Weekly Update (Week ending 22.03.19)
This week in Reception we have looked at a non-fiction book about beans and have written a diary explaining the changes that have happened to our beans since we planted them (no castles at the top just yet)! We read ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and discussed and drew different kinds of vegetables. We’ve been talking in particular about similarities and differences between different kinds of fruit and vegetables.
In maths we started the week taking away one (one less) and moved on to halving numbers (as an opposite to last week’s doubles).
We will be looking at two books by the same author and discussing the characters, where the stories are set and predicting what might happen next. We will also be talking about ourselves, similarities and differences, and what we’re good at. In maths we will be recapping shapes, particularly 3D shapes and where they are in the world around us.
Remember the children can visit the library on Fridays to choose a new book - as long as they’ve brought back their book from the previous week.
Supporting Your Child at Home
- Try using the language of more/less/half/double at home with the children to help them really understand these mathematical concepts and why they’re useful in everyday life.
- Please continue to practise the words on pink paper. These are irregular words for reading and spelling.
- When reading, talk about the book, the characters, where it’s set and what might happen next.
- Encourage your child to write short sentences, remembering to use finger spaces between words. We have been practising this in school too.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Funnell, Mrs Kent and Mrs Gainfort