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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

This week our focus book was ‘Dear Santa’ by Rod Campbell. We used our phonics to write Santa wish lists.  We have been following step by step visuals to draw our Christmas themed pictures.  We have also started to learn our song for the Christmas production. 

Night Monkey Day Monkey

This week our focus book has been ‘Night Monkey, Day Monkey’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been learning different facts about nocturnal animals and have been exploring the features of story books (fiction) and information books (non-fiction).  We have also been following step by step drawing guides to draw and paint animals.

Patterns, patterns everywhere!

This week we have been learning about repeated patterns. We have been making all sorts of patterns using bricks, pegs, natural resources, large chalk and even children! 


This week we have been learning about Diwali. We shared the story of Rama and Sita, drawn storymaps, created our own Rangoli patterns and Diva lights. On Remembrance Day we also used our printing skills to create Poppy themed pictures. Today we had a sports themed day for Children In Need.

Whoosh, Pop, Bang, Fizz

This week in Reception we have enjoyed making firework pictures using different media and tools.  We have been using our phonics knowledge to write firework sounds.  We have also been learning to compare the height and length of objects using different words e.g. tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest, narrower, wider.     

Home Sweet Home

This week we have been learning about different types of homes.  We read and discussed the book ‘This is Our House’.  We drew pictures of homes and made paper bag houses.  We also used our phonics knowledge to add labels to our work.

Maths Learning through Play

We have been consolidating our subitising skills by playing lots of fun games.  Perhaps you would like to try some at home.  Here are some suggestions. Enjoy! Make a domino snake or a domino square Dotzi: How quickly can you show that all the dice have the same amount?  Keep rolling the dice until you …

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I’m not a stick, I’m a …………………… We have really enjoyed our focus book this week “Stickman”. We sequenced the pictures from the story, drew and labelled characters and used natural materials to create our own version of “Stickman”. As an extra home challenge this week, see if you can think of your own imaginative …

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Another week goes by!  This week we have focused on: Subitising in Maths. Subitising is the ability to recognise small numbers without counting them e.g. on a dice, playing cards, dominoes.  We will be moving on to use Numicon next week.  To further support your child’s learning, we recommend the website: Subitising Learning the phonemes: …

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Busy week

We have had another busy week in Hedgehog class and the children have been working really hard. Our activities have included: Taking part in our first group reading sessions where we have been identifying the parts of a book and applying our phonic knowledge. Please ensure that your child has their reading bag (maroon) at …

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