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30th September 2022

This week in Reception…
Phonics: This week we have continued to practise rhyming, initial sounds, blending and segmenting. At home you can practise segmenting a word for your child e.g. ‘c-a-t’ and your child can practise blending the sounds together to make the word ‘cat’.
Maths: The numbers of the week are 3 and 4. We have been practising writing the numbers and counting out 3 or 4 objects. We have also been practising counting to 5 and 10. 
Please can you collect conkers/leaves for our autumn learning. We will explore these items in class.
Please could you also email photos of your child’s Baptism to reception@olsj.co.uk. We will share these in our RE lesson. 
Our words of the week
I and the
All about Me project: When I grow up I’d like to be a …
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As part of our topic the children have the opportunity to make a project at home about what they would like to be when they grow up! They can then bring in their project to share with the class week beginning 17th October.Their project can be displayed as imaginatively as they like, for example poster, book, model or bring in photographs of their desired job!If you would like to share your job with the class, please email us photos, and some information about your role so that we can share it with the children over the next few weeks. You can email us at reception@olsj.co.uk
P.EOur P.E day is Wednesday. Please bring in P.E kits in plastic bags and we will provide drawstring bags. Please make sure all clothes are labelled. PE kits will stay in school until October half term when they will be sent home for washing.The PE uniform consists of:blue t-shirtjogging bottoms/shortsshoes/trainers/plimsollssocks
Reading booksEvery child has received their Reading Explorer bags. Inside each bag there are 3 books. One is a story book for you to read to your child, another is a picture book for your child to talk about what they see. The third is a simple reading book which you can look at with your child and spot our words of the week (I, and, the). You can also practise identifying the first sounds of the words. 
Inside the blue reading explorer book your child can draw a picture related to one of the stories. You can also leave comments at the back about how your child is finding the reading (we will also leave a comment when we read with your child). 
Your child should bring their reading bag back once a week. You will find your child’s specific date inside the blue reading explorer book. 
School Website & Reception BlogYou can read our school newsletter every week on our School website: http://www.olsj.towerhamlets.sch.uk. You can also view our Reception blog. We will update the blog every Friday with photos of our weekly activities in class and in the garden. You can view the blog on: http://www.olsj.towerhamlets.sch.uk/blogs/receptioneyfs@olsj.co.uk
Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Team

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