Welcome back to the Summer Term! The first half of term our learning and activities has been inspired by the learning theme 'How Does Your Garden Grow?’ to enhance our learning across the curriculum. The children have been learning about how plants grow, developing our vegetable garden and learning about mini-beasts too. We will be looking after our own caterpillars and sharing lots of stories by the author Eric Carle.
Later in the term we will sharing our stories4schools book during our book launch performance. Our book will be available to buy £5 a copy. We hope that you can join us for this special and exciting occasion. The second half of term will on the learning theme ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ where learning activities will be inspired by sea creatures, mermaids, pirates and anything else they plan For this theme.
We will be developing and consolidated our sounding and blending skills and recognising tricky exception words during daily phonics and weekly Guided Reading sessions. This term we will continue to focus on developing our cursive hand writing to include writing numbers as well as capital letters. We will be working hard on writing more extended sentences independently and developing our fluency and confidence with reading too.
We will be continuing to use Numicon, number lines and other maths resources to develop our counting skills to develop things like halving, doubling amounts and recognising simple number bonds. We will continue to incorporate maths into our everyday learning through continuous play provision and teaching. As well as this we will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties developing our maths vocabulary and exploring capacity, weight, distance and time. In PE we will doing athletics and ball skills, learning to use our new play equipment and preparing for Sports Day during Fun and Fitness Week.
We will continue to look at seasonal changes during Forest School activities and using our outside space to develop our knowledge of the world around us using our garden and Mud Kitchen. Joshua and Anna our persona dolls will be helping us learn about different bible stories and developing our understanding about Christianity. Everyone is welcome to share our learning at our class assembly too.
If you have any queries or questions about your child’s learning or would like to help this term please don’t hesitate to come and speak with us.
Thank you for your support so far.
Mrs Cathy Amos-Simpson
Reception Class Teacher
Reception Learning Themes 2018-2019
Wellbeing and Wonder Autumn Harvest
|Autumn 2||Out of this World Festivals|
|Spring 1||Once Upon a Time|
|Spring 2||Around the World|
|Summer 1||How Does Your Garden Grow?|
|Summer 2||Commotion in the Ocean|