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Reception Ash

Mrs Makinson- Class Teacher

Miss Begum- Teaching Assistant  

Mrs Margrove (covers PPA)


Welcome to Ash class if you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.


Our P.E lessons are on a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure P.E kits are at school on these days.


We use the outside area as our second classroom so please make sure children bring suitable clothing for the weather as they will be outside whatever the weather. If possible please leave wellies (named) in school as we have a digging area, water wall and mud kitchen that children have daily access to. 


What we are learning: 

WC: 19.3


The children have had a great week learning about caterpillars and both their fiction and non-fiction sentences were very impressive. Why not ask them to tell you 2 facts that they have learned about caterpillars, I'm sure you will be wowed with their new knowledge!


This week we will be building on what we have been learning about and exploring butterflies. The children will be learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly and then having a go at putting each key phase in the correct order.  They will also be writing sentences to explain what they have learnt. 


In our Maths sessions children will have the chance to explore capacity through water. They will be discussing if their container is full up, half full, nearly empty or empty as they play alongside their friends. We will also continue to explore weight with the large scales outdoors and through the maths table challenge. 


We look forward to seeing you all at our Maths workshop this Thursday at 9.10am


Story of the week: The Biscuit Bear  

Maths table: weighing scales   

Finger gym table: Sort the ladybirds and butterflies before the timer runs out

Literacy table: guess what is in the feely bag (or objects)

Circle table: this will change each day



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.



Chinese New Year Assembly

Writing workshop

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

3D Shapes I Know (new pyramid version) This version includes only ONE chorus at a time, whereas the old version used to do 2 at a time. I didn't like that the old one felt too long each time. I've also included a section about "a pyramid" now.

People work - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs - LearnEnglish Kids British Council

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishkids Watch People work and sing along to the song with the words on the screen. There are more fun activities, worksheets and lyrics to download for People work here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/people-work Visit LearnEnglish Kids http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org for lots more free online English learning resources including kids songs, nursery rhymes, fun games and short stories.

Where's the Monkey?

A song to help children learn prepositions of place. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2011 - any copying is illegal.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters.

Characteristics of effective learning

Alphabet Song | ABC Song | Phonics Song

The Alphabet Song Video by Have Fun Teaching is a great way to teach and learn the alphabet, phonics, letter sounds, vocabulary words, and uppercase and lowercase letters.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://www.epicphonics.com/resources/phase/2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Let's Count to 20 Song For Kids

Let's sing and count to 20 in this fun children's song! Purchase this video to view offline Mac or Windows click here: Original song by Matt http://www.dreamenglish.com This song is a YouTube exclusive and not currently available anywhere else. Thank you.

Jolly phonics

This video is in the same order as we teach the sounds.