WC: 12/10/20 OUR WEEK IN RECEPTION
We wish all families a happy half term, we hope the children enjoy a restful break before returning back to school on Monday 2.11.20!
Our topic for next term will be ‘Jurassic Journey’ we will find out lots of information about dinosaurs. We will continue to learn through stories and independent, child initiated play.
A Nurturing Environment
We will welcome the children back to school and revisit familiar routines. The children will complete mindfulness activities such as ‘rainbow breathing’ and listening exercises.
Phonics and early language skills
We will be revisiting all of the sounds this week s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c and k and we will be looking at the new sounds ck, e and u. We will also practise reading our phase 2 tricky words I, the, to, go, no and into.
This week we will begin learning about dinosaurs through these texts:
If the Dinosaurs Came Back
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Love Underpants
We really recognise that the children (and adults!) are really missing playing with playdough in Nursery and Reception. Every child in EYFS will receive their very own ball of homemade playdough to take home for half term. We have also included some ideas for playing with the playdough that match the provision we would have had in classes if the current restrictions were not in place. Playdough is an excellent way to develop your child’s physical development, have fun!
If you would like to make more playdough, here is a very simple recipe for home:
8 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp table salt
60ml warm water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil. 2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon. 3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
Have a fantastic half term, we can’t wait to welcome you back on the 2nd November!
The Reception team