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Reception 2019 - Open Morning - 7 January at 10.00am

September 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer break. This term and next term we will be studying the following topics:-

English

Fiction/Non-fiction

We will be exploring fictional texts through role play exploring spoken language to help the children to sequence stories and write descriptions including interesting and more ambitious vocabulary. We will also be continuing with ‘Big Writing’ from Year 1 to continue to foster the children’s love of creative writing and further develop their stamina for extended pieces of writing too. The children will engage in discussions about books and poems and use this

Mathematics

Addition and subtraction

We will consolidate and further develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of all number bond up to 20 including further developing their quick recall in both practical and written ways and ensuring the children can apply this knowledge to their calculations. We will explore place value and practice all four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and subtraction through problem solving activities to develop fluency and reasoning skills as well as providing opportunities to master all areas of the Year 2 National Curriculum programme through a breadth of study.

Science

Uses of everyday materials

Animals including humans

We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses and how some materials are used for making a variety of objects.

We will be finding out about the basic needs of animals including humans for survival and exploring how animals have offspring which grow up into adults.

Geography

All around us

History

What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

We will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate the different countries in the UK. We will also learn to use geographical vocabulary to refer to key human and physical features of locations.

We will be considering why we remember Remembrance Day and the significance of wearing a poppy.

Art

Picture this

DT

Puppets/ Joseph’s Coat

Children will explore an event in their lives. They will learn how to use a viewfinder and record their observations and ideas using a variety of methods, including photography and collage. They will look at and comment on the work of photographers and illustrators.

We will design and create our own puppets and design a coat for Joseph’s of many colours.

Music

Exploring sounds and beat

Pitch

We will discover ways to use our voices to describe feelings and moods and create and notate vocal sounds, building to a performance.We will develop an understanding of pitch through movement, songs and listening games.

Computing

We are astronauts

We are Game Testers

We will be programming on screen to create algorithms (a set of instructions) to make characters move.

We will be exploring how computer games work and how programs follow precise instructions.

Physical Education

Gymnastics

We will explore basic gymnastic actions on the floor as well as using the apparatus.

Please note that homework is set on Fridays and is to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Number bonds and Times tables tests will take place every Thursday and spelling tests will take place every Friday. P.E is on a Monday in Miss Watson’s class and on a Wednesday in Mrs Hurrell’s class.

Your child will be read with weekly and reading books will be changed regularly once each book has been read with and understood, at school and at home. Reading at home is an integral part of our homework policy and we advise that you read with your child for 10 minutes each day to help to support them in learning to read and understand the books they explore. Please sign your child’s home reading record every time you read with them at home. Please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any worries or concerns about your child or their learning. Yours sincerely

Mrs Hurrell and Miss Watson