Welcome to Reception for Summer 1 term everyone!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Summer 1 Reception Curriculum Update
Welcome back! We hope you are refreshed and ready for the start of another exciting half term! The children have returned full of excitement and with a thirst for learning. Please continue to read the weekly newsletters and save important dates.
This half of the term we will be learning all about London. We will also take trips to our local parks, Downhills and Lordship Recreation Ground. The focus will be on our local area and changes in our environment.
Your class teachers are Mr Kelman, Mrs Siddiqui and Ms Ali (for 3 weeks, then Ms Palmer returns).
Our topic this half term is Time Travelling: London today.
This theme will be running from 19th April to 28th May. The main focus will be to learn about our local area, how to travel around London.
- We will find out what our local area looks like.
- We will learn about cities (London) and the Borough of Haringey.
- We will look at maps of our local area and learn to use them.
- We will look at the vocabulary that explore concepts and meaning.
- We will learn to write sentences using our key words.
English: We will be learning to write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also use our key words in sentences, so practice the EVERY DAY! We will continue to have daily Read Write Inc. phonics lessons.
Mathematics: We will continue to look at numbers and work on numbers to 20 and beyond. We will explore number bonds, more and less, and adding and subtracting with numbers to 20. This will help develop mastery of foundational mathematical skills and knowledge.
PSED: The children will be working in groups to enhance their ideas. They will be developing maps, designing and constructing models and playing board games, taking into account one another’s ideas and opinions.
Communication and language: Our children will continue to develop their vocabulary with our word aware each week, extending their vocabulary and understanding of the meaning of new words. We encourage children to use their experiences in discussions around stories and topic work.
Physical Education: Children will develop their co-ordination and balancing skills as they create obstacle courses and play running games. They will work on ball skills in P.E. and continue to develop their fine motor skills using tools for writing and creative play.
Understanding the World: We will be learning about our environment and look at how different environments may vary. We will look at and use maps focusing on our local area. The children will look at cities, villages and towns and visit local parks. The children will explore technology by looking at Google Earth to explore cities, they will have the opportunity to use iPads to photograph and record changes in our wonderful garden area, observing life cycles of plants and animals.
Expressive Arts and Design: Children will explore all areas of art and design, and we will encourage them to represent their ideas, thoughts and feelings through design, music, art, and role play. They will develop their creativity, using an assortment of materials, experimenting with designs and texture.
Other key information:
Our Home Libraries: This term, in our continuing efforts to help your children foster a love of reading, we are restarting our Home Library initiative.
Your child may bring in £1 each week and choose a book to take home from a wide selection or fun story books (usually retailing at £6-7). They will receive a sticker to put in the book to show that it belongs to them. Over time, their collection will build up, their very own Home Library! Please give your child £1 each week so they can select a book they will enjoy and treasure.
PE kit: PE kit stays in school and can be taken home at the end of each half term to be washed. All of your child’s clothes including PE kits MUST be labelled.