Sunday, 3 June 2018

Reception Newsletter Summer 2 Week 1

Summer 2       04.06.18

Dear Parents/Carers,
We hope you have had a lovely half term break and we look forward to welcoming our children back to school on Monday.

As we enter into our final half term of Reception we will be learning about the World. This week we will be reading the book `Handa`s Surprise` and learning about Africa and how it is different from Harold Hill. The children will be looking at and tasting a range of fruits.

 Thank you again for your continued support and cooperation in encouraging your child to come in of a morning independently, it is much appreciated and will help in their transition into Year 1. The majority of children are now managing this very well and enjoying the satisfaction of being able to do this.

If you haven't already returned the form regarding our school trip stating whether your child will require a lunch can you please do so no later than Friday 8th June. Thank you.

A little reminder Wednesday is our PE day, please ensure your child has their named PE kit in school. We have a lot of lost property accumulating in school which cannot be returned to their rightful owner as they are unnamed.

When/if we have warmer weather could you please ensure your child comes to school with a sun hat and water bottle.

If your child has needed a change of clothes, could you please ensure these are sent back into school as we now have no spare clothes in school!

This week is Week 1 of the Havering catering services. Monday's choices are:
Red- Pork Sausages with Mash Potato
Blue-Tuna & Sweetcorn Baguette
Green- Cheesy Leek Pasta

Our Learning Objectives for this term are:-

Personal, Social and Emotional:
ELG: They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.

ELG: Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.                       

Communication and Language:
ELG: They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

ELG: They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

Physical Development:

ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.

Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision.

ELG: They also write some irregular common words.

ELG: To write simple sentences which can be read by them and others.

ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
ELG: They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
ELG: Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Expressive Art and Design:

ELG: They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

ELG: The children sing songs, make music, dance and experiment with ways of making them.

Understanding the World:

ELG: They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.

ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.


Please remember the homework expectation in Reception is to read every day and learn the red words. If you would like further homework please complete the Learning Challenge.

Learning Challenge

Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.

The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class
Nursery Rhyme:
A Sailor went to sea
Captain Hook or Tinkebell
Piece of music:
George Frideric Handel
  1. Learn it off by heart.
  2. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  3. Find out about the rhyme
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.
  3. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  4. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it

Dates for your Diary:
Friday 15th June-Father’s Day-Stay and make
Friday 15th June - Stay and read 8.30-8.55am
Friday 22nd June -Staff Training Day
Thursday 28th June-Reception Trip to Paradise Park
Friday 29th June-Staff Training Day

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is
Kind regards
The Reception Team