A message from your teachers
Well done to all the children for completing the Spring term so confidently and happily. We had an amazing half term leading up to Easter and the staff are so proud of each and every one of you. We were excited to start our outdoor natural play sessions and the children loved completing these activities. It was lovely to welcome lots of adults in to school for our Mother's Day themed inspire session - we hope you all had a good time. We completed our half term by taking part in the Easter bonnet parade in Church. What a great job you did creating your bonnets and it was wonderful to see you parading around the Church with pride. Well done to you all!
We hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing Easter break and we look forward to hearing about all the things you have been doing. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 17th April, ready to start our final term together.
Our daily routine
As the children move through their Reception year, our daily routine and timetable changes to meet their needs. During the Summer term we will continue to offer lots of opportunities for indoor and outdoor play and exploration. We will continue to enjoy our 'challenge and choice' time, where adults in class will support children to choose challenges from all areas of the curriculum during their free-choice time. Adults will be encouraging the children to be as independent as possible in preparation for the upcoming transition into year 1.
We will continue to have focussed carpet times each day to concentrate on our phonics, English, handwriting and Maths skills. We will be encouraging the children to complete their written activities in small groups throughout the day. Further details of the skills we are working on each week will be provided on the weekly class newsletter.
We will be using our balance bikes, trikes and scooters each week and will also be completing our own 'Natural play' learning sessions every Friday afternoon.
Summer 1 - What will hatch out of the egg?
We will be launching this topic by thinking about how the world around us changes during Spring time including thinking about the animals, plants and weather. Our very own caterpillars will be arriving, providing inspiration for our work on mini-beasts. Later in the term we are expecting a delivery of eggs in an incubator. I wonder what will hatch out of the eggs?
There is such a lot to do this half term; we can not wait to get started. Full details of our Summer 1 curriculum can be found below. If you have any questions, please speak to one of the team and we will do our best to help. Please check the class newsletter (sent via ParentMail each Friday) and the class page on class dojo for further information about our learning in class. Take care everyone.
Mrs Darby, Mrs Price, Mrs Raxton and Miss Attwood.