9th june 2017

9th june 2017

What a lovely, and very busy, term it has been!

Focus for Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
We are continuing to focus on curiosity of the world around us. We will also be learning about responsibility about how we can look after everything around us. To help us, we have been really lucky to experience the hatching of chicken eggs; we will be looking after the baby chicks over the next two weeks as they grow. As we approach the Summer we will be ensuring we are independent and can look after ourselves (drinking plenty of water in the hot weather, wearing our sun hats outside etc.)

Focus for Literacy:
We have been writing information sheets and riddles about mini-beasts. We will be focusing on independent writing and ensuring we can use our phonics to write for purpose, such observations of the chicks during Independent Learning time and Discovery Time.

Focus for Mathematical Development:
We have been solving word problems linked to our topic, involving addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing. We have been coming up with our own ways of solving problems.

Focus for character development:
As well as caring for our new chicks, we have been taking care of our new Busy Bee area, keeping it clean and tidy, as well as ensuring we water the plants to help them grow. We will be maintaining and improving Bug-ingham Palace and also designing and making bug homes to help look after insects!

How you can help at home this fortnight:
Please continue to hear your child read their book and learn their red words regularly, this is vital for their progress at this stage of the year and your help at home is valuable and greatly appreciated. If they are making great progress and reading the red words fluently, please help them to learn how to spell them accurately.

If you are yet to complete the information sheets sent home to you (Celebrations and ICT) please could you do so and send them into school for us to use as evidence towards your child’s achievements. Thank you to those of you who have done so already.

As the weather gets warmer, please ensure your child has sun cream applied in the morning before school (they do not need to come into school with a bottle of sun cream, one application in the morning will be enough). Please could you ensure your child comes into school with a hat also.

Reception outcome – Wednesday 14th June 1.30pm.
We invite parents and carers to join us in celebrating the end of our topic ‘Butterflies and Beanstalks’. Please come to the school for 1.30pm, we will be in the hall and the children will be singing a selection of their favourite songs and doing two dances demonstrating the lifecycle of a caterpillar and the bee waggle dance. After this the children will be taking you on a tour of the busy bee area, showing you the plants they have grown, taking you into the classrooms to see the chicks and to show you their work from the term.

We hope to see as many of you as possible.

Many thanks!

The Reception Team