Sunday, 24 June 2018

Reception Newletter Summer 2 Week 4

Summer 2 25.06.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you are having a lovely weekend so far. We have a busy 4 day week ahead; tomorrow and Tuesday we will be visiting the library and on Thursday we have our trip to Paradise Wildlife Park. I know how excited the children have been about our impending trip as we have been doing a countdown for the number of sleeps left! 

Thank you again for your continued support and cooperation in encouraging your child to come in to school in the morning independently, it is much appreciated and will help in their transition into Year 1. 

We will be continuing our learning about the World. This week we will be reading the book "The snail and the whale" by Julia Donaldson and continuing our learning about other countries in the world and identifying rhyming words.

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.

With our expected heatwave this week please ensure your child comes to school with a sun hat, sun cream and water bottle. For our trip on Thursday please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the warm weather and they have enough water to keep themselves hydrated.

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 sausage with mash potato

Blue- Tuna and sweetcorn baguette

Green- Cheesy leek pasta

Family News 
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We haven't had any announcements this week but if you have any good news you would like to share please email

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 and green words to help children read them with fluency. 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 Tinkerbell
Piece of music:
George Frideric Handel
  1. Learn it off by heart.
  3. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  5. Find out about the rhyme
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  3. Find out facts about the person.
  5. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  3. Create some movements to the music
  5. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  7. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it

Dates for your Diary:
Monday 25th June – Barbados and Jamaica class visit the library
Tuesday 26h June – St Lucia class visit the library
Thursday 28th June-Reception Trip to Paradise Wildlife 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