Thank you for discussing the menu choices each morning with your child before drop off - it is really helping us to speed through the dinner register and allowing us to make a quicker start to our learning. Please carry on with this. If the children's water bottles run out, we do re-fill them for them and they also have a beaker of water in the dining hall.
The children have been working really enthusiastically in our phonic lessons on the sounds covered so far m, a, s, t, i, n and p and with helping Fred the Frog to blend the sounds into words like sit and pin. They should have brought home phonic homework sheets on each of the sounds and the school office will have sent you out the links. The link for p will be sent out on Monday, when we re-cap the sounds from last week. Then we will be learning sounds new sounds. In Literacy sessions we will also be practising nursery rhymes and performing them to our friends.
Although, it is early we will be designing our Christmas cards in Art this week so that the company have enough time to make them! We will continue to learn about the Seasons and will be drawing maps of our Autumn work.
In Maths we will be completing week 3 of the NCETM's Mastering Number programme.
This week, the children will explore how numbers can be composed of 1s and, from this, begin to investigate the composition of 3 and 4. Composing and de-composing numbers involves children investigating part–whole relations, e.g. seeing that 3 can be composed of 1 and 2. The children will learn from practical experience that a ‘whole’ is made up of smaller parts and is, therefore, bigger than its parts.
The children will have experience of subitising small quantities and will use their skills to identify the numbers within 3 and 4.
They will begin to recognise that 3 and 4 can be made by combining sets in different ways. When children are able to compose and flexibly de-compose numbers mentally, they will become more fluent in their knowledge of number bonds, and be able to use these efficiently when calculating in KS1 and KS2.
They will also be learning about repeating patterns with 2-D shapes in our Maths session on Friday.
We have some lovely photographs to share with you. Please could everyone return any outstanding 'Photograph Permission' forms, so that we can post the photos on here, minus any children who can't be in them. We are just waiting on a couple now. Many thanks.
The EYFS Team