Classes and Staffing:
Tiddlers - The teacher is Mrs Solomon. The Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Ali.
Tadpoles- The teacher is Miss Casey and the Learning Support Assistants is Mrs Brady.
Mr Vesely, Mrs Brierley and Mrs Atkinson work across both Reception classes.
Welcome back to Summer 1! We hope you are well rested and are ready for the exciting learning that Summer 1 has to offer!
Our new topic theme is 'Why do ladybirds have spots?'
We will be looking at all things to do with minibeasts! We hope you are ready! We will explore why ladybirds have spots and why spiders have 8 legs. We will be taking part in bug hunts and using magnifying glasses to get up close and personal with the minibeasts!
As Summer approaches we hope to look at the changes in seasons and get outside as much as possible whilst explore our new topic. Sun cream and hats can be sent in on particularly warm days please.
This half term we are going to be reading both fiction and non-fiction texts. Some of these will include: The Bad Tempered ladybird by Eric Carle, What the ladybird did next and Superworm by Julia Donaldson, Mad about Mini Beasts by Giles Andreae. We will be learning lots of interesting facts and exploring rhythm and rhyme.
In maths we will continue to count forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s and will learn about time and daily routines. We will be looking at addition, subtraction, doubling and halving and recording this using our tens frames and our early journaling. You can help your child with maths at home by counting in 2's, 5's and 10s and by talking about their daily routine. This could be asking them to help you, there are lots of songs on youtube or just by counting the pairs of socks in the sock drawer!
PE takes place every THURSDAY. Please ensure your child has a FULL PE Kit in school every week. These can be left on their pegs for the half term. As the Spring days approach, we will be going outside for PE so please make sure they have suitable clothing for outdoor activities.
Rolling Snack is £1.00 a week, payable half termly via Parent Pay. If you wish for your child to have snack this half term please pay £7.00 on Parent Pay. Alternatively a healthy choice from home is also agreeable, however this must be a piece of fruit or some breadsticks. If your child comes in with chocolate or an unhealthy alternative they will be asked to keep it in their bag until the end of the day.
Our Observation System
We use the TAPESTRY system to record observations of the children. This is an online profile that gets updated by us which you can access. Please engage with our tapestry system as it is a great way to keep up with the learning of your children and share what you do at home. We love to celebrate this in class! If you are not already signed up to tapestry, please give your email address to the class teacher who will sign you up.
This half term we will be exploring our local area with trips to Eccles library and Mosque.
If you are able to volunteer and help us please speak to your child's class teacher.
Thank you to everybody who engages with the homework on a weekly basis. We hope you find this beneficial and a fun activity to do with your child. Homework is set every Friday and should return into school the following Wednesday at the very latest. We have loved seeing your creations and involvement this half term.
All children should have a reading bag in school every day. Please ensure that you read with your child at least five times a week and practice their sounds and high frequency words given to you at learner review. Thank you to everybody who engages with reading at home - it really benefits your child.
Once again thank you for all your support, it is amazing to see all the children enjoy school and achieve huge milestones.
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Solomon and Miss Casey