Reception Weekly Blog (16.10.20)

Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 3:34pm

Inspired by our story of the Little Red Hen, we have learnt about what flour is made from, and how a long time ago, it was ground at a mill. We used a pestle and mortar to grind wheat grain to make flour, we watched a video clip of a working windmill, then made our own from a cardboard tube. The children have listened to different versions of the story and now love to use the role play to retell the story themselves. They have developed their scissor skills too, when cutting out and assembling their own Little Red Hen.

We have continued to explore number 3. The children have been finding ‘three’ objects amongst the natural autumn resources, practising how to write it using the rhyme: ‘around a tree, around a tree, that’s the way we make a 3’. We have introduced the cylinder and talked about how it has three faces – two flat and one curved. See if you can find some cylinders at home. We would love to hear about it on a ‘Good News’ slip.

As we continue to learn our Set 1 speed sounds, please ensure children are regularly practising the ones we have learnt so far at home. Being able to recognise the pure sound of ‘m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g’ will really help when we start to blend these sounds for reading. If you are unsure of the correct pronunciation of each sound take a look on the Reception page for video guidance. Many thanks for your support.

Next week we will continue to explore our farming theme through the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’.

Have a lovely weekend 😊

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