Welcome to Reception (RSJ)
Hello and welcome to Reception from Miss Sutton and Mrs Jardine!
Spring term 2! We can't believe how quickly this year is going and how much the children are growing and learning each day!
Our topic this half term is 'Traditional Tales'.
The children will be learning all about Traditional stories, how they are structured, characters and settings.
In Literacy, during our 'Traditional Tales' topic we will be listening to Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and The Gingerbread Man. We will start to use our story telling actions and have a go at re-telling the stories, write letters from the Wolf, write recipes for gingerbread men, design wanted posters for the Wicked Witch, write alternative endings to the stories, write potions, design our own characters and use story boards to tell the stories.
In Mathematics, this half term we will focus on 2d and 3d shape recognition and look at the properties of shapes and compare them. We will also continue to add and subtract.
In PE, we will continue to look at ball skills and balancing. We will now learn how to work with smaller equipment and balance on trickier things!
As always, we will continue to have circle time activities where we will focus on our speaking and listening skills. We will continue modelling how to talk in full sentences and use tenses.
We enjoyed our Toys topic last half term and have learned so much! We especially enjoyed designing our own toys and having a go at making them using junk modelling materials.
We have been so busy this half term. We have even started 'Jedi Handwriting' where both Miss Sutton and Mrs Jardine have created a special Star Wars themed lesson to help us with our letter formations.
We will start 'Sutine Stories' next half term too which has been brought in to help with our story telling and writing. We will teach you all of our actions!
We observed the children to see what they were playing with and what they were interested in. We decided that 'Traditional Tales' would be a great topic to choose after the interest in our reading area and such a successful 'Reading for Pleasure Evening'.
You can find our topic webs at the bottom of the page to find out more.
Non-Negotiables will continue this half term. We understand that there has been a little confusion in the past so we have put this on the website so that you can access the information at any time. The children need to complete the letter formation sheets in their phonics folders each week and these need to stay in their book bags. (If there are no new sheets in your child's folder this will be a recap week and no sheets will need to be completed) The children will need to read with an adult at least three times a week- once this is done it needs to be marked in the 'Reading Record' side of your child's book so that the adults know. Lastly, the children need to complete their Mathletics assignment each week. If you have any questions please contact us.
If you are wondering what kind of activities to do at home to help your child's learning here are some ideas.
Adult say a word and child to segment the sounds and write them in the correct order
Spelling tricky words
Spotting tricky words in a text
Writing sentences (Show children capital letters, finger spaces between words and a full stop)
Letter formations using the rhymes
Adding small numbers together
Counting up in twos
Missing number washing line game- hang up numbers, child to close eyes and adult to take a number away- what is missing?
Number splat (Online game)
Learning the alphabet