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Elf Owls Reception

Supertato: Hendra, Sue, Linnet, Paul: 9780857074478: Books

W.b. Monday 26th February 2024

Dear Elf Owl Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Our new topic this term is 'Superheroes'. This week we will be reading 'Supertato' and thinking about his superhero qualities! We will be writing speech bubbles and 'explosion bubbles' using onomatopeia, such as 'splat!' and 'bam!' The children will also have the opportunity to design and create their own 'Supertato!'

In Monster Phonics this week we will introduce the /oa/ phoneme (as in boat) linked to the character 'Miss Oh No!' Please continue to listen to your child read daily for ten minutes. This will give them the opportunity to practise the skills we teach in phonics and reading sessions in school.

In Maths this week we will start to think about 'finding 9 and 10' by comparing numbers to 10, representing 9 and 10 in different ways, finding one more and 'conceptually subitising'. Asking the children to conceptually subitise means them recognising the amounts in different sets, instantly without having to count and then adding to reach a total; an example of this would be 'seeing' a group of 4 and a group of 5 and knowing they add to make 9.

P.E will be with Mrs Ray on Wednesday afternoon this week. This term's P.E is based around playing games to cooperate and solve problems. Forest school will be on Thursday morning led by Mrs Howlett.

Lastly, we have our Scholastic Book Fair in school all week. We will take the class for a browse and share some stories together during the school day. If you would like to send your child to school with some money (cash please) to spend, please do so in a labelled envelope. Alternatively, the fair will be open daily after school when you can browse and buy together.

Have a fantastic week ahead!

With warmest wishes

The Elf Owl Team