It is now the summer term and we have lots of exciting things to look forward to and learning to do, in preparation for year 1!
Summer Term Themes
This term we are learning about ‘Growth and Change’ focussing on ‘Plant and Animal lifecycles’. We will be writing instructions on how to plant a sunflower seed to do practically and sending home seeds to grow the plants at home. Children will also explore these topics through art work, stories and circle times. We will have a visit from the Animal Man and go on a trip to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park!
In literacy/ phonics we will be focussing on phase 3 and 4 letters and sounds as well as spellings of keywords. There is a big focus this term on writing sentences structured correctly with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and writing for different purposes e.g. stories, descriptions, instructions, letters.
In Numeracy, we will be focussing on worded problems linked to addition and subtraction, using a range of different strategies and recording numbers. We will also be learning number bonds and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s ready for year 1.
Please keep up the good work with reading with your children at home, with a focus on reading simple sentences fluently and encouraging good comprehension of their reading books. Reading/Spellings of keywords is ongoing and supports your child’s progress in their reading and writing at school. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book bag every day, as this is an extremely busy term timetables might vary week by week and reading will happen as and when. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
In the second half of the summer term your child will take part in some transition sessions within their New Year 1 classes with their new teachers. We will also grow butterflies in class and release them as part of transition.
P.E. lessons will take place mainly outside using different outdoor equipment. Your child will have P.E. on the normal days and they will need their normal PE kit a green t-shirt, black shorts or trousers and black pumps which can stay at school for the term.
The Reception gates will be open at 08:45 in the morning. Registers are submitted at 08:55 and any children who arrive after this time will be marked in as late. The gates open at 3:20 in the afternoon.
Please collect your child promptly.
Thursday 2nd May 2019- Voting day (School Closed for pupils)
Monday 6th May 2019- Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Monday 13th May 2019- Balance Bike day
Wednesday 22nd May 2019- Superhero Party (Afternoon)
Friday 24th May 2019- Break up for half term
Tuesday 18th June 2019- Animal Man visit to school
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 – Trip to Birmingham Nature Reserve
Friday 5th July 2019- Summer Fayre
8th, 10th, 11th July 2019- Transition sessions in Year 1
Monday 15th July 2019– Reception Sports morning
Wednesday 17th July 2019 – KS1 Awards afternoon
Please check the newsletter weekly for key dates and events.
Many thanks for your help and support,
The Reception Team.
Mrs Roberts Miss Koymen Mrs Williams-Packer Miss Lea-Redmond Mrs Naraine Mrs Mayo Mrs Hussain