Welcome back reception class! This week begins our summer term and we have continued with our home learning after our Easter break. It has been lovely to share in your Easter celebrations the past few weeks and see some of the wonderful activities that you have been doing with your families through the Tapestry app, especially the videos and messages shared. They have 'filled our hearts with joy' to borrow the phrase we say in class when we are happy and allowed us the sense of being connected to our little class family. Thank you!
In our home learning this week we have continued our phonics sessions online with 'Rosie' and completed our word tasks associated with the different sounds. We are incredibly proud of how you have continued to challenge yourselves, ensuring that you keep up the high standard of letter formation and sit all your letters neatly on the writing line. A huge well done to those who have started to write sentences with words containing the sound of the day. I love the silly sentences created too: very clever!
In Mathematics we have continued on the concept of patterns and explored more complex patterns through finding patterns in our environment and then identifying the repeat and labelling each component of the pattern with a letter name: A, B or C. Using lots of fantastic objects from around the home you have continued a pattern repeat and made some great ABC, AAB, ABB and AABBC patterns. Again, we loved how you continued to challenge yourself to see if you can show us more complicated patterns using sound and even words; Brilliant!
In our project work this week, you have been looking at viewpoints. This have involved you recording the number of cars and people passing by your house and recording on a tally chart, writing a shopping list of food for your family, planning a movie night where you had to choose the different movies, vote on them and create a poster advertising it. We loved all the creative baking for movie snacks. We hope you all enjoyed the movie last night.
Some of you created viewfinders and binoculars to look at different aspects of your home and garden with some very interesting finds. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful moments with us, we are so proud of each and everyone of you for all the new skills and knowledge you have discovered this week.
We have continued to share stories this week and our love of reading, exploring the different or unusual places we like to read at home and what are our favourite bedtime stories. This week I have continued to read a different story with you each day which I hope you have enjoyed listening to as much as I have enjoyed reading them.
We look forward to seeing you all again on Tapestry, on Monday
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Taylor and Miss Alex