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Reception Class: I love my mum because…

This week in Maths has been all about partitioning numbers and finding pairs of numbers. We have begun to learn our number bonds to 5, 6, 8 and 10. As part of learning our number bonds, we have started matching sets of objects to addition sentences and have worked on recognising that addition is commutative, i.e. 5 + 3 is the same as 3 + 5. The children’s favourite independent activity this week was using the foam numbers to write their own number sentences. 

Please continue to read with your child over the holiday as the children are making good progress with their reading. Mrs Norton’s group are working really hard when learning their new set 3 sounds and Miss Corbett’s group are trying really hard to segment and blend. At the end of the carpet session the children love jumping over the ‘river’ when they can read a new word. A good site to visit at home with your child, to help them with their literacy/phonics skills is: ICT Games – play the game called ‘Help a Hedgehog’ – http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

The children have all enjoyed sharing lovely (don’t worry!) things about their mum’s this week leading up to Mother’s Day. They have worked so hard making cards and a little gift, taking their time to show how much you mean to them. Please make sure you check Tapestry as there is a little treat on there for you. We all hope you have a lovely, relaxing day and the children let you have a little lie in! 

Reception Class love their Wednesday walk with Year 6. This week, our buddies in Year 6 helped us to look for signs of Spring in our local park. The children noticed that the sun was shining, they could see lots of daffodils, they could hear birds singing and lots of people weren’t wearing coats in the park! Thank you Year 6 for all your help. 

The children have brought home their homework book with a handwriting sheet to complete and a creature habitat task. As we are starting our new topic of Amazing Animals after the holiday, we would love for the children to make an animal habitat using a box. You can be as imaginative as you like! Miss Corbett has also done one to share as well. 

We all hope you have a fantastic Easter holiday and are rested ready for the final term in Reception! 


The Reception Class Team