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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 and Guardians,

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


We will focus upon reading and writing comprehension tasks through a range of genres including Poetry and Non-fiction texts. We will also write descriptions based upon the book ‘One Day On Our Blue Planet’in a cross-curricular way with Geography.


We will continue to concentrate upon all four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and subtraction through problem solving activities to consolidate and further improve fluency and reasoning skills as well as continuing to provide opportunities to master all areas of the Year 2 National Curriculum programme through a breadth of study.



The Environment

Growing Plants- We will grow plants from seeds and bulbs and explore, draw, label and write about the different parts of a plant too. We will conduct a fair test to see what plants need to grow and learn about the lifecycle of a Sunflower.

We will undertake a range of practical and written activities which challenge children to engage with environmental issues and to understand the simple changes we can make to live more sustainable lives.


Sensational Safari


The Great Fire of London

We will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans while exploring Kenya. We will be looking at the daily life and culture of the people of Kenya including the Maasai tribe. We will also learn about African animals and their habitats.

We will be exploring The Great Fire of London to develop an awareness of a significant event from the past as well as looking at the diary of Samuel Pepys to enable the children to identify how events can be represented.


Mother Nature



We will explore line, shape, colour and texture in natural forms. The children will make observations of natural objects and use their observations as the basis for textile design.

We will use wheels, axles and recycled materials to create vehicles.

We will use wheels, axles and recycled materials to create vehicles.


We will be using a range of percussion musical instruments to explore sounds, incorporating, pitch and beat. We will also create and evaluate performances in class.


We are detectives

We are Zoologists

We will be using computers to read, compose and send emails, and open attachments sent by our school email address. We will continue to think about internet safety including the importance of not opening emails from unknown sources. We will also collect and record data about Bugs using a graphing package.

Physical Education


We will play a range of games to improve the way we co-ordinate and control our bodies using a range of equipment. We will also create a performance and evaluate it with our peers.

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

Tables tests will continue to happen every Thursday and spelling tests will continue to be conducted every Friday. Reading books will continue to be changed every week too. 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 also check that your child’s P.E kit and plimsolls still fit, especially in preparation for Sports Day in Term 6. Finally, please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any worries or concerns about your child or their learning. Many Thanks for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Hurrell and Miss Watson