Monday, 14 May 2018

Reception Newsletter 14.05.18

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Term: Summer 1                     Date: 14.04.18
Dear Parents,

We were very excited to see some of the butterflies hatching from the cocoons at the end of last week, the children have been interested to track the life cycle of the butterflies.

This week the children will be reading the text ‘Titch’ which is a text about a young boy and his siblings.  The children will be looking at their baby photos and talking about changes, similarities and differences.

Important Notices:

The picnic and farm visit will be taking place this week.
      Monday 14th May - Aspen Class
Tuesday 15ths May - Apple Class
       Wednesday 16th May - Alder Class

Walking down the ramp:
It is that time of year when  we start to encourage the children to develop their independence skills even further and walk down the ramp with their peers.  If you feel you child is ready, please encourage them to do so. Parents and carers can stand at the top of the ramp and watch them walk safely in their classrooms. This usually helps with the transition in Year 1.

On Friday 18th May we will be celebrating the Royal wedding and writing invitations.

      The learning objectives:
Personal, Social and Emotional
ELG: They say when they do or do not need help.
ELG: They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

Communication and Language
ELG: They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas and events.
ELG: Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners' needs.
ELG: They answer 'how' and 'why' questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.   

Write own names and other things such as labels and captions.
ELG: Children read and understand simple sentences.
ELG: They also write some irregular common words.

        Physical Development:
        ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
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.

ELG: They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
ELG: Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Understanding The World
ELG: They know abou similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
ELG: Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
ELG: They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

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.
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:
Sharing Assemblies - 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)
         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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