Reception Information

Summer Term Newsletter

We hope you all have had a restful and fun filled Easter holiday and are looking forward to a packed summer term.


This term we will be continuing to use our sounds & blends to read and spell, moving on to Phase 4 which focuses on consternate blends. We are working on writing short sentences that start with a capital letter, have finger spaces and end with a full stop. As part of our Farm topic we will be looking at non-fiction books and discussing how we can find information using the contents page and index.

We will continue to use ‘Talk for Writing’ as a strategy to help develop children’s speaking, listening and writing skills.


We will continue to work with numbers 0-20 and beyond, along with addition and subtraction to consolidate everything that the children have learnt so far. We will also learn to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and work on practical ways of sharing and grouping. Help your child by singing number songs and playing counting games. This is something you could do with your child whilst walking to or from school.

They will continue to develop their understanding of naming and counting coins to support their learning with money. We will also be looking at different ways of measuring and revising 2D & 3D shapes and their properties. We’ve already started to learn how to tell the time using o’clock and will be working on using half past. Talk to your child about different times of the day.


This term we will be learning about farm animals and summer. We are finding out how to care for farm animals, why we need farms, what the animals produce, and the similarities & differences between farm animals. We will also be hatching live ducklings in Reception! In the second half term we will be looking at ‘Summer’. We will be looking at the features of the summer season, summer holidays, the beach and moving on to Year 1.

 General Reminders

  • PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
  • The children will be doing PE on Monday and Thursdays
  • Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day
  • Your child will read with an adult in school twice a week and we expect them to read at home with an adult every evening. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and special experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
  • Please record the reading that you do with your child in their reading diary. This is an excellent way to share information about your child’s reading
  • It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
  • We welcome parent volunteers so please do let us know if you are able to help in the class or on trips


Summer Newsletter
Topic Map
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Key dates

01-05-18 – Ark Farm Visit
02-05-18 – PSA Cake Sale at Church Lane
07-05-18 – May Bank Holiday
28-05-18 – Half Term
04-06-18 – TAD
21-06-17 – Open Evening