Reception - Pineapples
Miss Mann, Mrs Grant, Mrs Tiley, 

What have we been learning about this week? (wb 19.06.17)
It's been a very hot and busy week in Reception!

On Wednesday we had our Grandparents Tea Party. The children spent the morning making sandwiches for our guests. We sang a selection of 6 of our favourite songs from our first year at school before serving our grandparents sandwiches and cakes and taking them on a tour of the school. Thank you to everyone for coming to visit, the children were so proud to be able to share the afternoon with you and the portriats they had painted of their grandparents. A big thank you to the parents who helped in the afternoon to serve refreshments and keep the water flowing.
We then performed to our parents Thursday morning.

In Phonics this week we have learnt the 'ear' sound, practising reading words which contain this sound. We have also made beards as part of our learning linked to this tripgraph.

In Maths this week we have been finding half of a number, sharing sea creatures between 2 rockpools, before counting the number in one pool to find half of the number we started with.

We started our 'under the sea' topic this week. The children have enjoyed learning about rock pools and the creatures in them. Next week we will be learning about large sea creatures including whales, sharks, turtles and octopus.

What have we been learning about this week? (wb 12.06.17)
We had great fun on our school trip to Bocketts Farm on Tuesday. We saw lots of animals and learnt about how they are looked after at the farm. The children impressed the farmers with how much they already knew about some of the animals we saw. The highlights of the day were going on the tractor ride and watching the pig race. Please find some photos of our trip in the gallery section of our class page.

In Phonics this week we introduced trigraphs (3 letters which make 1 sound) and learnt the 'ure' sound. We have also focussed on improving our letter formation for r, m, n, i and j.

In Maths this week we revisited measuring length and height, comparing different objects and ordering them. We also recapped doubles to 5 and learnt the doubles to 10, using numicon and working with our learning partners using our fingers to find the doubles of numbers 6-10.

The children have loved having post delivered to the school, sharing their grandparents replies and their memories of when they were children. We have been busy practising for the tea party next Wednesday. We would be very grateful if each family could donate a packet of cakes for the tea party. Please send these in with your child on Tuesday morning.

Next week we will be starting our 'Under the sea' topic, beginning by looking at creatures in rockpools.