- Numeracy – we have been learning how to recognise different coins. You will need one of each coin 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2. Discuss the colours (copper, silver, gold) and the shape and size of each coin. Ask your child to find each coin, then let them ask you. You might also like to set up a shop and practise paying for different amounts. If necessary just use 1p coins for this. Be careful not to call all coins “pennies” as this can confuse children.
- The World – talk about how to look after a pet. If you have a pet of your own write a list or draw a picture of what it needs. If you don’t have a pet, interview a family member or friend to find out about theirs.
- Speaking and Listening: We have been learning about the resolutions (promises) which people make at the start of a New Year. We came up with some good ideas such as try more healthy foods, go swimming, keep our bedrooms tidy, help our mums and dads with jobs, read every day, be kind to our brothers and sisters, be on time for school. Talk about your resolutions as a family.
From next week we would like reception children to come into the porch by themselves in the morning and hang up their own coats and bags. Please support us with this and help the children to become more independent. Many thanks.