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.
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.
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.
Please see our Term 4 page for resources to support phases 2 and 3
Writing and Letter formation:
Early Number Sense video clip
Dot plates to 6 for subitising (subitising is being able to tell how many there are without having to count one at a time)