RT - Mrs Turner

We are really pleased with the start the children have made during the term and it has been lovely to see the children grow in confidence as they settle into school and their new routines.

Our topics for this half term are ‘Ourselves and our families and ‘London’. During the next half term, we will be looking at ‘Traditional Tales’.

To develop Communication, Language and Literacy, we will be reading a wide range of stories, basing our work around the texts, characters and settings. Our first text is Splat the Cat. Daily phonic sessions will be used to introduce the children to letters and their sounds. Group sessions develop listening skills and sound discrimination games. Our whole school Take One project is based on ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ by Turner. We are looking forward to visiting the National Gallery to see the painting on 12th October.

In Maths, Children will enjoy a range of stimulating and practical activities to develop their skills in counting, calculation and shape, space and measure. They will be encouraged to explore using their senses and experience maths in the world around them, using maths vocabulary as they play and learn.

We will spend time exploring our environment and use our senses to investigate our world.

Festivals like Eid, Christmas, Harvest and Diwali are great opportunities to try unfamiliar foods and celebrate special occasions. We will observe signs of seasonal change, using the classroom and the outside area at school to explore light and dark, weather and living things.

In PE, children will have a range of activities on offer which develop their fine and gross motor skills.

We are looking forward to a Theatre company presenting their Christmas Show towards the end of term on 30th November.

For further information on the term and Reception routines, please click on the newsletter link below.

We appreciate the continued support you give to the school.