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Week 9

Week 9 


What an amazing week the children of RB have had! It's been full of super writing, amazing jungle animals and fantastic phonics. 

Name Writing 

This week the children have been practising writing their name. On a Thursday and Friday the children try their best to hold their pencil using the 'tripod' grip and accurately form the letters in their name. We have been using the pictures we display in phonics to help the children remember what letters they need to write. 

Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning 

In Reception we focus on three characteristics of effective teaching and learning. They are: 



  • Playing and exploring: – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’. Children who actively participate in their own play develop a larger store of information and experiences to draw on which positively supports their learning
  • Active learning: – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties. They are proud of their own achievements. For children to develop into self-regulating, lifelong learners they are required to take ownership, accept challenges, and learn persistence.
  • Creating and thinking critically: – Children develop their own ideas and make links between these ideas. They think flexibly and rationally, drawing on previous experiences which help them to solve problems and reach conclusions.


The children have being Explorosaurus' this week - learning to explore new things around the classroom! 


In P.E this week we have been learning to move in different ways. The children pretended to be tree frogs, monkeys, snakes and jaguars! 


We have learnt a new phoneme this week: j 


We write our grapheme by saying: 'down the jellyfish and a dot on its head'. 



Have a wonderful weekend. 


Mr Bartle and the RB team