Newsletter 26.9.14


Dear Parents,

we have had a very busy week learning our new story Superworm, going to the field doing worm dancing. Learning how to do careful counting and practising writing our new sounds. Its no wonder we are so tired on Fridays when we work that hard!

This week we have learnt the letters n,m,d. Miss Irwin taught a rude way to remember how to write our d so we don’t get it mixed up with other letters. She says we have to draw a big curly bum first, then go up the stick and down the stick. The is makes a d. It seems to help us remember which way to do it. We know we can only use the ‘big bum’ term when we are writing our d’s.

In our careful counting we have been practicing counting objects one at a time with our counting finger. Some of us can count really high. WOO HOO!

Next week we will be learning more about insects and worms. We will be making our own Superworm and wormery. In Maths we will continue to count carefully, recognise our numbers, practice forming our numbers and to see if we can recognise bigger and smaller groups. In phonics we will be practicing our new sounds g, o and c – if our brains are big enough!

How you can help at home

  • Practise writing our letters with us and trying to put them into words like mad, dad, tin, pin.
  • Help us to remember our numbers and our counting by playing counting games with us when we are playing at home-how many lego bricks/teddies/dolls  have we got? Encourage us to count them carefully one at a time. Can we even write down or find the correct number for how many we have?
  • Look out whenever we go out of the house to see if we can spot numbers or letters we know.
  • Don’t forget to read with us-remember we do not have to read loads, but we do need lots of praise when we do.


Please make sure names are in shoes as some boys have the same pairs of shoes and we got a little confused at P.E time the other day when we had two left feet!

Harvest service is coming up on Sunday 12th October at 10am- for our Harvest theme this year we are all dressing up as Farmers, even the teachers. We can bring food with us to take to church, this will go to New life Church who will aid in giving it to the homeless. During the Harvest service we will be singing our songs we have been practicing, they will be on the blog soon so we can practice them at home if we want to.


Miss Irwin would like your child’s report from their Nursery to have a look at and to help with baseline assessment. She has some already but if you haven’t brought them in, please do. They will be returned to you before half term.


Have a good weekend.

Reception Team



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