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Reception Newsletter Term 6

8 June 2022
Reception Newsletter Term 6

What are we learning this term?

This term we shall be exploring a range of fairy tales. We will be exploring the story, Jack and the Beanstalk and use the opportunity to look at growth. We will be looking at the change of materials using the well-known story of The Gingerbread Man as a stimulus. We will delve into the story of The Three Little Pigs and start to look at the idea of moving on.


The children will be deepening their understanding of number using resources such as ten frames, numicon, number tracks and number games. We will continue to explore the concepts of addition and subtraction, embedding our number bonds to 5 and 10 so we know them by heart. They shall be looking at the concepts of fewer than and more than. The children will continue to develop their subitising skills of standard and non-standard dice patterns. We shall continue to teach and encourage the children to use stem sentences in Maths to help them explain their understanding. We will be working at learning our double facts and halving facts to 10 by heart.

Story Time And Tool Kit

We will be enjoying and exploring a range of different fairy tale stories with a specific focus on 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children are doing a great job at writing and are loving earning the writing cape! We shall be promoting this using Tales Tool Kit. As always in Tales Tool Kit sessions, we will be modelling, scaffolding and teaching the writing of our own stories.


In term 6 we will be reviewing all the sounds already taught with a focus on embedding all the digraphs from term 3. The children will now be working at Phase 4 where the focus is on CVCC and CCVC words and added different suffixes to a word such as 'ing' 'ed, 'est'. The children will be learning new tricky words this term, so please continue to practice the tricky words from previous terms plus the new ones. Please remember there is a series of PowerPoints and videos on the Little Wandle Website ( that provides support for parents on how to help your child at home with their reading and writing. Please feel free to come and ask any questions you may have.


The children will continue to bring home a reading book from our big cat series. This book is matched carefully to the level that your child is working at. They will also continue to bring home a book for pleasure. Please support your child with their reading and sign their reading record daily.


We will be continuing with our Welly Walks on every other Tuesday so please can you make sure that the children have a named pair of wellies in school. We may sometimes take the children off site. We will send a Dojo reminder every time we are going on a welly walk.

In PE lessons the children will be completing a unit in speed, agility and travel and a unit developing their co-operation and problem-solving skills.

PE kit remains in school for the term. PE lessons for both classes will be on Fridays.

Outdoor Classroom

All topics involve lots of learning in our outside classroom, so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather, please can we request that children have sun cream applied at home in the morning. We have wellies in school for them to use during LTP (Learning Through Play) sessions.


Thank you for all the support you are giving your children with any work sent home. Please continue to listen to your child read daily and record it in their reading diary. Please don't feel you have to read the whole reading book each day - a few pages a day with plenty of talk about what they have read is more beneficial than trying to read it all! Please refer to the front and back covers of their reading book for support and ideas to help you when reading with your child.

The children love story time in school so please, when you can, snuggle up and have a story together. We will continue to send a phonics activity home daily to help consolidate the children's learning in school.

Well done all of those children having a go at Numbots, please continue to support the children with this as it helps to embed our learning in Maths.

Year One Transition

This term, we will be working with the Year One staff to ensure that all children are supported during the transition process into year one. The children will have an opportunity to look around their new classroom, meet their new teacher and participate in some fun activities. A significant part of this process is the transition to the 'big' playground. For the rest of this term, the children will be enjoying lunch play with all children from all year groups.

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