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 1 and we are looking forward to welcoming everybody back into Spring Term 2. 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 Spring 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 'Springing into Life'. We will be learning about life on the farm including different farm animals and their offspring, a day in the life of a farmer and the different food that comes from a farm. We will be singing lots of different farm songs including 'Old McDonald had a farm' and 'Farmers in his den'. We will also be reading the story 'The Little Red Hen' where we will be looking at how to make bread! During the end of Spring Term 2 we will be going on a trip to Stockley Farm as 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 1 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 Spring Term 2 we will be continuing to identify and order these numbers and we will be matching numeral to quantity. During Spring Term 2 we will also be introducing weighing and measuring to the children. They will have the opportunity to use the scales to measure different items to see which is heaviest/ lightest/ biggest/ smallest.
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 'Springing into Life'. Our first book focus will be the story 'The Three Little Pigs', a story the children are familiar with and will be using to write character descriptions of the pigs! The children will also be learning about the story 'The Little Red Hen' and will be using the story to write ingredients lists and instructions for how to make bread. During Spring Term 2, we are going to continue to work hard to practice our sentence writing. The children will be learning how to write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops e.g. The pig is big and pink.
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 1 all of the class completed
Phase 3 which we will continue to practice throughout of Spring Term 2! 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