Welcome to Reception at Kings Hill School. Our Classes are called Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs.
Welcome to Tiger Cubs!
Our teacher is Mrs McCarville firstname.lastname@example.org. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Montgomery.
Welcome to Lion Cubs!
Summer Term 2019
Welcome back! We hope you had a great Easter break and ready for the term ahead.
Our topic for Term 5 is ‘The Environment’ and Term 6 is ‘Down on the Farm’. We will be learning through stories and have some great new books to encourage and develop the children’s learning and intrigue. These include ‘’Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish’, ‘Greedy Bee’, ‘Michael Re-cycle’ and Pesky Plastic.
Over the next two terms we will be recapping phase three sounds by applying them into writing words and writing simple sentences. We will continue introducing new key words and learning how to write them.
Guided reading will continue and the children will do this in small groups every day to help develop their fluency in their reading and comprehension skills.
Over the next two terms the children will be consolidating their knowledge of 2d & 3d shapes and their properties. We will be introducing the children to problem solving involving doubling, halving addition and subtraction. The children will be using lots of practical activities to explore size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Our topic ‘The Environment’ has been inspired by the children’s interest in the world around them and how we can protect and respect our planet. We will be looking at a variety of topics including; the decline of bees, endangered animals, re-cycling and protecting our planet.
The children are going to take part in running their own re-cycling campaign at school and we have several specialst speakers coming to talk to the children. This will also feed into our topic ‘Down on the farm’..
Further learning in other curriculum areas is outlined in our curriculum newsletter below.
Weekly Learning Letters
- EYFS Learning Letter 01 14 09 18 (0.23 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 02 21 09 18 pub (0.21 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 03 28 09 18 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 04 05 10 18 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 05 12 10 18 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 06 19 10 18 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 07 02 11 18 (0.20 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 08 09 11 18 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 09 16 11 18 (0.20 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 10 23 11 18 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 11 30 11 18 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 12 07 12 18 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 13 14 12 18 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 14 11 01 19 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 15 18 01 19 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 16 25 01 19 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 18 08 02 19 (0.21 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 19 15 02 19 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 20 01 03 19 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 21 08 03 19 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 22 15 03 19 (0.19 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 23 22 03 19 (0.21 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 26 03 05 19 (0.23 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 27 10 05 19 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 28 17 05 19 (0.28 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 29 24 05 19 (0.20 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 30 07 06 19 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 31 14 06 19 (0.22 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 32 28 06 19 (0.33 MB)
- EYFS Learning Letter 33 05 07 19 (0.32 MB)
Reading and Writing in Reception
By the end of the Reception year children should be able to read and understand simple sentences. They can use their phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They can also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Children should also be able to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They can 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.
Mathematics in Reception
By the end of Reception children should be able to 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. When using quantities and objects, they can add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They can 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.
Outdoor Learning in EYFS
The outdoors is a place where children can continue to learn by doing. They carry on building on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have already acquired to make sense of the world around them. They are active learners, seeking information and continuing to question and explore. Being outdoors provides a focus for different types of experiences which support young children’s growing sense of confidence and autonomy. This is enhanced by the enjoyment of new challenges, such as seeking and finding treasure on a treasure hunt. Their enthusiasm to participate in outdoor experiences is expanded as their social and communication skills develop and they seek out and enjoy the company of adults and other children.
Parent Helpers in Reception
We are very lucky to have the support of many parent helpers in Reception, most of these stay after dropping their children at school to support a guided reading session in the class. This has greatly improved the overall progress of reading this year and we hope to continue this in the future.
Have a look at what we have been learning in Reception!