Reception’s Autumn Term

After a fantastic month, routines are embedded, teams have been made and Dojos are being won!

Our main topic is Autumn in Lee. We are studying this beautiful season and learning about the changes that occur at this time of year.

We are also learning about our local area and community. We are finding out what the buildings that surround us are for. What the different types of vehicles are that we can see around us and what their purpose is, as well as the jobs that many people do in our community to support us.

Now we move on with our Letterjoin work in school. Away from the initial shapes and patterns that you have seen on the Letterjoin curriculum given to you at the start of the year and on to letter formation itself. We hope you are enjoying using this at home. Please let us know if you have had any problems setting it up from the Letterjoin letter we gave out to you all in the blue folder.

We follow the CUSP literature spine in Reception. These are some of the books we will look at in depth this term.
Have fun finding the Nursery Rhyme and Fairytale characters in this book! You may want to choose a side quest and read those Fairytales at home.

Keep going with your Alphablocks fun! It helps the children learn the correct sounds that we are studying in Read, Write Inc. The sounds that we have learnt so far are m a s d t i n p g and o. Next up are c k u and b! We are learning to write them as we go along, if you would like to practice them at home on Letterjoin.

Oxford Owl has great resources to help parents and carers join us on our phonics learning journey. See below

Feeling mathematical at home? Take a look at the White Rose website. It has a great section for parents and carers. It is the framework that Reception class follows throughout the year and is great fun.

Reception have moved from Getting to know you 3 week topic to Just Like Me for weeks 4, 5 and 6. We are learning to match, sort and compare amounts in Number.

In Measure, Shape and Spatial Thinking we are comparing size, mass and capacity with a particular focus on capacity in our water play area.

We are also exploring pattern and using 5 frames, ten frames, counting beads and compare bears to help us.

We are also working on our fine motor skills in a variety of fun and crafty ways!

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