RG1 Newsletter - June 2016
Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed a restful week off school ahead of your children’s last half term of Reception!
Our main topic this half term is Under The Sea and so we will be looking at stories such as The Rainbow Fish, Tiddler and The Singing Mermaid. We will also follow the children’s interests within the topic of ‘Under The Sea’. Towards the end of the term we will also be learning about the Olympics as we get active ourselves for Sports Day.
As we are in the final half term of the year, we will be preparing the children to move up into Year One. This includes taking part in transition sessions every Tuesday where they will be meeting their new class teacher and getting comfortable in their new classroom. RG1 will be staying together in their move up, so they will still be with their closest friends.
Now we are in the Summer months, please apply sun cream to your child before they come to school. If it needs topping up later in the day, you may bring some sun cream to school, but please ensure it is labelled. Sun hats/caps are also essential in this weather – please can your child bring a labelled sun hat/cap every day. Water is accessible throughout the day but children are welcome to bring their own labelled water bottles.
As mentioned in the most recent parent's evening, it is now the time to assess the children against the Early Learning Goals (ELG's). Any time spent working towards the reading, writing and mathematics ELG’s at home would be greatly beneficial to your child’s development and progress, as these areas are the trickiest to achieve. If you require some information about the Early Learning Goals, please ask a member of the RG1 team.
Thursday 30th June - Sports day.
Thursday 7th July - school reports go home.
Wednesday 27th July – Final school day of the year. School finishes at 3.15 for the summer holidays.
Thank you for your continued support,
The RG1 team.
RG1 Newsletter - April 2016
Welcome back! We hope you all had a fantastic Easter break. Our whole school topic this half term is Super Scientists and so in reception we are lucky enough to be experiencing potion making and experiments with a real scientist! We also plan to learn about spell and potion making, superheroes, fairies, materials, textures and minibeasts.
As mentioned in the most recent parent's evening, we will shortly be assessing the children against the Early Learning Goals (ELG's). We have recognised that in order to reach these, children need to be reading and writing sentences and developing their knowledge of addition and subtraction and 3D shapes. We would greatly appreciate any support you could give your child at home, to achieve these ELG's. Please ask a member of the RG1 team if you require further information regarding ELG's.
Thank you to everyone who returned a 'WOW' star; they are now in your child's learning journey. Evidence of your child's home learning and experiences are a very valuable part of their learning journey and we welcome further stars. Please ask if you require additional stars.
Each Friday, home learning is given out in the form of orange Homework Books. We have has some fabulous homework returned which shows great understanding of our topics. Thank you for continuing to help your child further their learning at home.
Finally, it seems as though summer is here at last but please will you send a coat every day – we don’t make the children wear them when it is hot but the weather can quickly change. Your child will also need a sun hat and some sun cream with their name on and we will help them to apply it when it is very sunny. Water is accessible throughout the day but children are welcome to bring their own labelled water bottles.
Congratulations to all the children who recently received a 100% Attendance Award for last term and a Most Improved Attendance Award. Well done!
Thank you, RG1 team.
Reading Tricky Words
Please find below a list of tricky words children need to learn in order to achieve the Early Learning Goal for Reading. Please encourage children to practice both reading and learning how to write these words alongside weekly reading books. You can also print them out and display them at home if you wish.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Early Years Team
24.04.16 - Early Years Outcome Documentation
Check out the link below to help support your child's development in all areas of their learning. The main aim is for children to achieve the Early Learning Goal stated in each developmental area by the end of the year. (As previously discussed at parents evening)If you have any concerns about any specific strands of the objectives or strategies to help your child achieve these, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.
Our Mad Science Slime making Workshop! April 2016
This week Carbon Callum a real Scientist came into our school to teach us about which materials different objects are made from and how to make our own slime!
Our 4D Spell Casting Experience! April 2016
We have been writing lots of potions and spells, thinking about rhyme and to bring this together we went for a visit to our 4D room this week. The children sat in a circle within the enchanted forest (sound effects, smells and images), chose a musical instrument, then we recited rhyming spells we had written in our music sessions. We then played our instruments loudly and Mrs Gair (the witch ;-) ) cackled and the magic transported us to different environments where we had to move like different animals! We had a great time and we were all amazed by how powerful the magic had been!