Welcome to Reception!
The Reception Team
Class Teacher - Mrs Richardson
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Wareing & Miss Hinton
Welcome to our Reception class page. We hope that you had a lovely summer and are ready for your first half term of school! We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Autumn 1 Term Learning
Our topics this half term will include: All About Me, Family, Wellbeing, Colours and Autumn. As we also follow the interests of the children, it is likely that other topics will be added as we move through the half term.
In Maths we will be learning how to sort objects according to colour, shape and size. We will match pairs, build towers that match in height and explore how to identify the odd one out.
Once the children have had a few days to settle into their new classroom, we will begin whole class phonics lessons each morning from 9:10am to 9:30am. We focus on a new sound each day and follow this up with practical activities such as matching the initial sound to the correct picture/object. You can support your child at home by doing lots of Fred talk - "let's put on your c-oa-t", "have you got your book b-a-g?".
Within the next couple of weeks, children will be sent home with a picture book. This will not contain any words but simply talking about the pictures and asking your child to describe what they can see will help to develop their story telling skills. It will also help to create the habit of daily reading at home.
Please sign and date your child's reading record each time you listen to them read. Book bags should come to school every day to enable staff to read with your child at various points throughout the week. Reading books will be changed every Friday.
This half term we will be encouraging the children to recognise their name independently. This is supported through activties such as finding their peg, morning self-registration and ordering the letters of their name.
PE lessons will begin after the October half term. Please can you send your child's PE kit into school before that date. Children are to have a red t-shirt, black PE shorts and black pumps. PE kits are to be left in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed.
Newsletter & Homework
With effect from Friday 16th September, your child will be sent home with a yellow homework book. Each week, there will be a weekly newsletter detailing what we have been learning, along with a short homework task and any reminders. The homework activity will be detailed at the bottom of the page and should be supervised and/or supported by an adult. We kindly ask that homework books are returned by the following Wednesday to enable them to be marked and the next newsletter/homework added. Can we also ask that children do not write on the front of their homework books!