Year R Newsletter – Summer 1 2018
Welcome back from the Early Years team and we hope that you all had a lovely Easter. This letter will hopefully explain the topics for the term and some of the activities the children will be doing. We hope this information will enable you to support your child in a variety of ways, including discussion and lots of practical, fun activities
Our topic for the half term is ‘Down on the Farm.’ We will focus on different types of farm animals and the products that we get from them.
We will learn about the animals and their babies, where they live and how we look after them. This will link with RRR and support us in thinking about our own rights and responsibilities.
On Monday 11th June (after Half Term) we will be going on our School Trip to Bocketts Farm in Fetcham, Surrey. We will be sending out another letter with more information shortly.
Remember to log on to Education City to complete the weekly homework, which is planned for each group. If there are any difficulties in accessing the homework please let the Year R team know. Purple Mash and Maths games also support the learning that is taking place in class.
Please support your child with their weekly handwriting homework to supplement the work done in class. Reciting the letter and number rhymes prompts them to start in the right place.
Remember : Developing neat writing takes time and practise.
Respect is the whole school focus this half term for children to be placed on the Woodland Award with the possibility of the winner bringing home the class mascot for the weekend.
Sadly, SPLAT will be finishing at half term, as we will begin preparing the children for their transition to year one as this is only a reception activity.
The last session will be on Wednesday 23rd May.
Don’t forget if there is anything you would like to ask us, feel free to come in and speak to any member of the YR team, alternatively jot down any messages in the red ‘Home School Book’. However, please remember that we cannot check these every day and you must alert us to check by writing a quick note in the Message Book at the front door. Thank you.
Early Years Team
Nicki Essex Julia Hughes
Tina Todd Donna Butler