Summer Term 1
Welcome back to Summer Term 1. I hope you all had a fantastic Easter holiday and haven't eaten too much chocolate!
This term our topics are going to be Spring, plants, and maps.
In Literacy, we will be looking at ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’ where we will be writing a transformational story and instructions on how to grow a garden plant/vegetable. During this process, we will be looking at using capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, using and in our sentences, and spelling tricky words.
In Maths, we will be looking at counting on and back, looking at numbers to 20, exploring numerical patterns, composing and decomposing shapes, looking at measure (volume and capacity), sorting objects into two groups, and looking at the time specifically ordering events in our day.
In PE, we are going to be introduced to running techniques and develop them over the term, develop jumping and landing techniques, throw beanbags from 3m away and develop agility. We will also be doing some dance linked to nursery rhymes.
Our RE big question is 'What is good news? and ‘What good news stories do we find in the bible?’
PSHE is focusing on relationships where we will be looking at the jobs we have in our family, how we can make friends and what we look for in a friend, how to solve problems with our friends understanding the impact of unkind words, and using calm time to manage our feelings.
In Art, we will be creating observational drawings of fruit, as well as looking at sunflower art created by Van Gogh and creating our own.
For the area 'Understanding the World', we will be exploring the season of Spring, looking at maps of the world, the UK, and our local area, as well as exploring our school grounds.
In Spanish, we will be learning about families in Spanish: we will learn a Spanish finger rhyme about families, say nouns for members of the family, and perform a traditional Spanish rhyme.
For our No Outsiders book, we will be looking at the story 'You choose’ by Nick Sharrat, and exploring choosing things that we like and asking others what they think.
We are now using Tapestry to share work your child does at school and we have also set up a Reception class news page where we will send work the children has done as a class or to share information.
If you haven't already, please could you sign and bring back the agreement letter sent out. We cannot activate your account until this has been signed.
Below, is a video to show you how to set up your account once you have been sent the activation email:
Important things to remember:
- As the weather is getting warmer, please could your child make sure they have a bottle of water in school every day, and bring in a summer hat to wear outside on the hotter days. If you would like your child to wear suncream, please put this on before coming in to school
- Your child should bring a reading bag to school daily along with their reading record and book, as your child is listened to at school every day.
- Each Friday new spelling work is handed out, which needs to be brought back every Friday. The children can go on the bikes if they complete ALL their spellings.
- Books will be changed when your child can read them fluently and at least 5 times.
- If your child is now 5 years old, you will need to pay for them to have milk.
- If your child wishes to have a slice of toast each day, they need to bring in 20p.
Reception Christmas Performance