Welcome back to Reception!

We cannot believe that it is Spring Term already. We are already getting excited about all of the wonderful activities that Spring will bring – we can’t wait to get our gardening gloves on!

This half term we have begun by finishing off our topic about The Arctic. We had so much fun learning about the animals that live there. There was so much to find out about, so thank you to all of our parents who carried on our learning at home.

Our next topic will be learning all about Julia Donaldson. Julia is an amazing children’s author who has written some of the best children’s books that we know. We will be having a huge focus on reading this half term so we are really excited about this topic. We will begin by looking at one of Julia’s most famous books, ‘The Gruffalo.’

In maths we will continue doing lots of counting and we will start exploring simple number problems. We can’t wait to see what the children can do with numbers once they start adding them together. You can support your child by doing lots of counting wherever you go. Can they spot any numbers on the way to school? Can they add two lots of numbers together? Make sure you use real objects if you are doing this – can they add 3 apples and 2 apples together?

In phonics we will continue learning our letter sounds and learning how to blend and segment. The children know know most of their letter sounds and are able to read and write simple words which is incredible. You can learn with your child by watching the Jolly Phonics songs together on YouTube. It’s really fun!

Please don’t forget to send a water bottle in for your child (water only please). Can you also make sure that your child has a bag of spare clothes on their peg. Please remember to put your child’s name in everything. Also, please remember to send your child with a warm, waterproof coat, a hat and some wellies during Winter as lots of our learning happens outside.

If you have any questions please just pop in and see us. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Neil, Mrs Francis and Miss McDermott