Emmaville Primary School

Newcastle Reception

Welcome to the Newcastle Reception Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.
Week Ending Friday 20th November 2020
 
Welcome back Newcastle class! You have all managed so well coming back to school this week from your time learning at home.
We only had a short week at school but we packed lots in! I know lots of you thought that playing with the parachute in PE was your favourite activity of the week!
We also worked on patterns in maths and you got so good at not only carrying on existing patterns but also making patterns of your own. 
We learnt the sound 'qu' in phonics and some children chose to make crowns fit for a queen!
Week Ending 6th November 
 
This week we continued our focus on numbers in maths; looking closely at 1,2 and 3; how they can be represented and how they can be made up. We also introduced 'subitising' - which is being able to know how many there are, without counting.
Subitising can help children to build images for numbers, to visualise and to learn number facts. For instance, most four-year-olds readily learn to recognise five dots on a dice, which helps them to understand the cardinal value or ‘howmanyness’ of five, which they can link to the word and symbol for 5. Structured images like this also help children to begin to see numbers inside numbers, for instance seeing four and one within five.
In English, we started a Talk For Writing unit on a story called 'Charlie's Walk'. We learned the story as a class, using a story map and an action for each keyword.
 
A fantastic, busy week Newcastle class...even though it was cut a little short.
Look after yourselves and work hard at home. We would love to see lots of photographs on Tapestry of what you get up to.
Week Ending 23rd October
 
What a fabulous first half term Newcastle class! We have managed to squeeze so much in and you have all learnt so much already!
We are incredibly proud of how well everyone has settled in and we can't wait for next half term. 
Friday 16th October 2020
 
This week we have learned more sounds in phonics and have continued to work in small groups during our maths lessons. We have spent some time reading Owl Babies and have thought about how to describe a feather and what an owl might hear in the wood.  We have learned about nocturnal and diurnal animals.
Friday 9th October 2020
 
This week we have learned more sounds in phonics and have continued to work in small groups during our maths lessons. We have spent some time reading Shark in the Park and have become very good at spotting rhyming words.  We had an exciting time on Thursday when had our first P.E. lesson!
Friday 2nd October 2020
 
This week we have continued to learn more sounds and have also started our maths lessons.  The children have listened to number songs and have learned how to work in a small group on an activity without an adult!  We had an exciting time on Wednesday when Mr. Saddington came in to our classroom to take our class photograph for the newsletter.
Friday 25th September 2020
 
What a fantastic first week we have had in our Newcastle Class! The children have settled incredibly well and have taken everything in their stride. We have loved our first phonics sessions and enjoyed having lunch in the school hall. It has been so lovely to see the enthusiasm of the children in everything they do. Well done Newcastle Class! From Mrs Wallace, Mrs Jarvis, Mrs Richter & Mrs Jude