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Reception

Spring Term FS2

 

This term will be an exciting time for our youngest children in school. We will be having a focus on the Astrea promise – Happiness –Go wild –roll down a hill, hold a spider/ snake/ wild animal, make snow angels.

As the weather changes we will be observing it closely and this links into our first text Lost and found. We will be learning lots of facts about penguins as well as other animals. We will then be starting a new text Dear Zoo. Look out for our changes in class from winter wonderland to a post office where wild animals can be found.

 

We will have daily phonics, maths, literacy and reading taught sessions as well as focus group time. Additionally there will be plenty of time for learning through play in both of the foundation 2 classrooms and outdoors. During this time we will be learning to play with resources but also put them away where they belong when they have finished.

 

The main text this half term will be Lost and Found, Dear Zoo

We will also be using linked texts : rumble in the jungle, animal boogie

    

 

We will started our juice, toast and read sessions where parents and carers are invited in to share books with their child. This is proving to be a huge success! We have also started our snuggy time reading where we share books and the love of reading together. Your child will be bringing home a reading folder and book and will need to be returned each week so that staff can change their books.

 

We will have a class bear who will be coming home with one child who has shown good learning that week from each FS2 class on a Friday and returned the following Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for him!

 

In addition to the planned texts we will adapt our planning by following the children’s interests, you can help by speaking to staff about your child’s favourite toys, books or TV characters.

 

We will be observing 3 focus children each week from each class and then arranging to meet the following week to discuss their progress; learning and next steps.

 

In phonics we will be learning listening skills; rhyming; exploring environmental and vocal sounds; alliteration and oral blending and segmenting as well as following the Read Write Inc programme.

 

In maths we will be singing counting rhymes; counting objects using 1:1 correspondence; recognising numbers; looking at different ways to make 5; adding and subtracting; recognising shapes; repeated patterns and using sand and water to explore measurements. At our snack area we have introduced money so that the children now have to pay for their snack. This is encouraging lots of mathematical vocabulary; recognition of coins and a real purpose for using money.

 

Home learning packs showing how you can help your child at home will be sent out shortly.

Thank you to the employers who have supported us with STEM this year