WELCOME TO RECEPTION
Only one adult to drop off and collect children
Be on time
Wash your hands before and after school
Come to gate B only (through staff car park)
Do not attend if you or your child are feeling poorly
Your children's safety is our number one priority, therefore no adults will be allowed to enter the school building without an appointment. Reception pupils will enter the site through an exclusive entrance B, through the staff car park to the rear of the building on Langport Avenue.
For Reception, school will start at 9:00am and finish at 3pm. Please be prompt when dropping off/collecting your child. We will be using class Dojo to help wit home-school communications. If you need to speak to a teacher, please send them a message on Dojo.
Welcome back to Summer term 2. We hope you had a lovely half term. We have lots of exciting things planned as we explore the topic of 'animals' over the next half term.
In the early years foundation stage (EYFS), we study the same topics throughout the year in order to deepen the children's knowledge and understanding. However, the weekly planning will be differentiated appropriately to meet the needs of all children for each year group. Below is a list of our class topics for the year. Have a look and see what your child will be learning during each term this year:
Meet the Staff...
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Welcome to Summer Term 2 in Reception!
This term we are going to be learning about 'animals'. During our literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of books to help us explore different types of animals and where they live. We will start by reading 'The Great Pet Sale' to learn about the importance of caring for pets, we may even get a visit from Miss Weale's dog, Bear. We will then read 'What the Ladybird Heard' to help us learn about and explore the type of animals that live on a farm. This will link with our summer trip to Smithills farm in June.
This term we will also be getting ready for our transition into Year 1. We will be meeting our new teachers during a transition week at the end of June.
All children will need a water bottle to be kept in school, especially in the warm summer months.
Reading - Please can you read with your child for at least 5 minutes a day and write in their reading diary weekly.
Phonics, Phonics, Phonics!!
In Phonics, we will be looking at Phase 2, 3 and 4 of letters and sounds.
We will continue to practise blending and segmenting our phase 2 and 3 sounds and some groups will be beginning to learn phase 4 sounds to develop children's reading skills.
The sounds we will be focusing on in Phase 2 are; s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll and ss.
in Phase 3 include; j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, sh, th, ch, ng, ai, ee, oa, oo (book), oo (room), ar, or, igh, ur, ow, oi, ear, er, air, ure.
and in Phase 4 include; in phase 4 we revise phase 3 sounds, applying them when reading and writing longer words.
If you are unsure which sounds your child is learning, please ask their teacher so that you can practice reading/writing words including those sounds with them.
In Numeracy, we will be looking at ordering objects by weight and capacity, finding 1 more and less than a given number and number bonds to 10. We will also be using language to talk about money and time and solve problems.
Parents can help us practise this by completing fun games to practise these skills at home (see weekly homework sheets on Dojo).
Our Termly Topic
We will be looking at books related to the topic 'animals' this half term, we will be focusing our literacy and creative work around these stories.
The EYFS Framework
Throughout Nursery and Reception, we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. We use this to teach each child, considering their level of development and any additional needs. A copy of this can be viewed here :
Staff are always on hand to discuss your child’s development and give advice or practical support on how to encourage learning at home as well as at school! We are happy to help!
This page will be uploaded on a regular basis will any class information, news and alerts, and pictures and videos showcasing our learning while at St Luke’s!
Our Class Targets