This week’s learning

In phonics we have continued playing a range of phase 1 games. We enjoyed an interactive game where we had to feed the monster the correct picture. We had to listen to the sounds in the word and then blend them to identify the object the monster was asking for.  We also enjoyed playing ‘I Spy’. Our teacher sounded out a word and we had to blend the word and find the matching picture. We also practised segmenting e.g. cat >c-a-t. We used a variety of ways to help us segment e.g. clapping each sound.

In maths, we focused on number recognition.  We went on a number hunt around the classroom to find the number that matched our card. We also counted different quantities of objects and really enjoyed feeding them to the interactive teddy bear. If you would like to play this game at home, please click the link below.

We discussed why it is important to count accurately and we practised this by counting one object at a time, pointing to each object carefully.

In topic, we read the story ‘Elmer’ by David McKee. We asked questions throughout and discussed how Elmer felt at different points in the story. We also talked about how to be a good friend e.g. helping a friend when they are sad, sharing, taking turns. Elmer was a special elephant and so we thought about why we are special. After thinking of our sentence, we had a go at writing it down and then we coloured in the elephant. At the end of the week,  we discussed what similarities and differences are. We enjoyed talking about the similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends.


To start our new topic ‘Story time’, we had a special ‘hook day’. We enjoyed coming to school dressed as our favourite book character. We started the day by discussing who we were dressed as and then we took part in a parade to show off our costumes. We heard many fantastic stories throughout the day! A big thank you to you all for the brilliant costumes. The children had a wonderful day!

Have a lovely weekend.

The Reception team.