Term 6 in Reception
We hope you enjoyed the Diamond Jubilee and have had a fun half term!
Firstly we would like to say a huge thank you to all of you at home for helping your child with their learning. Your involvement has made a huge difference to the children’s academic achievement and their approach to learning. As a team we cannot thank you enough and we know the other teachers will be just as grateful for your input as your child moves through the school.
This term the whole school are learning about the Olympics. For the reception children this means they will be finding out what the Olympics is, why it is so important to us this time around, finding out which sports are being played, who some of the athletes are and what the Paralympics are.
As a school our religious theme for this term is Olympic values; friendship, respect and excellence. In class time and through whole school assemblies we will be learning what these words mean.
The King and Queen of the Ocean
This prestigious title will be awarded to one girl and boy each week. This will be in recognition of super effort and behaviour. The King and Queen are also are celebrated on our school website.
In our literacy sessions we will be finding out about the Olympics and some of the athletes by using books and the internet.
During our literacy inspiration afternoon we will be looking at the children’s next steps and how you can help them with developing their literacy skills further, especially in relation to their writing.
Our aim for this term:
To independently write sentences using a capital letter and a full stop correctly.
Most of the children understand when to use the punctuation but can sometimes forget to use it when they are concentrating on the words that they would like within their sentences.
You can help your child with achieving this by modelling writing and supporting them when they choose to write sentences at home.
This term we will be looking at different resources (number lines, hundred squares) that we can use to help us with addition and subtraction. We will be revising our mental facts, like simple doubles, halves and number bonds to ten. We will continue to learn how to count up in steps of 2, 5 and 10s.
Our aim for this term:
To recognise numbers between 20 and 50
To count in tens (0-100)
Many children are becoming familiar with numbers within the hundred square. They are able to say the names correctly but can sometimes reverse the digits and therefore say the wrong number.
You can help your child with identifying numbers correctly by encouraging them to say the numbers on houses, road signs, food packets and even with the channel numbers on the television.
As soon as we know who the teachers will be in year one from September we will let the children know whose class they will be in. The unit will be mixed up and split into two new classes. Within the unit we will encourage the children to talk about how they feel about year one and provide them with opportunities to get to know their classroom and their teachers a little better. If you have any questions about next year please come and speak to one of the team. During the open afternoon you will have an opportunity to go to your child’s new classroom and meet their new teacher. In September there will also be a meet and greet which is a short meeting to meet the teachers in the year group properly and find out more about what happens in year one.
Dates for the diary this term:
Things to remember
Every child should be bringing to school a named water bottle each day. These bottles should be separate from their lunch box drinks and should only contain water.
Please apply sun cream to your child before school and send them in with a sun hat.
Please continue to hear your child read every night and sign the yellow contact book once it has been completed.
Library - Please make sure your child’s library book is in their book bag on a Friday morning. If your child does not return their book on this day they will not be able to choose a new one.
Children should not be wearing nail varnish or any jewellery to school. Earrings should be removed for PE (Fridays). Any earrings worn should be small studs.
If your child is off school as they are ill please phone or email the school to let us know.
Tilly’s Tales –If you are planning a weekend break away or a short holiday and would like to take our travelling fish, Tilly, please let one of the reception team know.
From the Reception Team