Welcome to Reception's Learning Page
MEET THE TEAM
HOW CAN YOU HELP WITH YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT?
Our Topic this half term is:
This half term's Topic focus begins with planting a broad bean
seed. We are doing this through learning all about instruction
writing, using the book, My Bean Diary.
Week two (A very short week) will then see the children learning
how to take care of the seeds they have planted and how they can
help them to grow at their best.
Then in week three, we'll be studying leaves and how they change across the seasons. This will also involve a local walk to Bradley Woods. We will let you know nearer the time when we plan to do this.
In week four, the children will design and make their very own garden - please talk to them about any ideas you may have to share with them; even visit a couple of gardens or Greenhead park and take some pictures!
Looking after our planet takes place in the final fifth week, when the children will learn all about the importance of looking after our world and their local area.
To support this exciting Topic at home, you could;
Plant your own seeds and watch them grow in a small pot on the kitchen windowsill.
Look out for signs of spring wherever you go; bird song, bees, flowers, plants, trees, blossom
Draw pictures of any signs of spring
Make your own fairy garden!
Look out for the fun, weekly activities on out learning journal 'Seesaw'!
Here is our overview for this Spring term.
We will be busy helping the children to be
super confident with numbers to 10, as well
as introducing numbers beyond 10 to 20.
Our provision play will enable the
children to learn through exploring whilst
You can support your child by looking out for
'teen' numbers, whilst out in the car or on
the bus. Play games such as Bingo, Snakes and
Ladders, and Dominoes.
"Spatial reasoning (also referred to as ‘spatial thinking’ or ‘spatial awareness’) involves how we understand location (where things are positioned and where they are in relation to other things), dimensions (for example, how long something is or how big something is and the properties of objects (such as spiky or flat)." (Early Childhood Maths Group, 2022).
This half term's Talk 4 Writing book is the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We
will start by immersing the children in the book by studying the beginning, middle and
end. We will order the story, act out scenes and write short sentences and captions.
If you have the book at home, please read it with your child and ask them questions
about the characters, setting and what happens; can they tell you the beginning, middle
and end? You can also watch it on may YouTube sights including:
Reading and Phonics
In Reception we have a strong focus on developing early reading skills.
We are passionate about promoting a love of reading for all the children
and developing fluency and skill. This will only help to serve them well in
all other aspects of their school and adult life. Your role in supporting this
adventure for the children is crucial.
We send home phonic appropriate books for the children which matches their
level of reading. Your child will receive two books per week. These books will be
sent home every Monday and are to be returned the following Monday MORNING.
In order for them to be changed parents will have to sign the Reading Record
which will go home in your child’s book bag.
We have now finalised all new learning for Phases 3 and 4 and consolidating the sounds
through recapping, talking out short sentences, reading and writing short captions. Homework will be set every Monday for you to work through with your child.
Monday - Library, home work and Home Reading Book swap
- Library - open from 2:30pm
Wednesday- RH and RT PE