Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. We have had lots of fun so far starting Spring Term 1 and we have been enjoying our new topic 'rumble in the jungle'. Please feel free to come into Foundation Stage and talk to any member of staff.
Reception Teacher – Miss Hullah
Reception Key Person – Miss Mannion
Miss Hullah Miss Mannion
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 Term 1. This half term we will be focusing on dance.
-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.' Throughout of our topic we will be reading a range of books about the jungle, especially focusing on the books 'Rumble in the Jungle' and 'Giraffes can't dance.' We will be learning all about the different animals that live in the jungle and the habitats of those animals. We have already been enjoyed making our own lion masks and using the role play area to help the animals! We have put lots of key words and information about our jungle topic onto the knowledge organizer which can be downloaded at the top of the page.
We have been learning a lot in our Maths lessons so far this year. During Spring Term 1 the children will be introduced to addition and subtraction. Th children will be using objects to add and subtract with single digit numbers. The children will also be introduced to writing number sentences e.g. 4 + 2 = 6, to record their addition and subtraction work. During the Autumn term we began looking at 2D shapes. The children were brilliant at this and will be continuing it during this term. We will be going on shape hunts around the school and outdoor areas to see which shapes we can find!
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 1, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Rumble in the Jungle'. We will be beginning the term with the story 'Rumble in the Jungle', a story about an adventure through a jungle, meeting lots of different animals! The children will be using the story to write descriptions of different animals e.g. the giraffe is big and tall. The children will then be reading the story 'Giraffes can't dance', a story about a sad giraffe that finds it difficult to dance! The children will be using the story to describe the characters and write their own story maps. The children will be focusing on sentence writing this half term and trying to use their capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.
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, children will be continuing Phase 3 phonics where they will be learning to recognize digraphs (2 letter sounds e.g. sh). We will be using these sounds to read and write 4 letter words. 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.
Take a look around our classroom...