Reception- Emerald

 

Class teacher and FS2 Leader Mrs Nicky Prescott

Teaching assistant Mrs Heather Morris

PPA cover Mrs Louise Mackenzie

 

                             

                    

                                               

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you and your children have had an enjoyable half term break!

 

Because at the end of last term we spent a week learning about British values and celebrating the Royal Wedding  we are going to continue the ‘Farm Topic’ for two weeks of this term.

The third week of term we will completely change the environment and start our Term 6 topic

                                      ‘Life on the Ocean Wave’.

                                              

 

 

Mrs Morris and I will transform the classroom with a pirate ship role play, story-telling builders’ tray, a reading raft and a science exploration area. We will continue to take our learning into the outdoor area where we will carry out exciting water investigations during our science focus sessions.

 

We will focus on writing our own stories after we have thought about characters and explored how adjectives can make our writing more interesting. The children will continue to be encouraged to write for different purposes and use the role play areas and mark making areas to consolidate their learning. In maths we will continue to focus on calculation, both addition and subtraction. This term we will look at time and begin to read the analogue clock. Other areas of the curriculum are explained on the topic web.

 

We have a very busy term ahead with extravaganza events, performances and transition sessions planned for the children. Transition sessions will enable your child to get to know their new class teacher, which will support a smooth transition into Key Stage 1. Details of this will follow as Term 6 commences.

 

Morning routine

The FS2 morning routine will remain as normal and the classroom back door will be opened at 8.30am. The register will be taken at 8.45am. On three of the mornings we will continue to practise letter formation and writing numerals as it is really important we write them the correct way. The expectation this term is that children come to their group table and start their activity.

 

Reading books

Children will continue to read individually and within a guided group.  Their reading books  will continue to be changed twice a week.

 

 

PE kit

The children will change for PE and this will take place outdoors on a Thursday morning with Mrs Mackenzie. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

 

Speaking & Listening

The children can continue to bring in one toy to play with on Friday during ‘Good to be Green’ time.

We will have a planned circle time where we will explore feelings, relationships and behaviour through stories, sentence stems and games.

 

Home Learning

Please continue to enjoy sharing books at home and listen to your child read. Spending time sharing and reading with your children will have an enormous impact on their future learning.  Please don’t forget to sign the reading record when you have read. Playing maths games is invaluable, but also don’t forget to talk about and encourage your children to be involved in counting, sharing and ordering in their everyday life; maths is all around us.

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to catch me at the start or end of the school day, or ring the office and I will return your call when I am not teaching.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs Prescott

Emerald Class Teacher & FS2 Leader

 

 

Mrs Morris and I will transform the classroom with a pirate ship role play, story-telling builders’ tray, a reading raft and a science exploration area. We will continue to take our learning into the outdoor area where we will carry out exciting water investigations during our science focus sessions.

 

We will focus on writing our own stories after we have thought about characters and explored how adjectives can make our writing more interesting. The children will continue to be encouraged to write for different purposes and use the role play areas and mark making areas to consolidate their learning. In maths we will continue to focus on calculation, both addition and subtraction. This term we will look at time and begin to read the analogue clock. Other areas of the curriculum are explained on the topic web.

 

We have a very busy term ahead with extravaganza events, performances and transition sessions planned for the children. Transition sessions will enable your child to get to know their new class teacher, which will support a smooth transition into Key Stage 1. Details of this will follow as Term 6 commences.

 

Morning routine

The FS2 morning routine will remain as normal and the classroom back door will be opened at 8.30am. The register will be taken at 8.45am. On three of the mornings we will continue to practise letter formation and writing numerals as it is really important we write them the correct way. The expectation this term is that children come to their group table and start their activity.

 

Reading books

Children will continue to read individually and within a guided group.  Their reading books  will continue to be changed twice a week.

 

 

PE kit

The children will change for PE and this will take place outdoors on a Thursday morning with Mrs Mackenzie. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

 

Speaking & Listening

The children can continue to bring in one toy to play with on Friday during ‘Good to be Green’ time.

We will have a planned circle time where we will explore feelings, relationships and behaviour through stories, sentence stems and games.

 

Home Learning

Please continue to enjoy sharing books at home and listen to your child read. Spending time sharing and reading with your children will have an enormous impact on their future learning.  Please don’t forget to sign the reading record when you have read. Playing maths games is invaluable, but also don’t forget to talk about and encourage your children to be involved in counting, sharing and ordering in their everyday life; maths is all around us.

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to catch me at the start or end of the school day, or ring the office and I will return your call when I am not teaching.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs Prescott

Emerald Class Teacher & FS2 Leader