Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Working Together And Achieving More

01924 367396

St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA

office@snapethorpeprimary.co.uk

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Reception

2021 - 2022

We have places available in our Reception classes. If your child is 4 please speak to the school office about enrolling them at Snapethorpe.

This year all our class names are based on inspirational British people.

 

Reception 

Milne Class - Mrs Haigh (Class Teacher/EYFS Phase Leader), Mrs Thompson (Teaching Assistant), Miss Harrison (SEN Teaching Assistant)

Anning Class - Miss Perry (Class Teacher), Mrs Gelder (Teaching Assistant)

Nightingale Class - Mrs Sadler (Class Teacher), Ms Marshall (Teaching Assistant), Ms Burkinshaw (SEN Teaching Assistant)

 

Miss Gundill also teaches in Reception, on Wednesdays she covers Mrs Haigh

Spring Term 1

Creative Curriculum

This half term in Reception the  creative theme is ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ 

The children will be learning about different habitats and the animals that live there. The children will have the opportunity to watch the animals in their own habitats virtually at Chester Zoo.       

    We will look at the similarities and differences between the habitats and discuss which one they prefer and why.

The children will be encouraged to learn alongside and with their peers in order to form positive relationships and develop their personal, social and communication skills.

Literacy

In Literacy, we will continue our phonics learning of the Phase 2 sounds and some tricky words. We will be focusing on writing letters using the correct letter formation and continue to practice writing their name. To coincide with our phonics we will look at writing initial sounds of words and then move onto writing words. 

Our books of the week will include: Who’s at the Zoo, Lost and Found, Iris and Isaac, Where the Wild Things are and the Tiger Who Came to Tea. 

Maths

This half term the children are focusing on numbers and amounts to 8, singing counting rhymes and exploring ideas of shape, space and measure within our areas of provision. We will also be focusing on comparing mass and measuring capacity.

 

 

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Autumn 2021

  Creative Curriculum

This half term our creative theme is ‘How Shall We Celebrate?’
The children will be learning about different celebrations and thinking about how we might celebrate them. 

To celebrate Kipper’s birthday we will be writing invitations, making bunting and thinking about what we might need for a party. We will then have a party with pass the parcel. To celebrate Thanksgiving the children will have the opportunity to have a thanksgiving meal which will include turkey and all the trimmings and we will finish with a pumpkin pie.


The children will be encouraged to learn alongside and with their peers in order to form positive relationships and develop their personal, social and communication skills.

 Literacy

In Literacy, we will be practising name writing and continuing our phonics learning. We will be moving onto Phase 2 sounds and learning some tricky words.  We will also be writing letters to Santa.

Our books of the week will include: Rama and Sita, the story of Guy Fawkes, Kipper’s Birthday, the First Thanksgiving and the Jolly Christmas Postman. 

 

 Maths

This half term the children in Reception are focusing on:  numbers and amounts to 5, singing counting rhymes and exploring ideas of shape, space and measure within our areas of provision.

 

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Reading in  Reception 

Reading is a vital life skill and the early reading experiences that children have set them up for all future learning and experiences.

At Snapethorpe, we value and promote reading through a range of strategies. We are very proud of our high quality reading areas that each class have, we listen to the children in our class read every week and we teach daily phonic lessons to help children learn their sounds.

Ask your child what reading or phonics they have done in class today!

 

It is great that we can now send reading books home for you to enjoy with your child!

Please help us promote our love of reading by listening to your child as much as you can at home.

It makes a huge difference to their progress in reading!

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Things to Do Before You're 5!

 

Tick-off 50 fantastic things for you and your child to experience together.

50 Things To Do Before You’re Five gives you 50 activities that parents and carers can support their children to try out and repeat.

They are low-cost/no cost experiences that include indoor, outdoor, seasonal, home-based and out-and-about activities, that are not only fun but will get your little one off to a flying start with his/her learning and language development.

 

You can download the FREE 50ThingsWakefield app via this QR code: 

 

 

Why not also download the 50ThingsWakefield poster - print it, display it on your fridge and start ticking off those activities!

Click here to download your poster.

 

The website for this fantastic scheme is:

https://wakefield.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!/whats-it-all-about

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