Reception - Sprites and Unicorns
Summer Term 2021
Welcome back Unicorns and Sprites, we hope you have had an egg-cellent Easter break! We have some exciting topics and learning ready for your final term and cannot wait to share it with you all.
In Maths we will be continuing with our Maths Mastery approach, focusing on consolidating numbers and number bonds to 10. We will encourage the children to build and identify numbers to 20 and beyond using a range of resources. We will start with the number 11 and demonstrating that 11 is made up of 1 group of 10 and 1 more. We will then look at the patterns the numbers 11 and beyond follow, this will also include spatial reasoning, so the children can discover how to match numbers and arrangements of shapes.
We will be exploring more 2 and 3D shapes using patterns and asking the children to copy a pattern or shape picture, using positional language.
Read Write Inc Phonics
As we return to school this term, we will be continuing the super work the children have been doing. The children are already working in groups according to their level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress.
We will send home Book Bag Books or Sounds activities matched to the storybooks children read in school and will be used for extra practice at home. They include many of the same reading activities that we use in class and include parent guidance.
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Our theme for this half term is Amazing Animals! We can’t wait to get started on this topic and learn about the creatures great and small we share our world with. We will start with the biggest and scariest of all- the ones from the Jurassic era! We are sure Dinosaurs will capture the children’s imagination from the outset and get them hooked into their learning. We will then move onto large beasts such as big cats and the children will use non-fiction texts to find out facts and compare different traits and characteristics. We will also explore different habitats and look at how animals move and behave in order to adapt to their environment. After learning about smaller animals, we will move onto minibeasts and go exploring in our school grounds to see what bugs and crazy critters we can find. We will count and compare their legs, look carefully at their tiny wings and look at how these creatures catch their food.
For our final topic after half term we will observe the changes in the season and learn about how plants make the most of the Summer sun. We will read traditional stories like the Enormous turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk and attempt to act them out as part of a group. To finish we will read ‘Oh the Places You’ll go’ by Dr. Seuss and prepare the children to journey to Year 1. What an adventure this year has been! A massive pat on the back for being adaptable and coping with all the challenges it has thrown our way!
The children will continue to come to school dressed in their PE kit. As the weather improves will be going outside during some lessons so please ensure the children have tracksuit bottoms and tops.
PE day will be Wednesday for both Unicorns and Sprites
Reading at Home
Reading everyday to and with your children is more important than ever. Please can you continue to read the homework books everyday as this will be based around the work that the children have undertaken during that particular week in school. Please can you record the reading you do in their Home School Diary as we will be giving out Reader of the week certificates and praising the children that continue to read at home with the book mark stickers.
Thank you for your continued support.
The EYFS Team,
Miss Dempster, Mrs Hooper