Reception

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

our topic is: space

This fascinating topic is going to inspire all of our children to think beyond the world in which they live.
We will be learning about the different planets in the solar system and the children will meet a friendly alien along the way!
We have included some of the things we will be focusing on this term and have given you some ideas as to how you could help at home. Please come and speak to us if you would like more information.

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:
* Adapting our behaviour during our school trip.
*Working as part of a team during our Hillstone Literacy Festival Week.
*Learning to persevere and have a positive attitude towards challenges.

You can help at home by:

*Encouraging your child to persevere when they find activities difficult.

Communication and Language: 

 We will be:
*Learning about and using lots of new words and vocabulary associated with Space.
*Using speech to clarify our thinking and ideas.
*Using different sentence starters to describe objects from Space.

You can help at home by:

* Encourage your child to use more adventurous vocabulary to describe different objects and their surroundings.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Playing team games with rules.
*Practising for Sports Day and completing lots of different races.

You can help at home by:

*Creating a set of rules for your child to follow when playing games at home.

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
* Writing letters to our alien friend, Beegu.
*Reading information books about space
* Writing in a variety of styles 

You can help at home by:

*Writing letters with your child to various friends and family members.

Maths

We will be:
 *Measuring items from Space using standard rulers
* Ordering planets and using ordinal language
*Continuing with our work on subtraction with
numbers up to and beyond 20
  

You can help at home by:

* Using standard rulers to measure items around the home. 

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

Friday 29th June – Drayton Manor trip.
 

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