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 1 and we are looking forward to welcoming everybody back into 2019. Please feel free to come into Foundation Stage and talk to any member of staff.
Reception Teacher – Miss Hullah
Reception Key Person – Mrs Carolan
Reception Teaching Assistant- Mrs Atherton
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 Tuesday mornings during Spring 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 'Marvellous Mini Beasts'. We will be learning all about different mini beasts including spiders, ladybirds, ants, butterfly's, grass hoppers and many more! We will be learning all about where they live and their different habitats. 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 mini beast puppets and even taking part in a mini beast workshop 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 2 the children will be practicing their number recognition with numbers 1-20, matching numeral to quantity to 20 and using resources to count out 1-20 objects. The children will also be consolidating their learning on size, weight and capacity. They will learn how to weigh different items using the scales and then talk about which items are heaviest/ lightest, biggest/ smallest, full/ empty.
Each half term we will be choosing books to focus on during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Spring Term 2, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Marvellous Mini Beasts'. Our first book focus will be the story 'Christopher's Caterpillar', a story about a little boy who finds a caterpillar and watches it grow into a butterfly. We will be using the story to describe the appearance and life cycles of different mini beasts. The children will also be learning about the non-fiction book 'Things with Wings'. The children will be learning how to write sentences about what they see in the non-fiction book and will also be writing fact files. The children will be focusing on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops e.g. I can see a bug.
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 will complete
phase 3 phonics where they will be taught how to read and write 4 letter words e.g. mash. 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.
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