What's happening this week in Reception?
Summer 2: Week 6 - WC: Monday 12th July
This week we have a busy week at school with Vocations week and D&T week. We also have a drumming and percussion workshop later in the week which is very exciting.
During Vocations week, we will be focusing on the gifts and talents God has given us, and how we can use these gifts to serve God and help others in the world. We are going to be thinking about what we think God is calling us to be...
On Tuesday, we would like the children to come to school dressed as who they think God is calling them to be...
On Thursday we will begin to focus on D&T week. We will be using the designs of our innovative machines from March to create them in house teams in the class. We can't wait to see the finished products. As a class we decided that a 'snack vending machine' would really help to distribute the fruit during our morning snack time.
Phonics/ Sound boxes
This week in our phonics lessons and in our sound boxes we will be looking at the following sounds...
In phonics this week we will be reviewing lots of sounds
before moving onto any new sounds. We will be looking at sounds learnt during the lockdown and recapping previous sounds too.
Sounds learned so far through phonics/sound boxes:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz
qu, ch, sh, th, 'th', ng, ai, igh, ee, or
Spring 1/2 (during the lockdown)
oa, oo, 'oo', ar, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Week 3 - ai, ee
Week 4 - igh, oa, oo
Week 5 - 'oo', ar, or
Week 6 - ur, ow, oi
After Spring 2 we will finish reviewing
Phase 3 sounds and move onto Phase 4!
Some children will be continuing to practise phase 2/3 sounds and will be practising blending sounds together to read words.
Some children will be starting to practise phase 4 sounds.
* Some children will be continuing to practise phase 3 sounds and will be practising blending sounds together to read words.
* Some children will be starting to practise phase 4 sounds.
- Week 1 - Phase 4 sounds. Phase 5 sounds - s (zh), wh (w), ph (f)
- Week 2 - Phase 4 sounds. Phase 5 sounds - ay, a-e
- Week 3 - Phase 4 sounds. Phase 5 sounds - (eigh, ey, ei) - long a
Each child will be given a sound box to practise learning phonic sounds and words which have the sounds in. They will be doing this in school and we hope that the children will eventually be able to take them home. They will also be practising the letter formation for each sound. Please remember that we have a cursive writing policy at our school.
The table showing all pink sounds, yellow words and blue words can be found on the sound box page link.
High Frequency Words
By the end of the year we would like the children to be able to read and write all of the words in bands 1-3. It would be great if they can do beyond this however. Please see the High Frequency word page for more information. Thank you!
Thank you for all your continued support