Welcome to Reception


Welcome back to Sunny Bank School Reception Class. We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. After a wonderful spring term we are really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and helping the children to learn lots more in the summer term.


This term we will continue to have daily handwriting lessons to support correct letter formation. In phonics sessions we will be building on previous letters and sounds knowledge acquired in Phase Three and we will be working on blending and segmenting words with adjacent consonants to support reading and writing. Later in the term we will be learning new Phase Five A sounds. We change reading books three times a week. Please, please check book bags everyday and try to listen to your child read every day. A few pages at a time is fine if reading the whole book is proving too difficult. I cannot stress enough how important regular reading practice is in helping your child to become a fluent reader. Please sign the reading record book every time you listen to your child read at home, indicating which page you have read up to if the book is not finished. If the record book is not signed, we will assume it has not been read and we will not change it. Your child will also chose a book each week from our class library. This is for you to share with your child. We do not expect them to read this by themselves as some of the books are quite difficult. Encourage your child to talk about their opinions of the book.


This term, in maths, we will be continuing to practise counting, recognising and writing numerals and learning about shapes. We will also be learning to measure and solve problems. We will continue to learn about addition and subtraction and practise writing equations. We will also be thinking about the following Learning Challenges in our topic lessons: ‘How can we make sense of the world?’ and ‘What is down at the bottom of the garden?’


Please remember that the weather can still be unpredictable. We do use the outside area everyday and therefore the children need coats every day.


This term it is our class assembly on Wednesday 26th April at 2.45pm. Please come along and see the wonderful learning that has been taking place in Reception.


If you have any questions about anything at all in Reception, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff before or after school.

Miss V Cunningham

Email - vcunningham@sunnybankprimary.org.uk  

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