Summer 1 2019.


Our summer term is upon us already! The children now only have one full term left with us.

We hope you all had a lovely break and didn't eat too much chocolate


Reception's topic is "Spring and Growth" and Nursery's topic is "Transport".




The children are very excited as this term we will be taking delivery of some chick eggs! We have asked for a contribution of £4 to help cover some of the cost of having the eggs in school.

Our attendance target in school is 96% - please only keep your child off in serious cases of sickness and diarrhea. Thank you.


This half term our topic is...

 “Spring and Growth”

Many of our books that we will be looking at will be all about animals, plants and life cycles. Some of the books that we will be looking at are:


    • Egg to Penguin
    • Egg to Chick
    • Tadpole to Frog
    • Jack and the Beanstalk
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar


 In maths  this half term we will be focusing on counting reliably with numbers up to 20, finding more and less than given numbers, adding and subtracting numbers, solving problems including doubling, halving and sharing and looking at positional language.



We love to show off home learning; if your child has been doing some super learning at home then bring it in to school and let’s celebrate and share with the rest of the class!




Every child in Reception needs a PE kit, which comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

PLEASE make sure your child’s name is in ALL items of clothing to save any mixing up of coats, jumpers, shoes and PE kits etc.

Book bags: Book bags are an essential item of school uniform. Please ensure your child brings it to school every day as we try to read daily.



This half term our topic is …


We will be looking at different vehicles and how they move.

Some of the books will include:

    • Choo choo clickety clack
    • Duck in a truck
    • Bus drives to town
    • Naughty bus

Please have a look on the way to and from school at the different vehicles you can see.


We are having a transport table where the children can bring a vehicle in to share with us.


In Maths this half term, we will be focusing on counting to 20, recognising and writing numbers to 10 and ordering numbers to 10. 

To help with this at home you can count objects, actions and sing counting songs and nursery rhymes.

Some of the learning we will be doing includes:

    • Oral counting to 20
    • Recognising and ordering numbers to 10
    • 1:1 counting and matching numbers to quantities.
    • Using the language of size - most, fewest, bigger, smaller, biggest, smallest.
    • Recognising and finding 2D shapes e.g. square, circle, triangle, rectangle, star and oval.


Looking for numbers in the environment when you are out and about is a great way to introduce numbers to your children.  Counting when you go up and down steps is another super way.



Important Information:

Healthy packed lunches - please try to make lunches healthy. A sandwich, crisps, fruit and a yogurt only please. 


Please send some spare underwear and socks into school with your child in case of any little accidents.


Many Thanks

The Early Years Team