Reception – Term 6, Week 6

  • Wednesday 10th July – Reports sent home
  • Wednesday 10th July – Please ensure that all reading books and book class book corner books are returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 10th July. Thank you for your cooperation. 
  • Thursday 11th July – Assembly to promote the Bristol Libraries Summer Reading Challenge. Click here to find out more.
  • Friday 19th July – Last day of term. Non uniform day
  • Please alert your child’s class teacher if your child finishes one side of their bookmark so that they can receive their first certificate in assembly. You can find information on our reading incentive by clicking here
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day. We will go outside even when it is cold and raining.
  • Children need to bring their book bag into school every day. If they do not have it on a Monday, they will not be able to have a new reading book. Please make sure the reading books come into school each day with your child. 
  • Please do not allow your child to play with the resources that are on the Reception patio in the morning. These have been carefully positioned and are there to support your child’s learning during the school day.

Although it was a bit rainy this week, the children still enjoyed going outside. They were especially pleased to find snails after learning lots of facts about them last week. At playtime on Tuesday, they told Mrs Fricker everything they know about snails while on a hunt “because snails like the rain!”. We have been talking about the election and the children have been collecting data by asking others to vote for different things like ‘what is your favourite sport’ or ‘which shape is the best’. Mrs Fricker casted votes too!

Daisy – Elena

Buttercup –  Imogen and Sasha

This week’s focus is writing. Both Buttercup and Daisy Class voted to learn about butterflies this week. Please ask your child to research and write down some facts about butterflies. We have learnt some in school, but we are sure there is more we could find out! You could research online, look at books and even go to the library to find out more. 

You can also send us any moments that you feel are significant in your child’s learning or want to share with your child’s class teachers.

Click the links below to find out how to add observations from different devices. 

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be reflecting on our celebrations of their reception year. We will ask the children what they are proud of achieving and what are their favourite moments from the past year. 

Communication and Language

Our book of the week is Aaron Becker’s ‘Journey’

We will be creating helicopter stories from the book.

We always encourage the children to engage in story times and non-fiction books in these ways:

Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding. 

Ask questions to find out more and to check they understand what is being said. 

Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences. 

Connect one idea or action to another using a range of connectives. 

Describe some events in detail.

Word of the Week: voyage

Physical Development 

In PE this week we will be exploring our static balancing skills by learning some floorwork moves. 


This week in Phonics, we will be practising some of the phonemes and graphemes already taught, focusing on those where class assessments have shown gaps in learning.

We will practising reading and writing polysyllabic words.

We will revisit the common exception words: some, come

We will practise blending phonemes to read, and segmenting words to spell them using the phonemes and graphemes we have learned so far.

Writing:  Using our phonics knowledge, over the next 2 weeks, we will write the first page in our Year 1 writing books to introduce ourselves to our new teacher.


This week, we will be recapping number bonds to 10, as well as addition within 10. 

Understanding the World 

We will be sharing the facts we have learnt about our chosen minibeast with the opposite class.

In computing we will be practicing logging into Purple Mash and using the drawing program to create a digital picture of a minibeast of our choice. 

Religion and Worldviews

We will be remembering and celebrating our learning in this Unit “How should we live our lives?”

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be creating a piece of artwork that will go to our new Year 1 classrooms to be put on display.

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