Lost and Found

Friday 12 January 2024

We began our learning this week by looking at the story Lost and Found. This will be our focus story for the next two weeks.

Lost and Found: Oliver Jeffers: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: 9780007150366: Books

In the story, a boy finds a penguin at his door and goes on an adventure to try to find his home, as he thought he was lost.

Just like the boy, we explored and learnt about where penguins live and extended our vocabulary by learning a new word: iceberg.

It’s ice in the water. Violet

A big chunk of ice. Frankie

It’s a big thing of ice that goes under the sea. It can ruin a ship. Kitson

It was wonderful to hear children using this new vocabulary in our small world area.

Let’s make the penguins dive off the iceberg!

This penguin is swimming around the gigantic iceberg.

Using props, we were able to retell the story.


We have begun learning our Phase 3 sounds. This week, we have learnt four new digraphs/trigraphs ai,ee,igh,oa.

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 called Let’s Put on Our Mittens.

Click here to listen to Reception recite the poem.


Our song this week was  We are Family by Sister Sledge.

This was very popular as lots of children had heard the song before when watching the film Trolls.

The nursery rhyme was Wind the Bobbin Up. As the children knew this one very well, they were able to perform confidently!

Watch us perform here!


Check out our other learning



Tuesday 16 January 9- 10 Stay and learn

Our Stay and Learn sessions are a chance to find out more about your child’s journey through Reception. You can observe some teaching and learning, and pick up some tips to support your child at home.