WELCOME BACK!

A very warm welcome back from Reception class. We all feel well rested and ready to learn!
Our topic this half term is Spring and Growth.
We will be looking at all the changes Spring time has to offer, along with different things that grow around this time of year.

Throughout the 7 areas of learning in Reception we will be focusing on:
Communication & Language – Using our speaking and listening rules to use more complex sentences to link ideas when speaking. Using talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events including NEW! weekend news.
Moving and Handling – Big motor movement Monday and funky fingers morning activities to improve gross and fine motor skills. Mrs Kilmartin will also be recapping Dance and Gymnastics in PE as well as introducing invasion games.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Care for others and show sensitivity to their needs and feelings. Understand our actions can affect other people’s feelings.
Literacy – Reading and writing sentences using our phonics sounds/tricky words. We will be looking at the story of The Enormous Turnip and other fairytales.
Maths- Recognition, writing, counting and ordering numbers to 20 as well as simple subtraction.
Understanding the world – The life cycle of a chicken, animals/ their young and produce, spring changes and Easter.
Expressive Arts and Design – Spring pastel pictures, Mother’s day/Easter crafts cards and baking.

Dates to remember:
20th February- Parent’s evening
1st March- World Book Day
8th March – Reception’s Mother’s Day assembly
29th March – Easter Service in church

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