Spring Term 2020
Early Years Work Reception's Reflective Space
I hope the information below will give an indication of some of the learning opportunities you child will have this term.
|Communication and Language and Literacy||We will be focusing on improving our handwriting and letter formation, continuing phonics, recapping Phase 2 letters and sounds and moving onto Phase 3. The children will continue writing for a variety of different purposes.|
|Mathematical Development||The children will be learning to identify numbers up to 20 and beyond, using mathematical language such as more, less, addition and subtraction and exploring shapes, patterns, and different types of measures.|
|Knowledge and Understanding of the World||
The children will be learning about:
|Expressive Art and Design||The children will be using a variety of different techniques and tools linked to the planning during the week and they will be encouraged to follow rhythm and imagination.|
|Physical Development||The children will be increasing their skills in dance and games, with a focus still on fine and gross motor skills.|
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||The children will have a variety of circle time and talking opportunities. We will also recap behaviour and rules and begin to talk about independence and asking for help when they need it.|
All activities are planned to help the children develop skills in all areas, and we observe and listen to them to monitor their progress and plan the next steps. Please ask your children about what they have been doing in Reception. You can also help us by telling us about your child’s interests and achievements outside of Reception by using Tapestry. Tapestry is the online journal that we use to record all the learning and fun of children’s early years education. Please contact Mrs Seccombe in the School Office if you have any problems logging into your Tapestry account.
We will be starting out next round of ‘Focus Observations’ shorty. We found them to be very informative and hope you do too. Please look out for the ‘Parent Focus Sheet’ in your child’s book bag and in the next few weeks.
Children need to have a PE bag, which contains their PE kit (shorts, T-shirt and Plimsolls). Please can these be clearly named and kept in school. We will send them home at the end of every half term so that they can be washed. PE will continue to be taught on a Thursday morning this half term but then we will be doing a ‘gymnastics’ topic with Mrs Jones after half term on a Thursday afternoon.
Books will continue to be changed on a Monday and a Thursday and we will be monitoring how many times your child reads at home so please make sure that you are writing in their reading record books.
Letter sound sheets, maths activities and other challenges will continue to be sent home, complete them and bring them back to school or upload any activities onto Tapestry.
If you know of anyone who has got any bikes, trikes, scooters or ride-on toys that they no longer need, we would be grateful for any donations. Likewise, any old games, books, magazines, comics, dressing-up clothes, old mobile phones, walkie-talkies or cameras it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to another exciting and busy term with the children.