Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

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

Reception - Saplings


We are celebrating 'Pirate week' to complete the Summer term, and start the week by dressing up as pirates and watching a performance of 'Treasure Island.' We shall be looking at 'Pirates love underpants' and other Pirate themed texts. We hope to learn some Pirate songs too!

We are still recapping tricky words and phonemes we are unsure of. Please continue to practise any unknown phase 2 and 3 phonemes, which I sent home last week, over the Summer break, so children are ready for September! Please try to find books to share with your child and hear them read regularly over the holidays to encourage confidence and fluency. We really appreciate the help and support you offer your children as it really helps their progress and will prepare them for Year 1.

In maths we are consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20 and seeing how much further we can go! We have even been practising doubles and halves of numbers.

Alongside this we are continuing practising simple written calculations, both addition and simple subtractions, physically taking away a given number of items from a counted group, and counting back on a number line if they are ready for the next step!

Please continue to ensure your child brings a rainproof jacket daily, and a sun hat and named sun cream which they can apply themselves on warmer days. It's very 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. We are still enjoying using our outdoor area in the lovely Summer weather we have been blessed with, and have lots of pirate themed activities planned for this week!

Thanks for your continued support,


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