Reception Summer Newsletter
Wow we are in our Summer Term!
This term is going to be a busy and exciting term. We had a brilliant spring term and worked hard and made some great progress with our writing and reading.
In light of the current circumstances we will be posting daily plans on Class Dojo. We will be following our curriculum at home whilst continuing to follow Government Guidelines.
This term our topics are going to be farms and minibeasts. We will be exploring what animals live on farms, what animals eat and where they sleep. We will also be seeing what machines there are to help farmers do their jobs. Minibeasts will be starting after the half term. We will be discovering different insects in the environment, creating our own minibeast, sorting minibeasts into Venn diagrams, comparing the similarities and differences of minibeasts.
We are carrying on with our Phonics following Read Write Inc. Videos are accessible on Read Write Inc’s page on Youtube to help sound development. We encourage these are watched every day. There are sound books available online at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ that follow the school’s books to help build fluency. It is important these are accessed and read daily online.
Maths we are beginning with patterns and recognising a pattern and its features. We will be following on with counting to 20, measuring, weight, halving, odds and evens, adding and takeaway. We encourage children continue their number recognition as much as possible at home, while also learning these new skills.
In English we are going to be writing short sentences using adjectives, write instructions and retell stories. We will also be doing our Talk for Writing to help us understand sentence structure, while also developing our communication and language.
Please remember home learning is vital in making a successful transition into Key Stage 1. Reception have been amazing this year and we look forward to another successful term we have are fingers crossed we will be back before the end of term.
We look forward to seeing all the work you have completed on Class Dojo.
Miss Robinson and Mrs McWhinnie
Well it's so nice to be back at school isn't it! What a strange and challenging few months we have all had. Our Nursery children have really done well settling in to the daily routines, and we are very excited about the year ahead. Please check out our newsletter on class dojo which will give you some idea of the topics we will cover this term.
As you are aware, access to the Nursery cloakroom in the morning is restricted, in line with covid secure guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
All Nursery children will have a reading bag and a story book to take home. This should be brought back to school each day. Books will be changed once a week. We hope our parents enjoy sharing these lovely storybooks with their children, developing a love for books.
Our Early Years Curriculum involves lots of outdoor learning and we expect children to have a suitable outdoor coat as the weather can sometimes be wet, and will get colder as the term progresses.
Thank you to all our parents for joining Class Dojo, a great way for us to keep connected.
Phonics is the foundation for children beginning their reading journey. In Reception we follow the scheme created by Read Write Inc. Through Read Write Inc children can build on letter formation while learning to read.
Please view the video below to see the Read Write Inc pronunciation of sounds.
All of the children really enjoy sharing books and retelling stories.
Please read with your child as often as you can to help them become familiar with storytelling and reading. Reception children also have reading records for you to fill in each time you read together.