Reception - Sprites and Unicorns
Spring Term 2023
Welcome to Sprites and Unicorns class! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break.
At Cooks Spinney we use an online learning journal called Tapestry, through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). On it, we record WOW moments, comments and photos to show your child’s progress throughout their time in our EYFS.
With Tapestry, you are able to access your child’s learning journal from a computer or mobile device at any time. Email notifications are sent out to inform you when new observations have been added. This will allow you to keep up to date with your child’s progress, and see what they are doing at school. We also encourage you to share evidence from home to contribute to your child’s journal.
You can view your child’s learning journal via https://tapestryjournal.com or by downloading the ‘Tapestry’ App on mobile devices.
Read Write Inc Phonics
The children will be following Read Write Inc Phonics programme. RWI is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama. The children will be assigned to groups according to their level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress. Please check Tapestry for updates on your child's group and when books are needed to be handed in.
Please view the videos below for more information:
Our theme for this half term is 'Once upon a time!'. We will be looking at different fairytales and traditional tales. We will be reading 'Three little pigs', 'Red Riding Hood' and 'The Gingerbread Man'.
PE day will be Tuesday afternoons for both Unicorns and Sprites. The children will come to school dressed in their PE kit.
In maths we will be following the Maths Mastery approach. Children will learn that collections of objects can be sorted into sets based on attributes such as colour, size or shape. We will look at how the same collection of objects can be sorted in different ways and look at comparing different objects.
We will be visiting our nature area once a week as part of our learning. Please ensure your child has a pair of named wellies that can be kept at school.
Reading at Home
Reading everyday to and with your children is more important than ever. Please can you record the reading you do in their Reading Diary.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Blanking, Miss Farrell, Mrs Povey and Miss Smith.