Selling C of E Primary School

petham primary school
Village Acedemy

Reception (Robins)

A message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Metcalfe


Term 6 2017

Dear Parents

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful half term and are ready for our final term in Early Years. At the end of this term the children will be assessed as ‘school ready’ meaning that they will have met the Early learning goals that they have been working on since birth.

This term our topic will be ‘Journeys’ we will be going on our own journey to Wildwood to follow up our minibeast and animals topic. More details to follow soon.

We will be discovering different journeys that people go on, in particular the seaside. We will be writing postcards, reading a range of texts about journeys, making holiday brochures and booking and paying for holidays in our travel agent role play area.

We will be learning a range of maths skills including shape names and properties, daily counting, doubling, halving, measuring, money and time.

We will be continuing to do daily phonics lessons moving on to Phase 4 this term and of course a mixture of teacher directed activities and child initiated sessions. Forest Friday will continue this term.

The love to learn books will be sent home every Friday with a short task to complete based on skills we have learnt during the week.

Our online assessment and recording system, Tapestry, will continue, please don’t forget to add adventures that you have had over half term too.

Please feel free to come and see me should you have any concerns about your child.  

Thank you for your continued support.


Term 5 2017

Robins have had an exciting term packed with lots of learning. They have made some amazing progress in their writing and number work, we are so proud of each and every one of them!  Here are some of the highlights of the term!

The children have learnt to be vets and care for animals and have learnt endless facts about mini beasts. They have had so many exciting times digging for bugs and then using the microscopes and magnifying glasses to identify them in our investigation area.

The warm weather meant we could do lots of our learning outside this term. The children have particularly enjoyed practising their motor skills on the bikes and scooters as well as cooling off playing in the water tray. 

Everyone has been excited by the arrival of 5 caterpillars and the amazing transformation into 5 beautiful butterflies!

During Forest Friday we made our own Stick Men after reading the story of Stick M an.  The children used their own choice of equipment to build their stick men, they had lots of fun retelling the story in the woods.

We even built our own mini beast mansion, making a shelter for all our mini beast friends when it rains!

A fun term, with lots of happy memories!