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Week Beginning 8 June 2015

Last week we had a special assembly led by Year 1 children, and the children learnt what being in Year 1 is like. This week the children will be visiting Year 1 in small groups searching and looking out for similarities and differences. They will also share one snack time with a Year 1 class.

  • A House for Hermit Crab

Learning Theme: Changes

Last week the children made their own baby books and talked about how they have grown and changed. They loved sharing their baby pictures and noticing what babies could do. They were also really excited to imagine how they will change next.

Our ‘Big Question’ this week is: What will you take with you?

This week we want to think start thinking about the changes that the children will make as they move out of Reception into Year 1 and in some cases new schools. We will base our thinking on the story: House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. Please click here to listen and watch it. 

In the story the hermit crab grows to big for his shell and moves into another one, slowly getting used to it and making new friends. At the end he grows too big and again needs to move on again to a new and bigger shell. We will ask the children to think of skills and memories they will take with them to Year 1, making our own shells to take up with us and display in school.

The children will also visit Year 1 to look at similarities and differnces, hunting out important places like the toilets, canteen, roleplay areas,computers and building toys!

Development Outcomes

C+L They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

MFB They adjusts their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

UW Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places and objects.

Vocabulary: Year 1, school, corridors, canteen, toilets, classrooms

Hermit crab - lots of fantastic ‘under the sea’ vocabulary

Phonics

Sharks:

We have finally learnt all the phase 3 sounds! The children need lots of practise at spotting them in words and sentences. We will play lots of games to help recognise, read and write them. We will also practise reading then, this, they and them.

Octopus:

We will be learning two new sounds this week igh and oa. The children are really practising the sounds ch, th, sh, ng, ai, ee and oo along with all their tricky words, Keep up the good work Octopus!

Jellyfish:

We will be practsing ch and qu. Our new sounds will be sh (shop, fish) and ee (see, need).

Pufferfish:

We will recap ea, ow and ay sounds. Learn the oy sound (boy, toy, enjoy). We will practise the tricky words house and people.

Mathematics

The children loved estimating and measuring their height, weight and measuring time! We can see how interested they are in estimating and want to develop this by challenging them to estimate a number of objects and check using careful counting. We will set up some simple challenges: Guess how many… are in the jar?

Development outcomes

ELG+  Children estimate a number of objects and check quantities by counting up to 20.

Vocabulary: estimate (guess), count, check,record

 

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. 

Many thanks.

The Reception Team