Your teachers this year are:
RH - Mrs Hodgkiss, Mrs Madja and Mrs Khan
RW - Ms Williams, Mrs Stockley, Mrs Pritchard and Mrs Khan
Welcome to Reception, we hope you had a lovely Summer break! We have lots of exciting things planned for Autumn 1 as we explore the topic of 'Ourselves' over the next six weeks.
In the early years foundation stage (EYFS), we study the same topics throughout the year in order to deepen the children's knowledge and understanding. However, the weekly planning will be differentiated appropriately to meet the needs of all children for each year group. Below is a list of our class topics for the year on our Long Term Plan.
Please continue to help your child to be independent by ensuring they can get changed, feed and toilet themselves. Each child will need a bag of spare clothes and their PE kits on their peg, to be kept in school. They will be sent home half termly to be washed.
The EYFS Framework
Throughout Nursery and Reception, we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. We use this to teach each child, considering their level of development and any additional needs.
A copy of this can be viewed here:
Staff are always on hand to discuss your child’s development and give advice or practical support on how to encourage learning at home as well as at school! We are happy to help!
Welcome to Autumn 1 in Reception!
This term we are going to be learning about 'Ourselves'. During our Literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of books to help develop our listening and comprehension skills. We will be reading Colour Monster, Peace at Last and Funny Bones.
Please can you read with your child for at least 5 minutes a day and write in their reading diary weekly.
Phonics, Phonics, Phonics!
In phonics, alongside continuing to develop our phase 1 phonics, we will be beginning to learn some sounds in phase 2 and 3.
We will learn how to blend, read and segment which will help spell simple words using the phase 2 sounds.
The sounds we will be focusing on in Phase 2 are; s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll and ss.
In the first few weeks we will send children home with a library book. This book is to be enjoyed at home – the children are not expected to read the words, but they can practice telling the story using the pictures in the book this will help with their inference skills. The children will be able to change this book weekly.
When the children are ready, we will begin to send home words including the sounds that your child has been learning in school and reading books. If your child loses or destroys a reading book there is a penalty fine.
Here are some useful websites:
In Numeracy, we will be focusing on building numbers beyond 20, adding and taking away (to 10 then 20). We will also be learning about doubling, sharing and odd and even numbers. We will also be working with shape, matching, rotating and manipulating shapes.
Parents can help us practice this by completing fun games to practice these skills at home (see homework sheets and links on Dojo).