Reception – Summer

Image result for totally tropicalOur new topic for terms 5 and 6 is Totally Tropical! I am very excited about this topic as we will be learning about jungles, looking at jungle art and sounds, comparing our environment with a tropical one and we will look at mini-beasts and learn about looking after our environment.

Housekeeping for Summer Term

Mondays- phonics books need to be in book bags for updating and hand in the blue diary with weekend news

Tuesdays- updated phonic books sent home. Outdoor PE session.

Wednesday- books need to be in school for changing

Thursday- forest school session (1/2 a class at a time) wellies and waterproofs needed in school.

Friday- Indoor PE Session

Children need their reading records in school every day please.

Teaching Arrangements:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Mrs Baker, Miss Mundy and Mrs Tainton (With Miss Butcher with us on Friday mornings too.)

Tuesday: Mrs Lanceley, Miss Mundy and Mrs Tainton

Home Learning:

Please find Reception’s home learning grid here: Reception Summer Home Learning Grid

It would be lovely if the children could complete a minimum of 4 pieces of home learning, two before half term and two before the summer holidays. We will proudly display all learning.

Word lists and updated phonics books will be sent home every Tuesday and need to be practiced at home by the following Monday please ready for their new lists and phonemes. We will practice them in school too however they will not be ‘tested.’


If you have any resources you could spare to help us create a fun and exciting learning environment for this topic we would be really grateful, especially outdoors. At the moment we would particularly appreciate any donations of pestles, mortars, old children’s magazines, old wrapping paper and cards, garden decorations, metal pots/pans/tins/trays/ bowls, cable reels, tyres, gauze, bottle caps, ribbon, cds, mirrors, beads, funnels, bicycle wheels, bamboo canes, golf tees & oasis.

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April 24th – Term begins

May 1st- No School (Bank Holiday)

May 29th- Half Term (5th and 6th of June are INSET days)

June 9th- Maths Evening

June 26th – Healthy Living Week

July 7th- 1.30pm Reception WOW event


July 21st- Last day of term (24th and 25th July are INSET days)

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