Monday, 8 January 2018

Reception Newsletter 08.01.18

Term: Spring 1                      Date: 08.01.18
Dear Parents,

It was great to see so many of you at the Maths Party last Friday, we hope you have had the opportunity to have a look at the photos and video online.

The children had great fun with the Gingerbread Man last we and we look forward to exploring the Little Red Hen this week. We have planned some exciting linked activities such as bread making and storytelling.

       The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.

Communication and Language
Responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object.
Joins in with repeated refrains.
Can retell a simple story.
Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.

Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.
Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
      Joins in with repeated repeated refrains and anticipated key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Physical Development:
Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.Forms recognisable letters.
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
Runs skillfully and negotiates spaces successfully.
Counts out up to six objects from a larger group.
Selects the correct numeral to represent 1 to 10 objects.
Counts actions or objects that can not be moved.

Understanding The World
Talks about why things happen and how things work
Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experiences.

Expressive arts and design
Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
Constructs with a purpose in mind.
Manipulates material to achieve a planned effect.

      This newsletter will  be posted on our EYFS blog and facebook page at the beginning of each week.   It will also be available in the outdoor area, in a blue tray labelled ‘Weekly Newsletter’
        Learning Challenge
Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is     important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.
The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music.    Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.   

This is an ongoing activity that should take place over a  number of weeks, it should be the children’s own work (supported by the parents) and it needs to be brought into school by the latest on Friday 2nd February so that we can organise the certificates.
 Person:  Choose a Traditional Tale Character   
 Artist/Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
 Poem/Song to learn: Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the ground,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Reach up high,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
Touch the sky.

Nursery Rhyme
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about bears..
  1. To find out facts about the illustrator.
  2. Produce a collage of other pictures by the illustrator.
  3. To draw a picture in a similar style
1. Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
      The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
       INSET Days: Polling Day:
9th February 3rd May
25th May
29th June  
If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address   is

       Kind regards        

        The Reception Team

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