Reception Newsletter 27th April

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a lovely week yet again and have been really impressed with the children’s effort in their writing about our chicks. It has been wonderful to see so many children sharing the reading challenge books at home, and we have enjoyed writing and giving out lots of certificates. Please keep up the enthusiasm, the children really enjoy spending time sharing these books with you.

Important Notices

Mrs Burkill’s class will have library on Thursday next week, due to the bank holiday.

Sports days – In a recent whole school newsletter, dates about sports days were mentioned. Reception will be taking part in two sports events this year. The first, Friday 23rd June will be a Seaton whole school sports day and picnic lunch, which you are invited to attend for either the whole or part of the day. The second sports day, Friday 30th June, is a Federation sports morning for which the Reception classes from the four federation schools will join together for some team games. Unfortunately, parents are not invited to this sports morning. We hope this has cleared up which days you might want to reserve.

Mrs Burkill’s class will swim on Mondays.

Miss Mabin’s class will swim on Tuesdays.

Missed swimming sessions will be made up at the end of term.

Literacy and Maths

This week in Literacy has been very exciting with the arrival of our new chick eggs. The children have worked very hard and largely independently to write sentences about chicks or the life cycle of a chicken. Next week we are learning more about how butterflies and frogs develop. We will share some non-fiction books and then create our own class fact books about frogs and butterflies.

In Maths this week we have been starting to count in 10s and 2s. This is very tricky at the moment so we would like lots of practise at home with you when possible! Next week in Maths we will be going back to practising our addition skills and number sentence writing. We will be using lots of fun objects and playing some games to show how addition works in real life.

Things to try at home this week

  • Practise counting in 2s and 10s. You can use the 100 square (click here) to splat all of the 10s to 100 or all of the 2s to 20, and practise reciting the pattern.
  • Find some random objects around the house. Practise sounding out the things you have found with your child and have a go at writing them down together, using the graphemes in the centre of your reading records to help.
  • Read your child’s school books with them.

Have a wonderful long weekend.

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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