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Welcome to Reception!

We are Edinburgh and Cardiff class.

In Spring we have been learning...

Key Learning- Summer.

We are looking forward to sharing some interesting fiction and non-fiction texts during this Summer term. Here is an introduction to the books we will be studying together:

The Whale Who Wanted More

Humphrey the whale is on a quest: to find the one perfect object that will make him feel complete. He roams far and wide, gathering endless undersea treasure as he goes. Yet, no matter how many goodies he accumulates, Humphrey still doesn't feel content. Could it be friendship, not possessions, that will really make Humphrey's heart sing?

A sparkling rhyming tale that encourages sharing and kindness, this heartwarming story of friendship is perfect for reading aloud.

SupertatoIt’s night-time in the supermarket and all is quiet and still. But wait. Something has escaped from the freezer. Something with plans. Evil plans. This little escapee (or escapea?) wants to cause chaos. Its targets: the fresh vegetables.

Never fear, though – Supertato is here! Can he solve these despicable crimes and save the vegetables from a terrible fate? He’ll definitely have to draw on all his superpowers if he’s going to outwit this little green foe.

This term in Reception we will learn about:

  • Subtraction
  • Doubling and Halving
  • Grouping and Sharing
  • Odds and Evens
  • Volume and Capacity
  • Numbers to 20
  • Composing and Decomposing Shape

Parent information.

In Summer term we continue to follow the Little Wandle scheme and begin focussing on phase 4 phonics. In Phase 4, no new graphemes are introduced. The main aim of this phase is to consolidate the children’s knowledge and to help them learn to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and milk. The children will also be exposed to and taught how to decode longer words, including compound words (e.g carpark) and words with ‘er’ ‘ing’ ‘s’ and ‘ed’ endings.

The tricky words we will be learning are: some, said, have, like, were, do, there, says, little, what, out, today, here, one, so.

Reading Books
Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe. Reading books are changed every Wednesday and returned Thursday.

We will also be working on reading eggs in class and at home! If you are unsure how to access Reading Eggs at home please ask a member of staff at school.

Your child also has access to online books through their log in to Collins Big Cat Ebook. These are the books your child has been reading in their guided reading sessions and is another opportunity to develop their fluency by sharing a book they are already familiar with.

PE will take place each Wednesday for Edinburgh and Cardiff. We are requesting that on their PE day children come to school dressed for PE with appropriate outdoor PE kit: black jogging bottoms, white/black plain T-Shirt and outdoor trainers. During colder periods your child can wear their school jumper or cardigan to take part in outdoor activities. 

Outdoor Learning
Children will have access the outdoor area frequently throughout the day. We are requesting that on their Forest School day (Thursday), children bring into school appropriate trousers for outdoors, a waterproof coat/jacket and wellies or walking boot style shoes / old trainers in a named carrier bag. Please bring a change of bottoms for your child to change into (leggings, joggers or shorts).

Snack and Water Bottles
Fruit, milk and water are available to your child throughout the school day. Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening. 

Class Team.

Mrs Bostock- EYFS Lead & Cardiff Class Teacher

Miss Biggs- Edinburgh Class Teacher

Mrs Parr, Mrs Webb, Mrs Mckenna (Monday) and Mrs Shaw (Friday)- Reception Teaching Assistants

Upcoming Events.

Outdoor learning for Reception class will take place on Thursday afternoons. These sessions will be on the following dates:
18th April
2nd May
16th May.

How you can support us.

We value the learning partnerships with parents.  You can support your child's learning at home by:

  • reading with your child daily
  • accessing Reading Eggs
  • assisting them with reading and writing their busy box words
  • encouraging them to create simple sentences independently in their homework books
  • assisting with handwriting practice/formation
  • daily counting opportunities such as when climbing the stairs
  • using their number cards to support them with number recognition and place value
  • talking with them about the world that surrounds them
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