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Reception

Welcome back!

 

We all hope you have had a wonderful break with your friends and families.  This term we are welcoming a new member to our reception family.  As Miss Bennett will be away for the next term, Miss Dawson will be joining our team.  I am sure all the children will be very excited to have a new adult to share all their learning with.

 

 

Your teacher is Mrs Smith 

 

Reminders:

 

PE

PE is on Monday and Friday 

Information from school uniform policy:

PE Kit: All children except for those in the Nursery MUST have a PE Kit in school with them.

Girls and Boys

Winter

Summer

White polo shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan

Navy PE Shorts or Navy or black Jogging trousers

Pumps or trainers

White polo shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan

Navy PE Shorts

Pumps or trainers

 

PE kits can be left on pupil's pegs for the 1/2 term and will be sent home for washing before the holidays.

 

Home Learning

 

  • Reading books are changed on Tuesday
  • Homework is sent home in the yellow learning log on Fridays and is to be returned on the following Wednesday
  • Sound and word envelopes have been sent home and are updated weekly to reflect learning in class.  Please practise these sounds and words as often as possible.

 

 

Outdoor Learning

Please leave a named water bottle, wellies and waterproof coat in school at all times and bring sun cream and a sun hat when the weather is hot.

 

Important dates:

 

EYFS Literacy Workshop:18th January

Internet Safety Day: 5th February

School Closes: Friday 15th February

 

 

Class events:

Welly Walk

We really enjoyed our walk around Fog Lane Park.  We found lots of interesting things in the environment.

           

 

Our Hedgehog Homework

Thank you to all the children and their families who worked so hard on the wonderful friends for Needles, our class hedgehog.  Needles loved meeting all his new spiky friends.

They were all amazing and very creative!

 

    Let's Blast Off!

Here is some of our space learning...

We talked about what we already know and what we want to find out about.

 

We have created a story map for 'Aliens Love Underpants'.

  

We have been describing aliens and even making our own.

 

Alien maths

We rolled the dice to see how many eyes each alien had.  We then had to find out how many eyes they had altogether.  We recorded our findings in various ways including tally marks, pictures and calculations.  Great number work!

 

Our topic for Spring 1 is 'Dinosaurs'

 

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We will be exploring the past and finding out about different dinosaurs and their habitats  We will be discussing our environment through the text...

 

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and thinking of ways we can help care for plants and animals in our world.

 

In Maths we will be focusing on counting forwards and backwards from different numbers and in different steps (2s, 5s and 10s).  We will continue to explore the processes of addition and subtraction and focus on solving simple problems using our understanding.  We will be focusing on time and the use of time vocabulary.  We will also be looking at length and height and practising using our positional language.

 

In literacy, we will continue to practise our phase 2 phonics (linking sounds to letters) and introduce the phase 3 diagraphs (2 letters together that make a new sound).  We will continue to learn how to use these skills to write and read simple words, captions and begin to form simple sentences.  We will continue to share lots of stories and talking about story structure such as characters and setting.   We will be focusing on using descriptive language and will link this to describing our own dinosaurs. 

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We will continue to practise our good listening and talking skills working with talk partners and in group discussions.

 

Here is a sneaky peek at our topics...

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1

Marvellous Me and Handy Helpers

Let's Blast Off! (space)

Dinosaurs

Self-portraits

People who are special to me

People who help us 

Learning about what I am good at

Introduction to the curriculum

Our friends and the disciples

Friendships

 

Autumn

exploring changes around us

 

Wellie Walk

Careers Day - dress up 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aliens

Junk model rockets

planets- non fiction texts

Whatever Next!

Shadows

 

Winter

 

exploring changes around us

Anti-bulling Week

Remembrance

Diwali

Nativity story and Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Printing

Dinosaur eggs

Habitats

The Dinosaur Zoo

Timelines

 

People in History Day

 

Safer Internet Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                    

Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
The Great Outdoors Healthy Body, Healthy Me

 Pirates

The Hungry Caterpillar

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Lifecycles-Non fiction

Minibeasts

Den building

Planting and growing

(World Book Day, Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day)

Spring

exploring changes around us

 

Easter

Healthy eating - make fruit kebabs

Making bread

Super Potato

Little Red Hen

Handa's Surprise

Planting and growing

 (St George's Day)

Maps and globes

Writing letters to pirates

My Granny is a Pirate

Ten Little Pirates

Model boats

Treasure hunts

 

Summer

exploring changes around us

 

Reception  Assembly

 

Our curriculum is unique. The 'Early Years Foundation Stage' Curriculum enables children to develop the skills needed to become happy, successful and life long learners. Click the link to find out more about the Early Years Curriculum- Early Years Development Matters Document see below

 

The children access the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activites. Our activites are completed in both our inside and outside classroom so please ensure your child is is equipped for the weather each day! 

 

We plan in line with the chidlren's observed interests and wecome you to let us know if there is something at home that your child has expressed a particular interest in.

 

Please feel free to approach us with any ideas, expertise and/or resources you would like to share!

 

How can you help at home?

 

Reading books are changed once weekly. Your child will be given a reading book to take home for the week. These books are designed to develop different reading skills and will be given to your child with regards to the next steps in their reading development. You can read it together, talk about what is happening/what might happen next and you can take it out again to see if your child can remember what happens and sequence the events.

 

Reading

 

  • Practise letter sounds and key words as often as possible. 
  • Read a range of books - go to the library and let your child choose books that interest them.
  • Talk about the stories that you/ your child read/s.
  • Look out for the sounds and words that your child has been learning in books or in the environment.

 

Writing

 

  • Let your child observe you writing for a range of purposes e,g shopping lists, postcards, letters, cards etc
  • Give your child opportunities to write - let them write the shopping list!
  • Encourage your child to form the letters correctly.

 

Number

 

  • Talk about time - what time they get up, go to school etc.
  • Give them the experience of money when out shopping.
  • Look for numbers and shapes in the environment.
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