Newton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 2AW

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Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

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Reception Blog

Friday 15th June 2018

Phonics –We are still working on the skills involved in reading and writing and this is now beginning to show in the sentences that the children are writing independently.

Maths – This week we have been focusing more on recognition of the bigger numbers from 11 to 20 and beyond. The children all took a 100 square home to practise this for homework. We have practised through lots of fun activities like lucky dip, jumping on the number lines and printing the numbers using sand moulds dipped in paint. This activity in particular made the children realise that for each teen number they required a ‘1’ in front of each number.

Topic – This week we are still looking at Pirates. We took part in shared writing before attempting our own ‘Wanted’ poster, we decorated our own flag for a pirate ship and we followed the instructions on how to make our own pirate hats!

We have continued to use ‘Talk for Writing’ and the children have amazed us at how quickly they picked up the story, using the pictures on the story map and their actions to help them. As they gained in confidence we practised retelling it in pairs and Jack even stood at the front of class and retold the entire story! Well done Jack! For Monday’s homework I will be sending home an A4 copy of the story map (pictures) along with the story script so that you can encourage your child to practise retelling at home, they will love showing you how fantastic they are! And of course the better they become at telling stories and using the story language it will not only have an impact on their speech and language but also eventually in their creative writing ability.

Tadpoles update- We now have some ‘froglets’ in our tank who are attempting to climb out so we think the time has come to set them free! The children have loved looking at them and finding out about the ‘Frog Cycle’ and I’m sure they would love to tell you all they know!

Inspire Sessions – It’s that time again when we welcome the new little ones on their visit to school. It was lovely to see so many parents working alongside the children in all the learning areas.


Don’t forget to send in wows to celebrate your child’s achievements, and of course your child receives a dojo too!

Thank you to the parents and grandparents who regularly send examples of your child’s achievements via the email,                                      

                                                                           Have a lovely weekend!

                                                                                         Love from Mrs Foy, Miss Davies and Mrs Churton