Oak Class

 Class Teacher: Mrs Pierce
Nursery Nurse: Miss Riley (Mon-Thur)

Teaching Assistants: Miss Rusch (Thurs/Fri pm), Miss Shimbles (Fri am)

 

Summer Term 2

Welcome back Reception class!  We hope you have enjoyed the holiday!

Our topic this half term is 'Dungeons and Dragons'.  Our learning will be linked to lots of different books about princesses, knights, dragons and castles.

Please take a look at our topic web and the more detailed information below to find out more about the experiences and learning we have planned. 

 

**Please remember a water bottle for your child now the weather is warmer** 

**Don't forget to apply sun cream before you come to school on sunny days**

Important dates:

3rd July - Day trip to St Ives, Bingley for picnic, games and exploring

1st-5th July - Healthy Living Week

5th July - Sports Day

Monday 15th July-Friday 19th July - Transition Week

 

  

Photographs of our recent learning experiences: 

 

 

Pyjama Party Reward Afternoon - 3rd April, 2019

Well done Reception class for earning another 20 reward points!

 

 

Tropical World Visit - 4th February, 2019

We had a fantastic day and saw lots of animals that live in hot places!  I think it is fair to say the meerkats were everybody's favourite.  The children were a credit to themselves and the school and we are very proud of them.  Thank you to our parent volunteers who made the visit possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics/Reading

In phonics we have now covered ALL the phonemes (sounds) that children need to know in Reception class.  This half term we will be practicing everything we have covered so far and begin to read and write longer (2/3 syllable) words and words with adjacent consonants. We will continue to learn to read and spell tricky words and practice reading and writing words and sentences. There will be more emphasis on applying what we know independently and reading with understanding.


Your child will read with an adult at least once every week and their book will be changed if they have read it at home.  If you would like to change their book at any other time please place it, along with their yellow reading record, in the box on the snack table.

Literacy

To link with our topic, our main focus books this half term will include Cinderella, Zog, George and the Dragon and The Kiss that Missed.

We will continue to focus on talking about story events, characters and settings. We will be having a go at our own story maps and re-writing stories.  We might even have a go at writing our own stories.

In our written work this half term our main focus will be writing sentences.  We will also be practicing writing words containing digraphs and trigraphs and spelling tricky words correctly in our work.  We will have a go at writing recounts, recipes, invitations, lists and our own non-fiction book about castles.

 

 

Mathematics

This half term we will continue to solve subtraction problems in different contexts.  

The children will be revisiting lots of the concepts we have covered this year.  For example, measuring their heads to make crowns and using shapes to make castles..

We will be counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Using our bean plants we will be measuring, comparing and finding the difference

 PE

Our PE day is Thursday.  Can you please make sure your child has their full INDOOR PE kit on their peg. Please name all items of PE kit.

 

Outdoors

Children will spend time in our outdoor classroom everyday.  Please make sure that your child has appropriate clothes for outdoor play - warm clothes for the winter, waterproof coats for the rain and a sunhat (and sun cream) in the summer.

   

Homework

In Reception class we ask that you try and listen to your child read on a daily basis and record what you have done in their reading record. It is also important that you also read to your child. 

You can also practise their phoneme flashcards and reading and spelling the tricky words that can be found on the inside of their yellow reading record.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of staff when you drop off or collect your child and we will do our very best to help.

 Thank you!
The Reception Team