Reception

Our Teachers:

Miss Findlay

Miss Carter

 

Our Learning Support Assistants:

Miss Wright

Ms Staddon

Mrs Dawes

Miss Stone

 

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Click here to go to the Term 5 Curriculum Letter

 

We've had a fantastic term! We have certainly enjoyed the unusual weather for the start of Spring, we learnt a lot about new life when our chicks hatched and we have been looking at the Easter story. Our books 'The Bog Baby' and 'The Gigantic Turnip' have allowed us the opportunity to get out into the forest and garden to learn about growing and planting - albeit in the snow! 
 
We look forward to our next term topic 'Horrible Histories' we will look at 'The Leopard's Drum' an African trickster tale, learn some traditional African songs and look at pattern and reflective symmetry using shape.
 
We will be learning through a new book 'The Detective Dog' and thinking about how to solve mysteries and follow clues. Detective Dog loves to read so we hope you will help the children take care of books and to love reading as much as we do! 
 
We will finish the term with our book 'I am an Artist' which is a very funny book all about a little boy who sees art in EVERYTHING. 
 
Don't forget our key words and maths awards are tested weekly so please keep practising these.
 

 

These are our key words. They are high frequency words that we need to know on sight to help with our reading. We practise these every day and also practise writing them too! We need to know how to read and write all 100 by the end of Reception.

Keywords 1Keywords 2

Here is a handy sheet on letter formation, you should have received one for you and your child to take home. These are the sayings we might use to help us remember how to write our letters.

Letter Formation

Here is a link to the website we use a lot in our Fun Phonics lessons, lots of the games are free and help with our reading and spelling.

 

Phonics Play

 

We also use www.ictgames.co.uk and www.topmarks.co.uk to help with our learning.

 

We’ve taught the children the letter sounds using Jolly Phonics – here is a link to the songs

Jolly Phonics

 

And here is a link to an example of one of the stories:

Phonics Story

 

Correct pronunciation:

Here is a link to show how we pronouce the sounds – it really affects how the children apply them!

Pronounciation

 

Number Formation:

Here are some handy rhymes for helping your children remember how to form numbers correctly.

0   1   2   3   45  6   7   8   9

 

 

Term 5 Dates:

Thursday 19th April - Water Aid Class Assembly

Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday 8th May - Reception Health Screening

Wednesday 9th May - Reception Health Screening

Wednesday 23rd May - EYFS Sports Day

Thursday 24th May - End of Term 5

Friday 25th May - INSET Day - school closed to children

 

Ways you can help at home:

Count objects and spot numbers when out and about.

Practise writing in sand, mud, using chalks and on paper.

Read every day with your child, practise spotting sounds and key words at the shops and in newspapers and magazines.

Talk about changes in seasons and the world around us, the children make some lovely comments in class!

Practise sounds and key words in sound and key words books.