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Reception

Summer Term 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

It is hard to believe that we entered the final term of the year. We can't believe how fast the year has gone but we are really looking forward to all the exciting things that the summer term brings. 

This half term, our topic is titled "Come Outside", where we will be exploring all different things that grow, including plants, flowers and food. We will be exploring what grows from seeds, what seeds need to grow, the life cycle of different plants as well as planting and caring for our own seeds. In addition, we will be learning what food grows and exploring and making some delicious dishes from these foods. Through this work, we will also be developing our observational drawing skills, by  drawing different foods and flowers. To support our learning, we will be exploring the stories "The Extraordinary Gardener" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". 

This term, we will be focusing on our set 2 phonics sounds, which are all diagraphs.  We will also be continuing to focus on writing sentences. By the end of the term, all children need to be able to write a sentence independently which makes sense, has a capital letter, full stop and uses finger spaces.  We will also be starting to join two sentences together with the words and/but. During our Literacy work, we will also be enhancing our creative skills by creating our own stories thinking carefully about main characters, settings, problems and solutions. 

Within Maths, we will continuing to focus on numbers, the children will be developing their ability to recall number facts and bonds for all numbers to 10, recall one more and one less, identify odd and even numbers to 10, state doubles to 10 and count beyond 20. We will also be learning all about 3d shapes and their properties, days of the week and capacity. 

We will continue to explore My Happy Mind every Monday afternoon. This half term the focus is Relate which focus on what good listening skills are and how they use them.  

Please ensure that you are listening to your child read at least three times a week. We cannot stress how important this it to ensure the skills that they are being taught are embedded. The more the children practice the more confident they will become with their reading. As part of this we do ask that they also practice the sound cards and tricky words with them as much as possible.   We will continue to count on a Friday how many days they have read, allowing them to earn their reading stars. Once they have read 100 times they get to choose a special book which they can keep. The children are doing really well with this and earning so many stars!

The children will continue to have access to the outdoor area at all times, therefore please ensure that they bring sun hat with them  everyday, it would really help if these can also be named. As we progress into the summer, we are hopeful that we will have hot, sunny days (fingers crossed!)  Please ensure children come to school with sun tan lotion applied in the morning. Where this will not last them all day, the children can bring a named bottle into school. Please, be aware that due to the guidance we have to work under, we are unable to apply sun tan lotion, therefore the children will have to apply this themselves. We will of course observe them and support them as much as possible but it may be easier to use a brand that lasts all day. Could you also make sure that the children bring into school a small bag with a change of clothes in case of accidents. 

 

Key information:

  • Named sun hats should be in school everyday We will continue to access the school library, every other Tuesday
  • Please ensure that your child comes to school in school PE kit every Thursday for their PE session.
  • All children need to bring a water bottle to school every day. Please ensure these are filled only with water.
  • Please inform your child if they need to order a school dinner before they come into school
  • Please send your child’s book bag into school every day, with your child’s reading book and diary inside
  • Don’t forget if your child would like snack, please order it through Arbor.

We know that this is a lot of information, so if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Amanda Robinson and Clare Swindley 

 

Clare Swindley: deputy@millfields.cheshire.sch.uk 

Amanda Robinson: arobinson@millfields.cheshire.sch.uk