Reception Bulletin w/c 4th March

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Week Commencing 4th March


This week we will be learning the oa sound as in boat and goal.  Please visit Geraldine the Giraffe and Mr Thorne below to find out more:

If the children would like to each bring a small oa object (labelled with their name if they want it back) or a story about a boat, or a goat or any other oa thing, the teachers would love to see them.

Blending practice is available at the Dinosaur Egg Game at on level 28 which focuses on the oo digraph.

The tricky word we will be learning is were, as in, “were you hot on the beach?”


In Maths we will be learning about doubles, building on from the understanding that a double is like a pair of something. We will use lots of practical and art activities to make representations of doubles, and calculate what double particular numbers is.

A fun activity for home would be to sort a set of dominoes into doubles and not doubles.


Our topic focus this half-term is Up In The Air. This week we will be finding out what we already know about air and how it can be used as a force! As preparation for the week why not make a balloon rocket. The instructions can be found at:


This week the students will study :

  • The Arabic letters:  ص))  ( Sous – Chick ) (Saroukh  – Rocket ) ( Saboun – Soap )
  • The long Sound : ( صا – صو- صي- صيـ )
  • Unit : The Insects : ( Namla  – Ant )
  • Activity : Relating to the letter (ص )
  • Song : The letter ( ص )

     سيدرس الطالب هذا الأسبوع

* حرف ( ص ) ( صوص – صاروخ – صف )

* وحدة الحشرات : ( نملة)

* الصوت الطويل : ( صا – صو – صي – صيـ )

* نشاط : عمل نشاط تطبيقي على الحرف المدروس.

النشيد ( صٌ – صائد ألقى الشبكة         بعد قليل صاد سمكة )


The Hungry Caterpillar Please note that children who have not returned the permission slip and given the BD12 to the class teacher by the end of the school day on Sunday 4th March will be assumed to be not coming on the trip.

Birthday Cupcakes Thank you to everyone who has sent in cupcakes to celebrate their child’s birthdays.  They are much appreciated.  This is, however, a polite reminder that the cupcakes need to be individually packaged to be sent home, or accompanied by a roll of 26 plastic bags so that they can be hygienically transported.