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Reception

Welcome to Year R: 
Robin and Wren  

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Welcome back to our second term!  

Welcome to year R! We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues their learning journey with us! This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 

Homework 

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Autumn 2. 

PE  

In year R, the PE day is Monday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings on a Monday. Please ensure ALL PE kit is named.  

Trips 

We are very excited to bring the cinema to Kent House this half term! The children will enjoy The Incredibles 2 in the main hall on a large screen. They will bring their tickets for entry to make it like a real cinema experience! 

Key Times 

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In EYFS, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:15pm.   

Reading morning every Friday – 9:00-9:30am 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Homework 

Read it 

Research it 

Make it 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have been reading at home and leaving comments in your reading journal. This is one of the most important things you can do to help your child’s development! 

Encourage your children to sound out words as you share the books that we send home from school – they are all fantastic at phonics, so you are helping them apply their knowledge! 

It would be great if you could read some books about different animals. Can you tell me what your favourite book related to animals is? 

Our topic this term is Animals. What different groups of animals do you know about or have seen?  Miss Weeks has seen her favourite animal the Gorilla at London Zoo! Can you do some research all about your favourite animal? You could find out about their habitats and which countries you would most likely find them in! 

 

Now you have designed it, do you think you could have a go at making your favourite animal? It could be anything from a dog to a zebra! Think about all the details your animal needs. What colour is it? What materials will you use? For example paints, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, pens. 

 

 

 

Practise it 

Write it 

Design it 

We will be continuing to use our phonics knowledge this term and begin to learn new sounds to help us to read and write.  Could you practise your phonics sounds and how to form these letters at home.  

 

a, i, t, s, n, p, o, g, m, b, c, g, h 

 

Once you have practised your phonics sounds, think of some exciting new words or words you have remembered and write them all down. Use your phonic knowledge to write the sounds you hear in words.  You could find some exciting vocabulary in your transport books! 

 

Examples – sat, mat, pot, got, not, map, tap  

 

We would love you to design your favourite animal! Think about the colours you will want to use, and what things your animal might eat or where they live (For example – a banana for a monkey). Does your favourite animal have any cool features? For example black stripes for a tiger. 

 

 

A note to parents, 

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. Thank you!  

 

What are we learning? 

This term our topic is Animals. It will be broken down into Jungle animals, Dinosaurs and Arctic animals! We will read books that inspire and enthuse learning, including Walking through the Jungle, Dinosaurs Love Underpants and 365 Penguins. These books will help to encourage the children to speak and write about different groups of animals and their favourite type, whilst helping them to understand how different each animal really is, from the food they eat to where they live. We will continue to use both our indoor and outdoor learning to enable children to learn through play. In Maths we will be exploring shapes and talking about the properties of these. We will make our very own shape animals! In Literacy we will describe our animals and give them a name, we will make them passports so that they are able to travel into the main school! We are very excited to invite you all into our reading mornings every Friday from 9am-9.30am.  

How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you, it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.  

Additional Information  

As we will be learning about Animals this term we would love some photos of the children with their pets from home or with their favourite toy animal to display around the classroom. This helps to give children a sense of belonging and gives them a talking point with their friends. We understand that you may not want to give originals away so we will photocopy the picture, and return the original back to you. Please hand these in to your class teacher at your earliest convenience.   

At the end of every term, we will invite you in to share your child’s learning with them and to look at their books. This term the date for this will be Monday 17th December at 3pm.   

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time in the garden. We will go out no matter what the weather! As the weather, gets colder and wetter please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. We ask all children to keep a pair of named wellington boots at school to use throughout the year. Please pass these on to your class teacher.  

We would like to invite you into class on Friday mornings from 9-9:30 to read with the children. Everyone is welcome and no notice is needed, just show up!  

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Brown or Miss Weeks 

Thank you,  

Mr Brown and Miss Weeks