Prime Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional- 

Children are confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they  do or don’t need help.  Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride.

Communication and Language-

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.  Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.  Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.  They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Physical- 

Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. Children know the importance for good health, of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

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Specific Areas of Learning

Over this academic year we will be practising to achieve the following in each area of learning:

Literacy- 

Children read and understand simple sentences. They  use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words   in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Maths-

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more  or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.  Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

 

Understanding the World- 

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.  Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.  They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.  Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

Expressive Art and Design- 

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.  Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

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Week beginning 23rd May 2022

Please continue to read every day at home and to send in reading books and reading records.

Monday- Return home learning books, water bottles and hats and reading books.
Tuesday- PE- please ensure kits are in school and earrings are removed or covered.
Wednesday- Forest School- children will need their kit and welly boots.  Layers can be reduced but they still need long trousers and covered arms.
Thursday- PE- please ensure kits are in school and earrings are removed or covered.
Friday- Mr and Mrs Barnes are in delivering a special music session for the class. Celebration Assembly- 2.30- end of this half term.

This week, we will finishing our work on Rosie's walk.  If there is time we plan to make healthy milkshakes at the end of the week.  In maths we will be continuing our work with number and adding and subtracting plus finding missing numbers and solving word problems.  

Over half term, please continue to read daily.  If you can practice any writing with your children that would be fantastic too.  We are also practising knowing numbers to 5 and 10 off by heart.  This can be practised anywhere!

Have a rest, enjoy the Jubilee and time with family and come back ready for your final half term in Reception!

Show and tell this week is their favourite piece of clothing or pair of shoes or jewellery item.

 

I am hoping to run a jobs/ people who help us week after half term- please let me know if you would be willing to come into class and talk about your job with the children.  Thanks in advance.

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