Summer 5 Newsletter - Reception

Our Summer 5 topic is called… ‘What’s growing in the garden?’
Welcome back everybody. We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to our new topic all about growing.

During this topic we will be looking at different things that grow as well as finding out what they need to grow successfully. We will look closely at what lives in our garden and think about why they live there.
Each week will have a different focus these are:
Week 1 The Tiny Seed
Week 2 Vegetables
Week 3 The Garden Centre
Week 4 Mad about Minibeasts
Week 5 Superworm
Week 6 Arghhh Spider
Week 7 Spinderella

We have planned lots of hands-on learning this half term so we apologise in advance for messy uniforms.

Exciting things that will be happening…
We have a very busy half-term so please make note of the following dates:
Tuesday 17th April – Kingfishers trip to Frankie and Benny’s
Thursday 19th April – Hedgehogs trip to Frankie and Benny’s.
Monday 30th April – Garden Centre Enterprise – Parents are invited into the school Hall from 2:00pm

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May - Whole class photos.
Wednesday 16th May – Whole school Mad Maths day!
Tuesday 22nd May & Thursday 24th May– Reception’s assembly at 9.30am – Parents are invited to watch on either day.


The children have made amazing progress with both their reading and writing. The children are becoming much more independent when reading and writing in the classroom and are now much more confident to have a go. Please encourage them to practise as much as possible at home too. Over the next term we will continue to provide children with opportunities to develop their writing in a range of contexts. The children will develop their reading skills when finding out information about how seeds grow, garden life and all about animal life cycles.

Over the next term we will be looking at 3D shapes while consolidating our work on number. We will be learning to tell the time as well as looking at doubling, halving and sharing. Please ask your class teacher for ideas of how to support your child’s learning at home.

Physical Development
Both Receptions classes will continue to have their taught PE sessions on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school on their peg and ready to use. It is also important that children are developing in smaller movements now. You can help your child by ensuring they are forming letters correctly and are beginning to write on lines.