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Welcome to Reception

Spring 2


In mathematics, children will be using a 10 frame, learning number bonds to 10, continuing their work on shape and space, which many of them have already become confident with in day to-day learning activities, such as our work on the architect Zaha Hadid.


In phonics, Reception will be learning the Phase 3 phoneme sounds, applying their knowledge and learning all the Phase 3 'tricky' (non-phonetically regular) words. Your child will continue writing their own sentences using their phonics knowledge and will focus on how to write letters correctly using lined paper. This is to ensure they know where ascenders and descenders should be positioned in readiness for their transition to KS1.


The letters and sounds website has some useful free resources and games that will consolidate your child's learning in phonics.


We will be learning about the artist Marc Chagall and looking at his representation of houses. We will be examining the life of the scientist Mary Anning. As it is National Engineering week from the 22.2.21 to the 28.2.21, we will be learn about the 'engineering process' and design and make a piece of engineering.


Our Big Question is 'Is everybody’s home the same?' 

This work will be collated in a class Floor Book, which the children are able to look at and discuss with their peers. 


We will also begin preparing our raised bed for planting and looking at the different seeds and bulbs that we will sow. Your child will also be learning through a Forest School session every other week. Please ensure they have wellies and a warm coat with a hood in school.


If you have any question or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me.


Thank you for all your help and support.

Ms Van Cook


Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson

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