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 Summer 1 and we are looking forward to welcoming everybody back into our final half 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 2.
-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 'Rumble in the Jungle'. We will be learning all about different wild animals including zebras, tigers, lions, leopards and giraffes and how they live. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities including making food for the animals using information about what they eat, making our own animal puppets and even taking a trip to Blackpool zoo 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 2 we will be continuing to identify and order these numbers and we will be focusing on adding and subtracting single digit numbers to 20 e.g. 9 + 4 = 13. During Summer 2 the children will also be practicing how to identify different coins and will then use the coins to buy different items in our role play shop!
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 2 we will be using different books related to our topic 'Rumble in the Jungle'. Our first book focus will be the story 'Dear Zoo', a story about children who write a letter to the zoo and get back a pet! We will be using the story to write our own letters to the zoo, we may even take them to Blackpool with us! The children will also be learning about the story 'The Tiger who came to Tea' and will be using the story to write invitations for their own dinner party and recipes for party food. During Summer 2, 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 continued to practice throughout of Summer 1! Throughout of the final half term we will be beginning
phase 4 phonics where will be using phoneme frames to write 4 letter words e.g. bang. We have been playing lots of
reading and writing games to help us to practice using our sounds, we are now going to make sure we can read and write
our sounds in sentences.