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Week Beginning 20 June 2016

Please remember there will be no BISCAP/BISS Lions Swimming/ECAs this week.


  • Baby Pictures: To support learning and understanding about how we grow and change please email a picture of your child as a baby or a toddler to their class teacher.
  • Transition to Year 1: Until the end of term the Reception Cubs will line up outside alongside the Y1 children before coming into school. They have done well so far and have shown how grown up they can be.  Please remember to get to school by 8.25 so your child can line up with their class.
  • With the changeable weather we are having please make sure your child has a named light weight coat to wear outside when its cooler or wet and a sun hat for when it gets hot!  We do try to get outside every day.  Please also spray your child with mosquito repellent or have them wear a band to school.
  • Class party: Our Reception class parties will happen on Wednesday 29th June. Please liaise with your room parent if you have any more questions. Thanks.

Our Big Question: “How have you changed?”

We will continue looking back over the past year in Reception Cubs and thinking about all the skills we have now and how much we have grown and changed. We will continue to decorate our ‘Hermit Crab’ Shells with pictures to show our journey.


We will continue to use the story: ‘House for a Hermit Crab’ by Eric Carle as inspiration but also be looking at non-fiction books about the human life cycle. We will ask the children to think about the things they could and couldn’t do when they were a baby, all the things they can do now and also to think not just about next year in Year 1 but beyond as well. Please email a photo of your child when they were a baby to your class teacher as it will really help our discussions.

Development Outcomes

Communication & Language; To use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

PSED Confidently to speak to the class group. Talk about things they enjoy, are good at and about the things they don’t find easy.

Vocabulary: change, grow, older, younger, past, future;


Puffer fish- We will learn alternative pronunciations for u (nut/unicorn) and ow (now/grow). We will practise reading the words again and different and we will practice spelling one, make and here.

Sharks- This week we will learn the alternative pronunciations for i and o.  We will also practise reading and spelling words with adjacent consonants and words with newly learned graphemes.                        

Octopus- We will be reviewing all the phase 3 sounds this week.  We will be applying them to our writing and having a try at writing some sentences.

Jellyfish- We will revise our phase 3 sounds and also look at the short ‘oo’ sound (book) and the long ‘oo’ sound (moon).

Starfish- We will learn new sounds; igh (light and night) and the long oo (moon and broom).

Maths: Number

As we near the end of the year we will review all the ways we have learned to use numbers. We will be looking at quantities of objects and estimating how many there are then counting to check. We will add numbers together and take them away from each other. We will double and halve them and share them out fairly.

Key Vocabulary:  estimate, guess, count, add, take away, half, double, share, equal.

Development Outcomes:

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

Children solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


Next week, children will be share some traditional story and review the vocabulary that we have learned this year. We will introduce a couple of classic Chinese stories about sharing and team work , They are called 三个和尚 (The Three Monks) and 小猫钓鱼 (Little Kitten Go Fishing).

Key Vocabulary:  monk  和尚 (he shang),   fire  火  (huo) ,   kitten 猫(mao) ,  go fishing  钓鱼 (diao yu)


Deze week hebben we het over gezondheid.  Wat is goed voor je lichaam?  Eet jij wel gezond? Vrijdag komt `tandarts  Bram`op bezoek in de klas om alle vragen over ons gebit te beantwoorden.

De letter van de week is de ‘uu’.  

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