Sunday, 20 May 2018

Reception Newsletter Summer 1 Week 6

                                                                                                     Summer 1       21.05.18

Dear Parents/Carers,
We hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far in the sunshine and you managed to catch a glimpse of the royal wedding yesterday.

The children all made such a great effort with their wedding head wear on Friday and we continued the royal celebrations by having class picnics and making delicious sandwiches. Please look out on the blog tomorrow for pictures of our celebrations.

We also realised our butterflies on Friday; we hope you managed to see our blog which captured their first flight to freedom.

As we enter into our final week of this half term, we will be continuing our topic of ‘Growing and Changing’ by reading the story of ‘Titch’ by Pat Hutchins. We will be discussing how the children have all changed since they were babies, discoing the human life cycle and talking about what makes us unique. Thank you to those parents who have sent in/emailed their child’s baby picture already.

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.

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 3 of the Havering catering services. Monday's choices are:
Red- Hot dog with wedges
Blue- Cheesy Tomato pasta pot
Green- Veggie hot dog 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 lots more coming in this term.

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:
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
Friday 15th June-Father’s Day-Stay and make (More details to follow)
Friday 22nd June -Staff Training Day
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