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Sparrows (Reception)

Welcome to Sparrows Class







                                                Miss Lawton                 Mrs Stancombe





We are focusing on the key topic:




For this topic, we will focus on the stories:


'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

'What the Ladybird Heard








We will be following our successful 'Talk for Writing' Programme, whereby the children will learn the language and actions of the story, so that they can get to know the story really well and retell it to others through role play and puppetry. 


Dates for the Diary

Monday 3rd June: School re opens for Summer Term 2

 Thursday 4th July: Trip to Pennywell farm

Friday 5th July: Performing Arts show and Summer Fayre

Thursday 11th July: Sports day

Monday 15th July: Topic Landing day



Week beginning 10/06/19


This week in the Sparrows, we will continuing our topic on Mini beasts. This week, we will be changing the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The children will be learning about the life cycle of a Butterfly and changing the story into a non-fiction book.


In maths, the children will be looking at butterflies to explore symmetry. We will also be learning about doubling and halving numbers.


Please can you make sure your child brings in a jumper or cardigan and also a sun hat and sun cream.


Please continue to read with your child daily and practise their phonics sounds at home. You can continue to access phonics play and Bug Club at home which supports the Letters and Sounds Programme we follow in school.



Miss Lawton will teach the Sparrows on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miss Lean will teach the Sparrows on a Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Stancombe, our Learning Support Assistant, will be in class every day.



Learning to Learn

This year we will continue to embed the Learning to Learn skills across the Foundation Stage Unit. The children will be learning skills to become collaborative learners and using this language in their free learning. We are also developing the skill to be proactive and to reflect on their own and others learning. Can you find our collaborative bees, proactive squirrels and reflective fish in the classroom?





We really value the help and support of parents in the FSU and would love to hear from you if you have a keen interest or talent you could share and teach the children. In previous years we have had parents volunteer to help with cooking, school trips and even bringing in musical instruments to play to the class. We are also extremely grateful for adults who can spare any of their time to listen to the children read and/or to change reading books on a weekly basis.

Please speak to one of the adults in Sparrows for any further information.

Most importantly our doors are always open, whether you need to talk to us, share some of your child's learning with us or just to look around at the amazing displays of the children's learning.