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 Term 5 Newsletter                      

Term 5

 Term 5 Key Texts and Knowledge Organiser                                    

Key Dates for Term 5

Monday 25th April - First day of term

Monday 2nd May - Bank Holiday, school closed

Monday 9th May - Swimming begins for red and green groups

Tuesday 24th May - Trip to Chew Valley Animal Park

Thursday 26th May - Last day of term

(Sports day postponed until Term 6)  

Forest School 

Tuesdays: Opal Class (not Tuesday 26th April)

Wednesdays: Ruby Class

Thursdays: Jade Class

This is the children's final term of forest school in EYFS. Please wear warm waterproofs on your Forest School day (bring uniform in a bag to change into including dry pants and socks). We will change into wellies in school. Please name all items! If children return from forest school sufficiently clean and dry they might not get changed but it is very important they have a change of clothes just in case.


We are beginning our taster swimming sessions this term. Please see the letter dated 30th March for details.

Red and Green groups will be swimming this term beginning on Monday 9th May - the third week of term.


All children will have P.E. on Thursday afternoons. These afternoons of sport will include building skills for Sports Day with our sports coaches.

School Trip 

On Tuesday 24th 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.


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 tricky/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

Oxford Owls - ebook Library for Letters and Sounds

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

Writing and Letter formation:

Alphabet strip for letter formation

Mnemonics for forming letters

Video clip - 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

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