Reception

Teachers: Mrs A. Morrison (RA), Miss R. Millns (RM)
Teaching assistants: Ms M. Best, Mrs K. Forrest 

our topic is: Space

This half term, children will become space explorers, finding out about planets and space, whilst helping a little alien get back to her planet safely!
The topic begins with a mysterious object landing in the outdoor area! The children will then receive a number of videos and letters from their new alien friend, Beegu. She will ask them lots of questions about Earth, including how we look after our environment and how various things have changed from past to present.
We have included in this booklet some of the things we will be focusing on throughout the half term and give ideas about how you can help at home. 

Tapestry

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Prime Areas of Development:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

We will be:
* Talking about our strengths and weaknesses
* Discussing what they are good at
* Attempting challenges independently and knowing when to ask for help

You can help at home by:

* Reflecting on work your child has done at school and home
* Talking about challenges and how to overcome them  

Communication and Language: 

 We will be:
* Discussing alternative endings to stories
* Listening to stories without pictures and discussing the main events
* Asking questions about why things have happened  

You can help at home by:

* Encourage your child to ask questions about why things happen
* Encourage your child to make up their own story  

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Working hard to write on the line
* Practising to control the different size of capital letters
* Working hard to skip using a skipping rope and throw objects
 

You can help at home by:

* Encouraging writing at home and supporting your child to write on the line, whilst using appropriate letter size

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
* Reading our work back after we have written sentences
* Discussing how we can make our work better using a variety of
describing words
* Ensuring High Frequency Words are used in our writing,
making sure we spell them correctly
 
 

You can help at home by:

* Practise spelling high frequency words with your child, using the words in sentences

Maths

We will be:
* Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and working out problems involving these numbers
* Finding one less of numbers to 20
* Becoming familiar with larger numbers  

You can help at home by:

* Practising to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s 

p. e. Kit and book bags

P.E. Kits needs to be left in school. P.E. Lessons will take place once a week, on Thursday. Book bags and diaries need to come into school every day.
Library books need to come to school every Friday.

Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they
possibly can. The best attendees each term are invited to take part in an exciting trip, paid for by the school, called the Golden Adventure.   

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.25 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Reception

Dates for your diary

Sports Day - Wednesday 26th June
Thomas Land - Friday 5th July

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