Teachers: Mrs Phillips and Miss Towse

Teaching Support: Miss Emma, Miss Theresa and Miss Lucy

We are off to the beach on Tuesday 2nd July, please make sure you have signed the permission slip and paid 10 pounds towards the cost of the trip.

Summer Term

This term we will be learning about 'Who lives under the sea?'

 The children will have the opportunity to learn about sea creatures, the beach, coral reefs and pirates! We will be exploring what lives in rock pools and creating out own rock pool, exploring how a lighthouse works, learning lots of songs and rhymes and having a pirate party.

Our key texts are: Mister Seahorse, Rainbow Fish, Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and The Singing Mermaid

Children will be writing descriptive sentences,  stories, recipes, diaries, postcards and instructions to find the treasure!

In maths this term we began by consolidating our adding and subtracting skills, partitioning numbers to get a given total, solving lots of problems around measures and size. As we think about year 1 children will be working on estimating small amount of objects and counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

All children are now working on Phase 3 and some Phase 4 Letters and Sounds. To support your child at home please see the website suggestions linked to phonics. The best support is to read with your child everyday. 

In topic work children will be learning about Eid and Father's day; coral reefs and what lives there. Exploring how to look after the planet and recycle. Investigating floating and sinking and magnetic objects

The PE lessons for the whole summer term will be games. Children will be developing ball skills using different equipment and taking part in different Olympic style events. As we move closer to summer some PE lessons may be outside.

In Reception we expect:

  • Reading books in reading bags to be brought to school everyday.
  • Reading record to be signed and comments included.
  • A charge of £5 for lost/damaged reading books.
  • Children to be on time.
  • A spare set of clothes to be kept in school in case of accidents.
  • Children to be collected only by the adults recorded on the authorised sheet.

Homework:

In Reception we expect children to practice their reading with adults at home. If you need some more advice on how to help your child please come and speak to a member of staff. 

Snack:

Children have snack and juice every day. This costs £1.25 per week via Parent Pay. You can pay termly or weekly with the Parent window open on Wednesday and closing 2pm on Friday

PE:

Children need to have a PE kit in school, this is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and  black PE pumps. PE day is Wednesday.

At the beginning and end of the school day:

Please can you drop off your child at the Reception door at 8:55am. The class teacher will welcome him/her into the school and help the settling process. At the end of the day the doors will open at 2:55pm and the teacher will bring your child to the door. Miss Towse at Nursery door and Mrs Phillips at Reception door.

You are welcome to arrange a time with your child's teacher to consult with them after school if there is something that needs discussing, i.e. if you want to talk about needs or best ways to help your child.

In the morning:

We are now opening our doors at 8.45 for you to be able to support your child with an activity before school. This could be name writing, reading or counting. You are able to come in one morning a week; this needs to be prearranged with the class teacher. Any questions please speak to us. We look forward to seeing you there.

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This is how we record your child's learning. You are now able to access all the fantastic learning and your child's journey through the Early Years. If you have trouble accessing this please speak to a member of staff.