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Welcome to Reception (aka Foundation Stage)

Willow 1 - Mr Roy, Mrs Slator and Mrs Desai   
Willow 2 - Mr Wainer, Mrs Imrie, Mrs Riley and Mrs Selway

This blog is a great way of keeping up to date with the work of the Foundation Stage each week. You will find here information about events coming up and what the children are/have been doing in class. Hopefully with the nightly twitter updates, the blog each week and the daily drop offs, you will feel that you know what your child has been up to at School.

 W/E 12th October 2018

We are nearly at the end of our second full week at school, and the children have been brilliant (and probably quite tired)!

We had a fun week and we enjoyed writing our I can statements. It was amazing what the children can all do, now that they are 4 and 5 years old.

In Maths Willow 2 looked at one less than a given number, and Willow 1 did lots of work with Numicon, including matching shapes to digits.

We continue our work on phonics, learning Phase 2 sounds and associated actions and songs (Jolly Phonics/Jolly Jingles - click here!), and are improving at blending them into words.  The children have been excited about Reading Packs .  Reading Packs are now with all of the children.  After you have read the book with your child a number of times (repetition and increasing familiarity is great!), please feel free to exchange it with them before or after school for a book at their stage. Don't forget to have your reading pack in your child's bookbag in case an adult is going to read with them at school that day!

Thank you for coming to our phonics meeting on Thursday. We hope it was useful. If you have anymore questions, please ask.  Here is a link to the Powerpoint: Phonics Powerpoint October 2018

Next week we are turning our attentions to Christmas! Don't ask....

Have a great, relaxing weekend and we look forward to welcoming you all again on Monday for our third week of full time school!

The Foundation Stage Team