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Reception (F2)

Please click below for our summer term newsletter.

Reception Curriculum Overview

During the Summer Term in Reception, we will continue learning about a variety of fantastic books! We will be learning texts, inventing new stories and immersing ourselves in pretending to be various characters or objects - pupils AND adults!  One day we might be creating magic wands out of sticks and the next day turning ourselves into Little Red Riding Hood! The children will also be creating lots of artefacts to support their learning and may come home with a collection of “stuff”. Use this chance to talk about what they have created and what they got up to during the day – a lovely conversation starter. 


The first story we will be looking at is a traditional tale, called ‘The Enormous Turnip’.  This story offers lots of opportunities for learning across all of the Early Learning Goals, but we will be paying particular attention to aspects of Understanding the World (Past and Present and The Natural World) as well as, of course, Communication and Language (Listening, Attention and Understanding and Speaking) and Literacy (Comprehension, Word Reading and Writing).


Although it may not be possible to visit our local libraries in Britwell and Slough, most libraries are offering a click and collect service.  Children can join these libraries for free and there are hundreds of books that they can enjoy at home.   We are hoping that each class will also start visiting our school Active Learning Library each week.  Here, they will be able to choose books to bring home and share with you.  Please look after these books carefully and make sure they are returned each week.


We love reading and will encourage your children to read daily.  Your child will be getting a Read Write Inc. Book Bag Book as their main reading book.  This book needs to be in school every day as it will be changed by your child’s phonics teacher and not necessarily their class teacher or support staff.  Your child should read this book every day in order to improve their fluency and understanding.


Your child may also be given a ‘banded book’.  This book is to be shared together; we do not expect children to be able to read every word in these books.   The banded books support children’s vocabulary development and their understanding of stories and non-fiction texts.  Please read these books (sharing books) with your child, discuss the book and fill in his/her reading record.  


Your child has access to Oxford Reading Buddy, Rising Stars Reading Planet, Collins Big Cat and Oxford Owl (phonics e-books).  Logins for these websites have been attached to your child’s reading record.  Please encourage them to use these resources at home to support their understanding of texts and fluency.  Please ask your child’s class teacher for any individual login replacements.


In maths this term, we will be consolidating our learning for numbers 0-9 and exploring in depth the number 10.  We will be learning number bonds, including subtraction facts, exploring doubling and halving and investigating numerical patterns.  We will also be exploring different ways of representing our maths learning using pictures, objects and towards the end of the term, written equations using numerals.


We will continue to share wow moments with you on Tapestry, the online learning journal.  You have made fantastic use of this tool over the past few months, and we would love to continue to share children’s experiences with you.  It is hugely important that you share your child’s experiences and home learning with us, as we need to build a picture of the whole child in order to support our assessments.  Tapestry will also be used throughout your child’s time in Year 1.


Many thanks for all of the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities.


Mrs Davis, Mrs Lewandowska and Miss Green

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