Please find our latest newsletter and knowledge organiser below.
Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. We have had lots of fun during Spring Term 2 and we are looking forward to welcoming everybody back into our final term! Please feel free to come into Foundation Stage and talk to any member of staff.
Reception Teacher – Miss Hullah
Reception Teaching Assistant – Mrs Carolan
Miss Hullah Mrs Carolan
Things to remember
-Children will take part in dance and PE activities. Children will need to have a PE kit in school which is a white t-shirt, shorts and sports shoes. PE will be taught on Monday mornings during Summer Term 1.
-Children will bring home a reading pack. Books will be changed on a weekly basis, please bring reading packs every day.
-All children in Foundation Stage will receive fruit each morning.
-Milk is available for FS2 children for a small fee, please see the main office for details.
During this half term we will be focusing on the topic of 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. We will be learning about what we might find at the seaside, different animals that live at the seaside and what food we eat at the seaside. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities including trying different seaside food like fish, chips and ice cream, making different seaside crafts e.g. sand collages and having our very own beach party for our WOW!
We have been learning a lot in our Maths lessons so far this year. We have been enjoying learning about 2D shapes and how to spot them in our environments, doubling and halving numbers 1-20 and how to make repeated patterns. During Spring Term the children began to learn about addition and subtraction, we will be continuing to practice this throughout of each half term. The children are now becoming very confident in recognising numbers 0-20, during Summer 1 we will be continuing to identify and order these numbers and we will be focusing on finding one more and one less of all numbers. During Summer 1 the children will be introduced to positional language and will be learning how to use the language 'next to, above, below, behind and in front'.
Each half term we will be choosing books to focus on during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Summer Term 1 we will be using different books related to our topic 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. Our first book focus will be the story 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch', a story about a lighthouse keeper who has his picnic delivered on a washing line! We will be using the story to write about what we would take in our picnic and to write sandwich recipes. The children will also be learning about the story 'The Train Ride' and will be using the story to write descriptions of what they can see through the train window. During Summer 1, we are going to continue to work hard on practicing our sentence writing. The children will be learning how to write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops e.g. I can see the sun.
Everyday the children will take part in a phonics session. During phonics children will be learning and practicing how to read
and write. Everyday children will learn a new sound which they will learn how to say, read and write. During reception
children will be taught phase 2-4 phonics which will begin with letters of the alphabet and short 3 letter words e.g. hat and
will then progress to sounds with 2 letters and longer words e.g. fish. During Spring Term all of the class completed
Phase 3 which we will continue to practice throughout of Summer 1! We have been playing lots of reading and writing
games to help us to practice using our phase 3 sounds, we are now going to make sure we can read and write our sounds