Spring Term 2020

Happy New Year!

This half term we will be covering the themes of Winter, Polar Regions and Chinese New Year; we hope to organise a trip to a Chinese restaurant.  After half term we shall be learning about People Who Help Us and Spring.  These themes help us with our Understanding of the World and learning a respect that different people have different beliefs, attitudes, traditions and customs. Much of our learning will be linked to our topics but wherever possible we will follow the children’s interests alongside our planned activities.

In our Personal, Social and Emotional Development lessons we shall be learning about developing resilience and to keep going when things are challenging.

In Phonics we shall continue with Phase 3 of letters and sounds learning different digraphs/trigraphs and tricky words – we will update these weekly via EExAT so that you can support at home.

In Maths we will consolidate our number knowledge to 10 and develop our confidence counting forwards and backwards, adding and subtracting and finding one more or less than these numbers.

In PE we shall be learning dance and yoga or swimming on Tuesdays and parachute games then ball skills on Wednesdays with Miss Bichard.

In IT we shall be introducing bee-bots and learning how to program them to follow a simple route.

During the cold weather children must wear their warm school coats (black for boys and red for girls) even on PE days; they do not need a blazer as well. Please encourage your child to practise zipping up their own coat and PE jacket. We would recommend having named winter school hats and a pair of gloves in school every day.

On Forest School Fridays children should bring a couple of extra layers that they can wear under the waterproof suits as the children do not wear their coat in Forest School.

Please also ensure that children have a water bottle in school every day. These bottles should have a sports cap, as this helps reduce spillages when they get knocked over.

Please continue to share interests, achievements and learning from outside school with us on EExAT, the children are always very proud to share their posts with their classmates.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.

Important days this term:

Kind regards,
Reception Team
Mrs. Scott Mrs Crute Mrs Cartmell