Clean Up

Friday 30 June 2023

Clean Up

This week, our story took us on a journey all the way to Jamaica.

Clean Up

We discussed key words from the story: sanctuary and island.

In our writing, we retold parts or all of the story in our own words.

The book also had some great messages about looking after our environment.  Linked to this, our word of the week was pollution.



This week’s focus has been on deepening our understanding of how to compare quantities. We have explored this skill in a range of ways: comparing groups of objects, comparing by looking, then by counting, creating groups with equal amounts and using our sense of magnitude, e.g., knowing 8 is a lot more than 2 but 4 is only a little but more than 2. 

10 is more than 5.

4 is fewer than 5.

4 is only a little fewer than 5.

5 and 5 is equal.

I have more because 10 is more than 7.

I have fewer. 5 is fewer than 6.

You have more and I have fewer.

10 is a lot more than 5.


Summer 2 week 3 has focused on words ending in the suffix -ed but sounding like t, id or d such as helped, floated and stormed.

Please continue to use the Little Wandle sheets, sent home with your child each week.

Poetry Picnic

Each week we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud, we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line. We talk to the children about how this can help us become better readers.

This week’s poem is Five Little Peas.

Click below to watch Reception recite this week’s poem!

Five Little Peas



Using our decorated 3d shapes and cut out 2d shapes, we created mobiles inspired by Alexander Calder.

We discussed how we can recycle some plastic, glass or paper packaging or re-use it in imaginative ways, such as our mobile.


More of our learning this week…

 Reminders and Dates


Baby photos – Please send in or email ( a baby picture of your child to support their learning. We will be discussing how they have grown and changed.

Transition Morning- Thurs 6 July Drop off and collect your child from their usual Reception classroom on this day. We will send a slip home with your child on this day, confirming which class they will be in from September.

Learning journey drop-ins- Week commencing 10 July

An opportunity to “drop into” school and share your child’s learning journal with them. We would like to welcome you into the classroom on one of the following sessions:

9.00 – 9.30 Monday 10 July

9.00 – 9.30 Tuesday 11 July

3.30 – 4.00 Thursday 13 July


Rainbow- 5 July, 19 July

Sunshine- 12 July