Combe Down Primary School

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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 26th April 2019

Welcome back to Combe Down Foundation Stage for Term 5!  We hope you had a lovely Easter Holiday.

This week, we have begun our topic on Terrific Transport!  We will be learning all about different types of transportation used.  Next week we plan to do a traffic survey, looking at which vehicles use the roads around Combe Down village, and keeping a tally of these.  We will then think of how to present that information in a graph.  We will also do some transportation-themed art.

This week we have all been discussing and writing about what we did over the Easter Holidays.  In addition to doing all of the things that make our writing of good quality (correctly forming letters, writing on the line, beginning to use joins, using our knowledge of Phase 2 and 3 sounds, thinking of and saying our sentences to prepare to write, etc.), we have been improving our writing by using connectives like 'and' to make our sentences longer.  Great work!

In Phonics, we are recapping some of the taught digraphs from Phase 2 and 3. This term we will also be looking more formally at Phase 4, which involves blending consonants together at the beginning or end of words (e.g. 'cart', 'trap', 'spring') for reading and writing.  We have continued to look at how to join our taught digraphs and trigraphs, which the children are really enjoying. Joining letters together really helps children remember the order of letters in their spelling, and also leads to the handwriting skills required by the National Curriculum.

Do check the noticeboard in the corridor between the two classes for our '5 Steps to Success'.  Supporting your child with these changing targets is one way to help your child's learning! 

We will continue our P.E. as normal on Friday with our P.E. teacher Ms. Martin! The children will be learning ball skills this term.

Keep up the great work on the Duck, Dinosaur and Rocket words! Please support your child's reading on a daily basis.  Remember, try to save time to read stories to your children, as well.

As always, please do not hesitate to bring any questions or concerns our way.

The Foundation Stage Team