Numbers and Shapes Contd
This week we have been looking more closely at shapes. We had another shape hunt in the large patio, the children loved finding the hidden shapes then named and counted them before hiding them for the next group.
Lots of number work on the carpet and with activities. We are concentrating on numbers 1-5 and some of the children are going higher and higher.
As a school we have bought into the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme by Ruth Miskin. Normally this would be introduced on the final term before summer in preparation for reception. However the programme has now been extended to Nursery and we are waiting on the arrival of this. Meanwhile we are continuing with our sound activities each day and have also started on our letter sounds so your child may be saying phrases like, Maisie mountain mountain, round the apple and down the leaf and also slither down the snake as we have introduced letters m.a and s.
I have sent home a letter formation sheet with your child toady. This has the order we will be introducing the letters and also the rhyme we say as we teach it.
Independent shapes, sticking correct shapes onto large card shape.
Enjoying our new reading Garden and learning to care for the books
Counting, recognising and moulding the playdough to make the number
We are learning to write some letters of our name
Rocco can make great towers!
And everyone is learning to tidy up our classroom and care for our toys.
As an added treat, one of our parents took some beautiful photos of our Christmas concert!
Could we please ask that parents bring the children to school for 08.45 each morning. We do an online register which closes at 09.00 so if your child arrives at that time could you please inform the office as we can no longer add your child from the classroom.
Also each morning during carpet time we are learning to sit and participate in class discussions, this helps your child to begin to form sentences in English. we practice our numbers, days of the week, topic themes and also Letters and Sounds. As we are now introducing letter sounds each day it is so important that your child doesn't miss this important time.
It is getting cold in the mornings so we also ask that you bring your child to school wearing a jacket as first patio time can be a bit chilly.
Have a great weekend,