Reception

Welcome to Reception at St Gregory's

Welcome to FS2 at St Gregory's

FS2 staff: Mrs Britton, Miss Bath, Mrs Taylor, Miss Bloor

 

Our Learning - Summer Term

 

Religious Education:

During our RE lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Rosary
  • Prayer

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

During our lessons this term the children will be learning to:

  • Show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
  • Confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources needed for their chosen activities.
  • Adjust behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

 

Communication and Language:

During our lessons this term the children will be learning to:

  • They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
  • They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
  • Children read and understand simple sentences.
  • They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
  • They write simple sentences and simple stories which can be read by themselves and others.

 

Physical Development:

During our lessons this term the children will be learning to:

  • Show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • Handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
  • Know the importance for good health of physical  exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
  • Manage own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

 

Mathematics:

During our lessons this term the children will be learning to:

  • Count reliably with numbers from one to 20
  • Place numbers in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • Recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

 

Understanding the World:

During our lessons this term the children will be learning to:

  • Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
  • Show care and concern for living things and the  environment.
  • Talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
  • Make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
  • Talk about why things happen and how things work.
  • Recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools.
  • Select and use technology for particular purposes

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

During our lessons this term the children will be learning to:

  • Sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.

 

Other Information:  

Your child may be given homework activities which may not require them to write or record. It is important that you work with your child on these tasks.

 

Please remember to record any Magic Moments your child may have and send them into school. 

(Magic Moment example — the first time they ride a bike without stabilisers)

 

There will be the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher this term to discuss how well they are progressing.

 

Also information can be found on the weekly emailed DEAR PARENT letter.

 

Documents

Expectations for the End of  Foundation Stage 2

 

 

What is dough disco?

Dough disco involves moulding play dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it.

Why do dough disco?

This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!

When do we do dough disco?

In Nursery and Reception we do it for five minutes everyday.

What do you need to do a dough disco?

Music – Any song will do! We have had Abba, Frozen CD, Musicals, and TV Themes to name a few of our favourites!

Dough – You can buy pots of dough or make your own with your child. See the recipes below to help!

A set of moves! - These can be done in any order and you don’t need to include them all!

Recipe for play dough - cooked

Ingredients:

1 cup of salt

2 cups of water

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

2 cups of flour

2 tablespoons of oil

Food colouring

Recipe for play dough - uncooked

Ingredients:

1 cup of salt

2 cups of hot water

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

2 cups of flour

2 tablespoon of oil

Food colouring

Directions:

Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a pan.

Mix the water with the food colouring.

Add the water and food colouring mix to the other ingredients, stir well.

Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, while constantly stirring.

When the mixture becomes "doughy", remove from heat and start kneading. (the dough will be hot, so mind your hands)

When desired texture is achieved, the play dough is finished, enjoy your dough disco

Directions:

Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl.

Mix the water with the food colouring.

Add the water/colour-mix to the other ingredients, stir well.

Stir continuously until it becomes dough.

When the mixture has cooled start to knead. Knead it until the stickiness has gone. Add more flour if it remains a little sticky.

When desired texture is achieved, the play dough is finished, enjoy your dough disco!

Dough disco moves!

Roll the dough into a ball using both hands.

Poke the dough with each finger and thumb in turn to make holes in the dough. Make sure you swap hands so all fingers and thumbs are used. Extend by using names of fingers and thumb:

 Tom Thumb

 Peter Pointer

 Toby Tall

 Ruby Ring

 Baby Small

Squeeze the dough with all the fingers and thumb using a fist grip one hand at a time.

Sausage! Roll the play dough between both hands moving backwards and forwards to make a sausage.