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 15th March 2019

We are approaching the end of a rather blustery week!   We have looked at staying safe on cycle and scooter journeys by exploring which materials are reflective and which are not.  Willow 1 looked at non-reflective materials in particular, and Willow 2 the opposite.  We also learned what plants need to grow and wrote these down in a list.  

In Phonics we have continued introducing the rest of the Phase 3 digraphs ('ow', 'oi', etc.) and trigraphs ('ear', this week), as well as recapping on those Phase 2 and 3 sounds already taught. 

Do check the noticeboard in the corridor between the two classes for Term 4's '5 Steps to Success'.  Supporting your child with these changing targets is one way to help your child's learning! 

Next week our learning is focused partly on those 'Steps to Success'.  In Maths, we will be learning about coins, beginning by recognising them and describing their differences, and then by putting them in value order.  We will begin to look at paying for different amounts using 2 coins (e.g. how to make 7p or 12p) and how to make teen numbers using coins (10p + ___).  We will do coin rubbings and have 'shops' set up, too!

Also linked to 'Steps to Success, we will have a big focus on reading and writing some digraphs using a joined-up script.  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. 

Next week we will continue our P.E. as normal on Friday with our new P.E. teacher Ms. Martin! The children have loved doing gymnastics with her in The Hall.

Keep up the great work on the Duck, Dinosaur and now the Rocket! 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