Spring Grove JI&N School, Water Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4BJ

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Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School

Working together to succeed in life

Working together to succeed in life


Hi Reception. Summer is finally here!

I hope you have a relaxing summer break with your families and I look forward to seeing you all in September. Mrs Jebson

Summer Holidays

 Remember you are always learning, so make sure you take advantage of every opportunity by: Baking, reading, walking, writing, singing, dancing, cooking, painting, shopping, talking and many many more things.

Please look at the web-links below our 'Home Learning', for activities to keep you busy throughout the Summer or revisit some of our previous learning.


Read, Read, Read - read everything that you see, road signs, receipts when shopping, recipes, books, magazines. Talk to you children about the words that they see, discuss how they make sentences. Reading is super important!

Make phonics fun! Look at the letters and sounds around you, they are in every part of your day.
Segment the sounds - this means break down the word into separate sounds e.g. t - r - ee
Blend the sounds - once you have segmented the sounds, you then blend them together (put them together) to make the word - t-r-ee - tree. 

The formation of letters is really important - follow the Ruth Miskin to help your child to form the letters.
Can your child write the shopping list, a birthday card, their name, people in their families name, a recipe? 
Encourage your child to write in full sentences - Remember capital letters at the beginning of sentences, finger spaces in between words and full stops at the end of a sentence. 


Shape Space and Measure
what shapes can you see when you are in your house or out on a walk? Talk about the properties of a shape e.g. a circle has 1 side, it goes all the way round. a square has 4 sides, they are all the same length, how many corners does it have? 
Are the shapes 2d (flat) or 3d (fat)? 
Can your child help you measure something? You can measure length, height and capacity. How many footsteps long is a tree that has fallen down (length)  Or how many jugs of water to fill the bath? (capacity) or if dad is lying down, how many teddies can fit next to him? (Height) 
Talk about the position of objects and themselves. Are they over, under, next to, on top of, left or right

Encourage your child to count forwards and backwards from any given number between 0 - 20. Talk about one more and one less. Use real life problems in the supermarket - 'I need 1 more than 3 packets of sweets'.
Look at the numbers you see around you. On signs, on doors, in your house and when you are out and about. 

Can you talk about adding and subtracting - again use this in everyday life. 'If Malikah had 3 sweets and Saara gave her 2 more, how many would she have' or I had 7 leaves but the wind blew 4 away, how many are left?' use the objects to help the children work out the answers, discussing whether you are adding or subtracting. 

Understanding The World
Discuss the similarities and differences of the world we see around us - what is the difference between, a walk in the woods and a walk round town? 
Talk about what makes people different and what makes them the same? The different food people eat, different languages, clothes, celebrations, ages, height, skin colour, things they like to do and do not like to do. 
Use technology, safely, show children how fantastic technology can be: to research, to take pictures, videos, learn, program, and play games. Remember to make sure your child is safe online.

Physical Development 
Walk, run, skip, jump, hop, play catch, football, tennis, swim and dance - there is so much you can do. Make sure you stay active as much as you can. Talk to your child about working and playing in teams. 
Encourage your child to balance, to roll, to leap and to climb. They need to grow big and strong. 
Holding a pencil is really important - some children might forget how to do this - using their most dominant hand, pinch the end of the pencil between their thumb and two fingers. Children shouldn't hold their pencil with their whole fist.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Encourage your child to talk to you - it's a really strange time for everyone. Make sure that you ask them if they are ok, and that they are beginning to understand their emotions: happy, sad, worried, nervous and excited, and the reasons they feel like this? Use characters you are familiar with in stories or on the tv to help show your child the difference and importance of emotions.
Ask lots of questions, and help your child to ask them too, making conversations is really important. Try and show your child how to share, and help others.

Communication and Language
Encourage your child to use full sentences when talking. Talk to them about different things, making sure that you are having child friendly conversations. Doing this with your children will teach them how to do the same with others. Can your child ask and respond to questions? Can they tell jokes? Do they understand how to rhyme? 'The fat cat sat on the mat' which words rhyme and why?

Expressive Arts and Design 
The summer holidays is the perfect time to get creative, make things, paint things, draw things, build things. Can you create a project - Can you create a project - before you start make a plan, who is it for, what is it for, how are you going to make it? Then create the design, once you have finished can you make improvements? If you did it again, what would you do differently? 



Summer 2