This term we began our new topic ‘Around the World’, commencing our journey around the globe with the lovely story Handa’s Surprise. Over the next few weeks we will be taking the children on an exciting adventure, making stops in both Africa and Japan. As part of our travels we will also be encouraging the children to marvel at the beauty of our world and consider the ways in which they can help protect the planet.
This month we will also be celebrating Arts and History Week, with a Jubilee focus, and will be encouraging the children to immerse themselves in all things creative and royal.
On the 17th of June we will be having lots of fun ‘Dressing for the Decade’, both children and staff representing a decade of their choosing and dressing to impress.
As the weather continues to improve you may need to apply sun cream prior to arrival at school, sun hats would also be recommended.
Please make sure all jumpers/uniform is clearly named to minimise any unfortunate losses.
Finally, it would be hugely appreciated by all of the Reception Team if parents could write in children’s diaries when they have read with them.
Ideas for home:
- Practising counting beyond 20 – starting at different points (both forward and backwards).
- Numeral and letter formation
- Pencil grip
- Children practising being able to put on/remove own school jumper.
Here you will find more information on the topics, phonics and letter formation.
There are also links to the parent’s induction meetings.
A typical day in Early Years
Start of the day
At 8:45 a.m. we come into the classroom by ourselves, we find our name and peg in. We then hang up our coats and bags in the cloakroom.
Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.
We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.
After lunch we do handwriting and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.
Ready steady go time
When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.
At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating
We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.
We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.