Kites YR - Mrs Morrissey and Mrs Moss
Welcome to Kites Class - 2022/2023
Welcome to Kites Class - Reception
Class Teachers: Mrs Morrissey and Mrs Moss
LSA: Miss Gallop
This week in Kites - 24th November 2023
We have been busy again in Kites Class with lots of fantastic learning! We have been learning the stories of The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood as part of our 'Traditional Tales' topic. We made gingerbread men characters and sequenced the story, then tried to build the gingerbread man a bridge across the river in our water play area! We took a trip to Wallop Woods to hear the story of Little Red Riding Hood and went on a sensory walk, using our phonics knowledge to help us write words to describe things we heard, saw, smelt and touched in the woods. In Maths, we have been learning about the numbers 4 and 5, and made our own speckled frogs on logs to help ,us find 1 more, 1 less and partition the numbers into different groups. We have been busy practising our Nativity songs too and learnt about the festival of Diwali, using coloured rice to make Rangoli patterns.
This term our main topic will be "Traditional Tales". We will be reading and role-playing traditional stories e.g. The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and reading our favourite Christmas stories. We will use fiction and non-fiction texts as well as role play and enhanced provision to give the children plenty of ways to investigate our topic.
Kites Topic Web - Spring Term 2 2023
Kites Class have phonics taught daily using FFT ‘Success For All Phonics’ programme (SFA Phonics). SFA Phonics is a government validated Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme. The children learn a new sound daily and teachers follow the programme plans and use the programme’s resources. To support children, there is a fun daily Alphabet Chant that includes dynamic actions and each GPC (Grapheme Phoneme Correspondence) we teach includes an engaging picture and a mnemonic phrase that help the children link the grapheme to the phoneme that is being presented.
The teacher adds to their phonics working wall, using the SFA Phonics Picture Sound Card Wall Set cards. As well as the daily phonics lesson, the children are also given opportunities within their child led activities to apply their skills.
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Here are some video montages of the ways we learn to recognise numbers and quantities. We will add more images of the the children as we progress through the term.
Kites Number One
Kites Book of Two
Kites Book of Three