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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Reception Class




Welcome back

Welcome back to Reception, we hope you all had a good Easter break and that the children have come back ready for lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities.

We are starting our new term with a topic about ‘Journeys and Transport'. We will be thinking about journeys that we make every day and journeys that may be further afield. We will be looking at the transport we might use to make these journeys. We will be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction books. If you have any books at home that the children would like to share with the class, please bring them into school, named.

In Literacy we will be writing letters and postcards from adventures that we have had. We will be making tickets for the journey beforehand. We will be writing adventure stories about magic carpets, hot air balloons and rides on broomsticks. We will be reading stories such as Flat Stanley, Mr Grumpy’s outing, The train Ride and The Naughty Bus. On our yard we will have the shed set up as an airport to role play any journeys we may be taking, we will also set up a garage to fix any of our vehicles that need assistance.


We will be getting creative looking at the patterns on types and making rubbings. We will be Painting with car wheels and looking at the patterns we can make. We will be using boxes to make different transport and will be making a giant hot air balloon. We will use Floating music to imagine to are riding in a hot air balloon.

In maths we will be focusing on numbers to 20, looking at ordering numbers and practising counting accurately. We will continue to learn about Addition and Subtraction. We will be looking at the concept of Doubling and halving and will be practising in lots of practical ways. We will be using and exploring Positional language.


After half term we will be taking part in a whole school book topic, focusing on the book ‘Walk this World’. We will be focusing on South America as well as looking at lots of other places around the world. There are lots of exciting activities planned and their will be more detail to follow.

In maths we will be continuing to work on our addition and subtraction skills, using a number line to help us count on and back. We will use this time to consulate and revisit other areas we have found tricky.

As usual the children will lead the planning and we will follow their interests, ensuring that specific learning objectives are covered. If your child has a specific interest then please let me know, as I will then ensure that this is fed into our planning. It is really important that children are engaged and motivated so their interests really do matter.

In order to support your child with their reading please ensure both their reading book and reading record are now returned on both Monday and Thursday, we will change books on these days. Please make sure you record when you have read with your child at home by signing or writing a comment.

Home books will continue to be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Tuesday. These activities aim to be fun and engaging, open ended tasks so you can spend as long as you wish on them. They are important for children to take part in as they will allow children to consolidate what they have been learning in class.

P.E will continue to be on a Thursday. Children may take part inside or outside, therefore please ensure they have appropriate named clothing in their PE bag.

Here’s to an exciting term, full of fun, Mrs Lamb.



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