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Welcome to Reception!

Dear Parents,


We hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday.


Our topic this term is 'The Natural World', which will cover growing plants, Ocean life and minibeasts after half term. 


PE in Reception is still on a Tuesday afternoon and Smokey Row is on a Thursday. Please ensure that the children have the appropriate clothing and footwear in school. It is also essential that all items are named! As part of our Physical Development, this half term, we will be largely focusing on Maypole and Country Dancing.  


In Literacy, we will be looking at non-fiction and stories related to our topic. We will be focusing on writing at greater length and in Phonics we will continue to focus on the application of Phase 3 and 4 sounds, as well as learning some of the most frequently used phase 5 sounds. Hopefully the children will soon be able to explain what a split diagraph is!


In Maths, we will be learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, and finding out more about doubling, halving and sharing. Our main focus will be the application of mathematical knowledge to practical problems, rather than doing 'sums'. We will also be beginning to work with money and thinking about the measurement of time.


Many thanks to those parents who continue to do such an amazing job of supporting their child by hearing them read at home on a regular basis. Most of our children now know all the Reception key words and are reading fluently at an age-related level. It really does have a massive impact on their progress when they have the opportunity to read on an individual basis for more time than we can offer at school, and the subsequent effect on their writing means that we are developing some very talented writers. Again, a huge thank you for all your support.


Kindest Regards,

Mrs Unsworth and the Reception team

Ofsted outstanding since 2011 SIAMS outstanding since 2016


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