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Chestnut Class- Reception

Class Teacher: Miss Fitzherbert

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Comeau

Term 2- Fantastic Me and Superheroes


"Fantastic Me- what makes you fantastic?"

This term our topic is Fantastic Me and Superheroes.  During the term we will be reflecting on ourselves and what makes up super! Can we be super listeners, super workers, super friends, super writers? Linking with this we will be exploring a variety of books to see the different ways characters could be super. Do you need a superpower to be considered a super person? Can anyone be a superhero?

Our texts are: Superworm, Supertato, Super Bat and The Gruffalo .
We will be exploring these stories through role-play, small world play and within our maths and literacy lessons.


We will be continuing on with our Phase 2 phonic sounds. 
We are following ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic scheme of work. Please encourage your child to practise the sounds, as this will help them to retain it. 

Please would you help your child to choose an item/ drawing/ picture that contains the weekly sound to bring into school.  For example: apple, sock. An idea might be for your child to see how many things they can find in the house beginning with that sound, or contains the sound, and then choose one to bring to school. (Not too big please!).

We will focus on two sounds each week, which will give us two phonic sessions to recognise, read and write the sound. On a Friday we will be learning high frequency or tricky words that your child will need to learn by sight. We will add these new words to your child’s reading record book, it is a good idea to go through them with your child when you start to read with them.

The dates are as follows:

Week commencing Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Friday                   
2nd November g o no, go
9th November c and k ck to, into
16th November e u mun, dad
23rd November r h cat, dog
30th November b f and ff up, of
7th December l and ll ss on, big


Through our play and mathematical discovery this term we will be learning about:

  • Numbers and Numerals: Counting to and back from 10, recognising and writing numbers correctly.
  • Grouping: Using numicin shapes to group amounts together.
  • Extending counting to 20 and beyond, looking at place value.
  • Adding numicon pieces together to make different amounts and recording our findings.
  • Comparing length and height.
  • Introduction to money- using the language more and less.
  • Simple addition and subtraction with 1 digit numbers, recording their findings.
  • Finding the total of two groups. 

We will be having two PE sessions each week on Thursday and Friday please come to school in your PE kit- white polo shirt, blue shorts, blue school or PE jumper and trainers. In colder weather you may wear blue tracksuit bottoms. Please remember to have hair tied up and any earrings either taken out before school or covered over with tape. 

Outdoor Learning

We will be enjoying outdoor learning sessions every Monday  afternoon.
Please ensure children come into school in their school uniform but bring the appropriate clothes to change into in the afternoon.
Clothing includes:

  • Long sleeve top
  • Jumper
  • Tracksuit bottoms or trousers- not leggings.
  • Spare socks
  • Gloves and hat in colder weather
  • Wellington boots- these will stay at school 

The children will come home in their outdoor clothes with their school uniform in their bookbag or carrier bag.
Children will need a water bottle and an afternoon snack. 


Please continue to help us to keep children and staff as safe as possible. 

  • Please ensure your child has a water bottle (named) in school every day- this can only have water in it, no squash or juice.
  • Please encourage the children to wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds before drying throughly.
  • Encourage your children to use the toilet facilities independently and in a tidy manner - this includes using toilet paper and flushing.
  • Modelling how to keep a safe distance whenever possible.
  • Ensure the children only bring to school in their bookbag their reading folder and a water bottle - no other items please. 



Phonics Websites and Resources

Teach your Monster to Read!- https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ 

The Dinosaur's Eggs-High Frequency Words:  Focus on levels 1,2 and 3. You can go up to Level 5 if children are confident. https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/dinosaurEggsHF/index.html 


The Dinosaur's Eggs- Phonics: https://www.ictgames.com/dinosaurEggs_phonics/mobile/ 


Forest Phonics- Choose a sound and then listen to word which is read out before trying to spell it.  https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html


Viking Full Circle: Listen to the word you have to spell then select the correct letters to spell it. Click the wave and it will read out the next word for you to make. Continue until to make the first word you started with then say full circle! http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/viking/index.html


Foam Phonemes: Choose different sounds to make words. Click on the letter to hear the sound. Can you repeat the sounds and then blend together to make the word? http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/foamPhonemes/index.html


Useful Websites:


ICT Games for Literacy and Math


Vooks – Storybooks bought to life (1 month free)

Teach handwriting, Cursive practice

Teach Your Monster to Read

Cbeebies-Alphablocks & Numberblock

Phonics play- (Username: march20 , Password: home)

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