Foundation Stage

Weekly Homework

Different Guides

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What Came First?

This half term, we will be learning about lifecycles and thinking about how animals grow and change. 

On the first day, we will be learning all about eggs. We will be making observations and comparing different eggs, as well as  making predictions about which animals might be inside different eggs. We will also be matching baby animals to their parents throughout the week.

Throughout the half term, we will be learning about the lifecycle of a frog, duck, butterfly and tortoise. In order for the children to gain a greater concept of animal lifecycles, what better way than witnessing the changes first hand. We are lucky enough to be receiving a few surprise visitors over the half term.

During the half term, we will being exploring a range of books, both fiction and non fiction, to help us learn about the lifecycles of different animals, including ’The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and ’Tad’ by Benji Davies.

In the last week of the half term, we will be learning all about Easter and how it is celebrated.

Literacy Focus:

We will be continuing to focus on writing simple sentences, focusing on using finger spaces and full stops. We will also be writing captions for pictures about life-cycles. For our reading focus, we will be continuing with Phase 3 phonics, using Little Wandle, and we will be revisiting all of the graphemes we have learnt so far this year.

Mathematics Focus:

In maths, we will be learning the purpose of counting (to find out how many objects there are) and we will be revisiting cardinality (the last number tells us how many). We will also be practising to count above 20. We will continue to learn about how numbers between 5 and 10 are ‘5 and a bit’. Next, we will recap comparison using ‘more than’, ‘fewer than’ and ‘equal’ with numbers up to 8. After, we will be learning about the composition of numbers within 8 and then within 10. We will also look at doubles of numbers within 10 e.g. 3+3.

A few reminders:
  • Please make sure all school uniform is labelled.
  • Ensure your child has a tracksuit for PE—if it is dry they will be going outside.
  • Bring a water bottle and book bag to school everyday.
How to help at home:
  • Hear them read as often as possible.
  • Read lots of stories to them to support their story telling language.
  • Ask your child questions about stories they have read.
  • Talk about animals and how to care for them.
  • Go on walks with your child and talk about the world around them.

What the year looks like in Reception...

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Useful Websites:
Let Carol teach your child Maths.
White Rose Maths
Some fun Maths activities.
Topmarks Maths
Free website. Lots of fun maths games.
Learn how much fun counting can be with the Numberblocks - a fun-loving group of numbers who work together to solve problems big and small.
Great, short videos to help with learning sounds, blending words and practising rhyming.
Teach Your Monster to Read
A fun phonics game. Free online and the app is currently free too. Please start at level 1: Teach Your Monster to Read - First Steps.