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Reception - Ladybirds

Welcome to Ladybirds!



I can't believe how well the children have settled into school life, it's amazing to see how independent they have become in such a short while. We  began this half term with the story One Stormy Night by Nick Butterworth and the children were introduced to Percy the park keeper and friends, through this  they have found out about nocturnal animals, autumn and how to help others by building animal homes. This story was followed by the Owl Babies by Martin Waddel and the children retold the story in a variety of ways. As part of our circle time discussions  we discussed how the owlets might be feeling and why their mother had to leave them. Over the coming weeks the children will be introduced to the story of The Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg and will use this stimulus to make and write Christmas cards for their family and friends.

We will also be very busy learning new songs and rehearsing for our Nativity play.


In phonics  the children have been introduced to the set one sounds and are now in groups, some of the children will be working on their fluency as they blend the sounds (Fred in our head) to read and write words, whilst others will learn to blend orally (Fred talk), hear initial sounds and match sound to letter. To support your child please click on the link below and or visit the Read, Write Inc/Ruth Miskin website.

In mathematics we have looked closely at 0,1,2,3,4,5. We have worked out how to break the number up and add it back together again, for example 2+2=4 but 3+1=4 also! Over the next few weeks the children will be learning 1 more and 1 less and number order and  the children are being encouraged to record their findings to show what they know, understand and can do with these numbers.

The children are continuing to develop their fine motor skills in daily 'Funky fingers' and weekly 'Writedance' sessions.

Our P.E. this half term is based on a pirate theme and as the children are now getting fully changed into their P.E kits could you please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled.   Thank you.


     Mrs White and Mrs Wort are really looking forward to the term ahead, we hope you are to. 







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