Year R Curriculum – Summer Term 5
We ask that you wait with your child outside the gate until 8.15. Once the classroom doors are open please come straight into your child’s class. Adults are welcome into the classroom initially to help their children put their coats and book bags away and are free at this point to ask the teachers any queries or questions they may have. However, we do encourage independence and once your child is confident coming into school we would greatly appreciate you encouraging your child to put away their coats, water bottles and book bags by themselves.
During term five we carry on building on the children’s knowledge and recognition of the sounds taught so far as well as moving onto set 2 and 3 sounds, these include 2 and 3 letters to make 1 sound. We will be embedding the red words we have learnt making sure the children know how to spell these words as well as read them. We are beginning to write some simple phrases and sentences and have been learning about finger spaces and full stops. Some of us are also learning to write for different purposes, adding conjunctions and varying our sentence openers. This term we will be learning about plants, lifecycles and mini-beasts. One of the books we will be focusing on in ‘Arghhh Spider’ by Lydia Monks. Please check your child’s sound book for any new sounds your child has learnt.
It is our expectation at Ramsgate Arts Primary School that children read for at least 10 minutes every night. Please sign your child’s reading record when you read with them. Please also ensure that your child has their reading record and banded book at school every day.
Every child will have the opportunity to take home a book from the class book corners to share at home. This may be a book to share with family members at story time and does not necessarily have to be read as a banded reading book would be. Please speak to me if you are unsure about this. These books are for the whole class to share so please bring them back as soon as you have finished reading them.
During term five we will be practising adding up by counting on and take away by counting back. We will be learning about doubling and halving and will be solving problems surrounding money, weight, capacity and length. As well as practicing counting in 2s, and 5s.
In reception we decide what topics we will teach depending on the children’s interests and trends in play. Please keep an eye on the weekly blog for what our topics are and the types of activities we are learning about. Team Spurrier have chosen to start the new term with the topic with plants and mini-beasts.
We do P.E on a Wednesday morning. Please note that this has changed from a Friday so if your child attends dance club on a Monday, please could their P.E. kit be returned ASAP. This term we will be doing outdoor P.E, so please ensure that your child has plimsolls in school.
It is important that children have a full PE kit in school at all times in a named bag. This includes black or blue shorts and blue t-shirt for indoor PE and black or blue jogging bottoms, sweatshirt or tracksuit top and suitable trainers or plimsolls for outdoor lessons. Children will be expected to change their footwear for all PE lessons. The weather has to be severely inclement for lessons not to go ahead so please ensure that your child is well equipped! To reduce the likelihood of items going missing, please label everything with your child’s name.
In reception children will receive one love to learn task each holiday. The next Love to Learn task will be based around our next topic ‘The Ocean’.
Our school uniform exists both for health and safety reasons and to develop a sense of pride and responsibility in being a member of the Ramsgate Arts Primary School community. The uniform policy includes the expectation that all children will wear black school shoes (trainers are not acceptable footwear), that long hair should be tied back at all times and that, with the exception of a watch and a pair of small stud earrings, NO jewellery may be worn by children. We also ask you to remember that children should not be wearing make-up or nail varnish to school and hair styles should not be extreme – this includes unnatural hair colours. The school’s uniform policy is listed in the school’s prospectus and if you would like another copy, please ask at the school office. Please ensure your child is dressed according to this policy and that all items of clothing are clearly named.
Sipping water throughout the day aids concentration and learning. Please provide your child with a water bottle which they may keep with them throughout the day. No squash please.
It is vital that pupils arrive at school on time and that absence is kept to a minimum. Frequent lateness and absences can have a huge negative impact on a child’s learning so please try to have your child in school by 8.30am every day.
Year R teacher