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Reception – Beech Class


Welcome to Beech Reception Class

Summer Term 1




Our topic this half term is Once upon a Time



The children will be consolidating their phase 3 sounds and applying these to blending and segmenting CVCC and CCVC words e.g. fish, shed. We will begin to explore consonant blends in Phase 4 such as lamp, belt, crab. We will be focussing on spelling Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words and reading Phase 4 tricky words. We will continue to encourage the children to record the sounds they can hear in words to write captions and short sentences. We will be learning about sentence structure (e.g. starting with a capital letter, leaving a space between words). 


In Maths will be consolidating our learning of the composition of numbers to 10 and exploring greater than, less than and equal to. We will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes and identify them in and around the classroom. We will continue to develop verbal counting to 20 and beyond, starting from different numbers. We will continue to explore subitising, odd and even and doubling patterns to further deepen our understanding number and composition.


We will be exploring different traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will delve deeper into these stories by discussing the different characters, settings and storylines. We will be learning about the different parts of the story (beginning, middle and end) and anticipating how the story will end. We will be exploring new vocabulary and we will practise retelling   familiar stories in our own words.




How can you help?

· Write Phase 3 ‘sounds’ on post it notes and help your child move them together to make words by blending.

· Use their phonic knowledge to add captions and short sentences to their drawings. Remember to use capital letters, full stops and spaces between words.

· Practise spelling Ph2 and Ph3 tricky words. Use the Tricky word song to help!

· Practise number formation to 10.

· Practise reciting doubles using the stem sentence: 6 is made of 3 and 3. Double 3 is 6.

· Practise matching and forming uppercase and lowercase letters.

· Count verbally up to and beyond 20, from any given number.

· Encourage your child to get ready in the morning, putting their clothes on the correct way round. Please be aware...You are not helping if you are doing it for them!!

· Compare and contrast characters within different stories.

· Practise retelling familiar stories.

· Discuss different parts of a story. Can you predict what might happen before you get to the end?


Ongoing support:

· Share books and stories with your child.

· Read daily with your child and record their reading in their Reading Records (including books read on Bug Club).

· Log into bug club, share the online stories and have fun playing the games. 

· Support your children to complete their home learning.

· Please ensure your child has a complete PE kit in school .

· If your child has mid-length to long hair please remember it must be tied back everyday. Please remember that the only earrings permitted in school are small studs (not hoops or dangly earrings).


Many Thanks 


Mrs McLaren


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