In Miss Murphy’s Class there are 23 children. The class is supported by Mrs Cooling and Miss Simpson.
In Reception we provide a range of stimulating activities that give the children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress though out the school and life.
We follow the EYFS learning goals. You can find these goals on the following link:
The prime areas of learning are:
Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language, Mathematics and
Our topic this term is 'Bears'
We will read the following books in class:
We will discuss these books in class and complete work related to these books. We will learn about bears and their habitats e.g. Panda bears live in China.
This term we will continue to learn letter names and sounds which will help us develop our reading and writing skills. We will focus on writing CVC words and we will begin to write sentences.
You can practise these sounds at home
This term we will learn the following sounds:
In Literacy we listen to various stories we enjoy acting these stories out and we like to write about what we are learning.
What we are focusing on in literacy this term
Early Learning Goals:
There are lots of things that you can do at home to help your child with literacy such as: spending time exploring books, asking the children questions about the books you have read together, practicing writing their name and identifying the letters that appear in their name and playing games with letters.
In maths our activities include counting, adding and subtracting, 2D/3D shapes, time, money, weight, capacity and height.
What we are focusing on in numeracy this term
Early Learning Goals:
There are also lots of things that you can do with your child at home to help with their numeracy such as looking at numbers in your home environment i.e. what numbers can you see on the doors on your street?, singing number songs which encourage counting, counting objects or actions around the home (counting steps going up and down the stairs) and playing games that involve numbers.
PE – we have PE twice a week on Tuesdays with Miss Coady (Sports Coach) and Thursdays with Miss Murphy. In PE we learn many skills such as catching, kicking and throwing. We enjoy taking part in gymnastics and dance lessons.
Children will continue to take home a book from our class library. Children will also take home a book from our RML reading scheme. Please spend 5-10 minutes every night reading with your child. Discuss the book with your child and encourage your child to talk about the pictures. We would ask all parents to write a short comment in the reading record books.
Things to do at home
Please continue to encourage your child to dress and undress themselves. Encourage your child to use a knife and fork independently. Continue to send into school any observations or pictures you take of your child in relation to our topic to share with our class.
Children will continue to take home their ‘homework book’ containing literacy and numeracy activities. Homework books are sent home every Monday and we would ask that you return homework books every Friday.
Dates for your diary
Our class liturgy – Thursday 19th May
Trip to London Zoo - 7th July
Please use the links below to support your child's learning