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Set 1 sounds to practise at home! Please ask your children to show you the sounds they have learnt.

Set 2 sounds to read and create words with!

Set 3 sounds to learn and use

SUM 1 knowledge organiser to share at home

Summer Term


Welcome back after the holidays, we hope you had a restful break and are all well. 


The adults working in the Reception class this term are Mrs Cowell, Mrs Valli, Mrs Patel and Mrs Saleem.  


Homework: Please complete all homework which is given every Friday during term time and completed books to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. You have a timetable of homework activities, reading books, spelling books, Knowledge Organisers to share each term and some projects during holidays.

Please can we ask that every time you read with your child at home, sign or initial in your child's reading record book to acknowledge this reading time and feel free to add any comments. 


Key dates for reception: 

Every Monday please come to school in PE kit, hair up and no earrings. 

19.04.22 Children back to school

02.05.22 Bank Holiday Monday

04.05.22 Eid Party in the afternoon - children can wear party clothes to school

W.b: 23.05.22 Golden assembly sharing learning


Our topic this term is: Animals. Please find the Topic Knowledge Organiser above to share with your children at home and learn the meanings of the key vocabulary to be explored (SUM 1).    


English - This term, we will continue to write short sentences across the curriculum using a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop. Children will be asked to apply their phonic knowledge and to produce recognisable letters in words which they can then re-read. Children are encouraged to re-read their sentence as they write and to check it makes sense. 


Maths - This term children will gain skills in verbally counting beyond 20 using the number system, record number bonds to 10, explore doubling and halving facts. 


Topic - Our focus this term is all about animals . This includes exploring and making observations about animal habitats, how they grow and the differences between wild and domesticated animals. We have a Vet role-play in class and the children will be grouping and sorting animals through discussion. Our quality texts shared in English are linked to the topic as we read, Dear Zoo, Gorilla and Giraffes Can't Dance. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development - This term we discuss personal goals, getting Year 1 ready and how we can persevere by working well with others. We are continuing to listen to others but beginning to ask questions and probe for more information. 


Please remember we are here if you need us and we can work together so that the children can be the best they can be! 


Mrs Cowell and the reception team.