Week 4 in Ladybirds!

Another amazing week in Reception for Ladybirds – In Maths we have been practicing our sharing and grouping skills, focusing on the language of equal, unequal, more and less!

For Phonics we have started our phase 4 tricky words! How exciting! We started the week looking at tricky word ‘said’ and sounds, ‘ar’ ‘oi’ and ‘ow’ – practice these at home! As I have taught our Ladybirds, it is important for our reading because “reading is what… Fundamental!” (say this to them they should remember!

Throughout the week we have been celebrating our British Values by looking at the importance of sharing, why selfishness is unkind, how we make other people feel and learning about the celebration Eid. We put our sharing skills to the test with a special toy for the afternoon taking good care of it.

In P.E this week, it was competition time, we took Ladybirds up to the field did team races and played a great game of ‘stuck in the mud’ – we may have got a little wet!

As much as possible – please practice your phonics an reading at home!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Spring Fun Lunch! (20/05/21)

Hello parents and carers,

On Thursday 20th May, 2021, our school will be holding a Spring Fun Lunch that students can take part in (if you desire).

We will need to know by Friday 14th May, 2021 which students will be joining for this lunch. We will need the forms completed and returned promptly to ensure that enough food is ordered.

We ask that you please download and return the completed pdf form to the Reception Year Group email: reception@selsdonprimary.org.uk

Thank you very much for your help in making the 20th a fun Thursday! 🙂

Best regards,

The Reception Team


Week 2 in Ladybirds!

Evening all,

It has been another great week in class, check out their hard work!

This week we have been re capping our sounds ‘th’ (hard and soft), ‘ng’ and ‘ai’

For Literacy, we have been looking at ‘The Rainbow Fish’ – thinking and talking about what is sharing and selfishness and how both interactions make us feel. Here our are star words for the week – Fish / rainbow / starfish / octopus / fin /  shiny / water / splash / shimmery

For Maths we have been continuing our understanding and exploration of numbers within 15, consolidating our knowledge of one more and one less within 15, beginning our skills in estimating and guessing and our ordinal numbers.

Here is some great photos of our free-flow in which Ladybirds have got creative, working on their team building skills and having lots of fun exploring our learning this week and our theme under the sea.

Ladybirds have had a super week once again, progressing more and more each day – they are all superstars! Have an amazing weekend, see you all on Tuesday morning.

Miss Keenan


The return of Ladybirds!

Hello Parents and Carers,

It has been a great first week back in Ladybirds – we have been very busy!

For Phonics this week, we have been re-capping our tricky words, ‘was’ ‘are’ ‘her’ and ‘all’ as well as practising our sounds ‘qu’ ‘ch’ and ‘sh’

We even challenged ourselves to writing some sentences!

At the bottom of this post will be videos to help with practising at home. Please wherever possible carry this learning at home to help with their reading and writing at school. Take a look at some of their great work!

In Maths, we have been working on our numbers within 15 – counting up to 15 using our manipulatives, putting them in order from smallest to biggest and practising one more and one less. They did some superstar work!

Our theme this term is Under the Sea. We have been experimenting with what we already know and want to know by getting creative, look at these artists at work!

For Literacy, we have been looking at the story, Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae (you can follow the story at home using the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs). We have been using this book to retrieve information about animals that live under the sea and testing our memories on facts that the story gives us! We have just begun looking at rhyming words within the story too – have a practice at home, how many rhyming words can you think of?

In P.E. it was competition time, working in teams who can finish the obstacle course the quickest including running jumping and balancing!

Here are the links for extra learning at home:

It has been a fantastic week and I hope you all have a lovely and sunny weekend!

Miss Keenan


It’s great to bee back!

We have had a fantastic start to our new term in Bumblebee class!

Our theme for this term is “Under the Sea” and our Bumblebees have really dove right in!

This week we read the story Commotion in the Ocean and began to learn about the different animals we could observe in the sea.

In maths, we were counting within the number 15, “counting-on” from a number and using our knowledge to share one more and one less than a given number.

Here are some pictures that will give you a brief glimpse of what our Bumblebees have been up to!

Have a fantastic weekend and we look forward to another exciting week ahead! 😀


Bumblebirds this week!

Evening all,

Another great week with our Bumblebirds. This week in phonics we have been concentrating on our tricky words, I, the, to, into, go and no. Our writing is amazing! This weekend let’s practice our tricky words and have a go creating our own sentences using them. It would be great if you could post these on Seesaw so we can see how your practising.

For maths this week we have been working on one more, and addition using number lines, cubes and our fingers! This is super tricky but we were acing it! It would be great if we could keep this going at home too!

Water transport has been our theme for Literacy, we got busy creating paintings of our own canal boats and having a go at writing our own sentences about our favourite boats we have learned so far.

And our most favourite part is our free flows! We have been getting into the spirit of our Easter holiday approaching and got very creative.

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday!


Speech and Language Therapy – Home Learning

Dear Parents, Updated speech and language activities have been prepared for your child. It is important for children to engage with regular input, to aid speech and language development. Activities have been carefully chosen to help your child achieve individual SLCN aims.

Here is the session for this week:

Enjoy! Aitana, (Speech and Language Therapy Assistant).


Writing up a storm!

This week, one thing in particular that I am proud of is the improvement in the writing of our Bumblebees!

In Phonics this week we were practicing the digraphs -ng. -ai. And -ee.

Here is a sample of the work they have produced:

Keep up the amazing efforts Bumblebees! Your hard work is paying off!