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Cambourne Weekly Update

This week, we launched our new topic 'Space', literally with a visit from Neil Armstrong! We all boarded the space shuttle for a journey into space. We got to look back at the Earth and found out what it was like to be a astronaut living in space for months at a time. 

We have been reading 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy and learning the story using 'talk for writing'.

In PE our dance this week is based around a journey to the moon. And in maths we have continued to explore 2D shapes.

For Anti-Bullying week 'Be the change you want to see' we all designed a pair of odd socks and have been thinking about how we are all different yet special, and how we can treat others.

Next week we will continue with our Space exploration. 

  

Mrs Wordsmith- Word of the Day

 

This week our words of the day have been

 

  • Hysterical
  • Dream
  • Imagine
  • Curious
  • Discover

Sounds and Tricky Words of the week


In phonics this week

 

  • ck
  • e
  • u
  • r​​​​​

 

Tricky word this week

  • the

 

Number and shape of the week

 

Number of the week: 5

Where can you spot the number of the week, when you are out and about?

 

 

Shape of the week: Rectangle

Go on a shape hunt. Where can you find squares in your house?

It has been a busy week in Reception at Cambourne. We have been looking at wordless books and learning the skills of early reading.

We have been learning all about Hedgehogs and have been using our phonics to write fact sheets.

We had a surprise visit from Percy the Park Keeper, who needed our help. So in maths we have been measuring hedgehogs, we have been using cubes to put them in size order from shortest to longest. We have also been continuing with 2D shapes.

We have found out all about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate November 5th every year, as well as the importance of firework safety.

In PE we have been dancing to Autumn themed music, being Autumn leaves and fireworks. And thinking about different ways of moving.

Next week we will be leaving Autumn behind mid week and heading into our new topic, Space! 

Mrs Wordsmith- Word of the Day

 

This week our words of the day have been

 

  • Laugh
  • Giggle
  • Cackle
  • Funny
  • Silly

Sounds and Tricky Words of the week


In phonics this week

 

  • g
  • o
  • c
  • k

 

Tricky words this week we recapped on

 

  • I
  • to
  • go
  • no

Number and shape of the week

 

Number of the week: 4

Where can you spot the number of the week, when you are out and about?

 

 

Shape of the week: Square

Go on a shape hunt. Where can you find squares in your house?

 

 

Welcome back to all Reception children after a well deserved half term break. All children have returned with massive smiles on their faces and ready to learn.

This week we have launched our Autumn topic. So far we have had fun with pumpkins, leaves and conkers. We have also been learning all about Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends, reading 'After the Storm' together as a class. We have been using our phonics to write lists of things that Percy needs to pack into his bag to help the animals in the park to rebuild their homes. In Maths we have introduced 2D shapes and we have been looking at their properties. Next week we will continue with our Autumn topic. We will be learning all about Guy Fawkes and Firework safety as well as exploring the world of hedgehogs.

Mrs Wordsmith- Word of the Day

 

This week our words of the day have been

 

  • Sleep
  • Snore
  • Drowsy
  • Exhausted

 

 

 

Sounds and Tricky Words of the week


In phonics this week we have recapped on

 

  • s
  • a
  • t
  • p
  • i
  • n
  • m
  • d

 

Tricky word this week is

 

  • I
  • to
  • go
  • no

Number and Shape of the week

 

Number of the week: 3

 

 

Shape of the week: Circle

 

In math's we have been exploring 2D shapes.

Reception have thoroughly enjoyed our 'Traditional Tales' topic. We have started every day with a traditional tale and have been busy re-telling stories. On Wednesday we were busy baking chocolate cornflake cakes for the PTA bake sale. On Thursday we will be enjoying our 'slippers, hot chocolate and stories' afternoon. On Friday children are very excited to be dressing up as traditional tales characters. It was great to see so many parents at our phonics workshop this week, we hope you all found it useful. This week in phonics we have been continuing with a new letter sound every day. By half term we will have covered, s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d and tricky word I. In Maths we have been focussing on number. We have been concentrating on recognising numbers up to 5. Our number of the week has been 2.

When we all return from our well earned break our new topic will be 'Autumn'. Please can you ensure that your children come to school with an appropriate coat. We would also suggest and invite all children to bring wellies into school so they can enjoy our mud kitchen and digging pit. Wellies can be kept under pegs. We would like to thank the PTA who have bought us 6 weatherproof all-in-one suits for this purpose.

We wish you all a super and well deserved break.

The Reception Team

 

Half Term Reading Challenge

Following on from 'Traditional Tales 'week we are encouraging children to read as many traditional tales as they can over the half term break. Please enjoy reading them alongside your child. On Friday all children will bring home a map in their book bag. They can colour the character in, once they have read that story. There are blank boxes to add in extra stories and characters as the ones listed are just suggestions and a way to hook children in.

Please hand all entries in to Miss Jones by Friday 1st November 2019. All entries will receive a certificate and there will be one Early Years winner.

Happy Reading

Miss Jones

 

Mrs Wordsmith- Word of the Day

 

Designed for ages 2–5

Get your child ready for school. The 'Social Journey' and flip-chart resource introduces the words to help your child express how they feel, develop their creativity and improve their communication skills. Illustrated by the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar. For ages 2–4.

Designed for ages 6–13

Work books, word cards, flip-charts and more to broaden your child’s vocabulary and help them develop the storytelling skills to excel at school and succeed in life.

 

In Reception we are learning a new word every day to deepen our vocabulary and extend our language. The more children experience and hear these words the more confident they become at using them in their daily lives. Please try to reinforce these at home.

 

The words we have learnt so far this week.
 

  • Dehydrated
  • Nibble
  • Gulp
  • Devour
  • Tired

Sounds and Tricky Words of the week

 

So far the sounds we've been learning are:-

 

  • s
  • a
  • t
  • p
  • i
  • n
  • m
  • d

 

Tricky word this week is:-

  • i

 

 

 

 

Number and Shape of the week

 

Number of the week: 2

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