Sunday, 15 April 2018

Reception Newsletter Including New Learning Challenge 16.04.18

Term: Summer 1                     Date: 16.04.18
Dear Parents,


Welcome back everyone, we hope you and your children are well rested.  This term our topic is ‘Growing and Changing’. We will be looking at growth and change in humans, creatures and plants. Please send in a baby picture of your child, we can photocopy originals or email it to us directly.


We will be reading and exploring various texts.  This week we will start with Jack and the Beanstalk.  We will also be planting our own beans and look forward to monitoring the seedlings progress.


       The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and opinions.
Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.
Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.


Communication and Language
They develop their narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking ideas, feelings and events.
Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.


Literacy
Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.
Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.
Enjoys increasing range of books.
      
Physical Development:
Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands the need for variety in food.
       Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.
Use a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.


Mathematics
To count reliably with numbers 1-20
To select the correct numeral to represent 1-20.
To match numerals to quantity.
Understanding The World
Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
Recognises and describes special times or events for families and friends.


Expressive arts and design
Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.
Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.
Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
       This newsletter will  be posted on our EYFS blog and facebook page at the beginning of each week.   
  
      Messages.
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 find some ideas in the table below.  Please ensure the completed challenge is handed in to your child’s teacher by Monday 21st May, so that the certificates can be prepared.
 
 Person:  Mr Bloom
 Piece of Art: Eric Carle - illustrator
  


Illustration by Eric Carle
Person: Mr Bloom
1.  To find out facts about the illustrator.
2. To make a collage of one of his illustrations.
3. To choose a favourite illustration and talk/write about why you like it.
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  2. Find out facts about the person.
  3. Watch the person in action.

Dates for your Diary:


       Hungry Caterpillar workshop - Monday 30th April


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 eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
      
       Kind regards              

      The Reception Team

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