Hurst Park Primary School

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Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS

Reception

Spring Term 2

This half term we will be looking at:

Maths

  • Saying one more and one less than a number
  • Find the total of 2 groups by adding all of them together
  • Name and describe 2D (flat) shapes; including: hexagon, pentagon, semi circle and octagon
  • Name and describe 3D shapes (solid) shapes.

Ideas to support at home

  • Look for 2D and 3D shaped objects in your home, when at the shops, when visiting. Can you name them? Can you tell a grown up how many edges, corners it has? how many faces it has? and what shape its faces are?
  • When sharing items- say how many you would have if you had one more/less.

Literacy

  • Use our letters and sounds to write words and sentences
  • To write some tricky words
  • Read and enjoy stories like: ‘Ten Little Superheroes’, How to Save a Superhero’ ‘Supertato’ ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’,’ Japer’s Beanstalk’ and Oliver’s Vegetables’
  • Sing songs, nursery rhymes.

Ideas to support at home

  • Read and enjoy stories together – can you spot any tricky words within the story? What do you think might happen next? How are the characters feeling?
  • Listen to your child read their reading book, word box words and tricky keyring words.
  • Encourage the use of sounds to write words – practise, making marks, drawing or writing words with crayons, pens, pencils. chalks outside.

Understanding the world

  • Look at who celebrates and how Easter is celebrated.
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Mothers’ Day
  • Looking for signs of Spring
  • Growing beans

Ideas to support at home

  • Can you spot any signs of Spring? Name any spring flowers?
  • Observe how it is getting lighter – in the mornings, at dinner time etc.

Spring Term 1

This term we will be:

Maths

  • Continuing to work on our carefully counting 0-20 and beyond and our understanding of number
  • Use everyday language to talk about size
  • Order 2 or 3 items by length / height / capacity

Ideas to support at home

  • Count out items when serving dinner or sharing treats – biscuits, grapes, sweeties etc.
  • Count out toys – write the amount on a label
  • Find items at home which are longer / taller than, order those objects from largest to smallest.

Literacy

  • Continue to learn our tricky words (on our keyrings) and learn the new tricky words: they, her, all and are
  • Practise writing 2 syllable words
  • Continue a rhyming string
  • Read and enjoy stories like: The Smartest Giant in Town, ’10 Little’ stories and Percy the Park Keeper

Ideas to support at home

  • Read and enjoy stories together – can you spot any tricky words within the story?
  • Can you find rhyming words within stories? Can you think of any other words that rhyme with those words?

Understanding the World

  • Investigating winter
  • Look at the celebrations: Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday and Chinese New Year
  • Look at ‘what makes a place special’

Ideas to support at home

  • Look out for signs of winter when out and about – what can you find?

Notices

Please can we ask that you encourage your child/children to be independent when they are putting on coats, hats, gloves etc. If they have not yet mastered how to put gloves on by themselves, mittens may be a better option.

Thank you all for your Christmas Fayre donations!

 

The presentation from the Developing Early Reading meeting can be found here.