Rec M 2019 - 2020

Miss Milburn

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term and are ready for a final half term in Reception!


This half term the fun continues as we learn about Mini Beasts! We are looking forward to a visit from The Creepy Crawly Roadshow, the children will get the chance to hold a range of different insect and learn lots of interesting facts.

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In R.E. this half term we will be learning all about friendship, discussing how we can be a good friends, who are friends are and how they make us feel. We will also be spending time with our year 6 special friends, showing them how we learn in Reception.Related image


In Literacy, we will continue teaching a daily phonics lesson, this will focus on a two digraphs a week which the children to can apply to their early reading and early writing to further consolidate this knowledge. We are encouraging the children to blend and segment the sounds in the words they are reading and writing. We like to use robot arms when blending a CVC (3 letter word) – Please continue to read at home with your child, we can see the progress they are making as a result of this.

The book we are learning about in Literacy is SuperWorm; we will be discussing how we can catch Wizard Lizard and make him set SuperWorm free! We will also be linking the book to RE, discussing how we can turn Wizard Lizard into a good friend and teaching him how to be The Good Soil! You can listen to the story here:

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Our Maths learning will continue to focus heavily on number recognition as well as mathematical language to explain our reasoning through the use of word questions. We will be learning about non standard meaures of time, holding our own olympics in the outdoor area, meauring how many claps, stomps and jumps it takes to get around the course.

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This half term we will continue to practise our tricky words, these words are 'sight' words as the children must be able to recognise these words due to them not being able to be phonetically read. Our tricky words are:


 We love to listen to and join in with the jolly phonics song - click on the link below!

Our Tricky words song:


ALL children will need their PE kit in school as we will be doing PE on a Friday this half term. Please also ensure you bring your child’s book bag daily as we don’t want them to miss out on school reading and trips to the library.


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Thank you for your support,

Miss Milburn


Here are some little ideas how you can support your child's learning at home:

  • Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class.
  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters, and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.


Recommended websites: - Mr Thorne has a channel on youtube dedicated to the pronunciation of sounds, called Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Similarly, you can also find the Alphablocks channel on Youtube, which will further support your child's phonic and sound knowledge. - some free phonic based games more phonics games - 5 minute videos which reinforce your child's phonic knowledge.


Recommended APPs:

Justin's World - Lettersounds: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand-eye coordination.

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)



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Headteacher: Mr A Whelan

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