Summer 2

Dear Parents/Carers,
We cannot believe we are heading into our final half term of the year! We have lots to look forward to in the next half term.

Our topic for next half term is ‘Looking After Our World’. Through this topic we will learn about the world around us and how we can look after it. This will include learning about minibeasts, recycling and looking after our forests and oceans, before we finish the year by preparing for our move to Year 1! Some highlights of this new topic will include creating a bug hotel, looking after caterpillars and watching them transform into butterflies, planting a real tree and creating a water filtration device. If you or someone you know has experience in any of these areas and would be willing to talk to the children over Zoom about your area of expertise, please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible.

Next half term in phonics we will continue to strengthen our existing knowledge of Phase 2, 3 and 4 phonemes and tricky words. In particular, we will be working on using digraphs and trigraphs to write longer or more complex words, as well as make our spelling of tricky words more accurate. As always, this will be accompanied with a focus on forming each letter correctly. If you have not already completed and returned your child’s Handwriting Book 2, please continue to work on this at home.

Next half term we will consolidate and extend our understanding of addition and subtraction, as well as recapping grouping, sharing and 2D and 3D shapes.

We will need lots of recycling donations to support our learning about reusing and recycling- please bring in any clean packaging/bottles (no nut containers or glass) for your class teacher throughout the half term.

Finally, please continue to share any new learning or ‘wow’ moments from your child at home through Tapestry- for instance learning to ride a bike or celebrating a special day. Both children and staff love talking about the photos and videos you share with us. If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher then please email the school at or speak to us on the playground before or after school.
Once again, thank you all for your continuing support.

Laura Britten (Assistant Headteacher Early Years) Eleanor Thompson (Reception Year Lead)
Marlene Zammit, Fiona Allan, Sophie Reynolds, Lucelle Hendriks


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