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Dear Parent/Carer,
Welcome to our new half term. We can hardly believe we are in the final
half term of Reception with the children looking forward to the holidays
and then an exciting transition into Year One! During this half term the
children will visit their new area in school, and lots of discussion and
activities will take place to help make the changes as smooth as possible.
The children who will start Reception in September will also be visiting
our area and we are sure that our own children will be really grown up and
helpful in their transition process too.

Our new topic this term will be based around the theme of Brilliant
Bears. We hope this will provide a wide variety of activities which will be
exciting for the children as well as looking forward to Year One. We will
continue to work on letters, sounds, action words, spelling patterns and all
the related reading and writing activities. The children will also be
encouraged in all areas of their mathematical learning including number,
addition and subtraction, shape, measures, money and many more! The
theme will also bring in lots of opportunities for the children to problem
solve. There will be weekly themes which will help to lead the learning
across all the curriculum areas. These will also form the basis of our
Show & Tell items for each Friday as set out below.
Monday 6th June - PD day no Show and Tell
Monday 13th June - Famous Bears
Monday 20th June - Health and Fitness Week
Monday 27th June -Teddy Bears Picnic (bring in own bear today!)
Monday 4th July - Real Bears
Monday 11th July - Care Bears birthday
Monday 18th July - Free choice

There are some important dates for your diary which are below
Friday 17th June Miss Readman/Mrs Bettleys class assembly at
Week beginning 20th June Health and Fitness Themed Week
throughout school. (More details will follow.)
Thursday 23rd June Reception and KS1 Sports Day (weather
permitting) - 1.30pm start
Wednesday 13th July Parent Consultations
Wednesday 20th July Break up for the Summer holiday
This half term we are fortunate to have a PE football coach coming into
school to work with the Reception children. This means that outdoor PE
will continue to be Wednesday afternoon for the duration of the term.
Please ensure that PE kits are in school and that any earrings are
removed. Thank you for your cooperation.
As the days get warmer, and we hopefully get more sun, could we please
ask you to be aware that your child will need to have a sun hat/cap at
school and have sun cream applied before coming to school if required.
Please can you ensure that all the children continue to wear sensible
shoes so that they can stay safe with the outdoor activities.
Our playgrounds are often very windy so even on the warm days please
could the children all have a coat with them just in case!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support
with your childs learning during the Reception year. We wish all the
children well in their continuing learning journey in our school.
Many thanks,
Reception Staff

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