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Wagtails (Reception)


We are so excited for our trip to Tropical Wings today - we will be adding photos to our page throughout the day!  We have had a Discovery Talk with the Tropical Wings staff and were able to touch a giant Cockroach and a Bearded Dragon (if we wanted to!)


The Wagtails had an amazing story adventure with Julie from the Freshwater Theatre Company. Our theme was minibeasts. As you can see from our photographs the children were captivated and involved; we had a fantastic afternoon of drama.



This week's homework sheet is below.  It is the same exercise as last week.


In your child's bag we've  sent home a sheet called 'My Easter Holiday Snapshots'.  Using the headings on the sheet please could you take photos and stick them into the boxes.  Then could you glue the completed sheet into your child's Special Moments book ready for them to share in class with an adult during the first week back.

M​any thanks 

YR Teachers

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The phonics homework this week is a mixture of some of the digraphs your children have learnt.
The challenge is to count the phonemes (sounds) you can hear and write the numbers underneath.

Remind your child this  is the sounds you can hear not the number of letters you see.



This week we are learning about Spring time. The children have been using the outside classroom to look for signs of Spring. We became Spring detectives and recorded our finds on a sheet, we used our senses to locate things that we could smell, see, feel and hear. This included daffodils, new shoots, buds and blossom on the trees. We tried hard to listen to the birds singing and identify different songs. Inside our classroom we used the construction kits to make flowers. Here are some of our amazing designs. Wonderful work this week Wagtails.


We have been working hard on our practical subtraction skills this week. We enjoyed knocking the skittles down and calculating how many were left standing up and then recording this as a take away sum.


This week in class we have been working on  words containing the ow sound. Here is a completed homework sheet to help support your child. Pleases make sure you encourage your child to sound each one out before writing in the boxes.

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We thought it would be a good idea to include a completed phonics homework sheet each week on our class page. Some of the pictures are a little ambiguous so we hope this may help. Please make sure you encourage your child to sound out each picture before they attempt to complete the sheet. Many thanks for your continued support.

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The Wagtails really enjoyed their first experience of World Book Day. We were all very excited and loved coming to school dressed as different characters. Miss Jones and Mrs Carpenter didn't recognise us. Here are a few photos taken during our quiet reading time.

World Book Day Parade

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We have been working on our number bonds to 10 and counting to 10 using Tia Ten to help us.


This week the Wagtails have been measuring and comparing.  We have worked very hard on this both inside and outside the classroom.