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Welcome back, I can't believe we are heading into the last half term of the year.  We have lots more exciting learning planned.  Our learning in Summer 2 will be focused around the theme 'Pirates'.

 

Please scroll down to see some of our amazing learning.

Your teacher is Mrs Smith 

 

Reminders:

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Sun Safety

We are all enjoying this lovely weather in EYFS.  We are lucky to have lots of shaded areas to learn in and do encourage breaks from the direct sun. The children also have assess to their water bottles at all times when learning outside.

 

Please help us by providing a sun hat, water bottle and apply sun cream before school.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Uniform

Please can I remind all parents that trainers are not school uniform and must not be worn to school.

 

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:

June 18th - Reception assembly

July 18th - House Day

School closes on Friday 19th July at 2pm

 

Class events and our learning:

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!

 

Dinosaurs

 

 

We measured the foot print of a T-Rex!

 

 

We made up a dance for 'Dinosaurs and all that rubbish'.  We were very good at showing how cross the dinosaurs were that the world was ruined.

 

  

 

We designed our own new dinosaur discoveries and used lots of different textures.  We enjoyed exploring textures around us and writing about our dinosaurs.

  

 

Chinese New Year

We have really loved finding out all about China and Chinese New Year.  This year is the year of the pig.  We were either born in the year of the snake (2013) or the year of the horse (2014).  Do you know the zodiac animal for the year of your birth?

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Me

We really enjoyed using the book 'Handa's Surprise' to explore fruits and different countries.

    

  

As we approached Easter, we all really liked exploring the text "Little Red Hen'.  We even made up our own class story 'The Busy Blackbird".

   

 

 

The Great Outdoors

 

Here is a little glimpse of some of our wonderful learning from this half term.

 

   

 

Our topic for Summer 2 is 'Pirates'

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We will be focusing on creating our own pirate adventures and narratives with the arrival of a message in the bottle, mysterious treasure maps and clues.  We will use our problem solving and co-operation skills to hunt for buried treasure and help save Cuthbert bear from the pirates!

In Maths, we will continue to practise counting forwards and backwards from different numbers and in different steps (1s, 2s, 5s and 10s).  We will use these skills to solve problems and carry out addition and subtraction.  We will continue to revisit our learning on shape, space and measure applying this to everyday problems and our environment.

 

In literacy, we will be continuing our work on phase 4 phonics.  This is focused on using the sounds learnt in phases 2 and 3, segmenting and blending for reading and spelling.  We will continue to learn how to use these skills to write and read simple words, captions and focus on forming simple sentences with more independence.  We will share lots of pirate stories and use drama to act out our own.   We will continue to write our own short narratives and explore other writing genres such as letters and posters.

 

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
Healthy Body, Healthy Me The Great Outdoors

 Pirates

Handa's Surprise - Kenya/ Africa

Healthy eating - make fruit kebabs

Planting and growing

Making bread

Little Red Hen

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

Spring

exploring changes around us

 

Easter

The Hungry Caterpillar

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Lifecycles-Non fiction

Minibeasts

Den building

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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