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Puffin Class


Class Teachers: Mrs Hafford and Mrs Hill

Nursery Nurse: Mrs Goodman

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gainsborough and Miss Sargent


Welcome to Summer 2

Welcome to the second half of the summer term. Last half term the children focused their learning around growth and change. Following the children’s interests in bees I arranged for a local beekeeper to come in to speak to the children about the life cycle of honeybees and their importance in the ecosystem. We also tried some honey from a local beekeeper in Wrawby. We then had some visitors in our class … five hungry caterpillars! We enjoyed watching them grow, form their chrysalis and emerge as beautiful butterflies. We also learnt about the life cycles of frogs and ladybirds. Finally we looked at how plants grow and had a go at growing our own sunflowers. We’d love to see how they’re getting on!

During this term we are going to be learning about travel and holidays. Following the children’s challenge over the half term break we will decide which path this learning will take. Will the children be interested in different forms of transport? Holidays in hot countries? Holidays in cold countries? What would we need to take with us on holiday? It is also during this term we will visit our local seaside – Cleethorpes! We will be enjoying a ride on the lollipop train, a visit to Jungle Zoo, a play on the beach/sandpit and no visit to Cleethorpes is complete without … an ice-cream!

The children will continue to do their PE lessons outside now so please can you make sure that they have a pair of trainers in school at all times as sometimes we do PE on different days of the week.

Please can we also take this opportunity to remind you that our library day is Monday. We ask that all children return their books on a Monday so that they can be changed. On some occasions we understand that the children would like to keep their book for another week and that is fine, but the following week we would like to see them changing it.

Please remember that if at anytime you have a question to ask or a concern to raise, however trivial it may seem at the time, please do speak to us. There will always be a member of staff on the Reception gate in a morning and if they can't answer your question or concern at the time they will take note of it and someone will contact you during the day.

Maths focus

Week beginning 3.6.19: Read multiples of 10 to 100, ordering two or three items by capacity using the language of 'holds more' and 'holds less', begin to measure capacity using non-standard units.

Week beginning 10.6.19: Count to and from 20, read numbers 0 - 20, order numbers 0 - 20, understand sharing equally.

Week beginning 17.6.19: Counting in multiples of 2 to 20, naming and describing 3D shapes, position and direction including using left and right turns.

Week beginning 24.6.19: Recognising coins and paying with money; counting in multiples of 5

Week beginning 1.7.19: Reading multiples of 10 from 10 to 100; recapping days of the week and months of the year using the vocabularly today, yesterday and tomorrow; telling the time to the hour; recognising how long 1 minute is and what we can do in 1 minute.

Week beginning 8.7.19: Recapping what they have learnt this year, applying it in their play and looking forward to what they will be learning when they start in Year 1.

Week beginning 15.7.19: Revision of all they have learnt in their Reception year and applying this in their play.

Please note: 

  • The chidren will need to bring their PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and trainers) into school. They will leave their PE kit in school until we send them home with it at the end of the half term.
  • Please can we take this opportunity to ask parents to ensure all their child's clothing is labelled with their name. 
  • Drinking water throughout the day is really important so can children please ensure they bring their named school water bottle in everyday.
  • Our library day is Monday. Please can children return their books so that they can change them.
  • Please ensure your child brings their zip wallet with reading book, reading record, sound book and challenge book everyday. Please record when your child reads to you in the blue reading record.
  • Please check this page and our school's Facebook page for regular updates on what we are learning about and important messages.
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