Kingsfield Primary School

We believe every child is special


                                  Reception Classes


Hazelgo Maplego

Our Class Teacher is Mrs MacNeil

  Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Cutting, Mrs Petriello  

    Our Class Teacher is Mrs Edmond

       Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Wheedon, Mrs Palmer



The children all came back very excited to share all their holiday news. In English they have written a simple sentence explaining their favourite toy. We have also continued our story, 'I am Henry Finch'. Our role play area has been transformed to Henry Finch and his friends’ nest. The children have been busy building nests, bird watching and painting their very own Finch families!


In Maths children have been looking for numbers in the environment and been on a numbers hunt. Next time you are on a walk you could do the same, we tried to keep a tally to see what number we saw the most of and what number we saw the least of.

PE will be starting again on Monday so please make sure your child has their kit in school.

We hope you enjoyed watching the children in our Nativity play, once again a big thank you for all your help with
the costumes. We were very proud of them and it has definitely got us all in the Christmas spirit! Next week we
will be busy continuing to think about the festive season on Monday having our Christmas parties. On Tuesday it is
Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas lunch. Wednesday will be the last day of term.

This week in English we have introduced our new book, 'I am Henry Finch' by Alexis Deacon. We have introduced
the main character and made our own Finch characters which we have had lots of fun doing! We will be continuing
to base our work around this book after the holidays in January.

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In phonics we have been looking at the sounds; 'ai', 'ear', 'air' and 'ure'. The high frequency words we have been
looking at are; 'will', 'with', 'that' and 'this'. Our tricky word this week was, 'are'.

In Maths we have been estimating and continuing to look at number bonds to 10.

Wow! What a busy week and we would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the parents/carers for providing such wonderful costumes for our Christmas play. The children have been practicing lots and are very excited about their big performances next week. We are sure you will be very proud of them! We will be having a dress rehearsal on Monday so the children will not have PE.

In phonics this week we have been looking at the sounds: 'ar', 'or', 'ur' and 'ow'. The high frequency words wehave been focussing on have been: 'will', 'with'', that' and 'this'. The tricky words we have looked at were; 'her' and'all'.

In Maths we have been ordering numbers and thinking about number bonds to 10. We have been singing songs, using numicon, cubes and picture representations to visually show children different ways to make 10.

We have been busy rehearsing for the Christmas play. If your child has been sent home with some lines please could you spend some time practicing them. Also last week your child was given a costume letter, please bring this in on Monday 3rd December, if you have any problems with this please see your child's class teacher.

In phonics this week we have started to give out phase 3 tricky words which the children need to learn. Once they know them bring them in and we can celebrate their achievements and move their ‘Humpty Dumpty face’ onto the ‘phase 3 tricky word wall’. Sounds we have been focussing on have been: 'ee', 'igh'. 'oa' and 'oo'. The high frequency words have been: 'will', 'with', 'that' and 'this'.

The children have also been busy playing with the animal puppets in our little theatre. The stories and acting have been very amusing!

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This week in Maths we have been busy searching for 3D shapes. The shapes the children have been identifying are: ‘Cubes’, ‘Cuboids’, ‘Spheres’, ‘Cones’ and ‘Cylinders’. If you have time you could have a 3D shape hunt around your house or next time you are on a walk you could search for shapes.

In Phonics we have been looking at the new sounds; ‘th’, ‘ng’, ‘sh’, and ‘ai’. Tricky words we have introduced have been ‘was’ and ‘you’ and high frequency words we have continued to look at have been: ‘of’, ‘on’, ‘for’ and ‘his’.
Please remember to write in your child's reading journal when you have listened to them read as we love to hear how they are doing at home.

A huge thank you to all the parents who have been filling out 'Magic Moments' for their children. We really enjoy reading and sharing them! If you need more 'Magic Moment' sheets please ask your class teacher.

The children have now had their reading books for just over a week and it has been great to see their enthusiasm to want to read and change their books. Practising at home really helps with your child’s progress and develops their confidence. So if you have any spare time, please remember to read a few pages as ‘little and often’ is sometimes the most successful way.

In phonics we have been looking at the sounds; z, qu, y and ch. High frequency words we have been focussing on are; on, of, for and his and the tricky words are; we, me, be. The children are improving all the time with their letter formation too.

In Maths we have been looking at teen numbers and ordering numbers recognising which numbers are bigger or smaller and visually showing this using numicon.

Reading books have been handed out this week and the children have tried hard to use their phonics skills to try and read words. The books will be changed weekly on a Wednesday or Thursday, but if you need them changed more often that is no problem just ask a member of staff in your child's class.

The role play area has also been transformed into an aeroplane and we have lots of budding pilots! The children have been pretending to travel to lots of different places, making tickets and passports and looking for places on our world map and globe.

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In phonics this week we have been looking at the sounds j,v,w and x. The new tricky words are: he and she. In Maths we have been comparing the length and size of different objects and also finding 1 more than a given number.

On Monday both classes will be starting to get changed for PE. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school and all jewellery is removed. Any questions about PE please come and ask a member of the Reception team.



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