Monday, 12 March 2018

Reception Newsletter 12.03.18

Term: Spring 2                      Date: 12.03.18
Dear Parents,

Continuing with our Fact or Fiction -  Superhero topic we will be reading the text ‘Eliot the Midnight Hero’ this week.
The children will be encouraged to solve real life problems and write a  thank you letter to Elliot for saving the world, along with other related activities.

       The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression.
Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.
Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and opinions.

Communication and Language
Links statements and sticks to a main theme of intention.
Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.
Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking ideas, feelings and events.

Links sounds to letters,naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.
Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.
Physical Development:
Begins to form recognisable letters.
Practices some safety measures without direct supervision.
Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands the need for variety in food.
In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.
Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them.
Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting them all.

Understanding The World
Looks closely at similarities, differences and change.
Shows an interest in different occupations and  ways of life.
Recognises and describes special times or events for families and friends.

Expressive arts and design
PLays cooperative as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.
Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.
Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.
       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.
Please ensure the challenge is brought in to school by Monday 26th March at the latest so that the certificates can be prepared.
 Person:  A Superhero
 Piece of Music: Johann-Strauss Radetzky: March
 Poem/Song to learn: Jack and Jill went up the hill

Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
1.    Learn it off by heart.
2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about the origin of the rhyme.
  1. Listen to the music and dance to it.
  2. Find out facts about the composer.
  3. Produce a collage or picture to illustrate the piece of music.
1. Draw a portrait of the person.
2.   Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.
       Dates for your diary:
The Romford Recorder photo should be published in the Newspaper on 23rd March 2018.

Sharing Assemblies - Apple  Wednesday 9th May
                                       Alder Wednesday 13th June
                                       Aspen Wednesday 4th July
Paradise Park -  Trip for children - Thursday 28th June

      The school will be closed on the following days for pupils:
       INSET Days (Non Pupil Days) Polling Day:
  25th May 3rd 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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