Wonderful Writers

The children have been impressing us with their wonderful writing during their independent learning time. They are busy perfecting their ‘kicks and flicks’ on letters and writing their names. 

We have been concentrating on the long ladder letters to start with. These letters are: i, l, t, j, u and y. We advise that they practice one letter at a time and then move on as trying to tackle them all at once can be quite overwhelming! We teach letter formation in groups as the usually follow a similar formation and once they have mastered one of those letters the others will naturally follow.

Crazy About Counting 

The children have been learning about how to count quantities. We have taught them our 5 rules of counting… 

1) Look at the object when counting.

2) Touch/point to what you’re counting.

3) Count slowly.

4) To remember that the last number you count is your amount.

5) Check, check and check again so you know you have got it right.