Welcome to the Spring term in Reception
The children are continuing to be enthusiastic about their learning and are keen to complete the weekly Rainbow Challenge!
To help your child at home please try and read with your child on a daily basis, looking for those tricky words and using their phonics knowledge to segment and blend words to read sentences. Why not pop to the library and try out some new books!
Don't forget those daily maths activities too such as counting out cutlery or sharing a pizza equally.
You can keep up to date with your child’s learning and development through Tapestry and we would appreciate comments and for you to share your experiences from home and when you are out and about by adding an observation! You could also send in things from home for us to look at and celebrate!
The EYFS contains 7 areas of learning. This is what we will be learning about during Spring 2:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Listen to other's ideas.
- Continue to develop turn taking and problem solving skills.
- Resolve problems between each other.
Communication and Language
- Follow instruction with several steps.
- Listen and concentrate.
- Role play favourite stories and come up with new story lines in their play.
- Listening to others in conversation and respond.
- Answer how and why questions.
- Extending vocabulary.
- Use the past, present and future tense to talk about events that are important to them.
- Move confidently in a range of ways.
- Large scale movement.
- Zip up coats and fasten buttons.
- Understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.
- Wash and dry own hands.
- Holding a pencil correctly.
- Transport and use tools and equipment safely and effectively.
- Looking after own property.
- Join construction pieces.
All Reception class children take part in a PE lesson on Fridays this half term. Please make sure your child has their full kit in school each week and that each item is labelled with their name.
- Focus Texts: Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs
- Handling a book carefully.
- Talk about what they have read and answer simple questions e.g. Who is the main character? What happened in the middle of the story? How was the problem resolved?
- Forming letter sounds correctly.
- Recognising phase 2/3 sounds and tricky words.
- Beginning to blend phase 2/3 phonemes for reading.
- Read simple words and sentences.
- Writing CVC and CCVC words e.g. top and rich.
- Write a simple sentence using their phonics knowledge which they can read.
Try this link below to practise a range of phonics skills:
- Counting and ordering numbers within 20.
- Say what one more and one less than a number up to 20 is.
- Comparing and ordering length and weight of objects.
- Use everyday language related to time e.g. What can I do in 1 minute?
Try these links below to practise a range of maths skills:
Understanding of The World
- Talk about our Science Week topic - Food.
- Visit a local eatery - Tubbs of Colne.
- Ask questions about the world.
- Notice and describe changes over time.
- Understand that we all like different things.
- Use programmable toys e.g. Bee Bots.
- Take pictures of our learning on an iPad.
- Understand that technology is used in homes, schools and shops.
- Discuss festivals and celebrations such as Shrove Tuesday, Lent, Mother's Day and Easter.
Expressive Art and Design
- Construct with a purpose in mind e.g. make props for stories.
- Play imaginatively adding a story line into their play.
- Explore changing the words of a song to create a new song.
- Express themselves through art, song or dance.
Learning through play
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children learn a range of skills through carefully planned opportunities for play. Children will continue to develop their own interests and language skills through supported and independent learning in our continuous provision, both indoors and outdoors.
If you have any questions please come and see us.
Miss H Cookson, Miss O Little and Miss S Dark.