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Bedfont Primary School

Bedfont

Primary School

Reception

Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome back after the break.  We are looking forward to the second half of the Spring Term with the children.

Robin class: Mrs Dhani, Mrs T and Mrs Siddall

Wren class: Miss Rozario, Miss Buenafe and Ms El Ghitaoui

We are happy to speak to you about any issues, concerns or queries; if it is an urgent matter we can speak to you very briefly in the morning, otherwise please wait to speak to us at the end of the day.

Please could we ask that all belongings are labelled with your child’s name – it is then much easier to find lost items.

Thank you

 

This term our topic will be: Minibeasts

This is a very exciting topic in which we will be learning about creepy crawlies and developing an understanding of living things.

We will be reading these key texts:

Aaaarrgghh Spider! By Lydia Monks

Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell By Sue Hendra

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by Sheridan Cain

You can get involved by reading these stories at home and also other stories and information books about minibeasts.

We will be learning about different minibeasts like caterpillars, ladybirds, beetles and so on. We will be using some stories to support our learning.

Projects to support your child at home:

  • ·  Going to the library and choosing some books about minibeasts. These could be story books (fiction) and information books (non- fiction).
  • ·  Helping your child to draw or paint pictures of minibeasts.
  • ·  Talking about minibeasts. Which minibeast do you like best? Why? Where do they live? Can you find any minibeasts in your garden or at the park? Compare minibeasts. What is the same? What is different?

If you have any books, pictures, toys and so on which may support our theme, please do bring them into school.

 

Phonics

 

By Easter we will have taught all of these sounds in our Phonics lessons. The children are encouraged to make, read and write words and sentences using these sounds. Please help by pointing out the sounds in reading books and signs in the environment

 

 

 

 

 

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sh

ship, fresh

ch

chat, bench

th

thin, them

ng

long, bring

ai

wait, train

ee

week, sheet

igh

high, fright

oa

moan, float

oo

cook, shook

oo

moon, spoon

ar

arm, shark

or

fork, storm

ur

burn, hurting

ow

cow, howl

oi

boil, spoil

er

hammer, germ

qu

quack, liquid

air

hair, stairs

ear

beard, clear

ure

cure, pure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and Play

Last half term we began inviting parents to come and play for an afternoon in class. This is a great opportunity to see how your child learns at school. The response has been great and parents who have visited so far have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The sessions are on Tuesday afternoons, 1.45pm-3.00pm. If you have not yet visited please see your class window notice to sign up for a session. We look forward to seeing you.

Homework

We would encourage you to complete weekly homework with your child. These are often a good way to get involved with our activities and it can really help your child to get some extra input at home. Please look out for window notices and pings which will give you the information you need. Class email addresses are below.

Robins: robin@bedfont.hounslow.sch.uk

Wrens: wren@bedfont.hounslow.sch.uk

 

Tapestry Observations

In Early Years we get excited as you do watching the children grow and learn new things. We are aware that the children also do a lot of learning at home, and we would love to hear from you when you see them doing something that makes you proud.  Please feel free to add observations of your child on the Tapestry App.

Thank you for all your support

The Reception Team

 

The Hungry Little Minds – a three-year campaign to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child’s early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.

This website is excellent for you and your child from birth to six years old. It has useful ideas and games you can play. Follow the link below.

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

 

The Hungry Little Minds – a three-year campaign to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child’s early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.

This website is excellent for you and your child from birth to six years old. It has useful ideas and games you can play. Follow the link below.

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people