Please scroll down to see the pictures from our brilliant reading festival, we had so much fun!
Welcome to Reception Information Leaflet
Summer 2 Reception Newsletter
Summer 2 Reception Knowledge Organiser
Reception information link
Please follow the link to find out all about your Reception class!
Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. If you have any questions, please call school to make an appointment to speak to one of the Foundation Stage staff; we are always happy to help!
Please use the Reception link below for more information on what life is like in Reception!
Reception Link- https://padlet.com/shullah/mi9fjnco47fntwmh
Reception Teacher – Miss Hullah
Reception Key Person – Miss Mannion
Miss Hullah Miss Mannion
European Day of Languages
Reception had so much fun on European Day of Languages, we learnt all about the country Holland!
We did lots of fun activities to help us to learn all about Holland! We began our day by learning how to say
hello in Dutch which is 'Hallo', the children all had a practice saying this to each other. We then had lots
of fun learning which colors are in the Holland flag and used our paints and colors to create our own flags.
At snack time, we really enjoyed trying some traditional Holland food including Dutch caramel waffles
and some Edam cheese, we got to talk about what we liked and didn't like about the food!
To finish our day, we had lots of fun listening to and dancing to some traditional Holland music, we decided
that it sounded different to the songs that we usually listen to but we really liked them!
Reception had so much fun at the reading festival for world book day! We enjoyed making book marks, reading our favorite stories, listening to stories by the campfire and eating ice-cream in our reading gazebo!
Things to remember
Children will take part in PE activities including dance, gymnastics and ball games. Children will not yet need a PE kit in Reception class; a letter will be sent home when PE Kits are needed. PE kits will be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pair of pumps.
Children will bring home a reading pack. Books will be changed on a Wednesday each week; please bring reading packs every day. We have set up a system to ensure that books can be sanitized and left for 72 hours before being sent home.
All children in Foundation Stage will receive fruit each morning.
Milk is available for Reception children for a small fee, please see the main office for details.
All children will receive homework in a homework book each week including a piece of literacy or maths and a piece of phonics relating to the sounds that are being taught in school! Homework is due each Wednesday and will be sent back out on a Friday afternoon. Please let a member of staff know if you would like any help with homework; we are always happy to help! A copy of the phonics homework will also be available on Tapestry.
- If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to contact Miss Hullah on email@example.com We are always here to help and support!
During this half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Under the Sea'. We will be learning all about different sea creatures, fish and what life looks like under the sea! We will be using stories to engage children in the topic, starting with the story 'The Rainbow Fish'; we will be using the story to make our own beautiful rainbow fish, engage in submarine role play and to learn how to be a kind friend. The children will then be reading the non-fiction book ‘Fantastic Fish’; we will be using the story to learn all about different fish and to create our own under the sea fact files! The children will be engaging in lots of different under the sea craft activities including making crabs out of paper plates, jelly fish out of old CD's and their own rainbow fish using colorful sequins!
We have been learning a lot in our maths lessons so far this year. During Summer Term 2, the children will be continuing to practice their number recognition with numbers 1-20, learning how to add and subtract using numbers to 20 and learning how to recognise and describe 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be using different amounts of objects to support them in adding and subtracting with numbers to 20, for example, the children will work out 15 - 5 by counting out 15 counters, taking 5 of them away and then saying how many are left in the pile; children will also be learning how to record number sentences using the '+' and '-' symbols. We will be practicing our shape recognition by taking part in a shape hunt around our outdoor area where we will have to look for different shapes and tick them off on our clipboards!
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 'Under the Sea'. Our first book focus will be the story 'The Rainbow Fish', a story about a fish that does not want to share her beautiful shiny scales. We will be using the story to describe the characters, write captions about the characters and write letters to the other fish in the story. Our second book focus will be the non-fiction book 'Fantastic Fish.' We will be using this book to learn different facts about sea creatures and to create our own fact files about different fish! The children will be focusing on sentence writing this half term and trying to use their high five sentence writing criteria- making sure we use our phonics to sound out, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and making sure our work makes sense!
Every day 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 2-3 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 Summer Term 2, children will be continuing Phase 3 phonics where they will be practicing how to recognise digraphs (2 letter sounds e.g. sh) and trigraphs (3 letter sounds e.g. igh). 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.
Please find an example below of Miss Hullah teaching a short phonics activity so that you can see how we do it in school!
Please use the following links for fun phonics games!
Buried treasure- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure
Picnic on pluto- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto
Fishy Phonics- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/fishy-phonics?phase=2
Match the words- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-cards?phase=2
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