Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

Every child, every day, to learn, to laugh, to love and pray.

Reception - Saplings

We made butterfly cakes!


I hope you have enjoyed the May day bank holiday and have got your Parents' Evening' slots reading for my phone call to discuss your child's progress and targets later this week.

We are raring to go on our next topic, which is 'Mini beasts.''

Whilst we were doing all of our planting during our 'Growth' topic, we came across lots of mini beasts, insects and bugs, which has made us want to find out more about them! There are lots of good stories about minibeasts, such as 'The enormous caterpillar,' 'The Bad tempered Ladybird,' and 'The very busy spider,' all by Eric Carle, that we shall be hearing. These each have a maths focus, including days of the week and telling the time (Times of day and o'clock) as well as lots of information texts where we hope to find out new and interesting 'Mini beast' facts! 

Children will continue to bring home new target phonemes and 'tricky words', so please practise these daily. Reading books will be issued on a Monday to be returned and changed on a Friday. (So they can be put into quarantine over the weekend.) We do group 'Guided reading' sessions every Thursday in class, so children get to show off their increased fluency and confidence within a small group of similar ability readers. Daily reading practise at home is so important to prepare them for Year 1!

P.E. will be outdoors on a Wednesday afternoon, so please ensure your child comes in full outdoor P.E. kit, including a hoody/track suit top and trainers. No earrings, please. Similarly, as we are doing lots of outdoor activities please make sure your child brings a rainproof jacket daily, and a sun hat and named sun cream which they can apply themselves once the weather warms up! It's important they have a named bottle containing plain water, and a small healthy snack each morning. Free fruit will continue to be provided in the afternoon. 

Let's hope the sun shines so we can be successful on our mini beast hunting trail!

Thanking you for your continued support,


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