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Reception – Summer 1 Week 7

Sum 1 Week 7

The children have had a great week to round off a jam packed and fun filled half term!

This Week

For our main teaching, the children have been learning about various occupations.

We’d like to extend a very big thank you once again to those parents who were able to give their time to tell us about their occupations.  It has been a really lovely way to encourage the children to talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society.

Each day the children thought about occupations where people:

  • Help us,
  • Design, build or control machines or structures,
  • Help us medically,
  • Are creative, and
  • Work with animals and the environment.


The children enjoyed in school and virtual visits from a vicar, a graphic designer, midwives, a costume designer and a flood risk specialist.  There were lots of opportunities as part of the in the provision including:

  • Making equipment and uniform for various jobs e.g. police badge and firefighter’s hose,
  • Designing and making junk model robots and robots using mobilo and lego,
  • Taking care of baby dolls using personal hygiene equipment,
  • Recreating artwork of artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian, and
  • Creating weather wheels.

In Maths this week we have been consolidating our learning on the composition of numbers to 10, subitising, number bonds to 5 and counting beyond 20.

In Phonics this week, the children were practising how to apply their phonic knowledge to segment and blend CVCC and CCVC words.  We used the story of The Little Red Hen and found lots of words such as stamp, grunt and scratch.

Supporting your child at home

  • Personal Social Emotional Development – Provide opportunities for children to tell each other about their work and play. Help them reflect and self-evaluate their own work e.g. “That picture of a building is brilliant, do you think there’s anything else you could add?” This will in turn help your child to show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.
  • Physical Development – Provide a range of different sized ‘balls’ made out of familiar materials like socks, paper bags and jumpers that are softer and slower than real balls. This will in turn further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming.

Any other information

  • WARM WEATHER – In warm weather children will need a named sun hat. Please apply long lasting sun cream before they arrive at school. Please can you make sure that a named water bottle is in school every day.


We hope you have a lovely half term.


Mrs Fisher and Mr French
Willow and Lilac Class Teachers

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