The Reception year is flying by and we can’t quite believe the Summer term is here. The children are adapting to the new structure of the school day as there is now more adult directed learning as part of their transition for the next academic year. It is fantastic to see that so many children are walking into class by themselves and taking responsibility for sorting out their own belongings. The staff are very proud of how independent they are becoming!
This term in:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – The children will be encouraged to become more independent this term– looking after their own belongings and developing as independent learners i.e. being able to complete a task without adult support. They are encouraged at all times to keep the school behavior expectations and be rewarded with ‘smileys’. Next half term we will discuss ’moving on’ as apart of transition to year 1.
Communication and Language – The children will continue to learn new vocabulary through stories. We will continue to develop listening attention and concentration skills through group games. Speaking and listening will also continue to be developed through our ‘show and tell’ . The children will learn how to add more detail to their spoken sentences by adding connectives.
Physical Development – We will teach the children a variety of skills in preparation for Sports Day. The children will continue to develop fine motor skills through play such as dough disco. The children will practice throwing and catching using a range of equipment e.g. bean bags, quoits, balls. They will develop moving in a range of ways during the Forest School sessions.
Maths – The children will continue to take part in daily counting activities and will learn how to count in twos and fives. We will continue to explore numbers and will focus in particular on finding more and less than given numbers within 20. We will teach the children doubling and halving facts and encourage them to apply these in their calculations. Children will also enjoy adding and subtracting using practical apparatus.
Understanding of the World– We will be planting a variety of flowers and vegetables and learn how to look after them. We will learn about changes in our Forest School environment.
Literacy-This term we will be sharing lots of traditional tales, the children will have the opportunity to role play the story and use their phonic knowledge to write for different purposes. We will be using simple connectives within our sentences.
Expressive Art and Design– The children will continue to have the opportunity to paint, construct and use collage to create simple models. They will be encouraged to talk about their ideas first and construct with a purpose in mind.
As always, if you have any concerns or worries please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. Please make sure all clothing that your child wears to school are named it makes it much easier to trace if things get mislaid.
The children need to bring their book bag every day so we can record the reading that we do with them—the children are very keen to earn a Rainbow Reader certificate after 5 reads a week. These will now be presented to your child in assembly on a Friday. If your child has 5 certificates they are able to choose a book to keep!
And as we head into the Summer term with the sunnier weather please ensure that your child brings a sun hat to school with their water bottle.
Mrs Jones and Miss Price
Dates for your diary
Sports Day—Tuesday 11th June 2pm start.
Optional Parents Evening— Thursday 11th July 3:30—5pm
Family Picnic— Wednesday 17th July
Trip to the seaside—Monday 15th July—letter to follow