Welcome to the Reception class area
Welcome back after the spring bank break; hopefully you have all had a lovely holiday and that all of the children are ready for that last few weeks of their first year in school.
Our topic this half term will be ‘Are all creatures in the woods scary?’ Initially our focus for the first few weeks will be The Gruffalo story. We will be using the story and the woodland animal theme to inspire our writing and we will also be designing our own terrible creatures and creating transient art using natural materials. Much of our provision will focus on the Gruffalo story and woodland animal habitats; we will be creating animal homes in the construction and making models of woodland animals in the playdough. Our topic has begun with our visit to Nell bank for our Gruffalo day!
Leading on from the Gruffalo, we will be learning about different minibeasts. We will be looking at non-fiction texts to find out about minibeasts, going on bug hunts and learning about how to respect and care for the creatures around us. All of our investigations will help us write our own non-fiction books about a minibeast. Our maths work will lead on from our bug hunts, where we will be looking at data collection and how to show numbers on a bar chart.
Alongside our classroom work, many other exciting things happen in this final half term. As part of our transition arrangements, the children will continue to spend some time in their new Year One classroom. This half term we also enjoy Sport’s Day and Reception Class will show their class assembly on Wednesday 17th July.
As the weather is changing, on hot occasions the children will need to wear sun cream, a sun hat and must have a water bottle. Please apply your child’s sun cream before they come to school. If it needs topping up please be aware that due to health and safety guidelines we are not able to rub the cream in (this must be done by your child); However we will supervise them as they apply it and check that they are adequately covered. We appreciate your understanding with this.
We are finding an increasing amount of unmarked uniform. Please ensure all of your child’s uniform is clearly named, also please could all children bring a waterproof coat each day in case of rain. (A small waterproof may be left in pump bags!)