The year has flown by and we can’t believe that we’re in our final term of the Reception year!

As we approach Year 1, we are building the stepping stones for a secure transition. Please use the links in our previous blogs to revisit and review our learning. The images below show the Early Learning Goals that your child is expected to have achieved by the end of Reception. As we work to ensure that your child feels confident in most of these areas, it is crucial that you are working with them at home to consolidate their learning in school.

Please remember to read daily with your child. 

 

This term, we are reviewing Phase 2 and 3 sounds and tricky words. We will use our phonetic knowledge to begin reading, writing and spelling longer words. Take a look at the following links for some free Home Learning resources.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-3

For Maths, our first block of learning will be focusing on numbers to 20 and beyond. This week, children will be asked to choose a number card, make the number on a counting string and build the number using building blocks. At home, you can support this learning with the following free resources.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/numberblocks-make-and-play

As always, Home Learning is due every Wednesday and is given out every Friday.

Looking forward to a happy and exciting Summer Term!

Thank you for your continued support,

 

The Reception Team

 

Hello to our lovely Reception parents and carers,

We are so excited to begin our new term and continue our wonderful learning. This term, our topic is Earth and Beyond – we will discover the planets in our solar system and explore outer space.

Here’s a song to sing at home!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2prtmPEjOc

As we begin a new term we would like to kindly remind you that the school day begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. It is essential for your child’s learning and progress that they arrive on time daily. We are understanding of the occasional lateness but consistent lateness has a huge impact on your child’s overall school experience and we do keep a daily record of late arrivals. 

We will be updating this blog weekly with examples of our learning and ideas for home learning so please remember to keep checking the blog!

If you have any questions please come and chat to a member of the Reception Team.

– Miss Ellery and Ms Kelleher

It has been a wonderful term and the children have done so well! We are so incredibly proud of every single child. The children are continuously developing in their areas of learning and have made so much progress in their communication and social skills. We will be breaking up for the Easter holidays this Thursday at 2pm and we will return back to school on Monday 15th April 2024. Thank you for all your support, encouragement and kind words every morning.

Best Regards,

The EYFS/Nursery Team

 

Our topic this term in Science has been ‘living things and habitats’. This week, Year 4 spent time working in groups to research three habitats which are greatly effected by global warming – the ocean, the rainforest and Antarctica. After researching these habitats using the iPads, we answered questions about climate change and its impact on animals in these habitats.

This week in Year 5

This week in Year 5 we are continuing to study North America learning in detail about the physical geography of the Grand Canyon and how animals adapt to live there. As part of this we are considering what descriptive words are most effective in describing. Access to a wide vocabulary benefits children greatly in their writing and this can be developed through regular reading and discussing of books.

In Maths we have been doing assessments to draw attention to gaps in understanding. Many children did very well however all children have room to improve their maths through revision and home and practicing times tables.

Notices

Last day of term 28/3/24 – school day finishes at 2pm

PE kits needs to be brought in but not worn on Tuesdays

Reading Records need to be brought in Monday and Friday with 3 tasks being completed each week. Children should be practicing their reading every night and benefit from discussing what they are reading with adults.

 

Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA | Franks Travelbox

 

 

 

We have been learning about different celebrations and why some people celebrate Easter, Eid and Diwali. The children have been busy making lots of things to celebrate Easter and we have also been reading about Easter. Take a look at some of our pictures and our learning from this week!

Nursery children engaging in physical development activities experience numerous benefits for their overall growth. Through play, such as running, jumping, climbing, and playing with balls or other equipment, children develop their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, and strength. These activities also promote social interaction, teamwork, and communication skills as children engage with their peers in play settings. Physical activities in nursery settings contribute to a healthy lifestyle, fostering habits of regular exercise and movement from a young age. Help your child to go on long walks with you and take them to the park as much as you can.


Nursery children have been engaging in writing with chalk outside, this activity can greatly benefit their physical development. As they grip the chalk and make marks on the ground or chalkboard, they are refining their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The act of writing with chalk also encourages children to use larger arm movements and engage their shoulder muscles, promoting gross motor development. Additionally, writing with chalk in different positions such as standing, kneeling, or lying down helps enhance their balance and spatial awareness. Home learning – children can have a go outside in the park drawing using chalk.

Take a look at what we have been doing this week. We have really enjoyed going outside into the big playground and having a run! We have also been sharing and taking turns with our friends. Everyday we learn through our play. We love to dress up, play on the see-saw outside, read books and play with playdough. During circle time we have also been talking about what our favourite fruit is and we have been continuing to learn about healthy eating. For your home learning… can you draw your favourite fruit and bring it into school to show your friends?