The children in Reception continue to amaze us again and again. This week they have shown a real eagerness to learn and we have been really working hard in our phonic sessions. We are continuing to work through all of the sounds of the alphabet and we are slowing starting to use this knowledge to blend these sounds together to read simple words. E.g s-a-t=sat. We have also started to focus on learning our tricky words-remember these words can't be sounded out, the children need to learn these words off by heart. During each phonic session, the children are also learning how to form their sounds correctly and hold their pencil/pen the right way which we call the tripod grip.
In Maths this week we have also been focusing on the formation of our numbers. Throughout our week the children have been using different number songs and simple maths games to help them with their number work. We have been looking at how many ways we can make 5 e.g 2+3= 5,4+1=5,5+0=5 and some of us have started to look at how many ways we can make 10. e.g 3+7=10,10+0=10,9+1=10. We have been using cubes, our fingers and other objects to help us understand this concept. Our challenge for this week is counting back from 20 which can be tricky at times but we're getting better with lots of practice.
This week the children have been focusing on using their manners with their friends and teachers. We have been trying to sort out arguments and disagreements ourselves without telling a teacher. We talked a lot about how we can involve and include everyone in our games.