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part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”


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Reception Class J


     Mrs Hall

Mrs Reid      


Summer Term 2019

Water Fight!!!

We had so much fun at the EYFS water fight.




This half term we will be focusing on our topic ‘Mini beasts' 




The children will be learning all about the habitats and the different types of Minibeasts. We will be taking a trip to Coombs valley to do a bug hunt. We will also go pond dipping to find lots of different creatures. 

We have also been enjoying the text 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird' by Eric Carle. 



Look at our Minibeast Hotels we made!!


Water fight

In Maths children are continuing to work on number recognition, counting and organising number. We are also learning about doubling and halving numbers to 10.


We are also starting to think about the way numbers are organised and how to count more and less.


We are now looking at time and our daily routine. We have also been learning about capacity through our water table. We have filled different sized containers to see what we can find out. 



Please remember to bring a sun hat and sun cream as the weather gets warmer.

Please could your child wear a suitable waterproof coat to school

and bring wellies that can be left on their pegs

– we do like to play in the water and sand and we want to avoid soggy feet


Also remember that reading every day is very important for your child and will help them develop skills

in listening and attention as well as reading skills.


Homework is sent out on a Wednesday to be completed and returned on Monday.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Coombs Valley despite the rain. We found so many Minibeasts including 9 Newts! The Reception children went to the meadow and found a beetle and a frog hopper and even a tiny frog. In the forest we found slugs, snails, spiders, beetles and ants. We had a truly magical day.

Children have PE on a Monday so a full labelled PE kit must be in school at all times.

Please help to encourage your child to dress and undress at home independently

as this will help them during PE sessions.

Children will need to bring in a bottle with water (not juice) clearly marked with their names,

so that they can help themselves to a drink when they need one.

Resources to support your child at home


We learn our sounds by singing the words and doing the actions to Jolly Phonics

(please click on the link below)


The children also love to hear the sounds on Alphablocks

Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet (click the link)


Top Marks is a website with lot of interactive games that can be used on a laptop or tablet.

There are maths and literacy games to help support recognition,

counting, sounding out and letter recognition



Many thanks for your continuing support.


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Early Years Curriculum and Expectations

This page provides information on the End of Year Expectations for the Early Years curriculum.