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Term 5

 Term 5 Newsletter                      

Key Dates for Term 5

Monday 17th April - First day of term

Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday, school closed

Monday 8th May - Bank Holiday, school closed

Monday 22nd May - EYFS Stay and Play

Tuesday 23rd May - Trip to Chew Valley Animal Park

Friday 26th May - Last day of term


All children will have P.E. on Wednesday mornings this term. There is no Forest School this term. EYFS will have Forest School again in Term 6.

School Trip 

On Tuesday 23rd May we will take all EYFS children on a day trip to Chew Valley Animal Park to enrich our learning about farms. We anticipate that this will take place between the hours of a normal school day and a letter containing further information will come out this term.

Oral Health

One of our key focuses this term is on oral health. You can find out more about taking care of children's teeth on the NHS website.

Here are some tips from the NHS for 3-6 year olds:

  • Brush at least twice daily for about 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste.

  • Brush last thing at night before bed and at least on 1 other occasion.

  • Parents or carers should brush the teeth.

  • Use children's fluoride toothpaste containing no less than 1,000ppm of fluoride (check label) unless a dentist advises family toothpaste containing between 1,350ppm and 1,500ppm fluoride.

  • Use only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

  • Spit out after brushing and don't rinse – if you rinse, the fluoride won't work as well.




To see how your child will be assessed at the end of their Reception year

you can read the Early Learning Goals.

Resources to support at home
Phonics: In phonics this term we will be working on phase 4. This involves introducing new common exception words, reading longer words, and reading words with adjacent consonants such as spring, went, greed etc.
Phase 4 words - flashcards with sound buttons
Phase 4 words - flashcards without sound buttons
Phase 4 caption read and match
Phase 4 common exception words

Please see our Term 4 page for resources to support phases 2 and 3

Writing and Letter formation:

Letter formation templates - all letters
Simple sentence writing - Introducing colourful semantics
Phase 3 - Colourful Semantics resources
Phase 3 Caption writing
Phase 4 Caption writing
Early Number Sense video clip
First Then Now  - scheme of learning
Find My Pattern - scheme of learning

Number cards 1-10

Ten frames

Dot plates to 6 for subitising (subitising is being able to tell how many there are without having to count one at a time)

Bonds to 10 flashcards

chew valley b.jpg
why should i brush my teeth.jpg
Oliver's Garden.jpg
When I Grow Up.jpg
errols garden.jpg
Once There Were Giants.jpg
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