Welcome to Reception
Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have had a lovely and restful Easter break.
Our new topic for this half term is ‘In the Garden’. This will be the perfect opportunity for the children to enjoy being outside and explore what they can see, from plants to minibeasts. We will be reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and will be using the story as a stimulus for our learning across the curriculum. We will also be retelling the story using our text map and innovating the story to create our own version.
Our topic work will be based around seasonal change. We will be looking at what happens in Spring and observing new life and growth. We will also be learning about minibeasts and planting as we will be growing our own cress and sunflowers.
As we continue with our White Rose scheme for Maths, we will be looking at numbers to 20, focusing on the composition of these numbers and consolidating our number bonds to 10. For our Shape, Space and Measure phase, our focus will be on patterns and 3D shapes.
The children will need pumps in school in a named bag ready for their PE sessions. Children will not need a full PE kit whilst in Reception. This half term, our PE sessions will be on a Tuesday.
Reading at home is super important in EYFS and every child will be provided with a ‘read with me’ reading book to share with you at home. As their phonic knowledge develops, they will then receive an additional book which is phonetically decodable and they can read themselves. Reading books are collected in 3 times a week and will be changed once they have been read twice at home.
Homework will continue to be sent home on Wednesdays and collected back in on Mondays.
Children can bring a healthy snack into school for snack time and until they are 5 will be provided with milk.
If you wish to contact me, do not hesitate to message me on class seesaw or come for a chat at the end of the day. I will keep you updated with all the fun learning we are doing together in school regularly on class Seesaw and weekly on the school website.
Thank you as always for your continued support; we are very much looking forward to another busy term of learning together!
Miss Austin and Miss Burney