Welcome to Clee class, our teachers are Miss Luke, Miss Lansley and Mrs Welsby.
This term the whole school theme is ‘Location, Location, Location’.
In Reception our focus will be thinking of places to visit in and around Shrewsbury. We will learn about being In the Garden, On the Farm and In the Town by looking at mini beasts, animals, habitats, shops and focus stories such as The Hungry Caterpillar and Farmer Duck. We also hope to visit a farm and a local library. We will also learn about seasonal changes and different cultural celebrations that take place.
Alongside this topic we will also be looking at cultural celebrations and using our outdoor environment to learn about seasonal changes.
Our focus stories this term will be;
· The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
· Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
In Literacy this term we will be sharing a range of fiction and non-fiction books linked to mini beasts, farms and locations. We will be supporting the children to plan, write and extend their sentences and segment words to write. We will continue to focus on using spaces between words, capital letters and full stops at the end of a sentence.
We will have a daily Letters and Sounds session where we will review the Phase 3 digraphs, blend phonemes to read Phase 4 words and segment in order to spell them.
We will continue with our Big Talk sessions and the children will bring home a theme to talk to you about for some ideas before we have our Big Talk together in school. Thank you for supporting the children with this homework, we are able to see the impact of the discussions you are having at home.
We will continue to have lots of opportunities for the children to listen to stories and read individually. We are very proud of their positive attitude towards reading.
In Numeracy we will be continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems and record our answers as number sentences. Alongside our number work, we will also be looking at telling the time, shape, capacity and measurement.
Things to Remember
Show and Tell will continue to take place on Monday afternoons. We would also love to see some more photographs, drawings and memories of your child and their family, the places you have visited together and any activities that take place outside of school, rather than toys. Thank you for your support.
· Wednesday– Forest School. No change of clothes or wellies are needed.
· Thursday– P.E. All children will need trainers or pumps in their P.E kits.
· Please make sure all uniform and shoes are labelled clearly so items can be returned easily.
· Please make sure your child has their reading book and diary in school everyday and are placed in their tray in the classroom.
As the weather begins to get warmer please make sure your child has a sun hat and a reusable water bottle in school each day.