Welcome back to school and we hope everyone is feeling refreshed after the end of half term. As you are aware, we are still operating under government guidance and as a result, much of our learning will continue to be delivered via the online platform, J2e, until all pupils return to school on 8th March 2021. Keeping in line with our long term plan, Reception will continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, including core and foundation subjects.
All learning resources are accessible on J2e, including a timetable outline for pupils to follow whilst learning from home, which provides guidance on how long pupils should spend completing the work set each day, and when each subject should be completed.
This half term, Reception’s topic focus will be ‘Growing and changing based on our Power of Reading books, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘From Seed to Sunflower’. Pupils will use these books as part of their learning in reading and writing where they will have the opportunity to practise writing simple CVC words and short sentences.
In Mathematics, pupils will also be working on calculating with money understanding the value of 1p and 2p coins, as well as understanding the concepts of halving and sharing. They will also have the opportunity to learn and practise using vocabulary related to the position of objects compared to each other.
Our role play areas this half term will be a market, a garden centre and a café, where pupils will be able to buy plants and produce using their mathematical skills amongst other activities.
In ‘Understanding the World’, pupils will learn about similarities and differences in relation to living things including plants. They will also make observations of plants and explain why some things occur, as well as talk about changes.
We strongly encourage all parents to continue to ensure pupils follow the timetable outlined to enable them to maintain their progress while working from home. Pupils who attend school will complete the same work set online as we progress through our long-term plan, which is outlined on our class page.
Online and in school, teachers will continue to review pupils’ work daily and opportunities for feedback will be provided, each week, all pupils have the opportunity to win the Reception Star of the Week!
As usual, the school website will continue to provide regular updates, including the wonderful work pupils complete online and in school. As always, if there are any questions or if school can support with home learning on J2e in anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.
We look forward to seeing everyone again and would remind parents and carers that Reception now participate in PE lessons every Friday morning! For now, we look forward to seeing all of the wonderful work pupils complete as we move forward in the Spring term.
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