Year R Page
Polar Bear Class Narwhal Class Seal Class Mrs Rendall/Mrs Pleshette Miss Gilbert Miss Street /Mr Shearsmith Mrs Milne Miss Rimmer/Mrs Howell Miss Lodge
Summer Term Half Term's Topic:
To The Rescue!
This half term we are continuing to use our letters to read and write simple words, captions and sentences.
The big red bus has had to stop.
We have learnt all of our alphabet sounds and have also learnt the following 'digraphs' (2 letters which make one sound)
qu ch sh th ng nk ck
Keep on practising these at home. Watch out for those red tricky words! Remember you can't sound them out!
This half term in maths we are focusing on:
*addition *number bonds *2d and 3d shapes
Ask your child's teacher for ideas to support this at home.
Tricky Word Games
Click on to this fabulous web page full of ideas for playing games with those 'tricky words' which don't follow the rules. We call them 'sight words' because you have to learn them by just looking at them... https://sightwords.com/sight-words/games/
Here are the words we learn in year R...
I the no go to he she we me be you
all are her was they my
Getting Ready to Write
The children are practising how to hold their pencil correctly.
This is how we practise holding our pencil here at Leesland...
Try this little trick at home to help with pencil grip. Place a pom pom in your child's hand and get them to grip it with their two fingers - whilst holding their pencil!
to see some of the things we have been busy doing in Year R...
P4C Learning in Action - families and children
Thank you to everyone who came and joined in with some Philosophy for Children today. The children loved having you in class and doing some big thinking with them. Today we practised some skills activities to get the children to think 'Creatively' and 'Critically'. We made connections between to images and we got some very interesting thoughts. Well done everyone. We also discussed and odd one out, from three images. We heard both the children and the adults, giving very good reasons!
Finally we finished with a 'Would you prefer' challenge. This really got our brains sparking. Thank you for everyone who took part and keep an eye out on the website for more philosophical skills and questions to practise together at home.
Here is what a few of you thought:
" It was really great to see how much the children were talking and getting excited about it."
"Much more fun than when I was at school :-) "
"I didn't really understand it before but its really fun and anyone can join in."
"Looking forward to having some more chat like this on the walk home"
"Great to see J*** interacting and saying his bit, he is normally very shy".
" A nice way to see what all the children think"
"Lovely to see how relaxed all the children and are and how good they were at taking turns to talk".
Busy Bee Time
Learning together through play!
The children love choosing their own ways to learn, explore and challenge themselves - and so do we!
Why don't you try these at home?
Useful website links you can use at home...