Sunday, 6 May 2018

Reception Newsletter Summer 1 Week 4

                                                                                                      Term: Summer 1 Date: 07.05.18
Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather and have a great bank holiday weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back into school on Tuesday morning.

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.

We will continue with our topic of ‘Growing and changing’ and we will be reading the story “The very hungry caterpillar” by Eric Carle. The children will have the opportunity to continue observing our caterpillars and seeing first-hand the different stages in their life cycle. We will produce some lovely writing based on the story and using a range of materials to create our own caterpillars in the creative area.

A little update on our caterpillars, they are now fully emerged in their cocoons and we will be watching this week to see them emerge into beautiful butterflies before releasing them.

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.

This week is Week 1 of the Havering catering services. Tuesday’s choices are:
Red- Marinated chicken Tikka with rice
Blue-Cheesy Tomato Pasta Pot
Green-Sticky Quorn sausages with Wedges

Our Learning Objectives for this term are:-

Personal, Social and Emotional:

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

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

Communication and Language:
Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

ELG: They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Physical Development:
Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision. Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.

Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements.

Uses phonetic knowledge to write simple CVC words.

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

Attempts to write short sentences, which they can then read back.

Count reliably from 1-20.

Order numbers from 1-20.

Identify 1 more or less of a given number.

Expressive Art and Design:
Experiment with changing songs.

Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.

Understanding the World:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to living things.

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

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

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. Thank you to all the families who completed this last term we hope to see

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.

  Person: Mr Bloom

Piece of Art: Eric Carle - illustrator

Illustration by Eric Carle

Person: Mr Bloom

1. To find out facts about the illustrator.

2. To make a collage of one of his illustrations.

3. To choose a favourite illustration and talk/write about why you like it.

Draw a portrait of the person.

Find out facts about the person.

Watch the person in action.

Dates for your Diary:
Monday 7th May-School closed May Day bank holiday
Friday 18th May – Celebrate the Royal Wedding by coming to school wearing some wedding head wear, top hats and tiaras etc.
Tuesday 22nd May – Reception stay and read morning 8.30-8.50am
Friday 25th May-School Closed Staff Training
Monday 28th May-1st June School Closed-Half Term

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