It’s hard to believe that the third term has already begun and we are at the start of another busy term in Reception Year. The students arrived back at school on Tuesday, brimming with excitement and eager to share all the wonderful things that they had been doing during the winter holidays.
This term we will be learning about how to copy sentences about our “news”. We have learnt about sentence structure, that a sentence starts with a capital letter, ends in a full stop and that words need to be evenly spaced.
The students were given the opportunity to explain one thing about their holiday to their “talk partner” sitting next them. This helps them remember their favourite part. They began the task by drawing a detailed picture of their holiday news. When the teacher came around, the students gave her a sentence, which she wrote in the lines under their pictures. They then carefully tried to copy their sentences in the lines below, using the correct punctuation and spacing. The students made good attempts at copying their sentences and these are a few of the sentences that they came up with:
Melissa Moje (5 years old): “I went to the beach.”
Emmanuel Omole (5 years old): “I watched T.V.”
Sarah Miller (6 years old): “I played outside.”
Joel Mofokeng (7 years old): “I played with my friends.”
Zoe-Jane Way (6 years old): “I went to my oupa’s house.”
Michele Lemme (6 years old): “I went to the shop.”
Lizelle Vorster (5 years old): “I played with my robot.”
Reuben Davids (6 years old): I went to the treehouse.”
Malin van Zandvoort (5 years old): “I played football.”
Thami Makubalo (5 years old): “I went for a walk.”
Madison Carli (5 years old): “We went to the shop.”
Britney Quaddri (5 years old); “I watched T.V.”
Uyindalo Kweyama (6 years old): “I found my teddy.”
Enzo Tona (6 years old): “I went to holiday care.”
Jenna Miller (6 years old): “I went to the shop.”
Gabriel Perdigão (6 years old): “I built a treehouse.”
Reception Year teacher
Every year we have a spelling bee for Key stage 1. It is a fun competition and great opportunity for our students to practice their spelling and see how far they can go. We begin by asking our classes to spell a selection of words we have learnt in the first term. The top three spellers from each class are then the finalists for the competition.
Our 9 finalists for Year 1 and 2 are positioned on stage separately and given words to spell. As the competition progresses we ask for more challenging words. This provides an exciting platform for our students to explore the words they have learnt and perhaps even push themselves into discovering new words.
The three winners for Year 1:
Amber Jordan (3rd)
Sinddhizhai Divakaran (2nd)
Divyanshi Bajpai (1st)
The three winners for Year 2:
Georgiana Cannell (3rd)
Nivad Manouchehri (1st)
Congratulations to our spelling champions!
Mrs Charlie Cronje
Key Stage 1 Teacher