Reception

Class Page for Reception

Happy Summer Term!

The children have had a wonderful year so far playing, exploring and learning. They have looked after our tadpoles, built chocolate factories, been on shape hunts throughout the school and grown and sold vegetables for the Food Festival. The children continue to amaze us with their kindness, creativity and problem solving skills. We are so proud of what they have achieved so far and are excited for the term ahead.

This term we will be using some of our favourite stories to help us learn. Giraffes Can't Dance will help us develop a "growth mindset." The Very Hungry Caterpillar will help us learn about the days of the week, healthy eating and the life cycle of a butterfly. Dear Zoo will teach us about different animals as well as getting us excited for our school trip! 

Maths

This term in Maths we will continue to deepen our knowledge of numbers and use this to help us solve problems such as doubling the spots on a butterfly's wings and sharing snacks out equally between friends.

As we continue to improve our subtraction skills, we will keep practising counting backwards from 20. The flossing monkey helps us! Please practise this at home, challenging your child to tell you one more and one less than all numbers to 20. 

We will continue to discuss the properties of shapes and see how many different shapes we can find in the environment. We will also compare objects by length and size, use money to buy toys in our pretend shop and start to learn how to tell the time. 

English

We have learned all the sounds in both Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics and are now applying this learning in our independent writing.The children are starting to write sentences, remembering capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. A copy of the Phase 2 and 3 sounds can be found at the bottom of the page.

We will continue to practise tricky words (I, the, you, all, said) which the children need to be able to read by sight as they cannot be sounded out. You will find a copy of tricky words the children need to learn at the bottom of the page.

This term we will practise our handwriting on a regular basis, remembering our letter formation rhymes and thinking carefully about where to start each letter. 

We are always around at collection and drop off time to hear any important little updates; nothing is too trivial to tell us. Knowing all about your child helps us ensure they are happy and learning well. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Wright and Mrs Robiquet

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