Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Loxton and Mrs John
Welcome to all of our new Reception children and their parents and carers! We are really excited to meet all the children again this week and for them to start their school journey with us.
We have lots of exciting activities planned this half term. This website page will be updated regularly so please check back as we will often post photographs of what we have been doing and there will be notices and updates posted on here. We will also provide links to resources as well as electronic copies of our weekly letters. These weekly letters will stay on the website for two weeks each before they are removed. We also send home a termly information letter which will be uploaded onto the website. If you do have any questions please come and see us at the end of the day or speak to Mrs John on the door in the morning.
Please remember to let us know if someone different if picking your child up at the end of the day. You can either do this in the morning when you drop your child off or you can phone the school directly to let us know.
Our Learning this half term...
Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a lovely holiday and are ready for the final term in Reception.
This half term we will be learning all about Lifecycles. To help with this we will be visiting the farm in the first week back. There will be lots of baby animals for us to meet and we are really excited about finding out more about them.
We will also be welcoming caterpillars into our classroom the first week back and we will be watching as they transform into butterflies. We will be thinking about other animals lifecycles as well such as frogs and chickens and we will be reading stories about lifecycles such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Growing Frogs and Tadpole’s Promise.
In the woods we will be starting off by hunting for signs of Spring such as looking for bluebells and daffodils. We will be looking closely at what we see so that we can draw what we find. We will also be going on a minibeast hunt in the woods to discover what we can find and we will be sharing out favourite stories about minibeasts such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider and The Bad Tempered Ladybird. Finally we will be finding out how plants grow. To help us do this we will be reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and we will be growing beans as well as creating our own little gardens in our outside area.
We will be writing about our trip to the farm following on from our visit. We will also be writing about the lifecycles of different animals and minibeasts in our Literacy lessons and we will be trying really hard to practise applying our phonics skills. Remember to keep practising the sounds at home and also the tricky words.
In our Maths lessons we will be learning about doubling and halving for the first two weeks. Then we will be revisiting our work on shape and pattern before finishing with a week of work on money. If you have any coins at home take them out and look at them. Talk about the value of the coins. Try to find coins which match such as 2p and 2x1p coins.
P.E. lessons will continue to be on a Friday so please make sure children have their kits in school for their lesson.
If you have any questions about the learning please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to seeing you again and sharing another half term of exciting learning.
Try Dough Disco at home by following this link. All you need is a little pot of dough...
This is the link to our Jolly Phonics song. Please take a look at home.
Espresso is a fantastic resource that we use all the time in school. There are lots of games to play and short phonics videos to watch.