# Another fun week in Year R!

This week in literacy we have introduced the Gruffalo story. The children really enjoyed following the footprints that he had left us leading to the story. The children found his purple spikes and brown fur left on the pathway! We shared the together and then the children drew their favourite part of the story and explained to us what happened.

The children also enjoyed making their own masks of the characters from the story and acted parts out together.

Here is some of the drawing and writing the children have created this week:

In maths we have focused on numbers 4 and 5. The children have really enjoyed making the characters from Numberblocks to represent 1,2,3 and 4. Please continue to practise recognising the numerals and making the amount using different objects around the home.

In PE this week, the children have focused on their gross motor development with balancing, hopping, jumping and rolling.

In phonics the children have been focusing on rhyming words. Again please practise this at home so the children can get used to listening to the sounds in words ready for learning phase 2 phonic sounds.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the Early Years Team

# Our First Full Week Together!

What a wonderful first full week of school we have had. We are so proud of all the children for settling in so well and adapting to all the new routines. We expect they are very tired after having so much fun learning!

We introduced the story Owl Babies in literacy. The children have been drawing pictures to show how they might feel when they are sad or happy and linking it to how the owls felt when their mummy flew away. We have also been acting like the owls flying around the garden looking for where our mummy might be!

During phonics we have been listening to different sounds and thinking about which animal or instrument would make the sound. We then drew what we thought we could hear.

In maths we have been focusing on numbers 1-3 being able to recognise and make these amounts using different objects.

We have had some parents asking about whether they can visit the school library to collect the must read books. Sadly due to the current situation, we cannot allow parents into school to choose books with their children. However all children will be able to choose a book from a selection bought to them once a week from the librarian. We will let you know if this changes and we can welcome parents in again. Thank you for your understanding.

Please continue to share any home learning your child does with us on Tapestry so we can see the progress they are making.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the Early Years Team.

# Welcome Year R

Hello!

Welcome to the Year R blog. Every week we will update the blog with important notices and the learning that our children have been up to. Please make sure you check the blog regularly so you can stay up to date.

Attached is a Welcome Video. We ask that you spare a few minutes of your time to watch this video as it gives you an insight into Year R, as well as  things we ask you to do at home to support your child’s learning.

Please bear in mind that some routines may change, such as snack times and lunch times, as we continue to follow Government guidance.