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Class R

Welcome to Term 6 in Class R

Welcome back to Term 6, our last term together in Reception Class. How did that time go by so quickly? We hope you all had a wonderful Half Term break and did some lovely things to share with us.

You can view the Topic Web for Term 6 here.

As this term is likely to be warm, could you please ensure your child has sunscreen protection and if you feel they are likely to need a top up during the day, please send a labelled bottle of sunscreen and we will happily help them to apply it. You are welcome to provide sunhats too, clearly labelled with your child's name.

Our topic this term is "The Sea" and we will be learning all about marine life, lighthouses, holidays, beach safety and famous people linked to the sea eg Grace Darling. Our outdoor area will provide role play opportunities aboard "The Jolly Roger" and on the desert island we will be creating. We will be learning about pirates from history, creating treasure maps and writing clues to help us find the treasure. We will be creating treasure chests, deciding how to survive on a desert island and experimenting with floating and sinking!

LITERACY: This term we will be extending our writing skills by creating "Wanted posters" for pirates, treasure maps and clues. We will be creating stories about mermaids and shipwrecks and writing messages in bottles so we can escape from our desert island.  Our reading will be a combination of stories with a seaside theme and non fiction texts about sea life, pirates and beach safety.

In phonics, we will consolidate using the digraphs/trigraphs from phase 3 and 5 in our spelling and continue to learn key words. We will be learning how split digraphs work too a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e.

NUMERACY: In maths, we will develop our addition, subtraction and problem solving skills in our Seaside Souvenir Shop! We will be making price labels for seaside items and buying them, working out which coins to use and how much change to give. We will also be having a splashing time in our water trays as we learn about volume and capacity. Shape and repeating patterns will be explored in creating seaside bunting, treasure chests and windmills. Mental maths will continue to develop the skills of adding and subtracting in our heads by counting on and back along with learning to count in 2's,5's and 10's.

PE: PE with Andy continues to be on Monday. At this stage in the school year, a lot of labels have worn off or fallen off, so as ever, a plea for all items of clothing to be clearly named.

This term, we are really looking forward to our School Trip and our Class Assembly, dates to follow.

Please feel free to come in and discuss any queries, concerns or to share good news.

Mrs Kate Frost and Mrs Donna Leader.