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Transport - I wonder... how things move
This half term in Hedgehog Class we are exploring how things move, by delving into the wonderful world of transport! To help us on our exploration through the different types of transport, we will read a range of exciting and enriching texts, including Naughty Bus by Jan Oak, Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake and My Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham.
Throughout the term, children will get the chance to make their own boats and test how materials float and sink, explore how axels work, programme Beebots to follow simple routes and commands, and look at how vehicles have changed from the past to today.
The warm weather also brings with it plenty of opportunties to make the most of our wonderful planting patch, and children will have the opportunity to harvest our garlic from last year to make some tasty garlic bread!
PE & Forest School
PE and forest school will be with Mrs Hancock Tuesdays. Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit: shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece. Children will need to bring appropriate clothing for forest school to change into as necessary (for this term: a waterproof coat and wellington boots)
In the summer term, homework for Reception class consists of daily ditties/phonics reading books. The activities are a chance for the children to practice phonics learning already taught at school and is there to help the children become fluent in reading and applying their phonics knowledge. It is important to practice reading daily with your children to build their fluency.
Throughout the year, further activities related to other areas of the curriculum may be shared through Tapestry, to support children's learning and give them the opportunity to practice at home and discuss their learning with their parents.
Reading – A 10-15 minute read every day will help build fluency and reinforce the daily reading at school.
Over the course of the week it is great to read material from a range of sources, including:
- Library books (changed on Fridays)
- Phonics book bag books (these need returning in line with the dates on the Fred Frog bookmarks)
- The children's own books at home
Please send in the yellow reading records in to school each day.