Ewyas Harold Primary School

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Reception

Welcome back to the second half of our Summer Term. The children have come back to school and settled straight back into school routine with eagerness. If you have any queries or concerns about your child then please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff. As the children are now in their Third term of Reception, we strongly ask that carry on giving your child their belongings and allowing them to independently come into the cloakroom from the playground, as this is a big expectation for Year 1. 

This term in:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development- We are continuing to teach the children about behaviour expectations at school. Through our focus of 'Changing Me' we will be looking at how we have changed since starting Reception and preparing us for the changes as we grow into adult hood, looking at the changes of bodies, cultural changes, respecting our bodies and growing up.  

Communication and Language - The children will take part in lots of small group activities and discussion this term through our focus and learn a range of new vocabulary, based upon 'Traditional tales'. Each school day will also bring a new VIP in each class, where your child will have their turn with the 'Show and Tell' bag. They will continue to bring the bag home and are invited to bring in one item of interest that they can show and tell their friends about. This has helped develop their speaking and listening skills and confidence in talking in front of a group. 

Physical Development - We will be continuing with independent dressing and undressing for PE, please continue to support this at home to encourage your child's independence. PE will also bring a range of ways to move for your child in different environments, continuing to learn the skills of apparatus, dance and practise our skills for sports day. Over this term you child's class will take part in dance lessons delivered by Nicola's school of dance. This will promote their rhythm to music. 

Maths - In Maths we will be continuing to work with numbers up to 20 and beyond. The children will be looking at number bonds to ten and using these skills in simple addition and subtraction number sentences. The children will be doing lots of practical activities to reinforce what they have learnt. We will also be using language related to weight, capacity, length, height and size. 

Understanding of the World - During this half- term the children will do lots of investigations and will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Currently each class have a number of caterpillars to observe the changes that will take place, talking about their findings and giving explanations. 

Literacy - We will continue with our daily phonics sessions, focusing on listening skills, tricky words and segmenting and blending. We are continuing with phase 3 and now phase 4 of the letters and sounds programme. The children will continue to bring home books from our new school reading scheme and their key words lists. Please make sure you practise these regularly at home. Can we remind you if read with 5 times a week your child will receive a rainbow reader certificate. The children will take part in weekly handwriting lessons and will continue practising the correct formation of letters. Our focus for this half-term is 'Traditional tales'. We will be looking at story language, settings, describing characters, sequencing stories and developing their story writing skills. 

Expressive Art and Design - The children will continue to sing rhymes and songs daily. They will have the opportunity to take part in role play, explore musical instruments and the making area/painting bay, discussing ideas first and then constructing with a purpose in mind. Our role play area will change to a home corner to support learning of traditional tales. 

 

Reminders

Monday- Dance, ensure your child has their PE kit in school

Tuesday - PE for RLC

Wednesday - PE for RB

 

Now the Summer has arrived please ensure your child always brings a sunhat, sun cream and a water bottle. Please could you apply sun cream before your child arrives for school and when needed we will support in topping this up. The children need to continue to bring their book bag every day.

Many thanks

Mrs Lewis, Mrs Camden, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Ball, and Mrs Pockett.

n.b. Dates for your diary -

Sports day Thursday 14th June 1:30pm 

Caswell Bay trip Thursday 5th July 8:15am arrival in school

Picnic to celebrate the end of Reception and to share learning journey's Wednesday 18th July 1:30pm

RB Class assembly to be confirmed.