We hope you have all had a lovely half term break. The children obviously had a fantastic time; we loved seeing all their learning logs.
Our topic this term is People Who Help Us, alongside learning about the many festivals that take place this term including Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Hanukkah, and Christmas.
PE in Reception is still on a Tuesday afternoon. As the children do PE outside throughout the winter, please ensure that they have joggers and hoodies for warmth.
In Literacy, we will be moving on to phase 3 phonics, continuing to focus on blending and segmenting sounds in words, as well as learning digraphs. Thank you for all your hard work in supporting your children in their learning of sounds and key words. They are doing really well, and we are now moving forwards and applying these to reading and writing.
In maths our focus will be mainly on addition and subtraction, which relies on accurate counting and number recognition. The focus will still be on the tricky teen numbers.
As part of our Understanding of the World, we will be finding out about the Christian festival of Christmas and comparing it to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
We will be starting our songs for the Nativity play as soon as bonfire night is over, so be prepared for the children to be in the Christmas spirit early!
As ever, please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns, and we look forward to seeing you at parents’ evening on Wednesday November 15th.
Mrs Unsworth and Mrs Cozadinos