Welcome to Summer 2!
I hope you have all had a safe and relaxing two week rest and taken advantage of the beautiful sunny days we have been blessed with.
This half term we will be learning all about 'Holidays and Travel'. This theme will enable us to learn all about the many countries around the world and how they are both different and similar to our country. We will discuss and gain an understanding of a variety of modes of transport which we can use to arrive at these exciting destinations.
We will gain an understanding of the different climates around the world and revisit the importance of sun protection and why we use sun cream, wear sunhats and drink lots. We will also extend our knowledge and understanding of keeping ourselves and each other safe around water: beaches; paddling pools; swimming pools.
The children will consolidate their numerical reasoning, revisit more or less, odd and even and counting on from a given number, whilst extending understanding and knowledge of spatial awareness, repeating patterns and numerical pattern and the terms: double; half.
We will be continuing with Dance on Tuesdays and PE on Fridays. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school for their lesson.
Please continue to access our online Learning Journey, Dojo, for daily updates on your child's achievements and progress. Also please upload any achievements or exciting moments your child would like to share with their friends.
Please ensure your child completes any weekly homework they are given and upload this to Dojo
Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all for what will be an exciting and final half term in Reception.
Read Write Inc
Your children have made fantastic progress this year! We will continue our daily Phonics lessons, developing our reading and writing skills using our phonetic knowledge to write words and simple sentences.
Your child will be bringing home a RWI levelled reading book and a book bag book on a Monday. Please spend the week listening to your child read the books using 'Fred talk, read the word' strategies daily and then return the books on a Friday. It is really important that you do return the reading pack so that it can be changed for the following week.
We will be using the Power Maths scheme to further develop your child's math skills in both number work and shape, space and measure, this will be done within the learning environment or as guided activities.
This half term we are looking at lots of numerical pattern, continuing with: odd; even; equal to; addition and subtraction. We will also be revisiting capacity and weight and completing some more shape work.
Counting on and forward and backward will continue and we will go beyond 20 (and occasionally back from 20 - 0.
Please encourage your child to access 'Sumdog'. It is a fantastic online Math resource that will support and encourage your child's math understanding and progress.
Your child has their own login, which has been distributed, however, if you cannot locate it please contact school and we will re-send it to you.
Talk For Writing
We will begin ‘Talk for Writing’. This approach enables children to read and write independently. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’. The approach teacher uses shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.
The story we will be using for 'Talk for Write' will be 'Mr Grumpys Outing'. Here is the link for the story:
Please ask your child the actions for the story.