WELCOME TO RECEPTION
Welcome back to Reception, we hope you had a lovely Christmas break and Happy New Year! We have lots of exciting things planned for Spring 1 term as we explore the topic of 'changes' 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. Have a look and see what your child will be learning during each term this year:
Meet the Staff...
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Welcome to Spring Term 1 in Reception!
This term we are going to be learning about 'changes'. During our literacy sessions, we will be reading a number of books to help learn all about seasonal changes, changes in emotions and friendships. We will start by reading 'Ten Little Lights' which is a book about winter to help us learn about the current season. We will then move on to read books about all four seasons and talk about the changes that will occur.
We will continue to learn how to explore our classroom and engage with our learning. Please help your child to be independent by ensuring they can get changed, feed and wash their hands 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.
Reading - Please can you read with your child for at least 10 minutes a day and write in their reading diary weekly.
Phonics, Phonics, Phonics!!
In phonics, we will be continuing to learn some sounds in phase 2.
We will learn how to blend to read and segment to 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.
When the children are ready, we will begin to send home words including the sounds that your child has been learning in school. Please support your child reading these words daily and put a tick next to the word when they are able to read it. Please also do the same for writing the word. Once each word has 3 ticks, your child will be given a new set of words. Please tick only when your child has read the word, as we only want to move on when they are confident with the given set of words.
In Numeracy, we will be focusing on counting and ordering numbers to 20 and finding the number that is one more and one less than a given number. We will also begin to look at, describe and name 3D shapes.
Parents can help us practise this by completing fun games to practise these skills at home (see weekly homework sheets).
Our Termly Topic
We will be looking at books related to the topic 'changes' this half term, we will be focusing our literacy and creative work around these stories.
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!
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Our Class Targets