Dear Parents and carers,

We hope that all your families and friends are keeping well and are safe!

Now that we are in the summer term, we are looking at our new topic “What can we find beyond the horizon?”. This topic covers all forms of transport. We have a bus and a train in our rooms and the children are enjoying the role play opportunities. Please talk to your children about different types of transportation. What is your favourite vehicle and why? How do different vehicles travel? You can research more about vehicles by looking at National Geographic or CBeebies.

We are working on our Reception garden, looking at the wide range of mini-beasts outside and enjoying watching plants and trees grow.

This term we have been continuing with Phase 3 phonics sounds. Please use Mr. Thorne Does Phonics on YouTube to help with the sounds that we will have been focussing on during the week.

It is crucial that you read with your children every day. Bug Club is a wonderful resource so please make the most of it – the children really love it! The school code is cwm9. Reading everyday greatly improves your child’s speaking, listening, understanding and writing. Lots of areas which we assess your child in.

Please practise recognising, writing and counting to 20. Whilst you are walking you can count the cars, buses, trees, flowers, bird’s nests and you can practise reading house numbers and bus numbers. You can practise addition and subtraction, using different vocabulary, and by counting on and backwards. Children should begin to learn how to double, halve and share to achieve the Early Learning Goal in numbers.

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure you put sun cream on your child in morning, that they have a labelled water bottle, a change of clothes and a sun hat in their book bag, and label all of their clothing. Children do not need multiple layers of clothes under their jumper- it does not help them with concentration and it makes them over heat.

Thanks for your continued support!

Best wishes,

Reception team


Mid-term plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2