Summer 6 Newsletter – Reception

Our Summer 6 topic is called… ‘How does your garden grow… continued?’

Welcome back everybody. We hope you have all had a lovely break and are ready to continue learning all about things that grow.


We are going to be focusing more on the animals we might find in our gardens this half-term as well as doing lots of preparation for moving into Year 1.

Each week will have a different focus these are:

Week 1 Mad About Minibeasts
Week 2 What The Ladybird Heard
Week 3 Spinderella
Week 4 Arghh Spider
Week 5 Transition Week
Week 6 Arts Week
Week 7 Celebration Week



We always appreciate donations of outgrown or spare clothes. We are especially short of pants and socks in Reception. Please feel free to also leave your children’s wellies as they grow out of them.



The children are becoming much more independent when reading and writing in the classroom and are much more confident to have a go. Please keep encouraging them to practise as much as possible at home too. Over the next term we will be developing our writing skills by creating a minibeast fact file and creating our own stories. We will be reading a range of fiction and non-fiction books to gain knowledge about different minibeasts including spiders and ladybirds. Please support the children by encouraging them to re-read sentences to gain understanding.


Over the next term we will be extending children’s knowledge of number by estimating, partitioning and solving number problems. We will also be measuring using standard and non-standard units. Please ask your class teacher for ideas of how to support your child’s learning at home.

Dates for your Diary…

We have a very busy half-term so please make note of the following dates:

Friday 9th June – Inset Day

Monday 12th June – Father’s Day afternoon – All dad’s and Grandads are invited to join us from 1.45pm

Friday 16th June – Healthy Living Day – Parents are invited to join us from 1.30pm for our Race for Life run.

Tuesday 27th June – Jellyfish Class Assembly

Thursday 29th June – Sports Day

Tuesday 11th July – Whole school trip to Nottingham Castle