Please bring all reading books and library books back so that we can collect them in by Friday 19 June. We will still go to the library to return books and share stories.
- Thursday 18 June 8.50-9.45 Activity morning for ReceptionCubs in Year 1 classrooms
- Friday 19 June 2-3pm Reception End of Year Party. Your room parent will have been in contact to share arrangements.
- Please let us know if you and your family are leaving early before the end of term.
Learning Theme: Changes
Last week the children loved the story of the Hermit Crab who had grown too big for his shell, making the link between their own growth and change. The children made their own shells full of the memories they will take with them from Reception. They went up to Year 1 hunting for clues about what it is like up there. They found the toilets, snack trolleys, water bottles, the Primary Canteen and lots of places where they can play and learn! The children also practised lining up on the Key Stage One playground in the places they will go to next year. We are feeling so grown up!
Our Big Questions this week is: How can we get ready for next year?
We will continue with our Hermit Crab theme, investigating the busy aquatic snails who clean the algae away from the Hermit crab’ s shell, getting them ready to go. The children will also be very busy helping to sort and organise our toys, understanding the important lesson that we are passing them onto the next group of children. We will have visits from the Nursrey children and Mrs Walker will ask for the Reception Cub’s help to help the Nursery children understand what it is like in Reception, and we will make a special display to welcome them.
We will also continue to prepare for our final visit to Year 1. The children will visit a year 1 classroom and try it out for size, undertaking lots of activities. They will also have some special video messages from the Year 1 teachers they will be having next year, giving the children a chance to get to know them, write to and email them. If your child is leaving our school, we will also be talking about the exciting changes ahead for them too. Please send us any photos you have of the places they will be next year, so that we can share them too. So much excitement!
ELG The world: They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
ELG+ Children know that the environment and living things are influenced by human activity. They can describe some actions which people in their own community do that help to maintain the area they live in.
ELG Managing Feelings and Behaviour They adjusts their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
ELG Understanding the World Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places and objects.
ELG Exploring media and materials They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Clean, sort, organize, ready, prepare
This week in phonics the children will practise “ locking away” the sounds and tricky words they have learnt this year. We will show them a variety of games and websites that they can play over the Summer to keep these skills going. In our final newsletter we will send out a list so that you can have them too. If you have any recommendations that you would like to share with other parents please let us know so we can add them to the list. You will be able to keep your phonics bags with tricky words and sounds so please practise them over the holiday.
This week we will be consolidating some of the skills we have learnt, moving the theme of changes into our maths with a function machine. The teacher puts a number into the machine and it changes, but how has it changed? What did the machine do to it? This is a great game to play at home too. I am thinking of number 2… I will change it to… 4. How did I change it? I doubled it! I am thinking of number 3… I will change it to… 5. How did I change it? I added 2. We will encourage the children to use number lines and counters to help them solve the problem and maybe make them up for their friends!
They solve problems, including doubling halving.
Function, change, what happened to it? How did it change? Add, take away, double, halve, problem, resources
Deze week hebben de kinderen de LOVS Cito-toets ‘Taal voor kleuters’ gemaakt. Hiermee kunnen we de voortgang meten op het gebied van passieve woordenschat en kritisch luisteren. Daarnaast hebben zijn we gestart met het thema kamperen.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
Many thanks again.
The Reception Team