## Reception Morning Parents Easter Craft

A BIG thank you to all parents who made the effort to come on our Morning Easter Craft, it was lovely to have you in class. The children really enjoyed making Easter activities with you!

## Reception Writing

Please, look at the long sentences children in Reception are able to write independently now.

## Reception ST Brigid Easter Egg Hunt

Yesterday St Brigid class had lots of fun finding Easter Eggs in our outdoor area. They have made an Easter basket the days before and they were super excited to get as many eggs as they could!

## Reception Spring 2 – Week 1

We have had an exciting week back after half term. Some of the things we have been up to this week are making pancakes, learning about odd and even numbers and new phonics sounds!

Phonics: This week we started Phase 3, set 8. We have introduced these following sounds:  ch – ng – sh – th.

In Maths, we have introduced the concept of odd and even numbers. An even number is a number that can be divided into two equal groups. An odd number is a number that cannot be divided into two equal groups. Even numbers end in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0 regardless of how many digits they have (we know the number 5,917,624 is even because it ends in a 4!).

For R.E, we learned about Shrove Tuesday and that it is also called pancake day. We now know it is the day before Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of lent. We then wrote our own pancake recipes and pretended to make our own pancakes in the role play area.

## St Patrick’s Trip to the Idea store

This Tuesday, St patrick class went on a trip to the Idea store for the morning. While there we enjoyed story time and then had a chance to check out the children’s library. We were able to read information books, comic books and a whole lot more. The children really enjoyed being able to choose their own books and read with the adults who came with us. A big thank you to the parent’s that volunteered to help with the trip!

## Celebrating and learning about Shrove Tuesday in Reception 21/2/24

Today we have learnt that Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Lent starts. Also, we have mix some ingredients to send the mix home to make pancakes with our families. Lots of fun!! 🙂

## RE: Decorating cupcakes to give to others in need

Today Reception children have decorated the cupcakes the parents have kindly donated to give to people in need. In RE we are learning different ways on showing our love to others and this is a lovely way where children learn to act on their love to others as Jesus has called us to do.

## Last week of Spring 1 in Reception

In Maths we have learnt about weight using balance scales; children have learnt how to use them independently. We have talked about how we feel when we hold heavy or light objects and how we can distinguish them. Children were able to use mathematical vocabulary when comparing different objects “The rock is heavier than the feather” “The chair is lighter than the table”

This week we started Phase 3, set 7. We have introduced these following sounds: y – z – zz – qu