Reception children have been busy learning lots of new sounds. They learn four sounds a week and are enjoying learning how to form these correctly in a variety of interesting ways. Forming these in the sand and with paint have been a particular hit.
It is amazing now to see that they are beginning to be able to blend these sounds together to read short words. Fred the Frog helps us with this. Ask your child if they can tell you the sounds in the word sat (s – a – t). Remember you may see actions as they say these sounds too. This multi-sensory approach helps your child to retain their new knowledge.
Life in Reception continues to be great fun with children forming new friendships and building on their physical development, which will inevitably help with their fine motor skills and handwriting. We are really impressed with their independence and the positive attitude that they come into school with.