Reception 2023 - 2024

Miss Thwaite

EYFS (Foundation Stage 2) 2023 - 2024

Miss Thwaite

Summer Term 2024

Hello and welcome to summer term at St Mary of the Angels Foundation Stage 2! Here you will find everything you need to know about what your child is learning at school.

We have lots more lovely and exciting things to look forward to in our summer term such as visiting Little Sutton library and the Blue Planet Aquarium. We have two more Forest School sessions as well and we are going to be very busy!


Religious Education

In RE this term we will continue to learn about the meaning of our school mission statement - Love Jesus, Love Learning, Love Life. Our topics this term are 'New Life' where the children will hear the story of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene when He rose from the dead and why this is so important, and 'Our Church Family' where the children will learn that we call the church the family of God and that we all belong to this family. We will read a variety of stories from the bible and will continue to join in our school prayers.

Phonics and Literacy

The children will recap on the level 3 sounds of the Twinkl phonics programme and will be introduced to level 4. They will practise recognising the sounds they have learnt so far, will continue to identify the initial sounds of words and objects and will practise letter formation. They will also continue to learn to segment and blend CVC (cat), CVCC (tent) and CCVC (stop) words and will practise recognising and reading tricky words that cannot be sounded out, e.g. 'you'. We will practise writing sentences using our phonic knowledge and tricky words, remembering to include finger spaces, capital letters and full stops in our work.

We will read the books 'Silly Doggy' and 'Supertato', amongst many others related to our topics, and will talk about stories and characters in order to develop a good understanding of what we have heard and read.



In Maths we will continue to practise recognising, matching and comparing numbers, counting larger sets of objects accurately using one to one correspondence (touching each object as it is counted), and subitising (identifying how many objects are in a set without counting). We will also practise finding one more and one less than sets of objects and numbers, will add and subtract numbers and will continue to practise learning number bonds to five then ten, learning to five off by heart, and will explore size, weight, capacity and 2d and 3d shapes and patterns.


Topic Activities

Our summer term topics will be 'Under the Sea' where we will investigate and explore a variety of sea creatures, comparing and contrasting them. We will learn about how to look after the world and floating and sinking and will make our own junk model boats, seascapes and paintings of our favourite sea creatures. We will listen to the story of 'The Rainbow Fish' and will act it out using puppets.  During our 'Up in the Air' topic we will learn about space and the planets and will create junk model rockets and space ships. We will learn about the job of an astronaut, will listen to and act out the story 'Whatever Next' and will design and make superhero puppets and talk about our favourite superheroes.


Supporting your child with their learning

There are many ways in which you will continue to be able to support your child with their learning during the summer term. Every Friday Google Classrooms will continue to detail what we have been learning during the week and will contain activity ideas you can complete with your child. You can access this using your log in details previously provided. I will also continue to send home additional games and activities.

Your child will continue to bring home their phonics book which will contain the sounds they have been taught each week. Please help your child to practise recognising the sounds and tricky words regularly as this is so important for the development of their reading and writing skills. Please also listen to your child read every night, talk to them about the stories and characters and write a comment in their reading record. Books will be changed by a member of staff on a regular basis.


PE Days

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that your child comes into school in their PE kit on this day and remove earrings if your child has their ears pierced.


Forest School Dates:

Our Forest School dates for this year are as follows:

2nd November 2023

11th January 2024

21st March 2024

9th May 2024

4th July 2024

Please ensure that your child comes into school on these days dressed accordingly to the weather forecast in old clothes which you don't mind getting dirty! During the winter months it is important that children are wrapped up with multiple layers. If they are wearing an all in one they will need a coat for the afternoon along with a change of shoes. Please ensure that additional clothing your child brings in to school is clearly labelled with their name.


Open Invitation

You are always welcome to chat with me after school, or to make an appointment. Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing to work with you and your child this year.


Miss Thwaite



















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