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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School


Information for Parents – Summer 2018

Class: Reception


Topics for this term: Beachcombers

This half term our topic is Beachcombers. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! Do you? That’s good because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber! Head for your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out.

Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their habitats. Maybe we can kickback in the deckchair and do a little reading… What’s your favourite book about the seashore? Then invent your own amazing rock pool resident! What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat?

Our role play areas will include – a beach, an ice cream van and a seaside shop. We will be learning rhymes, songs and reading a variety of stories linked to our topics.                                                                           

Where possible we will fit our literacy, number, science, dance, IT, music and art into the topic too.

We will also be celebrating Sports Day.


Days which PE kit will be needed : Dance will be on Tuesday

                                                         Games will be on Friday

The children are entitled to use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during child initiated time.

On Wednesdays please can children wear old clothes and on Wild Walk weeks a spare set of clothes would be a good idea.


Days homework will be set:  There is no formal homework, but all children will bring home Maths and Literacy activities for you to explore as a family. Some activities will require things that can be found around the house.

Reading books and word books will be sent home every Friday. Please send the books back every Wednesday in their reading book bag. Please continue to revise the Read, Write Inc. Set 1, Speed Sounds.  


Any other general reminders

Please send a pound coin (or £7 for the half-term) in a named purse or envelope to school every Monday for snack.

Children will need a pair of wellies in school. Please name everything.

Please make sure everything has your child’s name clearly marked on it.

We will be going out in all weathers, please remember your child’s coat.

Please practise putting on and removing coats, shoes and jumpers.

Please can you ensure that your child always has a named change of clothes in school.

On Wednesdays please can children wear old clothes. No uniforms.

On Friday, a child will bring home our class bear and a diary for the weekend. They will be asked to take the teddy on their adventures over the weekend and record what they do in the diary. Please return this to school on Monday so your child can show and share their weekend news with the class.


If you need any more information, please come and speak to us.


                         Thank you for your help and support.

                                                 Miss Joyce