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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Reception Class

Welcome back to Reception, we hope you all had a good Christmas and a peaceful time with your children and families. The children have come back ready for more fun and lots of learning.

We are starting our new term with a topic about winter. We will be going on a winter walk, exploring changes in the weather. We will be investigating ice, looking at how we make ice and the best way to melt it. We will be looking at the Arctic and the Antarctic and learning about the different animals that live there.

We will be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction books, starting with Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We will then be looking at a non-fiction book, learning facts about penguins. If you have any books at home that the children would like to share with the class, please bring them into school, named.

We will be getting creative making penguins, snowmen, snow scenes and snowflakes and are very excited about being joined by our parents to build an igloo! We will be doing lots of cooking too.

In maths we will be focusing on numbers, looking at ordering numbers and practising counting accurately. We will also be looking at length and height, weight and capacity.

After half term we will be looking at Spring and New Life. We will be looking for signs of spring around our school grounds. We will plant vegetables in our reception area as well as growing beans in class. We will be looking at the life cycles of animals such as chicks and caterpillars, and may even have some hands on experience.

We will visit a farm to look for signs of spring, looking at baby lambs and chicks, and hopefully we may be able to feed some.

In maths we will be continuing to work on our addition and subtraction skills, using a number line to help us count on and back. We will begin to look at 3D shapes and will use them to create patterns and models. We will look at time, sequencing familiar events and looking at the clock face.

As usual the children will lead the planning and we will follow their interests, ensuring that specific learning objectives are covered. If your child has a specific interest then please let me know, as I will then ensure that this is fed into our planning. It is really important that children are engaged and motivated so their interests really do matter.

In order to support your child with their reading please ensure both their reading book and reading record are now returned on both Monday and Thursday, we will change books on these days. Please make sure you record when you have read with your child at home by signing or writing a comment.

Home books will continue to be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Tuesday. These activities aim to be fun and engaging, open ended tasks so you can spend as long as you wish on them. They are important for children to take part in as they will allow children to consolidate what they have been learning in class.

P.E will continue to be on a Thursday. Children may take part inside or outside, therefore please ensure they have appropriate named clothing in their PE bag.

Here’s to an exciting term, full of fun, Mrs Lamb.

Please come back soon!


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