Reception Weekly Blog 20.5.22

Date: 20th May 2022 @ 2:08pm

A busy, busy week in Reception!

We can’t quite believe how fast the weeks are going and how much the children are learning.
We continued our castle theme this week as we started creating and decorating Union Jack bunting to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The children have painted their own castle pictures by colour mixing black and white paint and adding fantastic detail when it was dry. We have been so impressed with the knowledge the children have about castles and the features we may see. We used pencil to add battlements, arrow slits, stone and even a portcullis!

Although we have been captivated by castles for the last few weeks, it seems as though the peas have had the most attention so we thought we would see what the children thought if the world was covered in peas inspired by the story of ‘Super Daisy and the peril of Planet Pea’! We spoke about how we would feel about the world turning pea green and understandably there were lots of different opinions. After our group discussion each rainbow row had the opportunity to taste four different types of pea; petit pois, tinned garden peas, mushy peas and sugar snap peas, the children then voted for their favourite pea. Be sure to take a look through the photos below.

On Wednesday we started practising for Sports Day, we were so impressed with how well the children are working as part of a team, we can’t wait for you to see them in action!
Something amazing happened on Thursday, a mother duck and her 9 ducklings wandered into our ROLA after getting lost on the main road. The children were in awe at this beautiful family, they remained quiet and calm as Mr. Gary and the office staff safely escorted them to safety.

You will have noticed your child has brought home the next set of red words in their book bags today. We have included some information below that we think you should know about tricky words. Some common/ everyday words contain a tricky spelling and we call these Red Words. We can help teach the children to identify the tricky letter/s for the children by discussing how the word is made up.
For example:

- In said, the tricky letters are ‘ai’ (the sensible letter would be ‘e’)

- In son, the tricky letter is ‘o’ (the sensible letter would be ‘u’)

- In your, the tricky letters are ‘our’ (the sensible letters would be ‘or’)

We need the children to read Red Words speedily, so they don’t have to stop and think about them for long.
It is important for you to know that there are a few Red Words that are only ‘Red for a while.’ For example, ‘he’ becomes a Green Word once children know ‘e’ can represent ee. If you ever need any advice regarding Read Write Inc and how you can continue to support your child’s reading at home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher at reception@slf.sefton.school

Have a fantastic weekend,
The Reception Team

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