Click Here for Information on weather changes that may impact the school...

Reception

Teachers: Miss R. Langford (RL), Miss R. Millns (RM)
Teaching assistants: Ms M. Best, Mrs C. Lyddiatt 

our topic is: Minibeasts

This half term we will be learning all about the different types of minibeasts. We will be taking our learning outdoors and going on lots of different minibeast hunts, including a hunt in the park!
We are going to be very busy in the classroom designing symmetrical butterflies and creating our own information pages about all of the different minibeasts. We will also have the opportunity to look after our very own caterpillars and see them turn into butterflies!

Here are some useful websites to support your child's learning:

Cbeebies stories
British Council Short Stories
Activity Village Mini-beasts

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:
*Learning about bullying
* Resolving minor disagreements independently by finding a compromise. 

You can help at home by:

*Encouraging children to communicate with friends and siblings about issues.

Communication and Language: 

 We will be:
*Following instructions that contain several parts.
*Maintaining our concentration for longer periods
of time and following stories without pictures. 

You can help at home by:

*Giving your child several instructions to follow at a time.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Playing team games with rules.
* Fastening buttons.
*Writing letters on the line of our books. 

You can help at home by:

*Encouraging your child to fasten and unfasten their own buttons.

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
* Re-telling minibeast stories.
* Reading information books.
* Writing information booklets about minibeasts. 

You can help at home by:

*Using the internet to find out information about minibeasts.

Maths

We will be:
*Creating symmetrical patterns on butterflies.
* Doubling and halving with ladybird spots.
*Learning to tell o’clock times.    

You can help at home by:

* Using colours to create patterns.
* Doubling with toys.
*Looking at clocks at home and telling the time. 

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.

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 £1.50 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

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.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 9th May-Walk to the park.
 

Main Calendar

Copyright © 2018, Hillstone Primary School