Letter to Parents

21st May 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

What a lovely week we have had in Reception. This week we have listened to the traditional tales ‘The Three little Pigs’ and  ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have also planted our very own beanstalk outside. Fingers crossed it grows quickly as the children would really like to visit the giant  in his amazing castle in the sky. We have also planted individual beans. I wonder whose bean will be the tallest? We will have to wait and see. 

This week we have also joined in with other schools to take part in ‘National Nursery Rhyme Week’.  We have been practicing the rhymes all week and have learnt some new ones.  Ask your child to sing ‘Lavender's Blue’.

EYFS Curriculum - Next week we will be doing the following:

Literacy - We will continue to look at our Narrative Immersion text ‘Dear Fairy Godmother’. Linked to this book we will also be sharing the traditional tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We will be carrying out some ‘Hot Seating’  whereby  a child turns into a character and answers simple questions about what they did and why. Over the last half term the children have got really confident going into the role of a character from our different stories. Ask them what they have to do to turn into a character and what we need?  (a magic cushion)  

Letters and Sounds - We will be learning the vowel digraphs oo, ar, or, ur.  We will be using the sounds in the middle of words (moon, park, horn, burn). We will be learning to read the Tricky word ‘was’ and will be reading two syllable words (popcorn, cupboard, playground)

Mathematics - We will be  doing some problem solving and assessments in Mathematics so that we can plan the children's next steps in learning. 

Understanding of the World - We will be  monitoring the growth of our beans inside and outside. We will also be making some jam sandwiches to take to  grandma  from our traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood. As I believe she isn't very well. 

Another fantastic week in Reception! 

Parents as partners 

We will be finishing school on Friday 28th May and we will return to school on Monday 14th June. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone

Mrs Rowles and the EYFS Team

Home Learning Activities

If your child is required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 please find below a range of activities and resources that you can access and do at home. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy and some can be done more than once.

In the event of your child's bubble being closed to self isolate more information will be provided relating to online learning and lessons. 

Websites and Apps

Oak National Academy

BBC Bitesize

Free Apps For Reading

  • Collins Big Cat
  • Cbeebies
  • Cookie Next Door
  • Busy Things