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Reception 2020 - open mornings Wednesday 6th November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020 - 10.00am - Reception 2020 - open mornings Wednesday 6th November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020 - 10.00am  - Reception 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and chocolate filled Easter break!

Our topics for the summer term:

Science

Plants

In this topic the children will observe, identify, compare, classify and describe UK plants. They will become familiar with different types of plants, including wild plants, garden plants and trees. They will use the terms 'deciduous', 'evergreen', 'leaves', 'stem', 'flower', blossom' and many more to describe a wide variety of plants. They will also be encouraged to observe how plants change over time, all through a variety of activities.

Geography

Our Country

The children will learn about the countries in the UK. Children will explore the UK by looking at individual countries, capital cities, human and physical features along with comparing and contrasting the capital cities of London and Brasilia in detail.

History

Kings and Queens

The Kings and Queens unit will teach the children about the significant British monarchs in history, and gives a more in-depth study of Richard III as well as asking the children to draw comparisons between Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. This learning consolidates the children's awareness of the past and significant individuals through using timelines and making comparisons between various periods in history.

Computing

Using and Applying

This unit reinforces skills taught throughout the year. Children will be given the opportunity to use their skills in a new context and apply them with the software they are familiar with, in order to reinforce their learning.

Art

What is Sculpture

In this topic, the children will develop their understanding of shape, form and texture and the sensory qualities of materials. They will learn about the work of sculptors and about different kinds of sculpture, including those made of natural materials. They will use the skills they learn to make a relief collage and sculpture

Design Technology

Eat more fruit and vegetables!

Through the topic 'Eat More Fruit and Vegetables' the children will investigate what is meant by ‘healthy eating’ as they explore a variety of fruits and vegetables. They will explore what they look like, taste like and feel like, as well as how to prepare fruits and vegetables through cutting, grating, peeling and more. They will then have the challenge of designing, making and evaluating their own smoothie.

Music

Weather

The children will be using their voices, movement and instruments to explore different ways that music can be used to describe the weather.

PE

Games

In this unit the children will explore and use skills, actions and ideas needed to participate in team games, using a variety of equipment including bean bags, quoits, balls, hoops and nets. They will develop their confidence to choose strategies and be safe in the spaces used to play games.


As always, for English and Maths we will be following the National Curriculum and are focusing on sentence writing, correct letter formation, use of adjectives, adverbs and similes, addition and subtraction, mental strategies and place value.

Thank you for hearing your children read on a regular basis, it really does have a positive impact on their learning. Children will continue to have the weekly spelling test and the additional homework activity, such as English, Maths, Science etc. Homework will still be given out on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Thursday (at the latest). Your child should use a pencil to complete the set homework.

Please remember that we are available after school and we are more than happy to meet with you as always.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Thomas and Mrs Shepheard