welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Miss Flude
Learning Assistant: Mrs Beard
Our topic this term is 'Minibeasts'
We will be learning about different minibeasts, sorting them into different groups and investigating life cycles. We will be using our Forest School area to enhance our learning and experiences minibeasts first hand.
We will be exploring the life cycle of caterpillars to butterflies with our very own caterpillars. We will then plan a special ceremony to release the butterflies, into our very own Forest School area.
Our main book this term will be 'What The Ladybird Heard'. The story will allow us to explore the characters, write newspaper articles, retell the story and explore adjectives to describe the thieves. We will also spend a week becoming news reporters, using a green screen.
Useful websites- click on the links below to access games and resources linked to our topic:
Forest School will take place on a Thursday.
Please ensure your child has wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times.
Throughout the year we will be holding inspire workshops. These are opportunities for parents to come in and experience Maths, Phonics and English sessions. Handy tips for continued learning at home will be shared too.
Dates will be given nearer the time.
We had a visit from the animal lady. She showed us lots of African animals including a meerkat, owl, tortoise and a falcon. The children were all really brave and stroked them and asked lots of questions.
ACTIVITIES TO CONTINUE THE LEARNING AT HOME
We value the support you can give your child at home in helping to develop the basic skills of English and Maths.
In Reception, we hope that children will be engaged in continuing their learning for approximately 10 minutes per night. Most of this time will be used to read with your child and discuss what they have read. Reading stories on a regular basis helps children develop a sense of the story structure and fires their imagination.
Other learning opportunities may be practical activities such as counting, adding or solving problems e.g. how many knives and forks do I need to get for three people?
Each day, children take part in a planned phonics session, following Letters and Sounds. Children are introduced to new letter sounds and then learn how to read and write them by 'segmenting' and 'blending'. Children are also taught 'Tricky Words' and 'high frequency words'. Please speak to us, for more information about this or how you can help extend your child's learning further.