This half term our topic work will be based around 'It's an Emergency!'
We will be finding out about who helps us both at school and in our local community, and learning how to keep ourselves and others safe and happy. We will be learning about how to get help from the emergency services and the different jobs that they do, along with lots of role play - no doubt there will be several arrests and quite a few bandaged limbs!
In our phonics work we are revisiting digraphs from last half term and having a big focus on using our phonics carefully in our writing. In maths we will be learning about clocks and telling the time, doubling, halving and sharing.
Towards the end of therm we will be learning about the Easter story.
Please see the home page.
We use an online Learning Journal call Tapestry to communicate between home and school to share achievements and offer a window for you to see what your child has been busy learning at school. Please enjoy sharing these posts with your child and adding your own to share with us at school.
Please make sure that your child has a water bottle and one healthy snack every day.
PE lessons will take place twice a week - on Wednesdays and Thursdays. PE kits need to be named and are best kept on your child’s peg in a named bag. Please note that after Easter we will be doing PE outside, in addition to their normal PE kit your child will need plimsolls or trainers and jogging bottoms and a hoody incase it is cold.
Don’t forget, school dinners are free for everybody in Reception, if you prefer, however, you are welcome to send in a packed lunch for your child.
Your child will be offered free milk each day.
Even though we are hoping for some sunshine, please can you ensure you child has a NAMED coat in school every day as we will go outside whatever the weather!
It will not be long before we embark on the learning of phonics to support reading and writing and you will be invited to join us for a phonics information session later this half term.
You can find information on how we teach phonics and reading here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask.
Here are some helpful websites for phonics information, videos and games.
www.mrthorne.com/category/phase-2/ – here you will find videos of the first sounds we introduce and their actions
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – you can find lots of helpful information for parents, and games to play