It’s an evening blog tonight after the school run, swimming and then jobs around the house! I was very pleased that the children all returned after the weekend and they remembered all the class rules and routines. Well done Red Class!
Today, we started our Phonics games and found out about ‘s’ by reading a short story and singing the Jolly Phonics song. If you search You Tube, you will be able to find the song for each letter sound. This week, we will be looking at s,a,t and p.
In Maths, we used egg boxes to build pictures of numbers to 5. At the start of Reception, we spend time securing our knowledge of single digit numbers and how they can be represented. Building a strong 'picture' will ensure strong mental calculations in the future.
We also started ‘dough disco’ where we say a nursery rhyme and then move play dough around in our hands to exercise our fingers. Later in the term, we will introduce music from Tina Turner to Pharrell Williams! All of this work will prepare the children for later writing by developing their fine motor skills.
Of course the children also stayed for lunch. I was very impressed with how they cleared the table and selected their own piece of cake. Keep up the good work!
See you all in the morning,
Mrs Webb, Mrs Reid and Mrs Cain xxx