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 May half term holiday. We can’t believe that the children have been with us in school now for nearly a year. They have made so much progress and we are really looking forward to the half term head.
We will be thinking about different forms of transport this half term, starting with our sponsored Wheelie event that you have received a letter about. We really appreciate your support with this and are looking forward to seeing any parents and carers who are able to stay and join in with the event.
We will be thinking about transport on land, sea and air. We will be learning songs and making different vehicles out of many different materials. We will also be continuing with our learning about lifecycles and the natural environment in the woods by finding out more about mini beasts.
In our Literacy lessons we will continue to work on our phonics skills and how these can help us to read. We will be consolidating Phase 3 and will be moving on to secure Phase 4 phonics as well. We are hoping to start Phase 5 with the children before the summer holiday. Please continue to listen to your child read. Even a few minutes each night can make a big difference to their confidence.
In our Maths lessons we will be starting by thinking about addition and subtraction by counting on or counting backwards. We will then be moving on to look at measures again before we complete our final units consolidating all our learning from this year. Finally we will begin to learn about number bonds to 10 and working more with numbers beyond 20.
Over the half term we will be making our final assessments of the children and just before the end of the school year we will send home the children’s school reports. On the final Monday of this half term we will also be having an Open Evening. You will be welcome to come and look at your child’s books and also meet your child’s new class teacher. If you have any questions about your child’s school report this is also a time to come and talk to us about it.
Near the end of the half term we will also be holding another sharing afternoon to celebrate a wonderful year of learning and there will be transition arrangements in place so that your child will be able to move smoothly from Reception into Year 1. We will be having two transition mornings where your children will spend time in Year 1 with their new teacher. They will also be helping us welcome the new Reception children to our Teddy Bears’ Picnic in the last week of the term.
We will also be welcoming you into school for our Sports Afternoon. We will be practising the races in our PE lessons and we are really looking forward to seeing you there. More information will be sent out about this event in the weekly letter.
We will continue to go to the woods this half term. We really appreciate all the help we have received this year from parents and carers who have come along with us.
Try Dough Disco at home by following this link. All you need is a little pot of dough...
Try this website for great games and resources.
Try these fun phonics games.
This is the link to Phonics Play interactive games.
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.