Welcome to Reception!
The Children have settled in so well to Reception. We have been busy exploring the new environment and have made lots of new friends.
We are learning about Autumn time and have had great fun looking at the changes that have been happening to the trees outside. The children have enjoyed listening to, retelling and acting out some stories, such as Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. We even made our own pumpkin soup which the children thought was delicious!
Our trip to Swan Lane park was a huge success. The children found lots of Autumn treasures that they have been using to make some natural artwork.
In reception we have started teaching phase 2 phonics each day. Children are encouraged to use the letter sounds they know when writing for different purposes in a range of contexts. Shopping lists; labels for Lego models; letters to their friends are all great ways to get the children mark-making and beginning to apply their phonic skills.
Useful Phase 2 Tricky word bookmark with the Phase 2 sounds
Phase 3 Tricky Words