science, invention, Year 1 and our dreams for the future.
Although the weather has been a little unpredictable of late, we are optimistic that warmer, sunnier days are ahead. Please make sure that your Sunflower, Pumpkin or Acorn comes to school with sunscreen lotion already applied and has a sun hat with them.
Thank you for being part of another amazing week in Reception. Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday.