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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy

Reception WB 17.06.19

Wow such a busy half term already! This week we are going to be looking at sea life and what creatures live in our oceans and seas. We are going to be reading the book “Commotion in the Ocean” By Giles Andrea. We will be using the book to develop describing words and using information text to find out facts about the many things that live in our oceans.

This week we are focusing on measure and deepening our understanding of measure. We will be using the star words;

full, nearly full, half full, empty, nearly empty, half empty, the same.

Next week we are going to be making boats from recycled materials if you have anything at home please can you bring these in. Items such as toilet rolls, clean plastic pots or packaging, bottles will all make great materials for boats.

This term we are also focusing on our art project for the art show at the end of term. This year the Foundation Stage children will be creating some large pieces art made from various materials but especially bottle tops. We need loads!!!! So we would like you to get collecting as many as possible. Any shape, size, colour would be great. Please bring us as many as you can over the next few weeks (we will aim to complete it for 17th July).

Sports day is on Wednesday 10th of July from 9:30 – 10:30. Letters went out about sports day please let me know if you have not seen these or you need more information about the day.

This term we are continuing to focus on our reading skills, and we have started some guided reading groups. Please can you make sure you are reading at home regularly and filling in your child’s reading records. If your child is missing their green or red words books, please let a member of the team know so that these can be replaced.

Show and tell continues on Friday afternoons. I have sent out some home learning ideas and the items can be anything including drawing, writing, or a joke (ideally not a toy) linked to our current topic “Oh, I Do like to Be Beside the Seaside” to ensure we maximise full learning. Show and tell allows children to work on their questioning skills and gain confidence in front of their peers.