We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Friday 06 October 2023


This week, our focus book was We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

The children were able to use their knowledge of the story to retell it using pictures and props.


On Tuesday, we went for a walk in our local area. This involved following a map and looking at different symbols to find landmarks.

Philosophy Friday

Did you know, each Friday morning we take part in Philosophy Friday? In Reception, we use this time to focus on asking questions that encourage the children to think beyond the ‘here and now’. We are starting with some ‘Would you rather…’ questions. This week’s question was would you rather live with chickens in a coop or a dog in a kennel?

Kennel because I love dogs.

With a chicken because I like to eat eggs.

A dog because they are fluffy and cute.




This week, we have explored how numbers can be composed of 1s. 

We have will learnt that a ‘whole’ is made up of smaller parts and is, therefore, bigger than its parts.



Autumn 1 week 4 has focused on the new phonemes:

Ck is our first diagraph ( two letters that make one sound).

We’ve also learnt a new tricky word; I.

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 Falling Apples. 

Watch Sunshine Class recite the poem here.


Other learning


Stay and Learn

Our first stay and learn session will be on Thursday 12 October. 
This is an opportunity for you to come into school to find out about phonics and watch your child learning in school. There will also be a coffee morning after the session.