Spring Newsletter Reception Thursday 1st April 2021
We have been so proud of the Reception children this term as we know as it has been difficult. We have been impressed with their resilience and determination towards their learning. We have two main focuses for summer term. Firstly, we will continue to work on the children’s PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional development). The children need to be able to take turns, play games and explain how they are feeling using ‘because…’.
Our other focus will be writing. In the summer term we will be developing the children’s resilience to “have a go,” use helpful words as well as their phonics knowledge. We understand that not all children may be at this level yet, however it is vital they mark-make using pictures and develop their fine motor skills before Year 1.
This term we have been focusing on children’s well-being at home and in school. We have explored texts such as The Colour Monster and The Ugly Duckling. We have focused on talk time where the children have been able to discuss their feelings openly with adults, and use language where they can explain how they are feeling. We have also been looking at the Easter story as well as completing some Easter egg challenges.
During this term the Reception team have been spending time with the children in provision to assess their learning. As part of our recovery curriculum we will use this information to plan for the Summer term. We have included a ‘top ten tips’ you can do over Easter and we have included a list of what we expect Reception children should be able to do now.
Reception children should to be able to:
- Write their name
- Form letters of the alphabet
- Use helpful/tricky words to write sentences
- Count 0-20 forwards and backwards
- Name the days of the week
- Recite the alphabet
- Recognise and read all the phonics sounds we have learnt so far
- Dress and undress independently in preparation for PE lessons
Websites you can look at, at home to support learning further:
Phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Phonics Bloom https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
We hope you all have a lovely Easter break and we will see you all soon
The Reception Team
Top ten tips:
- Retell 3 favourite stories
- Read and write 6 helpful words the go to he she we
- Read daily
- Practise upper and lowercase letters
- Fine motor skills Cutting, peeling, threading Phonics tiles and sound mats
- Physical Walk, cycle, climb
- Spring hunt Talk about differences between winter and spring
- Easter Baking
- Practise counting Forwards, backwards, different starting numbers
Celebration Assembly winners 1/4/2021
Mental Wellbeing Week 2021
Mental Wellbeing Week
Websites for further advice and support for adults in supporting your children:
Mental Wellbeing Week activities
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break. Welcome back to your first day back at school! Here is your first timetable of activities as mentioned in the video. There are also some really useful websites on the timetable too. I have also attached a photo of the timetable BBC have released today which has some great shows aimed at Reception children.
If you are having any issues please let us know. We will try our best to answer all your questions on here and you can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and your support as always.
Have a lovely day!
The Reception Team
Here are some helpful websites
You can click on the links below:
We Wish You a Merry Christmas From Freedman Class
We Wish You a Merry Christmas from Fletcher Class
We Wish You a Merry Christmas From Carle Class
Above is a letter we have sent home regarding a speech and language intervention called NELI. We are hoping to do with Reception after Christmas. If you could return the slip back to the class teachers by Monday 7th December 2020.
Writing in Reception
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Parents Consultation Evenings
Parents consultation meetings are a little different this year. We have taken some photos and videos of our provision for you to have a look at so you can see all the wonderful learning that Reception are doing.
Thank you for all your support and patience this term.
Parents Consultation Evening letter
This week we have been learning all about the number 4. We discussed what is importance about the number 4 to us in Reception. We watched the Numberblocks video (link below) and talked about the number 4. Could the children talk to you about what they know about the number 4?
You will find attached a short video about how to support your child completing the phonics sheets they are bringing home. Please do these sheets with your child so they get as much practice as possible to help them on their reading journey.
Also click on the link below for letter sounds pronunciations:
Miss Home showing how we use our flashcards in school
Mrs Hobson showing how we use the 'practise the sound' sheets at school
Welcome to the Reception class page. We are all so impressed how well the children have settled into their new school/class after a difficult time across the country. Please read the newsletter above to see what we will be focusing on this term.
Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to settle into a very different and at the same time exciting new school year.
The Reception team.