Welcome to term 6! This term, individual classes will begin to explore their own interests sparked by the 'I Wonder Why...' topic last term. We look forward to going on lots of exciting learning journeys with them. We also have 'Money Week' coming up - complete with a market on Friday 14th organised by the children to look forward to. The children are going to explore the books Where The Wild Things Are and The Book With No Pictures. They will be writing their own funny books that the teacher will read out. There will also be an exciting end of term trip to Court Farm, during which they will get to meet the animals, feed them and go on a tractor ride. .
This term, we will prepare the children for their transition to Year 1. They will have plenty of opportunities to discuss the change and we will take them on visits to their new classroom and teacher. As part of DT week later in the term, the children will prepare food for a picnic with their new teacher and their current class. We look forward to a lovely summer term with your children.
PE for Reception...
Butterflies - Wednesday pm
Bumblebees - Thursday am
Caterpillars - Thursday am
Ladybirds - Friday am
The children will need their PE kit in a bag on the day of their lesson and staff will support them to get changed into their kit, encouraging independence and confidence with undressing and dressing. Children will remain in their PE kit for the rest of the day and return home with their school uniform in their PE bag at home time. As ever, it's very important to label everything with your child's name to make this time run as smoothly as possible for them.
Coach Sid will encourage a range of physical skills and experiences during these sessions. Physical development is one of the prime areas of learning for children in Reception and along with their PE sessions, carefully planned activities and resources both inside and outside are in place throughout the week.These provocations and activities take into account the children's interests and fascinations and work from where the children are to develop these vital skills and, very importantly, to encourage an enjoyment of physical activity. Children also explore the importance of exercise and a balanced diet in keeping them healthy.
EYFS Lead: Mrs Cath Sands
Ladybird Class: Mr Riley (Class teacher)
Butterfly Class: Mrs Gilbert (M,T,W) and Mrs Houghton (W, Th, F) (Class teachers)
Caterpillar Class: Mrs Sowden (Class teacher)
Bumblebee Class: Miss Carter (Class teacher)
Other staff who help us: Sidra Khan (PE)